Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) is a creation of the Clinton Foundation, which is a non-profit founded by Bill Clinton. CGI U’s goal is to bring college students together who have “innovative solutions to pressing global challenges. UM Student Eric-Dillan Smith project is in the running for the Public Space Challenge (which is run by the Miami Foundation). The goal of the challenge is to help fund ideas to improve public spaces in a way that will help connect the community.
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The Western World today is characterized by a post-modern identity — the idea that we are able to form our own realities and that truth is a subjective perception changing from person to person. The idea of “multiple truths” has lead to national policies such as secularism. But how does America’s post-modern reflexes frame our view of religion? Jacob Quinlan explained.
In most U.S States litigation and legislation is being decided on the legalization of marijuana and gay marriage. Two issues many would debate are the civil rights issues of the modern day. However, in a post legalized world — how will our court systems be effected? Former Chief Judge Joel H. Brown for the 11th Circuit Court came on-air to explain.
Russian boots occupied Crimea on February 23rd and the 24 hour news cycle has blitzed. Yet Western and Russian versions of the story are vastly different. To one, this is democracy vs. authoritarianism — an old western battle cry. On the other side, Russians are hearing that this is a fight to defend ethnic brothers from fascism. Media behavior has been peculiar, why isn’t either side covering the whole story? Luke Parra joined us on-air to explain.
In 2012 The Florida Health Department published a study reporting that 250,000 Miami-Dade residents living in low-income neighborhoods have poor supermarket access and have higher then average death rates from diet-related diseases. For known food desert areas like Overtown, creating community urban gardens are a way to change that — and that’s just what the YWCA and Health in the Hood are trying to do.
UM’s Dean of the School of Education, Dr. Prilleltensky, has taught in class that for the last century we have been told four lies about how to promote community well-being: that the medical system will promote health, that experts know best, that we must focus on pathology instead of people’s strengths, and that treating individuals one at a time will improve society. Prilleltensky proposes four remedies to these sins: Strength, Prevention, Empowerment, and Community Change.
Americans associate the skyrocketing cost of healthcare with the aging baby boomer population. In reality the cost of healthcare is ascending because of the chronic disease epidemic in the United States — especially among American millennials. Diabetes, arthritis, cancer, and hypertension contribute more to healthcare costs then onetime expensive cures. What can millennials do now to lower future healthcare costs? Robert Knewitz explained:
According to Human Impact Partners, Health Impact Assessment is a practical tool that uses data, research and stakeholder input to determine a policy or project’s impact on the health of a population. HIAs also provide recommendations to address these impacts. STEP-HIA is a project being conducted by a research team at the University of New Mexico which aims to look at how increasing access to the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail through smaller connector trails and trailheads will positively affect the health, quality of life, and social, economic and community capital. Danielle Parker will be on-air to explain.
Though the BP Oil Spill was long ago the effects on the economy of the US States along the Gulf Coast are still being felt today. Americans are still surprised at the mass ramifications of the spill. Dr. Villy Kourafalou joined us on air to explain more about the future of the spill.
Autism has been gathering attention over the past couple years as initiatives to assist in the fight against autism begin to become more popular. For many parents who have kids with autism, the best case scenario is to catch it early. University of Miami psychologist Dr. David Messinger is developing ways to predict the occurrence of ASD in high-risk children early in life in hopes that early intervention will lead to better outcomes in the future.