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Wisrville.org is an internet publishing site created to be a collaborative voice for the WISR learning community and others concerned with the role of education, action- inquiry and information-sharing in the pursuit of justice, multiculturalism, greater equality and environmental sustainability.

This is the site for recent news about the WISR community, announcements of upcoming events, online learning content, and blogs hosted by WISR students, faculty, alumni and friends—on topics related to progressive social change, alternative and innovative higher education and adult learning, participatory action-research, multiculturality and community improvement efforts.

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WISR offers individualized BS, MS and EdD programs for working adults.

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This site also publicizes upcoming events and recent news for the WISR community of students, alumni, faculty, and friends and colleagues.

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Go to http://www.wisr.edu/hot-news/  for the latest seminar announcements.

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WISR PhD alumnus, Larry Berkelhammer has launched an online non-commercial reference source to guide people living with a chronic illness or disability to a better life. This website, www.larryberkelhammer.com, provides guidance in ways to live with a sense of mastery and wellbeing. Although directed primarily to those with chronic health challenges, the vast array of […]

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Recent Posts

“An eye for an eye would only leave the whole world blind”.  (Mahatma Gandhi) In the aftermath of the terrors at the April 15th, Patriot’s D
“In the middle of the journey of our life I came to myself within a dark wood where the straight way was lost”   (Inferno, Dante Alighieri, c.12
“New Pope: The Most Corrupt Vatican Since the Borgias” (Matthew Fox, Theologian and author of, The Pope’s War ) There is a lot happening in L
You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep spring from coming. (Pablo Neruda) Most of us here in the USA don’t study much about history, not
“ No nuclear accident ever really ends except perhaps in geological time frames. The waste and mutagenic harm remain the legacy of the greed and hub
“We used to think agriculture gave rise to cities and later to writing, art and religion. Now the world’s oldest temple suggests the urge to worsh
A recent article in the Miami Herald tells of the a story for Black History month, on the "Legacy of Overtown." Overtown is the home community in Mia
You guys burnt the place down, turned it into a single column of flame. More people died there in the firestorm, in that one big flame, than died in H
The death of one man is a tragedy. The death of millions; a statistic. (Joseph Stalin) February 2nd, 2013 marks the 70th anniversary of the Battle
Monsters exist, but they are too few in numbers to be truly dangerous…More dangerous are the functionaries ready to believe and act without asking q

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Latest Seminars

 

Go to http://www.wisr.edu/hot-news/  for the latest seminar announcements.

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WISR PhD alumnus has launched online reference source to guide people with chronic illness or disability

 

WISR PhD alumnus, Larry Berkelhammer has launched an online non-commercial reference source to guide people living with a chronic illness or disability to a better life. This website, www.larryberkelhammer.com, provides guidance in ways to live with a sense of mastery and wellbeing. Although directed primarily to those with chronic health challenges, the vast array of […]

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Article in Miami Herald tells of the Legacy of “Overtown”–the home community and Dissertation topic for WISR PhD student, Agnes Morton

 

A recent article in the Miami Herald tells of the a story for Black History month, on the “Legacy of Overtown.” Overtown is the home community in Miami for retired public health professional, WISR PhD student, Agnes Morton. How it was destroyed and what she and others are striving to do to restore it, is […]

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WISR PhD student, Mohammed Ibrahim, is centrally involved in two key areas of policy-making and social change in Nigeria—Environmental Health, and Oil and Gas Industry Reform.

 

Two or three years ago, WISR PhD student, Mohammad Ibrahim, completed a research paper and project on the negative environmental and health impact of the widespread use of “TWO STROKE ENGINES” in Nigeria. Confronted with the lackadaisical attitude of the Federal bureaucrats here in Abuja and their reluctance to implement the recommendations contained in the […]

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Five Star Rating–on Amazon.com–for Dennis Hastings’ WISR MA Thesis

 

A recent review by Dr. Frederic Gleach of Cornell University gives 5.0 out of 5 stars to the book by WISR MA and PhD alumnus, Dennis Hastings. Over 15 years ago, Dennis Hastings’ MA Thesis at WISR was published as a book, co-authored with anthropologist, Robin Ridington, Blessing for a Long-Time: The Sacred Pole of […]

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