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Social Sciences - Philosophy - 18.05.2015
King’s dream changed many lives
Venturing into the "deep south" of the United States as a civil rights worker in the summer of 1965 was life-changing for Richard Hutch, then a New York college boy.

Life Sciences - Philosophy - 15.05.2015
How people defend eating meat
Meat eaters who justify their eating habits feel less guilty and are more tolerant of social inequality say researchers.

Health - Philosophy - 14.05.2015
Children's views should shape how research is conducted, says ethics body
Children’s views should shape how research is conducted, says ethics body
A Lancaster University Law School academic has played a key role in a new report which calls for cultural change to enable young people's opinions to help shape how children's health research is prioritised, designed and reviewed.

Health - Philosophy - 14.05.2015
Children's views should shape how research is conducted, says ethics body
Children’s views should shape how research is conducted, says ethics body
Children's views should shape how research is conducted, says ethics body Children's views should influence research on children's health, say a group led by an academic at the Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS).

Philosophy - Linguistics / Literature - 27.04.2015
Comment: A Good Life with Cameron?
Professor Angie Hobbs, Professor of the Public Understanding of Philosophy at the University of Sheffield, discusses the philosophical concept of a 'good life' following David Cameron's repeated use of the term during the launch of the Conservative manifesto.

Health - Philosophy - 17.04.2015
Statement from U of M president following New York Times story
The following is a statement from University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler following the Friday, April 17, 2015, New York Times story: Investigators and the news media have raised questions about

Law - Philosophy - 01.04.2015
Colleagues celebrate new book on international law
Colleagues celebrate new book on international law
"The book is like Jens: bold, ambitious and honest," Claire Finkelstein said of Professor Jens Ohlin's "The Assault on International Law" (Oxford University Press).

Philosophy - Career - 27.03.2015
Moral stigma spreads down from the top in organizations
Moral suspicion trickles down social hierarchies, making a top leader's ethical transgressions especially damaging for the careers and reputations of colleagues and subordinates, according to new Stanford research. Nearly a decade after the collapse of Enron, as the researchers point out, many of that company's former employees continue to feel the weight of the scandal, believing that the public views them as corrupt even though they never engaged in the type of unethical behavior practiced by Enron's top managers that eventually bankrupted the firm in 2001.

Philosophy - 25.03.2015
Justification for arming rebels in Ukraine and Syria under the spotlight
An expert on the ethics of war from The University of Manchester is leading a debate on the ethical issues surrounding the arming of rebels in territories like the Ukraine and Syria (25 March).

Computer Science - Philosophy - 23.03.2015
Stanford collaborates on research to help online groups organize themselves
Stanford collaborates on research to help online groups organize themselves
Making decisions and taking actions require leadership tools to minimize infighting and focus the energy on action.

Philosophy - Linguistics / Literature - 20.03.2015
Philosopher Robert Stalnaker solves problems the MIT way
While working in a famously esoteric field, MIT philosopher Robert Stalnaker has focused his career on thinking about real-world concerns - including the fundamental nature of speech, thought, and decision-making.áIn so doing, he has catalyzed and provided the underpinnings for new research in many other areas, such as game theory, linguistics, decision theory, and economics.

Health - Philosophy - 19.03.2015
U Commits to Improve Human Subjects Research Program
Today University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler outlined specific and decisive steps the University will take to improve its human subjects research practices so they meet the highest standards of ethics and science.

Philosophy - 02.03.2015
Focus on exams ’hinders development of character’ in British school children
Two new reports by the University of Birmingham's Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues have found that moral character is being squeezed out of children's education.

History / Archeology - Philosophy - 27.02.2015
Harris-Perry discusses realities of struggle in King Lecture
Harris-Perry discusses realities of struggle in King Lecture
"To live in a democracy is to have the right to govern, not simply to be governed," said MSNBC television host, scholar and author Melissa Harris-Perry, commencing the annual Martin Luther King Jr.

Law - Philosophy - 20.02.2015
Assisted death: how the work of this philosopher informed the recent Supreme Court decision
In 2011, the B.C. Civil Liberties Association (BCCLA) filed a lawsuit claiming that physician-assisted dying should be legal.

Linguistics / Literature - Philosophy - 23.01.2015
Stanford scholar explores Arabic obsession with language
Stanford scholar explores Arabic obsession with language
Through a study of metaphor in medieval Arabic literature, Stanford comparative literature professor Alexander Key finds that the Arab world had a head start on the West when it comes to understanding how language works.

Philosophy - 23.01.2015
New sports centre building to be named after Olympic rower Acer Nethercott
Oxford University is to name the first phase of its new sports centre at Iffley Road after Olympic rower and scholar Dr Acer Nethercott.

Philosophy - Social Sciences - 22.01.2015
Is cheating on the field worse than cheating on a spouse? Some fans think so
Is cheating on the field worse than cheating on a spouse? Some fans think so
ANN ARBOR-Why did fans and sponsors such as Nike drop Lance Armstrong but stay loyal to Tiger Woods? Probably because Armstrong's doping scandal took place on the field, unlike Wood's off-the-field extramarital affairs, according to new studies.

Philosophy - History / Archeology - 12.12.2014
Penn Senior Studies the Past to Understand the Future
Science fiction is often said to reflect human culture: who we are today and what we dream to be in the future.

Philosophy - Administration - 27.11.2014
New research to address how to successfully end wars
Related links: Cian O'Driscoll researcher profile Glasgow Global Security Network Glasgow Human Rights Network Policy Scotland Academics and military personnel are launching a unique new research project today that will examine the ethics of victory in war.

Philosophy - Mathematics - 25.11.2014
Patrick Suppes, Stanford philosopher, scientist and Silicon Valley entrepreneur, dies at 92
Patrick Suppes' long career at Stanford began in 1950. As both a philosopher and scientist, he influenced a large number of fields.

Philosophy - 25.11.2014
Michael Schwerner '61 earns posthumous Medal of Freedom
Fifty years after civil rights workers James Earl Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael "Mickey" Schwerner '61 were slain in Mississippi by members of the Ku Klux Klan, President Barack Obama presented the Presidential Medal of Freedom to their families Nov.

Philosophy - 21.11.2014
Sociologist Priscilla Ferguson on Thanksgiving
Tablesetting for the Thanksgiving Feast, a 10-year-old tradition at John Jay Dining Hall. Image Credit: Eleanor Templeton Priscilla Parkhurst Ferguson is a Columbia sociologist who thinks and writes a lot about food.

History / Archeology - Philosophy - 19.11.2014
Stanford scholar traces cultural history of obsession with youth
With philosophy, history and literature as his guides, Stanford Professor Robert Harrison investigates how Western ideas of youthfulness have evolved from classical antiquity to the present.

Life Sciences - Philosophy - 13.11.2014
Christian, atheist scientists tackle human nature
Christian, atheist scientists tackle human nature
The question of what makes us human has been a source of discussion and conflict for centuries. Although the question remains unanswered, a Christian geneticist and an atheist chemist found that their views on the topic were not so different in a Nov.

Health - Philosophy - 10.11.2014
Why placebos for chemotherapy side effects are hard to swallow
Why placebos for chemotherapy side effects are hard to swallow 10 November 2014 It's unthinkable to give a placebo to someone to treat their cancer, but could we use one to treat chemotherapy's well-known side effects? Unfortunately, we may never be able to answer this question because the biggest obstacle to finding out whether it would work is emotional rather than scientific.

Event - Philosophy - 07.11.2014
A step towards solving the enduring the puzzle of ’infantile amnesia’
A study led by Professor James Russell shines a light of the phenomenon of 'infantile amnesia'. He argues that children's ability to recall events depends on their being able to unify the environmental elements of when, what and where.

History / Archeology - Philosophy - 06.11.2014
Durham awarded its first ever UNESCO Chair
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Philosophy - Health - 02.11.2014
Statement on the use and sources of human tissue in experiments at Imperial
Statement on the use and sources of human tissue in experiments at Imperial
Imperial responds to Mail on Sunday report Following an insensitive and highly misleading report in the Mail on Sunday on Sunday 2 November 2014, Imperial has made the statement below regarding the use and sources of human tissue in experiments.

Art and Design - Philosophy - 29.10.2014
Spooky Research: Faculty Experts Explore Halloween Topics
Even when it's not Halloween, scholars from the College of Liberal Arts are studying ghostly folklore, the science of superstition and making sense of the unknown.

Media - Philosophy - 27.10.2014
Stanford Responds to Election Mailer
Stanford University is investigating the facts behind an academic research study independently undertaken by political science researchers at Stanford and Dartmouth that involved election mailers sent to voters. As it investigates, Stanford is also cooperating with an inquiry undertaken by election officials in the State of Montana.

Philosophy - History / Archeology - 27.10.2014
The Birth of Hedonism
27 October 2014 A new book exploring hedonism and the Cyrenaic philosophers by Dr Kurt Lampe of the Department of Classics and Ancient History is published this week. The Birth of Hedonism: The Cyrenaic Philosophers and Pleasure as a Way of Life reconstructs the doctrines and practices of the Cyrenaics, an ultra-hedonist Greek school of philosophy supposedly founded by Aristippus of Cyrene in the fourth century BCE.

Law - Philosophy - 17.10.2014
Law scholars’ new book explores masculinity in law and literature
Profs. Martha Nussbaum and Saul Levmore discuss lawyers, judges and manliness in American Guy When Profs.

Philosophy - 16.10.2014
Sussex AI expert recalls her 'light bulb moment' for Radio 4
Sussex AI expert recalls her ’light bulb moment’ for Radio 4
Sussex AI expert recalls her 'light bulb moment' for Radio 4 One of Sussex's most influential and highly regarded academics will be profiled on BBC Radio 4's ' The Life Scientific' next week.

Art and Design - Philosophy - 03.10.2014

Economics / Business - Philosophy - 02.10.2014
Employing private security companies in war cuts costs but causes problems
02 Oct 2014 New research from The University of Manchester is examining whether employing private security companies in war cuts costs but causes problems.

Philosophy - 30.09.2014
Studying time makes this philosopher tick
Studying time makes this philosopher tick
We all know that time passes - or so it seems. But what do we think time is really doing? Is it moving by us? Standing still as we wade through it? Our inability to resolve this question is revealed by the indirect way in which we discuss the subject.

Philosophy - Psychology - 15.09.2014
Moral violations: hard to stomach? Hard to swallow?
It's common to refer to acts of business fraud or misbehaving politicians as disgusting, but according to new research being morally offended is not just a manner of speech. What we find morally offensive can be physically offensive as well. The study, led by University of Toronto Scarborough and Rotman School of Management Assistant Professor Cindy Chan , revealed that people are less likely to consume beverages if they are exposed to moral violations.

Philosophy - 15.09.2014
Effective Protests Make People Uncomfortable. Here’s Why
I was struck by the juxtaposition of two recent news topics.

Philosophy - 29.08.2014
Critics pour cold water on the Ice Bucket Challenge: are they right?
Holly Lawford-Smith from the University of Sheffield's Department of Philosophy and Christian Barry, Director of the Centre for Moral, Social, and Political Theory at Australian National University, discuss the impact of the Ice Bucket Challenge.

Law - Philosophy - 21.08.2014
Syrian crisis: media experts
21 Aug 2014 A year after President Bashar al-Assad of Syria is alleged to have used sarin gas to kill more than 1,000 people in a Damascus suburb, President Obama said in a statement this week that the US forces have completed the destruction of the deadliest chemical weapons in Syria's arsenal.

Social Sciences - Philosophy - 03.08.2014
Looking for the good
Anthropology looks at human differences in its study of the 'other' and at human commonalities in its more recent focus on the 'suffering'.

Philosophy - Law - 28.07.2014
Stanford philosopher examines the legitimacy of political power
Stanford philosopher examines the legitimacy of political power
When applying ancient philosophic thought to contemporary issues like surveillance and health care reform, Stanford Humanities Center fellow Amanda Greene finds that claims to political legitimacy lie at the heart of many political debates.

Agronomy / Food Science - Philosophy - 18.07.2014
Outcome of inquiry into ’Australian Paradox’ research
Outcome of inquiry into 'Australian Paradox' research 18 July 2014 A formal inquiry into allegations brought against a University of Sydney academic and her research collaborator has found no research misconduct occurred. There was no breach of the University's research code of conduct or of the Australian code for the responsible conduct of research.

Philosophy - Social Sciences - 16.07.2014
Facebook Study Did Not Breach Research Ethics, Says Carnegie Mellon’s Alex John London
Press Release: Facebook Study Did Not Breach Research Ethics, Says Carnegie Mellon's Alex John London-Carnegie Mellon News - Carnegie Mellon University : Shilo Rea / 412-268-6094 / shilo [a] cmu (p) edu PITTSBURGH—The Facebook study that unknowingly put nearly 700,000 of the social networking site's users in a psychological experiment was not ethically ideal, but it did not breach research ethics, according to Carnegie Mellon University's Alex John London (right).