Tag: Social affairs

Biden urges political engagement in Brown University speech

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Former Vice President Joe Biden spoke to more than 2,000 Brown University students this week, criticizing partisan politics and urging students to look toward the future. Biden… Read more »

BiomX Appoints Sailaja Puttagunta as Chief Medical Officer

NESS ZIONA, Israel, Dec. 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — BiomX Ltd., a microbiome company developing customized phage therapies, today announced that it has appointed Dr. Sailaja Puttagunta, M.D., as its Chief… Read more »

Wealthy USC donors revolt after interim president pushes out top dean over handling of …

LOS ANGELES — The University of Southern California vowed to improve accountability and transparency in the wake of a scandal earlier this year in which the longtime campus gynecologist was… Read more »

Farm animals may soon get new features through gene editing

OAKFIELD, N.Y. — Cows that can withstand hotter temperatures. Cows born without pesky horns. Pigs that never reach puberty. A company wants to alter farm animals by adding and subtracting… Read more »

New Research about the 2008 Financial Crisis to be Presented at Conference Hosted by Annual …

The Annual Review of Financial Economics is co-edited by Robert C. Merton, Professor of Finance, and Andrew W. Lo, Professor of Finance and Director of the Laboratory for Financial Engineering,… Read more »

2 scholars due to speak at Harvard barred from leaving China

A researcher at a prominent Chinese think tank repeatedly targeted by the Communist government said Monday he and the organization’s director have been barred from leaving the country. Jiang Hao… Read more »

Malala Yousafzai to receive Harvard award for activism

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Nobel Prize Winner Malala Yousafzai (mah-LAH’-lah YOO’-suhf-zeye) is being honored by Harvard University for her work promoting girls’ education. Harvard’s Kennedy School says Yousafzai will be awarded… Read more »

College Football Picks: Road tests before first CFP rankings

By Ralph D. Russo | AP October 24 at 9:05 PM For many ranked teams, the last chance to influence the College Football Playoff selection committee before its first ranking of the… Read more »

The Latest: University of California workers start strike

The Latest on a strike by thousands of University of California workers(all times local): 7:30 a.m. More than 15,000 University of California radiology technicians, pharmacists and other medical workers have… Read more »

Celgene Corporation Announces Appointment of Dr. Alise Reicin to President, Global Clinical …

SUMMIT, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct 22, 2018–Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ:CELG) today announced the appointment of Dr. Alise Reicin to President, Global Clinical Development, reporting to Mark J. Alles, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer,… Read more »

93 women accuse former USC doctor of sex abuse

FILE – In this Tuesday, May 22, 2018, file photo, people enter the University of Southern California’s Engemann Student Health Center in Los Angeles. Nearly 100 women who contend that… Read more »

Harvard emails illuminate power of wealth in admissions

By Collin Binkley | AP October 17 at 6:31 PM BOSTON — A federal trial alleging bias against Harvard University underscored a cold truth of the school’s admissions process on Wednesday: that… Read more »