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UC Osaka Special Lecture "Case Based Critical Thinking" #2

2015-1-15 (Thu) 1:30 p.m. -

The second lecture of the UC Osaka Office's Special English lecture series "Case Based Critical Thinking" will be held on Thursday, January15, 2015. The lecturer for this series is Dr. John Hampton Ino, Specially Appointed Professor, Institute for Academic Initiatives, Osaka University (and Professor Emeritus, University of California, San Francisco; former Director, UC Tokyo Study Center).
This special English lecture series is being conducted in an interactive seminar-style, based on group discussions about familiar topics. Participants consider things from multiple viewpoints, critically and pleasantly, through stakeholder analysis in order to develop logical thinking ability and communication skills. Both undergraduate and graduate students at OU are welcome to attend this lecture. (The first 30 applicants will be accepted.). Faculty members are also welcome to view Prof. Ino's teaching. Even if you did not attend the first lecture of this series, you are welcome to attend.

Date and Time: Thursday, January15, 2015, 13:30~15:00 & 15:10~16:40

Venue: Lecture Room, 7th floor, Interdisciplinary Research Bldg., Toyonaka campus
Outline of the class

From Downloading “Free” Music to 3D Printing: Guns ‘n Roses to Guns

1. Students will be given beforehand

● Article: Sticky Fingers in The Supply Closet
● Video: Fudge Factor; Dan Ariely
● Video: Losing Crescent Wrench at the Space Station

2. Students will

● be asked whether downloading “free” music is “stealing or sharing”
● analyze the transition from physical things (CDs, DVDs) to digital files
● discuss the global nature of file sharing

3. Small group discussion topics

● Who are the stakeholders?
● Who are the old (obsolete) middleman? Who are the new (digital) middlemen?
● How will “digitalization” affect my career?
● We will brainstorm new business opportunities and/or careers.

This lecture consists of two sessions with a 10-minute break. If you must come in late or leave the room before finish time for a reason beyond your control, please inform us in advance.

Making Applications:

Please send an email entitled "Attending 1/15 UC Osaka Office Special Lecture" to by Tuesday, January 13, 2015. Include your name with furigana and Roman letters, affiliation with alphanumeric code and year in school (ex. M1, D2), telephone number, and whether you can attend both sessions in the text of your email.  

For more information, contact:
NAKAYAMA, UC Osaka Office
Tel: 06-6850-6785


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