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Elizabeth Warren: Can this scourge of Wall Street make it to the White House?

1 hour agoNews : The Raw Story

The Democrats’ new darling is, like Barack Obama, a former law professor and a gifted orator whose speeches address America’s ‘rigged’ economy. Hopes are rising that the senator will run for president Elizabeth Warren is an unlikely looking rock star. The 65-year-old Massachusetts senator, with her...

Metal Detecting as or Versus Archaeology?

I found this comment while searching online for something else: Dennis Harding, 'Iron Age Hillforts in Britain and Beyond', p. 51. It's the "government ministers" comment that caught my eye: Professor Harding is right that populist government...Show More Summary

Sex and archaeology

Well, sex and professors and students: The Dating Game The Dating GameDating is a personal issue – unless it involves the workplace or the classroom. In several law schools where I have worked, there are professors or employees who are happily married to former students, whom they began to date while they were students. [...]

The Gambler Jams Out!

The Gambler is a remake of the 1974 classic about a man with an addiction to gambling – to the point of endangering his life. In this version, a university professor gets in deep with three very deadly members of the gambling underworld. This version has a unique take on character that, just barely, allows … Continue reading The Gambler Jams Out! ?

A Year After Giving Atheism a Try, Former Pastor Ryan Bell Admits: “I Don’t Think That God Exists”

It was almost a year ago when Ryan Bell, a professor and former pastor of a Seventh-day Adventist church, announced that he would "try on" atheism and "live as if there is no God" for 12 months. I didn't agree with his methodology at the time. Show More Summary

Per-Ingvar Branemark, Dental Innovator, Dies at 85

10 hours agoHealth : NYT: Health

The Swedish orthopedic surgeon and research professor made an accidental discovery that turned him into the father of the modern dental implant.

LSU Offers Buyouts (1 Year's Salary) to Seven Tenured Profs Over 65; Dean Hopes They Will 'Retire With Dignity'

Baton Rouge Advocate, LSU Law Center Offers Buyouts to 7 Professors as Interest in Law Schools Dwindles Nationally: LSU’s Law Center is offering an incentive to seven professors if they retire next summer as it looks to cut costs amid a dwindling interest in law schools nationally. The professors, all...

Mark Wahlberg Plays the Ultimate Buzzkill in The Gambler

Is casting Mark Wahlberg as a self-loathing literature professor an inspired or a ridiculous choice? Can it be both? It's hard to decide even after seeing The Gambler, director Rupert Wyatt and screenwriter William Monahan's re-imagining of Karel Reisz and writer James Toback's 1974 film. The original story, though it... More »

Listokin Named Shibley Family Fund Professor of Law at Yale

Yair J. Listokin has been named the inaugural Shibley Family Fund Professor of Law at Yale Law School: Yair J. Listokin... examines tax law, corporate law, and contract law from both empirical and theoretical perspectives. After receiving his A.B from Harvard University, Listokin attended Princeton University, where he was...

Twitter Inc (TWTR) Has Unsound Business Model, Says Harvard Professor

Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) doesn’t have a sound business model, Harvard Business School Professor Bill George told Carl Quintanilla in a discussion about the battered social network on CNBC. Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR), according to George who was also the former chairman & CEO of Medtronic, is struggling because of its business model and leadership. It’s not […]

The anti-Woodstein

I received the following email: Dear professor Andrew Gelman, My name is , a resident correspondent of . I am writing to request for an interview via email. We met once at New York Foreign Press Center one week ago. As you may know,Show More Summary

The most memorable ads of 2014: Eric Cantor's stupid spot had serious consequences

Almost everyone was caught by surprise when then-House Majority Leader Eric Cantor was unseated in the Republican primary by little-known professor Dave Brat, but Cantor's team actually did see Brat as a threat months before the primary. Show More Summary

Brian Leiter's Christmas Present to Carrie Ichikawa Jenkins

Professor Christian Munthe has the story: Remember The September Statement from earlier this year, signed by 648 academic philosophers in North America and elsewhere against Chicago philosopher and law professor Brian Leiter's unacceptable treatment of his UBC colleague Carrie Ichikawa-Jenkins,...

Machine Learning Unearths Unexpected Genetic Roots of Autism, Certain Cancers

Marit Mitchell of the University of Toronto reports, “A Canadian research team led by Professor Brendan Freyhas developed the first method for ‘ranking’ genetic mutations based on how living cells ‘read’ DNA, revealing how likely any given alteration is to cause disease. Show More Summary


In class my professor stated that being comfortable is a key factor to a society evolving. At the time, I took her word for it. But hat night as I tried to fall asleep, I couldn’t help but hink about what she had said. The more and more...Show More Summary

Professors Plead With Greens to Accept Nuclear Power

yesterdayNews : Truthdig

By Paul Brown, Climate News Network Academics argue that nuclear power is essential to save the planet from climate change, but critics say they seem to have forgotten the danger of a nuclear winter.

Zeva & Andrew's nerdy costume love adventure wedding

A life-sized R2D2, an actual C3PO, a costume contest (with Professor Sprout, Charlie the Unicorn, Indiana Jones, and SO many more), amazing cosplay-inspired wedding garb, a handfasting with a twist, and a butterfly release at the ceremony -- this is one gorgeous geeky wedding. Don't miss the Companion Cube engagement ring box turned ceremony ring box!

Selfie-Bots Will Take Your Best Shots For You

Professor [Bruce Land] teaches a microcontroller class at Cornell University, and it seems like this year’s theme was selfie-taking-robots. First up is a clever mix of technology by [Han, Bihan and Chuan]. What happens when you takeShow More Summary

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