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    Monday, March 25th, 2013
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    defense authorization bill. NEW YORK -- When it comes to the mood of the market, strategist Brian Gendreau called what happened on Wednesday Exhibit A.In “The Last Exorcism: Part II,” the victim of the first film in this series is in a house for recovering trauma patients in New Orleans when her demon again comes a-courting.
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    -- Former Chicago Bears player Shaun Gayle has testified at the trial of a woman accused of killing his

    pregnant girlfriend. "Almost every composer in my generation uses a computer," says Keeril Makan, who, like many of his peer group, seeks ways to incorporate digital media and cutting-edge technology into his music. Makan, 35, is a sought-after

    contemporary composer who has received commissions from various ensembles and organizations all over the country and has participated in music festivals

    around the world. He joined the MIT community this fall as an assistant professor of music and teaches courses in music theory and composition.One
    of his earlier pieces for violin and percussion, "2," will be performed next month in Boston as part of the Boston Modern Orchestra Project Club Concert series.
    Makan, who takes his influences from American folk music, the European avant-garde, Indian classical music and minimalism, considers "2," written in 1998, to be the beginning of a long creative process. Most importantly, "2" marks the time when Makan began using a computer as a tool during composition.
    "The computer served as a modeling environment," explained Makan.
    "I could hear what I was doing, and I could take ideas to a further extreme than I would have if I was just working on paper. I could force myself into positions that were purposely uncomfortable

    to explore something new about the way I was hearing continuity in music." While Makan acknowledges that the computer was essential to the composition of the piece, it wasn't because of the way the computer sounded; it was more in the experience of time that the computer afforded him during the composition process.
    A performer by nature (he played both the violin and oboe growing up), Makan isn't interested in purely electro-acoustic work.
    He's happier when he creates a "hybrid world where you can't tell where the acoustic ends or the electro-acoustic begins," he said.And
    while Makan believes that the future of music will include technology, he noted that how technology is used will depend on the composer: Some composers only use their computers for notation, while others, like Makan, incorporate the use of the computer into the composition process, using it as an earphone.
    Makan received his degrees in composition and religion at Oberlin College and Conservatory in Ohio and completed his

    in composition at the University of California at Berkeley; he began composing at a summer camp in a classroom environment.
    "The teacher walked in and said, 'Composing is like painting; time is your frame and

    sound is your palette of color. Now go compose,'" recalled Makan with a laugh. "There was no instruction whatsoever." That teacher's philosophy, however, has been invaluable to Makan's confidence. "If you have a connection to sound and you

    want to work with it, then you can find a way to do it. You can begin to compose," he says."2" will be performed on Tuesday, Dec. 5, with Gabriela Diaz on violin and Aaron Trant on percussion, at 7 p.m.
    at the Moonshine Room, Club Café.
    (209 Columbus Ave.,
    Boston). Tickets cost $15. For

    more information, call (617) 363-0396.
    Oscar hoopla focuses on feature-length films, but some excellent, largely unseen work

    is also in competition in the short form.
    Now is the time to formulate your spring garden plans. Before you choose the plants you will install this year-

    or design the entire landscape-consider

    the ways you could make your gardens more productive and environmentally friendly. Here are some suggestions: TI brought a full band with him last night to the big stage at Jimmy Kimmel Live where the Atlanta
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    “Grand Innovation Prizes: A theoretical, normative, and empirical evaluation.” Research Policy, forthcoming. John Fredricksen taught the director of "Capote," Bennett Miller, and the film's screenwriter, Dan Futterman, in Mamaroneck, N.Y., in 1984.The
    Susan Smith Blackburn Prize honors women who have written works of outstanding quality.

    collection of links from the reporters and editors of the Dining section. There was something strange in The Washington Post a week ago. A chart on page A16, using data provided by the D.C.
    public school system, showed that in late summer and fall 2009, Spingarn High School had by far the lowest number of assaults, thefts, threats and other crimes. There were just six ...
    Suspect turned informant gives new evidence to Met before parliament vote on newspaper regulationDetectives are examining an estimated 600 fresh allegations of phone-hacking incidents at Rupert Murdoch's now closed News of the World on the back of fresh evidence obtained by the Metropolitan police by a suspect turned supergrass.Further
    details are expected to emerge on Monday morning at the high court during a hearing relating to the existing litigation by hacking victims against Murdoch's News International (NI) – hours before MPs are due

    to vote on joint Labour and Liberal Democrat amendments that would introduce a backstop law to stiffen regulation of the

    press.Sources say Scotland Yard detectives believe they can identify as many as 600 new incidents after obtaining the phone records of an insider who is now being lined up as a crown witness.
    As a result of the new information, the force's Operation Weeting is recalibrating the timetable for concluding its investigation, which had been due to be completed with the conclusion of trials this year.
    Police now expect their work to continue into 2015.The
    600 new potential litigants fall into three groups: new victims; others who sued over hacking but signed agreements with NI allowing them to sue the company again; and a third group who signed agreements potentially barring them from suing again.
    The indications are that there may be

    "some hundreds of new legal actions" from the first two groups.On Monday the high court will hear formally of at least a dozen settlements out of the 167 civil

    claims filed last autumn from individuals including Cherie Blair and David Beckham's father, Ted. Blair was one of 170 victims who chose to sue in the high court instead of going through the NI private scheme, which has so far accepted 254 compensation claims.More than 250 people have sued NI including Jude Law, Sienna Miller and Charlotte Church after they were told by police they were targeted by the paper but the opening of a second line of inquiry into activities at the paper will be a fresh nightmare for Murdoch and NI executives who are busy trying to rebuild the reputation of the company before a demerger of the parent company, News Corp, in

    June.Last month there was a fresh wave of arrests of former

    NoW executives, believed to have been prompted

    by the new evidence.
    Three men and three women were arrested

    on suspicion of conspiracy to intercept telephone communications between 2005 and 2006.Information from the same supergrass also led to the arrests on Thursday of the former editor of the Sunday Mirror, Tina Weaver, and three other former colleagues were arrested on suspicion of hacking phones. On Friday, Richard Wallace, former editor of the Daily Mirror and Weaver's partner, was interviewed by police under caution as the crisis at the Mirror Group spread.So
    far eight former NoW staff, including former editors Rebekah Brooks and Andy

    Coulson, face charges in relation to allegations of conspiring to hack phones.The
    revelations come at

    the worst possible time for

    David Cameron as he prepares to battle in parliament to protect the newspaper industry from what he fears is excessive state-backed regulation of the industry. MPs and peers are due on Monday to debate legal changes designed to tighten media self-regulation and ensure it

    is placed on a permanent basis. Labour and the Lib Dems are

    hoping to defeat the Conservatives with their proposals to introduce a law to strengthen the power of a watchdog to audit the work of a reformed Press Complaints Commission.Cameron is not currently due to speak in the Commons debate, since the reforms come in the shape of amendments to the crime and courts bill. But the prime minister will face Ed Miliband across the dispatch box during a statement after the conclusion of the European council summit of

    EU leaders, and may yet be asked by the Speaker to make a Commons statement on why

    on Thursday he decided to pull the plug on all-party talks to introduce a new system of press regulation.Cameron is likely to lose, raising questions about his authority and judgment. There were still hopes that he

    would seek a last-minute deal.
    Harriet Harman, shadow culture secretary, said: "I hope that even before we get to Monday we will get that cross-party agreement."
    Aides to Nick Clegg said he was not planning to talk to Cameron before Monday about press regulation, saying his efforts were focused on securing as large a vote as possible amongMPs for a tough system of regulation. Clegg insisted the issue should be seen as above party politics.Ed
    Miliband said: "The royal charter we propose would create a new independent voluntary system of self-regulation for

    the press. It has a code setting out the high ethical standards of the best in British journalism, a complaints procedure which is easily accessible and fair, and real teeth to ensure protection and redress for citizens."Earlier,
    Cameron welcomed the move by the other parties towards accepting a royal charter, rather than

    passing legislation to create a new regulator. He said it was now essential that the matter was brought to a head and

    could no longer be allowed to "hijack" the rest of the Government's legislative programme.News
    International had no comment on allegations of a second hacking operation at the NoW.It said it still planned to close its compensation scheme, but would continue to consider "meritorious claims".Lisa O'CarrollPatrick WintourJosh
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    All rights reserved. | Use of this content is subject to our Terms & Conditions | More Feeds Sebastian Brajkovic deconstructs the historical elements of his tables, chairs and lamps while giving them a surreal, extruded quality that is only possible with high-tech machinery. Marie Howe, the state poet for New York and the author of such books as “What the Living Do,” speaks about the lyrical and occasionally comic role food has played in her
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    Chinese authorities continued to tighten controls on Internet use Friday in the face of murky calls for "jasmine rallies" to emulate the anti-government protests convulsing the Middle East and North Africa.When inflation bumps up rates, some

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    Our blog to accompany the 2013 Wellcome Trust Science Writing

    Prize asks top science writers about their craft. Today we speak to Roger Highfield, author, former editor of New Scientist and former science editor of the Daily TelegraphWhat makes a good science story?There's no one-size-fits-all rule, since stories come in many flavours, shapes, colours and sizes.
    There are Eureka moments, disasters, personal battles, amazing discoveries, baffling mysteries, power struggles, quirky

    findings, weird insights, you name it. Here's one

    way you can tell: if you find yourself excitedly recounting a story to a friend who cares not one jot for science, and they don't reach for their beer in despair, or start twiddling with their mobile phone, you're in business.What do you need to know to write well about science?Whatever the subject, angle, tone, length or style, your

    story has to tickle the fancy of your readers and maintain their interest to the very last word. The aim is not to impress a professor with your knowledge, amaze your mum or to get something off your chest.
    Think hard about your intended audience. They may be ignorant but they are rarely stupid.
    They have all kinds of interests and preoccupations and, when it comes to getting their attention, these are the best places to start. Remember that they always have better things to do with their time. If you

    don't grab them with your first sentence, you might as well give up.How do you choose your opening line?Make sure that it hooks your

    intended victim from the very first word. Don't forget that it has to mark the start of a linear, logical narrative that cuts a clear path through what is often a very tangled and complex reality.
    You need to have figured out the best angle before you write that first line and, as a result, it is the hardest line you're

    going to write.How
    do you get the best out of an interviewee?Just remember who you are there to represent: the reader. You are not trying to impress, but to ask questions that are calculated to make your interviewee explain a story in a way that informs your reader, that adds colour, and provides the ammunition you need

    to amuse and entertain them too, not just with words but graphics, boxes, timelines and images.
    Above all else, it has to connect with your readers.

    why, at a medical conference, one of the IVF pioneers was asked by a journalist from the Sun: "What did it feel like to fertilise the eggs of your patients with your own sperm and watch the death of your offspring under the microscope?"How do you use metaphors and analogies in a story?Metaphors can help create the illusion of understanding but try not to make them contrived and remember that they quickly break down.
    Never mix 'em.What do you leave out of your stories?Anything that draws the reader's attention away from the central point you are trying to make along with jargon, pomposity, obscure references, muddled ideas, tangled narratives, lazy adjectives, Latin and convoluted sentences.How do you stay objective and balanced as a writer? Should you?Despite much pontificating

    about journalists who write "the truth", the reality is that only one person knows the Truth and He/She does not exist.

    The best you can do is aim for the truth. Attempt to present the few facts you have uncovered and be as honest and fair as possible in describing your hazy, parochial

    glimpse of the truth.
    There are often many sides to a story, so cover

    them too.What's the biggest potential pitfall when writing about science?Ensuring that it is interesting, clear and simple enough to grip a general reader yet accurate enough to satisfy a Nobel prizewinner.•
    Roger Highfield is director of external affairs at the Science Museum in London.•
    Read some Roger Highfield – we like

    Sir Paul Nurse: Geneticist inherits a mystery and Stephen Hawking: driven by a cosmic force of will, both published in the Telegraph.• Find out more about how to enter the Wellcome Trust Science Writing Prize, in association with the Guardian and Observer, on the Wellcome Trust website – the closing date is 28 April 2013.Science writing prizeScience and natureAwards and prizesDaily TelegraphNewspapers & magazinesNational
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    All other browsers cooperate and let the text in legend elements line wrap by default.
    But Internet Explorer refuses, even the brand new IE10.
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    full postPosted in CSS.Copyright © Roger Johansson A federal appeals court on Friday rejected the CIA’s claim that it could neither confirm nor deny whether it

    has an “intelligence interest” in the use of drones, a ruling that could

    force the agency to disclose limited details about the use of the technology in counterterrorism operations. Read full article >> Top Pentagon officials are to appear before the Senate and House Armed

    Services committees Tuesday and Wednesday to support Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates' ambitious effort to reduce Defense Department overhead by $100 billion in the next five years and

    to eliminate redundant
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    The bride penny stock egghead review a manager at a design, animation and google sniper company; the groom is an owner of a company that develops smartphone applications. Q. Do builders get a tax break before they sell their houses?Duelling biopics of Muhammad reflect differing traditions of Sunni and Shia Islam over depiction of the Muslim prophetFilm-makers in Iran and Qatar

    are planning rival biopics about the life of Muslim prophet Muhammad, according to the Hollywood Reporter, despite

    the risk of offending religious sensibilities that such plans inevitably throw up.Oil-rich Qatar recently announced a series of epics designed for a worldwide audience about the seventh-century prophet of Islam.
    Production company Alnoor Holdings has hired Lord of the Rings producer Barrie Osborne and Sunni Islam scholar and al-Jazeera broadcaster Yusuf al-Qaradawi to provide advice on what could be a $1bn project.
    "They certainly have the money to do it," Osborne told the Hollywood Reporter, adding: "They are being understandably very cautious."Meanwhile, Iranian director Majid

    Majidi (The Song of Sparrows, Children of Heaven) began shooting a rival $30m Muhammad film in October. In keeping with Shiite-dominated Iran's more liberal attitude to depictions of the prophet, he plans to show Muhammad on screen, though not his face.
    Qatar is largely

    Sunni, which sees all renderings of the prophet as blasphemous, so Muhammad would be unlikely to appear in the Alnoor Holdings film.Perhaps the best-known film about the life of Muhammad is The Message, a 1977 film by Halloween producer Moustapha Akkad; described as the story of Islam, it was ultimately financed by Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi after Hollywood refused to fund it.
    Starring Anthony Quinn and Irene Papas, the film avoided any depiction of Muhammad on screen. Scenes were occasionally shown from the prophet's perspective but he was not seen and his voice was not heard. Even so, the film drew anger from Muslims who had heard a rumour that Quinn was playing Muhammad.
    In March 1977, the film was named as a grievance (among others) by an armed group who took 149 hostages and killed a radio journalist and a police officer during a standoff in Washington DC.The

    is a sensitive one. Protests erupted across

    the Muslim world in September after clips from a US-made film depicting Muhammad appeared on YouTube.

    Innocence of Muslims caused anger for its depiction of the prophet as a womaniser and paedophile, but also upset worshippers who believe that it is blasphemous to depict him on screen. The LA Times reported last year that two further US-based film-makers were planning anti-Muslim projects, though neither has yet emerged.BiopicsIslamIranQatarBen
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    | Use of this content is subject to our Terms & Conditions | More Feeds From The Washington Post archives Published: November 17, 1995, Friday, Final Edition People who live in Taylorstown have made their choices: scenery over shopping, deer over drive-throughs. The MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) today inaugurated a new interdisciplinary center dedicated to developing the next generation of wireless networks and mobile devices. Headquartered at CSAIL and known as Wireless@MIT, the center will be a focal point for wireless research at MIT and will address some of the most important challenges facing the wireless and mobile-computing fields.
    Wireless@MIT will involve more than 50 MIT faculty members, research staff and graduate students across different labs and academic departments, and will work with seven founding industry affiliates: Amazon, Cisco, Intel, MediaTek, Microsoft Research, STMicroelectronics and Telefonica.“There are already over five billion mobile phones in the world today; add to this all the tablets, laptops, medical devices and wireless sensors, and the numbers are staggering,” says Hari Balakrishnan, the Fujitsu Professor in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, who will serve as co-director of the center. “The

    goal of our center is to push the frontiers of wireless research to their full potential, and to ensure that the industry that grows up around these new devices is able to work in

    innovative and productive ways.”The
    center’s work will focus on three key areas, the most important of which is the spectrum crisis: the exhaustion of radio spectrum caused by

    the explosive popularity of wireless systems. Wireless@MIT researchers aim to develop new techniques for overcoming this problem.
    “By getting more from the spectrum that we already have, we can get 10 times higher data speeds for our wireless networks, and we can do it all without asking for additional spectrum,” says Dina Katabi, professor of computer science and engineering and the center’s other co-director.
    Wireless@MIT’s second focus will be finding ways to reduce power consumption and extend battery life on mobile

    devices. The third is inventing new applications that gracefully accommodate mobility and network variability, ending the freezes, glitches and stalls that are common with today’s wireless networks. “The center aims to unleash a wide range of mobile uses that will change the way we live, work and entertain,” Katabi says. Bringing together researchers and companies from across the wireless ecosystem is a distinctive feature of Wireless@MIT, and will enable a more holistic approach to mobile system design. Currently, companies involved in wireless — from application vendors

    and content providers to network operators, equipment manufacturers and radio chipset developers — operate more or less independently of each other.
    “We believe that by communicating information between the different layers of wireless systems, we’ll see tremendous gains in performance, reliability and efficiency,” Balakrishnan says.
    “For instance, the videoconference application on your smartphone could do a much better job if it knew something about the underlying radio network and adapted to it.” The center’s researchers are working on applying their wireless and mobile research to transportation, health care, education, collaboration and environmental sustainability.
    Projects already underway include safe and efficient road transportation, autonomous driving, wireless medical implants, mobile video delivery, multiparty wireless videoconferencing and energy harvesting.One large-scale effort in the planning stages is a prototype wireless network being developed for the MIT campus.
    This prototype, which is envisioned to provide functional network service to users, will demonstrate cross-layer innovations in spectrum usage, mobile connectivity, reliability and security. CSAIL, MIT’s largest interdepartmental laboratory, is well positioned to host the center.
    Currently in its 50th year, the lab has played a key role in the technology revolution of the past

    several decades. “The founding companies of the center represent key segments of the wireless industry,” says CSAIL Director Daniela Rus, professor of computer science and engineering. “We plan to work closely with their scientists to bring the best new research to light, and to make the center the go-to place for wireless research, at MIT and in the world.” Spain playmaker Xavi is a major doubt for Friday's World Cup Group I qualifier at home to Finland after he missed Tuesday's training session due to a niggling hamstring injury. Argentine midfielder Marcelo Gallardo is the highest-paid player in D.C. United

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    penny stock egghead science chief tells Congress how sequestration will squeeze science penny stock egghead review women to achieve parity in universities, policy measures are needed, but so are practical and imaginative ideas that can be applied globally – Louise Tickle talks to some pioneersAround one in five UK university professors are female. That's better than 3%, which was the figure in 1989. But it's nowhere near parity – and in many parts of the world, the number of women working

    at the top level of academia or in senior university management positions is far worse.The
    failure of higher education institutions to fully accept women into their most senior structures has led female academics to demand a radical solution. At the British Council's Going Global conference in Dubai, an international grouping of senior women called for equality to be made a key performance indicator in quality audits of higher education institutions. The fewer women at the top table, the idea goes, the lower down the league tables a university would slide.It's the first demand of six in

    what is being called a Manifesto for Change for Women in Academic Leadership and Research.
    Female academics, the manifesto says, must also start getting a lot more of the big money for research projects, with "gender implications and

    impact" being included by grant making bodies as criteria against which funding applications are assessed.Other points include a requirement for "mainstreaming", so that diversity is fundamentally incorporated in all of a university's practices and procedures, and the

    creation of a global database on women and leadership in higher education, so that it's easier to see how slowly – or indeed how fast – the situation improves country by country.A series of British Council workshops and seminars in Hong Kong and Tokyo have been exploring the reasons behind what remains a considerable equality gap in virtually every country in the world. Evidence from an international group of female academics has been analysed by Professor Louise Morley from the Centre for Higher Education and Equality Research, who says that patterns of discrimination appear similar

    across national boundaries."Barriers include the failure to recognise, identify and nurture women's talent, the gendered division of labour inside the academy, with women frequently responsible for the organisational housework, [and the] view that men are more suited to leadership authority," says Morley.In
    regions which seem to show less discrimination against women academics with ambitions to progress, a range of factors come into play. Sometimes those factors are not particularly positive: in the Philippines and Sri Lanka, Morley explains, female academics have been able to rise up the career ladder because the profession isn't perceived as desirable, prestigious, or sufficiently well-remunerated by men.Some
    barriers apply globally, but others are distinct and particular to a region.
    Indonesian PhD student Lishia Erza-Evans notes that because her country is made up of 17,000 islands, access to university level education is the first problem to be solved. "Women in eastern parts of Indonesia tend to find bigger challenges in pursuing postgraduate degrees as they might have to travel long distances," she

    says."Culturally as well, men usually get the first option to go outside of their island to pursue higher education. Distance and technology enhanced learning is not impossible in this day and

    age, but for this to be accessible, infrastructure plays a huge role.
    The government

    must take the lead in pushing for more infrastructure development."Building
    better infrastructure is expensive, but other actions to support women can be simple and cheap. Morley cites Norway's mainstreaming practices, which include gender analysis, development programmes, mentoring, and quota systems, and Austria's Excellentia programme, which offers financial incentives to universities that appoint women to the professoriate. In Sweden, where women make up 43% of vice-chancellors, Morley says "the appointments system has made a difference [with] more accountability and vice-chancellors appointed by the state, rather than by individual universities."Where women have gained significant seniority – no matter which country they work in – they will often have had to fight against powerful expectations of the role they should prioritise: that of mother and home-maker. "Whilst my children needed time and attention from me, I also had to establish myself and prove my capabilities at work," explains professor Rohayu Abdul-Ghani, now deputy director at Universiti Kebangsaan, Malaysia."There was no support from the university, at least none that I was aware of other than the flexibility in my work hours, which was a great help but in itself not enough." Without her husband's unstinting (and in Malaysian culture, highly unusual) support for her career – which came at some cost to his own – Abdul-Ghani says she would most likely have found it impossible to progress into senior management.If a woman is building her career, she cannot bear the workload of family life alone,

    she continues. "It would be utterly ridiculous to expect career-women on leadership paths to continue to play the role of traditional women. Such expectations and any attempt to fulfill them would only lead to additional conflict, stress and possibly burnout."While
    some Malaysian government appointments mean that women have gained vice-chancellor positions – there is a stated target of 30% – more action needs to be taken, says Abdul-Ghani, not least because some women have declined senior administrative roles when they have been offered. Mentoring, though it may sound soft and

    fluffy, can be enormously influential, she believes, and there must be more

    of it.The need for a space in which female academics can share experiences and support each other's ambitions is all too evident in Morley's response to a question over the costs of pursuing seniority in academia."Leadership is perceived as unattractive by many women," she explains, "not just because of the long-hours culture – many women work very long hours anyway –

    but because

    senior leadership can involve

    implementing unpopular

    neo-liberal reforms, being in the minority as a woman, and having to constantly prove one's worth in cultures that do not respect women's authority. Women have the additional workload of dealing with sexism and discrimination.
    All of this takes a toll on one's

    work life balance, health, social life and general well-being. Many women report a sense of fragility and precariousness and always feeling at risk."As a high-flying businesswoman able to see the world of academia from an outsider's perspective, Erza-Evans agrees. "To build a career, academic or others, women tend to have to work harder and longer.
    We have to endure various external and internal challenges. We are expected

    to do everything all at once and to be flawless at that too – for example, if you miss a paper deadline because your child is ill, you're

    not cut out to be an academic because you are an emotional woman who

    cannot prioritise!"Policy measures are needed, but so are practical and imaginative ideas that can be applied globally, not just in one country or region.

    And it's not just tinkering at the edges that will make the

    difference in the end, says Abdul-Ghani."Higher
    education must make appointment of women academic administrators and development of young female academic talents part of their strategic goals. I have seen this to be effective at [my university] with the setting up of gender diversity as a key performance indicator.
    In addition, the institutes are held accountable for gender diversity and for the remedial measures to be taken where necessary.
    Until this is done, women academics will continue to be excluded and marginalized from becoming senior, influential players in HE."'Going

    global' Manifesto for change• Equality as quality – equality as key performance indicator in audits, and gender equity included in reputation league tables• Research grants – monitoring of applications and awards made to women, with gender implications included in assessment criteria• Journals – editorial boards, and appointments of editors, need more transparent selection processes, and policies on equality• Data – establishment of global database on women and leadership in higher education• Development – more investment in mentorship and leadership development for women and gender included in

    existing programmes• Mainstreaming – review of work cultures to ensure diversity is mainstreamed into all organisational practices and proceduresWe will be hosting a live chat on gender equality in global higher education on Friday 8 March, 2013 from 12–2pm GMT

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    affiliated companies. All rights reserved. | Use of this content is subject to our Terms & Conditions | More Feeds-- The biggest Mini in new-car showrooms isn't so mini in size and price. In winter there's not much to take your attention away from the structure or colors of trees and shrubs.
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    For years, officials in wealthy, liberal Montgomery County have avoided difficult decisions on scaling back pensions and health-care benefits for retirees. Now, the long-term shortfall is $4.8 billion. The money is flowing in, but it could bring with it a complacency that will hinder reform. Steaua Bucharest are looking to cause an upset as they prepare to face Chelsea in

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    also called FoundationDB, is being marketed for organizations that want to consolidate their

    NoSQL databases into a single architecture. Join Guardian US writers for our first chat about Sonali Deraniyagala's Wave, about surviving the 2006 TsunamiThe Guardian will host a pop-up book club discussion of Sonali Deraniyagala's new book Wave on Monday and Tuesday, March 18 and 19, at 1pm. Previously we discussed Betty Friedan's The Feminine Mystique.
    "I thought nothing of it at first," writes Sonali Deraniyagala in the opening sentence of Wave. The book explores the tsunami that crashed ashore on the southern coast of Sri Lanka on December 26, 2004, killing over quarter of a million people, including Deraniyagala's parents, husband and two young sons.Deraniyagala was with them,

    and only survived by forcing herself to cling to the branch of a tree. She tells the story of the tsunami in graphic detail and describes her physical and emotional journey since

    then in precise but harrowing prose.If you haven't read the book yet, don't worry.
    It's not long, and it'll grip you from the start.
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    her UROP experience was the people.“Andrej and Nenad were incredible to work with, and were patient and really fun to be around,” Sack says.
    “It was wonderful to be in an atmosphere where brilliant people asked for and appreciated my thoughts on projects, as well as asked what my plans were for graduate school, and provided an endless resource of experience and advice.”In addition, Sack says Wang was an excellent role model from whom she learned much.
    For example, after seeing how Wang ran group meetings, Sack followed suit as a student manager for a class during the fall semester.As with so many of the best learning opportunities, Sack’s UROP experience taught her how much she didn’t know, and

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    In fact, the findings point to a more precise use of social media where users frequently include keywords in their tweets so that they engage more effectively with other members of their community or tribe. Just like our ancestors we try to join communities based on our political interests, ethnicity,

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