Publicizing Events

There are a variety of communications tools available to publicize events of interest to faculty, staff and students at the Boston University Medical Campus and the Boston Medical Center.  The Office of Communications can also assist with external communications.

Digital Signage BUMC

Flat panel displays are available for announcements in the BUSM Instructional building, Crosstown and the Goldman School of Dental Medicine. Generally signage promotes events taking place on the BU Medical Campus, the BU Charles River Campus or at Boston Medical Center that are of interest to faculty, staff and students. Please note that displays may not include clinical research studies or commercial advertisements.Please allow two business days for approval of your announcement.

Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
Submit flat panel announcements for display in the Instructional building by contacting

To post  flat panel announcements at the Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine building, contact

Use this form to request announcements and/or event postings in Talbot and Crosstown and selected screens in the Instructional building. If you are not a member of the SPH community, but would like to post to screens in Talbot and Crosstown, please email for consideration (only non-SPH items of significant interest to the SPH community). BUMC community members seeking to post to screens in the Instructional building should email

Boston Medical Center
BMC has over 20 flat screen TVs, located in lobbies and cafeterias across campus, that display campus news and events around the clock. The signs are visible to employees, patients, and visitors and managed by the communications team.

If you are interested in submitting an announcement for posting, you can email, but first, please consider the following:

  • Events must be open to all staff
  • Announcements must be appropriate for the general public
  • Content length must be short enough to be read in 10 seconds or less
  • Digital signage specs: 1920 x 1080px

Announcements will be posted within five business days.


Boston University Medical Campus Weekly Event Listing e-mail
This is a weekly e-mail that is sent to faculty, staff and students on the Boston University Medical Campus every Monday. The weekly e-mail lists news and events of interest to the BUMC community. To submit an event for the weekly e-mail: go to, complete the form and click submit. Submission may be submitted three weeks prior to date of the event. The deadline for submissions is close of business on Thursday.

This Week @ Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
This Week is a weekly Sunday e-newsletter for the Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine community, which includes general announcements; news concerning faculty, staff and students (i.e., awards and honors); upcoming programs; and significant newsclips from the previous week.

To submit content for consideration, please email your information to It is our policy to only include items we received by noon on the Thursday prior to the Sunday newsletter. Generally we post Save the Date or Action Items four times (one month before an event).
For Action Items, please provide: 

  • Headline
  • One to two short sentences of information
  • Who/how to submit (with a hyperlink)
  • Deadline for the action item
  • Contact person
  • URL of a page containing more information (optional)

Events or Save the Date submissions require: 

  • Headline
  • One to two sentences of information
  • Date, time, location
  • URL of a page containing more information (optional)

For News submissions, please provide: 
A few details of the award or new faculty member and a photograph. If the information is already posted somewhere, please provide a URL.

Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine Student Activity Digest
For groups and organizations that would like an event to be featured in the weekly MD Student Activity Digest, please complete this form.  The deadline is 5 p.m. every Wednesday. When filling out this form, please double check for accuracy of all information, including the date, time and location of each event. The Student Activity Digest will be sent out every Friday.  Please note, submissions will only be included the digest for a maximum of three weeks. For questions, please contact Nichole Ciccarelli, Student Affairs Coordinator at

SPH This Week – School of Public Health
If you have an event or news that you would like to share with the BUSPH community, send your idea to Mike Saunders.

The BMC Brief
The BMC Brief is an e-newsletter for the BMC community. The newsletter highlights staff and department happenings, research breakthroughs, and clinical care and showcases employees’ commitment to providing exceptional care, without exception. The BMC Brief is sent to staff twice a month. To submit a story idea, send an email to  Learn more about the BMC Brief here.

Boston Medical Center
The hospital has a weekly news and events email that is sent to all staff on Mondays, called The Week Ahead. If you are interested in submitting an announcement or event that is appropriate for all staff, please complete this form for consideration. The deadline for submissions to be included in the following week’s email is Friday at 5 p.m.

Additionally, if you’re interested in highlighting staff, faculty, research breakthroughs, awards, or have an interesting story idea to share, please email

Print Publications

Due to the success of the digital signage throughout the BU Medical Campus and Boston Medical Center, the announcement boards located at the top of the stairs in the Newton Pavilion and in the hallway between the Menino Pavilion and the Emergency department have been removed. The posting of flyers will no longer be allowed. The Grand Rounds Boards will remain.

Calendar Listings

Boston University Calendar (Events on the Charles River Campus and the Medical Campus)

  • To submit an event for approval for the Charles River Campus, go to
  • Click “submit event” on top tool bar.
  • Enter login name and Kerberos password.
  • Complete the form and submit.

Please note selected items from this calendar also appear on the BU Today website calendar.

Boston University Medical Campus
Faculty and staff affiliated with Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine may submit listings for consideration through their department Web administrator. Members of the GSDM and BUSPH communities should contact their web editors with requests. Those with kerberos passwords may also  submit here. Choose “‘new event”.  Once you click this you will be taken to a form.  Fill it out and submit your event for approval.

Goldman School of Dental Medicine
Contact Charis Anderson McCarthy to share your event with faculty, staff and students at GSDM.

Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine Calendar Listings
This calendar is displayed on the Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine web site. Chobanian & Avedisian SOM faculty and staff should submit events to their department Web administrator. The administrator will post it to your department page and it will automatically forward to the Chobanian & Avedisian SOM calendar. Those with kerberos passwords may also  submit here. Choose “‘new event”.  Once you click this you will be taken to a form. Fill it out to submit your event for approval.

School of Public Health Calendar
Faculty, staff and students of the School may submit an event by contacting

Boston Medical Center
If you would like to submit an event to BMC’s calendar, which is located on the homepage of the hospital’s intranet, please email with the following details:

  • Event title
  • Event description
  • Date
  • Start and end time
  • Event location
  • Contact name and email for questions

Media Relations/Social Media

Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
If you would like assistance promoting Chobanian & Avedisian SOM news and events externally, send an email to Please email with questions about promoting news and events through social media. Get social media tips here.

Please contact Mike Saunders for assistance with media relations or social media.

Please contact Charis Anderson McCarthy for media relations and social media assistance.