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Uber removed blog post from data science team that examined link between prostitution and rides

Earlier today, Gina Neff, an associate professor of communication at the University of Washington & School of Public Policy, noticed something missing from Uber’s Data Blog: Spurious: Uber took down data science blog post showing correlation between prostitution and ridership. Show More Summary

Stop Bullying Old Professors

Following up on Tuesday's post, The Forever Professors: Academics Who Don’t Retire Are Greedy, Selfish, and Bad For Students: Slate, Quit Picking on Old Professors: Bullying Boomers Into Retirement Won’t Help the Sad State of Higher Education in This Country, by Rebecca Schuman: This week, academia is in a frenzy—well,...

With DEL cuts of 10.8% NI Executive will be encouraging local talent to leave Northern Ireland

5 hours agoNews : Slugger O'Toole

Professor Deirdre Heenan is Pro Vice Chancellor for Communications and Provost of Coleraine and Magee in the Ulster Univerity. She writes here on the long term depressive effect of proposed cuts to the funding of the two major universities in Northern Ireland. Relevant, accessible skills, innovation, new technology and productivity; these are factors that underpin more...

“Getting” Religion and Saving Sex: Conversations at the Crossing of Evangelical Studies and the History of Sexuality

This is the final essay in our three-day series on Amy Derogatis's new book, Saving Sex: Sexuality and Salvation in American Evangelicalism. Heather R. White is a Research Scholar and Adjunct Assistant Professor at the New College of Florida, where she teaches courses in religious studies and gender studies. Show More Summary

Breitbart site no longer even pretending: Obama creating a country hostile to ‘whites’

8 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

In a race-baiting piece written for the Breitbart.com website, an economics and business professor from the University of Maryland criticized President Obama’s executive actions on immigration, saying that white Americans now face a government that is “explicitly working against their...

Peking University professor sacked after impregnating international student

9 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A professor at Peking University in Beijing has been removed from his position and had his teaching license revoked after having an affair with an international student and getting her pregnant. [ more › ]

Mark Anthony Neal Talks 'Sampling Soul': Outtakes from 'The Hip-Hop Fellow'

Price Films In this outtake from The Hip-Hop Fellow, Duke University Professor Mark Anthony Neal discusses keeping the Soul music archive relevant to young Blacks. The Hip-Hop Fellow is a feature length documentary following Grammy Award winning producer 9th Wonder's tenure at Harvard University. Show More Summary

Sunday Night Futures

From Professor Hamilton at Econbrowser: Lower oil prices and the U.S. economyLast year Americans consumed 135 billion gallons of gasoline. That means that if prices stay where they are, consumers will have an extra $108 billion each year to spend on other things. Show More Summary

Video: Watch this Chinese stunt driver parallel park with only 3 inches to spare

Whenever this writer thinks of fancy parking jobs, we go straight to Buddy Love singing Strokin' in a red Dodge Viper he slides into a tiny space in The Nutty Professor. But after watching the video above, we might have to start thinking about Han Yue, who broke the world record for getting into the tightest parallel parking space. Show More Summary

What does the NSA think of academic cryptographers? Recently-declassified document provides clues

Brighten Godfrey was one of my officemates when we were grad students at Berkeley.  He’s now a highly-successful computer networking professor at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, where he studies the wonderful question of how we could get the latency of the Internet down to the physical limit imposed by the finiteness of the speed of light.  (Right now, […]

Just for Fun: Super Mario and the Communist Utopia

A four minute introduction to Marxism, featuring Super Mario Bros., by Wisecrack: Lisa Wade is a professor of sociology at Occidental College and the co-author of Gender: Ideas, Interactions, Institutions. You can follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

Issa Calls Gruber To Testify Before Congress

Embattled MIT Professor Jonathan Gruber has been summoned to testify before the House Oversight Committee. Gruber, who could not be reached for comment, now faces the heat Dec. 9 in D.C. “They can do two things — they can actually pump him for information or they can just grill him and make him squirm and [...]

This Is How Russia Does The (Dry) Ice Bucket Challenge

As The West shows its fortitude (and apparent philanthropy) with mere 32-degree Fahrenheit ice-bucket-challenges, Russian chemistry professor Yury Zhdanov goes 290-degrees better... Nikolay Novosyolov, founder of a science popularization...Show More Summary

RepiTitiationes ~ 11/20/14

#clsblgs Dorothy King's PhDiva: Today In 284: Diocletian Became Emperor http://t.co/FfAYse7EzB — rogueclassicist (@rogueclassicist) November 20, 2014 Memorial held for UH M?noa Latin Professor Kendall Inada – Ka Leo O Hawaii: News http://t.co/Ssqh9yKPKf...Show More Summary

The Spin with Esther Armah: State of Emergency in Ferguson & Democrats and the White Working Class

The Spin with Esther Armah n State of Emergency in Ferguson n Do White Working Class Voters hate Democrats? n 1 in 30 kids is homeless. with Asha Bandele + Professor Blair Kelley + Joan Morgan

MiB: Robert Shiller

This week’s Masters in Business Radio show at 10:00 am and 6:00 pm on Bloomberg Radio 1130AM and Siriux XM 119 (it also repeats all weekend). Our guest this week is Yale professor of economics and Nobel Laureate Robert Shiller. You can listen to the show live here. After the show broadcasts, you can stream...Read More

Why Are the Social Sciences So Secular?

For multiple and complex reasons, professors in American college and university social science departments are much less religious than the population, sociologist Christian Smith explained Monday.

Dr. Donald F. Steiner, Diabetes Researcher, Dies at 84

2 days agoHealth : NYT: Health

Dr. Steiner, whose discoveries were used by insulin manufacturers to improve their products, wrote hundreds of articles as a professor at the University of Chicago.

PROFESSOR SAYS SHE CAN NO LONGER GIVE COMMON-SENSE ADVICE for fear of being accused of victim-blamin…

PROFESSOR SAYS SHE CAN NO LONGER GIVE COMMON-SENSE ADVICE for fear of being accused of victim-blaming.

Is Economics The Most Misogynist Of The Sciences?

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Economists routinely get away with saying things that would be considered outrageously misogynist in other contexts. Is economics the worst academic field for women? Stony Brook University finance professor Noah Smith has an article on Bloomberg today laying out the evidence. Read more...

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