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In 1935, with a doctorate in art history and no prospect of a job, the 26-year-old Ernst Gombrich was invited by a publishing acquaintance to attempt a history of the world for younger readers. Amazingly, he completed the task in an intense six weeks, and "Eine kurze Weltgeschichte fü r junge Leser "was published in Vienna to immediate success, and is now available in seventeen languages across the world. Toward the end of his long life, Gombrich embarked upon a revision and, at last, an English translation. "A Little History of the World "presents his lively and involving history to English-language readers for the first time. Superbly designed and freshly illustrated, this is a book to be savored and collected. In forty concise chapters, Gombrich tells the story of man from the stone age to the atomic bomb. In between emerges a colorful picture of wars and conquests, grand works of art, and the spread and limitations of science. This is a text dominated not by dates and facts, but by the sweep of mankind’ s experience across the centuries, a guide to humanity’ s achievements and an acute witness to its frailties. The product of a generous and humane sensibility, this timeless account makes intelligible the full span of human history.



Departmental Projects


CDT Course Proposal



The School of Justice & Social Inquiry is concerned with the empirical study of justice and injustice in contemporary societies. We are interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary, with a tradition of strong ties with other units in law, the social sciences and the humanities. Our program has three broad foci:

  • Economic Justice - particularly the global dimension of changing economic relations.
  • Social Justice, Law and Policy - focusing on environment, immigration, welfare, crime, and other policies that inspire justice concerns, particularly around race, class, and gender.
  • Cultural Transformation and Justice - especially the role of the media and new technologies in changing perspectives on justice.


From the National Center for Nonprofit Enterprise

September 2002 reviews; Nonprofit Capacity Building and the roles of the Nonprofit Sector

Two recent books offer alternative perspectives on the economic issues facing American nonprofit organizations.

The Shifting Boundaries of the Mixed Economy and The Future of the Nonprofit Sector

How do changes in technology, the economy, globalization and other areas affect the boundaries that separate the for-profit, government, and nonprofit sectors?  by Avner Ben-Ner

Household Decisions Regarding Charitable Gifts

by Eleanor Brown and Al Slivinski

added by MJ 7/18/07


Communication Doctor

Fair Use from US Legal Code

Getting from here to there



Al Arabiya News Channel was launched on March 3, 2003 to quench the thirst for credible, timely and relevant news about the Arab world.

Based in Dubai Media City, Al Arabiya is a 24-hour Arabic-language news channel broadcasting across five continents to millions of viewers. With a global network of correspondents and news bureaus in 40 major cities around the world, Al Arabiya has set new standards for delivering news and become a prime source of Arabic-language news throughout the world. the link.


The Weather Makers

The History & Future Impact of Climate Change

by Tim Flannery


Most of us suspect that climate change is happening, but is it a terrible threat to our world or an exaggerated beat up? Or is it something in between - an issue that humanity must eventually face, but not yet? read more

Printing and Imaging Association of New York State becomes Printing Industries Alliance

Source: Press release issued by the company, unless otherwise noted.

July 2, 2007 -- The Board of Directors of the Printing and Imaging Association of New York State, Inc. is pleased to announce that the organization’s name is being changed to a new name that reflects its new trade territory, the diversity of the industry and the economic strength that is represented in its constituency. read more


"Since February of 2005, I have been a contributor to The New York Times's Economic Scene Column. My column appears every fourth Thursday. To download a column as a PDF file, click on the relevant title below."

The gregarious brain

Narrative Pschology

This site focuses upon narrative perspectives in psychology and allied disciplines and provides an introductory and interdisciplinary guide to bibliographical and Internet resources concerned with "the storied nature of human conduct" (Sarbin, 1986) broadly conceived. Narrative in psychology itself has developed particularly notable links with the emergent discipline of cultural psychology (Bruner, 1990). This page also archives materials from a course, PSY   444 Narrative Psychology, taught at LeMoyne College, serves as a background resource for a graduate course at Massey University (NZ), 175.775   The Narrative Perspective, and suggests other pedagogical materials concerned with the study of narrative.



Do Not Mail

GOP to Wrestle With Dem Freshman for Adirondack Chair

Lawyer Kirsten Gillibrand made a smash debut as a political candidate in 2006, defeating four-term GOP Rep. John E. Sweeney in New York’s historically Republican-leaning 20th Congressional District. Her 53 percent to 47 percent victory looks especially impressive in light of the fact that district voters, just two years earlier, gave Sweeney 66 percent and favored President George W. Bush over Democratic challenger John Kerry by 53 percent to 45 percent.

But Gillibrand in 2006 benefited both from Sweeney’s image as a Republican loyalist in a year when voters locally and nationally were turning against the GOP, and from controversies involving Sweeney’s congressional ethics and personal behavior.

When the Democratic freshman, now 40 years old, runs again next year, it is her record as the incumbent that will be on the line — and she will be pressed to keep the political pendulum from swinging back to the Republicans in the district, which follows the Hudson Valley from just north of Poughkeepsie then reaches well north into the Adirondack Mountains.

“She needs to run a darn near perfect campaign to get re-elected,” said Robert C. Turner, an associate professor of Government at Skidmore College in the 20th District city of Saratoga Springs.


Study: e-Health Records Fail to Boost Care

CHICAGO - Electronic health records -- touted by policymakers as a way to improve the quality of health care -- failed to boost care delivered in routine doctor visits, U.S. researchers said Monday.

Of 17 measures of quality assessed, electronic health records made no difference in 14 measures, according to a study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine.

The study by researchers at Stanford and Harvard Universities was based on a survey of 1.8 billion physician visits in 2003 and 2004. Electronic health records were used in 18% of them.

In two areas, better quality was associated with electronic records, while worse quality was found in one area, they said.

Many experts believe electronic records can help prevent costly medical mistakes, but few studies have evaluated whether the records actually improve the level of care when compared with paper records.

"Our findings were a bit of a surprise. We did expect practices with electronic medical records would have better quality of care," said Dr. Randall Stafford of Stanford University. "They really performed about the same," he said in a telephone interview. read more


AberdeenGroup is the leading provider of fact-based research focused on the global technology-driven value chain. Founded in 1988, Aberdeen has established the market leading position as the �voice that matters� when it comes to understanding the measurable results being delivered by technology in business.



Research from Aberdeen


Green Phoenix Permaculture is a non profit public charity that inspires and facilitates individuals in the Northeastern United States to build an economy based on care for the earth care for people and the return of surplus.

We will conduct classes, seminars, and community outreach on Permaculture, natural building, communication and decision making skills and other related topics. In addition, we will create a community land trust, which will acquire property in the region in order to make it available for organic agriculture, affordable, environmentally friendly housing and socially and environmentally responsible small businesses or, to preserve it in its natural state.

Vision StatementOur Vision is to design a culture and practice of a nurturing, collaborative, sustainable model that uses permaculture to promote social and environmental responsibility, diversity and creativity



About cmd


The Center for Media Design is a research and development facility focused on the creation, testing and practical application of digital technologies for business, classroom, home, and community. These efforts are being accomplished through the Digital Exchange initiative – a program that explores how digital technology can innovatively and continuously promote the exchange of information in both educational and commercial environments.


The CMD's mission is to engage in multidisciplinary, digital media research and content development projects that explore how digital technology will touch the way we live, learn, work and play. Through collaborations with industry, government and academic partners, the CMD is carrying out this mission by:


* Generating a national model for innovative education in the digital media arts and sciences

* Establishing a national digital media research and consultation agenda

* Stimulating media-related industry growth in the State of Indiana through partnerships geared toward creating new products and business opportunities.read more



In the wild, a dog's very survival depends on a strong, stable andorganized pack, where every member knows its place and follows the rules established by thepack leader. The pack instinct is perhaps the strongest natural motivator for a dog.

Cesar Millan teaches that, in order to properly fulfill both our dogs and ourselves, we need to become our canine's calm, assertive pack leaders. A dog that doesn't trust it's human to be a good pack leader becomes unbalanced and often exhibits unwanted or anti-social behaviors. Read more from the Dog whisperer




Race, Law and American Society: 1607-Present


Crisis of the Black Intellectual


Music mentoined on TV

 Mavis Staples

The sermon on Exposition Blvd.

Lucinda Williams  West

"negative emotions and bad situations and holds them up so the light shines through"

"The real thing is back in town".


58 million Audio Books sold last year..

415,000 subscribers

CBS TV Sunday


Bubble DOme

Feng Yang

A Jillion Bubble show in NY

The Story of Egypt











The problem

Making Education work for people at the bottom of the pyramid.


Why is it Important

The best way for people at the bottom of the pyramid to be able to move up is by getting a great education.  People who are stuck at the bottom of the pyramid  increase the risk of disruption for the society as a whole.


A simple idea: 

Tender, Loving, Care

“You have to connect with them emotionally,” he said. “Then you have to provide them with a safe place with consistent rules where they can be kids. Then you have to use better pedagogy and better instructional practices. Only then have you made inroads into their personal lives.


That works:

The NYTimes Story:

By student, faculty and administration accounts, Mr. Stone’s leadership of the school has brought them from worst to first, or at least to being a contender. Not only did the football team post an 11-1 record this season, but in the spring, on the most recent statewide proficiency exams, 62 percent of Weequahic 11th graders were proficient in language arts. That is an increase of 18 percentage points from the previous year, and while it is still below the statewide average of 85 percent, it tops Newark’s citywide score of 61 percent.


posted by MJ


The problem:

Helping people move from the very bottom of the pyramid.


Why is it important

In addition to just being the right thing to do, people who are stuck at the bottom of the pyramid make the society as whole less safe and less sustainable.



A simple idea:

from the  The Delancey Street Foundation

a process of each one helping another, with no professionals, no government funding, and at no charge to the clients,


That works:

After an average of four years (a minimum stay of 2 years), our residents gain an academic education, three marketable skills, accountability and responsibility, dignity, and integrity. Since 1971, we have successfully graduated over 14,000 people from America's underclass into society as successful taxpaying citizens leading decent legitimate and productive lives.

@GRASS-ROOTS.ORG tells the stories of the most innovative grassroots programs in the United States and the local heroes who've found effective ways to build their communities, fix what's broken and make them better. We hope you'll be inspired, and then we hope you'll decide to roll up your sleeves and get involved in your own community, be it in the U.S. or anywhere on Earth. the link


 A simple idea:

from  The Maura Clarke – Ita Ford Center  in Bushwick, Brooklyn

 to allow women and men to see and realize their potential by providing an atmosphere of loving acceptance and encouragement among the staff and participants.


That works?

Needs a reporter.  The website.


A simple idea:  from the Kitchen in Washington, DC.
.. when fighting poverty, one must fight to win by using every resource available.
That works?
needs a reporter to find out.  The Website

Rebuilding Together New York City is the leading national volunteer organization that, in partnership with the community, rehabilitates the houses of low-income homeowners, particularly people who are physically challenged and elderly, and facilities of not-for-profit organizations in need so that they may live in warmth, safety, and independence.  Their website



The Doe Fund

added by MJ 7/18/07


Social Enterprise Alliance is the association of individuals and organizations building effective, more sustainable nonprofits through earned income strategies. Read more

added by MJ 7/18/07


The SEEP  mission is to advance the practice of microfinance and micro and small enterprise development among our members, their international partners, and other practitioners. It is a global organization whose membership is committed to reducing poverty through the power of enterprise. Our 67 members are active in 139 countries and reach 23 million microentrepreneurs and their families. Typically, our members’ programs focus on women (who comprise 70 percent of the client base) and the smallest entrepreneurial businesses in urban areas. Increasingly, though, our members’ programs are reaching out to clients in rural areas. read more

added by MJ 7/18/07


NextBillion.net, launched in May 2005, is the flagship website of the Development Through Enterprise (DTE) program. DTE, a part of the World Resources Institute, works alongside the New Ventures project to fulfill the Institute's objective of fostering "Enterprise and Innovation in Emerging Economies."

added by MJ 7/18/07


Enterprise for a Sustainable World (ESW) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to effectively addressing the world’s most pressing social and environmental problems through a new and more inclusive form of capitalism: Sustainable Enterprise.

Visit our Initiatives page to learn more about ESW's work in the Base of the Pyramid and our Papers page to learn more about ESW's thought leadereship with Sustainable Enterprise.  Founded in 2006, ESW is based in Ithaca, NY. read more

added by MJ 7/18/07


From the FT

Helping hand carves wealth out of Africa

By Della Bradshaw

Published: July 30 2007 03:00 | Last updated: July 30 2007 03:00

The term "societal wealth creation via experimental entrepreneurship" is the sort of expression that might send jargon-haters screaming from the room.

Yet for one of its originators - Ian MacMillan, professor of innovation and entrepreneurship at the Wharton school at the University of Pennsylvania - the thesis is straightforward and significant. How do you create a circle that simultaneously attacks a social problem and creates wealth for society?

South African in origin and plain-speaking by inclination, Prof MacMillan has helped launch a raft of programmes in Africa that potentially do just that. Dismissive of the aid infrastructure - which he refers to as "damn do-gooders" - Prof MacMillan is tackling issues as vital as the treatment of Aids, education and the development of food sources. read more

added by MJ 7/30/07

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7. Everyone has to earn a living. That's just want it means to be an adult. But if you start thinking about it now, you will be able to find the right job for you.

Finding just the right job, hobby and college for you, will go a long way to making YOUR world a better place to be

From the list below, click on EVERY job or industry that looks like it might be interesting or fun.

Choose as many as you like, you never know which way life is going to take you.

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