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Gorbachev To Lecture in Santa Fe: Former Soviet leader expected to speak on the environment and nuclear disarmament
April 1, 2008 - The Albuquerque Journal reports that the pro-green, antinuke message that Mikhail Gorbachev is expected to deliver during a speech in Santa Fe next month will come perhaps at a fitting time for northern New Mexico. While Gorbachev prefers to deliver his remarks from notes jotted down on a notepad, an associate said environmentalism and nuclear disarmament -- both hot topics in the City Different -- will likely be themes of a lecture he'll give during an April 14 visit, which is a fundraiser for the Santa Fe Institute. "He's called for the abolition of nuclear weapons," said Matt Peterson, head of Global Green USA, the U.S. affiliate of Green Cross International, which Gorbachev founded in 1993.
Kirgistan/ Top 1000 Universities
- Komsomolskaya Pravda
Feb. 12, 2008 - Kirgistan's Pravda publishes a report listing Santa Fe Institute among the world's top higher education programs.
COMMENTARY The Coming Ad Revolution by (SFI Trustee) Esther Dyson
Feb. 11, 2008 - The discussion about privacy is changing as users take control over their own online data. While they spread their Web presence, these users are not looking for privacy, but for recognition as individuals -- whether by friends or vendors. This will eventually change the whole world of advertising. The current online-advertising model will become less effective, even as it gets increasingly sophisticated.... This approach (called behavioral targeting and already in service by ad networks that track users through so-called tracking cookies) undercuts traditional online publishers, who employ content to lure users and to sell adjacent ads....This does not mean that traditional online advertising will go away, just that it will become less effective. Value is being created in users' own walled gardens, which they will cultivate for themselves in real estate owned by the social networks. The new value creators are companies -- like Facebook and Dopplr -- that know how to build and support online communities.
EBay cuts listing fee for sellers at online auction website
Feb. 7, 2008 - SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) - EBay said on Tuesday it is cutting fees it charges people to offer items for sale and raising standards at the online auction website. In a move aimed at staving off increasing competition from the likes of Google and Craigslist, eBay is trimming fees it charges aspiring sellers by as much as halfThis is the first time eBay has offered incentives and discounts to sellers since it was founded in 1995 by (Santa Fe Institute Trustee and) French-born Iranian computer programmer Pierre Omidyar
Join the Omidyar Challenge
Jan. 28, 2008 - As part of a gift by eBay Founder Pierre Omidyar, SFI needs to raise $2 Mn by October 1, 2009.
Study Could Affect HIV Vaccine
March 16, 2007 - In today's issue of Science Magazine SFI Professor Tanmoy Bhattacharya and Visiting Researcher Bette Korber report the findings of a study that could affect an HIV vaccine. Friday's New Mexican quotes Korber as saying, "Since HIV escapes the immune system of the human host by mutation, and the virus finds multiple ways of escaping immune recognition, our findings have practical implications for defining relevant variants for inclusion in vaccine antigens"
Secondary School Honors
May 24, 2006 - SFI is pleased to honor eleven Santa Fe area high school seniors and one area teacher with the 2006 Prize for Scientific Excellence.
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