Thursday 20 February 2014

LSE in print

Anger as preacher who supports FGM speaks at SOAS campus debate
Evening Standard, 19/02/2014, p.10, Anna Davis; Colin Cortbus
He has previously defended his stance on homosexuality, saying his position is "shared by millions of other people of all faiths in Britain". He was stopped from speaking at the LSE in February 2012, but allowed on campus in May that year. London Metropolitan university said it had "concerns" about an invitation to Dr al-Haddad to speak on campus this
http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/anger-as-preacher-who-supports-fgm-speaks-at-soas-campus-debate-9137997.html|  

Birthdays
The Independent, 20/02/2014, p.53, Unattributed
Group, 70; Phil Neal, manager and former England footballer, 63; Sir David O'Dowd, former HM Chief Inspector of Constabulary, 72; Professor Christopher Pissarides, School Professor of Economics and Political Science, LSE, 66; Sidney Poitier, actor, 87; Rihanna, singer and songwriter, 26; Buffy Sainte-Marie, singer and songwriter, 73; Imogen Stubbs, actress, 53; Willem van Hanegem, coach and former Netherlands footballer, 70;

Chinese classrooms may outdo Britain. in maths, but not in history
The Daily Telegraph, 20/02/2014, p.21, Unattributed
you examined history teaching in China, you would find results that would make Michael Gove, the Education Secretary, blanch. Here is what elite Chinese students who make it into the LSE and Oxbridge have been taught: Chinese history over 2,000 years is a record of unbroken ethnic Chinese rule. (In fact, almost half was non-Chinese.) Britain introduced opium to China.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/letters/10649862/Chinese-classrooms-may-outdo-Britain-in-maths-but-not-in-history.html|  

BBC 'FACES RUIN'
Daily Star, 20/02/2014, p.2, Unattributed
like the banks if it carries on being run by overpaid fatcats, an economic expert has claimed. Sir Howard Davies, 63, former head of the Financial Services Authority and the London School of Economics, said the BBC Trust was an "indefensible failure" and should be scrapped. He said weak boards, unclear responsibilities and overpaid chief executives were a feature of

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Tom Bower: the biographer as big-game hunter
New Statesman (Web), 19/02/2014, Unattributed
was educated at state schools around here, that came as a bit of a shock. I didn't realise until I got to the LSE what public school really meant." The London School of Economics, where Bower studied law in the late Sixties, was, in his view, "one of the best places to be educated in the world". (But it's gone
http://www.newstatesman.com/2014/02/dancing-scoundrels-tom-bower|  

Europe's centre left to take most votes in EU elections - poll
Reuters UK (Web), 19/02/2014, Robin Emmott
group in the 751-seat parliament, will take 221 seats, a 14 percent improvement on their current standing, according to PollWatch, an analysis of opinion polls led by professors at the London School of Economics and Trinity College Dublin. The S&D have selected Germany's Martin Schulz, the current president of the European Parliament, as their candidate to succeed Jose Manuel Barroso as
http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/02/19/uk-eu-elections-idUKBREA1I1U120140219|  
Also in: Yahoo! UK and Ireland, EuroNews, Business Insider, Morning Call, Baltimore Sun.

Property taxation needs to be modernised
Local Government Chronicle, 19/02/2014, Tony Travers
in Britain needs to be modernised. Tony Travers, director, Greater London Group, London School of Economics
http://www.lgcplus.com/opinion/tony-travers/property-taxation-needs-to-be-modernised/5068136.article?referrer=RSS| (£)

The Scholarly Web - 20 February 2014
Times Higher Education, 20/02/2014
Alice Evans (@alicevanslse), fellow in human geography in the department of geography and environment at the London School of Economics, seemed to have weddings on the brain as her first #AcademicValentines tweet read simply: “Call for proposals.”
http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/comment/opinion/the-scholarly-web-20-february-2014/2011330.article|  

Weakened centre parties threatened by upsurge in support for Euroscepticism
European Voice, 20/02/2014
will be a 751-seat Parliament. Simon Hix, professor of politics at the London School of Economics and Political Science, one of the researchers behind the forecast by VoteWatch2014, said the...
http://www.europeanvoice.com/article/imported/weakened-centre-parties-threatened-by-upsurge-in-support-for-euroscepticism-/79772.aspx| (£)
Also in: DerStandard.at, Salzburger Nachrichten, Kurier.at.

Women Frozen Out of European Bank Executive Suites as Nouy Rises
BusinessWeek, 20/02/2014
hires -- have a balanced split, according to OECD data. At the London School of Economics, the number of undergraduate women and men in the 2011 to 2012 period was almost the same. HEC, the...
http://www.businessweek.com/news/2014-02-19/women-frozen-out-of-european-bank-executive-suites-as-nouy-rises|  
Also in: Washington Post, Bloomberg, La Repubblica.

Economic crisis provides lessons for new approaches to forecasting, says OECD
Live Trading News, 19/02/2014, Shayne Heffernan
Carlo Padoan said during a launch event today in London with the London School of Economics. ”We have taken steps to improve short-term forecasting models, construct better indicators of financial conditions and explore the risks around our forecasts...
http://www.livetradingnews.com/economic-crisis-provides-lessons-for-new-approaches-to-forecasting-says-oecd-32365.htm#.UwXCYCJFDGg|  

Kozin is marketing ‘The Cube’, - latest condo in Kuching
New Sarawak Tribune, 20/02/2014
and the 5th Director is a well-qualified Mathematician / Accountant from the London School of Economics / Australian National University. According to a spokesperson of Instarmac, “The Cube...
http://www.newsarawaktribune.com/news/21120/Kozin-is-marketing-The-Cube--latest-condo-in-Kuching/|  

Primi sondaggi per le elezioni europee, i socialisti sono in testa
EuroNews, 20/02/2014
piu? del partito popolare, il centro-destra europeo. Spiega Simon Hix, professore alla London School of Economics ed co-autore della ricerca: ?I socialisti hanno ottenuto un pessimo risultato...
http://it.euronews.com/2014/02/19/primi-sondaggi-per-le-elezioni-europee-i-socialisti-sono-in-testa/|  

Kto wygra polskie wybory do europarlamentu?
Wirtualna Polska, 20/02/2014
będzie największą grupą polityczną w europarlamencie - wynika z analizy, opracowanej przez London School of Economics i Trinity College w Dublinie. Oznaczałoby to, że lider tej frakcji, obecny...
http://wiadomosci.wp.pl/kat,1356,title,Sondaz-wybory-do-Parlamentu-Europejskiego-wygra-PiS,wid,16420278,wiadomosc.html?ticaid=1123ca|  

22h00 Centro-esquerda europeia deve ter mais votos em eleições da UE, diz pesquisa
Folha de São Paulo, 20/02/2014
a PollWatch, uma análise de pesquisas de opinião conduzida por professores da London School of Economics e do Trinity College Dublin. Os socialistas e democratas escolheram Martin Schulz, da...
http://www1.folha.uol.com.br/mundo/2014/02/1414882-centro-esquerda-europeia-deve-ter-mais-votos-em-eleicoes-da-ue-diz-pesquisa.shtml|  
Also in: Extra Online, MSN Brasil, Reuters Brasil.

Las apariencias engañan
El País, 20/02/2014
en picado sobre su biografía y la destrozaron. Los profesores Luis Garicano ( London School of Economics) y Jesús Fernández-Villaverde (Universidad de Pensilvania) escribieron que "si alguien...
http://ccaa.elpais.com/ccaa/2014/02/19/andalucia/1392821053_345082.html|  

Right path to success
Malawi Daily Times, 19/02/2014
magazines about a professor of economics who in a seminar at the London School of Economics lectured that Nyasaland (Malawi) and Mauritius would never survive except as pensioners of another...
http://timesmediamw.com/right-path-to-success/|  

LSE on TV/Radio

BBC News
BBC Radio Humberside, 20/02/2014
A report from LSE, published several years ago, is referenced in a discussion about public spending on mental health care.  

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