Wednesday, April 12, 2017

TONIGHT @RPI, African American Poet Gregory Pardlo

 
April 12 (Wednesday):  Gregory Pardlo, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet
Reading and McKinney Writing Contest Award — 8:00 p.m., Biotech Auditorium,
Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies Building, Rensselaer (RPI), Troy


Gregory Pardlo
received the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for Digest (2014), his second published collection. The Pulitzer committee described Pardlo’s work as “Clear-voiced poems that bring readers the news from 21st century America, rich with thought, ideas and histories public and private.” Poet Campbell McGrath said the poems in Digest “…delight the ear, encourage the heart, and nourish the brain.” Pardlo won the American Poetry Review Honickman First Book Prize for his collection Totem (2007). He is also the author of Air Traffic, a memoir in essays forthcoming from Knopf.

Sponsored by Rensselaer’s 76th Annual McKinney Writing Contest and Reading; Vollmer W. Fries Lecture; Department of Communication and Media; School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences; Rensselaer Union; Friends of the Folsom Library; Poets & Writers; and the Writers Institute

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Friday, April 07, 2017

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Monday, March 27, 2017

Bike Helmets Save Lives (And Brains!)

Many, many people, for many, many years, have ridden bicycles (and even motorcycles) without ever donning any sort of protective headgear, and never suffered a mishap. But all it takes is one hiccup. It coul dbe cyclist error. Maybe a sudden unseen unexpected pothole. Or an animal running out ahead of your bike. From bump on the noggin to a cut to severe concussion to fatal head injury. Here are a few helpful websites as we coast into Spring!




Friday, March 10, 2017

Your Web Hosting Provider Does Make A Difference!

Your Web Hosting Provider Does Make A Difference

Just like you would not trust just anyone to take care of your pet for the weekend while you are out of town, neither should you assign web hosting responsibilities to just anyone either. This is simply too important a part of your business plan today to give over to a company that does not have a proven track record. Website downtime, for example, can cost you a great deal of money and customers. You need a web hosting provider that maintains the security and integrity of your site at all times, while working to ensure that the site is operational 99.9 percent of the time. In other words, your web hosting provider does make a difference and this is why you should carefully consider your options before choosing one.

Assess Your Needs

With all of the various web hosting and design packages out there, you will want to conduct a careful assessment of your needs before deciding which is best for you. The first and primary concern should be reliability. Read online reviews and talk to others in a similar business as you in order to find out a few of the more reputable hosting companies out there today.

You also want to make sure that the package you choose offers you enough storage space. Do not feel as if you need to get the best and most powerful package right away, but do ensure that you have some room to grow as you are ready. You do not want to find that you need to change web hosting providers later on just because you run out of room.

A Good Web Host Will Grow Alongside You

If you are like most, your business is in a constant evolution. While you might not need every feature known to man today, some of those very online tools and resources can come in quite handy at a later date. This is why a good web host will offer a variety of packages that grow along side. You might not need Wordpress hosting at the moment, for example, but it would be nice to have the flexibility to add that in as you decide to get into more complex online activities.

As you grow, you will also want to choose a provider that offers more professional hosting services that you could never accomplish on your own. This will provide you with nearly unlimited disk space and the possibility of end email address. These features alone can give even the smallest business a big company look and feel on the Internet. As you need them, make sure they are available. Finally, you want to ensure that your web host offers industry leading SSL security. This is a must in today’s virtual world, and your customers will want an assurance that their data is safe for you.

Choose a web hosting provider wisely. This is a decision that will make a difference for your business, so consider the packages that are out there and get the one that provides the most bang for your buck.
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