Monthly Archives: November 2008

Detroit auto makers seek federal bailout

Congress is considering a bailout for the “Big Three” U.S. auto makers. School of Management Dean Lou Lataif, a former Ford senior executive, says if the federal government chooses to become a lender of last resort, its loan could come with conditions: – the government loan takes precedence over all other creditors; – the loan […]

“Frost/Nixon” — Hollywood meets history

With the Ron Howard film “Frost/Nixon” opening nationwide, BU journalism professor Bob Zelnick reflects on his role as a producer hired by British talk-show host David Frost for those historic interviews with the disgraced former president. “Before each one of them, I would marshal all the material we had, digest it, and try and anticipate […]

Former Ambassador Discusses Somali Pirate Attacks

With news of Somali pirates wreaking havic off the East African coast, former U.S. Ambassador to the region and current professor of international relations, Charles Dunbar, joined WGBH’s Greater Boston with Emily Rooney to offer analysis.  Watch: A sudden rise in pirate activity  

Opening Reception for BUAG’s “Exposures: Other Histories in Early Postcards from Africa” tonight!

The Boston University Art Gallery (BUAG) will host curators, students, and University visitors for a night of art viewing and conversation during the opening reception of their latest exhibition tonight, November 20, from 6-8 pm. The event is free and open to the public. Exposures

What the Holidays Mean for the Hospitality Industry

Assistant Professor Peter Szende provides commentary on what the holidays mean for the hospitality industry. For some, the holiday season means travelling headaches and for those who are employed within the industry, it might mean longer work hours; either way, changes are in store…  

Secretary of State Clinton?

It appears President-elect Barack Obama would like Hillary Clinton to serve as his Secretary of State.  It’s a selection Andrew Bacevich, professor of international relations, offered commentary on in today’s AFP saying: “Here is somebody who is sufficiently confident in his own abilities that he doesn’t fear allowing into his cabinet an erstwhile rival.” An expert on U.S. foreign […]

Award-Winning Film Director to Lecture and Host Discussion of her Work

The Boston University Women’s Studies Program and the Humanities Foundation will welcome Hilary Brougher, award-winning director of the 2006 film festival favorite Stephanie Daley, for a lecture and discussion of her work on Wednesday, November 19 from 4-6 pm. The groups will also host a screening of the film on Monday, November 17 from 3-5 […]

Tips for Food Shopping On a Budget

Joan Salge Blake, Registered Dietician and healthy eating expert from Boston University, offers tips for food shopping on a budget: With food prices going in one direction: up, New Englanders have been feeling the pinch at the supermarket. The good news is that healthy foods can still be affordable with some savvy strategies. Here are […]

The Boston University Art Gallery Presents “Exposures: Other Histories in Early Postcards from Africa”

The Boston University Art Gallery (BUAG) continues its 2008-2009 season with the presentation of Exposures: Other Histories in Early Postcards from Africa. The exhibit presents early African postcards as a reflection of life on the continent between 1870 and the 1930s. The exhibition is a collaborative effort between Cynthia Becker, Assistant Professor of African Art […]