Category Archives: PFP12F

How comfortable are you with your own voice??!

The genesis for this blog post comes from an interesting experience that I had last week. One of my professors had asked me and a colleague of mine to prepare videos on the usage of two power system software simulators … Continue reading Continue reading

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Power of Expression

Whether it is in my home country (India) or in the US, one thought that has often occurred to me when it comes to teaching has been the “power of expression” of the teacher. It plays such an important role … Continue reading Continue reading

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Election 2012 Fallout (The Exhausted Edition)

Considering recent posts on this blog, I figured I might as well sketch a few thoughts on the aftermath of the 2012 Election: 1. Incumbent president Barack Obama was re-elected by 303 electoral votes to challenger Mitt Romney’s 206 electoral … Continue reading Continue reading

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Tomorrow’s Song (2012 Electoral Map)

http://elections.huffingtonpost.com/2012/custom-presidential-election-map#nkamdnjannajjenje 1. Romney will have to win Ohio by these standards. 2. Switch Nevada and Ohio and see what happens. 3. if Romney wins Ohio but loses Nevada and Colorado, Obama still wins, barely. 4. Assuming GOP has the edge … Continue reading Continue reading

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10 TIPS FOR KILLER PRESENTATION

At one time or another we will have to make presentation either in our class, for presenting/defending our research etc. It’s always a good idea to follow some basic tips so that you can focus on getting the most from your audience and vice versa. Therefore, below are 10 tips to making good or as […] Continue reading

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Live Free

This brief post is to elucidate on who I think will win the 2012 Presidential Election this coming Tuesday (my birthday of all days). I suggest Mitt Romney will be the next president of the United States. Stated differently, if … Continue reading Continue reading

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The Disneyification of Star Wars

One article among many about the news that blew up social media yesterday: http://www.deadline.com/2012/10/disney-acquires-lucasfilm-star-wars-creator/ The Star Wars franchise is one of America’s most enduring fictional institutes. Since 1977, generations have shared in the excitement of a story that took place … Continue reading Continue reading

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Governor McDonnell’s Executive Order as a Sovereign Decision?

I’m sure anyone reading this will know exactly what I am talking about: Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell by executive order late Sunday night, shut down all public functions. For roughly 20 minutes, this included all public colleges and universities in … Continue reading Continue reading

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Student Mentoring

In order to keep in line with topic seven, this post will serve to show various student mentoring programs in higher education. There is discussion that will show the importance of having a mentor for native students and even more so for international … Continue reading

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Corruption: A Key Challenge to Internationalization [OF HIGHER EDUCATION]

An interesting topic came up while looking through education on the international scale. There is a global campaign for higher education internationalization, and it is found that an overseas degree is increasingly valuable, however it has been plagued with a specter of corruption as private institutions finds this as a profitable venture and some of […] Continue reading

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