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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

New UK-Myanmar distance learning unit opened at Yangon University | Development - Mizzima News

The 3rd Residential School by TIDE (Transformation by Innovation in Distance Education) held an opening ceremony at the Scientific Research Building of Yangon University on 20 May, according to the New Global Light of Myanmar by Mizzima.
 
Union Minister Dr. Myo Thein Gyi delivers the opening speech at the ceremony for the opening of the 3rd Residential School by TIDE at Yangon University in Yangon. 
PHOTO: MNA
He said the TIDE initiative will develop the field of environmental science, an important field of study in Myanmar, and improve the curriculum to international standards.
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Source: Mizzima News

4 world-class UK universities for the MBA | University - Study International News

MBA programmes are among the most popular courses that international students choose to study abroad by Study International Staff.

Photo: Study International Staff
Studying for an MBA in a thriving city allows students to immerse themselves in business hubs that offer invaluable networking opportunities.

With many MBA programmes offering integrated work experience and internship placements as part of the course structure, studying in a city like London grants students access to hands-on work which not only looks impressive on their CV, but also gives them real-world experience and insights into the industry.

It also provides global exposure and a unique international perspective, both highly sought-after attributes for employers today, especially among business graduates.The sheer number of online MBA programmes offered today provides flexibility to students who can’t afford to take time off from work or family to pursue their Masters degree.

An MBA can often lead to better job prospects, higher salaries and career growth, promising a strong return on investment. It also equips students with the relevant skills needed to be a competitive player in the business industry, such as critical thinking, analytical, management and leadership skills...

Here are four great UK universities where international students can flourish while studying an MBA.
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Source: Study International News 

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Students share their top study tips | University of Cape Town News

With just over a week to go before the University of Cape Town (UCT) goes into exam mode, students have either already started studying or are about to change gear and spend the next few weeks glued to their books by Carla Bernardo, Communications and Marketing Officer, UCT.

Nicholas Petersen replicates exam conditions to prepare.
Photo: Je’nine May
With so much to read and remember, it’s easy – and natural – to feel overwhelmed. Perhaps you’re struggling with technique, maybe with what to eat or where to set up your study nook. Fortunately, your fellow students are on hand to share their favourite strategies for getting through the exam period.

For actuarial science honours student Nicholas Petersen, it’s all about replicating the exam conditions as best you can.

“Study at the same time of the day you’re writing your exam. Apply the same amount of time pressure. Mark it strictly,” he said. 

Petersen added that sitting in the Sports Centre on exam day can be intimidating but studying in a similar environment can help. He suggested setting up a single desk under similar lighting and laying out your stationery as you will on exam day...

But perhaps you see exam time as a chance to treat yourself. Friends Lucia Anthony and Casey Fredericks love to snack on chips and chocolate. In fact, Fredericks won’t start a study session without a peppermint chocolate.

“Snacks are so important. One of us is always eating something or drinking something while we’re [studying],” laughed Fredericks.
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Source: University of Cape Town News

Science History: Einstein’s mathematician | Mathematics - Cosmos

Emmy Noether overcame sexism and antisemitism to become a towering mathematician – and Einstein’s friend. Jeff Glorfeld, freelance journalist based in California, US. reports.

Emmy Noether, photographed in about 1930.
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Amalie Emmy Noether was born on 23 March 1882, in the Bavarian city of Erlangen.

Her father, Max Noether, was called “one of the finest mathematicians of the nineteenth century” by Leon Lederman and Christopher Hill in their book Symmetry and the Beautiful Universe, and she was to follow in his footsteps.

A story in journal Science News on 23 June 2018 carried the headline: “In her short life, mathematician Emmy Noether changed the face of physics”.

As with so many women in science, however, it was no easy road.

Prevented from formally studying mathematics at university, for the simple reason that she was female, Noether instead went to a general finishing school and in 1900 was certified to teach English and French.

She was later allowed to audit classes in mathematics at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, where her father taught, eventually earning an undergraduate degree...

In 1918 Noether published her work, of which American theoretical physicist Frank Wilczek, of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, said: “That theorem has been a guiding star to twentieth and twenty-first century physics.”
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Meet mathematician Emmy Noether, mother of the most beautiful theorem in the world.   

Source: Cosmos

Liberty Vittert: What’s your actual chance of getting a mosquito bite? A statistician crunches the numbers | Editor's Picks - Fox News

Photo: Liberty Vittert
It’s time for my annual public service announcement and this year it's on mosquitoes, according to Liberty Vittert, professor of the Practice of Data Science at the Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis and an ambassador for the Royal Statistical Society.

Hot and humid weather brings out those pesky mosquitoes
Now while I’m sure there is some ecosystem reason for their existence, if I could kill every single mosquito within a square mile of myself at any given time, I would.

My mother always used to try to make me feel better by saying, “My blood is sweet” as I was crying and manically itching the swollen, red, itchy as all get-up bites that magically appeared all over my body after a warm summer’s night spent outside.

Since mosquitoes come out in the spring and summer, a lot of scientists predicted that a very cold winter would significantly decrease the mosquito’s population but it might actually seriously increase this summer since mosquitoes are more resilient than their natural predators, such as bats and birds, to the cold.

So let’s look at the numbers to get ready.

First off, what are your actual chances of getting mosquito bites?...

There are statistically significantly more mosquitoes found at an increasing height from 3-12 feet so if you’re tall, maybe slouch a little? Research shows that mosquitoes demonstrate a preference for women with a larger BMI. The hypothesis was that larger women provide a more substantial visual target as well as greater amounts of heat, moisture, and carbon dioxide. I’m not sure if the statistics really hold up to that one, but maybe my momma was wrong and my own blood isn’t sweet but really I just need to lose a couple of lbs.
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Source: Fox News

The 42 New Skills You Can Now Learn on LinkedIn Learning | New Courses - LinkedIn Learning

Each week presents a new opportunity for you and your team to learn the skills necessary to take on the next big challenge, reports Paul Petrone, Editor - LinkedIn Learning.

Photo:  Learning Blog - LinkedIn Learning
And, at LinkedIn Learning, we want to do everything we can to help make that happen.

So, each week, we add to our 14,000+ course library. And this past week was no different, as we added 42 new courses covering everything from project management to cloud development to the 10 stories every leader should tell.

The new courses now available on LinkedIn Learning are:
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Want to see what else we offer?    
View all of LinkedIn Learning's 13,000+ courses today.

Source: LinkedIn Learning 

Sunday, May 19, 2019

‘Books and Barbers’ combines learning and mentoring | WTVQ

Alexus Larson, multi-media journalist reports, It might not seem like books and barbers would go together, but at Prince Cuts Barbershop it’s the perfect pair.

Photo: Screenshot from Books and Barbers Video
An elementary school teacher thought of the books and barbers idea.

He noticed some students didn’t have a good male role model in their life and he wanted to change that.

“I’ve always wanted to start up a program just to have support for kids,” said Simon Vanderpool, elementary school teacher.

It didn’t take long for books and barbers to be in business...

Once kids make it to the barbershop, they get to pick out a book they want to read to the barber.

Kids get to keep the book and get barber shop will give them three dollars and sticker on their way out.
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Source: WTVQ

Bookstore and restaurant ‘Bad Animal Books’ opens Wednesday downtown | Lifestyle - Santa Cruz Sentinel

Elaine Ingalls, News Reporter- Santa Cruz Sentinel suggests, Co-owners aim for a Dionysian experience complete with wine, food and books.

Andrew Sivak and Jess LoPrete are reflected in a light fixture at Bad Animal Books, their new full-service restaurant and independent bookstore on Cedar Street in downtown Santa Cruz that opens Wednesday.
Photo: Shmuel Thaler — Santa Cruz Sentinel
In a world where a Wi-Fi password is one of the first thing a store customer asks for, the new downtown Santa Cruz bookstore Bad Animal Books is going for a Dionysian “pleasure experience” with wine, California-French cuisine, antiquarian books — and no Wi-Fi.

“In the digital age, we think it’s really important to rediscover respect for the book as a physical object and something beautiful that deserves to be preserved and valued for an object,” said co-owner of Bad Animal Jessica LoPrete.

Co-owners and residents of Bonny Doon, Jessica LoPrete and Andrew Sivak met when LoPrete was on the high school debate team and Sivak was her coach. They reconnected at Claremont McKenna College when LoPrete was studying philosophy as an undergrad and Sivak a Master’s degree in cultural studies. With a shared love for entertaining, good wine and books, they became business partners and opened a combined bookshop and restaurant.

Bad Animal Books will primarily sell used books, but will also offer new material. Customers won’t experience buyer’s remorse, according to Sivak, because the books will be priced to beat the internet. The store will also buy books from the public for cash or trade...

Todd Parker, former sous chef at Manresa in Los Gatos, and other members of the kitchen staff will prepare classic French dishes with a California twist, such as rabbit pâté, rye Parisian gnocchi, mussels with fava beans and a French caramel tart. Ingredients are local, from farms and farmers markets within 100 miles of Santa Cruz. Sivak said the dishes are wine-centric and meant to be shared. The natural wine the store serves is on the wild side: it’s fresher, brighter and more expressive, according to LoPrete. They are low intervention wines made by small production farmers using organic and other methods with little additives, she said. The bar will also carry beer, cider, and a small selection of nonalcoholic beverages.

With a focus on the humanities, a bar and restaurant and competing prices, LoPrete and Sivak believe they will stand out. The bookstore will sell classic and modern literature, philosophy, memoir, art history, theology and more. Inventory is from buying people’s libraries, library sales, thrift and antique shops and from Logos. 
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Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel

10 New Books We Recommend This Week | Book Review - New York Times

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Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times by Gregory Cowles, Senior Editor, Books. 

People are, like, complicated, you know? I am large, the poet wrote; I contain multitudes. Sometimes it seems as if all of literature exists just to drive home that point, which can be vexing (when it applies to our loved ones) or reassuring (when it applies to our own messy selves). Either way, the complexity of humans underlies a whole lot of relationships and therapy sessions — and books, which are kind of our deal around here. This week we recommend George Packer’s biography of Richard Holbrooke, as complicated a human as ever served in the State Department, along with Aaron Bobrow-Strain’s account of an undocumented Mexican immigrant (she’s complicated) and, speaking of therapy, the analyst Lori Gottlieb’s reflections on her patients and her own time on the couch. There are also a few novels, a collection of Gabriel García Márquez’s journalism and a powerful look at the pervasive problem of domestic violence.
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Source: New York Times    

Elif Shafak’s 10 Favorite Books | One Grand Books - Vulture

Bookseller One Grand Books has asked celebrities to name the ten titles they’d take to a desert island, and they’ve shared the results with Vulture. Below is novelist Elif Safak’s list.

Check out Elif Shafak’s ten favorite books.

Elif Shafak, the most widely read female novelist in Turkey, has published 17 books, including the bestselling novels The Bastard of Istanbul, The Forty Rules of Love, and Three Daughters of Eve.
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Source: Vulture