Saturday, April 22, 2006

Avoiding RSI

Avoiding RSI: "Posted by Dr. Taraneh Razavi, M.D., Staff Doctor

From time to time, a resident physician at Google headquarters weighs in with her thoughts on healthy living. This is not medical advice, and you should check with your own doctor before pursuing any particular course of action.

There is a Chinese saying that 'To go beyond is as wrong as to fall short.' In other words, how long can you tap on that keyboard or sit in that chair before you hurt yourself. We’re not designed to remain as sedentary or perform the fine motor movements for the long uninterrupted hours that we have to do in so many of our jobs. Evidence suggests that prolonged abnormal posture and repetitive movements contribute to neck, limb and back pain. These conditions are collectively known as overuse syndromes, or repetitive stress injury (RSI).

RSI is no small matter. It accounts for 34% of all lost-workday injury and illness — and costs almost $20 billion annually, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The National Academy of Sciences has concluded that an estimated $"

Friday, April 21, 2006

This year's Anita Borg Scholarship winners

This year's Anita Borg Scholarship winners: "Posted by April Yu and Jennifer Bostrom, University Programs

It's that time of year when we happily announce the winners of the 2006 Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship. We're awarding 19 $10,000 scholarships to these outstanding young women -- graduate and undergraduate students who are completing degrees in computer science and related fields -- with our congratulations:

Brianna Bethel, University of Colorado - Boulder
G. Ayorkor Mills - Tettey, Carnegie Mellon University
Gillian Rachael Hayes, Georgia Institute of Technology
Himabindu Pucha, Purdue University
Karen Fullam, University of Texas at Austin
Kristen Walcott, University of Virginia
Kristina Chodorow, New York University
Laura Rouse, Georgia Institute of Technology
Marta Magdalena Luczynska, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Megan Olsen, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Michele Banko, University of Washington
Neven Abou Gazala, University of Pittsburgh
Parisa Michelle Tabriz, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Rebecca Nancy Nesson, Harvard University
Shana Kay Watters, University of Minnesota
Sharmishtaa Sesha"

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Who can introduce me to orkut

I wanna sign to orkut at google, who can introduce me to it?