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James Collins elected to prestigious National Academy of Engineering

February 9th, 2011 in Health, Science 0 comments

James J. Collins, professor of biomedical engineering at the College of Engineering (ENG) and co-director of the Center for BioDynamics, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) for contributions to synthetic biology and engineered gene networks. Collins becomes the third BU professor to be elected to the prestigious group joining President Robert… MORE

SED’s Charles White on civic engagement post Arizona shooting

February 9th, 2011 in Education 0 comments

The MetroWest Daily News included an opinion piece by SED Associate Professor Charles White in today’s paper entitled Civic education in uncivil times:

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February 8th, 2011 in Health 0 comments

Potassium Power! According the just released Dietary Guidelines for Americans for 2010, most Americans are falling short of their daily potassium needs, which could be wrecking havoc with their blood pressure. According to the report, over 55% of Americans have high blood pressure or are on their way to getting high blood pressure in the… MORE

North and South Korea hold military talks

February 8th, 2011 in International Relations 0 comments

Boston University international relations professor William Keylor, author of “A World of Nations: The International Order Since 1945,” offers the following comments on the military talks being held by North and South Korea: “With everyone’s attention focused on North Korea, wondering what its next provacative move will be, not enough attention has been devoted to… MORE

Fighting the Winter Doldrums

February 7th, 2011 in Health 0 comments

For many people, a seemingly never-ending winter and decreased amounts of daylight can mean the onset of seasonal affective disorder (SAD). While the effects of SAD may now be at their peak, the good news is that the days are starting to get longer again. For more info about SAD and how to combat it,… MORE

Experts available to discuss AOL/Huffington Post deal

February 7th, 2011 in Media 0 comments

AOL announced it will acquire The Huffington Post for $315 million. Boston University professors are available to discuss what the deal means for the future of news and its impact on their brands and reputations. Tom Fiedler, Dean of the College of Communication; Former executive editor of the Miami Herald Contact 617-353-3488, T. Barton… MORE

Robert Zelnick on events in Egypt

February 5th, 2011 in International Relations 0 comments

Robert Zelnick, Boston University journalism professor and former ABC News foreign correspondent, appears on Fox News as part of a panel discussion on how events in Egypt will affect the U.S. and the world. Contact Robert Zelnick, 617-353-5007,

Experts available for analysis on Egypt

February 4th, 2011 in International Relations 0 comments

The following Boston University professors are available to offer expert analysis, commentary and insight on the current situation in Egypt: Charles Dunbar, International relations professor; Former U.S. ambassador to Yemen. Contact 617-353-5633, Augustus Richard Norton, International relations professor; Middle East specialist and a member of the Baker-Hamilton Iraq Study Group; Author of “Hezbollah: A… MORE

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February 3rd, 2011 in Health 0 comments

The Sodium Shakedown… The recently released new Dietary Guidelines for Americans made a bold recommendation: The American public should starting ratcheting down the sodium in their diet to less than 2,300 milligrams (mg) and many individuals should consume a mere 1,500 milligrams (mg) or the amount found in 2/3 teaspoon of salt. Currently, Americans, on… MORE

Yemen president won’t seek re-election

February 2nd, 2011 in International Relations 0 comments

President Ali Abdullah Saleh of Yemen has announced that he will not seek re-election in 2013. Boston University international relations professor Charles Dunbar is a former U.S. ambassador to Yemen. He offers the following view of this current development in the Middle East. “I am skeptical that President Saleh will not seek reelection. He and… MORE