Record numbers from China and Hong Kong applying to study in UK

Chinese and Hongkonger university applicants now outnumber those from WalesRecord numbers of students from China and Hong Kong are applying for places at British universities, overtaking the number of applicants from Wales, according to official figures.Data from the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (Ucas) shows a spike in demand for undergraduate places from mainland China and a small rise in applications from the EU, despite fears over Brexit. Continue reading...
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UW student dies after slipping on campus sidewalk

It's not yet clear if icy conditions from the recent snowstorm played a role in the student's fall, a university police spokesman said. Detectives are investigating.
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Does Public Ownership and Accountability Increase Diversity? Evidence from IPOs

Going public has no effect on workforce diversity, according to this study comparing changes in firms’ ownership type with longitudinal data on employment. Research by Rembrand Koning and John-Paul Ferguson. [Author: by Rembrand Koning and John-Paul Ferguson]
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Canoga Park fifth-graders meet a COD-E, a robot designed to get them excited about tech

Code’E, right, takes part in Genein Jefferson’s fifth-grade class Tuesday. The Òlife-sizedÓ robot, courtesy of PWC professional services, took part in the Canoga Park New Academy Charter School 5th grade class as part of their education initiative to get kids interested in technology. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Code’E takes part in Genein Jefferson’s fifth-grade class Tuesday. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Sound The gallery will re...
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Ever After at Atlanta’s Alliance Theatre!

Remember the 1998 movie Ever After: A Cinderella Story starring Drew Barrymore? I do! Based on the movie and the original fairy tale by Charles Perrault, Ever After: a Musical for the Ages is currently running at Atlanta’s Alliance Theatre until February 17 and I’ve got a 25% off discount on ALL price categories to this Broadway bound musical production! Synopsis: From award-winning songwriting team Zina Goldrich and Marcy Heisler comes a captivating musical based on the hit film. Share the j...
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A Short History of Punk: From Late 50s Rockabilly and Garage Rock to The Ramones & Sex Pistols

Seems there was a time when the dominant story of punk was the story of British punk. If you knew nothing else, you knew the name Sid Vicious, and that seemed to sum it up. Maybe it was only in the mid-nineties, around the time Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain released Please Kill Me: the Uncensored Oral History of Punk that more people began to popularly understand the lineage of late sixties garage rock, the Velvet Underground, Detroit’s Iggy and the Stooges, and the early CBGB scene in ...
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Do You Know Why Uzma Was Killed?

Last week, Pakistani society was struggling with the story of the horrific murder of Uzma, a teenager, who worked as a house maid in the city of Lahore. The 16-year-old was allegedly tortured for months and then murdered by the woman she worked for…for taking a bite from the daughter’s plate. #JusticeForUzma is a campaign that highlights the many terrible ways household help is treated in places around the world. Here, Fatima Asad writes about how she is raising her children to be the change the...
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A Vintage Grand Piano Gets Reengineered to Play 20 Different Instruments with a Push of Its Keys

The Ukrainian Band "Brunettes Shoot Blondes" took a broken, vintage grand piano and reengineered it, turning it into "a hybrid, containing 20 instruments." Now, when you press the keys, the "piano hammers beat a marimba, tambourine, cymbals or even castanets. There are also special mechanical devices that allow for the playing of cello, violins and organ." Watch it in action above... via Colossal/Laughing Squid Follow Open Culture on Facebook and   Twitter and  share intelligent me...
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NYC launches partnership network, “The Grid”, to help grow urban tech ecosystem

The New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) and  CIV:LAB – a nonprofit dedicated to connecting urban tech leaders – have announced the launch of The Grid, a member-based partnership network for New York’s urban tech community. The goal of the network is to link organizations, academia and local tech leaders, in order to promote collaboration and the sharing of knowledge and resources. In addition to connecting member companies and talent, The Grid will host various events, e...
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#3quotes from Vygotsky

Russian psychologist Lev Vygotsky is revered as a notable pioneer of research into learning and cognitive development. Although his writings were suppressed in the West for several decades, they eventually emerged in the 70s, representative of a progressive view of constructivism, in which the social was seen as a major influence on learning.His seminal work Mind in Society (1978) has been widely cited although not widely read, but it is important to draw Vygotsky's ideas from their origin. Her...
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How Much Do I Need to Save for College?

A little over 6 years ago, I became a dad. Less than a month later, I wrote an article about saving for college. Yes, I’m weird. I thought I’d do something I call “Then and Now.” The idea is to look at an old blog post, review it, and update it for now. I feel that the value of a blog is the journey. Otherwise, you might as well just create a website. Here we’ll see how things have changed in the first trimester of our college financial planning. I think we’ll find that not only has our fa...
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Watch The Journey, the New Ridley Scott Short Film Teased During the Super Bowl

Established in 1933, Turkish Airlines celebrated its 85th anniversary last year with a higher profile than ever before. Born in 1937, Ridley Scott turned 81 last year and has shown no decline whatsoever in his enthusiasm for filmmaking. This year found those two institutions brought together by another, the Super Bowl, which offered the occasion to air a thirty-second teaser for The Journey, a six-minute film commissioned by Turkish Airlines and directed by Scott. (The same game also, Op...
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The Origins of the “Amen Break,” The Most Sampled Piece of Recorded Music Ever

You may not find the reference easily in a Google search. But hang around electronic musicians, DJs, or producers long enough, and you’ll probably hear someone talk about an “Amen song.” They don't mean gospel, not directly, but the famed “Amen break,” a six-second drum loop sampled from a 1969 soul instrumental recording of the gospel song “Amen, Brother” from the B-Side of a Grammy-winning record by Washington, DC-based group The Winstons. Played by drummer G.C. Coleman, who died in 19...
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