Faculty in the News - Archive
Thursday, September 11, 2008Professor Michael GreenbergerBusiness Week, RedOrbit.com
Ė A report released this week by a hedge fund investor says that institutional investors are responsible for both the recent decline in oil prices and record-high prices reached this summer. A series of Congressional hearings during that period were the catalyst for legislation and increased regulatory action aimed at controlling speculative activity in commodities markets, a move that experts say drained those markets of some excessive speculation by institutional investors. Michael Greenberger, JD, a professor at the School of Law and a former director at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), testified at six of those hearings. "The only constant variable in the oil market since the spring has been tougher CFTC measures and more oversight," said Greenberger. "If actual supply and demand were at work, [oil] prices would have spiked with Russia's invasion of Georgia and the onset of hurricane season."
Thursday, September 11, 2008Professor Michael GreenbergerWTOP (103.5 FM, Washington, D.C.)
Ė The U.S. has made strides in homeland security since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, but some say itís a different story on the international front. Michael Greenberger, JD, a professor at the School of Law and the director of the Center for Health and Homeland Security, said "the homeland is safer, but again, itís not where it oughta be, but weíre back right where we were and maybe even in worse shape given the countryís status in the world and how itís viewed in the world."
Wednesday, September 10, 2008Professor Michael GreenbergerFrederick News-Post, WJZ-TV, Ch. 13 (Baltimore), WJZ.com, BaltimoreExaminer.com
Ė The Center for Health and Homeland Security (CHHS) invited experts to discuss the ongoing anthrax investigation and case against Dr. Bruce Ivins, the Army scientist who committed suicide after he became the FBIís prime suspect. Scott Shane, a reporter who has covered this story extensively for The New York Times, and Claire Fraser-Liggett, PhD, a professor at the School of Medicine whose research helped pinpoint the origin of the anthrax used in the attacks, spoke to an audience of more than 100 students and faculty at the School of Law. "None of the science we used in this was new," Fraser-Liggett said. "It was applied in a new way and I think we moved the field of microbial forensics forward in a way that we had never expected." The forum was moderated by Michael Greenberger, JD, a professor at the School of Law and director of CHHS.
Wednesday, September 10, 2008Professor Michael GreenbergerWUSA-TV, Ch. 9 (Washington, D.C.)
Ė The U.S. government has taken control of struggling Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, companies that combined control $5 trillion in assets. Michael Greenberger, JD, a professor at the School of Law and a former director at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, said, "Every time this happens, itís a little known publicized fact that itís the U.S. taxpayer thatís now really standing behind these institutions."
Monday, September 8, 2008Professor Pamela ChaneyWYPR.org
- Tens of thousands of people in the Baltimore area are being urged to file federal income tax returns, not because they owe money but because the government owes money to them money that it is hoped they will spend and place into the economy. Pamela Chaney, JD, clinical instructor at the School of Law's Low Income Taxpayer Clinic, is one of those reaching out to find people who might be due an economic stimulus check.
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