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I don’t know how much more I can add to Dr. Taras’ very thorough analysis of the event, but I will attempt to fill in some of the gaps. The Beginning:


Summary: 150 students from 43 countries, plus 20 professors took part in X-Culture Symposium in Miami Hosts, partners: Hard Rock International / Seminole Gaming, American Airlines, UPS, JWU, UNCG Meetings with top managers and behind-the-scenes tours of Port of Miami,…


A true member of the X-Culture family poses for a photo with an “X”.
The “X” comes in a variety of forms, each with its hidden meaning and mythology.

Nobody knows how the “X” made its way into the X-Culture photos.
The first known X-Photo dates October 14, 2013. It is a class of Vilnius University students who took part in X-Culture in 2013-2b.
Nobody at the admin office recognized the deep meaning of the “X” symbol in the photo and it was lost in our archives. Until it was rediscovered a few years later after the “X” had become part of the X-Culture mythology and symbolism.


As we are preparing for the upcoming X-Culture Symposium in Miami, we encountered a peculiar problem: Transportation from the airport to the JWU where the Symposium will take place. An Uber will cost abouut $15, and a regular taxi can…


Experts wrote the Encyclopedia Britannica, and it ruled for 250 years. Then amateurs wrote Wikipedia. I was recently asked to talk about when it is better to hire an expert, and when it is better to crowd-source the task. Here…


X-Culture has a unique problem. It’s hard to make photos “about” X-Culture. It’s easy to have photos “about” a business, or “about” a university. You take photos of the office building, or campus, or your employees in a conference room,…


Story by Terry Gallagher Dr. Taras, This past semester I took International Business under the tutelage of  Professor Lynden.  In that class I was enrolled in your “project” called X-Culture. Through the process of writing the report due at the end…


The 2017-1 round of X-Culture is over and here are some satisfaction statistics from the almost 5,000 students who participated this time. Overall peer evaluations averaged around 4.0=”Good”. As you see, a small percent of the students got low peer…


Confession: I am an audio book addict. I listen to books all the time: when I bike, drive, in the gym, mow grass, clean my house, do laundry, repairs my house, jog, cook, take shower, and even swim. In fact,…


As we are getting ready for the X-Culture Symposium in Miami in July, one issue we have to deal with is the U.S. visa. Out of hundreds of applicants, we eventually narrowed our roster to 150 top-notch students from 54…