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Study: Global urban areas expected to triple by 2030

September 27th, 2012 in Science 0 comments

Global urban areas will nearly triple by 2030 from what they were at the beginning of the 21st century, according to a recent study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science. The growth represents an expansion of more than 463,000 square miles and poses a significant threat to global biodiversity. Lucy Hutyra,… MORE

U.S. ambassador killed in Libya

September 12th, 2012 in International Relations 0 comments

Christopher Stevens, the U.S. ambassador to Libya, and three other embassy staff members were killed in an attack in Benghazi. The attack occurred as Ambassador Stevens was being rushed out of the consulate. The gunmen blamed the United States for what they believe to be an insulting film about the Prophet Mohammed. International relations professor… MORE

Eliminating true banks to feed sham banks

September 6th, 2012 in Banking, Opinion 0 comments

The following opinion piece was written by securities law professor Tamar Frankel. Her latest book is The Ponzi Scheme Puzzle: A History and Analysis of Con Artists and Victims. What is the meaning of the fierce disagreement over the money-market funds regulation that has intensified lately? It seems that banks and bank regulators are hollering… MORE

Dean’s Corner: Distance education today

September 4th, 2012 in Dean's Corner, Education, Videos 0 comments

September is here and that means a new semester is getting underway. It also means that many people will be going back to school online instead of heading into classrooms. In this installment of “Dean’s Corner,” Jay Halfond, Dean of Metropolitan College, discusses how distance education has changed over the years and the role it… MORE