COLLEGE PROFESSOR RELEASES EP WITH EMMY AWARD WINNER ABOUT TECHNOLOGY AND DIVERSITY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 12/16/2018

COLLEGE PROFESSOR RELEASES EP WITH EMMY AWARD WINNER ABOUT TECHNOLOGY AND DIVERSITY

Cleveland, TN: Dr. Luis Camillo Almeida has released an Extended Play (EP) album titled, “Let’s Do Better” with Emmy Award Winner and multiple times Grammy Nominee, Dr. Jose Valentino Ruiz, containing four tracks relating to modern technology and diversity of thinking.   

“It’s time for us to do something about this overuse of technology in our society and diversity in the workforce. We have so many people depressed these days which just can’t happen anymore. Creating this spoken word album is important to me because it is so practical,” says Almeida. 

“TechnoModeration, is an obligation, machine replaces man, it’s an abomination… we’re in desperation for human relations, don’t let machines replace homo sapiens…” quoted from the rap in the EP. “It is very difficult for a diverse team leader to get his diverse team members to go for the same goal without taking a shared governance approach…”quoted from a spoken word track in the EP dealing with diversity in the workforce. 

“I take my job very seriously. I decided to create this EP to have a good conversation with the public about issues of technology overuse and diversity in our society. I feel that there is a big void there,” says Almeida.  

A newspaper columnist known for his provocative stance he calls “TechnoModeration” – the philosophy proposing that people must moderate their use of technology to live a better life and contributor to Lifehack on issues of diversity and leadership, Almeida is more than just technology. He is proud to be a human being who is vocal about what he believes in.

Almeida is inviting Tennesseans to be more aware about the dangers of technology and to be more sensitive about the issues of diversity in leadership in our region and beyond. The EP is currently available for download at iTunes.

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Almeida Joins Team of Lifehack Contributors

By Olivia Webb

Lee University’s Dr. Luis Almeida, associate professor of communication, recently had an article published on Lifehack, a website dedicated to publishing self-help and how-to articles.

Lifehack, founded by Leon Ho, is read in over 243 countries and has 400,000 subscribers. Since its launch in 2005, Lifehack has reached over 458 million people. Articles vary in subject, such as health, work, and relationships.

Almeida cited the difficulty of acceptance as contributor to the site as proof of its significance. “Even though LifeHack isn’t an academic journal,” he says, “having an article published there is a big honor.”

Almeida’s article, “6 People Management Tactics to Lead a Diverse Team to Success,” is broken into two parts. The first breaks down why leading and uniting a diverse team can be difficult based on social and cultural differences, as well as one’s own ignorance. “Despite the difficulties, if one leads a diverse team correctly it can be more effective than a less diverse team,” says Almeida.

The second part of the article lists and explains six people management tactics, such as the importance of flexibility and the ability to relate to one’s team.

To read Almeida’s article, visit https://www.lifehack.org/785437/people-management.

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COLLEGE PROFESSOR STATES THAT TECH GADGETS MAY BE A DETRIMENT TO AMERICAN SOCIETY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 6/18/2018

COLLEGE PROFESSOR STATES THAT TECH GADGETS MAY BE A DETRIMENT TO AMERICAN SOCIETY

Cleveland, TN: Dr. Luis Camillo Almeida, a professor of Communication Arts in Tennessee is claiming that the smartphone causes people more damage than good. He is bold to state that some tech gadgets maybe a detriment to American society.

According to researchers, 88% of teens have been mean to others in social media, 64% of people who use twitter for news encountered something they later discovered to be false. The University of Pittsburgh researchers have found that social media increases depression. “How can we celebrate technology so much in America today?” asks Almeida.

“We are reaching a point of no return. In my research alone, I’ve found that almost 7 out of 10 participants ignore their own limits these days; More than 3/4 of the participants in my study reported that their thoughts are often somewhere else. Almost 50% of the participants stated that they use the computer to a limit of mental exhaustion!” adds Almeida.

A newspaper columnist known for his provocative stance he calls “TechnoModeration” – the philosophy proposing that people must moderate their use of technology to live a better life.

As Christian Lous Lange once said, “Technology is a useful servant but a dangerous master.”

Almeida is inviting Americans to be cautious about technology and encourages people to use technology, including the smartphone, but in moderation.

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Contact information:

Luis C. Almeida: lca120@gmail.com