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Experts available to discuss rising oil prices

February 25th, 2011 in Oil 0 comments

The New York Times reports that the continuing political unrest in the Middle East, and Libya in particular, has seen a rise in oil prices. The following Boston Univesity experts are available to offer commentary, analysis and insight on the impact of rising oil prices to the U.S. economy and gas prices. Mark Williams, Executive-in… MORE

Augustus Richard Norton on Libya

February 24th, 2011 in International Relations 0 comments

Boston University international relations professor Augustus Richard Norton appeared on NECN discussing Libya and Gadhafi’s hour-long speech to the country. “I think what we’re going to see here is a fragmentation of political authority. I don’t think Gadhafi’s going to be able to hang on for the long haul and I think this could drag… MORE

And the Oscar goes to…

February 24th, 2011 in Media 0 comments

Paul Schneider, Chairman of the Department of Film & Television at the College of Communication and a member of the Directors Guild of America, makes his predictions for who’s going to take what at Sunday’s 83rd Annual Academy Awards: Best Actor: Colin Firth (The King’s Speech) “It’s a buzz thing right now. There’s a momentum… MORE

Film examines pressure cooker culture in American schools

February 18th, 2011 in Education, Videos 0 comments

Many American schools have become academic and extra curricular pressure cookers that often push both students and teachers to their limits. Hardin Coleman, Dean of the Boston University School of Education (SED), discusses the new documentary, “Race to Nowhere: The Dark Side of America’s Achievement Culture,” and how too hard of a focus on school… MORE

Madoff’s prison interview

February 16th, 2011 in Finance, Law 0 comments

In his first interview since going to prison, Bernard Madoff told the New York Times that others were complicit in the fraud that brought him down. Boston University law professor Tamar Frankel is an authority on securities law, corporate governance, and legal ethics. Her latest book, “Con Artists and their Victims (of the Ponzi Variety)”… MORE

School of Social Work study looks at Asian-American women’s sexual behaviors

February 16th, 2011 in History 0 comments

According to a new study by Hyeouk Chris Hahm, an Assistant Professor at the Boston University School of Social Work, a highly-controlling male partner did not influence condom use behaviors among Asian-American women. However, the study did find that a highly-controlling partner increased by fivefold an Asian-American woman’s risk of engaging in other high HIV… MORE

“Single rulebook” for European banks

February 15th, 2011 in Banking 0 comments

Banks in the European Union may soon begin operating under a “single rulebook” according to Andrea Enria, the chairman of the European Banking Authority. Enria believes the move will lead to a more uniform oversight of banks. Boston University law professor Cornelius Hurley, Director of the Morin Center for Banking & Financial Law, offers the… MORE

Were the uprisings in Egypt just the beginning for the Persian Gulf?

February 14th, 2011 in International Relations 0 comments

Thousands of protesters are taking to the streets in Iran, Bahrain, and Yemen following the recent uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia. Boston University international relations professor Stephen Kinzer, former New York Times foreign correspondent and author of “Reset: Iran, Turkey and America’s Future,” was recently interviewed on The Takeway with his thoughts on what is… MORE

Augustus Richard Norton on Egypt: The power of the generals is in the spotlight

February 11th, 2011 in International Relations 0 comments

Boston University international relations professor Augustus Richard Norton is an expert on the Middle East and a member of the Baker-Hamilton Iraq Study Group. He is the author of “Hezbollah: A Short History”. He offers the following commentary on the situation in Egypt, the role of the military, and a possible successor to Honsi Mubarak…. MORE

Sex and the Bible: BU professor’s new book breaks it down

February 10th, 2011 in Literature, Religion 0 comments

In her recently published book, Unprotected Texts: The Bible’s Surprising Contradictions About Sex and Desire, Boston University School of Theology (STH) Professor Jennifer Wright Knust addresses the many questions and debates surrounding what the Bible says about sex. Covering everything from premarital sex and sexual desire to same-sex relations, Knust argues that the Bible cannot… MORE