Sustainable development in languages, linguistics and area studies
Sustainable development in languages, linguistics and area studies
Engineering Nanomedical Systems
This course will cover the basic concepts of design of integrated nanomedical systems for diagnostics and therapeutics. Topics to be covered include: why nanomedical approaches are needed, cell targeting strategies, choice of core nanomaterials, technologies for testing composition and structure of multilayered nanomedical systems, optimizing zeta potentials, design and testing of cell and intracellular targeting systems, in-vivo issues, drug delivery and proper dosing, assessing efficacy of dru
Inaugural Lecture by Prof John Sutton
First visiting Fellow Prof John Sutton, Warwick Centre for Memory Studies inaugural lecture launched by Prof Susan Bassnett, Pro Vice Chancellor, University of Warwick.
Accounting at the London School of Economics: Opportunity Lost?
Given the aims of the founders of the London School of Economics, it is not surprising that accounting should have been taught at the School from soon after its establishment. An early focus on teaching practical accounting, with professional practitioners as teachers, was gradually supplanted by approaches informed by the economics of decision-making in conditions of scarce resources. By the 1930s, the Department of Business Administration provided an intellectual basis for thinking about finan
Dragonflies (Globe Skimmers) - The Longest Migratory Journey
While living and working as a marine biologist in Maldives, Charles Anderson noticed sudden explosions of dragonflies at certain times of year. He explains how he carefully tracked the path of a plain, little dragonfly called the globe skimmer, only to discover that it had the longest migratory journey of any insect in the world.
Charles Anderson studies marine life in the Maldives, a nation of coral atolls in the Indian Ocean.
HOW NOT TO DO CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS: PREDICTIVE FAILURE AND CONSTRUCTION FLAWS IN GEERT HOFSTEDEā
This paper considers Hofstedeās claim that his national cultural ādimension scoresā and related rankings of countries have predictive power by examining a āvalidatingā case study he has used in a number of publications to ādemonstrateā that capability. When tested against cross-sectional and longitudinal empirical evidence the case study is shown to have neither explanatory nor predictive power. A further unpacking of the case study demonstrates methodological flaws in its construc
Andrew J. Bacevich
Is an imperial presidency destroying what America stands for? Bill Moyers sits down with history and international relations expert and former US Army Colonel Andrew J. Bacevich who identifies three major problems facing our democracy: the crises of economy, government and militarism, and calls for a redefinition of the American way of life. "Because of this preoccupation with the presidency," says Bacevich, "the president has become what we have instead of genuine politics, instead of genuine
21M.775 Hip Hop (MIT)
This class explores the political and aesthetic foundations of hip hop. Students trace the musical, corporeal, visual, spoken word, and literary manifestations of hip hop over its 30 year presence in the American cultural imagery. Students also investigate specific black cultural practices that have given rise to its various idioms. Students create material culture related to each thematic section of the course. Scheduled work in performance studio helps students understand how hip hop is create
Biology as a Human Endeavor
This video shows the importance of biology in studies of diseases. There is reference to the relationship of technology to solve observable problems. There are examples of what technology is in Science and health
Chilli, Chocolate, and Chips: Foods that Originate from the New World
Dr. Rebecca Earle from the Department of Comparative American Studies talks about the importance of diet in creating the Indian and Spanish identities in the early modern era, and how the foods that the Spanish once avoided in the New World are now ingrained in many cultures.
President John Adams
This clip shows what John Adams's life was like during the beginning of the US. He was vice president under George Washington for the two terms that he served. When Washington stepped down, Adams ran for and won the presidency. The start of political parties. Four minute video.
Staying Safe Online (21/10/2010)
LSE IT Services is pleased to present a series of evenings (19, 20 and 21 October) to help promote awareness of information security issues that are relevant to every person that uses the Internet. With the increasing use of computers and information technology in our everyday lives, the number of threats that people face on the Internet everyday has also increased. This series is set to show what some of those threats are, how you can protect yourselves and what other people are doing to protec
The Making of a Nation - The 13 Colonies
Beware of political ad that starts this video. This five minute video has a very slow start. A word wall and handout are needed. A glorified slide show. Distracting music. Shows each colonies and its shield. This video is best used as a model for student created videos.
US President Bush News Conference Dec 2007
In his final press conference of 2007, U.S. President Bush said on Thursday he was not satisfied with political progress in Iraq. Jon Decker reports.
An Interview with President James K. Polk
Reenactment of Chapel Hill, NC visit discusses the War with Mexico, slave states, and studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. (Amateur video)
What the World Looks Like 1
This video features great photographs with words above the images while the instructor reads the words. Suitable for elementary and ESL students. Can also be used as a social studies/geography tool.
Andrew Jackson fights the Bank
Andrew Jackson fights the Bank of America. In the summer of 1832, the bank war started when Congress, led by Henry Clay, renewed the banks charter even though it wasn't due to expire until 1836. Clay had pushed the bill through for political reasons. Henry Clay was running for president that year.
Biologist Robert Full shares slo-mo video of some captivating critters. Take a closer look at the spiny legs that allow cockroaches to scuttle across mesh and the nanobristle-packed feet that let geckos to run straight up walls.Ā Robert Full studies cockroach legs and gecko feet. His research is helping build the perfect "distributed foot" for tomorrow's robots, based on evolution's ancient engineering. Run time 19:28.
U.S. Geography Quiz
Here are a few questions and answers over the economic and political geography of the United States. Also a U.S geography quiz. (Amateur video) Professor uses computer screen for the statistics.
The Great Depression and the Great Recession
An 11 minute video with a questionable ad at the beginning. Great photos and an excellent lesson that can be used in history, economics, and other social studies assignments. It even explores how to find data to make the case for the reason it was called a Great Depression. A good compare and contrast lesson, too.