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
Wine Studies at the CIA at Greystone
Learn about CIA Wine Studies at our Greystone campus in the heart of the Napa Valley. Learn more about Wine Studes at the CIA... http://www.ciaprochef.com/winestudies
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.
The Early Start Program at CSUN
An overview of Early Start, a summer program available to incoming CSUN freshmen. For more info, visit: http:///www.csun.edu/ugs/earlystart.html directed, shot and edited by Krishna Narayanamurti produced by Maureen Rubin and Cheryl Spector executive producers Vance Peterson, Michael McManus, and Randal Thomson music: RoyaltyFreeMusic.com thanks: President Jolene Koester, CSU Chancellor's Office, Kelly Kroeker at Academic First Year Experiences, Shally Dhiman and the Office of Undergraduate Stu
Racism in Sport
This forum will seek to explore the nature of racism in sport, and what the various codes, in particular the NRL, are doing to address the problem. This follows the highly publicised media coverage of Timana Tahu's courageous stance in walking out of the NSW State of Origin team as a protest against racial remarks made by a member of the coaching staff. The forum's expert panel inclues: - David Gallop, NRL CEO - Graeme Innes, Race and Disability Discrimination Commissioner - Dr Barry Judd, Pos
Scott Appleby, professor of history and director of the University of Notre Dame's Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, discusses "Contending Modernities: Catholic, Muslim, Secular," a major cross-cultural research project launched by Notre Dame, in partnership with scholars and educators from around the world. Learn More: http://newsinfo.nd.edu/news/17067
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
The Great Magnet, the Earth
This site provides a non-mathematical introduction to the magnetism of the Earth, the Sun, the planets and their environments, following a historical thread. In 1600, four hundred years ago William Gilbert, later physician to Queen Elizabeth I of England, published his great study of magnetism, "De Magnete"--"On the Magnet". It gave the first rational explanation to the mysterious ability of the compass needle to point north-south: the Earth itself was magnetic. "De Magnete" opened the era of mo
Asia Climate Change Policy Forum - Session 01
Asia Climate Change Policy Forum at The Australian National University on 27 October 2010. Session one: Opening and Perspectives on the International Climate Change Regime Welcome and Opening: Professor Tom Kompas (Director, Crawford School of Economics and Government, ANU) Professor Ian Chubb (Vice-Chancellor, The Australian National University) Martin Parkinson (Secretary, Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, Government of Australia) Perspectives on the International Climate C
Europe welcomes Hadzic arrest
July 20 - European nations react following the arrest of Goran Hadzic, the Croatian Serb wartime leader indicted for crimes against humanity. Simon Hanna reports.
13. Fertility Attitudes and Practices
Global Problems of Population Growth (MCDB 150) Surveys show that most women are having more children than they would prefer to have. Further, studies show that the vast majority of women know about various forms of contraception. One World Bank study has shown that family planning programs have little impact unless they are attended by improved living standards and increasing status of women. Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website: http://open.yale.edu/course
20. Paradise XVIII, XIX, XXI, XXII
Dante in Translation (ITAL 310) In this lecture, Professor Mazzotta examines Paradise XVIII-XIX and XXI-XXII. In Paradise XVIII, Dante enters the Heaven of Jupiter, where the souls of righteous rulers assume the form of an eagle, the emblem of the Roman Empire. The Eagle's outcry against the wickedness of Christian kings leads Dante to probe the boundaries of divine justice by looking beyond the confines of Christian Europe. By contrasting the political with the moral boundaries that distinguis
Dante in Translation (ITAL 310) Professor Mazzotta introduces students to the general scheme and scope of the Divine Comedy and to the life of its author. Various genres to which the poem belongs (romance, epic, vision) are indicated, and special attention is given to its place within the encyclopedic tradition. The poem is then situated historically through an overview of Dante's early poetic and political careers and the circumstances that led to his exile. Professor Mazzotta concludes by dis
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
Virtual Maths, Shapes, Space and Measure, Sine, Cosine, and Tangent
Interactive simulation, formulae for sine, cosine and tangent
Love on the rocks?
How badly has the recession affected the relationship between political parties and business? Expert in the field - Professor Mick Moran - assesses the cracks in the relationship and how the crisis will affect it in the future. Professor Moran was at the University to open the inaugural seminar series for the Centre for British Politics.
17.869 Political Science Scope and Methods (MIT)
This course is designed to provide an introduction to a variety of empirical research methods used by political scientists. The primary aims of the course are to make you a more sophisticated consumer of diverse empirical research and to allow you to conduct sophisticated independent work in your junior and senior years. This is not a course in data analysis. Rather, it is a course on how to approach political science research.
SP.414 Gender and Media Studies: Women and the Media (MIT)
This course examines representations of race, class, gender, and sexual identity in the media. We will be considering issues of authorship, spectatorship, (audience) and the ways in which various media content (film, television, print journalism, advertising) enables, facilitates, and challenges these social constructions in society. In addition, we will examine how gender and race affects the production of media, and discuss the impact of new media and digital media and how it has transformed a