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4 Fascinating Legal Gray Areas 

Laws are designed to protect people, organizations, and their property by codifying the “do’s and don’ts” of society. While many laws clearly state their purpose—at least to attorneys, who speak legalese—some are nebulous, confusing, counterintuitive, or otherwise open to (mis)interpretation. These are the “buts” to those “do’s and don’ts,” and we’ll be discussing them below….

Humanities
The Tragic Coincidence That Started World War I 

More than 21 million dead, most of them civilians. The map of Europe redrawn. World War I—a conflict associated with the introduction of tanks, bombers, advanced artillery, chemical weapons, and trench warfare—left an indelible mark on civilization and the collective human psyche. History might’ve played out very differently, however, had a driver not made a…

General
America’s Top Careers Begin Here

People pursue a college education for a variety of reasons. They may be going straight into college following high school graduation or heading back to school after concentrating on personal or professional responsibilities. Some may yearn for the sense of pride and accomplishment that comes with completing a college credential.   Greater career potential is one…

Business
What Can I Do With an MS in Finance? 

Could you be the next entrepreneur to reshape the business world? Do you have the skills for rapid advancement to an executive role? Could having the right degree help? Once you’ve earned a degree of any kind, your professional path depends upon your drive, experience, and credentials. Because earning a Master of Science in Finance…

Business
What Can I Do With an MS in Energy Business? 

The energy business is a dynamic and challenging field and, for many, the source of a satisfying career. If you’re already working in the field and want to get more involved in the business aspects of the energy industry and increase your potential for advancement, you need to have a few advantages. First is drive,…

Humanities
Course Spotlight: Literature and the Visual Arts 

“Painting is silent poetry, and poetry painting that speaks.” This phrase, first attributed to Simonides from Plutarch’s “Moralia” and later reiterated by the Roman poet Horace in “ut pictura poesis,” holds true even today. Writers have shaped—and simultaneously been influenced by—great works of art throughout history, and sociopolitical and cultural movements started by impactful literary…

Business
Six Benefits of Our 4+1 MBA 

It’s not often a university degree program has a name that sounds like a math equation. But the 4+1 MBA offered online by The University of Texas Permian Basin adds up to something beyond any common higher education program: a five-year, dual-degree graduate path that all aspiring business professionals should consider. Our 4+1 MBA students…

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