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NM: ART Won't Fulfill Promise, Professor Says

A civil-engineering professor hired by opponents of Albuquerque Rapid Transit came to this conclusion: The project may not actually improve bus service.

USF professor: No association between 'bad cholesterol' and elderly deaths

TAMPA, Fla. (June 27, 2016) - A University of South Florida professor and an international team of experts have found that older people with high levels of a certain type of cholesterol, known as low-density lipoprotein (LDL-C), live as long, and often longer, than their peers with low levels of this same cholesterol. read more

Enforcing the Law Is Inherently Violent

A Yale law professor suggests that oft-ignored truth should inform debates about what statutes and regulations to codify.

Are voters really guided by gender stereotypes? New research says no.

Kathleen Dolan is a professor of political science at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the author of the recent book “When Does Gender Matter? Women Candidates and Gender Stereotypes in American Elections.” Her findings contradict a great deal of conventional wisdom about gender and elections. She kindly answered some questions via email. Below is a […]

Iceland Starts From Scratch, Choosing 'Ordinary Guy' as a President

Iceland has not had a new president for 20 years. This year, the so-called Panama Papers sparked the largest scandal in Iceland's history and spurred the island nation to take action. Guðni Jóhannesson, a history professor from Reykjavik, unexpectedly won the presidential election to the chagrin of insiders from the country's political parties.

Macro Musings Podcast: Will Luther

My latest Macro Musings podcast is with Will Luther, assistant professor of economics at Kenyon College and an adjunct scholar with Cato's Center for Monetary and Financial Alternatives. Will joins me to discuss the origins of money and its implications for new cryptocurrencies today. Show More Summary

NY Times:Gender-Neutral Family-Friendly Faculty Policies Result In More Men, Less Women Obtaining Tenure

New York Times: A Family-Friendly Policy That’s Friendliest to Male Professors, by Justin Wolters: The underrepresentation of women among the senior ranks of scholars has led dozens of universities to adopt family-friendly employment policies. But a recent study of economists in the United States finds that some of these gender-neutral...

Fighting Prostate Cancer with Hi-Tech Might at NYU Lutheran

NYU Lutheran is determined to help stop prostate cancer in its tracks. And leading NYU Lutheran's fight is Marc Bjurlin, DO, the hospital's newly appointed director of urologic oncology and clinical assistant professor of urology at NYU School of Medicine.

'Since She Went Away,' A Conversation with David Bell

Photo: New American Library David Bell, an Associate Professor of English at Western Kentucky University, received an MA in creative writing from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and a Ph.D. in American literature and creative writing...Show More Summary

There’s a new Professor Layton in development, reports Famitsu.

There’s a new Professor Layton in development, reports Famitsu. The game, which is apparently part of the mainline series, doesn’t seem as though it will star Layton as its protagonist. Details are scant and more will be revealed next month at the Level-5 Vision event in Japan. Read more...

Health Tips for Traveling Abroad with Kids

Before your family heads to Mexico, Asia or beyond, do a little planning ahead of time to keep everyone healthy during their journey. Dr. Nava Yeganeh, an assistant professor of pediatric infectious diseases and director of the Pediatric International Travel and Adoption Clinic at Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA, explains three important strategies.

TaxProf Blog Weekend Roundup

Saturday: This Week's Ten Most Popular TaxProf Blog Posts Update On Murder-For-Hire Investigation Into Dan Markel's Death: Hit Men Thwarted In Previous Attempt To Kill FSU Professor The Tax Consequences Of Brexit Temperature Rises In Debate Over NY Times Coverage Of The Law School Crisis The IRS Scandal, Day 1143...

Rebalancing, Wealth Transfers, and the Growth of Chinese Debt

By Michael Pettis, a Senior Associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and a finance professor at Peking University’s Guanghua School of Management. Cross posted from China Financial Markets. For the past ten years much of what I have written about debt in China was aimed mainly at trying to convince analysts and policymakers […]

Changing the Negotiating Game - 6 Tips for Smart Success

Co-authored with Raúl Sánchez, passionate NYU professor, journalist, speaker, creative writer, and catalyst for thought (also a HuffPost contributor.) "One Vision," Artwork by Rod Sánchez In our increasingly interconnected world, the negotiating game is changing. Show More Summary

Professor: Both Hillary and Republicans Run ‘Hysteria’-Based Campaigns

Penn State prof Sophia McClennen, a Bernie Sanders backer, really dislikes Hillary Clinton. “We are literally watching the Clinton campaign drain any claim to nuance, critical thinking, reasoned logic, and attention to facts from the Democratic party,” alleged McClennen in a recent screed for Salon. Show More Summary

Podcast Ep. 115: Dr. Jerry Coyne, Author of Faith vs. Fact

At the recent American Humanist Association conference in Chicago, we spoke with Dr. Jerry Coyne, author, most recently, of Faith Versus Fact: Why Science and Religion Are Incompatible. Dr. Coyne is a now-retired Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolution at the University of Chicago. Show More Summary

Scottish Parliament Legally Incapable of Blocking Brexit - Lawmaker

The Scottish Parliament cannot block the United Kingdom (UK) exit from the European Union (EU), a lawmaker from the UK Conservative Party and a law professor, Adam Tomkins, said on Sunday.

Iceland: Gudni Johannesson elected new president

Final count shows 39 percent voted for history professor Gudni Johannesson to take up ceremonial role.

5 Tips for Keeping Your Kids Curious About Learning This Summer

This is an image of my six year old's "decorated" alphabet. He gets to write his letters like this because we work on letters at home. I'm a former university professor, and I spent nearly 20 years teaching freshmen in college. One of...Show More Summary

Disability? In College? Advice on Talking to Professors

Many of my students with documented disabilities hand me an accommodation letter and run from the classroom. This doesn't help me really understand what they need.

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