Meet Author John J. Siegfried
On Tuesday, September 14th author John J. Siegfried discussed his book Better Living Through Economics. A compilation of twelve case studies written by top economists, Better Living Through Economics highlights research that has improved economic and social conditions over the past half century. Edited by John Siegfried, professor of Economics at Vanderbilt University and SecretaryâTreasurer of the American Economic Association.
Trio, "5 Snapshots"
Composed by Samuel Adler Boston Currents Performed October 17, 2010 -- Fenway Center Claudia Schaer, volin Jason Fisher, viola Michael Katz, cello
A Bird's-Eye View, studying forests from above
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TALAT Lecture 2402: Design Recommendations for fatigue loaded structures
This lecture presents calculation of design stresses for variable stress ratios in practice, explanation on the background of design recommendations; it demonstrates the concept of partial safety factors and supply appropriate background information for aluminium; it enables the designer to evaluate service behavior of structural details on a more sophisticated level applying the same principles as in current design recommendations; it provides understanding of the fatigue design procedure accor
CÁLCULO NUMÉRICO (2009)
El Cálculo Numérico es una asignatura troncal de cuarto cuatrimestre, que se imparte cuando ya lo han hecho el resto de asignaturas básicas de Matemáticas de la titulación. En ella se describen, desarrollan y programan diferentes técnicas numéricas, como una extensión natural de las analizadas en la asignatura de Laboratorio de Matemáticas. Numerosos problemas en distintas áreas de las Matemáticas, no tienen una solución analítica cerrada. Tal es el caso de determinadas ecuaciones
Student Profile: Ebenezer Owusu-Abbo - MSc Public Health Promotion
Ebenezer talks about his time here at Leeds Metropolitan University studying MSc Public Health Promotion within our Health and Social Sciences Faculty.
Student Profile: Ixchiel Wilson - Supporting Learning in Practice course
Ixchiel talks about his time here at Leeds Metropolitan University studying Supporting Learning in Practice course within our Health and Social Sciences Faculty.
Upper Intermediate S4 #22 - Are the Japanese Bugs in Your Stomach Making You Angry?
Learn Japanese with JapanesePod101.com! After a bunch of layoffs in your office in Japan, everyone is on edge…everyone but you, that is. That’s because the company hired you and a colleague as contractors to help the company streamline its Japanese operations. You’ve been traveling from office to office, cutting costs and people. You tell your [...]
Teachers' attitudes to and beliefs about web-based collaborative learning environments in the contex
This paper reports the conceptions of teachers from four European countries of the Innovative Technologies for Collaborative Learning project tools for collaborative learning. Fifty six teachers were interviewed about different aspects of the CLE (Webbased Collaborative Learning Environment) implementations and about their own evaluations of the CLE implementations in their classrooms. Their answers were analysed using categories based on a model from cultural-historical activity theory (Engestr
The Meanings of Timbuktu
This volume authored by leading international scholars begin s to sketch the meaning of Timbuktu within the context of the intellectual history of West Africa in particular and of the African continent in general The book covers four broad areas Part I provides an introduction to the region outlines what archaeology can tell us of its history examines the paper and various calligraphic styles used in the manuscripts and explains how ancient institutions of scholarship functioned Part II begins t
Stealing Empire: P2P, intellectual property and hip-hop subversion
Stealing Empire poses the question What possibilities for agency exist in the age of corporate globalisation Using the work of Antonio Negri and Michael Hardt as a point of entry Adam Haupt delves into varied terrain to locate answers in this groundbreaking inquiry He explores arguments about copyright via peertopeer P2P platforms such as Napster free speech struggles debates about access to information and open content licenses and develops a politically incisive analysis of counter discourses
Health and Human Rights Pamphlets
A series of 7 pamphlets exploring different aspects of the Right to Health These pamphlets are available in three languages English Xhosa and Afrikaans
Popular Policing Video Lecture Part I
This seminar is part of a digital course Trends in the Governance of Security introduced by Clifford Shearing which focuses on civic or popular policing This type of policing is located within communities rather than within either the state or private security Irvin Kinnes looks at methods of nonstate forms of justice and policing in communities in South Africa giving a historical overview and discussing the challenges facedLearning across Borders LABS is an initiative to foster sustainable teac
Précis de recherche en Ingénierie des EIAH
Français + English Ce document est destiné aux chercheurs travaillant sur les Environnements Informatiques pour lApprentissage Humain (EIAH). Sa raison dêtre est le constat quil y a une difficulté en soi à expliciter clairement les travaux de recherche liés à la conception et la construction des EIAH ou, en dautres termes, en ingénierie des EIAH. Lobjectif de ce document est de promouvoir lidée quil est indispensable de mieux décrire ces travaux de recherche, et de propo
Hygiene, Sanitation, Water Supply: Forgotten Foundations of Health
Diarrhoeal diseases killing millions of babies around the world each year could be prevented by providing good toilets, lavatories or latrines: especially when designed with full participation of local communities so that they are suitable and get used. That’s according to Sandy Cairncross, Professor of Environmental Health at the London School of Hygiene and [...]
Sunday Service - 11/7/2010 - Sam Wells
A service of worship in Duke University Chapel. The Reverend Dr Samuel Wells delivers a sermon entitled "Like the Angels." Bulletin: http://bit.ly/bwFC2m Sermon: http://bit.ly/dlmM9P
Claudia Dreifus, the co-author of a recently published book that singled out Ole Miss for its attributes, recently gave her assessment of higher education in America at a lecture at the Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics. Video by Erin Parsons.
Private Universe Project in Mathematics: Workshop 5. Building on Useful Ideas
One of the strands of the Rutgers long-term study was to find out how useful ideas spread through a community of learners and evolve over time. Here, the focus is on the teachers role in fostering thoughtful mathematics.,EnglewoodFourth Grade: Towers Fourth-grade teacher Blanche Young attempts the Towers activity for the first time with her students. She feels that their work is valuable, but questions how much time these open-ended activities are taking away from the standard curriculum.
A private high school's staff responses to a Web 2.0 and abundant digital media presentation
This presentation sums up questionnaire feedback from fourteen South African private high school staff This follows a talk I gave on abundant digital culture and its potential benefits and hazards for their school. LOUD Speaker image by woodleywonderworks shared under a CC-BY license