Category: College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Baby corals and fish smell their way to the best home

August 21st, 2014 in 2014, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Jelle Atema, Newsmakers, Science Magazine 0 comments

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Jelle Atema, College of Arts & Sciences

You know the story: Kids leave home to explore the world, eventually settling down in the greenest pastures they can find. But when these restless youngsters are baby fish and coral larvae, how do they choose the best place to make their new home?…

Expert quote:

“These are fantastic results.”

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Journalist executed: Captors sent message threatening Foley

August 20th, 2014 in 2014, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, WFXT, William Keylor 0 comments

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William Keylor, College of Arts & Sciences

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US, Kurds Battle ISIS Over Control of the ‘Most Dangerous Dam in the World’

August 18th, 2014 in 2014, Augustus Richard Norton, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Augustus Richard Norton, College of Arts & Sciences

Kurdish forces continue to fight with the terrorist group Islamic State, better known as ISIS, over control of Mosul Dam, the largest dam in Iraq…

Expert quote:

“I do not think the Iraqi Air Force, which is also supporting the Peshmerga, would be sufficient. Reports that I have seen today indicate the dam has been substantially recaptured by the Peshmerga, but this is likely to be an ongoing struggle around the dam, as it will be in northern Iraq in general.”

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Researchers decry limits on drones

August 18th, 2014 in 2014, Boston Globe, Chris Roosevelt, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Chris Roosevelt, College of Arts & Sciences

A regulatory battle in Washington has compelled professors to ground their research drones, the tiny aircraft academics consider vital for archaeological surveys, river mapping, and countless other discoveries…

Expert quote:

“We’re effectively hamstrung from offering current students, undergraduate and graduate, the proper training they need to even get their feet wet much less master one of the cutting- edge technologies. To not offer this to students is a real handicap.”

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This Woman Joined Scotland and England. Should Her Work Be Undone

August 17th, 2014 in 2014, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors 0 comments

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James Winn, College of Arts & Sciences

August is the tercentenary of Queen Anne’s death, so it is a good time to remember her most significant political accomplishment: the Act of Union of 1707…

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Scientists say sharks have much to teach us

August 15th, 2014 in 2014, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Jelle Atema, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Jelle Atema, College of Arts & Sciences

They rarely get cancer. Their wounds heal much faster than humans’. Their unique skin makes for a low-drag glide through the water that engineers envy. Scientists say sharks have much to teach us: from how we treat illnesses to how to make better ships, undersea robots or even swim suits…

Expert quote:

“I think the most important thing for us is just basic biology. We would really like to know what the shark knows about its environment and how it knows that information.”

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Is there anything worse than Isis? Bomb them and we’ll soon find out

August 14th, 2014 in 2014, Andrew Bacevich, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors 0 comments

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By Andrew Bacevich, College of Arts & Sciences

To hawkish right-wingers, but also to many militant liberals, the antidote to the problem of Isis is clear: the application of military power to defeat the jihadists and lay the foundation for a humane and stable political order, beginning in Iraq but eventually extending across the Islamic world…

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Can the U.S. Afford Another War in Iraq?

August 13th, 2014 in 2014, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Neta Crawford, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Neta Crawford, College of Arts & Sciences

Few disagree that the U.S. as a superpower is fulfilling its responsibility in air strikes targeting the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and airdropping food aid to stranded Yazidi Iraqis persecuted by the group. But some are questioning the overall human, political and social costs of such wars and the resources it takes away from the government, especially in job creation back home…

Expert quote:

“Ultimately, the borrowings to pay for the wars will cost more than what we have spent.”

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Sudden death of Robin Williams: Impact of depression

August 13th, 2014 in 2014, Bridget Hearon, Centers & Institutes in the News, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, NECN, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Bridget Hearon, College of Arts & Sciences, Center for Anxiety & Related Disorders

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Reacting To Good News Among Arabs And Muslims

August 12th, 2014 in 2014, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Hillel Levine, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors 0 comments

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By Hillel Levine, College of Arts & Sciences

When missiles and bombs are flying, while terrorists kidnap and murder, when civilians are caught in the crossfire, and when diaspora Jews and Palestinians are vilified and attacked, there is no good news for anyone. But planning beyond the horrors of the past weeks, as we must, careful scanning of changes in the Arab and Muslim worlds suggest new opportunities for Israelis to live at peace with Palestinians and other neighbors…

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