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 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...
(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)
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, 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...
A roundup of news from around the region.
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 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.
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
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
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 […]
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
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...
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
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
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
Pamela Queen would be only the second African American woman to have ever represented the county in the General Assembly.
Bolanle Olaniran, who lost two brothers to the disease, was diagnosed in 1974.
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 […]
"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...