Monthly Archives: May 2011

Hardin Coleman on prevention pyramids

SED Dean Hardin Coleman discusses the pros and cons of the prevention pyramid tactic for student achievement:

School of Social Work researchers publish hoarding treatment guide

School of Social Work (SSW) Dean Gail Steketee, post-doctoral fellow Christiana Bratiotis, and psychotherapist Cristina Sorrentino Schmalisch have published The Hoarding Handbook: A Guide for Human Service Professionals (Oxford University Press), as a resource for those responding to hoarding situations. The guide includes case studies, tips and strategies and suggestions for appropriate interventions. Organized around […]

Lagarde’s IMF bid

French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde announced her candidacy to lead the International Monetary Fund. Boston University professor William Grimes is chair of BU’s Department of International Relations. He is a member of the Council of Foreign Relations and author of “Currency and Contest in East Asia.” He offers the following comments on Lagarde’s bid: “Lagarde’s […]

Obama’s Europe tour

President Obama began his six-day tour of Europe in Ireland. The president will travel on to London, Deauville (France), and Warsaw. Boston University international relations professor Erik Goldstein, an expert in diplomacy, is a long-time British government watcher and author of “Winning the Peace: British Diplomatic Strategy, Peace Planning, and the Paris Peace Conference, 1916-1910.” […]

Hardin Coleman on NCTQ Evaluations

SED Dean Hardin Coleman reacts to the National Council on Teacher Quality Evaluations:

LinkedIn IPO

Professor N. Venkat Venkatraman, chairman of the Information Systems Department at Boston University’s School of Management offers the following comment on the recent LinkedIn IPO: “I think it is the beginning of the new tech bubble focused on social (professional) networks. We are in the early stages of social commerce and the monetization logics are […]

IMF succession fight

Dominique Strauss-Kahn has resigned as the head of the International Monetary Fund as he faces sexual assault charges. Boston University School of Law professor Cornelius Hurley is the director of BU’s Center for Finance, Law & Policy (formerly the Morin Center for Banking and Financial Law) and former counsel to the Fed Board of Governors. […]

Arnold Schwarzenegger fathers child with former housekeeper

Amid the revelations that Arnold Schwarzenegger fathered a child with a former housekeeper, the following Boston University communications experts are available for comment on how this will impact Schwarzenegger’s public image and reputation: Peter Morrissey is an associate professor of public relations.  He has extensive experience in public relations, reputation management and brand marketing.  Contact information: […]

CIA drones and Osama bin Laden

The Washington Post reports that the CIA used stealth drones to monitor the activity of Osama bin Laden at his Pakistan compound prior to May 1 strike that killed him. Boston University international relations professor Arthur Hulnick is a 35-year veteran of the intelligence profession, mostly with the CIA. He is the author of “Keeping […]

Trump will not run in 2012

Donald Trump has announced that he will not run for president in 2012. The following Boston University professors are available to offer expert commentary, analysis and insight: Tom Whalen is an associate professor of Social Sciences. He is an expert on modern American politics and the American presidency. He is a regular contributor to PoliticoArena. […]