Howard University Receives 2020 CMD-IT University Award for Retention of Minorities and Students With Disabilities in Computer Science

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Perelman Selling Almost Everything as Pandemic Roils His Empire

(Bloomberg) — Bit by bit, billionaire Ronald O. Perelman is parting with his treasures.His Gulfstream 650 is on the market. So is his 257-foot yacht. Movers hauled crates of art from his Upper East Side townhouse after he struck a deal with Sotheby’s to sell hundreds of millions of dollars of works.He’s unloaded his stake in Humvee-maker AM General, sold a flavorings company that he’d owned for decades and hired banks to find buyers for stock he holds in other companies.What in the world is going on with Ron Perelman? His exploits on and off Wall Street have been tabloid fare in New York since the go-go 1980s. But now, at an age when most fellow billionaires are kicking back, Perelman, 77, is facing a range of financial challenges, most of all at Revlon Inc., his cosmetics giant.Once touted as

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Hear Steve Jobs demo his NeXT computer in 1988

An audio recording of Steve Jobs revealing the NeXT computer shortly after its official launch has been released in full.

On November 30, 1988, Steve Jobs gave one of the first public demonstrations of the then brand-new NeXT Computer to the Boston Computer Society. An audio recording was made of the entire event and it has now been released online.

Harry McCracken was in the audience at the time and has written about the experience of that night, and of the new audio discovery, for Fast Company.

“Sitting there being wowed by the machine was an oddly bittersweet experience,” he writes. “At $6,500, it was so far out of my price range that desiring one was purely aspirational, like lusting after a Lamborghini. But at evening’s end, as we streamed out of Jobs’s reality-distortion field back into the chilly Boston air, each of us got a NeXT product

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Developers need holistic computer science learning that includes creative and critical thinking

Quality programming requires complex intellectual skill sets to best get the job done. Learn some tips from an industry expert on how to establish a true developer mindset.

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I’ve worked with developers for years in my capacity as a system administrator and I’ve known some truly unique and brilliant personalities. Frankly, I’ve found myself envious of people working in a discipline often committed to “single tasking” rather than the constant multi-tasking my duties entail, even though the single task may be incredibly complex.

SEE: Top 5 programming languages for systems admins to learn (free PDF) (TechRepublic)

Learning to write quality code isn’t about doing the same thing all day, and while there are some shortcuts like reusable code samples and code development collaboration on sites like Github, developing the right mindset as a developer goes beyond just typing away on a keyboard or

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Assistant director of NSF’s Computer and Information Science and Engineering to give virtual talk Sept. 11 | Vanderbilt News

By Jenna Somers and Jane Hirtle

Margaret Martonosi (photo by David Kelly Crow)

Margaret Martonosi, assistant director of Computer and Information Science and Engineering at the National Science Foundation, will speak at a virtual campus visit on Friday, Sept. 11, from 2 to 4 p.m. CT hosted by Vice Provost for Research Padma Raghavan. Faculty, students and staff are invited to register to attend the presentation and take part in an open discussion and Q&A session about CISE and its key focus areas, including cyberinfrastructure, computing and communication, computer and network systems and information and intelligent systems, as well as funding opportunities and NSF future directions in these areas.

Register for the event here. >>

“I am pleased to welcome my close colleague Dr. Margaret Martonosi to Vanderbilt,” said Raghavan, who serves as a member of the advisory boards for the CISE Directorate and the Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure. “Margaret

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Logitech CEO on the surge in computer product sales as people continue remote education and working from home

Bracken Darrell, Logitech CEO, joined The Final Round to discuss the surge in demand for computer tech as more people work from home indefinitely and his outlook for the tech sector heading into the end of the year.

Video Transcript

SEANA SMITH: Welcome back to “The Final Round.” Well, work from home equipment is still hard to find as companies struggle to address supply shortages. Well, Logitech, it’s one firm that’s been working nonstop to try and keep up with demand. So for more on this, we want to bring in Logitech’s CEO. We have Bracken Darrell joining us now to discuss all this. And Bracken, I know your stock has been on a tear. Shares up more than 60% this year. Now, we’re in this back to school season. I took a look at your website earlier today. You’re still out of stock on a number of your products,

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