Category: News

Join our team as BU URBAN Program Manager

Boston University’s URBAN Program seeks to hire a Program Manager. The URBAN Program prepares graduate students to tackle urban environmental challenges using interdisciplinary methods centered on student partnerships with governments, non-governmental organizations, and the private sector. The Program Manager is responsible for the programming, communication, and implementation of this interdisciplinary program. Specific activities include recruiting […]

Note from the Program Manager

July 28, 2022 Dear BU URBAN Community, It is with a heavy heart that I announce my departure from Boston University and the BU URBAN Program. My last day will be September 22, 2022. It has been an incredible honor working with and for all of you, and in particular our inspiring and passionate URBAN […]

We’re Hiring! Join our team as a Communications Assistant

Note: This position has been filled, but we will likely be hiring in future semesters! The BU URBAN Graduate Program seeks a creative and hard-working undergraduate student for remote work during the Fall 2021 Semester. Given our ultimate goal of helping cities tackle environmental challenges, the Communications Assistant will collaborate with the URBAN Program Manager […]

Fall 2020 External Advisory Board Meeting

On November 9, 2020, BU URBAN hosted its Fall 2020 External Advisory Board Meeting, which included External Advisory Board Members (see membership here), BU URBAN leadership, members of BU’s upper administration, university partners, URBAN trainees, and our external evaluation team. During the meeting, we (1) oriented new board members to the BU URBAN Program, (2) […]

BU URBAN will be participating in #ShutDownSTEM on June 10, 2020

On Wednesday, June 10, BU URBAN will participate in a day of mourning and reflection for #ShutDownSTEM #ShutDownAcademia #Strike4BlackLives. Instead of business as usual, we will focus on advancing our program’s plan of action to eradicate racism in academia and society at large (see for more). Operationally, this means that our Program Manager, Evan Kuras, will […]

Our Statement of Partnership and Solidarity, June 1st, 2020

June 1, 2020 Breathing is fundamental. Whether it is a knee on the back of your neck, decades of air pollution in your neighborhood, or a contagious respiratory virus run amok in your city, at the end of the day, the adverse effects are the same. You can’t breathe. It is no coincidence that each […]

BU URBAN Travel and Research Funds (Spring 2020)

We’re excited to announce a funding opportunity for all BU URBAN Trainees that supports research or conference travel for presenters. Each award is made in support of Ph.D. research in interdisciplinary research topics that span both Biogeoscience and Environmental Health in urban systems or for trainees who will travel to a meeting or conference to present their work within the year. The application deadline is February 19, 2020 at 5 pm.  Please send your proposal and CV as one PDF to Evan Kuras ( with […]