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The jury selected only 28 Gold Award winners among more than 1,700 entries from around the world.“Flo” is the result of a recent ArtCenter Designmatters’ Girl Effect studio, a transdiciplinary collaboration led by the Product Design Department with Yale School of Management based on field research from Fuseproject and Nike Foundation. The story about “Flo” has generated thousands of social media shares and impressive media coverage.“Flo” is just one of the many examples of social innovation products created by students who participate in ArtCenter’s groundbreaking Designmatters program, which has established a 14-year history in the field of design for social impact.“It is very rewarding to receive this high-profile recognition and validation for a social innovation that so beautifully illustrates how design and education converge to make reality-based solutions with potential to positively impact lives by making menstruation more manageable for women throughout the world,” said Dr. Mariana Amatullo, co-founder and vice president of Designmatters at ArtCenter. “The project is also a tribute to the exemplary talent and dedication of our Product Design faculty.”Shirley Rodriguez walked away with a Gold Award for “Monstas,” interactive exercise toys for children with Juvenile Arthritis. ArtCenter alumnus Kenneth Tay, who is currently working at Artefact in Seattle, accepted a Silver Award for “Synchrony.” Designed while Tay was a student at ArtCenter, Synchrony is a music therapy platform to help parents and children with autism develop intimacy and promote understanding of each other through improvised music play. Both concepts were also recently honored by the Core77 design award competition.Iwai, Rodriguez and Tay have emerged from ArtCenter’s Product Design Department, emphasizing consumer product designs that improve lives through a blend of functionality, relevance and sensory appeal.About Art Center College of Design Founded in 1930 and located in Pasadena, California, Art Center College of Design ( is a global leader in art and design education. Art Center offers 11 undergraduate and seven graduate degrees in a wide variety of visual and applied arts as well as industrial design disciplines. In addition to its top-ranked academic programs, the College also serves members of the Southern California region through a highly regarded series of year-round educational programs for ages nine through adulthood. Renowned for both its ties to industry and social impact initiatives, Art Center is the first design school to receive the United Nations’ Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) status. Throughout the College’s long and storied history, Art Center alumni have had a profound impact on popular culture, the way we live and important issues in our society. More Cool Stufflast_img read more

first_imgJohn Hood has encouraged British school teachers to dispel prejudices among pupils as to what studying at Oxford is like. In an article published in the Daily Telegraph, Hood discussed the efficacy of Oxford’s admissions service and expressed concerns about the proportion of state-school and independent-school educated pupils who are given places at Britain’s top universities. He placed particular focus on the current drive to diversify the social and educational backgrounds of candidates applying to Oxbridge, saying, “the wider challenge is about much more than Oxford and a handful of peer institutions; … further real progress [in encouraging state-educated applicants] will require some bigger shifts of attitude and approach. True equality of higher-education opportunity is a vast socio-economic project stretching back towards birth.” He also defended Oxford’s admissions policy but added, “the idea that everything would be fine if a few of our top universities ‘sorted themselves out’ on access and admissions is absurd.” The Vice Chancellor suggested that one way of promoting a realistic and demystified image of Oxford among students at a grassroots level might be to invite school teachers to experience life at the University. “At school, the educational aspirations of young people are made and unmade. We are looking at mixing regional events for teachers with the possibility of time here in Oxford for those who want to experience the institution and its academic community for themselves. More needs to be done to harness the power of mentoring which can do so much to transform aspiration,” he said. James Lamming, Vice-President of Oxford University Access and Academic Affairs, maintains that there is still some problem persuading state school applicants to think of Oxford as a viable option and admits that Oxford is still an institution beset by mistaken belief and false impression. Lamming said, “in Hilary term, the Sutton Trust published a report that provided evidence about misconceptions many teachers had about Oxford and Cambridge that was leading them to provide inaccurate advice to their students. Lower than expected numbers of state school students apply because of myths that put them off Oxford. Bad advice that propagates out-of-date or simply false myths about Oxford unsurprisingly puts students off applying.” Max Haimendorf, Biology graduate from St Hugh’s, has been involved in mentoring students since he joined the independent charity, Teach First, shortly after leaving Oxford in 2002. He echoed Lamming’s point of view saying that the attitude in some schools is that “our kids wouldn’t fit in in Oxford.” Haimendorf claims that the Teach First program, which encourages top graduates to work in a challenging secondary school for at least two years, is effective at tackling the issue of creating relationships between schools and universities. “In order to educate young people as to what Oxford is about it is necessary to combine various strands. Both parents and teachers need to be involved. In some communities it is very hard for parents to know how to help their children get in to university. It is not because they don’t want the best for their kids; it is just outside the realms of their experience,” he said. He added, “our role was to inspire people to think about Oxford in a different way. As recent graduates and closer in age to the students, Teach First teachers have a unique position to influence pupils. We were there not as replacements to the existing university guidance, but as much needed additional support.” The drive of both the Teach First and the Access program is, as Hood stated in his article, “to bring in [to Oxford] the brightest and the best.” Lamming added, “if we can tackle the prejudices and misconceptions, we should attract more talented applications. Oxford wants the very best students; there is no conspiracy designed to keep certain applicants out of our dreaming spires.”last_img read more

first_img“The central government rejected calls for a lockdown but the call for people to stay at home has become coercive. This is evident from the use of the police force to disband gatherings and the announcement that those who break the [gathering] prohibition could be prosecuted,” it said in a statement on Tuesday.  The vague policy had disadvantaged the Indonesian people, particularly blue collar workers, online taxi drivers and traditional sellers who still have to work every day, it said. The government, it argued, should legally declare a lockdown and subsidize those affected by the policy so everyone could stay at home. “The 2018 Health Quarantine Law stipulated that the basic needs of the people […] affected by the quarantine policy are the responsibility of the central government in cooperation with the regional governments and other stakeholders,” it said.The NGOs said they feared the government was deliberately refusing to formally impose a lockdown to evade responsibility.  A coalition of civil society groups is calling on the House of Representatives to perform its checks and balances function during the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure the government’s policies are on the right track.  The government has yet to formulate clear policies to address the pandemic, said the coalition, which comprised a number of NGOs, including Amnesty International Indonesia, Transparency International Indonesia and the Jakarta Legal Aid Institute.  The coalition, for instance, questioned why the government had not yet declared a lockdown even as it has been asking members of the public to be disciplined in practicing physical distancing.   President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has said that Indonesian people’s cultural characteristics and discipline are the two main reasons why the government had ruled out a lockdown, adding that the decision was also made after evaluating policies enacted by other countries during the pandemic.“I have gathered data about countries that have imposed lockdowns and, after analyzing them, I don’t think we should go that way,” Jokowi said during a meeting at the Presidential Palace on Tuesday.The President, however, has taken some measures to protect those affected by the outbreak. On Wednesday, Jokowi announced the government would increase the allowance for the Staple Food Card holders from Rp 150,000 (about US$9) to Rp 200,000.  The government also plans to speed up the preemployment card program and has allocated Rp 10 trillion to ensure that participants of the program would get Rp 1 million per month, the President said on his official Instagram account. (glh)  Topics :last_img read more