Category: 2012

Advice To Pope: Sharpen Up Your Tweets

December 30th, 2012 in 2012, College of Communication, John Carroll, Newsmakers, WBUR 0 comments

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John Carroll, College of Communication

Around this time of year, about 45 percent of Americans make New Year’s resolutions, according to the Journal of Clinical Psychology…

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Turkey beyond clichés

December 30th, 2012 in 2012, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Jenny White, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Jenny White, College of Arts & Sciences

In most articles on Turkey in the foreign press, journalists define the major fault line in Turkish society as the one between Kemalist secularists on the one hand and Islamists on the other…

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Remember you read it here first

December 30th, 2012 in 2012, Boston Herald, College of General Studies, Newsmakers, Tom Whalen 0 comments

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Tom Whalen, College of General Studies

It was a political year full of strange twists and turns: Mitt Romney threatened Big Bird, Clint Eastwood spoke on stage to an empty chair, and Elizabeth Warren tried to find proof she’s a Cherokee…

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Psychology professor comments on kids and holiday blues

December 28th, 2012 in 2012, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Martha Tompson, Newsmakers, WFXT 0 comments

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Martha Tompson, College of Arts & Sciences

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Factory of Life

December 28th, 2012 in 2012, College of Engineering, James Collins, Newsmakers 0 comments

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James Collins, College of Engineering

Quietly, on the top floor of a nondescript commercial building overlooking Boston Harbor, the future is being born…

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Fewer U.S. banks failing as industry strengthens

December 28th, 2012 in 2012, Associated Press, Centers & Institutes in the News, Cornelius Hurley, Newsmakers, School of Law 0 comments

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

U.S. banks are ending the year with their best profits since 2006 and fewer failures than at any time since the financial crisis struck in 2008…

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John Kerry Throws Support Behind Ed Markey as Replacement

December 28th, 2012 in 2012, College of General Studies, Newsmakers, Tom Whalen, WGBH 0 comments

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Tom Whalen, College of General Studies

Sen. John Kerry, who was nominated by President Barack Obama last week to replace Hillary Clinton as U.S. Secretary of State, has released a statement supporting U.S. Rep. Ed Markey (D-Malden) as his replacement, a day after Markey announced his candidacy…

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Streamlined engineering for synthetic biology

December 28th, 2012 in 2012, College of Engineering, James Collins, Nature, Newsmakers 0 comments

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James Collins, College of Engineering

Yogurt. Comedian George Carlin wouldn’t touch it; Spaceballs villain “Dark Helmet” “hated” it—even with strawberries…

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Is US Headed For Fiscal Cliff, Or Mitch McConnell To The Rescue?

December 28th, 2012 in 2012, College of General Studies, International Business Times, Newsmakers, Tom Whalen 0 comments

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Tom Whalen, College of General Studies

Fasten your seatbelts: It looks like the United States will go over the fiscal cliff, or slope…

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‘All lines are open’ as the US hurtles towards fiscal cliff

December 28th, 2012 in 2012, College of Communication, Newsmakers, Tobe Berkovitz 0 comments

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Tobe Berkovitz, College of Communication

Barack Obama arrived back in Washington yesterday, cutting short his Christmas holiday to and try to breathe new life into the stalled process of resolving the so-called fiscal cliff crisis in the US before New Year’s Day…

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