Category: Providence Journal

Experts see Rice case as ‘teachable moment’ in effort to curb domestic violence

September 12th, 2014 in 2014, Emily Rothman, Newsmakers, Providence Journal, School of Public Health 0 comments

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Emily Rothman, School of Public Health

Domestic violence experts say the public furor over the NFL’s handling of the Ray Rice incident has created a great opportunity for teaching coachable young men how to pursue healthy relationships with women…

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“The Ray Rice situation is a pivotal incident that has presented a teachable moment.”

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Long-term jobless and willing to work in Rhode Island / Poll

May 18th, 2014 in 2014, Newsmakers, Providence Journal, School of Education, Thomas Cottle 0 comments

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Thomas Cottle, School of Education

Bill Niedfeldt has sharp memories of the day his boss called him into his office and said: “Here’s your termination papers.”…

Expert quote:

“One of the problems of trauma is it is hard to focus.”

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New procedures provide tress relief for hair-loss sufferers

February 17th, 2014 in 2014, Lynne Goldberg, Newsmakers, Providence Journal, School of Medicine 0 comments

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Lynne Goldberg, School of Medicine

Baldness may not be a medical condition, but relief from its symptoms can provide serenity to those who feel self-conscious…

Expert quote:

“It’s very common. Men know exactly what it is, but it also occurs on women.”

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For many people, drones prompt concerns over safety, privacy

September 23rd, 2013 in 2013, Centers & Institutes in the News, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Donna Pincus, Newsmakers, Providence Journal 0 comments

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Donna Pincus, College of Arts & Sciences, Center for Anxiety & Related Disorders

So what is it, exactly, about non-military drones that disturbs some people in a way that other technologies with the capacity to invade privacy — cameras, say — don’t?…

Expert quote:

“Drones are relatively new to most people. Most people do not yet have experience with them or knowledge about what they are for. Lack of information, or misinformation about objects or situations, is often one cause for anxiety. Some people might assume that all drones are for military purposes, for example.”

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Counting vast cost of Iraq War

March 29th, 2013 in 2013, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Neta Crawford, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, Providence Journal 0 comments

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Co-written by Neta Crawford, College of Arts & Sciences

More than 10 years ago, as the U.S. considered an invasion to rid Iraq of Saddam Hussein and to destroy a not yet existing terrorist threat and non-existing weapons of mass destruction there, the war’s advocates assured us of two propositions:…

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New England’s disappearing satellite college campuses

May 23rd, 2012 in 2012, Jay Halfond, Metropolitan College, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, Providence Journal 0 comments

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By Jay Halfond, Metropolitan College

Only a generation ago, such universities as Northeastern and Boston University had campuses strategically sprinkled throughout eastern Massachusetts…

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