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HUBzero Platform for Scientific Computing workshop April 13-14
HUBbub2010, a workshop for current and potential users of the HUBzero Platform for Scientific Computing, will unveil an open-source release of HUBzero’s core software. HUBzero is a unique platform for creating powerful Web sites supporting research, education and collaboration in science, engineering and other fields.
The two-day workshop is for people already using a hub who want to learn more and for those curious about hubs or interested in employing the open-source release to establish their own. It will take place April 13-14 at the IUPUI University Place Conference Center. Presenters will include speakers from the National Science Foundation, existing hub owners and experts in social networking.
Developed at Purdue University, HUBzero is the YouTube of simulation tools — sort of a Swiss Army knife for deploying and accessing computational research codes — and visualizing and analyzing results — all through a familiar Web browser interface. Built-in social-networking features akin to Facebook create communities of researchers and educators in science, engineering, medicine and almost any field or subject matter to facilitate online collaborations.
The HUBzero platform powers nanoHUB.org and 20 other sites already, delivering hundreds of research tools and seminars to nearly a half-million users each year. HUBzero is supported by a consortium of universities including Purdue, Indiana, Clemson and Wisconsin.
Purdue-developed 'serious game' aids school counselors with suicide prevention
A school counselor’s introduction to advising a student at risk of suicide can be a trial by fire — a young person’s life possibly hanging in the balance of carefully chosen questions, inflections and body language.
A computer-simulation game developed at Purdue offers virtual training for such emotionally charged situations in a setting that realistically reflects a counselor’s everyday responsibilities.
“The game is an emotional equalizer, with the idea of promoting self-efficacy and self-competence among counselors,” said Carrie Wachter Morris, an assistant professor of counseling and development in Purdue’s Department of Educational Studies and a former counselor at facilities throughout North Carolina. “The more we’re worried about ourselves, the more we focus on us and not the clients.”
Wachter Morris began developing the Suicide Risk-Assessment Game, or SRAG, in 2008 with the aid of what was then known as an ITaP digital-content development grant. Of 34 applications submitted in 2008, Wachter Morris’s was one of 10 accepted, earning $15,000 and the use of ITaP resources toward developing the game.
Purdue policy allows forwarding of purdue.edu messages to third-party email clients
Purdue’s official email policy states, “Users may forward their Purdue University email to another email address, but any User who does so expressly assumes all responsibility for delivery beyond the @purdue.edu domain.”
This means purdue.edu email addresses can be forwarded to third-party email addresses such as those from Gmail, Hotmail or Yahoo.
Forwarding purdue.edu messages to another email address is permitted and can be configured in a few simple steps. By doing so, users assume responsibility for message delivery beyond the purdue.edu address and are urged to treat the information with the same security precautions as they would electronic statements for credit cards or bank accounts.
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