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BAM/PFA's new building designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro will open January 31, 2016

13 hours agoArts : Artdaily

The University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive will open its new building to the public on Sunday, January 31, 2016. Located at the intersection of Oxford and Center Streets, directly across from the UC Berkeley...Show More Summary

Slifkin, The Torah Encyclopedia of the Animal Kingdom

NEW BOOK: New from OU Press: “The Torah Encyclopedia of the Animal Kingdom” by Rabbi Natan Slifkin. Note that this is the Orthodox Union Press, not Oxford University Press. Be that as it may, it sound interesting, especially for the lavish illustrations. Show More Summary

How Massive Can A World Be And Still Support Life?

6 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

At some future juncture, we’re going to need more living space, whether it be found on another planet or through the expanse of our planet’s existing surface area. In his latest venture into worldbuilding, Oxford University research fellow Anders Sandberg explores some of the more extreme possibilities. Read more...

Sugar, Sugar

Excerpted from The Oxford Companion to Sugar and Sweets, edited by Darra Goldstein. Out now from Oxford University Press. In the Western musical canon, songs about sweets are a subset of a larger food-themed body of work. With subjects...Show More Summary

Gunther Schuller On Book 3

last weekMusic / Jazz : Rifftides

Gunther Schuller wrote two books about the history and development of jazz. The first, published by the Oxford University Press in 1968 was Early Jazz. The second —in 1989—was The Swing Era. They were detailed histories, deeply researched and bolstered with musical examples painstakingly annotated by Schuller as he listened to and analyzed thousands of […]

Oxford Professor of Poetry

Oxford cleverly has contenders compete for its Professor of Poetry position -- every five years, nowadays -- making for a lot of press coverage and public debate; it makes you wonder why universities don't do this with more positions. (Also...Show More Summary

Man Pleads Guilty To Placing Noose On Civil Rights Statue At Ole Miss

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — A former student at the University of Mississippi pleaded guilty Thursday to a misdemeanor charge arising from a noose placed on a statue of civil rights activist James Meredith. At a brief court appearance, Graeme...Show More Summary

Ogilvy CEO Miles Young to Step Down, Become Oxford Administrator

Miles Young, the global CEO of Ogilvy & Mather, will leave the agency after more than three decades to take a top administrative position at Oxford University. Ogilvy issued a statement on its website today announcing that Young will retire next year and take up his new duties in September 2016. Show More Summary

Three Little (Censored)

last weekHumor / odd : Snopes

FACT CHECK: Did Oxford University Press ban the use of the word ?pork? in their published books to appease Muslims?

The Fiver – Five Famous Americans Who Studied in Britain

There is no question that British universities rank amongst the best centres for higher education in the world. This pedigree brings students to Oxford, Cambridge, the London School of Economics, St. Andrews, and more from every country. Show More Summary

Identifying Norway’s Coal Company Divestment Targets

The University of Oxford’s Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment has identified the coal companies that breach Norway’s recently announced 30% divestment threshold. Norway was criticized by many for not actually divesting from coal companies, despite its 2014 promise. Show More Summary

Publishing Jobs: ABRAMS, Oxford University Press

2 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

This week, ABRAMS is hiring an editorial assistant, and Oxford University Press needs a publicist. Meanwhile, Penguin Random House is seeking a community manager for TasteBook.com, as well as a senior director of inventory for its publishing operations group. Show More Summary

Watch These Oxford Lads Unleash Their Inner Divas

2 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Queerty

The sassy lads of Oxford University’s all-male a cappella group Out of the Blue are channelling their inner queens and bringing us back to 2001, or 1998…or 1987. Or 1974 if we’re going to be real. But whatever version of Lady Marmalade is your version, there’s no denying the appeal of these Uni crooners — and it seems their charms even […]

Male a cappella singers nail a shimmering 'Lady Marmalade' cover

Everyone's favorite all-male a cappella group, Oxford University's Out of the Blue, is back with a charity single that will have you daydreaming of sequins and cabaret. The glittery music video for their cover of Labelle's "Lady Marmalade"...Show More Summary

Twitter loved Apple’s WWDC keynote according to Oxford academics’ sentiment analysis

TheySay, a sentiment analysis startup spun out from Oxford University and founded by the institution’s Professor of Computational Linguistics and one of its leading researchers, claims Twitter loved Apple’s WWDC keynote. Dr Karo Moilanen,...Show More Summary

Commonwealth of Letters: British Literary Culture and the Emergence of Postcolonial Aesthetics by Peter J. Kalliney

It is unfortunate that, so far as I can tell, Oxford University Press has not yet released an affordable edition of Peter J. Kalliney's Commonwealth of Letters, a fascinating book that is filled with ideas and information and yet also written in an engaging, not especially academic, style. Show More Summary

After the Wrath of God: An Interview with Anthony M. Petro

Samira K. MehtaAnthony M. Petro. After the Wrath of God: AIDS, Sexuality, and American Religion. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2015)On July 1, Oxford University Press will release Anthony Petro's After the Wrath of God. HavingShow More Summary

The head of Oxford University said something extremely insulting about the US.

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : Happy Place

Incoming Oxford vice-chancellor Louise Richardson is under fire for saying that the US "overreacted" to 9/11. Vice-chancellor Louise Richardson, pictured without foot in mouth. (Getty) Despite our reputation, most Americans can take criticism about our country. Show More Summary

Atkinson: Inequality — What Can Be Done?

Anthony B. Atkinson (Oxford & London School of Economics), Inequality: What Can Be Done? (Harvard University Press, May 11, 2015): Inequality is one of our most urgent social problems. Curbed in the decades after World War II, it has recently returned with a vengeance. We all know the scale of...

British ‘Terrorism Expert’ Says Fragile Americans ‘Overreacted’ to 9/11

We’re just not as tough as the British, she says. Americans ‘overreacted’ to the 9/11 attacks, according to the newly appointed first female vice-chancellor of Oxford University. Terrorism expert Professor Louise Richardson said the 2001 atrocity provoked such a response … Continued

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