Archive for May 24th, 2010

Junior from Kenya first KU student to win $10,000 Google Anita Borg Scholarship

Monday, May 24th, 2010

Contact: Michelle Ward, Information and Telecommunication Technology Center, (785) 864-4776, mmward@ku.edu
Hometown: Nairobi, Kenya

Junior from Kenya first KU student to win $10,000 Google Anita Borg Scholarship
http://www.news.ku.edu/2010/may/24/googleborg.shtml

LAWRENCE - Angela Ndhuya Oguna, a junior studying electrical engineering from Nairobi, Kenya, is the first University of Kansas student to win a prestigious Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship. The $10,000 scholarships were awarded to 32 exceptional female undergraduate and graduate students in computer science and related technical fields. (more…)

Prairie Village Gov’t — April-May Village Voice

Monday, May 24th, 2010
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First look: Android 2.2 (Froyo) with Flash Player 10.1 — Computerworld

Monday, May 24th, 2010

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Unsure about customs laws? There’s an app for that

Monday, May 24th, 2010

(Reuters) – Dutch authorities have embraced smartphone technology in a bid to make going through customs easier by releasing an application that tells travellers what they are not allowed to take with them.

George Washington’s library book returned 221 yrs late

Monday, May 24th, 2010

(Reuters) – A library book borrowed by the first U.S. president, George Washington, has been returned to a New York City’s oldest library, 221 years late.

Computerworld — Microsoft smacks patch-blocking rootkit second time. Alureon rootkit accounts for 18% of malware-infected Windows PCs in May

Monday, May 24th, 2010

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Computerworld — Has ASUS abandoned netbook Linux?

Monday, May 24th, 2010

It wasn’t even three-years ago that Asus took the concept of a cheap, small notebook and turned it into a revolution: the Linux-powered netbook. Today, netbooks continue to sell well. Indeed, Linux netbook sales forced Microsoft both to fire employees and to bring XP back from the dead. But, now, without any fanfare, Asus seems to have closed down its Linux lines at least in the United States.

Olathe Gov’t — Olathe Civic Band and Family Fun Night at Mahaffie

Monday, May 24th, 2010

The Summer season is underway at Olathe’s Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm, 1200 Kansas City Rd., with interpretive programming and stagecoach rides offered Wednesday through Sunday. In addition to daily programming, Mahaffie will host several family events this summer.

Join the Olathe Civic Band at Mahaffie for the annual Family Fun Night Tuesday, June 8th. Activities begin at 6:00 p.m. with the Olathe Civic Band performing at 7:00 p.m. In addition, children’s music, 19th century games, and stagecoach rides are planned. Members of the Olathe City Council will hand-out frozen treats prior to the band performance. Admission to the event is free, but special activities like stagecoach rides are $2 per person, ages 3 and up.

The Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm also will be open late with free admission Thursday nights in June and July. The site will be open from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. with a different theme each week: June 3rd and July 22nd for 19th Century Farming; June 10th and July 8th for Civil War; June 17th and July 15th for Hit the Trail; and June 24th and July 29th for Kansas Cowboys.

Admission to the event is free; special activities like stagecoach rides are $2 per person, ages 3 and up. For a complete listing of events and summer camps visit www.mahaffie.org or call 913-971-5111.

Ninjas rescue student from muggers

Monday, May 24th, 2010

(Reuters) – Ninjas are not known for having a soft side, but a group of warriors came to the rescue of a student in Sydney who was being viciously assaulted by muggers.

Jackson fans to spend night among his possessions

Monday, May 24th, 2010

(Reuters) – Want to spend a night with Michael Jackson’s possessions? The Japanese promoter of a collection of his belongings on display in Tokyo can make that dream come true on the first anniversary of the pop icon’s death. Starting Sunday, fans in Japan are expected to line up for the chance to spend one night inside the Neverland Collection at the Tokyo Tower, which to many is a shrine to the sacred memory of their idol.

Black Bob Road Closure Moved to June 1st From May 24th — Olathe

Monday, May 24th, 2010

Black Bob Road Closure Moved to June 1st From May 24th
As part of the 127th Street improvement project, Black Bob Road will be closed just north of 127th Street beginning Tuesday, June 1st while storm and sanitary sewer lines are installed. The closure had originally been planned for May 24th, but weather conditions required a delay. It is scheduled to reopen on or about June 18th. Detours will be provided.

In addition, the project will require 127th Street’s closure between Black Bob and Arapaho to local traffic until Fall of this year while the street is being reconstructed. The section is currently closed to through traffic. Detours will be provided for local traffic.

Black Bob Bay Aquatics Park Now Planned for June 6th — Olathe

Monday, May 24th, 2010

Opening of Olathe’s new water park, Black Bob Bay, is now slated for Saturday, June 5th. The City had hoped to have the facility open in time for the Memorial Day holiday weekend, but the extreme Winter and wet Spring impacted construction schedules.

The City anticipates beginning to fill the pools and water features and testing equipment this week. Over the course of the following week, the water will be heated and staff, including lifeguards, will focus on training for the new features and park layout. The park will have the original diving pool and 50 meter pool, but a zero depth entry feature has been added. New amenities include a lazy river, water slides, a new children’s pool, and a shallow water play area with water features and a dump bucket.

The City regrets any inconvenience this week-long delay may have on Memorial Day plans. All customers who purchased a season pass will be offered a full refund if they choose and can call Olathe Parks and Recreation at (913) 971-6263 for more information. In addition, season pass holders can present their season passes at the gate for free Memorial Day weekend admittance to the Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm.

All other City pools (Frontier, Mill Creek and Oregon Trial) will open at 12:30 on Saturday, May 29th.

Bob Weeks — Stossel video, discussion, to be in Wichita

Monday, May 24th, 2010

This Monday the Kansas chapter of Americans for Prosperity is sponsoring an event titled “Stossel in the Classroom.” The event will feature a DVD video presentation by John Stossel, followed by group discussion.

Computerworld — 4G wireless: 20 questions asked and answered

Monday, May 24th, 2010

PC World – As the proud owner of a 3G smartphone, you might have considered yourself a member of the leading edge of wireless services users. Then you started hearing ads and reading stories about something called “4G,” and perhaps began wondering…what is it, where is it, can I get it, and do I want it?

Here’s a quick list that explains what 4G is, what it can do, why it’s the future of wireless communications, and where (and when) you might be able to get it.

Computerworld — LG Fathom smartphone on sale for $150 starting Thursday. Phone described as good hardware on dying Windows Mobile OS

Monday, May 24th, 2010

Computerworld – The LG Fathom smartphone, running on the soon-to-be-defunct Windows Mobile 6.5 operating system, goes on sale online Thursday and will be available in Verizon Wireless stores June 3.

Verizon announced today that the price of the phone would be $150 after rebate for customers who sign up for a two-year service plan with a $70 minimum monthly fee for voice and data service. However, Best Buy has already put the phone on sale for $100 in some locations with no rebate to users who sign up for two-year plans, according to MobileCrunch.

INMED — International Training Courses – Register Before June 1!

Monday, May 24th, 2010

International Medicine Intensive Course
Public Health Intensive Course

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U.S. claims on copyright piracy “groundless”: China

Monday, May 24th, 2010

(Reuters) – The Foreign Ministry has dismissed as “groundless” U.S. accusations that China is failing to crack down on copyright piracy, ahead of talks with top U.S. officials next week, Xinhua News Agency reported on Saturday.

Google tries where others failed: shaking up TV biz

Monday, May 24th, 2010

(Reuters) – Google TV, a service that will bring the Web to television screens, is likely to create more headaches for broadcast and cable executives already concerned with being sidelined by free online video shows on computers.

Facebook CEO: privacy controls “missed the mark”

Monday, May 24th, 2010

(Reuters) – Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said the Internet social network will roll out new privacy settings for its more than 400 million users, amid growing concerns that the company is pushing users to make more of their personal data public.

Nokia and Yahoo forge maps, e-mail deal

Monday, May 24th, 2010

(Reuters) – Yahoo Inc and Nokia Oyj said they would team up to boost their mobile Internet offerings, seeking to regain market share lost to rivals like Apple Inc and Google Inc.