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Futureportal… an ezine on the future, May 2011

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Welcome to Futureportal, an ezine of the Institute for the Future at Anne Arundel Community College (IF @ AACC), May 2011, volume 7, issue 5...We study the future to help build a better tomorrow.   

Inside this issue...

  • futures thinking... looking ahead
  • applied foresight... using the perspective
  • on the horizon... learning opportunities & events - local, regional and global
  • applied foresight... using the perspective

The International Atomic Energy Agency works to promote safe and beneficial uses of nuclear energy and technology. Its website features a wealth of information about nuclear energy, safety, security and related issues. Additionally, it maintains a Fukushima Nuclear Accident Update Log.

The International Commission on Radiological Protection works to help prevent diseases related to exposure to ionizing radiation and to protect the environment. The Web site provides news, information about its work, and preview reports of its publications.

  • futures thinking... looking ahead
The National Institutes of Health present many aspects of stem cell information on this Web site. It includes a primer, current research, legal proceedings, ethical issues and much more.
  • on the horizon... learning opportunities & events - local, regional and global

The Brown Bag Lunch Series sponsored by IF @ AACC for May:

"The Future of Unmanned Air Systems (UAS)"
by Mark Tempestilli
Captain, US Navy (Retired)
Monday, May 2 
1-1:50 p.m. 
Careers Bldg, Room 129
AACC, Arnold, MD (map)
This event is free and open to the public. 

Interested in a course on the future for college credit?
Check our Exploring the Future (FTR /BPA /SOC 105) course listing. This is a 3 credit-hour General Education course which also satisfies the diversity requirement. Summer Term registration is open for the online class, and Fall Term registration is open for both face-to-face and online classes.

Create the future... today at the blog of the international futures ezine, Futuretakes. The blog is now operational with 90 initial posts (exploratory questions) to get started. The blog can be a learning resource, or just a great mind-expander. Many of the questions are cross-cutting and trans-disciplinary. They are organized into categories readers' convenience.

Registration is now open for the WorldFuture 2011 Conference "Moving from Vision to Action", which will be July 8 - 10 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. This is the annual conference of the World Future Society.

The Futureportal supports the spirit of community among colleagues and the synergy of working together.