Month: February 2015

By Sharon A. Aronovitch, PhD, RN, CWOCN Lead Faculty Program Director, Graduate Nursing Program The calendar is telling us it is March and the Spring II Term begins March 2. So, what does that have to do with “old stuff leads to new stuff.” Well, it is really quite simple when you think about it. …

photo of Langston Hughes

The Harlem Renaissance was an exciting time in which there was a flourishing of artistic, literary and musical expression, which grew as a result of the social, economic and political conditions. In order for students to gain a full appreciation of these connections and the contributions of thinkers and artists who made Harlem a cultural …

As we approach the start of a new course term at Excelsior, you may be worrying about balancing your family, work, social, and educational commitments.  Basic strategies for success in online learning and for effective time management are crucial for fitting higher education into the context of your life.  The online tutorial Success in Online …

Jon Lindsay recently published an interesting article in the Winter 2014/2015 edition of the journal International Security. The article provides an in-depth and balanced assessment of the issues surrounding China and its activities involving the internet and cybersecurity. Lindsay correctly points out that there is significant rhetoric from both sides that make it difficult to …

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By Bonny Kehm, PhD, RN Faculty Program Director, BS Nursing Program Last week we celebrated Presidents’ Day. As we honor our past leaders, we should also reflect on the role nurses should have in legislation and health policy.  Did you know that nurses are the largest group of health care professionals in the United States? It …

It has been no secret that women are underrepresented in STEM fields. By some estimates it ranges from 15-20% of the workforce . . . and this at a time when industry is desperate for skilled employees in the STEM areas. There have been ongoing efforts to increase the numbers of females in technology to …

Perhaps the biggest lesson from the Anthem theft of data is the action being taken by Attorneys General from several major states. Efforts to protect consumers have long been a mission of states. This cyber theft is causing grief to individuals that public officials can’t ignore. In addition to Attorneys’ General actions, members of the …

It was another exciting week in cybersecurity. Last Friday, February the 13th, the White House and Silicon Valley leaders met at Stanford University for a discussion on cybersecurity and consumer protection. The meeting focused on measures that could be taken to improve information sharing between government and the private sector on cyber-threats. The meeting highlighted …