STUDENTS IN UZBEKISTAN ARE VERY FRIENDLY AND APPROACHABLE WITH TEACHERS
An international mobility student Exchange program was signed between Uzbekistan State World Languages University and Sultan Idris University of Education of Malaysia (UPSI). Also, under this program, three intern teachers from the USPI did an internship in UzSWLU for almostRead More
ONE YEAR AND 15 MILLION BLOCKS LATER, I PRESENT THE REGISTAN OF SAMARKAND, UZBEKISTAN
‘Pkncar‘ recreated Registran in Minecraft It took 15 million blocks to assemble the area. The user ‘pkmncar‘ from Reddit has recreated Samarkand Registan Square in the game Minecraft for a year, using 15 million blocks. According to him, the heightRead More
How stress affects your brain
Stress isn’t always a bad thing; it can be handy for a burst of extra energy and focus, like when you’re playing a competitive sport or have to speak in public. But when it’s continuous, it actually begins to changeRead More
How drawing can set you free
Who are you? To answer this question, artist Shantell Martin followed her pen. In this brilliantly visual talk featuring her signature freestyle line work — drawn across everything from the screens of Times Square to the bodies of New YorkRead More
What causes insomnia?
What keeps you up at night? Pondering deep questions? Excitement about a big trip? Stress about unfinished work? What if the very thing keeping you awake was stress about losing sleep? This seemingly unsolvable loop is at the heart ofRead More
What is obesity?
Mia Nacamulli Obesity is an escalating global epidemic. It substantially raises the probability of diseases like diabetes, heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, and cancer. But what is the distinction between being overweight and being obese? And how does aRead More
Why should you read Charles Dickens?
Iseult Gillespie The starving orphan seeking a second helping of gruel. The spinster wasting away in her tattered wedding dress. The stone-hearted miser plagued by the ghost of Christmas past. More than a century after his death, these remain recognizableRead More
What is depression?
Helen M. Farrell Depression is the leading cause of disability in the world. In the United States, nearly 10% of adults struggle with depression. But since this is a mental illness, it is more difficult to deal with it than,Read More
How to save a language from extinction
Daniel Bögre Udell As many as 3,000 languages could disappear within the next 80 years, all but silencing entire cultures. In this quick talk, language activist Daniel Bögre Udell shows how people around the world are finding new ways toRead More
The power of the placebo effect
Emma Bryce The placebo effect is an unexplained phenomenon in which drugs and treatments that shouldn’t work — and are often fake — miraculously improve people’s well-being. What’s going on? Emma Bryce delves into the mystery of the placebo’s bizarreRead More