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Remarks by President Biden at a Reception to Celebrate Eid al-Fitr
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Remarks by President Biden at a Reception to Celebrate Eid al-Fitr

East Room 5:52 P.M. EDT AUDIENCE MEMBER:  We love you!  (Laughter.) THE PRESIDENT:  Welcome to your home.  Welcome, everyone.  Eid Mubarak — AUDIENCE:  Eid Mubarak! THE PRESIDENT:   — to one and all. I — I just asked — AUDIENCE MEMBER:  Thanks, Uncle Joe.  (Laughter.) THE PRESIDENT:  (Laughs.) I just asked whether or not prayer was […]

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The National Center for Women & Information Technology Announces Partnership With Arizona State University’s AZNext Program
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The National Center for Women & Information Technology Announces Partnership With Arizona State University’s AZNext Program

Together NCWIT and AZNext are offering IT training programs and skill building courses to Aspirations in Computing Community members.

The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) is excited to announce a new partnership with Arizona State University's AZNext Program. AZNext is a workforce accelerator program offered by Arizona State University that provides workforce training for IT, Cybersecurity and Advanced Manufacturing jobs. The program provides training at no cost and also provides certificate exam fee reimbursement to qualified applicants. Together NCWIT and AZNext are offering training programs that include both virtual/online and in-person training as well as hands-on learning in a lab environment. The program offers options for acquiring industry-recognized credentials to help individuals stand out in their current job or future career aspirations. This opportunity will be shared with the NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Community, which consist of over 22,000 women, genderqueer, and non-binary technologists from high school into the early workforce. 

About NCWIT: The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) is a nonprofit community of nearly 1500 universities, companies, nonprofits, and government organizations nationwide working to increase women's participation in computing and technology from K-12 and higher education through industry and entrepreneurial careers. NCWIT convenes, equips, and unites change leader organizations nationwide to increase the influential and meaningful participation of girls and women — at the intersections of race/ethnicity, class, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability status, and other historically marginalized identities — in the field of computing, particularly in terms of innovation and development. Find out more at www.ncwit.org.

About Aspirations in Computing: NCWIT Aspirations in Computing (AiC) is a sweeping national talent development initiative for women, genderqueer, and non-binary in computing, from kindergarten through graduate school and beyond. Aspirations in Computing provides year-round, high-touch, structured engagement, recognition, opportunities and encouragement, as well as lifelong peer and professional networks for thousands of technically inclined young people. Since 2007, the Aspirations in Computing Community has welcomed over 22,000 talented women, genderqueer, and non-binary students from around the country.

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The National Center for Women & Information Technology Announces Partnership With Arizona State University's AZNext Program

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EduBirdie is Looking for Volunteers to Study the Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Academic Performance

This study will provide valuable information about the impact of artificial intelligence on students' learning processes and academic performance.

The all-in-one website for students has announced that it is looking for students to participate in a study on the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) tools on academic performance. In this way, the company seeks to learn more about the impact of AI on the educational process.

"Technology and innovation are an integral part of our lives. Keeping up with them means running, not walking, because everything is developing rapidly. At EduBirdie, we decided to investigate how solutions such as ChatGPT or other AI-powered tools affect academic performance. We want to study the impact on productivity, focus, mental health, and self-confidence." — Avery Morgan, Chief Communications Officer at EduBirdie.

Participants should use only generated content for three weeks in their written assignments and project research. In addition, they should only use the generated content to develop ideas and check spelling and grammar. 

Once the experiment is complete, the EduBirdie team plans to conduct in-depth interviews with each participant to determine what changes have occurred. To do this, they will assess technology-related factors, such as access to digital resources and educational technology tools, and health factors, including physical and mental health. They will also consider individual factors such as motivation, learning style, self-discipline, and study habits.

Interested students are asked to complete the form on the website by May 5, 2023. Once all participants are selected, they will be provided with a list of recommended free AI-based tools that they can use to work on their writing assignments. EduBirdie promises to work closely with each participant to ensure that everyone uses these tools for academic writing during the study period. Each participant will receive a $1,000 credit to their EduBirdie account, which can be used for any service throughout the year. 

EduBirdie believes that this study will provide valuable information about the impact of artificial intelligence on students' learning processes and academic performance. 

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EduBirdie is Looking for Volunteers to Study the Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Academic Performance

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ETS-SP Launches Onward Ops Military Transition Support Program to Assist New Veterans of All Branches to Seamlessly Return to Civilian Life
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ETS-SP Launches Onward Ops Military Transition Support Program to Assist New Veterans of All Branches to Seamlessly Return to Civilian Life

Created by Vets for Vets, Program Bridges Military-to-Civilian Gap, Empowering Active Duty & Veterans With Tools, Resources & Mentorship to Thrive After Uniformed Service

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New ‘Freedom Libraries’ in California Institutions Seek to Inspire Those Incarcerated to Imagine New Possibilities
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New ‘Freedom Libraries’ in California Institutions Seek to Inspire Those Incarcerated to Imagine New Possibilities

Freedom Libraries, conceived by former prisoner-turned-acclaimed-poet, open at Correctional Training Facility

The national nonprofit Freedom Reads announced today the opening of 24 Freedom Libraries inside the Correctional Training Facility (CTF) in Soledad, California. The Freedom Libraries will be placed in 22 of the facility's housing units for unfettered access to the 500-book collection. In addition to the libraries placed in CTF's housing units, 2 libraries will be placed for staff use.

The opening of these 24 libraries is a part of Freedom Reads' ongoing partnership with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR). Freedom Libraries have previously been opened at Valley State Prison (VSP) and Central California Women's Facility (CCWF) in Chowchilla, California. Freedom Reads returned to CCWF on May 1 with an additional 11 libraries. 

The brainchild of 2021 MacArthur Fellow and Yale Law School graduate Reginald Dwayne Betts, who was sentenced to nine years in prison at age 16, the Freedom Libraries are placed where people in prison spend guaranteed time: in the housing units, where there aren't barriers to access, where reaching for a book can be as spontaneous as human curiosity. Each bookshelf is handcrafted out of maple, walnut or cherry and is curved to contrast the straight lines and bars of prisons as well as to evoke Martin Luther King Jr.'s line about the "arc of the universe" bending "toward justice." 

On May 3, following the openings of the Freedom Libraries, Reginald Dwayne Betts will perform for an audience at CTF his one-man show Felon: An American Washi Tale, in which he explores the lingering consequences of having a criminal record, fatherhood, the power of literature, and love. The show is based on Betts' 2019 poetry collection Felon

"We are thankful for our ongoing partnership with CDCR and our shared goal of creating opportunities for unfettered access to literature inside their facilities," said Reginald Dwayne Betts, Founder and Executive Director of Freedom Reads. "I know first-hand how isolating living inside prisons can be. CDCR isn't just letting us bring books into these facilities; instead, they are allowing us to bring beautiful handmade bookshelves that create spaces of community within an environment often devoid of hope. These libraries at CTF will create the opportunity for daily engagement with literature and foster an environment that will allow those incarcerated to imagine new possibilities for their lives. "

About Freedom Reads:

Founded by Reginald Dwayne Betts, who knows firsthand the dispiriting forces of prison, Freedom Reads works to empower people through literature to confront what prison does to the spirit. Supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and inspired by the recognition that freedom begins with a book, Freedom Reads supports the efforts of people in prison to transform their lives through increased access to books and writers. For more information about Freedom Reads and the Freedom Libraries project, please visit https://freedomreads.org/ .

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New 'Freedom Libraries' in California Institutions Seek to Inspire Those Incarcerated to Imagine New Possibilities

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Readout of National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan’s Meeting with Secretary General of the Liberal Democratic Party of Japan MOTEGI Toshimitsu
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Readout of National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan’s Meeting with Secretary General of the Liberal Democratic Party of Japan MOTEGI Toshimitsu

National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan met today with the Secretary General of the Liberal Democratic Party of Japan, MOTEGI Toshimitsu, to discuss the regional security environment and U.S.-Japan relations. Both officials underscored their commitment to strengthening bilateral economic and security cooperation, affirmed their resolve to continue supporting Ukraine as it defends itself from Russia’s brutal […]

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