Photos flood our screens and get shared and reshared and cannot be ignored. So it is important to ask how and why certain images are selected and published.
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“The goal we establish is to create connections that last a lifetime.” This is the message that Paksy Plackis-Cheng, Senior Fellow of Research and Media at UC Santa Barbara, has given to the students in the first online meeting on the second of December, summarizing in one sentence the spirit of this international collaboration: the comparison between cultures and experiences, providing benefits that can lead to human progress.
From the lines above it is possible to guess the beauty of my native mountains, but also the challenges that you may have to face. In fact, a small mountain village like Valbruna, which experiences severe winter conditions, offers almost nil opportunities to ambitious young people, who are forced to migrate in order to pursue their dreams. Despite this, the immeasurable beauty of its mountains — together with the sense of peace, tranquillity and freedom cradling the inhabitants of the Valcanale — exerts a gentle appeal to one's native and natural place. A pull, attractive force that could be confused with gravity, if only the mountains were immensely more massive.
UDINE. MV school-editorial board is now about to reach U.S.A students, thanks to a collaboration with the University of Santa Barbara (CA). A red thread will link Udine and the U.S, enabling members of Messaggero-Veneto editorial board to interact actively with their American counterparts. Such a constructive opportunity would never be possible if it weren't for Paksy Plackis-Cheng, senior fellow in the above-mentioned West-Coast University.
A number of other impactmania interviews have been cited in books and reports (published by university presses: Duke, Harvard, Cambridge, etc.). We are grateful impactmania’s work is recognized, cited, and shared. And most importantly, that we bring balance in the stories we tell and the people we feature!
Hopefully by now we are agreed that certainties and probabilities are two different things. Now, let's agree, I beg you, that the opinion of a scientist is not necessarily science, itself. Only because a statement has been made by someone who works in a scientific sector, it does not make it "science". To be science, it must be based on data, it must be capable of accurate predictions, and it must have been verified in analogous circumstances. Otherwise, it is just a personal opinion.