Saturday, November 01, 2014

Weekend Links (November 1 Edition)

A variety of links on related news.

Ebola #1 (local):  The HackEbola with Data website gives detail for the upcoming Harvard Hacking event in conjunction with Statistics without Borders.  If doing some data mining for a cause is your thing, please check it out.  (No, you don't have to be associated with Harvard to participate...)

Ebola #2:  New Yorker magazine has an article out on "The Ebola Wars" that among other things, describes the work done by Harvard colleague Pardis Sabeti and her lab

Ranking again (no, not again!):  This one is tells the story of King Abdulaziz University and the US News and World Report Rankings.  (I note, as follow up from a few years ago, that I remain disturbed that nobody is offering to pay me large sums just to have me affiliated with them for the purposes of raising their citation count.)

Crimson #1:  If you're into this sort of thing, the umpteenth "Stanford vs. Harvard" article.  (Yawn.)

Crimson #2:  Anyone know of a good Dean who might be available?  

Yale:  My take on how you grow a department:  keep telling people you are going to/need to grow the department, and why.  Lather, rinse, repeat.  I hope this article is just the start. 

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