Monthly Archives: November 2009

A Thanksgiving Series from Nutrition Professor Joan Salge Blake:

Between now and Thanksgiving, Registered Dietitian and healthy eating expert Joan Salge Blake will be offering tips to trim turkey day weight. Tip # 1: Carve out an earlier time to eat. When Thanksgiving dinner is served at 2 or 3 p.m., we tend to skip lunch in an attempt to make room for a […]

Blaffer Hrdy to Speak at Hillel

The Women’s Studies Program is hosting a lecture by Sarah Blaffer Hrdy entitled “Darwin and the Ascent of Emotionally Modern Man: How humans became such hypersocial apes” today at 4 PM at the Hillel House on Baystate Road. Blaffer Hrdy is a professor emerita in the Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Davis […]

Betty Buckley at BU Today

The Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center at Boston University is hosting an evening with Tony award-winning actress and singer Betty Buckley. Buckley made her Broadway debut in 1969 and has been referred to as the “Voice of Broadway” ever since. Her career, marked by her rendition of “Memory” in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats, established her […]

AT&T v. Verizon in ad war

AT&T is suing Verizon over its new “There’s a Map for That” TV ads, claiming they are mislead consumers about AT&T’s 3G coverage area.  And Verizon is countersuing.  Public relations Professor Peter Morrissey says AT&T, which has the exclusive iPhone contract, is just protecting and defending their brand  and advantage against a lesser competitor. “This is a […]

Time Warner (finally) dumping AOL

By spinning off AOL on December 9th, Time Warner will end what is regarded as one of the most disastrous corporate mergers in history.  School of Management Professor N. Venkat Venkatraman says it should be a lesson for those who seek “synergy” but don’t consider how the combined entity can actually create value for customers […]

YouTube’s “citizen journalist” channel

The YouTube Direct channel has been launched to let “citizen journalists” conveniently feed content to TV and online news editors.  Broadcast journalism Professor Susan Walker, a veteran TV producer, says if these videos aren’t vetted by news professionals it could unleash a wave of ambush videos from vigilante “reporters.” “I’m with newspaper editor Ben Bradlee who […]

From Nutrition Professor Joan Salge Blake:

With little kitchen prep and clean up, cereals are an ideal fast food in the morning. A USDA report shows that ready-to-eat cereals are a top breakfast choice and are more popular than breads, bagels, and other bakery items among Americans in the early hours of the morning. Beware: Not all cereals are created equal. […]

U.S. Senate candidates forum

The four Democratic candidates for the U.S. Senate seat vacated by the death of Ted Kennedy meet at Boston University today at noon for a forum on the environment and a new green economy.  For a live Web feed of candidates Michael Capuano, Martha Coakley, Alan Khazei and Stephen Pagliuca, go to

Gallery Opening Today

The Boston University Art Gallery (BUAG) presents Historic New England’s traveling exhibition, Drawing Toward Home: Designs for Domestic Architecture from Historic New England, featuring one hundred drawings of houses selected from the rich collections of Historic New England.  The exhition opening will take place tonight from 6-8 PM at the Stone Gallery (855 Commonwealth Avenue, […]

SEC probing 3Com trades

Trading on 3Com stock options soared just hours before a Hewlett-Packard takeover bid and now the Securities and Exchange Commission is looking to see if it was a case of insider trading.  Law Professor Elizabeth Nowicki, a former SEC attorney, says the best way to catch SEC suspicion is to place trades for calls immediately before a major announcement. “In […]