Nobel Prize goes to behavioral economics pioneer Richard Thaler

Thanks;Barbara Kollmeyer Published: Oct 9, 2017 6:09 am ET Richard Thaler, professor of behavioral science and economics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, has won the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences for 2017. “In total, Richard Thaler’s contributions have built a bridge between the economic and psychological analyses of individual decision-making,” said…

These 6 books can make you a better college student

Thanks;Drew Housman Published;Aug 27, 2017 8:18 a.m. ET Understand statistics, gain financial literacy and get out of your comfort zone I did very little reading the summer before I started college. I was focused on figuring out which roommate was going to bring the mini-fridge to the dorm, what posters to hang and what classes…

There’s a new way to mine for lithium and it’s right here in the U.S.

Thanks;Claudia Assis Published: Aug 19, 2017 4:14 p.m. ET Crater Lake in Oregon, a caldera lake formed after a volcano collapse. Using trace elements as proxy, Stanford says it is easier to detect lithium in supervolcano lake deposits Scientists at Stanford University say they have found a new way to detect large deposits of lithium,…

Clooneys to help 3,000 Syrian refugees go to school in Lebanon

Thanks;Riham Alkousaa Published;AUGUST 1, 2017 / 5:37 AM / 2 DAYS AGO Cast member George Clooney and his wife Amal leave the Festival Palace after the screening of the film “Money Monster” out of competition at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France, May 12, 2016. Regis Duvignau UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – George and…

Canada: Consumer Lifestyles in 2017

THANKS;Jennifer Elster / EURO-MONITOR INTERNATIONAL CL2017-CACL2017-CA In contrast to recent years, consumer confidence has strengthened based on an improving economy, supporting growth, albeit slow growth, in consumer spending. Rising levels of spending have also been reflected in greater comfort in consumer borrowing, but rising household debt has become a concern. High house prices have discouraged…

The top 20 richest private universities have 70% of the total wealth in the sector

Thanks;Jillian Berman Published: June 17, 2017 8:01 a.m. ET The money in the private college sector is highly concentrated among the nation’s wealthiest schools Small private colleges are increasingly in financial danger, while larger name brand private schools are doing just fine. Roughly one-third of the small private schools rated by Moody’s Investor Service generated…

The 10 best computer science schools in Europe

Thanks;Sam Shead  Published ;May 22, 2017, 4:23 PM 8,383 Technical University of Munich. A computer science degree from a top university can help graduates land their dream job at companies like Apple, Google, and Facebook. But which computer science courses are the best ones to try and to get onto if you want to impress…

BETSY DEVOS IS COMING FOR YOUR PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Thanks;ALEXANDER NAZARYAN Published; 1/10/17 AT 12:00 PM Betsy DeVos has worked to undermine Michigan’s public schools, according to her critics. Is she ready to lead the nation’s education department? Betsy DeVos, a billionaire Republican from Michigan, has been nominated to head the federal Education Department. MIKE SEGAR/REUTERS   There was a brief moment in mid-November when…

Some colleges are profiting from banks that gouge their students with bad deals

Thanks;Maria LaMagna Published: Dec 17, 2016 8:58 a.m. ET Students could find better bank accounts if they shopped around on their own Many students have financial trouble in college, making overdrafting more painful. Many colleges and universities in the U.S. received failing grades this week from a government agency that claims the schools are sponsoring…

Leeds University is named ‘University of the Year’

Thanks:EveningPost @YORKSHIRE Leeds University has been named University of the Year by The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017 after twice finishing runner up for the prize. The guide said that strong results in the National Student Survey have helped Leeds to three successive rises in the league table to now stand…