Harvard Seeks to Jolt University Teaching - Teaching By Dan Berrett Cambridge, Mass. A growing body of evidence from the classroom, coupled with emerging research in cognitive psychology and neuroscience, is lending insight into how people learn, but teaching on most college campuses has not changed much, several speakers said here at Harvard University at a daylong conference dedicated to teaching and learning. Too often, faculty members teach according to habits and hunches, said Carl E. Wieman, a Nobel Prize-winning physicist and associate director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, who has extensively studied how to improve science education. In large part, the problem is that graduate students pursuing their doctorates get little or no training in how students learn.
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Intelsat CTO Details Internal Effort to Solve Galaxy 15 Interfer [Satellite TODAY 06-04-10] Intelsat CTO Thierry Guillemin has revealed the details of its behind-the-scenes cooperative effort with customers and AMC-11 operator SES to mitigate interference threats posed by Galaxy 15 in an upcoming interview with Satellite News. According to Guillemin, the panic stirred over Galaxy 15’s potential to disrupt U.S. pay TV services was largely “unfounded,” as the operators developed a strategy with the customers involved almost immediately after Intelsat lost control of the satellite April 5 due to an anomaly. “We communicated our situation with everyone involved from day one,” said Guillemin.
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Bill and Hillary Clinton snub to Gores over Chelsea wedding? Did the Clintons snub Al Gore and Tipper by not inviting them to daughter's Chelsea's wedding? We know for certain that Al and Tipper are not going, yet Al had told a reporter a few days ago that he had talked to the former president recently and was " looking forward to Chelsea's wedding - that's a happy occasion," Now they are not going to the celebration, being held in Rhinebeck, New York.