We just lost a colleague in my department (http://piotrrudnicki.blogspot.ca/). He fought intensely, but for far too short a time, the disease that, in Greek, we do not name; we just say the “cursed disease” (η επαρατος αθενεια) afraid to invoke its name because just to say the name means to touch the [...]
This afternoon I attended Maria Klawe’s keynote for the UoA’s Festival of Teaching 2011 (https://provost.sitecore.ualberta.ca/en/FestivalofTeaching2011.aspx), on “Teaching Trials and Triumphs”. How interesting an accident to have this inspiring female role model here on the eve of the International Women’s Day!
The message of her keynote was simple: there are four important ingredients in becoming [...]
I was interviewed as a “Senior Technical Woman” by the Anita Borg Institute and the content of this profile can be found at http://anitaborg.org/news/archive/senior-technical-woman-profile-eleni-stroulia-professor-and-nsercicore-industrial-research-chair-university-of-alberta/.
I did not want to post this entry, for many reasons.
I am embarrassed to admit that I am not a good teacher. I am terribly disappointed to be confronted with this failure, just after the “high” of the publicity around my City-of-Edmonton inspired project in my CMPUT course. I am completely frustrated by [...]
This past weekend I hosted the UCOSP code sprint at the University of Alberta. About 40 students and 7 project mentors came here for an intensive weekend-long session of software development.
UCOSP – the Undergraduate Capstone Open-Source Project – is a distributed software-engineering course that brings together undergraduate students across Canada (and sometimes North [...]
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