UC Berkeley appoints Rich Lyons as its first chief officer of innovation and entrepreneurship

Richard Lyon's visionary plan for the future of innovation at Berkeley.

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  • UC Berkeley's new vision to be carried out by Rich Lyons, its new chief innovation and entrepreneurship officer.
  • Richard Lyons talks with Big Think about the need to transform universities' "intellectual capital."
  • All educational disciplines could benefit with greater innovative principles.
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Top 10 schools in Asia

Some of the world's most prestigious universities aren't in America.

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  • China's Tsinghua and Peking University are on par with Harvard and MIT.
  • These 10 universities consistently shuffle around for top tier status in Asian college rankings.
  • Universities in Japan, Singapore, South Korea, and China have churned out dozens of Nobel Laureates and other renowned figures.
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Need Another Use for a Liberal Arts Education? How about Learning to Be a Citizen?

While we often criticize the humanities for not providing an education that leads directly to employment, one philosopher argues they have an even more important role to play in our societies.

Yet another history major who can't find a job? (Norman Rockwell, The Freedom of Speech)

We’ve discussed before that Socrates, one of the greatest things to come out of Athens, hated Athenian democracy. While he had many reasons to do so, one of the primary ones was that the typical Athenian had no idea what they were discussing, and were prone to using emotion over reason when making important political decisions. They lacked both the skills for critical thinking and viewing the world outside their own perspective to be proper democratic citizens.

But, as philosopher Martha Nussbaum argues, we can avoid those problems by placing a high value on an education in the humanities. A high value which today is often difficult to find.

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Joining a Fraternity May Hurt GPA but Can Boost Future Income by 36%, Says Study

A study reveals the unexpected financial benefits of joining a fraternity.

Cast of the film “Animal House”. 1978. Credit: Universal Pictures.

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