Carnegie Mellon University’s Chinmay Kulkarni will discuss his research with the Human-Computer Interaction Institute and advances in the science of learning in a talk titled “Structuring Peer Interactions for Massive Scale Learning” on Oct. 26 at 4:30 p.m. in William James Hall Room 105.Learning with peers helps students reflect, generalize knowledge, and apply it more successfully to new problems. How can we scale successful peer learning from the controlled environment of the small classroom to the wild, massive scale of online classes? In his talk, Kulkarni will introduce computational systems that structure peer learning at massive scale, and demonstrate their efficacy through the results of randomized controlled experiments with more than 10,000 students.Kulkarni is an assistant professor in the Human-Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. His research group investigates how new software and pedagogical systems can leverage peer processes at massive scale. Over the past three years, his work has been used by more than 100,000 learners online, in classes taught by more than 20 universities, including Harvard. In his idle time, is either making coffee, drinking coffee, or clicking “View Source” on Web pages he visits.This event is open to the Harvard community.
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StumbleUpon Share RedZoneSports.bet has joined forces with TrakBak Racing, in a collaboration that is set to see exclusive and bespoke betting markets offered on UK Drag Racing for the first time.Becoming headline sponsor of the DoorSlammers event set to be held at Santa Pod Raceway, the Argyll Entertainment US sports led brand is to offer the industry first markets across the weekend of May 19 and 20. Stuart Tilly, CEO of Argyll Entertainment, commented: “RedZoneSports.bet is uniquely positioned as a bespoke British bookmaker for US sports, so it’s incredibly exciting to be the first UK bookmaker to offer exclusive betting opportunities around this distinctly US motorsport. “With NFL, NBA and now MLB fixtures becoming a mainstay of the UK Sporting calendar, we’re anticipating the burgeoning popularity of US Sports to widen the interest and appeal of less traditional, but just as adrenaline-fueled sports such as drag racing.”Creating the drag racing betting markets live from the trackside, ReZoneSports.bet also details that it is also to be providing an exclusive stream of the event across its social media channels.Stephen Baumohl, Director of Trading at Argyll Entertainment, explained: “When first approached with the opportunity to become the first UK sportsbook to offer odds on a drag racing event in Europe, it seemed a perfect fit; head to head racing in a rapid format would likely have a lot of customer appeal. “In the absence of automated feeds, the challenge has been to model the sport to an acceptable level by immersing myself in all the data I can find and watching as many races as possible, as well relying on the fantastic support of Santa Pod Raceway in giving me advice and answering questions along the way. “Despite it being a challenging exercise, we’re confident that our customers will welcome this unique and exclusive opportunity to wager on such a simple, easy to understand, yet highly compelling racing format.”Keith Bartlett, CEO of TrakBak Racing and Santa Pod Raceway, added: “Santa Pod has been looking to develop online drag racing betting for some time and we’re delighted to have found the perfect partner in Redzonesports.bet. “The new ‘Doorslammers’ event is the ideal event to introduce this exciting new element to drag racing and further enhance our spectator experience. “As a high profile venue and hosts to such a spectacular sport, we are always looking to add value and enjoyment of our events therefore we look forward to working with Redzonesports.bet in the future to add a new dimension to the sport of drag racing.” Esports Entertainment appoints Jeff Cohen as IR lead July 28, 2020 Argyll orders full compliance makeover with TruNarrative August 17, 2020 HBLB ups prize money commitment by 50% July 31, 2020 Related Articles Share Submit
Loggers’ Run Middle School in Boca Raton has been placed on a ‘code red’ lockdown.Authorities have not said what prompted the lockdown, but they did report that most of the children are not on campus at this time.Those who are currently on campus, however, must remain where they are.The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office is currently on the scene.
Staffordshire’s Julie Brown continued her dream debut in the English senior women’s championship at Sandy Lodge, near Watford, when she led the qualifiers for the matchplay stages.Julie, from Trentham, (image © Leaderboard Photography) was three-over par for the 36 holes and finished the qualifying stage seven shots clear of the field. Tomorrow she plays her first round match against Jane Bennett (Lee-on-the-Solent), who secured 16th place in a three-way play-off for the last two spots in the draw.Former champion Chris Quinn (Hockley) – who was celebrating her birthday – also came through the play-off, winning the first hole and taking 15th place in the draw. She will play the second seed and defending champion Janet Melville in a re-run of last year’s final.Karen Lobb (Northamptonshire County) – a semi-finalist last year – missed out in the play-off, but leads the seeding for flight two.Julie Brown secured her top seeding when she returned a second round score of 75, three over par, to add to her opening 72. She was four-over for the outward half, thanks to four three-putt greens, but played the back nine in immaculate style, with eight pars and a birdie on the 17th.“It was hard work today,” she said. “I’m really pleased with that score because I could have shot anything. It was windier today and I found the greens more difficult, I played ok but I didn’t get the ball in the hole,” said Julie. “I just tried to stay positive and hang on – and it did get better.”Julie was an England international before a professional career which included a win on the Ladies European Tour. She returned to amateur ranks in 2006 and is playing her first senior event.Defending champion Janet Melville swept up the leaderboard today with a level par 72 – the low round of the day and an improvement of 10 shots on her first round score. She was helped by a better performance on the greens, notably holing a 30-footer for a birdie on the 9th and a 20-footer for another on the 18th.“Yesterday was a bit of a disaster and the putting was dreadful. Today it was good, but I didn’t really expect to do that,” she said, explaining how she’d recently moved from Nottinghamshire to Lancashire, where she is a member at Royal Birkdale.Her score of 10-over was matched by Jane Southcombe (Lyme Regis), another newcomer to senior ranks – and a relatively recent returner to golf. She played as a girl, getting down to three handicap, but gave up the game in her early 20s. She took it up again only six or seven years ago and since then she’s become a Dorset county player and last autumn completed her two-year term as county captain.She’s been the model of consistency with two rounds of 77, both compiled with halves of 38, 39. “I’ve just been tidy and I love matchplay, but I didn’t expect to qualify,” she said.Another Dorset player, Tracy Bazell (Dorset G&CC), is the third ‘new girl’ to make the championship flight. She was 50 on Boxing Day – sharing her birthday with Julie Brown – and said: “I was talked into it by another lady here and it’s great. It’s been a good experience so far.”Tracy, a former Dorset county player, qualified with scores of 77 81. “I was very pleased with the first round, today it was damage limitation, I managed to get it round,” she said.Surrey’s Debbie Richards qualified in fifth place and will play in the championship matchplay for the first time – having previously won the second flight on two occasions. 23 Apr 2014 Top seed Julie continues her dream debut
Facebook42Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Homes First! Homes First! property manager Ron Stewart was honored as Maintenance Personnel of the Year.Ron Stewart, property manager for Homes First!, has been honored as “Maintenance Personnel of the Year” by the Affordable Housing Management Association in a ceremony at their annual convention in Tacoma today. Homes First! is a local non-profit organization that has managed and leased affordable rental housing in Thurston County for 25 years.“Ron is a highly capable property manager and is skilled at caring for both our homes and our tenants,” says Trudy Soucoup, executive director for Homes First!. “He doesn’t hesitate to enter crawlspaces or climb ladders when the day calls for it. In his years with Homes First! he has done everything from changing batteries in a smoke detector to completing a full accessible remodel for an older tenant.”Stewart has been with Homes First! since 2001 when he joined the staff as maintenance personnel. Since that time, he has applied his skills to rehabilitate more than a dozen older homes that the organization has purchased to rent to tenants. In August 2014, he was promoted to his current position of property manager.“Ron supports our mission and he truly believes that everyone deserves a great and affordable home with hope for a better life,” continues Soucoup who says the organization now owns and manages 28 properties with 80 units and has served over 3,000 people. “He recommends cost-effective solutions to maintenance and construction problems while treating all of the tenants with respect. Homes First! is fortunate to have had his dedication to excellence for so many years.”The Affordable Housing Management Association (AHMA) that presented the award is the local chapter of the National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA) that represents managers and owners of more than one million assisted housing units throughout the U.S.
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St Eunan’s Raphoe student, Elliot Slevin (Pictured), came together with hundreds of other primary school children at one of Ireland’s biggest science events last week. Taking place at ICC Belfast (Waterfront Hall) on June 5 and 6, ESB Science Blast hosted nearly 60 Key Stage 2 primary school classes who displayed their findings to puzzling questions they had investigated.ESB Science Blast, operated by the Royal Dublin Society, is one of the biggest science events on the island of Ireland with approximately 12,000 primary school students. Michael Duffy, Chief Executive of the RDS, said: “We know that participation in ESB Science Blast is a huge boost for students’ ability and confidence in science and maths.“But we have also found that there are many other benefits too in areas of teamwork, communication and creative thinking,” he added.“This is our third year in Belfast but our first as ESB Science Blast and we have been delighted with all the work that the students have put into their investigations, with some great help from their teachers who are vital to the programme’s overall success.”With an underlying ethos of encouragement through whole-class participation, the constructive feedback received from judges who work across science, education and STEM industries gave primary school students the opportunity to engage with STEM professionals. In addition to showcasing their research, the children enjoyed educational science shows where they learned about their natural environment and how to dispose of waste, the science behind food and even received a tour of the solar system.Jerry O’Sullivan, Deputy Chief Executive ESB spoke about the partnership with RDS and a shared commitment to promote STEM education and learningHe said: “Participation in events like ESB Science Blast helps to equip children with the crucial 21st-century skills, supporting them not only to become creative and innovative problem solvers but also active and engaged citizens, capable of making informed choices to tackle climate change and other global challenges.”Donegal students blast off at ESB Science Blast was last modified: June 10th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)
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Australia’s top four batsmen all posted half-centuries as they beat Pakistan by 20 runs to complete a 5-0 one-day series whitewash in Dubai on Sunday.Sent out to bat, Australia finished with a commanding total of 327-7 on a flat Dubai International Cricket Stadium pitch.Opener Usman Khawaja was all set for his third hundred this month but fell for 98 to fast bowler Usman Shinwari.Glenn Maxwell, meanwhile, celebrated his 100th one-day international with an impressive 33-ball 70, Shaun Marsh scored 68-ball 61 and captain Aaron Finch made 69-ball 53 to put Australia in control at halfway stage.It was Maxwell’s third consecutive 50-plus score, giving him a timely boost in intense competition for the middle-order spots for the World Cup starting on May 30 in England and Wales.Khawaja and Finch laid the foundations with a solid 134-run opening stand but it was Maxwell’s 10 fours and three sixes that helped Australia to 107 runs in the last 10 overs.What an unbelievable couple of months it’s been! From being 0-2 against India and fighting back and winning shows the resilience and courage of this group of players. To then continue on https://t.co/5J47lxocimAaron Finch (@AaronFinch5) April 1, 2019Pakistan lost opener Abid Ali, who scored a century on debut in the last match, for a golden duck in the first over but Shan Masood and Haris Sohail got the run chase on track with a steady partnership of 108 for the second wicket.Leg-spinner Adam Zampa celebrated his 27th birthday by trapping Masood (50) leg-before to give Australia a crucial breakthrough, before Maxwell’s off-spin removed Mohammad Rizwan for 12.advertisementSohail smashed his second century of the series but holed out to paceman Kane Richardson for 130 when the run-rate pressure forced him to go for broke in the 41st over.Captain Imad Wasim scored an unbeaten 50 to reduce the deficit but the task proved too big for Pakistan who finished 307-7 after 50 overs.”It’s very satisfying,” said Australia coach Justin Langer.”We came here in September and Pakistan showed us how to play cricket (with 3-0 Twenty20 series win). We worked really hard in the summer to turn it around, and 5-0 is a great result.”Everyone in world cricket is working towards the World Cup, and it’s always nice to go into the tournament with confidence. We’ve got some now.”The win was Australia’s eighth in a row after their 3-2 comeback victory in the series in India this month.Also Read | 5th ODI, Highlights: Australia complete 5-0 whitewash over Pakistan in the UAE