Monthly Archives: March 2011

Frozen fruit and vegetables a healthful alternative

Joan Salge Blake, Clinical Associate Professor of Nutrition at College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College, discusses how frozen fruits and vegetables can be a convenient and budget-friendly alternative to fresh to help people meet their daily requirements of these important foods. Joan can be reached at or @joansalgeblake.

European bank stress tests

According to reports, European banking regulators will weaken parts of the bank stress tests which were created to raise investor confidence in the banking sector. Boston University law professor Cornelius Hurley, Director of BU’s Center for Finance, Law & Policy (formerly the Morin Center for Banking and Financial Law) and a former counsel to the […]

Goldman CEO to testify at Rajaratnam trial

Boston University law professor Tamar Frankel, an authority on securities law, corporate governance, and legal ethics, offers the following comment on the news that Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein will testify at the insider trading trial of Galleon Group’s co-founder Raj Rajaratnam: “When the CEO of a large investment bank is ready to testify in […]

Experts available to comment on the Middle East

The following Boston University professors are available to offer commentary, analysis and insight on the continuing turmoil in the Middle East. Augustus Richard Norton, International relations professor; Middle East specialist and a member of the Baker-Hamilton Iraq Study Group; Author of “Hezbollah: A Short History” Contact 617-353-7808,, Twitter: @arnorton     Adil Najam, International relations […]

Egyptian PM resigns

Ahmed Shafiq, Eqypt’s Prime Minister and close ally of former president Hosni Mubarak, resigned today just ahead of planned demonstrations to be held on Friday. Boston University international relations professor Augustus Richard Norton, a Middle East specialist and author of  “Hezbollah: A Short History”, offers the following analysis: “The resignation of General Ahmed Shafiq as […]

World food prices hit record

The United Nations announced today that global food prices hit a record high in February and warned that rising oil prices will make an already unstable global situation much worse.  Boston University professors are available to offer expert analysis and commentary on the impact of this new information. Michael Salinger, School of Management Professor/Everett W. […]

Pakistani minister assassinated

The following Boston University professors are available to offer commentary, expertise, and insight on the assassination of Shahbaz Bhatti, Pakistan’s Christian minorities minister. Bhatti was gunned down today in Islamabad. Adil Najam, Pakistani-born international relations professor; Director of the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future; Expert on Pakistan and Middle […]

Yahoo may quit Japan

Boston University School of Management professor N. Venkat Venkatraman is available to offer expert analysis on a report that Yahoo is in talks to exit its Japanese joint venture. The move would make an estimated $8 billion available to Yahoo to fight Google and Facebook. Contact N. Venkat Venkatraman, 617-353-7117,, Twitter: @nvenkatraman

Rodney King beating — 20 years later

March 3rd marks the 20th anniversary of the beating of Rodney King by the Los Angeles Police Department. The beatings, which were videotaped by a bystander, showed footage of LAPD officers striking King several times while he was on the ground. Portions of the video were shown on news broadcasts across the US and the world. […]

BU researcher’s “Development Corridor” accepted by Egypt’s new government

A visionary plan for a “Desert Development Corridor” in Egypt, researched and created by Boston University geologist Dr. Farouk El-Baz, has been adopted by the country’s new government as its flagship program.  According to El-Baz, the plan – which includes the construction, along 1,200 kilometers, of a new eight-lane superhighway, a railway, a water pipeline, […]