Blog about Humanitarian work

June 26, 2019. In 2015, Patrick joined AIU where he obtained his Master’s degree in Business Administration, and in Strategic Planning and Leadership. He is currently completing a PhD program at AIU in the same major.

Patrick said that as a student, he is passionate to the Leadership and Humanitarian domains, also as Jurist he likes Law and Human Rights. Thus, he decided to create a Blog which could include various domains of his professional experience and studies resources. Reason why he created his own Blog called: “Le travail d'humanitaire au quotidien”, meaning “The work of humanitarians on daily basis”.

His blog includes: Conflict Resolution, Leadership, Human Rights, and Humanitarian topics. You can find his Blog on the following link: http://humanitaires-vivre-pour-une-humanite.over-blog.com/ Patrick Girukwayo completed a Master’s and PhD program in Strategic Planning and Leadership at Atlantic International University.

Student selected as Pedagogical Reference

June 14, 2019. One of our students, Sergio Marcelo Arciénaga Morales, has been selected in a national competition in his country Argentina, as a Pedagogical Reference in the Remote Classes of Computational Thinking project. Sergio is in charge of the Sadosky Foundation, a prestigious institution in his country, a reference in all that is Education and ICT. The text where this appointment is reported is as follows:

“Dear Sergio, Through this and in compliance with the provisions of Annex IV 2.3 – Evaluation Criteria (SCC-SD), you are notified that you have obtained the second highest final total score in relation to The Selection Based on Consultant Qualifications (SCC) No. 017/2 019 – “Recruitment of three Pedagogical References for the Remote Computational Thinking Classes Project. For this reason we notify you hereby that we will be mailing you the relevant purchase order and contract. You are duly notified.” Sergio Marcelo Arciénaga Morales is completing a Doctorate program in Educational Informatics at Atlantic International University.

Honors

July, 2019. These graduate students completed the majority of the requirements to obtain honors, which included a 4.0 GPA, published works, recommendation from their respective advisors, patent a product, etc. Congratulations to both of them!

Martina Fabricci
Bachelor of Science
Marine Biology

Sunday Eze Ikeokwu
Bachelor of Legal Studies
Legal Studies

Two presentations

July 10, 2019.
One of our graduates, Dr. Sivarajasingam Mahendran, presented last month his research studies at 2 conferences; one in Singapore and the other in Malaysia.

1. 9th ICTEL 2019 – International Conference on Teaching, Education & Learning, 25-26 June, Singapore, at The National University of Singapore Society (NUSS) The Graduate Club, Suntec City Guild House.

2. ICCTAR 2019 convention, about English Language and Education, in Malacca, Malaysia, from 26-28 June 2019.

He received a Certificate for presenting Learning English Through Active Participation (LEAP). He also received a Euradia Research Certificate of Honour for Qualitative Study of the Impact of Counselling Psychology in Adult Education in Motivating to Promote the Speaking Skills of Non-Native Adult Speakers of English in Singapore.

Dr. Siva Mahendran has completed a Doctorate program in Education in Atlantic International University.

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AIU Gamification

As you may know, since June 12th to July 12th we invited all the students to upload a picture and Change in Organizations that represents something beautiful in their countries or some dream they already achieved (travel, family, professional). The participation was great and we managed to have 230 images uploaded by our students.

Nway Nandar Khaing
Country: Myanmar
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Doctorate in Business Administration

Lida Isabel Chuni Quezada
Country: Ecuador
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Bachelors in Economics

Sarajane Robertson
Country: Mauritius
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Bachelors in Intl. Business Mgmt.

Laura Bouchon
Country: Argentina
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Bachelors in Anthropology

20TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON Knowledge, Culture, and Change in Organizations

Call for Papers
This Conference will be held 27–28 May 2020 at the University of Illinois at Chicago in Chicago, USA.

We invite proposals for paper presentations, workshops/ interactive sessions, posters/ exhibits, colloquia, focused discussions, innovation showcases, virtual posters, or virtual lightning talks. 2020 Special Focus:
“Beautifully Organized” Theme 1: Management Education
Theme 2: Change Management
Theme 3: Knowledge Management
Theme 4: Organizational Cultures

Become a Presenter:
1. Submit a proposal
2. Review timeline
3. Register

Early Proposal Deadline 27 October 2019

Early Registration Deadline 27 November 2019

Visit the website:
https://organization-studies.com



Castro Marques
Bachelor of Science
Information Security
Angola
David Mingas Zau
Master of Science
Procurement and Suppl y Chain Management
Angola
Martin Alexis Gomez
Bachelor of Legal Studies
Legal Studies
Argentina
María Viviana Maranzana
Doctor of History
History
Argentina
Olga Martens Geb. Dorn
Bachelor of Science
Healthc are Administration
Bolivia
Pedro Correia Porto
Master of Business Administration
Business Administration
Brazil
           
Langha Michael Ngwa
Doctor of Business Administration
Business Management
Cameroon
Carlos Alberto Martinez Castellon
Bachelor of Science
Public Health
Cayman Isl ands
Deuzoumbe Daniel Passalet
Master of Legal Studies
Human Rights
Chad
Siegfried Stadler
Bachelor of Marketing
Marketing
China
Martin Barnard
Bachelor of Business Comm unication
Communication
China
Luis Eduardo Manotas Solano
Doctor of Science
Infectious Diseases and Entomology
Colomb ia
           
Saturnin Matsalou
Doctor of Philosophy
Industrial Engineering
Denmark
José Silvestre Quezada Sánchez
Doctor of Marketing
Marketing in Agriculture
Dominican Republ ic
Gil de Jesús Perez
Bachelor of Science
Industrial Engineering
Dominican Republic
Denny Altagracia Castro Fabián
Master of Science
Biology
Dominican Republic
Maria Auxiliadora Mosquera Samaniego
Master of Science
Health Science
Ecuador
Sandra Elizabeth Vega Chávez
Bachelor of Business Administration
Business Administration
Ecuador
           
Maritza Ruiz de Campos
Post-Doctorate of Education
Admin. Mgmt. in Higher Ed., EQ, and IT
El Salvador
Sunday Eze Ikeokwu
Bachelor of Legal Studies
Legal Studies
Germany
Nelson Armando Francisco
Bachelor of Business Administration
International Commerc e
Germany
Chakir Yahyaoui
Doctor of Science
Renewable Energy
Germany
Malachi Kwame Sasu
Doctor of Economics
Economics
Ghana
Melvin Marconi Deras Cordòn
Doctor of Finance
Finance
Guatemala
           
Maria Eugenia del Rosario Tabarini Soto
Bachelor of Science
Psych ology
Guatemala
Jean Philippe Creve-Coeur
Master of Project Management
Project Management
Haiti
Gabriel Eduardo Granados Cuellar
Bachelor of Business Administration
Business Administration
Honduras
Deepthi Puthenpurayil Sandhya
Bachelor of Arts
International Relations
India
Kadra Nuru Abdullahi
Bachelor of Science
Public Health
Kenya
Mamu Jallah Amaigwe
Master of Business Administration
Acc ounting
Liberia
           
Pelwin Norman
Bachelor of Education
Education
Micronesia
António José Chemane
Doctor of Philosophy
Business Negotiation
Mozamb ique
Hilário José L. Tamele
Master of Science
Telecommunications
Mozamb ique
Paulus T Egodhi
Master of Science
Public Health and Nutrition
Namibia
Anjikwi Yusuf Dibal
Master of Science
Industrial Micr obiology
Nigeria
Abayomi Dalmeida Jackson
Bachelor of Science
Mech anical Engineering
Norway
           
Virginia Itzel Quiroz Ortega
Bachelor of Arts
Linguistics
Panama
Dariana Analeidy Atencio
Doctor of Science
Mathematics
Panama
Yeiseth Arelys Castillo Tapia
Doctor of Education
Physical Education
Panama
Amparo del Rosario Castillo Vigil
Doctor of Science
Research in Tropical Diseases
Panama
Elmer Jesus Ramirez Vega
Bachelor of Economics
Economics
Peru
Garcia Umeres Edith
Bachelor of Science
Human Psych ology
Peru
           
Walther Orlando Molina Alvarado
Bachelor of Science
Mining Engineering
Peru
Jorge Cayetano Deliot Deliot Muñoz
Bachelor of Science
Nutrition
Peru
Mateus Calala da Silva Pedro
Bachelor of Architecture
Arch itecture and Civil Construction
Portugal
Dalia Hashim Mohamed Mahmoud
Master of Science
Clinical Pathology
Qatar
Fahd Mohammed Yaqoob
Doctor of Philosophy
Marketing
Saudi Arabia
Oumar Mangane
Doctor of Literature
Spanish Literature and Literary Theory
Senegal
           
Fairul Abdullah de Souza Philip Ignatius
Master of Arts
Education
Singapore
Nazar Talib Abdu Juma
Bachelor of Logistics
Business Management
South Sudan
Princess Abisoye Dosunmu
Doctor of Publ ic Health
Public Health
United Kingdom
Jarungjit Tiautrakul
Doctor of Philosophy
Marketing
United Kingdom
Martina Fabricci
Bachelor of Science
Marine Biology
United Kingdom
Antonio Laguerre
Bachelor of Science
Electrical Engineering
USA
           
Angelica Susana Traubeck
Master of Legal Studies
Legal Studies
USA
Jimmy De La Fé López
Bachelor of Science
Hydr aulic Engineering
USA
Leo N. Mancini
Doctor of Science
Kinesiology
USA
Walter Omara
Bachelor of Science
Bioengineering
USA
Carlena Prince Castillo
Bachelor of Social and Human Studies
Psych ology
USA
Emmanuel Ndubuisi Unegbu
Certificate of Science
Psych ology
USA
           
Trunos Grison
Master of Science
Public Health
Zimb abwe
         
           

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This month we have graduates from: Angola · Argentina · Bolivia · Brazil · Cameroon · Cayman Islands · Chad · China · Colombia · Denmark · Dominican Republic · Ecuador · El Salvador · Germany · Ghana · Guatemala · Haiti · Honduras · India · Kenya · Liberia · Micronesia · Mozambique · Namibia · Nigeria · Norway · Panama · Perú · Portugal · Qatar · Saudi Arabia · Senegal · Singapore · South Sudan · United Kingdom · USA · Zimbabwe


Student Testimonials

Pricila Gertrude Mindjae Meyong
Bachelor of Healthcare Management
June 14, 2019

“Health care management profession had always been a dream of mine. To me it’s a commitment to self, to others and the society as a whole. My background in Health care assistant and a care giver in a pharmacy after graduating with BSC Administration (Banking and Finance) gave me a sense that I treasured, that is, to be able to serve my community diligently and efficiently in the area of healthcare with an understanding that there an imminent need for further study and research in health care and its governance at a local community level and at a societal level especially in Africa-Ghana. This foundation to I know would guide me in obtaining a deeper perspective and excellent knowledge base, guiding the principles of healthcare especially management in health care. It was a great privilege and a moment of opportunity when I came across AIU online early 2017. I did an intensive research on the school online and searched through it courses and frankly, https://www.aiu.edu/Testimonialdetail. html?ItemID=1559&rcid=73&pcid=63&cid=73
Sheku Ahmed Kamara
Doctor of Computer Science
June 18, 2019

“I would like to take this opportunity to especially thank the board, management and staff of Atlantic International University (AIU) for such a wonderful opportunity. The e-learning platform provided by AIU has made learning stress-free, flexible and motivational. I experience several unique advantages of studying at AIU. Some of the notable advantages I would like to lay emphasis on are: · As a student at the university, given the opportunity to design your own curriculum helped me to decide what best fit my career path and the current job market. · Study pace created a suitable enabling environment for me as a senior management staff to manage my professional responsibilities and my studies. · I was always pleased with followups and support by the advisors and tutors. For e.g., when called upon by my advisor/tutor asking me about submission that has delayed, am always motivated to work on my research. · The constant evolvement in ... Read full text: https://www.aiu.edu/Testimonialdetail. html?ItemID=1561&rcid=73&pcid=63&cid=73
João Paulo Gomes Rocha da Silva
Bachelor of Information Technology
June 26, 2019

“I was born on the smallest inhabited island of Cape Verde. With 64 km2 and with just under 5000 inhabitants, Brava is considered the most beautiful in the country. If the Island’s beauty attracts tourists from all over the world, it is known for being quiet and poor. This was one of the reasons I chose AIU to pursue my academic studies. To try in the near future to help combat the poverty of my Island, and contribute to human, social, economic and academic development. Studying the Phases assigned to me at AIU was one of the greatest experiences of my life. Life is considered by many a jigsaw puzzle game. One movie that can be very good for another that can be very bad. A grotesque or mild summer breeze. I compare life many times. Full of surprises, where to walk on the street these days has to be quick not to be left behind. It’s exactly the feeling I feel after all this time with AIU. The perseverance I learned on my Island where I was born (Brava) and the opportunities AIU offered me filled me with courage, motivation and goals to succeed in different situations. AIU was very important in my life. Studying gives a lot of work! Believe me that I am perfectly aware of the demands that a student may have. It turns out that this was my job during these last years, it’s my profession at the moment, and I can not get away from it! You have to find a way to seize everything around you to become a man capable of achieving any dreams and goals. In fact, in a few years you may even give up learning everything the school teaches you, but you can be sure that without learning, you would never achieve the purpose of achievement! I have strength, and I will always thank AIU! For those who want to study at AIU in the future, I have to say: If you have come here, dear students, it is because you deserve the congratulations. But today, I would like to draw attention to one important word that you certainly know: merit. When a person achieves something with merit, it is not because he/she is intelligent and more capable than the others around him/her. To achieve a determined goal with merit is to fight for it with all the strength and, even if it is in difficulties, not to give up until reaching it. After all, who do you think would have more merit in a race, a normal athlete who easily reaches the finish in 30 seconds, or a lame man who runs sweating his jersey, but can he get there in 30 minutes? By this I mean that I do not expect you to be brilliant pupils, or to do the ... Read full text: https://www.aiu.edu/Testimonialdetail. html?ItemID=1562&rcid=73&pcid=63&cid=73




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Ethics is a professional skill

Leidy D. Berroa | Post-doctorate in Educational Research



Ethics is a reflection on the values that guide and motivate our actions. Ethical thinking has to do with conceptions of good, correct and human fulfillment. She answers questions such as: • What is most important in life? • What are we trying to achieve? • What kind of relationships do we want to maintain with others? While morality defines principles or general laws, ethics is an individual disposition to act in accordance with the virtues, in order to seek the right decision in a given situation. Morality does not integrate the limitations of the situation. On the contrary, ethics only makes sense in a situation. Morality ignores the nuance, it is binary. Ethics admits discussion, argumentation. The focus of professional ethics should be based both on the moral dimension (principles can not be ignored) and on the ethical dimension (which decision is the best one in the present case?). When this reflection becomes collective and is the object of a formalization, the approach becomes deontological, in a broad sense. If these rules have value for an entire profession and are officially recognized, this is a deontology in the strict sense.

What are the development factors of ethical management The general discourse of companies or specialists in management sciences insists more and more on the ethical dimension of the company. But this is not taken into account in managerial practices, in the absence of a model that integrates the concepts of ethics, morals and ethics, and the perception of the actors in the profession. A true development of ethics in practices implies a rigorous method that combines theory with the experience of professionals. The stakes are high since ethics has a positive impact on all aspects of the administration: • Management of long-term objectives, ethics / strategy. • Help with analysis / decisions with strong bets • Conflict resolution through discussion and consensus. • Integrating the point of view of the different actors. • Empowerment of employees / total quality requirement. • Reduction of control and transaction costs. • Corporate culture, common values, team cohesion.

How to approach professional ethics Ethics can be approached by values or virtues. The virtues approach allows understanding the ethical dimension of the decisions in a coherent and structured way. The virtues that can be described as cardinal are the following: (See image 1). The virtue approach has advantages in terms of method. The virtues are dispositions to act; they allow a decline of the ethics in the reference behaviours, in a certain profession. How to evaluate ethics in a professional practice The evaluation of ethics poses a series of problems. When the objective is not control (which seems desirable in the context of a project to allow actors in the field to take ownership of the approach), a self-evaluation system must be implemented. This system can be biased using conventional survey techniques.

That’s why it’s better to use a projective method: the stage method. This method consists of placing people in situations typical of decision problems in the profession and proposing that they analyze them. This approach is based on simulation decision making. The various possible decisions are presented to the individuals who will be able to evaluate them from different angles. This evaluation allows positioning individuals (through an online system that guarantees their anonymity) and identifying the situations that pose the most problems in a particular business or business.

What are the results of an evaluation of the perception of ethics? The implementation of an approach to analysis of the dimensions of professional ethics by management is: • A method to better meet the needs of its employees. • An approach to encourage teams in an innovative way. • Tools to reinforce the ethics in the professional values of the company. • Greater security in operational management and decisions. • A reassuring communication with clients and partners.

Being happy

By Dr. Rosa Hilda Lora M. Advisor at AIU | [email protected]


This small statement, how many images brings to the thought of the inhabitants of this beautiful Blue Planet? Our society in the 21st century is being manipulated by marketing so that most of the people think about is: I must have the biggest house in my neighborhood, I must have the state-of-the-art car brand, I must have a bank account with a lot of money, I must have the most beautiful body according to the advertisers of this or that product. The question is: Why is it that 10% of the world population that owns wealth is not happy? Life goes on and people say: I have to reach this goal and I will be happy. For example, young people say: when I finish my studies I will be happy, when I get that particular job I will be happy. People with children say: when my child is an adult I will be happy. When I retire, I will be happy. Others say: when I recover my health I will be happy. It seems that a very high percentage of human beings will be happy when they achieve there goals and when that happens it seems that they have another goal to achieve. It seems that life is passing and only a few ones can say: “I am happy.”

The question is: Why do human beings set their goal to be happy when they achieve something and are not happy every single day of their lives? The day has 24 hours and so in those 24 hours there are some complicated moments but other hours we will make them agreeable. Why does happiness always become a hope instead of being a reality at that moment? Are we only human beings for tomorrow? Where is the “now”? What happens according to Erich Fromm, in his extraordinary work written many years ago, “We are what we have or we are what we are?” The concept of “being happy” it is not having. But as the popular proverb says: happiness is not having money nor material things, but they help a lot. The concept of “being happy” is something to be worried about. We have organizations, such as the United Nations (UN), which have projects aimed at making people happy now. Its 2030 agenda for sustainable development seeks economic, social and environmental wellbeing for the 193 member states so that their partners generate in their countries the now for all its inhabitants and stop being only for 10% of the world population.

The first thing to be happy is to know: Who am I? What skills do I have? What intelligences, according Gardner, do I have? In order to develop them, otherwise I will walk through life learning from mistakes until I find who I am. If I know my skills I can model them and take advantage of them and ease doing things every day in the best way with the least energy expenditure. The above will allow me to feel physically better. The second thing to be happy has to do with my skills and my area of knowledge at the highest point of development. Where can I offer the labor market what I know and how to excel because I’ve already been educated in it? We would say: where is my opportunity range?

That would be the organization that would allow me to have a job where I would be happy because I am growing in what I do and what I like to do If I build my life in that way I will be in the right place of opportunities and will not be part of those that Deaton refers to in The Great Escape. Health, wealth and the origins of inequality. An organized life to be happy is achieved because people no longer live to accumulate goods; you live to be a human being that develops what you have as a human being and in the right place. This will buy what you need and your life is no longer the desire to have and work beyond what the body can achieve. People building their lives in this way will have time for many good activities that this 21st century has. What happens to people who are senior citizens? They would also enjoy the withdrawal stage because it would not be the punishment of the society because physically, it is supposed, they have their faculties in wear. It may be the time to study what you could not before. It is also a great time to take advantage of learning the subjects that they couldn’t achieve. There is also an extraordinary thing that older adults have: the accumulation of experiences that they can offer to the youngest.

The society has many social assistance organizations in which the experience of the elderly is very useful. Also within the families can be the counselors of young people because the minors are always interested in what the Grandfather, the Grandmother or the Uncle did. Every human being can make his life a day to day to acquire the ability to be happy that day and not to spend it in tomorrow, and tomorrow, buying and buying and always the same desire reaching very little. Let’s get to work: think what we are doing wrong.

Let’s get to work: building our lives and being happy today! We can be happy at any stage of our life we are in, but it has to be today and now!

BIBLIOGRAPHY. Comte-Sponville, A. (2001). LA FELICIDAD DESESPERADAMENTE. España: Paidós. | Deaton, A. (2015). El Gran Escape. Salud, riqueza y los orígenes de la desigualdad. México: FCE. | Fromm. E. (2009). ¿tener o ser?. México: FCE. | Naciones Unidas, página oficial. Recuperado de http://www. un.org/es/index.html | Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Educación, la Ciencia y la Cultura (UNESCO), página oficial. Recuperado de http://www.unesco.org/new/es

Ask for Help | Study Tips

Edward Lambert | AIU Academic Coordinator


Do you ever have moments when you are not sure what to do in an assignment? Then you get a mental block that keeps you from completing an assignment? Do you have moments when you do not know even which course to study or where to find study material? These are times when you need to ask for help from your tutor, advisor or student services. The help will get you back on track to finish your assignment. When you ask for help, make your question as clear as possible.

For example, let’s say that you are doing an exam and you need help on question #6. Instead of saying that you need help on question #6, it is better to identify which exam you are taking, copy the question in your message, and state clearly what is confusing you about the question.

We need to be able to identify the question and understand the concept that you are confused about. Then our answer will be better because we know exactly how to answer your question. So, ask for help. We are here to help you in your courses. We can provide study materials and answers to questions that you may have.






Learning

LEGO designs braille bricks

To help visually impaired and blind children.

Recently, LEGO has given their iconic brick-building kits all kinds of updates. Some, like the LEGO Creator Expert wind turbine, incorporate eco-friendly materials. Others, like the adult-friendly FORMA series, prove that playtime isn’t just for kids. And now, the company has collaborated with the Danish Association of the Blind and the Brazil-based Dorina Nowill Foundation for the Blind to unveil a special new project: Braille Bricks, a set of blocks that helps children with visual impairments learn how to read. Rendered in the blocks’ signature rectangle shape and familiar color scheme, Braille Bricks look just like the LEGO we know and love. What sets them apart, however, is not how they look, but how they feel. Each brick in the 250-piece set features fully-functional studs that form a letter, number, or math symbol in Braille. By outfitting the toys with these tactile symbols, LEGO hopes to help children with visual impairments learn how to read Braille. “With thousands of audiobooks and computer programs now available, fewer kids are learning to read Braille,” Philippe Chazal, Treasurer of the European Blind Union, explains. “This is particularly critical when we know that Braille users often are more independent, have a higher level of education and better employment opportunities.”
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Romantic partners

Yes, you really do have a ‘type,’ study finds.

According to new research published June 10 in the journal PNAS, people do, in fact, have a “type” when it comes to their romantic partners, gravitating toward similar personality traits from one relationship to the next. Beyond confirming an old cliché, the study suggests that partnering patterns may be more predictable than once thought —a finding that could someday influence the design of dating app algorithms and more. The study’s results may not come as a big shock. Humans are, after all, creatures of habit, and make no exception for interpersonal relationships. But in the wake of a breakup, plenty of people may shy away from potential partners that remind them of an ex —an aversion that could easily tip the scales in the other direction, says study author Yoobin Park, a psychologist at the University of Toronto. ... To accurately compare a person’s current and ex-partners, Park would need to identify individuals in a relationship, gather information from both them and their current partners, then wait for them to break up and find new significant others before repeating the process —an experiment that would probably exceed the length of your garden-variety PhD. ... Read full text:


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Sonic black hole

It could help solve a cosmic paradox.

Last month, A team of physicists reported in Nature that a soundtrapping fluid, analogous to a black hole that traps light, radiates a featureless spectrum of energies, just as Stephen Hawking predicted for the invisible spheres he was famous for studying. But opinions differ about what this sonic analogue of a black hole reveals about the real kind —such as the one recently seen in silhouette in a first-ever photograph. The question is how to interpret the bizarre analogy between a fluid of rubidium atoms in a lab in Israel and the mysterious astrophysical abysses most often created when huge stars exhaust their fuel and collapse inward. Some philosophers and physicists argue that the new findings have striking implications for the black hole information paradox, a profound 45-year-old puzzle about whether or how quantum information escapes black holes. Others regard the fluid experiment as an amusing demo that says nothing about black holes or their central mystery. The paradox sprang from Hawking’s 1974 insight that a black hole isn’t truly black. Its blacklooking, spherical “event horizon” marks the vicinity within which its gravity is so strong that even light rays cannot climb out. But Hawking reasoned that the fabric of spacetime at the event horizon will experience “quantum fluctuations,” where pairs of particles and antiparticles spontaneously pop up out of the vacuum. ...
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Translate your speech

...while keeping your voice. Google’s AI can now do it.

The results aren’t perfect, but Google’s translator is able to retain the voice and tone of the original speaker. It can do this because it converts audio input directly to audio output without any intermediary steps. In contrast, traditional translational systems convert audio into text, translate the text, and then resynthesize the audio, losing the characteristics of the original voice along the way. The new system, dubbed the Translatotron, has three components, all of which look at the speaker’s audio spectrogram —a visual snapshot of the frequencies used when the sound is playing, often called a voiceprint. The first component uses a neural network trained to map the audio spectrogram in the input language to the audio spectrogram in the output language. The second converts the spectrogram into an audio wave that can be played. The third component can then layer the original speaker’s vocal characteristics back into the final audio output. Not only does this approach produce more nuanced translations by retaining important nonverbal cues, but in theory it should also minimize translation error, because it reduces the task to fewer steps. Translatotron is currently a proof of concept. During testing, the researchers trialed the system only with Spanish-to-English translation, which ... Read full text and listen to some samples:
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Fantastical mechanisms of land and sea

Built from cardboard and hand-blown glass by Daniel Agdag.

Australian sculptor and filmmaker Daniel Agdag builds fictionalized architectural objects that could find their home in the sky, on land, or under the sea. The cardboard, timber, and hand-blown glass structures are inspired by the hidden mechanics found in everyday industrial forms, and consist of miniature models of fans, gears, and pumps. Inflated balloons like The Southeasterly carry small ship-like vessels, and a 2018 work titled The Second State looks like an early roller coaster model complete with billboard-like signage that spells out the word “LUCKY.” Agdag received a Master’s degree in Film and Television from the Victorian College of the Arts in 2007. His recent solo exhibition States wrapped at Messums in Wilshire on June 30, 2019. You can and see more of Agdag’s sculptural objects on his website and Instagram.
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Self-care

These days, it means more than just escape.

It was late last year, when I finally surrendered to the fatigue. The months preceding had been besieged by nonstop work, paralyzing anxiety, and what felt like a gushing waterfall of stress. I was 30, and felt increasingly and exponentially overwhelmed by the dizzying pace I thought I needed to maintain in order to succeed at adulthood. I began experiencing phantom chest pains and periodic breathing aberrations that made it hard to inhale and exhale for a sustained period of time. After a chest x-ray revealed that there were no maladies at work, my doctor determined it was most likely the result of constant stress, which had begun to compound in my body. She prescribed an inhaler as one course of treatment (as a child I suffered from asthma). The other avenue to well-being would prove much more intricate: “You’re exhausted,” she told me. “You have to rest.” ... How I would go about attaining rest —which, I should say, was not solely a matter of sleep— was not immediately clear or as easily realized in the subsequent months. ... Escape and preservation may overlap, but they’re not synonymous. The real question in front of me was larger, vaguer, and just as elusive: How could I better take care of myself in the face of a constant barrage of news that was being shoved into my life from television and Twitter and push alerts? How could I shut out the noise? It’s one thing to stay abreast of what ... Read full text: Read full text:

Perceptions of touch

Researchers explore them in people with autism.

For many people, simple sensations such as the gentle caress of a loved one or walking barefoot through the grass feel pleasant. For individuals with autism, the feeling of light pressure on the skin may be perceived as aversive or even cringe-inducing. ... “We actually have two senses of touch that talk to each other but are set up physiologically to operate very independently of each other,” said Carissa Cascio, PhD, associate professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. “Discriminative touch, which is mediated by receptors that conduct signals quickly, is used to help us manipulate things with our hands. We use it to determine the weight of objects and how strong of a grip we need to pick something up.” By contrast, affective touch relays signals slowly and conveys information about pain and temperature. But recent evidence shows that the fibers activated through this type of touch may also relay emotionally meaningful touch, such as a soft stroke on the arm. When comparing brain responses to both types of touch in individuals with and without autism, the groups showed little variation in response to discriminative touch, but reactions to affective touch proved remarkably different. ... Read full text:

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How many trees to plant

...and where to plant them to stop climate crisis.



Around 0.9 billion hectares (2.2 billion acres) of land worldwide would be suitable for reforestation, which could ultimately capture two thirds of humanmade carbon emissions. The Crowther Lab of ETH Zurich has published a study in the journal Science that shows this would be the most effective method to combat climate change. This lab investigates nature-based solutions to climate change. In their latest study, the researchers showed for the first time where in the world new trees could grow and how much carbon they would store. Study lead author and postdoc at the Crowther Lab Jean-François Bastin explains: “One aspect was of particular importance to us as we did the calculations: we excluded cities or agricultural areas from the total restoration potential as these areas are needed for human life.” The researchers calculated that under the current climate conditions, Earth’s land could support 4.4 billion hectares (hs) of continuous tree cover. That is 1.6 billion more than the currently existing 2.8 billion hs. Of these 1.6 billion hs, 0.9 billion hs fulfill the criterion of not being used by humans. This means that there is currently an area of the size of the US available for tree restoration. Once mature, these new forests could store 205 billion tonnes of carbon: about 2/3 of the 300 billion tonnes of carbon that has been released into the atmosphere as a result of human activity since the Industrial Revolution. ... Read full text:

This summer's weird weather

is the death of predictability.

The town of Gallargues-le- Montueux, on the ride from Montpellier to Marseille along France’s Mediterranean coast, got the worst of the heat: over 114 degrees Fahrenheit, even hotter than during an infamous 2003 French heat wave. The whole country —the whole continent— sweltered through eye-popping, Aperol spritz –defying, asphalt-crumbling temperatures this past week, capping a month that European satellite data showed was the hottest June in Europe since people started keeping track. France cooked; Spain hunkered down under wildfires that burned thousands of acres. Meanwhile, Antarctic sea ice is melting faster than anyone predicted. The region around the Mississippi River in the midwestern US is still dealing with floods on a scale unseen since the catastrophic levels of 1993. A heat wave in Northern California roasted tens of thousands of Bodega Bay mussels in their shells. ... In Guadalajara, Mexico, a freakishly large hailstorm followed by torrential rains left the mountain town digging out from under three feet of ice. And after Seattle endured a month of unhealthy air quality due to wildfires last summer, this year the city announced that it would open “clean air shelters” when the fires start again, five buildings kitted out with expensive filters, open to people who don’t have a safe place to, you know, breathe. ...
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Discrimination over hairstyles

California becomes first US state to ban it.

Governor Gavin Newsom signed the Creating a Respectful and Open Workplace (Crown) Act into law, prohibiting employers and schools from enforcing rules against hairstyles including afros, braids, twists, and locks. Workplace policies that prohibit such styles have serious economic and health consequences, especially for black individuals, the bill said. “In a society in which hair has historically been one of many determining factors of a person’s race, and whether they were a second-class citizen, hair today remains a proxy for race,” the bill said. “Therefore, hair discrimination targeting hairstyles associated with race is racial discrimination.” Instances of people of color facing discrimination in school and the workplace over their hair have gained visibility in recent years, as a movement among black women to wear natural styles has grown. In 2013, BP fired a top executive for wearing what one colleague called “ethnic hairstyles” including twists, braids, and cornrows. In 2018, an Alabama woman sued after a company required her to cut her locks to get a job. Also that year, a woman said her 14-year-old son was sent home from his school in Fresno, California, because of the way his head was shaved. ... Read full text:

Primates at risk of extinction

Due to global commodities trade and consumption.

According to a peer-reviewed journal, the economic benefits of commodity export for primate habitat countries has been limited relative to the extreme environmental costs of pollution, habitat degradation, loss of biodiversity, continued food insecurity, and the threat of emerging disease. This recent study was published in the Journal PeerJ –the Journal of Life and Environmental Science. The distribution of the world's primate fauna in the Neotropics, Africa, and South and Southeast Asia represents an essential global component of the land-based biodiversity of the Earth. The activities and presence of primates support a range of tropical community-wide ecological functions and services that provide vital resources to natural ecosystems, including local human populations. It is so alarming now that extinction threatens around 60 percent of primate species and 75 percent of them have declining populations as a result of escalating anthropogenic pressures resulting in deforestation, habitat degradation, and increased spatial conflict between an expanding human society and the natural range of primates. Also, the research found out that growing market ...
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Campus

7 skills to help you get along with anybody

Empathy is the ability to understand how another person feels. According to new Harvard research in “The Empathy Effect,” it's a trait that can be taught and developed. Build empathy and you’ll be a more effective entrepreneur and leader. Author Helen Riess is a Harvard psychiatrist who has developed empathy training based on her research in neurobiology. Although her studies are done on health care professionals, the empathy traits she’s identified can be used to make stronger connections between you and your employees, customers, or peers in any field. Here are the seven skills you need to develop E.M.P.A.T.H.Y.

Eye contact. In Western societies we say that “the eyes are the window to the soul.” Many cultures have a version of the same phrase. “Making eye contact is among the very first human experiences,” writes Riess. Riess recommends that you hold meetings face-to-face as much as possible. It’ll help you pick up on nonverbal nuances that a person’s voice doesn’t convey. Also, when meeting people for the first time, maintain eye contact until you notice a person’s eye color. “That extra beat telegraphs the notion that you truly see them.”

Muscles for facial expression. Our brains are wired to automatically mimic facial expressions. When someone smiles at you, you almost always smile back. It’s an automatic response. But you’re also wired to tell the difference between a fake smile —just turning up the lips— and the “Duchenne smile,” a genuine smile of happiness. Muscles in the face rarely lie. Pay attention.

Posture. Sit up tall. It suggests “happiness or confidence.” As a doctor, Riess conveys respect and authority by sitting down with patients, turning her body toward them, leaning forward, and sitting at eye level.

Affect. Affect is the scientific term for emotion. Pay attention to a person’s emotional state —is she sad, irritated, confused, or elated? There’s little chance of communicating effectively if you don’'t understand where someone is at emotionally. Once again, millions of years of development have wired our brains to be remarkably accurate at assessing emotions. Trust your gut —it really does know something your brain doesn’t.

Tone of voice. I learned a new word in Riess’s book: “prosody.” Linguists use “prosody” to refer to your vocal pace, rhythm, and pitch. According to Riess, prosody “infuses a layer of emotion to the spoken word that goes above and beyond the singular meaning of each word.” That is, how you say something telegraphs a wealth of content. In medicine, Riess is teaching health care providers to match the volume and pace as if they were having a conversation with a friend during a difficult time. Soothing tones result in better patient conversations and outcomes.

Hearing the whole person. “Empathetic listening means paying attention to another person, identifying her emotions, and responding with compassion and without judgment,” writes Riess. For example, don’t speak when you’re in the “red zone.” When emotions are running high in an argument, take a step back. Don’'t interrupt. Don’t match the other person’s emotion by raising yours to the red zone. You’ll find that the conversation will de-escalate quickly if you follow these rules.

Your response. Emotions are contagious. You might not realize that your emotional state is rubbing off on others. “Through shared neural networks, your feelings about others may transmit very important information about how they are experiencing what you say and do," according to Riess. If you’re angry or unsure of yourself, or fearful, those emotions will leave an impression on others and impact the quality of your communication. Pay attention to how you feel because it's a signal of how people around you will feel. The actor Alan Alda, who played one of the most empathetic characters in television history —M.A.S.H.’s Hawkeye Pierce— wrote the forward to The Empathy Effect. Alda says he’s been on a quest to improve communication. After he met Riess, he realized what he was really searching for was empathy. His big takeaway —empathy can be taught. Empathy, Alda says, is the “fundamental thing that helps us to thrive.”
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—Diane Shima Rwigara. 1982–. Rwandan businesswoman and women’s rights activist who stood as an independent candidate in the 2017 presidential election.

Psychological life hacks

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Bachelor of Community Development

SCHOOL OF SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

The AIU Distance Learning Bachelor of Science in Community Development program will be a custommade program, designed just for you by you and your academic advisor. 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 Bachelor program curriculum is designed individually by the student and academic advisor. It specifically addresses individual 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

Important:

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: http://aiu.edu/CourseCurriculum.html

Core Courses and Topics

Development theory
Labor and development
Social movements and food security
Environment and local development
Transnational migration and development
Trade and development
Political economy perspectives
Gendered perspectives
Enterprise and private sector-led perspectives
Asset-based community development perspectives
Religion and development
History and politics of developing areas
Project management
Education and development


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

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

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About Us

Accreditation

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). The University is based in the United States and was established by corporate charter in 1998.

Our founding principles are based on the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights; per article 26, AIU believes that Higher Education is a Human Right. The University has implemented a paradigm shifting educational model for its academic programs that have allowed it to move closer to this goal through the self-empowerment of its students, decentralization of the learning process, personalized open curriculum design, a sustainable learning model, developing 11 core elements of the Human Condition within MYAIU, and utilizing the quasi-infinite knowledge through the use of information technology combined with our own capacity to find solutions to all types of global issues, dynamic problems, and those of individuals and multidisciplinary teams. Due to these differentiations and the university’s mission, only a reputable accrediting agency with the vision and plasticity to integrate and adapt its processes around AIU’s proven and successful innovative programs could be selected. Unfortunately, the vast majority of accrediting agencies adhere to and follow obsolete processes and requirements that have outlived their usefulness and are in direct conflict with the university’s mission of offering a unique, dynamic, affordable, quality higher education to the nontraditional student (one who must work, study what he really needs for professional advancement, attend family issues, etc.). We believe that adopting outdated requirements and processes would impose increased financial burdens on students while severely limiting their opportunities to earn their degree and advance in all aspects. Thus, in selecting the ASIC as its accrediting agency, AIU ensured that its unique programs would not be transformed into a copy or clone of those offered by the 10,000+ colleges and universities around the world. Since ASIC is an international accrediting agency based outside the United States, we are required by statute HRS446E to place the following disclaimer: ATLANTIC INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY IS NOT ACCREDITED BY AN ACCREDITING AGENCY RECOGNIZED BY THE UNITED STATES SECRETARY OF EDUCATION. Note: In the United States and abroad, 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. Potential students should consider how the above may affect their interests, AIU respects the unique rules and regulations of each country and does not seek to influence the respective authorities. In the event that a prospective student wishes to carry out any government review or process in regards to his university degree, we recommend that the requirements of such are explored in detail with the relevant authorities by the prospective student as the university does not intervene in such processes. AIU students can be found in over 180 countries, they actively participate and volunteer in their communities as part of their academic program and have allocated thousands of service hours to diverse causes and initiatives. AIU programs follow the standards commonly used by colleges and universities in the United States with regards to the following: academic program structure, degree issued, transcript, and other graduation documents. AIU graduation documents can include an apostille and authentication from the US Department of State to facilitate their use internationally.

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

MISSION:

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.

VISION:

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
Provost

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 Service

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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Now, it’s possible to earn your degree in the comfort of your own home. For additional information or to see if you qualify for admissions please contact us.

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