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Q&A: Predictive Analytics Hot and Getting Hotter

Tue, 05/01/2012 - 13:19

Adjunct professor in Information Systems and Business Fern Halper comments on the power and possibilities in predictive analytics.

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Explaining Security Breaches

Tue, 04/10/2012 - 14:01

Senor Lecturer and scam expert Steve Weisman appears on New England Cable News to offer advice on how to protect yourself from security breaches.

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Science Weekly Podcast: Daniel Everett on Language

Sun, 04/08/2012 - 14:21

Dean of Arts & Sciences Dan Everett is interviewed about his new book "Language: the Cultural Tool" and his thesis that language is not innate but rather a tool to solve a human problem.

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Whistling Tribe Rewrites Rules of Language

Mon, 03/19/2012 - 13:58

Dean of Arts and Sciences Dan Everett is highlighted for his new book Language: The Cultural Tool, which explores the rules of human language and the relationship between culture, thinking, and happiness through the study of one Amazonian tribe called the Piraha.

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Financial Planning for Same-Sex Couples Who Seek to Wed

Mon, 03/05/2012 - 11:09

After the passing of the Same Sex Marriage Bill in Maryland, Senior Lecturer of Law, Taxation and Financial Planning Steve Weisman offers recommendations for gay married couples seeking a mortgage with pooled incomes or a will where spouses will be able to inherit their partner's assets. 

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Casino Talk Hits a Chord in Taunton

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 12:43

Economics Professor David Gulley offers his opinion on the potential of turning Taunton, MA  into the new location of a destination casino resort. 

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Ben Bernanke and the Federal Reserve Should Follow Milton Friedman's Lead and Set a Nominal Income Target

Sun, 02/26/2012 - 13:41

The Federal Reserve is urged to adopt a new monetary policy of targeting nominal income and Economics Professor Scott Sumner is highlighted as one of the early proponents of this policy.

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Money Bawl

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 13:37

Economics Professor Scott Sumner is highlighted for his widely debated theory concerning nominal GDP.

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Bay State a Bit Out of Focus

Sun, 02/26/2012 - 10:13

English and Media Studies Senior Lecturer Liz LeDoux offers her opinion on how the state can increase profits when major motion films are shot in Massachusetts.  

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Paul Krugman vs. the World

Fri, 02/10/2012 - 12:31

Economics Professor, Scott Sumner, is highlighted as one of the "illustrious peers" of New York Times columnist Paul Krugman in a diagram that illustrates the war of words between the Nobel Prize winner and several high-profile economists.

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