Do We Need Yet More Films About Time Loops? A Pretty Much Pop Discussion (#80) of Groundhog Day and its Descendents Tine looping, where a character is doomed to repeat the same day (or hour, or longer period) is a sci-fi trope dating back more than a century, but really entered American consciousness with the 1993 Bill Murray film Groundhog Day . Since then, and especially in the last five years, there have been numerous iterations of this idea in various genres from racial police-shooting drama to...
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CSULB first Cal State campus to establish vaccination clinic for staff, faculty and students

Cal State Long Beach became the first CSU campus with its own coronavirus vaccination clinic and began inoculating staff and faculty on Tuesday, Feb. 2. The university, which has nearly 6,400 full- and part-time employees, expects to administer around 1,170 doses this week at its drive-thru clinic — on the second floor of the Walter Pyramid parking structure — and at a second station for walk-ups, said CSULB spokesman Gregory Woods. The university received about 2,400 doses from Long Beach, whic...
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Nonprofits in Good Times and Bad Times

Tax returns from millions of US nonprofits reveal that charities do not expand during bad times, when need is the greatest. Although they are able to smooth the swings of their activities more than for-profit organizations, nonprofits exhibit substantial sensitivity to economic cycles. [Author: by Christine L. Exley, Nils H. Lehr, and Stephen J. Terry]
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Learning with People Like Me: The Role of Age-Similar Peers on Online Business Course Engagement

Online learning usually has lower course engagement and higher dropout rates than in-person instruction. However, when classmates are of similar ages it helps boost retention and engagement. Similar-aged classmates have more in common, making interactions mutually rewarding. [Author: by Laura R. Huber, Jacqueline N. Lane, and Karim R. Lakhani]
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Hate Crime Increases with Minoritized Group Rank

Attitudes and behaviors toward social categories are not fixed but vary depending on perceived group size and rank. In the United States, an increase in a group’s size-based rank relative to those of other minority groups is associated with greater likelihood of being targeted with hate crimes. [Author: by Mina Cikara, Vasiliki Fouka, and Marco Tabellini]
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LA County’s coronavirus death toll climbs past 17,000

Daily COVID-19 case numbers continued tumbling on Tuesday, Feb. 2, in Los Angeles County, but the death toll climbed above the 17,000 mark, with more than 200 new fatalities. The county Department of Public Health announced 205 virus deaths on Tuesday, raising the countywide cumulative total from throughout the pandemic to 17,057. Health officials noted that more than 7,000 COVID deaths have been reported over the past month, matching the total number of virus deaths that occurred between Februa...
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Tony Bennett Duets with Lady Gaga, Amy Winehouse & Other Musicians, Passing on the Great American Songbook I was possessed with a wonderful example of my Italian American family. They would come over and join us every Sunday, all my aunts and uncles and nephews and nieces, and I would sing for them. I was 10 years old, and I was just saying, “Who am I? What am I supposed to do?” And they told me that they love the way I sang. It created a passion in my life that exists to this moment as I speak to you, that is stronger now at 89 than in my whole lif...
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Q&A Sessions: ‘The work I do at UCT is not about me’ — Mamokgethi Phakeng

UCT vice-chancellor Mamokgethi Phakeng talks to Nicolene de Wee about transformation, the bullying claims against her, and her passion for music The post Q&A Sessions: ‘The work I do at UCT is not about me’ — Mamokgethi Phakeng appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
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Language-learning service Babbel adds live classes, games and more

Babbel, the Berlin-based language-learning platform, today announced that it is now going well beyond its core app-based learning service and is introducing live classes. Capped at six students, these conversation-driven classes will be taught by certified teachers, using Babbel’s existing methodology. Learners can add live classes to their existing Babbel subscription for an additional fee, starting at $110 for five classes/month, or subscribe to them as a standalone product (though they’ll als...
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Udemy’s new president discusses the reskilling company’s future

Udemy, which launched more than a decade ago, has sold courses to 50 million students through its digital learning platform. But new president Greg Brown sees “exponential growth” opportunities in doubling down on its enterprise arm, which currently has over 7,000 customers. The shift within Udemy has been brewing for years, but recent tailwinds have shifted the way the business closes contracts. In a phone interview, Brown said Udemy for Business, the company’s corporate lear...
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Watch 36 Short Animations That Tell the Origin Stories of Mexico’s Indigenous Peoples in Their Own Languages In our efforts to preserve endangered species we seem to overlook something equally important. To me it is a sign of a deeply disturbed civilization where tree huggers and whale huggers in their weirdness are acceptable while no one embraces the last speakers of a language.  – Werner Herzog, Encounters at the End of the World Trees and whales aside, we suspect the ever quotable Herzog would warm to fellow director Gabriela Badillo’s 68 Voices, ...
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West Hills’ Kadima Day School survives location changes, 2008 recession and, now, the pandemic

Kadima Day School in West Hills, Wednesday, October 21, 2020. Kadima Day School is one of a limited number of schools that have received clearance from Los Angeles County Public Health officials to re-open for limited in-person, on-campus instructions, the first group to gain such approval in the waiver application process during the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Kadima Day School in West Hills, Wednesday, October 21, 2020. Kadima Day School is...
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David Olusoga on the census: 'Some see it as a civic duty, and they're right'

UK historian prepares online lesson for 1.5m children on population survey’s role in tracing the past and looking to futureAs a child growing up on a council estate in Gateshead, the historian David Olusoga remembers his mother filling in a lengthy form about their family: ages, occupations, how they travelled to work, birthplace, language, religion, whether they owned or rented their home. “I wanted to know what this thing was,” he says. Now, he describes the census as “a snapshot taken every 1...
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Connect with family during Black History Month and beyond

Every year, I look forward to family reunions. From the matching T-shirts to the impromptu line dances, reunions allow my family to pass down traditions and preserve memories across many generations. But now, when social distancing has become the norm, staying connected with family and friends is even more challenging. When meeting in person is impossible, it’s crucial to find ways to get together virtually using technology.My family, of course, isn’t the only one having to change what reunions ...
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15 Incredibly Cute Graduation Dresses for 2021

Look your best for graduation day with these gorgeous (and affordable) dresses.
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Japanese Violinist Covers Eddie Van Halen’s “Eruption”: Metal Meets Classical Again In a 1992 journal article “Eruptions: heavy metal appropriations of classical virtuosity,” musicologist Robert Walser explored the link between heavy metal and classical music–the way in which metal guitarists studied classical music and created “a new kind of guitar virtuosity.” Published by Cambridge University Press, Walser’s essay comes to focus on Eddie Van Halen’s “Eruption,” the “solo that transformed rock guitar.” He writes: “Released i...
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The impact of current work hour restrictions and OSHA misclassification on house staff health

Over 100,000 medical and surgical resident physicians and fellows (combined, “house staff”) are the first-line physicians for most patients in the nation’s 1,100+ teaching hospitals. Maximum weekly work hours regulated by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) are colloquially cited to be 80 per week. Notably, however, they are 80 hours averaged over […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Listen to the Never-Heard Song Written for Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey Hollywood film scores have become blandly formulaic, thanks to filmmakers’ over-reliance on the same kinds of “temp music” during the editing process, a practice that can lead to a boilerplate approach at the scoring stage. But the use of temporary music is nothing new. Stanley Kubrick left the temp score for 2001: A Space Odyssey as the film’s official soundtrack, opting for Richard Strauss’s Also Sprach Zarathustra for the iconic opening sequ...
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