Doctoral Thesis

August 29, 2017. One of our graduates, Samuel Jos, has published his Thesis in 2 international journals. His paper was published in “Vishleshan International Journal of Engineering & Management (VIJEM)” on June 2017, in Volume 2 Issue 3. It was also published in “BEST: International Journal of Management, Information Technology and Engineering” on June 30, 2017 in Volume 5, Issue 6 (Pages 29-48). His published thesis can be viewed here: Issue/Vol2Iss3/Papers/ VIJEM_235_2017.pdf Samuel Jos completed a Master’s program in Computer Engineering at AIU with honors Cum Laude.

Three books published

September 12, 2017. We would like to congratulate one of our AIU Academic Advisors, Prof. Dr. Jorge Vasconcelos for his achievements. He has recently published 3 books and has a digital book that can be downloaded. You can find more about the books in the following links:

• Introduction to Computing, 3rd ed.
• Technologies of Information, 2nd ed.
• Computer Science, 3rd ed.
• Program Construction Manual (Digital book for downloading)
We are very proud of you Prof. Dr. Jorge Vasconcelos!

Ready to help community

By Jeffrey Elapa, for the Papua New Guinea Post-Courier A young man from the oil and gas rich area of Lake Kutubu, Southern Highlands Province, is prepared to help his community to manage landowner funds well to benefit the people, after graduating from one of the most prestigious universities in the United Stated. Asi Ibusubu, from Daga village, Pimaga, Lake Kutubu, one of the remotest part of the province, also became one of the first person from the area to graduate with a Bachelor of Science Degree, majoring in banking and finance, specialising investment management in the School of Business and Economics at the Atlantic International University in the online program. Ibusubu who also has a Degree from the University of PNG said attaining a degree from a university in the United States of America is a milestone achievement for himself, his family, tribe, province and the country. “I have acquired a lot of knowledge from this university, which makes it far more than a step between college and the real world but rather a stepping stone to my future,” he said. He said Papua New Guinea is rich in natural resources that generate an estimated K13.42 billion that assist in the overall development. The US$19 billion PNG LNG projects double the Papua New Guinea’s economy. He said landowners receive royalties and equities and other non-cash benefits for social, business and infrastructure developments but they spend it on unplanned projects. He said there is a need to focus on the delivery of core social functions, such as the provision of a stable and non-distorting policy aimed at building and sustaining the development of a modern market, and legislative and regulatory frameworks, social business, social services, social security and social infrastructure which would lead to the improvement in the delivery of essential services to all Papua New Guineans. He said he learnt a great deal about “the creation of social business to guide the benefits of oil and gas projects for the affected indigenous landowners of Papua New Guinea” that he can now be able to draw-up their development guidelines and policies to manage and guide the money derived from the oil and gas projects. “This means, I have developed a concept on how to manage landowner funds that government can direct those funds through proper mechanism to discards misuse and abuse of landowner funds. “The existing management mechanism is weak and unable to control and guide the landowner monies,” he said.

Agreement signed

August 22, 2017. Recently we have signed a very important affiliation agreement with the prestigious University of the Hemispheres, UDH, located in Ecuador. This firm was held in Quito and was attended by Dr. José Mercado, AIU Chairman of the Board of Trustees, the representatives of AIU in Ecuador, Dr. Paul Mena and Antonella Nasser, as well as the Rector of the UDH, Dr. Diego Alejandro Jaramillo Arango and all his work management team. The agreement includes very important collaborations that allow teachers, administrative staff and students of the UDH to have access to the powerful Virtual library of AIU as well as to the document authenticity Verification tool called UNPLAG, among other additional contributions. Dr. Jaramillo and his team were great hosts during the days that AIU and UDH worked together in Ecuador until the signing of the agreement so AIU is very thankful for the great hospitality shown by the UDH. Dr. Mercado offered the rector of the UDH to share AIU’s academic resources for the benefit of the students of the UDH and, similarly, the rector. Dr. Jaramillo, offered to collaborate as much as possible with AIU to ensure that the experience of AIU students in Ecuador and the world is as complete as possible. At AIU, we hope that this important collaboration agreement will make a positive impact to the entire AIU Family around the world.

New book

One of our graduates, Liliana Graciela Fedeli, published the book “Gypsies: a look that many do not see”. She is a professor in History, Specialist, and PhD in Regional History, Graduated from the National University of Comahue, and AIU. She teaches middle and higher level, making special collaborations for local publications. The book was presented on March 31. It is published by Editorial Universitaria Educo with a prologue written by Dr. Enrique Mases. The book pretends to be a perfectible contribution from a social history that breaks with the old patterns of omissions in traditional history.

11th international conference on e-Learning & Innovative Pedagogies

Call for Papers This Conference will be held 2–3 March 2018 at St John’s University, Manhattan Campus in New York, USA. Founded in 2008, the International Conference on e-Learning and Innovative Pedagogies brings together scholars, teachers and practitioners around a common shared interest in learning in and through digital technologies and ubiquitous computing. We invite proposals for paper presentations, workshops/ interactive sessions, posters/ exhibits, colloquia, virtual posters, or virtual lightning talks. The conference features research addressing the annual themes and the 2018 Special Focus: “Digital Pedagogies for Social Justice.”

Theme 1: Pedagogies
Theme 2: Institutions
Theme 3: Technologies
Theme 4: Social

Transformations For more information regarding the conference Visit the website:
ubi-learn. com/2018-conference

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Student Testimonials

Luis Cho
Bachelor of Environmental Science
July 12, 2017

“Atlantic International University (AIU) claims to be the best university. The only way this could be experienced is by enrolling and becoming active in the day to day schooling. Studying at AIU is good as you can study at your own pace while still be at your work place doing the thing you would normally do on a daily basis. I must warn you though, that studying on your own is not easy as it sounds. You will need to schedule your time so that you can be able to complete a course while you complete your work. It is a sacrifice that can be overcome but it is dependent on you the individual as it takes will, mindset and goal setting to achieve it. During the time of struggle each one of us gave up something to achieve something and at the end we will appreciate it when we begin to reap the benefit. The beginning was always the hardest part but once that hurdle was crossed the rest came natural. I am even more excited now that the course is completed. I can now think about salary increase and better opportunities ahead. ...
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Muntari Yaro
Doctor of Business Administration
July 17, 2017

“I, Muntari Yaro, can boldly say that, it is a blessing of Allah (My Creator) to me been with Atlantic International University (AIU), a great University. It’s a modern Institute of learning with the new technology that eases learning and provide a large volumes of books in the library which is accessible at all the time for studies that helps you to develop your course of study. I really appreciate being together with highly educated and professionals in academia with my tutors and supervisors from the Atlantic International University who are always there for me throughout my course of study to see my academic success. Upon completion my course, Doctoral Degree in Business Administration, my dream has come true, I will now pursue my goal, mission and vision in my life. My gratitude goes to entire management staff of the Atlantic International University (AIU), I personally said thank you all.
Praveen Moolchandani
Doctor of Marketing
July 25, 2017

“I, Praveen Moolchandani would like to share a few words about my journey at AIU. In 2007, I received a call from AIU and was offered to apply. Upon application, I was offered partial scholarship towards my DBAHR degree. Initially, it was a whole new experience; from choosing the right subjects to study and selecting key areas for research. From stringent but excellent guidelines on doing assignments to the challenges of finding enough research sources, it has been a great learning experience. It’s unfortunate that during my journey, my progress was delayed due to 2 recessions and change of jobs. However, not just personally, but professionally and academically I have come a long way. I completed my GPHR from HRCI, USA which has just about 2,200 graduates around the world. This complemented my DBA study. I’ve also applied much of my learning at work and have grown professionally.
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Shaheen Jauffur
Bachelor of Legal Studies
July 31, 2017

“I would like to thank everyone at AIU who has contributed to my academic success during my studies, specially my tutor and advisor who have fully supported me, coached me, and helped me achieve my best potential. AIU has been able to manage and guide their students by providing them with good and proper resources, good techniques and tools, including excellent mentors and lecturers who are always ready to assist at any time. Two years back, after completing college, I wanted to pursue my career in law but since I was working full time, it was difficult for me to attend university classes. AIU had been an excellent choice for me through it has a distance learning system enabling me to work and study at the same time. AIU has the philosophy of allowing students to create their own curriculum, within a controlled perimeter, which enables them to expand and develop their own breadth of knowledge.
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Anthropological Analysis:

Agriculture and Food Security in French Guiane

By George Caldas | Bachelor of Science in Anthropology

This article reviews in general, the agricultural practice (farming) especially the mode of “slash and burn” leading to environmental modifications of which we are concerned, as to question about how efficient this practice is in order to ensure food security of the region itself; not to mention that this is the only form of farming found in this region, despite being an European overseas department. This anthropological analysis leans on a bibliographical research, and on a series of inquiries made on the field between 1994 through 2016. The anthropological approach allows analyzing the economic, socio-cultural and ecological dimensions of the French Guyane’s agricultural system by determining its main characteristics and outcomes of such a practice, in terms of securing food supply in the future as well as in the present. The synthesis of the bibliographical data and the observations in the field and from satellite images, shows that this traditional agricultural practice has occupied an important place on the social, cultural and ecological context while in its economical context it is very deficient, especially in terms of potential food supply security. Demographic and socio-economical factors translate the modifications on this agricultural practice (slash and burn). And these modifications bring us to question about the future of subsistence agriculture, because the sustainability of the practice is compromised, in terms of ecological and sociocultural sustainability. Whereas, until a recent past, let’s say until the mid-90’s, slash and burn agriculture was very much intrinsic to the forest environment, participating in the same time to the sociocultural cohesion and contributing to the subsistence of local communities. Is the current agricultural practice, including “itinerary agriculture” (slash and burn), sufficient to achieve local food security? Under an anthropological view, what needs to be addressed in order to ensure food security in this region of France?


If the global mercantilist system suddenly brakes off, and somehow the flux of materials and food supply is affected, the stock of food supply in French Guyane is supposed to be sufficient for just 90 days, if all rules, of civism and solidarity, not to mention altruism, are applied for. What will the population have as food choices, how will they be fed? Fortunately there are enough natural resources (especially soil) to ensure a certain food supply but for a certain number of inhabitants and for a certain amount of time. What I address in this thesis is an anthropological view on how the local agriculture is productive, how it functions, quantifying, qualifying, and localizing the food supply production “centers”. Also I approach the concept of “carrying capacity”, among other important concepts in an anthropological analysis. I concluded this thesis by December 2016. By march 2017, there was an upheaval, and strong social movement of protests against a major political problem, blamed for the wholistic environmental crisis. During this period and after, the announcement of my thesis is correct. We are all educated somehow, but the education I often present as solution is a specialized one, towards agronomics, training hands on the job. As a practioneer I can state that French Guiane can be auto sufficient in a lapse of one year, if the interest to achieve that is really effective. Right, in the meanwhile if stocks are over, there will be chaos, unless…


In order to resume my field work, I decided to build a grid where I expose the four dimensions of food security, an evaluation based on a scale from 0 (poor) to 5 (outstanding). Of course this is not exhaustive. I resume the problems which justify the scores and a solution to the problem based on an anthropological view. And I am ready to help, training how to attain auto sufficiency, at least in what concerns food.

You are doing a new second program, with us...

Yes. I am currently enrolled as an AIU Post Doctoral student undertaking and learning towards the award of Post- Doctoral degree in International Relations, focusing on global security with speciality in counterterrorism.

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food scurity
(0 to 5)
Trends identified
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problem resolution
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Lack of proper
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supply in stock)
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*Develop a better laws
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1 Rising poor population Family Planning
Food UTILIZATION 2 Obesity & diabetes Education
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Potentially, French Guyane could have a score of 5 to all these items, if, among other things,forest products
and native crops had received proper attention.

AIU helped me to develop my discipline and diligence quotients

Interview with Ajihson Joseph | PhD in Mass Communications

Where are you from and what do you do there?
I was born in Nigeria. I am a public relations and communication expert, CEO of Public Relations Mix. I am a Consultant for organizations and individuals both locally and internationally. I lecture, facilitate and give training services. I am an inspirational speaker and an influencer. I work for the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) as an external research supervisor, course writer and facilitator.

What is the main obstacle your country is facing at the moment?
Insurgency and economic antagonism.

How has the learning process based in Andragogy impacted your life professionally and personally?
It was not challenging to adapt to, because I have been learning under such processes in my Master’s program, though I had no privilege to develop my curriculum like AIU has allowed me to. This is rare with most higher institutions in the world. Personally, the Andragogy learning process has enabled me to develop my discipline and diligence quotients, since I know that I’m responsible for my expectations in the study, there was zero tolerance for slothfulness. Professionally, I have been able to attain self actualization stage in my academic career after completing my doctorate degree with AIU. With AIU qualification, I can proceed to publish my

What made you decide to enroll at AIU?
I needed an institution that would give me the opportunity to design my curriculum, enable me to keep my job and business running in Nigeria and also give me considerable amount of scholarship to kick start the study.

How has the knowledge gained at AIU helped you?
I have my own PR company that specializes in PR Education, PR Auditing, Reputation management and PR-Mix Properties. I’m a passionate lecturer with 13 years of experience. I have written and published several research papers in both local and international journals. I have written fifteen (15) communication manuscripts awaiting publication beside co-authoring four course materials for the NOUN. My experience with AIU helped me to understand the usefulness of online resources.

What is your advice for a obtain a richer educational experience?
Stay connected, committed, diligent, focused and resilient. All the student counsellors have friendly disposition, they are polite and approachable. Ask questions when you don’t understand and be surprised by the quick reply.

Can you share something good about your Country?
Nigeria is a great country where hopes are lit daily. Nigerians are the happiest people on earth, we live daily by faith and not by sight. My country is hospitable and open to lots of business opportunities and this is why many foreigners love to vist and do business with Nigerians. Our incumbent government is highly responsible and committed to make Nigeria greater. Political, social and economical atmosphere of Nigeria as a country is investment friendly.

Ajihson Isaiah Joseph lives in Nigeria. He completed a Doctorate Program of Mass Communications at AIU. Nowadays he works as a Public Relations Consultant / Researcher / Facilitator. [email protected]


Teacher-less university

In France, for thousands of programmers.

When you walk into École 42, a teacher-less coding school in Paris, a few things leap out at you: a killer collection of provocative street art, including an illustrated condom machine at the front desk; iMacs as far as the eye can see; and a palpable buzz from the roughly 1,000 students bustling around the building. It is week two of la piscine (the “swimming pool”), a one-month, Hunger Games-like test students must endure to get a place at the school. No degrees or special skills are required to apply, and those who are accepted attend for free for three to five years. Around 80% of students get jobs before they finish the course; 100% are employed by the end.

The school is the brainchild of Xavier Niel, a French billionaire who has so far spent about €48 million ($57 million) on the Paris campus and an additional $46 million on a school in Silicon Valley. Niel founded Free, France’s second- largest internet service provider, among other ventures. He is a serial entrepreneur who is always looking for the best and brightest talent. In 2013, struggling to find it, he declared that France’s education system was broken and set out to fix one part of it. The result is something unlike any other school in France, or elsewhere. “We don’t teach anything,” says Nicolas Sadirac, head of École 42. “The students create what they need all the time.”

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Phones are changing people shoot and watch video.

Quick, do an experiment: Whip out your phone and take a short video. Trees outside your window, the other people in line with you, whatever. Now here’s a question: How did you shoot it? Did you hold the phone sideways, to get a horizontal, or landscape, shot? Or did you hold it vertically? Odds are you held it upright, which means you’re helping to accelerate one of the most underappreciated shifts in the mediascape.

Before 1930, moving picture aspect ratios were all over the place. But mass distribution requires standardization, so influential filmmakers met in Hollywood that year to talk. They settled on the horizontal shot. Things pretty much stayed that way for decades —until the 2010s, when the mobile phone began to unravel this consensus. The phone is where we shoot our video and, increasingly, view it. In other words, it’s the studio and the movie theater. Yet studies show we hold our phones vertically 94 percent of the time. No wonder: Holding them sideways violates smartphone ergonomics. It feels weird. Snapchat has done more than anything else to tilt culture upright. Its users intuited this early and create 3 billion snaps per day, nearly all vertical.

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Dry ice dunes

NASA shares beautiful image of Mars.

Water-based snow was recently discovered on Mars –and it’s weird. It only falls at night, happens in a sudden snow explosion, and most of the precipitation doesn’t make it to the surface; it merely sublimates away into a gas straight from a solid phase. Ice, however, is pretty common on Mars. Although it can take the form of water ice, you’ve got a heck of a lot of dry ice –frozen carbon dioxide– at the Martian poles. It’s also pretty bonkers: When temperatures rise, much of this ice once again sublimates, and the atmosphere gets a huge carbon dioxide injection. When colder temperatures remerge, the ice caps suddenly expand in size again.

In fact, these sudden temperature changes often result in the formation of patchwork, carbon dioxide-based snow and ice dunes, as this gorgeous new photograph from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter beautifully depicts. What you see here are regular sand dunes, formed by the Red Planet’s weak winds. Snow and ice have clearly been falling and forming at this high latitude in the Northern Hemisphere, and they’ve turned into frigid formations that trace the crests and troughs of the dunes. During the spring, when temperatures jump up, the snow and ice sublimates quite dramatically.

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Robotic rhinos

Poachers beware of the newest technology.

With all the environmental problems posed by global phenomena like climate change, it’s easy to forget that other, more directly man-made threats endanger animals. One such problem is the illegal wildlife trade, which is estimated to be a $19 billion business worldwide. One of the most at-risk animals is the rhino, but you can’t exactly protect rhino herds 24/7. That’s why a mechanical engineer has a wacky new idea: robotic rhinos. These babies could stay with and track rhinos, and alert patrols when poachers are nearby.

The illegal rhino trade is a big one: at least 5,940 African rhinos have been killed since 2008, with 1,175 being killed in 2015 in South Africa alone. The main reason they are poached is for their horns; street prices for a rhino horn in Asia was $60,000-100,000 per kilogram in 2013.

To combat this, the robo-rhino concept was born. Called Rakamera, it’s basically a robot that would mimic rhinos so that herd would accept it, and it can monitor them from the inside. The undercover bot would be powered by hydrogen fuel cells, and would have internal hydraulics and servomotors for locomotion. It could be outfitted with infrared sensors and cameras to track both the movements of the herd and any human activities.

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The uncomfortable

The Uncomfortable is a collection of deliberately inconvenient everyday objects by Athens-based architect Katerina Kamprani. Find out more:

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The sugar coating in our cells

What is it trying to tell us?

Your cells are coated with sugars that store information and speak a secret language. What are they trying to tell us? Your blood type, for one – and, potentially, that you have cancer. Chemical biologist Carolyn Bertozzi researches how sugars on cancerous cells interact with (and sometimes trick) your immune system. Learn more about how your body detects cancer and how the latest cancer-fighting medicines could help your immune system beat the disease. Professor Carolyn Bertozzi is a chemical biologist who invents technologies and medicines based on disease-causing sugar molecules. Professor Bertozzi’s research interests span the disciplines of chemistry and biology with an emphasis on studies of cell surface sugars important to human health and disease. She was originally trained in organic chemistry and immunology, and today her research group works at the interface of these two disciplines. They recently made discoveries that link particular sugars that coat the surfaces of cancer cells with the ability of those diseasecausing cells to avoid elimination by the human immune system. Now her research group is developing medicines that attack cancer cell-surface sugars so as to render the immune system more potent at eliminating disease. Bertozzi also studies other human health problems including tuberculosis infections and rare genetic disorders, using tools from chemistry to power biomedical research.

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Stress causes inflamation

And it could be destroying your brain.

Long-term stress can have lots of effects on the body —it can cause chronic muscle tension, heart problems, and fertility issues in both men and women. Now researchers have performed a new study in mice that they believe reveals another effect of chronic stress on the brain: Inflammation, which can lead to memory loss and depression. The researchers published their study in the Journal of Neuroscience. In the study, the researchers stressed out several mice by periodically putting a much more aggressive mouse into their cage. After six days of exposure, the stressed mice could no longer recall the location of a hole to escape a maze, which they remembered easily before the stressful period began. “The stressed mice didn’t recall it. The mice that weren’t stressed, they really remembered it,” said Jonathan Godbout, a neuroscience professor at Ohio State University and one of the study authors in a press release. For four weeks after the trauma, the mice continued to cower in corners, the equivalent of social avoidance, a symptom of depression. The researchers suspected that the stress was affecting the mice’s hippocampi, a part of the brain key to memory and spatial navigation. They found cells from mice’s immune system (macrophages) in the hippocampus, and the macrophages were preventing the growth of more brain cells.

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Countries that will survive

...the climate change, or most likely.
under the subway.

Two years ago, the University of Notre Dame published an index revealing which nations were more or less likely to be affected by climate change. Known as the Notre Dame Global Adaptation Initiative (ND-GAIN), it’s making the rounds again online –and its conclusions are no less relevant today than they were back then. It’s a comprehensive index: It looks at the vulnerability of each country, as well as their readiness to adapt. For example, what is the state of its infrastructure, its food supply, its technological capabilities? Is it prone to natural disasters or political upheaval? Are authorities prepared for a future of climate change nightmares, or are they distracted by other matters? A collated map speaks for itself, but here are the top five, ranked essentially by subtracting their vulnerability from their readiness. The full ranking can be seen in the link below. Countries most likely to “survive” climate change:
1. Denmark
2. New Zealand
3. Norway
4. Singapore
5. United Kingdom

In case you were wondering, the US is at #11, Australia is at #13, and Canada is at #14. China is at #48, and India is at #119.


World’s toughest laws

...against single-use plastic bags in Kenya.

Using an innocuous plastic bag in Kenya may well be something you come to regret. The East African nation has now imposed what is believed to be the world’s toughest laws for those caught producing, selling, or even using single-use plastic bags, the result of which involves being sent to jail for four years or receiving a fine of up to $40,000. The country now joins more than 40 others worldwide that have initiated similar laws prohibiting the use of plastic bags either partly or entirely, or introducing a tax on them, including China, the United Kingdom, and Rwanda. The ubiquity of the objects, which cause a whole manner of issues as they are thrown into land fill, the streets, and more frequently than not the oceans, has meant that many nations are re-thinking their attitude towards the bags.

Taking energy and oil to produce, plastic bags are only used once before often being thrown away, after which they may take between 500 and 1,000 years to degrade. In the oceans, they break down into micro plastics, which are then thought to be consumed by birds, turtles, and fish. If humans eat these fish, then we too can end up consuming the plastics.

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Dress code policy

Every school should adopt one like this.

In USA, high school body-shaming has two seasons: Back-to-school and prom. Every year, these tend to be the peak times that teachers and administration inform girls that their bodies are inappropriate and need to be covered let the sight of their shoulders distract otherwise studious boys. This school year, one dress code incident has gone viral. Just a few weeks ago, a South Carolina high school principal told girls not to wear leggings unless they were a size 0 or 2, otherwise they would look fat. She was fired shortly after and frankly, good riddance. Finally, one school has taken action against body shaming and sexist dress codes in a move that every district should emulate. Evanston Township High School, outside of Chicago, enacted a new dress code policy specifically to address issues of discrimination and body shaming: “Staff shall enforce the dress code consistently and in a manner that does not reinforce or increase marginalization or oppression of any group based on race, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, cultural observance, household income or body type/size.” Students are not allowed to wear clothing with violent language or hate speech, violent images or pornography, profanity, or anything that depicts drug or alcohol use.

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American pikas

Have disappeared from California’s Sierra Nevadas.

Wildlife scientists have raised concerns about the impact of climate change on American pikas for some time, and the tiny mammals have now disappeared entirely from a large stretch of land in California. American pikas are a small, herbivorous relative of rabbits and hares who live high in the mountains of the American West. The creatures have adapted to withstand cold climates at high elevation on rocky mountain slopes, and they survive by gathering vegetation stockpiles for winter. Unfortunately, the changes that accompany a warming world are proving to be disastrous for pikas, and the adaptations that allow them to survive have become a serious problem, making the mammals especially vulnerable to overheating. Biologists believe that climate change is pushing pikas to the brink, and now a study published in “PLOS One” has added to the growing body of evidence surrounding this decline. According to the new research, American pikas have disappeared entirely from a 64-square-mile span of habitat in California’s northern Sierra Nevada mountains, extending from Tahoe City to Truckee.

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7 ways people will hold you back

...only if you let them.

Think about the people you’ve encountered throughout your professional life. There’s probably a range, with some who have gone out of their way to help you learn and grow, others who may have helped a bit when it wasn’t too much trouble, and perhaps a few who seemed to actively be working to hold you back. If you’re working with someone in that last group, it’s important to respond to their actions in a way that helps you get the best out of yourself and others instead of reacting to their negativity. Here are seven of the most toxic weapons ways these people wield, with strategies to overcome them. With a little help, you can overcome anyone who’s trying to stand in the way of your success.

1 They make you doubt yourself. Don’t allow someone else’s doubts about you to turn into your own. If you find yourself doubting yourself because of something someone said or did, remember how far you have come and how strong you have grown. Whatever you believe about yourself is what you will manifest in your actions. Believe unwaveringly in yourself and others will have no choice but to believe in you too.

2 They keep reminding you of your faults. If others find fault in you, you can consider their criticism objectively and then move on. If it’s valid, you can let it help motivate you to learn more, know more and be more. And if not, you can ignore it. But never allow it to become a reason to get stuck or play small.

3 They are constantly criticizing your ideas. Some people almost can’t help responding to any new idea with negativity. But even unworkable ideas often have elements that are worth preserving or that lead to something that does work. Find others who can help you explore new ideas in a spirit of discovery and invention.

4 They discount your strengths. The best way to combat someone who tries to undermine your strengths is simply to know yourself. When you have a clear sense of your own strengths and weaknesses, you’re well situated to ignore the uninformed opinions of others.

5 They minimize your contributions. Often when people minimize the contributions of others, it’s because they’re trying to take more than their share of the credit. Lead by example –give credit to others ahead of yourself, knowing that shining a light on another’s efforts does nothing to take away from your own. Meanwhile, continue to do great work.

6 They try to make you feel unimportant. The first thing you have to get past when someone puts you down is this: it hurts. So feel what you’re feeling. Allow the pain to make you stronger, the fear to make you braver, and the heartbreak to make you wiser. Then go invest in the opinions of others who know better.

7 They want you to think you have no options. Negative people sometimes enjoy backing others into an imaginary corner, maybe to make up for their own feelings of being trapped. But of course the truth is that life is full of alternatives and choices. Simply choose to live your best life, every day, no matter what the options before you may be. Even if you don’t have a choice about doing something, you always have a choice about how you do it and what you learn from it. The bottom line is this: Don’t take to heart the negativity of others. Remember that it has more to do with their own situation than with you. Stay tough and know what you’re worth.


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Malala Yousafzai.

“We realize the importance of our voices only when we are silenced.”
–Malala Yousafzai. Pakistani activist for female education and the youngestever Nobel Prize


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Japanese Water Jug.

Japanese Water Jug. Be sure to impress your guests with this jug designed in 1955. Take a look at this

Aurora Clock

Aurora Clock. Changes its saturated colors during 25-second increments. Made of hand-polished aluminum, chrome and acrylic. Take a look at this

5 lessons of art & life

from Wassily Kandinsky

4. Trust the power of contrast Kandinsky was always aware of the power in the contrast of color and form, conceding qualities to the extremes of each and then using them to create a mutual balance. His most powerful work was always based on the implicit strength of the balance of extremes, another lesson in harmony that applies to other aspects of existence.


Master of Telecommunications

School of social and human studies

The Master of Telecommunications (MS, TEL.) program objective is to provide students with the professional skills needed to advance a successful career in telecommunications; the students will be technically savvy, business-minded, and acutely in tune with the policy issues that surround a constantly changing industry. The Master of Telecommunications program is offered online via distance learning. After evaluating both academic record and life experience, AIU staff working in conjunction with Faculty and Academic Advisors will assist students in setting up a custommade program, designed on an individual basis. This flexibility to meet student needs is seldom found in other distance learning programs. Our online program does not require all students to take the same subjects/courses, use the same books, or learning materials. Instead, the online Master of Telecommunications curriculum is designed individually by the student and academic advisor. It specifically addresses strengths and weaknesses with respect to market opportunities in the student’s major and intended field of work. Understanding that industry and geographic factors should influence the content of the curriculum instead of a standardized one-fits-all design is the hallmark of AIU’s unique approach to adult education. This philosophy addresses the dynamic and constantly changing environment of working professionals by helping adult students in reaching their professional and personal goals within the scope of the degree program.


Below is an example of the topics or areas you may develop and work on during your studies. By no means is it a complete or required list as AIU programs do not follow a standardized curriculum. It is meant solely as a reference point and example. Want to learn more about the curriculum design at AIU? Go ahead and visit our website, especially the Course and Curriculum section.

Core Courses and Topics

Communication Systems
Wireless and Personal
Communications Systems
Random Signal Analysis
Computer Network Design
and Analysis
Computer Networks Architectures,
Protocols and Standards
Internet Engineering
Computer Communications
Telecommunications Administration
Telecommunications Economics
and Policy
Human Communications
Wireless Communications
and Networks
Telecommunications Security

Orientation Courses

Communication & Investigation (Comprehensive Resume)
Organization Theory (Portfolio) Experiential Learning (Autobiography)
Academic Evaluation (Questionnaire)
Fundament of Knowledge (Integration Chart)
Fundamental Principles I (Philosophy of Education)
Professional Evaluation (Self Evaluation Matrix)
Development of Graduate Study (Guarantee of an Academic Degree)

Research Project

Masters Thesis Project
MBM300 Thesis Proposal
MBM302 Master Thesis (7,500 words)


Each Master graduate is encouraged to publish their research papers either online in the public domain or through professional journals and periodicals worldwide.

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About Us


Atlantic International University offers distance learning degree programs for adult learners at bachelors, masters, and doctoral level. With self paced program taken online, AIU lifts the obstacles that keep professional adults from completing their educational goals. Programs are available throughout a wide range of majors and areas of study. All of this with a philosophically holistic approach towards education fitting within the balance of your life and acknowledging the key role each individual can play in their community, country, and the world. Atlantic International University is accredited by the Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges and Universities (ASIC). ASIC Accreditation is an internationally renowned quality standard for colleges and universities. Visit ASIC’s Directory of Accredited Colleges and Universities. ASIC is a member of CHEA International Quality Group (CIQG) in the USA, an approved accreditation body by the Ministerial Department of the Home Office in the UK, and is listed in the International Directory of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). AIU meets all state and federal laws as a degree-granting institution in the United States and the State of Hawaii. The University was legally established by corporate charter in 1998 and is in good standing.

While National Accreditation is common for traditional U.S. institutions of higher learning utilizing standard teaching methods, every country has its own standards and accrediting organizations. Accreditation is a voluntary process and does not guarantee a worthy education. Rather, it means an institution has submitted its courses, programs, budget, and educational objectives for review. AIU’s Distance Learning Programs are unique, non-traditional and not accredited by the U.S. Department of Education. This may be a determining factor for those individuals interested in pursuing certain disciplines requiring State licensing, (such as law, teaching, or medicine). It is recommended that you consider the importance of National Accreditation for your specific field or profession. Although Atlantic International University’s individualized Distance Learning Degree Programs, are distinct from traditional educational institutions, we are convinced of their value and acceptance worldwide. Non-traditional programs are important because they recognize knowledge gained outside the classroom and incorporate a broader more comprehensive view of the learning experience. Many great institutions are unaccredited. We invite you to compare our programs and philosophy with traditional classroom-based programs to determine which is best suited to your needs and budget. AIU has chosen private accreditation through the Accrediting Commission International (ACI), obtained in 1999. ACI is not regulated or approved by the US Department of Education. ATLANTIC INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY IS NOT ACCREDITED BY AN ACCREDITING AGENCY RECOGNIZED BY THE UNITED

STATES SECRETARY OF EDUCATION. Note: In the U.S., many licensing authorities require accredited degrees as the basis for eligibility for licensing. In some cases, accredited colleges may not accept for transfer courses and degrees completed at unaccredited colleges, and some employers may require an accredited degree as a basis for eligibility for employment. AIU is incorporated in the state of Hawaii. As a University based in the U.S., AIU meets all state and federal laws of the United States.

There is no distinction between the programs offered through AIU and those of traditional campus based programs with regards to the following: your degree, transcript and other graduation documents from AIU follow the same standard used by all U.S. colleges and universities. AIU graduation documents can include an apostille and authentication from the U.S. Department of State to facilitate their use internationally. Authentication from the U.S. Department of State is a process that will ultimately bind a letter signed by the U.S. Secretary of State (permanently with a metal ring) to your graduation documents. If a student outside the U.S. wishes to carry out a particular procedure within a country’s Department of Education regarding their degree earned at AIU, such procedures are to be carried out independently by the student. AIU respects the unique rules and regulations of each country and does not intervene or influence the respective authorities. We recommend prospective students who intend to carry out such procedures outside the U.S. to verify in detail the steps and requirements needed in order to be fully informed.

The AIU Difference

It is acknowledged that the act of learning is endogenous, (from within), rather than exogenous.

This fact is the underlying rationale for “Distance Learning”, in all of the programs offered by AIU. The combination of the underlying principles of student “self instruction”, (with guidance), collaborative development of curriculum unique to each student, and flexibility of time and place of study, provides the ideal learning environment to satisfy individual needs.

AIU is an institution of experiential learning and nontraditional education at a distance. There are no classrooms and attendance is not required.

Mission & Vision


To be a higher learning institution concerned about generating cultural development alternatives likely to be sustained in order to lead to a more efficient administration of the world village and its environment; exerting human and community rights through diversity with the ultimate goal of the satisfaction and evolution of the world.


The empowerment of the individual towards the convergence of the world through a sustainable educational design based on andragogy and omniology.

Organizational Structure

Dr. Franklin Valcin
President/Academic Dean

Ricardo González
Chief Operation Officer
Ofelia Hernandez
Director of AIU
Clara Margalef
Dir. of Special Projects of AIU
Juan Pablo Moreno
Director of Operations
Paul Applebaum
IT Director
Nadeem Awan
Chief Programing
Dr. Jack Rosenzweig
Dean of Academic Affairs
Paula Vieria
Admissions Manager
Dr. Edward Lambert
Academic Coordinator
Dr. Ariadna Romero
Academic Coordinator
Maricela Esparza
Administrative Coordinator
Jaime Rotlewicz
Admissions Coordinator
Carlos Aponte
Telecom. Coordinator
Rosie Perez
Finance Coordinator
Nadia Gabaldon
Student Services Supervisor
Dr. José Mercado
Chief Executive Officer

Linda Collazo
Student Services Coordinator
Kingsley Zelee
IT Coordinator
Felipe Gomez
Design Director
Giovanni Castillo
Operations assistant
Liliana Peñaranda
Logistics Coordinator
Amalia Aldrett
Admissions Coordinator
Alba Ochoa
Admissions Coordinator
Sandra Garcia
Admissions Coordinator
Veronica Amuz
Admissions Coordinator
Junko Shimizu
Admissions Coordinator
Roberto Aldrett
Communications Coordinator
Nazma Sultana
Assistant Programming
Jhanzaib Awan
Assistant Programming
Chris Benjamin
Hosting Server
Dr. Ricardo González

Vivian Calderon
Registrar Office
Daritza Ysla
Accounting Coordinator
Patricia C. Domenech
Human Resources
Irina Ivashuk
Administrative Assistant
Kimberly Diaz
Academic Tutor
Renata Da Silva
Academic Tutor
Lourdes Puentes
Academic Tutor
Rina Lehnhoff
Academic Tutor
Renato Cifuentes
Academic Tutor
Arturo Vejar
Academic Tutor
Arhely Espinoza
Academic Tutor
Luisa Villar
Academic Tutor
Cyndy Dominguez
Academic Tutor
Paulina Garcia
Academic Assistant

School of Business and Economics

The School of Business and Economics allows aspiring and practicing professionals, managers, and entrepreneurs in the private and public sectors to complete a self paced distance learning degree program of the highest academic standard. The ultimate goal is to empower learners and help them take advantage of the enormous array of resources from the world environment in order to eliminate the current continuum of poverty and limitations. Degree programs are designed for those students whose professional experience has been in business, marketing, administration, economics, finance and management.

Areas of Study:

Accounting, Advertising, Banking, Business Administration, Communications, Ecommerce, Finance, Foreign Affairs, Home Economics, Human Resources, International Business, International Finance, Investing, Globalization, Marketing, Management, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Public Administrations, Sustainable Development, Public Relations, Telecommunications, Tourism, Trade.

School of Social and Human Studies

The School of Social and Human Studies is focused on to the development of studies which instill a core commitment to building a society based on social and economic justice and enhancing opportunities for human well being. The founding principles lie on the basic right of education as outlined in the Declaration of Human Rights. We instill in our students a sense of confidence and self reliance in their ability to access the vast opportunities available through information channels, the world wide web, private, public, nonprofit, and nongovernmental organizations in an ever expanding global community. Degree programs are aimed towards those whose professional life has been related to social and human behavior, with the arts, or with cultural studies.

Areas of Study:

Psychology, International Affairs, Sociology, Political Sciences, Architecture, Legal Studies, Public Administration, Literature and languages, Art History, Ministry, African Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Asian Studies, European Studies, Islamic Studies, Religious Studies.

School of Science and Engineering

The School of Science and Engineering seeks to provide dynamic, integrated, and challenging degree programs designed for those whose experience is in industrial research, scientific production, engineering and the general sciences. Our system for research and education will keep us apace with the twenty-first century reach scientific advance in an environmentally and ecologically responsible manner to allow for the sustainability of the human population. We will foster among our students a demand for ethical behavior, an appreciation for diversity, an understanding of scientific investigation,

Areas of Study:

Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics, Communications, Petroleum Science, Information Technology, Telecommunications, Nutrition Science, Agricultural Science, Computer Science, Sports Science, Renewable Energy, Geology, Urban Planning.

Online Library Resources

With access to a global catalog created and maintained collectively by more than 9,000 participating institutions, AIU students have secured excellent research tools for their study programs.

The AIU online library contains over 2 billion records and over 300 million bibliographic records that are increasing day by day. The sources spanning thousands of years and virtually all forms of human expression. There are files of all kinds, from antique inscribed stones to e-books, form wax engravings to MP3s, DVDs and websites. In addition to the archives, the library AIU Online offers electronic access to more than 149,000 e-books, dozens of databases and more than 13 million full-text articles with pictures included. Being able to access 60 databases and 2393 periodicals with more than 18 million items, guarantees the information required to perform the assigned research project. Users will find that many files are enriched with artistic creations on the covers, indexes, reviews, summaries and other information. The records usually have information attached from important libraries. The user can quickly assess the relevance of the information and decide if it is the right source.

Education on the 21st century

AIU is striving to regain the significance of the concept of education, which is rooted into the Latin “educare”, meaning “to pull out”, breaking loose from the paradigm of most 21st century universities with their focus on “digging and placing information” into students’ heads rather than teaching them to think. For AIU, the generation of “clones” that some traditional universities are spreading throughout the real world is one of the most salient reasons for today’s ills. In fact, students trained at those educational institutions never feel a desire to “change the world” or the current status quo; instead, they adjust to the environment, believe everything is fine, and are proud of it all.

In a world where knowledge and mostly information expire just like milk, we must reinvent university as a whole in which each student, as the key player, is UNIQUE within an intertwined environment. This century’s university must generate new knowledge bits although this may entail its separation from both the administrative bureaucracy and the faculty that evolve there as well. AIU thinks that a university should be increasingly integrated into the “real world”, society, the economy, and the holistic human being. As such, it should concentrate on its ultimate goal, which is the student, and get him/her deeply immersed into a daily praxis of paradigm shifts, along with the Internet and research, all these being presently accessible only to a small minority of the world community. AIU students must accomplish their self-learning mission while conceptualizing it as the core of daily life values through the type of experiences that lead to a human being’s progress when information is converted into education. The entire AIU family must think of the university as a setting that values diversity and talent in a way that trains mankind not only for the present but above all for a future that calls everyday for professionals who empower themselves in academic and professional areas highly in demand in our modern society. We shall not forget that, at AIU, students are responsible for discovering their own talents and potential, which they must auto-develop in such a way that the whole finish product opens up as a flower that blossoms every year more openly.

The AIU stance is against the idea of the campus as a getaway from day-to-day pressure since we believe reality is the best potential-enhancer ever; one truly learns through thinking, brainstorming ideas, which leads to new solutions, and ultimately the rebirth of a human being fully integrated in a sustainable world environment. Self-learning is actualized more from within than a top-down vantage point, that is to say, to influence instead of requesting, ideas more than power. We need to create a society where solidarity, culture, life, not political or economic rationalism and more than techno structures, are prioritized. In short, the characteristics of AIU students and alumni remain independence, creativity, self-confidence, and ability to take risk towards new endeavors. This is about people’s worth based not on what they know but on what they do with what they know.

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AIU offers educational opportunities in the USA to adults from around the world so that they can use their own potential to manage their personal, global cultural development. The foundational axis of our philosophy lies upon self-actualized knowledge and information, with no room for obsoleteness, which is embedded into a DISTANCE LEARNING SYSTEM based on ANDRAGOGY and OMNIOLOGY.

The ultimate goal of this paradigm is to empower learners and help them take advantage of the enormous array of resources from the world environment in order to eliminate the current continuum of poverty and limitations.

This will become a crude reality with respect for, and practice of, human and community rights through experiences, investigations, practicum work, and/ or examinations. Everything takes place in a setting that fosters diversity; with advisors and consultants with doctorate degrees and specializations in Human Development monitor learning processes, in addition to a worldwide web of colleagues and associations, so that they can reach the satisfaction and the progress of humanity with peace and harmony.

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