Category: Centers & Institutes in the News

Don’t Count on Mandatory Retirement to Refresh Bank Boards

December 2nd, 2014 in 2014, American Banker, Centers & Institutes in the News, Eric Fischer, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, School of Law 0 comments

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By Eric Fischer, School of Law, Center for Finance, Law & Policy

It’s said that the most important role played by a board of directors is its selection of the right chief executive to lead the firm…

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Why the Massachusetts Open-Cloud Project Is a Big Deal

December 1st, 2014 in 2014, Azer Bestavros, Centers & Institutes in the News, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Azer Bestavros, College of Arts & Sciences, Rafik B. Hariri Institute for Computing and Computational Science & Engineering

A project team of academia and industry experts is making headway on a multimillion-dollar cloud computing initiative announced by Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick in April…

Expert quote:

“We have commitments of up to $20 million from universities and industry.”

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Thanksgiving is the perfect time to check on grandma’s health

November 27th, 2014 in 2014, Centers & Institutes in the News, Newsmakers, Robert Stern, School of Medicine, Washington Post 0 comments

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Robert Stern, School of Medicine, Alzheimer’s Disease Center

Sitting around the table at Thanksgiving is an opportunity to take stock of the cognitive health of your elderly relatives, said Robert Stern, professor of neurology and director of the Boston University Alzheimer’s Disease Centers Clinical Core

Expert quote:

“Don’t just expect an older person at the Thanksgiving table to have significant problems with memory and say, ‘oh, it’s just aging.’ It’s important to take these things seriously.”

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Baker Admin. Will Inherit Stable Banking Community

November 23rd, 2014 in 2014, 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

Elections are a little bit like Christmas, in that stakeholders in the financial services industries will be holding their breath to see what Santa – or a new Republican Congress or governor – will bring them…

Expert quote:

“It’s a little bit like Obamacare. They’d love to eliminate it tomorrow, but they wouldn’t know what to do with it if they did.”

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Should Bankers Fear Obama’s Pick for Attorney General?

November 19th, 2014 in 2014, American Banker, 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

Federal prosecutor Loretta Lynch may soon replace Attorney General Eric Holder, but it appears that the country’s banks can breathe easy over the pending shake-up…

Expert quote:

“They’ve decided to go after shareholders with massive multibillion fines rather than the individuals, and she’s been part of that decision process.”

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OCC’s Fine Print Contains Tough Requirements for Directors

November 19th, 2014 in 2014, American Banker, Centers & Institutes in the News, Eric Fischer, Newsmakers, School of Law 0 comments

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Eric Fischer, School of Law, Center for Finance, Law & Policy

Bank boards that thought they skirted having to “ensure” management was in compliance with heightened regulatory standards should think again…

Expert quote:

“The word I would object to is ‘effective’. Whether the corrective actions were the ‘effective’ changes or not is more a matter of judgment and hindsight.”

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What Not To Do When Someone Is Having A Panic Attack

November 13th, 2014 in 2014, Centers & Institutes in the News, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Huffington Post, Newsmakers, Todd Farchione 0 comments

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

Picture this: You’re going about your normal routine, whether it be cleaning the bathroom, doing dinner or getting ready for work. Perhaps you’re packing for a trip or getting ready to grab the train. You’re calm. But then the next moment, you’re completely swallowed by a feeling of dread…

Expert quote:

“If you really want to help somebody, then the way you should go about it is to ask yourself if you can be supportive of the individual in a way that allows them to tell you about what they’re experiencing and why they may be experiencing that.”

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Should Bankers Fear Obama’s Pick for Attorney General?

November 11th, 2014 in 2014, American Banker, 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

Federal prosecutor Loretta Lynch may soon replace Attorney General Eric Holder, leaving bankers wondering whether she will be tougher on institutions than her predecessor…

Expert quote:

“They’ve decided to go after shareholders with massive multibillion fines rather than the individuals, and she’s been part of that decision process.”

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Why Bank Boards Should Take a Harder Look in the Mirror

October 28th, 2014 in 2014, American Banker, Centers & Institutes in the News, Eric Fischer, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, School of Law 0 comments

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By Eric Fischer, School of Law, Center for Finance, Law & Policy

Board members at smaller banks often view their annual self-assessments as perfunctory, check-the-box exercises…

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New US rules on banks, borrowers eased to spark wider home lending

October 21st, 2014 in 2014, 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

Buying a home may have gotten a little easier this week…

Expert quote:

“The regulators’ work on the rules attracted the essence of the housing industrial complex. They all came out of the woodwork.”

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