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Daily Archives: March 8, 2014

Food Wastage Footprint: Impacts on Natural Resources

“The waste of a staggering 1.3 billion tonnes of food per year is not only causing major economic losses but also wreaking significant harm on the natural resources that humanity relies upon to feed itself, says a new FAO [Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations] report. Food Wastage Footprint: Impacts on Natural Resources is the… Continue Reading

Increasing homogeneity in global food supplies and the implications for food security

Colin K. Khoury, Anne D. Bjorkman, Hannes Dempewolf, Julian Ramirez-Villegas, Luigi Guarino, Andy Jarvis, Loren H. Rieseberg, and Paul C. Struik. Increasing homogeneity in global food supplies and the implications for food security. PNAS 2014 : 1313490111v1-201313490. “The narrowing of diversity in crop species contributing to the world’s food supplies has been considered a potential threat to food security.… Continue Reading

Guidelines for Derived 6 Personal Identity Verification (PIV) 7 Credentials

“This publication has been developed by NIST to further its statutory responsibilities under the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA), Public Law (P.L.) 107-347. NIST is responsible for developing information security standards and guidelines, including minimum requirements for Federal information systems, but such standards and guidelines shall not apply to national security systems without the express approval of appropriate… Continue Reading

EPIC – After Weakening Privacy Law, Education Department Proposes “Best Practices” for Student Data

“The Education Department has issued recommendations for schools that transfer student records to online educational service providers. Following the Department’s changes to a federal student privacy law, private companies and government agencies have access to student records without obtaining student consent. In the recommendations, the agency explained that the current regulations do not require written agreements for schools to disclose student information to private companies. The… Continue Reading

NCAR and AAMD Study: Gender Gap Among Salaries of Art Museum Directors

“The Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) and the National Center for Arts Research (NCAR) at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, today released findings from a research study designed to understand the gender gap in art museum directorships and to explore potential factors to help AAMD member institutions advance towards greater gender equality.  Through a combination of quantitative analysis… Continue Reading

International Women’s Day 2014

“International Women’s Day has been observed since in the early 1900’s, a time of great expansion and turbulence in the industrialized world that saw booming population growth and the rise of radical ideologies…Annually on 8 March, thousands of events are held throughout the world to inspire women and celebrate achievements. A global web of rich… Continue Reading

Virtual LegalTech show

Via Wilhelmina Randtke: “For anyone who is interested, there is a virtual tech show version next week by the hosts of Legal Tech NY back in Feb.  The URL for the virtual tech show is here http://www.virtuallegaltechshow.com/r5/home.asp. It’s set up in INXPO, which is OK for interaction, if you are in a session with chat enabled, and better than most online… Continue Reading