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Here's a short video inspired by the #worldcup and the first few days of #summer! Enjoy.

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Hundreds of photos from #TEDxOaklandUniversity 2014 have already been added to our flickr account. Check them out!…

Thanks to @TEDxOaklandU for inviting us to your awesome event, we had a great time telling everyone about Camp Casey! #childhoodcancer Retweeted by TEDxOaklandU

A HUGE thanks goes out to all the organizers, presenters, and attendees of the first ever #TEDxOaklandUniversity. Our success is collective!

Laura and Amy giving closing remarks to wrap up a very insightful and successful first ever #TEDxOaklandUniversity

Now showing Juan Enriquez: Your Online Life; Permanent as a Tattoo… #TEDxOaklandUniversity

Stamps conclude with "History. It's history. You can either preserve it or lose it." #TEDxOaklandUniversity

"It's the present that sometimes comes in conflict with the past"- Dr. Richard Stamps

"History is creating in things we create. It's what we surround ourselves with." - Richard Stamps

Our final speaker for the event is OU Professor Emeritus Richard Stamps. He recently retired from OU #TEDxOaklandUniversity

@magiceldridge Practicing education through digital mediums and a "teacher as facilitator" role promotes a more productive, niche learning.

"The internet continues to pervade the classroom"- @magiceldridge

@magiceldridge discussing the power of the internet, online learning, and connecting the world.

Eldridge Alexander, Support Engineer @ Google, will now talk to us about how digital learning is shaping the future. #TEDxOaklandUniversity

@CharlieCurve says try to kill the ampersand along with the elevator pitch fallacy. #TEDxOaklandUniversity

Charlie Wollborg is talking about the power of words, being ahead of the curve, to be innovative #TEDxOaklandUniversity

"How do we stand out from that 'shiny object syndrome' that we have today?"-@CharlieCurve


Need a refresher on ISIS? Here's what you need to know:

"My parents didn't believe in 'can't.' My father's mantra was, 'You can do it, yes you can can.'"

How cultures around the world think about choice:

"It's time for us to be comfortable with the uncomfortable conversation about race."

Should we donate money directly to the poor? A convincing case that yes, we should:

Want to learn how to give a great talk? @TEDChris is writing the official TED guide to public speaking:

"We stigmatize mistakes, and the result is that we are educating people out of their creative capacities."

"There is always somebody who wants to confiscate our humanity. If we live out loud, we can trounce the hatred."

"The problem and the beauty of hackers: They just can't see something broken in the world and leave it be."

This is what your brain was doing while you were sleeping:

"Abolish all doubt and what's left is not faith, but absolute heartless conviction."

"When we dare to create conflict, we enable ourselves and the people around us to do our very best thinking."

Need a confidence boost? Try power posing:

Need a confidence boost? Try power posing:

What would happen if you followed every single piece of health advice you heard? This guy tried it:

"We cannot bear a pointless torment, but we can endure great pain if we believe that it's purposeful."

"You can find the strange in the familiar, as long as you're willing to look beyond what's been brought to light."

"Human communities depend upon a diversity of talent, not a singular conception of ability."

"Every time you tell yourself a good vs evil story, you're basically lowering your IQ."

Confused by commas? A clever way to remember when you need a comma: via @TED_ED



Today is our fundraiser at Buffalo Wild Wings (11am - 2am). Come out and support the TEDxOaklandUniversity student organization! Below are the flyers you will need to bring in order to have twenty percent of the proceeds go towards the student org. Please share them with friends and family. Here is a link to the event page where you can RSVP and find more information about our goals this semester: We hope to see you there! Thank you for your help! ... See MoreSee Less

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A HUGE thanks goes out to all the organizers, presenters, and attendees of the first ever #TEDxOaklandUniversity! The immense success of the event is shared by all parties, and would not have been possible without the contributions of everyone involved. We look forward, with eager and hungry minds, to next year's event, which will undoubtedly be bigger and better. Thanks again to everyone for leaving such a sweet taste in our (mind)mouths! ... See MoreSee Less

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