The Academic Minute for 2023.01.23-2023.01.27

The Academic Minute from 1.23 – 1.27

Monday
Sandra Peart University of Richmond
We Need Capable, Ethical Leaders Now More Than Ever

Sandra J. Peart is dean and E. Claiborne Robins Distinguished Professor in Leadership Studies at the University of Richmond’s Jepson School of Leadership Studies. She is also president of the Jepson Scholars Foundation. An economist, Peart has written or edited 11 books and is the author of more than 100 articles in the areas of constitutional political economy, leadership in experimental settings, ethics and economics, and the transition to modern economic thought.

Tuesday
sam seidel – Stanford University
Creative Hustle
sam seidel, co-author, Creative Hustle: Blaze Your Own Path and Make Work That Matters. His previous books include Hip Hop Genius and Hip Hop Genius 2.0. He speaks internationally about design, race, culture, and education. sam has taught in a variety of settings from a public first grade classroom to Ivy League graduate programs.

Wednesday
Nancy Jecker – University of Washington School of Medicine
The Ethics of Brain Computer Interfacing
My research explores bioethics, moral philosophy, and global ethics. It spans a range of topics, including robots and AI ethics; human dignity; global bioethics; and individual and population aging.

Thursday
Rahim Esfandyar-Pour – University of California, Irvine
A Health Monitoring Wearable Operates Without a Battery
Rahim Esfandyar-Pour received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University in 2010 and 2014. He is currently an assistant professor in the departments of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, Biomedical Engineering, and Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering at the University of California, Irvine. He is also directing the Integrated NanoBioelectronics Innovation Lab. His multidisciplinary team applies innovative engineering solutions to address major challenges in modern life science. The team’s current research activity focuses on Nanobioelectronics & Nanomaterials for soft and wearable electronics, Nanodevices, Nanobio-integrated technologies & materials for hybrid electronics-3D-tissues, and smart bioelectronics systems for personalized healthcare & energy applications.

Friday
Jeffrey Herlihy-Mera – University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez
The Puertoricanization of U.S. Higher Ed
Jeffrey Herlihy-Mera is a professor of Humanities at the Universidad de Puerto Rico-Mayagüez and 2022 Obama Fellow at the Obama Institute for Transnational American Studies in Mainz, Germany. His books include, Decolonizing American Spanish (Pitt 2022), After American Studies (Routledge, 2018), Paris in American Literatures (Rowman, 2015) and In Paris or Paname (Rodopi 2011).

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