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Rudy Garns

Rudy Garns's Public Library

  • In “The Teenage Brain: A Neuroscientist’s Survival Guide to Raising Adolescents and Young Adults” (HarperCollins), written with Amy Ellis Nutt, she offers a parenting guide laced with the latest MRI studies. By her account, adolescents suffer from the cerebral equivalent of defective spark plugs

  • gives students broad exposure to the full range of topics and issues in contemporary bioethics,
    • Bioethicists reflect on clinical practice, medical research, the relationship of medicine to society, and changes in health care practice and policy. They may consider and advise on crucial social and individual concerns such as:

      •   informed consent in research and treatment
      •   confidentiality and the doctor-patient relationship
      •   cultural and religious diversity among patients and practitioners
      •   suffering, death and dying
      •   experimentation and new technologies in health care and science
      •   reproductive technologies
      •   access to and allocation of medical resources
      •   intellectual property
      •   regulatory affairs
  • designed to combine bioethics with another discipline or with professional practice.

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  • Learning to be interdisciplinary during graduate school, in my experience, feels a lot like this initial encounter between Watson and Holmes. As an aspiring cultural historian with a home base in a history department, I’ve also found an interdisciplinary hub that allows me to seek coursework and mentoring in theatre and performance history.
Aug 21, 15

"Employers value a four-year college degree, many of them more than ever."

  • adaptability, communication skills, and the ability to solve complex problems.

  • Nearly half (47 percent) of college-educated workers said their first job after college was not related to their college major. Thirty-two percent of college-educated workers reported that they never found a job related to their college major.

  • Among the 2,134 workers surveyed, 47 percent of college graduates did not find a first job that was related to their college major. What's more, 32 percent of college grads said that they had never worked in a field related to their majors.
  • Just over one-third of the college-educated workers wished they had picked a different college major.
  • The pie chart on the right shows the percentage of college graduates (27.3 percent) who were working in a job directly related to their college major. 

  • just 27 percent of bachelor's degree holders work in jobs "directly related" to their college major
  • just 62 percent of BA's have a job even requiring their degree
  • the study doesn't look at Americans with graduate degrees

  • What we really need, then, is a way of making autonomous armed robots ethical, because we’re not going to be able to prevent them from existing.

  • Society needs to find ways to ensure that they are better equipped to make moral judgments than HAL was.
  • give machines the ability to make such choices appropriately—in other words, to tell right from wrong.

  • lethal autonomous weapons systems
  • select and engage targets without human intervention
  • “principles of humanity and the dictates of public conscience.”

  • Combining the interdisciplinary studies (primarily humanities) literature with the content analysis of 129 successful National Science Foundation proposals written predominantly by science and engineering faculty members, the authors identify five categories of learning outcomes for interdisciplinary graduate education: disciplinary grounding, integration, teamwork, communication, and critical awareness.

  • In this era of big, complex research problems, it seems that multidisciplinary research should be encouraged, if not become the norm.  Universities can organize research along challenges, not disciplines: global warming; digital media; brain studies; human environments.
Aug 09, 15

Thus Arose the Human Face - study reconstructs the radical change that led to Homo sapiens

Jul 28, 15

Taking an interdisciplinary approach to exploring motor function

  • This is a ground-breaking philosophical exploration of consciousness and the self as they occur across the states of waking, falling asleep, dreaming, lucid dreaming, deep dreamless sleep, out-of-body experiences and dying
Jul 14, 15

Errors in textbooks and what really happened to Phineas Gage H/T @ResearchDigest

  • Perhaps no other classical philosophical tradition, East or West,  offers a more complex and counter-intuitive account of mind and  mental phenomena than Buddhism.
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