Latest Stories in February
Frankfurt, Author of <I>On Bull$%&#</I>, to Deliver 7th Annual Frumkes Lecture at NYU, Mar. 19
Feb 15, 2007
The Frumkes Lecture was established to showcase the work of the world’s most prominent philosophers and is supported by NYU alumnus Lewis Burke Frumkes. Past lecturers included Noam Chomsky, Simon Blackburn, Peter Singer, Dame Onora O’Neill, Bernard Williams, and Jonathan Bennett.
Researchers Untangle Nature of "Regressive Evolution" in Cavefish
Feb 15, 2007
“Regressive evolution,” or the reduction of traits over time, is the result of either natural selection or genetic drift, according to a study on cavefish by researchers at New York University’s Department of Biology, the University of California at Berkeley’s Department of Integrative Biology, and the Harvard Medical School. The research appears in the most recent issue of the journal Current Biology.
India: Hidden Apartheid’ of Discrimination Against Dalits; Government Fails to End Caste-Based Segregation and Attacks
Feb 13, 2007
India has systematically failed to uphold its international legal obligations to ensure the fundamental human rights of Dalits, or so-called untouchables, despite laws and policies against caste discrimination, the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice and Human Rights Watch said in a new report released today. More than 165 million Dalits in India are condemned to a lifetime of abuse simply because of their caste.