Tag Archives: global trends

What should we be worried about?

Big picture thinkers on ‘real scenarios that keep scientists up at night’ Since we can’t stop worrying, can science teach us at least how to worry better? What should and shouldn’t we be worried about – for scientific reasons? The … Continue reading

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The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change (Gore 2013)

What is the relationship between ‘Earth, Inc.’ and ‘the Global Mind’? Discuss in tonight’s Honors Salon, 7-8pm Explore key global trends this spring in HON 380: Trends Shaping Our Future: Local and Global Perspectives In his most recent book, published … Continue reading

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Did You Know 3.0: Scalable Learning as a Response to the Exponential Growth of Information

Explore how you need to learn and what you need to know to succeed in the 21st century tonight at the Honors Salon, 7-8pm Take HON 380: Trends Shaping Our Future: Local and Global Perspectives this spring to better understand … Continue reading

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Stuffed & Starved: Why are there more overweight than hungry people in the world?

With roughly 7 billion people alive today on planet Earth, somewhere around 870 million will go to bed hungry tonight. However, the trends on global hunger are generally positive. HON 380 looks at some of the technologies and policies that … Continue reading

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What trends are shaping your future?

Question: What do hamburgers that are grown in a lab, scanners that monitor your health while you sit on the toilet, the implications of colleges graduating more women than men, and social entrepreneurship ventures like KIVA, all have in common? … Continue reading

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Successful Careers in the Age of Globalization: Expert Advice from a Career Diplomat

(Design by Laura Harper) Presentation & discussion: free, open to the public, swipeable & refreshments Thu, Sep 26, 5-6pm, Gary Ransdell Hall Auditorium Sponsored by the Honors College at WKU Facebook The 21st century is the age of globalization. No … Continue reading

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Recent pattern of weather extremes continues in 2013

Climate science research increasingly suggests a link between climate change and weather extremes, as Dr. Foster points out below (highlighted) If you are interested in personally exploring the impacts of climate change in Northern Europe, take a look at the … Continue reading

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Honors education as transdisciplinary & transformative global education cultivating global competence

Given the significant variance in definitions of and approaches to honors education – which largely seems to be a function of the great diversity of institutions in which it is embedded – this is an attempt to conceptualize honors education … Continue reading

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Is US higher education shifting from Europe to a ‘Pacific Century’ or is it simply becoming more global?

Is Europe Passe? Beth McMurtie, The Chronicle of Higher Education, July 29, 2013 Is US higher education shifting to a ‘Pacific Century’ – neglecting Europe – or is it merely rebalancing and repositioning itself for a more global 21st century? … Continue reading

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WKU Earth Day Festival 2013

Tomorrow is the 7th annual WKU Earth Day Festival! Please join us at Centennial Mall, 11-3.30pm for the celebration! Individuals and organizations from campus and community will be sharing their sustainability success stories, and the festival will include music by … Continue reading

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