Monthly Archives: May 2011

“A spoonful of sugar makes the medicine work”

Boston University researchers at the College of Engineering have discovered a way to target bacterial “persisters” so they could be killed by antibiotics. Biomedical engineering professor James Collins, a William F. Warren Distinguished Professor and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator, reports in Nature magazine that he and his colleagues have discovered how adding a […]

Hardin Coleman on BPS’ Carol Johnson

SED Dean Hardin Coleman reacts to the reappointment of Boston Public Schools Superintendent Carol Johnson: Watch this video on YouTube

Demjanjuk convicted of Nazi camp deaths

John Demjanjuk is free pending appeal after being sentenced to five years in prison. Demjanjuk, a retired American autoworker, was convicted for the role he played in sending 28,000 Jews to their death during the Holocaust. Boston University professor Steven Katz, a renowned Holocaust scholar, is the director of the Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic […]

Bernanke, other regulators to brief Congress on financial revamp

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and other regulators will testify today before the Senate Banking Committee. In testimony prepared for the hearing, Bernanke says the Fed will propose new rules later this summer that will protect the economy from another meltdown of the financial system. Boston University law professor Cornelius Hurley is the director of […]

Skip the sugar, keep the taste

Foods and drinks with high amounts of added sugar can wreak havoc on your diet by adding around 350 extra calories a day.  Joan Salge Blake, Clinical Associate Professor of Nutrition at Boston University’s Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, offers sensible alternatives to sugar-laden soft drinks and sweets.

Tom Whalen on the MA U.S. Senate race

Setti Warren, mayor of Newton, becomes the latest democrat to announce his candidacy for the senate seat held by Scott Brown. Setti joins the race with previously announced candidates Alan Khazie, Bob Massie, and Marisa DeFranco. Boston University professor Tom Whalen appeared on Fox 25 News to give his view on what this means for […]

Apple overtakes Google as world’s most valuable brand

The following Boston University marketing professors, from the School of Management, are available to offer commentary and perspective on a new report stating the Apple is now the world’s most valuable brand with a value of $153 billion. Susan Fournier is an associate professor of marketing and an expert in brands and brand strategies. She […]

Oprah Winfrey Network dismisses head of network

OWN, the Oprah Winfrey Network, has dismissed Christina Norman, the head of the network. The move comes as OWN continues to show disappointing ratings. The following Boston University professors from the College of Communication are available to offer expert commentary and analysis: Tobe Berkovitz is an associate professor of advertising. He is an expert in […]

Are we in a permanent state of war?

Boston University international relations professor Andrew Bacevich is an expert on U.S. foreign policy and military history. He is the author of “Washington Rules: America’s Path to Permanent War.” He appeared on MSNBC’s “The Dylan Ratigan Show” to answer the question “Are we in a permanent state of global war?” Watch full interview here.

President Obama’s approval rating jumps

The latest New York Times/CBS poll shows a significant jump in President Obama’s approval rating since the killing of Osama bin Laden. Boston University professor Graham Wilson is the chair of the political science department and the author of “Only in America?: The Politics of the United States in Comparative Perspective.” He offers the following […]