Tag Archives: Academic

How Corporations Like Monsanto Have Hijacked Higher Education

Jill Richardson AlterNet When I approached professors to discuss research projects addressing organic agriculture in farmer’s markets, the first one told me that ‘no one cares about people selling food in parking lots on the other side of the train … Continue reading

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What Are Universities For?

Stefan Collini RSA Distinguished academic, author and critic Professor Stefan Collini dissects the real purpose of higher education with Professor Paul O’Prey, vice-chancellor, Roehampton University. Listen to the podcast of the full event including audience Q&A: http://www.thersa.org/events/audio-and-past-events/2012/what-are-universities… Our events are … Continue reading

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Rational Intuition: Strategic thinking & gut instinct for successful leadership

Todd Landman RSA “Academic magician” Professor Todd Landman reveals how successful people make their good decisions.

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Did Psychopaths Take Over Wall Street Asylum?

Source: SFGate It took a relatively obscure former British academic to propagate a theory of the financial crisis that would confirm what many people suspected all along: The “corporate psychopaths” at the helm of our financial institutions are to blame. … Continue reading

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Sex offenders including paedophiles should be allowed to adopt, Theresa May told

Source: Telegraph Rules which bar sex offenders from working with children are ‘unfair’ and even convicted paedophiles should have the right to adopt, a leading legal academic has said. Helen Reece, a reader in law at the London School of … Continue reading

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deCODE Genetics, in Collaboration with Academic Colleagues and Illumina, Discovers Mutations Conferring High Risk of Ovarian Cancer

Source: PRNewsWire REYKJAVIK, Iceland, October 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Scientists at deCODE Genetics and academic collaborators from Iceland, The Netherlands, Spain and Finland today report the discovery of variants in the human genome that associate with  increased risk of invasive … Continue reading

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The Price of Altruism

Source: RSA Academic and author Oren Harman reveals the extraordinary discoveries of George Price — the eccentric genius who strove to understand evolution’s greatest riddle: altruism.

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