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Not Alone: Leaders in Focus

23. April 2024 | 2 Min. zur Lektüre

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Recent Not Alone contributors include (clockwise from left): Prof Ana Mari Cauce, PhD; Ralph de la Vega; Theresa Mayer, PhD; Bob Metcalfe, PhD; and Prof L Rafael Reif, PhD.

Recent Not Alone contributors include (clockwise from left): Prof Ana Mari Cauce, PhD; Ralph de la Vega; Theresa Mayer, PhD; Bob Metcalfe, PhD; and Prof L Rafael Reif, PhD.

Unfiltered perspectives on global issues by research and academic leaders

Letter from the Editor

Not Alone emphasizes that no one is alone in facing the challenges of the moment. It's a monthly publication that showcases new perspectives on global issues directly from research and academic leaders. It is about leaders speaking to other leaders, present and future. The contributors to Not Alone are chosen for their prominence and influence in the fields of research and education. They are established leaders with a wealth of experience and wisdom to share. The authors choose the topic of their contribution — with conviction and passion being the only requirements.

I hope the ideas stimulate your thinking and encourage you to delve deeper into the subjects that interest you the most. And I hope that spending a few minutes every month reading it will become an expectation and a source of inspiration. You are Not Alone.

Rafael L Bras, PhD Editor, Not Alone Senior Advisor, Elsevier Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology

Prof Rafael Bras, PhD

The brain science behind effective leadership

By Ralph de La Vega | May 15, 2024
Quote by Ralph de la Vega, former Vice Chairman of AT&T: "Leaders who have learned to use both brain networks and switch seamlessly from one to the other will be better equipted to handle tough challenges."
Quote by Dr Theresa Mayer, VP for Research at Carnegie Mellon University: "AI for Science — a new paradigm for scientific discovery and translation, has the potential to accelerate the pace of innovation like never before."

The role of universities in catalyzing social change

By Ana Mari Cauce, PhD | March 12, 2024
Quote card: Prof Ana Mari Cauce, President of the University of Washington, writes: "Our universities must remain arenas where social and political issues can be freely discussed from a broad array of perspectives."

Universities as tools of diplomacy

By L Rafael Reif, PhD | Feb 14, 2024
Quote by L Rafael Reif, President Emeritus, MIT:  "Once faculty and students from countries with long-standing animosities begin working together for a higher cause, they can often overcome their cultural biases and learn to respect each other as peers."

Connectivity is a thing, is THE thing

By Bob Metcalfe, PhD | January 17, 2024
Bob Metcalfe: "Neurons are 1K times larger and 1M times slower than transistors, but still they out-computer transistors. Howe do we explain this paradox?"
Quote by Prof Christine Ortiz, PhD: "The cross-disciplinary integration of technological research and development processes with humanistic fields and the social sciences is a critical challenge and opportunity.
Barbara R Snyder, President of the American Association of Universities, writes about the value of global partnerships.
Prof Darryll J Pines, President of the University of Maryland, says “the nation’s interests are best served by encouraging more high school students to pursue engineering.”

Evidence-based assessment, equity and opportunity

By Margaret Sheil, AO, FAA, FTSE | Sept 13, 2023
Prof Margaret Sheil quote card about metrics and other indicators

Universities must be catalysts for sustainable development

By Cherry Murray, PhD; E William Colglazier, PhD; Franklin Carrero-Martinez, PhD; and Emi Kameyama | Aug 7, 2023
Quote card with authors Cherry Murray, PhD, E William Colglazier, PhD; Franklin Carrero-Martinez, PhD, and Emi Kameyama
Sir Anton Muscatelli quote card
Quote card for Cynthia K Larive, PhD, Chancellor for the University of Calilfornia, Santa Cruz
It has become common to view data as the new oil. But how do we move beyond a limited set pf proprietary oil wells to alternative energy resources that are more readily available.
Gary S May quote card

Failing to ultimately succeed

By Mike Mussallem | March 9, 2023
Mike Mussallem quote card

Know yourself to become a better leader

By Marcia McNutt, PhD | February 9, 2023
Marcia McNutt quote card
Anant Agarwal quote

To save the planet, teach public engagement

By Mary Woolley | December 12, 2022
Mary Woolley quote

Engineering leadership to advance women’s health

By John L Anderson, PhD | November 14, 2022
John Anderson quote
Dan Reed quote
BIll-George-Quote

The silver lining for health equity in the COVID-19 pandemic

By Valerie Montgomery Rice, MD, FACOG | August 22, 2022
Valerie Montgomery Rice on ' The silver lining for  health equity in the COVID-19 Pandemic'

Gilda A Barabino quote

Toward a platform for universal learning

By Michael M Crow, PhD | June 22, 2022
Michael Crow quote
Christopher Eisgruber quote

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