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Arkansas professor accused of not disclosing ties to China

Arkansas professor accused of not disclosing ties to China

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The University of Arkansas has suspended an electrical engineering professor without pay after he was arrested on an allegation that he failed to disclose that he had close ties with the Chinese government and Chinese businessesByThe Associated PressMay 12, 2020, 2:11 AM2 min read2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleLITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The University of Arkansas has suspended an electrical engineering professor without pay after he was arrested on an allegation that he failed to disclose that he had close ties with the Chinese government and Chinese businesses. Simon S. Ang, 63, of Fayetteville, Arkansas was arrested Friday on a wire fraud count after failing to make the disclosure on an application for a NASA grant, according to a statement Monday from the FBI an...
Harvard professor charged with hiding China ties, payments

Harvard professor charged with hiding China ties, payments

Technology
A Harvard University professor accused of concealing payments he received from the Chinese government for research remains in federal custody after a brief court appearanceBy ALANNA DURKIN RICHER Associated PressJanuary 28, 2020, 9:44 PM4 min readBOSTON -- A Harvard University professor was charged Tuesday with lying about his ties to a Chinese-run recruitment program and concealing payments he received from the Chinese government for research. Charles Lieber, chair of the department of chemistry and chemical biology, is accused of hiding his involvement in China's Thousand Talents Plan, a program designed to lure people with knowledge of foreign technology and intellectual property to China. Lieber was arrested early Tuesday at his office at the Ivy League university, officials said. H...
Hezbollah-backed professor to form new government in Lebanon

Hezbollah-backed professor to form new government in Lebanon

World
Lebanon's president has asked former education minister Hassan Diab to form a new government and break a political impasse amid mass protests in the deeply divided countryBy SARAH EL DEEB and ZEINA KARAM Associated PressDecember 19, 2019, 10:10 PM4 min readBEIRUT -- A former education minister backed by the militant Hezbollah group and its allies was selected Thursday as Lebanon’s new prime minister to break a political impasse amid mass protests, although he almost immediately ran into opposition from demonstrators on the streets. Hassan Diab, a professor at the American University of Beirut, was named by President Michel Aoun after a day of consultations with lawmakers in which he gained a simple majority in the 128-member parliament. He won support from 69 lawmakers, including the parl
Professor Stephen Hawking's PhD viewed two million times

Professor Stephen Hawking's PhD viewed two million times

Science
Stephen Hawking's PhD thesis was accessed more than two million times within days of it being made available to the public, it has been revealed.Prof Hawking's 1966 work proved so popular on the day of its release it crashed the publications section of Cambridge University's website.More than 500,000 people have also tried to download the paper, titled "Properties of expanding universes".Dr Arthur Smith, from the university, called the figures "monumental"."This is far and away the most accessed item we have in the university's Apollo repository," Dr Smith, deputy head of scholarly communication, said."I'd hazard a guess that Prof Hawking's PhD thesis is also the most accessed item from any research repository ever. We've never seen numbers like this before."Factfile: Stephen HawkingBorn 8...