Category: OP-EDs by BU Professors

Why we all need to rise and dine

August 26th, 2014 in 2014, Blogs, Boston.com, Joan Salge Blake, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, Sargent College 0 comments

Joan-Salge-Blake1Boston.com “Nutrition & You Blog”
By Joan Salge Blake, College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College

For Phyllis McCourty, making sure her identical twins had a healthy breakfast each morning before school was a top priority…

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Employers Aren’t Just Whining – the “Skills Gap” Is Real

August 25th, 2014 in 2014, James Bessen, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, School of Law 0 comments

Harvard Business Review “HBR Blog Network”
By James Bessen, School of Law

Every year, the Manpower Group, a human resources consultancy, conducts a worldwide “Talent Shortage Survey.” Last year, 35% of 38,000 employers reported difficulty filling jobs due to lack of available talent; in the U.S., 39% of employers did. But the idea of a “skills gap” as identified in this and other surveys has been widely criticized…

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An encore professor

August 22nd, 2014 in 2014, Huffington Post, Jay Halfond, Metropolitan College, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors 0 comments

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By Jay Halfond, Metropolitan College

Encore careers are becoming far more common — as we live longer, with more interests and options, and with the need to work for both the pleasure and income it provides. After four decades as a university administrator, I am now following in the footsteps of my father and my son, both university professors. What is most remarkable about academe is that these dramatic job changes can occur within the same enterprise, and in my case within the same institution…

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Global Responsibility for a Global Organization

August 19th, 2014 in 2014, College of Engineering, Muhammad Zaman, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors 0 comments

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By Muhammad Zaman, College of Engineering

EMBS is the world’s largest community of biomedical engineers or, more appropriately, of researchers interested in biomedical engineering problems…

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Five Things I Know About Marketing

August 18th, 2014 in 2014, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, School of Management, Susan Fournier 0 comments

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By Susan Fournier, School of Management

As brand managers and branding researchers, we put brands at the center of our thoughts and activities and in doing that, we lose perspective. We have supermarkets brimming with 60,000 SKUs and literally thousands of brands. Every brand manager thinks that their brand plays or could play a big role in people’s lives. That is not—and simply cannot be—the case!…

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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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The Innovation Seesaw

August 14th, 2014 in 2014, Huffington Post, Jay Halfond, Metropolitan College, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors 0 comments

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By Jay Halfond, Metropolitan College

Warning: Unchecked innovation may be hazardous to your health. As a recovering innovator myself, I continue to revere Bob Dylan’s adage that “he not busy being born is busy dying.” But I have also come to appreciate that innovation must be tempered by prudence…

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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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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

The Jewish Week
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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Does your pet eat better than you do?

August 11th, 2014 in 2014, Blogs, Boston.com, Joan Salge Blake, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, Sargent College 0 comments

Joan-Salge-Blake1Boston.com “Nutrition & You Blog”
By Joan Salge Blake, College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College

Megan Lokay, a 25-year old accountant, has food preferences of that a typical millennial in her generation. She reads labels to make sure that the food she is buying is healthy and eats only organic fruits and vegetables. What’s good for Megan is good for Teddy Lokay, her 14-year old Lakeland Terrier who eats only homemade meals of fresh, cooked lean ground beef or pork and vegetables with a side of whole grain oatmeal. Salmon-flavored treats are part of his daily diet…

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