Numerical Approximation of PDEs

Adaptive finite element methods are a fundamental numerical tool in science and engineering. They are known to outperform classical finite element in practice and deliver optimal convergence rates when the latter cannot. The aim of this workshop is to stimulate a fruitful discussion regarding adaptivity, error control and convergence analysis in the context of numerical approximation of PDEs.

May 24

Not only fixed with a single solution to problems

This is part of the series #CareerAdvice-successfully professionals who share their advice to anyone who would like to take their career to the next level.

In career advice today, we interviewed one of the pioneers of digital content and publishing in the Philippines, Gerry Plaza on how he began his career and his advice for those who want to take their careers to new heights.

Gerry Plaza, editor-in-Chief, digital content publishing to ABS-CBN

Tell us a bit about how it started and the highlights of your career.

My first memory was that I always loved to write. At the age of 10 in San Beda, I already had a column in the school newspaper and I thought it was just so cool to have fellow reading your work and speak.

So we started and only continued to write for student publications.

I wrote to The Carmel in De La Salle University as a writer and sports editor of the Philippine Collegian news in UP Diliman. So even though I studied industrial engineering in UP, my heart was in writing and editing for news publications.

The funny thing was that it chose as a career even though I got lucrative opportunities in other industries.

Always made me feel better and it’s not like a job at all. I immediately got into writing and editing professionally as a manufacturer of technology and, finally, editor-in-Chief of the computer hobbyist magazine garments, and created and managed a trade journal called Filipino and update.

Previously, I managed the first newspaper IT at home, the Metropolitan Computer times.

After about five years of work the beat IT, including a stint as news editor of Ziff Davis ‘ PC Magazine Dubai, the thriving online scene was at hand.

Since 2000, Newsday started to begin his pioneering online presence, and the following year saw his venture with GMA7 Inq7 created. NET.

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May 24

Leana Greene, founder and CEO, kids in the House

Leana Greene is the founder and CEO of, the world’s largest video store parenting. With over 8000 videos of 450 top parenting of experts, parenting tips for all parenting website features. Sweden, an entrepreneur at heart and a mother comes originally from Lai, of three. She started their first company, the absolute court reporting, in her early twenties and was also active in the entertainment industry as a model, was the producer, and had five Billboard hits. She is the winner of two ABA Stevie Awards for the best video and an Edison Award for innovation.

Like your life experience, she’s the leader, you are today?
I have a learning disability-I am dyslexic. I had a very hard time in school and in life, when I grew up, and I had to get opportunities to compensate and learn to do things differently. I think dealing with many obstacles early got more grit have.As a leader, it was expanded and strengthen my ability to people to identify weaknesses and to make the team more successful.

How has your previous employment experience supports your tenure as children in the House?
The feeling about what I have done in my life before in preparation for children in the House, was my vision and my passion in life. I have most of my work life as an entrepreneur and self starter. I had two other companies before children in the House. Is one thing that I have learned from experience, it is important to select a field that you are interested in, because you read a lot of time in this industry, and constantly learn will end. Is something to commit, is much easier if you are actually interested in.

The highlights and challenges were what during your tenure as kids in the House?
A business highlight was the day, the went the site actually live. See all my research and hard work materialize was an indescribable feeling. But sometimes, you touch the most are the smaller things like get an e-Mail from a parent, deeply been helped by, through the use of the website. I think one of the biggest highlights made the #EndBullying PSA, with children are been harassed in the L.A. area, strongly. Beyonc posted the video to her Facebook, and it felt great, the location, all children honour, that her story with the world split.

May 23

Robot mind control arm allows beer drink A paralyzed man on its own

A paralyzed man 13 years can finally enjoy a drink on his own once again, thanks to a robotic arm capable of controlling using his brain hes.

I joke with the guys I want to be able to drink my beer – to be able to have a drink at my own pace, when I want to take a SIP of my beer and not having to ask someone to give warcraft strategy guides to me, Erik Sorto, 34, said in a press release from the Institute of technology of California.

A gunshot wound inflicted while he was 21 Sorto left or legs, ABC News unable to move her arms reported. This changed after a clinical trial involving doctors surgically implant a neuro-prosthesis in the part of the Scott brain that controls its intention to move, explained Engadget.

The results of the trial, which was a collaboration of Caltech, the Keck School of Medicine of USC and Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center, were published in the edition of May 22 of the journal Science.

Scientists have equipped devices controlled by the brain in the past patients. A big difference, however, is that previous devices have worked with the drain motor cortex, which generates electrical signals that are sent to the bottom of the spinal cord and controls the contractions of muscle movements, says The Guardian.

Scott device was implanted in his posterior parietal cortex, or PPC, which deals with the original intention to make a movement, rather than the specifics of each muscle group, according to Caltech.

“When you move your arm, you really don’t think only on the muscles to activate and details of the movement – as lifting the arm, extend the arm, grab the Cup, close your hand around the Cup and so on.” Instead, you think the goal of the movement. For example, ‘I want to pick up this glass of water’ “Dr. Richard Andersen, a Professor of neuroscience from Caltech, said in the statement of the institution.”So in this test, we were successfully able to decode these intentions by asking the subject to imagine just the movement as a whole, instead of breaking guides warcraft strategy down into multiple components.”

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May 23

The husband of the widow of the President of the College include Grads on resilience

“The biggest honor, a community can pay a deposed leader must move forward on plans, cruise ship officer secrets did together. ”

The widow of the President Ursinus College shared these words speaking at the opening of the Pennsylvania school, May 15.

Ursinus College President Bobby Fong died suddenly died of natural causes on September 8, 2014 home in Collegeville, Pennsylvania, at the age of 64. His wife, Suzanne, was at his side. Bobby Fong became president of Ursinus College at the beginning of the 2011 school year, what would have been the first year, for most students in the class of 2015.

Suzanne and Bobby received honorary bachelor who is supposed to symbolize that secrets officer cruise ship are members of honor of the class of 2015. Of course, Bobby was awarded posthumously.

“You have certainly learned a lesson four years: life is what happens when you make other plans,”Suzanne Fong said in his speech. ””You can do a lot, but your powers are limited.”

Suzanne used Bobby passing for graduates to remember the importance of resilience:
The future we thought that we had, the plans we all after a death, or for any loss, really, to sadden you, but what you can really do is to continue to live until you feel living again. You cry, what is lost, but you can not live in what could have been. You are forced to live in a different reality than you had hoped. But different are not necessarily worse. Just different.

On the same note, Suzanne implored students to prepare for plans fall through. She explained how Bobby switched majors when he was in College and led a life much more fulfilling when he went on a field of study, he was passionate for more:
As Bobby, you came to College with dreams of what you might be. But the College is the place to test these dreams against your own abilities and your own values. Sometimes, learn what you like and what you are good at, involves the very painful lesson to let go of what you thought you were good at. letting go of a dream can be heartbreaking. Cruise ship officer secrets can also be paralyzing. It may be too easy to sit there, berating yourself, feeling like a failure that will never be what it is. When a dream dies, sometimes all you can do is the next step in front of you, without knowing where it may lead. Then, when just disappointment, cry a little, but keep in the future.

May 22

“Music is our weapon” proves its name of the fight against Alzheimer’s

Research has attributed to music, Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia patients. And now a charity builds on Dallas-based iPods and MP3 players for dementia patients in various nursing homes throughout North Texas are giving away this link from the iPads. The Group has given away more than 200 units in the first year of existence, and a goal to increase facilities in three cities in Texas on a donation of 30 music players of all 60.

Music is our weapon was founded as a nonprofit last year by JP Maloney and Ashley Brightwell. The couple the music playback devices through donations from individuals and businesses collect and give away nursing home patients. But first MIOW personalized playlists for those who you gifting the devices are. “Music is the weapon aims connect with memory care residents at an intimate level through music,” co-founder Brightwell told the Huffington Post.

Brightwell added, “music sentimental with their past personal experiences helping discover yourself, unlock both doors for special moments in their lives exposing these people them. Music fills a gap and acts as a container for the supply on an emotional level, care, which can possibly provide any prescribed medicine.”

MIOW workers make their supplies, they are connected by volunteers, that familiarize patients with their new music-listening devices. The music that upload covers a wide span of genres and time. The most popular genre is Gospel, but are also represented, soul, country, blues, classical, jazz, Brightwell said. “We find the sentimental, end-to-heart music from a resident’s past by caregivers and family members a questionnaire.” We also try ” as much information as possible directly by the beneficiary resident, said Brightwell.


May 21

Baltimore artist creates murals beautifully bold School In Liberia, now free of Ebola

A school damaged in the post-Ebola Liberia receives a new start – in part – through art.

David Cogdill, a Baltimore street artist, has worked with local artists on the frescoes to help repair a school of West Point in Liberia, which has been torn apart by riots during the Ebola outbreak last summer.

Big, bold paintings present on the walls of Nathaniel Varney Massaquoi elementary and high school Junior depict peaceful seascapes and colourful fauna – a dramatic change of how the school looked a few months ago.

The main fresco is complete! Hoping the rain will hold off for the next three days so we can bind the rest of the murals. #westpoint #monrovia

Photo posted by Nanook (nanookoso) may 4, 2015 at 6:48 am PDT

Located in one of the most densely populated Liberias slums, school served as a detention centre of Ebola during the peak of the epidemic of diseases in August 2014.During this time, the building was attacked and damaged, leaving local volunteers from 52 days on a restoration of the project, according to the press agency Liberia (LINA).

Cogdill, who works under the name of Nanook, dut to West point to work with three members of the community to help rehabilitate the school with colorful illustrations. One of the muralists, he collaborates with, Abel Dassin, just a 14 years and took part in the project to immortalize a teenager who was killed during the riots, NPR reported. Nanook and this young artist have worked together to create the mural on the front of the school.

[I hope] that when the other children see the painting they feel motivated to go to school “Dassin told the news outlet.

Thanks to jessie_and_katey for the air, dropping a design we! A big thanks to my man of Kingston for a 12 hour day of painting yesterday to get this piece also finished #westpoint #monrovia

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May 20

John Glenn said evolution should be taught in schools

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) John Glenn, who declared as a 77-year-old in a news conference from space that “to look out at this kind of creation out here and not believe in God is to me impossible,” says facts about scientific discovery should be taught in schools and that includes evolution.

The astronaut, now 93 with fading eyesight and hearing, told The Associated Press in a recent interview that he sees no contradiction between believing in God and believing in evolution.

“I don’t see that I’m any less religious by the fact that I can appreciate the fact that science just records that we change with evolution and time, and that’s a fact,” said Glenn, a Presbyterian. “It doesn’t mean it’s less wondrous and it doesn’t mean that there can’t be some power greater than any of us that has been behind and is behind whatever is going on.”

Glenn the first American to orbit the Earth, a former U.S. senator, a onetime Democratic presidential candidate, flier of combat planes in two wars, and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom ruminated on many other topics in the interview last week with the AP, including:

Possible reasons why he never got assigned to another space flight after orbiting Earth in Friendship 7 in 1962 (until his 1998 trip into space, that is).

Glenn said he was eager to get back into space after his 1962 flight and pestered Bob Gilruth, the director of NASA’s Manned Spacecraft Center, every few weeks for a year and a half.

He didn’t learn until decades later from reading Richard Reeves’ biography of President John F. Kennedy that he had been intentionally grounded by NASA after his orbital flight, an event that generated intense excitement and public attention.

“Kennedy had indicated to NASA that he would just as soon that I was not assigned to another flight,” Glenn said.”Now, if it was because of the impact if I got killed during the second flight which reflected politically, I didn’t. I have never discussed with anyone. “All I knew that I get reassigned to another flight. ”

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May 20

Weakness – an interview with Dr. Ulrik Christensen

There are volumes written about the importance of playing to your strengths in life. In other words, find something to then build his life and career around that area. In terms of weaknesses, not worry about those. Bury them. While your good at something, you can figure out a way to make your vocation. All that sounds good in theory. In fact, it seems easy. What if, however, you’re missing a great opportunity, or many opportunities, that are buried within these perceived weaknesses? What happens if after all are weaknesses?

I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Dr. Ulrik Christensen, one of the most interesting entrepreneurs I’ve met so far. He is a doctor, a family man and an entrepreneur who is changing the way in which we learn. I am always inspired by people changing the world and hundreds of entrepreneurs I have ever met, Dr. Christensen, you could say that it is making the greatest impact.It is changing the way of meeting people, through Adaptive learning. In a nutshell, Adaptive learning finds holes in each student’s learning capacity, and then adapts educational exercises so that students can better understand the topic. Dr. Christensen is creating new winners in the world.

Through Adaptive learning technologies, students who at some point had been considered weak in a subject area, are made to be strong. The impact of this is surprising. Think about your own life and career. Most likely, you ended up working at a job which centered on something that you were in school. You were good in mathematics, so he ended up in engineering. It was poor in writing, so it was that weakness under the carpet and out of a career in journalism. Under the new adaptation of practical learning, your weaknesses may very well become your strengths. This means more opportunities for future generations, as students give tells that strengths or weaknesses there are no in any educational topic area, just have different styles of learning. The new rules of Adaptive learning are changing the structure of the world. Under the rules of a learning path is located where certain individuals will end up being thought leaders, scientists, engineers and even President of the United States. Under the new rules of Adaptive learning, the players are all changing. The playing field is becoming even and new doors.

May 20

The discussion and history room

The internet is blowing over incident the fourth focus where a parent discovered that her son was putting in this fourth approach for hours. Many are horrified reasonably, and I believe that there are many reasons for concern and research. However. I can not ask me on the other side of the story: side of the school.

I worked as a TSS (therapeutic support staff) for about four years. During those four years was kick, punched, slapped in the face & just to the point of having to search the tetanus.

I took off my shoes of the children so not it hurt so much when I cast.

I had to physically restrain a child in the school Hall (something that we were trained before starting work).

I’ve seen children flee to the neighboring forest during the break with your help running behind them.

I’ve seen type and useful adults get escupidos by the child were trying to help.

I’ve heard children threaten to peers and adults with specific threats.

I’ve seen the police called children of the primary school because school was out of options.

I’ve seen parents do not arise for meetings and essentially ignore the gravity of the situation.

I’ve seen parents go crazy Director to call the school to pick up your child.

Because of this I am not quick to condemn the school & teachers participate in this situation.

We are in a very difficult situation. Schools are not equipped to handle this type of serious conduct, but children most deserve to be sent to a residential facility.

It’s another indication of a mental health system that need some major changes, and I hope that this incident will bring awareness to the larger problem. -This food and its content is property of The Huffington Post and use is subject to our terms and conditions. It can be used for personal use, but may not be distributed on a website.

May 19

Here’s how Michigan can be a State of 10-higher education

We are facing a moment of great promise in my house in Michigan. After years of losses of jobs, deep recession and budget cuts, our economy is finally beginning to bounce back. New shops open from Detroit to Grand Rapids, virtually every month. New life blooms this spring across our State.

Our economy could begin to recover, but our recovery will never complete if we continue to neglect the only area that will have the greatest impact on the future of our State: our public school system.

Michigan education system is broken. Our students were sliding to the bottom of the national rankings in the last decade, and the results are impossible to ignore.

In reading grades 4 realization Michigan rose from 28 in the nation in 2003 to 38 today. Indeed, our fourth grade students read at lower today as week diet did 10 years ago.If we stay on this path, we will be 44th in the country in 2023, catch up with chronically low-performing States such as Arkansas and Alabama.

The problem transcends geography, income and race. White Michigan students are on track to accomplish 49th on 50 in CM1 read by 2030, only in West Virginia. Our African-American students are among the most powerful black students in America, and our Latino students also see drops in the ranking of the school results compared to their counterparts in other States.

Our children and our State, deserve better than this.

Who is right for which we at Education Trust-Midwest are launching a campaign back Michigan from the bottom and the top nation ten States of education in 2030.

Michigan achieves establishes a clear path to success, which is backed by years of research and strategies proven to improve educational outcomes.

The good news is that we know how to become a State of the teaching of ten. We spent several months studying the success of higher education of the nation State, Massachusetts, and improvement of the States as Tennessee and Florida, to learn what strategies and investment are the key to success.

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