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Category: Other News


NCAA’s March Madness

This is a post about some of the legal aspects related to the NCAA’s March Madness Division I basketball bracket — not to be confused with what CFO calls the NCAA’s profitability bracket, in which 123 of the Association’s teams “collectively earned $351 million on nearly $1 billion of revenue last year.” More teams (223) broke even or …Read the Rest

Additional OSU Winners

Update (Jan. 14, 2015) According to a news report, the anonymous third party “donated” the money for the rebates for furniture purchases related to the Ohio State Buckeyes winning the national football championship. So that situation may not be the classic prize indemnity insurance scenario. However, the furniture company would be wise to consider such indemnity …Read the Rest

Ebola update

After visiting the affected countries, CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden said on Sept. 2 that the international community must offer resources, technical experts, and cooperation very soon, in order to prevent the epidemic from spiraling out of control. The Ebola virus continues to spread in West Africa, killing over 1500 people and prompting a message …Read the Rest

“LibGuide” list of government website statuses

Lisa Peters blogged last week about some of the notable impacts of the government shutdown on government websites. A research librarian at Florida State’s main library is now editing this list on the “LibGuides” platform, cataloging websites that are either stagnant or fully inoperative, and providing some alternative suggestions for researchers.

PEW’s Fact Tank

Last month the Pew Research Center introduced Fact Tank, “numbers, facts and trends shaping your world.” Fact Tank contains stories about current events from a “data journalism” perspective. Each business day Fact Tank covers one or two current news stories and discusses them in relation to data gathered by the PEW Research Center or others. On June 4, there …Read the Rest

Professor Jensen, Award Winning Limericist

April is National Poetry month. In celebration here are three limericks from our own Professor Erik Jensen.   From the January 2013, Mini-Annual of Improbable Research: The judges have chosen a winner for last month’s Shoulder Sampling Limerick Competition, which asked for a limerick to honor the study “Should Styrene be Sampled on the Left …Read the Rest