Category: CNN.com

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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My Take: Nothing wrong with Nazi assignment

April 13th, 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

School officials in Albany, New York, are racing to control the damage after a teacher at Albany High School gave students a persuasive writing assignment that challenged them to defend the proposition that “Jews are evil.”…

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My Take: The Empathy President gives an empathy speech

March 24th, 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

In religious studies courses, professors often try to get their students to see the world through Hindu eyes or to walk a few miles in the shoes of a Confucian…

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Is the new pope Latino?

March 16th, 2013 in 2013, CNN.com, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, Renata Keller 0 comments

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Renata Keller, College of Arts & Sciences

The Catholic Church has elected its first pope from South America, a historic milestone that has some wondering whether he should be considered the first “Latino” pope…

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“His parents were Italian immigrants who moved to Argentina and were quickly embraced because of the government’s efforts to ‘modernize’ and ‘whiten’ the population. If the pope were to ever go back to Argentina, he would be both Italian and Argentinian without any hesitation.”

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My Take: The pope is irrelevant

March 7th, 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

Earlier this week I was sitting in my office with a Catholic student discussing the upcoming election of the new pope…

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Why your back, feet hurt: blame evolution

February 20th, 2013 in 2013, CNN.com, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Jeremy DeSilva, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU 0 comments

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Jeremy DeSilva, College of Arts & Sciences

The fact that many people’s backs and feet hurt is news that’s millions of years old…

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“We’ve known for a long time, since Darwin’s time, that humans have evolved, and that humans are not perfect, because evolution doesn’t produce perfection.”

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My Take: Don’t bet on a diversity pope

February 12th, 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

The United States just finished a diversity election that saw a president elected not by old, white men but by Latinos, African-Americans and Asian-Americans…

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74-year-old defies time with hormones

February 7th, 2013 in 2013, CNN.com, Newsmakers, School of Medicine, Thomas Perls 0 comments

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Thomas Perls, School of Medicine

A 74-year-old man, who says he feels like he’s 30, believes baby boomers don’t have to age…

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Why Queen Elizabeth isn’t stepping down

January 31st, 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

Queen Beatrix, 75, of the Netherlands will abdicate the throne this spring, passing the crown to her eldest son, Crown Prince Willem-Alexander, 45…

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Scan may detect signs of NFL players’ brain disease

January 22nd, 2013 in 2013, Centers & Institutes in the News, CNN.com, Newsmakers, Robert Stern, School of Medicine 0 comments

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

An insidious, microscopic protein that has been found in the brain tissue of professional football players after death may now be detectable in living people by scanning their brains…

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