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Oxford Sued Over Grades By Student Who Didn't Get Into Yale Law School

Bloomberg, Oxford Sued Over Grades by Student Who Didn't Get Into Yale: Lawyers for an Oxford graduate who is suing the university over his “disappointing” exam grades nearly two decades ago told a London court Tuesday that he missed out on going to law school in the U.S. because of...

He's 39 and Unemployed —and Blames Oxford

Seventeen years later, Faiz Siddiqui is still peeved about a poor grade he got in university—so peeved, in fact, that he's suing his former school for $1.3 million. At the High Court in London on Tuesday, a lawyer described how Siddiqui's dream of becoming an international commercial lawyer...

Finding their inner bird: Using modern genomics to turn alligator scales into birdlike feathers

(Molecular Biology and Evolution (Oxford University Press)) In a new study published in the advanced online edition of Molecular Biology and Evolution, Chuong has led an international team to identify a plethora of new genes involved in scale and feather development. Show More Summary

Military Medicine is now published by Oxford University Press

(Oxford University Press USA) Oxford University Press and AMSUS, the Society of Federal Health Professionals, are pleased to announce their new partnership to publish Military Medicine, the AMSUS bi-monthly scientific journal.

Who is Philip May? Theresa May's husband and closest advisor

Philip May is Theresa May's closest advisor and political ally but gets little media attention. The prime minister has been married to her husband since 1980, after they met at the University of Oxford. The one-time Oxford Union president...Show More Summary

Link between obesity and cancer is not widely recognized

(Oxford University Press USA) A new study published in the Journal of Public Health has shown that the majority of people in the United Kingdom do not understand the connection between weight issues and cancer. Obesity is associated with thirteen types of cancer, including those of the breast, kidney, bowel, and womb. Show More Summary

It's (not) complicated: 'Friends of friends' relationships may be simpler than they seem

Not only are immediate friendships an important aspect of our life, but so are our extended acquaintances and friends' of friends connections, according to new Oxford University research. The findings shed light on how social networks can evolve, by showing that complex social patterns observed across the animal kingdom may be simpler than they appear.

From southeast Asia to the sewers: Study determines new geographical origins of brown rats

(Molecular Biology and Evolution (Oxford University Press)) an international research team of more than 20 institutions has performed the largest, whole genome DNA sequencing of 110 wild brown rats from across the world. The new study,...Show More Summary

HPV testing is better than the Pap test at detecting cervical cancer

(Oxford University Press USA) A new paper in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute finds that testing for cervical cancer using HPV testing in addition to the Pap smear is unlikely to detect cancer cases that wouldn't be found using HPV testing alone.

New Chairperson Appointed

Today we are delighted to announce the appointment of our new Chairman, Mr. Anthony Fry. Anthony studied History at Oxford University and embarked on a career in banking with Rothschilds where he advised businesses and governments around the world. Show More Summary

Why the Majority of White Women Voted for Trump

The ways women think that motivated them to vote for a misogynist candidate. The following is an adapted excerpt from the new book Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny by Kate Manne (Oxford University Press, November 2017), available for...Show More Summary

FHSAA 2A Runner-up Hunter Scott Commits to Miami RedHawks

By Anne Lepesant on SwimSwam Hunter Scott from Rotonda West, Florida has announced her verbal commitment to Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where she will... Read the full story on SwimSwam: FHSAA 2A Runner-up Hunter Scott Commits to Miami RedHawks

Clues to Young George’s Education

A couple of months back, the Oxford University Press blog ran an extract from Kevin J. Hayes’s George Washington: A Life in Books discussing the first President’s school days and early reading.Here’s an extract from that extract:Further evidence shows that at one point in his education Washington did attend school with other boys. Show More Summary

Scientists believe they have discovered new super-fuel to enhance human performance

Scientists at the University of Oxford believe they have found the fourth type of fuel for humans. Read more...

Why do we believe in gods? Religious belief 'not linked to intuition or rational thinking'

(Coventry University) Religious beliefs are not linked to intuition or rational thinking, according to new research by the universities of Coventry and Oxford.

Leading Islamic Scholar Accused of Raping 2 Women

One of the world's leading Islamic scholars is on a leave of absence from the University of Oxford amid allegations that he raped two women. Tariq Ramadan, Swiss-born grandson of Muslim Brotherhood founder Hasan al-Banna, has denied the allegations made by two women in France and filed a slander complaint,...

Oxford University places Tariq Ramadan on leave amid rape claims

Islamic scholar to take leave of absence by mutual agreement after multiple sexual assault allegations made against him Oxford University has agreed to place the Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan on a leave of absence after multiple allegations of rape, assault and sexual harassment were made against him. Show More Summary

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