Jiwon's Alcove

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The specter of deadnames

Oct 16 2022

If UR implemented a policy of utilizing preferred names wherever legal names are not necessary, it would improve the quality of life of transgender students, with no downsides for others.

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A more engaging way to teach science

Oct 31, 2021

The incorrect notion of a sudden Scientific Revolution discourages future scientists.

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Disaster prevention lessons from AI

Oct 25, 2020

Disaster narratives remind us that, especially in times like this, we shouldn’t forget the potential for other disasters.

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Computer science education needs a reboot

Oct 5, 2020

What we need is the best of both worlds: a college CS curriculum that incorporates the tactics of coding boot camps.