Sustainability is the key driver of innovation

Sustainability is the key driver of innovation

Our environment is constantly changing and so does the need to use resources. Today, Americans consume resources more than ever before. Americans use up to 27 percent of the world’s resources yet only make up less than 5 percent of the world’s population (“The State of Consumption,” 2013). With the continued rate of consumption of resources from the environment, the resources become depleted. People have started to consider the earth’s long-term well-being by working to become more sustainable. In this blog,…

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Technology of the Renaissance

Technology of the Renaissance

The Renaissance period was a time of rebirth of new ideas and innovation. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary, (New Edition, 2014), defines Renaissance as rebirth, a movement or period of vigorous artistic and intellectual activity, (p. 422). The innovation of this period has reshaped the world we live in right now. It was between 14th and 16th century when art reached its peak. It was a period of innovations of technology, painting, sculpture and literature. Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, Sandro Botticelli,…

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How Social Media Changed Our Life

How Social Media Changed Our Life

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary, (New Edition, 2014), defines Renaissance as rebirth, a movement or period of vigorous artistic and intellectual activity, (p. 422). Today we see that rebirth in our human activity, the way we communicate and how fast the news spreads all around the world. Much of that fast spread of news comes from the social media revolution. Social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn generate millions of users worldwide. There are more than 2 billion active…

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Plagiarism in the work of a scientist

Plagiarism in the work of a scientist

In the last decade, plagiarism has become more common in publications and among scientific research. That is the reason why plagiarism is taken very seriously in academia, especially when it comes to publishing material. Plagiarism can form from copying and pasting someone’s work without giving credit to the original source. The Merriam Webster Dictionary 2014, describes plagiarism as presenting the ideas or words of another as one’s own, (p.378). “In Latin, a plagiarius is a kidnapper, literally one who snares…

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CICS Prepares The Next Leaders

CICS Prepares The Next Leaders

Every time I talk with my colleagues at the Center for Informational and Communication Sciences CICS at Ball State University, I am amused by how smart and sophisticated these individuals are. All the candidates for master’s degree came from various backgrounds and have a different approach on how to solve complex problems in the field of information and communication sciences. CICS prepares graduates to solve information and communication challenges in business, government, nonprofit organizations, consulting, and sales firms. It coaches…

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Evaluating Human Communication

Evaluating Human Communication

Communication is an essential part of everyday human activity. Communication defines our existence. We communicate in so many diverse ways, from sign, to voice, to speech, to written messages, via media, symbols, languages and numerous other ways. Communication is the center to understanding human life and everyday life experiences. There is so much power in communication that allows us to convey feeling, emotion, and physical thought without even having to speak a word. Communication is a powerful tool and the…

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