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David Terrell Ph. D.
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In Defense of a Liberal Education
Wow it has been two years since I published in this blog. For sure times flies and not having an intentional plan to write here makes it difficult, but times come and go. So here we are! Fareed Zakaria in his book "In Defense of a Liberal Education" is givi...

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Priming
Painting can be a metaphor for teaching. The painter start with preparing the surface on which the paint is going to be applied as students have to be prepared for the instruction and knowledge the teacher is going to administer. Recent discoveries in Psych...

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The T equation
In science the have many numbers, constants, equations, formulas, laws and principles that have the name of someone who invested a long time studying the phenomena related to the former. It is hard to know how long they stayed looking and learning about wha...

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Externalizing Cost and the keystone pipeline
Keystone is in architecture the piece that hold a structure together. Metaphorically speaking is used to talk about the most important element of a system that maintains it working and holds it together, it could be a person in an organization or a species ...

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Earthkeeping
This week I learned that the class "HUM-212 Earthkeeping" that I co-teach with Prof. Heidi Owsley will not continue in the same format next year. It looks like it will change to a course focus more on "Environmental Ethics." This will change how I will be a...

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A City In The Cloud
I have just find out that Microsoft is developing a system within its cloud to help city agencies to help their constituents. For an interactive demonstrations click here . These city agencies in general can be about education, health, transportation, utili...

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Linear Thinking and Hub 4 CIS^2
In his book "The Biology of Belief" Lipton does a great job shifting the paradigm of nucleo-centered biology to membrane-centered biology and uses quantum physics as a powerful tool to argument for the shift. (For a Youtube video of this book click here ) T...

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More Trust
It has been a long time since I posted on this blog, and it was about Trust. In it ( click here to review ) I mention how leadership is based on trust. But then I was not thinking so much about institutional trust, the trust that people have on institutions...

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A World of Cities
As of March 2016, world's population is estimated about 7.4 billion. More than half, about 4 billion is believed to live in urban environments. Which makes "understanding" cities a high priority when dealing with environmental issues. "Understanding" in thi...
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