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Professor Marston & the Wonder Women

Professor Marston & the Wonder Women Opens Friday, Oct 13, 2017

The unconventional life of Dr. William Moulton Marston.

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Of Course The Professor Crashed By Kids On Live TV Is Now An Amazing Meme

It was only a matter of time.

The professor whose live BBC interview was crashed by his kids is now the internet’s newest meme. If you don’t know what we’re talking about, put aside 59 seconds of your time to watch this glorious clip of Robert Kelly’s big moment:

The video of the political science professor from South Korea’s Pusan National University ignoring Friday’s interruption while discussing the serious topic of South Korean President Park Geun-hye’s ousting immediately went viral.

And it’s inspired this equally amusing parody version:

It’s also given forth to these memes:

 And here’s how other Twitter users have reacted to the clip:

We’ll add in more reactions as and when we see them.

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Hot for Prof. (2): Two More Lesbian Professor Stories (‘Sweet-talking her Professor’ and ‘Ties that Bind’)

Hot for Prof. (2): Two More Lesbian Professor Stories (‘Sweet-talking her Professor’ and ‘Ties that Bind’)


Two very hot and seductive lesbian teacher stories for the price of one! Sweet-talking her Professor: How Tessa seduced her sexy professor. No. in in the series ‘Tessa goes to college’When college student Tessa emails her gorgeous fair-haired green-eyed female professor to ask for a reference, she finds her teacher (31) is online and on fire! Soon they are on facebook and daring each other to go further. As the tension builds, professor Clark asks Tessa to come to her house. But she’ll have to be quiet – Prof Clark’s husband is sleeping upstairs! CUSTOMER REVIEW for ‘Sweet-talking her Professor’: “I really liked it… a great book!”Ties that Bind, No. 3 in the series ‘Tempted by her student’ seriesCUSTOMER REVIEW: “Hot! I read this on the train and wonder if my other passengers knew what I was reading. a good read!”There was something slightly apocalyptic in the way the girl was speaking, and Bella felt more than a little frightened now. She watched the girl get up and walk slowly to the kitchen counter where the young visitor grabbed a glass and helped herself to an opened bottle of white wine.”You want one too? Make yourself at home!”, the girl joked. Bella was silent. The girl moved to the patio doors at the back of the kitchen and looked out at the garden.”You might as well have a glass,” she told Bella with that seductive Spanish accent more to the fore. “I mean this party is happening, and sooner or later you’re gonna climb on for the ride.”Bella watched, terrified and fascinated. The glimmer of sundown caught the edges of the girl’s beautiful body as she stood in that strange jewel-studded, almost illuminated, underwear. Bella couldn’t help but notice the delicious little ‘kink’ between the girl’s waist and her hips. As in the train and as in her office, Bella’s throat suddenly felt parched. Something lurched in her tummy as if she was soaring on a rollercoaster.”You have a bed upstairs?”, the girl said in that matter-of-fact tone that so disoriented the older w

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Rough Sets and Intelligent Systems – Professor Zdzislaw Pawlak in Memoriam: Volume 1

Rough Sets and Intelligent Systems – Professor Zdzislaw Pawlak in Memoriam: Volume 1


This book is dedicated to the memory of Professor Zdzis{\l}aw Pawlak who passed away almost six year ago. He is the founder of the Polish school of Artificial Intelligence and one of the pioneers in Computer Engineering and Computer Science with worldwide influence. He was a truly great scientist, researcher, teacher and a human being. This book prepared in two volumes contains more than 50 chapters. This demonstrates that the scientific approaches discovered by of Professor Zdzis{\l}aw Pawlak, especially the rough set approach as a tool for dealing with imperfect knowledge, are vivid and intensively explored by many researchers in many places throughout the world. The submitted papers prove that interest in rough set research is growing and is possible to see many new excellent results both on theoretical foundations and applications of rough sets alone or in combination with other approaches. We are proud to offer the readers this book.

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Gandalf The White And Professor Albus Dumbledore ‘Wed’ At The Equality House

Two of the most recognizable names in the wizarding world came together on Sunday for an unexpected cause — to join one another in holy, gay matrimony.

We first brought you the news last week that Gandalf The White of the Lord of The Rings series and Professor Albus Dumbledore of Harry Potter fame would be tying the knot at the Equality House, which sits essentially on the front lawn of the notoriously anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church.

As promised, the two fictional characters, played by hired actors, wed one another on Sunday, June 7 at the Equality House, which is painted the colors of the rainbow flag and regularly holds fundraisers to support the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.

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The marriage between Gandalf and Dumbldore emerged from a viral news story when Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling tweeted a meme proposing “what if Dumbledore and Gandalf were gay together?” when Ireland passed the country’s Marriage Equality Referendum. Westboro then tweeted at the author, threatening to picket a fictional wedding ceremony — and Rowling had the perfect response.

This back-and-forth between the author and Westboro inspired Plating Peace founder Aaron Jackson to bring the wedding to life order to raise money to counter the hateful messages of the Westboro Baptist Church. Planting Peace is the organization that founded and sponsors the Equality House.

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“While the overall tone was joy and fun, everyone seemed to really support the underlying message about standing up to hate and bigotry with love and compassion,” Planting Peace founder and president Aaron Jackson told The Huffington Post. “We had the support of so many people to make this wedding happen, and it was amazing to see people rally around the event and our message. The wedding of Gandalf and Dumbledore was a way to counter the negative messages of the WBC and to let our LGBTQ youth know they have a whole community of love and support. We wanted them to see you can be your authentic self, you can celebrate your love, and you can stand up to hate, even in the face of bigotry.”

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Planting Peace used the wizards’ wedding to raise money via Crowdrise to support the message of Planting Peace and counter the anti-gay rhetoric of Westboro Baptist. Robert Wolfe, CEO and co-founder of CrowdRise, said in a statement:

“Innovative fundraising campaigns like Planting Peace’s Wizard Wedding is entirely reflective of why we built CrowdRise. We wanted to give people everywhere the power to drive real impact and to do so in a way that is fun and notable all in the interest of driving change. We’re super excited to pay a small role in making it all happen.”

Interested in supporting Planting Peace? You can show your support through this Crowdrise widget, and check out some more photos from the wedding below.

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James McAvoy Finally Goes Bald To Play Young Professor X

James McAvoy is finally transforming for his role as Young Professor X.

The change comes for the upcoming “X-Men: Apocalypse,” a prequel that features young versions of Storm, Cyclops, Jean Grey and Nightcrawler.

According to a new Instagram photo, McAvoy is channeling Patrick Stewart’s iconic rendering of Professor X — aka finally losing his hair — for his newest portrayal of the character.

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Squint and you might almost think it’s a young Stewart in the chair.

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Amal Clooney Becomes a Columbia Law School Professor

Columbia University announced that Amal Clooney will join their faculty as a visiting professor this spring.
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Ask the Art Professor: How Do I Find the Right Graduate School for Fine Arts?

“My friends and I are all beginning to look into graduate school and what our future may hold for us as fine artists. We range in age from our mid-20s to mid-30s and are at all at different stages of our adult life. We all dream the dream of being strictly a studio artist, and have considered the advantage of being professors one day. We all want to apply to the right graduate school to help set up our future, and don’t want to be in a school that doesn’t fit us. What advice do you have for students like us? How do we approach the hunt for graduate schools?”

Before you apply to graduate school for fine arts, you have to honestly ask yourself what your long-term goals are. Do you want to teach at the college level? Do you want to show in commercial art galleries? It may seem premature to think that far ahead, but it’s important to think through and answer these questions before you leap into applying to graduate schools. When I was getting ready to apply, I primarily thought about graduate school as a place where I could mature as an artist, and continue to push myself creatively. I wasn’t thinking ahead in terms of my future, and didn’t realize that one of the most critical goals of graduate school would be making professional connections. No artist can build a successful career on their own; they have to make key contacts that will launch their careers in the right direction.

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On top of that, I was not prepared for how obscenely competitive the process would be. Applications are continually growing at a rate that cannot match the scarce number of openings. When I applied, I assumed that I had done everything “right” up until that point: I had graduated with a high GPA from one of the top art schools in the nation; I had been consistently teaching and exhibiting my work professionally; my portfolio was mature and cohesive; and I had outstanding letters of recommendation. I was confident enough that I announced my departure at my teaching job before receiving the decision letters.

I received five rejections, was put on two waiting lists, and was offered admission only at my safety school. I was in complete shock. I was so ready to stop working and return to school. Having already quit my teaching job, it never even occurred to me to start over and re-apply the following year. I felt like I had no options, so I enrolled at my safety school with extreme reluctance. To this day, I regret that decision. Experience has shown me that there are doors that never opened for me because of that decision. If I could do it all over again, I would have taken off only one year (I took off four) after art school to clear my head, and then started the application process, knowing that it would likely take several years of applying before I was accepted to a program that I really wanted to be in.

In retrospect, I can see now that there are five main aspects to research when applying. There are other considerations like studio space which might seem important, but actually the five factors below carry far more weight.

1) The faculty.
Do extensive research on the faculty. What kind of artwork do they make? Does their work engage with a contemporary audience? What kind of venues do they show their work in? Have they had solo exhibitions at major galleries? Is their studio practice active? What is their online visibility? What is the turnover rate of the faculty and administration? (A high turnover rate is a red flag.)

2) Location.
Location matters in graduate school. For example, if your ultimate goal is to show in New York City art galleries, going to school in Kansas is not a good choice. The professional contacts you make will be based in the city the school is in, and these contacts can launch you right into that art community.

3) Teaching opportunities.
One of my colleagues told me that her biggest mistake was attending a graduate school that did not have teaching opportunities for their graduate students. The consequence was that when she started applying for college level teaching positions, she had no teaching experience and had difficulty getting hired. If teaching at the college level is a priority for you, make sure that the school you attend provides teaching opportunities for their graduate students.

4) Current student work.
Viewing the artwork being made by current students is one of the best ways to get a sense of the school. Can you envision yourself having a lively creative exchange with these students based on their artwork? Look for diversity in the student artwork; it’s not a good sign when all of the student artwork looks the same. If possible, take a tour of the school and talk to some current students in person.

5) Alumni.
What are recent alumni doing? Where are they showing their work? Peruse their resumes online and try to get a sense of what kind of careers they have. Do they teach at the college level and if so, at what kinds of colleges? Do they have full-time or part-time teaching positions?

Remember, choosing a graduate school program is all about finding the right fit for you. Every artist has different goals, and a program that is right for one person may not work for you. Figure out where you want your artistic career to be in 20 years, and then find the program that will help put you on track to get to there.

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Ask the Art Professor: How Do You Know When to Stop Working?

“When working on a piece of art, how do you know when to stop? I often find that the more I look at something I’ve drawn or painted, the more small things I’ll find that I’m not quite happy with, and I’ll keep altering and tweaking, which is fine up to a point, but I can end up ruining it. When do you draw the line and say enough is enough, this piece is finished? Is there always going to be something that you’re not 100 percent happy with, or should you keep working on something until you are 100 percent happy?”

Knowing just when to declare a work of art finished is an eternal struggle for many artists. The issue is that if you don’t work on a piece enough, the work can come across as incomplete. On the other hand, overworking a piece can cause the work to appear tired and tedious. The most compelling works of art throughout history are able to establish a strong balance of gesture and spontaneity while simultaneously appearing to be substantial and fully resolved.

So how does one learn how to achieve this balance? One of the classic problems that I see in the beginning of my freshman drawing classes is students not pushing their pieces far enough, and therefore never fulfilling their piece’s potential. To learn how to truly bring a piece to a full finish, I encourage my students in my classes to experiment with intentionally overworking their drawings to the point that the drawing is ruined. This way, when they have the experience of pushing their drawings too far, they develop an awareness of the entire process, and will know in the future when to pull back. You’ll never know how far to go until you’ve gone too far.

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I look for specific signals in my work pattern that tell me that I am either finished or getting very close. In the beginning of a piece, I work very fast because there is just so much to be addressed. Gradually, my pace slows down as I start to work specific areas and hone in on smaller details. When I start to notice that I am needlessly picking at a piece and making the most minor adjustments that really have no impact on the overall work itself, I know that it’s time to stop. Other times, I’m simply sick of looking at the work for so many hours that I can’t stand to work on it anymore.

After staring at your work for many hours on end, it can be nearly impossible to see the work objectively with fresh eyes. There are a few simple strategies you can employ to help this. One trick I use is to look at my work in a mirror. Seeing the reverse image can frequently allow me to see mistakes in the piece that I wasn’t able to previously see. Usually when I’m deep in the trenches of working, my opinion of the work is very biased. Instead of making decisions on the spot, I reserve judgment on the work by putting it away for two weeks where I can’t see it. After that time period passes, I take the work out again. I’m often times surprised that my initial opinion of the work was quite off and that getting some distance from the work allows me to make better informed decisions.

In my experience, being 100-percent happy with a work is so incredibly rare that it’s not a goal that I even strive for. When I reflect upon my past works, there is always something that I’m not totally satisfied with. To combat this feeling, it’s a good idea to not be too precious about your work. Maintain a high level of productivity so that you aren’t investing everything you have into a single work. It’s usually a better use of your time to create a work, learn from it, and then know when to move on. Students ask me all the time whether they can rework their homework assignments. The majority of the time, I advise them to simply absorb what they experienced with that piece and then to move onto the next work. Getting too stuck on an individual work can cause one to obsess over details and concerns that in the larger picture don’t matter.

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