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Planting Seeds in the Field of Knowledge
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Planting Seeds in the Field of Knowledge

In these challenging economic times, universities are under great stress--economically, politically, and socially. It is tempting for those of us in computing to...

Sheryl Sandberg's Keynote at Grace Hopper
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Sheryl Sandberg's Keynote at Grace Hopper

Sheryl Sandberg gave the opening keynote at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing and spoke about why careers in technology are important and why it...

A Futuristic Health IT Scenario
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A Futuristic Health IT Scenario

Our technology is the change agent for healthcare in the future.

Celebrate Open Access Week With ACM
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Celebrate Open Access Week With ACM

Help your papers reach a wide audience with ACM's new service: Author-Izer.

Connecting Science to Society
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Connecting Science to Society

As America debates how to get through these tough economic times, research funding for science and engineering may get lost in the clamor. Here are some suggestions...

Computers in Education Should Target Test Scores
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Computers in Education Should Target Test Scores

Does it help to bring computers into the classroom? So far, there seems to be little evidence that it does.

Yes, Computer Scientists Are Hypercritical
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Yes, Computer Scientists Are Hypercritical

Are computer scientists hypercritical? Are we more critical than scientists and engineers in other disciplines? Some numbers from the National Science Foundation...

Somebody
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Somebody

Stanford University has very visibly started pushing mass teaching in AI,  machine learning, and databases.

The Modes and Uses of Scientific Publication
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The Modes and Uses of Scientific Publication

Publication is about helping the advancement of humankind. Let us take this basis for granted and look at the other, possibly less glamorous aspects. Publication...

­U.K. Students Turned Into Goldfish By Social Networking
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­U.K. Students Turned Into Goldfish By Social Networking

On the social networking obsession among U.K. students: It's the very air they breathe.

Gender Discrimination in the ­U.K. Research Excellence Framework
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Gender Discrimination in the ­U.K. Research Excellence Framework

The U.K. research assessment framework will discriminate against female researchers. We can't afford to lose more women from CS research!

Why We Compute
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Why We Compute

Why do we, as researchers and practitioners, have this deep and abiding love of computing? Why do we compute? I suspect it is a deeper, more primal yearning, one...

Password Policies Are Getting Out of Control
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Password Policies Are Getting Out of Control

 At least 9 characters long. No repeated characters. At least 1 number, 1 special character, and 1 capital letter. Cannot be same as last 10 passwords. Must change...

The Nastiness Problem in Computer Science
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The Nastiness Problem in Computer Science

Are we malevolent grumps? Nothing personal, but as a community computer scientists sometimes seem to succumb to negativism.

Game-Based Ideas Management in the Workplace
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Game-Based Ideas Management in the Workplace

A brief discussion of ideas management software used by the U.K. government.

What We Owe Google, and What Google Owes ­Us
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What We Owe Google, and What Google Owes ­Us

We rely on online information sources—maybe too much. What is our responsibility to make sure that they're accurate, and what responsibility do the sources have...

Being Bilingual: Speaking Technology and Policy
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Being Bilingual: Speaking Technology and Policy

How do we cross the intellectual divide, providing technical advice to policy experts in ways that they find useful and actionable? Equally importantly, how do...

Improving Computer Science Research Collaborations Between U.S. and China
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Improving Computer Science Research Collaborations Between U.S. and China

On March 23-24 2011, the National Science Foundation held a workshop looking at how to build more effective collaborations between computer science researchers...

Obama Administration Announces Landmark Global Internet Strategy
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Obama Administration Announces Landmark Global Internet Strategy

The White House this week announced a comprehensive global strategy document bringing multiple agencies together in an effort to emphasize their commitment to a...

The Impact of Console Games in the Classroom
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The Impact of Console Games in the Classroom

A summary of some interesting findings relating to the use of console games in Scottish primary and secondary school classrooms.
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