Sunday, July 16, 2017

TECH Dozens -- Week ending Saturday 7/15/17

Last update: Sunday 7/16/17 @ 3:30 pm
This week's cover = Very large Antarctic ice sheet breaks off ... Other top stories = Microsoft wants to close rural broadband gap ... Trump backs off cyber partnership with Russia to prevent election hacking ... Net Neutrality Day observed by major tech firms

The Digital Learning Lab's favorite tweets about how HBCUs and other organizations are promoting skills that yield more diverse employment opportunities and more diverse entrepreneurial opportunities in information technology (#DiversityInTech) ... plus tweets about significant innovations in Ed Tech and Info Tech ... Big news, interesting stories, insightful comments, and good reads ... for the week ending Saturday 7/15/17

A. HBCUS | B. Ed Tech | C. Info Tech | D. Hackers | E. Views | F. Chuckles

Calendars:  #EdTech and #DiversityInTech 

TECH Dozens 2016

Cover Story ... Antarctic Iceberg ++++++++++ 

  1.  Satellite shots show the ice sheet's final moments before the break   ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by CNN, Scientific American, LA Times, BBC, Washington Post, Gizmodo
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A. HBCUS ... Half-Dozen + 2
  1.  First grads received doctoral degrees in 50+ years, conducting research at BRITE & completing dissertations.
  1.  . to increase employment outcomes by teaching students data science and analytics skills. More here:
  1.   - Wow! A Jackson State University STEM project will receive a $300,000 grant from the NSF
  1.  We're expanding our research into food security with $894,000 in grant funding from .
  1.  Cheyney working to build black representation in STEM fields. ...
  1.   project to help biology/chemistry faculty provide research opportunities for all students.
  1.  Dr. Valerie Montgomery Rice Appointed as Founding Board Member for New Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine
  1.  New institute focuses on emerging field of cultural neuroscience
B. Ed Tech ... Dozen + 5
  1.  Expansion of the academic transcript has become more competitive as models become accessible:
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  1.  NEW: IES awards more than $180 million in education and special education research grants:
  1.  The Power of Predictive Analytics for Student Retention - via
  1.  Colleges are Teaching IoT (Internet of Things) Courses
  1.  Lumina offers $3M to help states increase postsecondary education and training. Details, blog, video:
  1.  How do these issues with data management resonate with other science faculty?
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MOOCs, online, blended, flipped ...View Tweet activity
  1.  UCLA Plans Online Ed Expansion... via ...
  1.  Real-time data offers benefits in online learning ...
  1.   Podcast > Episode 25: Kelvin & Tom look at online education trends impact on daily operations.
  1.  Infographic: Research shows seeking more support, career services
  1.  MOOCs Now Focused on Paid Certificates and OPM Market ...
  1.  How to Help Faculty Build Online Courses
  1.  Ideas from the University of Arizona on helping faculty build online courses: Assign To
  1.  Acceleration: A Degree-Completion Strategy for Online Adult Students
C. Info Tech ... Issues in the broader technical environment that impact teaching, learning, research, hackers, and entrepreneurs ... 2 * Dozen - 4

Top Story #1 ... Microsoft vs. broadband gap +++++++++++
  1.  Microsoft wants to close the rural broadband gap by 2022 ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by NY Times, Mashable, Ars Technica, CNN, Recode, NPR, M.I.T. Tech Review, Mashable, Business Insider
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  1.  Scientists 'teleport' a particle hundreds of miles, but what does that mean? ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by MIT Tech Review, BBC
  1.  When Will Electric Cars Go Mainstream? It May Be Sooner Than You Think ...via ...
  1.  NASA’s Juno spacecraft just sent back the first stunning closeups of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot
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  1.  India overtakes the USA to become Facebook’s top country
  1.  AT&T’s Blockbuster Deal for Time Warner Hangs in Limbo ...via ...
  1.  Best Buy drops after Amazon announces a new service that puts Geek Squad in jeopardy   ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by TheNextWeb, CNET, ZDNet
  1.   shatters sales record -- again. Apparently people like sales. ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by ZDNet, CNBC
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FinTech, block chain, bitcoin ...

  1.  The blockchain is being used to create businesses that look like nothing you’ve seen before ...
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Self-driving vehicles ...

  1.  Apple is working with Hertz to test its self-driving technology
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Artificial Intelligence, machine learning, deep learning, bots, robotics ...
  1.  Adding artificial intelligence to energy production by
  1.  How machine learning helps LinkedIn and Instagram predict what you'll like ...
  1.  Hot on the Google's heels, Microsoft launched an initiative to help improve human-AI collaboration. ...
  1.  "World’s first robot lawyer" now available in all 50 states
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Cybersecurity, privacy, & cybercrime ...

  1.  Hackers are using this new attack method to target power companies
  1.  Two-factor authentication is a good idea that doesn't work anymore
  1.  Kaspersky Denies Close Ties to Russian Intelligence:  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Bloomberg, Engadget, ExtremeTech, Fortune
  1.   CYMI: Millions of Verizon customer records exposed in security lapse by   ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by BuzzFeed
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Science and technology policies 

Top Story #2 ... No U.S./Russia cyber unit +++++++++++
  1. Verified account @ZDNet Trump backs down from 'impenetrable cyber unit' with Russia by   ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by NY Times, Washington Post, NPR, CNET, Ars Technica
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Top Story #3 ... Net Neutrality Day +++++++++
  1.  The internet has spoken: Keep net neutrality rules ... DLL Editor's note -- Net Neutrality Day also covered by Wired, The Verge, TechCrunch, Washington Post, Fortune, NY Times, Business Insider
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D. Hackers ... Half-Dozen - 1
Diversity In Tech ... stats & strategies
  1.  How I Got Facebook to Invest in Minority-Owned Businesses - |
  1.  Thank you Ariel Lopez for including us! Knight Foundation BlackTech Week...
  1.  I know there are sistas out there wanting to jump into VC. Get on it! 👇🏾
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Founders, execs, and techs
  1.  The only woman to win the 'Nobel Prize of math' has died
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Coding & Coders
  1.  Which programming languages are most popular (and what does that even mean)?
E. Tech Views -- Comments, opinions, and long forms ... Half-Dozen + 2
  1.  Here’s why newspapers are banding together to fight Google and Facebook
  1.  Deep Blue vs. Garry Kasparov has been described as a milestone in AI, but also as a sad day for the world of chess. ...
  1.  Innovation and the Fear of Trying | Digital Tweed ... via ...
  1.  Lexington: The Trump family demonstrates why America shuns hereditary rule via ...
  1.  Savor Donald Trump Jr.’s Russian email thread; this is email’s last hurrah, says . ...
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  1.  Everyone agrees that secure elections matter; securing them is another matter entirely ...
  1.  If we're going to keep handing artificial intelligences important tasks, shouldn't we understand how they think? ...
F. Chuckles & Fake News ... 2 * Dozen - 1
  1.  Australian Journalist’s Trump Teardown Goes Viral Amid Interest in G-20 ... via ... To
  1.  Replying to  What is going on with Donald Trump Jr.? Here's what we know so far.
  2.  Donald Trump Jr.’s Meeting With A Russian Lawyer: What We Know So Far
  1.  Donald Trump Jr. was told in an email that damaging material to Clinton was part of Russian effort to aid campaign ...
  1.  ana Trump Calls Ex-Husband To Ask Him What He Did To Her Beautiful Baby Boy
  1.  Following The Russian Lawyer Scandal, Nike Has Pulled Its $125 Million Endorsement Deal With Donald Trump Jr.
  1.  . reads Trump's tweets as Gollum, and it's preciousss
  1.  The lobbyist’s presence adds a twist to the evolving story about the meeting Donald Trump Jr. set up in Russia ...
  1.  Excerpts from President Trump’s conversation with journalists on Air Force One ...
  1.  Here's how key Trump associates have been linked to Russia and how they misled officials
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@POTUS and other #Borgias ... in their own words ... deposition??? ... :-(
  1.  The fact that President Putin and I discussed a Cyber Security unit doesn't mean I think it can happen. It can't-but a ceasefire can,& did!
  1.  When I left Conference Room for short meetings with Japan and other countries, I asked Ivanka to hold seat. Very standard. Angela M agrees!
  1.  If Chelsea Clinton were asked to hold the seat for her mother,as her mother gave our country away, the Fake News would say CHELSEA FOR PRES!
  1.  Why aren't the same standards placed on the Democrats. Look what Hillary Clinton may have gotten away with. Disgraceful!
  1.  The W.H. is functioning perfectly, focused on HealthCare, Tax Cuts/Reform & many other things. I have very little time for watching T.V.Assign To
  1.  . on media coverage of : “They try to belittle her at every chance. It’s really sad.”

  1.  My son Donald did a good job last night. He was open, transparent and innocent. This is the greatest Witch Hunt in political history. Sad!
  1.  Replying to  . states "Democrats have willfully used Moscow disinformation to influence the presidential election against Donald Trump."
  1.  Media & Dems are extremely invested in the Russia story. If this nonsense meeting is all they have after a yr, I understand the desperation!Direct message
  1.  HillaryClinton can illegally get the questions to the Debate & delete 33,000 emails but my son Don is being scorned by the Fake News Media?
  1.  Thank you to all of the supporters, who far out-numbered the protesters, yesterday at the Women's U.S. Open. Very cool!
  1.  Thank you to former campaign adviser Michael Caputo for saying so powerfully that there was no Russian collusion in our winning campaign.
  1.  With all of its phony unnamed sources & highly slanted & even fraudulent reporting, News is DISTORTING DEMOCRACY in our country!
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