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Joshua Newton's Water Jobs & More - 28 January 2015

1 hour agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

More jobs from Josh! All previous postings can be found here. ) Assistant Professor of Water Policy, College of Forestry and Conservation - University of Montana (Montana, USA) 2) Gender Equity Consultant - GEF (Washington DC) 3) Spanish Speakers: Realización de la evaluación final del Proyecto Reducción de los Usos...

Mayday PAC Cited for Disclosure Problems

The Mayday PAC, created by Harvard law professor Lawrence Lessig to rid the campaign finance system of secret donors, “must respond to four harshly-written letters from the FEC warning of a serious lack of timely and accurate disclosure in its [...] The post Mayday PAC Cited for Disclosure Problems appeared first on Political Wire.

SSRN Tax Faculty Rankings

SSRN has updated its monthly rankings of 750 American and international law school faculties and 3,000 law professors by (among other things) the number of paper downloads from the SSRN database. Here is the new list (through January 1, 2015) of the Top 25 U.S. Tax Professors in two of...

Sustainability: Are We Winning?

In this talk, given at a local TEDx event, Peter Newman, professor of sustainability at Curtin University, compiles recent trends to show the hope that we could perhaps change enough to meet the global challenges.

Falling Oil Prices Unlikely To Influence China’s Renewable Energy Investment Strategies

Originally published on Energy Post. By John Mathews When oil prices collapsed in the 1980s, most large renewable energy programs were dismantled. But that won’t happen this time, writes John Mathews, Professor of Strategic Management...Show More Summary

How Successive Governments Destroyed Black Jobs, And Why The Latest Plan Will Too

The dismantling of a successful Aboriginal employment program by Labor and Liberal has proved to be disastrous. Professor Jon Altman explains.

Dean Asks Students to Stop Sexually Harassing Female Law Professor

16 hours agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

In things that are absolutely the worst but should surprise no one because we live in a sexist society, a law school dean had to send out a strongly worded email to students reminding them that judging an instructor on their sexiness is not part of the approved student evaluation criteria. Read more...

In DuPont Fight, Activist Investor Picks a Strong Target

Nelson Peltz’s hedge fund is calling for a breakup of DuPont in a battle that could spur a bigger debate about shareholder activism, Steven Davidoff Solomon writes in the Deal Professor.

Harlem mourns longtime hospital administrator and professor

Dr. Gene-Ann Polk’s family, friends and associates will join together Saturday to honor her life and career.

Lumines is returning with series producer Mizuguchi at the helm

Lumines and Meteos producer Tetsuya Mizuguchi said he was leaving game development in 2012 when he took up the role of a professor, but now he's back and he's making a new Lumines game. Japanese social developer Mobcast acquired the rights to both Lumines and Meteos from Q Entertainment, the company announced (via Gematsu). Show More Summary

Chris Pratt Might Be the New Indiana Jones

The pop-culture ouroboros we consider our world strikes again, now with the idea that Disney may reboot Indiana Jones — and according to Deadline, it's envisioning Chris Pratt as everyone's favorite archaeology professor. A whip-wielding Pratt is just a rumor at this point, so don't get too excited, but given the... More »

Died This Day: Adam Sedgwick

Adam Sedgwich (March 22, 1785 - January 27, 1873) was an English geologist who first applied the name Cambrian to the geologic period of time, now dated at 570 to 505 million years ago. In 1818 he became Woodwardian Professor of Geology...Show More Summary

NY Times Profiles: Patricia Smith

The New York Times profiles College of Staten Island English Department Professor, successful poet, and “fallen journalist,” Patricia Smith, who is the recent recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in poetry. More: Sometimes, the words come to her on the Garden State Parkway or on the Outerbridge Crossing, snippets of verse that capture a flash of […]

A Sneak Peek at Austria’s ELGA

Today I had the pleasure of having lunch with an informatics professor from the University of Wien and got an inside look into health IT in Austria. The highlight of our conversation was a discussion regarding ELGA – Austria’s national health … Read more ›

Renowned Scholar Jim Salzman to Join UCLA Law, UCSB Bren School Faculties

I am thrilled to share the news that  Jim Salzman is moving west to join the faculties of the Bren School at UC Santa Barbara and  UCLA School of Law.  Jim is  currently the Samuel Mordecai Professor at Duke Law School and Nicholas Institute Professor at Duke’s School of the Environment  but is moving  this summer to become […]

Chomsky: ‘American Sniper’ Teaches Us To Hate ‘Damn Savages’

Professor Noam Chomsky decries the mentality portrayed in “American Sniper”. “Now, that [sniper] mentality helps explain why it’s so easy to ignore what is most clearly the most extreme terrorist campaign of modern history, if not ever — Obama’s global assassination campaign, the drone campaign, which officially is aimed at murdering people who are suspected [...]

John Coltrane: Exploring the Mystery of A Love Supreme, Part 2

Part 1 | Part 2 This year marks the 50th anniversary of John Coltrane's album, A Love Supreme. Here is a critical engagement of various parts of A Love Supreme by UC-Berkeley professor and author Dr. Scott Saul. The excerpt is taken from his award winning book Freedom Is, Freedom Ain't: Jazz and the...

The “lonely” black Republican: Harvard historian on Ben Carson to Jackie Robinson

Professor Leah Wright Rigueur tells Salon how Republicans lost African-Americans — and how they might get them back

Get Ready For (Fraudulent) Higher U.S. Interest Rates

Jeff Nielson for Sprott Money The U.S. government is already bankrupt. This is old news to anyone who has been following the number-crunching of individuals such as former Reagan economic advisor, Professor Lawrence Kotlikoff. The U.S. Show More Summary

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