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    Bruce is offline Moderator
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    Irish story on fake degrees, doctored CV's, and other academic frauds

    Short article, but amusing and interesting.

    Forging ahead with fake news and dubious accolades - Independent.ie
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    Bruce Tait
    A.S. (Criminal Justice) Quincy College
    B.A. (Criminal Justice) Curry College
    M.A. (Criminal Justice) University of Massachusetts-Lowell
    M.A. (Forensic & Counseling Psychology) Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology
    Certificate (Investigative Psychology) CUNY-John Jay College of Criminal Justice

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    Certificate (Disability Awareness and Support in Higher Education) University of Pittsburgh
    Certificate (International Criminal Law) Case Western Reserve University
    Certificate (Psychology of Criminal Justice) University of Queensland
    Certificate (Classical Sociological Theory) University of Amsterdam



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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce View Post
    Short article, but amusing and interesting.
    'Tis.

    J.

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    Yes - Kizmet raised the spectre of these Socrates Awards in another thread:

    International Socrates Award

    It turns out these Ukrainian racketeers are still running that game - plus several others - at http-colon-two slashes-awards-dot-ebaoxford-dot-co-dot-uk

    Awards that can be purchased include:

    • Socrates Award
    • Best Enterprise Award
    • European Quality Award
    • Rose of Paracelsus Award (Medical)
    • Queen Victoria Commemorative Medal
    • The Name in Science Award

    Oh, the nerve to sell them! The nerve to buy them!

    J.

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