Archive for May, 2013

Alum Vince Bernhardt’s New Book

May 28, 2013

We’ve got a suggestion for your summer reading list: our own program alum Vince Bernhardt’s  My Mother-in-law Misadventures. Per Amazon- What happens when your Mother-in-Law moves in for a few months and stays for a decade? You write a book about your adventures dealing with a WWII survivor under your roof. In this funny and witty chronicle, […]

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Student Work: A Reality Check on Probability, Possibility and Plausibility

May 22, 2013

Welcome to another posting of student work from “Alternative Perspectives.” The class was a popular one and, in my view, the quality of work was so great, that it makes sense to share with the foresight community. It should be noted that presentation slides don’t do justice to the live discussions, but they give you […]

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Dr. Bishop helping HISD

May 21, 2013

In November of 2012, Houston voters approved a bond of $1.89 billion to replace and repair 40 schools across HISD. The new and renovated schools should last for decades, and in order to fully serve future generations of students, HISD has turned to Dr. Bishop to help them imagine schools of the future. Dr. Bishop […]

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Alum Jason Swanson on Shell’s Scenarios

May 14, 2013

Royal Dutch Shell’s New Lens Scenarios By Jason Swanson Shell’s New Lens Scenarios mark the company’s 40th year of working with scenarios that anticipate the future.  Their newest set of scenarios seek to consider what the world may look like in the year 2100. In honor of their 40th year of crafting scenarios, it would […]

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Design Futures

May 6, 2013

Looking for an awesome futures course to take this summer? Join Dr. Cindy Frewen of and Professor Grag Van Alstyne for Design Futures, a course that combines design thinking and futures studies. The course will be held in jointly with OCAD University in Ontario and at UH here in Houston. DesignFuturesFlyer2013 Information session to be held […]

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Dr. Bishop to Retire from UH

May 3, 2013

From Dr. Peter Bishop: Colleagues, “All good things must come to an end.”  So it is with my full-time appointment to teach in and support the futures program at the University of Houston.  I have submitted my letter of resignation to the Dean, and he accepted it at a faculty meeting on Tuesday. It has […]

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