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By Daniel Nehring | Published: December 7, 2013
In academia, elitism seems to be taking root, and privilege seems to matter more and more. Daniel Nehring discusses the consequences.
By Index on Censorship | Published: December 6, 2013
In an effort to honor his legacy, the Index on Censorship team has collected significant articles from their archive that trace the history of the apartheid struggle with pieces by some of the great writers who have commented, argued and analyzed it for our magazine including Nadine Gordimer and Albie Sachs.
On December 4, 2013, Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE), NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Research (OBSSR) and SAGE hosted a twitter chat exploring systems science applications in health promotion and public health.
The below post was originally published on The Conversation, and is kindly reposted here with their permission. Author – Ernesto Priego, Lecturer in Library Science at City University London According to Peter Suber open access is academic literature which is “digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions”. Open access delivered by [...]
Some of the top institutions in Europe have dropped down the annual Times Higher Education World University Rankings for 2013. The UK and US continue to dominate while leaders in France, Germany, Netherlands, Russia, Belgium, Ireland and Austria have seen their stars fade. The results are likely to spur on advocates of a scheme to produce a measurement of university excellence that better reflects the strengths of universities outside the US and UK. Taking the top spot in the THE rankings for the third year in a row is the California Institute of Technology. Oxford has also maintained its position in joint second place but in a tussle between the East and West coasts of the US, Harvard has pushed Stanford into fourth place, having regained its position next to Oxford at number two.
By williamlester | Published: December 4, 2013
We’re living in an age of technology, with exciting new devices being released at a tremendously fast rate. It is then no surprise that children are becoming accustomed and proficient with technology faster than ever before. This technological innovation is making improvements and new changes in education. Children are now benefiting from tablet computers, SMART [...]
By Social Science Bites | Published: December 4, 2013
Angus Deaton is a social scientist and the author of The Great Escape: Health, Wealth and the Origins of Inequality. His Princeton colleague, the philosopher Peter Singer, argues that aid is vital to combat the terrible mortality rates in some countries. Angus Deaton disagrees..
By SAGE | Published: December 3, 2013
Join the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE), NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Research (OBSSR) and SAGE for a live twitter chat where authors and editors will be answering questions about the use of system science methods – such as computer and mathematical modeling – in improving public health. The chat will take [...]
By Grace Conyers | Published: November 27, 2013
I’m not a huge fan of the topic of racial and gender discrimination. The heated debates that go around it have always made me uncomfortable because I couldn’t care less what gender or race someone is, isn’t or, in the case of gender, has changed to. However, while teaching a couple weeks ago a little [...]
By SAGE | Published: November 25, 2013
Earlier this month, Senator Elizabeth Warren made some riveting remarks in support of the social sciences at the annual COSSA Colloquium in Washington, D.C. Her personal and passionate address reminded the room full of social scientists that there are others outside of academia who champion our work and that there are some on Capitol Hill who utilize it as a valued resource. While reading her words may not depict her tone of urgency and enthusiasm, we are happy to provide a full transcript below.