American Academy of Arts and Sciences

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Name: American Academy of Arts and Sciences
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 1 reports

WVU professor wins fellowships to research 19th century court cases

A West Virginia University professor researching and writing about 19th century court cases involving African American litigants is receiving national support.WVU Department of History assistant professor Kimberly Welch has won a $150,000 National Science ... [Published State Journal - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 1 reports

The Struggle for Free Labor

WordsUW Havens Center seminar series by University of Michigan-Ann Arbor Prof. Elizabeth Anderson: "The Transformation of Moral Consciousness," 4 pm, 4/15, Ingraham Hall-Room 206; "Experiments in Political Economy," 4 pm, 4/16, Social Sciences Building-Room ... [Published Isthmus Daily Page - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 11 2014 - Updated Apr 11 2014 - 1 reports

Lecture will explore what makes humans musical

How did humans come to be musical creatures? What are the relations in deep history between musical capacities and other characteristic capacities of modern Homo sapiens ?These are among the questions that will be addressed by Yale musicologist Gary Tomlinson ... [Published BusinessWeek - Apr 11 2014]
First reported Apr 10 2014 - Updated Apr 10 2014 - 1 reports

Eminent poet joins Lancaster University

Eminent poet joinsPulitzer Prize winner Paul Muldoon is to take up a Distinguished Professorship within the Department of English and Creative Writing from this September.A former Professor of Poetry at the University of Oxford from 1999 to 2004, he is ... [Published Lancaster University - Apr 10 2014]
First reported Apr 10 2014 - Updated Apr 10 2014 - 1 reports

Emmylou Harris brings her Wrecking Ball Tour to D.C.

The legendary Emmylou Harris brings her Wrecking Ball Tour to Washington's Lincoln Theatre on Friday. It is a tour in support of the reissue 3-disc release of her Grammy Award winning 1995 release "Wrecking Ball." The album contains songs written by Julie ... [Published Examiner.com - Apr 10 2014]
First reported Apr 03 2014 - Updated Apr 03 2014 - 1 reports

Dr Raghuram Rajan, Governor, Reserve Bank of India

Dr. Raghuram Rajan assumed charge as the 23rd Governor of the Reserve Bank of India on September 4, 2013. Prior to this, he was the Chief Economic Advisor, Ministry of Finance, Government of India and the Eric J. Gleacher Distinguished Service Professor ... [Published India Infoline - Apr 03 2014]
First reported Apr 03 2014 - Updated Apr 03 2014 - 1 reports

Philosophy of science giant to deliver two public lectures at Rotman Institute

Award winning philosopher of science Bas van Fraassen is visiting Western University this week to deliver two public lectures presented by the Rotman Institute of Philosophy.van Fraasen's contributions to the philosphy of science include coining the term ... [Published UWO Western News - Apr 03 2014]
First reported Apr 01 2014 - Updated Apr 01 2014 - 1 reports

Report Criticizes Society’s Ex-President Over Résumé and Pay Inflation

An outside investigation has concluded that the American Academy of Arts and Sciences’ former president, Leslie Cohen Berlowitz, exaggerated her academic credentials and received excess compensation by exerting undue influence over her own pay process, ... [Published Chronicle of Higher Education - Apr 01 2014]
First reported Mar 31 2014 - Updated Mar 31 2014 - 1 reports

Documents: Read the report

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences released a scathing report on its former president, concluding that Leslie Berlowitz exaggerated her resume and manipulated the compensation process to boost her pay by roughly $2.2 million over her 17-year-tenure. ... [Published Boston Globe - Mar 31 2014]
First reported Mar 28 2014 - Updated Mar 28 2014 - 1 reports

Ohio State University Gets First Black President

At the beginning of the year, for the first time in the 144-year history of Ohio State University, the school appointed a Black president. Many hope this landmark move will increase diversity at the university.The new president is Dr. Michael Drake, who ... [Published Network Journal - Mar 28 2014]
First reported Mar 26 2014 - Updated Mar 26 2014 - 1 reports

Thomas P. Hughes, technology scholar

Thomas Parke Hughes, 90, formerly of Chestnut Hill, a retired professor of the history and sociology of science at the University of Pennsylvania, died Feb. 3 in Charlottesville, Va.A leading scholar in the history of technology, Dr. Hughes had been the ... [Published Chestnut Hill Local - Mar 26 2014]
First reported Mar 25 2014 - Updated Mar 25 2014 - 1 reports

The Kavli Foundation Announces Three New Board Directors

OXNARD, Calif.With these appointments, the Foundation expands its Board of Directors from five to eight directors. Â Board membership had been reduced from seven by the passing in late 2013 of both Fred Kavli, Founder and Founding Chairman of The Kavli ... [Published BusinessWeek - Mar 25 2014]

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...and form connections with like-minded women in similar technical roles," said Sherry Hess, longtime IEEE member and IMS social media chair. "These connections build bridges across industry and academia and encourage relationships between people new to the industry and seasoned veterans."
"That is part of the reason I think the NSF choose to fund the project," said Welch. "None of the records are published or in any traditional archive. They are hidden away in the basements of local county courts. And they are rotting, falling apart, and handwritten, making them difficult to read and interpret. Working with them is like learning a new language."
The award, of which Varshavsky is the sole recipient this year, recognizes him for his groundbreaking work in biology, specifically for the "discovery of critical molecular determinants and biological functions of intracellular protein degradation" a set of fundamentally important processes that is central to the physiology of both individual cells and multicellular organisms
Tomlinson's presentation, "One Million Years of Music The Emergence of Human Modernity" will take place at 4 p m. in Rm. 119 of the Hall of Graduate Studies, 320 York St. The event is free and open to the public...

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Peter O'Donnell Jr. Gives $500,000 to Charles M... [Published National Academy of Sciences - Apr 09 2014]
The National Humanities Center Celebrates 35th ... [Published Carolina Business Connection - Apr 09 2014]
President Jackson Delivers Keynote Address at I... [Published Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute - Apr 09 2014]
Yale Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics Dire... [Published 4 Traders - Apr 08 2014]
Advising on climate change [Published Harvard University Gazette - Apr 07 2014]
Advising on climate change [Published Harvard Gazette - Apr 07 2014]
Dr. Douglas Hanahan Recognized With AACR Lifeti... [Published American Association for Cancer Research - Apr 06 2014]
Commencement SpeakerWorld-renowned conductor Ri... [Published Northwestern University - Apr 04 2014]
Stanford dean: Builds bridges with CI [Published CHINAdaily - Apr 04 2014]
NMSU Speaker Series explores 'History of Violen... [Published Silver City Sun-News - Apr 03 2014]
John Donoghue to Deliver Public Talk at Janelia... [Published Howard Hughes Medical Institute - Apr 03 2014]
Dr Raghuram Rajan, Governor, Reserve Bank of India [Published India Infoline - Apr 03 2014]
Harvard Physics Professor Lisa Randall to Speak... [Published Swamp Fox - Apr 03 2014]
Philosophy of science giant to deliver two publ... [Published UWO Western News - Apr 03 2014]
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Seth Waxman journeys from West Hartford to the ... [Published Jewish Ledger - Apr 01 2014]
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Advising on climate change [Published Harvard Gazette - Apr 07 2014]
When Daniel Schrag arrived at Harvard as a 30-year-old geologist interested in paleoclimate, the study of climate changes through history, he didn’t realize his career was about to gain another dimension. “My first day at Harvard, in August 1997, ...
Sunney Xie, Harvard to Keynote at Single Cell A... [Published PR.com Press Releases - Mar 30 2014]
Cambridge, MA, March 30, 2014 --( PR.com )-- Sunney Xie, Mallinckrodt Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Harvard University, to give keynote presentation titled, "Life at the Single Molecule Level: Single Cell Genomics," ...
Stanley Jeyaraja Tambiah, social anthropologist... [Published Harvard Gazette - Mar 07 2014]
Stanley Jeyaraja Tambiah , known as Tambi (meaning “younger brother”) to friends and acquaintances, the Esther and Sidney Rabb Professor of Social Anthropology Emeritus, and a world-renowned scholar of Buddhism in Thailand, died Jan. 19 in Cambridge ...
PETER BERKOWITZ: How to Improve Our Colleges an... [Published Instapundit - Feb 22 2014]
PETER BERKOWITZ: How to Improve Our Colleges and Universities. Liberal education is in decline. And professors and administrators at our best liberal arts colleges are hastening its demise. Much has been written about liberal education’s skyrocketing ...
Akamai’s former CEO joins General Catalyst [Published PE Hub Blog - Jan 30 2014]
General Catalyst Partners , which in December raised $675 million for its seventh fund, has added Paul Sagan as a partner and XIR (executive-in-residence). Sagan was an early employee at Akamai Technologies and served as its CEO from 2005 to ...
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