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September 2012


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The Need to Balance Innovation and Implementation in Broadening Participation

The Need to Balance Innovation and Implementation in Broadening Participation

Seeking to improve the process for writing and reviewing proposals for new educational programs.


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Alan and I

Alan and I

A personal account of Alan Turing's life and impact.


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Author Order: What Science Can Learn from the Arts

Author Order: What Science Can Learn from the Arts

Some thoughts about author order in research papers.


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Seven Lessons From Bad History

Seven Lessons From Bad History

Journalists, historians, and the invention of email.


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Don't Feel Bad If You Can't Predict the Future

Don't Feel Bad If You Can't Predict the Future

Wise experts and powerful machines are no match for chaotic events and human declarations. Beware of their predictions and be humble in your own.


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Q&A: What Women Want

Q&A: What Women Want

Harvey Mudd College president Maria Klawe talks about increasing the number of women who study computer science.

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