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Walter Benjamin in Palestine

Anthropologists for the Boycott of Israeli Academic Institutions is pleased to offer this reflection on a Walter Benjamin conference in Palestine by David Lloyd, ally of anthropology and Distinguished Professor of English at the University of California at Riverside. Show More Summary

"We Can Listen to the Universe Now" --LIGO Gravitational Wave Discovery (Today's 'Galaxy' Insight)

"We had thought the first signal would be some little small thing poking up out of the noise and we'd have to work really hard to understand what it was," Nergis Mavalvala – the Curtis and Kathleen Marble Professor of...

Tim Besley on the Importance of Political Economy for Economic Development

(February 13, 2016 09:02 AM, by Emily Skarbek) Tim Besley's inaugural lecture as the W. Arthur Lewis Professor of Development Economics at LSE can best be summed up as drawing attention to the rise and importance of political economy for understanding questions of economic development. A brief... (0 COMMENTS)

Another chart to show how badly we're getting screwed

16 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Alvin Powell at the Harvard Gazette writes about the inequality chart above: It’s a seemingly nondescript chart, buried in a Harvard Business School (HBS) professor’s academic paper. A rectangle, divided into parts, depicts U.S. wealth for each fifth of the population. Show More Summary

Edward Altman: Risk in High Yield Market at 2007 Levels; Not Isolated to Energy

Edward Altman, Professor of Finance at New York University's Stern School of Business and a leading authority on the high yield and distressed debt market, says to expect more defaults this year and next with the average health of companies issuing high yield...

Professor Offers Hilarious Extra Credit Questions on Exam

19 hours agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

Today, the web is laughing at a set of extra credit questions attributed to an unknown statistics professor. This one at the top is my favorite. Almost certainly some anxious student is going to jump on his desk and yell "Oh Captain! My Captain!" -- a reference to the Robin Williams film Dead Poets Society. Show More Summary

Wellesley College Appoints 1st African-American President 

Wellesley College named Dr. Paula A. Johnson, a Harvard Medical School professor, as president, making her the first African American to ever head the school, the Boston Globe reports.

An engineer's valentine to children

BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- What better way to celebrate Valentine's Day than help save a child's heart? That's what Vittoria Flamini, an industry assistant professor in Tandon's Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, has in mind. read more

Emory University Uses Harvard Business School Cases to Teach Innovation in The Physical Therapy Field

Recently, Lauren Jarmusz - a Doctor of Physical Therapy Student at Northeastern University graduating in May 2016 - and I interviewed Zoher Kapasi, PT, PhD, MBA. Dr. Kapasi is the Program Director and Associate Professor in the Division of Physical Therapy of the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. Show More Summary

UK Government Receives Independent Advice on Open Access to Research Publications and Data in New Report

Open Access to Research Publications: Independent Advice was published today by the UK Government. The report was written by: Professor Adam Tickell Provost and Vice Principal, University of Birmingham Chair of the Universities UK Open Access Coordination Group The research/report/advice was requested by the Minister for Universities and Science Jo Johnson in July 2015. The […]

Black Princeton Professor Claims ‘Racist’ Police Mistreated Her – They SHUT DOWN Her Lies With THIS!

Busted! Oh, this is good!! A black, female Princeton professor claimed that she was mistreated by cops after being pulled over for a ticket. She was then arrested for a

"Dark Side of the Universe" --Kip Thorne's Amazing Caltech Gravitational-Wave-LIGO Graphic

In June 2009, Thorne resigned his Feynman Professorship (becoming the Feynman Professor of Theoretical Physics, Emeritus) in order to ramp up a new career in writing, movies, and continued scientific research. His most recent major movie project was Interstellar. Thorne...

South Africa's President Failed to Touch the Nerve of the Nation

Mzukisi Qobo, University of Johannesburg South African President Jacob Zuma delivered his 2016 State of the Nation Address yesterday. Here is a summary of comments made by Professor Mzukisi Qobo in a radio interview with The Conversation Africa Politics + Society editor Thabo Leshilo and Voice of Wits presenter Tsholo Semenya. Show More Summary

‘The Powerpuff Girls’ Clip: It’s Good to Be Back in Townsville

23 hours agoEntertainment / Film : SlashFilm

Sugar. Spice. And everything nice. These were the ingredients chosen to create the perfect little girl. But Professor Utonium accidentally added an extra ingredient to the concoction: CHEMICAL X. Thus The Powerpuff Girls were… reborn!...Show More Summary

Black Americans Supported the 1994 Crime Bill, Too

In a pair of essays published this week, law professor Michelle Alexander and historian Donna Murch examined Hillary Clinton’s role in making the American criminal justice into the hyperpunitive monster that it is today. Both essaysShow More Summary

Montgomery Democrats select Morgan State professor to fill State House seat

Pamela Queen would be only the second African American woman to have ever represented the county in the General Assembly.

how scientists can help us avoid the next flint

In a story full of neglect and willful ignorance, there are a few heroes. One is Mona Hanna-Attisha, the Flint pediatrician and Michigan State professor who raised the alarm with data on kids’ blood-lead levels from the local hospital. Another is Marc Edwards, the Virginia Tech environmental engineer who took on the Michigan Department of […]

"A Cataclysmic, Space-Warping Event" --LIGO Team On Their Epic Detection of Gravitational Waves

"To me, this detection means that the stars are no longer silent."—Matthew Evans, Assistant Professor of Physics at MIT. To mark the start of a new era of astronomy, three principal researchers at the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) reflect...

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