An evaluation of Simventure
This paper discusses the value of providing a simulated experience of how organisations work enabling skills and knowledge from disparate subject areas to be synthesised and assimilated in solving complex business problem
On the Architectural Opening of the Michael Lee-Chin Crystal, June 2, 2007
Director & CEO, William Thorsell speaks about the new Michael Lee-Chin Crystal - its enhancement of the Museum's public role, the development process, its "naked" opening, and highlights of the new building itself.
Episode 4- Paul Merton
Join comedian and televsion Paul Merton on a whistle stop tour of 70 years of British comedy! From Max Miller, to the Goons and Tony Hancock, to Alexei Sayle and Paul O'Grady. This interview was recorded with the National Portrait Gallery in 2009, as part of the ‘The Comedians: From the 1940s to Now’ exhibition.'The Comedians: from the 1940s to Now' is a fascinating exhibition of photographs that puts the spotlight on British comedy from the 1940s to the present day. The exhibition w
The Diplomacy of Technology - Alec Ross (Advisor to US Secretary of State)
Alec Ross, Senior Advisor for Innovation in the Office of Secretary of State and Co-founder of global non-profit One Economy, discusses in detail innovation policy and how it can change national diplomacy. In addition, Ross offers advice to global innovators, stressing quality time management, effective hiring practices, the mutual benefits of mentoring, and assertive risk practices.
Vegetative Filter Strips May Deter Pesticide Runoff
The Center for Agriculture at UMass Amherst is studying how to improve methods that deter pesticide runoff and protect water supplies. Learn how researchers are evaluating how various plants, known as vegatative filter strips, can protect public health.
We learn about the treasures currently on display at the Shipley Art Gallery, as well as some interesting details of the gallery's history. An archive of important film and television footage relating to the North East becomes available to the public to access for free at Discovery Museum, and children's author Eleanor Updale tells us about her work as she tours Great North Museum: Hancock.
Paul Merton reflects on 70 years of British comedy, Slampt records co-founder Pete Dale talks DIY punk rock, and Steve Legget explains his freight train art installation. All in episode 6 of CultureCast.
We discuss design with Wayne Hemingway, look for love at the Laing Art Gallery, get into the kitchen with a Peruvian Geordie and hear from British Museum curator Ralph Jackson about the Emperor Hadrian’s return to the North East after a 2000 year absence.
Argumentation and Communication, Fall 2002
A writing practicum associated with 11.200 and 11.205 that focuses on helping students present their ideas in cogent, persuasive arguments and other analytical frameworks. Reading and writing assignments and other exercises stress the connections between clear thinking, critical reading, and effective writing. This course examines the principles and practices of clear and effective communication in addressing public issues and policies. It aims to help students plan, organize, and present their
"All We Are Seeking Here Is Equal Opportunity": The American G.I. Forum Desegregates a Texas Communi
With the annexation of Texas in 1848 at the end of the Mexican-American War, Tejanos--Texans of Mexican descent--lost property rights and political power in a society dominated by Anglos. Through discriminatory practices and violent force, Tejanos were kept at the bottom of the new political and socio-cultural order. From 1900-1930, as an influx of immigrants from Mexico came north to meet a growing demand for cheap labor in the developing commercial agriculture industries, Tejanos experienced c
Rauch on the Volt, Risk, and Corporate Culture
Jonathan Rauch, of the Brookings Institution and the Atlantic Monthly, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the evolution of the Chevy Volt, GM's planned electric car. Due to the transparency of GM's effort, Rauch was able to spend a great deal of time on site at GM writing a piece for the Atlantic Monthly on GM's plans and hopes. Rauch discusses the huge risks, GM's past failures, and GM's hopes that the Volt might change the company's culture. The conversation closes with a discussion
Lesson #041, Monday un = precedes all masculine nouns, even those that begin with vowels. The exception is those masculine nouns beginning with ps, gn, z, or s and a consonant. un bambino = a baby un orologio = a clock uno = precedes masculine nouns beginning with ps, gn, z, or s and a consonant. uno specchio = a mirror uno psicologo = a psychologist una = precedes all feminine nouns beginning with a consonant. una scrivania = a desk una fragola = a strawbe
un = precedes all masculine nouns, even those that begin with vowels. The exception is those masculine nouns beginning with ps, gn, z, or s and a consonant.
un bambino = a baby
un orologio = a clock
uno = precedes masculine nouns beginning with ps, gn, z, or s and a consonant.
uno specchio = a mirror
uno psicologo = a psychologist
una = precedes all feminine nouns beginning with a consonant.
una scrivania = a desk
una fragola = a strawbe
The Next Wave of Corporate Philanthropy - Larry Brilliant (Google.org)
In contrast to simply donating dollars for public relations benefit, in-house altruism today means ubiquitous dedication to real causes. Dr. Larry Brilliant, Executive Director for Google.org, points out that effective business-backed giving means global outreach, partnerships with experts at the heart of solving problems, and a dedicated percentage of gross income to keep these projects afloat.
This is a slide show presenting words related to hospitals. There are images and the words are written and read out. There is no repetiotion.
Faith Complex: Donna Payne on Obama and the LGBT Community
Donna Payne, Associate Director of Diversity for the Human Rights Campaign, grades the Obama administration's performance on issues such as HIV/AIDS policy, Hate Crimes Legislation, Gays in the military, and same-sex marriage. She also talks about relations between the LGBT community and the African-American Church.??
Groundbreaking Healthcare Initiatives and the Entrepreneurial Minds Behind Them - Ryan Phelan (DNA D
Ryan Phelan, founder and CEO of DNA Direct, shares her thoughts on entrepreneurship, both for-profit and not-for-profit, based on her experience launching groundbreaking healthcare initiatives that provide public access to comprehensive medical information and genetic testing.
Life Inside a Law Firm - John Roos (WSGR)
John Roos, CEO of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati, has represented many major Silicon Valley companies during mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings, strategic alliances, and joint ventures. In this lecture, he describes many of the lessons he's learned since joining the firm in 1988, including building a brand, taking risks, and the importance of integrity.
Norbert Elias - 2006 RIHSS Key Thinkers Public Lecture Series
At a time when many observers see the world as caught up in a 'clash of civilizations', we may need a well-grounded understanding of what civilization actually is more than ever before. The social scientist who has done the most to contribute to such an understanding is the German sociologist, Norbert Elias. His theorisation of processes of civilisation and decivilisation, his understanding of social life constituted by long-term historical processes, his relational theory of power, and his hist
Bank of Boston proposes mortgage program for low-income families
David Boeri reports on the Bank of Boston's new mortgage program for lowand moderate-income city residents. Boeri's report includes footage of Ira Stepanian (President, Bank of Boston) and Robert Mahoney (Bank of Boston) announcing the new program to the media at a press conference at a Roxbury branch of the Bank of Boston. Boeri reviews the terms of the program. He notes that many houses in the area are not eligible for the program because their sale prices are too high. Boeri interviews Diana
Virtual Maths - Shapes, Space and Measure, Theodolite Survey simulation
Simulation of using a thodolite to calculate the height of a building.