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Campaign 2012: Hardin Coleman on education issues

April 30th, 2012 in Campaign 2012, Education, Politics, Videos 0 comments

Hardin Coleman, Dean of the School of Education, discusses the lack of conversation on education issues in the 2012 presidential campaign. Contact Coleman at 617-353-3213; hardin@bu.edu

Campaign 2012: Whalen on anniversary of Osama bin Laden’s death

April 27th, 2012 in Campaign 2012, Politics, Videos 0 comments

Political expert and presidential historian Tom Whalen discusses the impact the 1st anniversary of Osama bin Laden’s death could have on President Obama’s re-election. Contact Whalen at 978-888-3131; tjw64@bu.edu

Weekly roundup: BU experts on Romney’s VP search, Obama, and the youth vote

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

Below is a sampling of quotes by BU experts on the road to power: The one term that must not be mentioned (The Maddow Blog): “To know Mitt Romney is to dislike him. That is the moral of the story.” Tom Whalen, College of General Studies Opinion: Millennials are voters (Metro): “We can expect the… MORE

BU experts on airlines, Facebook and Wal-Mart

April 26th, 2012 in Business, Weekly Roundup 0 comments

Below is a sampling of quotes by experts from BU’s School of Management on recent issues impacting the business world: The end of individual legacy airlines? (NECN): Allen Michel discusses the future of the airline industry, mergers, and prices for consumers. Wal-Mart Bribery Allegations Stir Up FCPA Debate Anew (Wall Street Journal): “I don’t see… MORE

Dean’s Corner: Social workers vital part of urban communities

April 25th, 2012 in Dean's Corner, Health, Public Health, Social Work, Sociology, Videos 0 comments

Gail Steketee, Dean of the School of Social Work (SSW), discusses the essential role social workers play in urban communities and explains a few of the ways the SSW serves Boston and its surrounding areas through programs for hoarding, substance abuse, HIV/AIDS and childhood obesity. Contact Steketee at 617-353-3760 or steketee@bu.edu.

N. Venkat Venkatraman: Evaluating the risk factors of the Facebook IPO

April 24th, 2012 in Business, Videos 0 comments

As Facebook approaches their expected May initial public offering, BU School of Management professor N. Venkat Venkatraman discusses possible risk factors the company may face with the IPO. Contact Venkatraman at 617-353-7117; venkat@bu.edu Related video: N. Venkat Venkatraman on Facebook’s “watershed moment”: a breakdown of what the IPO means

Wal-Mart Mexican bribery probe

April 23rd, 2012 in Business 0 comments

Wal-mart is under scrutiny after a New York Times article accused the company of hampering an investigation into alleged bribery in its Mexico operations. School of Management professor James Post, an expert in corporate governance, offers the following comment on what this means for Wal-Mart’s management team: “The cover has been blown off Wal-Mart’s systematic… MORE

N. Venkat Venkatraman on Facebook’s “watershed moment’: a breakdown of what the IPO means

April 23rd, 2012 in Business, Videos 0 comments

According to published reports, Facebook is looking at May 17 as the date of their initial public offering (IPO). Professor Voices spoke with N. Venkat Venkatraman, a  professor in the Information Systems Department at Boston University’s School of Management, about what the IPO means for Facebook employees, users, competitors and the broader economy. Tomorrow, Venkatraman… MORE

Weekly roundup: BU experts on Ann Romney, MA House race, Mitt Romney, & GOP VP prospects

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

Below is a sampling of quotes by BU experts on the road to power: 7 surprising facts about Ann Romney (This Week): “She definitely hurt him in that race [MA Senate race 1994]. Now, she seems much better at retail politics than her husband.” Tom Whalen, College of General Studies After ruling, public broadcasters ponder… MORE

BU experts on Goldman Sachs, Facebook, Sony Corp., and window displays

April 19th, 2012 in Business, Weekly Roundup 0 comments

Below is a sampling of quotes by experts from BU’s School of Management on recent issues impacting the business world: Digging deeper into Goldman’s report (Reuters TV): “The perception now is that Goldman itself doesn’t put customers first.” Mark Williams Solo $1B deal a glimpse into future of Facebook (Boston Herald): “Things are moving faster… MORE