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what we already knew and had been practicing whenever possible...
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That's exactly what I thought too, +Vanessa Vaile ... all that time and effort spent researching what's obvious to people out there doing the work. Does this article mean we can now really all get down to work? At last...? I hope so! :-)
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What happens to the children of Astronauts?

STOCKTON — There was a special moment during University of the Pacific’s School of Engineering and Computer Science Diploma and Hooding Ceremony on Saturday at Knoles Lawn when 21-year-old Julio Hernandez walked across the stage into the arms of his father.
Jose Hernandez, a former astronaut and current member of the university’s board of regents, had the honor of hooding his son, who earned a bachelor’s degree in engineering management and a master’s degree in engineering science. Julio Hernandez now hopes to follow in the footsteps of his father, who served as the flight engineer aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery in 2009.
“One small step toward a larger goal of becoming an astronaut,” Julio Hernandez said.
Julio Hernandez is one of about 2,000 members of the Class of 2016 at Pacific. A commencement ceremony was held Saturday morning at Spanos Center followed by several diploma and hooding ceremonies across campus in the afternoon.
Julio Hernandez now is preparing to enroll at Purdue University, where he has accepted a full scholarship to pursue a Ph.D.
“That was his way of telling me he wants to be an astronaut, because we hadn’t discussed it before,” Jose Hernandez said. “I said, ‘Why Purdue?’ He said, ‘Well, dad, I did my research, and I found that the greatest number of astronauts graduated from Purdue University.’ ”
Jose Hernandez was born in French Camp. As a child, he worked with his family and other farm workers throughout California, harvesting crops. He attended many schools as his family moved from one town to another and was not able to speak English until he was 12.
Jose Hernandez graduated from Franklin High School in Stockton and went on to earn a bachelor’s degree from Pacific. He later earned a master’s degree in electrical and computer engineering from University of California, Santa Barbara.
Jose Hernandez was rejected by NASA 11 times before he was accepted for the 2004 astronaut candidate class. On Aug. 28, 2009, he ventured into space on the STS-128 mission to the International Space Station. During that voyage, he became the first person in space to tweet in Spanish.
Julio Hernandez said he was inspired by his father’s story.
“I get a lot of my hard work and my ethic from my dad,” he said. “To become an astronaut from a migrant farmworker, there has to be so much fortitude and drive to achieve history, and I’d like to think I have a little bit of that.”
Julio Hernandez is the oldest of six children in his family, including one adopted daughter. His father said he has set a fine example for his brothers and sisters.
“The only requirement I give my kids is that I want them to graduate from college with a four-year degree,” Jose Hernandez said. “I don’t care if it’s underwater basket weaving. If that’s what you love, knock yourself out — just graduate from college. I certainly don’t put the pressure on them, saying, ‘Hey, you have to be like your old man.’”
And yet that’s exactly what his oldest son is aiming to achieve.
“If he could do it, why can’t I?” Julio Hernandez said. “And why can’t I go farther?”
— Contact reporter Jason Anderson at (209) 546-8279 or janderson@recordnet.com. Follow him at recordnet.com/crimeblog and on Twitter @Stockton911.



http://www.recordnet.com/news/20160514/like-father-like-son-astronauts-son-uses-ceremony-to-reveal-next-frontier---space
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PS thanks +George Station ~ best source for California higher ed stories
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Buried beneath the rubble, archaeologists unearthed a small stockpile of seeds stowed in a clay jar dating back 2,000 years. Remarkably, attempts to grow one of the seeds was successful and researchers have now brought back the once extinct Judean date palm.
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For thousands of years, the date palm was a staple crop in the Kingdom of Judea, as it was a source of food, shelter and shade. Thick forests of the palms towering up to 80 feet and spreading fo
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for your online #readinglist  ~ original #myth  reads from +Laura Gibbs'  
 
And I just finished the last Myth-Folklore story too (I saved the dramatic conclusion of CSI Canterbury Tales for last!) ... you can see them all here: https://www.pinterest.com/laurakgibbs/myth-folklore-spring-2016/ ... what a great semester it has been!!! :-)
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As always, there was some really great work. I will enjoy adding new projects to the featured Storybooks archive! :-)
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plus a cute Google doodle to boot. I'll probably run up a quick collection on OneTab too. Does anyone here have G+ collection on cities?
A look back at just how and why her insights on cities have proved so enduring.
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About +Digital Bodies blog ~ one of EdTech’s 50 Must-Read Higher Ed IT Blogs

...also Maya Georgieva's topic for tomorrow's #FTTE , "Virtual Reality in Education," a Future Trends Forum conversation with Bryan Alexander, https://www.digitalbodies.net/virtual-reality/virtual-reality-in-education-a-future-trends-forum-conversation-with-bryan-alexander/ (also highly recommended)
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Originally posted on The Adjunct Crisis: The adjunct crisis is the higher education crisis. There is a division within our union ranks not of our own design, which we do not clearly see. And this is troubling. We are divided. Our union is divided. As long…
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By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | - - Researchers at Germany's Max Planck Institute and their scientific partners have …
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visual #bookreview  & classroom coping strategies for introverts HT +Kevin Hodgson 
Quiet Power: The Secret Strengths of Introverts is in bookstores today! It's a great guide for introverted kids (and introverted former-kids as well). Here's a look at the cover I designed:
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