Innovations in social finance
The emerging field of social finance is a hotbed of innovation in which new business models and practices are raising the game and extending reach to new markets around the world. What innovations in social finance are helping to catalyze this growth and development of the field? This session will explore ways to increase accountability through social metrics and standards, extend financial services to new populations, and adapt investment models and approaches in new geographies such as China.
When the Audience Clicks: Buying Attention in the Digital Age
Discussion of media buying and the attention-creation industry - showing how the fixation on audiences' click-like behaviour is a disruptive institutional force, and how buyers' new approaches to attention are creating new forms of social discrimination. A huge part of the media business is about getting people's attention and proving it to advertisers. The goal is to present people with interesting stuff-articles, videos, music - so they will see commercial messages that ride along, and sometim
Site and Urban Systems Planning, Spring 2002
The planning of sites and the infrastructure systems which serve them. Site analysis, spatial organization of uses on sites, design of roadways and subdivision patterns, grading plans, utility systems, analysis of runoff, parking requirements, traffic and off-site impacts, landscaping. Lectures on analytical techniques and examples of good site-planning practice. Assignments on each aspect of subject. The Site and Urban Systems Planning course provides a unique opportunity to engage in the explo
Global Tobacco Control
Provides an introduction to global tobacco control. Presents the health and economic burden of tobacco use worldwide and highlights practical approaches to tobacco prevention, control, surveillance, and evaluation. Examines transnational tobacco control issues, including the following: the interpretation and packaging of epidemiologic evidence for policy makers, the determinants of tobacco addiction, the economics of global tobacco control, tobacco industry strategies, legal foundations for regu
Introduction to Social Network Methods
This on-line textbook introduces many of the basics of formal approaches to the analysis of social networks. The text relies heavily on the work of Freeman, Borgatti, and Everett (the authors of the UCINET software package). The materials here, and their organization, were also very strongly influenced by the text of Wasserman and Faust, and by a graduate seminar conducted by Professor Phillip Bonacich at UCLA. Many other users have also made very helpful comments and suggestions based on the
Print Media Program, Studio Arts Department, Concordia University, Montreal
This video profile illustrates the diverse practices of the Print Media Program through faculty and student interviews, studio techniques, student work and the variety of skills, methods and approaches used within the discipline. Students are encouraged to mix, match, combine, innovate and experiment with techniques to uncover their individual artistic development. http://studio-arts.concordia.ca/
Introduction to the Old Testament
This course examines the Old Testament (Hebrew Bible) as an expression of the religious life and thought of ancient Israel, and a foundational document of Western civilization. A wide range of methodologies, including source criticism and the historical-critical school, tradition criticism, redaction criticism, and literary and canonical approaches are applied to the study and interpretation of the Bible. Special emphasis is placed on the Bible against the backdrop of its historical and cultural
15.351 Managing the Innovation Process (MIT)
This course approaches "managing the innovation process" through five levels of analysis: individual, team, network, organizational, and industrial. At each level of analysis, particular attention is given to the conditions under which innovation processes succeed and fail. The weekly readings consist of a mixture of book chapters, journal articles, and cases, and an online forum will be used for further discussion of the required readings outside of class. Tuesday classes will begin with a refl
HST.730 Molecular Biology for the Auditory System (MIT)
An introductory course in the molecular biology of the auditory system. First half focuses on human genetics and molecular biology, covering fundamentals of pedigree analysis, linkage analysis, molecular cloning, and gene analysis as well as ethical/legal issues, all in the context of an auditory disorder. Second half emphasizes molecular approaches to function and dysfunction of the cochlea, and is based on readings and discussion of research literature.
9.05 Neural Basis of Movement (MIT)
Surveys general principles and specific examples of motor control in biological systems. Emphasizes the neural mechanisms underlying different aspects of movement and movement planning. Covers sensory reception, reflex arcs, spinal cord organization, pattern generators, muscle function, locomotion, eye movement, and cognitive aspects of motor control. Functions of central motor structures including cerebellum, basal ganglia, and cerebral cortex considered. Cortical plasticity, motor learning and
6.041 Probabilistic Systems Analysis and Applied Probability (MIT)
Welcome to 6.041/6.431, a subject on the modeling and analysis of random phenomena and processes, including the basics of statistical inference. Nowadays, there is broad consensus that the ability to think probabilistically is a fundamental component of scientific literacy. For example: The concept of statistical significance (to be touched upon at the end of this course) is considered by the Financial Times as one of "The Ten Things Everyone Should Know About Science". A rece
HST.950J Medical Computing (MIT)
The focus of the course is on medical science and practice in the age of automation and the genome, both present and future. It ncludes an analysis of the computational needs of clinical medicine, a review systems and approaches that have been used to support those needs, and an examination of new technologies.
Saving Your Life: Medical Miracles and Heroes, Part 2
Technological breakthroughs and hybrid approaches to repairing abdominal aortic and brain aneurysms can mean the difference between life and death. These emergent, life-threatening conditions have been successfully treated by UW Medicine physicians who are leading the way surgically repairing these once devastating anomalies. University of Washington professors Drs. Joann G. Elmore, Laligam Sekhar, Hugh M. Foy and Benjamin W. Starnes explore the topic in the second half of this two-part program.
Dr Jenny Chesters: Gender convergence in paid and unpaid work, at ANU
Dr Jenny Chesters gives this lecture: 'Gender convergence in paid and unpaid work time: Assessing the relevance of earlier approaches for explaining current trends' at The Australian National University on 12 October, 2010. The increase in dual-earner families over the last few decades raises questions about whether men are sharing the homemaker role now that women are sharing the breadwinner role. Theories of the allocation of unpaid work, such as dependency and exchange approaches, time avail
Medicine without Frontiers: An Oxford physician-scientist working in Kenya.
On one of Kevin Marsh's regular visits to Oxford, the historian Conrad Keating caught up with the world-renowned malariologist and asked him what initially drew him to tropical medicine... Africa is the world's most malarious continent, and the east coast of Kenya has been particularly debilitated by the disease. In 1987 Kevin Marsh visited the area and recognised that the region offered great possibilities for an integrated programme of research on malaria that linked basic scientific, clinical
The law's approach to detention of asylum seekers: help or hindrance?
Dallal Stevens, Faculty of Law, University of Warwick gives a talk for the first session of the worksh op; Legal Approaches to Immigration Detention
23. Paradise XXX, XXXI, XXXII, XXXIII
Dante in Translation (ITAL 310) Professor Mazzotta lectures on the final cantos of Paradise (XXX-XXXIII). The pilgrim's journey through the physical world comes to an end with his ascent into the Empyrean, a heaven of pure light beyond time and space. Beatrice welcomes Dante into the Heavenly Jerusalem, where the elect are assembled in a celestial rose. By describing the Empyrean as both a garden and a city, Dante recalls the poles of his own pilgrimage while dissolving the classical divide bet
17.556 Political Economy of Development (MIT)
This course examines theoretical and empirical approaches to understanding the process of late development. Topics include the role of the state in alleviating or exacerbating poverty, the politics of industrial policy and planning and the relationship between institutional change and growth. How over the past century have some of the world's poorest nations achieved wealth? How have others remained mired in poverty? What are the social consequences for alternative strategies of development?
17.544 Comparative Politics and China (MIT)
This graduate seminar has two main goals: to explore the main theoretical and methodological approaches to the study of contemporary Chinese politics; and to relate those approches to broader trends in the field of comparative politics. What has the study of China contributed to the field of comparative politics, and vice versa? What are the most effective ways to integrate area studies, broader comparative approaches, and theory? Seminar presumes a basic understanding of the history and politic
9.95-A Research Topics in Neuroscience (MIT)
This series of research talks by members of the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences introduces students to different approaches to the study of the brain and mind. Topics include: From Neurons to Neural Networks Prefrontal Cortex and the Neural Basis of Cognitive Control Hippocampal Memory Formation and the Role of Sleep The Formation of Internal Modes for Learning Motor Skills Look and See: How the Brain Selects Objects and Directs the Eyes How the Brain Wires Itself