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Education in Saint Petersburg (page 11 of 15)

04/25/2018 07:20K College Student Aims High - With Rockets    ( WMUK )
He decided to follow up on his daughter's interest by launching rockets each year for science day at her school, and Emma helped build them as she got older. But when the National Association of Model Rocketry convention came to Michigan, her father could only convince Emma to go by allowing her ...
04/24/2018 10:25Send me back to Russia and I'll be killed, warns exiled scientist    ( The Times )
Alexander Shapovalov, 57, fled to the Highlands in 2016 after being convicted of fraud. Mr Shapovalov, a former director general with the Scientific Centre of Applied Chemistry in Saint Petersburg, which has links with the military, is fighting an attempt by the Russian government to extradite him.
04/24/2018 00:25Aleksandr Kogan, the data scientist at the center of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, says he's no ...    ( TechSpot )
“I think they strongly insinuated that I'm a Russian spy based on no evidence whatsoever,” he told Buzzfeed. “There have been conspiracy theorists that are convinced that I am the missing link between Russia and Trump.” Kogan also pointed out that his psychology work at St Petersburg had nothing to ...
04/23/2018 23:40Troll farm takes aim at American audiences in new web campaign    ( Advox (press release) (blog) )
Russian troll farm's latest media adventure is little more than a placeholder page at the moment. Screencap by Lawrence Alexander. On April 4, 2018, RIA FAN, a self-described news organization with known connections to Saint Petersburg's Internet Research Agency (IRA), revealed its plans to launch ...
04/23/2018 21:35Know Mohamed Salah's ancestor who found fame in Russia 200 years ago    ( Al-Arabiya )
Sheikh Tantawi moved to work at the Faculty of Oriental Languages at the University of Petersburg, in the capital of Russia at that time. He became the first instructor of the Arabic language in Russia. He received several medals and titles, including the “Saint.” As many as 300 manuscripts he left was ...
04/23/2018 16:30The data scientist behind the Cambridge Analytica scandal did paid consultancy work for ...    ( Business Insider UK )
Kogan was born in Moldova and moved to the US as a child. He told BuzzFeed that the media had insinuated he was a Russian spy, pointing at his roots and a short stint in St. Petersburg as a researcher. "I think they strongly insinuated that I'm a Russian spy based on no evidence whatsoever," he said.
04/23/2018 12:20Russia takes the lead again!    ( QS WOW News (press release) )
The Russian programmers have been participating in ICPC since 1993 and have constantly been taking the lead in the world contest from the year 2000. For six years, from 2012 through 2017, the two teams from St. Petersburg University (SPbU) and ITMO University have been holding the world record ...
04/23/2018 11:20Cambridge Analytica Data Scientist Aleksandr Kogan Wants You To Know He's Not A Russian Spy    ( BuzzFeed News )
LONDON — Aleksandr Kogan wants to set the record straight. “I am not a Russian spy,” he tells BuzzFeed News aboard a Saturday evening flight to the British capital. On Tuesday, the Cambridge University researcher is set to testify here in front of a parliamentary committee that is looking to determine ...
04/23/2018 07:3060 Minutes report on Cambridge Analytica: Extra clips    ( CBS News )
I went when I was-- in 2013, I went on vacation with a couple of friends to St. Petersburg. And it's a lovely city. Lesley Stahl: You've been described as [a] Soviet-born scientist who has been to Russia. All very suspicious sounding. Aleksandr Kogan: Yeah. Lesley Stahl: Haven't you collaborated with some ...
04/22/2018 22:30Black University of Alabama students say cancelled Jared Taylor event a bittersweet victory    ( AL.com )
... photo, U.S. writer Jared Taylor, author of the book "White Identity" speaks during the International Russian Conservative Forum in St. Petersburg, Russia. ... University officials explained in an email to students, faculty and staff that student organizations must have a full-time, UA faculty or staff advisor in ...
04/22/2018 02:25Troll farm takes aim at American audiences in new web campaign    ( Global Voices Online )
Russian troll farm's latest media adventure is little more than a placeholder page at the moment // Screencap by Lawrence Alexander. On April 4, 2018, RIA FAN, a self-described news organization with known connections to Saint Petersburg's Internet Research Agency (IRA), revealed its plans to launch ...
04/20/2018 21:40Russian scientists learned to perform the diagnose by analyzing saliva    ( EurekAlert (press release) )
Researchers of http://www.spbstu.ru" target="_blank">Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU) within the framework of the Project 5-100 developed a unique method of immune diseases diagnosing before the symptoms appear. Scientists around the world are engaged in research ...
04/20/2018 10:35Compound derived from immune cells treats psoriasis in mice    ( News-Medical.net )
The compound suppresses an inflammatory pathway that is overactive in many autoimmune diseases, suggesting that it may be effective against multiple ... a researcher at ITMO University in St. Petersburg, Russia, and colleagues treated inflammatory cells from mice and people with dimethyl itaconate, ...
04/20/2018 01:25Psoriasis treated with compound derived from immune cells    ( Drug Target Review )
To understand how and why, Dr Artyomov, first author Dr Monika Bambouskova, a postdoctoral researcher at Washington University, Dr Alexey Sergushichev, a researcher at ITMO University in St. Petersburg, Russia, and colleagues treated inflammatory cells from mice and people with dimethyl ...
04/20/2018 00:45'I Feel Free': Russian Students In UK Unmoved By Kremlin's Call To Come Home    ( RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty )
"The whole initiative seems dubious, particularly against the background of what happened to the European University in St. Petersburg." Student Timur Khairov said for him, the bottom line is that studying in England is better for his future. "I chose an education abroad because a Russian education isn't ...
04/19/2018 23:30Russia admits to blocking millions of IP addresses    ( The Advocate )
MOSCOW (AP) — The chief of the Russian communications watchdog acknowledged Wednesday that millions of unrelated IP addresses have been frozen in a so-far futile attempt to block a popular messaging app. Telegram, the messaging app that was ordered to be blocked last week, was still ...
04/19/2018 19:35Russia admits to blocking millions of IP addresses    (The National)
Russia freezes up internet to block Telegram app - The National
04/19/2018 05:25Russia takes heavy hand to internet to block messaging app    ( Lynchburg News and Advance )
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian authorities are freezing up vast swathes of the country's online world in what critics call a heavy-handed — and so far unsuccessful — attempt to block a popular messaging app, Telegram. The head of the communications watchdog acknowledged Wednesday that millions of ...
04/19/2018 01:50Psoriasis treated with compound derived from immune cells    ( Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis )
To understand how and why, Artyomov, first author Monika Bambouskova, PhD, a postdoctoral researcher at Washington University, Alexey Sergushichev, PhD, a researcher at ITMO University in St. Petersburg, Russia, and colleagues treated inflammatory cells from mice and people with dimethyl ...
04/17/2018 22:40University of Alabama cancels white nationalist Jared Taylor's speaking event    ( Alabama Today )
U.S. writer Jared Taylor, author of the book "White Identity" speaks during the International Russian Conservative Forum in St. Petersburg, Russia. [Photo Credit:AP ... Jared Taylor, a self identified white nationalist, will no longer be speaking at the University of Alabama on April 19. Taylor was invited to ...

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