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A List of 200+ Black Women Running for Office in 2018

A List of 100+ Black Women Running for Office in 2018 – around the United States – via Awesomely Luvvie. See also: “Higher Heights seeks to elevate Black women’s voices to shape and advance progressive policies and politics. By strengthening Black women’s civic participation in grassroots advocacy campaigns and the electoral process; Higher Heights for… Continue Reading

Legal-Writing Exercises: Part V—Punctuation

Lebovits, Gerald, Legal-Writing Exercises: Part V—Punctuation (November 2017). Gerald Lebovits, The Legal Writer, Legal-Writing Exercises: Part V—Punctuation, 89 N.Y. St. B.J. 64 (Nov./Dec. 2017).. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3078941 “This column, the fifth in a six-part series on legal-writing exercises, gives questions and answers on punctuation: quotations, hyphens, commas, periods, exclamation points, question marks.” Continue Reading

The complex shape of terrorism with its ideological vertices, illustrated through data.

“Terrorism is the consequence of some groups’ activities originated from the violent radicalization of different mindsets. It is a complex phenomenon and in the 90s the “Declaration on Joint Action to Counter Terrorism” of the ONU General Assembly recognised it as a global threat to peace and international safety. There are three core sources that… Continue Reading

Pew – Mixed Messages about Public Trust in Science

Mixed Messages about Public Trust in Science – By Cary Funk – This article was originally published in the Fall 2017 edition of Issues in Science and Technology magazine. “For many years, the scientific community has been wondering—and often worrying—about the extent to which the public trusts science. Some observers have warned of a “war on science,”… Continue Reading

Knowledge Management Resource to Support Strategic Workforce Development for Transit Agencies

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2017. Knowledge Management Resource to Support Strategic Workforce Development for Transit Agencies. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/24961. “TRB’s Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) has released a pre-publication, non-edited version of TCRP Research Report 194: Knowledge Management Resource to Support Strategic Workforce Development for Transit Agencies. The… Continue Reading

Executive Compensation at Private and Public Colleges

Executive Compensation at Private and Public Colleges By Dan Bauman, Tyler Davis, Ben Myers, and Brian O’Leary December 10, 2017 – “The Chronicle‘s executive-compensation package includes the latest data on more than 1,200 chief executives at more than 600 private colleges from 2008-15 and nearly 250 public universities and systems from 2010-16. Hover over bars… Continue Reading

YouTube is a valuable source for CLE and self study

How to subscribe to YouTube videos to earn CLE self-study, watch news and learn new skills “How many of you out there regularly watch YouTube videos? Mostly people randomly watch videos. But it is possible to follow YouTube in much the same way you follow a podcast. I’ve been a YouTube subscriber for about 7… Continue Reading

Research – E-devices may interfere with science reading comprehension

Penn State News: “People who often read on electronic devices may have a difficult time understanding scientific concepts, according to a team of researchers. They suggest that this finding, among others in the study, could also offer insights on how reading a scientific text differs from casual reading. In a study, a group of adult… Continue Reading

Use of Public Libraries continues to increase

Use of Public Libraries (Updated September 2016) [see this link for all the respective data included in this article]: “In addition to making a wide variety of reading, audio, video, reference, and archival materials available to children and adults, public libraries nationwide have been developing programs to reinforce their value to the community. As the… Continue Reading

The Many Faces of Digital Visitors and Residents: Facets of Online Engagement

“This OCLC Research Report challenges the digital natives vs. digital immigrants paradigm; that is, the common assumption that younger people prefer to conduct research in a digital space while older people rely on physical sources for information. The report continues the work of the Digital Visitors and Residents project, which included the development of a… Continue Reading

McKinsey – What the future of work will mean for jobs, skills, and wages

“As many as 375 million workers around the world may need to switch occupational categories and learn new skills…McKinsey Global Institute’s latest report, Jobs lost, jobs gained: Workforce transitions in a time of automation (PDF–5MB), assesses the number and types of jobs that might be created under different scenarios through 2030 and compares that to… Continue Reading

Unrestricted Text and Data Mining with allofPLOS

PLOS news release: “…With more than 200,000 fully Open Access research articles available for content mining, PLOS can help advance the discussion and application of content mining through real-world experiences. Through our API we provide article text and meta-data in a single XML file format according to the Journal Article Tag Suite (JATS), the National… Continue Reading