Category: Blogs

What Business Schools Will Look Like in the Future

May 1st, 2015 in 2015, Blogs, Kenneth Freeman, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, Wall Street Journal 0 comments

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By Kenneth Freeman, Questrom School of Business

According to a Lumina/Gallup study released in 2014, only 33% of business leaders agree or strongly agree that university graduates have the knowledge that their businesses need…

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As Beth Israel Team Deploys to Nepal, Challenges Mount

April 29th, 2015 in 2015, Blogs, Boston Magazine, Centers & Institutes in the News, Nafisa Halim, Newsmakers, School of Public Health 0 comments

Nafisa-Halim3Boston Magazine “Boston Daily Blog”
Nafisa Halim, School of Public Health, Center for Global Health & Development

On Wednesday afternoon approximately a dozen clinicians from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center will deploy to Nepal, where they’ll help deliver emergency medical care amid a worsening humanitarian crisis…

Expert quote:

“Overall, violence against women is quite prevalent in Nepal…And violence against women and children appears to increase in disaster situations.”

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Reward Your Weight Loss Progress With Another Good Habit: Reading

April 28th, 2015 in 2015, Blogs, Boston.com, Joan Salge Blake, Newsmakers, Sargent College 0 comments

Joan-Salge-Blake1Boston.com “Nutrition & You Blog”
By Joan Salge Blake, College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College

I bumped into a colleague, Deb, at work the other morning and did a double take…

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For Teenagers, Potassium May Matter More Than Salt

April 27th, 2015 in 2015, Blogs, Lynn Moore, New York Times, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU, School of Medicine 0 comments

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Lynn Moore, School of Medicine

A diet high in potassium appears to protect teenagers from high blood pressure in adulthood, while a low-salt diet had no effect, according to new research…

Expert quote:

“It may be that potassium is more of a determinant of blood pressure than sodium is. The kids who consumed the most potassium had much lower blood pressures by the end of adolescence. What we need to focus on is increasing potassium intake rather than focusing on restricting sodium intake.”

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The Best Anti-Aging Treatment Is Your Diet

April 21st, 2015 in 2015, Blogs, Boston.com, Joan Salge Blake, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, Sargent College 0 comments

Joan-Salge-Blake1Boston.com “Nutrition & You Blog”
By Joan Salge Blake, College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College

You are what you eat, and what you eat may also affect how old you look. Research suggests that a poor diet may not only be bad for your hips and heart but also your face…

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Can Models Ever Be Too Thin?

April 9th, 2015 in 2015, Blogs, Boston.com, Joan Salge Blake, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, Sargent College 0 comments

Joan-Salge-Blake1Boston.com “Nutrition & You Blog”
By Joan Salge Blake, College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College

The French Parliament thinks so. In fact, they are stepping in to protect excessively thin fashion models against modeling agencies and fashion houses that perpetuate anorexia…

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What did the Clinton administration know about Rwanda?

April 6th, 2015 in 2015, Blogs, Centers & Institutes in the News, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, Pardee School of Global Studies, Timothy Longman 0 comments

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By Timothy Longman, College of Arts & Sciences, African Studies Center

This week marks 21 years since the onset of the 1994 Rwandan genocide, in which more than 500,000 people, mostly members of the Tutsi ethnic minority, were slaughtered…

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Are Eggs the Nutrition Comeback Kid?

March 30th, 2015 in 2015, Blogs, Boston.com, Joan Salge Blake, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, Sargent College 0 comments

Joan-Salge-Blake1Boston.com “Nutrition & You Blog”
By Joan Salge Blake, College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College

What’s not to love about them? They are a cheap source of protein, contain bone-strengthening vitamin D, and provide choline, a compound needed for healthy cells and nerves, especially during pregnancy. The only nutrient blemish is that an egg is high in dietary cholesterol…

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BU Is Just the Latest to Rename its Business School for a Donor

March 30th, 2015 in 2015, Blogs, Boston Magazine, Feature, Newsmakers, Questrom School of Business 0 comments

Boston Magazine “Boston Daily Blog”
Questrom School of Business

Boston University just renamed its business school the Questrom School of Business thanks to a $50 million donation, the largest in the university’s history, from Allen Questrom, former CEO of department and specialty stores, and his wife, Kelli. In a world where very few business schools remain unwilling to give their names over to big-ticket donors, this isn’t hugely surprising news…

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Coconut Oil: Should You Eat It or Wear It?

March 23rd, 2015 in 2015, Blogs, Boston.com, Joan Salge Blake, Newsmakers, Sargent College 0 comments

Joan-Salge-Blake1Boston.com “Nutrition & You Blog”
By Joan Salge Blake, College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College

Coconut oil has been purported to be kind to your heart, slimming to your waist and good for your skin and hair. So should you eat it or wear it? Or both?…

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