Trying hard to stay young...
There is a joke about politicians and lawyers you've heard before. "How can you tell when a [politician/lawyer] is lying?" "His lips are moving." That joke took sad form in Houston, Texas recently when anti-gay activist Dave Wilson defeated an incumben...
He had just recently accused Argentine President Fernandez and several of her staff of secretly negotiating a deal with the same former Iranian cultural affairs minister now in Tehran, based on wire taps he ha obtained and recordings of those conversations. The deal was to make this prosecution 'go away' in return for oil from Iran, given the Iranian energy situation is in dire straights.
Specifically The Guardian reported "last Wednesday... Nisman presented a 300-page complaint before Federal Judge Ariel Lijo against the president. Nisman accused her of conspiring with her foreign minister, Héctor Timerman, through secret negotiators to clear Iran of charges in return for Iranian oil to make up for the debilitating energy deficit that had resulted from years of government mismanagement."
For the details see The Guardian UK article.
I don't what to say really.
I lived in Argentina for 3 years or so back in the late seventies. There were disappearances being reported frequently, usually the young people who were protesting the military junta governing at the time. I saw the Madres de Plaza de Mayo. As the caption of this YouTube video records (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_qpjDY5-dU) , "They march silently every Thursday in front of the the Presidential palace (Casa Rosada or the Pink House) in Buenos Aires. The mothers march in protest of the 30,000 "disappeareds," the sons and daughters of Argentina abducted by the government during the Dirty War (1976-1983)." The hauntingly beautiful song by Sting, "They Dance Alone" captures the sentiment, and truthfully move me to tears every time I hear it and remember the anguish on the faces of the mothers in the silent marches (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNaNXxdPHCA)
- University of Texas at AustinAssociate Vice Provost, presentPhil is the Associate Vice Provost for Learning Sciences and Deputy Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning, with Clinical Professorships in Educational Psychology and in the School of Information, at the University of Texas, Austin.
- University of QueenslandExec. Director Innovation & Anaytics, 2008 - 2014
- Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyAssoc. Dir. Center for Educational Innovation & Technology, 2000 - 2008
- Seton Hall UniversityExec. Dir. of the Teaching and Learning Center, 1997 - 2000
Phil’s current research interests focus on active & blended learning pedagogies, remote laboratories, emerging technologies and the analytics that can be captured by instrumenting interactions in both virtual and environments with the goal of informing learner decision-making.
Previously, Phil was the Executive Director of Innovation and Analytics, and Professor of Innovation and Educational Technology at the University of Queensland, and Executive Director of Innovation & Analytics. He directed the Center for Educational Innovation and Technology (CEIT), dedicated to research on learning environments that have the potential to innovate teaching, learning and creativity.
Dr. Long is a lapsed behavioural ecologist, having studied avian mating systems from the north slope of Alaska to the coast of Patagonia. His area of research was the evolution of mating systems and the biological bases for cooperation, which has proven equally useful in higher education administration. He continues to enjoy birding and adding to his life list when his is not pursuing his other hobbies of sailing and running.
- Rutgers UniversityPost-doctoral Fellowship in Behavioural Endocrinology
- Pennsylvania State UniversityBiology
- University of California, Santa CruzPsychobiology
- Moorpark College
- Royal High School
- Center Jr. High School