Category: Videos

Campaign 2012: Use of social media

President Obama held the first Twitter Town Hall at the White House today. As part of our Campaign 2012 series, we asked John Carroll, an assistant professor of mass communication at Boston University’s College of Communication, to give his analysis on the use of social media by the candidates in the 2012 campaign. Contact John at […]

Avoid BBQ blunders this holiday weekend

Fourth of July is right around the corner and that means the summer grilling and picnic season is in full swing. While having fun is certainly the top priority at all the upcoming barbecues and outdoor parties, nothing can ruin a good time like an outbreak of food poisoning. In the videos below, Boston University […]

Is Al Gore right to attack President Obama on climate change?

Tom Whalen is an associate professor in Social Sciences at Boston University and an expert on the American presidency. A regular contributor to PoliticoArena, he offers the following response to their question on whether Al Gore is right in attacking President Obama for failing to take “bold action” on climate change. Contact Tom Whalen at […]

Campaign 2012: Jon Huntsman declares candidacy for president

Jon Huntsman, former US ambassador to China and former governor of Utah, will officially announce his candidacy for president today. In today’s installment of our series “Campaign 2012,” our experts offer their analysis on what he brings to the GOP field. The experts are: Tom Whalen, an associate professor of Social Sciences; an expert on […]

Campaign 2012: GOP candidates

Today, Professor Voices kicks off a new occasional series called “Campaign 2012″ which will run until election day November 2012. We’ve pulled together several Boston University experts who will give their views on key issues of the campaign. We’ve asked our first group of experts to weigh in on the current field of GOP hopefuls […]

Skip the sugar, keep the taste

Foods and drinks with high amounts of added sugar can wreak havoc on your diet by adding around 350 extra calories a day.  Joan Salge Blake, Clinical Associate Professor of Nutrition at Boston University’s Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, offers sensible alternatives to sugar-laden soft drinks and sweets.

BU SHA Dean on impact of gas prices on hospitality industry

With summer right around the corner, Christopher Muller, Dean of the Boston University School of Hospitality Administration (SHA), discusses how high gas prices impact the hospitality industry, particularly dining out and travel. This is part of a continuing series on gas prices.   Contact Muller at 617-353-6327 or cmuller@bu.edu.

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 […]

Film examines pressure cooker culture in American schools

Many American schools have become academic and extra curricular pressure cookers that often push both students and teachers to their limits. Hardin Coleman, Dean of the Boston University School of Education (SED), discusses the new documentary, “Race to Nowhere: The Dark Side of America’s Achievement Culture,” and how too hard of a focus on school statistics and strong […]

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