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Reynolds Reviews Barton's The Decline And Rebirth Of The Legal Profession

Following up on my previous post: Glenn Reynolds review the new book by Benjamin H. Barton (Tennessee), Glass Half Full The Decline and Rebirth of the Legal Profession (Oxford University Press, June 15, 2015) in USA Today, Are Happier Lawyers, Cheaper Legal Fees on the Horizon?: Barton notes that high-end...

BAM/PFA's new building designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro will open January 31, 2016

3 days agoArts : Artdaily

The University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive will open its new building to the public on Sunday, January 31, 2016. Located at the intersection of Oxford and Center Streets, directly across from the UC Berkeley...Show More Summary

Publishing Jobs: Penguin Random House, Barron’s

4 days agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

This week, Penguin Random House is hiring an editorial assistant, as well as a senior designer for Random House Children’s Books. Meanwhile, Barron’s Educational Series needs a production manager, and Oxford University Press is on the hunt for a production team leader. Show More Summary

Slifkin, The Torah Encyclopedia of the Animal Kingdom

NEW BOOK: New from OU Press: “The Torah Encyclopedia of the Animal Kingdom” by Rabbi Natan Slifkin. Note that this is the Orthodox Union Press, not Oxford University Press. Be that as it may, it sound interesting, especially for the lavish illustrations. Show More Summary

Google AI research features a chilling chatbot who hates children

We know Google is big on AI research – it acquired Deepmind last year, has partnered with Oxford University and is packing intelligence into everything from self-driving cars to Google Now. But sometimes that can be a little creepy.Show More Summary

This Chart Shows How Many People Have Died From Conflicts Since 1400

last weekGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Oxford University’s Max Roser has meticulously pieced together a chart showing the global death rate from war over the past 600 years—and it paints a surprisingly optimistic picture. Read more...

How Massive Can A World Be And Still Support Life?

last weekGenres / Sci Fi : io9

At some future juncture, we’re going to need more living space, whether it be found on another planet or through the expanse of our planet’s existing surface area. In his latest venture into worldbuilding, Oxford University research fellow Anders Sandberg explores some of the more extreme possibilities. Read more...

Sugar, Sugar

Excerpted from The Oxford Companion to Sugar and Sweets, edited by Darra Goldstein. Out now from Oxford University Press. In the Western musical canon, songs about sweets are a subset of a larger food-themed body of work. With subjects...Show More Summary

Oxford Hosts Business Tax Conference This Week

The Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation hosts its 9th annual business tax conference this week. U.S. Tax Profs presenting papers include: Reuven Avi-Yonah (Michigan), Reinventing the Wheel: What We Can Learn From the Tax Reform Act of 1986 Andrew Bird (Carnegie Mellon), Governance and Taxes: Evidence From Regression Discontinuity...

Gunther Schuller On Book 3

last weekMusic / Jazz : Rifftides

Gunther Schuller wrote two books about the history and development of jazz. The first, published by the Oxford University Press in 1968 was Early Jazz. The second —in 1989—was The Swing Era. They were detailed histories, deeply researched and bolstered with musical examples painstakingly annotated by Schuller as he listened to and analyzed thousands of […]

Oxford Professor of Poetry

Oxford cleverly has contenders compete for its Professor of Poetry position -- every five years, nowadays -- making for a lot of press coverage and public debate; it makes you wonder why universities don't do this with more positions. (Also...Show More Summary

Google Ventures Invests in Oxford University Venture Fund

Google Ventures’ European branch has invested in Oxford Sciences Innovation PLC, a company that funds spinoffs from Oxford University’s tech and science departments, a person familiar with the matter said Friday.

Rebranding Oxford's oldest church

Creating an identity for an 800-year-old church that will attract a new audience, without alienating its existing one, is a challenging task. But since launching early this year, Spy Studio's branding for Oxford's University Church has had a positive response from both newcomers and loyal visitors. Show More Summary

Google's European venture capital fund just made its second investment (GOOG)

Google's European venture capital fund has made its second investment on the continent, the Telegraph reports — in an Oxford University fund called Oxford Sciences Innovation. Google Ventures Europe launched in July 2014, but since then has been remarkably silent. Show More Summary

The Oxford Union and Racism

In a progressive society (or in British and American universities) there's no place for humor. There's only a place for piety and intolerant political correctness.

Man Pleads Guilty To Placing Noose On Civil Rights Statue At Ole Miss

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — A former student at the University of Mississippi pleaded guilty Thursday to a misdemeanor charge arising from a noose placed on a statue of civil rights activist James Meredith. At a brief court appearance, Graeme...Show More Summary

Ogilvy Chief Always Planned to Step Down; Oxford Offer Accelerated the Move

Ogilvy & Mather chief Miles Young is leaving for a top job at Oxford University. But before that offer even came along, Young planned to step back into a chairman's role at the WPP network next year, sources say. "That was always the plan," an Ogilvy source said. Show More Summary

Ogilvy CEO Miles Young to Step Down, Become Oxford Administrator

Miles Young, the global CEO of Ogilvy & Mather, will leave the agency after more than three decades to take a top administrative position at Oxford University. Ogilvy issued a statement on its website today announcing that Young will retire next year and take up his new duties in September 2016. Show More Summary

Roberts to play in Varsity match

Wales centre Jamie Roberts will play for Cambridge University in the Varsity match against Oxford on 10 December.

Three Little (Censored)

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Snopes

FACT CHECK: Did Oxford University Press ban the use of the word ?pork? in their published books to appease Muslims?

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