0 comments Sunday, 29 January 2012

Rarely does one find YouTube videos of such quality. Well done Dr Beardy Man.

0 comments Saturday, 21 January 2012

Academic Beards wonders why The Guardian uses the name Robert Lambert when reporting on the words of Co-Director of the European Muslim Research Centre at the University of Exeter and Bob Lambert when reporting on the deeds of an undercover policeman. Are they not the same beard?

0 comments Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Lee J Stemkoski
Assistant Professor
Mathematics and Computer Science
Adelphi University

0 comments Friday, 13 January 2012

Dr Sivia worked in the maths department at St John's college in Oxford
The wife of an Oxford University professor found dead at the home of a fellow academic said she believes his death was a 'tragic accident'.

Professor Steven Rawlings, 50, was found at the home of his best friend of more than 30 years, maths lecturer Dr Devinder Sivia, 49, on Wednesday.

Dr Sivia, from Southmoor, Oxfordshire, was arrested on suspicion of murder and released on police bail until April 18.

Today Prof Rawling's wife Linda Rawlings believed her husband's death was a 'tragic accident'.

The professor's older sister Linda Davey, 64, said: 'We can't think that there was any kind of fight. We can only assume that it was a terrible accident.'

Police confirmed this afternoon that a post-mortem had proved inconclusive and the matter might be a matter for a Coroner's inquest rather than a criminal court.

Police discovered the professor’s body after they were called about an ‘incident’ at Dr Sivia’s bungalow.

Further tests will be carried out over the next few weeks to discover the cause of death.

Det Supt Rob Mason, from Thames Valley Police's Major Crime Unit, said: 'A substantial amount of information is already in the public domain and we can confirm that the two individuals involved have been friends for over thirty years.

'I would emphasise that the police are investigating all potential circumstances that could have led to his death.

'We are mindful that ultimately the death may be a matter for a Coroner’s inquest rather than a criminal court and I would ask for patience from both the media and the public while we continue our investigation.

'Due to the post-mortem examination results proving inconclusive and further examinations being required, this has necessitated a lengthy bail date.'

A neighbour is said to have tried to save the dying man’s life by desperately pumping his chest. But minutes after officers arrived, Dr Sivia – who was dressed all in white – was led away in handcuffs after being arrested on suspicion of murder.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2085873/Oxford-don-Dr-Devinder-Singh-quizzed-death-professor-Steven-Rawlings.html#ixzz1jNPfwTpt

0 comments Sunday, 8 January 2012

Is this man an academic or a tramp? Professor or hobo? Hot or not? If you think you know the answer then take the University of Toronto quiz Prof or Hobo? and prove your academic beard sensing prowess.

0 comments Thursday, 5 January 2012

Dr Giacomo Vivanti
Research Fellow
Faculty of Science, Technology and Engineering
School of Psychological Science
Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre
Autism Specific Early Learning and Care Centre, Margot Prior Wing - La Trobe University Community Children’s Centre, Melbourne (Bundoora)
Dr Giacomo Vivanti received his PhD in Cognitive Science from the University of Siena, Italy, in 2008. He joined the Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre (OTARC) at La Trobe University, in August 2010. After completing a visiting fellowship at the Yale Child Study Center, Yale University, and a clinical internship at the University Hospital of Siena, he completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the M.I.N.D. Institute, University of California, Davis under the mentorship of Professor Sally Rogers, Professor Sally Ozonoff, and Professor Peter Mundy. His current research is focused on the cognitive processes underlying action understanding, imitation, and social learning in Autism, and the impact of early intensive treatment on the outcomes of young children with Autism. Dr Vivanti is a member of the Editorial Board of the Encyclopedia of Autism and Related Disorders and a member of the Italian Department of the Health Committee to establish evidence-based guidelines for Autism treatment in Italy. In addition he is a consultant for University programs, scientific institutions, advocacy groups, scientific journals, and service providers across Europe, U.S.A., and Australia. He is the author of two books, several book chapters and numerous research papers published in leading peer-reviewed Psychology journals.