Ivory Towers, Information Silos, and Extinction
           Jason Stone, Oklahoma State University Oklahoma City
ABSTRACT  
Overpopulation, global warming and fossil fuel consumption threaten our species
 with extinction in the near future.  Our institutions of higher learning are not 
producing adequate technological, scientific, or engineering based solutions to 
these problems.  Two of the causes for this lack of progress are fragmentation 
and overspecialization of our institutions of higher learning.  A new model for 
intra-institutional collaboration is called for.  A few promising developments 
in the status quo are reviewed and critiqued.  

		Academic Exchange Quarterly  Winter 2009: Volume 13, Issue 4  
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