Category: Centers & Institutes in the News

Earthquake concerns over Iranian nuclear plant

July 19th, 2013 in 2013, Centers & Institutes in the News, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Farouk El-Baz, Newsmakers, Reuters 0 comments

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Farouk El-Baz, College of Arts & Sciences, Center for Remote Sensing

Arab Gulf states have raised concerns about the safety of an Iranian nuclear power station built in an earthquake-prone coastal area…

Expert quote:

“The Gulf countries have every right to request assurances of adherence to safety regulations by IAEA experts, because some of the Iranian plant components are extremely old.”

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New baseball helmets aim to withstand high-speed hits to kids’ heads

May 16th, 2013 in 2013, Centers & Institutes in the News, NBC Today Show, Newsmakers, Robert Cantu, School of Medicine 0 comments

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Robert Cantu, School of Medicine, Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy

Karen Stultz worries about head injuries every time her Little Leaguer steps up to the plate to bat…

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Experts urge special brain autopsy for Boston bombing suspect

April 21st, 2013 in 2013, Boston Globe, Centers & Institutes in the News, Newsmakers, Robert Cantu, Robert Stern, School of Medicine 0 comments

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Robert Cantu, School of Medicine, Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy
Robert Stern, School of Medicine, Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy

Two pioneering researchers of brain disease among athletes in violent sports recommended Saturday that investigators conduct special autopsy tests on amateur boxer Tamerlan Tsarnaev to determine whether the Boston Marathon bombing suspect could have been affected by boxing-related brain damage…

Expert quotes:

Cantu:

“I hope to God they do the special testing.”

Stern:

“Is it possible that some changes might have gone on in his overall functioning due to his boxing and potentially related brain disease? Yes. Anything is possible. But to then jump to the disease leading to well-planned behavior like this, I couldn’t go there.’’

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Big Hits, Broken Dreams

January 25th, 2012 in 2012, Centers & Institutes in the News, Huffington Post, Newsmakers, School of Medicine 0 comments

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School of Medicine, Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy

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Good governance in Africa

January 24th, 2012 in 2012, Boston Globe, Centers & Institutes in the News, Charles Stith, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Feature, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Charles Stith, College of Arts & Sciences, African Presidential Archives & Research Center (APARC)

IT WAS surely one of the most unusual ideas in the annals of academic fellowships: Ten years ago, Boston University began to offer an undisclosed stipend, a house in the Back Bay overlooking the Charles River, and light teaching duties to former African heads of state who had stepped aside peacefully in a democratic process…

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