Rwanda and the Great Lakes: A personal view from the Oxfam Archive
This podcast is the second part of a recording made on 25 August 2005 as part of the Oxfam Archive Oral History project and is an interview with Maurice Herson, he had many interesting and challenging times with Oxfam including in the Great Lakes crisis. This podcast is the second part of a recording made on 25 August 2005 as part of the Oxfam Archive Oral History project and is an interview with Maurice Herson, Editor of Forced Migration Review and previously Deputy Humanitarian Director and He
Orchestrating cell separation in plants: What are the risks and benefits?
In this podcast, Professor Roberts from the School of Biosciences discusses his research into the mechanism responsible for regulating cell separation in plants. In particular how plants 'shed' parts of themselves such as leaves or fruit. Professor Roberts explores the potential application of his research, through prevention or encouraging of the 'shedding' process, agricultural harvests could potentially be increased or even synchronised. Professor Roberts also discusses the resistance faced
The end of the road?
Road traffic has grown more than 80% since 1980 - as a result roads have deteriorated more quickly than could have been envisaged. Britain's road network is one of the countries largest national assets. Professor Andy Collop from the School of Civil Engineering describes the research taking place in Nottingham Transportation Engineering Centre and the improvements such knowledge can make to road materials, structures and sustainability.
Ancient China Developed Advanced Tech (Pt. 3)
Recent researchers have found out that remarkably, China had
pioneered the development of some of the most advaced technology in the
world in the most concentrated and upward directed technological
development in history until the 17th century... But it accomplished
this over a thousand years ago.
The Vitamin Village is a web-based eLearning package developed between 2001 and 2008 to incorporate vitamins A, C, D, E and K, as well as a basic introduction to antioxidants. It is mainly used in first year teaching of vitamins, but also in the 2nd and 3rd years of the 3 year BSc (Hons) Nutrition and 4 year MNutr Nutrition degrees taught within the School of Biosciences.
15.996 Cross-Cultural Leadership (MIT)
Cross Cultural Leadership is a collaborative research seminar that examines what constitutes "effective" leadership across cultures. It is collaborative because the students are expected to provide some of the content. The weekly readings target particular aspects of cultural differentiation. Working within those topics, students are asked to describe aspects of leadership in particular cultures based on their research and/or personal experiences. The goal of the course is to help prepare studen
Toward a social pedagogy of classroom group work
Abstract In any classroom, pupils will be drawn together for many purposes and we can refer to such within classroom contexts as ‘groupings’. The teacher often creates these, and the way that they are set up, and how they are used for particular learning purposes. If the relationships between grouping size, interaction type and learning tasks in groups are planned strategically then learning experiences will be more effective. However, research suggests that the relationships between these e
An Evaluation of Neural Spatial Interaction Models Based on a Practical Application
One of the serious problems faced by the Brazilian municipalities is the scarcity of resources for building education infrastructure. This asks for an optimal allocation of the available resources that includes, among other things, a rational spatial arrangement of the supply points (i.e., schools) in order to increase the demand coverage (i.e., students). If it is possible to foresee the regions where the demand is going to be concentrated, it is then possible to plan the location of new
CSA Propylaea project
This is the website of the Propylaea project of the Center for the Study of Architecture (CSA); the project concentrates on a single building, the Propylaea, which is the gateway to the Athenian Acropolis. The website makes extensive use of computer aided design (CAD) techniques; detailed information about the survey methods used is provided here. In addition to a general introduction to the building, and an essential bibliography, the website provides access to several pictures accessible throu
In Conversation: Semiconductor
Featured in Black Box in 2008, Brighton-based duo Ruth Jarman and Joe Gerhardt, a.k.a. Semiconductor, have returned to Washington. A Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship at the National Museum of Natural History allowed them to research volcanic activity. They discuss their current project, an installation based on their study of live volcanoes in the Galapagos Islands and Ecuador.
A conversation with two Sol LeWitt draftsmen
Curatorial Research Associate Ryan Hill talks with Sol LeWitt draftsmen Lacey Fekishazy and Roland Lusk about the process of installing a Sol Lewitt artwork.
Joanne Gold and J. David Miller on "The Cinema Effect Part I: Dreams"
Psychotherapist Joanne Gold and psychoanalyst J. David Miller of the Washington Center for Psychoanalysis discuss selected works from "The Cinema Effect Part I: Dreams" with curatorial research associate Ryan Hill.
Friday Gallery Talk: Noelle Tan
Curatorial research associate Ryan Hill and artist Noelle Tan discuss Tan's work in the Hirshhorn's exhibition of recent acquisitions, "Currents".
Friday Gallery Talks: In Conversation with Nene Humphrey
New York-based sculptor and Smithsonian artist fellow Nene Humphrey discusses her work with Curatorial Research Associate Ryan Hill.
Artists' Voices: Special After Hours Edition with Virgil Marti and Pae White
Artists Virgil Marti and Pae White discuss their new "Directions" installation with Curatorial Research Associate Ryan Hill. Download this Podcast and bring it with you to Hirshhorn After Hours on March 9 for your chance to win a $25 iTunes gift card.
Artists' Voices: Martin Kersels
In the first episode of this new series, artist and curatorial research associate Ryan Hill and Los Angeles-based artist Martin Kersels discuss specific sculptures from "The Uncertainty of Objects and Ideas: Recent Sculpture" exhibition. Enhanced for users with color screen iPods.
Anne Ellegood and Ryan Hill on "The Uncertainty of Objects and Ideas"
Curator Anne Ellegood and Curatorial Research Associate Ryan Hill discuss several artists and artworks in the Uncertainty of Objects and Ideas. Enhanced for users with color-screen iPods.
Holiday Traditions Digital Story
This video is a sample digital story created for a second grade class. Examples of family Christmas traditions, such as foods eaten, are given throughout the video.
English & Linguistics: Jaap Blonk: Sound Poetry
In association with the Otago University Poetry Collective and with the support of the Performing Arts Fund, poet and artist Jaap Blonk talks about his work in the context of sound poetry, improvisation, and new music. 28 February 2013
To Have and To Hold at Whispering Pines
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