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Subscribe to our newsletter to receive digest of activity European Data Forum (EDF), Athens 2014 The European Data Forum (EDF) is an annual meeting place for industry, research, policy makers, and community initiatives to discuss ... BBCI Winter School on Neurotechnology, Berlin 2014 Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCIs) and alternative applications of Neurotechnology based on sophisticated data analysis methods have become an active and flourishing ... RTK 2014 - Tekmovanje ACM v znanju računalništva

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The Fall of K-12 and the Rise of P-16 What's the biggest change afoot in education today: The rise of online courses? The charter school movement? The Common Core? Mondrian (software) Mondrian is a general-purpose statistical data-visualization system. It features outstanding visualization techniques for data of almost any kind, and has its particular strength compared to other tools when working with Categorical Data, Geographical Data and LARGE Data. All plots in Mondrian are fully linked, and offer various interactions and queries. Any case selected in a plot in Mondrian is highlighted in all other plots. Currently implemented plots comprise Mosaic Plot, Scatterplots and SPLOM, Maps, Barcharts, Histograms, Missing Value Plot, Parallel Coordinates/Boxplots and Boxplots y by x. Mondrian works with data in standard tab-delimited or comma-separated ASCII files and can load data from R workspaces.

Immigration to the US - , 1789-1930 Immigration to the United States, 1789-1930, is a web-based collection of historical materials from Harvard's libraries, archives, and museums that documents voluntary immigration to the United States from the signing of the Constitution to the onset of the Great Depression. Concentrating heavily on the 19th century, Immigration to the US includes over 400,000 pages from more than 2,200 books, pamphlets, and serials, over 9,600 pages from manuscript and archival collections, and more than 7,800 photographs. By incorporating diaries, biographies, and other writings capturing diverse experiences, the collected material provides a window into the lives of ordinary immigrants. In addition to thousands of items that are now accessible to any Internet user, the collection includes contextual information on voluntary immigration and quantitative data. The site offers additional links to related digital resources on immigration to the US, including vital materials on the African diaspora.

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Stacking The Deck Against Student Loan Debtors By Alan Pyke "How A Private Company Stacked The Deck Against Student Loan Debtors" After two decades of work, the company tasked with collecting payments on government-financed student loans from borrowers who declare bankruptcy has helped create a system that treats student debt far more harshly than other borrowing. The company’s zeal for the task has led it to hound cancer survivors and other unfortunate, hard-working souls, and has reshaped the relationship between student loans and bankruptcy law in ways that exacerbate the country’s trillion-dollar student loan problem. Congress created the Educational Credit Management Corporation (ECMC) indirectly in the early 1990s when it sought to tackle the high rate of default on student debt by giving the Department of Education (DOE) “a set of unprecedented collection tools” such as garnishing wages and tax rebates, the New York Times explains. In some of those court cases, ECMC has also made alarming arguments.

claudio martella In the past, I’ve written about Google Pregel. At the time, as it was quite obvious, there was no implementation of anything like Pregel out there of any kind, not to mention Open Source. Now things have changed, so I’d like to give a quick list of the projects out there that might help you getting started with this technology, as I see that very often people ask what the difference is between all of them. I have direct experience only with the Java implementations, so I can talk about them a bit more extensively. As you remember from my last post, Pregel is a framework for large-scale graph processing that builds on top of the BSP computational model. It allows the developer to write a vertex-centric algorithm for graph processing (meaning you write a function that receives messages from vertices and sends messages to other vertices) and forget about things as distribution and fault-tolerance.

40 Maps That Explain The Middle East Maps can be a powerful tool for understanding the world, particularly the Middle East, a place in many ways shaped by changing political borders and demographics. Here are 40 maps crucial for understanding the Middle East — its history, its present, and some of the most important stories in the region today. Middle East History 400 Free Online Courses from Top Universities Get 1200 free online courses from the world's leading universities -- Stanford, Yale, MIT, Harvard, Berkeley, Oxford and more. You can download these audio & video courses (often from iTunes, YouTube, or university web sites) straight to your computer or mp3 player. Over 30,000 hours of free audio & video lectures, await you now.

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