Graduate working at ISA

September 6, 2016. AIU wants to congratulate one of our graduates, Dr. Pascual Antonio Ramos Núñez for his recent achievement. Dr. Pascual Antonio Ramos Nuñez has been hired full time at the ISA University of La Herradura, Santiago, in Dominican Republic, recognizing his Doctorate degree in Psychology achieved at AIU. The University ISA is one of the few universities in the country with internal students, where young people study from Haiti, Africa and all the provinces and municipalities of the Dominican Republic.

Graduated with Honor

September, 2016. This graduate student completed the majority of the requirements to obtain honors which included a 4.0 GPA, published works, recommendation from their advisor, patent a product, etc. Congratulations!


John J. B. Silvia, III
Doctor of Philosophy
in Enginering Management
CUM LAUDE


Book published by graduate



August 23, 2016. Congratulations once again to our graduate Cheikh Mo Bachir Mbodj. Cheikh published a book titled: “The Development of Economy Horizontal: The Frugal Innovation”, through Amazon Kindle and Nook. You can find his book through the links below. Cheikh has completed a Doctorate program in Business Administration at Atlantic International University.



AMAZON KINDLE. www.amazon.com/Development-Economy-Horizontal-Frugal-Innovation-ebook/dp/B01KTCHYB6/ ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1471984793&sr=1-1&keyword s=The+Development+of+The+Economy+horizontal+%3A+The+Frugal+ Innovation NOOK.
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Network Leader




August 30, 2016. SIX SECONDS, USA, the world’s biggest Emotional Intelligence network, has named our AIU graduate, Carlos Alberto Rossi, “Network Leader” for Ecuador. To teach, or disseminate the latest test of Emotional Intelligence in Ecuador, and if possible, in other countries. Carlos Alberto Rossi completed a Doctorate of Philosophy program in Human Resources at Atlantic International University.



10TH INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON Programmability and Architectures for Heterogeneous Multicores


Call for Papers
This Conference will be held in conjunction with the 12th International Conference on HighPerformance and Embedded Architectures and Compilers (HiPEAC) in Stockholm, Sweden, January 24, 2017. MULTIPROG is intended for quick publication of early results, work-in-progress, etc., and is not intended to prevent later publication of extended papers. Papers are sought on topics including, but not limited to: • Multi-core architectures • Heterogeneous computing • Programming models for multi-core architectures • Benchmarking of multi-/ many-core architectures Submissions should not exceed 12 pages and should be formatted according to the LNCS format for CS Proceedings. This limit includes text, figures, tables and references. Please use one of the templates below:

• Latex template: ftp://ftp. springer.de/pub/tex/latex/ llncs/latex2e/llncs2e.zip
• Word template: ftp://ftp. springer.de/pub/tex/latex/ llncs/word/splnproc1110.zip



Submission link: research. ac.upc.edu/multiprog/ • Paper submission: 21 October 2016 • Author notification: 27 November 2017

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AAH 2017
Annual Conference & Art Book Fair

Call for papers
Call for Papers This Conference will be held 6-8 April 2017 in Loughborough University, UK. Panel Session on Textile, Art & Design: Reciprocity and Development. We welcome papers from academics, researchers, textile artists, textile and fashion historians, curators and archivists. Proposals of papers or panel discussions include but are not limited to: The evolution and circulation of a particular motif in woven or printed textiles • Artists/designers and textiles: an exploration of their oeuvre through pattern making • The influence of textile designers in art/dress/fashion history • Historical and contemporary collaborations between artists and textile designers. • Submission deadline: 7 November 2016

Visit: www.aah.org.uk/annualconference/sessions2017/ session35



WSED 2017
World Sustainable Energy Day

Call For Papers
This Conference will be held 1-3 March 2017 in Wels, Austria, and is organised by the OÖ Energiesparverband, the energy agency of Upper Austria. Take the opportunity and share your work, achievements, ideas and insights with the worldwide sustainable energy community. We look forward to receiving your contributions on the following topics: • Renewable energy sources • Energy efficiency • Energy-efficient and sustainable buildings • Energy services • Pellets • Sustainable energy research • Technologies • Markets and policies. The following possibilities are available:

• Call for Papers: Papers on energy efficiency & renewable energy sources • Call “Young Researchers Conference”: Papers by young researchers on (1) biomass or (2) energy efficiency in buildings. • Propose a Speaker: Propose a speaker (it can be yourself or someone else)

Registration & information: conference-website www.wsed.at and OÖ Energiesparverband, Landstrasse 45, 4020 Linz, T: +43-732-7720-14386, office@esv.or.at, www.esv.or.at • Submission deadline: 10 October 2016 Visit the website: www.wsed.at/call



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Graduation Ceremony

September 2016



Abdul Ahad Bahram
Master of Business Administration
Business Administration
Afghanistan
Francisco Tchiyungue Camufingo
Bachelor of Science
Information Technology
Angola
María Claudia Morelli
Master of Statistics
Applied Statistics
Argentina
Phuthego Koloi
Bachelor of Science
Occupational Health and Safety
Botswana
Njak Wusena Nkuh
Master of Science
Environmental Engineering
Cameroon
Ángela del Pilar Lancheros Mora
Doctor of Literature
Latin-American Literature
Colombia
Yenny Maragrita Calderon Romero
Master of Business Administration
Accounting
Colombia
Andres Ernesto Castañeda Romero
Bachelor of Business Administration
Marketing
Colombia
Jhon Roberto Mora Mora
Bachelor of Science
Electrical Engineering
Colombia
Romelia Del Carmen Negrete Doria
Doctor of Education
Curriculum Development
Colombia
Máncel Enrique Martínez Durán
Doctor of Philosophy
Public Health
Colombia
Viviana Ruiz Robles
Bachelor of Science
Psychology
Colombia
Claudia Milena Torres Londoño
Master of Science
Electrical Engineering
Colombia
Libardo Álvarez Lopera
Master of Science
Political Science
Colombia
Ana Mercedes Mendoza Suarez
Bachelor of Science
Systems Engineering
Colombia
Clara Yolanda Gaitan Hurtado
Post-Doctorate of Science
Clinical Psychology
Colombia
Balagizi Nt. Chuma Janvier
Master of Science
Public Health
Congo
Said Guire Gadid
Master of Science
Information Systems
Djibouti
Victor Luis Saldaña Almánzar
Doctor of Philosophy
Latin American Literature
Dominican Republic
José Fernando Gilces Demera
Master of Public Health
Occupational Health and Safety
Ecuador
Antonio Leonardo Pacheco Salazar
Bachelor of Business Administration
Business Administration
Ecuador
Jorge Alberto Norero González
Doctor of Business Administration
Management
Ecuador
Ángel Fabian Morejón Rivadeneira
Bachelor of Science
Electrical Engineering
Ecuador
Athanasius Mary-Dominic Ukazu Nwosu
Doctor of Theology
Systematic Theology
French Guyana
Maxine Haffner
Bachelor of Science
Healthcare Administration
Gambia
Oscar Humberto Chub Cao
Bachelor of Business and Administration
Business Administration
Guatemala
Nkatha Jackim
Bachelor of Science
Electrical Engineering
Kenya
Meima Sirleaf-Karneh
Doctor of Business Administration
Project Management
Liberia
Lorenzo Manga Nsue Andeme
Bachelor of Business Administration
Human Resources Management
Equatorial Guinea
Hérode Charnel
Master of International Relations
International Relations
Haiti
Béla Szabad
Bachelor of Science
Biotechnology
Hungary
José Alfredo Aguilar Soto
Bachelor of Science
Civil Engineering
México
Raquel Rodriguez Vega
Doctor of Business Administration
Strategic Planning
México
Gustavo David Jiménez Cerda
Doctor of Philosophy
Finance
México
Chief Ajugwe Chukwu Alphonsus
Doctor of Philosophy
Management
Nigeria
Dorothy Wuyep
Bachelor of Science
Public and Community Health
Nigeria
Samuel Abimbola Folahan Osineye
Doctor of Philosophy
Economics
Nigeria
Desnelys Grajales Muñoz
Bachelor of Sociology
Social Communication
Panama
Hellem Ghianina Cortegana Abad
Bachelor of Science
Civil Engineering
Peru
Ricardo Amador Yanqui Quispe
Bachelor of Science
Civil Engineering
Peru
Juan Jesús Díaz Mendoza
Bachelor of Science
Industrial Engineering
Peru
Víctor Hugo Núñez Ponce
Doctor of Business Administration
Supply Chain Management
Peru
Dannap Gideon Nanman
Bachelor of Arts
Music Education
Philipp ines
Myrna García Carrillo
Doctor of Human Resources
Human Resources
Puerto Rico
Mohamed Ahmed Hashim
Master of Science
Project Management
Qatar
Isameldin Mohammed El-HassanAbbas
Master of Science
Construction Project Management
Qatar
Hedlane Metzger do E. S. Cassandra
Master of Finance
Banking and Finance
Saint Thomas
Ayman AbdulKader Mohamed Saey
Master of Business Administration
International Marketing
Saudi Arabia
Mohamed Mark Barbah Sisay
Doctor of Business Administration
Project Management
Sierra Leone
Diego Molina Iniesta
Bachelor of Science
Industrial Engineering
Spain
Antoine Michael Joseph
Doctor of Business Administration
Management and Economics
Switzerland
Peter Mawuena Kpelly
Master of Science
Analytical Chemistry
Tanzania
Michael S. Huggins
Master of Education
Education
Thailand
Oryang Vincent
Bachelor of Science
Civil Engineering
Uganda
Vincent Oryang
Bachelor of Science
Civil and Structural Engineering
Uganda
Alagappa Rammohan
Doctor of Science
Physics
USA
Judith Maureen Brown
Bachelor of Science
Psychology
USA

Fabiana Rivas López
Bachelor of Science
Nutrition Science
USA
Hamed Hashemi-nasl
Doctor of Science
Biology
USA
Daniel Yaw Faakye
Doctor of Philosophy
Business Administration
USA
Professor John Robinson
Doctor of Business Administration
International Finance and Management
USA
Olga Cerpita
Bachelor of Science
Nutrition
USA
Renato Cifuentes
Bachelor of Science
Business Administration
USA
Atanasius Hamwaka
Doctor of Business Administration
Management
Zambia
Fred Kasongu
Bachelor of Science
Civil Engineering
Zambia
     

This month we have graduates from: Haiti · Hungary · Kenya · Liberia · México · Nigeria · Panama · Perú · Philippines · Puerto Rico · Qatar · Saint Thomas · Saudi Arabia · Sierra Leone · Spain · Switzerland · Tanzania · Thailand · Uganda · USA · Zambia

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Testimonial

Reamen David Denen
Doctor of Philosophy
in Comunications
August 22, 2016


“Prior to my engaging with Atlantic International University, I wondered how I would leave my job and family and go back to a regular school and acquire a Doctorate degree in Communication Art, where my interest lies. Fortunately an opportunity came when I was browsing on the net and came across AIU. Eventually they agreed that I can achieve my dreams if I enrol with them. My encounter with AIU has been quite challenging, resourceful and fulfilling. It has exposed me to intellectuals in and outside my field in the quest to achieve my heart desire of obtaining a PhD in Communication Arts. The e-library has helped me a lot because of the standard books therein and their quick response to my needs and request.

I cannot complete this experience without appreciating the tremendous assistance the staff members of AIU gave to me while pursuing the program. The likes of; Junko Shimizu, Rosa Hilda Lora, Kinmberly Diaz and Ofelia etc. who worked tirelessly to make sure I achieve my dreams. Indeed AIU is a University anyone who has passed through it should be proud of.



Testimonial

Daniel Faakye
Doctor of Philosophy
in Business Administration
August 26, 2016

“My experience at Atlantic International University has been a pleasant, challenging and enlightening journey. I would sum up my experience in the following points: Academic Philosophy, Accreditation, Programs, Tuition and Relationship. Philosophy: I like the way AIU combines both work experience and academics in affording prospective students the opportunity to follow their passion in education. AIU’s program design is of the same quality as other reputable schools (i.e., online and brick and mortar schools). I like the flexibility AIU afforded me to complete my program, in terms of the completion of assignments. In addition, AIU is upfront with their accreditation status, which is something I appreciated very much.

Tuition: AIU’s tuition is affordable and the payment plan is also flexible for me to pursue my academic goals. My relationship with the staff, faculty and academic advisor was very great, all my enquiries and the help that I needed were addressed promptly. Finally, my AIU experience has been very great and I would recommend this institution to anyone interested in pursuing his/ her academic goals.

Testimonial

Luka Samardzija
Bachelor of Science
in Investment Management
August 31, 2016

“The experience I had with Atlantic International University proved very valuable to me. I was able to choose subjects and develop thesis about issues that genuinely interest me. The open course concept also encouraged me to discover which specific problems I would like to tackle. As much as the new insights, I was provided with, turned to be beneficial, so was the learning process itself. The research I had to do for each subject and my final thesis helped me grasp the complexity of the matter at hand, as well as its place in the big picture. The research also drew my attention to different opinions about the topics I was covering, which made me examine the issue form different perspectives and ultimately form my own genuine opinion.

The things I learned during my studies are quite helpful when it comes to my professional occupation and interests. I better understand investment activities that take place, and can evaluate whether arguments, that are being used to justify these activities, are valid or not. Hence, I am convinced that the things I learned during my studies will provide an excellent theoretical basis for my professional endeavors.




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When Architecture meets Isomorphism

Elvira Mumy Arielle Celina | Master of Science in Architecture
Part 3/3

The principle of isomorphism in architecture What is the definition of the principle of isomorphism in architecture?

From an analysis of the definition of the notion of isomorphism, many principles could be identified as aspects of the principle of isomorphism. They are the principle of similitude or similarity (structure, relations, operations…); the principle of constancy (of structures); the principle of correspondence (of structure, relations, operations…); the principle of extension or continuity (of structure, relations, operations…); the principle of reciprocal influence and the principle of the strength of the original ecological unit. The principle of isomorphism in Architecture refers to a great analogy, similarities, and correspondence, the extension of relations between two or many domains, structures, spaces, ecological units, environmental sets or systems. It could be divided into many sets of aspects: the unity of environment, the relations, and the priority of the original ecological unit in creating spaces or in solving architectural problems. The main aspects and elements of each of them are stated below:
• Unity of the environment which involves the notions of constancy, harmony of ecological units; boomerang effect of negative influences…
• The relations between ecological units which involve the notions of correspondence, equivalence, extension of the relations sets… inside the space, the domain, or between spaces domains, or ecological units.
• The priority of original space: the strength of the original (initial) natural ecological unit Figure 2 is a set of the main aspects of the principle of isomorphism in architecture. Many principles could be identified as aspects of the principle of isomorphism. The most important ones are the following:
• The principle of correspondence (of structure, relations, operations…)
• The principle of extension/ continuity
• The principle of reciprocal influence
• The principle of the strength of the original ecological unit
• The principle of constancy • The principle of similarity/ similitude.

Some of these principles would be appropriate when explaining and solving the problems related to the building of the project stated to this study. The next section is centered on this subset of the principle of isomorphism in architecture. The understanding and the extension of the principle of isomorphism in architecture From which aspects of the principle of isomorphism in architecture, appropriate explanation and changes could be stated and realized in order to improve the situation of some created spaces? The main aspects of the principle of isomorphism to be considered when explaining or solving the problems related to created spaces such as a residential building of the project to be realized could be divided into categories. They are stated below.

Category 1: the relationship between spaces (i) The principle of correspondence, which stipulates that when creating spaces or improving the quality of spaces already created (house, building, green space, town…), every pertinent element of the space to be created or to be transformed should have its correspondent in the original space to which the building or created space is related. (ii) The principle of environmental continuity, which stipulates that the space to be created is to some extent the continuity of its surrounding space, environment or set of its surrounding spaces; every space is reflecting its surrounding environment. (iii) The principle of reciprocal influence of spaces, which stipulates that when two or many spaces are near, each of them influences another or the other –and this influence may have a negative or a positive effect on the other.

Category 2: the priority of original space in solving and preventing architectural problems (iv) The principle of the strength of original ecological or environmental units, which stipulates that when creating spaces or improving the quality of spaces already created, well understanding and taking into consideration the original space and relation would probably be more efficient. The Conceptual Map of the Principle of Isomorphism in Architecture (figure 3) represents the set of main aspects of the principle of isomorphism in architecture that are pertinent in the explanation and the solving process of the building related to this study. The set of principles related to the principle of isomorphism in architecture to be considered is identified and defined. It is made up of (i) The principle of correspondence (ii) The principle of continuity (iii) The principle of reciprocal influence of spaces (iv) The principle of the strength of the original ecological unit.

Conclusion From a context characterized by the increasing human need of reducing the gap between human activities and the environment and given the increasing human need of improving the way of resolving the housing problem in the world, the study aimed at stating the principle of isomorphism in architecture in the context of environmental design. Referring to a theoretical framework focused on the concept of isomorphism in some sciences (mathematics, biology, and chemistry) and ecological design, as well as on the theory of linear spaces in relation with architecture, we came out with some pertinent results. The principle of isomorphism in Architecture was defined. it refers to a great analogy, similarities, and correspondence, the extension of relations between two or many domains, structures, spaces, ecological units, environmental sets or systems. The main aspects of this principle are the principle of correspondence, the principle of extension/ continuity, the principle of reciprocal influence, the principle of the strength of the original ecological unit, the principle of constancy and the principle of similarity/ similitude. The set of principles related to the principle of isomorphism in architecture to be considered in the explanation of the problems of the building from the principle of isomorphism is made up of the principle of correspondence; the principle of continuity; the principle of reciprocal influence of spaces and the principle of the strength of the original ecological unit. The End

References.
Agoshkov, V.I., Dubovsky, P.B., Shutiaye, V.P. (2006). Methods for solving Mathematical Physics Problems, Cambridge International Science Pub. | American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, fifth Edition (2016).Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Retrieved from: http://www.thefreedictionary. com/isomorphism | Aposporos, D. (2012). Constructive Move. Old House Journal, 16-18. | Balocco, C., Grazzini, G. (2010). Cool Power: Natural Ventilation Systems in Historic Building In Energy Science, Engineering and Technology Senes, New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc. | Crawford, R. (2011). Life cycle Assessment in the Built Environment. London: Rout ledge. | Collins English Dictionary. HarperCollins Publishers (2014). Retrieved from: http://www.thefreedictionary.com/isomorphism | Jayaprasad, P. N. & Johnson, T.P. (2012). Reversible frames. In Journal of Advanced studies in Topology. Volume 3, N° 2, 2012, 7-13. | Joyce, D. (2015) isomorphisms Math130 Linear Algebra. Clark University. | Merriam Webster (2014). Webster dictionary. Retrieved from: http:// www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Isomorphism | Pankov, M. (2010). Grassmannians of classical Buildings. In algebra and Discreet. Mathematics. Singapore: world Scientific. | Random House Kernerman Webster’s College Dictionary (2016). Retrieved from: http://www.thefreedictionary.com/isomorphism | Sendzimir, J., Bradley, G.G. (2002). Construction Ecology: Nature as the Basis for the Green Buildings. New York: Spon Press 2002. | Tabb, P., Devine, A. S. (2013). The Greening of Architecture. Burlington IT: Ash gate. | Timmermans, B. (2012). Prehistory of the concept of Mathematical Structure: Isomorphism between Group Theory, Crystallography, and Philosophy. In Mathematical Intelligencer. Springer science & Business Media. LLC, Volume 34, number 3, 2012. P41-54. | William, L. Hosch (2016). Isomorphism Mathematics. Retrieved from: www. Britannica.com | Yellamraju, V. (2011). LEED –new Construction Project Management. In McGraw-Hills Green source series. New York: McGraw-Hill.

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Democracy is in tears

By Dr. Rosa Hilda Lora M. Advisor at AIU | rosa@aiu.edu


We wonder why the form of social organization that we call democracy seems to be in crisis. It seems that there is a society where everyone has more freedom than in past history, but we don’t live as satisfied as it seems. Today all countries, with republican or monarchical system, claim to be a democracy. All Western countries claim to have rights’ system from the perfect rule of law established by the Ancient Greek culture, which was advanced from the gradually coexistence generated by the different cities that formed the Classical Greece. Eastern peoples claim to have democratic societies to be premised on equality offered by the god or gods that give protection and blessings they need. Let’s see what happens to democracy. Why democracy is crying. After the Second World War Organizations were created to ensure peace and avoid a third war, but the former shareholders, as were the Axis Berlin- Rome-Tokyo, also called Axis Powers, and the Allies: France, England, USA and Russia; at the end of the war they integrated China, now they are no longer the same partners, they are divided according to the new interests. One of those great organizations for peaceful coexistence was, and is still active, is the United Nations (UN) but the division that it makes for operation is the “Security Council” where members are divided between those who have voice and those who have a voice and veto. Who have a voice and veto? Today Russia and China with their new interests and new allies moved away from their former partners: USA, England, Germany and the integrated Italy, and they veto almost all UN resolutions, so that economic, political and social problems have the scale that characterize the world in which we live. Article 4 of the Declaration of Human Rights says: “No one shall be held in slavery or servitude; slavery and the slave trade are prohibited in all their forms.” Loza Ramos (2006, p. 66). The Declaration of Human Rights says that and it is the same law that all countries have: no one would be seen today with shackle slavery... but we have modern forms of slavery. What are these modern forms of slavery? Modern forms of slavery are education and production. To enable people to have a job with a good financial remuneration, they need to have studies so that they are inserted in the new forms of production and on the other hand education is organized as a new way of subduing people; before this, people were dominated by force of arms, today it occur through education by designing programs with a science which corresponds to mid-twentieth century and we are in the 21st century, experiencing a rapid development of knowledge and technology, and educational programs do not offer these new knowledge and these new techniques to the industry today. Here it is where the high rate of unemploment arises, and also the continuing training that ordinary human beings need to have a job. How to explain the high rate of young people recently graduated from universities, who can’t find a job. There are industrialized countries that have reached 24% in unemployment.

There are also non-industrialized countries where few of its inhabitants have a chance to enter university; they must be added to adult men and women who have medium studies and who do have needs like any human being. Therefore a small group is the one that has the privilege of quality education. We know that the form of organization of the economy encourages that 10% of the world population is the owner of wealth, information provided by the World Bank (WB). This means that 90% has to find a way to study beyond what governments offer in their educational models. Those who are part of the 10%, beneficiaries of wealth, have private colleges that offer them the knowledge of art and will go to work for firms of their families or those who form their peer group. Morin says: “What exists is the urgency of a political awareness of the need to act in favor of a cognitive democracy”. Morin (2007, p. 175). Everybody must have the knowledge that is emerging next generation, but given the way education systems are designed people do not know where to look for that knowledge, even being integrated into the education systems of their countries, just as when they leave them. Since wealth generated by science and technology is applied to develop more science and more technology for more goods for commerce; social problems increase because resources for social and human sciences are fewer because trade matters more, no matter how people feel. Due to the social and economic organization that we have every day there are more displaced people from their hometowns and what the industrialized countries are doing is lifting meshes and meshes to contain those humans who find no place where life is possible for them. According to the UN today we have more displaced people than there were after World War II. Democracy is the government of the people through representative bodies that it has. Democracy is based on solidarity developed by members of a social group for the peaceful coexistence of its members. Morin (2007). For this coexistence we must speak of justice and to know and recognize the shape of distribution and procurement of goods for social development. Therefore in justice each individual accepts and respects the commitment we as society have, and know that the State implies the recognition and enforcement of that justice. Justice means no privilege, and no privileged more than others. Rawls (2012). Justice is balance to freedom; says Deaton: “The absence of freedom is poverty, deprivation and poor health, which has been for long the fate of much of humanity and is still an outrageously high proportion of people in the world today.” Deaton (2015, p. 18).

Democracy in its various manifestations is crying because the more freedom you have, the more science develops, more technology occurs, the poor of goods increase, poor of education, poor of health and poor from their homes who have to go to other countries to see if life can be for them. What we see of democracy today is that people vote directly or indirectly, and then they are to protest in the streets because those who they chose and what they decided to vote is not what governments do. Also because they didn’t understand what was voted because the studies they have and what it means to know about the disparity that exists between what they learn in schools and the organization of the state, according to the new science and technology that exist in the new world. We have to think that even the poorest countries must be integrated within economic globalization. We are voting today and tomorrow we go to the streets to protest. We must seek knowledge and vote knowing what we voted for and not be swayed by the presentation in the media by those who want the power to benefit from it. Democracy is in tears! First we vote and then we cry! If you don’t belong to the 10% that has it all, you have to study all your life!

BIBLIOGRAPHY. Deaton, A. (2015). El Gran Escape. Salud, riqueza y los orígenes de la desigualdad. México: FCE. | Loza Ramos, I. (2009). Ética y Valores 2. México: Et. | Morin, E. (2007). Introducción a una política del hombre. Buenos Aires: Gedisa. | Rawls J. (2012). La Justicia como equidad. Una reformulación. España: Paidós. | United Nations. Retrieved from www.un.org/ en/index.html | United Nations, Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. Retrieved from www.unesco.org/new/en/ unesco/about-us/




The best way to start your program

Interview with Kimberly Diaz, AIU Academic Tutor

What should new students know to start their program successfully?
Well, it is very important that they watch the initial video conference we provide in their welcome package. This video will teach the student step by step how to access the student section, and it will explain how to start the program the proper way. What is their first reaction to the student platform? Students tell me it is easy to use and they love the fact that they can see the pictures of the staff working directly with them. Also lots of students mention that they love the Turnitin feature, because it helps them to verify their assignments and see what to correct to make sure they get an excellent grade.

Is it easy for a new student to understand andragogic education?

Honestly, not everyone gets how it works at the beginning of their program, because we are all used to be in a classroom and our teachers telling us the class, but once they see how easy it is to study with us, and once they understand the concept of it, students love our andragogic system, due to the fact that they can create their own personalized academic curriculum focusing on their areas of interest. Also, we move at their own pace.

What is the first problem students face at the beginning of the program?
In my experience, they ask a lot where their courses are located. This is why we always recommend them to watch the initial video conference from the welcome package, for it lets them know all they need about their program, how to login, where assignments are located and much more.

What is the most important task during the program?
I will say staying active academically and financially. Academically because we understand that we all have life and demanding jobs, and we may not have much time left of our days to study, but its very important that students make some room for their education, so they can send their assignments, for example Phase I must be completed in 15 days after the enrollment and when they are in Phase II, make sure that they send at least one assignment per month, this will allow them to finish with their program faster or on the time frame that the student set as a goal. We can reinforce this by making sure that as tutors we inform every student about the importance of turning in their assignments on this suggested time frames. Financially, because sometimes –due to work or because we are busy adults– we cannot go to make a transaction for the monthly installments. For this reason I suggest that if they have a debit or credit card open for international payments, they can sign up for our automatic payment program. This program allows the student to continue with their normal life while the university takes out the payment from the card every month.

Have new students been oriented correctly by Admissions Counselors?
Yes, but sometimes due to the fact that students get lots of information when they speak with the Admissions Counselors, they forget some of the vital information. It is very important that if they have doubts, they should contact the Tutor or the Admissions Counselor back, to be a 100% about our program.

What is the main cause of desertion at early phases of the program?
Sadly, it is financially. What are the most important personal features of a student in order to complete the whole program? • Be focused, always keep your eyes on the goal of graduation

• Be a very motivated person
• Be independent
• Be patient











Some Wonder Women


Historical women who could really kick butt

Throughout human history, a hot temper, unshakable willpower, and perseverance at all costs were traits largely attributed to men. However, there were also women who astonished their contemporaries with boldness and the courage of their deeds.

Juana Inés de la Cruz. (1651-1695).
She was a Mexican lady whose talents became obvious even in childhood. She taught herself to read at the age of 3, and at 6 she was able to write and sew, which was a complete education for women of that time. By the age of 8 she began writing her own verse. At 15, Juana was presented at court and became the first lady-in-waiting, and that was when the whole country got to know her and her skills. The girl further amazed everyone by deciding to join the monastery. She felt that only there a woman could devote herself to studies. Juana went down in history as a unique and defiant poet and scientist, and her works are still widely published.

Nancy Wake.
The Gestapo offered five million francs for her head, but even so the Nazis couldn’t catch Nancy “The White Mouse” Wake. She was an agent of the French Resistance, often found herself in dangerous situations, and participated both in field operations and agent recruitment. After the war, Nancy was honored with numerous medals and orders of various countries, but still continued her service in intelligence. She died in 2011 at the age of 98.

Joan of Arc.
A legendary maiden, who became a national heroine of France. During the Hundred Years’ War, she was the warchief who invigorated her soldiers and led them to victory battle after battle, her most notable achievement being at the siege of Orleans. She was captured, however, and handed over to the British, but even then she showed amazing courage, thwarting the allegations of heresy of the inquisitorial court and easily avoiding numerous traps. Despite her strong will, Joan of Arc was executed by burning at the stake.

Tomoe Gozen.
Many women in Japanese history had to take up arms, but Tomoe Gozen was one of the most spectacular examples of women samurai in Japan. She was a senior officer under command of Minamoto no Yoshinaka in the Genpei war (1180- 1185), “ready to confront a demon or a god, mounted or on foot. She handled unbroken horses with superb skill; she rode unscathed down perilous descents. Whenever a battle was imminent, Yoshinaka sent her out as his first captain, and she performed more deeds of valor than any of his other warriors.” Tomoe is an iconic person and a rare example of a female fighter. Her image is often used in anime and drama.

Hedy Lamarr.
She left home at 16 to begin her movie acting career, and married an Austrian millionaire. After four years of boring wifehood, she fled to Hollywood, where she became a successful actress, and an aspiring inventor. She was keen on science and technology, and she reproduced many of the details her first husband mentioned in his talks about weapons with his colleagues. She managed to patent noise-resistant radio transmission technology, and although it wasn’t popular at the time, technologies like GSM, GPS and Bluetooth.

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What your brain really is


A team of researchers has determined that while our choices and beliefs don’t often make sense or fit a pattern on a macro level, at a “quantum” level, they can be predicted with surprising accuracy. In quantum physics, examining a particle’s state changes the state of the particle —so too, the “observation effect” influences how we think about the idea we are considering. One borrowed concept in quantum cognition is that we cannot hold incompatible ideas in our minds at one time. In other words, decision-making and opinion-forming are a lot like Schrödinger’s cat. The quantum-cognition theory opens the fields of psychology and neuroscience to understanding the mind not as a linear computer, but rather an elegant universe. But the notion that human thought and existence is richly paradoxical has been around for centuries. Moreover, the more scientists and scholars explore the irrational rationality of our minds, the closer science circles back to the confounding logic at the heart of every religion. For centuries, religious texts have explored the idea that reality breaks down once we get past our surface perceptions of it; and yet, it is through these ambiguities that we understand more about ourselves and our world. As Stephen Hawking counters, “Even God is bound by the uncertainty principle” because if all outcomes were deterministic then God would not be God. His being the universe’s “inveterate gambler” is the unpredictable certainty that creates him.
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