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Chorvat Presents Expectations And Expatriations: A Long-Run Event Study Today at Oxford

Elizabeth Chorvat (Illinois) presents Expectations and Expatriations: A Long-Run Event Study at the Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation today as part of its Research Seminar Series: This paper represents the first event study of corporate expatriations since Desai and Hines (2002), and is the first study to link corporate...

Microscopic Flaws In Perovskite Crystals In Way Of Improved Solar Conversion Efficiency, Potential For Big Boosts With Removal

There is great potential for significantly improving the solar conversion efficiency of perovskite solar cells, according to new research from the University of Washington and Oxford University — owing to the fact that there are microscopic...Show More Summary

Mason Presents Citizenship Taxation Today At Oxford

Ruth Mason (Virginia) presents Citizenship Taxation, 88 S. Cal. L. Rev. ___ (2015), at the Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation today as part of its Research Seminar Series: The United States is the only country that taxes its citizens’ worldwide income, even when those citizens live indefinitely abroad. This...

Monday Smackdown: The Slow Death of the University. And Oxford High Table IS ON IT!!

I must say, if Terry Eagleton wants to make the case and elicit sympathy for the Oxford of his youth as it exists in his imagination, this is not at all the way to go about it: Terry Eagleton: [The Slow Death of the University](http://chronicle.com/article/The-Slow-Death-of-the/228991/):...Show More Summary

Israel's Ambassador: 'America and Israel Share the Same Destiny'

Ron Dermer is Israel’s ambassador to the United States. Born in Miami and educated at Oxford and the University of Pennsylvania, he immigrated to...

$475M fund will help commercialize UK university’s spinout technology companies

The University of Oxford has a new £300 million ($475 million) fund to develop and commercialize the institution's scientific research.

$474M Fund Will Support Oxford University Spinouts

A new £300 million U.K. fund has been set up to support high tech startups looking to spin out of the University of Oxford. The fund is being raised by Oxford Sciences Innovation (OSI), a newly formed company that is working in partnership with Oxford University and its commercialization arm, Isis Innovation. Read More

Brendan O'Neill: Campus Nags Want to Change How Male Students Think

last weekNews : Reason

None of the rugby clubs at Oxford has been implicated in any crimes. But the university administration has nonetheless decided to make all of them sit through one-hour "anti-misogyny classes" in an attempt to "combat sexism on campus."...Show More Summary

Afghan Fulbrighters are Part of Their Country’s Treasure

I recently had the privilege to be with 50 Fulbright Master’s and Ph.D. students from Afghanistan gathered in Oxford, Ohio, for the Fulbright Afghanistan Re-Entry and Social Entrepreneurship Seminar, hosted by Miami University.

Scientist Says We Should Experiment of Unborn Babies and Edit Their DNA to Eradicate Diseases

In the UK Daily Mail Christopher Gyngell, a research fellow in neuroethics at Oxford University, argues that we are morally obligated to use new DNA editing techniques like CRISPR, which can precisely edit the human genome, to cure genetic disease. He asserts that we must test the technique in human embryos with the hope of […]

Open Source Laser Guided Star Finder Robot

Adam Oxford at Htxt reports: image via Htxt A team of students from the University of Cape Town Maker Society have put together this wooden star finding robot that will do just that. Called Galileo’s Finger, after the infamously missing...Show More Summary

Hit Job: Daniel DiSalvo on Public Sector Unions

Daniel DiSalvo doesn't like public sector unions. That is the main takeaway from Government Against Itself (Oxford University Press) DiSalvo's new book on public sector unions. In the course of reading the book they are likely to conclude that he is not especially fond of unions or workers in general. Show More Summary

Akhmatova’s ‘Requiem’ in the Age of Terror

“If we are not ready to shoot a saboteur and White Guardist, what sort of revolution is that?” (Vladamir Lenin, qtd. in Fitzpatrick, Sheila. The Russian Revolution. Oxford University Press. New York. p. 77) “’I will speak for myself as a Third World person’ is an important position for political mobilization today. But the real […]

Diagnosing sleep apnea with smartphone apps

New diagnostic apps developed by researchers at the University of Washington and Oxford University can detect sleep apnea with almost the same accuracy as traditional and expensive lab tests.

Spirits Rejoice! (Part II): A Follow Up on Jazz and American Religion

Today's post is a follow up to Jason Bivins' post yesterday. Jason has recently published Spirits Rejoice! Jazz and American Religion with Oxford University Press. In this post, he considers the historiography of music and American religion as well as his hopes for this book. Show More Summary

Oxford Hebrew job

POSTDOC: Kennicott Research Fellow - Classical Hebrew. University of Oxford - Faculty of Oriental Studies.Applications are invited for a fixed-term fellowship in Classical Hebrew or closely related disciplines, from an ambitious academic at an early stage of his or her career, the appointment to commence on 1 October 2015. Show More Summary

WHEN ROBOTS COLLUDE: Computers are adopting a legally questionable means to crush the competition

Algorithms can learn to collude. Two law professors, Ariel Ezrachi of Oxford and Maurice E. Stucke of the University of Tennessee, have a new working paper on how when computers take get involved in pricing for goods and services (like,...Show More Summary

Vile Rapist Nurse Andrew Hutchinson Jailed For 18 Years After Filming Himself Raping Unconscious Patients

A vile rapist nurse, Andrew Hutchinson, 29, was sentenced earlier today to 18 years in prison for the rape and molestation of unconscious patients at Oxford University Hospital where he worked as well as John Radcliffe Hospital – where he previously worked -, according to Mirror. Show More Summary

Six museums shortlisted for the Art Fund Prize for Museum of the Year 2015

4 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

The six museums shortlisted for the Art Fund Prize for Museum of the Year 2015 were announced today. They are (in alphabetical order): Dunham Massey (National Trust), Altrincham ? IWM London ? The MAC, Belfast ? Oxford University Museum...Show More Summary

Publishing Jobs: Penguin Random House, Chronicle

4 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

This week, Penguin Random House is hiring a senior publicist, as well as a digital manager. Meanwhile, Chronicle Books is seeking a marketing manager of children’s publishing, and Oxford University Press is on the hunt for a senior designer. Show More Summary

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