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What is the meaning of work? | Roy Bahat and Bryn Freedman

Roy Bahat was worried. His company invests in new technology like AI to make businesses more efficient -- but, he wondered, what was AI doing to the people whose jobs might change, go away or become less fulfilling? The question sent him on a two-year research odyssey to discover what motivates people, and why we work. In this conversation with curator Bryn Freedman, he shares what he learned, including some surprising insights that will shape the conversation about the future of our jobs. [Auth...
Tags: Higher Education, Speaking, Roy Bahat, Bryn Freedman

Malcolm X at Oxford: 'They're going to kill me soon'

Just before his assassination, the radical black activist took part in a debate at Oxford. Tariq Ali recalls their meeting, which left him in a state of shock – and is now the subject of a TV showMalcolm X became internationally famous the day after President John F Kennedy was assassinated. Asked to comment, Malcolm calmly informed US TV reporters that he was not at all surprised that “the chickens were coming home to roost”. It was November 1963 and he was by then a leading member of the Natio...
Tags: Television, Education, Documentary, Religion, Race, US, Society, World news, Bbc, Culture, Television & radio, Higher Education, Oxford, Identity politics, John F Kennedy, Factual TV

The age of genetic wonder | Juan Enriquez

Gene-editing tools like CRISPR enable us to program life at its most fundamental level. But this raises some pressing questions: If we can generate new species from scratch, what should we build? Should we redesign humanity as we know it? Juan Enriquez forecasts the possible futures of genetic editing, exploring the immense uncertainty and opportunity of this next frontier. [Author: [email protected] (TED)]
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A love story about the power of art as organizing | Aja Monet and phillip agnew

In a lyrical talk full of radical imagination, poet Aja Monet and community organizer phillip angew share the story of how they fell in love and what they've learned about the powerful connection between great social movements and meaningful art. Journey to Smoke Signals Studio in Miami, their home and community art space where they're creating a refuge for neighbors and creators -- and imagining a new answer to distraction, anger and anxiety. [Author: [email protected] (TED)]
Tags: Higher Education, Miami, Speaking, Aja Monet

3 ways to practice civility | Steven Petrow

What does it mean to be civil? Journalist Steven Petrow looks for answers in the original meaning of the word, showing why civility shouldn't be dismissed as conversation-stifling political correctness or censorship. Learn three ways we can each work to be more civil -- and start talking about our differences with respect. [Author: [email protected] (TED)]
Tags: Higher Education, Speaking, Steven Petrow

CSUN gets $1 million grant for sports facilities and youth baseball

LOS ANGELES – The joint MLB-MLBPA Youth Development Foundation and Cal State Northridge on Tuesday announced a $1 million grant to upgrade the university’s sports facilities and support its youth baseball program. The grant will go toward renovating Matador Stadium through the purchase of a lighting system, as well as helping CSUN’s youth baseball initiative, which strives to develop baseball, leadership and life skills for kids, ages five to 17 in the San Fernando Valley. The MLB-MLBPA Youth De...
Tags: News, Education, Los Angeles, Sport, Canada, Soccer, United States, Higher Education, Community, Local News, Major League Baseball, Lee, Valley, CSUN, San Fernando Valley, Cal State Northridge

How doctors can help low-income patients (and still make a profit) | P.J. Parmar

Modern American health care is defined by its high costs, high overhead and inaccessibility -- especially for low-income patients. What if we could redesign the system to serve the poor and still have doctors make money? In an eye-opening (and surprisingly funny) talk, physician P.J. Parmar shares the story of the clinic he founded in Colorado, where he serves only resettled refugees who mostly use Medicaid, and makes the business case for a fresh take on medical service. [Author: [email protected]
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Why noise is bad for your health -- and what you can do about it | Mathias Basner

Silence is a rare commodity these days. There's traffic, construction, air-conditioning, your neighbor's lawnmower ... and all this unwanted sound can have a surprising impact on your health, says noise researcher Mathias Basner. Discover the science behind how noise affects your health and sleep -- and how you can get more of the benefits of the sound of silence. [Author: [email protected] (TED)]
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How women in Pakistan are creating political change | Shad Begum

Activist Shad Begum has spent her life empowering women to live up to their full potential. In a personal talk, she shares her determined struggle to improve the lives of women in her deeply religious and conservative community in northwest Pakistan -- and calls for women around the world to find their political voice. "We must stand up for our own rights -- and not wait for someone else to come and help us," Begum says. [Author: [email protected] (TED)]
Tags: Higher Education, Pakistan, Speaking, Begum, Shad Begum

Ink made of air pollution | Anirudh Sharma

What if we could capture pollution in the air around us and turn into something useful? Inventor Anirudh Sharma shares how he created AIR-INK, a useable black ink that's made from PM 2.5 pollution. Learn how new carbon-based materials could disrupt age-old processes in industries like fashion, printing and packing -- and make the world just a bit cleaner in the process. [Author: [email protected] (TED)]
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What your breath could reveal about your health | Julian Burschka

There's no better way to stop a disease than to catch and treat it early, before symptoms occur. That's the whole point of medical screening techniques like radiography, MRIs and blood tests. But there's one medium with overlooked potential for medical analysis: your breath. Technologist Julian Burschka shares the latest in the science of breath analysis -- the screening of the volatile organic compounds in your exhaled breath -- and how it could be used as a powerful tool to detect, predict and...
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The class pay gap: why it pays to be privileged

Within Britain’s elite occupations, the advantages of class are still mistaken for talent. By Sam Friedman and Daniel LaurisonMark has one of the most coveted jobs in television. As a senior commissioner at one of Britain’s biggest broadcasters, he controls a budget extending to the millions. And every day, a steady stream of independent television producers arrive at his desk desperate to land a pitch. At just 39, Mark is young to wield such power. After making his name as a programmemaker, he ...
Tags: London, Money, Media, Students, Education, Careers, Society, Work & careers, Britain, Higher Education, Schools, Social Mobility, University of Oxford, Oxbridge and elitism, Access to university, University of Cambridge

Record numbers from China and Hong Kong applying to study in UK

Chinese and Hongkonger university applicants now outnumber those from WalesRecord numbers of students from China and Hong Kong are applying for places at British universities, overtaking the number of applicants from Wales, according to official figures.Data from the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (Ucas) shows a spike in demand for undergraduate places from mainland China and a small rise in applications from the EU, despite fears over Brexit. Continue reading...
Tags: Hong Kong, UK, Students, Education, Wales, China, Eu, UK News, World news, Asia Pacific, Higher Education, Universities, Applying to university, International Students, Brexit Continue, Hongkonger

How we can help the "forgotten middle" reach their full potential | Danielle R. Moss

You know the "forgotten middle": they're the students, coworkers and regular people who are often overlooked because they're seen as neither exceptional nor problematic. How can we empower them to reach their full potential? Sharing her work helping young people get to and through college, social activist Danielle R. Moss challenges us to think deeper about who deserves help and attention -- and shows us how to encourage those in the middle to dream big. [Author: [email protected] (TED)]
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One injured in lab explosion at UCLA

One person was injured Tuesday in an explosion in a laboratory at UCLA. The blast, reported at 2:18 p.m., involved acetone and occurred in a lab fume hood, according to Amy Bastman of the Los Angeles Fire Department. The victim, a UCLA employee, sustained “superficial injuries to his hand and has been treated,” according to a university statement. The explosion, described by UCLA as a “minor accident,” occurred in the Boyer Biochemistry and Molecular Biology building. Related Articles ...
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7 common questions about workplace romance | Amy Nicole Baker

Should you date your coworker? Should workplace couples keep their relationships secret? And why are coworkers so often attracted to each other? Organizational psychologist Amy Nicole Baker shares the real answers to commonly asked questions about romance at the office. [Author: [email protected] (TED)]
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8 lessons on building a company people enjoy working for | Patty McCord

Most companies operate on a set of policies: mandated vacation days, travel guidelines, standard work hours, annual goals. But what happens when a company looks less to control and more to trust? Patty McCord, the iconic former chief talent officer at Netflix, shares the key insights that led her to toss the handbook out the window. [Author: [email protected] (TED)]
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This is the side hustle revolution | Nicaila Matthews Okome

Past generations found a company to work for and then stayed there for decades. But today, we rarely stay in the same job (let alone on the same career path) and we don't rely on a single income stream. The tools and resources are out there for us to do our own thing, and more of us are going with the entrepreneurial spirit -- even if it's on the side of a traditional job. Podcaster and marketer Nicaila Matthews Okome helps survey the scene. [Author: [email protected] (TED)]
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How to make applying for jobs less painful | Priyanka Jain

Finding a job used to start with submitting your résumé to a million listings and never hearing back from most of them. But more and more companies are using tech-forward methods to identify candidates. If AI is the future of hiring, what does that mean for you? Technologist Priyanka Jain gives a look at this new hiring landscape. [Author: [email protected] (TED)]
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Why working from home is good for business | Matt Mullenweg

As the popularity of remote working continues to spread, workers today can collaborate across cities, countries and even multiple time zones. How does this change office dynamics? And how can we make sure that all employees, both at headquarters and at home, feel connected? Matt Mullenweg, cofounder of Wordpress and CEO of Automattic (which has a 100 percent distributed workforce), shares his secrets. [Author: [email protected] (TED)]
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3 psychological tricks to help you save money | Wendy De La Rosa

We all want to save more money -- but overall, people today are doing less and less of it. Behavioral scientist Wendy De La Rosa studies how everyday people make decisions to improve their financial well-being. What she's found can help you painlessly make the commitment to save more and spend less. [Author: [email protected] (TED)]
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This is what makes employees happy at work | Michael C. Bush

There are three billion working people on this planet, and only 40 percent of them report being happy at work. Michael C. Bush shares his insights into what makes workers unhappy -- and how companies can benefit their bottom lines by fostering satisfaction. [Author: [email protected] (TED)]
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Why you should bring your whole self to work | Dan Clay

Dan Clay was worried about being dismissed as "too gay" at work, so he dialed down his personality. But then his alter ego, Carrie Dragshaw, went viral online. Here's what happened next. [Author: [email protected] (TED)]
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The uncomplicated truth about women's sexuality | Sarah Barmak

Is women's sexuality actually more complicated than men's? The answer is no, says author Sarah Barmak. In an eye-opening talk, she shows how a flawed understanding of the female body has shaped our culture for centuries, debunking some age-old myths and offering a richer definition of pleasure that gets closer to the (actual) truth about women's sexuality. [Author: [email protected] (TED)]
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How do we learn to work with intelligent machines? | Matt Beane

The path to skill around the globe has been the same for thousands of years: train under an expert and take on small, easy tasks before progressing to riskier, harder ones. But right now, we're handling AI in a way that blocks that path -- and sacrificing learning in our quest for productivity, says organizational ethnographer Matt Beane. What can be done? Beane shares a vision that flips the current story into one of distributed, machine-enhanced mentorship that takes full advantage of AI's ama...
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How we can start to heal the pain of racial division | Ruby Sales

"Where does it hurt?" It's a question that activist and educator Ruby Sales has traveled the US asking, looking deeply at the country's legacy of racism and searching for sources of healing. In this moving talk, she shares what she's learned, reflecting on her time as a freedom fighter in the civil rights movement and offering new thinking on pathways to racial justice. [Author: [email protected] (TED)]
Tags: US, Higher Education, Speaking

An astronaut's story of curiosity, perspective and change | Leland Melvin

What job is best for a young man who's been a tennis ace, a cross-country traveler, a chemistry nerd and an NFL draftee? How about ... astronaut? Leland Melvin tells the story of the challenges he's accepted and the opportunities he's seized -- and how they led him to the International Space Station and a whole new perspective of life on earth. (Contains mature content) [Author: [email protected] (TED)]
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Women 'terrified' as students allowed to return after rape messages

Men allowed back on campus early after University of Warwick reduces suspensionWomen discussed as rape targets by a group of male students at the University of Warwick say they are terrified of seeing the men return to campus after the university reduced the length of their suspension.Last year five men were barred or suspended by the university over their membership of a long-running group chat that discussed rape and sexual assault of women, including individual students, as well as racism, an...
Tags: Students, Education, UK News, Higher Education, Universities, University of Warwick, Rape and sexual assault

Want Better Tech Employees? Give Students More Data, Educators Say

San Antonio—Developers, analysts, and data scientists: Every tech company needs them, particularly in hot areas like cybersecurity and artificial intelligence. The U.S. Department of Labor projects that computer and IT jobs would grow 13 percent by 2026 from 2016, which is faster than the average of all occupations.Even though there’s demand for workers, educators say the companies that need them are holding back something that would help universities and coding schools train potential employee...
Tags: Google, Startups, Facebook, Texas, Technology, Education, Developer, Trends, Training, Startup, Tech, Research, Data, It, Computer, Cybersecurity

The way we think about biological sex is wrong | Emily Quinn

Did you know that almost 150 million people worldwide are born intersex -- with biology that doesn't fit the standard definition of male or female? (That's as many as the population of Russia.) At age 10, Emily Quinn found out she was intersex, and in this wise, funny talk, she shares eye-opening lessons from a life spent navigating society's thoughtless expectations, doctors who demanded she get unnecessary surgery -- and advocating for herself and the incredible variety that humans come in. (C...
Tags: Russia, Higher Education, Speaking, Emily Quinn