Today for Global Activism, we feature the “Free Gift of Knowledge Transfer Leveraging Technology" project. It utilizes Google Hangout and technology transfers to teach soft skills and share expertise from various fields with educators, students and professionals in India and around the world. Global Activist, Manu Vora, will tell us how utilizing the simplest of technologies can transform lives.
New research out of the University of Chicago suggests loneliness is more than a feeling, and individuals who are lonely are more likely to guard against other social threats, causing them to withdraw.
Monday July 6th is the last day of action for many of the trading pits at the Chicago Board of Trade. The S&P futures and options pits will remain open, but the rest of the pits at the nation’s oldest futures exchange are going dark as more trading moves online.
Monday July 6th is the last day of open outcry trading in many of the trading pits at the Chicago Board of Trade. In this interview with NYU cultural anthropologist Caitlin Zaloom, we take an anthropological look at the pits and ask the question: Why did Chicago come to define futures trading? Zaloom is Associate Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis at New York University.