New HSPH online edX course will reach worldwide audience

first_imgIt’s time for biostatistics and epidemiology class. The professor is discussing Scotsman James Lind, who, in the mid-1700s, conducted one of the first-ever clinical experiments. Lind studied the way different foods affected sailors sick with scurvy and found that only those who added citrus fruits to their regular diet recovered. It’s an interesting lecture. But there’s no one in the classroom.Not yet, that is. That’s because the lecture is one of many currently being recorded in the state-of-the-art Leadership Studio at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) as part of a brand-new online introductory course in epidemiology and biostatistics that begins October 15, 2012. The new course, “Health in Numbers: Quantitative Methods in Clinical and Public Health Research,” is one of the two inaugural courses being offered by Harvard this fall as part of edX, the online education platform launched last May by Harvard and MIT; the University of California, Berkeley, joined in July.EdX is a nonprofit global venture aimed at advancing online learning and generating a wealth of information about how students learn and how to teach them most effectively. Seven edX courses are being offered in fall 2012: three from MIT and two each from Harvard and UC Berkeley. Topics include computer science, chemistry, electronics, and public health.last_img read more


Construction Set To Start On Interstate 74

first_imgConstruction signs are going up along Interstate 74 in Decatur County in advance of a project to repair and resurface nearly nine miles of roadway between S.R. 3 at Greensburg and the Shelby County line.Milestone, the state’s contractor, plans to start filling potholes on April 15 as part of a $3.8 million Indiana Department of Transportation project.Repair operations will begin in full force on Monday, April 28. Crews have been scheduled to work at numerous sites along the westbound lanes of I-74 placing asphalt patches. At the same time, road crews will be in the eastbound lanes saw-cutting the pavement and pouring concrete patches.Motorists will encounter orange construction barrels in westbound lanes at worksites. Concrete barrier wall will restrict traffic to one-lane along road work in the eastbound lane.This HMA Overlay W/Concrete Pavement Restoration project requires extensive patching before milling and paving operations can begin.Once patching operations have concluded, two inches of the I-74 pavement surface will be milled away and replaced with a fresh, smooth lift of asphalt.Work is expected to continue through July.last_img read more


Real Betis appoint new manager

first_imgRelatedPosts Bale completes Tottenham return from Real Madrid Live stream Premier League, La Liga, Serie A on Showmax Pro this weekend Premier League, La Liga back on DStv, GOtv Real Betis have installed Alexis Trujillo as manager after sacking Rubi following a run of one win in 10 LaLiga games.Betis slipped to a 1-0 defeat by Athletic Bilbao on Saturday, and the club’s board stepped in to unseat Joan Francesc Ferrer Sicilia, known as Rubi, and install former club captain Trujillo as the new boss. Trujillo has been promoted from sporting coordinator, and will take charge until the end of the campaign.“Real Betis’ board have decided today that Alexis Trujillo will be in charge of the first team,” read a club statement.“The former green and white player and captain, currently sporting coordinator, will be at the helm until the end of the current season.“The club would like to thank Rubi and his technical staff for all their services and wish them all the best in the future.”Betis sit 14th in LaLiga and could yet be dragged into a relegation dogfight. Tags: Alexis TrujilloAthletic BilbaoJoan Francesc Ferrer SiciliaLa LigaReal Betislast_img read more