Asia Education

A writer’s ordeal in China

By Thu, Sep 30, 2010 6:08PM UTC

Chen Xi Wo is one of contemporary China’s most respected writers and one its most outspoken voices on freedom of expression for writers. Because of his refusal to compromise on style or political content, however, Chen was to go nearly 20 years before his works could find publication. Active in

‘River crisis’ worsens threat of water scarcity – study

By Thu, Sep 30, 2010 10:34AM UTC

The vast majority of the world’s rivers are reeling from pollution, over-development and excessive extraction, and billions of dollars of investment by rich countries to avert water stress have damaged biodiversity, a study released on Wednesday said. “Rivers around the world really are in a crisis state,” said one of

Leading Yale professor opposes Singapore tie-up

By Thu, Sep 30, 2010 12:05AM UTC

Having written extensively about the limits on academic freedom in Singapore, I was rather surprised to see that Yale was in talks with the National University of Singapore about setting up a “liberal arts college” in the restrictive city state. Especially as the UK’s Warwick University abandoned an earlier proposal

Wyoming takes a personal approach

By Wed, Sep 29, 2010 11:31PM UTC

Hello!  I am Maria Almendares and I am the Office Associate in the International Students & Scholars office at the University of Wyoming.  I have the pleasure of working with all of the international students at UW and getting to know so many of them personally.  My first interaction with

Study: One fifth of world’s plants ‘threatened by extinction’

By Wed, Sep 29, 2010 9:21AM UTC

More than a fifth of the world’s plant species faces the threat of extinction, a trend with potentially catastrophic effects for life on Earth, according to research released on Wednesday. But a separate study cautioned that extinction of mammals had been overestimated and suggested some mammal species thought to have

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