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Environmental Conflicts and the Place of Interdisciplinarity in Argentina

by María Valeria Berros

Environmental issues are highly debated in today’s Argentina, and are researched across a range of disciplines—political science, sociology, anthropology, history, philosophy, literature, and law—as problems linking nature protection, development, and poverty. 1,200 more words

Environmental History

A University in the future

What will the University of 2050 look like?

This was the fundamental question that guided a three day workshop /conference /event that I attended last weekend (you may have seen… 1,098 more words

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Universitas 21: Comparing Higher Education Systems

Universitas 21 is a global network of research-intensive universities situated in Melbourne, Australia.

The organisation published a ranking of Higher Education Systems according to the four dimensions Resources, Environment, Connectivity and Output. 37 more words

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#LeipzigEvents: Asia in the African imaginary and from the perspective of a South African scholar, June 3

A very well-accomplished but apparently quite modest fellow glocal will be speaking in Leipzig on Wednesday, June 3. I’ve been to her current class… 197 more words

Philosophies

Heatmaps in Matlab for plotting time-series particle size distributions

Yesterday, I had quite a battle with Matlab trying to get a heatmap generated the way I wanted to succinctly display the output of an SMPS (a scanning mobility particle sizer, which gives 1 minute time resolution of particle concentrations in 13 size bins from 10-400 nm or so). 788 more words

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How misogyny keeps women down

I just wandered onto econjobrumors because a prominent female economist who I like a lot was quoted on a blog post with school designation different from the one I last knew her to be at and I wondered about it.  510 more words