On the Agenda – Week 31, 2013

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2 augustus 2013 | Diversity is still an issue in higher education. Many prestigious universities seem to have a diversity problem when it comes to race and class. Also in this week’s ‘on the agenda’, MIT research shows that even modest travel restrictions during epidemics slow contagion.

Take 1 – Diversity in Higher Education

@NeshasAgenda: College Diversity Still An Issue At America’s Top Schools, Study Finds

@brockgrupp: This great piece emphasizes the need to set college priorities around economic diversity

@Gallaudetvideo: Diversity in Higher Education: Why it Matters

Take 2 –Research

@Bigthink: Using Scent To Reawaken Memories Lost To Dementia

@MIT: Putting the brakes on outbreaks: Study shows even modest travel restrictions during epidemic would slow contagion

@Maxplanckpress: Today would have been America’s first female astronomer Maria Mitchell’s 195th birthday!

Take 3 – #sciconfessions

@MC_Maurer: “if you don’t think parafilm is the RADDEST THING EVER, you’re a sad person” Ever made a bouncey ball with it?

@DR_Whatson: In winter I’ve run unnecessary simulations using all cores in my desktop to warm the room up

Tea??!? RT @StrangeSource: One time, I drank tea in the lab even though you’re not supposed to. #livingontheedge

…and this week on ScienceGuideEU

@ScienceGuideEU: Today scientists share their funniest and strangest experiences. We collected the best tweets for you #sciconfessions

@ScienceGuideEU: Does classroom diversity lead to more ethnic tolerance? The results vary according to country.

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