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Economics / Business - Social Sciences - 30.06.2010

Social Sciences - Administration - 30.06.2010
Government’s vision for criminal justice reform
Government’s vision for criminal justice reform
Government’s vision for criminal justice reform 30 Jun 2010, PR 148/10 The Government's vision for criminal justice reform has been unveiled today by the Justice Secretary, Kenneth Clarke, in his first major speech.

Social Sciences - 28.06.2010
'Combating radicalisation in prisons' report
’Combating radicalisation in prisons’ report
'Combating radicalisation in prisons' report 28 Jun 2010, PR 146/10 The International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation and Political Violence (ICSR), King's College London, has published a poli

Social Sciences - 20.06.2010

Health - Social Sciences - 16.06.2010
Sex, pregnancy and birth control: Stanford sociologists seek more info on contraception use
Sex, pregnancy and birth control: Stanford sociologists seek more info on contraception use
Nearly half of all pregnancies in the United States are unintended, and lower-educated women and women in their 20s account for more than half of all abortions.

Social Sciences - Economics / Business - 15.06.2010
Study: China’s free enterprise economy succeeds via bottom-up development
Entrepreneurship is taking off in China and with little input from the government, reports a new Cornell study.

Law - Social Sciences - 15.06.2010
Philip Selznick, leading scholar in sociology and law, dies at 91
Philip Selznick, leading scholar in sociology and law, dies at 91
BERKELEY — Philip Selznick, professor emeritus of law and sociology at the University of California, Berkeley, and a leading expert in the sociology of both law and organizations, died Saturday, June 12.

Law - Social Sciences - 14.06.2010
New web forum shames states’ crimes
New web forum shames states’ crimes
New web forum shames states’ crimes 15 Jun 2010, PR 135/10 The International State Crime Initiative (ISCI) was launched at King's College London to create a single web forum at www.StateCrime&

Social Sciences - Health - 10.06.2010
Sociologist receives $797K to develop methods to identify terrorist social networks
A Cornell sociologist is launching a new study to develop methods of identifying covert social networks, including terrorists who are preparing attacks, human traffickers and drug smugglers, among other groups. Matthew Brashears, assistant professor of sociology, has received a three-year, $797,000 grant from the Defense Threat Reduction Agency for the study that aims to help the U.S. government thwart terrorist attacks.

Social Sciences - Economics / Business - 04.06.2010

Administration - Social Sciences - 01.06.2010
Exiled Ethiopian journalist decries ’outrageously ludicrous’ elections
Visiting scholar Abebe Gellaw says the United States has traded silence for security and military cooperation by ignoring Ethiopia's "appalling human rights record.

Economics / Business - Social Sciences - 27.05.2010
UK's largest ever research project into poverty and social exclusion
UK’s largest ever research project into poverty and social exclusion
The UK's largest ever research project on poverty and social exclusion has been launched with the ultimate ambition of helping to find solutions to tackle the problems of poverty and deprivation.

Administration - Social Sciences - 25.05.2010
Women fleeing violent relationships inform pioneering research
Women fleeing violent relationships inform pioneering research
The moving testimonies of women who survived years of domestic abuse feature in the first long term study of its kind in 30 years, which could help to improve women's chances of building a better future.

Linguistics / Literature - Social Sciences - 23.05.2010

History / Archeology - Social Sciences - 21.05.2010
Fool’s gold holds fossil treasure
They float like tiny jewels encased in stone: most are only a few millimetres or centimetres long but full of incredible detail - boasting tiny tentacles, eyes, legs, and forceps-like pincers.

Economics / Business - Social Sciences - 19.05.2010
U.S. will slowly adopt electric cars, Stanford study predicts
Robert Burgelman Edmund W. Littlefield Professor of Management Stanford Graduate School of Business Andrew Grove Lecturer in Management Chairman, Intel Stanford Graduate School of Business "To

Social Sciences - Health - 18.05.2010

Economics / Business - Social Sciences - 17.05.2010

Linguistics / Literature - Social Sciences - 17.05.2010

Health - Social Sciences - 13.05.2010

Social Sciences - Administration - 13.05.2010
Support group helps free women from domestic abuse
Support group helps free women from domestic abuse
A training programme designed to help victims of domestic violence make positive choices about their lives has been credited with empowering women to move on from abusive relationships. The research, carried out by the University of Bristol, evaluated the Freedom programme , a 12-week UK-wide course that provides women with a supportive group setting in which to learn about the reality of domestic abuse, how to recognise it and where to turn to for help.

Social Sciences - Law - 07.05.2010
Negotiations on political reform: mission impossible?
Negotiations on political reform: mission impossible?
'The Conservatives and Liberal Democrats may seem far apart on their ideas for political reform, but they are not impossibly so,' said UCL's Professor Robert Hazell.

Social Sciences - Law - 05.05.2010
Stanford sociologist goes undercover to study Latino immigration in the South
Stanford sociologist goes undercover to study Latino immigration in the South
With Arizona's new immigration law sparking protests across the country and highlighting strains between whites and Latinos, Monica McDermott is writing a book that explores those tensions based on what she's seen in South Carolina.

Social Sciences - Pedagogy - 04.05.2010
Video: Most Americans live surprisingly close to their mothers
ANN ARBOR, Mich.—Most Americans live within 25 miles of their mothers, according to a report issued by the University of Michigan Retirement Research Center.

Social Sciences - Law - 04.05.2010
Downsizing the prison-industrial complex
Downsizing the prison-industrial complex
California's obsession with incarceration — at $50K a year per adult, $250K per juvenile — is unsustainable, says criminologist Barry Krisberg BERKELEY — Barry Krisberg joined Berke

Art and Design - Social Sciences - 30.04.2010
Stanford scholars: How Jews used 'creative resistance' to oppose the Nazis
Stanford scholars: How Jews used ’creative resistance’ to oppose the Nazis
Holocaust research has traditionally portrayed Jews as passive victims – but John and Mary Felstiner study how some took up the pen, the paintbrush or the piano to send a message to future generations.

Social Sciences - 30.04.2010
New UCLA, UC research highlights experiences of youth in poverty
College-educated women earn less than men without similar training, students graduate high school unable to pursue college or a career, and more than 65,000 undocumented youths graduate high school each year only to face uncertain educational futures.

Law - Social Sciences - 29.04.2010
Dear Prime Minister...
Dear Prime Minister...
As the general election approaches, UCL staff and students share their wishlist for policies from the next government affecting a range of aspects of life, from human rights and science to crime, the environment, and more..

Environment - Social Sciences - 27.04.2010
Scientists link ocean acidification to prehistoric mass extinction
Earth experienced its biggest mass extinction 250 million years ago. New evidence from Stanford, which looks at calcium isotopes, suggests massive volcanic eruptions were to blame for ocean acidification that wiped out 90 percent of marine biodiversity.

Social Sciences - 21.04.2010
MIT holds panel discussion on April 28: Should Google Stay in China?
You are invited to attend a panel discussion on the controversial topic of Google pulling out of China.

Social Sciences - Economics / Business - 20.04.2010
China is reshaping new world order, says foreing policy expert
China is reshaping new world order, says foreing policy expert
Stefan Halper, Senior Research Fellow at Magdalene College and a leading foreign policy expert, will discuss this at the World Affairs Council in San Francisco on 27 April.

Social Sciences - 07.04.2010
Parents treble time they spend on childcare compared with 1975
Parents treble time they spend on childcare compared with 1975
While mothers are still doing most of the work, fathers are catching up. British dads are spending almost 30 minutes a day longer on child care as well as more time doing the housework, DIY and shopping in 2000 than in 1975, according to the research.

Health - Social Sciences - 06.04.2010

Environment - Social Sciences - 02.04.2010
Ecologists receive mixed news from fossil record
Ecologists receive mixed news from fossil record
Paleontologists can?t always get what they want, to paraphrase the Rolling Stones, but sometimes they can get what they need, according to a study that will appear in the May issue of the American Naturalist.

Health - Social Sciences - 29.03.2010
Causes of Chinese child death revealed
But the number of children in China who die before reaching the age of five has dropped by 70 per cent since 1990 - from 6.5 per cent of live births to 1.9 per cent. The team predicts that complications caused by premature birth will soon become the leading cause of childhood death in China as increased access to hospital treatment cuts the number of deaths from pneumonia.

Health - Social Sciences - 24.03.2010
High infection rates of tuberculosis among aboriginal groups in Montreal
Tuberculosis (TB), considered by many Canadians to be a forgotten disease, is alive and well in high-risk aboriginal communities Montreal.

Health - Social Sciences - 23.03.2010
Research finds minimum price for alcohol reduces health harms
Research from the University of Sheffield (UK), which shows that increasing alcohol prices could reduce illnesses, premature deaths and healthcare costs, will be published in The Lancet this week (24 March 2010). The findings are reported in an article published in Online First (www.thelancet.com) and in an upcoming edition of The Lancet, written by Dr Robin Purshouse and colleagues from the University´s School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR) and Department of Economics.

Social Sciences - Economics / Business - 23.03.2010
New China role for John Prescott
New China role for John Prescott
PA65/10 The Rt Hon John Prescott MP, who as Deputy Prime Minister played a major role in the forging of closer relations between the UK and China, is to become the new Honorary Patron of the China Policy Institute at The University of Nottingham.

Social Sciences - 23.03.2010
New China role for John Prescott
The Rt Hon John Prescott MP, who as Deputy Prime Minister played a major role in the forging of closer relations between the UK and China, is to become the new Honorary Patron of the China Policy Institute at The University of Nottingham.

Law - Social Sciences - 23.03.2010
Realism , perfectionism and the European Court of Human Rights
Realism , perfectionism and the European Court of Human Rights
Earlier this year the University was delighted to host Professor Luzius Wildhaber, former President of the European Court of Human Rights.

Social Sciences - 22.03.2010
’Minority’ youth are now majority in hundreds of counties
Minority youth under age 20 outnumber white youth in 504 U.S. counties - almost one in six, according to research by Cornell demographer and sociologist Daniel Lichter, professor of pol

Social Sciences - History / Archeology - 22.03.2010

Earth Sciences - Social Sciences - 18.03.2010
Students discover new species of raptor dinosaur
Students discover new species of raptor dinosaur
The exceptionally well preserved dinosaur, named Linheraptor exquisitus, is the first near-complete skeleton of its kind to be found in the Gobi desert since 1972, and will help scientists work out the appearance of other closely related dinosaur species. Linheraptor is in the Dromaeosauridae family of the carnivorous theropod dinosaurs and lived during the Late Cretaceous period.

Social Sciences - History / Archeology - 18.03.2010
Campus hosts 'Tsinghua Week'
Nobel Prize winners, faculty, administrators and students from the University of California, Berkeley, and Tsinghua University in Beijing will meet April 5-7 to strengthen academic and cultural ties.

Social Sciences - Life Sciences - 16.03.2010
Scientists urge treaty panel to reject ivory sale by Tanzania, Zambia
Male elephants of breeding age - over 28 years old - make up more than 5 percent of well-protected populations.