Category: Centers & Institutes in the News

Todd Sampson opens his mind to brain training

May 23rd, 2015 in 2015, Centers & Institutes in the News, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, Todd Farchione 0 comments

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Todd Farchione, College of Arts & Sciences, Center for Anxiety & Related Disorders

Todd Sampson is standing on the precipice of a Sydney office tower, 21 floors off the ground, preparing to step onto a thin wire cable…

Expert quote:

“The longer you stay in the situation, the easier it gets.”

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How criminal charges became another day at the office for banks

May 21st, 2015 in 2015, Bloomberg, 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

The four, and Switzerland’s UBS, which pleaded guilty to a different charge, agreed to pay $5.7bn (£3.6bn) in fines…

Expert quote:

“Now it’s a non-event. We have trivialised the criminal penalties, so I don’t know what’s left. It used to be that the fear of a criminal penalty was you might lose your banking license. That it would be a death knell. That’s been removed – nobody has lost their license. Somehow there has to be a fear factor.”

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Dr. Oz viewers conquer their biggest fears

May 20th, 2015 in 2015, Centers & Institutes in the News, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, Todd Farchione 0 comments

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Todd Farchione, College of Arts & Sciences, Center for Anxiety & Related Disorders

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Do Market Perceptions Create SIFIs? Weekly Wrap

May 15th, 2015 in 2015, American Banker, Centers & Institutes in the News, Newsmakers, School of Law 0 comments

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

Mayra Rodríguez Valladares weighed in on the regulatory relief bill backed by Sen. Richard Shelby, arguing that his proposal to increase the asset threshold at which banks are classified as systemically important financial institutions to $500 billion could endanger the financial system…

Expert quote:

“Bottom line, it’s the market’s perception that really matters.”

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United States Watching Burundi With ‘Great Concern,’ As US-Trained Soldiers Take Prominent Role

May 14th, 2015 in 2015, Centers & Institutes in the News, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, International Business Times, Newsmakers, Pardee School of Global Studies, Timothy Longman 0 comments

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

There’s been a possible coup in Burundi, and what happens next could reverberate throughout Africa. But there is another party likely watching very closely what goes on — the White House…

Expert quote:

“It was clear that this army would never help sustain a democratic system.”

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Who Is Godefroid Niyombare? Meet The Burundi Army General Who Declared A Coup To Oust President Pierre Nkurunziza

May 13th, 2015 in 2015, Centers & Institutes in the News, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, International Business Times, Newsmakers, Timothy Longman 0 comments

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

Burundi government forces were reportedly on the hunt for Maj. Gen. Godefroid Niyombare, who declared a coup Wednesday to oust President Pierre Nkurunziza after weeks of political and social unrest…

Expert quote:

“Both motives are probably relevant. But the Burundi army has been regarded as a real success since the transition in 2006.”

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Burundi Army General Says President Has Been Ousted

May 13th, 2015 in 2015, Centers & Institutes in the News, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, Timothy Longman, Wall Street Journal 0 comments

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

A Burundian general declared a coup Wednesday against the country’s president while he was out of the country for a regional summit—prompting both street celebrations and fear over what the move might mean in a volatile region…

Expert quote:

“If the violence takes on an ethnic tone that would have serious reverberations in Rwanda and Congo. The history of the region is that when there’s conflict in one country it tends to spread to the others.”

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Senate vote seen as key volley in fight over trade deal

May 12th, 2015 in 2015, Boston Globe, 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

President Obama and Senator Elizabeth Warren have waged an escalating war of words over a massive trade deal that spans the Pacific…

Expert quote:

“The bigger worry is if you have a Republican president and a Republican-controlled House and Senate, then the door is open to wholesale repeal of Dodd-Frank. I don’t think we have to worry about the carom shot.”

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Goldman downsizes its commodities operations

May 4th, 2015 in 2015, 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

Goldman Sachs is reportedly in talks to sell a pair of coal mines in Columbia, as it downsizes its commodities operations and possibly exits this type of business…

Expert quote:

“Banks are the nexus of the financial system and the lifeblood of the economy. We have a stake in them being safe and sound. And quite frankly, Lloyd Blankfein doesn’t know the coal business. Moreover, bank regulators don’t know the coal business. We don’t look to our banks to be volatile—we like our banks to be boring. And this is a highly volatile business.”

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As Beth Israel Team Deploys to Nepal, Challenges Mount

April 29th, 2015 in 2015, Blogs, Boston Magazine, Centers & Institutes in the News, Nafisa Halim, Newsmakers, School of Public Health 0 comments

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Nafisa Halim, School of Public Health, Center for Global Health & Development

On Wednesday afternoon approximately a dozen clinicians from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center will deploy to Nepal, where they’ll help deliver emergency medical care amid a worsening humanitarian crisis…

Expert quote:

“Overall, violence against women is quite prevalent in Nepal…And violence against women and children appears to increase in disaster situations.”

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