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Getting a Visa for College: My Long Journey to Graduate School

By Ridina Shakya G’19 Growing up in Kathmandu, Nepal, Ridina Shakya G’19 was interested in analyzing business activities. She traveled halfway around the world in 2017, ready to start her MBA in the United States. She was successfully admitted into the Huether School of Business with scholarships, but found that she faced an arduous journey of another type: waiting for…

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Cybersecurity 101, Part 4: Do You Know Who’s Following You?

  In this installment for our cybersecurity series, our faculty experts discuss the judicious use of social media, potential risks from the Internet of Things, and hints that you may have been hacked.   The experts: Dr. Zumrut Akcam, assistant professor of computer science Dr. Kimberly Cornell,  assistant professor of computer science Dr. Mark Gilder,  assistant professor of computer science Dr.…

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Why Should I Learn to Play (or Sing) Music?

Maybe you started piano lessons as a child, but got too busy with varsity sports (or video games). Or perhaps you joined the school band but stopped playing when you graduated high school. Or maybe you never took music lessons at all. Chances are, though, that music plays a role in your life, whether you sing Taylor Swift in the…

Cybersecurity 101, Part 3: Privacy? What’s That?

  Is it OK to throw temper tantrums and pout on social media since only our friends see it? Is hacking into other people’s networks a good way to be recruited by the CIA? Why should we worry about third parties accessing our data? Saint Rose cybersecurity experts weigh in on these and other topics, and offer tips for maximizing…

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Cybersecurity 101, Part 2: How to Protect Yourself Without Becoming a Paranoid Shut-in

Continuing our eye-opening chat with Saint Rose cybersecurity experts, we discuss the risks we face every day; how to defend ourselves against hacking and data theft; a commonsense approach to risk assessment; and how to balance our needs for privacy, convenience, and security. The cybersecurity experts Zumrut Akcam, Ph.D., assistant professor of computer science Kimberly Cornell, Ph.D., assistant professor of…