Persistence in Economic and Political Institutions
Most research in political economy starts with the presumption that institutions persist and shape the political-economic interactions of different groups and agents. Many societies, however, experience frequent changes in their political institutions. Certain economic institutions also change. In the face of this picture of frequently changing institutions, do such institutions really persist? Professor James Robinson, Harvard University, discusses the nature of institutional persistence and e
Anne Tanenbaum Lecture Series: Dr. Eric Meyers
Listen as Dr. Eric Meyers (Bernice and Morton Lerner Professor of Jewish Studies, and Director, Center for Jewish Studies, Duke University. Past President, American Schools of Oriental Research) explores the relationship between the disparate groups that populated Sepphoris through the ages. The opinions expressed in this lecture are those of the speaker and do not necessarily reflect the positions of the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM).
Do I Have a Window Seat or an Aisle Seat? - Grade 5 (Japan)
This research lesson was taught by Yutaka Hase. The double period lesson was presented at Shinjuku-Kuritsu Ichigaya Elementary School to a class of 40 fifth grade students. It is the third of a sequence of 3 lessons. The main focus of this unit is helping students understand that whole numbers can be categorized into several sets through the instruction of even and odd numbers. In this lesson, for the expansion of the topic on even and odd numbers, the lesson planning group decided to include ca
Conversations: Dr. Chen Shen
Dr. Chen Shen is the Bishop White Chair of East Asian Archaeology at the ROM, and is the senior curator who developed the exhibition The Warrior Emperor and China's Terracotta Army. This exciting series offers a behind the scenes look at the various curatorial research, education, and programming that is currently happening around the Museum.
The Greenomes site is part of a laboratory- and Internet-based curriculum to bring college students up to the minute with modern plant research. Plant molecular genetic and genomic research still lags behind medically-oriented research on microbes and higher animals. As a result, there are relatively few lab experiences that expose college-level students to the growing insights into plants offered by genomic biology.
DNA Microarrays: Background, Interactive Databases, and Hands-on Data Analysis
DNA microarrays are influencing many areas of biology. DNA microarrays allow investigators to measure simultaneously the activity of every gene in a genome. This paper provides the reader with background information, a set of interactive questions, and most importantly, free software (MAGIC Tool) for use in the undergraduate curriculum. MAGIC Tool (www.bio.davidson.edu/MAGIC) resources allow the user to understand how DNA microarray data are analyzed by providing raw data, instructions, mathemat
Determining Hemolymph Volume of the Cockroach
This resource is a detailed manual of protocols and instructional information for carrying out an undergraduate laboratory exercise in invertebrate biology and animal physiology, including student outlines, instructors notes, and detailed introductory laboratory exercises to ensure that students have the skills necessary for carrying out the lab.
Bioenergetics: Energy flow, secondary production, and ecological efficiencies of Madagascan cockroac
This lab exercise tests the ecological principle of energy flow in a laboratory setting using roaches as an experimental secondary producer. Energy use is measured by respiration, energy storage by growth, and energy input as ingestion minus feces. The laws of thermodynamics state that energy intake should equal energy output; accuracy of measurements can therefore be determined. Growth rates, respiratory rates, and ingestion rates can be compared for different size classes. The exercise lasts f
Students will create presentations of digital sonnet illuminations along with sonnet research. Students will be seeing images, colors, hearing sounds of their own choice that will illuminate Shakespeare through a connection with the student’s own life. Students will present their research to the class to foster an academic and intelligent discussion on the findings and diverse interpretations.
New Features: Sharing
Learn about the new sharing features in Photoshop Elements 8. See how you can view and sort your images in the Organizer according to your personal preferences.
2.2 Body as ‘identity project’ In Western culture, television ‘makeover’ shows in which individuals opt for plastic surgery or are given advice on clothes, makeup, diet and exercise have gained considerable popular appeal. It seems that large numbers of people are buying into the idea that lives can be radically changed through such makeovers. Supposedly unattractive people who are unhappy with their lives are transformed into supposedly more beautiful and happy people leading satisfying lives. In reality, however
In Western culture, television ‘makeover’ shows in which individuals opt for plastic surgery or are given advice on clothes, makeup, diet and exercise have gained considerable popular appeal. It seems that large numbers of people are buying into the idea that lives can be radically changed through such makeovers. Supposedly unattractive people who are unhappy with their lives are transformed into supposedly more beautiful and happy people leading satisfying lives. In reality, however
4.491 Form-Finding and Structural Optimization: Gaudi Workshop (MIT)
Inspired by the work of the architect Antoni Gaudi, this research workshop will explore three-dimensional problems in the static equilibrium of structural systems. Through an interdisciplinary collaboration between computer science and architecture, we will develop design tools for determining the form of three-dimensional structural systems under a variety of loads. The goal of the workshop is to develop real-time design and analysis tools which will be useful to architects and engineers in the
Reel American History Project
The general goal of the Reel American History project is to foster critical thinking about a matter of enduring cultural attention, especially where young people are concerned: the formation of our national identity. Reel American History is designed to be a "Collaborative Shared Resource". It aims at being a large, ongoing, cumulative, collaborative project that involves many students and many faculty over a long period of time. We strive to engage students in authentic learning – making st
APFRI Health Day -- Fitness after 40
Dr. Vonda Wright presents Still Got Game: Fitness After 40, as part of the Army Physical Fitness Research Institue Health Symposium Oct. 4.
1.040 Project Management (MIT)
1.040 covers three important aspects of construction project management: the theory, methods and quantitative tools used to effectively plan, organize, and control construction projects; efficient management methods revealed through practice and research; and hands-on, practical project management knowledge from on-site situations and field trips. The course relies on a basic project management framework in which the project life-cycle is broken into organizing, planning, monitoring, controlli
Understanding Cost-Effectiveness Analysis in Health Care
The primary objective of this content is to prepare students to read and interpret cost-effectiveness studies. The students will first be introduced to basic economic concepts that are needed in order to understand the recommendations from the United States Panel on Cost Effectiveness in Health and Medicine. One example is the distinction between opportunity costs and budgetary costs. The recommendations will then be reviewed, particularly as they apply to what students should expect to read in
Trends in Football Management - Managerial Dismissals and the Impact on the Game.
New research by Dr Sue Bridgewater from Warwick Business School has revealed that over 500 managers from the four top English divisions have been dismissed from their post since 1992 bringing damaging instability to the game. However she also outlines how a new professionalism in the post of manager is already achieving results on the pitch and could thus help managers stay post longer. Dr Bridgewater looked at the 678 managerial changes in the four football leagues from August 1992 to December
Happiness, economics and society
David Cameron, leader of the Conservative Party, recently announced that we should focus on happiness and general well being rather than economic growth. The statement raised questions about how we live our lives, the culture of consumerism and whether 'more stuff' actually leads to better lives. Research by Professor Andrew Oswald has questioned the supposed link between economic growth and happiness and indicated that it may not be in our national interest to continue our focus on increased c
Creole Language and Culture, Spring 2007
This course introduces students to the language of Haitian Kreyòl, or Creole, and to the culture of its speakers. The course is intended for students with no prior knowledge of the language and will develop both reading and writing skills--emphasizing communicative competence as well as grammatical and phonetic techniques. Importantly, this study of Kreyòl explores the language's social and cultural elements, as seen in Haiti and elsewhere in the Caribbean. The course includes an anthropolo
The Underground Railroad
This three minute video uses a narrator and images to provide a good overview of the Underground Railroad and dwells on the people and causes of the movement.