‘Incredible consensus’ for regulatory reforms among G20, but political will weakening
In the face of the impending global financial meltdown a year ago, world leaders found clarity: financial regulatory frameworks needed to be overhauled.
Powering the economic growth engine
It has been a key driving force, powering economies since the Industrial Revolution, yet it continues to take a backseat to other heavily-touted engines of growth, most recently consumer spending.
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.
Where Grameen Bank meets e-Bay in an African marketplace (and everyone wins)
While share prices have been falling and banks have been offering measly interest rates, MYC4 investors have been earning an average gross interest rate of 12.9 per cent a year from investments made from the comfort of their home. Too good to be true? According to Mads Kjaer, CEO of the online marketplace MYC4, “investors set the interest rate themselves and bid for it, and many hard-core investors realise even much higher yields.”
How LG Electronics reinvented itself in the US
It took three attempts in four years for Korean electronics giant LG Electronics (LGE) to launch its brand in the US market in 2002. Five years later, it became the top seller of refrigerators and washing machines, and has since been successfully maintaining its lead in the two home appliance categories with current respective market shares of about 24 per cent.
UO Today #457: James Harper / James Tice
James Harper, Art History, and James Tice, Architecture, discuss the exhibit they co-curated entitled “Giuseppe Vasi’s Rome: Lasting Impressions From The Age Of The Grand Tour” in an interview conducted in the exhibit hall at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art. UO Today, the Oregon Humanities Center’s half-hour television interview program, provides a glimpse into the [...]
Wired in: who leads the networking world?
Scandinavian countries are in the top ten of The Networked Readiness Index 2009-2010, part of the Global Information Technology Report published by INSEAD and the World Economic Forum, now in its ninth edition.
MBC: Building a media powerhouse in an emerging market
Can Western broadcasters learn anything from the one of the Middle East’s most successful satellite channels? According to a recently-released case study by Annet Aris, Adjunct Professor of Strategy at INSEAD, the answer is yes.
An unlikely hero
Somaly Mam is a driven, dynamic, inspiring and indefatigable leader. Those are some of the qualities that make her one of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people and a CNN Hero.
Drucker on the ‘bounded goodness’ of corporate social responsibility
Peter Drucker’s immense contribution to the thinking and practice of management extends to social responsibility in business. This work goes back over 60 years but remains relevant today -- notwithstanding the impacts of globalisation and the greater interconnectedness of business and society. This article first identifies Drucker’s CSR ‘principles’ and then examines their implications for business today, with an emphasis on marketing practice. As well as revealing their significance, it
Economic downturn ‘opens doors’ for recycling business Worn Again
One of the greatest challenges facing social business Worn Again is the widely-held public assumption that any product made from recycled materials must be cheaper than conventional merchandise on the market.
Healthcare: at the crossroads
Healthcare reform today is being avidly discussed in political, social, medical and business circles around the world. In developing countries, the billions of dollars spent on containing the spread of HIV/AIDS and other pandemic diseases such as TB and malaria, are beginning to show some positive results. In Europe, the cost of government-sponsored healthcare is having a negative impact on GDP, while in the US, the Obama Administration is embarking on the country’s most ambitious attempt at p
European Law: Values and Constitutional Principles of the European Union
Environmental and Natural Resources Law Speaker Series European Law: Values and Constitutional Principles of the European Union September 14, 2010 Environmental and Natural Resources Law Lewis & Clark proudly welcomed Dr. Christian Calliess as our Natural Resources Law Institute’s Distinguished International Visitor. In this presentation to our students, Dr. Calliess talks about “European Law: Values [...]
European Environmental Law: The Principle of Sustainability, Climate Protection and Energy Policy in
Environmental and Natural Resources Law Speaker Series European Environmental Law: The Principle of Sustainability, Climate Protection and Energy Policy in the European Union September 14, 2010 Environmental and Natural Resources Law Lewis & Clark proudly welcomed Dr. Christian Calliess as our Natural Resources Law Institute’s Distinguished International Visitor. In this presentation, Dr. Calliess talks about [...]
Fighting Monsanto at the Supreme Court
Student Group Speaker Series Fighting Monsanto at the Supreme Court September 15, 2010 Northwest Environmental Defence Center In this podcast, Professor George Kimbrell, staff attorney for the Center for Food Safety (CFS) and Lewis and Clark alumnus, will discuss the recent Supreme Court decision Monsanto v. Geertson Seed Farms. After plaintiffs secured injunctive relief prohibiting [...]
Preparing for a Public Interest Career
Career Services Speaker Series Preparing for a Public Interest Career September 9, 2010 Career Services | Public Interest Law Project It’s never too early to begin planning your public interest career! In this podcast, Bill Penn, the Public Interest Law Coordinator, talks about the essential tips, tricks and information you need to plan a career [...]
Oregon Department of Justice Honors Attorney Program
Career Services Speaker Series Oregon Department of Justice Honors Attorney Program September 9, 2010 Career Services The Honors Attorney Program is designed to provide five outstanding recent law school graduates—including those who have served as judicial clerks or in government fellowships—with the opportunity to gain public law experience after law school. In this podcast, Oregon’s [...]
Backpack to Briefcase series: Developing Client Relationships
Career Services Speaker Series Backpack to Briefcase series: Developing Client Relationships October 18, 2010 Career Services | email Career Services The Career Services Backpack to Briefcase series is designed to teach law students about the fundamentals of practicing law – things you should know but won’t necessarily learn in law school. The Career Services Backpack [...]
Virtual Maths - Basic Structures, bending moment uniformly distributed load
Interactive simulation demonstrating bending moment of uniformly distributed load
Topology conservation in polymer knots
By: icamvid Topology conservation in polymer knots Institute of Theoretical Physics University of Stellenbosch