Saturday, August 16, 2014

Links ...

  1. Infosys Science Foundation donates Rs. 20 crores to IISc for chaired professorships in mathematics and physics.

  2. The Lower Ambitions of Higher Education. Dwight Garner reviews William Deresiewicz's Excellent Sheep.

    William Deresiewicz, of course, is the author of The Disadvantages of an Elite Education, an article that went viral almost immediately after it went online in 2008. It now seems to have been expanded into a book.

  3. Plagiarism Allegation on Textbook's Definition of Plagiarism. The title says it all.

    [This reminds me of plagiarism in an book on ... intellectual property!]

  4. Graeme Wood in The Atlantic: The Future of College?

  5. It's official: paying reviewers does get results! Raj Chetty, Emmanuel Saez and László Sándor describe the lessons from their experiment with referees at an economics journal.