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World Statistics Day 2015. Better Data. Better Lives.
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World Statistics Day was created in 2010 by the United Nations General Assembly and is celebrated once every five years on October 20th. Over 130 countries participate in supporting the collection and use of official statistics to inform policy decisions and improve the lives of millions. In honor of World Statistics Day, we’ve highlighted some outstanding statistics and data analysis courses that show how data...

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This Friday, October 16 is World Food Day. Join organizations, leaders, and people from around the globe as they come together to take action against world hunger. This year’s theme will be “Social Protection and Agriculture: Breaking the Cycle of Rural Poverty.”  This year’s focus on rural poverty hopes to bring attention to agricultural food production in struggling areas and to stimulate national efforts to help. Bringing forth...

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Actuarial Science AMA
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You’re invited to an AMA (Ask Me Anything) with ANU Senior Lecturer Adam Butt, who is currently teaching ANUx’s Introduction to Actuarial Science MOOC. Join us Friday October 16, starting at 1PM ET. 1PM ET: We’ll post the AMA and link to it from this page. We’ll also message the AMA out via edX social channels (follow edX on Facebook and Twitter). 2PM: Adam will...

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World Teachers Day
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Join us this Monday, October 5, as we celebrate educators from all over the world on World Teachers’ Day! This year’s slogan, as declared by the United Nations, is “empowering teachers, building sustainable societies.” Great teachers deliver superior education and opportunities, ultimately benefiting society at large, intellectually, economically, and culturally. Teachers are critical to increasing access to high-quality education as well as instilling a love...

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Justice
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You’re invited to an AMA with Harvard Justice Professor Michael Sandel. Join us Wednesday October 7, starting at 1PM ET. AMA means “Ask Me Anything.” Questions about justice, political philosophy, the professor’s research, education, life at Harvard, and more, are all fair game. The AMA is not intended to be a Q&A solely about the JusticeX course. 1PM ET: Professor Sandel will post the AMA...

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Transforming Business, Society, and Self with U.Lab
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You’re invited to an AMA (Ask Me Anything) with Professor Otto Scharmer of MIT’s Transforming Business, Society and Self with U.Lab. Join him Wednesday September 16, starting at 9AM ET. 9AM ET: We’ll post the AMA and link to it from this page. We’ll also message the AMA out via edX social channels (follow edX and U.Lab on Twitter). 10AM: Otto will begin answering questions....

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EDIT: The AMA is live – click here to join in! You’re invited to an AMA (Ask Me Anything) with Useful Genetics Professor Rosie Redfield! Join her Wednesday September 9, 4PM-6PM ET (1PM – 3PM UTC). 3PM ET (12PM UTC): We’ll link to the AMA from this page once it’s posted on reddit.com/r/iama and promote it via edX social channels 4PM – 6PM ET (1PM – 3PM...

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