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Publishing Jobs: HarperCollins, St. Martin’s

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)

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

2 days 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 days 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.

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

NYU names new president

Andrew Hamilton, Oxford University's vice chancellor, will replace John Sexton as president of New York University, the school announced Wednesday. He will begin his tenure as the university's 16th... To view the full story, click the title link.

Oxford University Defers Divestment Decision, Alum Occupy Administration Building

Earlier today I wrote about Oxford University’s impending Council meeting to discuss divesting from fossil fuels, a decision which would have been a big step for British education systems. Instead of voting one way or the other, however, the University has deferred the decision, claiming that the decision requires more consideration. Show More Summary

Oxford University Divestment Campaign Heats Up, Harvard Is Silent

The global push towards fossil fuel divestment continues, especially on university campuses, with the University of Oxford set to rule on whether to divest from fossil fuel investments. With an endowment worth approximately £3.8 billion, the University of Oxford is the second richest university in the UK (after the University of Cambridge). Show More Summary

It Took the Telephone 75 Years to Do What Angry Birds Did in 35 Days. But What Does That Mean?

Advances in electronics are part of a larger wave of innovation that is upending economies and creating new challenges for workers, according to a new report by Carl Benedikt Frey and Michael Osborne, two Oxford University economist...

It Took the Telephone 75 Years To Do What Angry Birds Did in 35 Days. But What Does That Mean?

Advances in electronics are part of a larger wave of innovation that is upending economies and creating new challenges for workers, according to a new report by Carl Benedikt Frey and Michael Osborne, two Oxford University economist...

Join us in welcoming our taxi-driving robot overlords

An Oxford University study finds that nearly half of the jobs in the US could be replaced with machines in the next 20 years. Thanks to the rapid rise in autonomous vehicle technology, truck drivers might be the first to be affected....Show More Summary

Review of Bryce, Ancient Syria

BRYN MAYR CLASSICAL REVIEW: Trevor Bryce, Ancient Syria: A Three Thousand Year History. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2014. Pp. xiv, 379. ISBN 9780199646678. £25,00. Reviewed by Matteo Vigo, University of Copenhagen (jlg904@hum.ku.dk)...Show More Summary

London Rioter: Anger at Eites Fueled My Behavior

2 weeks agoNews : Truthdig

    Screenshot of a broadcast report on the riots by the BBC. (StuartBannocks (CC BY 2.0)) As new research by the University of Oxford suggests that the 2011 U.K. riots were linked to economic inequality and distrust of police, a contrite...Show More Summary

Rare Earths for Oxygenation Monitoring Inside Cells

Neoplastic cells and other diseased tissues often consume less oxygen than healthy cells, a characteristic that’s been extensively studied for diagnostic purposes. Now researchers from the University of Copenhagen and Oxford University...Show More Summary

Man Unable Or Possibly Just Unwilling To Justify Majority Of Self

“Over millions of years, essential genes haven’t changed very much, while junk DNA has picked up many harmless mutations. Scientists at the University of Oxford have measured evolutionary change over the past 100 million years at every spot in the human genome. ‘I can today say, hand on my heart, that 8 percent, plus or […]

Immigration: Reason for England's Population Boom

The number of people living in England has increased by 565,000 since 2011. This, according to the University of Oxford, is down to immigration. Of that number, two thirds were from European Union countries, and one third from outside the EU.

Kanye West Rails Against ‘Classism’ And Racism

Kanye West may have upset a lot of people at the Grammys last month, but that hasn’t stopped him from being outspoken. The Huffington Post reported on a speech he made at Oxford University and some of his statements are thought provoking. Show More Summary

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