Category: International Business Times

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

International Business Times 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 […]

For Holder, Ferguson Prosecution Presents Civil Rights Quandary

International Business Times 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 […]

Islamic State Antiquities Trade Stretches To Europe, United States

International Business Times 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. […]

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

International Business Times 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 […]

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

International Business Times 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 […]

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

International Business Times 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 […]

Protests Aside, Hong Kong’s Status As Financial Center Is Not In Jeopardy

International Business Times William Grimes, College of Arts & Sciences The current protests won’t dislodge Hong Kong from its central role as a top financial market and global business center. The future challenge of Shanghai might, but for now the mass movement that has brought business as usual to a halt hasn’t shown signs of […]

Ebola Outbreak 2014: How Researchers Use Big Data To Help Stop The Disease

International Business Times Laura Forsberg White, School of Public Health The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is the largest ever recorded.To date there have been more than 5,800 cases and 2,800 deaths recorded by the World Health Organization (WHO). The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has predicted that it could affect 1.4 million people.  Before this, the […]

Why Are HIV Rates So High in Russia?

International Business Times Jeffrey Samet, School of Medicine, School of Public Health Olga Vladimirova is 27 and lives in Saint Petersburg. She was diagnosed with HIV in 2011 after contracting the virus from her husband, who didn’t know he was positive. She found out when she was tested while pregnant with her son… Expert quote: […]

Electricity Generation Discovery Paves Way for Rain-Powered Smartphones

International Business Times Chuanhua Duan, College of Engineering That age-old problem of mobile phones dying from lack of power could be about to end. Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have demonstrated a process in which smartphones can be charged using electricity generated using just the humidity in the air… Expert quote: “This […]