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Congrats to Fall 2016 Graduates

Published on 10:20 pm By Andy

Congratulations to our Fall 2016 graduates: Gandhi Bhakthavachalam, Maria Romero, and  Johann Schutte. I am going to miss them, but happy to see them moving forward! Gandhi has an amazing array of talents and interests beyond the future, including being a professional tennis player. Nonetheless, he went through the program full-time, did outstanding in all […]

Congrats to Spring 2016 Grads

Published on 10:01 am By Andy

Congratulations to our Spring 2016 graduates: Omeke Aliko, Jason Crabtree, and Jeffrey McKown. It is a happy and sad moment for me to see a student closing one chapter and opening the next. Omeke, a former football player at Rice (yes, all kind of backgrounds!), brought great enthusiasm to the program. He balanced a challenging […]

Alum Mancuso Lands Job at UT Health Science Center

Published on 9:43 pm By Andy

Alum Jeremy Mancuso has accepted a position with the Office of Development at UT Health, which is the most comprehensive academic health center in The UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, and  is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, medicine, nursing and public health. His new role will be to […]

Alum Survey Results: Is the knowledge gained from the program useful?

Published on 1:34 pm By Andy

Another useful finding from the Alum survey concerned the question: is the knowledge gained from the program useful? The first was around how has the program influenced your thinking? The survey was conducted by student (and now alum) Fatema Tuz Zohra as part of her Master’s Project for the Foresight program. She was able to […]

Alum Jason Swanson: Four Scenarios on the Future of Credentials

Published on 11:36 am By Maria Romero

Alum Jason Swanson, Director of Strategic Foresight at KnowledgeWorks, invites our futurist community to explore four scenarios on the future of credentials: Certifying skills and Knowledge – Four Scenarios on the Future of Credentials. A baseline future, “All Roads Lead to Rome,” imagines a future in which degrees awarded by the K-12 and post-secondary sectors still serve as […]

Faculty/Alumni Alexandra Whittington’s four scenarios on the Future of Infant Feeding

Published on 11:33 am By Maria Romero

Faculty/alumni Alexandra Whittington writes about Exploring the Future of Infant Feeding: Scenarios About the Future of Parenting, Infant Nutrition and Consumer Habits in The United States of America, which she summarizes as: Four scenarios of infant feeding offer strategic insights about American culture and social patterns by generating implications for the future of the family, nutrition, consumers and […]

Alumni Catherine Cosgrove joins RES PUBLICA Consulting Group as Chief of Staff

Published on 2:29 pm By Maria Romero

We are very proud to announce that as of alumnus Catherine Cosgrove took on the role of Chief of staff to the executive team of RES PUBLICA Consulting Group on April. RES PUBLICA is a Montreal-based holding and management company, owning NATIONAL Public Relations, Canada’s largest PR firm, as well as Cohn and Wolfe | Canada, […]

Saluting our Spring 2014 Graduates: Jim and Jason

Published on 9:10 am By Andy

Congratulations to our Spring 2014 graduates: Jim Breaux and Jason Swanson. It is always fulfilling to see students graduate, but I think we all feel a tinge of sadness at losing these guys as students. From the teaching/admin side, it’s such a pleasure to have students get really involved, going beyond just the classroom, to […]

Alum Morgan Kauffman Shows “Good Judgment”

Published on 7:29 pm By Andy

Alum Morgan Kauffman (2010) was part of the Good Judgment Project team that won the IARPA Forecasting Tournament [formally the Aggregative Contingent Estimation (ACE) Program]. The goal of the program is to see if competition can produced better forecasting [David Brooks wrote a good piece on this.] At the helm of the Good Judgment Team is […]

Alum Natasha Vita-More’s New Book: The Transhumanist Reader

Published on 7:56 pm By Andy

We are pleased to share that one of our alums, Natasha Vita-More (2006), is co-editor of the newly published Transhumanist Reader. Natasha has long been active in the leadership of the transhumanist movement. A blurb on the book: “The rapid pace of emerging technologies is playing an increasingly important role in overcoming fundamental human limitations. Featuring […]