Sea Surface Temperature in the Pacific from TRMM: January 1998 through July 1998)
Sea surface temperature in the Pacific Ocean as measured by the TMI instrument on TRMM for the period January 1998 through July 1998
An Integrated approach for 3D simulation of construction sequence
In order to eliminate design-related problems and to ease planning difficulties, a new integrated approach is required to manage and present design and construction information. This paper examines the feasibility of integrating design and construction scheduling information produced by 'industry standard' software. It describes the structure of a prototype which has been developed to generate a 3D simulation model for the cons
Whigs and Tories 1780-1832
The fall of Pitt in 1801 after his failure to carry through a measure of Catholic Emancipation brought the Foxites back to Westminster. The political stalemate that had characterised the years 1794-1801 was evaporating with the fall of Pitt. A new opposition group emerged after the loss of Pitt based around Lord Grenville and William Windham opposed to Addington, the new leader, and the peace negotiations. It was a small group, only 20-30 strong in the Commons and 12-15 in the Lords but contai
Panel: How to Change the Tide for TB/HIV-Moderators: Jerry Ellner, Sarah Fortune
Day 2, Part 6: HU CFAR Annual Symposium The HU CFAR Annual Symposium was held at the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard and featured international and local experts in the field of HIV/TB research.
21H.225J Gender and the Law in U.S. History (MIT)
This subject explores the legal history of the United States as a gendered system. It examines how women have shaped the meanings of American citizenship through pursuit of political rights such as suffrage, jury duty, and military service, how those political struggles have varied for across race, religion, and class, as well as how the legal system has shaped gender relations for both women and men through regulation of such issues as marriage, divorce, work, reproduction, and the family. The
Consulting pupils about teaching and learning
Decades of calls for educational reform have not succeeded in making schools places where all young people want to and are able to learn. It is time to invite students to join the conversations about how we might accomplish that. (Cook-Sather, 2002) Consultation is about responding to that situation – about understanding what learning is like from the pupil perspective and trying to get bits of it better for different pupils and different groups of pupils. The Project was designed to re
Spring 2010 Documentary Podcast: Global business, global values
Companies coming out of the recession are increasingly looking to India and China for new markets to penetrate and develop but, when they do, what lessons can they learn from other big players in the take-over business in countries like Japan and how should they manage those large "virtual teams" that criss-cross the globe? And would closer political union help the EU countries to compete in these emerging markets? Boni Sones reports in this Cambridge Judge Business School Spring 2010 documentar
Social Mobility in England and Wales
Xerte. This is a very large RLO (really an ELO like some of the others) that covers a lot of ground, reviewing the main approaches to studying social mobility throughout the lengthy career of John Goldthorpe and his associates. You might want to skip to the topic that interests you most -- the social mobility of women, or of ethnic minorities, current debates about immobility in Britain or whatever. I actually begin with the classic Nuffield studies (and with a neglected classi
11.943J Urban Transportation, Land Use, and the Environment (MIT)
This course is aimed at the aspiring planning practitioner, policy-maker, or industry decision-maker with an interest in urban transportation and environmental issues in Latin America. The course will focus on current transport-related themes confronting many cities in the region, including: rapid motorization and suburbanization and subsequent impacts on transportation infrastructure and quality of life; public sector management and improvement of privately-owned and operated transit systems; a
15.225 Economy and Business in Modern China and India (MIT)
As markets or production bases, China and India are becoming important and integral players in the global economy. Foreign direct investment (FDI), portfolio investments and outsourcing businesses have increased dramatically in these two economies. Despite the rising importance of these two economies on the world stage, our knowledge and analysis of these two countries in an integrated manner has remained poor. The two are often lumped together by business analysts as "emerging markets," despite
Reading comprehension, writing: The Geneva Convention
You learn to understand a text about legislation for asylum seekers. You learn how to express information in writing.
Fast-Tracked unfairness: detention and denial of women asylum seekers in the UK
This report was published by Amnesty International in February 2010. ISBN: 1-56432-603-9. The 69 page document details poor treatment of female asylum seekers and refugees by the British authorities. It includes details of detention.
Three Generations of Distance Education Pedagogy: Challenges and Opportunities
Professor Terry Anderson, Canada Research Chair in Distance Education, Athabasca University, Canada, has an incredible knowledge of online learning, and his work on the uses of technology in support of open and distance education is at the forefront of research in this area. He will address the challenges of expanding access to high quality distance learning and the growing opportunities to create and sustain learning connections using both old and new approaches to distance education. Held 30
From Weblogs to Twitter: How Did We Get Where We Are Today and What Are the Main Impacts To Date?
What are the most important milestones in the evolution of social media? What factors have shaped their successes and limitations? Although the dates of the earliest 'weblog' are a matter of some debate, the majority of their growth in popularity has arisen over the past ten years. What are the most important milestones in that process of evolution, and what are the factors that have shaped the successes and limitations of social media? Why (if at all) should we expect them to have an inherentl
Rethinking Investment Treaty Law: An Investor's Perspective - Repsol / YPF in Argentina [Audio]
Speaker(s): Pablo Fernandez, Carlos Lopez, Miguel Klingenberg | The recent expropriation of Repsol by the Argentine government raises important legal, diplomatic and policy issues that put into question the current system of international investment protection. This seminar invites to debate on this issues from the investor's perspective. Pablo Fernández is Professor of Finance at the IESE Business School, Madrid. Carlos López Jall is the Director of International Organizations and European Af
Politicizing Law, Judicializing Politics: A Realist Approach to Comparative Constitutionalism
This lecture by Professor Ran Hirschl explores the strengths and weaknesses of studying comparatively the socio-political foundations of constitutions and constitutional institutions worldwide. The past few decades have seen a sweeping convergence to constitutional supremacy and a corresponding increase in the political importance of constitutional courts worldwide. This trend is widely perceived as a reflection of progressive social or political change, or simply as the result of societies' or
Cold War: The Wall Comes Down - part 1/5
Part 1 of 5 about the Berlin Wall and its impact and significance during the Cold War.
Politics in 60 seconds. Party whips
Professor Philip Cowley defines a polical concept in 60 seconds for those with a spare minute to learn something new. This videocast focuses on the role of the party whips. Warning: video does contain bloopers and out takes. May 2010 Suitable for Undergraduate study and Community education Professor Philip Cowley, Professor of Parliamentary Government, School of Politics and International Relations Professor Philip Cowley is Professor of Parliamentary Government at The University of Notting
Interfacial Control in OPV Devices
By: icamp2012school Dana Olson, National Renewable Energy Laboratory