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policy as Sen. John
(R-Ariz.) worked to strip language repealing
the ban from the annual
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 â€œThe Last Exorcism: Part II,â€ 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.
-- Former Chicago Bears player Shaun Gayle has testified at
the trial of a woman accused of killing his pregnant
girlfriend. "Almost every
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
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
"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
while others, like Makan, incorporate the
use of the computer into the
using it as an earphone.
Makan received his
degrees in composition and religion at Oberlin College and Conservatory in Ohio and completed
in composition at the University of California at Berkeley; he began composing at a summer camp in a
classroom environment. "The
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 CafÃƒÂ©.
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to the big stage at Jimmy Kimmel Live where the Atlanta
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Susan Smith Blackburn Prize honors women who
have written works of
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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
far the lowest number
of assaults, thefts, threats and other crimes. There were just six ... Suspect
turned informant gives
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
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) â€“ 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
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
"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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 Hallidayguardian.co.uk
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Brajkovic deconstructs the historical elements of his
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 â€œWhat the Living Do,â€ 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
sectors are proven winners. An artist in Southern California who runs his own branding and design consulting company
happens to have a thing for restaurants. Our
blog to accompany the 2013 Wellcome Trust Science Writing
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
you get the best out of
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
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.â€¢
Roger Highfield is director of external
affairs at the Science Museum in London.â€¢
Read some Roger
Highfield â€“ we like
Sir Paul Nurse: Geneticist inherits a
mystery and Stephen Hawking: driven by a cosmic force of will, both published in
the Telegraph.â€¢ 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 â€“ the
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Johansson A federal appeals court on Friday rejected the CIAâ€™s claim
that it could neither
confirm nor deny whether it
â€œintelligence interestâ€ in
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
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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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
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
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
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 Childguardian.co.uk
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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.â€œThere 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,â€ says Hari Balakrishnan, the Fujitsu
Professor in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, who will serve as co-director of the center. â€œThe
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.â€The
centerâ€™s work will focus on three key areas, the most important of which is the spectrum crisis:
of radio spectrum caused by
the explosive popularity of wireless systems. Wireless@MIT researchers aim to develop new techniques for overcoming
â€œBy 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,â€ says Dina Katabi, professor of computer science and engineering and the centerâ€™s other co-director.
Wireless@MITâ€™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 todayâ€™s wireless networks. â€œThe center aims
to unleash a wide
range of mobile uses that will change
the way we live, work
and entertain,â€ 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 â€” from application vendors
and content providers to network operators,
equipment manufacturers and radio chipset developers
â€” operate more or less independently of each other.
â€œWe believe that by communicating information
between the different layers
of wireless systems, weâ€™ll see tremendous gains in performance, reliability and efficiency,â€ Balakrishnan says.
â€œFor 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.â€
The centerâ€™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, MITâ€™s largest interdepartmental laboratory, is well positioned to host the center.
Currently in its
the lab has played a key role in the technology revolution of the
several decades. â€œThe founding
companies of the center represent key segments of the wireless industry,â€ says CSAIL Director Daniela Rus, professor of computer science and engineering. â€œWe 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.â€ 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
history and has the third-largest salary in MLS this
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women to achieve parity in universities, policy measures are needed, but so are practical and imaginative ideas
that can be applied globally â€“
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 â€“ and in many parts of the world, the number of women
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
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 â€“ or indeed how fast â€“ 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
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.
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 â€“ no matter which country they work in â€“
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 â€“ which came at some cost to his own â€“ 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 â€“ there is a stated target of 30% â€“ 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
be enormously influential, she believes, and there must
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 â€“ many women work very long hours anyway â€“
senior leadership can involve
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
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 â€“ 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
And it's not just tinkering
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
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 changeâ€¢ Equality as quality â€“ equality
as key performance
indicator in audits, and gender equity included in reputation league tablesâ€¢ Research grants â€“ monitoring of applications
and awards made to women, with gender implications included in assessment criteriaâ€¢ Journals â€“ editorial boards, and appointments of editors, need more transparent selection processes, and policies on equalityâ€¢ Data
â€“ establishment of global database on women and
leadership in higher educationâ€¢ Development â€“ more investment in mentorship and
for women and gender included
existing programmesâ€¢ Mainstreaming â€“ 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 12â€“2pm GMT
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appreciate them for their branching habits and bark, not
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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.
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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
"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
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.
Some questions to consider:This is a book that deals with enormous loss. Does it cause you to re-evaluate your own losses?Life is about
Do you think that statement is true?The language
of the book is beautifully precise. But it can be a
to describe. What
words would you use?How to join the discussionPlease
join us Monday at 1pm ET.
We'd love to hear your thoughts and reactions, and we'll discuss
Wave using the #waveclub hashtag on Twitter.
You can also add to the discussion in the comments below. TsunamisEmma G Kellerguardian.co.uk © 2013 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved.
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Secretary of State John Kerry, after meeting with the Saudi foreign minister, also criticized Iran and Russia for helping arm the Assad government.
Some of the
most important lessons
a student can learn are not taught in a classroom. Thatâ€™s what
Jean Sack, a senior majoring in mechanical engineering, discovered last summer thanks to her experience with the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP), funded by the MIT Energy Initiative and BP.â€œResearch
is a completely
different side of academia,
and gives you a chance to connect concepts you learned in classes to the real world,â€ Sack says.
â€œThis was a
experience for me
and it gave me the confidence to move forward.â€This wasnâ€™t Sackâ€™s first experience as a UROP, however.
As an eager â€” perhaps too eager â€” freshman she
did a UROP during the Independent Activities Period. But Sack found that she had not yet sufficiently developed skills or enough knowledge to contribute,
especially considering the short time span she had on the project.
But by the time she was a junior, Sack decided to give
UROP another shot.
went through a
list of mechanical engineering professors conducting energy research and decided to contact those who were running the most interesting projects.Associate Professor Evelyn Wang saw
Sackâ€™s potential and put her on two
main projects: improving heat transfer of condensation, and
working on and with a prototype
of a solar thermophotovoltaic (STPV) system.Sackâ€™s work with condensation, which she performed with PhD candidate Nenad Miljkovic, involved conducting several runs on a variety of surfaces to characterize the heat transfer
effectiveness of different types of condensation
enabled by different
Additionally, her work on a prototype of a STPV system, performed with PhD candidate
Lenert, involved concentrating
the light from the solar simulator in order to reach higher temperatures to find when the most energy can be obtained from the PV
cell.Sack found this work
especially interesting because â€œSTPV has the potential to revolutionize
solar energy, since it
uses the entire solar spectrum and thus has much
greater energy potential.â€One of Sackâ€™s favorite parts
her UROP experience was the people.â€œAndrej and Nenad were incredible to work with, and were patient and really fun to be around,â€ Sack says.
â€œIt 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.â€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, Sackâ€™s UROP experience taught her how much she didnâ€™t know, and
discovered that I
know very little
about solar cells, but realized that much of
graduate study seems to be independent research on
topics that are of interest,â€ Sack says.This realization led her to decide to pursue a masterâ€™s degree next year at
MIT focused on thermophotovoltaics.
After that, what could come next? PhD? Industry? A national
laboratory? Sack plans to take her future one step at a time.
With a widened understanding of energy projects thanks to her UROP experience, she takes comfort in now knowing that there are far more directions she can take her career than she ever imagined.Want
to have a similar experience? Applications for the summer energy UROP are due March 8.
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the country.Lenders have become even less willing to part with their money, further crimping budgets and family spending.
Rick Nashâ€™s second-period goal and Henrik Lundqvistâ€™s stout
netminding gave the
Rangers a desperately needed victory and boosted them
to eighth place in the
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Analysis of millions of
tweets finds more precise use of social
media which seems to
contradict idea that Twitter users want to
share everything with everyoneâ€¢ Download the
dataâ€¢ More data journalism and data visualisations from
the GuardianTwitter users are forming 'tribes', each with their own language, according to a scientific
analysis of millions of tweets.The research on Twitter word usage throws up a
pattern of behaviour that seems to contradict the commonly held belief that users
simply want to
share everything with everyone.
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
try to join communities based on our political interests, ethnicity,
work and hobbies.The largest group found in
the analysis was made up of African Americans
words 'Nigga', 'poppin'
That community was one of the more close-knit, sending around 90% of messages within the group.
also tended to
shorten the ends of their words, replacing 'ing' with 'in' or 'er' with 'a'. (see the table below for a fuller tribal breakdown)Prof Vincent Jansen from the School of Biological Sciences at Royal Holloway, the institution which published the Word Usage Mirrors Community Structure in the
Online Social Network
Twitter report with
Princeton University, explained:Interestingly, just as people have varying regional accents, we also found that communities would misspell words in different ways.
The Justin Bieber fans have a habit of
ending words in 'ee', as in 'pleasee'.To
group these users
into communities, the researchers turned to algorithms from physics and
network science. The algorithms worked by looking at publicly sent messages between users.
In the graphic
above, the top word given for each tribe is the most significant one
in that community. Circles represent communities, with the area of the circle proportional to the number of users.
The widths of the lines between circles represent the numbers of
messages between or within community. The colours of the loops represent the proportion of messages that are within users
from that group - from yellow 0% to red 100% .Dr John Bryden, also at Royal Holloway, said that his team can now work out which tribes we belong to by analysing our tweets.
Given enough data,
Bryden said that this can be done "with up to 80% accuracy". The
research team hopes
the data gathered from the project, which has been running since 2009, could offer
a more accurate insight into the
changing language used by different
Twitter. By learning these languages researchers hope new ways will emerge of engaging with
Twitter tribes â€“ rather simply using conventional
Twitter features such as hashtags.Download
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Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences and an investigator at the McGovern Institute for Brain Research at
MIT has been awarded the Society for Neuroscienceâ€™s (SfN) Mika Salpeter Lifetime Achievement Award. The award recognizes individuals with outstanding career achievements in neuroscience who
have also actively promoted the professional advancement of women in neuroscience.
Constantine-Paton will be recognized for her achievements during
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In particular, her pioneering work on NMDA
receptor-dependent plasticity laid the
groundwork for our current understanding of
how the brain becomes correctly wired in response to activity and experience. She has also mentored many students and
postdocs, among them
several prominent women scientists, and
she is very active in promoting the career development of her
â€œMarthaâ€™s research contributions have been
extremely influential within her field, and her influence
has also been felt through her exemplary record of mentoring and
service,â€ says McGovern Institute Director Robert Desimone. â€œMarthaâ€™s career
indeed represents a lifetime of achievement
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half of all Americans never seek a second opinion about a diagnosis, treatment, drug or operation, according to a 2005 Gallup poll.
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