London School of Economics

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It's 'Professor Angelina Jolie'

Actress will be 'visiting professor in practice' at London School of Economics

(Newser) - When academia goes Hollywood: Kardashian matriarch Kris Jenner is apparently chairman of the board of a business school, and now Angelina Jolie is a "visiting professor in practice." But in the case of Jolie, it's no slouch of a school: She'll soon teach a course at... More »

How a Dog IQ Test Could Help Humans

How well 'Mensa mutts' do on cognitive tasks could help with human health, too

(Newser) - In a move that researcher Dr. Rosalind Arden says could have "far-reaching implications for understanding human health and disease," scientists from the London School of Economics and the University of Edinburgh set out to understand the link between intelligence and health by studying … dogs. Per the Independent ... More »

BBC Blasted for Covert Reporting Trip to N. Korea

London School of Economics irate journos traveled with students

(Newser) - On the heels of a child abuse scandal , the BBC finds itself embroiled in another controversy—this time over covert reporting in North Korea. The London School of Economics says the media organization "deliberately misled" and endangered 10 of its students during a trip to the country that included... More »

Nazi Game Raises Furor at London School of Economics

Jewish student's nose is broken when he objects to drinking game

(Newser) - A Nazi drinking game played by students from the London School of Economics sparked a brawl and ended with a broken nose, reports the Guardian . The row occurred during a ski trip taken by 150 members of the school's athletic union to Val D'Isere in France. The confrontation... More »

Gadhafi Son Plagiarized Thesis, Used Ghostwriter

London School of Economics 'embarrassed' by ties to Saif

(Newser) - The apparently not-so-august London School of Economics has admitted awarding a PhD in philosophy to one of Moammar Gadhafi's sons in 2008, even though he apparently plagiarized much of his dissertation. Saif al-Islam has been accused of using a ghostwriter to pen his paper, and lifting heavily from research and... More »

Beautiful People Are Also Smarter

LSE researchers find attractiveness, intelligence correlate

(Newser) - Beautiful people really do have it all, a new study suggests: They're also more likely to be intelligent. Researchers at the London School of Economics found that intelligence correlated strongly with physical attractiveness. Men judged by others in the study as handsome had IQs 13.6 points higher than the... More »

Blair to Take Yale Post This Fall

Former British PM will combine religion, politics classes with Middle East peace mission

(Newser) - Tony Blair’s ties to President Bush are getting thicker by the minute: The former British prime minister will take a teaching position at Yale, Dubya's alma mater, this fall, the Guardian reports; Blair's son Euan is a grad student at the university, the Yale Daily News reports. Blair, who's... More »

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