Kind of Blue: How Miles Davis Changed Jazz

Why is it, as Brian Gilmore writes at JazzTimes, that “even people who hardly listen to jazz adore this album”? Miles Davis’ Kind of Blue hardly needs an introduction. Many thousands of words have been written about its legendary composition and recording, about the extraordinary ensemble responsible for its existence—Davis, John Coltrane, “Cannonball” Adderley, Paul Chambers, Jimmy Cobb, and a young Bill Evans—and about the year of its release, 1959, a watershed moment in the history of...
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Hautelinks: The Best Coachella Fashion Trends, Khloe's Baby News, Plus More

Here are the links we love, love, loved this week. Who else is excited for H&M x Moschino?!Jordan Peele shows you how to spot a fake video. This is a must-watch! We all need to be aware of what's possible these days and question the things we see online.Feeling like you're in a funk? Try these tips from Lauren Conrad.If you're counting down the days till the royal wedding (um, same), here's exactly how you can watch it live.Congrats to Khloe Kardashian, who gave birth to her baby girl! It's ins...
Tags: Nordstrom, Beyonce, News, College, Saudi Arabia, Kanye West, Ikea, Khloe Kardashian, Victoria Beckham, Cara Delevingne, Coachella, Lauren Conrad, Khloe, Bey, Meghan, Cardi

Barriers to innovation?

Image from Pxhere In March I posted a survey question as a part of my ongoing research into the adoption of new technologies in learning. The background for this question was a statement I made during a keynote discussion session at Learning Technologies in London in January. I was asked about innovation in organisations. From my experience working in all sectors of education and training, I claimed that the most likely sector to innovate with new learning technologies would be primary ed...
Tags: School, Business, Technology, London, Learning, Education, Training, Change, University, Innovation, Learning and development, Secondary, eLearning, Corporate, Primary, Steve Wheeler

Download an Archive of 16,000 Sound Effects from the BBC: A Fascinating History of the 20th Century in Sound

I was crate digging at my local used vinyl emporium a little while ago and came across some sound effects records from the early ‘60s. Nothing amazing, until I checked the track list and noticed “Sounds of Football Match -- ‘Block that Kick!’” If you’re a Beatles fan like me, you’ll know what I suspected and then found to be true: I was holding the source of not just one, but several of the sound effects used in “Revolution 9” as well as the bird effects heard on "Across the Universe" and “Blac...
Tags: Google, College, Bbc, Everton, David Bowie, Sheffield, Monty Python, Terry Gilliam, David Attenborough, Archives, Zeppelin, Facebook Twitter, BBC Radio, KCRW, Abbey Road, Blondie More Ted Mills

Immaculately Restored Film Lets You Revisit Life in New York City in 1911

Other than one or two of the world's supercentenarians, nobody remembers New York in 1911. Plenty of living historians and enthusiasts of the city have paid intensive attention to that booming time period when the city's population fast approached five million, but none experienced it first-hand. They, and we, can get no closer to it than watching the footage above, originally shot by a Swedish documentary team which set out to capture the most celebrated places in the world at the time,...
Tags: Google, New York, London, Film, College, Berlin, New York City, Los Angeles, History, Broadway, Tokyo, Venice, Fifth Avenue, Museum of Modern Art, Seoul, Flatiron Building

Class to Night Out: Circle Bag

Don't be a square, add this accessory to your wardrobe! Products L-R: Free People, Forever 21, & Sole Society.Who needs rectangular bags when circle bags are so trendy -- and adorable? These bags are -- naturally -- round, and range from sizes small to large. They've been trending for a few seasons now and we're still loving them for summer. Circle bags are perfect for going to concerts, going to the club, or just for events where you don't want to carry a huge purse and want something a bit mo...
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Beyond Black Box Management

An Exciting Way to Make a Living Alex Honnold is an adventure climber. He specializes in free solo ascents, which means he climbs tall things with no ropes. If he falls, he dies. He’s perhaps most famous for being the first person to free solo Yosemite’s 3000-foot El Capitan wall (see above). Not long ago, at a live event at the USC Performance Science Institute, Honnold described an interesting technique he used to help prepare for his El Capitan ascent: “For the full month before I soloed El ...
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Students gather at Seattle’s Occidental Park for ‘We Won’t Be Next’ gun-control rally

Students from schools across the region are gathering in Seattle to call attention to gun violence and for stricter gun laws.
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How to Save at Sephora, Club Monaco, American Eagle, Forever 21 and More This Weekend

Shop our favorite deals and coupon codes for the weekend. Aeropostale is offering an extra 30% off clearance with code EXTRA30 through 4/25. Also, get 50-70% off everything plus free shipping on $75 through 4/25 -- no code needed.American Eagle is offering automatic free shipping for orders of $50 or more through 4/26.Boohoo will give you 40-80% off sitewide (excluding Zendaya) plus free shipping on $50+ and free returns through 4/22.Charlotte Russe is offering jeans for buy one get one for $12...
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My first objective structured clinical examination

After a semester of studying and taking written exams, we had our first OSCE in medical school. An OSCE — or an objective structured clinical examination — is the real deal. Instead of filling out multiple choice boxes, we instead work with a real human being, which for me is a welcome change. The actor is given a script with their unique condition and story — it’s a simulation of what an actual patient encounter would be like when we attain our credentials in the upcoming years. For our first O...
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‘Offended’ Seattle U professor admits taking copies of student newspaper after it published photo of performer in drag

Staff members of the student newspaper The Spectator defended publishing the photo, saying that they stand with the LGBTQA community.
Tags: News, Education, The Spectator, Seattle U

Guest essay: How the right approach to math can reduce the achievement gap

A longtime advanced-math teacher at Ballard High School says there's a simple way to improve math performance among all students and narrow achievement gaps at the same time.
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Looks on Campus: Erin - University of Massachusetts Amherst

This laid-back fashionista shows you how corduroy is done.Erin found a way to look effortlessly rad in her favorite ripped jeans and earth toned jacket. The pops of white on her tee, sneakers, and nail polish tie her whole look together. Plus, these comfortable kicks carry her with ease from class to class. She's got it going on and we can all pick up a few pointers from her laid-back style. Erin 101 Name: ErinCollege: University of Massachusetts AmherstYear: JuniorMajor: KinesiologyHometown: ...
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Watch Choirs Around the World Simulate the Rainstorm in Toto’s “Africa” Using Only Their Hands

The Los Angeles-based choir, Angel City Chorale, above, captured the Internet’s imagination in a big way with their 2013 cover of Toto’s 1982 hit, "Africa," in which the group’s 160 performers created a realistic-sounding thunderstorm using only their hands. Delightful! And more common than you may at first think. The Chorale acknowledges that they owe a great debt to Slovenian vocal group Perpetuum Jazzile’s thunderous 2008 rendition. Stagehands accustomed to creating credible thund...
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Advice for graduating medical students

Since graduations will soon be upon us, this is a graduation speech that I’d like to give one day: Hello everyone, and welcome. To the practicing doctors in the audience, I hope you can look back on your own graduations. To the med students, I hope you can look ahead. And, hopefully, everyone can look forward to what are some heartfelt insights. To the graduating class: As you’re sitting here ruminating about the last four years, and as your future is illuminating in front of you, please think a...
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Hacking College Costs Through Adoption

Today’s article is inspired by an email conversation with a complete stranger. This needs a little explaining. I have a personal email account with the form of first letter, last name at a very large email provider. For example: [email protected] A few times a year people send me email thinking that they are emailing their friend Joe, Jen, or James. Whenever I get these, I try to help the person out by explaining that their email isn’t getting where it was intended. This week an email came in f...
Tags: Email, College, Marketing, Adoption, Princeton, Joe Jen

Podcast: Law professor Dean Spade explains King County’s No New Youth Jail campaign

King County Executive Dow Constantine abruptly canceled a live State of the County address this month after demonstrators who want to stop the county from building a new youth jail showed up. Later the same day, Constantine announced that programming for the county’s existing youth jail would be taken over by its public-health agency. Those are the latest […]
Tags: Crime, News, Education, Local Politics, Local News, Dean Spade, Constantine, King County Executive Dow Constantine

4 Quotes That Define My First Year of College

The things I've learned in one year, each compacted into one sentence. As the second semester ends, we are just a year closer to graduation, and one year further into the college experience. The end of the semester is a great time to reflect upon the past few months and what we've learned. I know my first year of college has provided me with many a lesson.So, below are four quotes that define the things I've learned and experienced in my first year of college! 1. "Life is 10% what happens to yo...
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Syracuse Suspends Fraternity Over ‘Extremely Racist, Anti-Semitic, Homophobic’ Video

The video shows members of the fraternity repeatedly using racial slurs
Tags: New York, News, Education, Uncategorized, Onetime

Karen Dawisha obituary

Author and academic whose book Putin’s Kleptocracy exposed how the Russian president rose to powerKaren Dawisha, who has died aged 68 of cancer, was an outstanding and original scholar of Russia who argued that Vladimir Putin had turned his country into a corrupt authoritarian state run by a group of KGB cronies.Her 2014 book, Putin’s Kleptocracy – Who Owns Russia?, is a definitive account of how Russia’s president and his friends grabbed and consolidated power. Along the way they became among t...
Tags: Europe, Books, Education, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Russia, World news, Higher Education, KGB, Karen Dawisha, Dawisha

Equity podcast: Coinbase buys a startup, Discord’s a unicorn and Netflix soars

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week TechCrunch’s Katie Roof and Crunchbase News’s Alex Wilhelm sat down with Science Inc’s Michael Jones to dig through the latest in the world of technology and money. And goddamn was there some stuff to get through. On our even-more-stuffed-than-usual agenda this week we first dug into the deal, and how it came to be. This raised the questi...
Tags: Apple, TC, Education, Tech, Software, Netflix, League Of Legends, Moviepass, Coinbase, TechCrunch, Online Education, Katie Roof, Docusign, Alex Wilhelm, Pluralsight, Michael Jones

Executive Education in the Digital Vortex: The Disruption of the Supply Landscape

The competitive landscape of executive education is feeling a tectonic shift even as demand grows for managerial skills. This study maps and analyzes the major providers of executive education programs, including business schools, consultancies, and corporate universities, to better understand and explain the industry’s present and future dynamics. [Author: by Mihnea Moldoveanu and Das Narayandas]
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Search for new LAUSD superintendent continues today

LAUSD interim superintendent Vivian Ekchian is among the candidates for the permanent position heading the school district. She is seen above in July 2015 at Daniel Pearl Magnet High School in the Lake Balboa area. (File photo by David Crane/Los Angeles Daily News) LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education will reconvene today as it works to select a new superintendent to lead the nation’s second-largest school district. The board met for hours Tuesday but announ...
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LAUSD board unable to pick new superintendent

Former LA Times publisher Austin Beutner is among the candidates for the position of superintendent at the Los Angeles Unified School District. (File photo) LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education was again unable Friday to select a new superintendent to lead the nation’s second-largest school district. The board met for hours Friday but announced shortly after 7 p.m. that it would be reconvening at 11 a.m. May 1 to resume the discussion. The board had also met...
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The Wisconsin Supreme Court heard oral argument on the case of the Marquette polisci prof who was suspended for something he wrote on his blog.

WPR reports:Marquette suspended [John] McAdams after he wrote a blog attacking Cheryl Abbate, a graduate student and philosophy instructor, for telling students that everybody agrees with gay rights, and there was no reason to discuss it.Abbate was confronted after class by a student who disagreed, and in a conversation he recorded, Abbate said the student didn't have a right to make homophobic comments in her class. The student then shared the recording with McAdams, who blogged about the excha...
Tags: Education, Law, Blogging, Free Speech, Threats, Marquette, McAdams, Wisconsin Supreme Court, Wisconsin Institute for Law, Ann Althouse, Abbate, Academic Freedom, Rick Esenberg, John -RSB- McAdams, Cheryl Abbate, Ralph Weber

What It’s Like to Study at the Strictest School in Britain

Students at Michaela Community School can get a detention for slouching or forgetting a pen. But they seem happy, and they're getting good grades...
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Arizona Teachers Vote for the First-Ever Statewide Walkout to Demand Increased Funding

Arizona teachers voted to walk off the job to demand better school funding. The strike builds on a movement for higher pay in other states
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After student newspaper publishes photo deemed ‘obscene,’ a Seattle U professor admits to taking copies

The photo of the Seattle University student performing at a drag show in a low-cut, sparkly leotard was well lit, had the focus on the performer’s face and captured the performer mid-pose. The editors of the university’s student newspaper say it’s a good photo, one that they don’t regret putting on the cover of last […]
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Why STEM is so Important for Kids

STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. STEM is something that has become a wildly popular area for educators and parents alike. This area of education is important because each of these subjects pertains to a variety of areas in life. STEM is an area of learning that will forever be utilized […] The post Why STEM is so Important for Kids appeared first on I Like It Frantic.
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Cal State tuition to remain steady in 2018

The California State University system announced Friday, April 20, 2018, that it wouldn’t raise tuition this year. The system’s chancellor said that degree completion is among the colleges’ focus. (File photo of a CSULB graduation in 2013 by Scott Varley/Long Beach Press-Telegram) LONG BEACH — The California State University system announced today that it will not raise tuition in 2018. Chancellor Timothy P. White has determined that, instead of greater tuition, it is in California’s best inte...
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