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Campaign 2012: Massachusetts Senate debate

The first debate of the Massachusetts Senate Democratic primary campaign will be held on Oct. 4 at UMass-Lowell. Boston University professors Fred Bayles, Tobe Berkovkitz, and John Carroll offer their insight on the debate. Contact Bayles at 617-353-3484; Contact Berkovitz at 617-353-7724;; Twitter: @tobetv Contact Carroll at 617-353-3493;; Twitter: @johncarroll_bu

Campaign 2012: Perry, Christie, and Romney

Tom Whalen, associate professor of social science, offers his analysis on Rick Perry’s recent bad performances, and the potential for New Jersey governor Chris Christie entering the GOP race for president and what it means for Mitt Romney. Contact Whalen at 978-888-3131; or

Campaign 2012: Bad week for Rick Perry

After poor performances in recent GOP debates and losses in the Florida and Michigan straw polls, Rick Perry still appears to be the leader of the GOP field, but some question for how long. John Carroll, assistant professor of mass communication and an expert on media criticism and political advertising, offers the following observation of […]

Tips for proper backpack selection and usage

National Backpack Awareness Day is Wednesday, September 21st. Karen Jacobs, clinical professor at Boston University’s Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences and an occupational therapist, offers tips for proper backpack selection and usage in order to help reduce back, neck and shoulder pain. Contact Jacobs at 617-353-7516;; Twitter: KarenJacobsOT

Campaign 2012: Who needs a strong showing in GOP debate?

Graham Wilson, chair of the Department of Political Science, and Tom Whalen, associate professor of social science, give their views on which GOP presidential candidate needs a strong showing in this week’s GOP debate to be held at the Reagan Library. Contact Wilson at 617-523-2540; Contact Whalen at 978-888-3131;

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 […]