Saturday, January 5, 2019

Firecracker flower: World Univ & Sch monthly business meeting Jan 5 2019, Minutes

World Univ & Sch monthly business meeting Jan 5 2019



Minutes for Sat Jan 5, 2019 World University & School
Monthly Business Meeting

-       Larry Viehland (World Univ & Sch Board Chair, and CFO)
-       Scott MacLeod (President, CEO, Professor, Founder, Presiding Clerk +)
-    Eckhart Beatty

The next open WUaS monthly business meeting will be on Sat. Feb 9th at 9am Pacific Time. Scott on behalf of World Univ & Sch was glad to have attended the Scratch 3 drag and drop programming language MeetUp in SF yesterday (which is why MBM was a week early on Jan 5th, 2019) and seeks to grow too with Scratch 3:

Hi All, Thnx @scratch & @ScratchEdTeam meetup reboot! #Scratch3 #ScratchEdMeetup #CSinSF Blogged abt this: Planning IB in many languages @sgkmacleod - & w Scratch 3 ~ And all of these wiki subject pages are editable now, for wiki open teaching and learning ...  Planned in all ~200 countries' main languages too. ~ Cheers, Scott (

Minute 1

World University and School seeks to offer grant writers a remunerative opportunity. Please contact for further information if you are interested.

Minute 2

WUaS will follow up with the National Science Foundation in late January, per their guidance, re WUaS’s pending NSF grant application. This funding is budgeted for hiring graduate student instructors from greatest universities, and for the initial accreditation process.

Minute 3

World University and School seeks to hire graduate student instructors this autumn 2019 (from Stanford and MIT in particular) as WUaS matriculates its 2nd undergraduate class. Graduate student instructors will be teaching ‘sections’ online in something like Google group video Hangouts to 10 students, and in conjunction with MIT OCW faculty in video. This will be one way WUaS seeks to collaborate.  

Minute 4

WUaS will begin to accredit with the state of California’s Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education in mid-February when their portal opens newly, and after hearing from CA BPPE.

Minute 5

In seeking to develop further undergraduate majors, WUaS will developing an environmental science major early on, but hold off on developing Society, Technology and Science major.

Minute 6

Interlibrary loan

In developing Bachelor, Ph.D., Law and Medicine, as well as I.B. high school degrees, in each of all ~200 countries’ official and main languages, WUaS will seek to explore ways to develop online INTERLIBRARY LOAN with consortiums of major universities (e.g. Ivy League Universities and the 10 University of California campuses in the USA, and with other universities in other countries’ languages).

At the same time, WUaS will seek to address related questions re the Directors of The MIT Press and the MIT @medialab

The Quest to Topple Science-Stymying Academic Paywalls … via @WIRED

My new @WIRED Ideas column article - The Quest to Topple Science-Stymying Academic Paywalls

WUaS is in an unique position to help provide a platform for this, and for simple online browsing of academic journals in all ~200 countries’ official languages for matriculated students +.

Minute 7

Wikidata and Information Technologies

WUaS continues to seek to develop the WUaS SUBJECT TEMPLATE - - for usability combing WUaS Miraheze MediaWiki (as “front end”) with Wikidata / Wikibase (as “back end”) and in Wikipedia's ~300 languages.

In these regards, here is Wikidata’s recent open office hour, and WUaS will seek to attend the next open Wikdiata office hour to inquire further about this:

Wikidata:Events/IRC office hour 2019-01-08

The next open electronically-mediated WUaS monthly business meeting is on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 9am Pacific Time, 4pm / 1600 UTC.

* * *

Minutes for Jan 5, 2019 WUaS Corporation Board Meeting

-       Larry Viehland (acting CFO WUaS Corp and Board member)
-       Scott MacLeod (acting President/Recording Clerk, Board member and Founder/Facilitator of the emergent WUaS Corporation)


Minute A

People have been getting the finished version of the WUaS Press’s 3rd book in the mail. The WUaS Press does not yet publish in multiple languages with machine translation, neither STEM nor humanities’ books, but is seeking to develop this in each of all 7,097 living languages.


WUaS Press is seeking to open its online bookstore / computer store / robotics’ store as WUaS develops its web sites soon. In the process, the WUaS Bookstore will explore how best to carry and sell other publishers books, for example, Larry Viehland’s new "Gaseous Ion Mobility, Diffusion, and Reaction" (Springer 2018) -


In the process of opening the online WUaS Press bookstore, WUaS will seek to explore ways to sell books through PDFs, conceptually.


In the process of developing the new WUaS Press web site, WUaS will seek to explore developing out of TensorFlow/Cloud and into a stock price, and listing the WUaS Press on each of all ~200 countries' stock exchanges?

(WUaS would seek to teach how this can be done too in WUaS Law Schools in all ~200 countries' languages too).


The WUaS Press seeks to re-conceive the book, emerging conceptually out of something like Google Street View, with text in the side bar, and printable on paper too:
Leaf: Re-conceiving the book - Printable on paper out of a #RealisticVirtualEarth (conceptually like Google Street View with time slider, Maps, Earth ...), text in a sidebar, and for ethno-wiki-virtual-world-graphy (thinking  #RealisticVirtualHarbin > … ~

January 5, 2019 WUaS News & Agenda:

Dear Universitians and friends,

Thank you for your support of World Univ & Sch. I've attached the financial reports for A) World University and School, and for the B) WUaS Corporation for October 2018.

Please join us at our open (hour-long) World Univ & Sch @WorldUnivAndSch monthly business meeting this Saturday, January 5, 2019, at 9 am Pacific Time, electronically, in a Google group video Hangout, if interested people email WUaS about this

World University's open monthly business meeting Agenda for Saturday, January 5, 2019 -

WUaS monthly business meeting is a week early this month, on January 5th, 2019. WUaS will attend a Scratch 3.0 Programming Language MeetUp on January 12, 2019 at the Google building in SF. In February, WUaS's open Monthly Business Meeting will return to its 2nd Saturday meeting day at 9am PT, on February 9, 2019. 

Sincerely, Scott

- Languages - World Univ -

News and Agenda

World University and School

1 Thank you to contributors, editors and donors in 2018!

2 Collaboration? 

WUaS is seeking to collaborate with Stanford for coding, and with its Law and Medical Schools (in ~200 countries' official languages), since MIT doesn't have these re CC-4 MIT OCW.

WUaS is seeking to collaborate with MIT further as well - especially in building out majors and departments, in addition to hiring graduate students seeking to become online faculty. 

WUaS is seeking to collaborate with University of California Admissions (both UC Berkeley and all 10 UCs) for students applicants, as well. WUaS is seeking to matriculate ~500 online undergraduate students in the autumn of 2019 who are interested in and seeking to complete free-to-students' Bachelor degrees that are best STEM CC-4 OpenCourseWare centric. 

3 WUaS is awaiting a pending National Science Foundation pending grant application.

4 Seeking too to get started with accreditation in mid-February with CA BPPE. Would be great to know what they might be interested in re

5 Developing WUaS Degrees and Majors 

Course Catalog at World University & School - Courses for Credit 

Our matriculated undergraduate class is continuing with course work toward free-to-students' online Bachelor degrees (at not yet accrediting WUaS).  

6 existing majors: 



Lego flying robotics
Kitchen table / Home robotics 
Lego drone controller

for Programming - - Scratch 3.0 Programming language has been released on January 3rd which works with Lego Robotics


Science -

English - 

History - 

New Majors? 

Environmental science major - (NEW Environmental_Science wiki subject page at WUaS)

Graduate schools at WUaS

A) Law Degrees - WUaS seeks to head in this direction online, and in ~200 countries' official languages: 

“Columbia Law School is recognized worldwide. I learned why in my first few weeks here: outstanding faculty, exceptional facilities, hundreds of courses, and a location in New York City!” —Andres Del Real ’17 LL.M.

B) Medical Degrees - WUaS seeks to offer online medical degrees, and in ~200 countries' official languages: 

C) Ph.D. Degrees at World University and School - 

Am curious in what ways this course - - could fit into a possible Society, Technology and Science major at WUaS and re ... 


Developing a 2 book MIT OCW independent study approach  (e.g.  - ) to a current course could easily apply to my "Naked Harbin Ethnography" and Boellstorff's "Coming of Age in Second Life" @ WUaS applied too to a realistic virtual earth and a realistic virtual Harbin for STEM ethno-wiki-virtual-world-graphy.

6 Wikidata and Information Technology


Glad Lydia Pintscher, Wikidata Product Manager wrote recently, re Wikidata and Google Cloud: 

Lydia Pintscher @nightrose

 Jan 3

Replying to @Tagishsimon @Wikimedia

"Yeah :/ I'll push more to see what can be done now. Another option I'm working on is making it easier to run your own query service on cloud services like Google Cloud or Amazon Web Services where you are not limited by the restrictions we have to put in place for the public one."


RE an UNIVERSAL BASIC INCOME and WUaS: Glad too that Pavel Richter @pavel , former Executive Director, Wikimedia Deutschland e.V… wrote:

"wenn man das Bedingungslose Grundeinkommen irgendwie als sowas wie Rundfunkgebühren, nur nicht nur für Journalisten, sondern für alle, erklären würde.... Man hätte auf jeden Fall zwei Trends mit einem Tweet abgedeckt und bekäme Retweets ohne Ende #BGE #GEZ #zwangsbeitrag #Nahles"


if the unconditional basic income somehow as something like license fees, only for journalists, but for all, would explain .... One would definitely have covered two trends with a tweet and get retweets without) 


Glad too Wikidata's Markus Krötzsch recently wrote in the Wikidata email list, re WUaS Ph.D.s too: 

 [Wikidata] Fully funded PhD positions at TU Dresden

"We are currently looking to fill two 100%-funded researcher positions in 

the field of knowledge representation, AI, and data analysis. This might 

be of interest to some of you, or to someone you know:"


WUaS is still seeking to develop the WUaS SUBJECT TEMPLATE - - for usability combing WUaS Miraheze MediaWiki with Wikidata / Wikibase and in Wikipedia's ~300 languages. How best to communicate about this further? 

7 WUaS Outreach - students' NtFs (Nontheist Friends / Quakers)

Outreach - and emerging from the Google Platform / Tensor Flow? 

Finding matriculating students - in possibly communicating with the University of California admissions (or e.g. Ph.D students from Vassar / MIT communities, per your brother too), and coders re said Google Sites' platform with CA BPPE's accreditation agency / WASC senior? 

8 WUaS is seeking to develop online educational opportunities in India / Bangladesh / Sri Lanka - all with similar time zones - early on. 

Armeria maritima: Seasons’ Greetings 2018! from Scott MacLeod, with his book’s ‘Naked Harbin Ethnography’ bookmark, Stanford University, California * * * ‘Enter’ into this realistic virtual world here - - where you can visit the Harbin gate virtually, and "walk" down the road "4 miles" to Middletown, CA, to "amble" around the streets there, if interested (accessible from: and * * * Plans for the New Year: Seeking to help people realize their dreams at World Univ. & Sch. and with: “What are your educational goals and dreams? Tell us in the comments. With over 2,400 MIT courses represented on OCW, we can help take you to that next level. Get started now-->” - ... and via free universal education potentially for all 7.5 billion people, Accreditation * * * Music-making playing Scottish small pipes * * * You might also enjoy these ‘Hippy-Anjali Yoga Notations’ in this holiday time that creatively develop out of Yoga philosophy

* * * 

WUaS Press / WUaS Corporation


The WUaS Press is pleased to announce it has published its 3rd book:

Winding Road Rainbow: Harbin, Wandering & the Poetry of Loving Bliss 

World University and School is also pleased to announce the publication of

Larry Viehland's "Gaseous Ion Mobility, Diffusion, and Reaction" (Springer 2018), which the WUaS Bookstore would eventually seek to carry: 

WUaS Bookstore  

WUaS would like to sell a PDF version with index of Scott MacLeod's actual / virtual Harbin ethnography accessible from WUaS Bookstore 

WUaS will explore the possibility of a Adobe PDF reader which would allow the reading of this copyrighted book by the purchaser. 

Scott MacLeod's "Naked Harbin Ethnography" (2016)

WUaS Bookstore in multiple languages emerging from Google Sites and TensorFlow, with academic press at WUaS for machine translation?

WUaS stores from TensorFlow into a stock price and listing on each of all ~200 countries' stock exchanges? 

WUaS would seek to teach how this can be done too in the WUaS Law School in all ~200 countries' languages too.

- Scott MacLeod - Founder & President  
- World University and School

- 415 480 4577

- CC World University and School - like CC Wikipedia with best STEM-centric CC OpenCourseWare - incorporated as a nonprofit university and school in California, and is a U.S. 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt educational organization. 



No comments: