College hosts lecture on global learning

first_imgColleges must follow through on their promises of global education, R. Michael Paige, professor of International and Intercultural Education at the University of Minnesota, said. In his lecture, “Global Learning and the Intercultural Dimension of Internationalization,” delivered at Saint Mary’s College on Friday, Paige said universities promise perspective students a global education, but rarely go beyond the promise. “Many times universities say they prepare globally perspective students, but the evidence is just not there,” he said. “The rhetoric often exceeds the practices.” In order to follow through on these promises, Paige said faculty members must encourage their students to study abroad. “Studying abroad stands as a beacon for students,” Paige said. “It is continuously listed as the most influential instrument in a student’s higher education learning experience. A real solid undergraduate education involves academic study abroad.” Paige said faculty must question how they can prepare and support their students’ global perspectives. “[Faculty must] foster a learning environment that prepares students to fully participate in the global community,” Paige said. “Colleges must have internationalization permeate the climate of learning.” Incorporating global learning into the curriculum will also make classes more engaging, he said. “Internationalization must be seen in the curriculum,” Paige said. “This aspect of learning makes courses more exciting and students love courses with an international dimension. We must be thinking how we teach and how we can enhance our student’s overall education.” Marc Belanger, professor of Political Science at Saint Mary’s, said he agrees with Paige’s perspective. “[Global learning] is important because today’sstudents simply will not be successful without an understanding of the global forces which impact how they live and work,” he said. “I have long believed it was our responsibility as humans to be globally aware.”last_img read more

NASA Advises Avengers On Saving Tony Stark

first_imgThanks! pic.twitter.com/DjEgPLXp24— M (@malava1002) December 10, 2018Some suggested roping Elon Musk and SpaceX into the search. Hubble Space Telescope Captures Star’s Eerie Gaseous GlowMoon Glows Brighter Than Sun in NASA Fermi’s Vibrant Images Please save Tony, @NASA!— Marco Flores (@MarcoFl42070762) December 10, 2018 Maybe bring some shawarma with you so he can have a snack on the way home!? Thanks #bringtonystarkhome— Aventures de Mélanie (@Melannie_T) December 9, 2018 DID NASA JUST-— aria ENDGAME CARALHO (@danverstardust) December 9, 2018 How much of the ground staff survived the snap?— Bucky IF (@RudyD0707) December 10, 2018 Stay on target Hey @Marvel, we heard about Tony Stark. As we know, the first thing you should do is listen in mission control for “@Avengers, we have a problem.” But if he can’t communicate, then we recommend ground teams use all resources to scan the skies for your missing man pic.twitter.com/zavXrsPljq— NASA (@NASA) December 9, 2018NASA is serious business: The Administration recently landed a rover on Mars and three astronauts on the International Space Station. But it also knows how to have a bit of fun.Look closely at the tweeted photo, and you may spot a few hidden Easter Eggs*.Followers went nuts for the cheeky response, suggesting that “NASA social media should get a raise. when NASA cares more than marvel pic.twitter.com/EPivYl9B32— zahra is crying over avengers trailer // ia (@jarumchentul) December 9, 2018 Folks are still reeling from the Friday launch of Marvel’s long, long, long-awaited Avengers 4 trailer.Captain America cries! Nebula mourns! Hawkeye returns (as Ronin?)! Scott Lang lives!Perhaps most distressing, though, is the fact that Tony Stark has given up hope.In a message to Pepper Potts—recorded by his damaged Iron Man helmet—he explains that “being adrift in space with zero promise of rescue is more fun than it sounds.”Classic Stark snark.Food and water ran out four days ago. Oxygen will be depleted the next morning. Death is nigh.Who can save him? Certainly not the Avengers—half of their fleet is dead or missing. Enter the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.Following a flood of Marvel fan tweets urging the agency to step in and help, NASA on Sunday responded.“The first thing you should do is listen in mission control for, ‘Avengers, we have a problem,’ it said. “But if he can’t communicate, then we recommend ground teams use all resources to scan the skies for your missing man.” We need to ask @elonmusk and @SpaceX to help us now!!!!— AndehCee TL38 (@AndehCee) December 10, 2018Hopefully Stark’s oxygen will hold out until Avengers: Endgame opens in April 2019.This marks the second Marvel movie trailer release since comics co-creator Stan Lee died in November at the age of 95. Brie Larson took flight last week in a second teaser for the upcoming Captain Marvel film.* Thor’s (THermal Operations and Resource officer) nameplate and hammerMore on Geek.com:Stan Lee’s Best Characters‘Daredevil’ Cancelled, Marvel Netflix Turns to AshAnt-Man, the Wasp Should Have Serious Bug-Sized Breathing Issueslast_img read more