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Brain Network May Be Vulnerable to Alzheimer’s and Schizophrenia

"These regions seem to be more vulnerable than the rest of the brain to both schizophrenia and Alzheimer's" By Alzheimer's Reading Room Oxford University researchers have found a network of brain regions that appears to be more vulnerable...Show More Summary

Sepp Blatter's FIFA Regime Has Football Rotting Like a Fish and Must Be Stopped

One thing that might surprise you about Sepp Blatter is that, underneath it all, there’s a real football man. Actually it wouldn ’t surprise you if you’d been at the Oxford University Union on the night 13 months ago, when the FIFA president...Show More Summary

Evangelical Sexuality: From Margin to Center

The following is the first entry of a three-day series on Amy DeRogatis’s new book, Saving Sex: Sexuality and Salvation in American Evangelicalism (Oxford University Press, 2014). See also Amy's website for several reviews, including...Show More Summary

MY COLLEAGUE BEN BARTON has a book forthcoming from Oxford University Press: Glass Half Full: The D…

MY COLLEAGUE BEN BARTON has a book forthcoming from Oxford University Press: Glass Half Full: The Decline and Rebirth of the Legal Profession. Here’s an early review. Conclusion: “It is, however, a general lack of rose-colored glasses that is precisely this book’s strength. Barton offers some plausible positivity without being Pollyannaish. For its comprehensive and […]

“Philosophy Bites” Audio Interview on Abolition Published

The 2012 audio interview I did on Philosophy Bites at the University of London has been published by Oxford University Press in Philosophy Bites Again. If you are not vegan, please go vegan. Veganism is about nonviolence. First and foremost, it’s about nonviolence to other sentient beings. Show More Summary

Researchers discover natural resistance gene against spruce budworm

Quebec City, November 21, 2014--Scientists from Université Laval, the University of British Columbia and the University of Oxford have discovered a natural resistance gene against spruce budworm in the white spruce. The breakthrough,...Show More Summary

Feminism Has Gone Too Far

4 days agoNews : The Daily Beast

An Oxford University debate was canceled, and certain subjects declared off-limits: why are feminists policing what is said about women and women’s bodies?

Born This Day: Sir Charles Lyell

Nov. 14, 1797 - Feb. 22, 1875 From Minnesota State University at Mankato comes this excellent bio on Lyell:Sir Charles Lyell attended Oxford University at age 19. Lyell's father was an active naturalist. Lyell had access to an elaborate...Show More Summary

Podcast: Brendan O’Neill on Oxford’s Stepford Students and Scotland’s new first minister

Do today’s students care about free speech? On this week’s View from 22 podcast, Brendan O’Neill and Harriet Brown from the University of Oxford debate this week’s cover feature on… Continue reading The post Podcast: Brendan O’Neill on Oxford’s Stepford Students and Scotland’s new first minister appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

q&a with hahrie han: part deux

We continue our Q&A with Hahrie Han on her new Oxford University Press book, How Organizations Develop Activists. Question 3. A crucial distinction in your book is mobilizing vs. organizing? What does that mean?  The highest engagement...Show More Summary

Students for Life Abortion Debate Shut Down at Oxford University Following Intimidation by Feminist Group

A planned abortion debate at Oxford University organized by a pro-life group was shut down this week following intimidation by members of the Student Union's Women's Campaign group. A barrister has accused the college of caving into "criminal intimidation" and not respecting free speech rights.

The Oxford Linguistic History of English series lives on

Back in 2006, Oxford University Press published Don Ringe’s From Proto-Indo-European to Proto-Germanic, which was billed as the first volume in a new OUP series called A Linguistic History of English. That particular book wasn’t so much a history of the English language that we know as a reconstruction of Proto-Indo-European. Show More Summary

Publishing Jobs: Oxford University Press, Parallax Press, Skyhorse Publishing

This week, Oxford University Press is hiring a digital team manager, as well as a design project manager. Meanwhile, Parallax Press needs an acquisitions editor, and Skyhorse Publishing is seeking an interior production assistant. Get...Show More Summary

Book Claims Jesus Had 2 Kids

It's quite the press-generating claim, and one that an Oxford University professor says "sounds like the deepest bilge": that Jesus had two kids with wife Mary Magdalene. Such is the assertion of The Lost Gospel, a new book that was six years in the making, per ABC News. Professor Barrie...

Tailgating Goes Above and Beyond at the University of Mississippi

A tour of the Grove in Oxford, Miss., which comes alive each football weekend with one of the most elaborate pregame gatherings in the country.

Ashmolean receives major gift from anonymous donor to safeguard its future

2 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

At a press conference in London, the new Director of the Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford, Dr Alexander Sturgis, announced that an anonymous UK benefactor has pledged a seven-figure sum to match donations to The Ashmolean Fund, newly established to secure the future of Britain?s oldest museum. Show More Summary

Oxford University Rowing Team Refuses to Change Name from 'Isis'

The second team of the Oxford University Rowing Club will not change its name from Isis after a number of companies have given in to market pressure. A spokesman for the club says the team will not "pander to the hype" and change its name because of the Middle Eastern terrorist group, also known as Islamic State. Show More Summary

Publishing Jobs: Rodale, Horsesmouth, Oxford University Press

2 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

This week, Rodale is hiring a senior editor of nonfiction, and Horsesmouth needs an assistant editor. Oxford University Press is seeking a production editor, and Simon and Schuster is on the hunt for a senior digital designer. Get the...Show More Summary

Fuel3D Bags Another $6.4M For Its 3D Scanner Tech As It Eyes New Verticals

3 weeks agoTechnology : TechCrunch

What’s a 3D scanner for? More than just providing source material for 3D printers, reckons Fuel3D, an Oxford University spin-out that last year Kickstarted a consumer-grade high resolution handheld 3D scanner. Read More

Lessons from America

Andrea Ferrero, of Oxford University, continues our roundtable discussion of how the ECB can help the euro zone. So far we have heard from Paul de Grauwe, who argued that the ECB should stop fearing German opposition to QE. LAST WEDNESDAY the Federal Reserve announced the end of open-ended asset purchases. Show More Summary

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