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Fears and Threats in Politics
This campaign is based deeply in what research shows about using fears and threats for persuasion.  I have taught Persuasion.  Here are some notes from my class: Gain-framed and Loss-framed Arguments Persuasion research shows that to achieve a choice which ...
This campaign is based deeply in what research shows about using fears and threats for persuasion. I have taught Persuasion. Here are some notes from my class: Gain-framed and Loss-framed Arguments Persuasion research shows...
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Reporters and Fairness
From https://www.flickr.com/photos/marcn/24550116329/ The professional media has had a tough time trying to figure out how to cover the current US presidential campaign.  Many of the things they learned as student journalists are leading them astray this ye...
From https://www.flickr.com/photos/marcn/24550116329/ The professional media has had a tough time trying to figure out how to cover the current US presidential campaign. Many of the things they learned as student journalists...
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I have stopped being polite to climate change deniers and will no longer give lip service to them claiming to be "skeptics."
Increased flooding is one of the most common extreme weather consequences of global warming. I came across the tired old arguments of climate change deniers recently, in a Facebook group as it happens. As usual, a few folks...
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Good approach.
Presently, I am teaching an online graduate course, one that has a lot of online discussions. Unfortunately, the learning management system I am using does not allow for easy individual discussion ...
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Democracy Now has video of the violent encounter between pipeline security staff and the protesters at Standing Rock.

The most-mentioned dog incident is just before four minutes into the seven-minute video. There is another scene at about 1:50 of a dog apparently attacking a horseback rider.
On September 3, the Dakota Access pipeline company attacked Native Americans with dogs and pepper spray as they protested against the $3.8 billion pipeline’s construction.
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The Avon River at Stratford Upon Avon, including the church where Shakespeare is buried.
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Happy Autumnal Equinox.
And as we experience the equinox, harvest is beginning in my part of the world.  
And as we experience the equinox, harvest is beginning in my part of the world.
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How We Solve the Problem
Wind, solar, geothermal, and tidal energies are among the solutions to global warming. Last time  I talked about what we know about climate change and global warning. Change IS HAPPENING and we need to reverse it before it reaches a tipping point that we CA...
Wind, solar, geothermal, and tidal energies are among the solutions to global warming. Last time I talked about what we know about climate change and global warning. Change IS HAPPENING and we need to reverse it before it rea...
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Reflections on last night's Harvest Moon.
Harvest Moon September 16, 2016, Nikon D7100 and 70-300 mm lens. In spite of the fact that most people know very little about astronomy, events in the sky fascinate people. This is true today, just as it was in ancient times...
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My thoughts about the Dakota Access Pipeline and the Standing Rock Tribe's opposition.
© 2014 Michael Marek In my part of the country, the efforts of the Standing Rock Tribe to oppose the Dakota Access Pipeline have been all over the news. I know people who have been at the site on the upper reaches of the Mis...
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Macro Photography
I really like macro photography, but I don't have a macro lens. In photography, "macro" means close-up.  You get in close, as close as your camera can focus.  Then you crop, and maybe a little sharpening in Photoshop, to produce a final shot that reveals de...
I really like macro photography, but I don't have a macro lens. In photography, "macro" means close-up. You get in close, as close as your camera can focus. Then you crop, and maybe a little sharpening in Photoshop, to prod...
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One of my academic articles has just been cited in a doctoral dissertation at the Europe Business School Berlin entitled:

"Intercultural Competence in the Information System Domain."

This brings the total number of citations of my scholarly work to 208, tabulated by Google Scholar.
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Teacher, strategic planner, researcher.
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Teacher, strategic planner, researcher, peer-reviewed author, photographer, instructional designer, and science fiction fan. Experienced intercultural communicator and traveler. And then there's the stuff nobody knows about.
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Tenured Full Professor
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Tenured Full Professor
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Strategic planning and systems orientation; Intercultural communication; Distance collaboration; Management promoting positive teamwork environment; Able to work effectively with people of diverse backgrounds; Experienced writer, able to put technical concepts in layman's terms; World Wide Web management and relationship-building via the Internet (Web 2.0); Integrated Marketing Communications and Branding; Education and nonprofit organization fund raising; Media management, production, electronic news gathering, and content development; Relational database stewardship and utilization for relationship marketing; Capable public speaker in lecture and discussion formats; Photography and photojournalism; Experienced with a wide range of media-related computer systems and software, including multiple WWW content management and shopping cart systems, Microsoft Office, Dreamweaver, Photoshop, and various specialty software packages.
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