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Futureportal… an ezine on the future, October 2010

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Welcome to Futureportal, an ezine of the Institute for the Future at Anne Arundel Community College (IF @ AACC), October 2010, volume 6, issue 9...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
  • futures thinking... looking ahead

Robots exploring space may be in the future. This National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) website details the Robotics Alliance Project, whose goal is to develop the capabilities to implement robotic space exploration. The site includes resources for students and educators.

  • applied foresight... using the perspective

What is globalization? This Globalization 101 Web site presents a wealth of multidisciplinary information. The site is produced by the Levin Institute of The State University of New York.

Children are the hope of the future. This Maryland Department of Natural Resources Web site describes the Children in Nature Partnership. It seeks to enrich children's lives through outdoor experiences while helping them to become responsible stewards of the environment.

  • on the horizon... learning opportunities & events - local, regional and global

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

"Women in the Navy: A Strategic Imperative"
by Stephanie Miller, Director
Navy Office of Women's Policy
Monday, October 11 
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 105) course listing. This is a 3 credit-hour General Education course which also satisfies the diversity requirement. Fall Term registration is now over, but Spring Term registration will be available in November for both online and face-to-face classes.