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What can the American and British education systems learn from classrooms in the developing world?

Adam Braun went to school in the US and now runs a nonprofit that builds schools in Ghana, Laos, Nicaragua and Guatemala. In contrast, Sugata Mitra—the winner of the 2013 TED Prize—went to school in India and now is a professor in the UK, where his research on self-directed learning routinely brings him into elementary [ … ]

A Math Professor Demonstrates the Complicated Procedure of Drawing a 17-Sided Figure With a Compass and Ruler

51 minutes agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

In a recent video by Numberphile, University of California, Berkeley math professor David Eisenbud demonstrates the complicated procedure needed to draw a heptadecagon 17-sided figure using just a compass and ruler. Carl Friedrich Gauss first proved the method in 1796. In a separate video on the accompanying channel Numberphile2, Eisenbud gets into greater detail about the […]

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Hey Adbusters, You’ve been bashing postmodernism a lot lately. Good, I say. It’s about time we moved on. But it occurs to me that the term postmodernism is misunderstood almost everywhere it’s used; some of my professors and almost all of my fellow students would be at a loss even to begin a definition of the term. Show More Summary

Philadelphia College of Pharmacy Professor Honored at USciences' 194th Founders' Day Ceremony

University of the Sciences proudly recognized pharmaceutical sciences professor Adeboye Adejare, PhD, with the 2015 Founders' Day Faculty Award of Merit during the University's 194th Founders' Day ceremony on Thursday, Feb. 19.

Fighting Childhood Obesity Among Native Americans

"Secure, healthy caregiving is just as important as genetic factors in preventing physical and emotional problems," according to South Dakota State University nursing professor Marylou Mylant. That's the premise behind research on strengthening families to fight a dramatic increase in obesity among Native American preschoolers. Show More Summary

Kanye West lectures on art and commerce at Oxford University

2 hours agoHumor / odd : Death and Taxes

Professor Yeezus is in the building. Controversial College Dropout storms the podium of Oxford University.

Smart cities should put the power in the hands of the people, says U of T engineer Mark Fox

U of T Engineering’s Mark Fox (MIE) believes smart cities need smart citizens. On Feb. 10, 2015, the industrial engineering professor spoke to a capacity crowd at the Twenty Toronto Street Conference Centre about what it means for aShow More Summary

So, you would like to go on sabbatical…

Every seven years or so a professor in a US/Canadian university can apply for a sabbatical leave. It's a very nice thing: your university allows you to catch up on your research, learn new techniques, write a book, etc. That is to say, you become a postdoc again.

Dumpster dweller moves out after a year

3 hours agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Jeff Wilson, a university professor in Austin, left his beautifully appointed dumpster this week. For a year, he lived in the 33-square-foot space, set in the school's parking lot. Read the rest

The Unfortunate Consequences Of Banning Sharia Law

5 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

Many states have successfully passed or are considering laws to prohibit the application of sharia or foreign law in court, but are these regulations misguided? Michael Helfand, an associate professor at Pepperdine University School of Law, told HuffPost Live's Caroline Modarressay-Tehrani on Monday the threat of sharia law is negligible. Show More Summary

Meanish Advice From a Former MFA Professor

Writer Ryan Boudinot has penned a piece for The Stranger on MFA programs–not your average surmise, but a frank one: “I recently left a teaching position in a master of fine arts creative-writing program. I had a handful of students whose work changed my life. The vast majority of my students were hardworking, thoughtful people […]

Chicago State, U. of I. land on 'worst of' list for campus free speech

The University of Illinois' rescinded job offer to a professor and a controversy over a faculty blog at Chicago State University helped land the two schools on a 2014 "worst of" list for student and faculty free speech rights. A campus...Show More Summary

Chances of a perfect March Madness bracket? 1 in 9.2 quintillion

The probability of creating the perfect March Madness bracket is shockingly low - as in less than 1 in 9.2 quintillion (or 9,223,372,036,854,775,808) chance. Jeff Bergen, a mathematics professor at DePaul University, crunched the numbers...Show More Summary

Apple-Samsung Lawsuit Raises Important Questions about Scope of Injunctions

Guest Post by Professor Daryl Lim (John Marshall Law School) Apple and Samsung will once again lock horns at an appeals court. Apple is seeking a permanent sales ban on patented features contained in Samsung’s Galaxy S3 smartphone and nine other older smartphone models. The U.S Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, which will […]

Women Don't Exist On Film

Tue September 23, 2014 Women Don't Exist On Film By Padmini Parthasarathy We’re pretty far from gender parity in the real world, but what about on the silver screen? Dr. Stacy Smith, Associate Professor at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, University of Southern California, did the numbers. Show More Summary

Working the Ref: Law Prof Randy Barnett Details How Media's Lobbying John Roberts

Georgetown Law professor Randy Barnett has an excellent piece today at the Volokh Conspiracy blog detailing the lengths to which the liberal media is going to not-too-subtly lobby Chief Justice John Roberts on the upcoming ObamaCare subsidy case King v. Burwell.

'Institutionalizing' Recovery in Mental Health Care

Co-authored by Linda Beeber, Ph.D., RN, CS, FAAN, professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Madeline A. Naegle, Ph.D., PMHCNS-BC, FAAN, professor at New York University Does the U.S. need more "asylums" to treat...Show More Summary

?What a Mayonnaise Jar Can Teach Us About Life

Once in a while, you'll come across a story that makes you think. The simple story of the professor with the mayonnaise jar and two cups of coffee is one of those gems. The origin of the story is unknown, and different variations of it exists online. Show More Summary

Kanye West Breaks Down Crying During BBC Radio Interview

Kanye West’s interview on Zane Lowe’s BBC Radio 1 show Friday (Feb 27) proves Kanye isn’t just the arrogant asshole people think he is. While speaking on the death of his friend/mentor fashion professor Louise Wilson, Kanye broke down crying and had to temporarily leave the room. Show More Summary

Video: Will the Supreme Court Kill Obamacare?

Missouri’s free market think tank, the Show-Me Institute, had a great event last month in Columbia, MO, about the King v. Burwell case that could overturn Obamacare. Law Professor Joshua Hawley spoke for a little more than twenty minutes about … Continue reading ?

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