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What is the Metaverse?

By: Dr. Elham Mousavidin From the Digital Assets to the Metaverse Would you pay $4,000 for a digital Gucci bag? That is, for a bag that you cannot actually carry, but can only own as an image on a computer?  It is hard to believe, but in May 2021 someone actually did that.  The digital…

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Playing Defense in the Pandemic

By John E. Simms, Ph.D., Ed.D., CMA, CSCA We have heard so many individuals arguing that they have a Constitutional Right not to wear a mask, and the argument has been presented as an issue of individual rights, states’ rights, and even declaring that the Covid-19 vaccine is a means of implanting computer chips into…

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A Primer on Futures Contracts

Dr. Hassan Shirvani Futures contracts, together with options and swaps, are examples of the derivative securities which are so-called because they derive their values from the performances of other financial assets or commodities.  As such, they are essentially side bets, not unlike placing bets in a horse race.  Given their wide popularity on Wall Street as highly effective investment and hedging instruments, this post briefly…

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Myth of the Free Markets: A Catholic Perspective

By Dr. Hassan M. Shirvani The importance of economic education in fostering higher levels of social welfare and political stability is widely acknowledged.  However, judging by the poor quality of most public economic debates, the level of economic literacy, even in major industrial countries, seems to be still awfully low.  This is particularly evidenced by the increasing tendency of many debaters to refute the views of their opponents, not…

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Alexander the Great’s most difficult Challenge from the PAST is a Great Phoenician Legacy TODAY!

My Negotiation Experience in Macedonia” by Dr. Habib Chamoun-Nicolas Alexander the Great: Macedonia and the Phoenicians It is known that Alexander the Great of Macedonia experienced great challenges when attempting to conquer Tyre, the great trade city of Phoenicia. The Phoenicians were known to be a pacifist culture and people, however, if they were attacked,…

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Passion Stirs Innovation

By Kimberly Dinh—On March 25th, I had the opportunity to attend Cameron School of Business’ Celt Coffee Hour with guest Speaker Michael Osborne, a Senior Solutions Architect at SalesForce. In addition to his daytime office job, Osborne became an Instagram sensation after adopting the hobby of woodworking which he has successfully grown and promoted using…

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Celts Exploring Businesses Tours HMRI Facilities

By Kimberly Dinh—In September 2018, I had the opportunity to tour Houston Texas Methodist Institute through CSB’s Celts Exploring Businesses program. Along with a group of CSB students, I got to meet individuals from highly respected positions in the medical field and have a sneak peak of HMRI’s operations that aim at improving patient care…

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Celts Exploring Businesses – FedEx Facility Tour

On Friday March 23, 2018, I had the opportunity to tour one of Houston’s FedEx Facility with one of our very own alumni, John Sullivan. My peers and I were privileged to see shipping in action and learn how FedEx operates their business and facility to ensure that we get our packages in time. I…

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Advocacy and Business: Gaining the Tools I Need

By Kate Folladori–Two primary conditions have defined my life since I was fourteen: epilepsy and chronic depression. They have impacted the way I interact with people, the way I think about my future, the way I see myself and my potential, and my day-to-day health and mobility. But recently, as with any other obstacle in…

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Canadian Crude Oil Blends

By Ali Oktay—Canadian crude oil blends are trading at steep discounts due to pipeline constraints. Let’s start with basics. In the chart below, you can see the different benchmark crudes lined up according to their API gravities. Canada is a major heavy oil producer, and WCS pricing has been recently hit by the pipeline constraints.…

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