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Monthly Archives: April 2013

Stefano Barone

Originally posted on Live & Learn:
Stefano Barone was born in Naples, Italy, in 1978, and started playing when he was very young, studying piano at first but choosing guitar at last. From blues to pop to rock, in Naples…

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MIT Professor James Wescoat – Water Conserving Design

MIT Professor James Wescoat – YouTube. MIT’s Aga Khan Professor of Architecture James Wescoat, who specializes in the study of water, uses a decidedly interdisciplinary approach in his research.Video: Melanie GonickStill images: James Wescoat/Aga Khan for Culture, India/Aga Khan Planning…

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Oped: Schooling minister Lukaszuk

To Thomas Lukaszuk: Hello minister Lukaszuk. We’ve never met. I’m president of the Alberta College of Art and Design faculty association. I hope you don’t mind, but I thought I might help out with this whole post-secondary budget problem. You…

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Resources minister touting Keystone in U.S. slams climate scientist – The Globe and Mail

n a post-speech question-and-answer session at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, the minister dropped his usual carefully measured tone to decry leading climate-change scientist James Hansen, recently retired from NASA. Developing the oil sands, Mr. Hansen has said,…

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Noam Chomsky: We Have Huge Institutions Devoted To Making People Stupid | Dandelion Salad

Noam Chomsky: We Have Huge Institutions Devoted To Making People Stupid | Dandelion Salad. One of the world’s treasures…

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Arctic Sea Ice Minimum Volumes, 1979-2012 – the anthropo.scene

A short, powerful video on the loss of Arctic Sea Ice via The Anthropocene Journal: via Arctic Sea Ice Minimum Volumes, 1979-2012 – the anthropo.scene.

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Nestlé CEO Peter Brabeck-Letmathe: “Human Beings Have No Right to Water” by Andrew Gavin Marshall | Dandelion Salad

In a 2010 interview for BigThink, Brabeck noted: “If Nestlé and myself have become very vocal in the area of water, it was not because of any philanthropic idea, it was very simple: by analyzing… what is the single most…

Read More » Pacific leaders reject World Bank, NZ push to free up trade

Pacific leaders have overwhelmingly rejected a push from the World Bank and New Zealand to free up trade and loosen regulations in the region.About 60 delegates from 18 countries heard World Bank economist Tobias Haque and New Zealand Finance Minister…

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Council of Ontario Universities – University Success Stories

Why STEM should care about the humanities More Sharing ServicesShare | Share on facebook  Share on twitter  Share on email Toronto, April 16, 2013— Kira Hamman, The Chronicle of Higher Education One need not look far these days to find…

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Huge university salaries condemned – University World News

Scottish universities employ 88 people who earn the same as the First Minister’s £140,000 (US$213,000) salary or more, reports icScotland. Just two principals across the 18 institutions earn less than the leader of the Scottish government, according to figures from…

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