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5 Big Technology Trends

According to NCU faculty member Dr. Pamela Carter, big data, cloud computing, social media, smart machines, and mobile computing are the five big technology trends of the moment.
“The impact of just these five trends is overwhelming,” notes Dr. Carter. “Businesses now really have to focus on how to leverage these technologies.”

What’s Important in a Recovering Economy?

Dr. Smith, Dean of the School of Business and Technology Management at NCUDr. Smith, Dean of the School of Business and Technology Management at NCU 


Why Do We Love Our Favorite Sports Teams?

Face paint? Check. Foam finger? Got it! Vanity license plate cryptically revealing your love for your favorite team? Done!

Have you ever wondered about the psychology of sports – and why we identify so strongly with a particular team? We recently asked NCU Assistant Dean, Dr. Thomas Pucci, why many of us are so dedicated to our favorite teams.

Stage 4, Yak Attack Update

Congratulations Rob on your 2:30:19 Stage 4 finish (8th place)!

NCU Students Check in Before Yak Attack Starts!

The Northcentral University p/b Nepali Tea Traders cycling team is finally together in Kathmandu! It has taken almost a year of preparation, but the team is finally all in Nepal, with the Yak Attack less than a week away. Excitement is high as other racers trickle into the city from all over the world. Australia, New Zealand, Great Britain, Sweden, Japan, Nepal and America are only some of the nations represented in the race.

Final Tune Up!

Final Tune Up!

NCU students Robert Burnett and Thor Loechell tune up before the Yak Attack race begins on March 1.

NCU students, and Denver Residents, Robert Burnett and Thor Loechell, Tackle the 2013 Yak Attack

Rob Burnett has been racing bikes for the past eight years, mostly on the road, and races for an elite amateur team in Denver, CO. When Rob isn't racing, he loves to travel, particularly to Nepal. Thor Loechell has been an avid amateur cyclist for the past 13 years, with experience on both the road and dirt.

Online Research Best Practices – Database Search

Online library databases may allow instant access to just about any subject you could need for your research, but when a simple keyword search turns up more than a hundred thousand results…too much information can be a bad thing. Who has the time to slog through that much data to find relevant resource material? Let’s look at several ways to focus our database search resulting in less wasted time and more useful information.

Preventing Plagiarism in Online Learning

The proliferation of information available on the internet – from journal articles to Google Scholar and Encyclopedia Britannica to the often maligned Wikipedia – makes research much easier than it was even ten years ago. It also makes it easier for students to plagiarize sections and whole papers from obscure published works.

However, there are ways to prevent plagiarism in the classroom and online.

Not Sure About a Career in Marriage and Family Therapy?

Darren Adamson