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Nigel: the experts speak

It was educational to read and hear the various neurological experts on whom the media called for their expertise and opinions following Nigel Short's "hardwiring" and parking comments.Radio Four, for instance, had Professor Gina Rippon.The Guardian had Dr Dean Burnett.And the Spectator?The Spectator......had none other than Tony Buzan. Show More Summary

Volkswagen: Ferdinand Piech Resigns As Chairman

Professor Dr Ferdinand Piëch has resigned from the board of Volkswagen effective immediately, while his wife Ursula Piëch has also departed. In a statement, Volkswagen said the members of the Executive Committee “have unanimously determined...Show More Summary

How the stock market destroyed the middle class

"The ‘buyback corporation' is in large part responsible for a national economy characterized by income inequality, employment instability, and diminished innovative capacity," wrote William Lazonick, an economics professor at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell in a new paper published by the Brookings Institution. Show More Summary

Firing Faculty and Lack of Agency

Recently, an Iowa legislator proposed a ‘Hunger Games’ scenario for faculty retention: A bill circulating in the Iowa State Senate offers a novel (and cutthroat) way to hold professors accountable: putting their fates into students’ hands, Survivor-style. Every year the … Continue reading ?

Job Announcement: VAP in American Religion @ University of Wyoming

The Religious Studies department at the University of Wyoming announces a one-year position in American religions at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor or instructor, beginning in August 2015. Responsibilities include five undergraduate-level courses over the academic year, with at least one of these taught online.Required qualifications: Ph.D. Show More Summary

Which Harry Potter Quote Matches Your Zodiac Sign?

"The inner eye does not see upon command," says Professor Trelawney in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, and that is certainly true... but luckily, astrology doesn't come from the mind! Also lucky for us is that a Tumblr user...Show More Summary

Podcast #111: Why Men Fight & Why We Like to Watch With Jonathan Gottschall

Jonathan Gottschall was an associate professor of English whose career had stalled in mid-life. Then one day he looked out his office window, saw a MMA gym across the street, and decided he was going to train to become a fighter. He wanted both to prove something to himself and to gain firsthand experiences to draw […]

THE FLASH Writers Re-Imagine PROFESSOR ZOOM For June

Flash's nemesis in the comics and the TV show, the Reverse-Flash, gets a new origin and a new costume.

Is The End Nigh For The Gallipoli Pilgrimage?

The Austraian pilgrimage to Gallipoli is misunderstood, both historically and more recently, writes Associate Professor Brad West.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: At UPenn, campus leaders quash effort to address biased professors….

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: At UPenn, campus leaders quash effort to address biased professors.

Deal Professor: The Unintended Twist of Tax Inversions

Mylan and Perrigo reincorporated overseas to lower their tax bills, but the move opened them up to unsolicited takeovers.

Student Accused of Rape by Mattress-Carrying Artist Sues Columbia University

yesterdayArts : Hyperallergic

A student has filed a lawsuit against Columbia University, its board of trustees, Columbia President Lee Bollinger, and art professor Jon Kessler, over Emma Sulkowicz's senior thesis project.

Carnegie Mellon wagers that an AI can take on the world’s top poker players

How much would you be willing to bet that a computer program could go toe-to-toe with professional poker players? Carnegie Mellon University researchers have taken that wager. Computer science professor Tuomas Sandholm, alongside researchers...Show More Summary

Harvard’s Roland Fryer Wins John Bates Clark Medal

Harvard professor Roland Fryer, an economist who has done pioneering work on the sources and magnitude of racial inequality, won the John Bates Clark medal.

Accused Rapist in Columbia ‘Mattress Girl’ Case Sues University

Paul Nungesser, the German Columbia University student who was accused of rape by fellow student Emma Sukowicz in a high-profile case, has filed a lawsuit against the university, its president and one of its professors. In the discrimination suit, filed on Thursday, Nungesser alleges that Columbia acted as "a silent... More »

Lefty Professors: Media Fail to Inform Public That GOP Has Made Government ‘Ever More Dysfunctional’

For liberals, the great mystery of the last few decades is how Republicans usually have won enough votes to control one or both houses of Congress even as the party moves increasingly to the right. As political-science profs Jacob Hacker...Show More Summary

Obama Losing Credibility Over Continued Drone Strikes

Law Professor Stephen Vladeck told Sputnik that Barack Obama is losing trust and credibility after he failed to disclose information about the extent of US drone strikes.

How cheap VR helped a Stanford professor bring his dream to Tribeca

Last year, the Tribeca Film Festival began highlighting new mediums being used in storytelling, and that trend has translated over to 2015. Virtual reality is, naturally, a big part of this movement, as filmmakers start creating more content for consumer-grade devices like the Oculus Rift, Samsung Gear VR and Google Cardboard. Show More Summary

Proposal: Give College Students the Power to Fire Professors

yesterdayHumor / odd : Neatorama

(Photo: Kevin Dooley) During the Fifth Century B.C., Athenians engaged in the usual practice of ostracism. Once a year, they took a popular vote. The person with the most votes was banished from the city. Ideally, this would remove the most hated person in the city. Show More Summary

Check Out Professor X And Harry Potter As Dr. Frankenstein And Igor

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The first set pic of Victor Frankenstein has arrived, showing James MacAvoy as the titular mad scientist on the right, and Daniel Radcliffe as what is most likely the most handsome version of Igor ever seen on screen on the left. Those are some snazzy pants too, gents! Read more...

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