Category: Centers & Institutes in the News

Undemocratic Democracies in Rwanda and Central Africa

Council on Foreign Relations Timothy Longman, College of Arts & Sciences, African Studies Center Just this past month, Rwandan President Paul Kagame followed neighboring rulers in Burundi, the Republic of Congo, and Togo to become the latest long-serving African ruler this year toattempt to extend his hold on power for a third term… Expert quote: […]

Child-free vacations need a plan

Boston Globe (subscription required) Donna Pincus, College of Arts & Sciences, Center for Anxiety & Related Disorders The first time Daniela Corte and her husband vacationed without their children was a 24-hour getaway to The Mark Hotel in New York 10 years ago… Expert quote: “As much as parents can feel guilt, they also have […]

Does Good Corporate Governance Pay Off

Bank Director Eric Fischer, Center for Finance, Law & Policy, School of Law Corporate governance got increased scrutiny after the wave of scandals following Enron’s collapse, which proved that executive oversight is more than a vacuous administrative function performed by a company’s board of directors… Expert quote: “When the economy is strong and growing, many […]

White House feeling heat for leaving top Fed seat vacant

MarketWatch Cornelius Hurley, Center for Finance, Law & Policy, School of Law The White House is facing criticism this week for long ignoring a 2010 law requiring President Barack Obama to appoint an official at the Federal Reserve who would oversee strengthening the nation’s banks and improving the stability of the financial system… Expert quote: […]

UR center makes the photonic match

Democrat & Chronicle Thomas Bifano, Photonics Center, College of Engineering Going through security at an airport and being checked by a walk-in body scanner could soon become a thing of the past… Expert quote: “As long as the university has a good system for promoting the connection and they protect the intellectual property with patents, universities […]

Winter Is Coming: How To Prepare For The Season

WBUR “Radio Boston” Todd Farchione, Center for Anxiety & Related Disorders, College of Arts & Sciences Winter is coming — even it it’s not clear how fierce or mild it will be. The National Weather Service says — overall — the Northeast can expect a warmer-than-average winter… Listen to audio of expert Todd Farchione

The 400,000 Man March? A Brief History of Crowd Counting

Wall Street Journal (subscription required) Farouk El-Baz, College of Arts & Sciences, Center for Remote Sensing Turnstiles and ticket stubs are surefire ways to track the number of fans who attend sporting events, concerts and plays. But when masses gather for a gateless event—as they did last weekend to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the […]

Why GE’s sales to Wells Fargo may be a risky business

The Deal Cornelius Hurley, Center for Finance, Law & Policy, School of Law General Electric Co.’s (GE) GE Capital unit on Tuesday agreed to sell three businesses and a specialty finance loan portfolio valued at about $30 billion to Wells Fargo & Co. (WFC) as the industrial conglomerate seeks to substantially reduce its financial businesses […]