Tag Archives: Academic disciplines

23May/22

Jelenew x Stéphane Rolland collection: When sportswear meets haute couture

American female cycling brand Jelenew announced a new joint series with French haute couture master Stéphane Rolland. This is the first cross-field cooperation between Sports Technology and Haute Couture, aiming to promote the perfect integration of “functionalism and 3D structure aesthetics”, promote the upgrading of sports brands to aesthetic taste and functional structure shaping, and provide cycling enthusiasts a different kind of fashion vitality, and meet its diverse scene shuttle needs. Continue reading

29Apr/22

New White Paper on the Future of Remote Work announces the Rise of the Intelligent Talent Cloud

Turing, an AI-powered, international platform that connects software developers with high quality, long-term, remote U.S. jobs, was recognized today as a leader of the Intelligent Talent Cloud in a commissioned white paper researched and written by Zinnov, a leading global management and strategy consulting firm. The report examines the “Talent Cloud,” a newly defined category of companies providing disruptive solutions to solve the increase in demand for digital talent and the change in employee preferences towards remote work. Continue reading

25Apr/22

Cold showers: a scientist explains if they are as good for you as Wim Hof (the ‘Iceman’) suggests

Lindsay Bottoms, University of Hertfordshire

Anyone watching the BBC programme Freeze the Fear with Wim Hof may be starting to wonder whether there really “power in the cold shower” as extreme athlete Hof claims. Hof, who set a Guinness World Record for swimming under ice, says that a “cold shower a day keeps the doctor away” by decreasing stress and increasing energy levels.

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16Apr/22

Black people are often associated with deviance – but I never understood the true impact until I was racially profiled

Nicole Nyamwiza, Kingston University

The horrifying experience of Child Q, a 15-year-old girl who was subjected to a strip search by police officers in her school in Hackney, London, is a harrowing example of how British society associates Blackness with deviant behaviour.

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09Apr/22

Will Smith: how films perpetuate the idea that women need saving

Michal Chmiel, Royal Holloway University of London

Two days after actor Will Smith hit comedian Chris Rock in response to a joke about his wife, I gave a taster lecture to a group of year 12 students. I asked them if they agreed with Smith’s actions and 58% of them agreed that he was right to slap Rock. A man protecting a woman is, to some, benevolent.

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23Mar/22

Leading Educationalist Expresses his Opinion on the Teaching of Grammar in Schools

A recent article published earlier this month, presented a case for change in the way grammar is taught in England. Based on research funded by the Nuffield Foundation, the article described how a new approach to teaching grammar and writing known as Englicious, required the pupils involved to learn grammatical terms, after which they applied this new knowledge to a piece of writing. Ten Englicious lessons were delivered by teachers guided by a manual, closely tailored to the linguistic content of the National Curriculum. Crucially, the main outcome of the research revealed that this intervention failed to improve narrative writing in pupils aged six to seven. Continue reading

23Mar/22

Relationship help programmes may be more successful for people who have ‘sensitivity’ genes

Michael Pluess, Queen Mary University of London and Galena Rhoades, University of Denver

If the pandemic has put a strain on your relationship, you might be thinking about going to couples therapy or taking a relationship course to help. After all, research shows that certain relationship education courses can help participants improve their communication skills and relationship quality – which may even prevent divorce. But our research found that whether such courses work for you partly comes down to your genes.

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14Mar/22

Ask or aks? How linguistic prejudice perpetuates inequality

Amanda Cole, University of Essex; Ella Jeffries, University of Essex, and Peter L Patrick, University of Essex

Teacher and artist Sunn M’Cheaux has been posting on social media about “linguicism” after a reader asked him about the word “ax”, saying: “Why did we struggle saying ‘ask’? Like when I was little, I always said ‘ax’. Like I couldn’t say the word correctly.”

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17Feb/22

The African software developers using AI to fight inequality

– AI used to tackle poverty, translate languages

– African data seen vital to fighting racial bias

– More funding, wider digital access needed, say developers

DURBAN, Feb 16 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Determined to use her skills to fight inequality, South African computer scientist Raesetje Sefala set to work to build algorithms flagging poverty hotspots – developing datasets she hopes will help target aid, new housing or clinics. Continue reading