Globalization of Science: Opportunities for Competitive Advantage from Science in China, India and B
When Fiona Murray visited research centers in China recently, scientists greeted her quizzically: “People were baffled about what a business school professor was doing in stem cell and gene sequencing labs,” Murray says.
As it turns out, Murray’s tour was integral to her own MIT Sloan research exploring how
Williamsburg's Indian School
The Indian School at the College of William and Mary was conceived for the religious conversion of Indians. Professor Jim Axtell shares the storied building's history.
High-Eco-Tech: Building Avant la Garde
There’s more than a little magic in Werner Sobek’s constructions, which balance aesthetics, architectural constraints and pathbreaking science to, in his words, “go beyond” nature’s own limits.
Sobek walks us through his portfolio of engineering feats, enabled by a worldwide architecture and engi
Richard Jolly talks about the Human Development Report 2010
It's been 20 years since the UN Human Development Report was first published. As the 2010 edition is launched, IDS talks to Research Associate Richard Jolly, one of the report's founding architects about its history, what to expect this year and his hopes for the future.
European e-Justice portal
Website of the European Commissions European e-Justice portal which is designed to be an electronic one-stop-shop for access to justice throughout the EU. The site brings together legal information for citizens, businesses and lawyers concerned with cross-border legal questions. There is background information on the court and legal systems of all member states and users have access to databases providing EU and national legislation and case law including EUR-Lex, N-Lex and JURE. Links to
Honors Colloquium: "Why Immigration Reform Is So Difficult: Latinos as Threat in the Media"
Speaker Leo R. Chavez is a Professor of anthropology at University of California, Irvine and Director of the Center for Research on Latinos in a Global Society. Perceptions about race shape everyday experiences, public policies, opportunities for individual achievement, and relations across racial and ethnic lines. URI's Fall Honors Colloquium will explore key issues of race, showing how race still matters.
Leonard & Bina Ellen Gallery
Located in downtown Montreal at Concordia University the Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery is a contemporary art gallery that reflects upon current art and curating practices. It produces exhibitions, events, catalogues and books involving local, national and international artists and thinkers. Its program of exhibitions examines both contemporary art and its historical antecedents. Functioning within a university setting the gallery offers a dynamic framework for research and unique platform for
CIA Officer in Residence at College of Charleston
Mary DesJeans is the CIA's deputy director for intelligence for strategic programs and is teaching in the College of Charleston's Department of Political Science starting in fall 2010. She is a CIA Officer in Residence and will teach and conduct research during her two-year tour.
Engergy Biosciences Institute Seminar - Stephen Del Cardayre
One-Step Conversion of Sugar to Drop-In Renewable Fuels and Chemicals Stephen Del Cardayre, vice president for research and development at LS9, the renewable fuel company in South San Francisco, is a specialist on the engineering of whole-cell biocatalysts.
Panel #1 - U.S.-Asia Relations in the 21st Century
Asia's Global Influence: How Is It Exercised? What Does It Mean? Moderator: T. J. Pempel, University of California-Berkeley Presentations: Challenges in Asia's Regional Security Environment - Christopher Twomey, Naval Postgraduate School The Instability of China-U.S. Relations - Yan Xuetong, Tsinghua University Discussant: John Brandon, The Asia Foundation This conference is jointly sponsored by the Institute of East Asian Studies, National Bureau of Asian Research, The Asia Foundation and W
Opening Remarks and Keynote Address - Importance of Asia to the United States
Welcoming remarks Wen-hsin Yeh, University of California-Berkeley Richard Ellings, The National Bureau of Asian Research Douglas Bereuter, The Asia Foundation Introduction Robert Hathaway, Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars Keynote Address Sources of Mutual Strategic Suspicion in U.S.-China Relations David Lampton, Johns Hopkins University-SAIS, Scalapino prize winner This conference is jointly sponsored by the Institute of East Asian Studies,
Applications of semiconductor devices : switches (Electrical and Electronic principles)
This is a presentation about semiconductor devices - switches in the level 4 module Electrical and Electronic Principles and forms part of the 2009/2010 Engineering (foundation degree, BEng and HN) courses from University of Wales Newport (course codes H101, H691, H620, HH37 and 001H). It is a part of the core modules for the full time 1st year undergraduate programme. This open educational resource was released through the Higher Education Academy Engineering Subject Centre Open Engineering
Carnegie Mellon in Silicon Valley - Research
Carnegie Mellon University is top-tier research institution. The research at CMU's Silicon Valley campus takes advantage of its location by partnering with local companies, government agencies and community leaders to investigate ways to provide the technology needed in instances where globalized efforts and high tech support are necessary. Mobile devices, network security, robotics and disaster management concerns are just a few of the many research areas in Silicon Valley that make a global i
Seasonal Migrations: Bald Eagle
Students join a biologist who uses satellite telemetry to track bald eagles back to their nests in Canada. They participate in an online contest and predict the location of each eagle's nest. Through these interrelated investigations, students discover that sunlight drives all living systems and they learn about the dynamic ecosystem that surrounds and connects them. Children follow the migrations of animals. They observe, research, and report their findings, and watch journeys progress on real-
An Introduction to Computational Multiphysics: Motivations for Triple-M Modeling
Modern science is increasingly faced with problems of ever greater complexity, straddling across the traditional disciplinary boundaries between physics, chemistry, material science and biology. Computational science is responding to this challenge with a steadfast development of innovative modeling techniques, designed in such a way as to offer an optimal handling of the information transfer procedures connecting the different scales/levels involved in the quantitative description of the aforem
7.02 Experimental Biology & Communication (MIT)
This introductory biology laboratory course covers the application of experimental techniques in microbiology, biochemistry, cell and developmental biology. Emphasis is placed on the integration of factual knowledge with understanding of the design of the experiments and data analysis in order to prepare the students for future research projects. Development of skills critical for writing about scientific findings in modern biology is also covered in the Scientific Communications portion of the
CTCA Cancer Treatment
This is a webiste for those affected by cancer. The site has various different links of testimonies, cancer treatments, research being conducted or having been conducted.
What is cervical cancer?
Information by the American Cancer Society discusses cervical cancer causes, risk factors, prevention, detection, diagnosis, staging, treatment options, talking with doctor, past treatment, research in cervical cancer, other resources and references.
Writing and Analyzing Ethics Cases in Business and Research Ethics
Caution: this module is still under development. This student module is designed to help students write and analyze ethics cases in business and research ethics. It provides a short taxonomy of […]