Archive for June, 2013

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

June 30, 2013

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 […]

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Schlegel and Breaux Win APF Student Recognition Awards!

June 19, 2013

We’re happy to announce that Heather Schlegel and Jim Breaux were two of the three winners of the 2013 APF Student Recognition Program in the category of Individual Graduate Students. We resumed our excellent track record in winning this category after finishing third last year. We had a great set of entries this year and it […]

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Dr Bishop to “retire”

June 14, 2013

A note from Dr. 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. It has been […]

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The Houston Futures Studies program is now “Foresight”

June 12, 2013

I am happy share that we’ve changed the name of the Futures Studies program to “Foresight.” Actually, the official name of the program at the main campus was “Futures Studies in Commerce.” Without going into details, we were not big fans of the “in commerce,” as it raised questions about whether we had changed the nature of […]

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Alum Sean Daken’s Refractor U featured in Houston Chronicle

June 11, 2013

It hasn’t take alum Sean Daken long to put his Foresight degree to work – he’s not only CEO of Kula Causes but has also launched RefactorU, which was just featured in the Houston Chronicle. RefractorU is described as a “boot camp-style learning experience focused on the most relevant twenty-first-century technology skills, including web application […]

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