MIT, Technion team up to teach STEM globally
By Richard Larson & Elizabeth Murray Special to The Advocate CAMBRIDGE – The MIT BLOSSOMS program began as an international program aimed at improving math and science education in the developing world. One of its founding goals was to bring about cross-cultural understanding among teachers and students around the globe.The full version of this story is only available to online subscribers.
It's The Maple Leaf Forever at St. David's Big Lunch this Sunday when a piece of the song's alleged maple tree will be presented to the parish by Rob Rathbun, officer of the maple leaf tartan-kilted Honourable Guard. A leaf falling on the shoulder of Alexander Muir from a maple tree in front of his home on Toronto's Laing Street is believed to have inspired the Scots emigrant to write his poem in 1867.
Every year on Sept. 11, Elizabeth Stringer Keefe has done the same thing: She shares a wedding photo that was discovered at Ground Zero, hoping someone online will be able to identify the people in the picture. This week, 13 years after her quest began, she finally got a response — and it couldn't be a happier ending. Keefe found herself in possession of the photo just a few weeks after Sept. 11, 2001, while visiting a friend in Manhattan.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".