1. G2CS Camp 2013


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    • Student Fellows 2014: Gavin Brown


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      On May 16, 2014, the Berglund Center for Internet Studies held their annual BCIS Awards Reception. At the reception, three graduating seniors from the Class of 2014 who served as Student Fellows gave a presentation on what they did while under the Berglund Fellowship.

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      • News Insurances Weekly April 11 2011


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        Insurance industry lobbyists warn about excessive Solvency 2 measures. Europe's our major bodies wrote to the European Commissioner, Michel Barnier, to warn against "excessively conservative and prescriptive measures" in the Solvency II framework. Andrew Thompson, Director for International Development and Data at BCIS, helps us understand about rebuilding costs and the relation with insurers. Find all News Insurances videos here : live.news-assurances.com/category/interview-uk/ And here : news-insurances.com/category/video-interviews

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        • BCIS Christmas Choir


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          Shanhong's Christmas Choir performed at the tree-lighting ceremonies of two of the major hotels in Beijing

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          • Berglund Center In Perspective


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            A short explanation of the Berglund Center for Internet Studies at Pacific University.

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            • Theresa Floyd Appreciation


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              Current and former Berglund Center for Internet Studies members share their stories and gratitude for recently retired Program Director, Theresa Floyd. Video was shown to Theresa as a gift at the 2014 BCIS Awards Presentation on May 16, 2014.

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              • Brain computer interfaces


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                What changes will be see in schools of the future? The only prediction we can make is that they will probably be very different in ten years from now. One fascinating technology is that of Brain Computer Interfaces. And it is why we need to focus so strongly on the teaching of thinking skills to children.

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                • The Excellence in Internet Research Award: Conner Cousins - "Examining Masculinity & the Internalization of Video Game Violence"


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                  Every year, the Berglund Center for Internet Studies awards a senior for the best use of analyzing the impact of the internet in their senior presentations as a part of their requirement at Pacific University. This year, two seniors were recipients of the Excellence in Internet Research Award. Both were awarded at the BCIS Awards Reception on May 16, 2014 and presented a small snippet of their presentations. Conner Cousins is a sociology major with his senior presentation of "Examining Masculinity & the Internalization of Video Game Violence" Abstract: Previous research examining video game violence (Barlett, Branch, Rodeheffer, and Harris 2009) has focused on the question: are video games a predictor of violent behavior? None of the research reviewed has uncovered any relationship to long-term aggressive behavior, and most of the studies (Williams and Skoric 2005; Boyle and Hibberd 2005; Funk, Baldacci, Pasold, and Baumgardner 2004) finding a relationship between video game violence and aggressive behavior have demonstrated that the effect is not a long term effect (Boyle and Hibberd 2005). Studies continue to be published, pulling the discussion back and forth, but none of them take a step back and look at what factors come in to play before the player picks up a controller. This study examines how adherence to traditional conceptualizations of masculinity influences the way males interpret violence portrayed in video games. Preliminary analyses indicate that masculinity does indeed play a role in how males discuss their appreciation and interpretation of video games violence. Participants scoring lower on the masculinity inventory discussed violence as a means to an end, a device that is used to achieve an established objective, not the objective itself. This study assessed potentially problematic constructions of masculinity and attempted to understand how these traits altered the consumption of violent interactive entertainment.

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                  • Interview with Andrew Thompson from BCIS


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                    Andrew Thompson, International Development and Data Director for the BCIS helps us better understand about rebuilding costs. The BCIS helps the insurance industry to better analyse the rebuilding costs since the end of the second world war. For thirty years, the BCIS has been working with the Association of British Insurers. This relation helps to better determine costs related with home insurance policies for homeowners. The new ReAssess solution helps insurers engage in better reinsurance procurement. Find all News Insurances videos here : live.news-assurances.com/category/interview-uk/ And here : news-insurances.com/category/video-interviews

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