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Teranga Strengthens Board of Directors With Appointment of Dr....
Teranga Gold Corporation is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Jendayi Frazer to the Board of Directors of the Company while Alan Hill will continue his transition to Non-Executive Chairman.
LearnBop Appoints Online Learning Pioneer Jim Behnke Strategic Advisor
Feb. 27, 2014 - LearnBop today announced the appointment of Jim Behnke as a strategic advisor as the company's Common Core middle school mathematics program continues to build momentum in schools around the country.
Did Hillary Clinton write to CMU for Scientology asking them to fire Prof. David S. Touretzky?
"Greenway talked about how the Church [of Scientology] has gotten numerous letters sent to CMU about Touretzky including one from Hillary Clinton asking that he be fired, but CMU still stands behind him because they don't care what he does on his free time."
Can opponents of standardized school tests succeed?
One of them was Squirrel Hill North parent Kathy Newman, who thinks the number could double this year, but still will remain small.
Moocs: Universities protect their brands
The rise of online alternatives to campus-based learning presents a threat to established providers of higher education.
Edward A. Stassin
<![CDATA[RICHMOND, Ind. - Edward A. Stassin, age 94, of Richmond, died Friday, March 7, 2014, at Reid Hospital. Born April 15, 1919, in Arnold, Pennsylvania, to Constance and Marja Stashinsky, Edward lived in Richmond since 1947. He was a graduate of New Kensington High School in Pennsylvania and attended Carnegie Mellon University in Pennsylvania. Edward was a World War II veteran, serving in the U.S. Army Air Corp as a navigator. He retired in 1982 from ALCOA, where he was a chief engineer for many years and served as plant manager prior to his retirement. Edward started in New Kensington at the Aluminum Seal Company, which became ALCOA. He was one of the original nine set-up managers who opened the ALCOA plant in Richmond. Edward held five patents. Edward was a longtime active member of First Presbyterian Church. He was also a member of the NRA and lifetime member of the Richmond Elks Lodge #649. Edward was a longtime supporter of Boys Scouts. He was the original president and board member of Interfaith Housing. Edward enjoyed golf, traveling, and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. Survivors include his daughter, Jennifer (Richard) Stassin Link of Indianapolis; son, Paul (Pamela Bratton) Stassin of Richmond; grandchildren, SSgt Marja Anna Link (USMC Ret.) of South Carolina and SGT Lawton R.E. Link (USMC) stationed in Quantico, Virginia; great-grandson, Kooper Link of Indianapolis; sister, Bertha Stashinsky of Richmond; nieces; nephews; cousins in Pennsylvania; and family in Lithuania. He was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Jennie P. Ciukowski Stassin and great-granddaughter, Emma Abigail Link. Visitation for Edward A. Stassin will be from 4 to 7:00 p.m. Thursday, March 13, 2014, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond, followed by a funeral service at 7:00 p.m. at Doan & Mills with Rev. John Hollis officiating. A graveside service with military honors will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, March 15, 2014, at Greenwood Memorial Park Cemetery in Lower Burrell, Pennsylvania. Memorial contributions may be made to: First Presbyterian Church, 100 North 10th Street, Richmond, IN 47374. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.
Dateline Pittsburgh: 03/09/14
Governor Tom Corbett announced the appointed of Susan "Susie" Shipley to the Port of Pittsburgh Commission where she will serve as commission chair.
Phoenix New Times
True to Hotel San Carlos' history as a schoolhouse the Viva PHX lineup schooled the audience in the art of drama .
Austin College Gateways Initiative Guides Students to Future Goals by Austin College
Austin College President Marjorie Hass announces the launch of the Austin College Gateways initiative, with phase one of the program focused on students interested in law medicine, healthcare, accounting, and other professions.
Alice, the Turtle of the Modern Age
Many of us grew up with LOGO, the kid-friendly programming language that guided a little turtle around a screen.
Will crowdsourced RNA designs advance nanotechnology?
Back in July of 2012 we noted here the advent of a new online game that allows players to design RNA molecules, and wondered whether it could be part of a crowd-sourced, citizen science path toward high throughput, atomically precise manufacturing.
Didn't See that Coming Set for Tacoma Little Theatre, 3/20 & 23
Tacoma Little Theatre in partnership with The Changing Scene Theatre Northwest, the Kitsap peninsula's only fringe theatre, presents Mark Harvey Levine's, DIDN'T SEE THAT COMING.
Maestro Donald Runnicles to Lead the Pittsburgh Symphony in BNY...
One of the world's leading Wagnerians, Maestro Donald Runnicles, returns to lead the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in the BNY Mellon Grand Classics program on March 21 and 23. Another Pittsburgh Composer of the Year is featured during the weekend's performance - the Pittsburgh Symphony will perform "Euphonic Blues" by Carnegie Mellon University's ... (more)
Silicon Alley Insider
Why Your Next Tutor Might Not Be A Human
What if math teachers across the country could get their pupils to learn two to three times faster? Yearlong courses like pre-algebra and geometry could be condensed to several months, freeing up students to dig deeper into subjects or learn additional material.
Two local researchers among 2014 AERA Fellows
Two Pittsburgh-based researchers are among the 2014 American Educational Research Association Fellows, announced Wednesday.
Brave New World Rep Presents R.N. Healey's NUN$, Now thru 3/15
Brooklyn's acclaimed Brave New World Repertory Theatre presents R.N. Healey's NUN$, presented over two weekends , marking the first time Brave New World takes work to Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
University of Rochester
Nigel Maister Named First Recipient of Russell and Ruth Peck Artistic ...
Nigel Maister, artistic director of the International Theatre Program at the University of Rochester, was installed as the inaugural holder of the Russell and Ruth Peck Artistic Directorship on Friday, February 28. Established with a lead gift by University Trustee Janice M. Willett '78S and Joseph T. Willett '75S , the endowed position honors the ... (more)
Alphinat Announces the Appointment of Mr. Marcel Cote and Mr. Ed...
Mr. Cote is a strategic advisor at KPMG Canada. For 35 years, Marcel has led the Secor Group, one of Canada's largest management consulting firm, until it merged with KPMG Canada in 2012.
The right balance between privacy and data insight
I agree that the privacy dream is "That we have a database with useful but private information and we have a curator that wants to take this data and sanitize it, so data analysts can only interact with the sanitized data set", but many mistakes can be made with data sets to be used for general purposes.
NSF granting CMU prof $600K award to boost data-center energy efficiency
The National Science Foundation will give $600,000 to a Carnegie Mellon University professor for his work in cutting energy consumption at large data center networks.