Monthly Archives: September 2009

From Nutrition Professor Joan Salge Blake:

“Your busy schedule may be wreaking havoc with your health. Not surprisingly, a study of young adults in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association observed that “eating on-the-run” was associated with a higher consumption of soft drinks, fast food, fat, and saturated fat, and less healthy foods such as whole grains, fruits, and veggies.” […]

Obama pushing regulatory reform

President Obama is using the one-year anniversary of the collapse of Lehman Brothers to reiterate his push for financial regulatory reform.  Law Professor Cornelius Hurley, director of the Morin Center for Banking and Financial Law and a former counsel to the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, can discuss where the reform effort has come and […]

AIG exec eyed for securities fraud

Joseph Cassano, the executive who ran the AIG Financial Products unit that nearly killed the insurance giant a year ago, reportedly will be eyed by a federal grand jury for alleged securities fraud.  Law Professor Tamar Frankel, an authority on securities law, says the buck must stop somewhere. “What President Truman understood and practiced surely […]

Lehman collapse anniversary

With the one-year anniversary approaching of the collapse of Lehman Brothers, Inc., debate is under way over whether the government could have prevented the demise of the investment bank.  Former Federal Reserve Bank examiner Mark T. Williams, who teaches finance in the School of Management and is writing a book on Lehman’s fall, can discuss […]

GM’s money-back offer

Post-bankruptcy General Motors is launching a new “May the Best Car Win” marketing campaign with a money-back offer aimed at luring back customers.  School of Management marketing Professor Shuba Srinivasan says the campaign should create buzz but likely will have a low rate of return. “This offer could serve to reassure prospective car buyers already […]

Missionary Photography in Korea Opens Today at BUAG

The Boston University Art Gallery (BUAG) presents the largest ever exhibition of Korean missionary photographs in the United States, Missionary Photography in Korea: Encountering the West through Christianity.  A travelling show presented by The Korea Society, the exhibition documents the encounter between East and West which occurred in Korea during the late 19th century.  Missionary […]

FDIC to wind down bank debt program

The FDIC is winding down the emergency program which guaranteed debt issued by big banks.   Now the question is how will they fare without such assistance.  Law Professor Cornelius Hurley, director of the Morin Center for Banking and Financial Law and a former counsel to the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, says the those 19 “too-big-to-fail” […]

$10 Million Pledge Made to BU

Alan M. and Sherry M. Leventhal have pledged $10 million to Boston University, a contribution intended to motivate substantial parallel gifts for student financial aid and professorships, announced BU President Robert A. Brown. “Alan’s and Sherry’s very generous pledge will serve as a compelling stimulator for other individuals to contribute to the university, and reflects […]

BU Goes Green: 10 Sustainable Actions for Students

In accordance with the Boston University Sustainability Program, administrators have been distributing red recyclable bags around campus for the past week, reading “Reduce Your Impact”. The bags, encouraging students to “go green”, include ten suggestions in order to achieve a more sustainable campus: 1. Power Down Computers 2. Bring Your Own Mug 3. Reduce, Reuse, […]

Obama’s healthcare joint session

President Obama makes his latest (final?) pitch for significant healthcare reform in a joint session of Congress tonight.  School of Management Professor Stephen Davidson, author of ” In Urgent Need of Reform: the U.S Health Care System,” can discuss what’s at stake. Contact Stephen Davidson, 617-353-7422, sdavidso@bu.edu