Category: International Business Times

Japan Prime Minister Shinzō Abe begins US tour with visit to Boston

April 28th, 2015 in 2015, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, International Business Times, Newsmakers, Pardee School of Global Studies, William Grimes 0 comments

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William Grimes, College of Arts & Sciences

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzō Abe honoured the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing along with his wife on 27 April…

Expert quote:

“This is an important moment in US-Japan relations. The Asia-Pacific looks increasingly likely to shift to a new bipolar system, and the US-Japan alliance will be a lynchpin if the decision is made to try to contain China.”

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Isis: Islamic State’s war on history and the multimillion dollar global antiquities trade

April 13th, 2015 in 2015, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, International Business Times, Michael Danti, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Michael Danti, College of Arts & Sciences

The global trade in illicit antiquities has become increasingly important to Islamic State (Isis) as revenue from oil smuggling drops in the face of coalition air strikes and the Iraqi army offensive, even if the group is far more infamous for destroying rather than trading invaluable relics of Iraq and Syria’s past

Expert quote:

“They are very practical about what they destroy. They destroy things that are not easily marketable, and sell the portable antiquities.”

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Shareholder Proposal To Break Up Bank Of America Wins SEC Approval: EXCLUSIVE

March 18th, 2015 in 2015, Centers & Institutes in the News, Cornelius Hurley, International Business Times, Newsmakers, School of Law 0 comments

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Cornelius Hurley, School of Law, Center for Finance, Law & Policy

The Securities and Exchange Commission is giving the go-ahead to a shareholder proposal that seeks to break up the mighty Bank of America…

Expert quote:

“Bank of America is trading above book value. They can always claim that the whole is worth more than the sum of the parts.”

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Ray Rice, Pro Draft League’s $1M Endorsement Offer And The Pros And Cons Of Stunt Advertising

February 16th, 2015 in 2015, College of Communication, International Business Times, John Verret, Newsmakers 0 comments

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John Verret, College of Communication

Fantasy sports site Pro Draft League’s $1 million endorsement offer to former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice last Friday tested the bounds of society’s willingness to forgive…

Expert quote:

“If you spent your life in the advertising agency business, or teaching it, you wouldn’t be proud of this. But in terms of gaining awareness, absolute [it’s effective].”

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Rolling Stone Rape Story Backlash: What The Magazine’s Missteps Mean For Journalists

December 9th, 2014 in 2014, Caryl Rivers, College of Communication, International Business Times, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Caryl Rivers, College of Communication

Rolling Stone’s high-profile story about a rape at the University of Virginia sparked a fierce debate about campus sexual assault since its publication on Nov. 19, but the magazine’s recent acknowledgement that its account was false could have significant consequences for journalism in the United States, with some media leaders expressing concern that the backlash from the now-discredited story could possibly impact future reporting on sensitive subject matter…

Expert quote:

“Other publications are going to look at the brickbats that Rolling Stone is facing and say we have to be twice as careful. Journalists might really now be asking their sources for a lot of documentation and, with a lot of these cases, it’s usually just a he said, she said. I think that’s going to make editors leery about doing these kinds of stories.”

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For Holder, Ferguson Prosecution Presents Civil Rights Quandary

November 25th, 2014 in 2014, International Business Times, Jack Beermann, Newsmakers, School of Law 0 comments

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Jack Beermann, School of Law

Attorney General Eric Holder’s final big decision in office could be how his department will proceed now that a St. Louis County grand jury has declined to indict Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown…

Expert quote:

“If the federal government was concerned that there was a pattern of racial oppression by the police in this area, maybe this is the kind of case that they will be more interested in because they can’t trust the local authorities to take proper action in cases like this. And when you have lives being lost maybe that’s an area where the federal government actually might get involved.”

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Islamic State Antiquities Trade Stretches To Europe, United States

November 17th, 2014 in 2014, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, International Business Times, Michael Danti, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Michael Danti, College of Arts & Sciences

The Islamic State is the richest terrorist organization in the world, largely funded by its oil-smuggling operations. But ISIS is also benefiting from the sale of other valuable assets buried deep beneath its territories – ancient archaeological artifacts…

Expert quote:

“It isn’t easy at all. You follow what is showing up in shops, on online auction sites, and in auction houses.”

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Bud Selig Retirement: MLB’s Competitive Balance Is Key To Commissioner’s Legacy, But Financial System Remains Imperfect

October 29th, 2014 in 2014, Andy Andres, College of General Studies, International Business Times, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Andy Andres, College of General Studies

In July, Bud Selig identified the parity fostered by Major League Baseball’s economic reforms as the defining legacy of his stint as league commissioner…

Expert quote:

“What if the Yankees had no penalties at all and could really spend what they could? They’d buy everybody and still make a ton of money. The luxury tax and revenue-sharing have clearly helped competitiveness. Without them, [spending] would be off the charts.”

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Why Peyton Manning’s TD Record Isn’t The Best Measure Of His Hall Of Fame Career

October 20th, 2014 in 2014, Andy Andres, College of General Studies, International Business Times, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Andy Andres, College of General Studies

From a purist’s perspective, Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning’s record-setting 510 touchdown passes are skewed by the fact that he played his entire career in an era of unprecedented success for passing offenses throughout the NFL…

Expert quote:

“I think when you look at that total career touchdown pass number, it’s skewed toward newer folks. It’s really a big difference when you just count the number of touchdowns because [today’s NFL] is definitely more of a passing game.  Current quarterbacks are going to get a lot more touchdowns when you just add everything up.”

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Ebola Outbreak: How Nanotechnology Can ‘Cheaply and Quickly’ Diagnose the Deadly Virus

October 2nd, 2014 in 2014, Ebola, International Business Times, John Connor, NEIDL, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU, School of Medicine 0 comments

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John Connor, School of Medicine, NEIDL

Researchers hope to diagnose the deadly Ebola virus which is ravaging West Africa using a prototype of a device that detects the disease by shining light of viral nanoparticles on silicon…

Expert quote:

“They have to fly in heavy, electricity-requiring machines that require specialized training and special ingredients to make the diagnostics work properly. They’re expensive, time intensive and, most importantly, they’re pretty much locked to a clinical lab.”

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