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Learning, design and technology grad embraces online learning to help students | Penn State News

Jessica Buterbaugh, marketing communications specialist for the College of Education says, After 10 years working as a technology director and teacher for a small, rural school district, Marty Petrosky knew the best way to help his district was to return to school. 

Marty Petrosky, left, and his family — daughter Mariya, son Kai and wife Heidi (class of 1995) — have always been Penn State fans. Now, Petrosky can also say he is a proud alumnus.
Photo: SubmittedCompleting a graduate program is rigorous and time-consuming. Just ask Marty Petrosky, who returned to being a student after spending more than a decade educating students.

 "I contemplated starting a master's program for probably five years before I finally took the proverbial plunge," said Petrosky.

As the technology director for the Shanksville-Stonycreek School District (SSSD), a position he has held for the past 13 years, Petrosky said continuing his education was something he wanted to do in order to help his district advance 21st-century learning. But that would mean that he would have to become a 21st-century student — and that was an intimidating thought.

"I had never taken an online class before and I wasn't sure if I could handle it or even what to expect," he said. "I was concerned for a long time about acclimating back to being a student and being comfortable with online learning. That's probably what scared me the most and made me apprehensive.".

In 2015, Petrosky faced his fear and enrolled at Penn State, in the College of Education's educational technology integration graduate certificate program offered through Penn State World Campus. The structure of the program made it easy to transition back to being a student, he said, and his first class — LDT467: Emerging Web Technologies and Learning — was perfect in helping a returning adult student acclimate to online learning...

Now, three years after he took that first class, Petrosky is set to graduate on Dec. 15. In addition to earning his master's of education in learning, design and technology, he also will have received three postbaccalaureate certificates — Educational Technology Integration; e-Learning Design; and Teaching and Learning Online in K-12 Settings (TLOK12). He is the first student at Penn State to complete the TLOK12 certificate program, an approved provider of the state's Online Instruction Endorsement for licensed educators in Pennsylvania.
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GE Nigeria launches e-learning portal, an innovative training hub for entrepreneurs | Strategy - Pulse Nigeria

With the e-learning platform, GE Nigeria says interested entrepreneurs no longer have to be physically present at the Garage to benefit from the training the hub offers, continues Pulse Nigeria.

Participants at the launch GE Nigeria e-learning platform
Photo: Twitter/GE AfricaGE Nigeria has launched an e-learning portal to advance manufacturing training program with the objective of extending its reach to thousands of Nigerians across the country.

The portal was launched during GE’s Lagos Garage Week 2018, last Thursday, a year-end series of events held annually at the Lagos Garage which is located in GE’s Lagos office in Victoria Island.
During Garage week, GE opens up its innovation hub to the public for interested entrepreneurs to register for carefully curated courses in advanced manufacturing and business development.
Courses on offer introduce participants to principles of 3-D printing and rapid prototyping as well as a range of business development skills in Finance, Personal Branding, Marketing and Innovation.Read more...  
Source: Pulse Nigeria

Word of the Day - Ada Lovelace (Augusta Ada King) |

Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace, was an English mathematician who is credited with being the first computer programmer. 
Painting of Lovelace seated at a piano, by Henry Phillips (1852). Although in great pain at the time, she agreed to sit for the painting as her father, Lord Byron, had been painted by Phillips' father, Thomas Phillips.
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She is known for writing the first algorithm for a machine, inventing the subroutine and recognizing the importance of looping. Countess Lovelace lived from 1815 to 1852. 

Ada, whose given name was Augusta Ada Byron, was the daughter of the poet Lord Byron and Annabella Milbanke Byron, an accomplished mathematician. Ada was educated in music and mathematics by a succession of tutors, including Mary Somerville, a noted mathematician and scientist during the Victorian era. In addition to publishing her own papers, Somerville was known for translating Mécanique Céleste by Pierre-Simon Laplace and adding her own notes to explain the mathematics used by the author.

In 1833, Somerville introduced Ada Byron to Charles Babbage, who demonstrated a working model of a steam-powered calculating machine he called a Difference Engine...

Ada, the programming language created by the United States Department of Defense, is named in honor of the Countess of Lovelace. Since 2009, her contributions to science and engineering have been recognized each year on the middle Tuesday of October.
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Golden Ratio Coloring Book by Artist Rafael Araujo | Arts & Photography -

Check out this Coloring Book by Artist Rafael Araujo entitled "Golden Ratio Coloring Book".

Golden Ratio Coloring BookRafael Araujo’s hand-drawn Golden Ratio illustrations are a beautiful fusion of art with science.

Rafael Araujo´s Relationship With The Golden Ratio

"My approach to the Golden Ratio and its use within my Work has a geometrical character rather than a mathematical one. The golden Mean as well as the Fibonacci Spiral (directly related as quoted above) could be calculated with utter precision by the use the classical tools of technical drawing. So there I place the challenge for those who dare to try their geometrical skills into this area."

I’d love to say that Golden Ratio is the magic number which produce the perfect results. In my own experience, it’s another tool in the search of that perfection.
BEAUTIFUL QUALITY printed in Verona, Italy on thick, 9.8 x 9.8 inch acid-free drawing paper which keeps its color over time and can be easily detached for framing.

25 HAND-DRAWN ILLUSTRATIONS by artist Rafael Araujo, including grayscale drawings to guide your color choices and help you give depth to your creations. 

Enjoy using this book! 

Source: and Rafael Araujo Oficial website.

How to win the Nobel prize and mathematicians why it doesn’t Shine | The Koz Telegram

Annually on December 10 in Sweden and Norway – the Nobel day, when the hand of one of the most prestigious awards in the world for achievements in science, as The Koz Telegram reports.

Photo: The Koz TelegramThe inventor Alfred Nobel in his will ordered to create a Fund, the interest from which will be issued in the form of bonuses to those in the previous year brought the greatest benefit to mankind.

All his fortune, which is about 31.5 million Swedish kronor, he was appointed to the financing of international awards. According to his will, the annual income from this legacy shall be divided into five equal parts in physics, chemistry, medicine, literature, and special achievements to humanity in the cause of peace.

For the entire history of the Nobel prize abandoned six winners:
  • In 1938, Germans Richard Kuhn refused (at the insistence of the German authorities) of the prize in chemistry, but later received the diploma and a medal;
  • 1939 this act was repeated by two of his countrymen: prize in chemistry Adolf Butenandt and laureate in medicine Gerhard Doma.
  • 1958 Nobel prizes in literature have refused Boris Pasternak (under pressure from the Soviet authorities)
  • In 1964 Jean-Paul Sartre (literature prize 1964);
  • 1973 – Nobel peace prize laureate Le Duc.
Each winner receives from the hands of the king of Sweden the gold medal with the image of the founder of the award Alfred Nobel and diploma. The cash prize is transferred to winners in accordance with their wishes, often scientists give them on the development of science. Now the prize is 1,118 million US dollars...

Why mathematicians do not get Nobel prize So he decided Alfred Nobel. 

There are several versions of why he did so:
  1. When scientist invented the dynamite, then didn’t use mathematics, respectively believed that in this science it is impossible to implement discoveries.
  2. A very popular version in the biography of the Nobel. The scientist took revenge on the suitor of his wife, who was a renowned Professor of mathematics.
We will remind, earlier reported the Nobel prize in chemistry, received for the study of enzymes and antibodies.
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6 Fiction Books For Maths Nerds | Learning Corner - Analytics India Magazine

Here is a list of fiction books for people who enjoy mathematics and literature alike, summarizes Ram Sagar, master's degree in Robotics.

Photo: Analytics India MagazineUsing maths and fiction in the same sentence may turn many heads and raise many eyebrows. Having said that, there is something exquisite about mathematical proofs and dramatic plots. A lot of creativity goes into bringing them out. 
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Source: Analytics India Magazine

The Books We Can't Wait To Read In 2019 | Books -

Olivia Ovenden, Digital Writer reports, Including a collection of short stories by the 'Cat Person' author and the long-awaited sequel to 'The Handmaid's Tale'.

Along with useless aspirations like losing weight or tying to be nicer to your parents, aiming to read more is one of the most common New Year's resolutions in our increasingly screen-dependant times. 2018 was crammed with excellent novels some of which explored how love can bloom in turbulent political times or posed uncomfortable questions about the relationship between sex and power. That with a new short story collection from Lauren Groff and a book of essays by Zadie Smith rounded off a bumper year for books.
In 2019 there's plenty of gems to look forward to, from Ian McEwan's tale of an AI love triangle to a fantasy-tinged adventure from Booker Prize winner Marlon James.

Remember to actually crack the spine after bulk ordering on Amazon.

Happy reading.


The Paper Published a Holiday Books Guide in 1851 — and Every Year Since | Inside the List - New York Times

It turns out that people have liked to give books as gifts for a long time. Here’s a peek at how tastes have changed over the years, says Tina Jordan, Editor & columnist at the New York Times. 

Thanks to the holidays, book sales soar in November and December. People often turn to gift guides — like The Times’s most recent edition — for inspiration.

It’s been that way for a while. In 1851, the year it began publishing, The Times ran two holiday gift-book guides — one for adults, which recommended such titles as “The Women of Early Christianity” and “Legends of the Flowers” (“imaginary conversations between lilies, jasmines, violets and the rest”), and one for children, which highlighted “Queer Bonnets” (“a story with a very excellent moral for these days of lavish dress”) and “Contentment Is Better than Wealth” (“admirable tales for young folks”). Beautifully illustrated books were popular then; the paper noted plenty of “heavy cream-tinted paper, broad margins and the finest engravings,” “luxurious bindings” and “extremely rich and elaborate illustrations.”
At first, the gift books were largely nonfiction — many of them special editions and keepsakes — but as the years passed, The Times began to include more fiction...

By 1906, the holiday books guide had grown so large that it had to be split into two issues. An article in the paper that year stated, “We take no little pride in our double Holiday Book Number, which … will comprise 56 pages, and in the rich variety and value of its contents this special number certainly surpasses any previous achievement in literary journalism.”

Source: New York Times

11 New Books We Recommend This Week | Book Review - New York Times

Follow on Twitter as @GregoryCowlesSuggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times by Gregory Cowles, Senior Editor, Books.
Let’s celebrate the eccentrics and obsessives this week, the visionaries and reclusive cranks who spend decades on a single project or a singular body of work and wait for the culture — that is to say, for you and me — to catch up.
We have biographies: of the eccentric neo-Victorian artist Edward Gorey, the elusive painter Cy Twombly (by a biographer who became a bit obsessed in his own right) and the novelist Anthony Powell, whose 12-volume novel “A Dance to the Music of Time” was published over the course of 24 years.
We have a graphic novel about Weimar-era Berlin that was two decades in the making. We have meditative essays by an experimental Danish writer; short stories by an acclaimed master of speculative fiction; and glossy art catalogs, ready for the coffee table, featuring the work of the painters Henry Taylor and Bridget Riley. (Fair warning if the Riley is on your wish list: It costs $700 and consists of five volumes. You might need more than one coffee table.)
On the dark side of reclusive genius, we have a popular history of the movie mogul Howard Hughes and his unhappy influence on the women in his orbit.
You’ll also find a biography here of Lord Byron’s daughter, the amazing Ada Lovelace, and her mother; and another of the crooner Bing Crosby, a talent who didn’t need to wait for the culture to catch up because he was very much in step with his time.Read more... 
Source: New York Time  

The Best Science Books Of 2018 | Listen - Science Friday

Ira and a panel of guests round up their favorite science books from 2018.

Here at Science Friday, our jobs involve reading a lot of science books every year. We have piles and piles of them at the office. Hundreds of titles about biology and art and technology and space, and sometimes even sci-fi. 

Now, the time has come for our annual roundup of the books we couldn’t forget. And we’ve been asking you, our listeners, to send us voice memos with your picks for best science book of 2018. 

Here’s just a few:
Jeff Grant in Batavia, Illinois:
“My book recommendation for 2018 is The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs by Steve Brusatte. Dr Brusatte writes in an eloquent way that is easy for everybody to understand and he sheds new light on dinosaur evolution. It is a must read for all of you dino buffs out there.”

Julie G. in Mantua, New Jersey:
Origin Story by David Christian gives you the big history of everything just like it says. It’s really informative and I’m still picking up the pieces of my mind that it blew while reading it. Definitely deserves a second read.”

Steve in Seattle:
“I recommend The Promise of the Grand Canyon: John Wesley Powell’s Perilous Journey and His Vision for the American West. In addition to just being an exciting read about Powell’s journey through the Grand Canyon, it also addresses his being way ahead of his time in dealing with issues we’re still addressing today. Land use issues, environmental issues, the government and private industry. I think it’s a great read! Thanks a lot.”

We have plenty of picks from from our panel of expert guests: Stephanie Sendaula of Library Journal Reviews, Deborah Blum of MIT’s Knight Science Journalism Program, and Dr. Eric Topol of Scripps Research. Check out their top picks below.

Source: Science Friday

Is Gender Identity Unique to Humans? | The Crux - Discover Magazine

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Evidence from our closest evolutionary relatives suggests that we might not be the only animals with a sense of gender identity, argues Jay Schwartz, Ph.D. candidate in the psychology department at Emory University.

Photo: Oleg Senkov/shutterstock)This summer, in the introductory course I teach on the evolution and biology of human and animal behavior, I showed my students a website that demonstrates how to identify frog “genders.” I explained that this was a misuse of the term “gender”; what the author meant was how to identify frog sexes. Gender, I told the students, goes far beyond mere sex differences in appearance or behavior. It refers to something complex and abstract that may well be unique to Homo sapiens. This idea is nothing new; scholars have been saying for decades that only humans have gender. But later that day I began to wonder: Is it really true that gender identity is totally absent among nonhuman species — even our closest evolutionary relatives, chimpanzees and bonobos? 

Before tackling this question, it is necessary to define “sex” and “gender.” Sex refers to biological traits associated with male and female bodies. Sex isn’t a perfect binary, but it is relatively simple compared to gender.
Gender is multifaceted, complex, and a little abstract, and not everyone agrees on exactly what it means. That said, there are a couple of aspects of gender that most experts say are essential. The first is the existence of socially determined roles. Gender roles refer to the range of behaviors that society deems normal or appropriate for people of a particular gender based on their designated sex — the norms that (at least in many Western cultures) cause us to expect men to be assertive and brave, and women to be caring and accommodating, for instance.

It’s common for people to believe that gender roles are natural or innate, ranging from religious claims that they are God-given to the argument made by evolutionary psychologists that On the contrary, while some aspects of gender-correlated behaviors are probably largely genetic in origin (researchers don’t have a great sense of which are and aren’t), most experts agree that many gender-related expectations, such as that girls play princess and boys pretend to be soldiers, are socially determined — that is, we learn them from our culture, often without even being aware of it. This socially learned aspect is as fundamental to gender as the roles themselves...

First, let’s look at the question of socially determined roles. Plenty of nonhuman species show sex-based differences in behavior. From beetles to gorillas, males of many species are more aggressive than females, and they fight with one another for access to resources and mating opportunities. Males are also often the more flamboyant sex, using showy body parts and behaviors to attract females—for example, take the peacock’s tail, the mockingbird’s elaborate song, or the colorful face of the mandrill (think Rafiki from The Lion King). Females, on the other hand, are in many cases more nurturing of offspring than males; after all, by the time an infant is born the female will have already devoted significant time and energy toward forming, laying, and subsequently protecting and incubating her eggs—or, in the case of us mammals, she has gone through an intense process of gestation. The costly nature of reproduction for females limits the number of infants they can have; that’s why it generally behooves females to be conservative, expending their time and energy on mating with only the highest-quality males. Being choosy in this way has, over evolutionary time, generally yielded fitter offspring. As a result, females of many species have evolved to be the choosier sex, and their mate choices can direct the course of evolution (an idea that scandalized Victorian England when first proposed by Charles Darwin)...

It’s been said that if chimpanzees are from Mars, then bonobos are from Venus. Bonobo society is generally female-dominated. Unlike female chimpanzees who mostly, though not always, keep their noses out of politics, female bonobos reign by forming male-dominating coalitions. They bond partly through genito-genital rubbing (it is what it sounds like), forming stronger relationships than female chimps typically have with one another. As for male bonobos, they are much less violent on average than male chimps. Unlike with chimpanzees, lethal aggression has never formally been observed in bonobos (though there has been one suspected instance); bonobos are more likely to share food (and maybe sex) with a stranger than to fight.

Source: Discover Magazine (blog)

Computers are about numbers | Features - Jordan Times

The readers of this column will forgive me if they find the title of this week’s article somewhat obvious. Of course, we all know that computers are about numbers, but we often forget it, says Jean-Claude Elias, Jordan Times.
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Does it really matter? Is there any point in keeping in mind this trait of the devices?
It is understood that we do not have to be mathematicians to use computers; thank God for 
However, like driving a car and just knowing that there is an engine under the bonnet without being yourself a mechanic, it is good from time to time to remember that everything we see, hear, read or write while using a computer is a matter of zeroes and ones in the end, deep inside the guts of the machine.
What happens between the “zeroes and ones” stage and the one that shows us photos, plays music, takes us to the Internet, or processes text is another story. It is actually what makes computers truly magical digital devices, though we tend to forget it.  
Remembering that it is all about numbers has advantages. To start with it allows you to better communicate with parties who do need to talk numbers. These can be your Internet service provider, the salesperson trying to recommend this or that model of laptop, or the IT technician who is trying to repair your computer. You really need to talk gigabytes and such numbers with them. For instance many consumers still make the confusion between megabyte and megabit when referring to an Internet connection speed. The first unit being eight times higher than the second.
People working at helpdesks often find it hard to communicate with users and solve their problems, precisely because of a general lack in technical knowledge at the users’ end...
Understanding numbers is also very helpful when processing images and making decisions about the resolution or the pixel count, or compressing the image before emailing it. Let is not forget the fringe benefit that also comes from being able to talk numbers: it is a social one and it lets you better discuss computers and IT matters with your friends in the evening.Read more...  
Source: Jordan Times 

Revision tips: how to avoid a meltdown in the exam hall | Tips for students - The Guardian

Experts offer their advice on exam preparation – from different studying methods to dealing with mid-paper panic, summarizes Lucy Tobin, freelance education writer.

‘Don’t worry if your way of learning is bizarre – using everything from post-it notes to loud music is valid.’
Photo: Clara Mrg/Alamy Stock Photo Exams are looming. For first-year students in particular, they can feel especially foreboding. Here we’ve brought together experts including psychologists, lecturers and wellbeing counsellors to give their top advice on how to sail through your exams, from preparation tips to dealing with mid-exam panic.

Source: The Guardian

Learning music may make kids smarter | Education - WCTV

Five years ago, psychologists at the Brain and Creativity Institute at the University of Southern California studied how learning music might affect brain development in young children. They used MRIs to look at potential brain changes after participation in music and other activities by Ivanhoe Newswire.
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12-year-old Raquel Montoya has played violin with the LA Philharmonic Youth Orchestra after school, two hours a day, since she was six. She’s in USC Professor of Psychology Assal Habibi’s study on how music training affects kids’ brains.

“We saw that children who have had music training had stronger brain activation in the frontal region of the brain. These are the areas that are responsible for decision-making,” detailed Habibi.

Researchers tracked 25 six-year-olds, using MRIs to measure things like brain maturation, social skills and learning abilities. They compared their results with control groups of kids in sports programs and kids with no organized training...

Raquel’s mom, Angeles, said, “Music, it opens up the brain.”
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Source: WCTV

Handbook of Statistics 2018 | UNCTAD

The UNCTAD Handbook of Statistics 2018 provides a wide range of statistics and indicators relevant to the analysis of international trade, investment, maritime transport and development. 

Reliable statistical information is indispensable for formulating sound policies and recommendations that may commit countries for many years as they strive to integrate into the world economy and improve the living standards of their citizens.

The Handbook provides a wide range of statistics and indicators relevant to the analysis of international trade, investment and development.

In addition to facilitating the work of the UNCTAD secretariat, the UNCTAD Handbook of Statistics and the UNCTADstat Data Centre make internationally comparable sets of data available to policymakers, research specialists, academics, of.cials from national Governments, representatives of international organizations, journalists, executive managers and members of non-governmental organizations...

An online version of the Handbook or e-Handbook is also available at:
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Actuaries Face Uncertainty Amid Encroachment by Data Scientists | Society of Actuaries - Insurance Journal

Riley Howsden has one of those hip jobs everyone loves to hate. He works at L.A.-based video game producer Riot Games, where business attire includes hoodies, the food comes free and his job entails deducing what kinds of products gamers might buy. 

Aggressive players, for instance, might splurge on samurai-assassin gear for their characters.
Howsden’s current data science gig couldn’t be further afield from his previous one as an insurance actuary — a job so stereotypically mundane the inside joke is “an extroverted actuary is someone who looks at other people’s shoes.”

“If I was to write a cover letter for a job, it’s much easier for me to detail my passion for video games than it is to detail my passion for insurance,” said Howsden, 32, who spent weekends playing video games in his hometown of Oshkosh, Nebraska, population 884.

Howsden’s career pivot is at the root of some soul searching going on within actuarial communities. Seasoned actuaries often earn more than $200,000, and the field perennially ranks near the top of “best career” surveys. A survey from this summer called actuarial science the most valuable bachelor’s degree based on pay and employment. However, industry conventions are rife with warnings that data scientists are encroaching on actuaries’ turf, and that their lack of speaking skills keeps them locked in bookish roles at insurers...

‘Shockingly Bad Comb-Over’
The situation is more muddled for actuaries. The profession’s two main credentialing bodies, the Society of Actuaries and the Casualty Actuarial Society, each report that membership is growing by single digits. However,’s actuary job postings fell in 2016 and 2017 before rebounding this year; yet even with a bounce back, the number of 2018 postings are fewer than two years ago. The wave of mergers in the insurance industry could be one reason for this. But data science is increasingly performing similar functions.

“Although it’s important to society, the insurance industry doesn’t have the greatest image,” said Stephen Mildenhall, an actuary and risk management professor at St. John’s University in New York. “To the extent that there’s a sexy part of actuarial jobs, it’s the part that data science is doing.”

Source: Insurance Journal

The Ten Best Science Books of 2018 | Science - Smithsonian

These titles explore the wide-ranging implications of new discoveries and experiments, while grounding them in historical context.

We live in exciting—and slightly alarming—times. In just the past year, new discoveries about the origins of our species have been published, geneticists continue to unlock the workings of our constituent DNA, dramatic finds upended our understanding of life in the deep past, and spacecraft have flown to many unexplored corners of the solar system. It can be dizzying to try to keep track of it all, especially as scientists continue to warn of impending climate calamity and rogue actors skirt regulation to perform genetic edits on humans.  Fortunately, 2018 was also a year full of great science books, the perfect way to take a step back and consider the implications of new discoveries and experiments. Whether you want to look inward at the science of human heredity, or outward to Pluto and beyond, the best science books of the year will teach you something that humanity itself is only just starting to learn.Read more... Source: Smithsonian

Boston science colloquium honors acclaimed 20th century mathematician Emmy Noether | Science - Daily Free Press

A century after mathematician Amalie Emmy Noether created theorems in abstract algebra and theoretical physics, scholars from across the country gathered in Boston to discuss her legacy, notes Amelia Murray-Cooper, The Daily Free Press.

Marian Gilton, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Logic and Philosophy of Science at the University of California, Irvine, speaks at an event commemorating the centennial of Emmy Noether’s theorems at CILSE Friday afternoon.
Photo: COURTESY OF CENTER OF PHILOSOPHY AND HISTORY OF SCIENCEIn the 59th annual Boston Colloquium for Philosophy of Science, Noether’s lasting impacts on math and science were honored.

Boston University’s Center for Philosophy and History of Science and the Department of Physics co-sponsored the colloquium. The lecture titled “100 Years of Emmy Noether’s Theorems” was held Friday in the Rajen Kilachand Center for Integrated Life Sciences and Engineering and was free to the public.

According to CPHS, the colloquium consists of several programs that highlight different concepts or historical figures and encourages interdisciplinary approaches to the sciences and humanities. The first talk was held Oct. 19, and the final lecture will take place April 25, 2019.

Katherine Brading, a professor of philosophy at Duke University, and Colin McLarty, chair of philosophy at Case Western Reserve University, spoke at the lecture.

They were joined by Marian Gilton, a doctoral student at University of California Irvine, and Daniel Harlow, an assistant professor of physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology...

Simrita Dhulekar, a freshman in the College of Engineering, said she thinks women should be continually encouraged to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math today.
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Source: Daily Free Press

10 top data science and analytics education programs of 2018 | Big Data - TechRepublic

These universities and institutes offer the best programs for professionals interested in a career in big data and analytics, reports Alison DeNisco Rayome, Senior Editor for TechRepublic.
Photo: iStockphoto/milindri There's never been a better time to begin a career in data science: By 2020 the number of annual job openings for all data-savvy professionals in the US will increase to 2.7 million, IBM predicted. And those with data science skills can command an average salary of $139,840 in the US, according to Glassdoor. The massive growth in data has changed the way enterprises operate, and data science has become crucial for making smart business decisions.

But how do you gain this coveted skillset? Analytics Insight Magazine has named the 10 best analytics and data science institutes of 2018, naming the top programs with experienced global faculties that offer real-world experience to their students, according to a press release.

"The featured institutions offer a comprehensive curriculum in Big Data and Data Science, delivered by top-class faculties along with extraordinary industry exposure," Ashish Sukhadeve, founder and editor-in-chief of Analytics Insight, said in the release. "We congratulate all the ten institutes for providing world-class analytical education and building impactful data professionals." 

Here are 10 analytics and data science institutes that are at the forefront of education in the field. 
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10 popular programming languages developers should learn in 2019 by Alison DeNisco Rayome, Senior Editor for TechRepublic.  
"Java dominates the top coding languages, but Visual Basic .NET has made a comeback, according to the TIOBE index." 

Source: TechRepublic

5 AI predictions for 2019: Pragmatic AI takes hold | The TechTarget network

Brian Holak, associate site editor for SearchCIO and SearchCompliance summarizes, What are the forces driving enterprise AI in 2019? Forrester Research breaks down five, CIO-tailored AI predictions for the upcoming year.

Companies dreamed big in 2018 in response to external pressures and a changing IT landscape. But many of those dreams met a harsh reality in the form of expenses, insufficient resources, cultural resistance and the realization that digital transformation is not easy.

That's according to a series of Forrester Research reports that address the gap between IT ambition and execution in 2018 -- especially when it came to implementing AI -- and predict what's in store for 2019...

Pragmatic AI 
What's that mean for enterprise AI journeys? Forrester predicted pragmatic AI -- to augment, automate and personalize -- will take hold in 2019, as CIOs let go of their grand, long-term AI ambitions and realize they have to work with what AI can do today, not what it will do tomorrow.

This will help enterprises rise above the widespread epidemic known as AI washing -- i.e., when a company's brands and products claim they involve AI, but the connection is tenuous or nonexistent.

Source: The TechTarget network


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