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An ultra-low-cost online MBA launches today … and more news from TED speakers

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An ultra-low-cost online MBA launches today … and more news from TED speakers

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  Shai Reshef’s nonprofit University of the People — which offers nearly tuition-free, accredited degrees online — today launches its first graduate degree, an MBA program in 12 courses. Although there are no tuition or textbook fees, there is a $200 testing fee per course, which means students can expect to pay $2,400 for their MBA (compare this to the average cost []

‘An impish sage’: Remembering Marvin Minsky onstage at TED2016

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‘An impish sage’: Remembering Marvin Minsky onstage at TED2016

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Onstage at TED this evening, Danny Hillis spoke a few words to remember his friend, the artificial intelligence researcher, cognitive scientist and longtime TEDster Marvin Minsky, who died in late January of this year. As Hillis looked out into the audience, he wondered “how many of you he challenged or irritated or made laugh…” Once Minsky’s student, Hillis recalled: []

Does the best music education happen in school? What is culinary justice? 11 more talks from fresh thinkers at TED2016

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Does the best music education happen in school? What is culinary justice? 11 more talks from fresh thinkers at TED2016

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TED Fellows are scientists, artists and activists and musicians. But they are also biodiversity mathematicians, culinary historians and any other combination of disciplines you can imagine. Below, read short recaps of the talks in the second session of TED Fellows talks at TED2016, each a big idea that will make you think again. Honor thy []

Get ready to Dream — TED2016 begins tomorrow

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Get ready to Dream — TED2016 begins tomorrow

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The TED Conference always celebrates dreams. Not the fluffy, snoozy kind — but the big, bold, beautiful visions that have the potential to send ripples of change out into the world. That’s why the theme of TED2016 is: Dream. We are thrilled it begins tomorrow. Over the next week, 65 speakers will share their dreams []

Welcome to TED2017: The Future You

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Welcome to TED2017: The Future You

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We’re thrilled to announce the opening of registration for TED2017: The Future You. In this exciting week, April 24–28, 2017, a program of more than 70 speakers will explore deep scientific and psychological insights, the latest medical advances, the neatest inventions, all mixed with a dose of ancient wisdom, to ask the questions about ourselves that we often don’t []

Introducing the TED Residency

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Introducing the TED Residency

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Are you working on something that deserves wider exposure? Do you draw insights and inspiration from people in other fields? And have you dreamed of giving a TED Talk but don’t know how to get it—or yourself—onto our radar? Well, here’s your chance. With TED moving into new headquarters in New York’s SoHo, there will be room to []

Meet the 2016 class of TED Fellows and Senior Fellows

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Meet the 2016 class of TED Fellows and Senior Fellows

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We are thrilled to announce the new class of Fellows for TED2016. These 21 world-changers work at the very forefront of their fields and represent 12 countries around the world – including, for the first time in the program, Kyrgyzstan. This group includes a Hawaiian geneticist focused on establishing ethnic diversity in genome studies; an []

Remembering Oliver Sacks

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Remembering Oliver Sacks

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Neurologist and author Oliver Sacks died on Sunday, August 30, at age 82. He’d announced in February that he was in the final stages of terminal cancer, and wrote a beautiful essay in the New York Times about what that meant to him: Over the last few days, I have been able to see my life []

TED Talks Live: Six nights of talks on Broadway

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TED Talks Live: Six nights of talks on Broadway

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TED is coming to Broadway. And curious minds of all kinds are invited. “TED Talks Live” will bring six nights of talks to The Town Hall Theater in New York City’s Theater district this November. The program will focus on three topics: The Education Revolution, War & Peace and Science & Wonder. Each night will []