4 things to help a school principal lead through the pandemic

Despite vaccinations being distributed in record-breaking time, the COVID surge continues to be a wearisome reality for the third consecutive school year. The ongoing pandemic has created an unprecedented crisis evoking strong and divisive emotions and disrupting PreK-12 education. A school principal leading in these demanding and chaotic circumstances faces relentless pressures, limited options, and sleepless nights. Emotional exhaustion and ... Read More »

The application of systems thinking in health: why use systems thinking?

Abstract This paper explores the question of what systems thinking adds to the field of global health. Observing that elements of systems thinking are already common in public health research, the article discusses which of the large body of theories, methods, and tools associated with systems thinking are more useful. The paper reviews the origins of systems thinking, describing a ... Read More »

Nobel laureate Dr Esther Duflo joins Krea University’s Governing Council

Nobel laureate Dr Esther Duflo, an economist and professor of Poverty Alleviation and Development Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), has joined Krea University’s Governing Council, said a release by the University. Dufllo is also the Co-Founder and Co-Director at the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL). She was awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize for Economics along ... Read More »

Nanocellulose: From Fundamentals to Advanced Applications

Over the past few years, nanocellulose (NC), cellulose in the form of nanostructures, has been proved to be one of the most prominent green materials of modern times. NC materials have gained growing interests owing to their attractive and excellent characteristics such as abundance, high aspect ratio, better mechanical properties, renewability, and biocompatibility. The abundant hydroxyl functional groups allow a ... Read More »

Towards FAIR principles for research software

Abstract The FAIR Guiding Principles, published in 2016, aim to improve the findability, accessibility, interoperability and reusability of digital research objects for both humans and machines. Until now the FAIR principles have been mostly applied to research data. The ideas behind these principles are, however, also directly relevant to research software. Hence there is a distinct need to explore how ... Read More »

First round of CPGET counselling 2021 concludes in Telangana. Here’s what selected candidates need to do next

The first set of seats under admissions into PG courses in Telengana’s universities and affiliated colleges has been released on the official website, cpget.ouadmissions.com. The first round of counselling saw the allotment of 23,647 seats. The total number of seats for the academic year 2022 is 47,925. Around 32,400 students applied for the first round of online counselling, and 24, 278 ... Read More »

Soulful Socio-Technical Architecture

When I read the data about employee engagement worldwide in the State of the Global Workplace 2021 report by Gallup, I was shocked to find out that, on average, the engagement level of people is about 20%. That means only 2 people out of 10 are actively satisfied and thriving in their job. Only the USA and Canada surpass 30%. Most other ... Read More »

Free Software Is Even More Important Now

Since 1983, the Free Software Movement has campaigned for computer users’ freedom—for users to control the software they use, rather than vice versa. When a program respects users’ freedom and community, we call it “free software.” We also sometimes call it “libre software” to emphasize that we’re talking about liberty, not price. Some proprietary (nonfree) programs, such as Photoshop, are ... Read More »

What are containers and why do you need them?

Docker exploded onto the scene in 2013, and it’s been causing excitement in IT circles ever since. The application container technology provided by Docker promises to change the way that IT operations are carried out just as virtualization technology did a few years previously. Here are answers to 13 of the most common questions related to this technology. What are containers ... Read More »

What’s Worth Learning in School?

Professor David Perkins likes to tell this story: Indian leader Mahatma Gandhi was getting on a train. One of his sandals slipped off and fell to the ground. The train was moving, and there was no time to go back. Without hesitation, Gandhi took off his second sandal and threw it toward the first. Asked by his colleague why he ... Read More »

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