Category: Wall Street Journal

A Colorful, Provocative Vision of the ’80s

July 23rd, 2015 in 2015, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Gregory Williams, Newsmakers, Wall Street Journal 0 comments

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Gregory Williams, College of Arts & Sciences

Most of the German artists featured in a new exhibition on the 1980s came of age artistically after the euphoria surrounding cultural change in the 1960s had fizzled out and as the student movements of the 1970s were losing steam…

Expert quote:

“The painters found themselves on an empty historical stage.”

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Are Oils From Avocados and Soybeans Arthritis Killers?

July 7th, 2015 in 2015, David Felson, Newsmakers, School of Medicine, Wall Street Journal 0 comments

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David Felson, School of Medicine

Tests of dietary supplements to combat osteoarthritis have yielded mixed results…

Expert quote:

“There’s not enough evidence that they are effective.”

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At Work: There’s a Downside to Collaboration

May 20th, 2015 in 2015, Jesse Shore, Newsmakers, Questrom School of Business, RESEARCH @ BU, Wall Street Journal 0 comments

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Jesse Shore, Questrom School of Business

Is collaboration at work all it’s cracked up to be?…

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How Companies Are Getting Collaboration Wrong

May 18th, 2015 in 2015, Jesse Shore, Newsmakers, Questrom School of Business, Wall Street Journal 0 comments

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Jesse Shore, Questrom School of Business

Businesses have embraced employee collaboration lately, from software that helps bring together remote teams to open, workspaces designed to better connect employees, with the hope that bringing different types of workers together will lead to breakthrough ideas and solutions…

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Burundi Army General Says President Has Been Ousted

May 13th, 2015 in 2015, Centers & Institutes in the News, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, Timothy Longman, Wall Street Journal 0 comments

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Timothy Longman, College of Arts & Sciences, African Studies Center

A Burundian general declared a coup Wednesday against the country’s president while he was out of the country for a regional summit—prompting both street celebrations and fear over what the move might mean in a volatile region…

Expert quote:

“If the violence takes on an ethnic tone that would have serious reverberations in Rwanda and Congo. The history of the region is that when there’s conflict in one country it tends to spread to the others.”

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What Business Schools Will Look Like in the Future

May 1st, 2015 in 2015, Blogs, Kenneth Freeman, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, Wall Street Journal 0 comments

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By Kenneth Freeman, Questrom School of Business

According to a Lumina/Gallup study released in 2014, only 33% of business leaders agree or strongly agree that university graduates have the knowledge that their businesses need…

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EU Files Formal Antitrust Charges Against Google

April 15th, 2015 in 2015, Keith Hylton, Newsmakers, School of Law, Wall Street Journal 0 comments

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Keith Hylton, School of Law

Europe escalated its five-year antitrust probe of Google Inc. Wednesday, filing formal charges against the U.S. search giant for the first time in a move that reopens the prospect of hefty fines and injunctions that could severely restrict how it does business in Europe…

Expert quote:

“Google is revising their algorithms all the time and made clear that any kind of regulatory solution would be complicated and get in the way of their business.”

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A Patent-Troll Bill With Bad College Grades

April 14th, 2015 in 2015, Feature, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, President, Robert Brown, Wall Street Journal 0 comments

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By Robert A. Brown, President, Boston University

The proposed Innovation Act is too broad and could make university research much riskier…

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Antitrust Snoops on the Loose

April 3rd, 2015 in 2015, Keith Hylton, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, School of Law, Wall Street Journal 0 comments

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By Keith Hylton, School of Law

Perhaps the most fascinating feature of the continuing Apple litigation—based on the dubious claim that the tech giant conspired to fix e-book prices—is Manhattan district court Judge Denise Cote’s imposition in October 2013 of a monitor to watch over the company’s compliance with antitrust laws…

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Interest in Bitcoin Grows on Wall Street

March 29th, 2015 in 2015, Mark Williams, Newsmakers, School of Medicine, Wall Street Journal 0 comments

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Mark Williams, School of Management

Corporate America is gradually warming to bitcoin…

Expert quote:

“What complicates things is this is a nationless currency. What regulatory bodies are supposed to be responsible for it? “

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