Member of the Parliament

JANUARY 3, 2023. One of our students, Nejat Girma Wakjira, is a member of Ethiopian Parliament and Standing Committee of Trade and Tourism Ministry. Nejat Girma Wakjira is completing a Doctorate program in International Relations at AIU.

Full Professor

JANUARY 5, 2023. One of our Admissions Counselor & Academic Advisor, Emmanuel Gbagu, has notified us that on the 10th of April 2022 he was promoted from the rank of an Associate Professor of Finance to a full Professor of Finance by City University. This is as a result of his Publications and enormous contributions to Academia in the area of Research. Emmanuel Gbagu has completed a Post-Doctorate in Accounting and Finance at AIU.

Graduated with Distinction

JANUARY, 2023. These graduate students completed their program with a high cumulative grade point average, which reflects the quality of performance within their respective major. Congratulations!

Aura Herminda Lopez Salazar
Doctor of Finance
Financial Administration

Ana Hilda Guzmán Bencosme
Doctor of Public Health
Public Health

Mohamad Ayach
Doctor of Philosophy
Sustainable Parametricism Architecture

Francisco Torres Lebrón
Doctor of Science


Call for Papers This Conference will be held 7–8 June 2023 at University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA + Online. We invite proposals for paper presentations, workshops/ interactive sessions, posters/ exhibits, colloquia, focused discussions, innovation showcases, virtual posters, or virtual lightning talks.

2023 Special Focus: “The Impact of Professional Sport on Community” Theme 1: Sport betting and eSport. Theme 2: Sport and Health. Theme 3: Gender Equity and Policy.

Theme 4: Media, Marketing and Identity Theme 5: Sport Science. Become a Presenter:

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Call for Papers This Conference will be held from October 29 to November 2, 2023 at San Francisco, California USA.

Jointly sponsored by ACM and IEEE, ICCAD is the premier forum to explore new challenges, present leading-edge innovative solutions, and identify emerging technologies in the electronic design automation research areas. ICCAD covers the full range of CAD topics – from device and circuit level up through system level, as well as post- CMOS design.

Theme 1: System-level CAD Theme 2: Synthesis, verification, physical design, analysis, simulation, and Modeling. Theme 3: CAD for emerging technologies, paradigms. Become a Presenter:

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18 TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON Distributed Applications and Interoperable Systems

Call for Papers This Conference will be held 19–23 June 2023 in Portugal. The DAIS conference series addresses all practical and conceptual aspects of distributed applications, including their design, modeling, implementation and operation, the supporting middleware, appropriate software engineering methodologies and tools, as well as experimental studies and applications. Submissions will be judged on their originality, significance, clarity, relevance, and technical correctness.

2023 Special Focus: The topics of interest to the conference include, but are not limited to:
• Novel and innovative distributed applications and systems.
• Novel architectures and mechanisms.
• System issues and design goals.

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Selected to a new position

JANUARY 3, 2023. One of our graduates, Dr. Siva Mahendran, has been selected to a new position by Sanford Royce, Media and Communications Network, on their executive board as an Advisor on a freelance basis. Dr. Mahendran is also an English lecturer and trainer in a few organizations including Manipal GlobalNXT University, in Jaipur, where he has been an Academic Advisor. Dr. Mahendran has completed a Doctorate program in Education at AIU.

Maria Antónia D. S. Frederico da Silva
Bachelor of Science
Information Systems
Rui Eduardo Gualdino Puna
Bachelor of Science
Computer Science
Luis Barros Mingas Nzau
Bachelor of International Relations
International Relations
María Claudia Morelli
Doctor of Science
Applied Statistics
Jorge Rosenblat
Doctor of Philosop hy
Education Administration
Alberto Camilo Vera Moreira
Post-Doctorate of Legal Studies
Environmental Legal Studies
Eryn Chatham
Master of Science
Albert Atuma
Doctor of Business Administration
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Lawrence Reiter
Doctor of Science
Public Health
José Eduardo Araya Molina
Doctor of Human Resources Adm.
Human Resources
Costa Rica
Tamo Tamwo Herve
Master of Science
Education Management
Democratic Republic of Congo
Francisco Torres Lebrón
Doctor of Science
Public Health
Dominican Republic
Jedonic Dorival
Bachelor of Science
Civil Engineering
Dominican Republic
Alenny Rivas Santos
Doctor of Industrial Engineering
Strategic Planning, Risk Mgmt. and Org. Dev.
Dominican Republic
Guamanshi Lema Angel Olmedo
Master of Science
Jade Marisol Zamora Machuca
Bachelor of Science
Legal Studies
Wilson Fabian Pilalumbo Guaman
Associate of Science
Civil Engineering
Lungile Baphetsile Ngcamphalala
Post-Doctorate of Education
Sankung Jabbie
Bachelor of Science
Land Surveying
Benefit Elikem Amewuga Kwame Patu
Doctor of Philosop hy
Electrical Engineering
Dagoberto Edgardo Pérez Cárcamo
Bachelor of Management
Hospitality and Tourism Management
Eduin Edulfo Ocampo Santos
Bachelor of Sociology
Mario Alexis Moncada Torres
Doctor of Human Rights
Conflict Resolution
Mayra Gricelda López Argueta
Bachelor of Arts
Graphic Design
Shwetank Parihar
Post-Doctorate of Management
Risk Management
Kamgba, Joseph Odu
Doctor of Philosop hy
Business Administration
Cordelia A. Roache
Bachelor of Arts
Applied Humanities
Jason Alexie Oliphant
Bachelor of Science
Facility Management
Michelle A. Collesso-Reid
Doctor of Education
Leadership and Strategic Change Mgmt.
Jacqueline Jennifer Brown-Barnes
Doctor of Management
Leadership and Management
Althea Lorainne Cross
Bachelor of Science
George G Kamau
Bachelor of Business Administration
Business Management
Allaye Famory Traore
Master of Social and Human Studies
International Relations
Javier Fuentes Maya
Post-Doctorate of Education
María Cristina Gómez García
Doctor of Science
Ruben Alejandro Muñoz Rivas
Bachelor of Science
Civil Engineering
Obadiah Izuchukwu Ezenekwe
Doctor of Management
Business Management
Jonathan Oga Ukwuru
Doctor of Philosop hy
Business Management
Onyegbula Oluyemisi Iyatola
Doctor of Human Resources
Human Resources Management
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Doctor of Philosop hy
Public Health
John Afolabi Oyeniyi
Doctor Science
Information Technology
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Doctor of Philosop hy
Peace, Leadership and Conflict Resolution
Salome Ojone Aniama
Post-Doctorate of Science
Chimaobi Ochemba
Bachelor of Communication Sciences
Health Promotion and Communication
Ayeni James Kehinde
Doctor of Science
Information Systems
Benigna Elena Fernández R.
Doctor of Mathematics
Yesenia del Rosario Vásquez Valencia
Doctor of Science
Systems Engineering
Parker Athelstan Mervin Ragnanan
Doctor of Science
Public Health and Epidemiology
Saint Lucia
Heidi Khodra-Jaganath
Master of Science
Healthcare Administration
Saint Lucia
Olasegun Adeyemi Obasun
Doctor of Business Administration
Business Administration
Sierra Leone
Nneka Patricia Obasun
Master of Business Administration
Business Administration
Sierra Leone
Sergio Vicente Cayuela García
Bachelor of Science
Electrical Engineering
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Bachelor of Science
Electrical Engineering
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Bachelor of Science
Civil Engineering
Şahin Kaya
Bachelor of Arts
Business Administration
Emanise Dorcent
Bachelor of Science
Turks and Caicos Islands
Katungi Brian Ninsiima Remmy
Doctor of Public Health
Health Policy, Monitoring and Mgmt.
Evelyn Akello
Doctor of Philosop hy
Project Management
Daniel George Mani
Bachelor of Science
United Arab Emirates
Camieca Athesia Inniss
Master of Science
Public Health
Giordanys Pérez Rives
Master of Science
Civil Engineering
Giordanys Pérez Rives
Master of Science
Iob Techeste Imam
Post-Doctorate of Public Health
Environmental Health
Reyna Maria Pinales Aybar
Master of Education
Educational Psychology
Maritza Ramos Cerezo
Doctor of Education
Felipe Andrés Restrepo Jaramillo
Bachelor of Communication
Felipe Andrés Restrepo Jaramillo
Bachelor of Communication
Juvy Macalos Lapore
Bachelor Science
Starlin Musampi
Bachelor of Business Management
Business Management
Betty Muhlwa
Doctor of Public Health
Public and Community Health
Edina Mukurazhizha
Doctor of Business Administration
Business Management
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Doctor of Public Health
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Solomon Gyau Kwabena
Doctor of Curriculum,
Educational Policy and Management
September 16,2022

“The acquisition of knowledge, skill and attitude is basically the experiences that every rational being encounters in his or her life. This is because alongside of our individual and personal educational philosophies, there are also varied environmental conditions and other engagements in diverse forms that confront us in our daily lives that tend to have either positive or negative influence on our lives. According to the Oxford advanced learners’ dictionary, an experience is known to be an event or occurrence which leaves impactful impression on an individual. It goes on to say that experience could also be the practical encounter that an individual gets with a situation or an observation of an event. Siegel et al (2018) define philosophy of education as the branch of applied or practical philosophy that is concerned with the nature and aims of education, and the philosophical problems that arise from educational theory and practice. As a student and sooner becoming an alumnus of Atlantic International University, there have been new learning experiences that I have acquired, and have categorized them under the themes namely: learner-needs curriculum, learner-course advisor engagement, learning resources and time. Learner-needs curriculum: When I had my admission letter from AIU, the next thing I inquired about was the course outline or the syllabus of the programme. I was immediately made aware that I will not find such at AIU simply because, it is the student together with the course advisor who would create the course outline. In fact I was sincerely surprised to have been given such a feedback. This was because, it does not happen in any of the academic institutions of higher learning of my country —Ghana. What happens in my country is that the academic institutions of higher learning will rather create and develop their own course outline and academic courses, and you the student would have to select from the list of advertised academic courses to pursue. This practice has led to institutions known to be offering specific academic courses leading to specific job professions. I personally was involved when my course outline was developed which had a link to my previous academic courses. The knowledge, skills and attitudes that I had acquired from my previous academic programmes really made me to enjoy the courses at all the four phases throughout the entire period. This means that at AIU, the relevant previous knowledge of the student is never under estimated but rather hold in high esteem. ... READ FULL TEXT: mID=1898&rcid=73&pcid=63&cid=73

Peter Kusi
Doctor of Accounting
September 21, 2022

“The journey with Atlantic International University is worth talking about. The correspondence with AIU started as far back as 2018. Having been convinced by the various correspondences with the University, I put in an application and was admitted in December 2019. The journey has not been easy but by God’s grace, I am almost through.. The journey at AIU has really enlightened and enhanced my capabilities in all fields of study. It has been eyeopening to me. This is because offering a Doctorate in Accounting does not mean you have to concentrate on only the field of accounting but study other areas of life development. As an institution that advocates for the achievement of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals by 2030, I have learned a lot so far as these goals are concerned. It has further enhanced my technology level, especially in the area of research. I can now make critical and analytical thinking in the field of research. In the field of accounting, my experience with the institution has enabled ... READ FULL TEXT: emID=1899&rcid=73&pcid=63&cid=73

Osward Sinyangu
Master of Mechanical Engineering
September 26, 2022

“I enjoyed the learning experience at Atlantic International University very much. The distance mode of learning at AIU is very challenging on one side, and very fruitful on the other side. I found that may of having assignment very productive because it motivates the learner to go through several references and resource, extract some ideas and then write an article. I also found the readings and assignments on the sustainable development goals SDGs very interesting and challenging. It motivated me to read more about these SDGs. Now, I am participating in a training course on sustainable development. The emphasis of AIU on human rights in the world widened my horizon and enhanced my understanding of these rights. To know more about right of education, I participated last week in a remote training course on the challenges facing the right of education in different contexts and countries. READ TEXT: =1895&rcid=73&pcid=63&cid=73

Aristotle’s laugh

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

Many will be surprised to read the title of this article given the seriousness of the philosopher's thought: Aristotle’s Laugh. Many students are familiar with Aristotle’s thought, and they will say: this gentleman is the owner of one of the proposals of all science that many of us find difficult to understand. Well, yes, from the works of Aristotle, Formal Logic is still a difficult nut to crack for many.

Aristotle was born in Stagira, a city in Macedonia, at the end of 384 B. of C. At the age of 18 he enters Plato’s Academy. Together with Theophrastus he founded the Lyceum in 335. At the Aristotle Lyceum he taught two types of teaching: one for advantaged students and the other for young people between the ages of 14 and 21. The Lyceum became the most important school in Greece. In Aristotle’s time, knowledge included all the knowledge of the time. Aristotle’s works are: a) The Catalog of Diogenes Laercio- Registers 146 titles. b) The Anonymous Code that contains 192 titles c) The Ptolemy Catalog of 92 titles Aristotelian writings are divided into:

a) Esoteric Writings (sic)- for the listeners of the Lyceum b) Exoteric Writings- (sic) for the general public The hypomnematic writings were his work guides. The set of achromatic or Esoteric works are called Corpus that includes: a) Treatises on Logic b) First Philosophy or Metaphysics c) Philosophy and Science of Nature d) Psychology e) Practical Philosophy f) Poietic Philosophy g) Spurious Treaties Philosophy as such is the science of the ultimate ends of what exists. For a long time and attending to the Positivist current and the purpose of science, those that could give results in terms of the development of society towards technology were studied.

For a few years now, scientists from the so-called hard sciences have also been interested in mastering Philosophy and seek knowledge beyond the immediate, the Philosophy of Science. The Philosophy of Science questions how it’s structured, the reason for research in its methods and the end of what is known, in the experiment, which can be factual and formal. Many are surprised when talking about a formal experiment. The formal experiment is the one that mathematics and the human sciences have. More is budgeted in factual sciences due to the interest in products for technology. Nowadays the scientists of the factual sciences seek to know the field of the Philosophy of Science because they perceive that their knowledge is incomplete. Let’s see the works of:

2. Fritjof Capra – Official page about

3. Mario Bunge – http://www. mario-bunge/me-quedan-muchosproblemas- por-resolver-no-tengotiempo- de-morirme-mario-bunge/ Mario Bunge was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (1919) and died in Montreal, Canada (2020).

4. Jürgen Habermas – https:// filosofico-de-jurgen-habermas/

Let’s see Aristotle’s relationship with the demonstration in any science. It is our knowledge that Aristotle worked on Logic in the Aristotelian Corpus and is known as Organon. All science has principles and according to Aristotle a principle is that from which something comes. In science we call axioms principles. There are principles that are valid for any science, they are the Logical Principles; these are: • The identity principle • Principle of non-contradiction Principle of Exclusive Third Party • Principle of Sufficient Reason According to Aristotle: • Principle of Identity. A is A. Being is – Nonbeing is not. • Principle of non-contradiction. Two propositions (judgments, statements) can’t be true at the same time. • Principle of excluded third party. Anything either is or is not. These principles apply to any knowledge.

Giving Aristotle a tour of the world: I’m on Fifth Avenue, one of the largest shopping areas in the world. I’m going now to the Champs Elysées in Paris, I continue to the Eurotunnel, which links France with England, a work of engineering: what a marvel they have built! Now for Norway, to navigate its famous fjords and I have continue admiring the development that science has in this 2023 started with my Logical Principles. How about going to Japan now to walk in Tokyo through Ginza. Oh! I'm missing, from Madrid, Spain, La Castellana. It’s a wonderful world that human beings have in this 2023. I smile and laugh because with so much science initiated by any of them with my logical Principles —whether or not— they know my Logic, they reason and demonstrate based on them. I laugh because they have a wonderful world of science and technology, but they don’t understand each other. Tell me how you can understand each other if you say one thing and are thinking of another. Principle of non-contradiction in all its absence. How can they be expected to have good governments if their politicians say one thing and do the opposite. If they continue like this, they will continue in their Tower of Babel. If you are a student: study. If you are an employee, carry out your activity well. Aristotle: I laugh because by doing the opposite of what all science demonstrates starting with Principles that I did: they don’t. The life of my dear human beings of this 2023, if it continues as I see them, only causes me concern because it is not possible to think about science in one way and act in the opposite way. What I see is only the interest of owning money. If you follow where you see this world, I tell you that it is not possible to reach the goal you dream of. Learn science, study and apply it.

BIBLIOGRAPHY. Aristotle. (2019). Treatises on Logic. México: Porrua | Bunge, M. Retrieved from: me-quedan-muchos-problemas-por-resolver-no-tengo-tiempo-de-morirme-mariobunge/ | Capra, F. Official page. Retrieved from: | Copi, I. Introduction to Logic. Retrieved from: https://www.filosoficas.unam. mx/~cruzparc/copicap1.pdf | Habermas, J. Retrieved from: https://www.revistadelibros. com/el-pensamiento-filosofico-de-jurgen-habermas/ | Morin, E. Official page. Retrieved from:

A world in chaos Achieving the sustainable development goals without the sustainer of all things.

Grace-Tera Korsinah | Doctorate in Sociology

Our globe is plagued with poverty, hunger, health epidemics, war, inequalities, terrorism; not to mention racial, cultural, religious and ethnic conflicts; political upheavals, injustice, violence, discrimination, selfish-ambitions, moral decadence, nuclear tensions, economic uncertainty and turmoil. Humanity lives in continual fear, frustration, depression, insecurity, desperation and utter confusion with all attempts at even diplomatic arrangements proving futile. Even the amazing scientific and technological advancements with unprecedented innovations can’t seem to proffer the sustainable solutions the world needs or give real hope and the much desired peace. In the light of this, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also known as the Global Goals, include 17 different goals that were adopted by the United Nations in 2015 as a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that by 2030 all people enjoy peace and prosperity. It was believed that achieving these goals are fundamental for our survival and, have the power to create a better world by 2030, by ending poverty, providing good health and well-being, fighting inequality and addressing the urgency of climate change among the many issues plaguing our societies. Thereby creating a world where we live abundant and fulfilled lives for our generation and beyond.

Unfortunately, in spite of the great attempts by stakeholders to address these global conditions through “intellectual, religious, scientific, philosophical, and political systems”, the progress not only remains slow but seems to be retrogressing due mainly to COVID-19 and the Russia-Ukraine war, not to mention other natural hazards like wild fires, floods and hurricanes in recent times. These have left the world’s greatest thinkers and gurus clueless as to what else to do. I wish to borrow the words of Dr. Myles Munroe, a leadership expert of international repute and an advocate for the alternative sustainable solution to our devastating global challenges. “Perhaps the greatest evidence of humanity’s failure in this regard is the seemingly impotent effects of primary human institutions and coalitions, such as the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, the World Trade Organization and the Group of Eight. If one is to be honest, perhaps it may be realistic to conclude that any effective and appropriate help for our world and its plight cannot come from the world itself. We need help from another world. It is my conviction that human kind cannot and will not solve its self-generated problems. Humanity must look to another world for assistance. Our natural world needs relevant, practical and effective help. We need our governing institutions to be governed by a higher, more superior government.” (Munroe, 2007). See how the recent pandemic spread widely and the only solution governments and WHO had to control its overwhelming spread was to shut the entire world down —‘Lock Down’. What if a virus worse than COVID-19 emerges? The current state of affairs Below are highlights from the Sustainable Development Goals Report 2022 as copied directly from the UN SDG website. (UN SDG Report, n.d.) Quote “…

The report provides a global overview of progress on the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, using the latest available data and estimates. It tracks the global and regional progress towards the 17 Goals with in-depth analyses of selected indicators for each Goal. According to the Report, cascading and interlinked crises are putting the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in grave danger, along with humanity’s very own survival. Key findings and messages • The COVID-19 pandemic wiped out more than four years of progress on poverty eradication and pushed 93 million more people into extreme poverty in 2020. • Disrupted essential health services resulted in a drop in immunization coverage for the first time in a decade and a rise in deaths from tuberculosis and malaria. • More than 24 million learner —from pre-primary to university level— are at risk of never returning to school. • One quarter of the global population are now living in conflict-affected countries. A record 100 million people have been forcibly displaced worldwide. The war in Ukraine is creating one of the largest refugee crises of modern time. • To stave off the worst climate- related impacts, global greenhouse gas emissions will need to peak before 2025 and then decline by 43% by 2030. Current national commitments point to a nearly 14% increase by 2030 and greater ambitions are needed to meet the 1.5 °C target. • Developing countries are battling record inflation, rising interest rates and looming debt burdens and many are struggling unsuccessfully to recover from the pandemic. • Investment in data and information infrastructure should be a priority of national governments and the international community. Unquote…..”

On our own, the above issues cannot be eradicated by 2030 unless by supernatural intervention. The God who created the earth and humanity, like any manufacturer of the product, knows how to repair or restore damaged parts. According to the 2022 World economic forum global gender gap report, the global gender gap has been closed by 68.1%. At the current rate of progress, it will take 132 years to reach full parity. And this is just for one goal —Goal #5: Gender Equality and Women Empowerment. How about the other 16? Highlighting some issues being addressed by the goals The 16th goal on Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions aims to promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development. It aims to provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels. For decades, peace seems to have evaded most parts of our world. While some regions enjoy some level of peace, security and prosperity, many more others fall into seemingly endless cycles of wars, conflicts and violence. The UN Peacekeepers and other peace seeking councils and stakeholders seem to be at their wits end as to reaching global peace. Institutions have been so weakened by greed and corruption that they are unable to ensure justice especially for the less privileged and vulnerable. Worst of all these include the police and the judiciary, who represent the main institutions of fighting corruption and ensuring justice for all. It is impossible expect sustainable development without peace, stability, respect for human rights and effective governance based on the rule of law. This is really a global challenge.

Gender Equality and Women Empowerment, which is addressed by the 5th goal, is a topical and global concern that has been dear to my heart and it saddens me to see how advocates with all their toil and efforts only seem to be making slow progress and sometimes appear to be moving in circles. Countless surveys have shown how crucial it is for women to be accorded same privileges as men and how socioeconomically viable it is when women are empowered and amplified to play certain roles. Many also affirm, women’s empowerment is an important goal in achieving sustainable development worldwide. (Huis & Nina, 2017). The following quotes by important stakeholders confirm this fact: “Gender equality is the roadmap we need to overcome our most pressing global challenges. (Sherwin, 2021)”; The former UN Secretary General, Kofi Annan (deceased), in his address to the General Assembly special session, ‘Women 2000: Gender Equality, Development and Peace for the Twenty-first Century’ on 5 June, said “the future of the planet depends on women.” Adding that, “Indeed, study after study has confirmed that there is no development strategy more beneficial to society as a whole —women and men alike— than one which involves women as central players.” (United Nations, 2000); According to a UNDP report, “ending all discrimination against women and girls is not only a basic human right, it’s crucial for sustainable future; it’s proven that empowering women and girls helps economic growth and development.” (UN DP, n.d.) and finally according to the UN Secretary-General, Mr. António Guterres, “achieving gender equality and empowering women and girls is the unfinished business of our time, and the greatest human rights challenge in our world.” (United Nations, 2021). Without doubt we must adopt an alternative The 3rd goal for Good health and Well-being is no less crucial. For centuries, one of the major global challenges has been the influx of plagues, diseases, pandemics and addictions that affect and fight man’s physical, emotional, spiritual and mental health and complete well-being. Some causes of these have been environmental degradation, climate change, wars and poverty which are directly or indirectly linked to man’s activities and actions. Conspiracy theories sadly hint the existence of humanly generated viruses and clinically infused diseases like cancer. Such issues have since and still remain a global and economic concern as it affects the budgets of nations terribly. Funds that could have been channeled for other lucrative and productive purposes have to be diverted to ensure the people are primarily healthy. The question is, “What is a society full of unhealthy people?” and “What is life without health?”

How can I not highlight the 1st goal of No Poverty which is one of the world’s leading humanitarian crisis also requiring urgent global attention? According to Nelson Mandela “While poverty persists, there is no true freedom”. There have been several interventions over decades in trying to eradicate these cycles of poverty but someway somehow the efforts are nullified by continual conflicts, disease and pandemics, adverse climatic conditions and political upheavals. Considering the existence of extremely rich individuals, organizations and even nations, how is it that there exists still many more extremely poor and impoverished people? What really is the cause? Why does it seem to only be the poor who continually suffer from its adverse conditions? Typical consequences of poverty include alcohol, sexual and substance abuse, lack or little access to education, poor housing and living conditions, and increased levels of disease and health challenges, increased tensions in society, in terms of increased crime rates, violence in homes and streets, homelessness, mental health challenges and suicides. Honestly, poverty is not a pleasant experience at all. It has a real devastating effect on the human being as a whole and leaves no room for confidence or self-esteem.

A move in circles The UN has recently proposed solutions to the achievement of the goals by strengthening the national institutions to prevent violence and combat crime and terrorism and also promoting and enforcing non-discriminatory laws and policies. These though laudable is not the first time such intentions have been spelt out and so how can we be sure of its efficacy? In a recent appeal and call to global ceasefire, the UN Secretary General, António Guterres, urged all nations realize the devastating effects of war on most especially the more vulnerable, adding that, “It is time to put our conflicts on lockdown and focus on the true fight of our lives.” He said in war ravaged countries health systems have collapsed which worsens the impact on health and increases suffering amongst the most vulnerable including women and children, people with disabilities, the marginalized and refugees. He pleaded with warring parties across the world to lay down their weapons in support of the bigger battle against the COVID-19 pandemic adding that the fury of the virus capitalizes on the folly of war. (UN SDG, 2021). Such gestures are indisputably laudable and I admire him greatly for that. But the question remains will all conflict zones hear this appeal? And if they hear, will they heed? Are there direct sanctions if they don’t heed? Some nations, like Russia, have very stubborn leaders and instigators of war and care less about sanctions. The United Nations through its Peacekeeping operations is helping several countries navigate the difficult paths from conflict to peace. But if I may ask, is Russia not part of the United Nations? Their impact has undoubtedly been felt but truth be told there is only so much that they can do. So many peace advocacies are ongoing in nations, communities and societies but most remain just words as we all see the devastating effects of our human actions and inactions on global efforts towards the achievement of the UN goals. We need help from the Creator and we must humble ourselves accordingly. We need help from the sustainer of all things Hercules is considered the greatest ancient Greek hero. Why? Not only does he employ strength and strategy in completely destroying the many creatures and wicked people, but more so because receives superior powers from and attains immortality with the Greek gods on Mount Olympus. In the same way, we humans can achieve unprecedented feats in solving our global issues only if we receive superior and supernatural help and wisdom from God Almighty, who created the heavens, the earth and all therein. He alone is all-powerful and all-knowing. Without Him we can only move in circles.

This idea goes far beyond human philosophies, ideologies, systems, preferences, traditions, cultures and beliefs. All our various stances, opinions and views have not provided the real solutions we need and we must therefore humble ourselves to defy the status quo. Humanity has for ages been moving in circles without arriving at world peace but we are failing to seek wisdom from the One who created all things, understands all things, sustains all things and has the sustainable solution to all the challenges we face on earth. In the most unappreciated and poorly patronized book, which is the Bible, lies the wisdom to solve this unending nightmare. In this book we see the Creator’s original plan for mankind. Many have mistaken it to be a religious book but it is far from it. It is a legal constitution for our world, which was originally created as a colony of the Kingdom of Heaven! The Creator wanted to extend His influence so created Earth and gave all authority and dominion to the first man and woman He created. (Genesis 1:26-28).

He created them out of Himself to function like Him on earth and that was the only way to display and replicate His Kingdom of Heaven on earth! The Bible tells us in Romans 14:17 about God’s Kingdom. “For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost”. This is what we would still have been experiencing on earth had the first man, Adam, not abdicated his authority for the devil, who is also called Satan to take over rulership of the earth. Many theories like the evolution theory and Big Bang fail to explain the true origin and purpose of our existence like the Bible does. Satan deceived humanity (Revelation 12:9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth…) into believing lies because he wanted to destroy God’s creation. But God’s redemptive plan was that through our Lord Jesus humanity will be restored back unto Him and His original plan. Jesus said this about the devil in John 10:10, “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.”

What we see on earth is not just stealing, killing and destruction of human lives and the earth but worst of all we have utterly ignored the One who embodies the abundant life that we so dearly crave for. He came to restore the Kingdom that man lost but unfortunately He has been so misunderstood and misrepresented as a religious leader. He came with a Kingdom and NOT religion. Through religion the devil has destroyed many. Ninety percent of all national and international problems facing our world today are the result of either government or religion. All earthly governments have failed to solve humanities problems and we must now accept the original Government designed for humanity’s sustenance. This is what was prophesied about His life and government by the Prophet Isaiah hundreds of years before His miraculous birth. Isaiah 9:6-7 says: “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon His shoulder: and His name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Of the increase of His government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon His kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even forever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.”

This is what humanity craves and thirsts for. True or false? Until we believe in and embrace The Lord Jesus and His Kingdom government, to be influenced by its morals, principles, laws, purpose and lifestyle, the peace and justice. What must be done? 1. We must admit our need for Superior help. 2. Re-embrace the King into our hearts and submit to His laws, statutes, principles and cultural influence. 3. Advocate for the influence of God’s Kingdom in all societal and governmental systems and strata of influence. His will must be done on earth as it is in heaven. 4. Educational curricula and policy documents must be adapted to reflect God’s ultimate will for His creation. Nelson Mandela, widely regarded as an icon of democracy and social justice, quoted, “Education in the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” 5. Implement to the latter! Herein lies the truth that will set us free!

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My Pedagogic Creed

by John Dewey.

What education is I believe that all education proceeds by the participation of the individual in the social consciousness of the race. ... I believe that the only true education comes through the stimulation of the child’s powers by the demands of the social situations in which they find themselves. ... I believe that this educational process has two sides —one psychological and one sociological; and that neither can be subordinated to the other or neglected without evil results following. ... I believe that knowledge of social conditions, of the present state of civilization, is necessary in order properly to interpret the child’s powers. ... I believe that the psychological and social sides are organically related and that education cannot be regarded as a compromise between the two, or a superimposition of one upon the other. ... I believe each of these objections is true when urged against one side isolated from the other. ... What the school is I believe that the school is primarily a social institution. ... I believe that education, therefore, is a process of living and not a preparation for future living. ... I believe that the school must represent present life. ... I believe that education which does not occur through forms of life, forms that are worth living for their own sake, is always a poor substitute for the genuine reality and tends to cramp and to deaden. ... Read full text:

Remote work poised to devastate America’s cities.

The “work from home” revolution has been very good for political columnists who like to write shirtless in pajama pants and share too much personal information with their readers. But the phenomenon hasn’t been so great for America’s cities. The nation’s office buildings aren’t as empty as they were before COVID vaccines. But they’re still far less populated than they were in 2019. A recent analysis of Census Bureau data from the financial site Lending Tree found that 29% of Americans were working from home in October 2022. In New York City, financial firms reported that only 56% of their employees were in the office on a typical day in September. Full-time remote work has grown less prevalent since the worst days of the pandemic. But flexible work arrangements —in which employees report to the office a couple times a week— are proving stickier. A recent paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research estimated that 30 percent of all full-time workdays would be performed remotely by the end of 2022. As Insider’s Emil Skandul illustrates in an excellent piece, these surveys and projections are buttressed by mobile phone data showing that, in virtually all major US cities, foot traffic in central business districts is down substantially from 2019. And collapsing office attendance rates are taking cities’ tax revenues down with them. ... Read full text:

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Cell reprogramming

Two research teams reverse signs of aging in mice.

A decade after Kyoto University biologist Shinya Yamanaka won a share of a Nobel Prize for discovering a cocktail of proteins that reprogram adult cells into versatile stem cells, two teams argue the proteins can turn back the clock for entire organisms —perhaps one day humans. One group at a biotech used gene therapy to deliver some of the so-called Yamanaka factors into old mice, and modestly extended their life span. And a separate team followed a similar strategy to reverse aging-like changes in genetically engineered mice. In both cases, the Yamanaka factors appear to have restored part of the animals’ epigenome, chemical modifications on DNA and proteins that help regulate gene activity, to a more youthful state. But scientists not involved in the work say suggestions of age reversal are premature. “These studies use reprogramming factors to reverse epigenetic changes that happen during aging,” says Matt Kaeberlein, a geroscientist at the University of Washington, Seattle, but that’s a far cry from making an old animal young again. Several groups had already found genetically engineered mice that begin expressing Yamanaka factors in adulthood show reversal of certain aging symptoms. To explore an approach that might lead to a more practical treatment for people, San Diego–based company Rejuvenate Bio injected elderly ...
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FDA approves new drug that appears to slow progression.

The Food and Drug Administration has just approved an Alzheimer’s drug shown in clinical trials to slow cognitive decline in patients in the early stages of the illness. The approval offers patients renewed hope after repeated failures to find effective treatments, even though there have been reports of side effects with the new drug, experts say. The drug, lecanemab, which will be sold under the name Leqembi, is a monoclonal antibody infusion given every two weeks. The FDA approved Leqembi for use in people with mild cognitive impairment or early Alzheimer’s disease. The drug was approved in an accelerated pathway, which allows early approval for promising new medications that “fill an unmet medical need.” At the same time, companies are required to conduct additional clinical trials to confirm the benefits of their drugs or risk their removal from the market. The agency said its decision was based on a mid-stage trial of 856 patients with Alzheimer’s disease. In late September, Eisai and Biogen, the companies that developed the drug, announced that a phase 3 clinical trial of 1,795 patients found Leqembi slowed cognitive decline in people who received it by 27% after 18 months. The FDA said Friday that it expects to review the phase 3 data “soon.” The FDA did not seek the advice of its advisory committee —which it did do before it controversially approved ... Read full text

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The Caterpillar

Apartment building in Core-City, Detroit, Michigan.

Architectural studio Undecorated has designed an elongated, metal Quonset hut punctuated with dormer windows and filled with loft-style units for an evolving neighbourhood in Detroit. The Caterpillar is located in Core City, an up-and-coming area that lies a few miles beyond the city’s downtown zone. Set within an “urban woodland” with over 150 newly planted trees, The Caterpillar was designed by Undecorated, a local studio led by Ishtiaq Rafiuddin, who worked with executive architect Studio Detroit. Totalling 9,000 square feet (836 square metres), the building contains eight apartments, all housed within an elongated Quonset hut —a type of prefabricated, arched metal structure that became popular in the US during World War II. The huts are known for being inexpensive and quick to build. The project is one of several ventures by Prince Concepts, a local real estate developer that is working with the city to develop about 100 vacant properties in the district. The Caterpillar’s enclosure is made of partly recycled steel and was manufactured by the US company SteelMaster. To bring in natural light, the team added glazed doors, skylights and dozens of rectangular dormer windows. The loft-style apartments are placed side by side and range from 750 to 1,300 square feet (70 to 121 square metres). Each unit features 23-foot-high (seven-metre) ceilings and up to 18 windows, with daylight flowing in from both the northwest and southeast. ... Read full text:


Adaptive Collection

SKIMS shapewear brand has released an underwear line for people with disabilities. The Adaptive Collection includes a bralette and three different types of panties, which can be secured in place using hook-and-eye fasteners on the front or sides. This subtle accessible-design feature makes them easier for people with limited mobility to put on and take off. “To get into typical panties, usually I have to sit down and put my prosthetic through one side and then my other leg through the other side, said Paralympic athlete Scout Bassett, who is the face of the new range. “And with this, you can be standing, you can be sitting, you can be in any position. It’s really easy to be able to get in and out of it.” The hookand- eye closure is held in place using lightweight ‘micro bonds’ rather than traditional seams, allowing it to lie flat against the body. ... Read full text

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Why does it feel so good when you’re eating it?

Scientists have decoded the physical process that takes place in the mouth when a piece of chocolate is eaten, as it changes from a solid into a smooth emulsion that many people find totally irresistible. By analyzing each of the steps, the interdisciplinary research team hope it will lead to the development of a new generation of luxury chocolates that will have the same feel and texture but will be healthier to consume. During the moments it is in the mouth, the chocolate sensation arises from the way the chocolate is lubricated, either from ingredients in the chocolate itself or from saliva or a combination of the two. Fat plays a key function almost immediately when a piece of chocolate is in contact with the tongue. After that, solid cocoa particles are released and they become important in terms of the tactile sensation, so fat deeper inside the chocolate plays a rather limited role and could be reduced without having an impact on the feel or sensation of chocolate. Anwesha Sarkar, Professor of Colloids and Surfaces in the School of Food Science and Nutrition at Leeds, said: “Lubrication science gives mechanistic insights into how food actually feels in the mouth. You can use that knowledge to design food with better taste, texture or health benefits. If a chocolate has 5% fat or 50% fat it will still form droplets in the mouth and that gives you the chocolate sensation. However, it is the location of the fat in the make-up of the chocolate which matters in ... Read full text:


Does it work for everyone?

For this post, we’ll focus on traditional meditation —sitting silently, focusing on breathing, and relaxing your body and mind. If you suffer from the following chronic conditions, meditation may not be your best option. 1. Intense anxiety: Anxiety can turn your inner world into chaos filled with intrusive thoughts, obsessive thinking, rumination, or paranoia. Turning your attention inward could spike an increase in dread and discomfort. 2. Ongoing depression: Depressed people tend to isolate themselves, withdraw from the world. Meditation could fuel further reclusiveness. 3. Trauma: Trauma can cause dissociation and panic attacks. When trauma is triggered, the mind tends to fragment, and trying to quiet your thoughts can feel like an insurmountable challenge. 4. Psychotic episodes: Psychosis is a break in reality testing; this leads to an unstable and fragile sense of self. Meditation could further this break and magnify distortions. 5. Active addiction: Meditation could increase cravings and thoughts of using drugs or alcohol. ... Consider forms of meditation that draw your focus outside of yourself by giving you a task or activity to focus on. ... Some nontraditional forms include walking, hiking, fishing, swimming, surfing, painting, cooking, chanting, exercising, writing, stretching, coloring, crafting, biking, reading, or gardening. Read full text:

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Nuclear fusion

Don’t believe the hype!

In a dramatic scientific and engineering breakthrough, researchers at the Bay Area’s Lawrence Livermore National Lab recently achieved the longsought goal of generating a nuclear fusion reaction that produced more energy than was directly injected into a tiny reactor vessel. By the very next day, pundits well across the political spectrum were touting that breakthrough as a harbinger of a new era in energy production, suggesting that a future of limitless, low-impact fusion energy was perhaps a few decades away. In reality, however, commercially viable nuclear fusion is only infinitesimally closer than it was back in the 1980s when a contained fusion reaction —i.e. not occurring in the sun or from a bomb— was first achieved. ... Long-time nuclear critic Karl Grossman wrote on CounterPunch recently of the many likely obstacles to scaling up fusion reactors, even in principle, including high radioactivity, rapid corrosion of equipment, excessive water demands for cooling, and the likely breakdown of components that would need to operate at unfathomably high temperatures and pressures. His main source on these issues is Dr. Daniel Jassby, who headed Princeton’s pioneering fusion research lab for 25 years. The Princeton lab, along with researchers in Europe, has led the development of a more common device for achieving nuclear fusion reactions, a doughnutshaped or spherical vessel known as a tokamak. ...
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Biomass Firms

The Netherlands to stop paying subsidies to ‘untruthful’ one.

Tthe House of Representatives in The Netherlands’s Parliament has approved a motion that compels its government to stop paying subsidies to wood-pellet manufacturers found to be untruthful in their wood-harvesting practices. Rep. Lammert van Raan of Amsterdam, a member of the progressive Party for the Animals, noted that up to €9.5 billion ($10 billion) have been reserved by the government through 2032 to subsidize the purchase of domestic and foreign-produced wood pellets for energy and heat generation. “The risk of fraud with sustainability certification of biomass is significant,” van Raan wrote. Then, in reference to a Mongabay story published December 5, he added: “A whistleblower who worked at Enviva, the biggest maker of wood pellets, has reported that all of Enviva’s green claims are incorrect [and] according to an important recent scientific study… Enviva contributes to deforestation in the southeastern U.S.” Van Raan concluded his motion by writing that the House “calls on the government to ensure that all subsidies do not end up at parties that cheat with sustainability certification.” ... The whistleblower, a high-ranking Enviva plant official who declined to be named, told Mongabay that Enviva’s claims of using mostly treetops, limbs and wood waste to produce pellets were false, as were other sustainable policy claims. ... Read full text:

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Women’s rights

Women’s rights

President Julius Maada Bio made an apology to women for their poor treatment in the past: “For so long we haven’t been fair to you,” he said. The law states that 30% of public and private jobs must be reserved for women. The Minister of Gender and Children’s Affairs says women have been “crying” out “for years” for this change. “It means a lot to women in Sierra Leone,” Manty Tarawalli told the BBC’s Newsday radio programme, adding that no other sub-Saharan African country had passed such a law. The law lets girls who are still at school know “there are opportunities for them in Sierra Leone for employment for business” and for them to contribute to the economy, Ms Tarawalli said. Under the new Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Act (GEWE), women also benefit from ringfenced senior positions in the workplace, at least 14-weeks of maternity leave, equal access to bank credit and training opportunities. There are harsh repercussions for employers who do not stick to the new gender ratios, including hefty fines of £2,000 ($2,500 usd), and even potential prison time for institutions like banks that do not give women fair access to financial support. It is thought this will make it easier for women to start their own businesses. The government says the employment law will apply to any business with more than 25 employees, but a final decision has not yet been made. ...
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Humanitarian crisis

Yemen’s manufactured starvation.

It’s difficult to get your head around the numbers in Yemen’s extreme humanitarian crisis. Out of a population of 30 million, more than 23 million people in Yemen, including nearly 13 million children, are in need of humanitarian assistance; 17.8 million people do not have access to safe drinking water. In the seven years of conflict between the Saudi and UAE-led coalition, which backs the Yemeni government, and the Houthi armed group, thousands have been killed and injured. The coalition has conducted scores of unlawful airstrikes against civilians. Houthi forces have used banned antipersonnel landmines and fired artillery into populated areas. Enforced disappearances have been on the rise. But what might be most deadly over the long term is how the warring parties have repeatedly attacked hospitals, and food and water facilities, and how they prevent access to humanitarian aid. The levels of starvation in Yemen are unprecedented, and yet authorities are continuing to block aid. The Yemeni government itself has been impeding aid by imposing complex bureaucratic requirements on aid agencies. This undermines the ability of millions of civilians to receive desperately needed assistance. Partly in response to the obstruction of aid by both the Yemeni government and the Houthis, donors have significantly cut support to UN aid agencies, creating more aid shortages. Just imagine you and your family starving because of your government’s bureaucracy …
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Protecting canids

...from planet-wide threats offers ecological opportunities.

The 19th and 20th centuries saw a major decline in Arctic fox populations in Fennoscandia, the vast peninsula that includes Finland, Norway, Sweden and part of Russia. By the early 21st century, as few as 40 Arctic foxes (Vulpes lagopus) remained. But after a nearly two-decade-long captivebreeding and reintroduction program, that number has grown to approximately 500, leading to an easing of the species’ threatened status in Norway and Sweden. Reintroductions of this kind offer hope in the fight against declining canid biodiversity across the globe. Yet these successes, too, remain precarious, as they take place against the background of a rapidly changing and nature-depleted world. In a recent paper, researchers warn that the sustainability of the Arctic fox conservation program is potentially being undermined by climate change, which could be disrupting the life cycle of the lemming, the fox’s primary prey. The Arctic fox’s survival is “problematic if lemmings are disappearing,” Arild Landa, a scientist with the Norwegian Institute for Nature Research, told Mongabay. ... Add to that a second climate conservation challenge, as the Arctic fox is displaced by the red fox, which is moving northward with warming temperatures, outcompeting V. lagopus for food, and occasionally preying upon the smaller species. ...
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Legal rights of Nature

We have to know them and defend them.

It is the recognition that our ecosystems —including trees, oceans, animals, mountains— have rights just as human beings have rights. Rights of Nature is about balancing what is good for human beings against what is good for other species, what is good for the planet as a world. It is the holistic recognition that all life, all ecosystems on our planet are deeply intertwined. Rather than treating nature as property under the law, rights of nature acknowledges that nature in all its life forms has the right to exist, persist, maintain and regenerate its vital cycles. And we —the people— have the legal authority and responsibility to enforce these rights on behalf of ecosystems. The ecosystem itself can be named as the injured party, with its own legal standing rights, in cases alleging rights violations. For indigenous cultures around the world, recognizing rights of nature is consistent with their traditions of living in harmony with nature. All life, including human life, are deeply connected. Decisions and values are based on what is good for the whole. Nonetheless, for millennia, legal systems around the world have treated land and nature as “property”. Laws and contracts are written to protect the property rights of individuals, corporations, and other legal entities. Environmental protection laws legalize environmental harm by regulating how much pollution or destruction of nature can occur within the law. Under such law, nature and all of its non-human elements have no standing.
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An introduction to Creepology: How to identify predators

For many women, creeps are a serious, ubiquitous, pervasive problem. They seem to be everywhere.

Not only do they pester us in public, but some are capable of worming their way into our social lives, poisoning our experiences. For many men, creeps are like unicorns: they hear about them a lot but they never actually see one. Even when they do, they don’t understand what the fuss is all about. This article aims to bridge that gap by explaining the nature of creeps, how and why they manage to infiltrate our social circles, and how we can deal with them in a safe and timely manner. Disclaimer: this article, like many other works on the subject of creeps, has a gender bias. This isn’t because only men can be creeps, and only women can be the targets of creeps. People of all genders can be creeps or targets. However, current statistics indicate that this issue affects women more often than men. Furthermore, my experience of this issue is gendered, and I can only talk about what I know. Most of the information in this article will apply to creeps and targets of all genders, but some may not, because our gender can have an huge impact on how people treat us.

What is a “creep”? First of all, let me clarify my terms. A quick Google search will show you that the word ‘creep’ can be used to mean very different things. For the purpose of this exercise, however, it will have a very specific meaning: A creep is a person who consciously behaves in a manner likely to give someone an unpleasant feeling of fear or unease, specifically where there is a sexual undercurrent to that discomfort. We might find plenty of people creepy, but that does not make them all creeps. ... There are lots of reasons why we might feel uncomfortable with somebody, and many of them have nothing to do with their behavior, let alone their intentions. We may find a person creepy if they remind us of someone who behaved badly towards us in the past, regardless of how they are behaving.

Furthermore, studies have shown that certain personal characteristics have a tendency to register as “creepy” in our culture. These include a peculiar smile, unpredictable laughter, bulging eyes, long fingers, pale skin, bags under the eyes, unkempt hair, and unusual or dirty clothes. If people are socialized differently from us, we may read their behavior as overor under-friendly, and be creeped out by that. We might also harbor conscious or subconscious biases that make us mistrustful of a certain type of person because of their race, culture, religion, gender, sexuality, disability status, size, and so on. Anything that makes a person seem unusual may make us feel uncomfortable, but that doesn’t mean that the person in question is being a creep. Unfortunately, it means that people who are different from the majority are at higher risk of being perceived as creepy just because of how they look, dress, or emote. The bottom line is that we might find plenty of people creepy, but that does not make them all creeps. A creep is someone who consciously behaves in a way that makes people uncomfortable. The million dollar question is: why would anyone purposefully do that? If someone has desires of a sexual nature toward us, why would they want to make us uncomfortable? Generally speaking, making someone want to run away is not a prelude to a fulfilling relationship, or even to sexytime. There are some people who are into that kind of thing, but it’s a limited market. So why do the creeps do it? There are two main reasons people willfully engage in creepy behavior. Creepy behavior can be a consequence of selfishness. Creepy behavior can be the accidental result of people putting their own sexual desires ahead of other people’s interests and comfort. I call them “negligent creeps;” they don’t creep people out on purpose, but they behave in ways that they know can creep people out on the off chance that it might get them laid. ... The people who do so are aware that their chances of success are low, and that their chances of bothering or even scaring someone are high. However, they carry on regardless, because there is always the possibility that they might get lucky.

If doing something gives them a one-in-a-million chance of getting laid, it’s worth a shot. The cost, in the form of the 999,999 people they bother in the process, doesn’t stop them. It doesn’t bother them to bother other people. Now, this attitude may seem relatively benign ... They just want to get laid. However, we need to consider the mentality of someone who is willing to deliberately bother people in their quest for sexual gratification. If someone genuinely believes that their needs and wants trump everyone else’s, can we trust them? If they put their needs ahead of ours in public, can we expect them to act differently in private? These are the ‘nicer’ creeps, the ones who creep people out because of carelessness or selfishness, rather than on purpose. They know they are creeping people out, but it isn’t their goal; it’s just a byproduct of their activities.

Creepy behavior can also be deliberate. Some people engage in certain behaviors precisely because they know that it will make their targets feel repulsed or threatened. These people are low-level sexual predators, even if they never become physical. They are doing as much as they can to get their kicks without doing anything they can be punished for. I refer to them as “malignant creeps.” Sexual predation isn’t always physical. Being a sexual predator is potentially risky. Some interpersonal behaviors are regulated by law, and in most countries these include nonconsensual sexual activities. ... The bulk of interpersonal behavior, however, is not regulated by law, but by unspoken social conventions. For instance, local etiquette will dictate whether we shake hands or hug to say hello. If we hug, etiquette will dictate for how long, how tightly, and where we allow our hands to rest. We don’t have laws stipulating how we say hello to people, and getting it wrong doesn’t constitute a crime. However, if we greet someone in a way that is not appropriate to the situation, the person at the receiving end of it may feel uncomfortable.

Behaviors that fall in the gray area between what is socially acceptable and what is legally actionable can make people uncomfortable, but don’t allow them to seek legal redress. Some sexual predators use that knowledge to their advantage and restrict their activities to that gray area. For instance, they might hug even though the situation calls for a handshake. If a hug is appropriate, they might make it uncomfortable by hugging too closely, for too long, or by letting their hands stray too close to people’s private parts. The question, again, is why: why would anyone want to make someone uncomfortable? Quite simply, some people ... are sexually gratified by making other people uncomfortable. There are predators who commit sexual assault, not because of the sex per se, but because they enjoy feeling that they have power over others. ... For malignant creeps, creeping is a way to get a small dose of that power without risking legal consequences. Doing so might not be as rewarding to them as committing an assault, but if they do it with enough subtlety, they can do it as often as they want, for as long as they want. It’s a low-reward, lowrisk endeavor. Creeps will usually only give it up if they get sick of it, which is unlikely, or if someone forces them to. Unfortunately, that is more easily said than done.

Why are creeps so common? Most people don’t like creeps and don’t want to put up with them, yet a lot of people do it. Why is that? Creeping works so well for several reasons. The main reason is that it can be hard to conclusively identify a creep. In order to determine that someone is creeping us out on purpose, we have to be able to exclude the possibility that they might be creeping us out accidentally. That can take a long time, because there is no set checklist for us to tick off. There is nothing that all creeps do and there is nothing that only creeps do. However, there are three indicators that a person is definitely a creep, rather than just creepy: 1. The creepy behavior is targeted. Someone who genuinely has a problem modulating certain behaviors will have that problem with everyone. For instance, someone who has a problem respecting personal space will stand too close to everybody. By contrast, someone who can respect men’s personal space but stands too close to women, or to a specific woman, doesn’t “just” have a problem with personal space.

If a person can pick targets for their behavior, their behavior is not accidental. 2. The creepy behavior can be turned on and off at will. Someone who genuinely has a problem modulating certain behaviors will have that problem all the time. Going back to the previous example, someone who can respect people’s personal space when authority figures are around but stands too close when they are unsupervised doesn’t “just” have a problem with personal space. ... Incidentally, this is why many men never see a creep: the creeps are scared of them. They either go creeping where it’s safer, or they turn their creeping off whenever a man is around. As a result, a creep might have a very good reputation around men, and a terrible one around women. And when those women try to discuss the problem with those men, they aren’t always believed. 3. A person tells you that they are going to be creeping you out ahead of time. This isn’t the same as warning people that we have a problem so we can work out a solution together. For instance, someone who knows that they have a problem with personal space may ask you to tell them if they are too close, so they know that they need to move away. That is not the same as someone telling you that they have a problem with personal space, so you’ll just have to put up with them being too close to you. The second person is turning their “behavioral problem” into a free pass. They are grooming you into accepting a behavior they know is inappropriate.

If any of these three red flags are in play, it’s almost certain that we are dealing with a real creep, rather than with someone we find creepy. ... The same focus on protecting the innocent can also cause some spaces to become creep-friendly. This can happen in any space or any group can become a creep haven, but there are four factors that make it more likely: 1. Spaces where normallyinappropriate touching is allowed. For instance, at a wrestling club we can expect people to touch us in ways that would be inappropriate outside that setting. In that kind of situation, it can be hard to draw the line between what’s normally inappropriate but normal here, and what’s just all-around inappropriate. It can be even harder to get anyone to believe that there is an issue and have that issue addressed ... 2. Groups who value tolerance above all. If one of the core beliefs of the group is that anyone should be accepted precisely as they are, this can bleed into the group believing that anyone has a right to do anything they want to do. Anyone who suggests that some behaviors are inappropriate, or even anyone who asks not to be exposed to those behaviors, is seen as intolerant and may be punished. 3. Groups that pride themselves on being special, separate from the mainstream. These are groups that make their own rules, sometimes going against mainstream social conventions. People who try to bring “conventional” rules into play may be treated as squares or oppressors. 4. Groups that pride themselves on being the kind of places where that kind of thing doesn’t happen. The classic example of this is a church. Religious people aren’t perverts, right? Hence, nobody who goes to church can be a pervert. Whistleblowers threaten the image of the entire church, so they may be disbelieved, silenced, or punished.

There are all kinds of places, both online and in real life, where one or more of these factors apply. The more of these factors are in place, the better the place is for creeps, and the riskier it is for the targets of a creep to speak up. In the worst case scenario, those who speak up will be punished ... How can we protect ourselves from creeps? In the wake of the #metoo movement, allegations of inappropriate behavior are taken more seriously than ever before, but this does not necessarily make it easier for people to speak up. Many of us are still too worried about the risk of accusing an innocent person, or the risk of social repercussions if we don’t have enough evidence to support our accusations. Fortunately, this entire issue can be bypassed by shifting our focus: we don’t have to deal with a person, just with their behavior. We do not need to prove beyond reasonable doubt that a person is a real creep, because it ultimately does not matter: the issue is that their behavior is causing us distress.

Setting boundaries If someone’s behavior is causing us distress and we want them to change it, the only way to resolve that is to tell them. Many people —me included— hate the thought of doing that, but there is no way around it. We can’t expect people to read our minds and behave accordingly. ... Standing up to someone who is harassing us in a secluded area may turn the harassment into an assault, which is obviously a serious issue. Even in situations when we are physically safe, however, setting boundaries puts us at risk of incurring social repercussions. There is a tendency in modern self-defense to treat boundary setting as an activity that happens in isolation, between two individuals, but that’s not always the case. In many social settings, our ability to set boundaries is affected by our social status. People higher up on the social ladder are perceived as having the right to make the rules. Their boundaries are likely to be perceived as a natural manifestation of their authority, which means that they will be more readily accepted by more people.

As a result, people higher up on the social ladder are less likely to have to enforce their boundaries and more likely to receive support from their group when their boundaries are violated. ... it’s just the result of their social position working for them. The opposite applies to people lower on the social ladder, who are not generally perceived as having the right to make rules. When someone low on the social ladder sets a rule, a proportion of people will perceive this behavior as inappropriate, unjustified, or even oppressive; the low-status person is seen as exercising a power they have no right to. This perception may not change even when the “rule” in question only affects what happens to the low-status person’s immediate environment, or even just to their body. ... As a result, low-status people are more likely to need to enforce their boundaries, and less likely to receive social support in doing so. A low social status isn’t just a function of the role we play in the local hierarchy. For instance, employees who aren’t popular, for whatever reason, may have a lower social status than popular employees who share their position in the business hierarchy. Also, members of marginalized groups are likely to have a lower social status than their cohorts. ... To make matters worse, when a marginalized person is forced to enforce a boundary, they might be punished for doing so, either formally or informally. And, again, this has nothing to do with how good they are at boundarysetting.

Fortunately, there are steps we can take to reduce the risk of social repercussions. How to set a boundary The first step is to state our boundaries as calmly, clearly, and politely as we can. It can also be beneficial to formulate them as requests, rather than orders, and to make those request an expression of our needs. For instance, if someone hugs us, and we don’t like that, we can say that. “I don’t feel comfortable hugging people. Please don’t hug me again.” A request like that is neither an attack nor insult. It makes the issue about us: we don’t like something, so we don’t want to do it. Some people may still be offended by that kind of request, particularly if they see us as lacking the right to make it. Their reaction is a reflection of how they perceive our relative social status. ... Some people will simply ignore our requests, regardless of how reasonable they are and how clearly we make them. While this isn’t the result we might wish for, it is a result nonetheless: it tells us that we are dealing with someone who is deliberately engaging in behaviors that make us uncomfortable. If their behavior has a sexual undercurrent, these people are creeps. When boundaries fail If our boundaries are reasonable, we stated them clearly, and people do not respect them, we will need to escalate our response and enforce our boundaries. How we do that will depend on our situation, so I cannot outline a specific course of action for you. Enforcing boundaries is an even riskier endeavor than setting them; not only are the stakes are higher, but we already know that we are dealing with people who don’t respect us and don’t believe that our social group will support us. As a result, it’s advisable to think of the best way for us to escalate our response ahead of time. Most organizations — schools, workplaces, churches, clubs, and so on— now have policies in place to deal with this kind of problem. Not all of them are good, alas, and some only work in theory... In informal settings, getting a positive resolution often requires informing other members of our group of the problem, so that the group as a whole can choose a course of action. In either case, we might not get the resolution we want, and then we will have to decide whether we want to stay and endure the creeping, or quit and look for greener pastures. All of this sounds easier said than done, and it is. However, it does get easier with practice. ... Creeps are ubiquitous because not enough people stand up to them. By looking out for creeping behavior and addressing it whenever it comes up, we won’t just improve our life, but potentially also that of the people around us.

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BACHELOR’S DEGREE in Agriculture


The Bachelor of Agriculture (BS) program objective is to help the students develop knowledge and the technical skills necessary to be successful in the field and to raise awareness of the social and environmental responsibilities of agriculture. The Bachelor of Agriculture (BS) 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 custom-made 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 Bachelor of Agriculture (BS) 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. Agricultural scientists study farm crops and animals and develop ways of improving their quantity and quality. They look for ways to improve crop yield with less labor, control pests and weeds more safely and effectively, and conserve soil and water.


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:

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)

Core Courses and Topics

Agribusiness Management
Advanced Horse Science
Animal Breeding
Agriculture Seminar
Marketing of Agricultural Products
Financial Accounting
Microcomputer Applications
Agricultural Economics
Plant Science
Animal Science
Introduction to Horticulture
Animal Nutrition

Research Project

Bachelor Thesis Project
MBM300 Thesis Proposal
MBM302 Bachelor Thesis (5,000 words)


Each 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). 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


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
Presi den t/Academic Dean
Dr. José Mercado
Chief Executive Officer
Chairman of the Board of Trustees
Ricardo González, PhD
Dr. Ricardo Gonzalez
Chief Operation Officer
and MKT Director
Linda Collazo
Logistics Coordinator

AIU Tutors Coordinators:

Deborah Rodriguez
Amiakhor Ejaeta
Amanda Gutierrez
William Mora
Miriam James

Admissions Coordinators:
Amalia Aldrett
Sandra Garcia
Junko Shimizu
Veronica Amuz
Alba Ochoa
Jenis Garcia
Judith Brown
Chris Soto
René Cordón
Dr. Anderas Rissler

Academic Coordinators:
Dr. Adesida Oluwafemi
Dr. Emmanuel Gbagu
Dr. Lucia Gorea
Dr. Edgar Colon
Dr. Mario Rios
Freddy Frejus
Dr. Nilani Ljunggren
De Silva
Dr. Scott Wilson
Dr. Mohammad Shaidul Islam
Dr. Miriam Garibaldi
Vice provost for Research
Carolina Valdes
Human Resource Coordinator
Dr. Ofelia Miller
Director of AIU
Carlos Aponte
Teleco mmunications Coordinator
Clara Margalef
Director of Special Projects
of AIU
David Jung
Corporate/Legal Counsel
Juan Pablo Moreno
Director of Operations
Bruce Kim
Paula Viera
Director of Intelligence Systems
Thomas Kim
Accounting Counsel
Felipe Gomez
Design Director / IT Supervisor
Maricela Esparza
Administrative Coordinator
Kevin Moll
Web Designer
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IT and Hosting Support
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IT Coordinator
Maria Pastrana
Accounting Coordinator
Daritza Ysla
IT Coordinator
Roberto Aldrett
Communications Coordinator
Nadeem Awan
Chief Programming Officer
Giovanni Castillo
IT Support
Dr. Edward Lambert
Academic Director
Antonella Fonseca
Quality Control & Data Analysis
Dr. Ariadna Romero
Advisor Coordinator
Adrián Varela
Graphic Design
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Senior Programmer
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Content Writer
Leonardo Salas
Human Resource Manager
Jaime Rotlewicz
Dean of Admissions
Benjamin Joseph
IT and Technology Support
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Registrar’s Office
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Finance Coordinator


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, knowledge of design innovation, a critical appreciation for the importance of technology and technological change for the advancement of humanity.

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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