Academic Advisors

mp31/4/10 Academic Advisors

Academic Advisors

Cerebral challenge: How much do YOU know about UMUC Asia’s Academic Advisors, and the services they offer?

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Rory O’Neil talks algae

mp310/30/09 Rory O’Neil

Rory O'NeilRory O’Neil

Meet biologist Rory O’Neil, a new faculty member at Misawa Air Base, Japan. He has put in a lot of fascinating research on algae, and also tells us why the apostrophe in his name may not be as important as he thought it was.

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UMUC Students: Misawa AB Japan, pt 2

mp310/9/09 UMUC Students: Misawa AB Japan, pt 2

Crystal Jennings, a former Army National Guard member who is at Misawa as a military spouse; and Yuzo Narita, a Japanese student.

Crystal Jennings

Crystal Jennings

Yuzo Narita

Yuzo Narita

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UMUC Students: Misawa AB Japan, pt 1

mp310/2/09 UMUC Students: Misawa AB Japan, pt 1

Charles Artiles, a recent high school graduate in his first UMUC class session; and two military spouses, who are both former military themselves, Hebert Garcia and Waymon Whitley.

Charles Artiles

Charles Artiles

Hebert Garcia

Hebert Garcia

Wayman Whitley

Waymon Whitley

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Understanding Arabs and the Middle East

mp39/22/09 Understanding Arabs and the Middle East

Understanding Arabs and the Middle EastThe Western perception of the Arab world is filled with stereotypes and misinformation. At Osan Air Base, Korea, on October 9, Dr. Ray Weisenborn will be giving a lecture entitled “Understanding Arabs and the Middle East.” Dr. Weisenborn has taught writing, English, speech, theatre, and Human resource management for UMUC Asia. In this episode, he talks about his experiences with the Arab world and some of the misconceptions Arabs and Westerners have about each other.

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The Financial Meltdown: Re-learning Old Lessons

mp39/11/09 The Financial Meltdown: Re-learning Old Lessons

The Financial Meltdown: Re-learning Old LessonsWhat’s it like to teach an Economics class during an economic meltdown? UMUC Asia Adjunct Associate Professor Douglas Ostrom had this experience last fall while teaching at Yokosuka NB, Japan. He’ll describe how he handled it, the causes of (and solutions to) the economic crisis and the current recession, and the effect it has had on the Japanese economy.

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Jeffrey Newbern on Sex and Drugs

mp38/28/09 Jeffrey Newbern on Sex and Drugs!

Jeffrey Newbern on Sex and DrugsIs there such a thing as a “gateway drug”? Are certain types of personalities more prone to substance abuse? Why does dinner seem to be the ideal date for most couples? Psychology instructor Jeffrey Newbern talks about teaching the UMUC courses PSYC 307X Substance Abuse: An Introduction, and PSYC 332 Psychology of Human Sexuality.

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