Category: Culture

  • Barbara Bush was a transitional figure in America’s culture wars

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    It was 1994 and former first lady Barbara Bush was holding court with David Brudnoy, one of Boston’s most popular radio talk show hosts, as the switchboard lit up. One caller was running for U.S. Senate against Ted Kennedy and Mitt Romney that year as the Libertarian Party nominee. She wanted some advice. “I’m a […]

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  • Talking About Culture Is Hard. This Unusual Method Makes It Easier.

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    As professional designers of organizations, we know that talking about culture and organizational change is hard. Organizational dynamics are covert and seemingly invisible. One tool we use to help our clients uncover the truth and unlock change is figurative language, such as metaphors, analogies and similes. Figurative language has the power to take dynamics that are difficult […]

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  • Odia expats celebrate their culture in Dubai

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    500 people enjoy cultural shows to celebrate heritage on Odisha Day. Dubai: More than 500 people from India’s Odisha state celebrated Odisha Day with cultural programmes in Dubai last week. The Odisha Samaj United Arab Emirates (OSUAE), in association with the Consulate General of India, Dubai, and Lasyakala Foundation, organised Utsav 2018 – Utkal Divas […]

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  • Mindfully Unhappy – How grade deflation breeds a culture of stress and inequality

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    “Try not to worry too much about your grades” – this is the classic line our professors spoon-feed to us in the name of education. “To know thyself,” as the ancient Greeks once said, is infinitely more valuable than academic praise or the material payoff of an undergraduate degree. However, what happens when this belief […]

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  • Culture festival kicks off in Chitral at 2,500m high

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    Islamabad: The historic Qaqlasht festival in Chitral is one of the best places to experience the vibrant culture, music and traditional sporting prowess of the mountain communities of Pakistan’s Hindukush and Karakorum region. This 2,000 years old festival is celebrated by the people of Chitral every April. The four-day Qaqlasht festival (April 12-15), taking place […]

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  • Turkish cuisine and culture introduced in US capital

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    ‘The event created an atmosphere of peace and bridged international divides,’ Yunus Emre Institute’s US director says The US branch of Turkey’s Yunus Emre Institute in collaboration with the Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) organized an event introducing Turkish cuisine to American students in the US capital Thursday. The students had an opportunity to taste […]

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  • Cambodian culture celebrated at Central Library

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    The Cranston Public Library’s Central Branch held its first ever Cambodian culture event Saturday, April 7 to commence National Library Week from April 7 to April 14. More than 60 people were in attendance. The event included a Buddhist blessing, authentic food, and the unveiling of a bilingual book collection. In recent years, the Cambodian […]

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  • How Culture Guides Belugas’ Annual Odysseys Across the Arctic

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    Strong, multi-generational ties help the cetaceans make the same migrations year after year The belugas were due to arrive in droves, but Gregory O’Corry-Crowe was nervous. Just a few years into a postdoctoral biology fellowship, O’Corry-Crowe had taken this opportunity in 1998 to fly to remote Somerset Island in the Canadian Arctic with a pair […]

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  • Baklava and belly dancers: students experience Beirut culture

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    The sweet smell of baklava wafted in the air as gentle Arabic music welcomed Pitt students of different ethnicities and cultures for a Middle Eastern experience. Students wandered the room, chatting with their friends, dipping pita bread into hummus and getting henna tattoos. According to Amani Attia — the coordinator of Arabic Language program — […]

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  • Why Partnering with Patients is Key to a Culture of Patient Safety

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    Patient safety is part of the patient experience promise clinicians make. Clinicians must integrate the patient into the care team to deliver on that promise. When a patient visits a hospital, she has the expectation that she will be treated with empathy, respect, and clinical excellence. At the core of each of these elements is […]

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