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‘Bristol is Open’ Wins Internet of Things Award for Programmable City Initiative

by Angela Guess A new press release reports, “Bristol is Open, an ambitious joint venture between the University of Bristol and Bristol City Council, received the Internet of Things award in the “The Smart Cities Award” category forShow More Summary

Green: New Book on Organizational Discrimination

Congratulations to Tristin Green (San Francisco) on the publication of her new book Discrimination Laundering: The Rise of Organizational Innocence and the Crisis of Equal Opportunity Law by Cambridge University Press. Here's the publisher's description: While discrimination in the workplace...

6 Steps To Build A Killer Coalition At Work

Guest blogger Samuel B. Bacharach is the author of THE AGENDA MOVER: When Your Good Idea Is Not Enough (Cornell University Press, 2016).  He is also co-founder of the Bacharach Leadership Group, which focuses on training leaders in the...Show More Summary

More on Mobilizing the Past

Mobilizing the Past for a Digital Future: The Potential of Digital Archaeology is the most recent book from The Digital Press at the University of North Dakota continues to produce downloads, sales, and page views.  If you feel like the prospect of a free download or a $20 book is just too much of a… Read More ?

Congrats to the Appalachian State University Fed Challenge Team

From a Federal Reserve Board of Governors' Press Release: Rutgers University won the 13th annual national College Fed Challenge on Thursday, a competition that encourages students to learn about the U.S. economy, monetary policymaking, and the role of the Federal Reserve System. The team, from New Brunswick, N.J., represented the...

HP Fan Trips: Fantastical Tour Press Release

Back in the Potter days, Leaky reported often about HP Fan Tours. As the Potter Universe grows and expands, HP Fan Tours is back with a “Fantastical Tour”–a tour that perfectly blends the new Fantastic Beasts part of the wizarding world, with a 20th anniversary celebration of the story that started it all, Harry Potter and...read more!

Trump team revs up attacks on media: Corey Lewandowski says NYT top editor ‘should be in jail’

3 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski targeted the press at a Harvard University conference on Thursday. Pointing to the New York Times’ partial release of Trump’s 1995 Income Tax Records, Lewandowski said executive editor Dean Baquet “should be in jail,” according to...

Experts argue it's time to stop using bite marks in forensics

(Oxford University Press USA) Researchers are increasingly skeptical about the validity of bite-mark identification as trial evidence. A new paper in Journal of Law and the Biosciences describes the legal basis for the rise of bite-mark...Show More Summary

Method in the Archaeology of Late Antiquity

This week I’ve started work on a rather more technical publication project for The Digital Press at the University of North Dakota. (It’s TOP SECRET). I’m working to publish an archaeological field manual for a significant and long-standing excavation. The manual posses some interesting (but hardly unique) challenges. First, such documents with a few exceptions… Read More ?

Austrian conductor leaves his library to Palestine university

The music library of the late Dietfried Bernet, who died in 2011, has been donated to Bethlehem University by his widow, Johanna Bernet. From the press release: Mrs. Bernet shed light on the comparison her husband used to make between the situation in Vienna in the 1940s and the current situation in Palestine. He lived […]

Nintendo World Coming to Universal Theme Parks

Nintendo press release: Imagine the fun of stepping into a larger-than-life Nintendo adventure. Gigantic Piranha Plants spring to life. Question blocks, power-ups and more surround you. And Mario and all his friends are there to pull...Show More Summary

FBI: Ohio State Attacker Believed to Have Been Inspired By ISIS, Al-Qaeda

5 days agoNews : Mediaite

In a Wednesday press conference, the Federal Bureau of Investigations announced that their initial investigation turned up evidence that Ohio State University attacker Abdul Razak Ali Artan may have been inspired by radical Islamist terrorist groups Islamic State and al-Qaeda.

Book publishing: University presses adapt

5 days agoAcademics : Nature

Roger Schonfeld analyses how the sector's scientific books are faring in the digitized, open-access era.

Prohibiting sperm donor anonymity could reduce the number of donors

(Oxford University Press USA) A new study published in the Journal of Law and the Biosciences suggests that prohibiting anonymous sperm donation would result in a decline in the number of donors, and that those willing to donate would likely demand compensation for donation.

Mamma Mia! Nintendo Land is Coming to Universal Studios

If you’ve ever wanted to a place to murder mushrooms, break bricks with your head, and hop down enormous green pipes, Universal Studios and Nintendo are about to make all those dreams come true. In a joint press release earlier today,...Show More Summary

Huntington's disease affects muscle as well as neurons, study reveals

(Rockefeller University Press) Researchers have discovered that mice with Huntington's disease (HD) suffer defects in muscle maturation that may explain some symptoms of the disorder. The study, 'Progressive Cl? channel defects reveal disrupted skeletal muscle maturation in R6/2 Huntington's mice,' which will be published online Nov. Show More Summary

8 taken to Columbus area hospital after attack at Ohio State University, attacker killed

The Associated Press reports that seven people were transported to the hospital, two in stable condition. There are no details available yet about the other 5 victims. Continue reading ? The post 8 taken to Columbus area hospital after attack at Ohio State University, attacker killed appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

10 Wounded, Assailant Killed In Ohio State University Attack

Updated | An assailant used a vehicle and a butcher knife to attack pedestrians at Ohio State University on Wednesday, school officials said at a press conference. The male suspect injured 10 people before being shot and killed by aShow More Summary

One Suspect Dead in Ohio State University Attack as School Lifts Lockdown

Update, 4:05 p.m. EST: In a press conference Monday afternoon, school officials identified the deceased suspect as Ohio State University student Abdul Razak Ali Artan. Update, 12:20 p.m. EST: School officials released a statement confirming one suspect was shot and killed. Update, 11:32 a.m. Show More Summary

Yale Publishes Edition of Voynich Manuscript

Yale University press has published an edition of The Voynich Manuscript, a rare untranslated manuscript written by an unknown author in an unknown script.

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