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Women rowers turn tide on long-time British tradition

The Thames River in London has been home to the historic race between men's rowing teams from Cambridge and Oxford Universities for decades. But the women's teams have been kept out of the famous waters, until a new sponsor -- and some ambitious rowers -- challenged the status quo. Charlie D'Agata reports.

a visit from a famous scientist

Image Credit: Department of Physics, University of Oxford This week, our department was honored to host a visit by Professor Jocelyn Bell Burnell. Dr. Burnell is most famous as having discovered pulsars while a graduate student at Cambridge University. Show More Summary

This year's Thames Boat Race was a historic moment for women's sport

LONDON — It's one of the oldest sporting events in England, and Saturday's Boat Race between Oxford and Cambridge universities was one of the most historic See also: Gender Avenger app lets you shame SXSW panels with no women For the...Show More Summary

guest blogger Caroline W. Lee returns to discuss DIY Democracy

Good news – emerita orgtheory guest blogger Caroline W. Lee is returning! She has a new book out on deliberative democracy: Do-it-Yourself Democracy: The Rise of the Public Engagement Industry (Oxford University Press, 2015). For those of you have participated in deliberative democracy, here’s your chance to analyze what’s behind the scenes. In the meantime, […]

Children's literature in translation

Daniel Hahn just published the second edition of the Oxford Companion to Children's Literature (see the Oxford University Press publicity page or get your copy at Amazon.co.uk, or pre-order it at Amazon.com) but now reports at PEN Atlas...Show More Summary

‘Living in the Crosshairs’ Puts Human Face on Grim Clinic Violence Statistics

In addition to bringing to light stories of harassment, Crosshairs also calls for reforms in the legal system, making it an absolute must-read for anyone in media and reproductive rights advocacy. Image: Oxford University Press The post ‘Living in the Crosshairs’ Puts Human Face on Grim Clinic Violence Statistics appeared first on RH Reality Check.

The Cheesiest British Airways Ad Ever?

British Airways has partnered with the Oxford University all male Acapella group Out of Blue to come out with, what I think, is the cheesiest ad for the airline ever. Their new version of “Club Tropicana,” in time for warmer weather, features British Airways cabin crew throughout. Show More Summary

The Kings of the Desert

When Glenn Stewart enrolled at the University of Oxford, in 1975, he was not a typical first-year student: a twenty-year-old American with mediocre grades, he had taken neither A-level exams nor Oxford’s entrance test. But he had anShow More Summary

Word rage, discreet firearm edition

Oxford University Press has published the fourth edition of Fowler's Dictionary of Modern English Usage. The name "Fowler" has been retained as a source of prestige, but this is really the work of editor Jeremy Butterfield (as the third edition was the work of Robert Burchfield). Butterfield has already been getting some press attention for […]

Oxford To Publish The Age Of Em

Eighteen months ago I asked here for readers to criticize my Em Econ book draft, then 62K words. (137 of you sent comments – thanks!) Today I announce that Oxford University Press will publish its descendant (now 212K words) in Spring … Continue reading ?

Rhodes Scholarships Expanding to Include Chinese Students

2 weeks agoNews : NYTimes: News

The effort is part of an international push to reshape the program that for more than a century has sent promising students to the University of Oxford.

Fascinating video on how the University of Oxford...

Fascinating video on how the University of Oxford is “digitizing” ancient works.

Publishing Jobs: HarperCollins, St. Martin’s

3 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

This week, HarperCollins is hiring a senior manager of integrated marketing, while St. Martin’s Press needs a digital editor. Oxford University Press is seeking a publicist, and Quarto Publishing is on the hunt for an editorial director. Show More Summary

Thousands Rally To Support Ole Miss Chancellor (PHOTOS)

3 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- The University of Mississippi finds itself in turmoil after trustees ousted well-liked Chancellor Dan Jones, with more than 2,000 students and faculty rallying to his defense Wednesday on the Oxford campus. Jones...Show More Summary

'Architecture of Life' will be inaugural exhibition at new BAM/PFA building, opening in 2016

3 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

The University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive announces the inaugural exhibition in its new building located at the intersection of Oxford and Center Streets, directly across from the UC Berkeley campus.Show More Summary

America’s genetic history combines colonization and slave trade

3 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

A new study out of Oxford University sought to examine the genetic history of North and South America, finding that it’s far more complex than originally believed — and is heavily influenced by colonization and the slave trade hundreds of years ago. The study analyzed over 4,000 DNA samples...

Something Rotten in Oxford (Mississippi)

Being chancellor of a major university is not exactly a job with a lot of turnover. They usually settle in for about a decade, and absent any major public scandal, go quietly in the night. When they ultimately do retire, the campus almost...Show More Summary

Queen Anne coronation medal designed by Isaac Newton

Oxford University PhD student James Hone has discovered a manuscript in the National Archives at Kew that proves Isaac Newton personally designed the coronation medal commemorating the accession of Queen Anne in 1702. Newton was Master of the Mint at the time, but before this discovery scholars believed that the medal was designed by court [...]

Love Songs: The Hidden History

Author Ted Gioia's latest work examines the art of the love song, "from Mesopotamia to Miley Cyrus." The following is an excerpt from Love Songs: The Hidden History by Ted Gioia. Reprinted with permission from Oxford University Press, Inc. Show More Summary

?One-fifth of world's worst coal plants are in U.S.

4 weeks agoTechnology : Tech Talk

A University of Oxford report reveals dirty truths about coal power at home and abroad

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