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Eusebius McKaiser: Let’s slay some academic freedom myths

Bigoted academics and shoddy or racist work are not above criticism — nor should they be The post Eusebius McKaiser: Let’s slay some academic freedom myths appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Opinion, Racism, Academia, Openaccess, University of the Witwatersrand, Top Six, Academic Freedom, Eusebius McKaiser


These are the 19 Airbnb execs rebuilding the company for growth and an IPO amid the biggest travel industry crisis in decades

2020 should have been a celebratory year for Airbnb, a time when founder CEO Brian Chesky took the company public in one of the biggest tech IPOs of the decade. Instead COVID-19 hit and devastated the travel industry and Airbnb was forced to trim about 25% of its workforce and bench some of its more ambitious moonshot plans. As the world begins to ease travel restrictions, Airbnb is expected to eventually bounce back to its former glory, if it can execute well. It is up to these 19 Airbnb exec...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Asia, Europe, Japan, Australia, Eric Holder, Ebay, Ipo, Africa, Disney, San Francisco, Trends, Hp, Spain


LIVE: TRAI’s Net Neutrality open house discussion on traffic management practices

TRAI is holding a Net Neutrality open house discussion online today on Net Neutrality enforcement; the discussion will discuss traffic management practices by internet providers, and the creation of a multistakeholder body to oversee Net Neutrality violations. Live updates are below. Read our summary of the arguments made in written filings for this consultation here. Live Update 2:09pm: Advisor Asit Kadyan gives a vote of thanks. The open house discussion has ended. Written submissions to TRA...
Tags: Travel, Europe, UK, News, Fcc, Net Neutrality, California, India, US, Regulation, Canada, Comcast, Telecom, Airtel, Academia, Trai


Staying In With Vienna Shorts

Cooped up inside like the rest of the world, I found myself doing the same things everyone else was doing: puzzles, books, listening to music, and watching loads of TV and film. As I juggled streaming options, old black and white films, and monster movies I was pretty excited to get an online pass for Vienna Shorts 2020. Held from May 28th to June 2 and featuring over 280 short films from around the world, there was a lot to dig into. One of the things I love about short films is that th...
Tags: John Lennon, Stimuli, Vienna, West, Marvin, Mick Jagger, Guillermo Del Toro, Brazil, Ibm, Mars, Charles, Alex, Kiev, Academia, Simon, Jo


Perverse incentives for universities are wasting the skills and work of postdoctoral fellows

Decision-makers appear to be outsourcing core work to an insecure academic workforce who don’t necessarily receive recognition or permanent employment The post Perverse incentives for universities are wasting the skills and work of postdoctoral fellows appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Research, Higher Education, Universities, Scholarships, Academia, Openaccess, Department of Higher Education and Training, Academic Publishing, Academic Papers, PhDs, Academic Careers, Mentored Training, Postdoctoral Fellows, Published Papers


Nasim Nicholas Taleb

I first heard about this man on a Joe Rogan podcast where a guest mentioned him in relation to this quote:With my family, I am a Communist.  With my friends, I am a Socialist.  With my community, I am a Democrat.  With my State, I am a Republican.  With the Federal government, I am a Libertarian.That got my attention.Talib is the author of the 2007 book . Looking into him a little deeper brought me these quotes:Only the autodidacts are free.Academia is to knowledge what prostitution is to lov...
Tags: Books, Guns, Qotd, Academia, Kevin, Talib, Joe Rogan, Nasim Nicholas Taleb


Red Band ‘Big Time Adolescence’ Trailer: Pete Davidson May Not Be the Best Role Model for a 16-Year Old Kid

After premiering at the Sundance Film Festival back in 2019, the indie coming of age comedy Big Time Adolescence starring Pete Davidson and Griffin Gluck is finally coming to select theaters and Hulu. It’s been a longer road than usual for the Sundance selected movie that received warm reviews early last year, but we’re glad it’s finally getting released next month. Watch the red band Big Time Adolescence trailer below. Big Time Adolescence Trailer Griffin Gluck plays Mo, a bright 16-y...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Netflix, Movie Trailers, Hulu, Pete Davidson, Independent, Academia, Sundance, Davidson, Mo, Griffin Gluck, Zeke, Jon Cryer, Big Time Adolescence, Jason Orley






University won’t fire professor who said gay teachers are “promiscuous” and want to rape students

The University of Indiana says it won’t fire a professor who made blatantly racist, sexist, and homophobic remarks, citing the man’s First Amendment rights. Eric Rasmusen is a professor of business economics and public policy in the Kelley School of Business. He recently came under fire after sharing an article on Twitter titled, “Are Women Destroying Academia? Probably” and pulling a quote from it that said, “geniuses are overwhelmingly male.” “geniuses are overwhelmingly male because they ...
Tags: Facebook, Life, Lifestyle, United States, Homophobia, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Academia, Indiana University, University of Indiana, Bigot, Eric Rasmusen, Lauren Robel, Kelley School of Business He, Rasmusen, Robel


"Scientists and genetic counsellors say that these unregulated tools can harm individuals and society, by causing anxiety, unnecessary medical expenses, stigmatization and worse...."

"The test 'is not grounded in science. It is not predictive. It won’t tell you anything,' says Benjamin Neale, a geneticist at the Broad Institute and an author of the Science analysis. He and his colleagues examined the DNA of around 475,000 people and found several genetic variations loosely correlated with people who said they'd had sex with someone of the same sex at least once. But none of the variants was so prevalent that the researchers could use them to predict a person’s sexual identit...
Tags: Law, Computers, Homosexuality, Academia, Joel, Broad Institute, Ann Althouse, Benjamin Neale, Genetic Technology, Bellenson


Rampant Ignorance & Intolerance in Academia

Opinion Rampant Ignorance & Intolerance in Academia IMG: iStock/wildpixel USA – -(Ammoland.com)- If you need an accurate update on some of the madness at the nation's institutions of higher learning, check out Minding the Campus, a nonprofit independent organization. John Leo, its editor in chief, says that the organization's prime mission is dedicated to the revival of intellectual pluralism and the best traditions of liberal education at America's colleges and universities. Leo's most rece...
Tags: New York Post, Guns, Massachusetts, New York City, America, Bloomberg, Chicago, South Africa, Williams, Steven Gerrard, University Of Chicago, Leo, Usa Today, Gerrard, Michael Bloomberg, Jim Crow


Checking in on the state of ISAs

Income share agreements (ISAs) rose to public awareness this year — if measured in press articles and discussion on “VC Twitter” — after several years of niche experimentation among a small community of education advocates. An ISA in a financing model where the student participates in an education program without paying tuition, then pays a certain percentage of their income for a set period of time in return. As I mentioned in my analysis of ISAs back in April, there is rapid growth in ISA pilo...
Tags: Startups, TC, Education, Congress, Government, Elizabeth Warren, US, Tech, Getty Images, Policy, United States, Equality, Venture Capital, Marco Rubio, Isa, Susa Ventures


Teaching the Music of Now: A Mission, a Project, and a Conference

Most of us who teach music history at the college level want to develop a curriculum that brings students right up to the present day. We know that the story of Western art music doesn’t end with the last chapter of the textbook, and we worry about accidentally teaching students that innovation and creativity in the field of composition are things of the past. Many of us also seek to resist the canon. As historians, we are aware that the “important” composers enshrined in our textbooks are less ...
Tags: Education, Religion, Articles, Analysis, Scholarship, Academia, Dahlonega, University of North Georgia, Repertoire, NewMusicBox, Rocc, NACUSA


How to Stop Feeling Like an Imposter

Imposter syndrome is the feeling that your achievements don’t matter. That you only scraped by because of luck or by fooling others into believing in you. You feel deep insecurity about your work and accomplishments, always anxious that you’ll be exposed as a fraud. While arrogance isn’t good, I think impostor syndrome is far more prevalent than most of us realize. This is because the fear of being “found out” causes those who suffer from it to languish in silence. They don’t want to admit th...
Tags: Athletics, Lifehacks, Mindset, Maya Angelou, Academia, Benny Lewis


Be a Catalyst for Change

Professors change the world, once student at a time. I’m regularly asked about my transition to academia. The first question I ask the professional considering the switch is whether he or she has the commitment and the courage to do it.   It is a distinct privilege to hold a faculty position, no matter what institution you land in. As a professor, you have the chance to make a difference in the lives of others–students, faculty colleagues, the department, the university, and the surrounding ...
Tags: Innovation, Academia, Academic Focus, Drew Boyd, Be A Professor


How the Halo Effect Drives Demand Generation and Leads

My dad taught me many lessons growing up, and one that stands out as relevant to demand generation is this:He said, “Choose your friends carefully because [like it or not] you are judged by the company we keep.”He didn’t know it the time, but he explained a cognitive bias called the halo effect.In this post, I’m going to explain how the halo effect applies to lead generation. What is the halo effect? Wikipedia defines states, “the halo effect is a type of immediate judgment discrepancy, or cogni...
Tags: Wikipedia, Marketing, America, Content Marketing, Harvard Business Review, Lead Generation, Thought Leadership, Academia, MarketingSherpa, Marketing Tactics, Customer-centric, Journey Map, Steelwedge


How the Halo Effect Drives Better Demand Generation Results

My dad taught me many lessons growing up, and one that stands out as relevant to demand generation is this:He said, “Choose your friends carefully because we are often judged by the company we keep.”He didn’t know it the time, but he explained a cognitive bias called the halo effect.In this post, I’m going to explain how the halo effect applies to lead generation. What is the halo effect? Wikipedia defines states, “the halo effect is a type of immediate judgment discrepancy, or cognitive bias, w...
Tags: Wikipedia, Marketing, America, Harvard Business Review, Lead Generation, Academia, MarketingSherpa, Marketing Tactics, Customer-centric, Journey Map, Steelwedge


Liquid nitrogen calamities

Credit: Shutterstock Via @sarahdcady on Twitter, some liquid nitrogen stories from 2006. One wasn’t quite a calamity–but it easily could have been. Down the stairs at the University of California, Berkeley: Yesterday the LeConte elevator was out of order, which for most of us would have meant taking the long way around. However, one undergrad, tasked with transporting a full 230 L dewar, simply decided to take the stairs.At about 80% the density of water, 230 liters of liquid nitrogen...
Tags: Texas, Featured, Accidents, Engineering, University Of California Berkeley, UC Berkeley, Academia, LeConte, University of Hawaii From


Figuring Out Where to Go With a Complaint: Different Answers in Academia and Unionized Workplaces

A recent Ontario Court of Appeal case reaffirmed that for certain purposes, academic complaints are properly brought to court, rather than addressed in university internal processes. In Lam v. University of Western Ontario, 2019 ONCA 82, the Ontario Court of Appeal allowed Lam’s appeal from the decision of a motions judge that his complaint should have been brought as a complaint to the university and not as a claim for damages in superior court. The test for determining where to bring the compl...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Court, University, Commission, Court of appeal, Academia, Weber, Brown, Supreme Court of Canada, Lam, Ontario Court of Appeal, Ontario Superior Court of Justice, NRHA, Case Comment, Ontario Hydro


Weekend reading: Actively able

What caught my eye this week. I don’t write much about active investing on the blog these days – but I remain the same investing junkie who was buying and getting gold miners wrong in 2013. I was therefore thrilled this week to meet a fund manager I’ve admired for well over a decade – Nick Train, who runs the Finsbury Growth & Income and Lindsell Train Investment trusts, among other things. Train’s writings on the Lindsell Train website have been must-reads for me for years. But I was still...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, UK, London, China, Marketing, Bbc, Atlantic, Warren Buffett, Usa Today, Tfl, Bae Systems, Academia, Citymapper, Morningstar


Consumer Values Drive Demand for the Bioeconomy Specialty Chemicals

By Bogdan Comanita, PhD/MBA, Principal MarketChemica Inc.[1] and member of Lee Enterprises Consulting, Inc. Special to The Digest Abstract VIRIDISOL®, ecoXTRACT® and GreenFlame® are examples of B2B brands launched in 2018 that support the use of new biobased products in large B2C markets. All these B2B brands are in perfect alignment with powerful B2C brands in markets as divers as pharmaceutical, cosmetics and hearth & patio industries. The article concludes that identifying upfront the ultim...
Tags: US, Usda, Thought Leadership, Green Biologics, Academia, GBI, LEC, Kingsford, Bioeconomy, THF, Pennakem, Pennakem LLC, Lee Enterprises Consulting Inc, Green Biologics Inc, Bioeconomy Specialty Chemicals, Bogdan Comanita


10 years ago, Sheri Sangji died following a lab fire

The syringe Sangji was using to transfer tert-butyllithium when the reagent ignited. (Credit: UCLA) Today is the 10th anniversary of Sheharbano (Sheri) Sangji’s death from injuries sustained in a laboratory fire at the University of California, Los Angeles. From C&EN: Her death pushed some chemists to try to improve academic lab safety culture to prevent similar accidents at their own institutions and beyond. C&EN asked scientists from all corners of the chemistry community to describe their ef...
Tags: Featured, Accidents, Engineering, Hawaii, Preston Brown, Academia, Texas Tech University, Tsinghua University, Manoa, University of Hawaii, University of California Los Angeles, Tsinghua, Thea Ekins Coward, UC Center for Laboratory Safety, Sheharbano Sheri Sangji, Peroxides


Indie Spotlight: Watch TV Like an Author - Jennifer Spiegel

Jennifer Spiegel is no stranger to TNBBC. In fact, she may actually be the most frequent author contributor here on the blog, for which we are incredibly appreciative.  Back in November, she self published her novel   . And today she's here sharing an essay on how much she digs.... TV..... Watching TV Like A Writer * I love TV. I may need to justify my TV habit, my love affair, which it is. Nightly, when the kids are down, my husband and I—shamelessly—make our way to t...
Tags: Books, Better Call Saul, Arizona, Donna Tartt, Nina Simone, Lucy, Michael, Academia, New York University, Tony, George Saunders, Rick, Sawyer, Jimmy, Leslie, MFA


Launching My Latest Book

I’m thrilled to let you know my new book, So You Want to Be a Professor: How to Land Your Dream Job in Academia, just launched! If you or someone you know ever considered teaching, I hope you read this book. But first, I’d like to share why I wrote it. Experience has shown me that 9 out of 10 professionals fantasize about being a college professor at some point in their career. Competition for college professor roles is fierce. Few spots open up for even the most experienced practitioners. Whe...
Tags: Innovation, Academia, Academic Focus, Practitioner, Drew Boyd


How medical bullshit and authority helped Larry Nassar get away with it

Larry Nassar, the USA Gymnastics doctor who sexually assaulted hundreds of young girls, will spend the rest of his life in jail. USA Gymnastics circled the wagons and shredded the files, and as a result it's hard to understand details of how it faciliated and protected Nassar. But Kerry Howley's startling article in The New Yorker shows how important medical bullshit was to his strategy and how the fraternal relationship between medical and administrative authority covered for him. 17-year-old...
Tags: Post, Misogyny, News, Sexism, Liars, Criminals, Academia, MSU, McCready, Brianne, Nassar, USA Gymnastics, Kerry Howley, Meridian Township, Larry Nassar, Amanda Thomashow


Download Digitized Copies of The Negro Travelers’ Green Book, the Pre-Civil Rights Guide to Traveling Safely in the U.S. (1936-66)

As an American living outside America, I'm often asked how best to see my homeland by people wanting to visit it. I always suggest the same method: road-tripping, preferably across the entire continent — a way of experiencing the U.S. of A guaranteed to at once to confirm and shatter the visitor's pre-existing perceptions of the country. But even under the best possible conditions, such road trips have their arduous stretches and even their dangers, a fact understood by nobody better than by th...
Tags: Travel, Google, Facebook, Books, College, America, History, Nypl, Vox, Martin Luther King, New York Public Library, Seoul, Jim Crow, Deep South, Academia, Facebook Twitter


5 Surprising Places To Steal (What Works)

Museums, nature centers, and other interpretive sites should be thieves. Yep, you read that right. They should scope out what makes other popular industries successful—and steal what works! We promote this pilfering, obviously, with a chuckle. We do not want to see curators in jail and naturalists in the pen! But, imagine a world where we steal from… The Movie Industry Interpretive exhibits become as exciting as the latest Hollywood blockbuster. Special effects—themed lighting, enthralling sound...
Tags: Programming, Music, TV, Hollywood, Design, Exhibits, Television, Movies, News, Education, Film, Audio, Films, Future, Burglary, Journalism


The Secret Lives Of Composers Who Work In The Trades

My alarm goes off at 5 a.m. and I vault out of bed like a meatloaf rebounding off a linoleum floor. There’s an awkward shuffle in the dark as I locate pants and shimmy to the kitchen where I process my reward for not oversleeping: the first coffee of the day. This is a great time of day to be awake and the coffee discretely severs my tether to sleep before I hit the road. At this time of day, the world is silent and my thoughts would be able to jam wildly in my head if I was having any. I arrive...
Tags: Labor, Religion, Articles, Income, Alberta, Commentary, Academia, Career Choices, NewMusicBox, Financial Support


Entrepreneurs Thinking Inside the Box

Hackathons usually involve thinking outside of the box. But for myself and four other MIT students, brainstorming, eating, and sleeping inside a 16-foot by 16-foot glass cube on campus for four days straight in mid-September proved just as effective at getting our creative juices flowing.The experience was part of InCube 2018, a global startup pitch competition organized by the ETH Entrepreneurship Club. We met for the first time the week before, and we were competing against four other cubes in...
Tags: Startups, Students, Education, Medicine, Entrepreneurship, Boston, Trends, It, Mit, Artificial Intelligence, Software, Sensors, Healthcare, Switzerland, Stryker, Hackathons