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Uralic/Altaic linguistics and Sovietology

I recently picked up David C. Engerman’s Know Your Enemy: The Rise and Fall of America’s Soviet Experts (Oxford University Press, 2009) hoping that it would have some coverage of scholarship at Indiana University, Bloomington in the second half of the 20th century. Show More Summary

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2 days agoMusic / Jazz : All About Jazz

Ever since I wrote the biography of Clifford Brown (Oxford University Press, 2000) I've been hoping that someone would come forth with some newly discovered recording, some new photos of Brownie, or some new piece of information about his life that wasn't available at the time the book was published...

10 Interesting Facts and Figures about Oxford University You May Not Have Known

Oxford. That other university. Right in the middle between London and Gloucester, it is the oldest university in the English-speaking world as well as the second-oldest continually running university, right after the University of Bologna. Show More Summary

Paper justifying AR4’s use of a uniform prior for estimating climate sensitivity shown to be faulty

This is a guest post by Nic Lewis.   In July 2004 the IPCC held a Working Group 1 (WG1) Workshop on climate sensitivity, as part of the work plan leading up to AR4. In one session, Myles Allen of Oxford university and a researcher in his group, David Frame, jointly gave a presentation entitled […]

Why radiation is safe and why all nations should embrace nuclear energy

Dr. Wade Allison — retired professor of physics and medical physics at Oxford University, author of Radiation and Reason and a founding member of the international SARI group (Scientists for Accurate Radiation Information — has recently...Show More Summary

Bone chemistry reveals royal lifestyle of Richard III

Oxford, August 17, 2014 - A recent study by the British Geological Survey, in association with researchers at the University of Leicester, has delved into the bone and tooth chemistry of King Richard III and uncovered fascinating new details about the life and diet of Britain's last Plantagenet king. Show More Summary

Review of Law, When God Spoke Greek

BRYN MAYR CLASSICAL REVIEW: Timothy Michael Law, When God Spoke Greek: The Septuagint and the Making of the Christian Bible. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2013. Pp. ix, 216. ISBN 9780199781720. $24.95 (pb). Reviewed by Christian Schäfer?, Septuaginta-Unternehmen der Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen? (Christian.Schaefer@mail.uni-goettingen.de) [...]Show More Summary

Even Mississippi Has Sold Out to the Liberal Conspiracy That the Civil War Was About Slavery

And they say the South won’t rise again. Pshaw: About 35 demonstrators carried Confederate battle flags Saturday morning through parts of Oxford, where university officials have decided to rename some campus streets and cut back on using the “Ole Miss” nickname. Some say the nickname originated as a term used by slaves to refer to […]

Embalming study 'rewrites' key chapter in Egyptian history

Researchers from the Universities of York, Macquarie and Oxford have discovered new evidence to suggest that the origins of mummification started in ancient Egypt 1,500 years earlier than previously thought. The scientific findings of...Show More Summary

History Video: Oxford – The University City – A Fascinating Look at the Facilities and Character of Oxford University in the 1940?s

The University City – For more than seven hundred years Oxford has existed as a centre of learning and culture. But it is not only a city of the past, loving and caring for its great traditions; it is also a city of the present and the future. Show More Summary

Partially sighted people may be able to buy smartglasses by 2016

by Darren Allan In June of this year, Oxford University unvelied the invention. The specs have won $750,000 of funding through the Google Impact Challenge, which could speed up delivery of the devices to stores. Read more about Partially sighted people may be able to buy smartglasses by 2016

New OUP Book: Evans and Riley, “Technologies of Sexiness”

New OUP Book: Evans and Riley, “Technologies of Sexiness” Later this month, Oxford University Press will publish Technologies of Sexiness, a new book by Adrienne Evans  (Media, Coventry University, UK) and  Sarah Riley (Psychology, University...Show More Summary

Book Review: Righteous Rhetoric: Sex, Speech, and the Politics of Concerned Women for America

Samira K. Mehta Leslie Dorrough Smith. Righteous Rhetoric: Sex, Speech, and the Politics of Concerned Women for America. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2014) Leslie Dorrough Smith’s Righteous Rhetoric: Sex, Speech, and the Politics...Show More Summary

Study: Playing video games a little bit each day can actually be good for kids

Don't tell your kids, but playing video games might actually be good for them. The University of Oxford published a new study Monday that revealed that in children 10 to 15 years old, playing video games daily — albeit for less thanShow More Summary

Joosten becomes Regius Professor of Hebrew

CONGRATULATIONS TO JAN JOOSTEN: Press releaseRegius Professor of Hebrew, Oxford University: Jan Joosten From: Prime Minister's Office, 10 Downing StreetHistory: Published 24 July 2014 Part of: Higher education The Queen has approved that Professor Jan Joosten be appointed Regius Professor of Hebrew in the University of Oxford. Show More Summary

Key adjustment enables parasite shape-shifting

When researchers from the University of Oxford reduced the expression of a protein called ClpGM6 in T. brucei trypomastigotes, the cells switched to an epimastigote-like morphology. The kinetoplast was close to the nucleus or anterior to it, and a long section of the flagellum extended beyond the cell. Show More Summary

New study suggests an hour of games a day can have positive impact on kids

A new study from scientists at Oxford University has found that playing video games for short bursts of time can have a positive impact on child development....

Viral Video Of The Day

4 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Oxford University's Out Of the Blue a capella group has earned 3.3M views on their Shakira cover, sales of which benefit a British children's hospice. The top comment on YouTube (with 600+ likes) rips some of the reactions to their performance: I love the 'omg so gay' comments. Show More Summary

First Trailer for Lone Scherfig's Wild, Crazy New Film 'The Riot Club'

"I'm sick to death of poor people!" Say what? The first trailer has debuted for a film called The Riot Club, adapted from a played by Laura Wade called "Posh" about a fictional "club" called the Riot Club at Oxford University in England, based on the Bullingdon Club. Show More Summary

Watch This A Cappella Medley Of Shakira Songs By Oxford Students

Out Of The Blue, an insanely talented student a cappella group from Oxford University, busted out a medley of Shakira tunes in a charity performance. Each download of the song raises money for Helen and Douglas House, an Oxford children’s hospice. These choir boys are cute enough as is, but when they break out their [...]

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