Moving toward multipolarity?
Sanjoy Banerjee, professor of international relations, discussed the
emergence of Russia, China and India as global powers in "The Breakdown
of Unipolarity," an opinion piece that ran in the Aug. 16 edition
of India Currents. "[A]lthough America will remain the most powerful
state for decades, its ability to dominate all others simultaneously
has already passed and its power over others will likely decline further," he
wrote. "This means that while it still can, the United States should
work to shape new institutions that can endure without American hegemony.
In that endeavor America and India would find many common interests."
Phil Kipper, professor emeritus of broadcast and electronic communication
arts, talked about electronic television inventor Philo T. Farnsworth
in an Aug. 18 news story for KGO-TV, Channel 7. "[Farnsworth]
envisioned television broadcasting. I don't think he could envision
'I Love Lucy,' but he certainly envisioned being able to transmit pictorial
images to a mass audience," he said. The centennial of Farnsworth's
birth was Aug. 19.
Changing reasons to return to China
Professor Marlon Hom, chair of Asian American studies, commented in an
Aug. 24 San Francisco Chronicle story about Chinese émigrés
returning to China once they have achieved success in the United States. "It
all comes down to one issue: the sense of belonging in America," he
said. "In the past, it was discrimination from the white society;
today, it's ethno-centrism among some Chinese immigrants."
goodbye to Meier & Frank
"I don't care how good Macy's is. Before the acquired employees can come
around to say, 'Hey, Macy's is a great organization,' Macy's has to help
them mourn the end of their Meier & Frank identity," Mitchell
Lee Marks, assistant professor of management, told The Oregonian.
Marks' comments ran in an Aug. 25 article on how Macy's is helping former
Meier & Frank
employees grieve as the M&F stores are rebranded as Macy's. Marks also
discussed how other companies have helped employees deal with mergers
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