Sunday, June 10, 2018

TECH Dozens -- Week ending Saturday 6/9/18

Last update: Sunday 6/10/18 @ 12:30 pm
This week's cover = Harvard affiliate develops low cost method for removing CO2 from atmosphere ... Other top stories = Microsoft buys GitHub ... IBM/Nvidia make world's fastest supercomputer ... Honey bees understand zero

The Digital Learning Lab's favorite tweets about how HBCUs and other  organizations are promoting skills that yield more diverse employment and entrepreneurial opportunities in tech (#DiversityInTech) ... plus tweets about significant #EdTech innovations in the broader context of information technology ... Big news, interesting stories, insightful comments, and good reads ... for the week ending Saturday 6/9/18

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

#EdTech Calendar ... TECH Dozens: 20172016

Cover Story ... Harvard removes CO2 from air cheaply +++++++++
  1. It would cost trillions of dollars to use Carbon Engineering's system to scrub 8bn-10bn tonnes of CO2 per year ... ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Bloomberg, Business Insider, The Atlantic, M.I.T. Technology Review, Nature, National Geographic, Harvard
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A. HBCUs + Other Issues in Black Higher Ed ... Dozen - 1
  1. Boeing Partners with TMCF to Invest $6 Million in HBCUs ...
  1. As JSU’s representative, chief information officer Dr. Deborah Dent was the only panelist from an HBCU on the 2018 Internet2 Global Summit's planning committee.
  1. Partners with Newly Established Fort Bragg Research Institute announced today its partnership with the Fort Bragg Research Institute, a center designed to support the ongoing research interests of Womack Army Medical Center... Read more:
  1. A U.S. Army major general visited 's OSCAR facility this week while exploring a collaborative science and technology partnership with the University.
  1. Join this June in for the annual APLU HBCU Summit! Click the link to learn more and register! ... EVENT -- 27 to 29 June 2018

  1. ECSU, along side , would like to thank all the representatives from the ’s office for allowing us to host their event in order to discuss how STEM education is a driver for economic development in our region.

  1. HBCU Women in don't let this $5K pass you by! Apply for the Davis for Women in by 6/8!
  1. Shaw University's Computer Science program is creating the next generation of tech talent. Check out what the program is up to, .
  1. SSU lands two National Science Foundation () grants totaling more $475,000. More: 🔬
  1. Hampton University and Verizon Partner for Innovative Learning Program to Offer STEM and Technology Courses to Local Minority Male Students in Middle School
B. Ed Tech  ... Dozen - 4
  1. ICYMI: As American political leaders walk away from embracing globalism, many U.S. universities are proceeding with long-held -- and strikingly diverse -- visions to expand their offerings worldwide
  1. Facebook partners with community colleges to help students with digital literacy ...
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  1. “A lot of people see alternative credentials as a replacement to a degree, we don’t see it that way."
  1. “[Trilogy] is very cautious about how they position to students and don’t want to be in the place of making certain claims or promises that give propel the wrong impression"
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Analytics -- higher ed applications ... 
  1. "Embedded learning analytics are not like rotisserie ovens: you can’t set them and forget them." (2017)
MOOCs, online, blended, flipped ...
  1. New issue of the Online Learning Journal released!
Conferences, workshops, Twitter chats, and other events ...
  1. View the exciting agenda for this year's Learning Innovation Summit: ... EVENT -- 15 June 2018
  1. Book your calendars next week for the next ! For reminders and updates, make sure to RSVP here: ... EVENT -- 12 June 2018
C. Info Tech  ... Dozen - 1
Top Story #2 ... World's fastest supercomputer +++++++++
  1. America hasn’t possessed the world’s most powerful supercomputer since June 2013, but the unveiling of the IBM-built Summit supercomputer just changed all of that ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by NY Times, Bloomberg, TechCrunch, CNET, PCMag, ExtremeTech, DigitalTrends
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Top Story  #3... Busy bees doing nothing +++++++++
  1. There are small beautiful things in the world, full of wonder. Like bees ... via @VoxDotCom ... ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Science, NPR, Smithsonian Magazine, Gizmodo, Vox
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  1. WWDC 2018: Everything from Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Wired, Bloomberg, The Verge, Gizmodo, VentureBeat, ComputerWorld, Engadget, TechCrunch, TechRepublic

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Top Story #1 ... Microsoft buys GitHub +++++++++
  1. Microsoft is buying GitHub for $7.5 billion: ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by NY Times, Wired, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Fortune, VentureBeat, Harvard Business Review, ZDNet, GeekWire, Ars Technica ... and Microsoft
Artificial Intelligence, machine learning, deep learning, bots, robotics ...
  1. Google’s new ‘AI principles’ forbid its use in weapons and human rights violations ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Wired, Bloomberg, M.I.T. Technology Review, Engadget, The Verge, CNET, VentureBeat, GeekWire, Gizmodo
  1. Bad things happen when you train AI using ‘the darkest corners of Reddit’ by ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by The Verge, Rolling Stone, Digital Trends, ZDNet, Fortune, Motherboard ... and M.I.T.
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Analytics ... Big data, statistical learning, data science ...

  1. Microsoft's newest data center is a giant metal can at the bottom of the sea ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by ZDNet, Fast Company, TechCrunch, TechRepublic, Motherboard
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Cybersecurity, privacy, & cybercrime ...
  1. Facebook discloses data-sharing partnerships with 4 Chinese device makers ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by NY Times, Fast Company, Mashable, Gizmodo
  1. DNA testing service MyHeritage hacked: ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Bloomberg, ZDNet
  1. Apple increases privacy controls in its growing cold war against Facebook ... DLL Editor's note -- Apple's critiques of Facebook's privacy lapses also covered by CNET, Mashable, The Verge, Recode
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D. Hackers  ... Dozen
  1. 🎥 Watch Founder of 2018 Visionary Honoree acceptance speech at - "The Sign of a Good Teacher is How Successful the Students Become" ...
Diversity In Tech ... stats & strategies
  1. Alphabet's annual meeting was turned on its head Wednesday when employees of Google took the stage to criticize their bosses’ pay
Founders, techs, and execs
  1. Dr. Jon Goldsby was honored as Senior Technology Fellow of the year during the annual BEYA STEM Conference this spring, becoming one of the few NASA Earth employees to be a two-time Black Engineer of the Year Award (BEYA) winner. ...
  1. . to honor NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson with a bronze statue and scholarship in her name. The 1937 alumna became a household name through the book and movie "Hidden Figures."
Coding, courses, tutorials, & jobs
  1. Colleges should consider integrating bootcamps, not view them as threats ...
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Hackathons, workshops, meetups, etc
  1. We're coming to Chicago on June 23rd to host a SmartGurlz Robotics Workshop! Join us to learn all about how you can code your very own robots! Register here: ... EVENT -- 23 June 2018
  1. Our Nashville Pop-Up Workshop is coming up soon! Register now to learn to build a mobile app with us! Register here: ... EVENT -- 16 June 2018
  1. Join on June 9th, 10am for Access to Capital Forum Part I - Presented By Hyde Park Bank. ... EVENT -- 9 June 2018
  1. We're excited about the speaker lineup for New York on June 27th. / Talks on VR, networking, AI, future of web, cybersecurity & inclusion. Register today! ... EVENT -- 27 June 2018
  1. At you will learn the latest trends and key insights from 200+ top contributors and experts in the field of data science and artificial intelligence! ... EVENT -- 31 Oct to 3 Nov 2018
  1. The 2018 BDPA National Technology Conference is two months away. We have exciting and transformational experiences waiting for you. Hope to see you there. Go to to register TODAY!! ... EVENT -- 9 to 11 31 Aug 2018
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E. Views -- Comments and Opinions  ... Dozen - 3
  1. In Kim Jong Un's attempt to unleash the economy and hold on to his dictatorship, he seems to be taking a lesson from China’s Communist Party: change, or die. ...
  1. ZTE, the Chinese telecommunications company, has been at the center of a wide-ranging and complex trade dispute between Washington and Beijing. Here's the latest wrinkle: ... ... DLL Editor's note -- Assessments of Trump's ZTE decision also posted by Wired, Axios, Gizmodo, CNET
  1. Why a DNA data breach is much worse than a credit card leak
  1. Trump is challenging the global order, and well-established alliances, more than any U.S. president in living memory. ...
Long form ... good reads ... :-)
  1. Science is taking a back seat in policymaking across the Trump administration. The North Korea nuclear talks offer a prime example. ...
  1. In this episode guest David Barrett, Founder and CEO of , joins host to discuss - and human productivity.
  1. “The State of Self-Driving Cars for Everybody🚶🚘” by Jan Zawadzki
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F. Chuckles, Shame, and/or Fake News  ... Dozen - 3
  1. German Chancellor Angela Merkel shares a picture that says a thousand words. ==>
  1. In our lifetime, no president has matched Trump’s ability to summon the power of the pulpit, friendly media, and the tweet-by-tweet power of repetition and persuasion to move minds en masse. ...
  1. Pres. Trump says he is "very well prepared" for summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un: "I don't think I have to prepare very much. It's about attitude, it's about willingness to get things done."
  1. What's good for The Donald in North Korea ==>
  1. ICYMI: DLL Editor's Note -- Federalist Papers #1 "... of those men who have overturned the liberties of republics, the greatest number have begun their career by paying an obsequious court to the people; commencing demagogues, and ending tyrants." ===>

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@POTUS45 in his own words ... until #2020 or #25 ... 
  1. Based on Justin’s false statements at his news conference, and the fact that Canada is charging massive Tariffs to our U.S. farmers, workers and companies, I have instructed our U.S. Reps not to endorse the Communique as we look at Tariffs on automobiles flooding the U.S. Market
  2. PM Justin Trudeau of Canada acted so meek and mild during our meetings only to give a news conference after I left saying that, “US Tariffs were kind of insulting” and he “will not be pushed around.” Very dishonest & weak. Our Tariffs are in response to his of 270% on dairy!
  1. As has been stated by numerous legal scholars, I have the absolute right to PARDON myself, but why would I do that when I have done nothing wrong? In the meantime, the never ending Witch Hunt, led by 13 very Angry and Conflicted Democrats (& others) continues into the mid-terms!Assign To
  2. The appointment of the Special Counsel is totally UNCONSTITUTIONAL! Despite that, we play the game because I, unlike the Democrats, have done nothing wrong!

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