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Apestraction: Damián Ortega @ The Freud Museum London

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Damían Ortega’s exhibition "Apestraction", conceived in conjunction with the Gashaka Primate Project in Nigeria, is on show at The Freud Museum 6 June – 1 September 2013 (www.freud.org.uk/exhibitions)

LIU Jia and UCL Connections Awarded Digital Humanities Prize 

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UCL Connections Project Team

UCL Connections, involving Institute PhD research student LIU Jia, has been awarded £5,000 at the recent Digital Humanities prize workshop (25-26 April), organised by the Grand Challenge of Intercultural Interaction and convened by Melissa Terras, Director, Centre for Digital Humanities.  The workshop was the conclusion of the UCL's Digital Humanities Month. 

New IBSc Film

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Hear more about past and present students' experience of the IBSc programme in medical anthropology, including the journalist Max Pemberton, in this new promotional film.

Dr Maki Kimura - Japan's politicians have a problem with 'comfort women'

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Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto

Dr Maki Kimura, a Teaching Fellow in Gender and Politics, at The School of Public Policy wrote an article for The Guardian on recent remarks by Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto justifying Japan's war-time use of sex slaves.

Spices and medicine: From Historical Obsession to Research of the Future

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Friday 24th May 2013, 9:30am – 5:00pm, Maplethorpe Lecture Theatre, UCL School of Pharmacy, 29-39 Brunswick Square, WC1N 1AX.
A one-day international conference.

Andrew Chesher appointed as William Stanley Jevons Chair of Economics and Economic Measurement

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Perhaps the most eminent figure to hold a professorship of economics at UCL was William Stanley Jevons (1835-1882), also earlier a student of the college. Often seen as the main British contributor to the marginalist revolution in economic thought of the 1870s, he challenged Ricardian ideas, seeking for instance to replace theories of value based on labour input with theories based on utility. In his support for the use of mathematical analysis in economics and in his practical use of economic statistics, he can be seen as one of the first exponents of recognisably modern econometric methods. Andrew Chesher’s standing in the profession and his contributions make him an extremely worthy holder of the William Stanley Jevons Chair of Economics and Economic Measurement.

Fabien Postel-Vinay to join UCL Economics

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UCL Economics is pleased to announce that Fabien Postel-Vinay (Bristol) will join the department this coming academic year. We are proud to be able to add his significant talent to our departmental portfolio.

Orazio Attanasio appointed as Jeremy Bentham Chair of Economics

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Jeremy Bentham, was the “spiritual founder” of UCL and a key player in the establishment of UCL Economics. He made fundamental contributions to economics and many of them still shape modern economic theory. Perhaps most importantly, Bentham developed Utilitarianism. Although his felicific calculus has not survived to modern economic theory, the idea of utility being the main object of interest for welfare and choice theory is still very much the dominating paradigm. Utilitarianism also provides the foundation of much modern econometric measurement, testing and estimation of economic theory without which macroeconomics would have little relevance. Bentham also worked on macroeconomic theory including monetary economics. Orazio Attanasio has made fundamental contributions to many of these areas and is an extremely worthy holder of the Jeremy Bentham Chair of Economics.

Chinese Researchers visit IoA for Ceramics Analysis Training

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Between 17-28 April 2013, researchers Zhang Shangxin and Shao Wenbin from the Museum of Emperor Qin Shihuang’s Mausoleum visited IoA for the purpose of specialist training in archaeological ceramic analysis. 

Eric French to join UCL Economics

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The Department of Economics is pleased to announce that Eric French (Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago) has decided to accept our offer for a chair in applied economics and will be joining us this summer.

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