Monthly Archives: November 2010

Rivlin/Domenici proposal

A bipartisan task force, led by Alice Rivlin, a member of President Obama’s debt commission, and former senator Pete Domenici, released their plan to cut the deficit. The plan would rely on spending cuts and a debt-reduction sales tax which the task force believes would save $6 trillion by 2020. Law professor Daniel Berman, director […]

Ronan Tynan Peforms and Lectures tonight

The Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center is hosting an evening with Irish Tenor Ronan Tynan tonight at the Tsai Performance Center.  Tynan is an accomplished athlete, winning multiple medals while competing at the Paralympics, a physician in his home country of Ireland and most known for his accomplishments as an opera singer.  The event will […]

SED Dean Reacts to Midterm Election Results

Book Panel Discussion Tonight

SED Professor Scott Seider will participate in a book panel discussion tonight at the United Lutheran Church (66 Winthrop Street, Cambridge) at 7 PM in promotion of his first book Shelter: Where Harvard Meets the Homeless.  The panel will include James Shearer, Co-founder of Spare Change News, Reverend John Finley, IV,  Founding Director of Epiphany […]

MLK Leadership Lecture with GA Congressman John Lewis tonight

The Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center is hosting  Congressman John Lewis (Fifth District, Georgia) tonight for their annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Leadership Lecture.  Congressman Lewis is best known for his contributions to the Civil Rights Movement during the 1960’s and work as a politician and social activist.  He will lecture on his professional experiences […]

A Celebration of African Fiction

Today the literary and cultural magazine AGNI—with cosponsors  the Center for African Studies, the African American Studies Program, and PEN New England—celebrates contemporary African fiction with an afternoon panel discussion and an evening reading and reception. These events feature four voices in African writing: the acclaimed Nigerian novelist Helon Habila; Ugandan writer Doreen Baingana; Caine […]

Trying the Twinkie diet? Not so fast…

As a registered dietitian and nutrition professor at Boston University, I have known for decades, that when it comes to weight loss, the magic two words are:  Calories Count. If you consume less calories than you need, you will lose weight. When overweight individuals lose weight, short term health indicators often improve.  For example, a […]

Kevin Gallagher explains quantitative easing or “QE2″

SAR professor enhances lives of Parkinson’s patients

Sargent College Clinical Associate Professor Terry Ellis is working to further develop Every Victory Counts, in conjunction with the Davis Phinney Foundation, helping patients with Parkinson’s Disease live better for longer.  Terry’s research is focusing on observing Parkinson’s patients to better understand how their lives change as the disease progresses and what treatments sustain or […]

Big picture view on midterm elections

Political science department chair Graham Wilson offers his view on the midterm elections and what’s next for President Obama. Professor Wilson is the author of “Only in America? American Politics in Comparative Perspective.” “A stunning blow for the Democrats. The question now is whether Obama can play the game of wrong footing for the Republican […]