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Philosophically, We Have Misunderstood The Role Of Music

2 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“For centuries, philosophers have got music wrong by making it mysterious, says Lydia Goehr, professor of philosophy at Columbia University in New York. What really matters is what we do with the music.”

‘The Danish Girl’ Review: Eddie Redmayne & Alicia Vikander Turn Transgender Tale Into Universal Love Story

Talk about hitting the zeitgeist. The Danish Girl, which details the story of the first known transgender in the 1920s, opened over the weekend to very good box office numbers in its limited platform release in New York and Los Angeles. Some...Show More Summary

In ISIS-Controlled Territories, Forcing Women To Cover Up Has Deep Psychological Effects

Dr. Phyllis Chesler, professor emeritus of psychology and women’s studies at City University of New York and author of “An American Bride in Kabul,” says that wearing a burqa for the first time – even willingly – can produce “sudden feelings of anxiety and claustrophobia.” “It’s very uncomfortable,” Chesler told Yahoo Health. Show More Summary

Students Chastise CEOs For Failing On Climate Change

"Prove to us that we are more than just consumers to you." This is the clarion call from students at New York’s Fordham University who believe America’s corporate heads need to show more leadership when it comes to combating climateShow More Summary

University Of Chicago Cancels Classes Under Credible Threat Of Second Amendment

Classes were cancelled Monday at the University of Chicago due to a “specific anonymous threat of gun violence,” reports the New York Times. It’s not immediately clear why the school didn’t simply man up and issue handguns to all students and faculty so they could continue their day as normal. University president Robert Zimmer said

Justin Bieber Has A Night Out At A College Bar — And Ends Up Buying A Round Of Shots For His New Friends! WATCH!

Well, this is one way to make friends fans fast! After canceling on two big appearances in New York City over Thanksgiving weekend, Justin Bieber was spotted getting friendly at a college bar in Los Angeles near the University of Southern California on Friday! Related: Justin Enjoys Some "Personal" Time On His Scooter! So much so, the 21-year-old [...]

Want to change perceptions of Muslims? Support students of all beliefs

Matthew Mayhew, New York University Members of a Muslim fraternity at University of Texas, Dallas. AliMMahmoud94, CC BY-SA In the wake of the recent terror attacks in Paris, Baghdad and Beirut, our national discourse has been full of conversations about Muslims in civic life. Show More Summary

New in town? This startup wants to introduce you to your city

ST. LOUIS—Ellen Prinzi’s career has taken her to a lot of places over the last decade. Since her graduation from the University of Kentucky in 2006, Prinzi has held positions with Major League Baseball in San Francisco and New York, and from 2008 to 2010, she worked as coordinator of baseball operations for the St. Show More Summary

Turkey ‘Ambushed’ Russian Su-24 to Protect Terrorists – NYU Professor

The shooting down of the Russian Su-24 bomber was a planned attack and a trap set by the Turkish Air Force, Dr. Mark Galeotti, the Professor of Global Affairs at the New York University, told Radio Sputnik.

NYT Editorial Blasts Racist Progressive Hero Woodrow Wilson -- Years After Mocking His Conservative Critics

There was an interesting lead editorial in Wednesday's New York Times, forcefully in favor of demands from a black protest group at Princeton University to erase President Woodrow Wilson's name from the university's public policy institute because of his vile racial views and support for Jim Crow. Show More Summary

Data scientists create world's first therapeutic venom database

NEW YORK, NY (Nov 25, 2015) --What doesn't kill you could cure you. A growing interest in the therapeutic value of animal venom has led a pair of Columbia University data scientists to create the first catalog of known animal toxins and their physiological effects on humans. read more

Great Job, Internet!: Einstein’s relativity theory explained in cartoon form by Doctor Who

Today, November 25, marks the 100th anniversary of German physicist Albert Einstein’s world-changing theory of general relativity, described by the New York Times as “the equation that rules the universe.” There are any number of ways...Show More Summary

York research points to enhanced detection of Parkinson's

New research by biologists at the University of York could lead to improved methods of detection for early-onset Parkinson's Disease (PD). Recording the responses of fruit flies (Drosophila melanogaster) to different visual patterns,...Show More Summary

Dozens of ‘white student unions’ have mysteriously materialized on social media in the last week

6 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Groups claim to speak for students at Stanford, New York University, University of Missouri and elsewhere, but their origins are uncertain At least 30 social media profiles of so-called “white student unions” have been set up in the last week, in response to nationwide student protests demanding...

Human nature's dark side helped us spread across the world

Human nature's dark side helped us spread across the world New research by an archaeologist at the University of York suggests that betrayals of trust were the missing link in understanding the rapid spread of our own species aroundShow More Summary

Mayor de Blasio's son is among protesters at Yale and wants to wipe a racist's name from campus

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio told local reporters recently that his son Dante, a freshman at Yale University, has been active in the student-led protests against racism on campus. “He has certainly been involved in the discussion on the campus," de Blasio said, according to the Observer. Show More Summary

John Roberts reflects on leadership at the Supreme Court

IN A rare public appearance on the evening of November 20th, John Roberts, the chief justice of the United States, gave a talk at the New York University School of Law. The subject of the chief’s presentation was one of Mr Roberts’sShow More Summary

Low-Key Ads Slather NYC Subway Train in Nazi Symbols from Bizarro America

Here’s a chill marketing idea: Why not cover a New York City subway train in Nazi American flags from a parallel universe where the Axis powers won the war? Read more...

NYT's Strange New Dis-Respect: 'Hating Woodrow Wilson" Suddenly OK When Liberal Campus Protestors Demand it

It's suddenly acceptable in the New York Times to call liberal hero Woodrow Wilson a racist, now that a black campus pressure group is making demands that Princeton University strike the name of Wilson, former president of the university, from the name of its public policy school. Show More Summary

Racial Reconciliation in Princeton

Elesha CoffmanThe national wave of student efforts to confront campus racism touched Princeton University last week, with calls to reconsider the legacy of Woodrow Wilson. As reported in the New York Times, the university president responded quickly, promising to address the issue on campus and in discussion with trustees. Show More Summary

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