Archive for March, 2009

Prize-winning student presentations on Japan and Venezuela

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

During the Fall 2007 semester, the Center offered prizes for the best two student projects in Professors Hicks and Rezazadeh’s Capitalism in the Modern World course. The projects involved researching a country’s political and economic history, and students were judged on the basis of the quality of their analysis and the effectiveness of their presentations, both oral and written. The winners, Paul Lindsay and Emily Wallen, received $300 each. Below are brief video clip excerpts of their presentations.

Paul Lindsay on Venezuela

Emily Wallen on Japan

Interview with C. Bradley Thompson about Leo Strauss and the Neoconservatives

Friday, March 27th, 2009

Below is a two-part interview of CEE’s executive director Dr. Stephen Hicks with Spring 2009 CEE guest speaker Dr. C. Bradley Thompson about his forthcoming book, to be titled “Neoconservatism: An Obituary for an Idea.” The book will focus on the early 20th-century political philosopher Leo Strauss’s influence on the founders of Neoconservativism.

Part I

Part II

Professor Shawn Klein quoted in Wired Magazine

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

Rockford University philosophy professor Shawn Klein was quoted in Brendan I. Koerner’s Mr. Know-It-All column in Wired Magazine’s April 2009 issue. Klein responded to a question concerning losing and humiliation in sports competitions. He has a follow-up to the article on his blog. Professor Klein will be offering his sports ethics course again during the Fall 2009 semester.

Interview with C. Bradley Thompson about John Adams

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

Below is a two-part interview of Dr. Stephen Hicks, CEE’s Executive Director, with Spring 2009 CEE guest speaker Dr. C. Bradley Thompson about his lecture on John Adams’ moral character and his importance to the American Revolution.

Part I

Part II

Ten tips for successful bootstrapping

Monday, March 23rd, 2009

At Open Forum, Guy Kawasaki lists 10 tips for successful bootstrapping. This article is reprinted from his most recent book Reality Check: The Irreverent Guide to Outsmarting, Outmanaging, and Outmarketing Your Competition.

Ten reasons to be a college entrepreneur

Friday, March 20th, 2009 lists the advantages of being a college entrepreneur.

Innovation Heat Map

Wednesday, March 18th, 2009

Very cool: McKinsey, together with the World Economic Forum, has created an “Innovation Heat Map,” which identifies the common factors of the world’s successful innovation hubs. (Via Policy Dialogue on Entrepreneurship)

Free business advice and mentoring from Score

Monday, March 16th, 2009

Check out Score: This nonprofit organization offers aspiring entrepreneurs free education and mentoring from successful business owners. The local chapter here in Rockford, IL is Northern Illinois Score.

A business simulation game for kids

Friday, March 13th, 2009

A cool way for kids to learn about entrepreneurship: The Johnny Money Online Game allows youngsters to simulate owning a small internet-based business.

Charles Elachi on the Mars Rover project

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

A must watch: Using awesome images and video, Charles Elachi, director of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, recounts stories from NASA’s Mars Rover project.