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RIA  UNIVERSITY

 DARE TO DREAM

 JOIN THE ADVENTURE


 

Post Office Box 4337      Ann Arbor, MI  48106

 

www.ria.edu

 


 

 

 

THE SPIRIT OF RIA UNIVERSITY

 

 

WHAT DOES THE “RIA” IN RIA UNIVERSITY MEAN?

 

Ria University (RU) may also be called RIA UNIVERSITY. Dr. Charles Tandy developed the RU concept while he was in Malaysia, but he was undecided about its name. While in Malaysia, Dr. Tandy constantly noticed the word “ria” and wondered about its meaning. He found that in Malaysia this very popular word means LIVELY or ALIVE.

 

When Dr. Tandy started using the name Ria University for his special kind of interdisciplinary educational institution devoted to life extension, he found that many would spell it RIA or R.I.A. University. Thus Dr. Tandy declared Ria Interdisciplinary Action University or R.I.A. University or RIA University or RIA UNIVERSITY to be acceptable alternative spellings of Ria University. Ria University or Ria Interdisciplinary Action University or R.I.A. University or RIA University or RIA UNIVERSITY is an interdisciplinary quest for intellectual excellence and compassionate commitment. We of RU seek to extend life in both quantity and quality.

 

THE DARES AND DREAMS OF RIA UNIVERSITY

 

We invite you to dare to dream and join the adventure! We of RU expect to expand our creative ideas, research endeavors, and educational activities beyond those presently envisioned. Presently, however, we are working on (or working toward) the following projects:

 

1. The RU Concept and Website Domain. We own the ria.edu domain. With the ria.edu website we began preliminary intellectual construction and implementation of RU more than a decade ago.

 

2. Ria University Mall, including Ria University Bookstore. This was easy enough to do on a preliminary basis by simply connecting our website to the products of amazon.com .

 

3. Ria University Press. This has been actively implemented for over a decade and continues to be successful, averaging the publication of several books each year (including the annual DEATH AND ANTI-DEATH series of anthologies). (See www.ria.edu/rup for more information.)

 

4. RUIAS. The Ria University Institute for Advanced Study has been articulated in enough detail on our website so as to allow fund-raising and limited implementation. (See www.ria.edu/ruias for more information.)

 

5. IBP. International Baccalaureate® Programme: An organization known as the International Baccalaureate® offers high quality international education via a worldwide community of schools. With reference to RU, this project idea has not yet been developed in detail but the intellectual construction of this Programme (as distinguished from its implementation) should not be difficult. The folks at www.ibo.org already have more than 900,000 IB students in over 140 countries, yet each IB institution is unique. The spirit of RU and of the IB mesh extremely well. It is just a matter of fine-tuning to our own needs and vision.   

 

6. SEGITs. Self-sufficient Extra-terrestrial Green-habitat Intentional Transparent [self-replicating] communities: This RU project idea has been conceptually developed by Dr. Tandy to some extent. Dr. Tandy’s work here so far has been on social-political issues. The physical science and technology conceptual groundwork was of course initiated first by the late Dr. Gerard K. O’Neill, then NASA, then the Lifeboat Foundation, among others. For some of Dr. Tandy’s preliminary work, see the websites www.SEGITs.com and www.OurOmniverse.com .

 

7. CAHB. Cryobiology Applied to Human Biostasis: This RU project idea has not yet been developed in any detail. Other institutions are of course implementing major aspects of this sort of activity, ranging from teams of cryobiologists engaged in developing biological vitrification procedures and technologies, to several longstanding cryonics societies. CAHB would expect to be on friendly terms with cryobiologists, cryonicists, and the Swiss organization Dignitas.

 

8. Healthspitals. One can envision the future possibility of CAHD-related research institutes, hospices (perhaps including hospice ships in international ocean waters), anti-disease hospitals, pro-longevity healthspitals, etc.

 

9. Time Travel. This RU project idea has so far been conceptually developed by Dr. Tandy only to a limited extent. (Likewise, the related “PersonalityPreserver” program of the Lifeboat Foundation has been developed only to a limited extent.)  For some of Dr. Tandy’s preliminary work, see the websites www.HelpHachi.com , www.ria.edu/papers , and www.OmniversePhilosophy.com .

 

10. and moreAgain, we of RU expect to expand our creative ideas, research endeavors, and educational activities beyond those presently envisioned. For only one example, RU may want, at least sometimes, to work closely with other educational institutions such as the Lifeboat Foundation <www.lifeboat.com> and with other universities such as the Singularity University <www.singularityu.org>.

 

RIA   DIRECTORY

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WEB  SITES/PAGES  AFFILIATED  WITH  RIA  UNIVERSITY

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! Ria University Welcomes You !

The Ria University Institute And More – Or See The Sitemap Link Below

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! Vision and Mission of the Ria University Institute !

An Interdisciplinary, Perpetually-Existing, Graduate School And Research Institute

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! Analysis of the Ria University Institute !

Maintenance, Reliability, And Quality Of An Institution Of Higher Learning

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! Ria University Board Members !

Expertise And Leadership

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! Ria University’s Future – Endow A Ria University Chair In Your Name !

Help Found A Perpetually-Existing Interdisciplinary University

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! Ria University Courses of Study !

Four Master's Degree Programs:

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1. Ria University's Master of Education Program

An Innovative Interdisciplinary One-Year Course Of Study

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2. Ria University's Master of Philosophy Program

An Innovative Interdisciplinary One-Year Course Of Study

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3. Ria University's Master of Business Administration Program

An Innovative Interdisciplinary One-Year Course Of Study

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4. Ria University's Master of Biology Program

An Innovative Interdisciplinary One-Year Course Of Study

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! Ria University Press !

Find Our Ria Books Here And Order Online At Discount

 

! Ria University Press !

Submit a Paper/Abstract - PHDs Wanted - Anthology Contributors Welcomed

Submit A Book/Proposal - PHDs Wanted - Book Authors Welcomed

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! Ria University Bookstore And Mall !

From Amazon: Find Any Book In Print - Order Books Online At Discount

Order Other (Non-Book) Mall Products Online - Fast Delivery

 

! What's New Or Current Or Here – Ria University Sitemap !

Find Additional Sites/Pages Affiliated With Ria University

 

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LAST MODIFIED 20 DECEMBER 2013

 

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