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  • In which comedian Jimmy Fallon is discombobulated by robots

    Watch artificial intelligence – the cutting edge of engineering – live up to its creepy image, as comedian and ‘The Tonight Show’ host Jimmy Fallon apprehensively lets a snakebot climb his leg, has a super-awkward conversation with the placid android Sophia, and gets all butterfingered with an expensive butterfly bot. The snakebot, developed at Carnegie […]

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  • 50 Popular Books You Can Read This Summer

    To mark #WorldBookDay, the School of Oriental and African Studies asked students, academics, alumni, and friends to suggest their top picks in global literature. The response was fantastic. While SOAS received hundreds of nominations on Facebook, Twitter and their blog, they narrowed the list to 50. The list is enough to keep readers going for […]

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  • Remembering a funny French teacher

    Recently, someone asked on Quora, “What has been your strangest experience with a teacher. Many stories followed, including a few disturbing ones. Our favorite was this one, contributed by someone named Annie Howard: When I was studying for GCSE French, our teacher had some very odd ideas: He gave people nicknames based on their names […]

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  • Word Nerd: 8 most commonly mispronounced British place names

    The UK has bizarre place names. We’re not just talking about the tiny Welsh town with a name 58 characters long – Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch, or Pity Me – a village in Durham County. Between these two places – the first of which we doubt you’ll ever wrap your tongue around, and the second you will never […]

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  • St. John's University Summer Program for High School Students!

    The Global Innovators Academy is a two-week summer program for international high school students aged 15 years and above. The program provides a balance of in-class experiences that challenge assumptions and require in-depth analysis with extracurricular activities that allow students to relate their academic inquiry to the world around them. St. John's Queens campus, located in one of the most d...

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  • Dr. Jeffrey Legro on UVA's global approach to education

    Dr. Jeffrey W. Legro is Taylor Professor of Politics and Vice Provost for Global Affairs at the University of Virginia. In an exclusive interview with BrainGain Magazine on Wednesday, March 29, 2017, he discussed how the University of Virginia fosters diversity and broadens the horizons of its students. He said UVA students have the opportunity to study in other parts of the world though a range o...

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  • Dr. Teresa Sullivan on international student life at UVA

    In an exclusive interview with BrainGain Magazine on Wednesday, March 29, 2017, Dr Sullivan, President of the University of Virginia, discussed how international students can participate in UVA’s cutting-edge research, and the funding and work opportunities available to them. She also discussed how diversity enriches academic and cultural life at both the University of Virginia and the broader com...

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  • St. John's University Global Innovators Academy for high school students 2017

    The global innovators academy is a two-week summer program for international high school students aged 15 years and above the program provides a balance of in-class experiences that challenge assumptions and require in-depth analysis with extracurricular activities that allow students to relate their academic inquiry to the world around them. St. John's Queens campus, located in one of the most di...

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  • ‘Leaver’s Assembly’ – a slam farewell for high-school graduation

    It’s that bittersweet time of the year when high-school seniors say farewell to their classmates, look forward to their hard-earned summer break, and prepare for an exciting new journey through college. Last year, Naina Lavakare, a student at The British School, Delhi, was asked to write a slam piece for the traditional ‘Leaver’s Assembly’ held […]

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  • Word Nerd: Why it’s important to write concisely

    Business news reports sometimes refer to “manufacturing units” when they mean “factories”. One college library had a sign above its photocopier that read “Reprographic Unit”. We often use two or more long words when a short one would be enough. This sort of verbosity – sometimes the result of a shaky vocabulary, and at other […]

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  • Word Nerd: 7 Impossibly Sophisticated and Smart Insults

    Recently, we argued that poems can be as funny as they can be serious. In this Word Nerd, we’re making the same case for insults. Add enough wit to insults and they become glorious – masterpieces which are likely to offend and impress in equal measure. And if you’re finding it hard to think of […]

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  • Student Experience: The Wharton KWHS Global Young Leaders Academy

    125 students from 19 countries attended the Knowledge@Wharton High School Global Young Leaders’ Academy, hosted by the The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, collaborated by BrainGain Magazine. Watch this video of students sharing their experience of learning in an Ivy League institution. For more information visit us: www.wharton.braingainmag.com

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  • 5 Funny Poets You Need to Read

    Poetry, for most of us, is like an embarrassing aunt. The one we want to avoid at social gatherings, the one we nod at absently when she grabs us and talks dime to the dozen, the one we are reluctant to be seen with in public, for fear that she will bore or embarrass the […]

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  • Word Nerd: 8 words for boring nonsense that just won’t stop

    Every party has a crashing bore who will corner you and launch into a labyrinthine story. Every seminar has that one gasbag in the audience who will share a personal opinion disguised as a never-ending question. Every family gathering has that dreaded relative with a chronic case of verbal diarrhea. Verbosity is a common hazard, […]

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  • Word Nerd: What You See is Not What You Say

    Is English a phonetic language? Yes. No. Maybe. If it was as phonetic a language as Hindi or Spanish, we would speak it just as we spell it. Instead, we have the silent k’s (knowledge, knight, kneel) and g’s (gnash, gnostic, gnome), the moody oe sound (shoes, does, goes), and the troublesome th (Thames, Thomas, […]

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  • Word Nerd: 5 English phrases that only Indians truly get

    English is a language that often seems to divide rather than unite its speakers from various parts of the former British empire. For example, when Americans speak of ‘boots’ and ‘bonnets’, they are referring to things you wear, but in British English, of course, the words refer to the front and back of a car, […]

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  • 5 tips to convince your parents to let you study abroad

    So you’ve shortlisted universities, taken the exams you need to take, and even got great scores. And yet, your dream of studying abroad has screeched to a halt. The reason? Your parents aren’t ready to let their precious fledgling fly from the nest. If this sounds like your story, here are a few tips that […]

  • Word Nerd: Everyone speaks Romani, the language of the Gypsies

    Languages are often more interconnected than we realize. They reflect centuries, or even millennia, of migration, trade, and cultural borrowing. Although many of us may feel no connection to the Roma people (a.k.a. Gypsies), we do, in fact, share quite a bit of vocabulary with them. If you’re a Hindi or Urdu speaker, for instance, […]

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  • What Traveling Around the World in 2016 Taught Me

    I think it’s safe to say I travelled quite a lot in 2016.  It all started in May with a trip to Australia, and only finished with November in US. Funny thing is that not one of them was ever an actual vacation. If you keep up with BrainGain magazine, you may remember that Meha […]

  • Word Nerd: How 8 Cities Got Their Famous Names

    Ever wondered how a city or town gets its name? Places get their names from histories, geographies, and relentless change. For example, several Indian towns and cities have frequently changed names in order to reflect different perspectives. And in the UK, place-names are how invading armies – Romans, Anglo-Saxons, Norsemen & Vikings left their indelible […]

  • Word Nerd: 5 Creative Definitions of Success & How to Form Your Own

    Success is a popular term. It is also a nuanced one; as much a personal definition, as a cultural construct. The word is derived from the Latin successus, which comes from the verb succedere – come close after. The question hidden in the word’s etymology then is – to come close after what? A lot […]

  • How a Rejection Letter from Oxford Became Viral Artwork

    Claudia Vulliamy, an 18-year old from London, applied to study Classics at Wadham College, one of Oxford University’s 38 constituent colleges. If accepted, she would have started her course in September. But, with more than 24000 applications for approximately 3200 seats, Oxford proved a tough sell. And her application was rejected. What she did next […]

  • Word Nerd: Curving, Carrying & Dropping Balls – 8 Fun Idioms You Should Know

    In this Word Nerd, we are talking about balls, because, apparently, we talk about balls a lot! And not just in the context of sports. It is a common metaphor in politics, business, or any kind of conversation. Not surprising, given that humans have been preoccupied with balls for millennia. There are handball drawings on […]

  • My first semester at Northeastern University, Boston

    Ranked 39th in the US, Northeastern University is a great place to study. I study Computer Science as a graduate student. I joined in Spring 2016. University Coming from a non-computers background, I found the first semester real challenging. We spent a lot of hours in the library. The lecturers and Teaching Assistants are helpful […]

  • What is it like to be a poor student at a very rich university?

    During my first year of college, I went on a trip with a group of other classmates to New York City to network with alumni. At the end of the day, after spending hours going from one company to the next, several of the students talked about hanging out in the city for a while […]

  • Word Nerd: 10 insults that sound clever just because they’re in Latin

    We at BrainGain Magazine believe there is some good in the worst of us. But we also understand that there are limits to human patience. We all suffer moments when we want to gnash our teeth and cuss someone out, but we often refrain from doing so due to notions of decorum. Now there’s a […]

  • The Bodleian Library: Oxford’s Pride

    Oxford’s libraries are among the most celebrated in the world for their incomparable collections of books and manuscripts. The main research library which lends the entire group its name is the Bodleian Library. The group includes research libraries, faculty libraries, as well as those attached to the departments and other institutions of the University, and […]

  • Word Nerd: 19 Words Banned in 2017 For Misuse, Over-Use and General Uselessness

    In our Word Nerd blogs last year, we’ve talked about words to use, as well as how and why. For 2017, we start by sharing a list of words that ought to be banned, according to popular opinion. Every year, since 1976, the Lake Superior State University has been publishing the “List of Words Banished […]

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  • US universities respond to Donald Trump’s 'immigrant ban'

    On January 27, 2017, the Donald Trump administration banned the nationals of seven countries from entering the United States. The ‘immigrant ban’ affects 20,000 international students and faculty, and has drawn opposition from US citizens, government officials, employers, and educational institutions. For updates, visit www.braingainmag.com

  • Interview with Silicon Valley marketing pioneer Satjiv Chahil

    Silicon Valley consultant Satjiv Chahil started out with a B.Com degree from Punjab University, Chandigarh, in 1971. He got an MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management, now part of Arizona State University. In his career of over 30 years, he has worked with companies such as Apple, HP, IBM, Palm, and Xerox, driving initiatives at the cutting edge of entertainment technology. On Novembe...

  • Wharton Summer Program for high school students – Diversity of people from all around the world

    Marina Rauter, student of St Paul’s School in Sao Paulo, Brazil, speaks about her USA summer school experience for high school students at the 2016 Knowledge@Wharton High School Global Young Leaders Academy, held at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School in Philadelphia, powered by BrainGain Magazine. For more Information about summer program visit us : www.wharton.braingainmag.com

  • Wharton Summer School for high school students – A great introduction to business studies

    Inci Gurun, student of the Koc School in Istanbul, Turkey, speaks about her USA summer program for high school students experience at the 2016 Knowledge@Wharton High School Global Young Leaders Academy, held at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School in Philadelphia, powered by BrainGain Magazine. For more Information about summer program visit us : www.wharton.braingainmag.com

  • Wharton Summer Program for high school students – Where the professors really care about you

    Hera Chan, student at the Shanghai High School International Division (SHSID), China, speaks about her USA summer program for high school students experience at the 2016 Knowledge@Wharton High School Global Young Leaders Academy, held at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School in Philadelphia, powered by BrainGain Magazine. For more Information about summer program visit us : www.wharton....

  • How to Make the Most of Studying Abroad: Q&A with Dr. Panchanathan

    Dr. Sethuraman "Panch" Panchanathan, Executive Vice President and Chief Research and Innovation Officer at Arizona State University, chatted with Uma Asher, editor of BrainGain magazine, about how to make the most of studying abroad in a Facebook live session held on 22nd September 2016. He talked about the importance of inter-disciplinary studies, financial planning and his own experience as a Ph...

  • How will Donald Trump’s Presidency Affect International Students?

    International students are worried about what Donald Trump’s presidency will mean for them. Will racism infect the national atmosphere? Will campuses remain safe? Will the national and university administration turn hostile? And most of all, will the US remain a welcoming and rewarding destination for higher education? Harjiv Singh, Founder & CEO of Salwan Media Ventures responds to questions from...

  • Breakfast Roundtable: Smarter Learning for a Better Future

    International education experts discussed the challenges and opportunities in improving learning as we prepare for a smarter future. The discussion was the subject of the Breakfast Roundtable, part of BrainGain magazine’s Student Session held in February 2016. Watch the video to find out more. Visit: www.braingainmag.com/multimedia.php

  • How to talk about race

    Sometimes, students going abroad have apprehensions that they may use words to describe race or ethnicity that may offend someone. Here’s a rough guide to talking about race. If you find it useful, be sure to read this article http://blog.braingainmag.com/word-nerd-how-to-talk-about-race/ too! For more information about: BrainGain Magazine Website: www.braingainmag.com

  • What does Donald Trump’s presidency mean for international students in the United States?

    Announcing a Facebook Live discussion by Harjiv Singh, Founder and CEO of BrainGain Magazine, on Thursday, November 24, 2016, at 4 pm Indian Standard Time. Got questions or comments? Send them to editor@braingainmag.com! https://www.facebook.com/BrainGainMag

  • Q&A How to Write Great Resumes and Ace the Interview

    BrainGain magazine’s panel of experts take questions from high school students on how to write great resumes and ace the interview. Watch the video for their valuable tips.

  • How to Write Great Resumes and Ace the Interview

    Does your application need a resume or a CV? How to succeed in a university interview? How to ace the admission process? Watch the topic for valuable insights on these and related topics.

  • 21st Century Education: Preparing for the Future

    What is the role of education, learning and skills in the 21st century? What is the future of jobs? Are skills inbuilt or learnt? Watch BrainGain magazine’s panel of experts – Sandy Hooda (Vega Schools), Dr. Bennett McClellan (Sunstone Business School), Dr. Pushkar (BITS, Pilani -Goa), and Jerry Hultin (New York University) answer these questions and share valuable insights.

  • Studying Abroad 101: How to Get Admission

    BrainGain magazine’s panel of experts - Zafeena Suresh (Education USA), Andrew White (Hofstra University), and Ji Mi Choi (Arizona State University), in conversation with moderator Uma Asher (Editor, BrainGain magazine) on how students should approach studying in the USA. Watch the video to get important information which can make your dream of pursuing higher studies in the USA a reality: from ba...

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  • Word Nerd: Is Your Autumn Mellow or Macabre?

    Hit the average litterateur with the word autumn, and instead of stars, John Keats’ lines will swim before his or her eyes. And certainly, autumn is a “season of mists”, of “mellow fruitfulness”, of the “maturing sun” and other warm and romantic fantasies. But it is also a season of cooler air, longer nights and […]

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  • How A Homeschooled Mumbai Teen Won a Scholarship to MIT

    A 17-year-old girl from Mumbai with no formal schooling for the last four years just started her first semester at MIT. Her credentials? A-grade programming skills and three medals at the International Olympiad in Informatics. Malvika Raj Joshi’s story is an extraordinary one. Her story is about the happy coincidence of rare talent and good […]

  • Word Nerd: A Good Vocabulary Makes You Smarter

    Some years ago, a friend and I were in a shop that sold kitchenware in a suburban Mumbai market. The store, run by a second-generation trader, was tiny and crammed, as it had always been, but over the years some of the traditional steel bartan had given way to imported items, such as casseroles and […]

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  • Word Nerd: 5 foreign words that English-speakers get wrong

    Namaste! For starters, here’s a lesson in how not to say that word: Mispronouncing a foreign word should not be confused with saying it with a different accent. Everybody has some accent, and those of us who lack the talent of Meryl Streep or Jon B. Higgins cannot lose our accent completely. But anyone can […]

  • Meet Cornell University’s 12-year-old Student: Jeremy Shuler

    A 12-year-old boy just started with engineering classes at Cornell University this September. He is their youngest ever student and his name is Jeremy Shuler. His story has been extensively covered because it is astonishing to most of us. But, his parents, Andy and Harrey Jeong Shuler, recognized his unusual brilliance at an early age. […]

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