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Wednesday, March 11, 2009 - 8:02am

Spotted by Nick Parisi and published on

I knew the economy was bad, but a reverse lottery seems like a poor idea to fix it.

Tooting my own horn

Wednesday, March 4, 2009 - 8:58am

I'm happy to announce that I've been awarded a grant from the Educational Advancement Foundation to develop a graduate student/postdoc teaching seminar.

Are we still here?

Wednesday, September 10, 2008 - 8:27am

For months an online debate has raged about whether the new Linear Hadron Collider in Switzerland would create black holes that could "destroy the earth."

Well, the LHC is now online, and apparently, it has not destroyed the earth. Either that, or we're living in an episode of Lost.

Education and global competitiveness

Monday, August 4, 2008 - 9:42am

David Brooks writes today in the New York Times about the state of education in the US.