Researchers from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, the Virtual Human Interaction Lab and the Lemann Center at Stanford University, in a partnership with The Nature Conservancy (TNC), the City of Santa Cruz, and Virtual Planet Technologies announced today the publication of a groundbreaking study about the use of Virtual Reality (VR) in sea level rise planning and community engagement. The study is part of the special issue of Water, a peer-reviewed journal on water science and technology, dedicated to “Adaptation to Coastal Climate Change and Sea-Level Rise” which will be released on May 13, 2021.
NBA Top Shot is the hottest NFT marketplace on the planet. It’s also got a big problem: customers are complaining about exceptionally long wait times to get paid from sales of digital tokens that can often cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. “You don’t really know what something is truly worth,” cautioned Professor Moyara Ruehsen who oversees the Financial Crime Management program at the Middlebury Institute.
In order to highlight the greenest states and call out those doing a poor job of caring for the environment, WalletHub compared each of the 50 states on 25 key metrics. For more insight into eco-friendliness at the household, government, and global levels, they asked several questions to a panel of environmental and economic experts including Jason Scorse, program chair of the MA in International Environmental Policy and director of the Center for the Blue Economy. Please note that this article is only available in the U.S.
Substantial “foreign influence” has been identified in posts containing material peddling conspiracies fostered by the QAnon movement, according to former U.S. counterterrorism official Professor Jason Blazakis.
Netflix’s ‘The Serpent’ is an eight-part true-crime drama series that profiles the life and actions of French serial killer Charles Sobhraj, who targeted tourists throughout the Hippie Trail between 1975 and 1976. Angela Knippenberg, now Kane, played a crucial role in translating all of Marie-Andrée Leclerc’s diary entries for evidence against Sobhraj. In fact, as seen on ‘The Serpent,’ she was the one who cataloged everything. Angela has an honorary doctorate from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies.
According to Jeffrey Lewis, an arms control specialist and professor at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies in the MA in Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies, “If things stay on the path that they’re on at the moment, North Korea is going to test a bunch of new stuff.”
As the number of migrant children in the U.S. surges, the Biden Administration is asking for federal workers to help care for and place unaccompanied migrant children arriving at the southern border. “Today we have a crisis in which the treatment they are receiving is not the treatment they deserve,” said Professor William Arrocha of the Middlebury Institute of International Studies.
The Suez Canal is what experts, like Professor Wei Liang of the Middlebury Institute, refer to as a choke point, and the world witnessed what happens when a choke point suddenly closes completely. Another global choke point on Liang’s radar is the Malacca Strait, off the coast of Malaysia. Popular Science spoke to Professor Liang who teaches in the MA in International Trade and Economic Diplomacy program about these choke points.