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Experts available to comment on Super Bowl

January 30th, 2012 in Sports 0 comments

The following BU experts are available to discuss various aspects of the Super Bowl: College of Communication Chris Cakebread, advertising professor and an expert in corporate sports sponsorship. He can be reached at 617-353-3476; ccakebre@bu.edu John Verret, advertising professor specializing in consumer products and services. He can be reached at 617-353-7737; jverret@bu.edu School of Education… MORE

Dickens at 200

January 30th, 2012 in Literature, Opinion 0 comments

The following opinion piece was written by Natalie McKnight, Associate Dean for Faculty Research in BU’s College of General Studies. An expert on Charles Dickens and Victorian literature, she is also a co-editor of Dickens Studies Annual. February 7, 2012 marks the 200th anniversary of Dickens’ birth, and celebrations of the event are already happening… MORE

BU biomedical engineering professor analyzes Pakistani drug nightmare

January 27th, 2012 in Health, Public Health 0 comments

With news that more than 100 people have died after receiving contaminated heart drugs, Dr. Muhammad Zaman, an assistant professor of Biomedical Engineering at BU, has been called upon by several media outlets to offer his expertise as to what might have gone seriously wrong. Life-losing drugs (Huffington Post) Pakistan contaminated drugs (BBC WorldNews “The… MORE

Weekly roundup: Campaign 2012 newsmakers

January 27th, 2012 in Campaign 2012, Politics, Weekly Roundup 0 comments

Below is a sampling of quotes by BU experts on the race to the White House and Capitol Hill: Campaign 2012: The GOP after South Carolina (Professor Voices): Analysis on the GOP following the South Carolina primary (VIDEO). Tom Whalen, Associate Professor of Social Sciences, College of General Studies Romney’s Health Care Views Different from… MORE

Nutrition in the New Year: Dining Services

January 27th, 2012 in Health, Nutrition, Videos 0 comments

With five dining halls and many other eateries on campus that BU Dining Services oversees, how do they help ensure that students and other members of the University community with special dietary considerations are accommodated? To get some insight, we caught up with Adam Pagan, an executive chef at West Dining Hall, who walked us… MORE

Nutrition in the New Year: Sargent Choice Nutrition Center

January 26th, 2012 in Health, Nutrition, Videos 0 comments

With more than 30,000 students, how does Boston University accomodate those with special dietary needs or restrictions?  One way is through the Sargent Choice Nutrition Center which offers individualized counseling for things like food allergies or intolerances, Celiac Disease and other medical conditions, and vegetarianism or veganism.  And, the Center helps facilitate, along with BU Dining Services, the Sargent Choice… MORE

Campaign 2012:The new Newt, the old Mitt

January 26th, 2012 in Campaign 2012, Opinion, Politics 0 comments

The following opinion piece was written by journalism professor Fred Bayles, a former USA Today and AP reporter. He is also the director of BU’s State House Program. The latest in this season’s breathless reporting on the “dramatically changed” Republican presidential campaign shows once again that the news media is short of memory and long… MORE

Nutrition in the New Year: How food manufacturers are cashing in

January 25th, 2012 in Business, Health, Nutrition 0 comments

The following opinion piece was written by Roberta Clarke, associate professor of marketing and an expert in healthcare marketing. Fat-free? Gluten-free? Trans-fat free? Salt-free? Organic? Lactose-free? The one-size-fits-all diet no longer sells well. Varying demands by consumers who want to avoid certain ingredients or include others have prodded the food industry into serving the market… MORE

Campaign 2012: The GOP after South Carolina

January 24th, 2012 in Campaign 2012, Politics, Videos 0 comments

Political expert and presidential historian Tom Whalen offers his analysis on the GOP following the South Carolina primary and heading into Florida. Contact Whalen at 978-888-3131; tjw64@bu.edu

Nutrition in the New Year: Dairy-free and raw diets

January 24th, 2012 in Health, Nutrition, Videos 0 comments

Today in our “Nutrition in the New Year” series, Joan Salge Blake, a nutrition expert and registered dietitian, examines dairy-free and raw diets. Contact Salge Blake at 617-353-7470; salge@bu.edu; Twitter: @joansalgeblake; Blog: Nutrition and You! Tomorrow, Roberta Clarke, associate professor of marketing and an expert on healthcare marketing, offers insight on how food manufacturers are now marketing their products to highlight… MORE