21W.735 Writing and Reading the Essay (MIT)
As the course title suggests, this class is meant to acquaint you with the literary and rhetorical tradition of the essay, a genre which has been described by one scholar as "the meeting ground between art and philosophy," and by another as "the place where the self finds a pattern in the world, and the world finds a pattern in the self". Though the essay is part of a tradition of prose which stretches back to antiquity, it is also a thoroughly modern and popular form of writing, found in print
Is Multiculturalism Dead? [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Cécile Laborde, Professor Tariq Modood, Professor Anne Phillips | Under the combined criticisms of feminism, secularism and nationalism, multiculturalism is repeatedly being pronounced dead. Has it really reached the end of the road and what are the alternatives? Cécile Laborde is professor of political theory at University College London. Tariq Modood is the founding director of the Centre for the Study of Ethnicity and Citizenship at the University of Bristol. Anne Phil
Postcast 4: Goals of Psychological Science
Review of the 4 goals of psychological science.
Recovery and Reconstruction in Liberia
Steve Radelet (Chief Economist, USAID) and Carrie Hessler-Radelet (Deputy Director, Peace Corps) spoke about the challenges facing Liberia in rapidly invigorating the economy and public services after 14 years of civil war. Appropriate policy choices should be based on data, best practices from other countries (especially within the region), as well as local community meetings.
Penguins: No Fail at Mealtime
January 29, 2013 — Japanese researchers, using cameras strapped to the backs of Adelie penguins in Antarctica, showed a perfect success rate at catching prey underwater. (02:02)
Pope decries gay marriage
Pope Benedict criticizes gay marriage during Barcelona Mass. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
USC School of Pharmacy: Meeting the Needs of the Community
PharmD students from the USC School of Pharmacy meet vital needs of the community through dozens of health fairs each year, providing screenings, education and immunizations. Learn more about the University of Southern California: http://www.usc.edu Learn more about the USC School of Pharmacy: http://www.usc.edu/schools/pharmacy/
C++ Console Lesson 18: Arguments and Return Values
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This C++ video tutorial shows how to pass arguments into functions and return values from thema return statement causes execution to leave the current subroutine and resume at the point in the code immediately after where the subroutine was called — known as its return address. The return address is saved, usually on the process's call stack, as part of the operation of making the subroutine call. Return statements in many languages allow a function to specify a r
Tennis players, Pomona College
Four Pomona College tennis players with rackets pose for a photo in the tennis courts. From left to right: unidentified, Ralph Noble, Robert Williams, Wilfred Reynolds. Part of Renwick Gymnasium can be seen in the background.
Creating a climate for change
A new INSEAD-European Business Summit report on climate change has highlighted a surge in green activities by US entrepreneurs, backed by venture capital. Until 2005, the amount of VC funds invested in clean technologies such as solar and wind power had been running almost neck and neck in the US and Europe. But then there was a sudden surge of VC interest in the US in 2005, the report says, which resulted in US firms raising $4.5 billion in VC funds to invest in clean technology the fol
Why are we constantly surprised by the emergence of crises such as the current financial meltdown, and what are the lessons that we can apply when tackling these?
Making more from less: does Mother Nature have enough resources to go around?
Global growth isn’t all about jobs and the stock market: it’s also about people. The global population will increase, despite the ageing baby boomer generation; there will be increased demands for minerals, energy, food, even blood.
Rebuilding Europe: new architecture needed to kick-start economy
With a weakened financial system and various European governments knee-deep in debt, the emergence of a new world financial order has taken on a new urgency of late. But instead of quick fixes as the Greek crisis has clearly demonstrated, we should instead be looking for sustainable solutions towards economic prosperity.
A passion for education
If you build it, they will come -- so the mantra goes -- and that’s exactly what Ng Gim Choo did with the EtonHouse group of schools. And serendipity, as it turned out, would play a key role.
MUS101 Session 11 Spring 2012
Introducing Music with Rik Noyce 04/26/12
Terezin (Theresienstadt), Hamburg Barracks, Court Concert.
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Struggling for survival
Private equity was the darling of the investment world in the five years between 2003 and 2007, enjoying exponential growth fuelled by cheap liquidity, growing profitability across industries, rising asset prices, and strong support from investors. Today, amid the global economic slowdown, the private equity industry is struggling for survival in the face of “a perfect storm”.
IPOs: Evaluating failure risk
INSEAD Assistant Professor of Accounting and Control Liz Demers says the risk of failure may not be fully priced into new listings as of the offering date.
Donnerstag, 25. November 2010
Trainieren Sie Ihr Hörverstehen mit authentischen Materialien. Nutzen Sie die Nachrichten der Deutschen Welle von Donnerstag - als Text und als verständlich gesprochene Audio-Datei. BAGDAD: Fast neun Monate nach der Parlamentswahl im Irak ist der amtierende Ministerpräsident el Maliki mit der Bildung einer neuen Regierung beauftragt worden. Er wurde von Staatschef Talabani mit der Aufgabe betraut. Maliki hat nun 30 Tage Zeit. Die Parlamentswahl Anfang März hatte keinem politischen Lager eine
On Adam Smith, Gordon Gecko and controls on self-interest
Maybe it’s due to technology, maybe the global economy or maybe the revelations about corporate behaviour as one company after another, melting down and asking for taxpayer aid, laid bare the truth behind their balance sheets. Layman and businessman alike have come to realise that the old taboos surrounding ways of behaviour in the business world no longer work – or perhaps worked inefficiently at best.