Education

Deconstructing Semantics ub Wed, 04/21/2021 - 08:10

Whenever semantics comes up, an initial response could be what do you mean by that, or are you trying to be mean? News or Views?

Ancient Greek: σημαντικός sēmantikós, significant is the study of meaning, reference, or truth. The term can be used to refer to philosophy, linguistics, and computer science.

Semantics can mean quite different things in different contexts; fields concerned with semantics are as diverse as psychology, law, lexicography, and logic. Pragmatics is an equally wide-ranging term, with applications in politics.

We Need More Education
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ub Sun, 04/18/2021 - 15:12

Educating graduates and undergraduates is a central part of my development as an academic. I've been fortunate enough to have a wide variety of teaching experiences in New York, Georgia, Indiana, Florida, and California.

Multilingual Media Maestro
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ub Tue, 03/02/2021 - 09:23

Roberto FE Soto is a multilingual Latino media maestro, with a successful career in global communications and in higher education. 

As so many others have, Soto arrived in the #USA as an immigrant child with his family. He did not speak English but learned from his mother and father the value of American education. Soto was a writer, editor, and producer at NBC News and went on to teach journalism at private and public colleges and universities, including an HBCU with a strong tradition of serving minority students. 

Timeliness Next to Godliness
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ub Mon, 12/28/2020 - 16:19

Do folks say you're easily distracted, disorganized? If so, you are consistently tardy. There are many reasons why people are late. Some are like the absent-minded professor: They are misplacing glasses and car keys getting lost or completely forgetting there is an appointment.

One after one, students walk into the classroom. It’s 9:27A on a Monday. The door closes at 9:30A sharp.  One minute later a student walks up to the door and knocks, “Should I let her in?” he asks. “You guys can let her in if you want.” Everyone thinks he’s kidding, but nobody really knows.

Public Service Announcements
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ub Fri, 11/06/2020 - 11:28

What did you wake up thinking about this morning? Your busy day? Plans for this weekend? Your mother’s birthday gift? Whatever it was, it almost assuredly wasn’t #COVID the global pandemic 😷 Corona virus, the promised immunizations, or second-hand smoke. And however important we think these subjects are, no one outside of public health makes them a priority.

This is the reason why FCC rules required that media organizations provide the public information available to the public.

Herd Immunity Dangers
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ub Sat, 10/31/2020 - 08:12

There are now 9 million #USA cases and scientists fear that spreader rallies are relying on a false premise of herd immunity for The Coronavirus pandemic, #COVID19. Has herd immunity ever been successful? In fact, the short answer is NO.

Stanford University researchers say President Donald Trump’s campaign rallies have resulted in 30,000 infections and 700 have now died.

Being Human Beings
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ub Sun, 10/18/2020 - 06:21

The morality of being human in the moral sense refers to our predisposition to evaluate actions as morally good, or morally bad. Morality consists of the urge or predisposition to judge human actions as either right or wrong in terms of their consequence for other human beings.

Learning About Commuting
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ub Sat, 10/03/2020 - 11:21

I don't know about you, but for me, my daily commute was a #PIA. It took me 3 hours each way door to door, so needless to say I do not miss it especially when it is beginning to get cold outdoors.

In my particular case, I was taking a train from Pelham, NY to 125 Street in Harlem NYC, and transferring on the Hudson line to Poughkeepsie. Once my train arrived at the station, then I waited for a bus that would take me to Marist College, my final destination. The monthly commuter pass was $500.00

"IF" JR Kipling
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ub Sat, 09/19/2020 - 11:59

The following should be required reading. ‘IF’ was written by an Indian born, English Nobel Laureate poet and journalist named Joseph Rudyard Kipling. It can serve as the ultimate inspiration that tells all of us how to deal with different phases in life and helps us to become better people.

The poem, written in 1895 and first published in ‘Rewards and Fairies’, 1910 is 32 lines long with four stanzas of eight lines each. It is a tribute to Leander Starr Jameson. The poem is written in the form of paternal advice to the poet’s son, John. 

American Liar
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ub Tue, 09/15/2020 - 06:54

This upcoming election is different for all American voters who’ve participated in them throughout our young Democratic Republic.

TOTAL COVID-19 CASES WORLDWIDE 

29.27 million

TOTAL COVID-19 DEATHS WORLDWIDE 

926,716