2.035 Special Topics in Mathematics with Applications: Linear Algebra and the Calculus of Variations
This course forms an introduction to a selection of mathematical topics that are not covered in traditional mechanical engineering curricula, such as differential geometry, integral geometry, discrete computational geometry, graph theory, optimization techniques, calculus of variations and linear algebra. The topics covered in any particular year depend on the interest of the students and instructor. Emphasis is on basic ideas and on applications in mechanical engineering. This year, the subject
|ENDURE, the European Network for the Durable Exploitation of Crop Protection Strategies, is funded under the EU Sixth Framework Programme. It brings together more than 300 researchers from research organisations, universities, extension services and the |
UC IPM pest management guidelines : potatoes
|Published on the Web by the University of California, this resource provides illustrated information on the diseases, insects and mites, nematodes, and weeds that can afflict potatoes growing in the California region. The |
15.978 Leadership Tools and Teams: A Product Development Lab (MIT)
In this class you will be creating a leadership development tool for students like yourselves in the leadership program at Sloan. This tool might be a coaching guide for second-year pilots, a leadership workbook for MBA students to use during their summer employment, a leadership assessment for club presidents or a workshop on networking. You will be free to choose the tool that you want to develop, but by the end of the class there must be a product that can be used at Sloan. In addition, the t
5.92 Energy, Environment, and Society (MIT)
"Energy, Environment and Society" is an opportunity for first-year students to make direct contributions to energy innovations at MIT and in local communities. The class takes a project-based approach, bringing student teams together to conduct studies that will help MIT, Cambridge and Boston to make tangible improvements in their energy management systems. Students will develop a thorough understanding of energy systems and their major components through guest lectures by researchers from acros
Bowdoin College Baccalaureate Ceremony '06
The Baccalaureate ceremony marks the official close of the academic year and the coming together of graduates and their families. The ceremony includes music, Readings from Bowdoin's past by Dean Craig Bradley, speeches by President Barry Mills, Ely Delman '06 and honorary degree recipient, Beverly Daniel Tatum.
President's Welcome to Parents
Bowdoin College President Barry Mills and Cristle Collins Judd, Bowdoin College's Dean for Academic Affairs, welcome familes and guests of first year students at Bowdoin.
Bowdoin College 205th Convocation
Bowdoin College's 2006 Convocation ceremony, marking the official opening of the 205th academic year. Bowdoin College's President Barry Mills welcomes Bowdoin Students and their families followed by the Convocation address delivered by Cristle Collins Judd, Bowdoin College's Dean for Academic Affairs.
Bowdoin College's 206th Convocation
Bowdoin College's annual Convocation ceremony, marking the official opening of the 206th academic year, was held Wednesday, August 29, 2007, in Memorial Hall, Pickard Theater.
Following remarks by President Barry Mills, Professor of Anthropology Scott MacEachern gave the Convocation address. MacEachern’s talk was titled "Time-scales."
Bowdoin College's 207th Convocation
Bowdoin College's annual Convocation ceremony, marking the official opening of the 207th academic year, was held September 3, 2008, in Memorial Hall, Pickard Theater.
Following remarks by President Barry Mills, Daniel J. O'Leary, the John S. Osterweis Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, gave the Convocation address. O'Leary's talk was titled "Transformative Chemistry."
Dean of Student Affairs Tim Foster presented "Voices from Bowdoin's Past". Music for the processional an
Bowdoin Breakfast - Douglas Kennedy '76: "Everything is Narrative"
The Bowdoin Breakfast is a lecture series with full buffet breakfast, featuring prominent Bowdoin alumni, faculty, parents, staff or Maine leaders who speak on topics of business, academia, arts, or community affairs. The public event is held approximately five times during the academic year and typically draws 150-200 community members.
Infant mortality and poverty
Hope Kelly reports on an increase in the infant mortality rate since last year. Kelly reviews statistics on the infant mortality rate in Massachusetts and in Boston. Kelly notes that there is a wide discrepancy between the infant mortality rates in the white and African American communities. Kelly reports that two out of three infant deaths in Boston are African American infants. Kelly interviews David Mulligan (Commissioner of Public Health) and Howard Spivak (Deputy Commissioner of Public Heal
A Crisis in Human Rights: Genocide in Darfur and Beyond
Focusing on the crisis in Darfur, the speakers will offer a comprehensive view of how and why a conflict evolves into a full-fledged genocide. The Darfur genocide has involved not just the outright immediate killing of people, but also the creation of conditions that have made life impossible by chasing people out into the desert and destroying their homes, villages, food supplies and livelihoods. Speakers will present eyewitness accounts of events on the ground in Darfur as well as academic res
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