Monthly Archives: January 2011

From Joan Salge Blake:

Released a month later than they initially had hoped for, the updated 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans have finally been released.  Mandated by Congress to be updated every five years, a committee of leading health experts is appointed to look at the latest nutrition science and make science-based recommendations.  After reviewing close to 2,000 research articles, […]

CIA and Egypt chaos

What should or could the CIA have known about the Egyptian uprising? Joseph Wippl, a professor of international relations at BU and a 30-year CIA operations officer gives the following view: “Part of the intent in the creation of the CIA through the National Security Act of 1947 was to avoid surprise, the most noteworthy being […]

Will Kids’ Brains Freeze From So Many Snow Days?

According to School of Education Assistant Professor Scott Seider, parents shouldn’t worry too much about how snow days affect their kid’s learning.  He told “It’s more challenging for teachers when the learning process is disrupted by snow. But I think there are at least 50 factors that will impact a child’s quality of education […]

Sizing up Super Bowl Ads

The Super Bowl is less than two weeks away and aside from the actual game, one of the most popular reasons many people watch is to see the commercials.  Christopher Cakebread, an Assistant Professor of Advertising at COM, breaks down what we can expect to see this year and offers insights into new trends in Super Bowl advertising.   […]

Police officers killed in the line of duty

January has seen 14 police officers killed in the line of duty across the U.S. Boston University criminology professor and former Boston police officer Thomas Nolan comments on this alarming trend. “It’s all about guns (in a society in which many are already predisposed toward violence). The ease of access to firearms for the unhinged, deranged, […]

Experts available to discuss State of the Union address

The following Boston University professors are available to give expert commentary and analysis on President Obama’s State of the Union address. All are regular contributors to PoliticoArena. Tom Whalen, Associate professor, Social Sciences; Expert on Modern American politics and culture, American foreign policy, and the American presidency. Contact 617-353-4785,       Tom Fiedler, Dean […]

COM Dean Tom Fiedler on what to expect from the State of the Union address

S. Korea , N. Korea to hold military talks

South Korea announced that they have agreed to hold military talks with North Korea. International Relations professors Michael Corgan and William Keylor offer their perspectives.

Meet CFA Dean Benjamin Juarez

BU’s New Ambassador to the Arts (via BU Today)

Changing Huck Finn? BU Education Dean Weighs-in

Hardin Coleman, Dean of the Boston University School of Education (SED), offers his take on the new edition of Huckleberry Finn being published in February that removes the 219 references to the n-word.  Will this change make the book more accessible to teachers and students in the classroom or is altering Twain’s work censorship?  Dr. […]