Chancellor Red Wilson on funding for liberal arts building
A $45.5-million investment by the Ontario government will allow McMaster to build a major new liberal arts building that will be used by more than half the entire student body and improve access to education for under-represented groups such as Aboriginal people, Crown wards and first-generation students. Read more: http://dailynews.mcmaster.ca/story.cfm?id=8082
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McMaster Students Union President Matthew Dillon-Leitch on funding for liberal arts building
A $45.5-million investment by the Ontario government will allow McMaster to build a major new liberal arts building that will be used by more than half the entire student body and improve access to education for under-represented groups such as Aboriginal people, Crown wards and first-generation students. Read more: http://dailynews.mcmaster.ca/story.cfm?id=8082
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The Next Giant Leaps in Space Exploration
From satellite-enabled radio and TV to climate tracking, space has become a “ubiquitous capability in our lifetime,” as Edward Crawley puts it. But he also notes there is uncertainty about the future of U.S. spaceflight, which closely follows the “cadence” of political elections. AeroAstro symposium panelists bot
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Early Jewish History
This 3:26 video does a brief overview of early Christian and Jewish history. It uses colorful images and also mentions the rift caused by the belief of some that God had appeared on Earth.
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A review of the German slaughter of Jews at the Warsaw Ghetto.
As the 65th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising approaches, one man fights to keep the last remaining walls of the ghetto intact. This is an overview that could be used as an introduction to the actions of the Germans and others during this time period.
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Shovel-nosed snake hatching out of an egg
The snake embryo has matured within the "egg" coat and a young snake hatches. Think of this as a young plant sprouting out of a seed coat.
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Theologies of Nature
Prof. Ernan McMullin (deceased) : Course
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Explanation in Science and Religion
Prof. Philip Clayton : Course
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The Historical Background to the Science-Religion Debate
Dr Denis Alexander : Course
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Democracy or Dictatorship? Emerging Political Crisis in Pakistan [Audio]
Speaker(s): Imran Khan | [Please note that due to a sudden change of venue, the beginning of this lecture is missing] Imran Khan is a member of the Pakistan parliament and Chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (Movement for Justice) which he established in 1997. He is also the founder of the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre, Lahore. Khan is thought of by many in the cricketing world as being one of the finest all rounders to play the game and led the Pakistan cricke
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The Divergence of the Bottom Billion [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Paul Collier | The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which track poverty among 5 billion people, miss the key future challenge for development policy. This is that around 50 countries, now at the bottom of the world economy, are economically stagnant and so are diverging from the rest of mankind at an accelerating rate. The lecture analyzes why these countries, with around a billion people, are diverging - why globalization generates both convergence for most of the deve
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Cornered in the Centre: aid and development in a rough neighbourhood [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor John Gray | In his lecture Toby Lanzer looks at the challenges of kick starting and managing a humanitarian and development campaign for one of the world's forgotten crises, that of the Central African Republic.
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Marking a New Era for Equality and Human Rights in Britain [Audio]
Speaker(s): Baroness Jane Campbell DBE, Francesca Klug OBE; Trevor Phillips | The new Equality and Human Rights Commission has just started its work in Britain. Its goal is to be an 'independent influential champion whose purpose is to reduce inequality, eliminate discrimination, strengthen good relations between people and protect human rights.' Its remit reaches the whole community, seeking to secure equality of respect for all, and it also plans to take 'an active role in helping to achieve c
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Democracy in Kuwait and its effect on the Gulf [Audio]
Speaker(s): Abdullah Bishara | Significant political reform processes are underway in all six member-states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). In this lecture the first secretary-general of the GCC will reflect on their progress and future prospects. Abdullah Bishara was secretary-general of the GCC from 1981-93.
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Fighting the Banana Wars [Audio]
Speaker(s): Harriet Lamb, Adam Brett; Dr Teddy Brett | Only 14 years ago you couldn't buy a Fairtrade product in Britain. Today almost £500m worth of goods bearing the Fairtrade mark are sold annually, including tea, coffee, bananas, cotton, flowers and even footballs. At the heart of this revolution in our shops is the Fairtrade Foundation, which was established in 1992 by CAFOD, Christian Aid, New Consumer, Oxfam, Traidcraft Exchange and the World Development Movement. Starting small but with
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Unjust Rewards: Exposing Greed and Inequality in Britain Today [Audio]
Speaker(s): Polly Toynbee, David Walker | The rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer. City workers earn millions. Manual workers earn less than they did thirty years ago. The widening gap is tearing apart the fabric of our society. In their new book Unjust Rewards: Exposing Greed and Inequality in Britain Today, Polly Toynbee and David Walker present a worrying portrait of Britain.
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The Strange Friendship of Pauli and Jung: when physics met psychology [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Arthur I Miller | At a key time in his scientific development, Pauli was undergoing analysis by Jung. What can we learn about Pauli and his scientific discoveries from Jung's analysis of his dreams? Arthur I Miller is emeritus professor of history and philosophy of science at University College London.
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In Conversation with Amartya Sen [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Amartya Sen; Professor Richard Sennett | Nobel Prize winner Professor Amartya Sen will discuss his latest book The Idea of Justice with LSE's Professor Richard Sennett. This major philosophical work by one of the world's leading public intellectuals constructs a new theory of justice, not from abstract ideals or notions of what perfect institutions and rules might be, but from what the results of a system are practically, in the world. It highlights the importance of public
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Electoral Reform in the Wake of the Economic Crisis [Audio]
Speaker(s): Dr Vincent Cable MP | Following the most devastating economic crisis since the Great Depression, electoral and institutional governance reform is high on the agenda of all political parties. Dr Cable identifies major targets for reform. Vince Cable is deputy leader and shadow chancellor of the Liberal Democrats. He is MP for Twickenham.
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Uncertainty and Ambiguity in American Fiscal and Monetary Policies [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Thomas J Sargent | Combining an historical approach with macroeconomic theory, Thomas Sargent will discuss ways of thinking about American fiscal and monetary policies - exploring how contradictions have developed and how they have been resolved. Thomas Sargent is professor of economics at New York University and senior fellow at Hoover Institution at Stanford University.
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