Monthly Archives: May 2010

The Psychology of Coaching Teams Conference

The Institute for Athletic Coach Education (IACE) in the School of Education is hosting a 1-day conference for coaches, directors, and and leaders of youth sport at the Agganis Arena from 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM today. Attendees will enjoy a rare opportunity to learn from exceptional sports practitioners who address issues relevant to coaches, […]

German trading ban roils markets

Because no one followed suit, Germany’s unlateral ban on “naked” short selling of European government bonds - speculative bets that prices will fall on borrowed assets which then can be sold back to the lender with the speculator pocketing the difference –rocked global markets.  Mark Williams, who teaches finance at the BU School of Management and is […]

UN “Rio + 20″ preparations under way

Preparations have begun at the United Nations for the global sustainable development summit to be held in Brazil in 2012, with the “Rio + 20″ summit to mark the 20th anniversary of the “Earth Summit” in Rio de Janeiro which was held 20 years after the 1972 environmental conference in Stockholm.  International relations Professors Adil Najam, director of […]

Senate primary lessons

U.S. Senate primaries — with Republican-turned-Democrat Arlen Specter defeated in the Pennsylvania Democratic primary, Arkansas Democratic Senator Blanche Lincoln forced into a run-off, and a hand-picked GOP candidate beaten by Tea Party favored candidate Rand Paul in Kentucky — may indicate an anti-incumbent mood in the country.  But political science Professor Graham Wilson cautions that the Specter loss proves no […]

@BU_Tweets leads the Twitter pack!

BostInnovation.com recently asked Boston students: How Does Your School Stack Up on Twitter? The Answer: Boston University‘s Twitter handle, @BU_Tweets, ranks #1!

Obama may get financial reform, too

On the heels of his getting a health-care reform bill through Congress (with no GOP votes), President Obama this week may get the financial-services reform package which largely reflects the administration’s original blueprint.  Political science Professor Graham Wilson, author of “Business and Politics,” says this could only make the president look good. “If Obama gets this […]

Law professor Jack Beermann on Elena Kagan’s Supreme Court nomination

Morgan Stanley new Fed target

Wall Street investment bank Morgan Stanley reportedly is being investigated by federal authorities to see if it misled investors about mortage-derivatives deals it helped design and sometimes bet against.  This is on the heels of the Securities and Exchange Commission charging Goldman Sachs with securities fraud involving similar collateralized debt obligations or CDOs.  Law Professor […]

iPad rival from Verizon/Google

Verizon and Google are teaming to develop a tablet computer in their combined effort to catch up with Apple‘s iPad and host AT&T.  School of Management Professor N. Venkat Venkatraman, head of the Information Systems Department, is researching competition in business network and says this is a new form of competition — not between firms […]

MET Awarded Distance Learning Silver Medal

Metropolitan College’s Master of Science in Health Communication program was awarded a Silver Medal for best Practices in Distance Learning Programming by the United States Distance Learning Association.  The Health Communication program is taught in conjunction with the College of Communication.  MET Dean Jay Halfond said: “Our faculty and staff commit a substantial amount of […]