China After the Olympics
Whether we think sport and politics should or should not be mixed, it is clear that in the case of the Beijing Olympics the two have never been more closely intertwined. But how has the Olympics impacted on China? Has it improved or worsened China's image in the world? And how will it effect its future relations with the West? Jonathan Fenby is a British journalist, and was editor of The Observer newspaper from 1993-1995. He wrote The Penguin History of Modern China 1850-2008, which was publishe
12.491 Biogeochemistry of Sulfur (MIT)
This course is designed for advanced undergraduate and graduate students with an interest in using primary research literature to discuss and learn about current research around sulfur biogeochemistry and astrobiology.
LSE Literary Festival - The Fiction of Development?
Editors note: We apologise for the poor audio quality of this podcast. Do we learn more about global poverty issues and the worlds of international development agencies from works of popular fiction such as Rohinton Mistry’s A Fine Balance or Helen Fielding’s Cause Celeb than we do from official reports and academic research? A recently-published paper written by David Lewis, Dennis Rodgers and Michael Woolcock suggests that fiction is an important and sometimes under-recognised source of kn
LSE Literary Weekend - Sociology as Literature
Editors note: We apologise for the poor audio quality of this podcast. Richard Sennett's award winning Sociology of Literature explores the role of narrative in social research and in writing sociology.
CAV 2010 – Nancy – La Parisienne 2010.
Thème : Conférences débats du centre anticancéreux de Nancy (Centre Alexis Vautrin)
Pratiquer une activité physique pendant et après un cancer.
Modérateur : Ivan KRAKOWSKI - (Professeur - Oncologie médical - Centre Alexis Vautrin - Centre régional de Lutte Contre le Cancer - ONCOLOR. (www.oncolor.org))
Titre : CAV 2010 – Nancy – La Parisienne 2010.
Auteur : Marie PARACHE : Témoignage d’une patiente et des personnels soignants
Résumé : Participa
This is a textbook for an introductory course in complex analysis. It has been used for the undergraduate complex analysis course at Georgia Tech and at a few other places.
How Predictable is the Climate System: Droughts, Floods, and Extreme Events
"How Predictable is the Climate System: Droughts, Floods, and Extreme Events"
A lecture delivered by UCI Professor Soroosh Sorooshian on February 20, 2008. Professor Sorooshian, Director of the Center for Hydrometeorology and Remote Sensing at the University of California, Irvine is both Distinguished Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Distinguished Professor of Earth System Science. Among the world's top experts on drought, he has been advisor to the World Meteorolo
A knowledge-based model for developing location strategies in a DSS for retail planning
Most DSS for retail planning are based on impact assessment models to support the evaluation of plan scenario's. This paper introduces a complementary knowledge-based model to support also the earlier stage of formulating plan scenario's. An analysis of the retail planning problem reveals the main lines of the strategies adopted by most Dutch planners and retailers to achieve their goals. A basic strategy that seems to be appropriate in most problem contexts is formulated in the form of a set of
14.661 Labor Economics I (MIT)
The aim of this course is to acquaint students with traditional topics in labor economics and to encourage the development of independent research interests. This course is taught in two parts: Fall term and then in the subsequent Fall term.
15.968 The Sociology of Strategy (MIT)
This seminar provides an introduction to scholarship in a growing research community: the sociologists and sociologically-inclined organization theorists who study issues that relate, at least in a broad sense, to the interdisciplinary field of inquiry that is known as "strategy" or "strategic management" research. The course is not designed to survey the field of strategy. Rather, the focus is on getting a closer understanding of the recent work by sociologists and sociologically-oriented organ
All Creatures Microscopically Small
In this lesson, students investigate the physical and behavioral characteristics of different microbes and create research- based 'Microbe Biographies.' Students then visually compare microbe sizes and examine how the size of a microbe relates to its physical and behavioral characteristics. This lesson is part of the New York Times Learning Network, a service in which lesson plans are created to accompany newspaper articles.
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