The Comet PanSTARRS

Last week I had a surprising vision: despite 20 years researching in astronomy, the sky view surprised me. It was the comet PanSTARRS, visible with naked eye in dark places, or even with a little help from a town.   Sometimes the scientists are buried with paper work or deep analysis of “cold” data, and we …

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Confessions from the Mid-Year Conference

Like many of the Fulbrights from Santander, I woke up between 6:30 and 7:00 on Wednesday morning and boarded the bus at 8:00 for Zaragoza. I stayed awake and listened to Bob Dylan. It was placid. The earth was dryer and dryer and coming from Santander we rose up and saw mesas and little dark …

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“Don’t Forget to Do Good”

With a hundred eyes on her, my 14-year-old student Claudia stood up and gave a brief but rational appeal for the improvement of transportation infrastructure in mountainous landlocked regions.  Only by improving transportation, Claudia said, would Nepal be able to meet the second Millennium Development Goal of  achieving universal primary education.  Around the room, heads …

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Where Tuvalu Is and Other Lessons from Global Classrooms

I was nervous. I wasn’t nervous, but I couldn’t stop thinking of the word crispación.  The way it sounded, crisp, like a layer of ice closing over the room.  The room was La Asamblea de Madrid, the parliament for the Community of Madrid: lacquered wood gleaming, glass, and bright lanterns hanging from high ceilings.  The …

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VOTA POR EL PROYECTO “DOMUSae” EN LOS PREMIOS ARCHITIZER

El proyecto expositivo “DOMUSae, Spaces for Culture”, comisariado y diseñado por los arquitectos Fulbrighters Jesús Aparicio + Jesús Donaire, ha sido seleccionado (de entre casi 50.000 proyectos de todo el mundo) como Finalista en la categoría de ‘Galerías de Arte’ de los Premios neoyorquinos Architizer A+ Awards. Los Premios tienen unas 50 categorías y cada …

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