Category: CNN.com

Syrian war’s brutality isn’t going away

October 12th, 2013 in 2013, Augustus Richard Norton, CNN.com, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, Syria 0 comments

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Augustus Richard Norton, College of Arts & Sciences

A gruesome snuff video that has garnered more than 180,000 views on YouTube underlines just how grim the Syrian conflict has become…

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“The only identifying marks on the uniforms are yellow ribbons, which, in theory, would identify them as Hezbollahis.”

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Twitter: The angriest site on the Internet?

September 22nd, 2013 in 2013, CNN.com, College of Communication, Newsmakers, Tammy Vigil 0 comments

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Tammy Vigil, College of Communication

In the seven years since its founding, Twitter has become a go-to place for news updates, witty one-liners, political one-upmanship and even absurdist storytelling…

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“With Facebook, there’s more accountability. Most people’s Facebook accounts have multiple pictures of them, they’ve got connections to ‘these are my friends.’ There’s a lot less of the anonymity, so there’s a little less of the disinhibition that occurs.”

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Study offers clues about how athletes’ brain disease begins

August 21st, 2013 in 2013, Centers & Institutes in the News, CNN.com, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU, Robert Stern, School of Medicine 0 comments

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Robert Stern, School of Medicine, Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy

Ronney Jenkins cannot be sure whether chronic traumatic encephalopathy is clawing through his brain tissue right now, but he suspects that it is…

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“The problem is, people are diagnosing CTE clinically all over the place. There is no framework to make that diagnosis while someone is alive.”

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When one image is worth a thousand tweets

August 4th, 2013 in 2013, CNN.com, College of Communication, Newsmakers, Tammy Vigil 0 comments

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Tammy Vigil, College of Communication

Meet the future. Her name is Maya Shaoolian. She is 2 years old…

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“I don’t foresee (image services) meaning that we won’t text anymore. It think it’s going to be more of a balancing act between them.”

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World hopes Kate and William will have a girl

July 18th, 2013 in 2013, Arianne Chernock, CNN.com, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors 0 comments

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By Arianne Chernock, College of Arts & Sciences

“I hope you have a boy.” These were the words of a well-wisher to Queen Elizabeth II (then Princess Elizabeth) and Prince Philip on the eve of the birth of their first child in 1948…

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Youths, violence and gun ownership

July 9th, 2013 in 2013, CNN.com, Newsmakers, Robert Sege, School of Medicine 0 comments

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Robert Sege, School of Medicine

Nearly one in four young adults and teenagers admitted to a Flint, Michigan, emergency department for non-sexual assault injuries say they currently possess a firearm of their own or have possessed one within the past six months, according to a new study published Monday in the journal Pediatrics…

Expert quote:

“This points to the ease with which American teenagers and young adults can get access to weapons, and in fact do. Also I think it points to something that I think we’ve known for a while, that a lot of the firearms injuries happen among a group of kids who fight a lot. And I think that this paper helps make that link.”

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Teens trained to spot drama before it turns dangerous

June 25th, 2013 in 2013, CNN.com, Emily Rothman, Newsmakers, School of Public Health 0 comments

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Emily Rothman, School of Public Health

Lauren Astley knew her ex-boyfriend was having a hard time getting over their breakup…

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“The problem is when we look at incidents like this as random acts of craziness instead of dating violence.”

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Why Turks are so angry

June 4th, 2013 in 2013, CNN.com, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Jenny White, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors 0 comments

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By Jenny White, College of Arts & Sciences

Turkey is doing well these days…

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My Take: Town prayers need less Jesus, more Krishna

May 21st, 2013 in 2013, CNN.com, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, Stephen Prothero 0 comments

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By Stephen Prothero, College of Arts & Sciences

At first glance, it would seem that the town of Greece, New York, has been brazenly violating the First Amendment…

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Skin color is ‘bone-deep’

May 5th, 2013 in 2013, CNN.com, Michael Holick, Newsmakers, School of Medicine 0 comments

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Michael Holick, School of Medicine

From the darkest brown to the pastiest white and every shade in between, humans display a tremendous variety of skin colors…

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“Vitamin D is produced at high levels in the skin when it is exposed to ultraviolet light from the sun.”

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