What kind of uncertainty factors into this silence on the health consequences of heat?

Assignment 1.

Listen to the 17-minute episode from the On the Media podcast titled “Waiting For a Gamechanger.” It features an interview with organic chemist Derrek Lowe on the media reporting of so-called “gamechanger drugs.” Here is the link:

https://www.wnycstudios.org/podcasts/otm/episodes/finding-covid-panacea-easier-said-done-on-the-media

Write up each answer in 2-3 sentences.
1. What are the problems with the Gilead study?
2. Why are the media so quick to report on its findings?
3. What are the fallacies embedded in the “cure narrative”?
4. What have you learned about the research of viral cures and vaccines? How does this make you feel about the COVID-19 vaccines that are currently available?

Assignment 2. Extreme Heat: The silent killer

Listen to the first 20 minutes of the Climate One podcast episode “Extreme Heat: The Silent Killer”. It features an interview with Senior VP and Director Kathy Baughman-McLeod of the Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center.

https://www.climateone.org/audio/extreme-heat-silent-killer

Answer the following questions:

1. Why does heat not get much attention in the media or consideration in economic impact assessments?
2. What kind of uncertainty factors into this silence on the health consequences of heat?
3. Baughman-McLeod proposes an insurance program for cities that kicks in based on the trigger of an event (i.e. the weather forecast of heat), rather than the heat event itself, so as to make funds available in preparation of a natural catastrophe, rather than after the damage. What role does probabilistic uncertainty play in this type of program? If you were working for this type of insurer, how would you deal with this uncertainty?

Explain how Washington Irving’s short stories, “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” and “Rip Van Winkle” represent a literary example of romanticism in the way his fiction conveys a sense of nostalgia for an older, more pre-modern society.

Explain how Washington Irving’s short stories, “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” and “Rip Van Winkle” represent a literary example of romanticism in the way his fiction conveys a sense of nostalgia for an older, more pre-modern society. What similar or dissimilar literary themes do each of these tales convey about the dramatic changes that occurred, in American society, during the 1820’s? What changes and transformations do his tales seem to bemoan? How might his tales be seen as a reaction to and criticism of the legacy of the Enlightenment (i.e. Franklin, etc.)? Feel free to focus your essay on the significant differences and similarities between Ichabod Crane and Rip Van Winkle as characters as a way to address this prompt.
Requirements:
* 5-6 pages double-spaced
* Must contain a thesis statement with body paragraphs that support your argument and interpretation
* Must be argumentative rather than summative
* Must incorporate a minimum of 10 citations (direct quotes) from the texts examined.
* Must provide documentation and a works cited page for any outside recourses used other than the textbook
* Must provide parenthetical references (i.e. pages numbers) for all quotes
* Must use proper MLA formatting rules
* Must be submitted as a .doc or .docx file

Write a justification stating whether you would recommend this article to inform professional practice.

In this Assignment, you will locate relevant existing research. You also will analyze this research using a tool helpful for analysis.
To Prepare:
Reflect on the strategies presented in the Resources this week’s Learning Resources in support of locating and analyzing research.
Use the Walden Library to identify and read one peer-reviewed research article focused on a topic in your specialty field that interests you.
Review the article you selected and reflect on the professional practice use of theories/concepts described by the article.
The Assignment:
Using the “Week 3 | Part 3” section of your Academic Success and Professional Development Plan Template presented in the Resources, conduct an analysis of the elements of the research article you identified. Be sure to include the following:
Your topic of interest.
A correctly formatted APA citation of the article you selected, along with link or search details.
Identify a professional practice use of the theories/concepts presented in the article.
Analysis of the article using the “Research Analysis Matrix” section of the template
Write a justification stating whether you would recommend this article to inform professional practice.
Write a 2- to 3-paragraph summary that you will add to your Academic Success and Professional Development Plan that includes the following:
Describe your approach to identifying and analyzing peer-reviewed research.
Identify at least two strategies that you would use that you found to be effective in finding peer-reviewed research.
Identify at least one resource you intend to use in the future to find peer-reviewed research.

Discuss the financial and business motivations for a company to purchase, become a venture partner, or merge with a smaller company.

Your argument should use the company ¨ KINTARA THERAPEUTICS¨ from Week 1’s assignment and at least two credible sources from LIRN or another database. Remember to cite and reference your sources!
The argument prompt follows:
Discuss the financial and business motivations for a company to purchase, become a venture partner, or merge with a smaller company. Afterward, argue whether the company you selected for Week 1’s assignment may benefit from a merger, acquisition, or another joint venture with a smaller company. Also, be sure to incorporate short-term cash flows and the resulting debt-to-equity ratio in the argument.

What in particular struck you as insightful or new about global issues?

At the beginning of the course you were asked to formulate your own idea of what is the most important global issue, and justify your idea.
Please, revisit that original assignment, and see what was your original thought. Then, re-visit the issues that we tackled the in the first part of the course:
1) The world of states and nation-states and the issue of nationalism.
2) The United Nations in world politics.
3) Global climate change.
4) Global health issues.
5) Feminism and women’s rights.
6) Economic issues of the world, poverty, and development
7) Power in the world, and the issue of large scale conflict.
Compare this list and our discussions to your original idea. Did you change your thinking about your preferred issue or issues as the result of the course so far? Why and in what way? What in particular struck you as insightful or new about global issues? What personal reflection do you have about what you learned so far? Please, make sure that your essay clearly shows familiarity with all the major issues that we discussed. Your essay must be based on discussion of the readings and issues covered in the class. You are welcome to bring in your own thoughts and research, but your grade will depend of familiarity with our class readings and discussions.
At least 5 pages, 1300 words, written in good, grammatical English. Please, cite and quote from our course readings and provide a bibliography. Bibliography can be in any consistent bibliographic style. If you are not sure how to cite, quote or create a bibliography, please, consult the following sources:
https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/research_and_citation/mla_style/mla_formatting_and_style_guide/mla_in_text_citations_the_basics.html#:~:text=MLA%20format%20follows%20the%20author,on%20your%20Works%20Cited%20page.
OR:
https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/research_and_citation/apa_style/apa_formatting_and_style_guide/in_text_citations_the_basics.html#:~:text=When%20using%20APA%20format%2C%20follow,the%20end%20of%20the%20paper..

What unites most anti–safe space stances is that they focus almost exclusively on safe spaces in the context of college campuses and free speech. Because of this, it’s easy to forget that the term “safe space” is actually quite broad and encompasses a variety of different meanings.

Rebutting an argument is an essential part of argumentation. It is rarely sufficient to simply present your argument; others will have different arguments that seem just as valid. As part of supporting your own argument, you must be aware of these other arguments and address them, showing how they are not if fact as valid as yours. Not only is rebuttal a skill that allows you to defeat other arguments, but, by understanding how they could be attacked, you will make your own arguments rebuttal-proof.
The Assignment:
Respond to one of the argument essays from the text listed below. Your objective is to consider the writer’s claims, support and warrants, to uncover weak places in the essay’s argument that will help you to write a rebuttal. You can challenge the claims, showing how they are false or unsupported. You can challenge the support itself, showing how a particular study has been disproven or a particular source lacks credibility. You can challenge the warrants that underlie the argument, showing how the writer is making unfounded assumptions about the evidence or the audience. You can challenge the language, showing how the writer’s verbiage is confusing or inflammatory, or how terms are not accurately defined.
In your essay you will provide background to the issue being argued (for which you will need to cite at least two outside sources). You should separately address each weakness in the essay you are rebutting, using your research to back up your position if appropriate.
Recommended length: 4-6 pages not including the list of works cited

Here is the Article from my text to Rebuttal. I have also attached it

Why “Safe Spaces” Are Important for Mental Health — Especially on College Campuses
MEGAN YEE
Megan Yee is a freelance writer for Healthline Media. Her article appeared on Healthline.com on June 3, 2019, and the byline included a note that it was “medically reviewed by Timothy J. Legg, PhD, PsyD.”

For the better half of my undergraduate years, nearly everyone seemed to have something to say about “safe spaces.” Mentioning the term had the potential to elicit heated reactions from students, politicians, academics, and anyone else remotely interested in the topic.
Headlines about safe spaces and their relevance to free speech on college campuses flooded the editorial sections of news outlets. This occurred, in part, as a result of widely publicized incidents regarding safe spaces at universities across the country.

In the fall of 2015, a series of student protests over racial tension erupted at the University of Missouri over safe spaces and their impact on freedom of the press. Weeks later, a controversy at Yale over offensive Halloween costumes escalated into a fight over safe spaces and students’ rights to freedom of expression.

In 2016, the dean of University of Chicago wrote a letter to the incoming class of 2020 stating that the university didn’t condone trigger warnings or intellectual safe spaces.

5Some critics suggest that safe spaces are a direct threat to free speech, foster groupthink, and limit the flow of ideas. Others accuse college students of being coddled “snowflakes” who seek protection from ideas that make them uncomfortable.

What unites most anti–safe space stances is that they focus almost exclusively on safe spaces in the context of college campuses and free speech. Because of this, it’s easy to forget that the term “safe space” is actually quite broad and encompasses a variety of different meanings.

What Is a Safe Space?
On college campuses, a “safe space” is usually one of two things. Classrooms can be designated as academic safe spaces, meaning that students are encouraged to take risks and engage in intellectual discussions about topics that may feel uncomfortable. In this type of safe space, free speech is the goal.
The term “safe space” is also used to describe groups on college campuses that seek to provide respect and emotional security, often for individuals from historically marginalized groups.

A “safe space” doesn’t have to be a physical location. It can be something as simple as a group of people who hold similar values and commit to consistently provide each other with a supportive, respectful environment.

The Purpose of Safe Spaces
It’s well-known that a little anxiety can boost our performance, but chronic anxiety can take a toll on our emotional and psychological health.
Feeling like you need to have your guard up at all times can be exhausting and emotionally taxing.

Anxiety pushes the nervous system into overdrive which can tax bodily systems leading to physical discomfort like a tight chest, racing heart, and churning stomach,” says Dr. Juli Fraga, Psy.D.
“Because anxiety causes fear to arise, it can lead to avoidance behaviors, such as avoiding one’s fears and isolating from others,” she adds.

Safe spaces can provide a break from judgment, unsolicited opinions, and having to explain yourself. It also allows people to feel supported and respected. This is especially important for minorities, members of the LGBTQIA community, and other marginalized groups.
That said, critics often redefine the concept of a safe space as something that’s a direct attack on free speech and only relevant to minority groups on college campuses.

Perpetuating this narrow definition makes it difficult for the general population to understand the value of a safe space and why they can benefit all people.
15Using this constricted safe space definition also limits the scope of productive discussions we can have regarding the topic. For one, it prevents us from examining how they relate to mental health — an issue that’s just as relevant, and arguably more urgent, than free speech.

Why These Spaces Are Beneficial for Mental Health
Despite my background as a journalism student, racial minority, and native of the ultra-liberal Bay Area, I still had difficulty understanding the value of safe spaces until after college.

I was never anti–safe space, but during my time at Northwestern I never identified as someone who needed a safe space. I was also wary of engaging in discussions about a topic that could ignite polarizing debates.
In hindsight, however, I’ve always had a safe space in one form or another even before I started college.

Since middle school, that place was the yoga studio in my hometown. Practicing yoga and the studio itself was so much more than downward dogs and handstands. I learned yoga, but more importantly, I learned how to navigate discomfort, learn from failure, and approach new experiences with confidence.
I spent hundreds of hours practicing in the same room, with the same faces, in the same mat space. I loved that I could go to the studio and leave the stress and drama of being a high schooler at the door.
For an insecure teenager, having a judgment-free space where I was surrounded by mature, supportive peers was invaluable.

Even though the studio fits the definition nearly perfectly, I had never thought of the studio as a “safe space” until recently.
Redefining the studio has helped me see how focusing solely on safe spaces as a barrier to free speech is unproductive because it limits people’s willingness to engage with the topic as a whole — namely, how it relates to mental health.

Explain why Judith Ortiz-Cofer (“Myth of the Latin Woman”) and Victor (“Indian Education”) both live in-between two worlds?

Write a 500-word essay on ONE of the questions below.
As you develop your essay, make sure that you provide sufficient support and explanation by integrating examples from the readings throughout your essay. Analyze your examples to show their relevance to your argument. Use your own observations, experiences, or other sources to develop your claims. When you cite directly from the readings, use proper MLA page citation.
Discuss TWO of the following readings in your essay: “Explaining White Privilege to a Broke White Person” by Gina Crosley-Corcoran, “White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack” by Peggy McIntosh, “Indian Education” by Sherman Alexie or “Myth of the Latin Woman” by Judith Ortiz-Cofer.
Choose ONE of the following questions to answer in your essay.
In your own words, what is intersectionality (Crosley-Corcoran 4)? Give examples from TWO readings and a real world example to help explain your answer.
How do Judith Ortiz-Cofer (“Myth of the Latin Woman”) and Victor (“Indian Education”) both live in-between two worlds? Give examples from the readings to help explain your answer.
To what extent does cultural conflict influence the narrators’, Judith Ortiz-Cofer and Victor’s, major life choices?