Zombie Economics: How Dead Ideas Still Walk among Us
The recent financial crisis laid bare many of the assumptions behind market liberalism--the theory that market-based solutions are always best, regardless of the problem. For decades, their advocates dominated mainstream economics, and their influence created a system where an unthinking faith in markets led many to view speculative investments as fundamentally safe. The crisis seemed to have killed off these ideas, but they still live on in the minds of many-- even some of those charged with cl
Making Sense of Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Analysis of a Family Nurse Practitioner Prog
The overall goal of this inquiry project was to evaluate approaches to incorporating complementary and alternative medicine into the curricula of nurse practitioner (NP) programs. Specifically, Burman undertook a comprehensive assessment of how the concept of complementary and alternative therapies is (or is not) addressed in her FNP curriculum. The outcome of this assessment is a 'curriculum component portfolio' with selected pieces of evidence, critical reflection and recommendations.
6.7 Biological treatments?
Most of us have a very vague and narrow concept of what autism is, based mainly on such stereotypes as Dustin Hoffman's character in the film Rain Man. In this unit you will discover that there is a wide spectrum of disorders associated with autism, and an equally wide range of approaches to diagnosis and treatment.
The Perfect Storm in MedTech - Josh Makower (ExploraMed)
Josh Makower, CEO of ExploraMed, speaks briefly about his experience working in medicine and technology. Dr. Makower also discusses at length the numerous political, financial, and regulatory hurdles against future medical innovation, and calls for audience involvement in the tangled web of healthcare, patents, and insurance reimbursement.
Anxiety Disorders II from the course Clinical Psychology
Clinical Psychology - Fall 2006. This course offers theoretical and empirical approaches to the explanation of psychological dysfunction. The relation between theories of psychopathology and theories of intervention. A critical evaluation of the effects of individual, family, and community approaches to therapeutic and preventive intervention. Thematic focus of the course may change from year to year. See department notices for details.
"All We Are Seeking Here Is Equal Opportunity": The American G.I. Forum Desegregates a Texas Communi
With the annexation of Texas in 1848 at the end of the Mexican-American War, Tejanos--Texans of Mexican descent--lost property rights and political power in a society dominated by Anglos. Through discriminatory practices and violent force, Tejanos were kept at the bottom of the new political and socio-cultural order. From 1900-1930, as an influx of immigrants from Mexico came north to meet a growing demand for cheap labor in the developing commercial agriculture industries, Tejanos experienced c
From Silk to Oil: Cross-Cultural Connections Along the Silk Roads
This is a curriculum guide for exploring China's inner Asian frontier and one of the world's oldest and most important trade routes. The 350-page guide features five independent sections. Each examines the geography, ethnic relations and political history, exchange of goods and ideas, religions, or art along the Silk Roads (beginning in the second century BCE). Each includes lesson plans, documents, maps, and board game.
Meltzer on the Fed, Money, and Gold
Allan Meltzer of Carnegie Mellon University talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about what the Fed really does and the political pressures facing the Chair of the Fed. He describes and analyzes some fascinating episodes in U.S. monetary history, discusses the advantages and disadvantages of the gold standard and ends the conversation with some insights into recent Fed moves to intervene with investment banks. This is a wonderful introduction to the political economy of the money supply and cen
Faith Complex: Richard Cizik on Evangelical America's Future
Richard Cizik puts the ?protest? back in Protestant. It is impossible not to watch this new video interview without pausing to marvel at how many mainstream Evangelical theological and political positions he challenges. That he does so with charm and wit just makes it all the more entertaining.??
Walter Benjamin - 2006 RIHSS
Description: In his theses on the concept of history, Walter Benjamin wrote that "the 'state of emergency' in which we live is not the exception but the rule." This influential philosopher, who failed to gain admittance into the academy yet remains one of its most influential thinkers, wrote prolifically on diverse topics: from mechanical reproduction to childhood pastimes, from hashish to mourning, and, perhaps most importantly, on the question of political agency and action. In this lecture, D
So You Want to be an Entrepreneur?
David Lank is Director Emeritus of the Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurial Studies, Desautels Faculty of Management, specializing in bringing real life experience into the classroom through his business, legal, political and non-profit connections.
Learning during the first three years of postgraduate employment – The LiNEA Project
In this project then, we’re looking at young graduates in nursing, engineering and accountancy going into their first jobs, and we’re trying to find out what they’re learning, how is that being learnt, and what sort of things affect their learning. In telling you about our project and the way it is working, I also aim to give you some inkling of what seems to be coming out from the people we’ve already spoken to about higher education, what they’ve derived from it, what they’re abl
11. The Political Heritage (October 20, 2008)
history, social science, anthropology, cultural studies, religion, philosophy, ethics, theory, witchcraft, salem, demographic, political party, coalition, Bonny Prince Charley, France, Scottish, painting, liberty, protestant, loyalty, absolutism, Thomas H
12. Commerce and Culture (October 22, 2008)
history, social science, political studies, international relations, anthropology, cultural studies, religion, philosophy, ethics, theory, empire, economy, nemesis, revolution, war, protest, crown, authority, conventions of governance, public, constitutio
15. The Crisis of Independence (November 5, 2008)
history, humanities, social science, political studies, international relations, anthropology, cultural studies, religion, philosophy, ethics, theory, presidential election, duty tax, revolution, virtue, government, ship, protest, activism, Massachusetts,
16. Leaving the State of Nature (November 7, 2008)
history, humanities, social science, political studies, international relations, anthropology, cultural studies, religion, philosophy, ethics, theory, war, Massachusetts, Boston, American revolution, Charleston fire, constitution, parliament, governance,
20. Two (Or More) Roads to Philadelphia (November 17, 2008)
history, humanities, social science, political studies, international relations, anthropology, cultural studies, government, philosophy, ethics, theory, republican constitutionalism, Philadelphia convention, senate, house of representatives, congress, sle
21. James Madison, Thinking (November 19, 2008)
history, humanities, social science, political studies, international relations, anthropology, cultural studies, government, philosophy, ethics, theory, public policy, independence, revolutionary war, Treaty of Paris, constitution, confederation, state, d
22. Why the 1790's Matter (December 1, 2009)
history, humanities, social science, political studies, international relations, anthropology, cultural studies, government, philosophy, ethics, theory, public policy, law, judicial review, legislation, Marbury v Madison, commission, anti federalist, judg
23. Jefferson’s Empire of Liberty (December 3, 2009)
history, humanities, social science, political studies, international relations, anthropology, cultural studies, government, philosophy, ethics, theory, public policy, constitutionalizing politics, Alexander Hamilton, public debt program, Madison, nationa