Monthly Archives: February 2011

Experts available to discuss rising oil prices

The New York Times reports that the continuing political unrest in the Middle East, and Libya in particular, has seen a rise in oil prices. The following Boston Univesity experts are available to offer commentary, analysis and insight on the impact of rising oil prices to the U.S. economy and gas prices. Mark Williams, Executive-in […]

And the Oscar goes to…

Paul Schneider, Chairman of the Department of Film & Television at the College of Communication and a member of the Directors Guild of America, makes his predictions for who’s going to take what at Sunday’s 83rd Annual Academy Awards: Best Actor: Colin Firth (The King’s Speech) “It’s a buzz thing right now. There’s a momentum […]

Augustus Richard Norton on Libya

Boston University international relations professor Augustus Richard Norton appeared on NECN discussing Libya and Gadhafi’s hour-long speech to the country. “I think what we’re going to see here is a fragmentation of political authority. I don’t think Gadhafi’s going to be able to hang on for the long haul and I think this could drag […]

History professor Nina Silber on slavery’s role in the Civil War

The Boston Herald has published an opinion piece by Boston University history professor Nina Silber entitled Slavery at war’s root.   

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 […]

Experts available to comment on smoke-free hotels, motels

The following Boston University experts are available to offer commentary on the recent trend  of hotels, motels, and other lodgings that are becoming smoke-free facilities. Christopher Muller, Dean of the School of Hospitality Administration Contact 617-353-6327,   Michael Siegel, Professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences in the School of Public Health; Expert […]

School of Social Work study looks at Asian-American women’s sexual behaviors

According to a new study by Hyeouk Chris Hahm, an Assistant Professor at the Boston University School of Social Work, a highly-controlling male partner did not influence condom use behaviors among Asian-American women.  However, the study did find that a highly-controlling partner increased by fivefold an Asian-American woman’s risk of engaging in other high HIV […]

Madoff’s prison interview

In his first interview since going to prison, Bernard Madoff told the New York Times that others were complicit in the fraud that brought him down. Boston University law professor Tamar Frankel is an authority on securities law, corporate governance, and legal ethics. Her latest book, “Con Artists and their Victims (of the Ponzi Variety)” will […]

“Single rulebook” for European banks

Banks in the European Union may soon begin operating under a “single rulebook” according to Andrea Enria, the chairman of the European Banking Authority. Enria believes the move will lead to a more uniform oversight of banks. Boston University law professor Cornelius Hurley, Director of the Morin Center for Banking & Financial Law, offers the following commentary: […]

Were the uprisings in Egypt just the beginning for the Persian Gulf?

Thousands of protesters are taking to the streets in Iran, Bahrain, and Yemen following the recent uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia. Boston University international relations professor Stephen Kinzer, former New York Times foreign correspondent and author of “Reset: Iran, Turkey and America’s Future,” was recently interviewed on The Takeway with his thoughts on what is […]