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"PETA's campaign and the intense public pressure it brought to bear on UW-Madison have ended this horrendous laboratory's legacy of cruelty at last."

Said the PETA press release on the occasion of the closure of UW's cat research lab, which was "quietly closed" last month.Neuroscience professor Tom Yin had run the lab for nearly 40 years, and said it closed Dec. 1 when his research funding ran out. Show More Summary

College Course: ‘The Problem Of Whiteness’

Lee Babout, an assistant professor at Arizona State University, is angering conservatives by teaching this course. “Like” this joint on Facebook Now read this:Ben Carson Wants To Remind You On Martin Luther King Day That Obama Is Half White (Jan 19, 2015) St. Louis County Police Admit Beating Up The Wrong Black Man (Jan 17, [...]

John Coltrane: A Deeper look into his iconic album A Love Supreme

6 hours agoMusic / Jazz : All About Jazz

This year marks the 50th anniversary of John Coltrane's album, A Love Supreme. Here is a critical engagement of Coltrane's 4th movement entitled "Psalm" by UC-Berkeley Professor and author Scott Saul. The excerpt is taken from his award winning book entitled Freedom is, Freedom Ain't: Jazz and The M...

REWRITE OF THE PHILOSOPHERS’ SONG: HEIDEGGER, HEIDEGGER WAS A NAZI OLD BEGGAR WHO WOULD SEND YOU OF…

REWRITE OF THE PHILOSOPHERS’ SONG: HEIDEGGER, HEIDEGGER WAS A NAZI OLD BEGGAR WHO WOULD SEND YOU OFF TO BELSEN. “Professor Shocked, Shocked To Find Out Prominent Nazi Was An Anti-Semite.” The chair of Germany’s Martin Heidegger Society resigned in genuine horror after some of Heidegger’s private papers were released and showed that, surprise, surprise, he […]

Robots Podcast #174: Hunter Lloyd & Looney

11 hours agoHobbies / Robotics : Robots.net

In episode #174, Audrow Nash speaks with Hunter Lloyd, a Professor of Robotics at Montana State University. Hunter, who interrupted his college education to tour as a comedian for six years, performs a comedy act for all ages with partner Looney, a NAO Humanoid Robot from Aldebaran Robotics. Show More Summary

Purposeful Transformation: Davos Conversations Advance the Journey

The following is co-written with Cheryl Grise, EY Global Head of Strategy, and Professor Marc Ventresca, economic sociologist, University of Oxford. Listen carefully to the buzz during the World Economic Forum annual meeting this week and one thing is abundantly clear: Current global realities have changed the game for most firms. Show More Summary

Sociologists correlate religion and educational attainment

Sociologists have long tried to document the influence religion has on social groups and in a new paper, a team of academics correlates its role in education. Louisiana State University Sociology Professor Samuel Stroope and colleagues searched for a relationship between religion and educational attainment in the U.S. read more

Scientists use X-rays to decipher charred Vesuvius scrolls

David Blank, professor of Classics from University of California, left, uses his laptop computer as he studies an ancient papyrus at the Naples' National Library, Italy Photo: AP The contents of hundreds of papyrus scrolls that wereShow More Summary

Weekend Reading: James Meade: On John Kenneth Galbraith's "New Industrial State". Via David Glasner

James Meade: [on John Kenneth Galbraith's New Industrial State](http://uneasymoney.com/2015/01/22/nick-rowe-goes-bonkers-over-milton-friedman/) "This argument for a national indicative plan is strangely overlooked by Professor Galbraith... Show More Summary

Call for journal papers on Manichaeism

OPEN THEOLOGY :Topical Issue on Manichaeism COORDINATING EDITORS:John C. Reeves,Blumenthal Professor of Judaic StudiesDepartment of Religious StudiesThe University of North Carolina at CharlotteDESCRIPTIONWe invite submissions whichShow More Summary

Study Suggests Country-of-Origin Labeling Has Not Hurt U.S. Meat Imports

Mandatory country-of-origin labeling (COOL) has not impaired meat exports to the U.S., says Auburn University professor Robert Taylor. In new analysis of COOL’s impact released Thursday, he wrote that, “COOL has not had a significant negative effect on the price paid for imported slaughter cattle relative to comparable domestic cattle, COOL has not had a... Continue Reading

Deceptions and the Affordable Care Act

MIT professor Jonathan Gruber tried to dupe people to advance an unpopular Obama Care agenda. Were you fooled?

Why Zimbardo’s Prison Experiment Isn’t in My Textbook

One of the questions I'm often asked by professors who teach from my introductory psychology textbook is this: "Why don't you include Zimbardo's classic Stanford Prison Experiment in your book, like all other introductory psychology textbook authors do?" Here's why.

Legal Scholars Express Concerns Over Proposed Religious Freedom Bill

A group of 18 legal scholars, mostly professors of law, have written a letter objecting to the possible enactment of House Bill 29, the religious liberty bill sponsored by Rep. Sam Teasley. The letter is dated January 21st, and was sent to Rep. Show More Summary

Desegregation and the Highway of Justice: How Segregated, Under-resourced Schools Are Failing Children

Co-authored by Michael Holzman "[T]he words desegregation and integration are used interchangeably, as if they are one and the same," wrote Rucker C. Johnson, an associate professor of public policy at the University of California at Berkley. Show More Summary

Use It or Lose It

Older adults who learn a new, mentally demanding skill can improve their cognitive function, according to research by Jennifer Lodi-Smith, PhD, psychology professor at Canisius College.

Newswire: Stanley Tucci to play an evil, rabid professor in (not) zombie movie

Stanley Tucci has been cast as the villain in the upcoming Patient Zero, Deadline reports. He joins Matt Smith and Natalie Dormer in the action film that sees the planet beset with a plague that transforms humanity into a new, even more violent race. Show More Summary

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