A Look at Technology in the Classroom in Mexico

A Look at Technology in the Classroom in Mexico

During our time teaching in Mexico, we have surveyed our students about a variety of topics, the results of which I will share bit by bit as I begin to delve into the data. To begin with I looked at the responses of the students from our interdisciplinary elective course on Sustainability from the spring … Read more…

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Update on Sustainability in Spanish

When I wrote about the two competing words for Sustainability in Spanish, I focused my discussion on using some of Google’s tools to analyze usage in the hopes of providing a new perspective on the issue. I have neither standing nor the ability to comment personally on the linguistic appropriateness of the two sustainabilitys. Fortunately, … Read more…

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What is Sustainability research?

Today we have a guest post from Dr. Erin Redman on our current research in Mexico and what makes Sustainability research unique. Many people know what ecologists or cell biologists study but what do Sustainability scientists research? First, since I believe that Sustainability is ultimately a human endeavor, 100% of our research includes interacting with … Read more…

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Mexico, a World Leader in Obesity

Today we have a guest post from Dr. Erin Redman on obesity and Sustainability in Mexico. Mexico is experiencing, simultaneously, significant epidemiological1)This epidemiological transition is characterized by a shift from high infectious disease morbidity and mortality (rates) to an increasing prevalence of non-communicable chronic diseases (NCCD). (disease) and nutritional2)The nutrition transition is the shift from … Read more…

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For Sustainability, Spanish sees Double

La version en espaƱol. When I first arrived in Mexico I was surprised to discover that there were actually two different translations for Sustainability in Spanish-Sostenibilidad and Sustentabilidad. Since my colleagues at UNAM’s Institute of Ecology used Sostenibilidad I decided to stick to that version for all my work here. Inevitably when I present about … Read more…

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