American Academy of Arts and Sciences

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Name: American Academy of Arts and Sciences
First reported Sep 17 2014 - Updated Sep 17 2014 - 1 reports

Tapia honored with mayor’s lifetime achievement award

Tweet [embedded content]Rice Professor Richard Tapia has received the 2014 Mayor’s Hispanic Heritage Lifetime Achievement Award for his commitment to helping minorities and women prepare for higher education and to increase participation of underrepresented ... [Published Rice University - Sep 17 2014]
First reported Sep 17 2014 - Updated Sep 17 2014 - 1 reports

This Week in Higher Ed: Sept. 17, 2014

U. of Illinois dismisses professor over tweetsThe trustees of the University of Illinois voted last week to withdraw an offer of a tenured position to a Palestinian-American professor after reviewing his tweets about Gaza this summer, the New York Times ... [Published Brown Daily Herald - Sep 17 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 17 2014 - 2 reports

Panelists see communications gap on vaccines

T he number of parents who refuse to vaccinate their children is on the rise, and with it the incidence of preventable diseases such as measles. The health community could reverse the trend by doing a better job of initiating conversation about vaccinations, ... [Published Harvard University Gazette - Sep 17 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 1 reports

Lack of Research Funding Is Hurting the American Dream, Leaders Say

The American Dream is in trouble.It's not because of unemployment, a lack of social mobility or the inability of some to buy a home and start a family. Rather, challenges to the traditional promise of opportunity born from hard work and determination ... [Published US News & World Report - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 1 reports

The New American Dream

Today, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences released a report titled “Restoring the Foundation: The Vital Role of Research in Preserving the American Dream.” It begins with lofty rhetoric about the American Dream and how access to jobs is a crucial ... [Published National Review - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 12 2014 - Updated Sep 12 2014 - 1 reports

I'm in the Database (But Nobody Knows)

a talk by Cynthia Dwork"Your data will only be used in aggregated form." What does this statement mean, and why is it so often included in privacy policies? Drawing from examples in the popular press and the technical literature, the talk will scrutinize ... [Published San Francisco Chronicle - Sep 12 2014]
First reported Sep 11 2014 - Updated Sep 11 2014 - 1 reports

Masterclass with Prof. Frans de Waal, 10 October 2014

| Faculteit GeesteswetenschappenCentre for the Humanities is pleased to announce a master class with Prof. Frans de Waal (Emory University, Atlanta, USA), addressing the main topics of his work. The master class will take place on 10 October at 14:00h. ... [Published Noodls - Sep 11 2014]
First reported Sep 09 2014 - Updated Sep 09 2014 - 1 reports

Climate Diplomacy Day – Guest post by Sir David King

\r\n \r\nSir David King – UK’ Special Representative for Climate ChangeSeptember is turning into a busy month in the international climate change calendar this year.  On 23 September, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon will gather world leaders in New York ... [Published Foreign and Commonwealth Office - Sep 09 2014]
First reported Sep 08 2014 - Updated Sep 08 2014 - 1 reports

Survey finds stability in humanities departments

Maybe the sky didn't fall on the humanities after all.The new edition of "The Humanities Indicators," being released today by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, suggests much more stability in humanities departments between 2007-8 and 2012-13 ... [Published Inside Higher Ed - Sep 08 2014]
First reported Sep 05 2014 - Updated Sep 05 2014 - 1 reports

"I'm in the Database ...

"Your data will only be used in aggregated form." What does this statement mean, and why is it so often included in privacy policies? Drawing from examples in the popular press and the technical literature, the talk will scrutinize the common intuition ... [Published San Francisco Chronicle - Sep 05 2014]
First reported Aug 22 2014 - Updated Aug 22 2014 - 1 reports

Audio: Humanities vs. STEM / Trustee Activism

The new edition of "This Week," Inside Higher Ed's free weekly news podcast, is out this morning. Carol Schneider of the Association of American Colleges and Universities and Robert Townsend of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences discuss the academy's ... [Published Inside Higher Ed - Aug 22 2014]
First reported Aug 20 2014 - Updated Aug 20 2014 - 1 reports

Public talk on global sustainability (Fuseworks)

How human pressure is changing the planet is the topic of the only Wellington public lecture being given by Professor Yuan T Lee, President of the International Council for Science, during his visit to New Zealand.The free public lecture is being presented ... [Published Yahoo!Xtra - Aug 20 2014]

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Bell, a researcher emeritus in the Microsoft Research Silicon Valley Laboratory, was recognized "for his exceptional contributions in designing and bringing several computer systems to market that changed the world of high-performance computing and of computing in general, the two most important of these being the PDP-6 and the VAX-11/780." He will be presented with his award on Tuesday, 18 November at SC14 in New Orleans...
...that Bill Galston is visiting our campus as a part of the President's Speakers Forum series," says Professor of Public Policy Craig Rimmerman. "He has devoted his entire professional career to exploring the important links among political philosophy, public policy, and the realreal world of politics. His topic of young peoples' civic engagement over time is an important one and all the more important given his leadership work with the organization, No Labels."
...We need top people to go into research and stay there," said Hunter Rawlings, president of the Association of American Universities. "You can't just turn funding on and off like a faucet and expect to attract and retain smart, aggressive people in the field. They will go, and they are going, to Wall Street instead."
"This is an exciting day for UCSF and for the world of science," said UCSF Chancellor Sam Hawgood, MBBS. "Peter Walter has received widespread acclaim for his discoveries on how the cell ensures that proteins are properly constructed, especially when the cell's quality control systems are overwhelmed. We now know that when these basic systems malfunction, serious diseases can result. His work is a perfect example of the importance of basic biomedical re, its impact on health, and its importance for society."

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Tapia honored with mayor’s lifetime achievement... [Published Rice University - Sep 17 2014]
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This Week in Higher Ed: Sept. 17, 2014 [Published Brown Daily Herald - Sep 17 2014]
Panelists see communications gap on vaccines [Published Harvard University Gazette - Sep 17 2014]
Interview with Michael Woodford [Published Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis - Sep 17 2014]
Northwestern Mechanical Engineering Professor T... [Published Evanston Patch - Sep 16 2014]
Lack of Research Funding Is Hurting the America... [Published US News & World Report - Sep 16 2014]
Ley to Receive 2014 AACI Distinguished Scientis... [Published Newswise - Sep 16 2014]
The New American Dream [Published National Review - Sep 16 2014]
Panelists see communications gap on vaccines [Published Harvard Gazette - Sep 16 2014]
Poets Arda Collins and Matthew Rohrer Open jubi... [Published Noodls - Sep 16 2014]
Courant's Majda Recognized for Pioneering Resea... [Published New York University - Sep 16 2014]
Great minds attracted to G20 Brisbane Global Cafe [Published Business Acumen Magazine - Sep 13 2014]
I'm in the Database (But Nobody Knows) [Published San Francisco Chronicle - Sep 12 2014]
In defence of individualism [Published Spectator - Sep 12 2014]
Masterclass with Prof. Frans de Waal, 10 Octobe... [Published Noodls - Sep 11 2014]
Public lecture and master class by Prof. Frans ... [Published Noodls - Sep 11 2014]
Climate Diplomacy Day – Guest post by Sir David... [Published Foreign and Commonwealth Office - Sep 09 2014]
Former dean and criminal law giant Sanford Kadi... [Published UC Berkeley - Sep 08 2014]
UCSF Professor Peter Walter Receives Lasker Awa... [Published Noodls - Sep 08 2014]
New Report: The Humanities Weathered the Recess... [Published MoneyShow.com - Sep 08 2014]
Survey finds stability in humanities departments [Published Inside Higher Ed - Sep 08 2014]
Oh, the Humanities! Disciplines Survived, Even ... [Published Chronicle of Higher Education - Sep 08 2014]
Trethewey Donates Letters to MARBL [Published Emory Wheel - Sep 05 2014]
"I'm in the Database ... [Published San Francisco Chronicle - Sep 05 2014]
Environmental Activist To Deliver Homecoming Ke... [Published WJET - Sep 03 2014]
Former Deputy Secretary Of Defense Ashton B. Ca... [Published KMEG 14 - Sep 03 2014]
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Panelists see communications gap on vaccines [Published Harvard Gazette - Sep 16 2014]
The number of parents who refuse to vaccinate their children is on the rise, and with it the incidence of preventable diseases such as measles. The health community could reverse the trend by doing a better job of initiating conversation about vaccinations, ...
Patrick Dewes Hanan, 87, pioneer in Chinese ver... [Published Harvard Gazette - Sep 03 2014]
Patrick Dewes Hanan, Victor S. Thomas Professor of Chinese Literature Emeritus, died from a heart attack on April 26 at Kindred Hospital Boston. He was 87. A superlative scholar, Hanan was a pioneer in the study of Chinese vernacular fiction at ...
John Waugh, Institute Professor emeritus, dies ... [Published MIT News feed - Aug 22 2014]
John S. Waugh, an MIT Institute Professor emeritus and professor emeritus in the Department of Chemistry, died Friday, Aug. 22, at the age of 85. Waugh was an authority in chemical physics, known internationally for his work in magnetic resonance. ...
People of ACM: Q&A with Jeannette Wing Corporat... [Published TechNet Blogs - Aug 14 2014]
ACM Bulletin : Jeannette Wing's areas of expertise are in trustworthy computing, formal methods, concurrent and distributed systems, programming languages, and software engineering. Her contributions in security and privacy include work on attack ...
Frans B. M. de Waal to Judge 5th Annual 3QD Sci... [Published 3quarksdaily - Aug 11 2014]
Dear Readers, Writers, Bloggers, We are very honored and pleased to announce that Frans de Waal  has agreed to be the final judge for our 5th annual prize for the best blog and online writing in the category of science. Details of the previous ...
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Carnegie Corporation of New York Honors Higher ... [Published PR Newswire - Dec 09 2013]
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