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Nutrition in the New Year: Gluten-free and vegetarian

January 23rd, 2012 in Health, Nutrition, Videos 0 comments

It’s a brand new year and that means many people have nutrition and diets on their minds.  Today, Professor Voices kicks off a week-long series called “Nutrition in the New Year” that takes a look at some of the many special diets that individuals follow either because of a medical reason, such as an allergy or intolerance, or… MORE

Campaign 2012: Romney and capitalism

January 20th, 2012 in Campaign 2012, Politics 0 comments

Journalism professor Fred Bayles is director of BU’s State House Program. He is also a former AP Boston and USA Today national reporter and a long-time Massachusetts politics watcher. He offers the following comment on Mitt Romney’s path to the GOP presidential nomination: “Romney has been winning, and will continue to win, among Republican voters… MORE

Weekly roundup: Campaign 2012 newsmakers

January 20th, 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: Is the State of the Union still useful? (PoliticoArena): Video response by Tom Whalen, Associate Professor of Social Sciences, College of General Studies ‘Open marriage’ dirt may close door on Newt Gingrich (Boston Herald): “His two… MORE

Campaign 2012: Tom Whalen on the Stephen Colbert candidacy

January 19th, 2012 in Campaign 2012, Politics 0 comments

Political expert and presidential historian Tom Whalen weighs in on Stephen Colbert’s candidacy and the dangers of Super PACS. Contact Whalen at 978-888-3131; tjw64@bu.edu

Experts available to discuss State of the Union address

January 19th, 2012 in Politics 0 comments

The following Boston University experts are available to give expert commentary, insight and analysis on President Obama’s State of the Union address. Tom Whalen, associate professor of social sciences and an expert on the American presidency. He is also a regular contributor to PoliticoArena. Contact Whalen at 978-888-3131; tjw64@bu.edu Tom Fiedler, Dean of the College… MORE

Dean’s Corner: Ethics important part of business education

January 17th, 2012 in Business, Dean's Corner, Videos 0 comments

With corporate scandals seeming to make front page news quite frequently, Kenneth W. Freeman, Dean of the School of Management, discusses the vital role ethics plays in business education in order to help future business leaders make the right decisions at the right times. Contact Freeman at 617-358-6170 or kfreeman@bu.edu.

Iran threatens to close Strait of Hormuz

January 13th, 2012 in International Relations 0 comments

The Obama administration has issued a warning to Iran that closing the Strait of Hormuz would result in military action. International relations professor Michael Corgan is a specialist in international security and has extensive government service in political and military planning, especially NATO. He offers the following comment: “During the 1980 Iran-Iraq war, Iraq used… MORE

Weekly roundup: Campaign 2012 newsmakers

January 13th, 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: John Carroll: ‘It’s brutal. It’s a total blow torching’ (NECN): Discussion of most recent TV ads. John Carroll, Assistant Professor of Mass Communication, College of Communication Gingrich slams Romney over record on abortion (Boston Globe): “Because… MORE

Iranians condemn American to death

January 9th, 2012 in International Relations 0 comments

An Iranian court has convicted an Iranian American, Amir Mirza Hekmati, of spying for the CIA and has sentenced him to death. International relations professor Joseph Wippl, a former 30-year CIA operations officer, offers the following comment: “The question is, was Hekmati working for U.S. intelligence? He has admitted he did but his confession may… MORE

Campaign 2012: Romney needs more voters

January 6th, 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. We live in a society that – at least from a media point of view – needs winners and losers. We don’t like indeterminate conclusions. No ties… MORE