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Johnston Reviews Kleinbard's We Are Better Than This

David Cay Johnston (Syracuse), Book Review: Edward D. Kleinbard, We Are Better Than This: How Government Should Spend Our Money (Oxford University Press, 2014), 144 Tax Notes 1465 (Sept. 22, 2014): We Are Better Than This: How Government Should Spend Our Money (Oxford University Press, 2014) by Edward D. Kleinbard...

There’s an All-Women Portrait Intervention at Oxford

There is currently an all-female flashmob of portraits descending on Oxford University. The dining hall of Hertford College is replacing the all-male portrait gallery of famous men with photographs of alumnae who have distinguished themselves as philosophers, politicians, economists, athletes, and business leaders. Jennifer Schuessler at the New York Times reports... More »

Quote of the Day?

"I have a PhD in Islamic studies from Oxford University, unlike my opponents who went to some donkey college in Pakistan or Saudi Arabia." Taj Hargey, founder on Capetown's "Open Mosque", which welcomes gay and embraces women's equality, on his qualifications as a religious leader.

Dry roasting could help trigger peanut allergy

Dry roasted peanuts are more likely to trigger an allergy to peanuts than raw peanuts, suggests an Oxford University study involving mice. The researchers say that specific chemical changes caused by the high temperatures of the dryShow More Summary

South Africa Pro-Gay Mosque Draws Backlash

last weekLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Oxford University professor Taj Hargey’s open mosque in Cape Town, South Africa, has drawn the attention--and ire--of the local conservative Muslim community. In the past Hargey, who is the Director of Oxford’s Muslim Education Centre and Imam of the university’s...

The not-so-sweet smell of excess

last weekArts : Prospero

THAT the freedom gained by swapping home for university results in alcohol-fuelled mayhem is nothing new—Oxford, Cambridge and Paris were, in the Middle Ages, considered dangerous places to live precisely because they contained so many rowdy students—but the advent of freshers' or student orientation weeks has certainly distilled the phenomenon. Show More Summary

A Balm(er)y Fall

It's hard to keep up with Randall Balmer, but this fall is especially frenetic. Oxford University Press just released a new, twenty-fifth-anniversary edition of Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory (and the scholar who had his evangelical conversion...Show More Summary

UK university starts Ebola vaccine tests

Healthy British volunteer becomes first person to receive new vaccine for virus in a trial at the University of Oxford.

British volunteer receives Ebola vaccine in second human trial

last weekHealth : The Checkup

A 48-year old British woman became the first volunteer to receive a dose of an experimental Ebola vaccine as a new trial began Wednesday at the University of Oxford. Ruth Atkins, a former National Health Service nurse, received an injection in her upper arm on Wednesday morning, becoming the first of 60 participants in the trial. Read full article >>

Helen Dale on Why the Scottish Should Vote 'Yes' on Independence

last weekNews : Reason

On Thursday the Scottish will vote on whether or not to remain a part of the United Kingdom. Helen Dale, who studied English law at Oxford University and Scots law at Edinburgh University, argues that the Scottish should vote "yes" on independence. Show More Summary

QS World University Rankings 2014-15

QS World University Rankings 2014-15: 1. MIT 2. Cambridge 2. Imperial College London 4. Harvard 5. Oxford 5. University College London 7. Stanford 8. Cal-Tech 9. Princeton 10. Yale 11. Chicago 12. Eth Zurich 13. Penn 14. Columbia 14.. Johns Hopkins 16. King's College London 17. Edinburg 17. Ecol Polytechnic...

Of Oxford, Edinburgh and Glasgow

A FEW years back, your correspondent was in a pub in Oxford with two other students. One, a Scot active on the political left at the university (and a member of its doughtiest left-leaning college, Balliol), was bemoaning the lack of political choice back home in Glasgow. Show More Summary

Semantic Web Job: Data Engineer

Oxford University Press needs a data engineer. The job description states: “To design and implement XML data structures, devise XML strategies, and through expert content analysis, facilitate the electronic and print production, publication,...Show More Summary

NY Jobs: ‘Dr. Oz: The Good Life,’ Oxford University Press, Gannett

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlNY

This week, Dr. Oz: The Good Life is hiring a senior designer, while Oxford University Press needs an online marketing manager. Gannett is seeking a senior manager of digital analytics, and the Council on Foreign Relations is on the hunt for a general manager for CFR.org. Show More Summary

“Turbo Boost” For Silicon Solar Cells Could Seal Doom For Diesel

The Oxford University spinoff Oxford PV has switched gears to push forward with its "turbo-boosting" lead-free perovskite solar cell efficiency solution “Turbo Boost” For Silicon Solar Cells Could Seal Doom For Diesel was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email | Facebook | RSS | Twitter.

Prince William: Flying Solo in Oxford Following Pregnancy Announcement

Taking care of his royal duties, Prince William showed up at the University of Oxford on Monday (September 8) for the opening of The Dickson Poon China Centre. During his tour of the facilities, the handsome heir was greeted by a little...Show More Summary

Bros beat frat dude with bag of bagels

3 weeks agoOdd : Death and Taxes

The frat bros of Kappa Alpha at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, were trying to teach those nerds over at Phi Tau a lesson with a classic Prank of the Century.

Prince William On Kate: Thrilled To Have Another Baby With Wife

Prince William spoke out on news that Kate Middleton is pregnant with their second child… and he says that they are both thrilled! According to azcentral, the 32-year-old Duke of Cambridge was at Oxford University on Monday where he spoke after the exciting baby news broke. Show More Summary

Prince William Can't Stop Smiling After Kate Middleton Pregnancy News!

Prince William cannot stop beaming as he arrives to open the The Dickson Poon University of Oxford China Centre Building on Monday (September 8) in Oxford, England. The 32-year-old royal, who could not keep the smile off his face after news broke that his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (aka Kate Middleton) is pregnant, met [...]

Anna Karenina redux

A few years ago it was Don Quixote, more recently Madame Bovary; now Rosamund Bartlett asks -- apropos of her own new translation, forthcoming from Oxford University Press -- "Do we need another translation of Anna Karenina ?" in The Guardian, in Anna Karenina -- the devil in the details. Sure, the Pevear/Volokhonsky-(re-)translation is... Show More Summary

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