Posts by: Kira Jastive

Alum pledges $25 million to BU; largest gift in school history

Rajen Kilachand, a Dubai-based global entrepreneur, has pledged $25 million to Boston University, announced BU President Robert A. Brown. Kilachand’s contribution, the largest in school history, will support and rename the University’s Honors College in honor of his parents, whose full name will become the Arvind and Chandan Nandlal Kilachand Honors College. Kilachand, who earned […]

Arsenic in apple juice?

Joan Salge Blake, clinical associate professor of nutrition and a registered dietician, weighs in on the controversy surrounding how “The Dr. Oz Show” yesterday aired a segment about unsafe levels of arsenic in many brands of apple juice. The FDA, however, has called the show’s testing methods “erroneous” and “misleading” since they only looked at total levels of […]

Faculty and staff reflect on 9/11

In today’s edition of BU Today, several professors and administrators reflect on how the U.S. and world have changed in the decade since the September 11th terrorist attacks. The story features Andrew Bacevich, professor of international relations; Thomas Robbins, BU’s chief of police and executive director of public safety; Neta Crawford, professor of political science; […]

10 years later: The War on Terror

Professor Voices wraps up its “10 Years Later” series with Andrew Bacevich who takes a look at how the War on Terror has evolved in the 10 years since September 11th and where we are now. Contact Bacevich at 617-358-0914; Earlier posts in the series: Andrew Bacevich: Are we safer? Robert Hefner: Islam Today David Barlow: How are […]

10 years later: Children in a post-9/11 world

Our “10 Years Later” series continues with David Barlow, professor of psychology and psychiatry, and the founder and former director of the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders (CARD), who discusses the impact on children who have grown up in an anxious post-9/11 world and how parents and caregivers can help.    Contact Barlow at 617-353-9610; The series concludes tomorrow with […]

10 years later: How are we coping?

Today, “10 Years Later” turns to David Barlow, professor of psychology and psychiatry, and the founder and former director of the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders (CARD), to examine the ongoing effects of September 11th on the American psyche.  Are we more anxious as a society?  And, how can people cope with the lasting memories […]

10 years later: Islam today

In today’s installment of “10 Years Later,” Robert Hefner, an expert on Islamic culture and director of the Institute on Culture, Religion, and World Affairs (CURA), discusses the state of Islam and Muslim society in the U.S. since September 11th. Contact Hefner at 617-353-2194; Tomorrow, we take a look at the residual psychological impacts of the […]

10 years later: Are we safer?

This week and next Professor Voices will run a special video series called “10 Years Later” that highlights various angles of the upcoming anniversary of the September 11th attacks.  We start today with Andrew Bacevich, a foreign policy expert and professor of international relations, who discusses whether the U.S. is safer now from the threat of terrorism than it was prior […]

Is Google+ the next Facebook?

Google+ has been gaining popularity as a new social network, but will it dethrone Facebook?  According to Mina Tsay, assistant professor of communication at Boston University, the potential is there.  Tsay’s research focuses on the psychological and social effects of mass media, and the psychology of new and social media.  Contact her at 617-353-3482;

Experts available for comment on 10th anniversary of September 11th

With the 10th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon approaching, the following Boston University experts are available to offer comment, insight and analysis on various angles: Andrew Bacevich, professor of international relations and history, and a retired Army colonel, can offer comment on the wars in […]