As part of our quest to find schools that will offer students the greatest educational value, we were naturally curious to know which are the techiest of these high-tech schools.
To find them, we consulted university websites, reviewed national surveys from college students about their schools, searched various databases on subjects like computer science, biometrics and social media, and looked over winners of prestigious national awards such as the Innovators Awards.
We're already seeing a positive impact on global politics, economics, and the arts: The Chinese became privy to online social networking in 2007 with the launch of My Space China under the News Corp.
umbrella; contemporary Chinese painters — including Xiaogang Zhang and Minjun Yue — have rung up nearly 0 million in sales on international art circuits since 2006, thanks to well-connected supporters like Ziyi Zhang; and almost 43 percent of international adoptions, which have more than tripled since 1990, now come out of Asian countries (more playdates for Pax and Maddox).
While we realize the system is not perfect, we needed a useful way of helping readers compare features among these various high-tech universities. Awards 2 points — Major (national or international) award for technology or innovation 1 point — Regional or local award for technology or innovation Additional Criteria 1 point — Per declared 10,000 square feet of subject-specific laboratory or research center 1 point — Facilities or research departments allowing research opportunity to undergraduate students 1 point — Nobel laureates on campus or listed amongst the alumni 1 point — The offering of tech features beyond traditional universities, whether in the classrooms, residence halls, or department.
After reviewing several hundred candidates, we believe these fifty universities are tops.
Then, CBS head Leslie Moonves wed TV news anchor Julie Chen; Oscar winner Nicolas Cage married half-his-age third wife Alice Kim; billionaire George Soros coupled up with violinist Jennifer Chun; and producer Brian Grazer courted concert pianist Chau-Giang Thi Nguyen.
Add the nuptials of investment magnate Bruce Wasserstein to fourth wife Angela Chao and the pending vows between venture capitalist Vivi Nevo and Chinese actress Ziyi Zhang, and we've got a curious cultural ripple.
Consider that, stateside, Mandarin classes have spiked 200 percent over the past five years (apparently, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner was an early adopter; he taught Mandarin classes in his Dartmouth days), and China has claimed status as the world's top export nation.What's more, perhaps a proliferation of gorgeous, mixed-race, multilingual offspring (assuming a classical Mandarin tutor is on the Chen-Moonves registry) is just good for our landscape.However you look at it, one thing's for sure: We're going to have to get used to this new international power family — aging mogul and foxy Asian wife flaunting a double-wide with newborn and adopted Malawian tot. I hear endangered Burmese rabbits are exceptionally cuddly."They're dating a white guy, and they may not know if it's a fetish thing.""It's like a curse that Asian-American women can't avoid," says C. Le, director of Asian and Asian-American Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst."From an academic point of view, the perception still serves as a motivation for white men." In researching his new book, author Richard Bernstein found that the Orientalist illusion continues to influence.