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Fixing U.S. International Taxation by Daniel Shaviro – Monday, April 28th, 12:30 PM to 1:50 PM – Vanderbilt Hall Room 220, 40 Washington Square South

Please join us for a discussion of Professor Daniel Shaviro’s current book, Fixing U.S. International Taxation (Oxford University Press, 2014).  Following a presentation by Professor Shaviro of key themes from the book, leading experts in the field will offer commentary.  We are thrilled that Martin Sullivan, Chief Economist at Tax Analysts (publisher of Tax Notes), […]

The Political Economy of Policy Transitions

Michael J. Trebilcock (Toronto), Dealing with Losers: The Political Economy of Policy Transitions (Oxford University Press 2014): Whenever governments change policies—tax, expenditure, or regulatory policies, among others—there will typically be losers: people or groups who relied upon and invested in physical, financial, or human capital predicated on, or even deliberately...

Oxford University Press Online Resources Free During National Library Week

2 days agoArts : Hyperallergic

In commemoration of National Library Week, Oxford University Press is making freely available its subscription-only online product catalogue.

Free OUP Online Resources.

An Oxford University Press announcement says: Celebrate National Library Week! All OUP Online Resources are free April 13-19th Libraries are a vital part of our communities- they feed our curiosity, bolster our professional knowledge, and provide a launchpad for intellectual discovery. Show More Summary

CFP: ‘Traditions in Fragments: the Classical Legacy in Italian Literature’, University of Oxford, 20 June

Seen on the Classicists list: Traditions in Fragments: the Classical Legacy in Italian 20th-Century Literature Study Day, 20th June 2014 Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages, University of Oxford   Classical tradition, as a conceptual...Show More Summary

Joanne Lunn, Rowan Hellier, Thomas Hobbs, Matthew Brooks a?' Dunedin Consort, John Butt -- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Requiem

4 days agoMusic / Jazz : All About Jazz

Bruce Haynes, in his book The End of Early Music: A Period Performer's History of Music for the Twenty-First Century (Oxford University Press, 2007) states: "More than anything else, Authenticity seems to be a statement of intent. Totally accurate historic performance is probably impossible to achie...

Age of Wonder: Superintelligence and existential risks

Nick Bostrom is a Professor in the Faculty of Philosophy at Oxford University and the director of The Future of Humanity Institute. He talked about the ultra fast pace of innovation, hazardous future technologies, artificial intelligence that will one day surpasses the one of human beings and might even take over our future

UVA Men’s Swim Team: “2 Of Us Are Gay, The Other 3 Don’t Care”

The Internet has been abuzz lately with Tumblr blogs like I, Too, Am Harvard and I, Too, Am Oxford, which focused on the experiences of students of color amongst the mostly white populations at elite universities. Mostly the signs highlight ignorant remarks based on stereotypes students have been subjected to. Here’s another Tumblr in the [...]

Symbolic Bike Lights Make Cyclists More Visible to Traffic

Common sense dictates that the brighter the lights on your bike are, the more visible you'll be to other traffic at night. But according to research from the University of Oxford's Experimental Psychology Lab, a glowing version of the universal symbol for a bike rider could actually a better way to make drivers aware of your presence. Read more...

Oxford University Press is Making Online Products Free During National Library Week

Oxford University Press is making its online products free next week in honor of National Library Week in the United States. The open access will run from  April 13th to April 19th. Check it out: “OUP is freeing up all of our onlineShow More Summary

Fuel3D Gets $1.1M To Refocus Its 3D Scanning Tech On Medical Imaging

Fuel3D, a U.K. startup spun out of Oxford University that’s commercializing 3D scanning technology, has secured a $1.1 million development contract to create a 3D medical imaging system. The money comes from the Small Business Research Initiative for Healthcare (SBRI Healthcare), an NHS England initiative that provides funds to U.K. Show More Summary

Attention-getting Brainy Bike Lights feature the "Sign of the Cyclist"

Which catches your attention quicker, an illuminated pedestrian symbol, or a plain old light? According to research conducted at the University of Oxford, the human brain will always notice known symbols faster than it notices generic lights, particularly in environments where there are already various other lights present. Show More Summary

Study Reveals Real Reason Behind Gaming Aggression

A study by the Universities of Oxford and Rochester has revealed the main source of gaming aggression.

Henry Ford Hospital cited: World's first surgical innovators for patient safety standards

DETROIT – An innovative kidney transplant technique developed by Henry Ford Hospital is credited as the first in the world to use a new set of patient safety standards coordinated by the University of Oxford in England. The standards...Show More Summary

The Bumper List Of April Fools’ Day 2014 Pranks [Weird & Wonderful Web]

Laughter is the best medicine. No, it’s true. This quote of unknown origin has been proven by science, with researchers at the University of Oxford discovering that when you laugh your body releases chemicals that act as a natural painkiller. Show More Summary

First UK study of ketamine for people with severe depression

The first UK study of the use of ketamine intravenous infusions in people with treatment-resistant depression has been carried out in an NHS clinic by researchers at Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Oxford. read more

Publishing Jobs: Simon & Schuster, Oxford University Press, Random House

2 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

This week, Simon & Schuster is hiring a manager of advertising and promotions, and Oxford University Press needs a senior designer. Meanwhile, Random House is seeking an editor for Ten Speed Press, as well as a pricing specialist to join its print production team. Show More Summary

Reason in a Dark Time review

The most recent addition to the complete review is my review of Dale Jamieson explaining Why the Struggle Against Climate Change Failed - and What It Means for Our Future, in Reason in a Dark Time, just out from Oxford University Pr...

Miami Mergers are part of university's conscious coupling

While leading prospective students around Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, campus tour guides talk about the college's active Greek scene, high graduation rates and athletic successes. They also tout the Miami Mergers — a nickname for alumni who marry fellow Miami graduates.

Henderson Reviews The Lawyer Bubble and Tomorrow's Lawyers

William D. Henderson (Indiana), Letting Go of Old Ideas, 112 Mich. L. Rev. ___ (2014) (reviewing Steven Harper, The Lawyer Bubble (Basic Books 2013) and Richard Suskind, Tomorrow’s Lawyers (Oxford University Press 2013)): Two recently published books apply a rigorous analytical lens to the same topic — the state of...

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