Category: Blogs

Should You Follow a Gluten-Free Diet?

April 16th, 2014 in 2014, 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 gluten-free food trend is a marketing gold mine. The gluten-free industry is raking in over $10 billion annually as individuals are gobbling up these products…

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Is your dinnerware making you fat?

April 9th, 2014 in 2014, 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

It could be, depending upon the size and color of the plate, according the researchers, Koert Van Ittersum and Brian Wansink. Their study published in the Journal of Consumer Research describes a visual perception bias, referred to as the “Delboeuf Illusion.” This optical illusion could be at play in determining how much food you put on your plate and subsequently eat…

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Rwanda: Has reconciliation by legal means worked?

April 8th, 2014 in 2014, Blogs, Centers & Institutes in the News, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, Timothy Longman, Washington Post 0 comments

Longman-150x150Washington Post “The Monkey Cage Blog”
Timothy Longman, College of Arts & Sciences, African Studies Center

This week marks 20 years since the start of the Rwandan genocide. Little that happened during that 100-day period in 1994 or in the years since is agreed upon by Rwandan policy makers, global diplomats and political scientists who study the region…

Expert quote:

“Yet the effectiveness of the gacaca courts was undermined by government interference. The decision to focus gacaca proceedings exclusively on genocide crimes undermined their ability to provide accountability and promote rule of law.”

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Exclusive: Top Lawmaker Proposes Cuts to Rwanda Aid

April 2nd, 2014 in 2014, Blogs, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Foreign Policy, Newsmakers, Timothy Longman 0 comments

Longman-150x150Foreign Policy “The Cable Blog”
Timothy Longman, College of Arts & Sciences, African Studies Center

After a string of assassination attempts on Rwandan dissidents, the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee is proposing cuts to American aid to the central African country as part of a broader overhaul of Washington’s relationship with Kigali…

Expert quote:

“Rwanda has virtually no natural resources and so is heavily dependent upon foreign aid and investment, much of which comes from the United States. We thus have considerable influence in Rwanda, if we choose to use it.”

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BitBeat: Giving Shoppers a Financial Nudge to Use Bitcoin

April 2nd, 2014 in 2014, Bitcoin, Blogs, Mark Williams, Newsmakers, School of Management, Wall Street Journal 0 comments

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Mark Williams, School of Management

Less than a week after the Internal Revenue Service caused a stir with its announcement that bitcoin should be treated for tax purposes as property, not as a currency, and so subject to capital gains tax, the House Small Business Committee held hearings into digital currencies’ benefits and risks for small businesses…

Expert quote:

“Bitcoin is seven times more risky than gold and eight times more risky than the S&P 500.”

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Healthier line up this year at Fenway Park concession stands

April 2nd, 2014 in 2014, 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

Red Sox Nation is going to be treated to a healthier culinary line up this season when attending home games. While Fenway Park has been previously named one of the healthiest ballparks in major league baseball, the menu is going to expand even further this season…

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Whole grains in the spotlight this week

April 1st, 2014 in 2014, 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

If you haven’t added whole grains to your diet yet, it may be easier this week to make the change…

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Former Citi Chair: ‘Management Turmoil,’ Complexity Behind Problems

March 31st, 2014 in 2014, Blogs, Centers & Institutes in the News, Newsmakers, Wall Street Journal 0 comments

Wall Street Journal “MoneyBeat Blog” (subscription required)
School of Law, Center for Finance, Law & Policy

The former chairman of CitigroupC. Inc. gave an unsolicited diagnosis of the bank’s problems Monday, saying complexity and “managerial turmoil” were likely contributors to its failure in last week’s stress test…

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Companies, Wake Up: Data Is a Strategic Resource

March 27th, 2014 in 2014, Blogs, Kenneth Freeman, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, Wall Street Journal 0 comments

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By Kenneth Freeman, School of Management

In many companies, data is not considered a strategic resource. In these companies it has played a secondary role to products and services, and the processes and systems utilized for data collection are not linked…

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Health Care Needs a Data Jolt

March 25th, 2014 in 2014, Blogs, Kenneth Freeman, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, School of Management, Wall Street Journal 0 comments

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By Kenneth Freeman, School of Management

Start with health-care providers. Bring the capabilities of wealth management to health-care management. Improving health-care effectiveness starts with comprehensive and accurate information which is sorely lacking for most citizens of the world…

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