Category: College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Foreign Policy À La Modi

April 4th, 2014 in 2014, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Manjari Miller, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors 0 comments

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By Manjari Miller, College of Arts & Sciences

Between April 7 and May 12, some 814 million Indian voters will have a chance to exercise their fundamental democratic rights by selecting a new government…

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Jeremy Stein Goes Home With a Long Research Agenda

April 4th, 2014 in 2014, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, Simon Gilchrist, Wall Street Journal 0 comments

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Simon Gilchrist, College of Arts & Sciences

Jeremy Stein had a big impact on the Federal Reserve in just two years as a board governor. Mr. Stein, who announced Thursday that he would return to his teaching post at Harvard University in May…

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Ukraine NATO Membership Key to Security

April 3rd, 2014 in 2014, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Igor Lukes, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, Ukraine-Russia-Crimea 0 comments

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By Igor Lukes, College of Arts & Sciences

It is possible that Putin himself does not know today what steps, if any, he might take next week regarding Ukraine…

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Study Shows Sharks Combine All Their Senses to Hunt

April 3rd, 2014 in 2014, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Jelle Atema, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU 0 comments

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Jelle Atema, College of Arts & Sciences

A first-of-its-kind study of how sharks hunt has found the long-feared fish are truly complete predators, using all of their senses in an array of different combinations and ways…

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“This is landmark work. Back in 1985, world experts in underwater animal senses met at Mote, and at that time we emphasized that sensory studies were focusing on one animal at a time, one sense at a time, and we needed to start combining this information. Now we have.”

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Mote study sheds light on how sharks feed

April 2nd, 2014 in 2014, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Jelle Atema, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Jelle Atema, College of Arts & Sciences

Citing a Hollywood movie as reference material can be like relying on Aunt Jemima Lite to lose calories. But every now and then, even big-screen hype can’t help but get it right…

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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

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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…

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“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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Underage, overworked and on their own: How do we protect teen models?

April 2nd, 2014 in 2014, Ashley Mears, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, Salon.com 0 comments

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Ashley Mears, College of Arts & Sciences

A new law gives models under 18 new protections — but will it make a real difference?…

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Kigeli V: An exiled king in America who can’t go home

April 2nd, 2014 in 2014, Centers & Institutes in the News, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers 0 comments

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

When one associates the words “king” and “Virginia,” images of British monarchs basking in opulence are conjured. While this was certainly true for the Commonwealth pre-1776, today a very different story presents itself. This is the story of King Kigeli V, Rwanda’s long-displaced monarch…

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“The expulsion of the Rwandan king was part of a larger program of attacks on Rwanda’s Tutsi population in the late 1950s and early 1960s.”

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Scientists amazed by how sharks use senses to hunt

April 2nd, 2014 in 2014, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Feature, Futurity News, Jelle Atema, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU 0 comments

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Jelle Atema, College of Arts & Sciences

The most detailed ever play-by-play of how sharks hunt prey shows their senses work together from start to finish to get the job done. The research suggests that sharks with different lifestyles may favor different senses, and they can sometimes switch when their preferred senses are blocked. That’s hopeful news for sharks trying to find food in changing, sometimes degraded environments…

Expert quote:

“This is landmark work. Back in 1985, world experts in underwater animal senses met at Mote, and at that time we emphasized that sensory studies were focusing on one animal at a time, one sense at a time, and we needed to start combining this information. Now we have.”

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Kigeli V: The king just off of Route 66

March 31st, 2014 in 2014, Centers & Institutes in the News, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, Timothy Longman 0 comments

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

When most people think about a house fit for a king, chances are that they conjure images of a palace tucked between rolling hills in some faraway land…

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“Kigeli was….a son of King Yuhi Musinga, who was deposed in 1931.”

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