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Rolling dice for cell size specification in plant leaf epidermis

(National Institutes of Natural Sciences) Associate Professor Kensuke Kawade at Okazaki Institute for Integrative Bioscience and National Institute for Basic Biology, in collaboration with Professor Hirokazu Tsukaya at the Graduate School...Show More Summary

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE, CORNHUSKER EDITION: Profs rally for colleague who bullied conservat…

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE, CORNHUSKER EDITION: Profs rally for colleague who bullied conservative student. “The demonstration was organized by the American Association of University Professors, which ostensibly advocates for academic freedom generally, but has been accused of favoring liberal causes over conservative ones.”

Building social communication skills in shy children helps with peer likeability

(Yale-NUS College) A new study by Yale-NUS College Assistant Professor of Social Sciences (Psychology) Cheung Hoi Shan has discovered that shy children with low English vocabulary skills, can still be popular among their peers if they have high-functioning social communication skills that enable them to engage and interact well with their peers in social settings.

Flood insurance is broken. Here are some ways to fix it

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By Robert W. Klein, Director, Center for RMI Research, Associate Professor, Risk Management and Insurance, Georgia State University. Immokalee, Florida sustained heavy damage during Hurricane Irma. AP Photo/Gerald Herbert Hundreds of thousands of Americans whose homes were damaged or destroyed by...

This Stanford Professor Has a Theory on Why 2017 Is Filled With Jerks

According to Robert Sutton, the problem of “disrespectful, demeaning, and downright mean-spirited behavior” is “worse than ever.”

Mexico music professor: I was about to teach a class when the earthquake struck

Live testimony from Jorge Costa, in Mexico City: I was about to start teaching a class when the earthquake struck. I’ve gone through quakes in Los Angeles, here in Mexico and a tsunami in Thailand, and this was by far the worst. It was violent right off the bat. Entire buildings collapsed. Windows were shattering […]

Convergent evolution of mimetic butterflies confounds classification

David Lohman, associate professor of biology at The City College of New York's Division of Science, is co-author of a landmark paper on butterflies "An illustrated checklist of the genus Elymnias Hübner, 1818 (Nymphalidae, Satyrinae)."...Show More Summary

‘Medicare for all’ could be cheaper than you think

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By Gerald Friedman, Professor of Economics, University of Massachusetts Amherst. Some of the original advocates for Medicare in the 1960s hoped to eventually extend it to everyone. AP Photo Public support for single-payer health care has been rising in recent months amid failed Republican efforts...

Why an ad offering meat to the Hindu god Ganesha is offensive

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By Jeffery D. Long, Professor of Religion and Asian Studies, Elizabethtown College. The Hindu god Ganesha. Anant Nath Sharma, CC BY-NC-ND A recent ad from the meat industry in Australia, seeking to promote lamb as a food that people from a wide range of religious backgrounds can consume, has given...

Nikki Giovanni Soul Food, Sex, and Space

'In the 1960s, Nikki Giovanni was a revolutionary poet of the Black Arts Movement that nourished civil rights. She had a famous dialogue with James Baldwin in Paris in 1971. As a professor at Virginia Tech, she brought beauty and courage by the way of poetry after the shooting there. Show More Summary

The Child-to-Junior Badge Validation Deadline is Imminent!

COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL REGISTRATION UPDATE The Child-to-Junior Badge Validation Deadline is Imminent! Professor Toucan here with an urgent warning! Deadline approaching! Deadline approaching! Pull up a chair and settle in for an informational FAQ (and how to!) about the child-to-junior badge validation process. Read more

Expert discusses advances in aircraft air quality

Professor Peter Childs from the Dyson School of Design Engineering discusses air quality in aircraft cabins in his Q&A.

University Of Illinois Professor Put On Paid Administrative Leave For Refusing To Give PowerPoint Slides To Learning Disabled Student

Inside Higher Ed, A Hill to Retire On?: A dispute over electronic lecture slides and accommodations for a learning-disabled student may have ended the teaching career of Michael Schlesinger, a professor of atmospheric sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Schlesinger said Thursday that he's learned from his lawyer...

University assailed over handling of sexual harassment case

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Questions over the University of Rochester's handling of sexual misconduct accusations against a professor have sparked protests, calls for the resignation of top administrators, vows by alumni to stop donations and even a hunger strike by one student that was in its fifth day Monday.

Science gets messy in CSUF boot camp for future biologists

Read about a lab experiment, and it sounds logical. Perform a lab experiment, and it seems inevitable. Get out and do an experiment in the field? That’s when things get messy, said Bill Hoese, professor of biological science. Sometimes up-to-the-knees-in-mud messy. Undergraduate students learn that lesson each summer in the Southern California Ecosystems Research Program […]

Mel Gibson's lawsuit over 'Professor and the Madman' deepens, as director says producer defamed him in comments to L.A. Times

The legal battle over the Mel Gibson movie "The Professor and the Madman" has grown messier, with a new complaint filed Tuesday by director Farhad Safinia alleging copyright infringement and defamation against Voltage Pictures, one of the production companies behind the independently financed movie....

Stanford professor Carol Dweck, pioneer of ‘mindset’ educational theory, awarded $4 million prize

A Stanford University researcher is among two inaugural winners of the biggest prize in education circles, receiving nearly $4 million for her research on the ability to learn. Carol Dweck, a psychology professor, was named as one of...Show More Summary

Hillary Clinton decided to go to Yale law school after a Harvard professor told her: 'We don't need any more women at Harvard'

In her new memoir chronicling the 2016 presidential campaign, Hillary Clinton described how a Harvard law professor dissuaded her from attending his school, to which she had been accepted as a college senior, because "We don't need any...Show More Summary

Neonatal Professor: Survival Rates of Premature Babies is Improving, 50% Survival Rate at 23 Weeks

Professor John Wyatt, Emeritus Professor of Neonatal Paediatrics this weekend wowed delegates at the SPUC National Conference with his insights on human life, gained from his long career of caring for premature and desperately sick babies. The professor began by describing the “revolution” that has taken place in the care of premature babies in the last […]

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