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Learning ‘The True, the Good and the Beautiful’ in Law School: Educating the Twenty-First Century Litigator

Colatrella Jr., Michael Thomas, Learning ‘The True, the Good and the Beautiful’ in Law School: Educating the Twenty-First Century Litigator (March 1, 2014). Review of Litigation, Vol. 33, No. 4, p. 1, 2014. Available for download at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2465231 “The author uses the ancient Greek ideal of learning “the true, the good and the beautiful” toContinue Reading

11 Net Neutrality Principles released by Library and University Groups

“The above organizations firmly believe that preserving an open Internet is essential to our  nation’s freedom of speech, educational achievement, and economic growth. The Internet now serves as a primary, open platform for information exchange, intellectual discourse, civic engagement, creativity, research, innovation, teaching, and learning. We are deeply concerned that public broadband providers have financialContinue Reading

Majority of STEM College Graduates Do Not Work in STEM Occupations

Census news release: “The U.S. Census Bureau reported today that 74 percent of those who have a bachelor’s degree in science, technology, engineering and math — commonly referred to as STEM — are not employed in STEM occupations. In addition, men continue to be overrepresented in STEM, especially in computer and engineering occupations. About 86Continue Reading

Young First-Time Mothers Less Likely to be Married, Census Bureau Reports

“The percentage of young first-time mothers who are married is dropping, according to Fertility of Women in the United States: 2012, a report released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. In the early 1990s, at least half of all first births to mothers younger than age 23 occurred in marriage. Since 2005, more young mothers were cohabitingContinue Reading

News Literacy: Teaching the Internet Generation to Make Reliable Information Choices

“In the Digital Age, the ultimate check against the spread of rumor, pernicious falsehood, disinformation, and unverified reports masquerading as fact, will never be just more and better-trained journalists and professional gatekeepers, these scholars argue. Instead, it will require a generation of astutely educated news consumers, as well as native producers and distributors, who willContinue Reading

Still Searching: Job Vacancies and STEM Skills

Jonathan Rothwell, Brookings: “This report uses a unique database from the labor market information company Burning Glass and other sources to analyze the skill requirements and the advertisement duration time for millions of job openings. It reaches the following conclusions: Job openings for STEM positions take longer to fill than openings in other fields.  TheContinue Reading

The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz – Film now free online

The Internet Archive has posted for free viewing the movie – The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz, “an investigative documentary from director Brian Knappenberger about the life of the internet pioneer and activist Aaron Swartz.” See also related postings on Aaron Swartz.  

Impacts of the Children’s Internet Protection Act 10 Years Later

Fencing Out Knowledge - Impacts of the Children’s Internet Protection Act 10 Years Later, American Library Association, Policy Brief No. 5, June 2014. “What do Hotmail, YouTube, Google Docs, Facebook, and National Geographic have in common? They offer content and services that millions of Americans use every day to communicate, share content, and seek information. They alsoContinue Reading

Global MBA Ranking 2014

Via FT.com - Filter table by entering business school name or details. Charts Map Directory Profiler Methodology

International Donation Programs for Special Libraries Around the World

“This list provides a place for institutions and programs that have little or no money to post their need for educational materials.  We do not include private colleges (especially those that charge high tuition fees), foundations of corporate firms, individuals, or other well off entities. Our donors wish to send their materials to those mostContinue Reading

EC – Public Consultation ‘Science 2.0’: Science in Transition

European Commission Background Document – “This background paper to the online public consultation gives a short description of the  term ‘Science 2.0′ as used in this consultation. The goal of the consultation is to better  understand the full potential of ‘Science 2.0′ as well as the desirability of any possible policy action.  The current transitionContinue Reading

Internet Access, Yes, But in my Mother Language! – World Bank

“At least 80 percent of all content on the Internet is in one of 10 languages: English, Chinese, Spanish, Japanese, Portuguese, German, Arabic, French, Russian, and Korean. A number of information and communication technology (ICT) initiatives are targeting Gabon’s preservation of linguistic and cultural identity, as daily communications are still largely in vernacular languages. UsingContinue Reading