Archive for April 19th, 2011

April 19th, 2011 - 9:07 pm § in UW

UW receives five-year cooperative agreement of up to $300 million for health training in Africa, Asia and the Caribbean

from UW Medicine by Tom Furtwangler   As part of the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), a massive effort to combat infectious diseases and strengthen health systems worldwide, the U.S. government has awarded a $300 million five-year cooperative agreement to the Universi[...]

April 19th, 2011 - 3:03 pm § in Jews, Politics

Gershom Sizomu, the first African-born black rabbi in Uganda

Rabbi runs for parliament, trying to win support from outside his tiny, century-old Ugandan Jewish community.  A diary. By Tablet Magazine | Mar 28, 2011 7:00 AM Rabbi, Run from Tablet Magazine on Vimeo. Last month, Gershom Sizomu Wambedde, likely the first black African-born rabbi, ran for the par[...]

April 19th, 2011 - 12:30 pm § in Uncategorized

Ave Challenge: Who is that woman?

Can you identify this woman? a. Sarah Palin’s ghost writer b. Vladimir Putin’s niece c. First American  female rear admiral at home in Iowa d. Idaho militia leader trap shooting e. Wife of Texas Governor  [...]

April 19th, 2011 - 12:21 pm § in America, Hypocrisy

2011 .. HUGE Increases in Salaries

from Huff Post WASHINGTON — CEOs at 299 U.S. companies earned a staggering $3.4 billion combined in executive compensation in 2010, a new study by the nation’s largest labor union found. Ed. Leaving aside right vs. left simplicity, what worries me is that this diversion of money is NOT going[...]

April 19th, 2011 - 6:19 am § in America, Schools & Colleges

Who is Richard Sandefer and Why Should I Care?

Sandefer is the founder of the  Acton School of Business and a prime mover behind the effort in Texas to radically change the University of Texas. from Real Estate Investment Ideas No doubt the most unusual M.B.A. program in the country is run by the Acton School of Business in Texas. It is built o[...]

April 19th, 2011 - 2:24 am § in Misc.

Paul Allen’s book an unabashed bid for computing industry credit

“I was the idea man, the one who’d conceive of things out of whole cloth,” Allen wrote. “Bill listened and challenged me, then homed in on my best ideas to help make them a reality.” see also Pual Allen’s Toys from CNET by Jay Greene review Much like Paul Allen[...]

April 19th, 2011 - 12:14 am § in America, Schools & Colleges

Is Higher Education a “Bubble?”

from The Center for College Affordability and Productivity on April 6th, 2011, by Richard Vedder Higher education is in a bubble situation—its price has risen sharply, fueled by cheap federal loan and grant money (sound familiar?) while the return on the investment has fallen. More and more colleg[...]