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How would Canberra deal with an ebola outbreak?

1 hour agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Our friends have been frightening each other on Facebook by following the news about the recent ebola outbreak in Africa and speculating about how we would fare if it came to Australia. We heard from some local experts, Professor Peter Collignon AM, Infectious Diseases Physician and Microbiologist at Canberra Hospital, about the resources Canberra has [...]

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A couple of provocative stories were in the news over the past week. The first was about the study authored by professors Martin Gilens and Benjamin Page that concluded that America was no longer a democracy in any meaningful sense.Show More Summary

I Could Have Slept With My Professor

A proposition leaves a young man feeling conflicted, regretful. The post I Could Have Slept With My Professor appeared first on The Good Men Project.

(Matilde Lalin) Attending conferences with small children

[This guest post is authored by Matilde Lalin, an Associate Professor in the Département de mathématiques et de statistique at the Université de Montréal.  I have lightly edited the text, mostly by adding some HTML formatting. -T.] Mathematicians...Show More Summary

Survey: Grads Give High Marks to Law Schools for Professors, Training & ROI, But Not Job Placement

Kaplan, Class of 2014 Law School Graduates Give Their Schools Solid Grades in Professor Quality, “Practice Ready” Training and ROI — But Job Placement Gets More “F”s than “A”s: According to a Kaplan Bar Review survey of over 1,200 law school graduates from the class of 2014, a strong majority...

Earnings Stripping, Competitiveness, and the Drive to Further Complicate the Corporate Tax

Ed Kleinbard, a law professor at the University of Southern California, has a new paper in which he claims that the recent wave of corporate inversions is not about competitiveness, even though the U.S. has the third highest corporate tax rate in the world combined with exceptionally high repatriation taxes. Show More Summary

A Lot of Progressive Christians Are Actually Atheists, Claims Ivy League Law Professor

If you think that atheism is simply the absence of a belief in gods, Robert P. George reckons he can teach you a thing or two. Literally.George (below), a law professor who is professionally affiliated with Princeton, Harvard, and Stanford...Show More Summary

University of Tennessee research uncovers subglacial life beneath Antarctic ice sheet

University of Tennessee, Knoxville, research finds life can persist in a cold, dark world. A UT microbiology assistant professor was part of a team that examined waters and sediments from a shallow lake deep beneath the Antarctic ice...Show More Summary

George Hilton, RIP

(August 20, 2014 02:52 PM, by David Henderson) On August 4, while I was on my vacation, my beloved transportation economics professor, George Hilton, died. Co-blogger Art Carden has rightly singled out one of his best articles in a post earlier today. Here are some of my reminiscences... (0 COMMENTS)

Salaita’s stellar teaching record exposes political motivation behind his firing

At a recent orientation meeting with senior faculty University of Illinois Chancellor Phyllis Wise, who fired Professor Steven Salaita, claimed she did so in part because she was concerned about Dr. Salaita’s classroom teaching. This...Show More Summary

The Best Way to Change Minds: Come Out, Stay Out and Speak Out

Last week my friend, Professor Jenny Boylan of Barnard College, penned an op-ed in the Los Angeles Times entitled "Trans Community Can Change Minds by Changing Discourse." I think it's very important that our scholars are finally being provided with a platform to reach a far wider audience, and Jenny is one of our most articulate spokeswomen. Show More Summary

The Best Way to Change Minds: Come Out, Stay Out and Speak Out

Last week my friend, Professor Jenny Boylan of Barnard College, penned an op-ed in the Los Angeles Times entitled "Trans Community Can Change Minds by Changing Discourse." I think it's very important that our scholars are finally being provided with a platform to reach a far wider audience, and Jenny is one of our most articulate spokeswomen. Show More Summary

Poynter, Arizona State University announce online adjunct faculty certificate

8 hours agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

The Poynter Institute and Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication announced Wednesday an online certificate program for adjunct journalism professors. The program, which will be made available to journalism and mass communication programs across the country, will teach instructional skills. Show More Summary

University Professor Recalls a ‘Fearless’ James Foley

9 hours agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlNY

In between Libya and Syria, journalist James Foley spoke in February 2012 at San Diego State University. His February 9 talk with students was part of the series “Understanding the Arab Spring.” In the wake of Foley’s apparent horrific...Show More Summary

Basic Facilitation Techniques for Nonprofits

As a trainer and now adjunct professor,  I’m constantly working on and honing these skills sets: assessment, instructional design, curriculum/materials development, presenting, facilitation, and evaluation.    There is a lot of learn and refine in each of these areas. Show More Summary

Fears Ebola has spread to another African country

10 hours agoNews : The Newsroom

Democratic Republic of Congo has sent its health minister and a team of experts to the remote northern Equateur province after several people died there from a disease with Ebola-like symptoms, a local official and a professor said on Wednesday. Show More Summary

Raising Compassionate Boys: The Power of Touch

Kozo Hattori explains how and why he is getting his sons back in touch with nurturing physical contact.   Researching the power of touch for human development and relationships, Dacher Keltner, Professor of Psychology at UC Berkeley,...Show More Summary

America's History of Racist Policing

11 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

R. Gino Santa Maria / Shutterstock.com Kids in Ferguson, Missouri, this week. Over at Vox, Dara Lind has an interview with historian and Temple University professor Heather Ann Thompson, talking about the history of race and police in America. Show More Summary

I Called My First Northwestern Professor Last Night to Try to Make Sense of James Foley's Death

11 hours agoLifestyle : xoJane

He went to my alma mater and represented what a true journalist really is: fearless and bold. Read more

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