Category: 2014

Why Detroit Lions’ Ndamukong Suh is ranked as football’s dirtiest player

December 30th, 2014 in 2014, Adam Naylor, Newsmakers, School of Education, Washington Post 0 comments

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Adam Naylor, School of Education

To understand why the Detroit Lions’ Ndamukong Suh is often rankedas the “NFL’s dirtiest player,” consider three numbers…

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“Emotions drive athlete behavior much more than rational thought. Intense emotions can lead to incredible performances, but they can also lead to total boneheadedness. Frustration is known to lead to aggression.”

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Bridging the gulf of distrust

December 29th, 2014 in 2014, College of Engineering, Muhammad Zaman, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors 0 comments

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By Muhammad Zaman, College of Engineering

We are increasingly isolating ourselves. More so, in 2014 than in 2013. I do not mean international isolation or a geopolitical one, but isolation that comes from the loss of trust in people and institutions…

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The racial gap in health has been shrinking for decades — but it still hasn’t closed

December 29th, 2014 in 2014, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, Robert Margo, Washington Post 0 comments

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Robert Margo, College of Arts & Sciences

The broad story is familiar: The United States has taken tremendous strides narrowing the racial gaps in life expectancy, disease, and infant mortality…

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“Partly what struck me was how large the changes over time have been. And yet on many fundamental health outcomes, we’re still in the dark on how big they were, and when they came down and why they came down.”

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15 Phrases That Will Change Your Life In 2015

December 29th, 2014 in 2014, Centers & Institutes in the News, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Huffington Post, Newsmakers, Todd Farchione 0 comments

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Todd Farchione, College of Arts & Sciences, Center for Anxiety & Related Disorders

As the new year approaches, many of us will resolve to transform our bodies — but what about our minds?…

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“If you really want to help somebody, then the way you should go about it is to ask yourself if you can be supportive of the individual in a way that allows them to tell you about what they’re experiencing and why they may be experiencing that.”

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Year In Review: Elections, Market Basket, Protests

December 28th, 2014 in 2014, College of Communication, John Carroll, Newsmakers, WBUR 0 comments

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John Carroll, College of Communication

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Obama hopes to enlist GOP in push for trade pact, despite Democratic resistance

December 28th, 2014 in 2014, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Kevin Gallagher, Newsmakers, Pardee School of Global Studies, Washington Post 0 comments

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Kevin Gallagher, College of Arts & Sciences

President Obama is preparing a major push on a vast free-trade zone that seeks to enlist Republicans as partners and test his premise that Washington can still find common ground on major initiatives…

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“Obama was left with, ‘If you can’t reform anything, then you have to be anti-new free-trade agreements.’ But he never said that. He said you need to expand trade because we’re living in a globalized world and we’re all benefiting from it.”

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The Risks of Viral Research

December 28th, 2014 in 2014, Centers & Institutes in the News, NEIDL, Newsmakers, Paul Duprex, School of Medicine 0 comments

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Paul Duprex, School of Medicine, NEIDL

In 1967, William H. Stewart, the Surgeon General, travelled to the White House to deliver one of the most encouraging messages ever spoken by American public-health official…

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“Virologists will be deprived of a powerful tool of human inquiry if they are unable to perform adaptation experiments.”

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The 38 biggest surprises of 2014

December 28th, 2014 in 2014, Boston Globe, Emily Rothman, Newsmakers, School of Public Health 0 comments

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Emily Rothman, School of Public Health

Who could have predicted it? As we wend our way through the last days of 2014, so much of what has befallen us was unimaginable at this year’s beginning…

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“I was profoundly moved (and pleasantly surprised!) by the strength and power of the collective voices of sexual assault and rape survivors on college campuses in Boston and the US this past year.”

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Sun seekers warned of virus

December 26th, 2014 in 2014, Boston Herald, NEIDL, Newsmakers, Ronald Corley, School of Medicine 0 comments

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Ronald Corley, School of Medicine, NEIDL

Travelers looking to 
escape the frigid New England winter and take a sun-soaked Caribbean vac ation may want to bring the bug spray along with their suntan lotion, according to 
local doctors, as the painful and mysterious Chikungunya virus tears through the Western Hemisphere…

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“People need to be concerned about it. To be forewarned is to be prepared.”

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Restaurants struggle to reach customers with social media

December 26th, 2014 in 2014, Boston Globe, College of Communication, Edward Boches, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Edward Boches, College of Communication

When the weather report first promised snow and then warned of a blizzard one Saturday last winter, the chef and owner of Craigie on Main in Cambridge got busy…

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“The big mistake that most inexperienced marketers make in social media is to blast messages out into a digital void where no one is paying attention and no one cares.They think it’s free advertising. But that is a formula for failure.”

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