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Jueves, Mar. 07, 2019

On 31 August 2018 Hans de Wit issued an open invitation to write an essay about what has “gone well” and what has “gone wrong” over the past 25 years in internationalisation of higher education. 

In the first essay, Jane Knight and Hans de Wit formulated an important question about what the core principles and values underpinning internationalisation might be and what its effect was on wider society. 

Through this article, I would like to address the kind of “fine tuning” that De Wit said is needed to move internationalisation forward over the next decades. 

Jueves, Mar. 07, 2019

Ciudad de México., 21 de febrero de 2019., TecNM/DCD. Enrique Fernández Fassnacht, director general del Tecnológico Nacional de México, designó a Guillermo Hernández Duque Delgadillo, como Secretario de Extensión y Vinculación.

En una reunión con los colaboradores y equipo directivo de esa secretaría, Fernández Fassnacht le dio una cordial bienvenida al nuevo funcionario, quien, a partir de hoy, se pondrá la camiseta del TecNM, para seguir impulsando el crecimiento de la institución.

Jueves, Mar. 07, 2019

Although a candidate just entered the 2020 presidential race with a platform centered on climate change, some experts say Americans aren’t fully aware of the scope and seriousness of global warming. Among them is David Wallace-Wells, who argues in a new book that the severity of the climate crisis has not yet been acknowledged, let alone addressed. He sits down with William Brangham to discuss.

Judy Woodruff:

Climate change continues to grow as a political issue in America.

Viernes, Mar. 01, 2019

The U.S. Department of Commerce says it is looking into allegations that some fabricated structural steel products from Canada, China and Mexico are sold in the U.S. at prices well below their fair value.

In addition to the so-called dumping allegations, the department says it will also investigate whether producers in the three countries are receiving unfair government subsidies in the form of tax credits, grants and loans, and export insurance.

Martes, Feb. 26, 2019

Evidence for man-made global warming has reached a “gold standard” level of certainty, adding pressure for cuts in greenhouse gases to limit rising temperatures, scientists said on Monday.

“Humanity cannot afford to ignore such clear signals,” the U.S.-led team wrote in the journal Nature Climate Change of satellite measurements of rising temperatures over the past 40 years.

Viernes, Feb. 22, 2019

If you’ve heard a lot recently about the Green New Deal but still aren’t quite sure what it is, you are not alone. After all, it has been trumpeted by its supporters as the way to avoid planetary destruction, and vilified by opponents as a socialist plot to take away your ice cream. So it’s bound to be somewhat confusing. We’re here to help.

What is the Green New Deal?

The Green New Deal is a congressional resolution that lays out a grand plan for tackling climate change. 

Viernes, Feb. 15, 2019

A critical new report from the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Inspector General finds the department's student loan unit failed to adequately supervise the companies it pays to manage the nation's trillion-dollar portfolio of federal student loans. The report also rebukes the department's office of Federal Student Aid for rarely penalizing companies that failed to follow the rules.

Jueves, Feb. 14, 2019

Young people learn countless skills in school, but apparently, there are two that are considered most important for future success. 

New York Times columnist Thomas L. Friedman wrote on Wednesday that the leaders of the College Board, the nonprofit organization that runs the SAT exam, value the ability to master computer science and the US Constitution more than any other skills. 

Martes, Feb. 12, 2019

What does it mean to be alive right now? Right now. Right this second, right this epoch, as mankind alters the Earth beyond recognition.

In Arizona, in the summer, the pinyon pines don’t smell like they used to, says Nikki Cooley, and the wind sometimes feels in error, like it’s blowing the wrong way, at the wrong time of year. She knows these are feelings, not data, but she is measuring them nonetheless.

Jueves, Feb. 07, 2019

Whether it's a deadly cold snap or a hole in an Antarctic glacier or a terrifying new report, there seem to be constant reminders now of the dangers that climate change poses to humanity.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., think they have a start to a solution. Thursday they are introducing a framework defining what they call a "Green New Deal" — what they foresee as a massive policy package that would remake the U.S. economy and, they hope, eliminate all U.S. carbon emissions.

That's a really big — potentially impossibly big — undertaking.

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