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A Perspective on the P5+1 Nuclear Agreement with Iran: Prospect for Active International Cooperation in Science and Engineering

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Engineering and science, as an ultimate human intellectual endeavor, has always risen above political and diplomatic affairs. The instrumental role of scientists and engineers in helping diplomacy is attested in the recent P5+1 nuclear negotiations with Iran.The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), which was agreed upon between the P5+1 countries and Iran in 2014, foresees international...

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Natural Infectious Disease Outbreaks: People’s Bravery and Hope for the Future

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

At the forefront of 2014’s Ebola outbreak that spread fear throughout Africa and the world, Médecins sans Frontières (MSF) warned: “We are facing an epidemic of a magnitude never before seen in terms of the distribution of cases in a country.”  Ebola was confirmed in Guinea and Liberia and quickly spread to Sierra Leone. What was different this time compared to previous...

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8 Tips For Networking Like A Rocket Scientist

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Beloved by student affairs professionals, despised by anyone hunting for a job, networking encompasses a huge spectrum of activities ranging from formal cocktail receptions to simple handshakes, yet the concept of networking remains nebulous and even intimidating to more than just unemployed undergrads. Buried beneath embossed business cards are a concrete set of skills that are fundamental to...

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