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The Fairmont Copley Plaza celebrates a century

July 31st, 2012 in History, Hospitality, Videos 0 comments

The Fairmont Copley Plaza, which opened its doors on August 19, 1912, is celebrating its centennial this year. Bradford Hudson, associate professor at the School of Hospitality Administration and an expert on business history, offers a glimpse into the landmark hotel’s storied past - from its place in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood, to its many famous visitors… MORE

Dean’s Corner: Meeting current challenges in legal education

July 30th, 2012 in Dean's Corner, Law, Videos 0 comments

Maureen O’Rourke, Dean of the School of Law, discusses the current challenges facing legal education and how BU is responding to these rapidly changing market demands. Contact O’Rourke at 617-353-3123 or morourke@bu.edu.

Weekly roundup: BU experts on campaign rhetoric, MA Senate race fundraising, and possible GOP VP choices

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

Below is a sampling of quotes by BU experts on the road to power: “After pummeling Romney like a tin drum for the last two months, now they’re trying to change the focus, talking directly to voters in an effort to appeal to swing voters.” (Obama switches to Mr. Nice Guy; TheHill.com) Tobe Berkovitz, College… MORE

Colorado shooting: Noticing warning signs

July 26th, 2012 in Public Health 0 comments

As disturbing details continue to emerge about James Holmes, the alleged shooter at a Colorado cinema complex last week, many are wondering how his behavior went unnoticed by so many people. The following experts from Boston University’s Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation are available to offer commentary, insight, and analysis on this issue: Dori Hutchinson,  an… MORE

Michelle Obama’s political initiative

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

First Lady Michelle Obama has been tapped to launch a grassroots campaign initiative to help build support for President Obama’s reelection. Boston University journalism professor Elizabeth Mehren, a former reporter with the Los Angeles Times where she covered several campaigns and First Ladies, offers the following comment: “Michelle Obama has brilliantly adopted the role not… MORE

BU experts weigh in on abortion rights in Turkey, Bostonians kidnapped in Egypt, & future of Egypt

July 18th, 2012 in International Relations, Weekly Roundup 0 comments

Boston University experts weigh in on recent international news: “As women have more children, they are less likely to finish their education and work outside the home. This lack of alternatives increases their vulnerability to abuse.” (Turkish Women Blow Whistle on Rights Crackdown; Women’s eNews) Jenny White, College of Arts & Sciences “[Secretary Clinton] certainly… MORE

Weekly roundup: BU experts weigh in on the likeability factor of candidates, Romney at NAACP, and young voters

July 13th, 2012 in Campaign 2012, Politics, Weekly Roundup 0 comments

Below is a sampling of quotes by BU experts on the road to power: “Shaking hands…making them feel that they are your best friend and that’s a certain talent.” (Greg’s List: Liking – or disliking – presidential candidates; NECN) Tom Whalen, College of General Studies “It was probably staged that way. This was Daniel going… MORE

BU experts on CEOs, Affordable Care Act, and banks

July 12th, 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: “CEOs are not hired to take blame. The board wants a CEO who is going to proclaim victory, or better, achieve it.” (P&G to Philip Morris Blame Currency for Forecast Cuts, Bloomberg) James Post “The… MORE

The Massachusetts Senate race

July 11th, 2012 in Campaign 2012, Politics 0 comments

The Massachusetts Senate race between incumbent Scott Brown and Democrat Elizabeth Warren is one of the most closely watched races in the country. Boston University has several political experts and strategists available to offer commentary, insight, and analysis on the race as we head toward Election Day. Tom Whalen, a political historian and an expert… MORE

BU experts on Obamacare, too-big-to fail banks, Airbus, and gold prices

July 5th, 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: “It may be good politics in the short run in some states, but it is lousy public policy no matter how you slice it.” (GOP governors a backstop against Obamacare?; PoliticoArena) By Stephen Davidson “They… MORE