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Expanding Our Collection’s Global Reach on the Spanish Wikipedia
The volume of pageviews has increased during this period, but a question arises about which articles are getting more engagement. Looking at the distribution of the pageviews in the histogram for the month of December 2017, we can see that five articles are getting more than twenty thousand pageviews, which represents over half of the total of volume of pageviews. The long tail of the articles pageviews includes pages with a much lower volume, due to the fact that, in some cases, these are new articles recently created on the Spanish Wikipedia, and in other cases because the content covers a more niche topic. As some of these are more specific or solely dedicated to an artwork, it could be argued that Wikipedia readers will be more likely to see these images.
Elena_Villaespesa  Metropolitan_Museum_of_Art  Wikipedia  commons  metrics 
yesterday by stacker
Moving Forward by Looking Back: Professor Shimizu Discusses Issues Faced by Women in Academia
MS. -- In looking back, we find ways to express solidarity with Seo-Young Chu — including amplifying the demand for Stanford to apologize to her and for the larger academy to recognize the need to change the environment for learning that women experience. In the era of #MeToo and #TimesUp, the burden of responsibility for implementing change in the academy must not fall on women faculty alone.

We are Magdalena Barrera, associate professor of Mexican American studies at San Jose State University; Shelley Lee, associate professor of history and chair of comparative American studies at Oberlin College; and Celine Parreñas Shimizu, professor of Cinema at San Francisco State University.

“For me, Chu’s work awakens attention to that time we shared at Stanford, reflection on where we are since then and the importance of what she is calling for in terms of a future agenda we must set now,” Shimizu says.

“ ... As a full professor at SFSU School of Cinema today, the news of Harvey Weinstein rocking our industry, compelled me to speak to my students,” Shimizu adds. “I told them that based on the experiences shared by numerous women in the entertainment industry, that assault and harassment is clearly rampant.

“And at the same time, as long as men and people in power have perpetrated this violence, there is a long history of women and people who have fought against this problem. How will you choose to be in the industry? As the door has opened for these bold and courageous women and some men choose to speak, how will the industry and academia listen so as to change our culture?”
cine  faculty  research  national  metrics 
yesterday by sfstatelca
How A Local Newsroom In Brazil Learned To Track Its Impact
As an ICFJ Knight Fellow, Burgos is developing Impacto so it can be adopted by more newsrooms in Latin America and beyond. He is also building a coalition of Impacto media partners with continuing support from Google News Lab; Gazeta is one of the founding coalition members.
impact  metrics  brazil  Tools 
2 days ago by paulbradshaw
From Dance Revolutionary to Hip-Hop Professor, Alum Halifu Osumare Stayed in Step with Times
SACRAMENTO BEE -- As a child, Osumare moved with her family from Texas to the Bay Area. She considers herself in part a product of that time and place. For example, she was a student at San Francisco State University in 1968 when students launched a five-month strike.

“A lot of my consciousness as a black person and as an artist was nurtured by the revolutionary ’60s in the Bay Area,” she said.

Osumare’s work eventually took her to Europe, where she founded her own “jazz ballet” company in Copenhagen. She learned from such luminaries as Katherine Dunham, Rod Rodgers and Alvin Ailey. Her mentors form a who's who of black modern dance in terms of both performance and philosophy.

“Dance is not just steps but the summoning of a larger consciousness plus the spirit and soul to communicate something,” she said.
danc  anth  alumni  regional  metrics 
2 days ago by sfstatelca
Alum Whit Johnson Joins ABC News as Correspondent
ABC NEWS -- Whit Johnson is an award-winning journalist who joins ABC News from KNBC where he was a co-anchor on the weekday morning show, “Today in LA,” and general assignment reporter. Johnson and the morning team won the coveted Golden Mike award last year for Best Daytime News Broadcast.

He was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, and is a graduate from San Francisco State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Television and Radio Broadcasting.
beca  alumni  hotshots  national  metrics 
2 days ago by sfstatelca
The Tyranny of Metrics - Text Patterns - The New Atlantis
One of the great themes of Aristotle’s work on ethics and politics is the need for human judgment. In the Politics, when he describes the virtues that the “master craftsman” (architekton) of the state must have, chief among them is practical wisdom (phronesis). In the Ethics he points out that no matter how carefully laws are written, they will always be incomplete by virtue of their generality — their relevance to a given case will always have to be determined by judges, judges who therefore need to possess the virtue of equity (epieikeia) in their decision-making: that is, the ability to decide, with tact and shrewdness, just how the law should be applied in a given case.
textpatterns  metrics  judgment  equity  aristotle  from twitter_favs
2 days ago by kbrobeck
Performance by Professor Karim Recommended by KALW-FM
KALW-FM (SAN FRANCISCO), SIGHTS AND SOUNDS -- The Oakland Asian Cultural Center presents Poets of Existence, in celebration of International Women’s Day. Coming from a multitude of experiences, Deema K. Shehabi, Persis Karim and Shadab Zeest Hashmi will be reading, accompanied by music from composer and santur player Faraz Minooei and Kurdish vocalist Hossein Massoudi.

Persis Karim is the Neda Nobari Chair of the newly established Center for Iranian Diaspora Studies and a professor in the Comparative and World Literature Department at San Francisco State University.

“I am just such an advocate for seeing a really diverse group of artists coming together,” kathak artist Farah Yasmeen Shaikh says. “I love the fact that it’s poetry coupled with music, I love collaborative works and cross-medium works!”
ids  faculty  cwl  regional  metrics 
3 days ago by sfstatelca
rs/jaggr: JSON Aggregation CLI
GitHub is where people build software. More than 27 million people use GitHub to discover, fork, and contribute to over 80 million projects.
golang  json  cli  monitoring  metrics 
3 days ago by geetarista
Heart rate variability: A new way to track well-being - Harvard Health Blog - Harvard Health Publishing
Information is knowledge, and big tech companies know how important it is to collect and track data. When it comes to your health, it is now easy to measure and track all kinds of information. In the comfort of our homes we can check our weight, blood pressure, number of steps, calories, heart rate, and blood sugar. Recently some researchers have started to use an interesting marker for resilience and behavioral flexibility. It is called heart rate variability (HRV).
heart  health  metrics  stress  relaxation  meditation 
3 days ago by oliverw

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