Category: WGBH

Remembering D-Day: Recreating A Turning Point In History

June 5th, 2014 in 2014, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, WGBH, William Keylor 0 comments

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William Keylor, College of Arts & Sciences

Leaders from around the world are gathering in France to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the massive invasion of Normandy during World War II…

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What Are The Important Issues This Election?

May 20th, 2014 in 2014, BU in the News, College of Communication, Michelle Johnson, Newsmakers, Professor Extras, WGBH 0 comments

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Michelle Johnson, College of Communication

Taped by WGBH Forum Network, a panel of professors and policy experts visited Cambridge Forum to discuss the important issues in the 2014 mid-term election…The panel was moderated by Boston University’s Michelle Johnson.

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Boston University Explores Impact Of The Women’s Liberation Movement

March 26th, 2014 in 2014, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Deborah Belle, Newsmakers, WGBH 0 comments

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Deborah Belle, College of Arts & Sciences

For the next two days, Boston University is hosting a conference aimed at bringing attention to the push for women’s rights…

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Lessons Learned From The Boston Marathon Bombing

March 24th, 2014 in 2014, Feature, Initiative on Cities, Newsmakers, Tom Menino, WGBH 0 comments

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Tom Menino, Initiative on Cities

A day-long symposium on the lessons learned from the Boston Marathon bombing wrapped at Boston University on Monday— attended by law enforcement officials, politicians, academicians, media and victims of the tragedy.

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“What can we do everyday to protect the needs of our cities to help us prepare and get ready for whatever event happens in the future? What I do know is no city will be able to manage a crisis without the strength of its people.”

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Security Experts: Colleges Targeted For Future Cyber Attacks

February 13th, 2014 in 2014, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, Ran Canetti, WGBH 0 comments

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Ran Canetti, College of Arts & Sciences

First there was Target. Then high-end retailer Neiman Marcus. Now, security experts say future cyber attacks are likely to come through college and university networks — networks that tend to have big, broad Internet pipes, with less protection…

Expert quote:

“The first attack that took down one-third of the Internet in a couple hours came through a university, but I’m not sure that today this is such a big danger.”

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Spanish Dialects Melding In Boston

December 13th, 2013 in 2013, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Daniel Erker, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU, WGBH 0 comments

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Daniel Erker, College of Arts & Sciences

Boston’s Spanish-speaking population largely hails from six places: Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Colombia, El Salvador, Mexico, and Guatemala…

Expert quote:

“What we find is patterns of variation that are specific to individual speakers and individual speech communities.”

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New Repertory Theatre Conjures Camelot

November 26th, 2013 in 2013, College of General Studies, Newsmakers, Tom Whalen, WGBH 0 comments

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Tom Whalen, College of General Studies

With the recent 50th anniversary of the assassination of President Kennedy, there’s also been a lot of discussion about the myth of Camelot…

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Beat The Press Video: Rants And Raves

November 15th, 2013 in 2013, College of Communication, Newsmakers, Tom Fiedler, WGBH 0 comments

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Tom Fiedler, College of Communication

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Taking Care Of Ailing Parents Takes Toll On Caregivers, Too

November 13th, 2013 in 2013, Newsmakers, School of Medicine, Sharon Levine, WGBH 0 comments

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Sharon Levine, School of Medicine

It is a quiet Sunday afternoon at Antonina Cotugno’s house in South Boston…

Expert quote:

“Depression is very common in caregivers. You know, you give at the office, you give at home, you give to your spouse or partner, you give to your kids, you give to your community, often before you give to yourself. I think it’s very important for caregivers to be able to talk to their own physicians to be able to get mental health help for themselves if they need it.”

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Lowell Woman Fulfills Promise To Care For Her Elderly Parents

November 11th, 2013 in 2013, Newsmakers, School of Medicine, Sharon Levine, WGBH 0 comments

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Sharon Levine, School of Medicine

Three flags hang proudly over the front porch of Chantha Soun’s house, on a busy residential street in Lowell: an American flag, a Buddhist flag and a Cambodian flag…

Expert quote:

“Like administering intravenous medications or caring for loved ones who need feeding tubes and wound care that nurses used to do. It’s that, plus the bathing, grooming, dressing, feeding, transferring, managing the bills, cooking, cleaning, shopping, laundry.”

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