Tidbits on March 28, 2018
Bob Jensen at Trinity University

Wes Lavin's 2018 Maple Sugaring Pictures (and some of mine)
http://www.cs.trinity.edu/rjensen/Tidbits/Lavin/2018March/2018March.htm

 

Tidbits on March 28, 2018
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Bob Jensen's Tidbits ---
http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/TidbitsDirectory.htm

For earlier editions of Fraud Updates go to http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/FraudUpdates.htm
For earlier editions of New Bookmarks go to http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/bookurl.htm 
Bookmarks for the World's Library --- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/bookbob2.htm 

Bob Jensen's past presentations and lectures --- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/resume.htm#Presentations   

Bob Jensen's Threads --- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/threads.htm

Bob Jensen's Home Page is at http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/

More of Bob Jensen's Pictures and Stories
http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/Pictures.htm

Updates from WebMD --- Click Here

Google Scholar --- https://scholar.google.com/

Wikipedia --- https://www.wikipedia.org/

Bob Jensen's search helpers --- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/searchh.htm

Bob Jensen's World Library --- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/Bookbob2.htm

USA Debt Clock --- http://www.usdebtclock.org/ ubl




Online Video, Slide Shows, and Audio

Will these global religions all meld into one? Will they wither away? Will they splinter into thousands?
Animated Map Shows How the Five Major Religions Spread Across the World (3000 BC – 2000 AD) ---
http://www.openculture.com/2018/03/animated-map-shows-how-the-five-major-religions-spread-across-the-world-3000-bc-2000-ad.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+OpenCulture+%28Open+Culture%29

Danah Boyd on Media Literacy | What Hath We Wrought? | SXSW EDU 2018 ---
A decade ago, we imagined a world of participatory culture where youth would be empowered to actively and strategically use technology. Through peer/self-learning and formal education, young people have developed a well-informed understanding of the world
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0I7FVyQCjNg

Voice Technology:  JFK Speaks Fromj the Grave ---
http://www.businessinsider.com/jfk-speech-from-day-he-died-recreated-with-voice-tech-2018-3

NOVA: Prediction by the Numbers Mathematics (Law of Large Numbers) ---
www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/physics/prediction-numbers.html

Torch Films African Studies ---
https://www.torchfilms.com/collections/african-studies

YouTube: Art Explainer --- www.youtube.com/watch?v=SqeY2ZYh3t0&list=PLeR-PCKmp3f5-_zo2THu1ySpGoCPCvg1O

Madeleine L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time: Resources for Teachers --- www.madeleinelengle.com/for-educators/wrinkle-in-time-teacher-resources

The Inn on Sunset Hill (just down from our cottage) ---
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5cqUX0LcbU&t=9s

 


Free music downloads --- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/music.htm
In the past I've provided links to various types of music and video available free on the Web. 
I created a page that summarizes those various links --- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/music.htm 

Take a Long, Strange Trip and Stream a 346-Hour Chronological Playlist of Live Grateful Dead Performances (1966-1995) ---
http://www.openculture.com/2018/03/346-hour-chronological-playlist-of-live-grateful-dead-performances.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+OpenCulture+%28Open+Culture%29

The Pudding: How Music Taste Evolved --- https://pudding.cool/2017/03/music-history/

Naxos Records (classical music) --- https://www.naxos.com/

The MC5’s Wayne Kramer Demonstrates the Correct & Official Way to Play “Kick Out the Jams” on the Guitar ---
http://www.openculture.com/2018/03/the-mc5s-wayne-kramer-demonstrates-the-correct-official-way-to-play-kick-out-the-jams-on-the-guitar.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+OpenCulture+%28Open+Culture%29

Shelf Understanding: Bloomington Public Library's Podcast ---
http://shelfawareness.blubrry.com/

Web outfits like Pandora, Foneshow, Stitcher, and Slacker broadcast portable and mobile content that makes Sirius look overpriced and stodgy ---
http://www.businessweek.com/technology/content/mar2009/tc20090327_877363.htm?link_position=link2

Pandora (my favorite online music station) --- www.pandora.com
TheRadio
(online music site) --- http://www.theradio.com/
Slacker (my second-favorite commercial-free online music site) --- http://www.slacker.com/

Gerald Trites likes this international radio site --- http://www.e-radio.gr/
Songza:  Search for a song or band and play the selection --- http://songza.com/
Also try Jango --- http://www.jango.com/?r=342376581
Sometimes this old guy prefers the jukebox era (just let it play through) --- http://www.tropicalglen.com/
And I listen quite often to Soldiers Radio Live --- http://www.army.mil/fieldband/pages/listening/bandstand.html
Also note
U.S. Army Band recordings --- http://bands.army.mil/music/default.asp

Bob Jensen's threads on nearly all types of free music selections online ---
http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/Music.htm


Photographs and Art

YouTube: Art Explainer --- www.youtube.com/watch?v=SqeY2ZYh3t0&list=PLeR-PCKmp3f5-_zo2THu1ySpGoCPCvg1O

Photos: U.S. Navy Submarines Surface in the Arctic Circle ----
http://gcaptain.com/photos-u-s-navy-submarines-surface-in-the-arctic-circle/

The 21 most mesmerising photos from the 2018 Winter Paralympics ---
http://www.businessinsider.com/photos-winter-paralympics-2018-best-photos-2018-3

Asia Art Archive: Collection ---
https://aaa.org.hk/en/collection

An Archive of 20,000 Movie Posters from Czechoslovakia (1930-1989) ---
http://www.openculture.com/2018/03/an-archive-of-20000-movie-posters-from-czechoslovakia-1930-1989.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+OpenCulture+%28Open+Culture%29

How the Ornate Tapestries from the Age of Louis XIV Were Made (and Are Still Made Today) ---
http://www.openculture.com/2018/03/how-the-ornate-tapestries-from-the-age-of-louis-xiv-were-made.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+OpenCulture+%28Open+Culture%29

Photographs from the World War I Memoir of Margaret Hall --- www.masshist.org/photographs/hall

America's Quietest Routes Social studies (Scenic Road Travel) --- www.geotab.com/americas-quietest-routes

 

de Young Museum: Curriculum Resources for Educators ---
https://deyoung.famsf.org/education/resources-educators/curriculum-resources-educators

Minnesota Historical Aerial Photographs Online --- www.lib.umn.edu/apps/mhapo

Conscientious Photography Magazine --- https://cphmag.com/

The Atlantic Photos of the Week ---
https://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2018/03/photos-of-the-week-the-sydney-skinny-a-glacial-arch-pelicans-at-play/555797/

Time Magazine:  Most Popular Tourist Site/Event in Every State ---
http://time.com/money/5186719/travel-tourist-attraction-every-state/?utm_source=time.com&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=the-brief&utm_content=2018031813pm&xid=newsletter-brief&eminfo=%7b%22EMAIL%22%3a%22MOt2LMJiSIk%2fSjadSWyB4I9Monw61fXF%22%2c%22BRAND%22%3a%22TD%22%2c%22CONTENT%22%3a%22Newsletter%22%2c%22UID%22%3a%22TD_TBR_9341E248-F74B-4FC4-8A5B-F29E5D8E9ECB%22%2c%22SUBID%22%3a%2224083557%22%2c%22JOBID%22%3a%22681150%22%2c%22NEWSLETTER%22%3a%22THE_BRIEF%22%2c%22ZIP%22%3a%22035864237%22%2c%22COUNTRY%22%3a%22%22%7d

It's been 73 years since the Battle for Remagen — here are 8 photos of the Allies' first toehold in Nazi Germany ---
http://www.businessinsider.com/us-troops-capture-bridge-at-remagen-entering-nazi-germany-in-wwii-2017-3

How the 10 Largest and Most Important Naval Battles in Modern History Played Out ---
http://www.businessinsider.com/largest-naval-battles-modern-history-2018-3

A Huge Scale Model of Ancient Rome at Its Architectural Peak, Originally Commissioned by Mussolini ---
http://www.openculture.com/2018/03/behold-a-huge-scale-model-of-ancient-rome-at-its-architectural-peak.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+OpenCulture+%28Open+Culture%29

The Last Male Northern White Rhino is Dead ---
http://time.com/5209390/sudan-rhino-rhinoceros-northern-white/?utm_source=time.com&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=the-brief&utm_content=2018032211am&xid=newsletter-brief&eminfo=%7b%22EMAIL%22%3a%22MOt2LMJiSIk%2fSjadSWyB4I9Monw61fXF%22%2c%22BRAND%22%3a%22TD%22%2c%22CONTENT%22%3a%22Newsletter%22%2c%22UID%22%3a%22TD_TBR_9341E248-F74B-4FC4-8A5B-F29E5D8E9ECB%22%2c%22SUBID%22%3a%2224083557%22%2c%22JOBID%22%3a%22686749%22%2c%22NEWSLETTER%22%3a%22THE_BRIEF%22%2c%22ZIP%22%3a%22035864237%22%2c%22COUNTRY%22%3a%22%22%7d

Death Dogs: the Jackal Gods of Ancient Egypt ---
http://exhibitions.kelsey.lsa.umich.edu/jackal-gods-ancient-egypt/

From the Scout Report on March 16, 2018

Smartify --- https://smartify.org/
Smartify is an app designed to enrich the experience of visiting a museum or gallery. At participating venues, users can photograph a work to access detailed contextual information on the work and the artist who created it. The Smartify website describes the goal of this approach: "to re-frame the use of smartphones as engagement rather than a distraction," and to, "help people make meaningful connections with art." Users can add art to their own personal gallery in the app to revisit and further explore. A list of participating venues can be found on the Smartify website, along with information for venues on how they can participate. Smartify is available for iOS and Android devices

Bob Jensen's threads on art history ---
http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/bookbob2.htm#ArtHistory

Bob Jensen's threads on history, literature and art ---
http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/Bookbob2.htm#History


Online Books, Poems, References, and Other Literature
In the past I've provided links to various types electronic literature available free on the Web. 
I created a page that summarizes those various links --- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/ElectronicLiterature.htm

Bob Jensen's threads on libraries --- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/bookbob2.htm#---Libraries

he Living Mountain: Pioneering Scottish Mountaineer and Poet Nan Shepherd’s Forgotten Masterpiece About Our Relationship with Nature ---
https://www.brainpickings.org/2018/03/19/the-living-mountain-nan-shepherd/?utm_source=Brain+Pickings&utm_campaign=bd614b1847-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_03_23&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_179ffa2629-bd614b1847-234390133&mc_cid=bd614b1847&mc_eid=4d2bd13843

H.P. Lovecraft Writes “Waste Paper: A Poem of Profound Insignificance,” a Devastating Parody of T.S. Eliot’s “The Waste Land” (1923) ---
http://www.openculture.com/2018/03/h-p-lovecraft-writes-waste-paper-a-poem-of-profound-insignificance.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+OpenCulture+%28Open+Culture%29

Harlem Shadows: An Electronic Edition (poetry) ---
http://harlemshadows.org/

Free Electronic Literature --- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/ElectronicLiterature.htm
Free Online Textbooks, Videos, and Tutorials --- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/ElectronicLiterature.htm#Textbooks
Free Tutorials in Various Disciplines --- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/Bookbob2.htm#Tutorials
Edutainment and Learning Games --- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/000aaa/thetools.htm#Edutainment
Open Sharing Courses --- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/000aaa/updateee.htm#OKI




Now in Another Tidbits Document
Political Quotations on March 28, 2018
http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/tidbits/2018/TidbitsQuotations032818.htm             

USA Debt Clock --- http://www.usdebtclock.org/ ubl

To Whom Does the USA Federal Government Owe Money (the booked obligation of $19+ trillion) ---
http://finance.townhall.com/columnists/politicalcalculations/2016/05/25/spring-2016-to-whom-does-the-us-government-owe-money-n2168161?utm_source=thdaily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl
The US Debt Clock in Real Time --- http://www.usdebtclock.org/ 
Remember the Jane Fonda Movie called "Rollover" --- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rollover_(film)

To Whom Does the USA Federal Government Owe Money (the unbooked obligation of $100 trillion and unknown more in contracted entitlements) ---
http://money.cnn.com/2013/01/15/news/economy/entitlement-benefits/
The biggest worry of the entitlements obligations is enormous obligation for the future under the Medicare and Medicaid programs that are now deemed totally unsustainable ---
http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/Entitlements.htm

Entitlements are two-thirds of the federal budget. Entitlement spending has grown 100-fold over the past 50 years. Half of all American households now rely on government handouts. When we hear statistics like that, most of us shake our heads and mutter some sort of expletive. That’s because nobody thinks they’re the problem. Nobody ever wants to think they’re the problem. But that’s not the truth. The truth is, as long as we continue to think of the rising entitlement culture in America as someone else’s problem, someone else’s fault, we’ll never truly understand it and we’ll have absolutely zero chance...
Steve Tobak ---
http://www.foxbusiness.com/business-leaders/2013/02/07/truth-behind-our-entitlement-culture/?intcmp=sem_outloud

"These Slides Show Why We Have Such A Huge Budget Deficit And Why Taxes Need To Go Up," by Rob Wile, Business Insider, April 27, 2013 ---
http://www.businessinsider.com/cbo-presentation-on-the-federal-budget-2013-4
This is a slide show based on a presentation by a Harvard Economics Professor.

Peter G. Peterson Website on Deficit/Debt Solutions ---
http://www.pgpf.org/

Bob Jensen's threads on entitlements --- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/Entitlements.htm

Bob Jensen's health care messaging updates --- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/Health.htm




Voice Synthesis:  JFK Speaks Fromj the Grave ---
http://www.businessinsider.com/jfk-speech-from-day-he-died-recreated-with-voice-tech-2018-3
Jensen Comment
I wonder if one day there will be tweets from the grave?
I plan to continue my Tidbits.


The Best Laptops You Can Buy ---
http://www.businessinsider.com/best-laptop

Jensen Comment
My policy is to buy the most memory and hard drive available.
I've been partial to Dell for decades. Up here in the mountains I like Dell's in-home service.


Inside Higher Ed:  Cheap and Elite Masters Degrees (think Georgia Tech and Illinois) ---
https://www.insidehighered.com/digital-learning/article/2018/03/20/analysis-shows-georgia-tech’s-online-masters-computer-science?utm_source=Inside+Higher+Ed&utm_campaign=3772500211-DNU20180111&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1fcbc04421-3772500211-197565045&mc_cid=3772500211&mc_eid=1e78f7c952

Jensen Comment
The article makes repeated reference to "MOOC-inspired." The question to ask in online degree programs is the rigor of admission standards for MOOC-inspired degree programs. Onsite degree programs from prestigious universities filter out weaker students with admissions filtering. Most competency-based online degree programs, not all, tend to rely more on competency-based testing among larger numbers of admitted students. It seems to me that competency-based online program testing needs to be even more rigorous than onsite testing since onsite programs have other filters for academic standards (e.g., GRE scores and class participation) both before and after arriving on campus.

Also the key to success of online grading are the rigors of cheating protections. Many students cheat in both online and onsite courses. However, online courses present unique challenges dating back to 19th Century correspondence course testing administered by village vicars.

Bob Jensen's somewhat neglected threads to technologies that discourage online cheating ---
http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/assess.htm#OnsiteVersusOnline
Some prestigious online degree programs require occasional onsite visits for live lectures, case-analysis classes, and testing. Exhibit A is the long-time Chartered Accountancy Masters Degree program in the Chartered Accountancy School of Business in Western Canada.
http://www.casb.com/
Exhibit B are the newer online JD law degrees at Syracuse and Southwestern that have some weekend onsite experiences ---
http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2018/02/aba-approves-hybrid-online-jds-at-syracuse-southwestern.html


Jane Goodall Now Teaching a Free Online Course on Developing Compassionate Leaders ---
http://www.openculture.com/2018/03/jane-goodall-teaching-a-free-online-course-on-developing-compassionate-leaders.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+OpenCulture+%28Open+Culture%29


Coursera Now Offering Complete Bachelor’s and Master’s Programs–With Tuition Reduced by 70% ---
http://www.openculture.com/2018/03/coursera-now-offering-complete-bachelors-and-masters-programs-with-tuition-reduced-by-70.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+OpenCulture+%28Open+Culture%29


edX Distance Education: Sign Language Structure, Learning, and Change --- www.edx.org/course/sign-language-structure-learning-change-georgetownx-slsx-401-01x

From Gallaudet University
Deaf Education Information Center from the Clerc Center --- http://clerccenter.gallaudet.edu/

Bob Jensen's threads on technology for disabled and handicapped students ---
http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/000aaa/thetools.htm#Handicapped


Internet Sales Tax Bill Dead for 2018 ---
https://www.statedatalab.org/news/detail/internet-sales-tax-bill-dead-for-this-year-after-filibust


The Babbage Engine (computer history) --- www.computerhistory.org/babbage

Bob Jensen's threads on computing and networking history ---
http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/Bookbob2.htm#---ComputerNetworking-IncludingInternet


Why Wikipedia Works ---
http://nymag.com/selectall/2018/03/why-wikipedia-works.html

Jensen Comment
Two unstoppable forces in the world seem to be Amazon and Wikipedia. I read where Amazon now takes in 40% of the USA shopping revenue, although I did not investigate how "shopping revenue" was defined. I suspect it excluded some of the big ticket items like vehicle purchases and service purchases (lawyers, doctors, accountants, etc.)  Even with free online shipping and enormous resources Walmart has not put much of a dent in the roaring Amazon behemoth. One key to its success are the millions of products available online from Amazon with an easy-to-use free online return policy for virtually all those products. Amazon is not always the cheapest alternative for new items, but that is more than made up by the enormous range of "used" items at significantly lower prices (think used books).

Wikipedia succeeds in my opinion because so many academics and other experts decided to join in to correct rather than merely protest errors in modules. Exhibit A is how medical schools out of worry concerning misinformation about medicine and health modules make a concerted effort (often with medical student assignments) to add to and delete portions of Wikipedia modules. The results thousands upon thousands of wonderful Wikipedia modules in medicine and health


Can a Waste Plant (think skiing) Be Copenhagen’s Biggest Attraction?
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-03-22/can-a-waste-plant-become-copenhagen-s-biggest-tourism-attraction?cmpid=BBD032218_BIZ&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&utm_term=180322&utm_campaign=bloombergdaily


From the physics journal PhysOrg:  15 Incredibly Genius Gadgets That’ll Make Your Life Easier in 2018 ---
http://www.ceeny.com/sponsored/trending-gadgets-2018/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI4KPvmvT72QIVA5bICh0VMQgWEAEYASAAEgJn6_D_BwE

Bob Jensen's threads on gadgets ---
http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/Bookbob4.htm#Technology


PhysOrg:  Extreme winter weather, such as 'Beast from the East', can be linked to solar cycle ---
https://phys.org/news/2018-03-extreme-winter-weather-beast-east.html


Game Theory --- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Game_theory

Game theory perfectly explains why OPEC members are going to cheat ---
http://markets.businessinsider.com/commodities/news/oil-price-opec-game-theory-expains-why-members-will-cheat-2018-3-1019171956


Chronicle of Higher Education on The Joke’s Over Academics are too scared to laugh.---
https://www.chronicle.com/article/Academics-Are-Too-Scared-to/242817?cid=cr&utm_source=cr&utm_medium=en&elqTrackId=9edc14fb2c7e42009b2005834646ca03&elq=106970b76fc64964a2aafb58cc45c961&elqaid=18227&elqat=1&elqCampaignId=8146
https://www.chronicle.com/article/Academics-Are-Too-Scared-to/242817?cid=cr&utm_source=cr&utm_medium=en&elqTrackId=9edc14fb2c7e42009b2005834646ca03&elq=106970b76fc64964a2aafb58cc45c961&elqaid=18227&elqat=1&elqCampaignId=8146

John Cleese Makes a Stand Against Political Correctness ---
http://www.vulture.com/2017/09/john-cleese-monty-python-in-conversation.html 


Walmart has hinted that it's building crop-pollinating robot bees ---
http://www.businessinsider.com/walmart-robot-bees-farming-patent-2018-3

Jensen Comment
Maybe our blueberry crops will be saved.

On the dark side we shudder at such bees carrying a few drops of nerve agents.


40 of History's Greatest Women ---
https://247wallst.com/special-report/2018/03/20/repub-40-of-historys-greatest-women/?utm_source=247WallStDailyNewsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=MARCH212018A&utm_campaign=DailyNewsletter
Bob Jensen's threads on women ---
http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/Bookbob2.htm#Women


Humanities at Risk in Denmark:  Plan would link number of university spots to labor market needs ---
https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2018/03/22/new-policies-create-risks-humanities-danish-universities?utm_source=Inside+Higher+Ed&utm_campaign=cac9bb1b6f-DNU20180111&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1fcbc04421-cac9bb1b6f-197565045&mc_cid=cac9bb1b6f&mc_eid=1e78f7c952


Question
Why do some people, notably elderly Japanese women, commit crimes because they want to go to prison?

Jensen Comment
Some people in the USA commit crimes just to get free medical treatment, including sex change operations and organ transplants. Some elderly people may do it because the care is better, especially in Club Fed. Some prisoners cannot deal well with the outside world after being locked up for many years. They just want back on the inside.

In Nordic countries the apartments for prisoners are quite nice and in Finland most prisoners are free to come and go from their "free" apartments.

Japan’s Prisons Are a Haven for Elderly Women
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2018-03-16/japan-s-prisons-are-a-haven-for-elderly-women


Note:  90% Of Students Pass The Bar Within 2 Years of Law School Graduation, But 10% Of Law Schools Have Fail Rates > 25% ---
http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2018/03/88-of-law-students-pass-the-bar-withing-2-years-of-graduation.html

Here are the top 20 law schools with the best overall bar passage rates for the Class of 2015:

1.       Baylor: 100%

2.       Wisconsin: 100%

3.       Pennsylvania: 99.57%

4.       Marquette: 99.55%

5.       Virginia: 99.44%

6.       Yale: 98.97%

7.       Chicago: 98.96%

8.       University of Washington: 98.95%

9.       Stanford: 98.91%

10.   Iowa: 98.50%

11.   Harvard 98.43%

12.   Michigan: 98.28%

13.   Florida: 98.03%

14.   Florida International: 97.87%

15.   Campbell: 97.83%

16.   Connecticut: 97.83%

17.   UC-Berkeley: 97.75%

18.   Kansas: 97.67%

19.   Missouri: 97.58%

20.   Ohio State: 97.53%

Jensen Comment
Unlike law I never heard of an accounting program with such high passage rates of the CPA exam.
Has there ever been an accounting program with such a record among graduates who repeatedly tried to pass the CPA examination.
Having said this, it should be noted that CPA passage rates have markedly increased in the 21st Century, but never to the degree of Bar passage rates among law graduates.


Will BookBots be the revolution libraries are looking for? ---
https://whyy.org/segments/will-bookbots-be-the-revolution-libraries-are-looking-for/

Jensen Comment
During my entire 40-year career on the faculties of four universities I used to, on occasion, take random walks through the campus library stacks, pull down some books, and flip through pages. It was fun and sometimes quite educational.

Looks like those random walk, book-flipping days will soon be over in large libraries.

Sigh!


ACT --- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ACT_(test)

SAT --- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SAT

WSJ: The Truth About The SAT And ACT
http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2018/03/wsj-the-truth-about-the-sat-and-act.html

March 16, 2018 reply from Tom Amlie

I'm a big fan of the SAT, ACT, GRE, and GMAT as admissions tools, not out of any specific admiration for the tests, but out of despair due to rampant grade inflation.  If nothing else, these standardized tests should provide a consistent measure...of something.  They might not measure exactly what we want, and the measurement may be impacted by other factors (income and racial bias, etc.), but at least they're consistent.  I've long despaired of relying on good grades as evidence of learning or competence (although bad grades are presumably a reliable indicator of non-learning and non-performance).

That being said, I was reviewing an application this morning with a rather unfortunate GMAT score.  In looking at the "analytical writing" essay, the applicant did an excellent job of analyzing the issue and separating the relevant from the irrelevant, and in putting in all of the appropriate caveats and coming to a very sound conclusion based on the evidence given.  Despite that, due presumably to poor writing quality, the score for the "analytical writing" section was extremely low, as was the "integrated reasoning" score.

I assume the readers of these questions have rubrics which they follow.  It just puzzled me that apparently the "writing" aspect of the score was weighted so heavily that it outweighed the "analytical" aspect.

 Jensen Comment

 Because of grade inflation I too am a fan of standardized testing and competency testing. Another reason is our growing distrust of recommendation letters in a litigious society where teachers, mentors, employers, and friends are afraid to say anything negative in a letter of recommendation.

Bob Jensen


Stanford University:  Should We Stop Licensing Doctors and Lawyers (and accountants and barbers)?
 https://www.gsb.stanford.edu/insights/should-we-stop-licensing-doctors-lawyers?utm_source=Stanford+Business&utm_campaign=19faf7fa63-Stanford-Business-Issue-133-3-18-2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_0b5214e34b-19faf7fa63-70265733&ct=t(Stanford-Business-Issue-133-3-18-2018)

Jensen Comment
I strongly disagree with the conclusions of this paper. There's just too much at stake in nearly all these fields where the consumer is too easily ripped off and even injured. If anything the professions are too lenient in protecting the public from their licensed professionals. There are just too many horror stories where insiders (think colleagues, assistants) kept silent about an incompetent licensed professional.

Licensing also discourages the poor academic performers from choosing a profession such as when marginal students choose to major in management rather than accounting because of fear of passing the CPA examination. Sure we lose a few good accountants this way but we also lose a lot of potential lousy accountants.

And there are a lot more technical accounting courses in a curriculum than in other business majors because those courses are required to sit for the Uniform (national) CPA Examination. Even in times of budgetary distress colleges cannot drop some of those courses if they want to keep graduates eligible to take the CPA exam. The same is true in other licensing disciplines like law, nursing, pharmacy, engineering, etc. Without licensing requirements it might be tempting to drop some of the technical and relatively expensive courses in a curriculum.

Licensing is not a perfect hurdle. Some bridges designed and/or inspected by licensed engineers do come crashing down on occasion, but I prefer to have licensing requirements to prevent more widespread bridge failures.

Licensing is not a perfect hurdle as evidenced by reputations of professionals among insiders. My wife was a surgical nurse for 20+ years. Insiders like her had their informal surgeon rating systems even if they seldom discussed those ratings in public. When I broke my hip years ago riding a bicycle she chose what she and other insiders at the Northeast Baptist Hospital in San Antonio considered the best hip surgeon relative to some others that were better avoided even if they were licensed. One of the huge problems in this type of performance evaluation, however, is that the system has better performance data on surgeons who operated in that hospital for 20+ years in the same hospital relative to newcomers.

It was interesting for me, as an outsider, to discover what specialty the nurses had the strongest feelings about regarding surgeons. The strongest feelings feelings seemed to be directed at plastic surgeons, perhaps because the messy plastic surgery mistakes were more observable in the operating room relative to some other types of surgeries like brain surgery.

It was also interesting to discover that some of the best surgeons were the hardest to work for in the operating room in terms of bad temperaments and rudeness. Some nurses chose to have their own surgeries from the surgeons they preferred not to work with in the operating rooms. Nice professionals aren't always the best professionals.


Weight Loss Publication Gutted ---
https://retractionwatch.com/2018/03/22/journal-retracts-study-linking-gut-makeover-to-weight-loss-improved-health/


Management professor admits to falsification, resigns ---
https://retractionwatch.com/2018/03/21/marketing-researcher-admits-to-falsification-resigns/#more-63410

Bob Jensen's threads on professors who cheat ---
http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/Plagiarism.htm#ProfessorsWhoPlagiarize


Miley Cyrus is facing a $300 million copyright infringement lawsuit over her hit song 'We Can't Stop' ---
http://www.businessinsider.com/miley-cyrus-300-million-copyright-infringement-lawsuit-song-we-cant-stop-2018-3


What Motivates Good Teaching? ---
http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2018/03/22/study-faculty-motivation-teaching-says-intrinsic-motivation-and-believing-teaching?mc_cid=bfaa26ea3c&mc_eid=1e78f7c952

Jensen Comment
I agree with the conclusions of this article, but I think student evaluations of teachers also play a huge role in improving teaching. But such evaluations are double edged swords. On RateMyProfessors.com the nation's top teachers are nearly always easy graders. Teaching evaluations thereby are the leading cause of disgraceful grade inflation ----
http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/assess.htm#RateMyProfessor

Having said that, however, student evaluations, in my opinion, do motivate better teaching. They may not, however, motivate better learning to the extent that teachers remove the most difficult content from courses in an effort to please a wider audience of students in their classrooms. For example, in my accounting theory class a majority of students complained that detailed teaching of SFAS 133 (accounting for derivative financial instruments and hedging activities) took an inordinate amount of time. If I had not been a tenured professor within ten years of retirement I perhaps would've been motivated into taking some of the hardest material out of the course. Older teachers can sometimes be more professional!


Embracing the Robot ---
https://aeon.co/essays/programmed-to-love-is-a-human-robot-relationship-wrong?utm_source=Aeon+Newsletter&utm_campaign=8063c93bb4-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_03_19&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_411a82e59d-8063c93bb4-68951505


Research Shows That Published Versions Of Papers In Costly Academic Titles Add Almost Nothing To The Freely-Available Preprints They Are Based On ---
https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180308/03225939387/research-shows-that-published-versions-papers-costly-academic-titles-add-almost-nothing-to-freely-available-preprints-they-are.shtml

Jensen Comment
But you must download those preprints quickly before they disappear from sight


Consumer Reports:  The 11 Best and Worst Airlines in America ---
http://www.businessinsider.com/best-worst-airlines-america-consumer-reports-2018-3

01. Southwest Airlines (Best)

02. Alaska Airlines

03. JetBlue Airways

04. Virgin America

05. Hawaiian Airlines

06. Delta Airlines

07.Allegiant Airlines

08. American Airlines

09. United Airlines

10. Frontier Airlines

11. Spirit Airlines (Worst)

Jensen Comment
I'm particularly down on United Airlines. When we took our daughter to the Manchester Airport (over 100 miles from our home) we were belatedly informed that her flight had a mechanical problem and there was no way to get her to Milwaukee until a departure early the next morning. We were also informed that the Airline would not pay for her meals or hotel, which used to be the case for non-weather delays. Boo on United that breaks noses of passengers refusing to give up their reserved seats, bumps reserved passengers when members of Congress want their seats, kill dogs in overhead compartments, and mistakenly flies dogs to Japan.

In retirement one of the joys of my life is not having to fly much anymore. Frequent flier awards should be renamed torture awards.

Having said this, I'm always dubious of rankings. Such rankings can be very misleading. For example, perhaps airlines should be higher ranked for having schedules to lots of airports. Southwest ranks high, but still does not forward luggage to connecting flights of other airlines.




From the Scout Report on March 16, 2018

Cappuccino Educational Technology --- http://cappuccinoapp.com/
Keeping current with updates from all over the web can present a challenge. Cappuccino is an RSS reader that can help manage that challenge. It uses a three column layout that will be familiar to users of Apple Mail. New stories are presented in a unified inbox. Individual feeds are displayed like email folders. Displayed stories can be filtered based on currency, read status, or only to show stories from starred feeds. Update frequency and notification settings can be customized for each feed. Cappuccino is available for macOS and iOS.


Smartify --- https://smartify.org/
Smartify is an app designed to enrich the experience of visiting a museum or gallery. At participating venues, users can photograph a work to access detailed contextual information on the work and the artist who created it. The Smartify website describes the goal of this approach: "to re-frame the use of smartphones as engagement rather than a distraction," and to, "help people make meaningful connections with art." Users can add art to their own personal gallery in the app to revisit and further explore. A list of participating venues can be found on the Smartify website, along with information for venues on how they can participate. Smartify is available for iOS and Android devices


Remembering Stephen Hawking

 

Stephen Hawking, science's brightest star, dies at age 76
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/mar/14/stephen-hawking-professor-dies-aged-76  

Stephen Hawking Dies at 76; His Mind Roamed the Cosmos
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/14/obituaries/stephen-hawking-dead.html

Stephen Hawking's PhD thesis becomes freely available online, letting anyone see the essay that started it all
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/stephen-hawking-phd-thesis-access-essay-online-access-cambridge-university-a8014836.html

BBC: Hawking radiation
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6srN4idq1E

Stephen Hawking: Questioning the universe
https://www.ted.com/talks/stephen_hawking_asks_big_questions_about_the_universe

Stephen Hawking Lecture: How to Escape Out of a Black Hole
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_d7O9JGo_s

On Tuesday, March 14, physicist Stephen Hawking died at his home in Cambridge, England at the age of 76. Throughout his career, Hawking used quantum physics to illuminate one of the most enigmatic parts of the cosmos: black holes. Hawking was born in Oxford, England, on January 8, 1942. He attended University College, Oxford (where he later claimed that he studied only about an hour a day) and then attended Cambridge to pursue graduate studies. In 1963, at the age of 21, Hawking was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and was told that he had, at best, three years to live. Hawking later reported that his diagnosis sparked his determination to pursue his research. "When you are faced with the possibility of an early death, it makes you realize that life is worth living and that there are a lot of things you want to do," he said. In 1970, Hawking collaborated with Roger Penrose to publish an article explaining how the universe emerged from a singularity. In 1974, Hawking published a paper demonstrating that black holes emit radiation (now called "Hawking Radiations"). In 1988 Hawking wrote the best-selling A Brief History of Time, which garnered critical acclaim for making complex scientific ideas accessible the general public.

The first link takes readers to an obituary of Stephen Hawking by Ian Sample at The Guardian. This obituary includes a link to a second Guardian obituary for Hawking authored by his colleague Roger Penrose. The second link takes readers to Dennis Overbye's obituary of Hawking for The New York Times. Moving along, the third link takes readers to an October 2017 Independent report that Hawking's Ph.D. thesis is now available online through Cambridge's Apollo system. (The article includes a link for those interested in exploring the thesis). The fourth link takes readers to a short documentary film clip, courtesy of the BBC, that explains Hawking radiation. Finally, the last two links take readers to video recordings of two lectures by Hawking: his 2008 TED Talk, "Questioning the universe" and a 2015 lecture presented at the University of Southern California entitled "How to Get Out of a Black Hole."


From the Scout Report on March 23, 2018

Wehe --- https://dd.meddle.mobi/
Wehe is a tool to determine if your ISP is deliberately slowing down some kinds of traffic. It works by sending pre-recorded chunks of traffic to Wehe's servers. For example, one can send a recording of traffic when playing a YouTube video. Wehe then sends the same amount of random data to the same server. Lastly, it compares the transfer speeds of the pre-recorded traffic and the random traffic to see if your ISP slowed the recorded traffic down. Wehe comes with pre-recorded data from Amazon Video, NBC Sports, Netflix, Skype, Spotify, Vimeo, and YouTube. Future versions will allow users to record their own custom test data to sites of their choice. The stats section of Wehe's website gives anonymous summary information, showing which networks slow or block traffic to the popular sites they test. Source code for Wehe is also available on GitHub under the Community Research and Academic Programming License. Academic papers based on data collected by Wehe are listed in the "Technical details" and "Case Studies" sections of their site. Wehe is available for Android and iOS devices


Gitter --- https://gitter.im/
Gitter is a real-time chat system similar to Slack or IRC, but with an emphasis on ease of use for open-source communities, especially those using GitHub. For example, Gitter provides a "badge" that can be placed in a GitHub project's README file that allows users to join a Gitter chat with a single click. Rather than creating a dedicated Gitter account, users can sign in using either their Github or their Twitter credentials. Messages can be formatted using GitHub-flavored Markdown and can contain inline media files. Message archives are both browseable and searchable by month. In addition to Github integration, Gitter also integrates with Trello, Jenkins, Travis CI, Drone, Heroku, and Bitbucket. Public Gitter chats are provided with unlimited message history and can use all available integrations. Source code for Gitter is available under the MIT license on gitlab.org and the service can be self-hosted if users wish to do so. In addition to the web client, which works in any modern browser, device-specific Gitter clients are available for Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, and iOS.


Textile Artist Katherine Westphal Dies at 99

 

Katherine Westphal, Fiber Art Pioneer, Dies at 99
https://hyperallergic.com/433118/katherine-westphal-obituary-fiber-artist

Katherine Westphal, Creator of Unusual Textile Art, Dies at 99
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/20/obituaries/katherine-westphal-creator-of-unusual-textile-art-dies-at-99.html

Browngrotta Arts: Katherine Westphal
http://www.browngrotta.com/Pages/westphal.php

Artist and professor: oral history transcript / 1984
https://archive.org/details/artistprofessor00westrich

Wearable Art from California: Katherine Westphal
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbQrBnXn4uo&t=25s

TextileArtist.org
https://www.textileartist.org




Free Online Tutorials, Videos, Course Materials, and Learning Centers


Education Tutorials

Madeleine L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time: Resources for Teachers --- www.madeleinelengle.com/for-educators/wrinkle-in-time-teacher-resources

Women Who Shape History: Education Resources --- www.smithsonianmag.com/history/women-who-shape-history-womens-history-education-resources-180968296

de Young Museum: Curriculum Resources for Educators ---
https://deyoung.famsf.org/education/resources-educators/curriculum-resources-educators

Annenberg Learner: Interpreting Stories and Graphs ---
www.learner.org/courses/teachingmath/grades6_8/session_05/section_02_b.html

edX Distance Education: Sign Language Structure, Learning, and Change --- www.edx.org/course/sign-language-structure-learning-change-georgetownx-slsx-401-01x

Shelf Understanding: Bloomington Public Library's Podcast ---
http://shelfawareness.blubrry.com/

Bob Jensen's threads on general education tutorials are at http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/Bookbob2.htm#EducationResearch

Bob Jensen's bookmarks for multiple disciplines --- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/Bookbob2.htm

Bob Jensen's links to free courses and tutorials --- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/000aaa/updateee.htm#OKI

 


Engineering, Science, and Medicine Tutorials

Remembering Stephen Hawking and Future Science ---
https://daily.jstor.org/stephen-hawking-future-of-science/

Stephen Hawking on the Meaning of the Universe ---
https://www.brainpickings.org/2018/03/14/stephen-hawking-origins-interview/?utm_source=Brain+Pickings&utm_campaign=c29b448551-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_03_16&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_179ffa2629-c29b448551-234390133&mc_cid=c29b448551&mc_eid=4d2bd13843

Astrobiology at NASA: The Ask an Astrobiologist Show ---
https://astrobiology.nasa.gov/ask-an-astrobiologist/

The Chymistry of Isaac Newton --- http://webapp1.dlib.indiana.edu/newton/

Embracing the Robot ---
https://aeon.co/essays/programmed-to-love-is-a-human-robot-relationship-wrong?utm_source=Aeon+Newsletter&utm_campaign=8063c93bb4-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_03_19&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_411a82e59d-8063c93bb4-68951505

National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science: Vaccines, Social Media, and the Public Health ---
http://sciencecases.lib.buffalo.edu/cs/collection/detail.asp?case_id=940&id=940

Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation: Coral Reef Ecology Curriculum ---
https://www.livingoceansfoundation.org/education/portal/
 

The Academic Family Tree (multiple-discipline research linkages) --- https://academictree.org/
Professions like business and accounting are excluded

Bob Jensen's threads on free online science, engineering, and medicine tutorials are at --http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/bookbob2.htm

Bob Jensen's links to free courses and tutorials --- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/000aaa/updateee.htm#OKI


Social Science and Economics Tutorials

Video:  Danah Boyd on Media Literacy | What Hath We Wrought? | SXSW EDU 2018 ---
A decade ago, we imagined a world of participatory culture where youth would be empowered to actively and strategically use technology. Through peer/self-learning and formal education, young people have developed a well-informed understanding of the world
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0I7FVyQCjNg

Rupert Murdoch’s American Legacy ---
https://daily.jstor.org/rupert-murdochs-american-legacy/

Professor Buzzkill #127: Computer Dating ---
http://professorbuzzkill.libsyn.com/professor-buzzkill-127-computer-dating

National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science: Vaccines, Social Media, and the Public Health ---
http://sciencecases.lib.buffalo.edu/cs/collection/detail.asp?case_id=940&id=940

Black Broadway on U: Where D.C.'s Cultural Renaissance was born ---
http://blackbroadwayonu.com/

The Academic Family Tree (multiple-discipline research linkages) --- https://academictree.org/
Professions like business and accounting are excluded

Harlem Shadows: An Electronic Edition (poetry) ---
http://harlemshadows.org/

Bob Jensen's threads on Economics, Anthropology, Social Sciences, and Philosophy tutorials are at
http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/bookbob2.htm

Bob Jensen's links to free courses and tutorials --- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/000aaa/updateee.htm#OKI


Law and Legal Studies

Bob Jensen's threads on law and legal studies are at
http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/bookbob2.htm
Scroll down to Law


Math Tutorials

NOVA: Prediction by the Numbers Mathematics (Law of Large Numbers) ---
www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/physics/prediction-numbers.html

Annenberg Learner: Interpreting Stories and Graphs ---
www.learner.org/courses/teachingmath/grades6_8/session_05/section_02_b.html

Bob Jensen's threads on free online mathematics tutorials are at
http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/bookbob2.htm
Scroll down to Mathematics and Statistics

Bob Jensen's links to free courses and tutorials --- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/000aaa/updateee.htm#OKI


History Tutorials

40 of History's Greatest Women ---
https://247wallst.com/special-report/2018/03/20/repub-40-of-historys-greatest-women/?utm_source=247WallStDailyNewsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=MARCH212018A&utm_campaign=DailyNewsletter
Bob Jensen's threads on women ---
http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/Bookbob2.htm#Women

Will these global religions all meld into one? Will they wither away? Will they splinter into thousands?
Animated Map Shows How the Five Major Religions Spread Across the World (3000 BC – 2000 AD) ---
http://www.openculture.com/2018/03/animated-map-shows-how-the-five-major-religions-spread-across-the-world-3000-bc-2000-ad.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+OpenCulture+%28Open+Culture%29

Death Dogs: the Jackal Gods of Ancient Egypt ---
http://exhibitions.kelsey.lsa.umich.edu/jackal-gods-ancient-egypt/

Collection: Isabella Stewart Gardner (Arts and Crafts History) --- www.gardnermuseum.org/experience/collection

An Archive of 20,000 Movie Posters from Czechoslovakia (1930-1989) ---
http://www.openculture.com/2018/03/an-archive-of-20000-movie-posters-from-czechoslovakia-1930-1989.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+OpenCulture+%28Open+Culture%29

How the Ornate Tapestries from the Age of Louis XIV Were Made (and Are Still Made Today) ---
http://www.openculture.com/2018/03/how-the-ornate-tapestries-from-the-age-of-louis-xiv-were-made.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+OpenCulture+%28Open+Culture%29

A Huge Scale Model of Ancient Rome at Its Architectural Peak, Originally Commissioned by Mussolini ---
http://www.openculture.com/2018/03/behold-a-huge-scale-model-of-ancient-rome-at-its-architectural-peak.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+OpenCulture+%28Open+Culture%29

Minnesota Historical Aerial Photographs Online --- www.lib.umn.edu/apps/mhapo

Photographs from the World War I Memoir of Margaret Hall --- www.masshist.org/photographs/hall

The oldest known culinary recipes. YBC 4644 from the Old Babylonian Period, ca. 1750 BC, via Yale University Library.---
https://gastropod.com/cooking-the-books-with-yotam-and-nigella/

T

Mining the Dispatch (visualization of Civil War data) ---
http://dsl.richmond.edu/dispatch/pages/home
Bob Jensen's threads on multivariate data visualization ---
http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/352wpvisual/000datavisualization.htm 

Women Who Shape History: Education Resources --- www.smithsonianmag.com/history/women-who-shape-history-womens-history-education-resources-180968296

America's Quietest Routes Social studies (Scenic Road Travel) --- www.geotab.com/americas-quietest-routes

Overlooked (Obituaries of Overlooked Women) --- https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/obituaries/overlooked.html

YouTube: Art Explainer --- www.youtube.com/watch?v=SqeY2ZYh3t0&list=PLeR-PCKmp3f5-_zo2THu1ySpGoCPCvg1O

de Young Museum: Curriculum Resources for Educators ---
https://deyoung.famsf.org/education/resources-educators/curriculum-resources-educators

U.S. News Map (newspaper history) --- http://usnewsmap.com/

Media History Digital Library --- http://www.mediahistoryproject.org The Pudding: How Music Taste Evolved --- https://pudding.cool/2017/03/music-history/

Black Broadway on U: Where D.C.'s Cultural Renaissance was born ---
http://blackbroadwayonu.com/

The Academic Family Tree (multiple-discipline research linkages) --- https://academictree.org/
Professions like business and accounting are excluded

Conscientious Photography Magazine --- https://cphmag.com/

Torch Films African Studies ---
https://www.torchfilms.com/collections/african-studies

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa: Collections Online ---
https://collections.tepapa.govt.nz/

Bob Jensen's threads on history tutorials are at http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/bookbob2.htm
Scroll down to History
Also see http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/ElectronicLiterature.htm  

Bob Jensen's links to free courses and tutorials --- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/000aaa/updateee.htm#OKI


Language Tutorials

Bob Jensen's links to language tutorials are at http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/bookbob2-Part2.htm#Languages


Music Tutorials

The Pudding: How Music Taste Evolved --- https://pudding.cool/2017/03/music-history/

Naxos Records (classical music) --- https://www.naxos.com/

Bob Jensen's threads on free music tutorials are at
http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/bookbob2.htm
Scroll down to Music

Bob Jensen's threads on music performances ---
http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/music.htm


Writing Tutorials

Bob Jensen's helpers for writers are at http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/Bookbob3.htm#Dictionaries



Bob Jensen's threads on medicine ---
http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/bookbob2-Part2.htm#Medicine

CDC Blogs --- http://blogs.cdc.gov/

Shots: NPR Health News --- http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots

Updates from WebMD --- http://www.webmd.com/

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Humor for March 2018

The Lighter Side of Stephen Hawking: The Physicist Cracks Jokes and a Smile with John Oliver ---
http://www.openculture.com/2018/03/the-lighter-side-of-stephen-hawking-the-physicist-cracks-jokes-and-a-smile-with-john-oliver.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+OpenCulture+%28Open+Culture%29

The Onion:  Tips for a Successful Parent-Teacher Conference ---
https://www.theonion.com/tips-for-a-successful-parent-teacher-conference-1823988216

 

 

 




Humor February 2018--- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/book18q1.htm#Humor0218.htm

Humor January 2018--- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/book18q1.htm#Humor0118.htm 

Humor December 2017--- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/book17q4.htm#Humor1217.htm

Humor November 2017--- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/book17q4.htm#Humor1117.htm

Humor October 2017--- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/book17q4.htm#Humor1017.htm

Humor September 2017--- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/book17q3.htm#Humor0917.htm 

Humor August 2017--- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/book17q3.htm#Humor0817.htm

Humor July 2017--- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/book17q3.htm#Humor0717.htm

Humor June 2017--- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/book17q2.htm#Humor0617.htm

Humor May 2017--- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/book17q2.htm#Humor0517.htm

Humor April 2017--- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/book17q2.htm#Humor0417.htm

Humor March 2017--- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/book17q1.htm#Humor0317.htm

Humor February 2017 --- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/book17q1.htm#Humor0217.htm

Humor January 2017 --- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/book17q1.htm#Humor0117.htm

Humor December 2016 --- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/book16q4.htm#Humor1216.htm 

Humor November 2016 --- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/book16q4.htm#Humor1116.htm 

Humor October 2016 --- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/book16q4.htm#Humor1016.htm

Humor September 2016 --- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/book16q3.htm#Humor0916.htm

Humor August  2016 --- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/book16q3.htm#Humor083116.htm

Humor July  2016 --- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/book16q3.htm#Humor0716.htm  

Humor June  2016 --- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/book16q2.htm#Humor063016.htm

Humor May  2016 --- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/book16q2.htm#Humor053116.htm

Humor April  2016 --- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/book16q2.htm#Humor043016.htm

Humor March  2016 --- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/book16q1.htm#Humor033116.htm

Humor February  2016 --- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/book16q1.htm#Humor022916.htm

Humor January  2016 --- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/book16q1.htm#Humor013116.htm

 




Tidbits Archives --- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/TidbitsDirectory.htm

More of Bob Jensen's Pictures and Stories
http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/Pictures.htm

Click here to search Bob Jensen's web site if you have key words to enter --- Search Site.
For example if you want to know what Jensen documents have the term "Enron" enter the phrase Jensen AND Enron. Another search engine that covers Trinity and other universities is at http://www.searchedu.com/

Online Distance Education Training and Education --- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/Crossborder.htm
For-Profit Universities Operating in the Gray Zone of Fraud  (College, Inc.) --- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/HigherEdControversies.htm#ForProfitFraud

Shielding Against Validity Challenges in Plato's Cave ---
http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/TheoryTAR.htm

The Cult of Statistical Significance: How Standard Error Costs Us Jobs, Justice, and Lives ---
http://www.cs.trinity.edu/~rjensen/temp/DeirdreMcCloskey/StatisticalSignificance01.htm

How Accountics Scientists Should Change: 
"Frankly, Scarlett, after I get a hit for my resume in The Accounting Review I just don't give a damn"
http://www.cs.trinity.edu/~rjensen/temp/AccounticsDamn.htm
One more mission in what's left of my life will be to try to change this
http://www.cs.trinity.edu/~rjensen/temp/AccounticsDamn.htm 

What went wrong in accounting/accountics research?  ---
http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/theory01.htm#WhatWentWrong

The Sad State of Accountancy Doctoral Programs That Do Not Appeal to Most Accountants ---
http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/theory01.htm#DoctoralPrograms

AN ANALYSIS OF THE EVOLUTION OF RESEARCH CONTRIBUTIONS BY THE ACCOUNTING REVIEW: 1926-2005 ---
http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/395wpTAR/Web/TAR395wp.htm#_msocom_1

Bob Jensen's threads on accounting theory ---
http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/theory01.htm

Tom Lehrer on Mathematical Models and Statistics ---
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfZWyUXn3So

Systemic problems of accountancy (especially the vegetable nutrition paradox) that probably will never be solved ---
http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/FraudConclusion.htm#BadNews

 

World Clock --- http://www.peterussell.com/Odds/WorldClock.php
Facts about the earth in real time --- http://www.worldometers.info/

Interesting Online Clock and Calendar --- http://home.tiscali.nl/annejan/swf/timeline.swf
Time by Time Zones --- http://timeticker.com/
Projected Population Growth (it's out of control) --- http://geography.about.com/od/obtainpopulationdata/a/worldpopulation.htm
         Also see http://users.rcn.com/jkimball.ma.ultranet/BiologyPages/P/Populations.html
        
Facts about population growth (video) --- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMcfrLYDm2U
Projected U.S. Population Growth --- http://www.carryingcapacity.org/projections75.html
Real time meter of the U.S. cost of the war in Iraq --- http://www.costofwar.com/ 
Enter you zip code to get Census Bureau comparisons --- http://zipskinny.com/
Sure wish there'd be a little good news today.

Free (updated) Basic Accounting Textbook --- search for Hoyle at
http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/ElectronicLiterature.htm#Textbooks

CPA Examination --- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cpa_examination
Free CPA Examination Review Course Courtesy of Joe Hoyle --- http://cpareviewforfree.com/

Rick Lillie's education, learning, and technology blog is at http://iaed.wordpress.com/

Accounting News, Blogs, Listservs, and Social Networking ---
http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/AccountingNews.htm

Bob Jensen's Threads --- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/threads.htm 
Current and past editions of my newsletter called New Bookmarks --- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/bookurl.htm
Current and past editions of my newsletter called Tidbits --- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/TidbitsDirectory.htm
Current and past editions of my newsletter called Fraud Updates --- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/FraudUpdates.htm

Online Books, Poems, References, and Other Literature
In the past I've provided links to various types electronic literature available free on the Web. 
I created a page that summarizes those various links --- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/ElectronicLiterature.htm

Some of Bob Jensen's Tutorials

Accounting program news items for colleges are posted at http://www.accountingweb.com/news/college_news.html
Sometimes the news items provide links to teaching resources for accounting educators.
Any college may post a news item.

Accounting  and Taxation News Sites ---
http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/AccountingNews.htm

 

For an elaboration on the reasons you should join a ListServ (usually for free) go to   http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/ListServRoles.htm
AECM (Educators) http://listserv.aaahq.org/cgi-bin/wa.exe?HOME
AECM is an email Listserv list which provides a forum for discussions of all hardware and software which can be useful in any way for accounting education at the college/university level. Hardware includes all platforms and peripherals. Software includes spreadsheets, practice sets, multimedia authoring and presentation packages, data base programs, tax packages, World Wide Web applications, etc.

Over the years the AECM has become the worldwide forum for accounting educators on all issues of accountancy and accounting education, including debates on accounting standards, managerial accounting, careers, fraud, forensic accounting, auditing, doctoral programs, and critical debates on academic (accountics) research, publication, replication, and validity testing.

 

CPAS-L (Practitioners) http://pacioli.loyola.edu/cpas-l/  (Closed Down)
CPAS-L provides a forum for discussions of all aspects of the practice of accounting. It provides an unmoderated environment where issues, questions, comments, ideas, etc. related to accounting can be freely discussed. Members are welcome to take an active role by posting to CPAS-L or an inactive role by just monitoring the list. You qualify for a free subscription if you are either a CPA or a professional accountant in public accounting, private industry, government or education. Others will be denied access.
Yahoo (Practitioners)  http://groups.yahoo.com/group/xyztalk
This forum is for CPAs to discuss the activities of the AICPA. This can be anything  from the CPA2BIZ portal to the XYZ initiative or anything else that relates to the AICPA.
AccountantsWorld  http://accountantsworld.com/forums/default.asp?scope=1 
This site hosts various discussion groups on such topics as accounting software, consulting, financial planning, fixed assets, payroll, human resources, profit on the Internet, and taxation.
Business Valuation Group BusValGroup-subscribe@topica.com 
This discussion group is headed by Randy Schostag [RSchostag@BUSVALGROUP.COM
FEI's Financial Reporting Blog
Smart Stops on the Web, Journal of Accountancy, March 2008 --- http://www.aicpa.org/pubs/jofa/mar2008/smart_stops.htm
FINANCIAL REPORTING PORTAL
www.financialexecutives.org/blog

Find news highlights from the SEC, FASB and the International Accounting Standards Board on this financial reporting blog from Financial Executives International. The site, updated daily, compiles regulatory news, rulings and statements, comment letters on standards, and hot topics from the Web’s largest business and accounting publications and organizations. Look for continuing coverage of SOX requirements, fair value reporting and the Alternative Minimum Tax, plus emerging issues such as the subprime mortgage crisis, international convergence, and rules for tax return preparers.
The CAlCPA Tax Listserv

September 4, 2008 message from Scott Bonacker [lister@bonackers.com]
Scott has been a long-time contributor to the AECM listserv (he's a techie as well as a practicing CPA)

I found another listserve that is exceptional -

CalCPA maintains http://groups.yahoo.com/taxtalk/  and they let almost anyone join it.
Jim Counts, CPA is moderator.

There are several highly capable people that make frequent answers to tax questions posted there, and the answers are often in depth.

Scott

Scott forwarded the following message from Jim Counts

Yes you may mention info on your listserve about TaxTalk. As part of what you say please say [... any CPA or attorney or a member of the Calif Society of CPAs may join. It is possible to join without having a free Yahoo account but then they will not have access to the files and other items posted.

Once signed in on their Yahoo account go to http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/TaxTalk/ and I believe in top right corner is Join Group. Click on it and answer the few questions and in the comment box say you are a CPA or attorney, whichever you are and I will get the request to join.

Be aware that we run on the average 30 or move emails per day. I encourage people to set up a folder for just the emails from this listserve and then via a rule or filter send them to that folder instead of having them be in your inbox. Thus you can read them when you want and it will not fill up the inbox when you are looking for client emails etc.

We currently have about 830 CPAs and attorneys nationwide but mainly in California.... ]

Please encourage your members to join our listserve.

If any questions let me know.

Jim Counts CPA.CITP CTFA
Hemet, CA
Moderator TaxTalk

 

 

 

 

Many useful accounting sites (scroll down) --- http://www.iasplus.com/links/links.htm

 

Bob Jensen's Sort-of Blogs --- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/JensenBlogs.htm
Current and past editions of my newsletter called New Bookmarks --- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/bookurl.htm
Current and past editions of my newsletter called Tidbits --- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/TidbitsDirectory.htm
Current and past editions of my newsletter called Fraud Updates --- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/FraudUpdates.htm

Some Accounting History Sites

Bob Jensen's Accounting History in a Nutshell and Links --- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/theory01.htm#AccountingHistory
 

Accounting History Libraries at the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) --- http://www.olemiss.edu/depts/accountancy/libraries.html
The above libraries include international accounting history.
The above libraries include film and video historical collections.

MAAW Knowledge Portal for Management and Accounting --- http://maaw.info/

Academy of Accounting Historians and the Accounting Historians Journal ---
http://www.accounting.rutgers.edu/raw/aah/

Sage Accounting History --- http://ach.sagepub.com/cgi/pdf_extract/11/3/269

A nice timeline on the development of U.S. standards and the evolution of thinking about the income statement versus the balance sheet is provided at:
"The Evolution of U.S. GAAP: The Political Forces Behind Professional Standards (1930-1973)," by Stephen A. Zeff, CPA Journal, January 2005 --- http://www.nysscpa.org/cpajournal/2005/105/infocus/p18.htm
Part II covering years 1974-2003 published in February 2005 --- http://www.nysscpa.org/cpajournal/2005/205/index.htm 

A nice timeline of accounting history --- http://www.docstoc.com/docs/2187711/A-HISTORY-OF-ACCOUNTING

From Texas A&M University
Accounting History Outline --- http://acct.tamu.edu/giroux/history.html

Bob Jensen's timeline of derivative financial instruments and hedge accounting ---
http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/FraudRotten.htm#DerivativesFrauds

History of Fraud in America --- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/415wp/AmericanHistoryOfFraud.htm
Also see http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/Fraud.htm

Bob Jensen's Threads ---
http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/threads.htm

More of Bob Jensen's Pictures and Stories
http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/Pictures.htm

All my online pictures --- http://www.cs.trinity.edu/~rjensen/PictureHistory/

 

Professor Robert E. Jensen (Bob) http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen
190 Sunset Hill Road
Sugar Hill, NH 03586
Phone:  603-823-8482 
Email:  rjensen@trinity.edu