The most Martian place on Earth | Armando Azua-Bustos | TED2017

The most Martian place on Earth | Armando Azua-Bustos | TED2017

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How can you study Mars without a spaceship? Head to the most Martian place on Earth — the Atacama Desert in Chile. Astrobiologist Armando Azua-Bustos grew up in this vast, arid landscape and now studies the rare life forms that have adapted to survive there, some in areas with no reported rainfall for the past 400 years. Explore the possibility of finding life elsewhere in the universe without leaving the planet with this quick, funny talk.Watch also animated video about a “Drone-based Medical Delivery System” after his talk.
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Nobel Peace Prize 2017 | International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons – ICAN

“It is a great honour to have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 2017 in recognition of our role in achieving the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. This historic agreement, adopted on 7 July with the backing of 122 nations, offers a powerful, much-needed alternative to a world in which threats of mass destruction are allowed to prevail and, indeed, are escalating.

The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) is a coalition of non-governmental organizations in one hundred countries. By harnessing the power of the people, we have worked to bring an end to the most destructive weapon ever created – the only weapon that poses an existential threat to all humanity.

This prize is a tribute to the tireless efforts of many millions of campaigners and concerned citizens worldwide who, ever since the dawn of the atomic age, have loudly protested nuclear weapons, insisting that they can serve no legitimate purpose and must be forever banished from the face of our earth.

It is a tribute also to the survivors of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki – the hibakusha – and victims of nuclear test explosions around the world, whose searing testimonies and unstinting advocacy were instrumental in securing this landmark agreement.”

More in Source: Nobel Peace Prize 2017 | ICAN

Turning ideas into results with SAP Innovation Management | SAP

Innovation isn´t a luxury, it´s a necessity. In today´s competitive environment, only those companies succeed that bring the right ideas to market. And they need to be faster than the competition. Find out how SAP software helps you manage innovation efficiently. For more information, visit  www.sap.com/innovation-management

Instagram Micro Lessons from #HurricaneIrma | Dr. Jose G. Lepervanche

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Micro Lessons using our Instagram Photos #InstagramMicroLessons in our courses.

One week after Hurricane Irma crossed Florida from the Keys to our home in Jacksonville, Florida, we collected several lessons to be used in our Management courses this coming week. We are going to use our Instagram pictures to follow the hurricane and share our thoughts, analyses, and decisions to protect our family and friends. We were in our bunker (condo) hosting a family of five friends who evacuated Miami.

Here are the points that we are covering in our courses:

  • Emergency Preparedness #GlobalManagement
  • Weather Data Analysis #GlobalSystems
  • City Leaders During Storms #GlobalLeadership

Follow @DrLepervanche via Instagram for more #InstagramMicroLessons

This week we will add some of these points to our weekly discussion. Have a great week.

The Problems With #SmartCities

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#SmartCities A #GlobalLearning discussion in our #Management #CityManagement #EnvironmentalManagement and #TechnologyManagement courses. ==> The Problems With Smart Cities. Imagine your city as a smart city. What are the benefits or issues?

Link: https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbestechcouncil/2017/06/19/the-problems-with-smart-cities/#446e9096067f 

Global Learning Series: Connected Car Systems

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This is the information about our guest lecturer who is coming to our ISM4011 class. She is our third guest lecturer this academic year in our Global Learning Series. Elizabeth Voelkel is Program Manager for Mercedes-Benz USA Telematics based in Jacksonville. Her expertise and functions are aligned with our ISM4011 learning objectives. Her topics are: connected systems, data analysis, management of databases, project management, digital marketing, and systems safety.

Global Learning Series is one the Global Learning Opportunities: Bridges and Engagement (GLOBE) educational activities created to bring global speakers and activities to our classrooms.  GLOBE is our educational model created to facilitate global collaboration and creative learning methods inside and outside the classroom. The objective is to find real managers or leaders and Global Learning Opportunities  useful to our courses or programs, build Bridges by connecting speakers, presenters, facilitators or influencers with courses or FSCJ programs, and produce Engagement by creating active and continuous collaboration. Visit www.globallearningnews.com for more. GLOBE was introduced during FSCJ AdjunctPalooza 2016.

Here is Elizabeth Voelkel’s bio:

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