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Futureportal… an ezine on the future, June 2011

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Welcome to Futureportal, an ezine of the Institute for the Future at Anne Arundel Community College (IF @ AACC), June 2011, volume 7, issue 6...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

One of the issues with genetically modified crop plants is the possible transfer of genetic material to non-genetically modified plants. A comprehensive statistical model developed at the University of Arizona analyzes the gene flow and allows a better assessment of the relevant factors. These United States Department of Agriculture  websites provide information about agricultural biotechnology and a glossary.

  • futures thinking... looking ahead
These Center for Disease Control Web sites provide a wealth of information to facilitate planning - such as emergency preparedness and travelers' health
  • on the horizon... learning opportunities & events - local, regional and global

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. 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.