Study notes: Cyber attacks, happiness and sculpting

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Fans of Anna Hyatt Huntington’s work (pictured above) can see more of her work at Columbia’s gallery. / Wikimedia commons


Cyber attackers, beware.

The new Cybersecurity Institute at Drexel University aims to address national cyber threats and train the next generation of cybersecurity leaders. The Philadelphia school is devoting 4,000-square feet of space as its primary hub for research, teaching and training. Emerging threats and risks will be examined through hands-on simulations of cyber attacks in its research laboratory.

The institute will also serve as a resource to guide law and policy makers and it will build partnerships with industries to propel their infrastructure protection and response to incidents.

C’mon, get happy

Boston College students, faculty, staff and alums are going viral. That is, they spent six days visiting 32 campus locations to get their groove on for their BC-inspired YouTube channel. Just a few days after posting it, they scored more than 100,000 pages views for their own campus version of Pharrell Williams’ Oscar-nominated hit, “Happy.”

The video is now at 141,187 views and counting, their dance moves in public locations inspired the Twitter hashtag, #BCHappy. Smokey the Bear hat optional.

Sculpted glory

The bronze Joan of Arc sculpture nestled near West 93rd Street and Riverside Drive is the creation of Anna Hyatt Huntington, one of New York City’s most prominent sculptors. Several landmarks like the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, Central Park and the Bronx Zoo are adorned by her work. The Wallach Gallery at Columbia features her early work in an exhibit, “Goddess, Heroine, Beast: Anna Hyatt Huntington’s New York Sculpture, 1902 – 1936,” through March 15.


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