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E tu? O que queres do Orfeon?
Orfeon Académico de Coimbra
Pronto para uma nova aventura? Nova morada? Nova família?
Vem ver com os teus próprios olhos e ouvir com os teus ouvidos! Descobre o que o Orfeon tem para oferecer.
Mas, mais importante do que isso, o que queres tu do Orfeon?
Ready for a new adventure? New address? New family?
Come see with your own eyes and hear with your ears! Find out what orfeon has to offer.
But more importantly, what do you want from orfeon?
#orfeon #oac #139Anos #coimbra #universidadedecoimbra #portugal
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20 days ago by rgl7194
Orfeon Académico de Coimbra - Facebook
O Orfeon Académico de Coimbra deseja a todos um Feliz Natal, cheio de música e alegria!
coimbra  chorus  traje  uniform  music  concert  christmas  bowtie  university  video  facebook 
4 weeks ago by rgl7194
Coro Sinfónico Inês de Castro - Photos
Glória à Vida - Concerto de Natal 8 dez 2019AlbumsGlória à Vida - Concerto de Natal 8 dez 2019
55 Photos · Updated 21 days ago
Fotografias de Sandra Fonseca e Catarina Gralheiro
Christmas concert "Glory to life"
Organization: University of coimbra and symphony choir inês de Castro
Participating Choirs: Inês De Castro's symphony choir, coimbra academic orfeon, mixed choir of the university of coimbra, choir of the chapel of the university
Soloists: Leonor Barbosa De Melo, Joana Valente, Leonor Blackthorn, André Lacerda, João Henriques
Inês De Castro Orchestra
Direction: Maestro Artur Pine Maria
music  portugal  traje  uniform  university  bowtie  chorus  concert  photography  facebook  coimbra 
4 weeks ago by rgl7194
Sirigaitas - Zubrowska (XVII Moura Encantada) - YouTube
201 subscribers
Interpretação das Sirigaitas do seu tema Instrumental, no XVII Moura Encantada, no Algarve.
traje  tuna_feminina  music  portugal  youtube  uniform  university 
5 weeks ago by rgl7194
My Semester With the Snowflakes - GEN
At 52, I was accepted to Yale as a freshman. The students I met there surprised me.
In May of 2019, I was accepted to the Eli Whitney student program at Yale University. At 52, I am the oldest freshman in the class of 2023. Before I was accepted, I didn’t really know what to expect. I had seen the infamous YouTube video of students screaming at a faculty member. I had seen the news stories regarding the admissions scandal and that Yale was included in that unfortunate business. I had also heard the students at Yale referred to as “snowflakes” in various social media dumpsters and occasionally I’d seen references to Ivy League students as snowflakes in a few news sources.
I should give a bit of background information. I was an unimpressive and difficult student in public schools. I joined the military at 17 and spent close to 26 years in the US Navy. I was assigned for 22 of those years to Naval Special Warfare Commands. I went through SEAL training twice, quit the first time and barely made it the second time. I did multiple deployments and was wounded in combat in 2009 on a mission to rescue an American hostage.
Every single day I went to work with much better humans than myself. I was brought to a higher level of existence because the standards were high and one needed to earn their slot, their membership in the unit. This wasn’t a one-time deal. Every time you showed up for work, you needed to prove your worth.
The vetting process is difficult and the percentage of those who try out for special operations units and make it through the screening is very low.
In an odd parallel, I feel, in spite of my short time here, the same about Yale.
gov2.0  politics  university  education  military  navy 
7 weeks ago by rgl7194
Grades vs. SAT scores: Which is a better predictor of college success? - Los Angeles Times
As a student at Kaiser High School in Fontana two years ago, Melissa Morfin-Acevedo bombed her SAT test, scoring in the bottom third percentile nationally.
The daughter of an immigrant single mother with a fifth-grade education, Morfin-Acevedo lived below the poverty line and couldn’t afford test prep tutors. She took the 8 a.m. test exhausted, having returned home from her theater job past midnight that day.
But her 4.1 GPA helped her win admission to UC Riverside — and today the second-year student in political science is thriving in the honors program, earning mostly A’s, and preparing for a career in law or public service.
“The SAT score does not reflect your future possible success in college,” she said. “If you want it, you can do it.”
college  university  test  grade  latimes  bias 
8 weeks ago by rgl7194
TFIST | 25 Anos - YouTube
TFIST - Tuna Feminina do Instituto Superior Técnico
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TFIST | 25 Anos
No passado dia 1 de abril demos início às celebrações do nosso 25º aniversário. Foi ao longo de todos estes anos que as várias gerações foram dando o seu contributo para tornar a TFIST aquilo que é hoje. Como forma de agradecimento a todas essas gerações, apresentamos este vídeo que mostra um pouco daquilo que a TFIST tem de melhor!
music  tuna_feminina  portugal  traje  uniform  youtube  anniversary  university 
9 weeks ago by rgl7194
MIT AI Camera Uses Shadows to See Around Corners
A team of researchers at MIT have created a new AI algorithm that can help cameras “see” off-camera things using only moving shadows.
In a paper titled “Computational Mirrors: Blind Inverse Light Transport by Deep Matrix Factorization,” the scientists at MIT’s CSAIL share how they pointed a camera at a pile of objects and then filmed the shadows created on those objects by a person moving around off-camera.
The AI analyzed the shadows and was able to reconstruct a blurry but strikingly accurate video of what the person was doing with their hands.
Here’s a 1.5-minute video with a closer look at the research and results thus far:
While many of the current results may look like a blurry mess of pixels, scientists are working to refine the technology to one day allow cameras to see around corners and other obstructions, something that could be useful in a wide range of applications, from search and rescue to self-driving cars.
(via MITCSAIL via Engadget)
university  research  camera  technology  AI/ML 
10 weeks ago by rgl7194
Anonymous contributors answer: if you were 18 again, what would you do differently this time around? And other personal career reflections. - 80,000 Hours
I would know that I don’t want to go into academia, or be a technical person… So I would abandon that, and instead take easy classes and get really good grades, and learn about the things that seemed most interesting and important to me.
The following are excerpts from interviews with people whose work we respect and whose answers we offered to publish without attribution. This means that these quotes don’t represent the views of 80,000 Hours, and indeed in some cases, individual pieces of advice explicitly contradict our own. Nonetheless, we think it’s valuable to showcase the range of views on difficult topics where reasonable people might disagree.
The advice is particularly targeted at people whose approach to doing good aligns with the values of the effective altruism (EA) community, but we expect much of it is more broadly useful.
education  career  university  college 
12 weeks ago by rgl7194
Orfeon Académico de Coimbra - Posts
📸 Quem ficou melhor na foto? 🤔
#orfeon #oac #139Anos #coimbra #universidadedecoimbra #portugal #açores
📸 who looks better in the picture? 🤔
#orfeon #oac #139Anos #coimbra #universidadedecoimbra #portugal #açores
— with Catarina Martins, Ricardo Rodrigues, Celina Campos, Francisco Brás, Ricardo Brás, Ana Filipa Morgado, Sara Fernandes, Filipa T. Santos, Maria João Santo, Nuno Morais, Gonçalo Melo Ribeiro, Teresa Aguiar and Artur Pinho Maria in Ponta Delgada, Azores.
coimbra  chorus  bowtie  uniform  university  traje  tuna_feminina  facebook 
november 2019 by rgl7194
Daily Source Bias Check: Harvard Business Review - Least Biased - High Factual - Media Bias/Fact Check
These sources have minimal bias and use very few loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes).  The reporting is factual and usually sourced.  These are the most credible media sources. See all Least Biased Sources.
Overall, we rate Harvard Business Review Least Biased based on balanced story selection and editorial positions that only slightly lean left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Detailed Report
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: USA
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 48/180
Harvard Business Review (HBR) is a general management magazine published by Harvard Business Publishing. HBR is published six times a year and is headquartered in Watertown, Massachusetts. HBR‘s articles cover a wide range of topics that are relevant to various industries, management functions, and geographic locations. These focus on areas including leadership, organizational change, negotiation, strategy, operations, marketing, finance, and managing people.
Funded by / Ownership
Harvard Business review is published by Harvard Business Publishing, a wholly owned subsidiary of Harvard University. HBR is funded through advertising and subscription fees.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Harvard Business Review mostly covers business news, however they also cover the political aspects of business. In this regard they present information with low bias and minimal use of loaded words. Harvard Business Review sources all information in their articles to credible media sources.
Editorially, HBR leans very slightly left with articles such as this: Renewable Energy, Climate Change, and Technology. In general, information is presented with low bias and proper sourcing.
A factual search reveals they have not failed a fact check.
Overall, we rate Harvard Business Review Least Biased based on balanced story selection and editorial positions that only slightly lean left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 2/8/2018) Updated (9/21/2019)
news  factcheck  bias  business  review  university  media  MBFC 
october 2019 by rgl7194
Inês Oliveira toma posse como presidente da AEESELX | Instituto Politécnico de Lisboa
Inês Oliveira toma posse como presidente da AEESELX
No dia 22 de outubro, a estudante Inês Oliveira, do curso de Educação Pré-escolar, tomou posse como presidente da Associação de Estudantes da Escola Superior de Educação de Lisboa (ESELx).
Na cerimónia o presidente do Politécnico de Lisboa (IPL), Elmano Margato agradeceu e reconheceu o trabalho desenvolvido nos últimos anos, pelo ex-presidente da AEESELX, Ricardo Ribeiro e sua equipa. Referiu ainda a importância que as associações de estudantes do Politécnico de Lisboa têm na ligação entre as unidades orgânicas (UO's) do IPL, onde afirmou que "são os estudantes que têm contribuído para aproximação das UO's".
O presidente do IPL proferiu algumas palavras de incentivo à nova presidente da AEESELX, para a criação de "um equilíbrio entre o ser um dirigente associativo e ser estudante", pediu ainda que esta desse continuidade ao trabalho desenvolvido pela anterior presidência. No fim Elmano Margato felicitou a nova presidente da ESELx, Inês Oliveira e sua equipa, desejando-lhe votos de muito sucesso.
Também o presidente da Escola Superior de Educação de Lisboa, Carlos Pires, felicitou a nova equipa da AEESELX, onde afirmou estar disponível para o que fosse necessário.
Na tomada de posse estiveram presentes alguns dirigentes associativos,  além do vice-presidente da Federação Académica do IPL, Miguel Costa; Sofia Escária, presidente da Federação Académica de Lisboa e também Tiago Diniz, presidente da Federação Nacional de Associações de Estudantes do Ensino Superior Politécnico, que felicitaram e desejaram boa sorte à nova presidente da associação de estudantes da ESELx e sua equipa.
"Um passo para o futuro" é o mote da nova equipa da AEESELX, Inês Oliveira referiu ainda que a prioridade é promover a participação dos estudantes nas várias atividades que vierem a ser desenvolvidas. A equipa da presidência da AEESELX conta ainda com mais quatro elementos, Raquel Farola (vice-presidente), Bernardo Lopes (tesoureiro), Raquel Santos (secretária) e Maycon Santos (imagem).
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tuna_feminina  portugal  uniform  traje  speech  university  women 
october 2019 by rgl7194
History of Astronomy at the University of Notre Dame, 2019 - Sacred Space Astronomy
If you like the history of astronomy, then you should attend one of the History of Astronomy Workshops that are held at the University of Notre Dame every other year. The Fourteenth Biennial History of Astronomy Workshop was held this summer, June 19-22. The Vatican Observatory Foundation helped sponsor the workshop this year. After all, the workshop is a conference about astronomy and about history, and it is held at a major Catholic University.  So it is just the V.O.’s sort of thing.
Every Notre Dame workshop has a theme. This year’s theme focused on the impact that images, both captured and created, have had on the history of astronomy. A broad variety of images have served as a medium for advances and discoveries in astronomy, including
early depictions of constellations and cosmologies
the many centuries of images created to record and convey astronomical knowledge
artistic and symbolic uses of astronomical imagery
the development of the telescope, the camera, and other technologies for manipulating and capturing physical images
and the ongoing research use and potent societal impact of astronomical photography and visual data-representations today.
astronomy  history  university  religion  church  conference  technology 
august 2019 by rgl7194
College Board - Parent Worry Index
We asked thousands of parents from all over America to share their worries about college. Here we rank the top concerns and highlight resources to help parents face them with more confidence.
college  university  parenting 
july 2019 by rgl7194
The Free-Speech Crisis on Campus Isn't Real - The Atlantic
Norms about the First Amendment are evolving—but not in the way President Trump thinks.
Earlier this year, President Donald Trump signed an executive order requiring colleges and universities that receive federal funds to do what they’re already required by law to do: extend free-speech protections to men and women on campus.
The executive order was a transparent exercise in politics. Its intent was to validate the collective antipathy that many Trump boosters feel toward institutions of higher learning. Its major impact, though, has been to shed light on how serious the purported censorship crisis on campus really is—or, rather, is not.
I have served for more than two decades as a university president, the past 17 years leading Columbia University. I am also a lifelong First Amendment scholar and have written books and essays to try to understand and explain why our laws and norms have evolved as they have. In both these capacities, I can attest that attitudes about the First Amendment are evolving—but not in the way President Trump thinks.
The president’s claim that the campus free-speech order was needed to defend “American values that have been under siege” ignored two essential facts. First, universities are, today, more hospitable venues for open debate than the nation as a whole. Second, not only have fierce arguments over where to draw the line on acceptable speech been a familiar occurrence in the United States for the past century, but such dialogue has also been indispensable to building a society that embraces the First Amendment. From flag burning to Holocaust denial, Americans of all ages have been grappling with basic questions about offensive speech for decades and will continue to do so for as long as the country strives for this ideal of openness and freedom of expression. Exchanges over the boundaries of campus speech should therefore be welcomed rather than reviled when they take place.
free  speech  university  college  gov2.0  politics  trump 
july 2019 by rgl7194
Piracy is Ethically Acceptable To Many Harvard Lawyers, Research Finds - TorrentFreak
In most countries the law strictly forbids people from sharing copyrighted material without permission. However, not everyone necessarily agrees with this position. New research reveals that many lawyers studying at Harvard view casual forms of piracy as ethically acceptable. Does this mean that the law should change?
Most people know all too well that it’s against the law to share a pirated copy of a movie or TV-show.
However, law and ethics are not always in sync. Not even among those who are schooled as lawyers.
This is the conclusion of an intriguing new study conducted among Harvard lawyers by Prof. Dariusz Jemielniak and Dr. Jérôme Hergueux. The research, published in The Information Society journal, found that many lawyers believe that casual piracy is ethically acceptable.
The researchers polled the perceptions of more than 100 international Masters of Law (LL.M.) students at Harvard, who all have a law degree. They were asked to evaluate how acceptable various piracy scenarios are, on a five-point scale going from very unacceptable to very acceptable. 
The piracy scenarios ranged from downloading a TV-show or movie which isn’t legally available, through pirating music to simply save money, to downloading content for educational or even commercial purposes. In total, 19 different alternatives were presented.
piracy  ethics  copyright  university  legal  research 
july 2019 by rgl7194
FACT CHECK: Did U.S. Rep. Ocasio-Cortez Graduate Cum Laude from Boston University?
While "bartender" may be the most frequently mentioned part of her résumé, the congresswoman has quite a few other accomplishments to her name.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez graduated cum laude from Boston University's College of Arts and Sciences in 2011.
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On 2 April 2019, U.S. President Donald Trump referred to U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as a “young bartender” during a fundraising dinner for the National Republican Congressional Committee. Trump was, of course, hardly the first to paint Ocasio-Cortez as inexperienced or unqualified for her position in Congress. Ever since she became the youngest woman to be elected to that legislative body during the 2018 midterm elections, we’ve encountered dozens of posts about her résumé.
One of the biggest talking points among Ocasio-Cortez’s detractors is that she is uneducated. For example, Fox News’ Tucker Carlson labeled her a “moron” during a segment on his show, the Powerline blog published an article under the rhetorical title “HOW DUMB IS OCASIO-CORTEZ?” and numerous social media users have posted their own derogatory comments insulting the congresswoman’s intelligence.
This rhetoric likely helped sow the seeds of doubt over Ocasio-Cortez’s academic record. One email we received here at Snopes, for instance, questioned whether the congresswoman truly had an economics degree: “Much to do about AOC — Ocasio Cortez — of late and questions about her college degree? We read she actually did not get an econ degree, but an International Relations degree. If so, much of her credibility is in question. What is real here?”
AOC  gov2.0  politics  congress  education  university  factcheck 
june 2019 by rgl7194
Aaron Donald has training center at Pitt named in his honor after pledging hefty donation – Daily Breeze
Rams defensive star says he's humbled to have facility on campus with his name on it
Rams defensive star Aaron Donald has long been true to his school, and officials at the University of Pittsburgh formally acknowledged his devotion Wednesday night.
The university officially unveiled the newly dedicated Aaron Donald Football Performance Center on the ground floor of Pitt’s Duratz Athletic Complex practice facility, where Donald still trains during offseasons.
Pitt officials announced in April that Donald, the Rams’ reigning two-time NFL defensive player of the year,  had made a seven-figure financial commitment to the Pitt Football Championship Fund. The donation made Donald, 27, the youngest seven-figure donor in the history of the University of Pittsburgh, according to a school news release.
Donald, a four-time All-Pro who led the NFL with 20.5 sacks last season, said Pitt was his “dream school” as a youth, and was happy to be able to repay the school for helping mold him into a successful professional. Donald, a Western Pennsylvania native, starred at Pitt from 2010 to 2013 before the Rams made him the 13th pick of the 2014 NFL draft.
AD99  charity  football  rams  university 
june 2019 by rgl7194
Pitt officially opens Aaron Donald Football Performance Center
Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald is one of the best players ever to come out of the University of Pittsburgh. He was dominant for the Panthers during his college days and after seeing what he’s accomplished in the NFL, he’s easily among the greatest ever to hail from Pitt.
He was honored on Wednesday for all he’s done for the football program. The school officially opened and unveiled the Aaron Donald Football Performance Center, which is where the weight, training and locker rooms are located.
Here’s a look at Donald and his kids flipping the switch and dropping the curtain.
football  rams  AD99  charity  university 
june 2019 by rgl7194
Laurence Tribe Calls McConnell a 'Dickhead' | Law & Crime
Carl M. Loeb University Professor and Professor of Constitutional Law at Harvard Laurence Tribe was evidently not pleased to see Sen. Mitch McConnell’s (R-Ky.) promise this week to fill a Supreme Court vacancy in 2020, if that opportunity were to present itself.
McConnell never allowed former President Barack Obama‘s Supreme Court nominee D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals chief judge Merrick Garland to get a hearing in 2016, citing the closeness to the election. In response to his latest remarks, Democratic opponents promptly called out McConnell for “hypocrisy” and accused him  “stealing” a Supreme Court seat.
Prof. Tribe’s reaction to the McConnell news went a little further than mere accusations of hypocrisy and Supreme Court theft. He said “McTurtle’s” middle, first and last names are “hypocrisy.”
“What a flagrant dickhead!” he added.
gov2.0  politics  GOP  SCOTUS  legal  university  twitter 
may 2019 by rgl7194
US computer science grads outperforming those in other key nations | Ars Technica
A test given to students in multiple countries shows that the US does quite well.
There's a steady flow of reports regarding the failures of the US education system. Read the right things and you'll come away convinced that early grades fail to teach basic skills, later grades fail to prepare students for college, and colleges students fail so much that they can't cope with the world outside the campus walls. But this week brought a bit of good news for one particular area: college-level computer science programs appear to be graduating some very competitive students.
This comes despite the fact that US students enter colleges behind their peers in other countries.
The work, done by an international team of researchers, compares US college seniors to those of three countries where US companies have outsourced some of their work: China, India, and Russia. All of these countries have a reputation for first-rate computing talent, with India and China developing large internal markets as well. Many students from these countries also come to study in the US, while Russia and China have been involved in cyber attacks against the United States and/or companies based here.
All of those factors makes them relevant countries to study. The research, however, doesn't include other developed liberal democracies, which most closely resemble the United States. So the exact place of the US within the global landscape isn't clear.
education  college  university  computers  science  comparo  usa  russia  china  india 
may 2019 by rgl7194
The perfectly legal inequalities in America's rigged educational system - Axios
Nowhere are Americans more acutely aware of the system being rigged against them than in the area of education: That's why the Varsity Blues corruption scandal has resonated so widely with the general public.
The real scandal, as ever, isn't what's illegal: It's what's legal. We put together a partial list of ways in which the American educational system is rigged in favor of the rich and powerful.
The inequality begins in pre-K, where rich kids go to school and poor kids don't. That's partly because, in most states, child care costs more than in-state college tuition. The result? The gap between rich and poor kids' math and reading skills has been growing for decades.
Once school begins, white students receive $2,226 more funding per year than students of color, thanks to locally funded educational systems. Disadvantaged students end up 3–4 years behind their more affluent peers. Of course, the richest families bypass the public education system entirely and spend tens of thousands of dollars per year to educate their children privately. They also dominate selective public schools.
Getting into college is easier for richer children, who have the advantage of $200-an-hour tutoring. Rich kids are also orders of magnitude more likely to get recruited to elite institutions. Add in legacy admissions and other ways of buying your way into selective colleges, and the result is that students from the 1% are 77 times more likely to attend an Ivy League school than students coming from families earning less than $30,000 a year.
College is largely unaffordable for the poor, who are also excluded from the pervasive institution of unpaid internships. The rich, meanwhile, benefit from massive tax expenditures subsidizing their tuition costs.
Why it matters: Inequality of educational opportunity doesn't just deprive the economy of trillions of dollars' worth of untapped human capital. Its ubiquity and visibility also makes it a key breeding ground for resentment and corruption anxiety within the 99%.
education  university  college  corruption  money  racism  bias 
may 2019 by rgl7194
Nickell Robey-Coleman keeps promise to his mother, graduates from USC
With the start of offseason activities, the Los Angeles Rams are officially gearing up for the 2019 season. But some things are bigger than football, and Rams cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman showed that this past week. The ‘slot god’ completed the coursework to earn his degree from USC last week, per Gary Klein of the Los Angeles Times.
“I’m going to be honest,” Robey-Coleman said, “I think I’m going to cry.” His mother, Maxine Coleman, made him promise he would get his degree after he first committed to USC, and she passed away not too long after.
After leaving USC early for the NFL, he briefly contemplated not going back to school, but then realized he needed to.
“I was like, ‘Man, know what? I got to go. I got to go back,’” he said. “I made a promise. … If I don’t do nothing else, this is on my bucket list. I’ve got to get this done.”
He’ll be graduating with a degree in policy, planning and development, with an emphasis in real estate development. He’ll take part in USC’s commencement ceremony this Friday. The team made sure to highlight his hard work, with Sean McVay addressing the team about it after a recent practice...
football  rams  university  education 
may 2019 by rgl7194
This charity was touted as helping the underprivileged. Instead, it funneled college admissions scam money - CNN
(CNN)For parents allegedly taking part in Rick Singer's college admissions cheating scheme, payments for his services usually came in the form of donations to the nonprofit arm of his "private life coaching and college counseling company" -- the Key Worldwide Foundation.
"When families pay for either, either takin' the test or goin' through the side door, all the money goes through my foundation, and then I pay it out to whoever needs to get paid," Singer said to one parent, in a conversation recorded by law enforcement. (The federal complaint identifies the speaker as "CW-1." CNN has confirmed that CW-1 is Singer.)
That blunt admission from the California businessman, who pleaded guilty last week in Boston to four federal charges -- racketeering conspiracy, money laundering, tax conspiracy and obstruction of justice -- shows just how much the foundation corrupted its stated purpose of providing "guidance, encouragement and opportunity to disadvantaged students around the world."
Cheat. Bribe. Lie. Here's how the college admissions scam allegedly worked
A form filed several years ago with the Internal Revenue Service painted a glowing portrait of the foundation's aims, including helping to bring members of the Crips and Bloods -- notorious Los Angeles street gangs -- to play basketball together and "develop consensus building programs to stop gang violence."
But rather than concentrating largely on the less fortunate, the charity allegedly served as a giant piggy bank to collect money from wealthy parents wanting to get their children into schools they may not have been qualified to attend on their own.
One aspect of the alleged scheme, according to a federal criminal complaint, went toward bribing college entrance exam administrators and stand-in test takers to help students get better scores on standardized tests. The second part of the effort was allegedly paying off coaches and administrators at top schools to designate some applicants as recruited athletes when, at times, the students may never have even played that sport.
Prosecutors said the business owners, executives and celebrities named in the complaint participated in a massive conspiracy. And Singer, who made a deal with prosecutors, laid out how he said it occurred.
"We would send (parents) a ... receipt stating that they made a donation to our foundation to help underserved kids, which, in fact, was not the case," Singer said. "That was not the reason why they did it."
admissions  college  fraud  university  cheating  test 
may 2019 by rgl7194
Aaron Donald makes history with seven-figure donation to Pitt football
He’s putting that money to good use, giving back to the University of Pittsburgh. On Friday, the university announced that Donald has made a “seven-figure financial commitment to the Pitt Football Championship Fund.” The donation will help in areas such as recruiting, technology and improving the team’s facility.
Donald, 27, is the youngest person ever to make a seven-figure donation to the university. Additionally, it’s the largest donation ever by a former Pitt football player.
In return, the school will name the ground floor of Pitt’s Duratz Athletic Complex will be named the Aaron Donald Football Performance Center. Included in the complex is the locker room, training room and weight room.
football  rams  AD99  university  money  twitter 
april 2019 by rgl7194
LA Rams’ DT Aaron Donald to make seven-figure donation to Pitt Football - Turf Show Times
Aaron Donald got paid...and now he’s paying it forward
It was a dream come true to play for the University of Pittsburgh. My experience as a Panther is something that influences my life every day and I want to pay that forward. I believe in what Coach Narduzzi is building at Pitt and this was an opportunity for me to make a difference for our current and future players. Pitt will always be my school and I’m honored to be able to support the Blue and Gold.
These are the sentiments shared by Los Angeles Rams’ defensive tackle Aaron Donald, shortly after making a seven-figure financial commitment to his alma mater, the University of Pittsburgh, the school announced on Friday.
The 27 year old Pennsylvania native, who inked a $135M contract with the Rams last offseason, is showing his appreciation to the program, and has now become the youngest person to ever make a seven-figure donation. It also marks the largest donation made by a Pitt football letterman.
To show their appreciation for Donald’s donation, the school is renaming the ground floor of Pitt’s Duratz Athletic Complex to the “Aaron Donald Football Performance Center,” which includes the locker room, training room, and weight room — where the five-time Pro Bowl DT spends much of his offseason.
football  rams  AD99  university  money 
april 2019 by rgl7194
Senators Aim to Help Students, Might Even Reduce Textbook Piracy Too - TorrentFreak
Textbooks are essential tools for students hoping to build a better life through education, but their sheer expense can be prohibitive. Taking on extra work is one option, going into debt is another. Piracy, of course, is extremely attractive too. However, if four US senators have their way, there could be more accessible options moving forward.
Free access to information is a very hot topic, particularly in the academic field where many believe that putting studies behind a paywall is unethical.
This has led to the rise of ‘pirate’ sites like Sci-Hub, that aim to provide free access to information and education, for the betterment of the world.
But, when one considers how these sites operate, even this noble aim can prove controversial.
Much of the content offered by these types of platforms infringes copyright. That’s often publishing giants such as Elsevier, who in return have waged war on Sci-Hub in particular. Just this week, yet another blocking order against the site was handed down in France, with operator Alexandra Elbakyan pledging to continue as usual.
But what if there was another way to access academic content, studies, and textbooks without having to resort to piracy?
gov2.0  politics  congress  books  free  open  university  college 
april 2019 by rgl7194
How an L.A. parent’s tip uncovered massive college admissions scandal - Los Angeles Times
A key tip that led to what authorities describe as the largest college admissions cheating scandal ever came from a Los Angeles parent who was under investigation in an unrelated securities case, according to a law enforcement source.
The source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, could not identify the parent but said the subject provided vital information that launched the investigation.
The sweeping scandal has led to criminal charges against numerous wealthy and powerful Southern California residents, including two Hollywood actresses, a famous fashion designer, a best-selling self-help author and the former CEO of a global investment firms.
It’s unclear whether the parent who aided authorities was listed in the criminal indictment filed Tuesday by federal prosecutors in Boston.
The scheme, which began in 2011, centered on a Newport Beach college placement firm run by Rick Singer. Wealthy parents paid Singer to help their children cheat on college entrance exams and to falsify athletic records of students to enable them to secure admission to elite schools, including UCLA, USC, Stanford, Yale and Georgetown, according to court records.
According to court papers, the scam unraveled last year when one of Singer’s coaches decided to go off on his own and work directly with a parent.
college  university  latimes  fraud  admissions 
march 2019 by rgl7194
Admissions Scandal Shows Elite Schools' Self-Importance - The Atlantic
Top-tier universities are idea factories—but delude themselves into thinking they find the “best people.”
Wealthy and famous institutions of higher learning, including the one where I work, are in a crisis of their own making. Universities exist for the production and dissemination of ideas, and make hiring and admission decisions toward that end. At the same time, elite educational institutions have irresponsibly positioned themselves as something entirely different: as the arbiters of applicants’ intrinsic merit. Like a soccer team scoring an own goal, they are hurting themselves with their clumsiness and overconfidence.
Soccer is the right analogy, as it happens. This week, the U.S. Justice Department unveiled 50 indictments in a brazen bribery scheme that, according to prosecutors, involved kickbacks to athletics coaches at Stanford, the University of Southern California, and a number of other competitive schools. At Yale, where I am on the faculty and supervise one of the undergraduate colleges, the former women’s soccer coach, who resigned in November, has pleaded guilty to wire fraud and conspiracy to commit wire fraud. He had sought to arrange the admission of two would-be Yalies in return for cash.
The athletics bribery scandal is only the most recent embarrassing episode regarding university admissions. A trial over affirmative action at Harvard last fall revealed a number of awkward undergraduate-admissions policies, including “tips” for applicants with connections, a “dean’s interest list” for applicants with even more connections, and substantial traffic between the university’s fundraising office and its admissions department. In 2016, the basketball coach of the University of Pennsylvania pleaded guilty to engaging in essentially the same kind of bribery scheme federal officials have now uncovered again. (He now serves as the assistant basketball coach of the Boston Celtics.)
university  college  fraud  education  admissions 
march 2019 by rgl7194
Orfeão Universitário do Porto - Posts
The first academic body in the country to include female suits, to standardise the female academic costume and create the first female tuna.
Today is women's day.
Here, there's a lot that their day is every day.
#diadamulher #OUP #UPorto
[in the photo, orfeonistas on the trip to Lisbon on 3 May 1945-Estate of the old orfeonista orlanda carvalho]
portugal  university  tuna_feminina  uniform  traje  women 
march 2019 by rgl7194
2019 Best Colleges in America - Niche
The Best Colleges ranking is based on rigorous analysis of academic, admissions, financial, and student life data from the U.S. Department of Education along with millions of reviews from students and alumni. The ranking compares more than 1,000 top colleges and universities in the U.S. Read more on how this ranking was calculated.
college  university  ranking 
march 2019 by rgl7194
2019 Hardest Colleges to Get Into - Niche
Explore the hardest colleges to get into ranking based on acceptance rates and SAT/ACT test scores using data from the U.S. Department of Education. Compare the most selective colleges with the lowest acceptance rates and highest SAT/ACT test scores. Read more on how this ranking was calculated.
college  university  ranking 
march 2019 by rgl7194
50. Bates College - Hardest colleges to get into - Pictures - CBS News
What is the hardest college to get into for 2019?
Niche compiled this list by considering U.S. Department of Education data, SAT and ACT scores of applicants, as well as acceptance rates. To arrive at these rankings, acceptance rates are weighted at 60 percent and SAT/ACT scores are weighted at 40 percent. So you'll see that some higher-ranking schools may have higher acceptance rates; those schools have higher bars for test scores.
college  university  ranking 
march 2019 by rgl7194
Harvard Makes Nanosurface That Fixes Chromatic Aberration in Lenses
Color fringing in photos is most often due to chromatic aberration, when a camera lens doesn’t focus all colors onto the same point. It’s a common problem, especially with cheaper lenses, but we may soon be seeing much less of it thanks to a new breakthrough at Harvard.
Researchers at the university’s School Of Engineering And Applied Sciences (SEAS) showed off a new flat “metalens” earlier this year that completely eliminates chromatic aberration by using a tiny array of nanostructures to focus the entire visible spectrum onto a single point.
Now the same scientists have gone a step further by using the same technology to create a “metacorrector.” It’s a single-layer surface of nanostructures that can be incorporated into all kinds of lenses.
university  research  technology  camera 
november 2018 by rgl7194
Betsy DeVos Title IX Proposal Protects Students Accused Of Sexual Assault And Their Schools
The Education Department will make it harder for schools to be found in violation of Title IX, and require that schools must let accused students cross-examine their accuser through a third party.
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Friday released new proposed regulations on how schools should handle sexual assault that will give more benefit of doubt to the accused and walk back Obama-era directives that critics said were unfair to men.
The proposals, which would affect the way schools must interpret the federal Title IX gender equity law, were months in the making and contained some major surprises, including a new requirement that colleges conduct live hearings for sexual assault cases.
gov2.0  politics  education  trump  crime  sex  legal  college  university 
november 2018 by rgl7194
Readers Respond: Midterms Voting Difficulty - The Atlantic
Readers respond to Jemele Hill’s account of her difficulty voting in Florida.
I Still Don’t Know Whether My Vote Will Be Counted in Florida
When Jemele Hill went to vote, she discovered that her name had been removed from the rolls over something she’d tweeted. “In another election year, this incident would just be a funny story for me to repeat at parties,” she wrote, “but this was the most serious election of my lifetime.”
I am 21 years old, a university student, and a Florida resident. I voted in the 2016 presidential election, or at least I think I did. I sent in my absentee ballot ahead of the deadline, but I never checked to make sure it was counted. I never thought to.
For the 2018 midterm elections, I again sent in my absentee ballot ahead of schedule. This time I checked. It still hasn’t been counted. I put extra stamps on it and a return address so that I would at least know if something went wrong. I’ve called my county office a number of times, to no avail. I was proud to vote as a young person in that infamous 18–29 bracket, but this only made me lose even more faith in our government. This is our voice; we are encouraged to use it, and yet, even if we follow all instructions, we are not heard. After reading your article, I don’t think it’s outlandish to wonder whether someone saw that the ballot was addressed from Berkeley, California, and simply disposed of it. And that is the most disheartening feeling.
voting  election  politics  gov2.0  university 
november 2018 by rgl7194
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traje  tuna_feminina  youtube  uniform  university  portugal  music 
november 2018 by rgl7194
Why Conservatives Are Turning on Elite Universities - The Atlantic
The tax has been attacked as cynical and pointless. In truth, it didn’t go far enough.
Conservatives aren’t terribly fond of America’s elite universities. Recent research from the political scientists Carlos X. Lastra-Anadón and Thomas Gift found that while liberals consider elite-educated politicians more competent than those with less illustrious pedigrees, conservatives find them considerably less appealing. Though liberals were just as inclined to back candidates educated at Ivy League universities as those who were not, conservatives were less likely to vote for Ivy Leaguers. It seems that President Donald Trump’s frequent boasts about having attended the elite Wharton School were, to conservative voters at least, less a draw than an obstacle to overcome. And that is as it should be.
Lastra-Anadon and Gift observe that Ronald Reagan was the last U.S. president not to have been educated at an Ivy League university, and that more than 40 of the 535 members of the 115th Congress have degrees from Harvard alone. The most recent Supreme Court confirmation battle drew attention to the egregious overrepresentation of Yale and Harvard law schools among the justices and the clerks who serve them, virtually all of whom then rise to the loftiest heights of the legal profession. Graduates of elite universities are overrepresented in countless other domains, from the arts to corporate management.
gov2.0  politics  university  taxes 
october 2018 by rgl7194
These clever students have turned the Camaro into a hybrid sports car | Ars Technica
16 teams competed over four years to turn the Camaro into a high-performance hybrid.
Ever looked at your car and thought "I bet I could improve its engineering"? That's the challenge for the student teams that participate in EcoCAR 3, a competition sponsored by General Motors and the US Department of Energy. Run by Argonne National Laboratory, it's a four-year program that has had each team take the conventionally powered Camaro sports car and turn it into a high-performance hybrid. When we last checked in with EcoCAR 3 back in 2016—halfway through the run—The Ohio State University was leading the pack. Earlier this month, the Buckeyes did it again, taking top honors in the fourth and final year of the competition.
EcoCAR 3 is the latest in a long-running series of Advanced Vehicle Technology Competitions sponsored by the Department of Energy. The first, the Methanol Marathon, took place between 1988 and 1989 and involved 15 teams from North American colleges and universities, each of which had to convert 1988 Chevrolet Corsicas to use alcohol as a fuel. Subsequent ATVCs saw student teams convert vehicles to use natural gas or propane, add hybrid systems, or just boost fuel efficiency.
cars  hybrid  camaro  university  competition 
october 2018 by rgl7194
2018 physics Nobel Prize honors 3, including first woman in 55 years | Ars Technica
Donna Strickland is first woman to win physics prize since 1963 and third ever to win.
It only took 55 years, but a third woman has finally been recognized with the Nobel Prize in Physics, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced today. Donna Strickland, a physicist at the University of Waterloo in Canada, shares this year's physics prize with Arthur Ashkin of Bell Laboratories and Gérard Mourou of École Polytechnique, Palaiseau, in France for creating "tools made of light."
The trio was honored "for groundbreaking inventions in the field of laser physics." Ashkin invented so-called "optical tweezers," tightly focused beams of light that can grab particles, atoms, and living cells; they're now a common tool in biological laboratories around the world. Mourou and Strickland won the prize for figuring out how to stretch and amplify laser light to create incredibly short, intense bursts of laser pulses. In its press release, the Academy cited the revolutionary nature of this combined work in "opening up unexplored areas of research and a multitude of industrial and medical applications."
When a reporter asked her how it felt to be only the third woman in history to be so honored, Strickland replied, "Really? Is that all? I thought there might have been more," adding, "I don't know what to say. I'm honored to be one of those women."
Marie Curie shared the prize in 1903 with Henri Becquerel and her husband Pierre Curie for their work on radioactivity. Maria Goeppert-Mayer shared the 1962 prize with E. Paul Wigner and Hans Jensen for her work on the shell structure of atomic nuclei.
university  rochester  nobel  science  women  canada  award 
october 2018 by rgl7194
How U.S. News Calculated the 2019 Best Colleges Rankings | Best Colleges | US News
Here's a breakdown of the key college data that go into the annual rankings.
How U.S. News Calculated the 2019 Best Colleges Rankings
Deciding where to go to school is tough. Quality is more nebulous in higher education than goods like clothes and streaming music. But the 2019 edition of U.S. News's Best Colleges can at least make finding the right fit more manageable.
The rankings evaluate colleges and universities on 16 measures of academic quality. They allow you to compare at a glance the relative quality of U.S. institutions based on such widely accepted indicators of excellence as first-year student retention, graduation rates and the strength of the faculty. And as you check out colleges already on your short list, you may discover unfamiliar schools with similar metrics and thus broaden your options.
Along with the rankings is a searchable online directory of school profiles. Each one includes data used in the rankings, user reviews of schools, plus key characteristics on applying, academics, cost, student life, safety, services, post-graduate employment and salary outcomes. Because U.S. News surveys schools directly, much of these data are not readily accessible anywhere else.
Taken together, the rankings and profiles – combined with college visits, interviews and your own intuition – can be a powerful tool in your quest for the right college.
university  college  ranking  top_ten 
september 2018 by rgl7194
Fisher, RIT, U of R named among best universities in U.S. | WHAM
Rochester, N.Y. (WHAM) - Three local colleges are being recognized among the top universities in the United States.
U.S. News & World Report named the University of Rochester, Rochester Institute of Technology and St. John Fisher College among the top tier institutions in the country among its National Universities rankings.
The list was released this week, with Princeton, Harvard, and Columbia Universities rounding out the top 3. The full list of colleges and universities can be seen here.
The colleges are being praised for their undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs being offered. They were also recognized for an emphasis on faculty research.
The methodology for the selection process can be found here.
university  rochester  ranking  college 
september 2018 by rgl7194
Congressional candidates run with thousands in student debt
Andrew Janz has raised millions of dollars for his campaign as a Democrat running for Congress in the Central Valley. But the 34-year-old is used to big numbers: After working his way through undergraduate, graduate and law school, he owes about $300,000 in student debt — more than his mortgage.
Janz is part of a groundswell of younger politicians who are on the front lines of America’s student debt crisis. Seven congressional candidates running in California this year owe at least $10,000, according to a Bay Area News Group analysis of financial disclosures filed with the House ethics office. In addition, seven members of the state’s congressional delegation, all of whom were elected within the last six years, are still paying off thousands of dollars in student loans. Three others reported being in debt for their kids’ education.
That means roughly one out of every six Californians on the ballot for Congress in November owe student debt — together, they’re more than $1.1 million in the red.
gov2.0  politics  education  university  money  congress  economics  california 
august 2018 by rgl7194
Notre Dame Naval ROTC - Posts
18 APR 2018 (Notre Dame, IN)
On the morning of Wednesday, 18 APR 2018, BCO announced MIDN Bolton as Midshipman of the Week. MIDN Bolton took part in “The Bald and the Beautiful” campaign on Notre Dame’s campus which, to date, has raised over $300,000.00 for pediatric cancer research. MIDN 3/C Bolton raised a staggering $1,300.00 for her own campaign! Donations are split between St. Baldrick’s Foundation and Beacon Children's Hospital in South Bend. Bravo Zulu, MIDN Bolton, keep crushin’ it!
navy  hair  uniform  university  facebook 
august 2018 by rgl7194
Villanova University’s Lepage Center for History: “6 Steps To Historical Literacy.” | National Association for Media Literacy Education
The Lepage Center for History in the Public Interest was established through a generous gift by Mr. Albert Lepage, and officially opened in January 2017. Mr. Lepage and the Villanova history department recognized an opportunity to bring more historical scholarship into contemporary conversations, in the hopes of having history guide decisions by leaders and help create a better society. For the past year and a half we have been working toward that mission.
The Lepage Center seeks to bring historical scholarship and historical perspective to bear on contemporary issues. Topics we have tackled thus far include fake news, endless war, the environment, monument debates, the Middle East and the 50th anniversary of 1968. We do this through a range of programming, including events, briefings, online resources, workshops, fellowships, and our blog. Our goal is to create a greater historical consciousness among elected officials, industry leaders, and the general public.
university  history  literacy 
july 2018 by rgl7194
A experiência da praxe - PÚBLICO
Foi praxado?
O desafio foi lançado no site do PÚBLICO. "Foi praxado? Conte-nos a sua experiência." Recebemos mais de 250 respostas de estudantes e ex-estudantes de diversas gerações e profissões – médicos, enfermeiros, arquitectos, advogados… Testemunhos de quem praxou e foi praxado neste ano, no ano passado, há 10, 30, 50 anos. Em Maio, mês das festas da semana académica e da Queima das Fitas em algumas das principais cidades do país, contamos o que nos contaram.
portugal  tie  traje  tuna_feminina  uniform  university  video 
july 2018 by rgl7194
Spy University: How Intelligence Agencies Recruit Their Next Generation - WhoWhatWhy
CIA, FBI, and Foreign Governments Recruit Tomorrow’s Spies at US Universities
During the Cold War, our elite universities were a breeding ground for future spies. Schools like Yale and Harvard provided some of the “best and the brightest” to America’s intelligence agencies.
Today, the CIA and FBI are using college campuses once again to gain new recruits in the global war for clandestine information and technology. These government agencies, in many instances, are working with the full support and blessing of professors and often top university administrators, who rely on both government contracts and the maximum revenue that comes from over one million international students in US universities.    
According to Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Daniel Golden, the efforts range from small colleges to large state universities to Ivy League institutions. In fact, Golden tells Jeff Schechtman in this week’s WhoWhatWhy podcast that Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government is one of the places where spies are most actively recruited.
In addition, foreign governments see US universities as an almost unlimited reservoir for obtaining intelligence and for recruiting vulnerable students who are in need of money, filled with innocence, and/or ideologically confused.   
gov2.0  CIA  FBI  NSA  spying  university  podcast  transcript 
may 2018 by rgl7194
Keeping my Ukrainian Heritage Alive at Penn | 34th Street Magazine
Being Ukrainian means more to me than pierogis and borscht.
When I was eight years old, my brother and I introduced our great uncle to the wonderful world of Harry Potter. As the opening credits came on the screen, we babbled a mile a minute, trying to explain everything about Voldemort, magic, and spells. Suddenly, our uncle cut us off, exclaiming, “То наше!” We looked at him a little stunned, but he repeated “that’s ours” in Ukrainian and gestured towards the screen. He was referring to the Harry Potter theme song. This was one of my great uncle's favorite phrases, and one that has lived in our family far after his passing. We tried to explain that no, this was not a Ukrainian melody, that an American named John Williams had composed this for a British film. But he insisted and pulled an old Ukrainian record the basement. Sure enough, it was eerily similar to the Harry Potter theme. I guess it was “наше” after all. 
Years later, my brother and I huddled around the computer screen, comparing flight times and frequent flyer miles, trying to find the cheapest, fastest route to Kyiv. My mother walked in, told us we were crazy, and that we were under no circumstances allowed to go to the capital of Ukraine. It was 2013, at the outbreak of the Euromaidan revolution. The protests were turning violent before our eyes, and my heart was breaking with every live news update. As I watched the destruction and the violence, as I watched heroes dying on the front, my reflex was to go join the fight. I was only fifteen years old, but I was desperate to face the enemy along with my people.
ukrainian  university  magazine  family 
april 2018 by rgl7194
University Women: 1924 | Shorpy | #1 Old Photos
Washington, D.C., circa 1924. "George Washington University group." Not afraid of Virginia Woolf. National Photo Company glass negative. View full size:
shorpy  photography  fashion  university  women  20s  history 
april 2018 by rgl7194
At Yale, we conducted an experiment to turn conservatives into liberals. The results say a lot about our political divisions. - The Washington Post
When my daughter was growing up, she often wanted to rush off to do fun things with her friends — get into the water at the beach, ride off on her bike — without taking the proper safety precautions first. I’d have to stop her in her tracks to first put on the sunscreen, or her bike helmet and knee pads, with her standing there impatiently. “Safety first, fun second,” was my mantra.
Keeping ourselves and our loved ones safe from harm is perhaps our strongest human motivation, deeply embedded in our very DNA. It is so deep and important that it influences much of what we think and do, maybe more than we might expect. For example, over a decade now of research in political psychology consistently shows that how physically threatened or fearful a person feels is a key factor — although clearly not the only one — in whether he or she holds conservative or liberal attitudes.
politics  psychology  science  conservative  liberal  university 
april 2018 by rgl7194
Going to university is more important than ever for young people - All must have degrees
But the financial returns are falling
IN A classroom in Seoul a throng of teenagers sit hunched over their desks. In total silence, they flick through a past exam paper. Stacks of brightly coloured textbooks are close to hand. Study begins at 8am and ends at 4.30pm, but some will not go home until 10pm. Like hundreds of thousands of South Koreans, they are preparing for the suneung, the multiple-choice test that will largely determine whether they go to a good university or a bad one, or to university at all.
Over the course of a single generation in South Korea, degrees have become close to ubiquitous. Seventy per cent of pupils who graduate from the country’s secondary schools now go straight to university, and a similar share of 25- to 34-year-olds hold degrees, up from 37% in 2000. Students scramble to gain admittance to the most prestigious institutions, with exam preparation starting ever younger. Sought-after private nurseries in Seoul have long waiting lists.
university  education  career  economics 
february 2018 by rgl7194
Sara Cardoso
"Somos Fitados de Farmácia e a nós ninguém nos pára" !!
#Mamophorte #TheBest
" we are fitados of pharmacy and we no one stops us!!
#Mamophorte #TheBest
— with Jéssica Alexandra, Cátia Cunha, Vanessa Almeida, Rita Almeida, Diogo Dias, Bianca Abreu, Beatriz Abreu, Raul Garcia, Joana Gaspar, Diana Carvalho, Margarida Lindo, Ana Rita Rodrigues, Vanessa Coimbra, Inês Filipa, Luisa Meda, Joana Esteves, Ricardo Parreira, Catarina Redondo, Daniela Mateus, Sofia Sousa, Catarina Diogo, Beatriz Gama, Rita Mega, Elisa Silva, Ana Margarida Sequeira, Rafael Loureiro, Constança Oliveira, Vanessa Oliveira and Raquel Chá-Chá at Ponte Pedro E Ines - Coimbra.
facebook  portugal  tie  traje  tuna_feminina  uniform  university 
january 2018 by rgl7194
Patricia Ferreira
Viagens e amigos para a vida ❤❤❤
Travel and friends for life ❤❤❤
— with Sofia Quaresma, Manuel Oliveira, João Ferreira, EdgarFrancisco Ribeiro, Tiago Soares, Renato Elias, Joel Rei, Ana Monteiro, Pedro Vieira, Olga Gama, Ana Silva, Joana Fernandes, Cristina Vasconcelos and Joana Ricardo Pinto.
portugal  tie  traje  tuna_feminina  uniform  university  facebook 
january 2018 by rgl7194
Flyers Desportus - Posts
Finalmente demos início à nossa digressão.
Serão 15 dias intensos.
Até já.
#flyersdesportus #flyersontour
We finally started our tour.
It will be 15 intense days.
See you.
#flyersdesportus #flyersontour
— with João Ferreira, Renato Elias, Tiago Soares, Pedro Vieira, Tânia Ferreira, Cristina Vasconcelos, Patricia Ferreira, EdgarFrancisco Ribeiro, Ana Silva, Joel Rei, Ana Monteiro, Manuel Oliveira, André Araújo, Joana Fernandes and Olga Gama.
facebook  portugal  tie  traje  tuna_feminina  uniform  university 
january 2018 by rgl7194
AEESEnfP - Tomada de Posse Órgãos Sociais AEESEnfP | Mandato 2017-2018
167 Photos · Updated 5 days ago
Decorreu no passado dia 19, no Pólo Cidade do Porto, a Tomada de Posse dos Órgãos Sociais da AEESEnfP (Direção, Conselho Fiscal e Mesa da Assembleia Geral). Agradecemos a todos os que dispensaram parte do seu tempo para estar neste momento que tanto nos honra.
uniform  university  tie  portugal  tuna_feminina  traje 
december 2017 by rgl7194
Cientuna - La Camisa Negra (XII Tunalidades 2017) - YouTube
Cientuna FCUP
Published on May 30, 2017
Interpretação de 'La Camisa Negra' do Juanes, no XII Tunalidades em Coimbra, festival de Tunas Femininas d'As FANS, pela Cientuna - Tuna Feminina de Ciências do Porto.
coimbra  concert  music  portugal  traje  tuna_feminina  uniform  university  youtube 
november 2017 by rgl7194
Cientuna - Amigo Estudante + Lembranças (XII Tunalidades 2017) - YouTube
Cientuna FCUP
Published on Sep 4, 2017
Interpretação de dois dos nossos originais 'Amigo Estudante' e 'Lembranças, no XII Tunalidades em Coimbra, festival de Tunas Femininas d'As FANS, pela Cientuna - Tuna Feminina de Ciências do Porto.
coimbra  concert  music  portugal  traje  tuna_feminina  uniform  university  youtube 
november 2017 by rgl7194
Fundraiser by Coro Misto da Universidade de Coimbra : Encontro Internacional de Coros Uni
Internacional Meeting of University Choirs
It is with great honour that the Mixed Choir of the University of Coimbra (CMUC) has the privilege of promoting the XIV edition of the International Meeting of University Choirs, in Coimbra. By doing so, CMUC thrives to keep alive the organization of the largest and most expressive event of its kind in Portugal, an event that was born in 1986.
However, CMUC needs a lot of financial assistance in order to carry out these types of initiatives that are essential to preserving the Choir’s history and so must not be forgotten.
Therefore, we kindly ask those with financial stability and interest to make a donation through this platform or via transfer through the following bank account:
IBAN: PT50 0035 0671 0001 2230 9303 4.
Name: Coro Misto da Universidade de Coimbra
Keep up-to-date by checking out the event’s page on Facebook:
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chorus  coimbra  concert  crowdfunding  music  portugal  traje  tuna_feminina  uniform  university 
november 2017 by rgl7194
Teaser XIV EICU® (2017) - YouTube
Coro Misto da Universidade de Coimbra
Published on Nov 12, 2017
Este ano o CMUC decidiu abraçar o desafio de organizar a décima quarta edição do Encontro Internacional de Coros Universitários, celebrando os 30 anos da realização deste encontro, e inserido nas comemorações do 60º aniversário do Coro Misto da Universidade de Coimbra. Com este evento procuramos promover a partilha entre culturas, a comunicação pela música e a cooperação entre pessoas com diferentes experiências.
Se estiverem interessados em apoiar o nosso evento já podem fazê-lo através da nossa plataforma de crowdfunding. Relembramos que a Cultura é pilar fundamental da sociedade e fonte de rendimentos, atualmente. Trabalhemos juntos em prol da mesma!
Já podem adquirir os vossos bilhetes na nossa sala Fernando Lopes Graça das 18-20h, de segunda a sábado, e ainda na Academia de Música de Coimbra (Vale das Flores e Alma Shopping).
chorus  coimbra  concert  crowdfunding  music  portugal  traje  tuna_feminina  uniform  university 
november 2017 by rgl7194
Notre Dame Reverses Its Policy on Campus Birth Control - The Atlantic
The Catholic university is caught between accommodating a diverse community and defending what it sees as religious freedom.
Notre Dame announced on Tuesday that faculty, students, and staff will be able to obtain coverage for contraceptives through their university-sponsored insurance plans. The surprise decision is a reversal of the school’s announcement last week that it would discontinue birth-control coverage in light of new religious-freedom protections put in place by the Trump administration.
religion  university  politics  health  insurance 
november 2017 by rgl7194
College Advice I Wish I’d Taken - The New York Times
I taught my first class at Columbia University’s M.F.A. program this month, and even though I’ve been teaching college writing since 1993, I initially felt a little intimidated by the school’s regal campus. That, and regretful.
I enjoyed going to college at the University of Michigan, an hour from home, but my secret humiliation is: I was the type of mediocre student I now disdain. As a freshman, I cared about my friends, my boyfriend and my poetry. Or, I cared about what my boyfriend thought of my friends, what my friends thought of him, and what they thought of my poetry about him. Here’s what I wish I’d known and done differently...
college  university  nytimes 
october 2017 by rgl7194
Conservatives are the real campus thought police squashing academic freedom - The Washington Post
Last week, I sent a string of relatively uncontroversial tweets in the aftermath of the Las Vegas massacre, in which I sought to answer a question about mass shootings in the United States: Why are these crimes almost always carried out by white men? “It’s the white supremacist patriarchy, stupid,” I tweeted, before then diagnosing a sense of double entitlement — as white people and as men — that, when frustrated, can occasionally lead to violent consequences.
My argument was not new, but rather reflects decades of research on how race and gender function in our society. To be both white and male is to be subject to a potent cocktail of entitlement to economic and political power, and to dominate nonwhite and female bodies. When that entitlement is frustrated, it can lead to what the criminologist Mike King calls “aggrieved whiteness,” an ambient furor based on the idea that white Americans have become oppressed victims of politically correct multiculturalism.
politics  gov2.0  free  speech  university  conservative  education 
october 2017 by rgl7194
Daring Fireball: Drexel Caves to Anonymous Internet Trolls, Places Tenured Professor on Administrative Leave
George Ciccariello-Maher, tenured associate professor of politics and global studies at Drexel University (my alma mater), in an op-ed for The Washington Post headlined “Conservatives Are the Real Campus Thought Police Squashing Academic Freedom”...
Drexel is setting a cowardly, shameful example here. Ciccariello-Maher is not being placed on leave because of the content of his thread of tweets in response to last week’s gun massacre in Las Vegas, but simply because a bunch of anonymous white dudes sent threats — and, let’s face it, because of the bad PR of having Ciccariello-Maher unjustly vilified by Fox News.
education  free  speech  gov2.0  politics  university  daring_fireball  conservative 
october 2017 by rgl7194
Death at a Penn State Fraternity - The Atlantic
Tim Piazza fought for his life for 12 hours before his Beta Theta Pi brothers called 911. By then, it was too late.
At about 3 p.m. on friday, February 3, Tim Piazza, a sophomore at Penn State University, arrived at Hershey Medical Center by helicopter. Eighteen hours earlier, he had been in the kind of raging good health that only teenagers enjoy. He was a handsome, redheaded kid with a shy smile, a hometown girlfriend, and a family who loved him very much. Now he had a lacerated spleen, an abdomen full of blood, and multiple traumatic brain injuries. He had fallen down a flight of stairs during a hazing event at his fraternity, Beta Theta Pi, but the members had waited nearly 12 hours before calling 911, relenting only when their pledge “looked fucking dead.” Tim underwent surgery shortly after arriving at Hershey, but it was too late. He died early the next morning.
college  university  RIP 
october 2017 by rgl7194
Obama Says Leaving Malia at College Was ‘Like Open-Heart Surgery’ -
After Malia Obama went off to Harvard University last month, her father couldn’t hold back the tears.
Barack Obama described that moment on Monday in a speech for the Beau Biden Foundation for the Protection of Children, which was named for former Vice President Joseph R. Biden’s older son, who died of brain cancer in 2015.
The former president said some kind words about Beau and his parents, Joe and Jill Biden, before talking about the joys and sorrows of watching children grow up.
“For those of us who have daughters, it just happens fast,” Mr. Obama said in a video published by WDEL, a news outlet based in Wilmington, Del.
obama  family  children  university  nytimes 
september 2017 by rgl7194
Orfeon Académico de Coimbra is creating Música, Formação, Divertimento | Patreon
Nós somos o Orfeon Académico de Coimbra, coro mais antigo de Portugal e um dos mais antigos da Europa. Fundado em 1880 pelo estudante de direito João Arroyo é regido atualmente pelo maestro Artur Pinho Maria e...
Creio que chega de história. Esta plataforma não serve para isso. Bem, talvez sirva, mas noutros contextos. O Orfeon criou uma página no patreon para mostrar o seu lado extra-concerto. O seu lado inovador e criativo. Para mostrar às pessoas a capacidade e a potencialidade que todos nós Orfeonistas temos.
bowtie  chorus  coimbra  concert  music  portugal  traje  tuna_feminina  uniform  university  crowdfunding 
september 2017 by rgl7194
This New AI Can Retouch Your Photos Before You Snap Them
What if your camera could professionally retouch your photos… before you even shoot them? That’s what researchers at Google and MIT are currently working on.
MIT News reports that this week at the Siggraph digital graphics conference, Google and MIT scientists will be showing off a new system that can automatically retouch photos in the style of a professional photographer in real-time.
Just as apps like Instagram can show you a real-time preview of what a scene looks like with a particular filter, the new AI system can show you a custom retouched version of any scene as you point your camera at it.
Here’s a demo of the retouching being done on a smartphone (it can be turned on and off)...
google  research  photo  editing  university  AI/ML 
august 2017 by rgl7194
The Graduates, 2017 - The Boston Globe
A look at the season of pomp and circumstance.
photo  schools  university  big_picture 
june 2017 by rgl7194
Defending students' Mike Pence walkout using the words of ... Mike Pence.
If you're searching for a defense of the students' actions, look to Pence's speech.
On Sunday, a group of about 150 students walked out during Vice President Mike Pence's commencement address at the University of Notre Dame.
Conservative outlets blasted the silent protest as a form of intolerance to opposing views and an affront to free speech. But according to Mike Pence's own speech, that actually couldn't be further from the truth.
In his address, Pence railed against political correctness, intolerance to others' opinions, and people trying to impose their views on others.
"Far too many campuses across America have become characterized by speech codes, safe zones, tone policing, administration-sanctioned political correctness — all of which amounts to nothing less than the suppression of freedom of speech."
gov2.0  politics  university  trump  protest 
may 2017 by rgl7194
Coimbra in Centro de Portugal |
I had spent much of the morning at the belvedere of the church of Santa Clara, admiring the bird’s eye view of the Portuguese City of Knowledge. I fringe my eyes, as the midday sun shines a spotlight on the amalgam of white facades, terracotta roofs, church tops and bell towers that make up the city’s skyline. On the summit of the hill opposite, the old university complex is grotesquely undersized by faculties built in the 60’s; A dream of Olympus, they called it!
Very little is left of its 13th-century foundations. Most of the Old University Complex was incorporated into the Royal Palace in the middle ages when Coimbra was the Portuguese capital. Continuously refurbished throughout the centuries, this multi-layered heritage centerpiece has, throughout its history, been the academy of choice of the nation’s most influential summa cum laude.
I am not one of these esteemed alumni, but growing up in this city allowed me to share a precious brotherhood connection with strangers, especially now in September when a new batch of freshmen arrive. For me, this is ten times more rewarding.
coimbra  travel  video  university  traje  tuna_feminina 
april 2017 by rgl7194
The Duke Lacrosse Scandal and the Birth of the Alt-Right
After work one day in January 2007, Scott McConnell left his office at the magazine The American Conservative in Arlington, Virginia, and walked to a nearby Thai restaurant that was hosting a panel discussion about the Duke lacrosse scandal. Nine months earlier, three members of the university’s men’s lacrosse team had been accused of raping a black woman they had hired as a stripper. Much of the Duke community, including 88 professors who signed a statement calling the situation a “social disaster,” declared this was merely the latest and most egregious example of the racist, sexist, and privileged behavior that permeated the elite campus. Jesse Jackson showed up, as did news trucks from every major network, and most of the reporting coalesced around the same narrative: A group of wealthy, white men had taken advantage of a poor, black woman, just as white men had done for centuries.
university  crime  alt-right  sports 
april 2017 by rgl7194
Острог: в тіні історії | Ostroh: in the shadow of history - YouTube
Published on Feb 11, 2017
"Острог: в тіні історії" - це гранично новий погляд на сучасний стан давнього міста, яке пережило розквіт, занепад і вже другий десяток років постає з попелу. Фільм спробує показати закулісся урбаністичних процесів, їх складність та неоднозначність. Розповісти про те, чого не помітиш на старих вулицях неозброєним оком, однак варте того, щоб бути почутим.
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ukrainian  history  movies  university  youtube 
april 2017 by rgl7194
Острог: В тіні історії. Трейлер - YouTube
Published on Jun 4, 2016
Трейлер документального фільму "Острог: в тіні історії", прем'єра якого відбудеться восени 2016 року.
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ukrainian  history  movies  university  trailer  youtube 
april 2017 by rgl7194
Острог: в тіні історії — Сторінка кінопроекту
500 років тому Острог належав роду великих полководців і просвітників, чий внесок у культуру та науку важко переоцінити. Зараз це місто, де поруч з вежами 16 століття стоять радянські багатоповерхівки. Острог змінився. І його славетні роки залишились би в минулому, якщо б не група авантюристів, які у 1994 році вирішили відродити джерело культури і освіти України – Національний університет «Острозька академія».
Щороку Острог приймає тисячі людей. Університет відновив місто, ставши домом для багатьох поколінь молодих облич, які змінюють нашу державу на краще. На жаль, в Україні мало хто знає про Острог: ані його історія, ані внесок в освіту досі недооцінені.
ukrainian  history  movies  university 
april 2017 by rgl7194
Há dias em Coimbra, ao caminhar pela Rua Ferreira Borges, em plena Baixa, oiço tocar e cantar algumas quadras populares, bem conhecidas, da cidade e do Mondego.
Um grupo de estudantes em plena rua atuava. Todas estudantes, de diversos cursos, como qualquer grupo de Coimbra, pois a proximidade das faculdades, a união das origens e as amizades que se fazem, o proporciona. Tocam diferentes instrumentos, do acordeão ao cavaquinho, do bombo à viola…
São as FANS – Tuna Feminina da Universidade de Coimbra, que apresentam e representam, numa atuação voluntária, divertindo-se e animando a cidade e procurando, com a venda de alguns postais, alguns euros para novas atividades.
Recordo-me de as ver e ouvir nalguns saraus, há mais de 25 anos… Este grupo, como todos os outros, vive sempre renovado, da entrada de novas estudantes e da saída das que se vão formando, crescendo sempre e sempre jovens.
Sobre a sua história, contam:
Corria na Universidade de Coimbra o mês de Fevereiro do ano de 1989…
A pausa, após as frequências do ano, prometia, além de um merecido descanso, algum tempo para relaxar ao som da bonita música Coimbrã, que se podia ouvir um pouco por toda a cidade… A sede da Falange de Apoio Negro – Fans (claque de apoio à Académica Organismo Autónomo de Futebol) era o ponto de encontro de duas amigas da Faculdade de Letras que, resolvendo participar mais activamente no meio académico, fundam a primeira Tuna Feminina da história da Universidade de Coimbra e segunda de Portugal… Convidam mais quatro amigas e surgem, então, “As Fans dos Fans”.”
As Fans são presença habitual nos Saraus das Latadas e Queima das Fitas, sendo uma presença de Coimbra em Festivais de Tunas nacionais e internacionais, tendo atuado já em vários países da Europa.
coimbra  portugal  traje  uniform  university  busking  tuna_feminina 
march 2017 by rgl7194
Tuna Feminina de Biomédicas - V Tabernal - Alfama - YouTube
Published on Apr 11, 2012
Tuna Feminina de Biomédicas no V Tabernal, festival organizado pela Tuna Académica de Biomédicas
coimbra  portugal  traje  uniform  university  youtube  dance  music 
february 2017 by rgl7194
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