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Conversation with B.U. President Robert A. Brown

This show featured an interview of Boston University’s President Robert A. Brown by WBUR’s Morning Edition host Bob Oakes, followed by an excerpt from President Brown’s inaugural speech.

Earlier this month, students, faculty, trustees, staff, and alumni gathered to celebrate the installation of Dr. Robert A. Brown as Boston University’s 10th president. Brown was selected as Boston University president last June, and took office last September.

Prior to his appointment at B.U., Dr. Brown was Provost and Warren K. Lewis professor of engineering at MIT. During his tenure at MIT, Dr. Brown led the creation of multi-disciplinary research centers and oversaw the creation of the biological engineering division and the division of engineering systems as new interdisciplinary units in teaching and research.

The 54-year-old Texas native earned a B.S. and an M.S. in chemical engineering at the University of Texas, Austin, and earned a PhD. at the University of Minnesota.