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Florida State Official Details Sexual Assault Claims Against Football Players

According to a report from Gary Fineout of the Associated Press, the former director of the Florida State University’s victim advocate program detailed 20 claims of sexual assault and said “ she was concerned that athletes get preferential treatment during investigations of misconduct. Show More Summary

I Want to Feel Safe: It's Time to End Violence Against Women on Campus

By Molly Hovden, a student ambassador for the 1,000 Dreams Fund at the University of Iowa. I woke up on the morning of November 10th in my cozy dorm room to my usual blaring alarm. While I expected to press snooze, I did not expect to...Show More Summary

House Dean Rep. Conyers announces re-election campaign

DETROIT (AP) — Michigan Rep. John Conyers declared his candidacy for a 27th consecutive term in Congress on Monday, saying he wants to continue pressing for employment opportunities and universal health care coverage. The Judiciary Committee...Show More Summary

News in Brief: Astronomers Discover Previously Unknown Cluster Of Nothingness In Deep Space

last weekHumor : The Onion

WASHINGTON—Saying the finding would further scientists’ understanding of the most remote parts of the universe, NASA astronomers announced at a press conference Thursday that they had discovered a previously unknown cluster of nothingness in deep space. Show More Summary

What Is Consciousness? Neuroscientist May Have Answer to the Big Question

Science has failed to pinpoint the actual brain processes behind our awareness. The following is an excerpt from the new bookConsciousness and the Social Brain by Michael S. A. Graziano (Oxford University Press, 2015):  I was in the audience watching a magic show. Show More Summary

Clifton Chenier -- Way Down In Louisiana

Way Down In Louisiana Todd Mouton 302 Pages ISBN: # 978-1-935754-73-2 University of Louisiana at Lafayette Press 2015 Of all the states which comprise America, Louisiana is one of the most diverse when it comes to acculturation, specifically when applied to music. With the convergence of Spanish, Fr... [ read more ]

The Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year…

last weekHumor / odd : Neatorama

The Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year for 2015 isn’t even a word. It’s an emoji, specifically the crying emoji you see here. It’s a whole new language. This year Oxford University Press have partnered with leading mobile technology business SwiftKey to explore frequency and usage statistics for some of the most popular emoji across the world, and quarterly update: new words added today include hangry, Grexit, and wine o’clock

Topic: Books Today Oxford University Press announces the latest quarterly update to, its free online dictionary of current English. Words from a wide variety of topics are included in this update, so whatever your...Show More Summary

Germaine Greer’s Exceedingly Long Love Letter to Martin Amis To Be Published As A Book (Much To Greer’s Chagrin)

The Guardian reports that an almost novel-sized letter written by famed feminist writer Germaine Greer to novelist Martin Amis about their affair could be published in book form in the near future by Melbourne University Press.  …Read More

Study: We're Using Our Groundwater Too Quickly

"We're using our groundwater resources too fast—faster than they're being renewed," Dr. Tom Gleeson says in a University of Victoria press release. Gleeson, along with fellow researchers, published the most accurate map of Earth's groundwater supply to date on Monday in Nature Geoscience. The study found there is about...

Divesting From Fossil Fuels: The Student Assault on the Academy

There's a lot of news coming out of our college campuses these days and much of it re-raises an old question: To what degree, if any, should colleges and universities be responsive to pressing social and political issues? To my mind,...Show More Summary

Oxford's 2015 Word Of The Year Isn't Even A Word — It's THIS Symbol!

We're speechless… The Oxford University Press — you know, the people who make the dictionaries and ask you to use an extra comma at the end of lists — have decided on their Word of the Year for 2015! Can you guess what it is?? Related: These Two Zebras Made West Philadelphia Their Playground! No, it's not "fleek," and [...]

Saffron Shadows and Salvaged Scripts review (and: writing in ... Burma)

The most recent addition to the complete review is my review of Ellen Wiles' look at Literary Life in Myanmar Under Censorship and in Transition, in Saffron Shadows and Salvaged Scripts, just out from Columbia University Press, and a...Show More Summary

Tomo Watch Strap Turns Hand Movements Into Commands

Controlling your smartwatch via your wrist is pretty standard. You tap the screen or press some buttons, or in some cases you can even control it via your voice. However researchers at Carnegie Mellon University’s Human-Computer Interaction group have come up with a prototype that will translate your hand movements into commands. Show More Summary

The Spreading Virus: Kansas Edition

(Steven Hayward) Now playing at the University of Kansas. From the Associated Press: LAWRENCE, Kan. — Racial tensions are growing at the University of Kansas with a call for three top Student Senate leaders to resign and a recent graduate initiating a hunger strike. Show More Summary

WOTY 2015

According to a press release sent out earlier today, Today Oxford Dictionaries announces the emoji, commonly known as “Face with Tears of Joy,” as its “Word” of the Year for 2015. They explain that This year Oxford University Press partnered with leading mobile technology business SwiftKey to explore frequency and usage statistics for some of […]

This cool touchscreen tech can tell the angle your finger is pointing

Your iPhone can now distinguish between a light tap and a hard press thanks to 3D Touch, but the geniuses at a Carnegie Mellon University spinoff called Qeexo have found a way to one-up the iPhone 6s display with some new software that can determine the exact angle of your finger as you tap. Qeexo’s […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

New England Publishing Collaboration Awards Revealed

Harvard University Press, Aries Systems, American Meteorological Society and Kudos have won The New England Publishing Collaboration (NEPCo) Awards, an honor for excellence in publishing collaboration.

Lawsuit filed in the #RICO20 case against GMU for ‘denying’ records exist

Via press release: CEI Files FOIA Lawsuit Against George Mason University for Denying Existence of Records Related to RICO-20 Letter George Mason University (GMU) faculty claimed “no records” existed in response to a Competitive Enterprise...Show More Summary

Manifold Scholarship Turns Scholarly Books into Iterative Digital Projects | Charleston Conference 2015

During the Charleston Conference session "New Platforms and Discovery Tools: Towards 21st Century University Presses and Libraries", two Mellon Foundation-funded projects were introduced: UPScope Project, a university press-wide discovery...Show More Summary

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