Seven papers publicated

March 20, 2020. One of our graduates, Syeda Shahper, has published 7 papers in Academia.edu, a platform for academics to share research papers. You can find her 7 research papers below: 1. Seminar Personal Development

- I, The Divine Matrix, Bridging time, Space, Miracles and Belief, by Syeda Shahper, Grade “A” http://www.academia. edu/attachments/63013237/ download_file?s=portfolio

2. Seminar International Development I- Fractal Time- The Secret of 2012 and a New World age, by Syeda Shahper, Grade “A” http://www.academia. edu/attachments/62843463/ download_file?s=portfolio

3. Message of love and Peace, The Kiss by Gustav Klimt, by Syeda Shagper, Grade “A” http://www.academia. edu/attachments/63018963/ download_file?s=portfolio

4. Seminar Personal Development I The Divine Matrix Bridging time Space Miracles and Belief, by Syeda Shahper, Grade “A” http://www.academia.edu/attachments/63013428/download_file?s=portfolio 5. Ethics and Social Responsibilities, by Syeda Shahper, Grade “A” http://www.academia. edu/attachments/62942995/ download_file?s=portfolio

6. Seminar International Development II - Quantum Shift in the Global Brain, Grade “A” http://www.academia. edu/attachments/63093676/ download_file?s=portfolio

7. Globalization in Contemporary Art, by Syeda Shahper, Grade “A” http://www.academia. edu/attachments/62943968/ download_file?s=portfolio

Syeda Shahper has completed a Doctorate program in Fine Arts at AIU.

New development

April 27, 2020.
One of our graduates, Sonja Kickmaier, left the medical university and set up the Scientific Center for Balneology in Austria.

She is responsible for the development of a database, which should contain the entire literature of spa and spa medicine, as well as for spa and wellness studies.

Sonja Kickmaier completed a Master’s program in Clinical Studies, and two Doctorate programs (one in Public Health and another in Social Change) at AIU.

Doctoral Thesis

February 25, 2020. One of our graduates, Merard Mpabwanamaguru, has recently published his Doctoral thesis titled “Citizen Engagement in City Planning” through the publishing site More Books. Merard has completed his Doctoral program in Urban Planning and Design at Atlantic International University. His work can be found through the following link: https://www.morebooks. shop/store/gb/book/citizenengagement- in-city-planning/ isbn/978-613-8-93011-2

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Honors

April-May, 2020. These graduate students completed the majority of the requirements to obtain honors, which included a 4.0 GPA, published works, recommendation from their respective advisors, patent a product, etc. Congratulations!

CUM LAUDE
Francisco Quiroz Ramírez
Doctor of Science Telecommunications

CUM LAUDE
Lázaro Daniel González Valdés
Bachelor of Science Psychology

Message from Dr. Franklin Valcin


Hello, I extend my greeting to all members of our board of trustees, professors, counselors, tutors, staff of all levels and, in short, each and every one of you for the whole family of Atlantic International University wherever you are across the globe; just trust that I love you very deeply from the bottom of my heart. Today we are living in a time that we all thought it could never be real, but here we are with an obligation to deal with the unthinkable pandemic caused by the coronavirus.

AIU wants to remind to everyone that you are not alone, most importantly that we need to keep our spirit high and persevere though this tough adversity. By all means dear members, friends and supporters of our institution, please never ever give up regardless.

This advice leans on three key dimensions: Under one hand we are in this together, the same way we continue to work as a team interacting with each other at all levels in a truly collaborative fashion twice a year in our commencement ceremonies in this time of darkness, uncertainty and fear we stand together as well. No matter what, no one in the AIU family will be left at the mercy of that external force. If you are a student, more than ever the staff will continue to remain valuable to you virtually under 24 hour basis through our platform, and those who interact with you will keep displaying the same commitment, the same compassion and the same friendliness that have always characterized Atlantic International University. We invite you to trust that we will leave absolutely nothing behind to ensure that you embrace that mindset to strongly believe in your spiritual power to overcome; yes, you shall overcome dear friends because as a family, we remain united and resolute with a deep-rooted commitment to overcome, indeed we will overcome. In this specifically line of thought, I would like to urge each one of you to move your thinking to two separate levels.

First, we support to every close family member and help him or her to nutritious on faith and look forward to better days that is not question about it, better days and times have to return. Believe me AIU friends without that support system many people have already begun to lose hope, don’t you ever let that happen to you and do not allow that to hit those around you either. Secondly, bear in mind that every instant we are one single family and we stand quite strong with and behind you, physically through the power of modern technology and spiritually as well. I encourage you to always follow the authorities’ guidelines for your safety and well-being; we can now only pray dear family members of AIU, with the firm hope to soon again find new joy and success in our professional, academic and in life endeavor.

Nevertheless once again we are in this together we support every single student and staff member and we want to remain supportive to one another; this way we are assuring ourselves that we will not disappear, we may fall but we will get right back up and continue our mission as recognized early pioneer of distance education to the world. In despite of this though times, Peace and Love!




Kalyata Moises Njolomba
Master of Business and Economics
Business Administration
Angola
Leonardo Csizmas
Doctor of Science
Environmental Risk Management & Prev.
Argentina
Andrea Alvarez Alvarez
Bachelor of Science
Psychology
Aruba
Adilson Pablo Contreras Zapata
Doctor of Science
Psychology
Bolivia
Elizabeth Antonieta González Manríquez
Bachelor of Psychology
Social Psychology
Chile
Dangheliz Alexis Tobar Urzua
Bachelor of Psychology
Human and Organizational Behavior
Chile
           
Yeimy Andrea Gutiérrez Vargas
Doctor of Supp ly Chain Management
Logistics and International Trade
Colombia
Raynet Rossi Fernández París
Bachelor of Education
Early Childhood Education
Dominican Republic
Beatriz Rodriguez Nouel
Bachelor of Science
Psychology
Dominican Republic
Enmanuel Antonio Hernández Sánchez
Doctor of Science
Sports Science
Dominican Republic
Manuel Enrique Muñoz Mainato
Doctor of Philosophy
Educational Anthropology
Ecuador
Washington Eisenhower Chamorro Ortiz
Doctor of Philosophy
Physics
Ecuador
           
Tula Silvana Luna Briceño
Doctor of Education
Educational Sciences
Ecuador
Jose Monfilio Diaz Ogoño
Bachelor of Science
Political Science
Ecuador
Tony Alfaro Portillo
Bachelor of Science
Industrial Engineering
El Salvador
Alemayehu Hailu Gebre
Doctor of Education
Education
Ethiopia
Gabriel Osei
Bachelor of Business Administration
Business Management and Administration
Ghana
Ernest Yeboah
Doctor of Legal Studies
Criminology and Society
Ghana
           
Maria Isabel Recinos Calderón
Bachelor of Business Administration
Business Administration
Guatemala
César Estuardo Rossil
Bachelor of Science
Information Systems
Guatemala
Kelvin Josue Alvarez Soto
Bachelor of Science
Agriculture and Industrial Process es
Honduras
Dara Al Yaqoobi
Doctor of Architecture
Architecture Heritage Preserv. and Mgmt.
Iraq
Myrthala Juárez-Treviño
Bachelor of Arts
Piano Performance
Mexico
Luis Felipe Vargas Ruiz
Post Doctorate of Psychology
Addictions Counseling
Mexico
           
Mónica Rojo Diéguez
Post Doctorate of Science
Statistics
Mexico
Leticia Limon Sanchez
Master of Public Health
Public Health
Mexico
Adolfo Adriano Muholove
Doctor of Philosophy
Project Management
Mozambique
Hélio Amone Gove
Doctor of Philosophy
Electromechanical Engineering
Mozambique
Custódio Fabião Zandamela
Doctor of Philosophy
Human Resources Management
Mozambique
Lewis Malama
Bachelor of Science
Human Resources Management
Namibia
           
Olawale David Akinyemi
Doctor of Philosophy
Transp ortation Management
Nigeria
Duruike Chamberlain Osondu
Doctor of Philosophy
Strategic Management
Nigeria
Ifesemen Michael Ogbekile Ogochukwu
Doctor of Philosophy
Human Resources Management
Nigeria
Olutayo Joseph Ogunyemi
Master of Science
Electrical Engineering
Nigeria
Olatunji Emmanuel Omoniyi
Master of Science
Public Health
Nigeria
Ngozi Patience Nwosu
Post-Doctorate of Education
Sociology of Education
Nigeria
           
Ibrahim A. M. Shalash
Doctor of Science
Environmental Science
Palestine
Luis Alfonso Urriola Tejada
Doctor of Philosophy
Economics
Panama
Cesiah Alemán R.
Doctor of Science
Mathematics
Panama
Santos Ricardo Tarazona Maza
Master of Science
Civil Engineering
Peru
Merard Mpabwanamaguru
Doctor of Philosophy
Urban Planning and Design
Rwanda
Rokhaya Ndoye Mbaye
Doctor of Philosophy
Psychology
Senegal
           
Alpha Tanue Jalloh
Bachelor of Science
Business Administration
Sierra Leone
Jason Fisher
Master of Business Administration
Business Administration
South Africa
Vera Champagne
Doctor of Business Administration
Business Administration
Spain
Dumile Fikile Sibandze
Master of Science
Quality Management Systems
Swaziland
Mohamed Ehab Mohamed Aly Sheha
Bachelor of Business and Economics
Business Management
Turkey
Omar Anele Henry
Bachelor of Science
Refrigeration Mechanic
Turks and Caicos Islands
           
Thelma Eugenia Guevara Delgado
Bachelor of International Relations
International Relations
USA
Regina Elizabeth Sandoval Villanueva
Master of Business Administration
Business Administration
USA
Reina Sierra
Bachelor of Science
Psychology
USA
Berry Oduma Odhiambo
Master of Business Administration
Economics
USA
Daniel Eugene Mitchell
Master of Arts
Egyptology
USA
Davies Mwandu
Master of Conflict Resolution
Human Rights
Zambia
           
John Mwale
Doctor of Philosophy
Public Health
Zambia
Christopher Chileshe
Master of Science
Occupational Health Safety and Environment
Zambia
       

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This month we have graduates from: Angola · Argentina · Aruba · Bolivia · Chile · Colombia · Dominican Republic · Ecuador · El Salvador · Ethiopia · Ghana · Guatemala · Honduras · Iraq · Mexico · Mozambique · Namibia · Nigeria · Palestine · Panama · Peru · Rwanda · Senegal · Sierra Leone · South Africa · Spain · Swaziland · Turkey · Turks and Caicos Islands · USA · Zambia


Student Testimonials

Cecilia Mendez Miranda
Bachelor of Film and Audio Visual
Production April 7, 2020

“My experience at AIU was incredible from beginning to end. I believe I’m here to create meaningful and lasting relationships with my clients, friends and everyone I get the opportunity to meet. I’m passionate about creating something amazing and that requires a lot of time that didn’t allow me to focus on getting my degree, getting to work on your own pace towards achieving the degree is the best advantage of my experience at AIU.

I’m passionate about multiple things and that’s why I consider myself a Renaissance girl. I was born in Guatemala and spent most of my life there, but I love traveling and learning about new cultures so I’m sometimes on the move, this was the other advantage of completing my studies online. I started working when I was 17 years old and studied at the same time because I had to be independent and help my family, due to the economical situation and how low resources were at my home.

I became experienced in my field and got the chance to work with amazing people, companies, studios and teams. Since I was 19, I directed and produced multiple projects as well as working like a project manager on a freelance basis.

I’m really passionate, peaceful, I love helping others, and I like learning something new. My family has a passion for food and my grandmother owns a bakery back in Guatemala. So I love cooking and baking dishes from around the world. My dad is an artist specialized in oil painting so I was involved in art since I was 8 years old. Painting and drawing are my hobbies, mostly to imprint something in this world. I love smart conversations and I’m a big believer in going deeper into things and creating consciousness in those surrounding me.

I love psychology and philosophy. I’m an Omniest, meaning I don’t claim any religion but I respect and recognize all religions. I hope I can inspire you in any way or help you create something deep and amazing.

I hope I can inspire others to always keep learning and don’t give up on achieving a Diploma, degree or just a course because we are capable of so much more of what we can even imagine. I’m thankful for the resources that AIU created for me and the support system through my career.
Haggai Cooper
Bachelor of Information Technology
April 14, 2020

“It has always been my dream to pursue college education since I obtained my secondary education and other vocational education some year back. Unfortunately, it didn’t seem possible at the time because I didn’t have the financial support personally; neither did I have any other hope of financial assistance in terms of scholarship otherwise; until I encountered with the advertisement of the AIU, five years ago, while surfing through the internet.

Initially, it was just about getting to know what this institution was offering in terms of their programs, courses, scholarships, tuition etc, and to analyze whether I could afford the costs. It was also about authenticating whether it truly existed as a genuine distance learning institution.

After all of these investigations were being proven about the AIU became realistic, my interest developed but the question was; how I could raise the necessary funds needed to enroll. My current salary was already undergoing serious constraint considering, all of my family’s obligations; rent, health needs, transportation, clothing, children’s education, and food. I had many engagements including, emails and phone calls about my constraints occasionally with Rina Lehnhoff from the Department of Admissions at the ... Read full text:
Omar Henry
Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering
April 27, 2020

“I started my Degree program on June 4th 2016 at Atlantic International University.

Before my encounter with AIU I had made contact with other institutions with the goal in mind to fulfill my academic ambitions of pursuing a first degree in Refrigeration Mechanic. However, with my financial constraints of being unable to pay my tuition fee in one installment, I could not consider the offers made by most institutions contacted.

Nevertheless, through pervasive searches I found AIU through a web search and that was the start of very good relationship. Some of the benefits of the program pursued at AIU were that my work experience could have been used as an advantage to advance further in the ... Read full text:




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People need an opportunity to achieve their dreams

Interview with Walter Juan Quintanilla Auza | AIU Alumni | Bolivia



Who are you and where are you from? Could you give us a brief introduction? I am Walter Juan Quintanilla Auza born in the Antonio Quijarro province of Potosí, Bolivia, in the Uyuni salt flat. I am the sixth and only male of 8 brothers. We are a large family with a lot of love and very few resources, which is why we weren’t able to study as we would have liked, working very early and having to study nonstop.

Tell us about this educational experience, tell us how the Andragogy-based learning process has impacted your professional and personal life. I finished the secondary cycle under an agreement for workers, the bachelor’s degree of normal young people is a bachelor’s degree in humanities, mine is a technical bachelor’s program that was never given in Bolivia, with that title in the public University UATF. I achieved the title of Technician University Superior in Electricity with which I ended up being a professor in that faculty for more than 20 years, in 2005, protected by an agreement between the AIU and the UATF of Potosí Bolivia I enrolled in the Electrical Engineering course concluding two years later. From that moment, the academic world changed for me. In 2007 I did a master’s degree in environment at UATF; in 2011 a second bachelor's degree in technical and technological education, at UAJMS and, finally in 2011, I did a Doctorate in educational science at UATF.

What made you decide to enroll in AIU? What factors helped you make this decision? I learned that it really is never too late to study, and AIU brings you this chance. The academic degree from AIU opens the doors and helps you, and leads you towards personal and professional development, I am the family member to achieve a degree.

Was it easy for you to do the program by yourself? You need to manage yourself, manage the times and take it seriously. I learned that it can be an expense as well as an investment, the teacher does not always have to be in the classroom.

How is your AIU degree helping you in your career? Wonderfully! I have a US academic degree now. Today, I am General Manager of a company called Karachipampa, which belongs to the Mining Corporation of Bolivia. It has been a great challenge for me. It is a smelter that 30 years ago was semi-stopped giving 10% of its installed power. Next August we will reach the 100% of its installed power.

Do you think you have been able to help your community? How? There are many people in my condition who need an opportunity to achieve their dreams. In that sense, I managed to be part of the Domingo Savio University that has flexible hours and a semiface- to-face system, of which I was Rector for 8 years. Also, I launched a socially responsible mining company Called Santa Rita. We were able to involve 70 families working in the project. It is a copper deposit that produces fertilizer for agricultural use.

Please tell us about your real work and how the knowledge gained at AIU has helped you. Thanks to Atlantic International University, I managed to develop knowledge that allows me to be an entrepreneur and in some way motivate those around me to see that it is possible to achieve and generate work.

What are your achievements after completing this program? The day I got the Degree I was crying with joy. I could not have gotten the degree of Engineer in a traditional university since I had to work, I already had children, it was practically impossible. A month after I graduated from another university, I was appointed head of Department in electrical engineering. Later, I enrolled for a master's degree and also obtained a doctorate’s degree. I formed my mining company; I became a partner of the Domingo Savio University. In 1980 I entered as a technical bachelor to work in the assembly of a lead and silver smelter called Karachipampa in which I worked 13 years as a technician. I have returned to the place where I got my first job —now as general manager— thanks to my AIU degree. This plant has a serious problem with its main oven. Which is no longer a problem because we know how to fix it, we will start this plant and we will be national news.

What would you recommend a person who is making the decision to study at Atlantic International University? In Bolivia we live like in the 50s. People don’t believe that it is possible to study in a virtual university. If I could succeed with all odds against me, you can do it too.

Name :Walter Juan Quintanilla Auza
Country: Bolivia
Program: Electrical Engineering
Current job: General Manager of Karachipampa
Contact email: [email protected]

Passport forthe pale blue dot

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


We are witnessing a global situation that we never imagined: a pandemic with a virus that acts aggressively and quickly. We are witnesses that contagion is decreasing in one country and its development begins in others. The virus is the Coronavirus or Covid-19. We ask ourselves: why is this situation so difficult on the entire planet? The investigations carried out, until now, maintain that this pandemic started in China and that it passed from an animal species to humans. We have a great development of science but we can’t talk about a vaccine until a year from now. What has happened so that we are in the situation in which humanity is, in which planet Earth is? The “Pale Blue Dot” according to Carl Sagan. That pale blue dot is where we live; it is planet Earth. We have no other place to live. The only way to stop the spread is to stay in our homes. We have finished with the only place where life is possible for us. With the development of the last stage of Capitalism everything is to do this and that for trade. Everything is money. The forests are destroyed, the rivers are diverted and everything that nature has given us is destroyed. Human life became working and working to have this and that. There is no time for life. There is no time to think about who we are.

All we do is work, waste, and run everywhere. Everything is running and running as slaves of a production mode. The only way to stop the spread of Covid-19 is with social distancing. Now we have time to think about who we are. Now we want to work because what many did was go to the workplace and do anything. Now I’m going to do my job well. Food is scarce and many people even have to go to Food Banks to get what they need. Now I’m not going to waste food. With social inequality: those blacks, those poor. Now we need those who collect food in the fields. Now we need the workers to do this or that. In social distancing: you can’t shake hands, you can’t hug. You also have to wear a mask or face mask. All of the above was done mechanically because we weren’t interested in the other. Now we want to hug each other, now we want to kiss each other, now we want to see the friend, the relatives. Science wasn’t valued; now we want scientists to work hard to see if they will discover a vaccine soon. Now I have to think what I’m going to do with my life that it’s not to buy and to run. Globally we have to see how we will produce what we need to continue living on our Earth planet.

We have to see that life stops being good for only the 10% of the world population that is the owner of wealth. Our planet is tired of human beings and now it tells us that the new passport to live here is. Forbidden to damage forests. Forbidden to remove the natural channel of the rivers. Forbidden to build and build regardless of the environment. Forbidden to make a part of the population you slaves. Forbidden to waste food. Prohibited to cultivate only because that product leaves more profit. Forbidden to throw food because there is no one to collect it.

Those who board this spaceship have to be human beings who love each other, who want well-being for everyone. You need the passport that I’m offering you or you will not leave the Covid-19 that with so many follies you have created not respecting the life and division of the species. The passport to live on this planet Earth is this. Life is not what you have done for a long time. This is the passport: you have to take it or you will not board this spaceship.

BIBLIOGRAPHY. Deaton, A. (2015). El Gran Escape. Salud, riqueza y los orígenes de la desigualdad. México: FCE. | Hobsbawm. E. (1998). Historia del siglo XX. Buenos Aires: Grijalbo, Crítica. | Morin, E. (2007). Introducción a una política del hombre. Argentina: Gedisa. | Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Educación, la Ciencia y la Cultura (UNESCO). Retrieved from https://es.unesco.org/about-us/introducing-unesco | UNESCO –Agenda 2030-Desarrollo Sostenible. Retrieved from http://www.unesco.org/new/fileadmin/MULTIMEDIA/FIELD/ Hanoi/2030_Brochure_SP.pdf | UNESCO –Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible. Retrieved from https://es.unesco.org/sdgs

How to Write the Abstract of a Thesis

Dr. Edward Lambert | AIU Academic Coordinator


Writing a thesis takes hard work and dedication. Yet, it is going to be one of the best accomplishments of your life. So, it is definitely worth the time and effort. At the beginning of your thesis you write the abstract. It summarizes your thesis. It is the first thing that everybody will read before they read your thesis. So, you want the abstract to be well-written in order to make the reader interested to read further. Here are some tips for writing a good abstract.

1. The abstract should be between 100 and 400 words. 2. There are two types of abstracts, Descriptive and Informative. Choose the correct type. A Descriptive abstract briefly describes your work but does not mention any conclusions or results of your research. It mentions the purpose, methods and scope of the research. An Informative abstract is more common for thesis work at AIU. It includes all the parts of a Descriptive abstract but adds the results and conclusions of your research. 3. Do not make your abstract too technical with advanced terminology. Do not use any acronyms or abbreviations. Some readers may come from other fields of study and want the general ideas behind your research. These readers may get confused with too many technical words.

4. Write 2 or 4 sentences about the importance of your research. Include why you decided to conduct this research, why it would matter to others, what results were obtained and why others should read your thesis. 5. Briefly explain the problem and methods of your research. Is the problem specific or general in nature? What is the key claim or argument in your research? Mention the sources and evidence that you used to develop your research. In other words, you have to briefly explain your research methods. 6. Do not copy sentences or sections of your thesis into your abstract. It should be an independent description of your thesis. 7. Make the abstract intriguing to interest the reader. Imagine that a news reporter is presenting your research to the public. What words would they use to grab their interest? Listen to the news on the TV and pay attention to the words used to create interest. 8. Do not give definitions of anything in the abstract. 9. Do not include any tables, graphs, quotes or sources. 10. The abstract is like a short essay with a normal essay structure. It will have an introduction, body and conclusion.

11. Include a list of key phrases and words from your thesis. This helps others find your research through an internet search. Which words would someone search for if they were interested in related topics of your research? Review committees to publish your work will use your key words to determine who will peer review your thesis. You place this list of keywords two lines below the ending of your abstract.

12. Check your abstract many times for correct punctuation and spelling. 13. Have a friend read your abstract to tell you if it is too complicated or too vague. Remember to read abstracts from other papers. You can also find examples by searching on the internet. Notice how they write the abstract. What do you like about the abstract? Does the abstract make you want to read the thesis? Why or why not? Does the abstract give you a clear idea of what the thesis will present? Do you see mistakes in the abstract? You will develop a clear style to write an abstract. Follow these tips to have the perfect abstract.




Learning

The real Lord of the Flies

What happened when six boys were shipwrecked for 15 months.

Had anyone ever studied what real children would do if they found themselves alone on a deserted island? ... After trawling the web for a while, I came across an obscure blog that told an arresting story: “One day, in 1977, six boys set out from Tonga on a fishing trip ... Caught in a huge storm, the boys were shipwrecked on a deserted island. What do they do, this little tribe? They made a pact never to quarrel.” ... In the 6 October 1966 edition of Australian newspaper The Age, a headline jumped out at me: “Sunday showing for Tongan castaways”. The story concerned six boys who had been found three weeks earlier on a rocky islet south of Tonga, an island group in the Pacific Ocean. ... “By the time we arrived,” Captain Warner wrote in his memoirs, “the boys had set up a small commune with food garden, hollowed-out tree trunks to store rainwater, a gymnasium with curious weights, a badminton court, chicken pens and a permanent fire, all from handiwork, an old knife blade and much determination.” While the boys in Lord of the Flies come to blows over the fire, those in this real-life version tended their flame so it never went out, for more than a year. ...
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How pandemics end

An infectious outbreak can conclude in more ways than one.

According to historians, pandemics typically have two types of endings: the medical, which occurs when the incidence and death rates plummet, and the social, when the epidemic of fear about the disease wanes. “When people ask, ‘When will this end?,’ they are asking about the social ending,” said Dr. Jeremy Greene, a historian of medicine at Johns Hopkins. In other words, an end can occur not because a disease has been vanquished but because people grow tired of panic mode and learn to live with a disease. Allan Brandt, a Harvard historian, said something similar was happening with Covid-19: “As we have seen in the debate about opening the economy, many questions about the so-called end are determined not by medical and public health data but by sociopolitical processes.” Endings “are very, very messy,” said Dora Vargha, a historian. “Looking back, we have a weak narrative. For whom does the epidemic end, and who gets to say?” An epidemic of fear can occur even without an epidemic of illness. Dr. Susan Murray saw that firsthand in 2014 when she was a fellow at a rural hospital in Ireland. In the preceding months, more than 11,000 people in West Africa had died from Ebola , a terrifying viral Read full text:


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Antibody S309

Neutralizes SARS and COVID-19 coronaviruses.

An antibody first identified in a blood sample from a patient who recovered from Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome in 2003 inhibits related coronaviruses, including the cause of COVID-19. The antibody, called S309, is now on a fast-track development and testing path at Vir Biotechnology in the next step toward possible clinical trials. Laboratory research findings on the S309 antibody are reported in the May 18 edition of Nature. The title of the paper is: “Cross-neutralization of SARS-CoV and SARS-CoV2 by a human monoclonal antibody.” The senior authors on the paper are David Veesler, assistant professor of biochemistry at the University of Washington School of Medicine, and Davide Corti of Humabs Biomed SA, a subsidiary of Vir. The lead authors are Dora Pinto and Martina Beltramello of Humabs, as well as Young-Jun Park and Lexi Walls, research scientists in the Veesler lab, which for several years has been studying the structure and function of the infection mechanisms on a variety of coronaviruses. “We still need to show that this antibody is protective in living systems, which has not yet been done,” Veesler said. “Right now there are no approved tools or licensed therapeutics proven to fight against the coronavirus that causes COVID-19,” he added. If the antibody is shown to work against the novel coronavirus in people, it could
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Hurricanes

...are becoming more powerful, new data suggests.

Hurricanes are increasing in intensity in nearly every region of the world where the tropical cyclones occur and a warming planet could be to blame, according to a new analysis of nearly 40 years of satellite data. Scientists at the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Center for Environmental Information and the University of Wisconsin-Madison Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies built upon a previous dataset of hurricane satellite imagery to analyze images from between 1979 to 2017. Writing in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers found that storm intensity has increased along with global mean surface temperatures to suggest that a changing climate may be the driving cause. “Through modeling and our understanding of atmospheric physics, the study agrees with what we would expect to see in a warming climate like ours,” said James Kossin in a statement. The probability of a hurricane having wind speeds of at least 100 knots has increased by about 15 percent over the years analyzed with an 8 percent increase each decade. ...
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Apple Glass

Apple’s eyewear design, use & price might have leaked.

Apple might be turning spectacles into a status symbol, or make yours lame, and is believed to be actively working on smart glasses with AR functionalities. Speculations of the eyewear have been around for awhile, but reliable tech analyst Jon Prosser now apparently has more insider info to share. He disclosed in a new YouTube video that the gadget, which he dubs to be the tech giant’s “most mysterious product ever,” will be named ‘Apple Glass’ and start at a price of US$499, excluding prescription costs. Prosser said the test version sported plastic frames, but he reckoned the final product could be built with metal.
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Products to beat Covid-1

Creative studio shares the designs for free.


Compelled by the pressing problems and shortages resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, Singaporean multidisciplinary creative agency STUCK Design racked its brains to innovate unusual design solutions to fight the coronavirus. In the past month, the studio’s 24 designers got busy in coming up with surprising yet affordable and feasible ideas aimed at solving tough problems in the current medical climate, and eventually shared them with hospitals in Singapore for free. These include a lightweight and flexible aerosol guard, door hangers that double as reminders to stay inside, and a mask sterilizer created using a food storage container you’re likely to already have at home. ... Visit www.stuck.sg
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Social-distancing workplace

Weston Williamson + Partners


Weston Williamson + Partners has outlined its plans for a social-distancing workplace, with transparent screens around desks, hands-free doors and a barista, to allow employees to safely return to its office following the coronavirus lockdown. The London-based architecture studio has created graphics to illustrate the adaptions it plans to make to its office to allow its employees to safely return to work. WW+P intends to combine changes in working practices with physical alterations to its workspace to allow employees that want to return to the office the opportunity to do so. “The drawings show our response with the focus on safety,” explained Chris Williamson.
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5 Things you should disinfect

When you go out for essential errands.

1 Your glasses or sunglasses. Since they serve as a barrier to viruses or bacteria that could make you sick, Hawkins recommends disinfecting them after you go out. Run them under warm water, then use a drop of dish soap on your fingers to clean the lenses and the glasses’ surface. Rinse them clean, and wipe dry with a lens cloth. 2 Your keys. Use a disinfecting wipe or spray on the actual keys, but use more care on the fob if there’s a battery component. You can use a dab of rubbing alcohol on a rag to wipe the fob down, then allow it to air dry. Simplify your key chain to only the essentials. 3 Your credit card or debit card. If you slide your debit or credit card through a machine, it’s unlikely the card will carry and transmit germs. But if you handed your card to someone else, even if that person was wearing gloves, always disinfect it with a Lysol or Clorox wipe or disinfectant spray. 4 Your wallet or purse. To de-germ a leather wallet or bag, mix up a solution of hot water and dish soap, dip a microfiber cloth in it, wipe down the leather, and dry with a clean towel. You can throw cloth in the laundry on the express cycle, then air dry. 5 Your steering wheel. Even if you sanitize your hands in the car, there’s a chance you’re spreading germs, which can survive up to 72 hours, to the steering wheel too. You can also use a Lysol wipe on the car door handle, both inside and outside.
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What trees teach us

About human nature, and the secret to lasting love.

Not only rational and irrational, but even inanimate creatures have a voice, and speak loudly to men, and it is our duty to learn their language, and hearken to them. Since the dawn of time, trees have been our silent companions, which we’ve transmuted into the myths and metaphors through which we make sense of the world —from their deitylike role in ancient Indian legends to their long history as the perfect visual metaphor for visualizing human knowledge to their symbolic representation of the cycle of life. Perhaps because they are so strong and so silent, bearing steadfast witness to our earthly lives and while reaching up toward the heavens, we’ve long projected our spiritual longings onto trees and turned to them for answers to our existential questions. Four centuries before Hermann Hesse proclaimed trees “the most penetrating of preachers,” the English author Ralph Austen, who wrote with great beauty about various aspects of gardening, explored just that in a peculiar pamphlet titled The Spiritual Use of an Orchard or Garden of Fruit Trees. Beneath the highly ... esoteric subject of the book lie unexpectedly elegant metaphors for human concerns of eternal resonance to secular life —from the secret of lasting relationships to the true test of character. Read full text:

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Planet of the Humans

What this film gets right, and what it gets wrong.

Planet of the Humans is directed and narrated by longtime [Michael] Moore collaborator Jeff Gibbs. It makes particularly contentious claims about solar, wind and biomass (organic material which can be burnt for energy). Some claims are valid. Some are out of date, and some are just wrong. Where the film goes wrong 1. Solar panels take more energy to produce than they generate. 2. Renewables can’t replace fossil fuels. 3. Solar and wind need fossil fuel back-up. What does the film get right? 1. We need to deal with population growth. The film observes that population growth is the elephant in the room when it comes to climate change. It says politicians are reluctant to talk about limits to population growth “because that would be bad for business”. ... 2. Biomass energy does more harm than good. Destroying forests for biomass energy does more harm than good –due to loss of habitat, damage to water systems, and the time taken for some forests to recover from the removal of wood. ... 3. Infinite growth on a finite planet is suicide. Experts have repeatedly warned that human demand for resources is damaging the natural systems that all life depends on. Read full text:
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Seagulls hunt rats

...and pigeons as lockdown starves them of scraps.

Seagulls in Rome are “returning” to their natural status as predators, hunting down rats, pigeons, and other smaller birds as the lack of humans on the streets mean no food scraps are to be found. Italy has been in lockdown for nearly two months to slow the spread of coronavirus, since 9 March. All restaurants and cafes have closed and the capital’s streets have been devoid of the humans the gulls usually pick scraps of food up from. Bruno Cignini, a zoologist from the Rome University Tor Vergata, told local newspaper Corriere della Sera the gulls “are going back to being predators”. “They are catching mostly pigeons but also swallows and black birds. They’re also going after the fish in the Tiber,” he said. “Luckily, they are also eating rats. Animals are changing their habits as we change ours.” Eating pigeons and rats are not a new dietary choice for the seagulls, but they usually peck at the prey in the form of road kill. Now, the species known as Yellow-Legged Gulls are honing their killer instincts for survival. The seagull population in Rome has grown to the tens of thousands and they are largely considered aggressive pests who dive bomb unsuspecting tourists and snatch food straight out of the hands of pedestrians. Read full text:

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Navajo Nation

Has highest covid-19 infection rate in the U.S.

The Navajo Nation, which is spread out through the American Southwest mostly in Utah, New Mexico and Arizona, now has the highest per capita Covid-19 infection rate in the country, as CNN reported. The Navajo Nation’s alarming surge in cases is another example of an underserved and historically marginalized minority population being particularly vulnerable to the coronavirus pandemic. As CNN reported, the Navajo Nation had a reported population of 173,667 on the 2010 census. With 4,002 cases, the Native American territory now has 2,304.41 cases of Covid-19 per 100,000 people, overtaking New York has the most infected area per capita. ... The Navajo already have high risk factors of comorbidities, including diabetes, lung disease, high-blood pressure, hypertension and heart disease. There’s also a lack of running water, medical infrastructure, internet access, information and adequate housing ... Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez told The Washington Post last week that the Nation had not “one cent” of the $8 billion that was allocated to Native American communities as part of the CARES Act passed in Washington on March 18. The surge in cases in the Navajo Nation has overwhelmed rural hospitals that are ill-equipped to deal with the novel coronavirus. Read full text:

A new viral outbreak

And this one is killing rabbits.

There’s another deadly virus outbreak in the US, but this one is killing thousands of wild rabbits. It started in New Mexico in March and has since spread to Texas, Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, California and Mexico. It poses a fatal threat to pets as well as wild animals. The illness is caused by Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus type 2 and does not affect humans or other animals, only rabbits, hares and perhaps pikas, a rabbit-like animal, according to the US Department of Agriculture. It is not a coronavirus. This is the first outbreak of the virus in wild rabbits in North America, but there have been other, smaller outbreaks among domestic rabbits in Ohio, Washington and New York, and in feral rabbits in Canada —pets that have escaped or been released and continue to breed. The pet and feral animals are descendants of European rabbits, not native to North America. Ralph Zimmerman, the state veterinarian in New Mexico, where the new outbreak started, said its origin is unknown. But, he added, imported domestic rabbits are one possibility; the disease was first identified in France in 2010 and spread throughout Europe and later Australia, where it swept the continent in about a year and a half. ... Read full text:

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Campus

Why are rich people so mean?

Call it Rich Asshole Syndrome —the tendency to distance yourself from people with whom you have a large wealth differential.

In 2007, Gary Rivlin wrote a New York Times feature profile of highly successful people in Silicon Valley. One of them, Hal Steger, lived with his wife in a million-dollar house overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Their net worth was about $3.5 million. Assuming a reasonable return of 5 percent, Steger and his wife were positioned to cash out, invest their capital, and glide through the rest of their lives on a passive income of around $175,000 per year after glorious year. Instead, Rivlin wrote, “Most mornings, [Steger] can be found at his desk by 7. He typically works 12 hours a day and logs an extra 10 hours over the weekend.”

Steger, 51 at the time, was aware of the irony (sort of): “I know people looking in from the outside will ask why someone like me keeps working so hard,” he told Rivlin. “But a few million doesn’t go as far as it used to.” Steger was presumably referring to the corrosive effects of inflation on the currency, but he appeared to be unaware of how wealth was affecting his own psyche. “Silicon Valley is thick with those who might be called working-class millionaires,” wrote Rivlin, “noseto- the-grindstone people like Mr. Steger who, much to their surprise, are still working as hard as ever even as they find themselves among the fortunate few. But many such accomplished and ambitious members of the digital elite still do not think of themselves as particularly fortunate, in part because they are surrounded by people with more wealth —often a lot more.”

After interviewing a sample of executives for his piece, Rivlin concluded that “those with a few million dollars often see their accumulated wealth as puny, a reflection of their modest status in the new Gilded Age, when hundreds of thousands of people have accumulated much vaster fortunes.” Gary Kremen was another glaring example. With a net worth of around $10 million as the founder of Match.com, Kremen understood the trap he was in: “Everyone around here looks at the people above them,” he said. “You’re nobody here at $10 million.” If you’re nobody with $10 million, what’s it cost to be somebody?

Now, you may be thinking, “Fuck those guys and the private jets they rode in on.” Fair enough. But here’s the thing: those guys are already fucked. Really. They worked like hell to get where they are —and they’ve got access to more wealth than 99.999 percent of the human beings who have ever lived— but they’re still not where they think they need to be. Without a fundamental change in the way they approach their lives, they’ll never reach their ever-receding goals. And if the futility of their situation ever dawns on them like a dark sunrise, they’re unlikely to receive a lot of sympathy from their friends and family. What if most rich assholes are made, not born? What if the cold-heartedness so often associated with the upper crust —let's call it Rich Asshole Syndrome— isn’t the result of having been raised by a parade of resentful nannies, too many sailing lessons, or repeated caviar overdoses, but the compounded disappointment of being lucky but still feeling unfulfilled? We’re told that those with the most toys are winning, that money represents points on the scoreboard of life. But what if that tired story is just another facet of a scam in which we’re all getting ripped off?. The Spanish word aislar means both “to insulate” and “to isolate,” which is what most of us do when we get more money. We buy a car so we can stop taking the bus. We move out of the apartment with all those noisy neighbors into a house behind a wall. We stay in expensive, quiet hotels rather than the funky guest houses we used to frequent. We use money to insulate ourselves from the risk, noise, inconvenience. But the insulation comes at the price of isolation. Our comfort requires that we cut ourselves off from chance encounters, new music, unfamiliar laughter, fresh air, and random interaction with strangers. Researchers have concluded again and again that the single most reliable predictor of happiness is feeling embedded in a community. In the 1920s, around 5 percent of Americans lived alone.

Today, more than a quarter do —the highest levels ever, according to the Census Bureau. Meanwhile, the use of antidepressants has increased over 400 percent in just the past twenty years and abuse of pain medication is a growing epidemic. Correlation doesn’t prove causation, but those trends aren’t unrelated. Maybe it’s time to ask some impertinent questions about formerly unquestionable aspirations, such as comfort, wealth, and power.

I was in India the first time it occurred to me that I, too, was a rich asshole. I’d been traveling for a couple of months, ignoring the beggars as best I could. Having lived in New York, I was accustomed to averting my attention from desperate adults and psychotics, but I was having trouble getting used to the groups of children who would gather right next to my table at street-level restaurants, staring hungrily at the food on my plate. Eventually, a waiter would come and shoo them away, but they’d just run out to the street and watch from there —waiting for me to leave the waiter’s protection, hoping I’d bring some scraps with me.

In New York, I’d developed psychological defenses against the desperation I saw in the streets. I told myself that there were social services for homeless people, that they would just use my money to buy drugs or booze, that they’d probably brought their situation on themselves. But none of that worked with these Indian kids. There were no shelters waiting to receive them. I saw them sleeping in the streets at night, huddled together for warmth, like puppies. They weren’t going to spend my money unwisely.

They weren’t even asking for money. They were just staring at my food like the starving creatures they were. And their emaciated bodies were brutally clear proof that they weren’t faking their hunger. A few times, I bought a dozen samosas and handed them out, but the food was gone in an instant, and I was left with an even bigger crowd of kids (and, often, adults) surrounding me with their hands out, touching me, seeking my eyes, pleading. I knew the numbers. With what I’d spent on my one-way ticket from New York to New Delhi, I could have pulled a few families out of the debt that would hold them down for generations. With what I’d spent in New York restaurants the year before, I could have put a few of those kids through school. Hell, with what I’d budgeted for a year of traveling in Asia, I probably could have built a school.

I wish I could tell you I did some of that, but I didn’t. Instead, I developed the psychological scar tissue necessary to ignore the situation. I learned to stop thinking about things I could have done, but knew I wouldn’t. I stopped making facial expressions that suggested I had any capacity for compassion. I learned to step over bodies in the street —dead or sleeping— without looking down. I learned to do these things because I had to —or so I told myself.

From Civilized to Death: The Price of Progress, by Christopher Ryan. Copyright © 2019 by Christopher Ryan. Reprinted [in Wired Magazine] by permission of Avid Reader Press, a Simon & Schuster imprint

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Chirp alarm clock and lamp.

A kiln-fired porcelain bird with a natural marble base and a robin’s breast equipped with LED lights. Twenty minutes before the alarm sounds, the Chirp Alarm Clock and Light will begin to glow softly. store.moma.org

Pour-over coffee maker.

Brew coffee in the traditional way, with a reusable, stainless steel filter that doesn’t remove the essential oils and aromas of the beans. When the coffee is ready, remove the filter and replace it with the cork stopper. store.moma.org

—R. Buckminster Fuller. 1895 –1983.

“Never forget that you are one of a kind. Never forget that if there weren’t any need for you in all your uniqueness to be on this earth, you wouldn't be here in the first place. And never forget, no matter how overwhelming life’s challenges and problems seem to be, that one person can make a difference in the world. In fact, it is always because of one person that all the changes that matter in the world come about. So be that one person.”

—R. Buckminster Fuller. 1895 –1983. American architect, systems theorist, author, designer, inventor, and futurist. He popularized the widely known geodesic dome.

Bee home.

Play architect to the solitary bee community by selecting a style of housing, changing its height, and increasing or decreasing the building’s number of stories. www.beehome.design

The roles

we take on from childhood trauma
1. The caretaker
2. The overachiever
3. The underachiever
4. The rescuer/protector
5. The life of the party
6. The always available one
7. The hero worshiper
Source: yourholisticpsychologist.com


Bachelor of Labor and Employment Studies

SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS

The Bachelor of Labor and Employment Studies 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 Labor and Employment Studies 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.

Important:

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

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

Management planning and decision
making in human resources
Strategic Management
Social segurity law
Labor Economics
Constitucional rights in the workplace
Business Taxes
Management Accounting
Sociology of Organisations and work
Cooperative Law
Business internationalization and Labor relations
Employee Relations
Recruitment and Selection
Benefits and Compensation
Performance and Reward
Training and Development
Business Statistics
International Management
Introduction to Economics
Environmental Management
Decision Making
HRM Techniques
Principles of Managerial Accounting
International Business Law
Legal Context of Employment
Relations
Project Management
Strategic Labor and Employment
Relations
Human Resource Information Systems
Strategic Management

Research Project

Bachelor Thesis Project
MBM300 Thesis Proposal
MBM302 Bachelor Thesis (5000 words)

Contact us to get started

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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Publication.

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


About Us

Accreditation

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

Our founding principles are based on the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights; per article 26, AIU believes that Higher Education is a Human Right. The University has implemented a paradigm shifting educational model for its academic programs that have allowed it to move closer to this goal through the self-empowerment of its students, decentralization of the learning process, personalized open curriculum design, a sustainable learning model, developing 11 core elements of the Human Condition within MYAIU, and utilizing the quasi-infinite knowledge through the use of information technology combined with our own capacity to find solutions to all types of global issues, dynamic problems, and those of individuals and multidisciplinary teams. Due to these differentiations and the university’s mission, only a reputable accrediting agency with the vision and plasticity to integrate and adapt its processes around AIU’s proven and successful innovative programs could be selected. Unfortunately, the vast majority of accrediting agencies adhere to and follow obsolete processes and requirements that have outlived their usefulness and are in direct conflict with the university’s mission of offering a unique, dynamic, affordable, quality higher education to the nontraditional student (one who must work, study what he really needs for professional advancement, attend family issues, etc.). We believe that adopting outdated requirements and processes would impose increased financial burdens on students while severely limiting their opportunities to earn their degree and advance in all aspects. Thus, in selecting the ASIC as its accrediting agency, AIU ensured that its unique programs would not be transformed into a copy or clone of those offered by the 10,000+ colleges and universities around the world. Since ASIC is an international accrediting agency based outside the United States, we are required by statute HRS446E to place the following disclaimer: ATLANTIC INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY IS NOT ACCREDITED BY AN ACCREDITING AGENCY RECOGNIZED BY THE UNITED STATES SECRETARY OF EDUCATION. Note: In the United States and abroad, many licensing authorities require accredited degrees as the basis for eligibility for licensing.

In some cases, accredited colleges may not accept for transfer courses and degrees completed at unaccredited colleges, and some employers may require an accredited degree as a basis for eligibility for employment. Potential students should consider how the above may affect their interests, AIU respects the unique rules and regulations of each country and does not seek to influence the respective authorities. In the event that a prospective student wishes to carry out any government review or process in regards to his university degree, we recommend that the requirements of such are explored in detail with the relevant authorities by the prospective student as the university does not intervene in such processes. AIU students can be found in over 180 countries, they actively participate and volunteer in their communities as part of their academic program and have allocated thousands of service hours to diverse causes and initiatives. AIU programs follow the standards commonly used by colleges and universities in the United States with regards to the following: academic program structure, degree issued, transcript, and other graduation documents. AIU graduation documents can include an apostille and authentication from the US Department of State to facilitate their use internationally.

The AIU Difference

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

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

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

Mission & Vision

MISSION:

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

VISION:

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

Organizational Structure

Dr. Franklin Valcin
President/Academic Dean
Dr. José Mercado
Chief Executive Officer
Chairman of the Board of Trustees
Ricardo González, PhD
Provost
     
Dr. Ricardo Gonzalez
Chief Operation Officer
and MKT Director
Linda Collazo
Logistics Coordinator
Dr. Silvia Restorff
Academic Advisor
     
Dr. Miriam Garibaldi
Viceprovost for Research
Irina Ivashuk
Alumni Association
Coordinator
Dr. Prakash Menon
Academic Advisor
     
Clara Margalef
Director of Special Projects
of AIU
Carlos Aponte
Telecommunications
Coordinator
Dr. Nilani Ljunggren De Silva
Academic Advisor
     
Juan Pablo Moreno
Director of Operations
David Jung
Corporate/Legal Counsel
Dr. Scott Wilson
Academic Advisor
     
Paula Viera
Director of
Intelligence Systems
Bruce Kim
Advisor/Consultant
Dr. Mohammad Shaidul Islam
Academic Advisor
     
Felipe Gomez
Design Director / IT Supervisor
Thomas Kim
Corporate/
Accounting Counsel
Dr. Edgar Colon
Academic Advisor
     
Daritza Ysla
IT Coordinator
Camila Correa
Quality Assurance Coordinator
Deborah Rodriguez
Academic Tutor Coordinator
     
Nadeem Awan
Chief Programming Officer
Maricela Esparza
Administrative Coordinator
Cyndy Dominguez
Academic Tutor Coordinator
     
Dr. Jack Rosenzweig
Dean of Academic Affairs
Chris Benjamin
IT and Hosting Support
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Admissions Support Tutor
     
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Academic Director
Mayra Bolivar
Accounting Coordinator
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Admissions Coordinator
     
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Advisor Coordinator
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Communications Coordinator
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Academic Coordinator
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Admissions Support
     
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Senior Programmer
Jaime Rotlewicz
Dean of Admissions
Junko Shimizu
Admissions Coordinator
     
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Human Resource Manager
Dr. Mario Rios
Academic Advisor
Veronica Amuz
Admissions Coordinator
     
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IT and Technology Support
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Registrar’s Office
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Admissions Coordinator
     
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Finance Coordinator
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Admissions Support
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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 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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