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This Receptionist Lives In Fear Due To Anti-Abortion Terrorism -- And She's Far From Alone

33 minutes agoNews / Independent News : AlterNet

She has had death threats and been followed home, but the local police are unresponsive. The following is an excerpt fromLiving in the Crosshairs; The Untold Stories of Anti-Abortion Terrorism(Oxford University Press, 2015): After medical school, Inez Navarro completed a fellowship in obstetricsin a West Midwest state. Show More Summary

Obsessed With ‘Wolverine’ — Deranged Man Slaughters Family — Mom, Stepdad and Little Girl

A British man who was obsessed with knives and comic books allegedly slaughtered his family Saturday, and was found dead today in a wooded area near Oxford University Parks. The… READ ON

Oxford University Divestment Plans Yields No Support From Alum

Oxford University announced last week its intentions to divest from coal and oil sands companies, however, almost 70 Oxford alumni have criticized the lackluster decision, “symbolically” handing in their degrees in protest. Oxford University...Show More Summary

Women in Business Q&A: Professor Linda Scott, DP World Chair for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, University of Oxford, Said Business School

Professor Linda Scott is DP World Chair for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Oxford's Said Business School. Chosen as one of the top 25 World Thinkers of 2015 by the UK's Prospect magazine, Scott originated the concept of "The Double X Economy" to encompass the full range of women's impact as economic participants. Show More Summary

Bent Flyvbjerg on Megaprojects

Bent Flyvbjerg of Oxford University speaks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the political economy of megaprojects--massive investments of a billion dollars or more in infrastructure or technology. Flyvbjerg argues that such projects...Show More Summary

Chorvat Presents Expectations And Expatriations: A Long-Run Event Study Today at Oxford

Elizabeth Chorvat (Illinois) presents Expectations and Expatriations: A Long-Run Event Study at the Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation today as part of its Research Seminar Series: This paper represents the first event study of corporate expatriations since Desai and Hines (2002), and is the first study to link corporate...

Microscopic Flaws In Perovskite Crystals In Way Of Improved Solar Conversion Efficiency, Potential For Big Boosts With Removal

There is great potential for significantly improving the solar conversion efficiency of perovskite solar cells, according to new research from the University of Washington and Oxford University — owing to the fact that there are microscopic...Show More Summary

Mason Presents Citizenship Taxation Today At Oxford

Ruth Mason (Virginia) presents Citizenship Taxation, 88 S. Cal. L. Rev. ___ (2015), at the Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation today as part of its Research Seminar Series: The United States is the only country that taxes its citizens’ worldwide income, even when those citizens live indefinitely abroad. This...

Monday Smackdown: The Slow Death of the University. And Oxford High Table IS ON IT!!

I must say, if Terry Eagleton wants to make the case and elicit sympathy for the Oxford of his youth as it exists in his imagination, this is not at all the way to go about it: Terry Eagleton: [The Slow Death of the University]( More Summary

Mortar Boards, Gowns, And Bow Ties To Be Abolished At Oxford University?

While mortar boards, gowns, and bow ties have been a centuries-old tradition at auspicious British universities like Oxford, a new initiative is set to ban them, as they have been deemed to be “elitist.” A referendum being held at the...Show More Summary

A chin-stroker

Paul Krugman's latest rant at Oxford University tells you more about him than about Britain's economic policy

Israel's Ambassador: 'America and Israel Share the Same Destiny'

Ron Dermer is Israel’s ambassador to the United States. Born in Miami and educated at Oxford and the University of Pennsylvania, he immigrated to...

$475M fund will help commercialize UK university’s spinout technology companies

The University of Oxford has a new £300 million ($475 million) fund to develop and commercialize the institution's scientific research.

$474M Fund Will Support Oxford University Spinouts

A new £300 million U.K. fund has been set up to support high tech startups looking to spin out of the University of Oxford. The fund is being raised by Oxford Sciences Innovation (OSI), a newly formed company that is working in partnership with Oxford University and its commercialization arm, Isis Innovation. Read More

Lil Jon Gives Talk at Oxford University

last weekNews : NewsFeed

His appearance earned the hashtag #TurnDownForOx

Brendan O'Neill: Campus Nags Want to Change How Male Students Think

last weekNews : Reason

None of the rugby clubs at Oxford has been implicated in any crimes. But the university administration has nonetheless decided to make all of them sit through one-hour "anti-misogyny classes" in an attempt to "combat sexism on campus."...Show More Summary

Publishing Jobs: HarperCollins, Skyhorse

2 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

This week, HarperCollins is hiring an editorial director, as well as a web designer. Meanwhile, Skyhorse Publishing is seeking a production editor, and Oxford University Press is on the hunt for a publicity assistant. Get the scoop on...Show More Summary

Afghan Fulbrighters are Part of Their Country’s Treasure

I recently had the privilege to be with 50 Fulbright Master’s and Ph.D. students from Afghanistan gathered in Oxford, Ohio, for the Fulbright Afghanistan Re-Entry and Social Entrepreneurship Seminar, hosted by Miami University.

Scientist Says We Should Experiment of Unborn Babies and Edit Their DNA to Eradicate Diseases

In the UK Daily Mail Christopher Gyngell, a research fellow in neuroethics at Oxford University, argues that we are morally obligated to use new DNA editing techniques like CRISPR, which can precisely edit the human genome, to cure genetic disease. He asserts that we must test the technique in human embryos with the hope of […]

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