Episode 3 Michele Cloonan Academic, Professor, Dean Emerita, Leader
In conversation with Michele Cloonan, Dean Emerita and Professor at Simmons University, in Boston on August 29, 2018
Dean Emerita and Professor Michele Cloonan talks about her life from her grandparents escaping Nazi Germany, to stepping down after ten years as Dean, and to her lifelong work in the field of preservation.
Episode 1 Eileen Abels Academic, Professor, Dean, Leader
In conversation with Eileen Abels, Dean of the College of Organizational, Computational, and Information Sciences and Director of the School of Library & Information Science, Simmons College, Boston on June 25, 2018
Part 1 Life and Inspiration (7:01)
Part 2 On Teaching & Innovation, Social Justice, Design Thinking (9:32)
Part 3 On Successes, Fake News & Critical Thinking, Life Lessons (8:41)
Dean and Professor Eileen Abels talks about life and inspiration, teaching and innovation, social justice, design thinking, successes, fake news & critical thinking, and life lessons a week before retiring.
“The enemy is not the other. It is the ego that creates the other.” (March 13, 2018)
The purpose of Project Oneness World is to gather human stories through interviews to inspire other human stories, and to connect people with the knowledge of people and resources to help achieve their life goals.
The people interviewed may be from different fields, speaking different languages and from anywhere in the world. The stories may be of daily survival or of people who are 1) encouraging oneness, diversity and inclusion; 2) working towards personal growth and excellence in a certain field such as arts, science & technology, education, etc.; and 3) working to help improve the human condition by contributing towards a certain cause.
Through these stories, we should be able to learn life lessons, about growth and resilience and about overcoming barriers, and appreciate the basic oneness of all human beings despite our separate struggles in different contexts. Above all, rather than looking at people from the outside-in in terms of the cultures and communities they come from, the project should enable us to look at people from the inside-out, as individuals, based on their stories in their own words.
The stories should inspire other people to strive themselves towards forging connections, achieving excellence and helping others. The project also aims to document organizations and resources and to link people with each other to further their goals, and for greater knowledge sharing.