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Book Recommendation: Whiplash

I don’t do this very often, but I am going to break a rule and recommend a book that I just bought and have not yet read. My friend Joi Ito, along with Jeff Howe, a professor at Northeastern, have written Whiplash. It comes out tomorrow. Here’s my edited version of the blurb: The world […]

Measuring an aviation system's safety performance

PhD candidate and Safety Manager at NATO's Airlift Management Programme, Ilias Panagopoulos, has collaborated with Professor Chris Atkin and Dr Ivan Sikora, senior academics in the Department of Mechanical Engineering & Aeronautics at City, University of London, for his doctoral research in aviation safety performance.

A Right-Wing Academic Witch-Hunt Campaign Is Underway

Click here for reuse options! A new watch list targets “lefty” professors. It would be sad and silly if it weren’t so frightening. In late November three blocks from the White House, a group of leaders from the so-called alt-right, who...Show More Summary

Passion Plays: TMSIDK Episode 5

This week’s panel: Grit­-y author and psychology professor Angela Duckworth, former White House economist Austan Goolsbee and comedian Keisha Zollar. Our theme: “Passion Plays.” All of the things we're passionate about, good and bad, from sports to sounds to experimenting on students. The post Passion Plays: TMSIDK Episode 5 appeared first on Freakonomics.

Harvard has online course in Buddhism

It’s available for free online. The course is taught by Professor Charles Hallisey from Harvard’s Divinity School, who is also the Yehan Numata Senior Lecturer on Buddhist Literatures. His 2015 book highlights poems by first Buddhist women. The introductory course is meant for both a complete novice and a more seasoned practitioner as it goes [...]

Austria's green, cigarette-loving new president

Fans affectionately call him "the professor" -- and in the end Alexander Van der Bellen gave a lesson in election campaigning by fighting off the far-right to become Austria's new president. He will have earned some new friends among...Show More Summary

Law professor: Trump’s businesses make him a ‘walking, talking violation of the Constitution’

20 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

A constitutional law professor warned that the day Donald Trump takes the oath of office he will be breaking the law, calling the president-elect a “walking, talking violation of the Constitution,” due to his business dealings. Appearing on MSNBC’s Am Joy with host Joy Reid,...

Profile of Austria's new president Van der Bellen

Fans affectionately call him "the professor" -- and in the end Alexander Van der Bellen gave a lesson in election campaigning by fighting off the far-right to become Austria's new president.

Repurpose a Classroom Clicker for Great Justice

21 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

If you’ve been in a university class of a certain size, with a professor who wants to get live feedback from the students, you’ve probably been forced to buy a Turning Point “clicker”. Aside from the ridiculousness of making students...Show More Summary

Astrophysicist: records suggest Star of Bethlehem wasn't a star

23 hours agoLifestyle / Fashion : AOL: Style

Many have wondered about the mystery surrounding the Star of Bethlehem and Grant Matthews, professor of theoretical astrophysics and cosmology in the Department of Physics in the University of Notre Dame's College of Science, has some...Show More Summary

Harvard Professor Swaps Content For Connections In EdTech Strategy U-Turn

Professor Bharat Anand teaches digital strategy at Harvard Business School, yet when he came to co-developing the HBS digital education business (HBX) he fell headlong into the very trap he tells leaders to avoid. That is to say, the content trap. In The Content Trap (Random House, 2016) Anand shows how [...]

Trade, Trump, and the Economy: What Does Greg Mankiw's Textbook Say?

Harvard professor, textbook author, and occasionally New York Times columnist Greg Mankiw told readers today that Donald Trump's economic team is wrong to worry about the trade deficit. "The most important lesson about trade deficits is that they have a flip side. Show More Summary

Steven Isserlis joins Royal Academy

The cellist has accepted the title of Marquis de Corberon Visiting Professor of Cello at London’s Royal Academy of Music. He joins Daniel Hope, Tasmin Little, Colin Carr, Steven Doane, Sung-Won Yang, Matthew McDonald and Joel Quarrington as visiting profs. The Swedish pianist Bengt Forsberg has signed on as Visiting Professor of Ensemble Piano.

‘Last Man Standing’ Hilariously Lampoons PC Special Snowflakes on College Campuses

On Friday night’s episode of ABC’s Last Man Standing, Mike Baxter (Tim Allen) has met the enemy of free speech on college campuses, thanks to liberal professors, and that enemy is known as "micro-aggressions." Micro-aggressions are the words no longer allowed on campus because they may offend someone. Show More Summary

Former Green vies for Austria's presidency

Fans affectionally call him "the professor" or "Sascha", a nickname for Alexander that nods to his Russian roots, while his critics decry him as a "green dictator".

Austria's Van der Bellen: green foe of the far-right

Fans affectionally call him "the professor" or "Sascha", a nickname for Alexander that nods to his Russian roots, while his critics decry him as a "green dictator". Instead of healing Austria's political rift, Alexander Van der Bellen...Show More Summary

'Life is not going to be the same': Slaying of beloved USC professor leaves colleagues and friends crestfallen

When students enrolled in USC’s daunting neuroscience graduate program needed help cracking a tough project, they all went to Bosco Tjan.  It didn’t hurt that his advice often came with a free cappuccino. Mara Mather, a professor of gerontology and psychology at USC, described Tjan as an affable,...

'Life is not going to be the same': Slaying of beloved USC professor leaves colleagues and friends crestfallen

When students enrolled in USC’s daunting neuroscience graduate program needed help cracking a tough project, they all went to Bosco Tjan.  It didn’t hurt that his advice often came with a free cappuccino. Mara Mather, a professor of gerontology and psychology at USC, described Tjan as an affable,...

The Death Star's Operational Costs Were Out of This World

That's no moon—it's a wildly expensive, economy-sinking boondoggle of a battle station. British company Ovo Energy wanted to figure out how much it would cost per day to operate the Death Star, so it got a math professor at Dartmouth and an editor of Physics Central to look into...

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