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  1. An Economic Theory in Action in AsiaWed, 22 Oct 2014 10:47:20 PDT
    Our studies of economic development in our series at Paul Kims Asian Study Center at JCCC focus on having practical application or to be useful to our life not intending to build scientific or mathematical theories, which are often far detached from real life. This means that our studies seek for an inspiration or a new insight and target our thought to capture the right things to do at a right moment in history, not just theoretical or mathematical work. We predict the future of economic growth and show the crucial elements of economic growth at a particular moment in history. In this paper (series #3), we will discuss how an Asian nation particularly China, a rapidly developing nation, responded to our publication or how our prediction was accurate about their course or path of economic growth. Then in the other series (#2), we also begin to explore what must be done in near future as some of the Asian nations approach to the advanced stage of economic development in order for them to sustain their economic growth. We will do these by reviewing and learning what went wrong in Japans economic growth as well as issues that hindered economic growth in the U.S., which would be useful to newly arrived advanced nations in Asia. More...
  2. New Literature from ChinaFri, 08 Aug 2014 12:10:27 PDT
    Reviews of The Fat Years by Chan Koonchung, and Winter Sun Poems by Shi Zhi, originally published in US China Today, a publication of the University of Southern California. More...
  3. Synchronicity, Duality and Immortality in Daoist ThoughtThu, 07 Aug 2014 12:21:03 PDT
    The history of Daoist expression can at times seem segmented and contradictory, making it challenging to achieve a truly holistic understanding of the discourse. However, in all the variety of interpretation regarding the Dao there exists an unchanged and carefully constructed cosmology. In the article, this cosmology is presented as a discourse on the nature of duality. Because the nature of the Dao is absolute unity, a chaotic and changing existence such as we have must necessarily be created by the movements between opposing forces. It is the interplay of all duality that creates a material world of day and night, life and death. The dual forces that gave rise to the cosmos are in essence the same as those that gave rise to the mind. It is within the synchronicity of all movements that the Dao can be found, the primordial pattern of return which governs all things. To understand Daoist expression is to understand that duality does not signify separation or competition. Dual forces are instead perfect compliments of each other, each necessary to provide the other with meaning. It is the complimentary nature of duality that creates the absolute unity of the Dao. The interplay of dualities and the unifying pattern to which they belong find their apex of expression in the notion of immortality. To identify how these metaphysical themes are interpreted differently, the article examines conceptions of immortality as either achievable figurative understanding or true physical eternal life. More...
  4. Other: Beauvoirs Existential FeminismThu, 07 Aug 2014 12:21:02 PDT
    Simone De Beauvoir considered The Second Sex to be more of a reflection, rather than a war-cry or how-to book for women to follow. The existentialism it contained is there simply because Beauvoir herself identified with the approach of experience being the common core of self-discovery. In truth, existentialism is quite possibly the only school of philosophical thought that adequately allows for an in-depth examination of what being a woman means. The language of existentialism is, in fact, the only approach that proves useful in approaching a discussion of feminism. While Beauvoirs influences and interests tended toward an existential view, it is doubtful that she forced or bent the struggle for equality for women into that particular mold. Instead, she rightfully sees the connection between the feminine experience and the necessity of taking responsibility. Beauvoirs sole point is not that woman should ask to be equal; instead, she advocates a woman approaching her life as if she simply is something Beauvoir evinced for herself, proving the possibility. In The Second Sex, noted philosopher and feminist Simone De Beauvoir used the Hegelian term other to cut to the heart of the feminine psyche, and Beauvoirs existentialist purview has been adopted by modern feminists in part because the language of existentialism perfectly conveys the female struggle for equality. More...
  5. Mathematical ConceptinsThu, 07 Aug 2014 12:21:01 PDT
    The author completed four original works in order to illustrate the connection between writing creatively and mathematics. It is her belief that the two share a symbiotic relationship. The selections published here include two haikus, a short story, and a blank verse narrative poem. Mathematical concepts incorporated into the works include zero vector, Gaussian surfaces, matrices, and contain vibrant descriptions of mathematics. More...
  6. The Doctrine of Charitable Immunity and Its Impact on Medical Malpractice Litigation in the United StatesThu, 07 Aug 2014 12:21:00 PDT
    This paper examines the powerful and long lasting influence in the United States of the doctrine of charitable immunity which exempted charitable organizations from civil litigation as the result of the negligent acts of its agents. Having exempted hospitals from liability, the courts subsequently applied respondeat superior to staff working under the direction of physicians The paper further examines the targeting of physicians as "deep pockets" through the creation of a number of legal fictions which include the captain of the ship and vicarious liability. The repudiation of the doctrine of charitable immunity and ascension of the doctrine of corporate liability shifted the deep pockets target of malpractice litigation from physicians to hospitals. Disclosure of adverse events is examined and settlement of malpractice suits out of court is discussed. The paper concludes with a discussion of disclosure of adverse events and expresses hope for the future of the end of the adversarial nature of resolution with the advent of programs such as Disclosure, Apology, and Offer (DA&O). More...
  7. Heart Disease: Causes, Prevention, and Current ResearchThu, 07 Aug 2014 12:20:59 PDT
    Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. The causes and prevention of heart disease have been studied for years, and new information is emerging. For the last several decades, saturated fat and cholesterol have been thought to be major contributors to coronary artery disease, and therefore people are typically advised to strictly limit these in their diet. However, recent studies are indicating that it may not be wise to strictly limit the intake of dietary saturated fatty acids or replace them with polyunsaturated fatty acids when taking other health conditions into consideration. Depending on a persons genetics, diet may or may not be an important factor in preventing heart disease. Exercise is also beneficial for everyone in preventing heart disease. When considering human development, including the negative effects of heart disease, humans still have a lot to learn about the human body and the interaction of diet, the environment, and genetics. More...
  8. Think critically: evaluate that information!Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:00:00 PDT
    Come examine how adding critical thinking components can meaningfully introduce the resources and services available through the library. Designing assignments with critical thinking components changes the focus from locating a thing to thinking about the relationship between things; between the topic and the key words that describe the idea; between the OPAC and the items on the shelf; between discovery and the quality of information. Examples will demonstrate how assignments emphasizing process and resourcefulness engage students to think through the search process and highlight the link between assignments and the various locations, services and resources needed. More...
  9. Promoting student success in online classesThu, 31 Jul 2014 08:30:00 PDT
    Experienced online instructors intuitively know that the students who are the most active in the online class are often the most successful, yet their conclusions are based on anecdotal data. They dont know if some types of interactions are more beneficial than others. The presenter will share findings of her doctoral research examining tracking data from a learning management system to investigate student behavior in online courses. The goal is to use this information to develop guidelines for identifying at risk students in the first two weeks of class to increase their chances of success. Some evidence based suggestions for course design and delivery will be included. More...
  10. Aligning and analyzing your course dataFri, 01 Aug 2014 11:00:00 PDT
    The rise of mobile learning has transformed the role of education where classroom space has evolved to open space. As a result, there is a rise in instructors adoption of and students use of Learning Management Systems (LMS) (such as Blackboard, eCollege, Desire2Learn, etc.), social networking sites (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, etc.), and educational gaming programs. Student use of these systems allows for the accumulation of Big Data--rates of student participation and interaction in specific learning activities, time spent interacting with online resources, grades, and LMS login information and more. The analyses of these data, learning analytics, act as predictors for instructors and administrators based on patterns developed over time. Instructors/administrators then develop interventions for successful and at-risk students thus personalizing instruction. Our presentation will demonstrate how we use Blackboards internal analytics (evaluation tools such as Course Reports and Retention Center) to (1) identify students who are at risk, (2) monitor student performance throughout the course, and (3) measure if outcomes are met. More...