0 comments Thursday, 25 February 2010

A feline subject reacts to a photograph of a man with a full dark semicircular beard.


Cats were exposed to photographs of bearded men. The beards were of various sizes, shapes, and styles. The cats' responses were recorded and analyzed.


Cats do not like men with long beards, especially long dark beards.
Cats are indifferent to men with shorter beards.
Cats are confused and/or disturbed by men with beards that are incomplete (e.g., Bork) and to a lesser degree by men whose beards have missing parts (e.g., Crafts).

These interpretations are not categorical. They are subject to several obvious qualifications. The most notable are listed below.

Qualification A. This study excluded photographs of men with beards confined largely to the underside of the jaw (see above discussion of Robert Bork). While data are available from studies conducted by other investigators, those studies made use of a different methodology than the one we used in our study. We are therefore hesitant to interpret our findings in light of the "Bork" findings, or vice versa.

Qualification B. This study was conducted with photographs of bearded men. In a future study we intend to investigate feline responses to animate bearded men. A large number of factors might produce significantly different results in the two studies. In particular, there has been speculation that bearded men produce pheromones which could have a significant effect on cats.[3]

by Catherine Maloney, Fairfield University, Fairfield, Connecticut, Sarah J. Lichtblau, University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois Nadya Karpook, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida Carolyn Chou, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Anthony Arena-DeRosa, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts

0 comments Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Jack M. Beard (has no beard), Lecturer in Law, UCLA Law
B.S.F.S. Georgetown University, 1980
J.D. University of Michigan, 1983
LL.M. Georgetown University, 1989

0 comments Saturday, 20 February 2010

Katepalli Sreenivasan a Professor of Engineering and distinguished university professor, University of Maryland, is one of the few Indian-American scientists who have been educated entirely in India. After obtaining a Ph.D. (with gold medal) in Aeronautics from the Indian Institute of Science in 1975, he did post-doctoral work at the Universities of Sydney and Newcastle in Australia and at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. Katepalli R. Sreenivasan, sixty-one years of age, taught at Yale for twenty-two years from 1979, as the Harold W. Cheel Professor of Mechanical Engineering from 1988, later holding joint appointments in the Departments of Physics, Applied Physics and Mathematics.

0 comments Thursday, 18 February 2010

It is unbecoming for young men to utter maxims - Aristotle.

0 comments Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Londa Schiebinger
The John L. Hinds Professor of History of Science
History Department, Building 200
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305-2024

The author of The Philosopher's Beard: Women and Gender in Science


Prof. Dr. Ernst W. Mayr
Lehrstuhl für Effiziente Algorithmen, Institut für Informatik, Technische Universität München

0 comments Tuesday, 16 February 2010

James J Angel, Associate Professor, McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University (est.1789)

0 comments Monday, 15 February 2010

Dr. Alessio Bozzo
, Research Associate, School of GeoSciences, University of Edinburgh


Thomas Knight Jr. Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), MIT

0 comments Sunday, 14 February 2010

Doctor Dillamond is a character in author Gregory Maguire's 1995 novel Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West. The character also appears in the Broadway musical and West End theatre musical Wicked which is based on Maguire's novel. Doctor Dillamond is a goat who has the ability to speak and interact with humans. He is a professor at Shiz University. Because he is the only Animal professor at Shiz, he is subjected to discrimination from his students and colleagues. However, Elphaba (the future Wicked Witch of the West) takes a liking to him.

0 comments Thursday, 11 February 2010

David Fraser, Professor, NSERC Industrial Research Chair in Animal Welfare, C.M., B.A. (Tor.), Ph.D. (Glas.), University of British Columbia


Sigmund Freud (German pronunciation: [ˈziːkmʊnt fʁɔʏt]), born Sigismund Schlomo Freud (May 6, 1856 – September 23, 1939), was a Jewish-Austrian neurologist who founded the psychoanalytic school of psychology.

0 comments Sunday, 7 February 2010

Actor Brian Blessed has two honorary degrees from British Universities. One awarded in 2003 from the University of Bradford, the second awarded in 2004 by the Sheffield Hallam University. This photo is from the University of Bradford where he received Doctor of Letters.