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China’s role in N. Korea’s future

December 20th, 2011 in International Relations 0 comments

International relations professor Joseph Wippl, a former 30-year CIA operations officer, offers the following comments on China’s role in N. Korea’s future following the death of Kim Jong Il: “Peace on the Korean peninsula is in the interest of both Koreas, Japan, the United States but most essentially China. This is an issue where China… MORE

Campaign 2012: Tom Whalen on Obama

December 20th, 2011 in Campaign 2012, Politics, Videos 0 comments

A new Washington Post/ABC News poll shows approval ratings for President Obama are improving. Political historian Tom Whalen offers his analysis on the outlook for President Obama heading into the 2012 election year. Contact Whalen at 978-888-3131;

Top stories of 2011

December 20th, 2011 in Top stories of 2011 0 comments

With the end of 2011 just a few days away, Professor Voices asked several of our experts to tell us what they thought were the top stories of 2011. We’ll be posting more lists over the next few days. James Post, School of Management 2011 was a tumultuous year for business and society, at home… MORE

N. Korea succession challenge

December 19th, 2011 in International Relations 0 comments

International relations professor William Keylor, author of A World of Nations: The International Order Since 1945, offers the following comment on the succession challenges facing North Korea following the death of their dictator, Kim Jong Il: “The death of a dictator in a country without regular procedures for succession is likely to result in a… MORE

Gold drops – Is the bubble bursting?

December 15th, 2011 in Finance 0 comments

Gold prices continue to fall, dropping nearly 5 percent in the last few days. Mark Williams teaches finance at BU’s School of Management. He is a former Federal Reserve Bank examiner and the author of Uncontrolled Risk: The Lessons of Lehman Brothers. He offers the following comments on the fall of gold prices and whether… MORE

Recent tweets by BU professors

December 9th, 2011 in Professor tweets 0 comments


Campaign 2012: Mitt Romney’s campaign

December 7th, 2011 in Campaign 2012, Politics 0 comments

College of Communication professor Fred Bayles, director of BU’s Statehouse journalism program, is a former AP Boston and USA Today national reporter. A long-time Massachusetts political watcher, he is the author of Field Guide to Covering Local News. Bayles offers the following comments on the current state of Mitt Romney’s campaign: “No matter what you… MORE

FDA warns against use of HCG weight loss products

December 7th, 2011 in Health, Public Health 0 comments

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers to avoid any over-the-counter “homeopathic” human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) products that claim to help with weight loss.  These products, which can be sold as oral drops, sprays, and/or pellets, can be found on the Internet and in some retail stores.  HCG is a hormone that is… MORE

Dean’s Corner: Arts funding crucial to 21st century schools, communities

December 6th, 2011 in Arts, Culture, Dean's Corner, Education, Videos 0 comments

In a recent letter to the editor published in The Chronicle of Higher Education, Benjamín Juárez, Dean of the College of Fine Arts, explains how arts infrastructure is being “dismantled” by shrinking state and federal funds for the arts and arts education. In the video below, Dean Juárez discusses the current state of arts funding and what schools… MORE

Campaign 2012: Newt leads in Iowa

December 6th, 2011 in Campaign 2012, Politics 0 comments

Newt Gingrich continues to surge in polls leading up to the Iowa caucus. A Washington Post/ABC News poll and the Des Moines Register Iowa Poll show him leading 33% and 25%, respectively. College of Communication professor Tobe Berkovitz, an authority on political communications and advertising, offers the following comment: “The old adage in politics, ‘Better… MORE