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Economics Transfer CalSO Summer 2012
June 7th, 2012 Cal Student Orientation (CalSO) for transfer students intending to major in Economics.
Laurie Bréban on "Smithian Sympathy: From Cognition to Emotion"
Laurie Bréban, University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, discusses "Smithian Sympathy: From Cognition to Emotion" at the 13th Annual Summer Institute for the History of Economic Thought conference at the Jepson School of Leadership Studies. June 29, 2012
Science Bulletins: Releasing a River
The network of rivers in the Sacramento--San Joaquin River Delta has a long history of human modification to fulfill residential and agricultural water needs. The Cosumnes River, which flows into the delta, is relatively unimpeded save for earthen levees erected along its banks to prevent natural flooding events from ruining nearby agricultural fields. Scientists from University of California--Davis recently analyzed the sediment trail of a flood that broke a Cosumnes levee using airborne light
Introductions to Equations and Fractions
This tutorial video gives step by step directions on solving equations with fractions. This is a great resource to help build mastery of this important skill. (2:07)
Science Bulletins: Beetle Outbreaks and Climate Change
Scientists in western Canada have long been tracking the extent of the mountain pine beetle. This native insect kills weak and old lodgepole pine trees, thus promoting healthy growth of young forests. In times of drought, beetle populations can spike, spreading to healthy pine trees. Historically, cold winters kept beetle populations under control. A new study published in the journal Nature highlights how climate change is promoting pine beetle outbreaks—and how the outbreaks are contributing
Eggleston, "Red Ceiling," or Greenwood, Mississippi,1973 - Smart History at Khan Academy
William Eggleston, "Red Ceiling," or Greenwood, Mississippi, Dye transfer print, 12.625 x 19.0625 in. (32.1 x 48.4 cm), 1973 (prints in MoMA and J. Paul Getty Collection)
Speakers: Dr. Shana Gallagher-Lindsay, Dr. Beth Harris (05:02)
RECOMMENDATIONS AND RESPONSES TO HOME AND COMMUNITY CARE: THE BC OMBUDSPERSON REPORT
Kim Carter, Ombudsperson, for the Province of British Columbia
Shimi: Georgia Tech's New Robotic Musician
Shimi, a musical companion developed by Georgia Tech's Center for Music Technology, recommends songs, dances to the beat and keeps the music pumping based on listener feedback. The smartphone-enabled, one-foot-tall robot is billed as an interactive "musical buddy." For more information, visit http://www.gatech.edu/newsroom/release.html?nid=137351 and http://tovbot.com/.
A Year to Remember
A quick look back at President Eric Kaler's first year at the University of Minnesota.
Science Bulletins: Asteroid Provides Pre-Planet Clues
Astronomers from the University of California, Berkeley and the Institut de Mécanique Céleste et de Calculs des Éphémérides (IMCCE) in France, recently captured the best view yet of the dog-bone-shaped asteroid Kleopatra. Using the Keck II telescope and a technology known as adaptive optics, which reduces the distortion of light by Earth's atmosphere, the researchers were able to resolve Kleopatra's two small moons—a rare find among asteroids that can provide clues to planet formation.
Did the Irish Discover America?
This video clip questions whether or not Ireland’s St. Brendan reached North America nearly 1,000 years before Christopher Columbus’ voyages. (3:16)
Paul Gauguin, Nevermore, 1897 - Smart History at Khan Academy
NOTE: Female Nudity. Paul Gauguin, Nevermore, 1897, oil on canvas (Courtauld Gallery, London) Speakers: Dr. Beth Harris, Rachel Ropeik, Dr. Steven Zucker. (05:03)
BAT SENSE - by Nature Video
This stunning slow motion footage shows how bats use echolocation to
find water. We know how bats echolocate to hunt insects, but this is
the first study to show how they recognize large, flat objects like
ponds. Moreover, by testing young bats that had never encountered a
pond or river before, the researchers showed that bats seem to have a
built-in ability to recognize these important features of their
"DMC Upside": TEDx Corpus Christi
The inaugural "TEDx (Technology Education and Design)" event in Corpus Christi was held on June 1, 2012 at the Center for Economic Development. This segment of the "DMC Upside" television program was featured in the June 2012 edition, which airs on cable channel 19 in Corpus Christi. The "DMC Upside" is produced by DMC TV.
Linear Regression and Correlation: Introduction
Susan Dean, Barbara Illowsky, Ph.D.
This module provides an introduction of Linear Regression and Correlation as a part of Collaborative Statistics collection (col10522) by Barbara Illowsky and Susan Dean.
Linear Regression and Correlation: Scatter Plots
Susan Dean, Barbara Illowsky, Ph.D.
This module provides an overview of Linear Regression and Correlation: Scatter Plots as a part of Collaborative Statistics collection (col10522) by Barbara Illowsky and Susan Dean.
Dynasties: The Mongol Empire- Part 1/5
History Channel video about Khubilai Khan and the Mongols. He made Beijing the capital of the biggest empire the world had ever seen. [10:00]
Dynasties: The Mongol Empire- Part 2/5
Khubilai Khan was a great ruler because he looked after the destitute and the poor. [10:00] His government even had a postal system.
Dynasties: The Mongol Empire- Part 3/5
Khubilai Khan tried to empress the noble Mongol families that he should be elected the Great Khan. 1260 He accepted the position of Great Khan at 44 years old.