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Driss Ksikes has been called “one of the most innovative writers in Morocco today” and was named “one of the six best African playwrights” by the National Studio Theatre in London. The author of numerous plays and novels, most recently Au Détroit d’Averroes (2019), his coauthored book Le métier d’intellectuel was awarded the 2015 Prix Grand Atlas. Ksikes has also maintained an active journalism career, most notably as editor-in-chief of the groundbreaking Moroccan magazine TelQuel and its Arabic sister publication Nichane from 2002 to 2006.

Driss Ksikes has been called “one of the most innovative writers in Morocco today” and was named “one of the six best African playwrights” by the National Studio Theatre in London. The author of numerous plays and novels, most recently Au Détroit d’Averroes (2019), his coauthored book Le métier d’intellectuel was awarded the 2015 Prix Grand Atlas. Ksikes has also maintained an active journalism career, most notably as editor-in-chief of the groundbreaking Moroccan magazine TelQuel and its Arabic sister publication Nichane from 2002 to 2006.

We know a cellphone can be used for more than selfies and a source for frequent updates.
We can communicate with loved ones around the world in seconds without speaking a word.
The internet and various mobile devices have made the world a lot smaller and information more accessible.
Collaborative editing and social media are just two examples of how humans are willing to interact with this technology (sharing knowledge).

The Aging is Public Health 2019-2020 Seminar Series proudly presents "Helping Communities Face Fears of Dementia" featuring Deborah M. Jackson, Caregiver | Ministry Leader | Speaker.

The Aging is Public Health 2019-2020 Seminar Series proudly presents "Improving Care for LGTB Older Adults" featuring Jim Meadows, LMSW, of New Orleans Advocates for GLBT Elders (NOAGE).

The Aging is Public Health 2019-2020 Seminar Series proudly presents "Aging in an East Asian Context: Case Studies of South Korea and Vietnam" featuring Trang Nguyen, PhD, MSW, and NhuNgoc Pham, MPH; moderated by Mark J. VanLandingham, PhD.

The Aging is Public Health 2019-2020 Seminar Series proudly presents "Older Adults in Emergencies: Outbreaks & Natural Disasters" featuring Shayna Goldfine, MPH, and Lina Moses, PhD, MSPH.

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Polymeric materials, due to their adaptability and array of functionality, touch almost every aspect of our daily
lives. This seminar will focus on two areas in which new behavior was engineered into “old” materials. In the
first part, I will discuss my lab’s efforts to design new polymers for water treatment membranes.
Membrane-based water purification techniques are the current state of the art, but face limitations including
thermodynamically limited transport, high material and operation costs, the perm-selectivity tradeoff, and

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