Q&A With John Schuldt, Executive Director of TIAA

By Youfeng (Gloria) Pan, Guest Writer  John Schuldt is the Executive Director of the Thunderbird Independent Alumni Association (TIAA). He sat down with us on Feb. 15 to discuss his story, TIAA’s role in the Thunderbird community, and what he sees the future holding for Thunderbird. What is your story? What led you to this […]

Does the World Need T-birds with AI’s Arrival?

By Youfeng (Gloria) Pan, Staff Writer AI Sophia just got bestowed citizenship from Saudi Arabia, and now she is off to start a Robot family of “digitally animated companions, humanoid helpers, friends, assistants and everything in between.” When she has her own robotic offspring, she thinks “We’re going to see artificial intelligence personalities become entities […]

A World Without Gun Violence

By Youfeng (Gloria) Pan, Staff Writer Dear Granddaughter, I am scared to imagine the world you are going to live in 30 to 50 years from now. On November 5, 2017, a mass shooting happened at a small church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, killing over 25 people and an unborn child.  At least 20 people were […]

Fire and Inspiration: Native American Women’s Conference

On a cold Tuesday night, the wood started to burn, flames danced with the wind, and flashing airplanes echoed in the sky. We sat around the fire on a patio of a cliff, covered with a cozy blanket. Steven Darden, the story teller, opened the night with the history of Native Americans—the child’s first laugh, […]

What I Learned at the National Association of Women MBA Conference

At the National Association of Women MBA (NAWMBA) conference during October 19-21, women leaders from various industries and businesses gathered in one room to share best practices, industry trends, and stories of personal development and career exploration. I met Dianna Klein, who shared her prediction of the role of drones in business; Davina Linguist from […]

Holiday Economics: The Narratives that Got Us Shopping

By Youfeng (Gloria) Pan, Staff Writer Halloween is coming. All the department stores are decorated Halloween-themed. All the pumpkins are in place. Cookies are colorful and cutely iced. They are ready to serve all the visitors and customers. How did Halloween storytelling, dancing and singing become a shopping festival? Did you know Santa Clause actually […]

Is Multitasking an Effective Form of Time Management?

By Youfeng (Gloria) Pan, Staff Writer Have you ever got caught in a situation where you are listening to the lecture and writing an email? Are there times that you are talking to a friend on the phone and reading an article? Have you ever driven a car while listening to an audio book? Have […]

Get Out of Glendale: Grand Canyon

By Youfeng (Gloria) Pan, Staff Writer As fall break is approaching, have you decided where to go for exploration and relaxation? Just three hours away, lies the frequently-visited Grand Canyon! Located in northern Arizona, Grand Canyon is a natural beauty that attracts millions of people every year. It is a breathtaking wonder that Mother Nature […]

Is Women-Only the Only Solution for Women’s Rights?

By Youfeng (Gloria) Pan, Staff Writer In June 2017, Guangzhou China started the trail of women-only metro cars during rush hours on weekdays. In September 2016, Guanghzou Baiyun Airport introduced women-only checkpoints for domestic and international female travelers. In 2015, Frankfurt designated a parking area painted pink closer to the airport entrance for the use of women […]

4 Trends that are Changing China and the World

Since the Opening and Reforming policy, China has changed enormously. In the IT Era, China has embraced never before seen fast and vast changes—changes that are shaping the future. This article offers a glance at today’s China. A Wallet-less Country “Smile to Pay”—a facial recognition payment system—finally became a reality at the opening of the […]