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Remembering climate change ... a message from the year 2071 | Kim Stanley Robinson

Coming to us from 60 years in the future, legendary sci-fi writer Kim Stanley Robinson tells the "history" of how humanity ended the climate crisis and restored the damage done to Earth's biosphere. A rousing vision of how we might unite to overcome the greatest challenge of our time. [Author: [email protected] (TED)]
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Community meetings in the San Fernando Valley, Aug. 2-9

National Night Out is on Aug. 3, 2021. Most National Night Out events were cancelled in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. In the photo, children enjoy themselves during San Fernando Police Department’s National Night Out in San Fernando on Tuesday, August 6, 2019. The San Fernando Police Department is planning for a National Night Out event on Oct. 5, 2021. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)     Community meetings bring people together for exchange of ideas and memorable s...
Tags: Books, Gardening, Airports, Police, Environment, Charity, Los Angeles, Events, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Higher Education, Community, Book Club, Local News, Voice


Women participate less at conferences, even if gender-balanced – study

Exclusive: small changes in conference design can make big difference to female inclusion, say researchersWomen are less likely to participate in proceedings at medical and scientific conferences, even with gender-balanced delegates, although simple interventions in conference design sparked a significant improvement in female inclusion, a study has found. Medical and scientific conferences are imperative to the professional visibility of clinicians and academics, and researchers conducted this ...
Tags: Gender, Science, Women, UK News, World news, Work & careers, Higher Education, Women in the boardroom, Imperial College London, Guardian Careers, Society for Endocrinology


What you need to know about the University of California’s plans for 2021-22

University of California campuses start the fall 2021 term in August and September, beginning the third school year to take place during the coronavirus pandemic. And, although things will look more normal than they did during the 2020-21 school year, the continuing pandemic will still make for a year like no other at the UC’s 10 campuses. Will classes be online or in-person? The UC system announced in January that the fall term would mostly consist of in-person instruction, after a school year ...
Tags: Health, News, California, Sport, Nasa, Public Health, Soccer, Higher Education, UC, University Of California, Ucla, UC Irvine, UC Riverside, Los Angeles Daily News, David Crane, University Of California Tuition


Bargaining council looks into complaint against Blade Nzimande

Two months before the long-serving higher education director general was suspended, he reported Nzimande to the bargaining council The post Bargaining council looks into complaint against Blade Nzimande appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: South Africa, Higher Education, National, Science and Technology, Aaron Motsoaledi, Blade Nzimande, Nzimande, Workplace Bullying, Top Six, Department of Higher Education and Training, South African Communist Party, Auditor General, National Skills Fund, Subs-only, Gwebinkundla Qonde, General Public Service Sector Bargaining Council


The informal settlements reshaping the world | Jota Samper

Creative, sustainable solutions find their home in the thousands of informal neighborhoods across the world. Urban planner Jota Samper believes these often overlooked settlements (also known as slums) should be regarded as hubs of innovation and shares three reasons why giving them the attention they deserve could help change the way humanity coexists -- and cities evolve -- on a global scale. [Author: [email protected] (TED)]
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The radical, revolutionary resilience of Black joy | Miracle Jones

In the face of trauma, happiness is resilience: a revolutionary act of thriving despite all odds, rather than wilting or surrendering. Community organizer and activist Miracle Jones offers a heart-to-heart meditation on the role of joy as a form of radical resistance, survival and protection for Black folks in the US and across the world. A warm reminder to embrace the guiding light of hope in the presence of darkness. [Author: [email protected] (TED)]
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Walmart workers can now get 100% of their college tuition and book costs covered at 10 different universities and online schools

Walmart will now pay all tuition and book costs for employees attending participating educational institutions. Chris Hondros/Getty Images Walmart will cover all costs for employees attending these 10 colleges and educational programs. All Walmart and Sam's Club employees are eligible starting on their first day of work. Reduced-cost educational programs at Walmart have enrolled 52,000 employees since 2018. See more stories on Insider's business page. Walmart will cover all tuitio...
Tags: Home Depot, Education, Trends, Walmart, Higher Education, Retail, Starbucks, Student Loan Debt, University Of Arizona, Tuition, Arizona State University, Sam s Club, Voxy, Purdue University Global, Heather Schlitz, Univerisites


3 rules for a zero-carbon world | Nigel Topping

Every human and natural system -- from oil extraction to the flight of a flock of starlings -- can be seen as a set of repeating patterns. These patterns can be disrupted for good or for bad, says Nigel Topping, the High Level Climate Action Champion for COP26, the UN's climate change conference set to take place in November 2021 in Glasgow, Scotland. He shares three rules of radical collaboration that could positively disrupt the patterns of the global economy and help humanity tackle the world...
Tags: Higher Education, Un, Nigel, Speaking, Glasgow Scotland


Students in England may need to be fully vaccinated to attend lectures

Ministers considering plan that would also make double Covid jabs compulsory for students staying in halls of residenceCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMinisters have confirmed they could force students in England to be double vaccinated to attend lectures in person or stay in halls of residence, setting the government on a possible collision course with a number of its own MPs.Asked about the idea, first outlined in the Times, education minister Vicky Ford did not rul...
Tags: England, Students, Education, UK News, Higher Education, Universities, Times, Vicky Ford, Coronavirus


The ancient origins of the Olympics | Armand D'Angour

Thousands of years in the making, the Olympics began as part of a religious festival honoring the Greek god Zeus in the rural Greek town of Olympia. But how did it become the greatest show of sporting excellence on earth? Educator Armand D'Angour explains the evolution of the Olympics. (Directed by Diogo Viegas, narrated by Addison Anderson, music by Cem Misirlioglu and Brooks Ball) [Author: [email protected] (TED)]
Tags: Higher Education, Speaking, Armand D Angour, Diogo Viegas, Addison Anderson, Cem Misirlioglu, Brooks Ball


Vaccinate all UK university students by September, says union

UCU urges government to prevent universities being ‘incubators for Covid-19 all over again’Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageUniversity staff are demanding the full vaccination of all students by September and compulsory face masks on campus to stop the Delta variant from ripping through universities in the new academic year.The University and College Union (UCU) has written to the education secretary, Gavin Williamson, warning that the Covid chaos seen in universities ...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, England, Education, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Higher Education, Microbiology, Delta, Universities, Vaccines and immunisation, Gavin Williamson, The University and College Union UCU, Coronavirus


Tuition hike approved for UCLA, UC Irvine, UC Riverside and 7 other campuses

By JANIE HAR | Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO — University of California regents on Thursday approved a multiyear plan to raise tuition and fees at the system’s 10 campuses. The proposed increase is the first since 2017 and had been criticized by opponents as a “forever hike.” University officials say the increase is needed to maintain the quality of the public university system and provide more financial aid to students. The proposal calls for tuition and fees to rise by 2% plus inflation for n...
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University of California regents approve rare tuition hike

By JANIE HAR | Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO — University of California regents on Thursday approved a multiyear plan to raise tuition and fees at the system’s 10 campuses. The proposed increase is the first since 2017 and had been criticized by opponents as a “forever hike.” University officials say the increase is needed to maintain the quality of the public university system and provide more financial aid to students. The proposal calls for tuition and fees to rise by 2% plus inflation for n...
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Are wild animals really "wild"? | Emma Marris

Human activity is affecting the planet in dramatic, unsustainable ways -- including destroying the habitats of wild animals. Considering our obligation to care for the creatures we've impacted, environmental writer Emma Marris dives into the ethics of wildlife management, zoos and aquariums, offering her thoughts on how we can help Earth's wildlife flourish. (This conversation, hosted by TED science curator David Biello, was part of a TED Membership event. Visit ted.com/membership to become a TE...
Tags: Higher Education, Speaking, Emma Marris, David Biello


Graduates from 2020 finally got their moment for an in-person commencement at Cal State Los Angeles

Rebecca Galvn, a history major at Cal State Los Angeles, waits to enter graduation ceremonies as Tony Zamora holds a larger-than-life replica to support her at the event Wednesday, July 21, 2021. Graduation ceremonies will be held for graduates on Reeder field at Cal State LA over the next two weeks. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Cal State Los Angeles graduates are covered with confetti at Cal State LA graduation ceremonies Wednesday, July 21, 2021. Graduation cer...
Tags: Education, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Higher Education, Graduation, Community, Local News, San Fernando Valley, Latina, Reeder, David Crane, Cal State, William Covino, College of Ethnic Studies, Cal State LA


How every child can thrive by five | Molly Wright

"What if I was to tell you that a game of peek-a-boo could change the world?" asks seven-year-old Molly Wright, one of the youngest-ever TED speakers. Breaking down the research-backed ways parents and caregivers can support children's healthy brain development, Wright highlights the benefits of play on lifelong learning, behavior and well-being, sharing effective strategies to help all kids thrive by the age of five. She's joined onstage by one-year-old Ari and his dad, Amarjot, who help illust...
Tags: Higher Education, Unicef, Speaking, Wright, Ari, Molly Wright, Minderoo Foundation, Amarjot


The (de)colonizing of beauty | Sasha Sarago

Beauty is about more than the body you inhabit -- it's a way of being that goes beyond genetics or societal ideals. Aboriginal writer and former model Sasha Sarago invites you to decolonize beauty, moving away from the monolithic Eurocentric archetype and towards a more essential, authentic understanding of self that belongs to everyone. [Author: [email protected] (TED)]
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Why COP26 is our best chance for a greener future | Alok Sharma

Something powerful is happening around the world. The issue of climate change has moved from the margins to the mainstream, says Alok Sharma, the President-Designate of COP26, the United Nations climate conference set to take place in November 2021 in Glasgow, Scotland. He unpacks what this shift means for the world economy and the accelerating "green industrial revolution" -- and lays out the urgent actions that need to happen in order to limit global temperature rise. [Author: [email protected] ...
Tags: Higher Education, United Nations, Speaking, Glasgow Scotland, Alok Sharma


National Merit Scholarship announces college-sponsored awards to 2021 LA County high school graduates

    Mira Costa High School held its graduation Thursday June 17, 2021, in Manhattan Beach. (Photo by Chuck Bennett, Contributing Photographer)   The National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced its lists of 2021 high school graduates who have been awarded college-sponsored scholarships on June 2 and July 12. The college-sponsored scholarships were financed by 160 colleges and universities this year for more than 4,100 National Merit Scholarship 2021 finalists who will attend their colle...
Tags: Education, College, Sport, Soccer, United States, Higher Education, High School, Universities, John, Local News, Scholarships, Los Angeles County, LA County, San Fernando Valley, North Hollywood, Palos Verdes Peninsula


3 myths about racism that keep the US from progress | Candis Watts Smith

Racism morphs, spreading and hiding behind numerous half-truths and full-blown falsities about where it lives and who embodies it. In this actionable talk, political scientist Candis Watts Smith debunks three widely accepted myths about racism in the US and calls for a nuanced, more expansive definition to support this new era of anti-racist action. [Author: [email protected] (TED)]
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How a new generation is setting the record straight on black US history

Recent traumas in the US have energised a fresh wave of academic studies that are finally telling the full story of centuries-long abuse and forgotten resistanceIbram X Kendi dubs this time the “black renaissance”. Owing to activism on the ground, he says, “there’s been a growing awareness of racism itself, and a recognition that folks don’t understand the lives that black people have lived and are living today. And that awareness has led to a growing demand that is being supplied by this incred...
Tags: Race, US, Higher Education, Slavery, Colonialism, Black Lives Matter Movement, Ibram X Kendi, History books, Keisha N Blain, African America Continue


The missing 96 percent of the universe | Claire Malone

We've misplaced the building blocks of the cosmos -- and particle physicists like Claire Malone are on a mission to find them. Despite scientists hitting a "major snag" in uncovering what exactly makes up dark matter and dark energy, she explains how questioning our fundamental understanding of nature itself invites a different, more meaningful perspective universally. [Author: [email protected] (TED)]
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3 ways to create a menopause-friendly work culture | Andrea Berchowitz

Hot flashes, joint pain, anxiety, depression, difficulty sleeping -- these unforgiving menopause symptoms directly impact work but often go overlooked and under-discussed as a taboo topic, says entrepreneur Andrea Berchowitz. She gives practical advice on how to create a menopause-friendly work culture that supports gender equity and diversity retention in the workplace. [Author: [email protected] (TED)]
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The link between menopause and gender inequity at work | Andrea Berchowitz

Hot flashes, joint pain, anxiety, depression, difficulty sleeping -- these unforgiving menopause symptoms directly impact work but often go overlooked and under-discussed as a taboo topic, says entrepreneur Andrea Berchowitz. She gives practical advice on how to create a menopause-friendly work culture that supports gender equity and diversity retention in the workplace. [Author: [email protected] (TED)]
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Cambridge University accused of Faustian pact in planned £400m deal with UAE

Rights advocate says proposed partnership with Emirates raises ‘profound concern’ and Cambridge documents note ‘values gap’The University of Cambridge has been accused of entering “a Faustian pact” over plans for a £400m collaboration with the United Arab Emirates in what would be the biggest deal of its kind in the university’s history.According to internal documents seen by the Guardian the 10-year collaboration would help Cambridge, one of the wealthiest higher education institutions in the U...
Tags: UK, UK News, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Higher Education, Emirates, United Arab Emirates, Cambridge, Universities, University of Cambridge, Cambridge University, Uae


Nikole Hannah-Jones picks Howard after UNC tenure dispute

By Tom Foreman Jr. | Associated Press WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — An investigative journalist who won a Pulitzer Prize for her ground-breaking work on the bitter legacy of slavery in the U.S. announced Tuesday that she will not join the faculty at the University of North Carolina following an extended tenure fight, and instead will accept a chaired professorship at Howard University. The dispute over whether North Carolina’s flagship public university would grant Nikole Hannah-Jones a lifetime faculty...
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Threats, insults and China’s influence on Australian universities

A landmark report by Human Rights Watch has detailed accounts of pro-democracy students and academics in Australia who are being harassed and threatened over their comments relating to China. In some cases, people have been doxxed, and others claim their actions have been reported to Chinese authorities. Reporter Daniel Hurst explains why academics and students are experiencing this harassment, and what Australia can do about itYou can also read: Continue reading...
Tags: Hong Kong, Students, Education, Australia, China, World news, Australia news, Asia Pacific, Higher Education, Human Rights Watch, International Students, Daniel Hurst


The past, present and future of Native American food | Sean Sherman

When you think of North American cuisine, do Indigenous foods come to mind? Chef Sean Sherman serves up an essential history lesson that explains the absence of Native American culinary traditions across the continent, highlighting why revitalizing Indigenous education sits at the center of a better diet and healthier relationship with the planet. [Author: [email protected] (TED)]
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Why aren't there more Native American restaurants? | Sean Sherman

When you think of North American cuisine, do Indigenous foods come to mind? Chef Sean Sherman serves up an essential history lesson that explains the absence of Native American culinary traditions across the continent, highlighting why revitalizing Indigenous education sits at the center of a better diet and healthier relationship with the planet. [Author: [email protected] (TED)]
Tags: Higher Education, Speaking, Sean Sherman