Education/Newsletter/August 2014/Articles of interest in other publications
Wikimania: student medics get credit for webside manner
The Times Higher Education profiles the Wikipedians, medics and academics who shared their work on Wikipedia in the field of medicine at the annual conference Wikimania. The article also addresses the benefits of building Wikipedia into higher education teaching and learning and interviews Wikipedia Education Collaborative member Shani Evenstein, who works at the Sackler School of Medicine at Tel Aviv University on Wiki-Med: the first academic Wikipedia course in Israel. Read the article here.
The joys of being a Wikipedian
The New Indian Times profiles 3 Indian contributors to the Wikimedia movement: an engineer, a developer, and a university student. The article also lists easy ways to get involved and rules every new Wikipedian should know. Read the full article here.
VivaCell-MTS General Manager Ralph Yirikian meets participants of Wiki Youth Camps
VivaCell-MTS General Manager Ralph Yirikian met with the high schools students participating Wikimedia Armenia's Wiki Youth Camp in Vanadzor, Armenia. One of the objectives of the camp is to engage Western Armenian-speaking youth in Wikipedia content development. The Western Armenian language has been declared an endangered language by UNESCO. Read the full article here.
Wikimania: Ukrainian college student named Wikipedian of the Year
The Kyiv Post profiles Ihor Kostenko, who was named the Wikipedian of the Year by Jimmy Wales at the closing ceremony of Wikimania 2014 in London, UK. Kostenko was a 22-year old geography student, journalist, and EuroMaidan activist who was one of the Heavenly Hundred, a group of 100+ protesters killed during public protests in Ukraine. During his two-and-half-years of writing for Ukrainian Wikipedia under the username Ig2000, he wrote 280 articles and edited more than 1,600 articles on a wide range of topics (sports, geography, economics, and the history of the Ukrainian military). He also popularized Ukrainian Wikipedia on social networks. Read the full article here.