Monthly Archives: March 2011

Starvation vacations, are they worth it?

Joan Salge Blake reacts to recent chatter in the blogosphere about the newest weight loss trend, the starvation vacation: “If you went to bed weighing 130 pounds and woke up registering 180 pounds on the bathroom scale, then you need to seek out extreme measures from a health care provider. Quickly… Since it is highly […]

Microsoft v. Google in EU

Microsoft has filed a formal antitrust complaint with the European Union against Google.  Keith Hylton, an antitrust-law expert and the Honorable Paul J. Liacos Profesor of Law of BU’s School of Law, offers the following comments: “There’s no irony here, though Microsoft counsel Brad Smith is clearly referring to perception rather than reality. The reality is that […]

CIA operatives sent to Libya

The Obama administration has authorized the CIA to send operatives to Libya to work with and gather information from rebel forces. The following professors from Boston University’s International Relations department, both with CIA experience, are available to offer expert commentary, analysis and insight on this latest move. Arthur Hulnick, a 35-year veteran of the intelligence profession, […]

A boom in takeovers

Investment bankers believe that 2011 may be the busiest year for takeovers since 2007.  Professor Allen Michel is an M&A expert from the Finance and Economics Department of Boston University’s School of Management. He offers the following comment on the recent boom of new takeover deals: “Valuations are increasing because of the perceived increase in growth […]

Obama to set oil import goals

President Obama is expected to call for a reduction of oil imports by one-third in the next decade. Boston University geography professor Robert Kaufmann, director of graduate studies at  BU’s Center for Energy and Environmental Studies offers the following comment: “Economic incentives to reduce U.S. dependence on oil imports by increasing domestic production will not […]

Tom Nolan available for comment on gun control

Wednesday marks the 30th anniversary of the attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan and the wounding of his press secretary James Brady. Brady suffered a severe head wound and was left partially paralyzed and confined to a wheelchair. He and his wife, Sarah, went on to become ardent advocates for gun control and fought for stricter […]

Michael Corgan talks to NECN on President Obama’s speech on Libya

Boston University international relations professor Michael Corgan gives his assessment of President Obama’s speech on Libya. “The president is walking a tightrope because a lot depends on what the Libyan rebels do or do not do. “Regime change is difficult. Who will emerge as the leader?” Watch the entire NECN interview here. Contact Michael Corgan, […]

NATO takes command of no-fly zone in Libya

Boston University international relations professor Michael Corgan is a specialist in international security. A U.S. Naval Academy graduate and former teacher there, he also has extensive government service in political and military planning, especially NATO. Professor Corgan offers the following comment on the announcement that NATO will take command of the no-fly zone in Libya. […]

BU study links home and school environments to children’s BMIs

A recent study by Boston University School of Social Work Assistant Professor Daniel Miller found that different characteristics of home and school environments were related to a child’s body mass index (BMI) in kindergarten and the rate of BMI growth until fifth grade. Using growth curve modeling and a sample of approximately 11,400 children from […]

Charles Dunbar available to comment on Yemen

Boston University international relations professor Charles Dunbar was a State Department foreign service officer from 1962-1993. He served as U.S. ambassador to Yemen from 1988-1991. Professor Dunbar is available to offer insight and analysis into the protests which are continuing to intensify in Yemen. Contact 617-353-5633,