2010 - Founder's Day Symposium: Question & Answer and Closing Remarks
Founder's Day Symposium - Black Men in the 21st Century: Myths, Data and Reality PART 6 of 6 This ongoing summit extends the mission of the Morehouse Research Institute and builds upon a critical mass of research at the College that looks at the affirmative development of black men and boys. Additionally, this symposium served as an exciting review of current thinking from national experts in light of America's first African American President.
Office Hours with Marcy Lowe on Green Jobs
Marcy Lowe is a research associate at Duke University's Center on Globalization, Governance & Competitiveness. In a webcast October 8, 2010, she discusses her latest study, which found that the United States is well-positioned to be a leader in producing batteries for electric cars.
Fixing the Geometry and Topology in Networks of Polymers, I
By: icamvid Fixing the Geometry and Topology in Networks of Polymers, I by Kristian Müller-Nedebock, Stellenbosch University
Will Marcellus Shale drilling be taxed?
Tom Murphy, co-director of the Marcellus Shale Center for Outreach and Research (M-COR) answers a question from the audience as to whether natural gas drilling in Pennsylvania will be taxed. The atrium of the Penn State Downtown Theatre Center was standing room only last Wednesday for the first Research Unplugged event of the fall semester, a conversation with Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research co-directors Michael Arthur and Tom Murphy on the economic and environmental impacts of Marce
Michael Arthur narrates animation of the drilling process
Michael Arthur, Professor of Geosciences and Co-Director of the Penn State Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research, walks the audience through an animation of the natural gas drilling process. The atrium of the Penn State Downtown Theatre Center was standing room only last Wednesday for the first Research Unplugged event of the fall semester, a conversation with Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research co-directors Michael Arthur and Tom Murphy on the economic and environmental impacts of
Security and Privacy?
The Information Networking Institute celebrated its 20 year anniversary in April 2010. This panel discussion, moderated by Pradeep K. Khosla, Dean, College of Engineering; Philip and Marsha Dowd Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, discussed how Carnegie Mellon is driving research over the hurdle of this dichotomy between security and privacy. Panelists were Alessandro Acquisti, Associate Professor of Information Technology and Public Policy, Heinz College; Lorrie Cranor, Associate
The Alice Project
Alice is a free teaching tool from Carnegie Mellon University that allows programming novices to use a simple drag-and-drop interface to create 3D computer animation. The Alice Project was begun by the late Randy Pausch, a Carnegie Mellon alumnus and professor of computer science and author of The Last Lecture. The FBI, in partnership with Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science, is expanding their ongoing Safe Online Surfing program (SOS) to include a national competition in wh
Ceramic Engineering : Alfred University Commercial
We continue our exploration of Alfred University students who are inspired to achieve. In "Ceramic Engineering," you'll meet Liz Bertch, a graduate student in Glass Science, whose research is advancing our knowledge of materials and how to apply them to solving today's problems.
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
The Post-2015 Development Agenda: Implications for ICT4D Research
Richard Heeks explores new post-2015 development agenda and its implications for ICT4D (information and communication technologies for development) research priorities. With the Millennium Development Goals about to reach their sell-by date, the new post-2015 development agenda is currently being formulated. This talk explores that agenda and its implications for ICT4D (information and communication technologies for development) research priorities. The presentation begins with an overview of th
Cold hardy grapes feed local wine industry
For more than 30 years, the Horticulture Research Center at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum and its rustic vineyards have been home to research on producing cold-hardy grapes and making the best wines from them. Jim Luby, a professor of horticultural science, is in charge of the breeding program along with Peter Hemstad. The Center has bred four varieties of cold hardy grapes: Marquette, La Crescent, Frontenac and Frontenac Gris. These varieties have formed the backbone of the Minnesota wine i
"War Eagle" from Tanzania
Nine undergraduate and graduate students from the College of Education under the leadership of Dr. Lisa Kasmer journeyed to Arusha, Tanzania in May 2010. This Study Abroad program provided these pre-service teachers an opportunity to become aware of how teaching is practiced differently in different cultural contexts and learn about Tanzania customs, values and traditions. During the week, students taught in local schools (including a lesson on how to offer a proper "War Eagle!") and had daily K
This one semester course covers some of the principal areas and concepts of modern psychology. Topics include research methodology, learning, perception, social interaction, personality, intelligence, social development and psychopathology.
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
Dr. Oppenheimer Opens Up About CSUN
Steven Oppenheimer, Professor of Biology, discusses his award for science mentoring from President Obama, his new lab at Chaparral Hall, and the importance of student research at Cal State Northridge. Read more about Chaparral Hall at: http://www.northridgemagazine.com/features/chaparralhall/ directed, shot and edited by Krishna Narayanamurti produced by Brenda Roberts executive producers: Vance Peterson, Ligeia Polidora, and Randal Thomson CSUN still photographs by Tuyen Nguyen and Phil Scher
Texas Tech Researchers Studying Bee Colony Collapse
Texas Tech researcher Dr. Shan Bilimoria, a professor and molecular virologist, is specifically looking at an insect virus which may be causing the bees to die off by the billions. Bilimoria is part of a team of researchers searching for the cause of the collapse. Led by research professor Jerry Bromenshenk from the University of Montana in Missoula, the group also includes virologists and chemists from the U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center and the Instituto de Ecologica AC in Mexic
New Veterinary Med Building will Help Grow Collaboration, Research
PULLMAN, Wash. -- Work is underway on the new Veterinary Medical Research Building at Washington State University. A groundbreaking ceremony on Friday, Oct. 8, brought together faculty, alumni and other officials from WSU to mark the occasion. The 77,250 square foot building will allow researchers to work in new state-of-the-art labs and quarantine space for research. Steve Simasko, chair of the Department of Veterinary Comparative Anatomy and Physiology, said he sees increased opportunities f
The Spotlight - BioPhysics: A Tale of Two Sciences
Features an interview with Cecile Fradin (Canada Research Chair in Molecular Biophysics) who holds an appointment in both the Department of Physics & Astronomy and the Department of Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences at McMaster University. Also includes interviews with graduate and undergraduate students working in the BioPhysics Lab.
Johns Hopkins Rising to the Challenge
Highlights of Johns Hopkins Rising to the Challenge events, a series of gatherings that give alumni, parents and friends a chance to connect, make new acquaintances and hear how America's preeminent research university and No. 1-ranked hospital are addressing some of today's biggest challenges.
About UCL (2010)
Located in central London, UCL (University College London) is world-renowned for its innovative teaching methods and pioneering research, which span the sciences, social sciences, biomedicine, humanities and the arts. http://www.ucl.ac.uk/about-ucl/ - Among the world's top universities in a range of rankings & tables (http://bit.ly/blna9x) - 21 Nobel Prize winners - 20,000 students, one third international from 140 countries But rankings and numbers aren't everything. Take a look around the UCL