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Pro Vice Chancellor Brigid Heywood discusses the foundations on which The Open University research is based with a focus on an interdisciplinary approach and the importance of collaboration with other higher education colleagues in the UK and internationally. Brigid also looks at the School of Excellence's collaboration with NASA and The Open University's global connections.
 
Dr. Stephen R.C. Hicks is a Canadian-American philosopher who teaches at Rockford University, Illinois. He has had visiting positions at Oxford University (England), Kasimir the Great University (Poland), and has lectured at universities across North America, Europe, Asia, and Latin America. He specializes in modern European philosophy and politics, and has written extensively on Kant, Marx, including his two books, Explaining Postmodernism: Skepticism and Socialism from Rousseau to Foucault ...
 
Join lecturer in public policy, Dr Chris Neff from the University of Sydney as he turns his sceptical eye and curious mind to the world of research. Each episode an academic will join Chris in his office to explore the latest research on topics that affect us all. From housing prices to diet guidelines and everything in between, Chris will question what the evidence says, debunking myths and assumptions along the way. Open for discussion is a podcast series produced by the University of Sydn ...
 
Have you ever wondered about the visual remains of past centuries that still survive in our cities and countryside today? Are you baffled by modern art? This collection provides you with insights into different aspects of art and visual culture between the Middle Ages and the present day. You will discover the wonders of medieval stained glass and learn how East meets West in a Byzantine icon. You will be introduced to the splendours of Baroque architecture and be taken on a tour of a specta ...
 
Consequential is a podcast that looks at the human side of technological change and develops meaningful plans of action for policymakers, technologists and everyday people to build the kind of future that reduces inequality, improves quality of life and considers humanity. Over the course of the first season, we will unpack important topics like industry disruption, algorithmic bias, human-AI collaboration, re-skilling and the future of work, as well as discuss policy interventions for using ...
 
Education is at the heart of making the world a better place. Education has always needed technology, but the technology landscape is getting more and more complex. Imagine if you had to license pencils or paper to use in schools, or be forced to use specific paper from one company so that they could see everything you wrote. Education technology is too important to rely on profit-driven market dynamics. This podcast shines a light on key people and projects working around the growing field ...
 
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In episode 34 of the OFID podcast, OFID Editor in Chief Paul Sax, MD, speaks with David Meltzer, MD, PhD, professor and chief of hospital medicine at the University of Chicago, about his research linking low vitamin D levels with COVID-19 susceptibility, the limitations of currently available data, and if vitamin D supplementation is wise.…
 
AUSU chats with the new Vice President External and Student Affairs Natalia Iwanek about several new initiatives from AUSU, including the AUSU 2SLGBTQIA+ Coalition Discord Server, the new virtual food assistance program, and joining the Council of Alberta University Students (CAUS). We also talk to her about her path to AU and the many, many differ…
 
Open source software is the infrastructure of the Internet, but it is less diverse than the tech industry overall. In this deep-dive on gender in open source, we speak to CMU’s Laura Dabbish and Anita Williams Woolley about what’s keeping women from participating in open source software development and how increased participation benefits society a…
 
The impact from the development of automation and artificial intelligence technologies will be significant and perhaps more significant than any previous technological revolutions. What are the business and economic impacts of these evolving technologies? What will be their impact on our work lives? Will they free humanity, enslave us all or perhap…
 
From helping to identify tumors to guiding trading decisions on Wall Street, artificial intelligence has begun to inform important decision-making, but always with the input of a human. However, not all humans respond the same way to algorithmic advice. This episode of Consequential looks at human-in-the-loop AI, with guests Sumeet Chabria, David D…
 
The Enron emails helped give us spam filters, and many natural language processing and fact-checking algorithms rely on data from Wikipedia. While these data resources are plentiful and easily accessible, they are also highly biased. This week, we speak to guests Amanda Levendowski and Katie Willingham about how low-friction data sources contribute…
 
AUSU discusses the future of Athabasca University with AU President Dr. Neil Fassina and AUSU President Stacey Hutchings. We talk about AU one day having a million students, inspiring student stories, how tuition increases are impacting AU and AU students, what happened to the phone lines, COVID-19 impacts at AU, and Dr. Fassina's future at Okanaga…
 
On this episode, we are joined by professor of political science and dean of the University Honors College at Middle Tennessee State University John Vile. John earned his BA from the College of William and Mary and his Ph.D. from the University of Virginia, both in government. He taught at McNeese State University where he headed the Department of …
 
This episode's guest is associate professor in the school of journalism and strategic media, Dr. Ken Blake. Ken is a native of Huntington, W.Va., and he holds bachelor's and master's degrees in journalism from Marshall University and a doctorate in mass communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Ken joined the faculty of MT…
 
Peer review is the backbone of research, upholding the standards of accuracy, relevance and originality. However, as innovation in the fields of AI and machine learning has reached new heights of productivity, it has become more difficult to perform peer review in a fast and fair manner. Our hosts are joined by Nihar Shah to unpack the question of …
 
In the latest edition of University Registrars Talking About Stuff, Episode 23 in the series, I’m in conversation with Andrew Young, Chief Operating Officer at the London School of Economics. We talk about Andrew’s career history - from Newcastle to the capital - and the joys and challenges of working in an institution with such a distinctive histo…
 
Let me tell you a little bed time story. A story that involves humans and gods and present a human philosophical question dating back a few thousand of years ago. The story or Arachne and Athena.Sponsored By CleanMyMac: http://www.possiblycorrect.com/cleanmymacstephenhicks NordVPN: http://www.possiblycorrect.com/opencollegenordvpnWebsite: http://ww…
 
In episode 33 of the OFID podcast, OFID Editor in Chief Paul Sax, MD, speaks with Vinay Prasad, MD, MPH, author and associate professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, about being an evidence-based medicine proponent, the handling of COVID-19 in the U.S., and voicing his thoughts on social media.…
 
Our guest in this episode is Professor of Music History at Middle Tennessee State University and Director of the university’s Center for Popular Music, one of the premier American music research archives, Dr. Greg Reish. Greg holds a MA and Ph.D. from the University of Georgia in musicology and a BA in studio music and jazz from the University of M…
 
Episode 22 of University Registrars Talking About Stuff finds me in discussion with Gill Aitken, Registrar at the University of Oxford. Gill talks through her career from private sector legal firm to civil service lawyer in the Department of Health, also leading various professional teams, and now her first couple of years at Oxford where she has r…
 
AUSU asks outgoing AUSU President Natasha Donahue and AU student Jennifer Bouley how students can leverage their education at Athabasca University into a new job or advancing in their career. Tips on networking, writing cover letters, and getting noticed in a crowded job market are shared as the two look at what makes Athabasca University students …
 
Today's guest is a professor in the School of Journalism & Strategic Media Dr. Katie Foss, where she teaches courses in media studies, health communication, and research methods Dr. Katie Foss. Dr. Foss is the author of Constructing the Outbreak: Epidemics in Media and Collective Memory (2020), Breastfeeding and Media: Exploring Conflicting Discour…
 
Jason is joined on today’s episode by lecturer in the Department of English at Middle Tennessee State University and affiliated faculty member of the Women’s and Gender Studies program Dr. Shane McCoy (they/them/theirs). Dr. McCoy teaches undergraduate courses that focus on first-year composition (ENGL 1010/2020), African American Literature (ENGL …
 
Traditional scientific research has a data diversity problem. Online platforms, such as Mechanical Turk, give researchers access to a wider variety and greater volume of subjects, but they are not without their issues. Our hosts are joined by experts David S. Jones, Ilka Gleibs, and Jeffrey Bigham to discuss the pros and cons of knowledge productio…
 
Our guest on this episode of Open Stacks is Lecturer in the Department of English and General Education English Program Coordinator, 2020 Academy of American Poets Poet Laureate Fellow, and the 2020 Poet Laureate of Murfreesboro, Tennessee Amie Whittemore. Amie is the author of Glass Harvest published by Autumn House Press, the Reviews Editor at So…
 
One the great moral achievements of history is the near-elimination of slavery. In contrast to popular narratives, west and east African kingdoms practiced slavery extensively, both for internal purposes and for external sale to Arabs, who for centuries had transported African slaves to Asia and Europe. East and south Asians had also practiced slav…
 
Hear some spooktacular stories about the James E. Walker Library! Music: "John Carpenter's Halloween" by Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross and Toccata and Fugue in D minor BWV 565 by J.S. Bach played by organist Hans-André Stamm. This constitutes a fair use of any copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US copyright law.…
 
Disinformation is as old as the printing press, if not older. So what has accelerated its spread now, and what can be done to stop it? On this special bonus episode of Consequential, we speak to the experts about disinformation, the election, and COVID-19.저자 Block Center for Technology and Society
 
Episode 21 of University Registrars Talking About Stuff welcomes Richard Calvert, Deputy Vice Chancellor Strategy and Operations at Sheffield Hallam University, for an interesting conversation about the current challenges and wider issues too. Richard talks us through his long and varied civil service career, which included major stints at DfID wor…
 
AUSU reviews the various services it offers to Athabasca University students, including scholarships and bursaries, resume services, peer course reviews, LinkedIn Learning, and many others, including the podcast itself. Join VP External and Student Affairs Stacey Hutchings and AUSU staff as they take a deep dive into the services available for free…
 
This episode's guest is Assistant Professor of English and Director of the Margaret H. Ordoubadian University Writing Center, Dr. Erica Cirillo-McCarthy. Erica teaches undergraduate classes in First Year Writing, Research & Argumentation, and Tutoring Writing and graduate classes in Archival Research Methods and Directed Reading on Oral History in …
 
In the first episode of Season 3 of Consequential, hosts Eugene and Lauren look at how underlying biases in the development of the EEG have impacted healthcare, medical technology, and scientific research, with guests Ben Amaba, Arnelle Etienne, Pulkit Grover, and Shawn Kelly.저자 Block Center for Technology and Society
 
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We will be debuting a brand new podcast on Oct. 21! In Open Stacks, the library's interim dean, Dr. Jason Martin will host conversations with accomplished teachers, scholars, and artists from all disciplines and walks of life. For more on the show, please visit library.mtsu.edu/openstacks.저자 Clay Trainum
 
In Season 3 of Consequential, hosts Eugene and Lauren will be exploring knowledge production in the Information Age. Beginning on October 21, this season will examine how AI and machine learning will impact research practices and data collection, as well as the development and dissemination of knowledge. Topics will include combatting disinformatio…
 
AUSU looks at the Government of Alberta's review of post-secondary education, and highlight the need for students to weigh in on it. The review will shape the future of our post-secondary education system, including the future of Athabasca University. President Natasha Donahue and Vice-President External and Student Affairs Stacey Hutchings discuss…
 
AUSU explores how Athabasca University works to ensure a university education is accessible to everyone by providing accommodations for students with different abilities. The AU Accessibility Services Coordinator Carrie Anton takes a deep dive with AUSU on how her office can help AU students with disabilities and barriers, as well as exploring her …
 
Where does morality come from? Are moral codes conscious formulations of one’s needs and interests? Nietzsche is one of the great critics of human psychology asserting that we have a widespread weakness and asks what are the origins of this widespread weakness? Should we all in contrast "Live dangerously?" How does Nietzsche’s scorn for Plato, Chri…
 
Episode 20 of University Registrars Talking About Stuff features Steve Marshall, Secretary and Registrar at the University of the Arts London talking about lots of topical higher ed matters. Steve talks us briefly through his career and how he ended up at UAL before we explore the nature of the role of Secretary and Registrar and equivalents within…
 
Eirik Samuelsen, senior meteorologist at the Norwegian Meteorological Institute (Met) and UiT The Arctic University of Norway, discusses the importance of citizen science to current meteorology in Norway. Amateurs contribute to the improvement of weather forecasts in various ways, from anecdotic but valuable feedback on errors in the forecast to a …
 
September 20, 2020 – 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time Preacher: Rev. Dr. Eric O. Ledermann Service and video ©2020 by University Presbyterian Church. Permission to stream the music in this service obtained from One License with license #A-731647.저자 University Presbyterian Church of Tempe (PCUSA)
 
In Episode 19 of University Registrars Talking About Stuff we welcome the return of Dave Hall whose company we haven’t enjoyed since Episode 8. Much of the stuff we catch up on this time is related to Dave settling in to his new role as University Secretary at the Open University, the challenges of changing job during lockdown, the distinctive miss…
 
September is associated with going back to school and hitting the books. Although AU students can start in any month, from anywhere, it is a good time to reflect on some tips on studying at Athabasca University. The AUSU executives share their advice and experiences at AU and offer tips to keep yourself on track to succeed. Starring: AUSU President…
 
September 13, 2020 – 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time Preacher: Rev. Dr. Eric O. Ledermann Service and video ©2020 by University Presbyterian Church. Permission to stream the music in this service obtained from One License with license #A-731647.저자 University Presbyterian Church of Tempe (PCUSA)
 
September 6, 2020 – 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Preacher: Rev. Dr. Eric O. Ledermann Service and video ©2020 by University Presbyterian Church. Permission to stream the music in this service obtained from One License with license #A-731647.저자 University Presbyterian Church of Tempe (PCUSA)
 
Ever wonder what it takes to get into graduate school and what is involved in pursuing a graduate degree at Athabasca University? AUSU works closely with the Athabasca University Graduate Students' Association (AUGSA) to provide the best possible representation and advocacy for all students at AU, whether they are undergraduate or graduate students…
 
In episode 32 of the OFID podcast, OFID Editor in Chief Paul Sax, MD, invites University of Alabama Jim Straley Chair in AIDS Research Michael Saag, MD, to walk through his harrowing experience with COVID-19, offer a comparison between COVID-19 and HIV, and what gives him hope for the future.저자 Oxford University Press
 
August 30, 2020 – 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time Preacher: Rev. Dr. Eric O. Ledermann Service and video ©2020 by University Presbyterian Church. Permission to stream the music in this service obtained from One License with license #A-731647.저자 University Presbyterian Church of Tempe (PCUSA)
 
August 23, 2020 – 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time Preacher: Rev. Dr. Eric O. Ledermann Service and video ©2020 by University Presbyterian Church. Permission to stream the music in this service obtained from One License with license #A-731647.저자 University Presbyterian Church of Tempe (PCUSA)
 
John Anderson served as Deputy Prime Minister of Australia for 6 years between 1999 and 2005 under John Howard and a respected intellectual voice engaged in the discussions and debates on on the changing culture and political landscape for a uniquely Australian perspective. For the original video link please visit John Anderson’s youTube Channel. h…
 
August 16, 2020 – 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time Preacher: Rev. Dr. Eric O. Ledermann Service and video ©2020 by University Presbyterian Church. Permission to stream the music in this service obtained from One License with license #A-731647.저자 University Presbyterian Church of Tempe (PCUSA)
 
In a pre-pandemic OFID podcast, OFID Editor in Chief Paul Sax, MD, takes on Monica Mahoney, PharmD, clinical pharmacy coordinator of infectious diseases at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, in a podcast draft. This time, the pair debates their top ID internet resources (COVID-19 excluded).저자 Oxford University Press
 
Happy 50th birthday Athabasca University! AUSU sits down with Carole Stevenson-Roy, Athabasca University's Associate VP of Marketing and Communications, and Leslie Bergin, Athabasca University's Director of Development and Alumni Engagement to chat about the exciting plans and student events Athabasca University will be hosting while celebrating th…
 
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