Kilbride Donates Riverfront Preserve to Tennessee Wesleyan College

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Kilbride Donates Riverfront Preserve to Tennessee Wesleyan College

He knows which trees the Bluebirds nest in and at what times a trail of deer can be seen making their way across the open meadow of the property. There isn’t a square inch of the nearly 92 acres of Dayton, Tenn., land owned by Bill Kilbride that he hasn’t explored, harvested, or rehabilitated. After a de

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Immortality Researchers to Collaborate at UCR

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — Preliminary results of scientific research related to immortality – such as phenomena related to near-death experiences, immortality in virtual reality, and genes that prevent a species of freshwater hydra from aging – will be presented at a conference for researchers hosted by The Immortality Project at the University of California, Riverside on June 20-21.

The conference, “The Science of Immortality,” will bring together members of 10 international teams that received grants totaling $2.4 million last year from The Immortality Project to collaborate with other researchers about their work in progress.

Although the conference is open only to researchers, the proceedings will be webcast for public viewing at this link: .

The Immortality Project is funded with a $5 million grant from the John Templeton Foundation.

Here is the conference schedule:

Friday, June 20

9 a.m. — Welcome, Stephen Cullenberg, dean of the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences; John Fischer, distinguished professor of philosophy and principal investigator, The Immortality Project

9:15 a.m. —Shahar Arz

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Oxford / Saïd MBA Admissions Interview Questions: Round 6 / Alumnus / Skype

The interview wasnt as casual as some reports suggest. My interviewer had a investment banking background and I definitely got the impression he was trying to push my buttons. It is the sort of interview I would expect for a front office role so nothing strange there. And as pushy as he maybe I think the interview was fair.

Questions:
– Why MBA? Why Saïd?
– Tell me about your role at XYZ company.
– Give me an example of a time you lead a group.
– Give me an example of a time you were involved in a dysfunctional group? How did you cope?
– What would your friends say your strengths/weaknesses are?

I did not visit Oxford before the interview and I definitely got the impression he did not approve. For my next application I will definitely go in person and visit first.

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Summer Slide: Denial Is Dangerous

I’ll guess that pretty much all educators are aware of the “summer slide” or “summer learning loss.” Even if there is a teacher who hasn’t heard those terms, all teachers have to deal with the consequences—wasting 2 to 5 weeks each fall reteaching content and skills. Naively, I thought the reteaching ritual was so widely lamented that parents, too, were aware of the summer slide. So I was shocked to see that 61% of parents do not believe that their children decline in reading ability over the summer.

Summer slide courtesy of Shutterstock.

The finding comes from a new survey of 1,014 parents with children ages 5–11. Conducted by Harris Interactive, it kicks off the summer campaign by Reading Is Fundamental and Macy’s to provide books to needy children.

Sadly, that 61% foreshadows all of the findings.

For example, playing outside is the top priority: “By a wide margin, parents of 5-11 year olds identify playing outside (49%) as the most important activity they want their child to do this summer. Reading books (17%)

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The Long Run

Ive been a little heavy on the research-driven posts lately, so I thought Id throw in a personal story for this post with the hope that other lifelong learners might find some small consolation and just possibly inspiration in it.

So, here it is:

Recently, inspired by watching my son make steady progress in learning to play the piano and in the the process, learning to read music I decided to reinvigorate my own efforts at learning the guitar.

Specifically, I decided I would really like to be able to read music for the guitar, rather than just relying on chord diagrams, tablature, and whatever my feeble ear for music enables me to pick up.

It turned out to be a somewhat depressing, but also motivating move.

After debating how I would go about pursuing my goal, I dug out a tattered old copy of A Modern Method for Guitar, Volume 1, from the Berklee School of Music guitar series. For people who are serious about learning guitar, this is arguably the series of books to use.

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