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  • University of Chicago Opened U.S.-China Exchange on Wisdom Studies

    By Zhang Qingsong and Howard C. Nusbaum A video of Howard Nusbaum’s presentation can be found here. Upon the invitation of the China Wisdom Engineering Association, the Southwest University of China, and the Institute of Chinese Wisdom Studies (Los Angeles), Professor Howard C. Nusbaum, Principal Investigator...
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  • War on Wisdom “Bring the Family Address”

    Szegedy-Maszak, M. (July/August, 2012). War on wisdom: Bring the family address. Observer. Association for Psychological Science . Vol 25(6). By Marianne Szegedy-Maszak, Observer Excerpt: There are many ways to do the right thing and most of them are flawed. One can meticulously adhere to rules, for...
     Posted by: brendah
  • Tea, Shortbread, and 3 Things Worth Knowing

    By Shawkat M. Toorawa, The Chronicle of Higher Education "Then I saw the crystal poet / Leaning on the old sea-rail; / In his *** lay death, the lover, / In his head, the nightingale." I cited those lines in an introductory course I taught last year, one that attracts potential Near Eastern...
     Posted by: Anna Gomberg
  • Can People Become Experts without the Experience?

    By Charles Q. Choi "The dozen students and scientists spread over an area called Furnace Creek looked like cyborgs in floppy hats scrabbling over the boulders. Before hammering chips off rocks, they inspected them with magnifying lenses held up next to eyeglasses sporting miniature cameras and infrared...
     Posted by: A. J. Stasic
  • Carol Dweck's Attitude: It's Not About How Smart You Are

    By David Glenn from The Chronicle of Higher Education "That's one tiny way in which Dweck's theories might change higher education. But she also has grander hopes. Colleges could improve their students' learning, she says, if they relentlessly encouraged them to think about their mental...
     Posted by: Cait
  • The Examined Life, Age 8

    By Abby Goodnough from The New York Times. "A few times each month, second graders at a charter school in Springfield, Mass., take time from math and reading to engage in philosophical debate. There is no mention of Hegel or Descartes, no study of syllogism or solipsism. Instead, Prof. Thomas E...
     Posted by: Cait
  • Wisdom of the Fool's Choice

    by Philip Ball from Nature News "Medieval monarchies might not have had many things to recommend them compared with liberal democracies, but here's one: our rulers have no Fools. How often now will a national leader employ someone to laugh at their folly and remind them of bitter truths? More...
     Posted by: nick stock
  • Spotlight on Science Diplomacy

    by Lorna Casselton and James Wilsdon for Seed Magazine "Last week, top scientists from more than 100 countries gathered in London for one of the biggest scientific meetings of the year: the InterAcademy Panel. Hosted by the Royal Society as part of its 350th anniversary celebrations, the Panel brings...
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  • Faith, hope and clarity

    By Sholto Byrnes from NewStatesman. "The rate of HIV infection in Kenya is one of the highest in the world, but safer sex is at last being adopted – and it is religious groups that are leading the way, in a new spirit of openness and acceptance. An example of this is how the Channels of Hope-trained...
     Posted by: Cait
  • The Lost Wisdom of the Three Wise Men

    by Umberto Eco in The New York Times "Almost by chance I recently happened to witness two similar scenes: a 15-year-old girl who was engrossed in a book of art reproductions, and two 15-year-old boys who were enthralled to be visiting the Louvre. The parents of all three were nonbelievers and the...
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