By Adam RubenJul. 25, 2018 , 1:20 PM The science writing class I taught had ended for the day, and one of my students approached me. She was a bright pupil who always turned in good work, and she asked, hesitantly, whether I could write her a recommendation letter for a scholarship. “Sure!” I said. “I’d be happy to!” “Great!” she replied, shuffling papers, presumably the forms I’d need to fill out to accompany my letter. “But there’s, uh, one thing.” “What is it?” I asked. She handed me the papers and whispered, “The letter’s due kinda soon." Aha. Another student had waited until the last minute to solicit a recommendation letter, and now I’d have less time than usual to prepare it. A month is standard. Two weeks is pushing it. I supposed I could write her a letter within the week if I had to, but the rush job might compromise its quality. “That’s OK,” I assured her, … [Read more...] about Recommendations for requesting recommendations
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NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 21, 2018--The Board of Directors of Acacia Research Corporation (Nasdaq:ACTG), an industry leader in patent licensing and enforcement (“Acacia” or the “Company”), today issued an open letter to stockholders in connection with the Company’s 2018 Annual Meeting of Stockholders to be held on June 14, 2018.The full text of the letter follows:May 21, 2018Dear Fellow Acacia Stockholders,The Acacia 2018 Annual Meeting of stockholders is less than a month away. We believe this year’s annual meeting will have a significant impact on the future direction of your company.On June 14, 2018, stockholders will have the opportunity to elect incumbent directors Louis Graziadio and Frank “Ted” Walsh to our Board, two well-respected business leaders with decades of experience who have been working on your behalf to successfully reposition Acacia.In stark contrast, activist investors Sidus Investment Management and … [Read more...] about Acacia Research Corporation Board of Directors Issues Letter to Stockholders
By Meredith WadmanApr. 26, 2018 , 4:50 PM Inder Verma, the prominent geneticist and cancer scientist who has made his mark on U.S. research for decades, has sexually harassed women for just as long, according to allegations from eight women. Verma, 70, led key studies of genes and cancer, pioneered gene therapy techniques, and was editor-in-chief of a major journal and a leader at scientific societies (including AAAS, Science’s publisher). He has spent his career at the storied Salk Institute for Biological Studies in San Diego, California. In reports stretching from 1976 to 2016, women allege, variously, that he grabbed their breasts, pinched their buttocks, forcibly kissed them, propositioned them, and repeatedly commented on their physical attributes in professional settings. The allegations come from a Salk lab technician, a postdoctoral researcher, other Salk staffers and faculty, and women outside of the institute, including a potential faculty recruit. Five women in their … [Read more...] about Famed cancer biologist allegedly sexually harassed women for decades
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Personal Tech Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by TECH TIP Google’s smartphone software includes a set of tools to help you type — but if they trip you up, turn them off. ByJ. D. Biersdorfer April 17, 2018 Q. I saw the recent instructions for disabling autocorrect on an iPhone, but what about those of us who use Android? How do I turn off the automatic-correction feature? A. The exact steps vary based on your device and the particular version of Android you use, but for the typical system, start by opening the Settings app. On the main Settings screen, choose Languages & Input. In later versions of Android, select Virtual Keyboard. When you get to the list of keyboards and input methods, tap Android (or Google) Keyboard. On the next screen, select Text Correction. The Text Correction screen lists several controls, including a button to turn off … [Read more...] about Declining Android’s Automatic Correction Help
Andrew Sorensen got a degree in classical music in 2013, but he didn't want to perform or teach. After finishing college, he tried his hand at sales and worked for a while at a Bellevue, Wash., car dealership, where he sold Audis, many to software engineers.Today, Sorensen is one of those software engineers, thanks to three intense months at a local coding school, Coding Dojo. The training landed him an entry-level job at Expedia where the 26-year-old makes around $70,000 a year, which is more than he made selling cars. Now he can pay off the $12,500 his mom loaned him to go to the school, and he can start saving so he can move out — and one day buy his own Audi."It was definitely one of the best decisions I've made," Sorensen says. "My career is set."Nonstop demand for software developers and other IT professionals is leading to boom times for coding schools and boot camps, with career-changers like Sorensen signing up in droves.If one word characterizes coding schools in 2017, … [Read more...] about Is a coding boot camp right for you?