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Oxford 10th Annual Academic Tax Symposium

The 10th Annual Academic Tax Symposium continues today at the Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation: Lily Batchelder (NYU), Accounting for Behavioral Biases in Business Tax Reform: The Case of Expensing Discussant: Michael Devereux...Show More Summary

Scientists Find 'Life-Saving' Stash Of Precious Helium Gas

The world’s supply of helium is running out, but Oxford and Durham university scientists are about to change that.

Oxford 10th Annual Academic Tax Symposium

The 10th Annual Academic Tax Symposium kicks off today at the Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation: Reuven Avi-Yonah (University of Michigan), Evaluating BEPS Discussant: Henk Vording (Leiden University) Niels Johannesen (University of Copenhagen), The Role of Tax Havens in International Trade With Services Discussant: Katarzyna Habu (Oxford University) Ben...

Adults Who Were Bullied as Children Can Suffer From Debilitating Symptoms Similar to PTSD

The negative symptoms of Adult Post-Bullying Syndrome can mimic those of PTSD or the effects seen from child abuse. The following is an excerpt from the new book Bullying Scars by Ellen deLara (Oxford University Press, 2016):  In interviewing the people in my research study, I began to notice something unusual. Show More Summary

'Since She Went Away,' A Conversation with David Bell

Photo: New American Library David Bell, an Associate Professor of English at Western Kentucky University, received an MA in creative writing from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and a Ph.D. in American literature and creative writing...Show More Summary

Harmful and Undesirable review

The most recent addition to the complete review is my review of Guenter Lewy on Book Censorship in Nazi Germany, in Harmful and Undesirable, just out from Oxford University Press. Not really relevant to the book per se but certainlyShow More Summary

Vox Notes Cluelessness of Oxford Students on Brexit Vote

The shocked reaction of Oxford University students to the Brexit vote yesterday was notable for the fact that they were so firmly esconced in their liberal bubble that even Vox took note of their extreme divorce from reality. As we shall see, it never even occurred to them that (gasp) the vote would be to leave Brexit. Show More Summary

Small brain -- astounding performance

The elephantnose fish explores objects in its surroundings by using its eyes or its electrical sense - sometimes both together. Zoologists at the University of Bonn and a colleague from Oxford have now found out how complex the processing of these sensory impressions is. Show More Summary

Apple designer Jony Ive receives honorary doctorate from University of Oxford

Apple's chief design officer, Jonathan Ive, was one of nine "distinguished" people to receive an honorary doctorate on Wednesday from the University of Oxford.

Jony Ive received an honorary degree from the University of Oxford (AAPL)

Jonathan Ive, Apple's chief design officer, has been awarded an honorary degree by the University of Oxford. These degrees are often awarded as a way of honouring a distinguished person's contributions to a particular field or to society in general. Show More Summary

Jony Ive picks up second honorary doctorate this month, this time from Oxford

Another week, another honorary degree for Apple design chief Jony Ive. The UK's University of Oxford has bestowed upon Ive an honorary Doctorate of Science. Ive was recognized for his contributions to the world of design. From Oxford: Sir...Show More Summary

Researchers find more uses for immune system's 'Swiss army knife'

Oxford University research has found that a little-studied and relatively unknown part of the human immune system could be twice as important as previously thought. Mucosal Associated Invariant T-cells (MAIT cells) were first identified in 1993 but largely ignored until recently. Show More Summary

Jony Ive awarded honorary science doctorate by England’s famous Oxford University

Jony Ive was one of ten ’eminent figures’ awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Oxford yesterday. The degree was awarded at Encaenia, the University’s annual honorary degree ceremony, where Ive became a Doctor of Science. The announcement listed Ive’s lengthy list of previous accolades … more… Filed under: Apple

Robots Podcast #202: Automation and Employment, with Michael Osborne

In this episode Andrew Vaziri speaks with Mike Osborne, Associate Professor in Machine Learning at the University of Oxford. They discuss how advancements in artificial intelligence may change the workforce, the economy and society. Continue reading ?

Scientists reveal sub-Saharan Africa's legacy of past migrations over last 4,000 years

Researchers from the University of Oxford have revealed that the genetic ancestries of many of sub-Saharan Africa's populations are the result of historical DNA mixing events, known as admixture, within the last 4,000 years. Their study,...Show More Summary

Dr Arvo Pärt, I presume

press release:   At the annual Encaenia ceremony held today, Arvo Pärt received an honorary degree in Music from Oxford University. At a ceremony held at the Sheldonian Theatre the University of Oxford conferred honorary degrees on nine distinguished figures from the fields of theology, law, economics, architecture, film, science, engineering and music. The honorary […]

Free Oxford University Press Resources on Brexit

Oxford University Press has made a number of resources freely available relating to this week's referendum in the United Kingdom on its continued membership in the European Union: From Oxford Scholarly Authorities on International Law,...Show More Summary

Shakespeare's First Folio review

The most recent addition to the complete review is my review of Emma Smith on Four Centuries of an Iconic Book, Shakespeare's First Folio, just out from Oxford University Press. Somewhat confusingly, Smith has also just come out with...Show More Summary

Will Robot Journalists Sabotage Human Bloggers?

According to Oxford university economists Dr. Carl Frey and Dr. Michael Osborne, 40 percent of all jobs are at risk of being lost to computers in the next two decades. In fact, we have already begun seeing the impact of machines taking over everyday human tasks. Show More Summary

Students At Oxford University Drown Out Antigay Hate With Music And Love

2 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Queerty

As the world began to process the terribly sad news that 49 people, mostly gay and many persons of color, were killed as they socialized and danced in Orlando, a fraction of a minority of humanity’s darkest corners thought the opportunity was right to celebrate. Around the campus of Oxford University in the U.K., some [...]

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