Category: Professor Voices

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Just in time for baseball season: BU professor’s new book chronicles when the Red Sox ruled

As the new Major League Baseball season gets underway, Thomas Whalen, associate professor of social science at Boston University, talks about his new book, When the Red Sox Ruled: Baseball’s First Dynasty 1912 – 1918 (Rowman & Littlefield Publishing, Inc.).  The book, which highlights such iconic players as Babe Ruth, Tris Speaker, Harry Hooper, “Smokey” Joe Wood […]

New blog highlights BU expert voices

If you’ve been following BU Now regularly, you might be wondering where all the posts featuring Boston University professors have gone.  As a way to streamline our blogging efforts, BU Public Relations recently launched a sister blog to BU Now called Professor Voices that does just that. In our ongoing efforts to keep the news […]

Tom Kunz chatting live about bats and the atmosphere

CAS Professor of Biology and Director of our Center for Ecology and Conservation Biology Tom Kunz will be chatting live from the AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science) meeting in Washington D.C. tomorrow at noon via Science magazine’s homepage, ScienceNOW.  The chat will also stream live below.  ScienceNOW chats occur daily and are […]

Meet CFA Dean Benjamin Juarez

  BU’s New Ambassador to the Arts (via BU Today)

Whistleblower to turn over files to WikiLeaks

Rudolf Elmer, a former Swiss banker, is set to hand over files to WikiLeaks that show offshore bank accounts of high net worth individuals and corporations to evade tax payments. Law professor Cornelius Hurley, director of the Morin Center for Banking and Financial Law, offers the following comment: “Rudolf Elmer has demonstrated that the ‘shadow […]

From Joan Salge Blake:

New School Lunch Guidelines: Hold the Fries, Please According to USDA Agriculture Secretary, Tom Vilsack, the school lunch program that serves more than 30 million children daily is likely to get healthier very soon.  The USDA is proposing significant changes to improve the nutritional quality of the school meals that are served to America’s youth. […]

Goldman Sachs releases report on changes in business practices

Goldman Sachs has released a report which sets force changes in the way it will do business. Law professor Cornelius Hurley, director of the Morin Center for Banking and Financial Law, sees the changes as a positive move. “Goldman’s plan to take the creation of structured financial products out of the hands of traders and […]

Haiti One Year Later

Enrique Silva, Assistant Professor and Faculty Coordinator in City Planning and Urban Affairs at MET, has visited Haiti four times since the earthquake that took place on January 12, 2010.  Here are his thoughts:

Tax bill passed

Boston University School of Law professor Daniel Berman, director of the Graduate Tax Program, offers his view on the future of tax reform after passage of the tax compromise bill. “This tax package is a temporary compromise that deserves its widespread condemnation. The only optimistic sign for tax policy is some new support for tax […]