Monthly Archives: September 2010

China squeezes foreign automakers

The Wall Street Journal reported that the Chinese government is considering forcing foreign automakers to reveal their electric vehicle technology in exchange for market access. Dean Emeritus of BU’s School of Management and former Ford executive, Louis Lataif says China may well become a global leader in EV over the coming decades. “However, China need […]

Obama to name Warren to new post

President Obama will name Elizabeth Warren as a White House advisor to oversee creation of the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Law professor Cornelius Hurley, director of the Morin Center for Banking and Financial Law, expresses his opinion on the appointment. “It is regrettable that President Obama has chosen to launch the new Consumer Financial Protection […]

Ponzi schemer pleads guilty

Nevin Shapiro pleaded guilty to running an $880 million multi-state Ponzi scheme.  Law professor Tamar Frankel, an authority on securities law and author of “Trust and Honesty: America’s Business Culture at a Crossroad,” says to expect more and larger Ponzi schemes. “It is no use telling investors that ‘if the offering is too good to […]

Sargent Choice Nite at Dining Halls

The folks at the Nutrition & Fitness Center, along with Dining Services, are excited to offer Sargent Choice exclusive options at all of the student dining halls tonight beginning at 5:00 PM.  Dining options will include chipotle-glazed pork loin and cherry chocolate chip cookies.

BU Panel to Examine Ground Zero Mosque

Tonight, a panel of Boston Unviersity experts will examine the controversy surrounding the proposed Islamic cultural center and mosque near Ground Zero.  According to BU Today, the event is an “effort to dispel what the speakers call Americans’ mistaken beliefs about Islam.” The Ground Zero Mosque Controversy: What You Need to Know begins at 7 […]

Robert Lowell Memorial Lecture Tonight

The Boston University Robert Lowell Memorial Lecture, sponsored by the Shenson Foundation in memory of Drs. Ben and A. Jess Shenson, invites celebrated contemporary Polish poet Adam Zagajewski, David Ferry and Valerie Duff for a reception and poetry reading tonight at 7:30 at the School of Management. The event is free and open to the […]

France bans burqas

The French Parliament passed a bill banning women from wearing burqas and other full-body robes in public. International Relations professor William Keylor gives some historical perspective on the issue. “The great irony of this whole affair is that the deeply felt sentiment in France against public displays of religious affiliation originated in the anti-clerical campaign […]

SED Dean on MA School Lay Offs

National Backpack Awareness Day

Today, September 15th, marks the 10th Anniversary of National Backpack Awareness Day sponsored by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) . Professor Karen Jacobs of Sargent College is commemorating this occasion with a family style initiative from 12:30-2 PM, at St. Mary of the Assumption Rectory School, in Brookline. There, along with 49 BU entry-level occupational […]

Looking toward midterm elections

Political science professor Graham Wilson, author of  “Only in America? American Politics in Comparative Perspective,”  gives his outlook on the midterm elections. “Maybe the Tea Party is the Democrats’ last hope.” Contact Graham Wilson, 617-353-2540,