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Ask questions and ‘explore like a bird,’ advises Justice Sotomayor

There is no shame in ignorance, U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor told a packed crowd in Woolsey Hall during a campus visit to Yale on Feb. 3. In her talk, the alumnus (’79 J.D.) candidly shared situations in her own life when she boldly asked questions if she had no idea what someone was talking about.

Sotomayor told her audience, which included an overflow crowd in Battell Chapel, that the adage commonly stated by teachers — that “there is no stupid question” — is true. (more…)

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A Humanitarian and A Scholar

U alum Lesa Nord talks about her Fulbright Scholar experience

Lesa Nord was one of two U students on the Twin Cities campus to receive a highly competitive Fulbright Scholarship this year to the United Kingdom, where she is completing an interdisciplinary degree in humanitarianism and conflict response at the University of Manchester.

Nord began her college education at North Hennepin Community College before transferring to the U and receiving a bachelor of individualized studies with high distinction from the College of Liberal Arts. Along the way she has become a certified Emergency Medical Technician, and she’s already served as a volunteer interpreter and technician on medical mission trips in developing countries. (more…)

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A Family’s Lost Story Found, and the Sephardic Studies Initiative

For Devin Naar, the Sephardic Studies Initiative is not just a valuable historical archive; it has also been a personal journey revealing an untold family story from the years of the Third Reich.

Naar’s part of the story began about 10 years ago, when as an undergraduate at Washington University he grew interested in the history of Turkey and Greece, which for centuries until World War I was part of the Ottoman Empire. His family comes from Salonica, a port city in Northern Greece. (more…)

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Common Reader Author Visits

Katherine Boo talks of hope and struggle in Annawadi, India

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Katherine Boo found that despite having to struggle daily to survive, the people who live in Annawadi, India, also share the common hopes, dreams and aspirations of people everywhere in seeking to better themselves and their children.

Boo, the author of Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity, shared her experiences as a journalist reporting from the Mumbai slum during a 2012 University of Delaware First Year Common Reader program presentation held Wednesday, Oct. 10, in Mitchell Hall. (more…)

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Thinking in a Foreign Language Helps Economic Decision-Making

In a study with implications for businesspeople in a global economy, researchers at the University of Chicago have found that people make more rational decisions when they think through a problem in a non-native tongue.

People are more likely to take favorable risks if they think in a foreign language, the new study showed. “We know from previous research that because people are naturally loss-averse, they often forgo attractive opportunities,” said UChicago psychologist Boaz Keysar, a leading expert on communication. “Our new findings demonstrate that such aversion to losses is much reduced when people make decisions in their non-native language.” (more…)

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Yahoo! to Present Tom Hanks’ New Digital Animated Series “Electric City”

*Yahoo ! to be the First Online Broadcast Partner for Hanks’ Groundbreaking Futuristic Series from Playtone and Reliance Entertainment*

*Series Marks Yahoo!’s Entry Into Original Scripted Programming*

LAS VEGAS — International CES — Yahoo !, the premier digital media company, today announced that they have joined forces with Playtone and Reliance Entertainment to bring Tom Hanks’ multi-dimensional animated series “Electric City” to Yahoo ! in 2012. As the exclusive online broadcast home for “Electric City,” Yahoo ! will bring Hanks’ vision and storytelling to a global audience. Set in a futuristic society, “Electric City” is a new 90- minute action-packed sci-fi adventure series, and marks Yahoo!’s first foray into original scripted programming. “Electric City” was created by and stars Tom Hanks .

The introduction of “Electric City” will take center stage at a private event at CES with Tom Hanks and Ross Levinsohn , EVP Americas, Yahoo ! on January 10 . (more…)

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Latin America’s Internet Population Grows 15 Percent in Past Year to 112 Million People

*Venezuela and Colombia Web Populations Experience Highest Growth, Brazil Home to Most Engaged Users* 

*comScore Presents Complimentary Webinar “The 2010 Digital Year in Review: Latin America”*  

Santiago, Chile, March 18, 2011 – comScore, Inc., a leader in measuring the digital world, today released the latest results from a study of the growth in the Internet audience in Latin America based on data from its comScore Media Metrix service. The study found that in the past year the Internet population in Latin America has increased 15 percent to 112.7 million visitors as the region’s digital ecosystem continued to grow and develop. The results of the study will be presented along with other key online trends via a complimentary, live webinar 2010 Digital Year in Review Latin America on Tuesday, March 22. For more information and to register, please visit: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/255678857 Note: Webinar will be presented in Spanish.  (more…)

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19.2 Million Spanish Internet Users watched 2.9 Billion Online Videos in October 2010

*YouTube Leads Ranking with Nearly 3.3 Hours per Viewer During the Month*

Madrid, Spain, December 14, 2010 – comScore, Inc., a leader in measuring the digital world, today released data from its recently launched Spanish comScore Video Metrix service, indicating that 2.9 billion videos were viewed online in Spain in October 2010. (more…)

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