Sunday, October 07, 2018

TECH Dozens -- Week ending Saturday 10/6/18

Last update: Sunday 10/7/18 @ 12:30 pm

This week's cover = Nobel Prizes in medicine, physics, and chemistry ... Other top stories = Amazon raises its minimum wage to $15/hour ... China hacks big U.S. tech firms

The Digital Learning Lab's favorite tweets about how leaders in Black higher education at HBCUs and other colleges and universities are promoting the skills that yield more diverse employment and entrepreneurial opportunities in tech (#DiversityInTech) ... plus tweets about significant innovations in #EdTech and the broader context of information technology ... Big news, interesting stories, insightful comments, and good reads ... for the week ending Saturday 10/6/18

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

#EdTech Calendar ... TECH Dozens: 20172016

Cover Story ... Nobels in Medicine, Physics, Chemistry +++++++++
  1. BREAKING NEWS The 2018 in Physiology or Medicine has been awarded jointly to James P. Allison and Tasuku Honjo “for their discovery of cancer therapy by inhibition of negative immune regulation.” ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Nature, NY Times, Gizmodo, The Verge, FastCompany, NPR ... and the The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet
  1. BREAKING NEWS The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the in Physics 2018 “for groundbreaking inventions in the field of laser physics” with one half to Arthur Ashkin and the other half jointly to Gérard Mourou and Donna Strickland. ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Nature, NY Times, Wired, Washington Post ... and the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
  1. BREAKING NEWS: The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the in Chemistry 2018 with one half to Frances H. Arnold and the other half jointly to George P. Smith and Sir Gregory P. Winter. ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Nature, NY Times, Inside Higher Ed, Scientific American, ... and the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences

A. Issues in Black Higher Ed (IBHE) ... Dozen - 4
  1. MSM researchers from the National Center for Primary Care, & develop first-ever forecast of Alzheimer’s disease by race & ethnicity. Estimates in relevant for strategic planning & interventions for patients and caregivers.
  1. Bears, do you have what it takes to be an Apple Scholar? Do you want to be mentored by an Apple mentor? Well, the in partnership with Apple, is proud to present a highly competitive Scholars Program for outstanding students. Apply today! – at Morgan State University
  1. The share of black faculty at predominately white, four-year public and nonprofit colleges was flat for the 10-year period ending in 2016. ...
  1. Now on US Black Engineer: TSU makes another contribution to planet discovery. ...
  1. COMMENTARY-Creating an Inclusion Imperative: Advancing in Medical... ...
  1. - Congratulations to JSU engineering professor Dr. Mahmoud A. Manzoul on being named a Fulbright Scholar!
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B. Ed Tech  ... Dozen - 1
  1. Are faculty members satisfied with their work? Here’s how nearly 1,000 professors answered that question. ...
  1. New report from explores the quickly evolving landscape of and pathways ...
  1. A chemist, a planetary scientist, an economist, and an epidemiologist are among this year's winners. ...
Analytics -- higher ed applications ... 
  1. Researchers found online communications reminding students to study had little impact on academic performance
  1. Colleges have plenty of data about their students. For those looking to experiment with learning analytics, the problem is that the data is messy and fragmented. A new effort hopes to address that. ...
  1. Now professors can detect patterns of attendance, and students, in an effort to improve, can track their own bad (or good) behavior. ...
  1. What Can Machine Learning Really Predict in Education?
Online and blended ...
  1. UPenn is offering an online master's degree in computer science that prepares students for a successful career in tech — for one-third of the on-campus cost ...
  1. Since the launch of about 6 years ago, colleges have been trying to find ways to bring new life to the courses available. Here's a look into what's been/being done:
Conferences, workshops, Twitter chats, and other events ...
  1. Advance STEM practice and policy at AAC&U’s STEM Higher Education Conference. ... EVENT 8 to 10 November 2018

    Are you signed up for our next ? We will be discussing: How Will Nontraditional Providers Influence Digital Learning Design? RSVP today: ... EVENT -- 9 October 2018
C. Info Tech ... Dozen - 2
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Top Story #1 ... Amazon raises minimum wage +++++++++

  1. Political pressure, a tighter labor market, an impending holiday shopping season in which the company will need to attract 100,000 seasonal employees—there are plenty of reasons why Amazon raised its minimum wage ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by NY Times, Recode, Motherboard, Axios,
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  1. Cloudera, Hortonworks merge in deal valued at $5.2 billion by ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Axios, TechCrunch
  1. Why Pentagon cloud-computing contract is a huge deal ...
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Internet of Things, the Cloud, 5G ...
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Cybersecurity, privacy, & cybercrime ...

Top Story #2 ... China's big U.S. hack  +++++++++
  1. NEW COVER: The Big Hack ... China used a tiny chip in a huge hack that infiltrated Apple and Amazon ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Wired, NYTimes, Bloomberg, The Verge, Business Insider, Gizmodo, VentureBeat, TechCrunch
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  1. 30 cybersecurity, election security and computer science experts sent a letter to DHS and EAC requesting they discourage states from using wireless modems in their voting systems, according to the letter which Axios obtained. ...
  1. FBI forces Apple iPhone X owner to unlock device through Face ID by ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by CNET
  1. Web inventor Berners-Lee creates a new privacy first way of dealing with the internet by ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by
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Policies and Political context ...

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D. Hackers  ... Dozen + 4
  1. Our Tech Exploration Lab at NYC is here! This is a space dedicated to bringing girls closer to innovative technologies through workshops, after-school & summer programs! We are also thrilled to announce our new Board of Directors!

Coding, courses, tutorials, & jobs
  1. Online Master’s in Applied Data Science From Syracuse Designed for data science professionals who are interested in advancing their technical data management and application skills without relocating. Apply by October 12. ... DLL Editor's note -- See the DLL's extensive directory for more programs ==> Data Science Directory
  1. In Northwestern's Online MS in Data Science, you’ll learn from an accomplished faculty of leading industry experts, choose from a wide range of specializations and electives to suit your goals, and earn your master’s degree entirely online. ... DLL Editor's note -- See the DLL's extensive directory for more programs ==> Data Science Directory

  1. Wikipedia Data Science: Working with the World’s Largest Encyclopedia by ...
  1. DC Office of the Chief Technology Office (OCTO) invites developers & to compete in the Gigabit DC Challenge (GigabitDCx). DC seeks apps that advance opportunity & solutions in areas of city mobility and the environment.
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Hackathons, workshops, meetups, and other events ... 
  1. Calling all Chicago Tech Divas: Have you registered for our October events? Sign up now! Chicago Science Works - Saturday, October 13 register here: ... Wakanda by Design - Saturday, October 20 register here: ... EVENT -- 13 October 2018
  1. The 4th annual conference is Oct 15-17. Register now to join the leaders pushing inclusive innovation across the tech ecosystem: ... EVENT -- 15 to 17 October 2018
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E. Views -- Comments and Opinions  ... Quarter-Dozen
  1. "The advice I would give young people today is not to go into computer science; a much more exciting place to be is the world of biology. It’s going through the same kind of transformation right now that occurred in information technology 20 years ago." ...
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Long form ... good reads ... :-)
  1. An update on Harvard's race, diversity efforts
  1. From that insane storm animation to missing matter in the universe, here were the best stories from September. ...
F. Chuckles, Shame, and/or Fake News  ... Quarter-Dozen
  1. Sen. Mitch McConnell on the Kavanaugh confirmation. ... video link


  1. President Trump has sold himself as a self-made billionaire but a Times investigation found that he received more than $400 million from his father’s empire, much of it through dubious tax schemes during the 1990s, including instances of outright fraud. ...
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@POTUS45 in his own words ... until #2020 
  1. I applaud and congratulate the U.S. Senate for confirming our GREAT NOMINEE, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, to the United States Supreme Court. Later today, I will sign his Commission of Appointment, and he will be officially sworn in. Very exciting!

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