Category: New York Times

Long-in-the-Tooth Dental Advice

November 19th, 2014 in 2014, Goldman School of Dental Medicine, Judith Jones, New York Times, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Judith Jones, Goldman School of Dental Medicine

Terry O’Brien, 73, a retired administrative assistant in Billerica, Mass., recently had to make a tough decision about her dental care…

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China and Japan Reach Accord on Disputed Islands: Let’s Agree to Disagree

November 7th, 2014 in 2014, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, New York Times, Newsmakers, Thomas Berger 0 comments

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Thomas Berger, College of Arts & Sciences

Signaling a potential thaw in their long-frozen relations, China and Japan announced Friday that they had effectively agreed to disagree over the sovereignty of disputed islands in the East China Sea and to gradually resume diplomatic and security discussions…

Expert quote:

“The overwhelming majority of Japanese, especially in the pragmatic wing of his government, have little desire for an actual conflict with Beijing. Instead, what they hope is that through a policy of strength, they can get China to moderate its policies toward Japan.”

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Bracing for the Falls of an Aging Nation

November 2nd, 2014 in 2014, New York Times, Newsmakers, School of Public Health 0 comments

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Nancy Latham, School of Public Health

As the population ages and people live longer in bad shape, the number of older Americans who fall and suffer serious, even fatal, injuries is soaring…

Expert quote:

“You’d be surprised how quickly it can go below the point where you can safely stand up and move.”

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Categorizing By Sex Is a Remedy for Discrimination

October 20th, 2014 in 2014, Linda McClain, New York Times, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors 0 comments

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By Linda McClain, School of Law

Whether it’s male, female or other, there are legitimate reasons for using the category of “sex”; indeed, one powerful reason is to document, and fix, gaps in equality. Girls and women still experience discrimination and disadvantage on the basis of sex…

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Antiquities Lost, Casualties of War

October 3rd, 2014 in 2014, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Michael Danti, New York Times, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Michael Danti, College of Arts & Sciences

Yasser Tabbaa, a specialist on Islamic art and architecture, remembers taking many trips to a 13th-century shrine dedicated to the Imam Awn al-Din, in Mosul in northern Iraq. The building was one of the few to survive Mongol invasion, never mind the destructive effects of weather and time. And this shrine had a stunning vaulted ceiling, like a honeycomb…

Expert quote:

“ISIS uses heritage explicitly, tying it into history, providing a back story for itself and showing it is part of this massive unstoppable force to appeal to young fighters.”

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LETTERS: Transmission of Ebola: Two Microbiologists Weigh In

September 27th, 2014 in 2014, Ebola, Elke Muhlberger, John Connor, NEIDL, New York Times, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, School of Medicine 0 comments

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By John Connor, School of Medicine, NEIDL
By Elke Muhlberger, School of Medicine, NEIDL

Michael T. Osterholm, in “What We’re Afraid to Say About Ebola” (Op-Ed, Sept. 12), suggests that we must entertain the possibility that the Ebola virus might become transmissible through the air. That is neither the most likely situation nor the most productive issue to discuss at this time…

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Brain Trauma Extends Reach Into Soccer

September 24th, 2014 in 2014, Ann McKee, New York Times, Newsmakers, School of Medicine 0 comments

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Ann McKee, School of Medicine

Bellini, a Brazilian soccer star who led the team that won the 1958 World Cup and was honored with a statue outside the Estádio do Maracanã in Rio de Janeiro, had a degenerative brain disease linked to dozens of boxers and American football players when he died in March at age 83…

Expert quote:

“I think there’s been a perception that the nonhelmeted sports are somehow less likely or less prone to these kinds of diseases. There was also a time when people said C.T.E. was only an American problem. I think we are learning that, in both cases, those things aren’t true, and this is a problem that is going to be seen around the world.”

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Who Runs the Girls?

September 20th, 2014 in 2014, Ashley Mears, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, New York Times, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors 0 comments

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By Ashley Mears, College of Arts & Sciences

A few years ago, I attended a party at a nightclub in the meatpacking district of Manhattan with about 10 young women, most of them models, and two club promoters, men whose job was to bring beautiful women to exclusive parties…

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Stay Out of Ukraine, but Deploy Eastward

September 8th, 2014 in 2014, Andrew Bacevich, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, New York Times, Newsmakers 0 comments

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By Andrew Bacevich, College of Arts & Sciences

NATO’s founding purpose was to defend its members. In fulfilling that purpose throughout the Cold War, it gained well-deserved recognition as history’s most successful alliance…

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New Book Says C.I.A. Official in Benghazi Held Up Rescue

September 4th, 2014 in 2014, College of Communication, Mitchell Zuckoff, New York Times, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Mitchell Zuckoff, College of Communication

Five commandos guarding the C.I.A. base in Benghazi, Libya, in September 2012 say that the C.I.A. station chief stopped them from interceding in time to save the lives of Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and an American technician during the attack on the diplomatic mission there…

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