Posts Tagged ‘education’

Rebecca Mead: A Chicken Club at Avenues : The New Yorker

Saturday, January 18th, 2014



JANUARY 6, 2014

New venture for ex-Yale president: Chicken Club at Avenues HT @colinbmurphy #education

MOOC on bioinformatics

Monday, September 30th, 2013

Pavel Pevzner is starting a MOOC on Bioinformatics in Coursera ( and 23 & me is starting a MOOC on genomics in udacity

The college class that could reveal your real father –

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

Stuart Kim’s #Personalgenomics class @Stanford: The college class that could reveal your real father via @lindaavey


Saturday, August 24th, 2013

URLs for a couple of courses recommended on Coursera:

Parallel Programming – especially with GPUs (Wenmei Hwu, UIUC):

Machine Learning (Andrew Ng, Stanford):

Historians Seek a Delay in Posting Dissertations –

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

Debate rages over availability of history dissertations in NYT: Does a 6-year embargo make sense? via @ivanoransky

Universities Offer Courses in a Hot New Field – Data Science –

Sunday, July 28th, 2013

MT @KromerBigData: #DataScience in @nytimes McKinsey says ~60% more in field needed for ~500K new jobs in 5yrs

QT:”As an academic field, it cuts across disciplines, with courses in statistics, analytics, computer science and math, coupled with the specialty a student wants to analyze, from patterns in marine life to historical texts.”

QT:”Universities can hardly turn out data scientists fast enough. To meet demand from employers, the United States will need to increase the number of graduates with skills handling large amounts of data by as much as 60 percent, according to a report by McKinsey Global Institute. There will be almost half a million jobs in five years, and a shortage of up to 190,000 qualified data scientists, plus a need for 1.5 million executives and support staff who have an understanding of data.”

Should Colleges Consider Legacies in the Admissions Process? –

Thursday, July 5th, 2012

Should Tenure for College Professors Be Abolished? –

Sunday, July 1st, 2012

Is Stanford Too Close to Silicon Valley? : The New Yorker

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012
ends with a discussion of distance learning