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Reality Check
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Reality Check

Dame Wendy Hall, president of ACM, is one of the world's leading computer scientists and a fervent advocate for women in science. She notes that although women...

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Minorities, Women Underrepresented in It

Just 6.1 percent of men and 8.2 percent of women holding technical positions in Silicon Valley are minorities, with less than 2 percent of women of color holding...

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Report Finds Large Gender Gap in Teen Ratings of Computing as a Career

An interim report issued by ACM and the WGBH Educational Foundation confirms a significant gender gap among college-bound students in their opinions of computing...

Contractors Vie For Plum Work, Hacking For U.s.
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Contractors Vie For Plum Work, Hacking For U.s.

The U.S. government’s urgent push into cyberwarfare has set off a rush among the biggest military companies for billions of dollars in new defense contracts. The...

Canadian Program Woos India's Brightest
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Canadian Program Woos India's Brightest

Some of the sharpest young minds from India have taken up residence at British Columbia universities as part of an unusual program intended to woo international...

Tech Field Seeks More Women
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Tech Field Seeks More Women

Although more women are pursuing degrees in math, physics, computer science, engineering, biochemistry, and other technology-centric fields than ever before, enrollment...

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Classroom Computers Boost Face-to-Face Learning

A European Union-funded research initiative called LEAD is using computers to enhance collaborative, face-to-face learning and problem solving. The research demonstrates...

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Tactics For Today's Job Market

Dave Willmer, executive director of Robert Half Technology, shares his suggestions for negotiating a rapidly changing job market for IT professionals. As he explains...

Five Steps to Make Yourself Great
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Five Steps to Make Yourself Great

Career expert Penelope Trunk weighs in on five ways to make a real impact in your chosen career. As she explains, the best way to get control of your career and...

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Job Seekers: How to Tell Stories to Stand Out

One way job seekers can stand out from the job search competition is to tell stories that illustrate their professional experience. According to Katharine Hansen...

Cifellows Project Fosters Computing Innovation
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Cifellows Project Fosters Computing Innovation

The Computing Innovation Fellows project announced by the Computing Community Consortium (CCC) and the Computing Research Association (CRA) will award grants to...

Class of 2008: Still Waiting For That Elusive Job
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Class of 2008: Still Waiting For That Elusive Job

Mohammed Saif, 26, pushes through his days with dreams of writing code for a software firm at India's technology hub, but 10 months of hunting for employment has...

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Students Excel in New-Age Crime Technology

Hacking has become an attractive subject for many students. The first day of the Security and Identity Management (SIM) conference in Ahmedabad saw paper presentations...

Slowing the Exodus of Skilled Foreigners
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Slowing the Exodus of Skilled Foreigners

U.S. businesses could be hurt by a reverse brain drain as skilled foreigners with temporary H-1B work visas depart the country and set up competing companies in...

Stanford's Startup Culture Stronger Than Ever
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Stanford's Startup Culture Stronger Than Ever

Stanford University's 100-year tradition of entrepreneurialism, which has spawned such tech giants as Hewlett-Packard, Cisco, Google, Sun, and Yahoo!, has been...

Engineering Suddenly Hot at Universities
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Engineering Suddenly Hot at Universities

Across the U.S., enrollment in engineering programs has risen to levels not seen in three decades. The economic uncertainty created by the recession appears to...

Six Networking Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
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Six Networking Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Despite understanding that networking can be a valuable skill for managers and leaders, many mid-career professionals have not fully developed their networking...

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How to Recruit Students For Government Service

According to a project completed by second-year master's students at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, government needs to be doing a better job of recruiting...

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Amazon to Launch Kindle For Textbooks

Amazon.com Inc. on Wednesday (May 6) plans to unveil a new version of its Kindle e-book reader with a larger screen and other features designed to appeal to periodical...

Canada on Verge of It Student Shortage
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Canada on Verge of It Student Shortage

Declining enrollment in computer science programs, along with an increased demand for computer science workers, could lead to a critical workforce shortage in Canada...
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