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Nobel Laureate Joins Covenant University Faculty by dondumexx(m): 1:59am On Jul 11, 2014
Nobel Laureate in Economics and Professor of Economic Sciences from the Harvard University, Professor Eric Maskin, has joined Covenant University’s faculty as a Visiting Professor in the Department of Economics, College of Development Studies.
The Vice-Chancellor, Covenant University, Professor Charles Ayo, who announced the appointment, said the coming onboard of Professor Maskin is an impetus to the University’s quest to be one of the top ten universities in the world within the next ten years. According to the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Maskin who visited Covenant University in May 2014 as a distinguished guest presenter at the University’s 1st International Conference on African Development Issues (CU-ICADI), will offer a course as well as interact and advise the University and the Department of Economics on curriculum design.

Professor Maskin won the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences in 2007 for his work on the theory of mechanism design. He has made contributions to many other areas of economics as well, including game theory, the study of intellectual property rights, and political economy. He also received Eric Kempe Award 2007 and Harvard University Centennial Medal 2010.

His current research projects include comparing different electoral rules, examining the causes of inequality, and studying coalition formation.

Professor Maskin holds a PhD from Harvard University. He was at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology from 1977–1984. In 1985 he returned to Harvard as the Louis Berkman Professor of Economics, where he remained until 2000. That year, he moved to the Institute for Advanced Study as Albert O. Hirschman Professor in Princeton, New Jersey (2000–2011). In addition to his position at the Princeton Institute, Maskin was the director of the Jerusalem Summer School in Economic Theory at The Institute for Advanced Studies at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. In 2011, Maskin returned to Harvard University where he is currently the Adams University Professor.

Professor Maskin is a fellow of numerous institutes, including Jesus College, University of Cambridge, Research Fellow 1976–77; Guggenheim Fellowship 1980–81; Sloan Fellowship 1983–85; American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Fellow; British Academy, Corresponding Fellow; Econometric Society Fellow (President 2003); European Economic Association Fellow; Game Theory Society President 2010–; Jesus and St. John’s Colleges, University of Cambridge Honorary Fellow; National Academy of Sciences Member; Royal Academy of Economics and Finance (Spain) Fellow, among many other academic honours to his credit.

Professor Maskin is married to Gayle Sawtelle, a history lecturer, and has two children.

http://covenantuniversity.edu.ng/News/Nobel-Laureate-Joins-CU-Faculty#.U7_1SaOO5vL
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Re: Nobel Laureate Joins Covenant University Faculty by inteli: 2:52am On Jul 11, 2014
Visiting Professor?!! No be to come make awof cash from covenant, doing nothing? Anyway sha, na the name and title way covenant want. lipsrsealed

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Re: Nobel Laureate Joins Covenant University Faculty by Project400: 3:39am On Jul 11, 2014
Nice development!

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Re: Nobel Laureate Joins Covenant University Faculty by alentyno: 5:47am On Jul 11, 2014
Why is Covenant uni so desperate to get noticed.... Na by force?

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Re: Nobel Laureate Joins Covenant University Faculty by kibo: 6:25am On Jul 11, 2014
inteli: Visiting Professor?!! No be to come make awof cash from covenant, doing nothing? Anyway sha, na the name and title way covenant want. lipsrsealed

alentyno: Why is Covenant uni so desperate to get noticed.... Na by force?

Negative and Mediocre comments, full of limitations and hatred. Pray for yourselves !!!

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Re: Nobel Laureate Joins Covenant University Faculty by kokoA(m): 6:58am On Jul 11, 2014
And so?

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Re: Nobel Laureate Joins Covenant University Faculty by juman(m): 8:12am On Jul 11, 2014
Good step.

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Re: Nobel Laureate Joins Covenant University Faculty by Handcuff: 10:15am On Jul 11, 2014
Ok, They should also invite SOYINKA to come onboard.

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Re: Nobel Laureate Joins Covenant University Faculty by danot1030: 10:16am On Jul 11, 2014
Covenant University going forward and the haters going backward. This is a plus.

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Re: Nobel Laureate Joins Covenant University Faculty by danot1030: 10:23am On Jul 11, 2014
kokoA: And so?
u are going extinct.

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Re: Nobel Laureate Joins Covenant University Faculty by danot1030: 10:25am On Jul 11, 2014
alentyno: Why is Covenant uni so desperate to get noticed.... Na by force?
u are a loser

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Re: Nobel Laureate Joins Covenant University Faculty by SLIDEwaxie(m): 10:26am On Jul 11, 2014
kibo:



Negative and Mediocre comments, full of limitations and hatred. Pray for yourselves !!!
u need prayers too.
The truth is, covenant city jst wan get more popularity which equals to more money....

Wetin concern us with visiting prof? can't they jes av a seminar instead of jes one semester appearance like ghost?

Did u knw how many times profs from abroad has visited other Nigerian universities and people no shout?

At least I knw of UI where that is even rampart. Even indian profs teach in UI in the medicine dept...

Did u knw how many times achebe or shoyinka has been visiting profs at Harvard and some other foreign universities?
Abegiiiii

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Re: Nobel Laureate Joins Covenant University Faculty by Nobody: 12:38pm On Jul 11, 2014
If them like make them resurrect Albert Einstein make e teach for them, the tin be say them still be glorified secondary school.

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Re: Nobel Laureate Joins Covenant University Faculty by Nobody: 1:14pm On Jul 11, 2014
You want to be amongst the best 10 universities and u think hiring a nobel laurette ll give u that on a platter of gold? CU showing off since 1522.

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Re: Nobel Laureate Joins Covenant University Faculty by fr3do(m): 1:22pm On Jul 11, 2014
Wow
has Soyinka been made visiting prof in their literature department?

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Re: Nobel Laureate Joins Covenant University Faculty by kibo: 3:14pm On Jul 11, 2014
SLIDEwaxie: u need prayers too.
The truth is, covenant city jst wan get more popularity which equals to more money....

Wetin concern us with visiting prof? can't they jes av a seminar instead of jes one semester appearance like ghost?

Did u knw how many times profs from abroad has visited other Nigerian universities and people no shout?

At least I knw of UI where that is even rampart. Even indian profs teach in UI in the medicine dept...

Did u knw how many times achebe or shoyinka has been visiting profs at Harvard and some other foreign universities?
Abegiiiii

Who is shouting... ?

Did they come up on national TV to inform you ?
Did they send you text message?
Did they post it on nairaland ?
Did they call a press conference for it?

It was probably an internal announcement passed out. You are only bothered becos of the level of hate and prejudice you have against them. Other schools annouce information and people forge on, how come this one has suddenly become something to disturb yourself with?

It is this very same attitude that is destroying the society.
Cure yourself from this psychological illness and see the world from a more optimistic view.

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Re: Nobel Laureate Joins Covenant University Faculty by Nobody: 3:37pm On Jul 11, 2014
Mehn if only I was oyinbo, I'd be making money off of dumb africans like this Eric guy.

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Re: Nobel Laureate Joins Covenant University Faculty by Beehshorp(m): 3:37pm On Jul 11, 2014
Will he make dem reduce their skool fees?

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Re: Nobel Laureate Joins Covenant University Faculty by angela98(f): 3:38pm On Jul 11, 2014
Big deal!

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Re: Nobel Laureate Joins Covenant University Faculty by lavita2(f): 3:38pm On Jul 11, 2014
lol..Covenant University and desperation go hand in hand...A cursory glance at her faculty members quickly reveals under-qualified fellows at the helm of affairs. Don't be fooled by all their antics folks. They are not worth more than the tag - a glorified secondary school.

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Re: Nobel Laureate Joins Covenant University Faculty by 9jahubcom(m): 3:39pm On Jul 11, 2014
oh wao
Re: Nobel Laureate Joins Covenant University Faculty by 9jahubcom(m): 3:40pm On Jul 11, 2014
fr3do: Wow
has Soyinka been made visiting prof in their literature department?
i will ask d vc

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Re: Nobel Laureate Joins Covenant University Faculty by Nobody: 3:41pm On Jul 11, 2014
It looks like Covenant University is the best Nigeria can offer. There is no doubt about that! Mediocre universities all over the places in Nigeria! lipsrsealed lipsrsealed lipsrsealed lipsrsealed

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Re: Nobel Laureate Joins Covenant University Faculty by MEILYN(m): 3:42pm On Jul 11, 2014
E go make me go covenant? Where the money dey? Anyway, the students should be ready to drop more money.

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Re: Nobel Laureate Joins Covenant University Faculty by pendusky(m): 3:44pm On Jul 11, 2014
okay noted! where is covenant university? pls pardon my ignorance! I was schooling abroad! Togo precisely cheesy

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Re: Nobel Laureate Joins Covenant University Faculty by VICTORCIZA(m): 3:45pm On Jul 11, 2014
Handcuff: Ok, They should also invite SOYINKA to come onboard.
no oo
we don't need that mad old professor abeg >:
Re: Nobel Laureate Joins Covenant University Faculty by barackodam: 3:46pm On Jul 11, 2014
Good one
Re: Nobel Laureate Joins Covenant University Faculty by ednut1(m): 3:46pm On Jul 11, 2014
shocked
Re: Nobel Laureate Joins Covenant University Faculty by Profkomolafe(m): 3:46pm On Jul 11, 2014
Chai, its only in nairaland that u wil bring good news 2 dm and they wil be lyk 'nd so'! Diaris......... U already knw.

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