Susan Lim: Transplant cells, not organs

Susan Lim: Transplant cells, not organs
http://www.ted.com Pioneering surgeon Susan Lim performed the first liver transplant in Asia. But a moral concern with transplants (where do donor livers come from …) led her to look further, and to ask: Could we be transplanting cells, not whole organs? At the INK Conference, she talks through her new research, discovering healing cells in some surprising places.

Arts Summit: “Arts Education” (Howard Gardner)

Arts Summit: “Arts Education” (Howard Gardner)
http://www.kennedy-center.org/programs/specialevents/summit/

The Kennedy Center, in association with the Aspen Institute, presents the 2015 Aspen Institute/Kennedy Center Arts Summit. Drawing on the Kennedy Center’s national artistic prominence and the Aspen Institute’s thought leadership, this Summit identifies how the arts should move forward in addressing the issues that we face in our society today.

Arts and the Common Core

Arts and the Common Core
In this insightful and compelling webinar, Dr. Jerry James from The Center for Arts Education offers a new model for 21st century teaching and learning, and demonstrates the ways that the arts — when integrated across the curriculum — can help administrators meet Common Core Learning Standards. Dr. James also discusses the practical application of the new National Core Arts Standards.

In Defense of the Liberal Arts Education | Mumbi Ngugi | TEDxFAUJupiter

In Defense of the Liberal Arts Education | Mumbi Ngugi | TEDxFAUJupiter
In this talk, Ngugi wishes to defend the ideal of a liberal arts college, setting as an example the liberal arts education of the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College of Florida Atlantic University. She believes that an interdisciplinary approach to higher education is important so that the sciences and the humanities can collaborate with each other.

Mumbi Ngugi is a graduating senior at the Honors College of Florida Atlantic University. She is also the 2014-2015 Student Governor for the MacArthur Campus based in Jupiter, Fl.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx

Liberal Arts Education in the United States

Liberal Arts Education in the United States
A visit to Swarthmore College outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, prompts college consultant and counselor to reflect on the value of a liberal arts education.

A liberal arts college is very different from a university, that is made up of various schools or colleges, such as a medical school, a business school, a music school, a nursing school–to name a few.

A liberal arts college is focused entirely on an undergraduate education.

Students from China who are seeking assistance in deciding which college to attend–instead of doing their applications DIY–should consider a liberal arts college. It is a unique model of education that provides many opportunities for undergraduates to engage in research and develop relationships with their professors and peers.

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