Italian academies, 1530-1700: a themed collection database
This website provides access to a bibliography of the British Librarys exceptional collection of material from the Italian Learned Academies of the late Renaissance and early modern periods. During the period covered, the Academies had a vital role in the intellectual culture of Italy and beyond, yet the only comprehensive work available to scholars (Michele Maylenders Storia delle Accademie d'Italia) is over 50 years old and in needs to be in many cases corrected, and updated in the l
Cátedra Padre António Vieira de Estudos portugueses
This is the site of the Fr. António Vieira Chair of the Pontifica Universidade Católica of Rio de Janeiro, which was established in 1984 with a truly interdisciplinary and comparative purpose. It hosts a range of comparative reserach projects in the humanities: canons and margins in Portuguese and Brazilian literature; continuity and discontinuity in Brazilian and Portuguese literature; aspects of Portuguese in its different stages; the role of intellectuals in modern and postmodern society; l
Rivista di studi sudasiatici
Rivista di Studi Sudasiatici (Journal of South Asian Studies) is an online periodical published by Firenze University Press. Three editions, from 2006 to 2008, are available via this website. The articles, which are offered as PDFs files, cover a range of topics dealing with aspects of south Asian religion. Titles include: 'The Role of the So-called Asoka Inscriptions in the Attempt to Date the Buddha'; 'Definitions of Kalavu in the Old Tamil Poetological Tradition'; and 'The Sanskrit-Old Javane
Unveiling Latin America's economic success
A lot of attention has been focused on the remarkable economic success of China, India and other Asian countries. So much so that the rise of Latin American companies as major players on the international economic scene has almost gone unnoticed.
‘Intoxicated’ institutional investors: how the financial crisis infected the real economy
One of the least understood aspects of the financial crisis is how it spread from the financial sector to the general economy, where it nearly caused a global financial meltdown.
Alberto Manconi“We could look at the onset of the crisis as a shock to the liquidity of one market sector -- asset-backed securities” says INSEAD PhD candidate Alberto Manconi. “In August 2007, all of a sudden we realised that we didn’t really know how to price these securities. For this reason, very fe
Avoiding International Financial Crises, an Incomplete Reform Agenda
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Discussion about the Moldavan Legal System
Student Group Speaker Series Discussion about the Moldavan Legal System October 28, 2010 International Law Society | email International Law Society Do you know anything about the Moldavan Legal System? Yes? No? A little bit? In this podcast, five distinguished appellate judges from the Republic of Moldova discuss the legal framework of a new country [...]
FCC's Cable TV Ruling: Will the Competitive Landscape Change?
For cable TV companies in the U.S., August 28 was a day to celebrate. Ending several years of regulatory battles, a ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals came down in favor of Philadelphia-based Comcast, which sought to overturn the Federal Communications Commission's contentious 30% market share limit on cable TV operators. Not everyone is happy about the ruling, fearing it will lead to cable monopolies. In contrast, Peter S. Fader, professor of marketing and co-director of the Wharton Interactiv
Life in an Indian Slum - Shantaram author Gregory David Roberts - Part 1 Author Gregory David Roberts escaped from prison in Australia and began a new life living in a slum in Mumbai, India. His semi-autobiographical novel Shantaram about his experiences there has become a bestseller.
Author Gregory David Roberts escaped from prison in Australia and began a new life living in a slum in Mumbai, India. His semi-autobiographical novel Shantaram about his experiences there has become a bestseller.
Gapminder - no more boring data
TedTalks 2007. Hans Rosling is professor of international health at Sweden's Karolinska
Institute, and founder of Gapminder, a nonprofit that brings vital
global data to life.
TedTalks 2007. Hans Rosling is professor of international health at Sweden's Karolinska Institute, and founder of Gapminder, a nonprofit that brings vital global data to life.
Nelson Mandela - First Interview (1961) In this interview from May 1961, a 42 year-old Nelson Mandela gives his views on a multi-racial South Africa with equal opportunities and rights for all South Africans.
In this interview from May 1961, a 42 year-old Nelson Mandela gives his views on a multi-racial South Africa with equal opportunities and rights for all South Africans.
My Best UBC Memories
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ToonTalk in Kindergartens: Field Notes
The emergence of a fully graphical, animated programming language, such as ToonTalk, prompted the question: is computer programming a viable educational activity with kindergarten-aged children? Since May 2000, we have been conducting ToonTalk sessions with 3- to 5-year old children, trying to determine what approaches are more successful, what activities are viable, what issues may arise in the process. From November 2001 to February 2002, the sessions took place regularly in a normal kindergar
Learning during the first three years of postgraduate employment – The LiNEA Project
In this project then, we’re looking at young graduates in nursing, engineering and accountancy going into their first jobs, and we’re trying to find out what they’re learning, how is that being learnt, and what sort of things affect their learning. In telling you about our project and the way it is working, I also aim to give you some inkling of what seems to be coming out from the people we’ve already spoken to about higher education, what they’ve derived from it, what they’re abl
Women buyers and sellers at the Opelika curb market
Caption: "Opelika curb market, opened May 1, 1926. Total sales to September 1, 1928 = $18,050.71." 1928.,JPEG from black-and-white photograph
Agent Turnipseed sharing information with E. L. Burt about legumes
Caption: "W. R. Turnipseed, county agent, showing E. L. Burt the results of first-year vetch." April 14, 1925.,JPEG image from black-and-white photograph
Airplane dusting cotton
Caption: "Airplane dusting cotton, Dallas Co." May 1, 1925.,JPEG image from black-and-white photograph.
Trinity of Consciousness: Body, Mind, Soul and Female Identity in the Novels of Gail Godwin
Gail Godwin‘s novels emphasize the forging of the female self/identity. Even Godwin‘s earliest critics stress the ways Godwin consistently chooses to portray female protagonists as complex female characters; as Godwin‘s critics point out, the crafting of female identity becomes central to the analysis and understanding of Godwin‘s ―vision‖ of/for female identity. My analysis of Godwin‘s work extends from and beyond the groundwork laid by earlier critics. I contend that, even as God
A Study of the Response to Accountability and Standardized Testing in a State University System: Pre
This study was an investigation of the perceptions of university certification officers in teacher education in a state university system regarding university responses to accountability, standardized testing, predictive models, gatekeeping, and intervention strategies, and incorporates the issues of social justice and ethics. This study also includes the development of a predictive model to predict results on the Praxis II Elementary Education: Curriculum Instruction and Assessment (ELED:CIA) t