Monthly Archives: November 2008

Citigroup bailout needs oversight

School of Law Professor Cornelius Hurley, director of the Morin Center for Banking and Financial law and a former counsel to the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, says the government’s bailout of Citigroup needs more oversight than initially planned. “Once again, the Treasury has opened its coffers to bail out a private institution without requiring […]

Welcome the Obama economic team

School of Management finance Professor Mark Williams, a risk-management and former Federal Reserve Bank examiner, commends President-elect Obama’s introduction of the next administration’s new economic team. “President-elect Obama did a nice job of conveying crisply that while he cannot step on the field as a quarterback until January 20th, he is still quickly assembling a top […]

CDS Market: Contributor, not Cause of Economic Woes

School of Management finance Professor Mark Williams, a former Federal Reserve Bank examiner, feels strongly that the Credit Default Swap (CDS) market definitely shares some blame, but it isn’t justified to make it the latest scapegoat responsible for the economic meltdown.  Nonetheless, there is a crying need for regulation of the CDS market and creation […]

Thanksgiving Tips: Avoid that Too-Full Feeling

Boston University’s resident nutrition expert Joan Salge Blake was quoted in a Washington Post article this week providing tips on how to avoid feeling too full during your Thanksgiving meal: “Eat breakfast: Don’t starve yourself during the day. Otherwise, you’ll be so ravenous come turkey time you’ll stuff yourself silly. Move the mealtime: Eat at […]

Symposium for BUAG’s latest exhibition, “Exposures: Other Histories in Early Postcards from Africa” today!

The Boston University Art Gallery (BUAG) is hosting a symposium entitled “Cosmopolitan Identities and Alternative Histories: Africans in Front and Behind the Camera.” The event is taking place in conjunction with the gallery’s latest exhibition which features postcards produced from Africa between 1870 and the 1930s. The symposium will be held at the Boston University […]

At Restaurants, Toilets as Important as the Meal!

A recent survey found that Americans who eat out care as much about the restaurants’ bathrooms as they do about the food. Boston University School of Hospitality Assistant Professor Peter Szende hopes these new findings make restaurants rethink their tactics on customer retention: “Restaurants discreetly direct their customers to the bathroom as though it were […]

New approach to help military families with young children

For the first time, the Department of Defense has chosen a School of Social Work to develop a four-year program to help returning soldiers from Iraq and Afghanistan who suffer from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and their young families, particularly those with children under five years old who are in the critical stage of […]

Boosting women faculty in science and engineering’s career success

A $750,000 NSF ADVANCE grant will focus helping women faculty strengthen their professional networks beyond their own science and engineering departments to enhance their career success. “Analyzing the impact of social networks on improving the career success and satisfaction of women faculty is truly innovative,” said psychology professor Deborah Belle, who will serve as principal […]

Will someone step up to buy the Boston Globe?

Since January 2007, the value of the New York Times Co.’s New England Media Group, which includes the Boston Globe and the Worcester Telegram & Gazette, has dropped by $980 million. As the Boston Globe’s financial woes worsen, speculation is rampant about the possibility that someone will step up to buy the region’s largest paper […]

N.H. prescription privacy law upheld by U.S. Appeals Court

Law Professor Kevin Outterson, an authority on food and drug law and director of the school’s Health Law Program, says the drug companies likely will fight the ruling as its impact spreads to other states. “While this is a victory for New Hampshire, the Court of Appeals skirted several of the important Constitutional issues raised […]