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September 7, 2008

Whitman Grantees To Showcase Their Dialogue Skills at NCDD Conference in Austin, TX Oct 3-5, 2008

NCDDlogo.jpgSeveral members from On The Move, a Whitman grantee organization, have been invited to partner with the The Rockrose Institute's Youth Dialogue Project (YDP is also a Whitman grantee) to design and facilitate a series of dialogues focusing on ways to include more young voices in the dialogue community, and on ways to deepen the intergenerational conversation about community impact and effective citizens.

Details about the upcoming NCDD conference here.

September 6, 2008

Wait or Walk? Inquiring (and Lazy) Minds Want to Know

WaitWalkFormula.jpgMost of us have been faced at one time or anther with the decision to wait for the next bus, or walk to our destination.  All sorts of magical thinking can go into our calculations: How many others are waiting at the bus stop?  How far (in both walking time and distance) to the destination?  How long ago do we imagine the last bus came by?

Well, some young geniuses at Cal Tech seem to have cracked the code.  Here is their study, Walk versus Wait: The Lazy Mathematician Wins (3 pages), along with several download options and with all the math formulae that look like they were copied from Professor Barnhardt's blackboard... oh, and along with the young (and lazy) mathematician's "Eureka" moment.

Remember: exact change required, and bus schedule subject to change without notice.