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Long Live the .250 Hitter
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Long Live the .250 Hitter

Minorities make up nearly half the players in today's Major League Baseball. Not so for women in computer science. They're not integrated because computer science...

Why 99.9 Percent Is Not Good Enough
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Why 99.9 Percent Is Not Good Enough

Peter Huber, senior fellow at The Manhattan Institute, is prophetic in this Ubiquity interview about the challenge of improving the U.S. electricity grid, a goal...

Vint Cerf on Ipv6's Future, the Net's Redesign, and Google's Power
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Vint Cerf on Ipv6's Future, the Net's Redesign, and Google's Power

ACM Fellow and A.M. Turing Award winner Vinton G. Cerf discusses a range of issues including broader Internet availability and his work with universities as Chief...

How H-1b Workers Affect ­U.S. Jobs
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How H-1b Workers Affect ­U.S. Jobs

The political backlash against U.S. employers hiring highly-skilled foreign workers resurfaced this week as companies applied for H-1B temporary visas. Professor...

Interview with 2008 ACM A.m. Turing Award Winner Barbara Liskov
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Interview with 2008 ACM A.m. Turing Award Winner Barbara Liskov

An audio interview with MIT Institute Professor Barbara Liskov, head of the Programming Methodology Group at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence...

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Could the U.S. Repel a Massive Distributed Cyber Attack?

While Russia and the U.S. spend billions on heavy military hardware, China is concentrating on education and hacking. The U.S. is still outsourcing computer work...

STEM Education Status Quo Is a Recipe For Trouble
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STEM Education Status Quo Is a Recipe For Trouble

A STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education initiative is long overdue! Data on science education in America collected over the past few...

Q&A: Our Dame Commander
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Q&A: Our Dame Commander

Wendy Hall discusses her plans to increase ACM's membership and to create task forces in China, India, and Europe.

Computing as Social Science
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Computing as Social Science

College students must be shown that computer science is social, relevant, important, and caring. The way computer science is taught can hold students' interest...

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Will Your Talent Pool Fix You Or Ruin You When Growth Returns?

With the national unemployment rate now above 8% and many companies dealing with frozen or slashed IT budgets, it's a pretty long stretch to imagine a shortage...

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Why Businesses Must Push Science Education

There's an argument taking place about America's dwindling stock of talent in science, technology, engineering and math. One side argues that a society built on...

Staying Afloat in Today's Crowded Talent Pool
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Staying Afloat in Today's Crowded Talent Pool

Bob Damon (pictured), president of North America for executive search firm Korn/Ferry International, explains how senior IT professionals can find new job opportunities...

Q&A: The Robot Wars Have Arrived
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Q&A: The Robot Wars Have Arrived

Brookings Institution fellow P.W. Singer says in an interview that the military's funding of robotics will have ramifications in areas that people are as yet unaware...

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It Built Into Your Jewelery

Henry Tirri, Nokia's head of research, says the economic downturn will lead to more investments in collaboration tools, broadband, video, and mobile technology...

It Skills Shortage Offers a Chance For ­nemployed Workers
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It Skills Shortage Offers a Chance For ­nemployed Workers

The IT skills shortage may present a number of opportunities to unemployed tech workers. At a time when large numbers of qualified IT workers are having a difficult...

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Why Skilled Immigrants Are Leaving the U.S.

Based on a study of Indian and Chinese immigrants in the IT sector, Vivek Wadhwa suggests that highly skilled immigrant workers are returning home for brighter...

Advising Students For Success
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Advising Students For Success

Some advice for those doing the advising (and what the advisors can learn from the advisees).

Your Students Are Your Legacy
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Your Students Are Your Legacy

This Viewpoint boils down into a few magazine pages what I've learned in my 32 years of mentoring Ph.D. students.

When Is a 'License' Really a Sale?
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When Is a 'License' Really a Sale?

Can you resell software even if the package says you can't? What are the implications for copyright law of the U.S. Supreme Court's unanimous June 2008 decision...

Is Software Engineering Engineering?
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Is Software Engineering Engineering?

Software engineering continues to be dogged by claims it is not engineering. Adopting a computer-systems view that embraces hardware, software, and user environment...
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