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MAYBE I SHOULD SPEND A SEMESTER AS A VISITING PROFESSOR IN AUSTRALIA: At least, reading this blog m…

MAYBE I SHOULD SPEND A SEMESTER AS A VISITING PROFESSOR IN AUSTRALIA: At least, reading this blog makes me think so.

'Big Bang Theory' science, math scholarships to be awarded at UCLA

On television, "The Big Bang Theory" celebrates and satirizes the achievements -- and obsessions -- of brilliant if eccentric science students and professors. 

IMF profile of Hélène Rey

From a much longer IMF profile of Hélène Rey, professor of economics at the London Business School:... Among her most influential work is the research she did with Gourinchas when she was at Princeton on the role of the...

More Than Half of College Faculty Are Adjuncts: Should You Care?

by Dan Edmonds Nearly three-quarters of American professors are contingent faculty. That's a problem for students. As a grad student instructor, I usually spent weeks designing courses about subjects I was passionate about. One semester, however, I was asked — with just a single day’s notice — to teach an introduction to [...]

Book Entry: Review: In ‘Inequality,’ a Respected Scholar Wades Into a Contentious Political Issue

The new book by Professor Anthony B. Atkinson fails to add much to the increasingly polarized and rhetorical discussions of income inequality.

Clean water, political infighting and the View from Nowhere

I’ve asked my students to come up with examples of news stories that reflect the View from Nowhere — an idea advanced by New York University journalism professor Jay Rosen that, to oversimplify, amounts to “he said/she said” objectivity in its most mindless form — and to balance that with a second story demonstrating the […]

Sex Abuse Was Rampant at Elite Private School: Report

"There was this widespread assumption that if you put your child in a private school that they were in safer space." That's the reaction of a professor who consulted on a new independent report into sexual abuse at NYC's elite Horace Mann School—an investigation that found worse abuse than...

HARVARD CRIMSON: A Call To Arms: Law School professor Janet Halley is pushing back against Harvard…

HARVARD CRIMSON: A Call To Arms: Law School professor Janet Halley is pushing back against Harvard and the government’s approach to Title IX. “When I read the University policy last July, I said to one of my colleagues at the Law School who works with me on these things, ‘You know we have to change […]

American University's Dr. Laura DeNardis Receives Google Research Faculty Award

Professor DeNardis won a prestigious Google Research Award that will fund basic expenses for one graduate student for one year to assist with Internet governance research.

My Conversation With Sonia Sanchez on How the Black Arts Movement Changed the Fabric of America

Tonight I'm joined by Temple University Professor Emerita and Poet Laureate Sonia Sanchez and Professors John H. Bracey Jr. and James Smethurst of University of Massachusetts at Amherst to discuss their new anthology, SOS: Calling All...Show More Summary

'Strange' vs. 'simple old American' names

Inflammatory Internet comments don't usually become news stories unto themselves. But a Duke University professor recently pulled off that trick. In response to a New York Times editorial about racism in Baltimore, Jerry Hough wrote that African Americans "just feel sorry for themselves" and compared...

How College Grads Could Crowdfund Their News Startups

11 hours agoMedia / New Media : Idea Lab

For the better part of a decade, I’ve heard working journalists, professors, and people who spend a lot of time thinking about the future of news tell college students that they shouldn’t expect to follow the same career path as previous generations. There are still jobs out there, but previous business models have been disrupted […]

Sustainability: from surviving to thriving

By Ioannis Ioannou, Assistant Professor, Strategy and Entrepreneurship, London Business School It is hard for any business leader today to ignore sustainability. Indeed, the latest UN Global Compact–Accenture CEO study found that 97% of the 1,000 CEOs interviewed across 103 countries and 27 industries see sustainability as important to the future success [...]

Pietro Boselli Shows Off His Insane Body for 'Attitude' Cover

Pietro Boselli shows off his ripped six pack abs while posing in just a speedo on the cover of Attitude magazine‘s June 2015 issue. Here is what the 27-year-old model, who doubles as a math professor, had to share with the mag: On going viral earlier this year: “I have different students each year and [...]

Artificial Intelligence and ‘Thought Vectors’

by Angela Guess Aaron Krumins recently wrote for Extreme Tech, “Last week, the British high priest of artificial intelligence Professor Geoffrey Hinton, who was snapped up by Google two years back during its massive acquisition of AI...Show More Summary

Bernanke Rescues Market from Beyond

Professor Bernanke says the US economy is strong. It must be so. Act accordingly. What could go wrong? Charts I found interesting (no positions) Trade universe. The SPY reversed yesterday's action, up the down staircase. "The market can do anything."Good trading and great risk management to all.Educational use only. Never intended as investment advice.

Donald H. Crosby, expert in German language and culture, dies at 88

Donald H. Crosby, a professor emeritus of German studies and comparative literature who lectured regularly at embassies, museums and opera societies throughout the Washington area, died May 16 while flying home to Springfield, Va., from a vacation in Europe. He was 88.Read full article >>

Study tackles evolution mystery of animal, plant warning cues for survival

Not every encounter between predator and prey results in death. A new study co-authored by a University of Tennessee, Knoxville, professor suggests that prey emit warning cues that can ultimately lead to both their survival and that of their predators. Show More Summary

Donald H. Crosby, expert in German language and culture, dies at 88

Donald H. Crosby, a professor emeritus of German studies and comparative literature who lectured regularly at embassies, museums and opera societies throughout the Washington area, died May 16 while flying home to Springfield, Va., from a vacation in Europe. He was 88.Read full article >>

Daniel Meltzer, law professor and legal adviser to Obama White House, dies

Daniel Meltzer, a Harvard Law School professor who served as a top legal adviser to President Obama, died May 24 at a hospital in Boston. He was 63.The cause was cancer, Harvard officials announced.Mr. Meltzer had been on the Harvard Law faculty since 1982 and was an authority on federal courts and criminal procedure. Show More Summary

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