Raw Life, New Hope: Decency, housing and everyday life in a postapartheid community
Raw Life New Hope is the story of one community's efforts to secure a decent life in post-apartheid South Africa For residents of The Park a squalid shantytown on the outskirts of Cape Town life was hard and they described their social world as raw Efforts to get on with the messy business of everyday life were often underut by cruel poverty. Despite inhospitable conditions they sought to create respectable lives. The opportunity of formal housing fired them with enthusiasm as they saw the possi
Zackie Achmat on Marx and Lincoln
On Thursday 13 August AIDS activist Zackie Achmat will give a free public lecture on The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx and The Gettysburg Address by Abraham Lincoln as part of the Great Texts Big Questions public lecture series presented by the Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts GIPCA at the University of Cape Town UCT. During his talk Zackie may reformulate how the liberal left-wing ideals of the past are relevant today said novelist and academic Imraan Coovadia, coordinator o
Epidemiological Thinking For Non-Specialists, Fall 2007
Introduction to methods and problems in research and applications where quantitative data is analyzed to reconstruct possible pathways of development of behaviors and diseases. Special attention given to social inequalities, changes over the life course, heterogeneous pathways, and controversies with implications for policy and practice. Case studies and course projects are shaped to accommodate students with interests in fields related to health, gerontology, education, psychology, sociology, a
Social Attitudes and Public Opinion
This course examines the nature of attitudes, beliefs, and values, and the influences which indiviudals' attitudes have upon their behavior. Various theories of attitude organization and attitude change are discussed, and the development of social attitudes is explored by examining the differential impact of the family, the educational system, the mass media, and the general social environment. The changing content of public opinion over time and its relationship to the political system are also
SecondLife: A Computer-Mediated Tool for Distance-Learning in Architecture Education?
Despite the importance of distance learning for its ability to reach a wide audience, easiness to access materials, and its lower cost compared to traditional learning, architecture education has not been well served by distance education. This is because it has a higher level of learning objectives, it is taught by coaching methodologies, and involves nonverbal forms of communication. One of the most common learning methods used in the design studio is the Criticism/Critique, which is a graphic
Digitizing Architecture: Formalization and Content
CAAD is constantly provoking and raising many potentials, challenges and arguments in academia, practice, and even in the theory of architecture itself. This process starts with the pedagogy of designing and the ongoing questions such as how much of CAAD should be incorporated in teaching, and ends with digital design technologies and the new emerging questions such as how biologically inspired computational processes alter the form of our architecture and the typical design process. Architectur
Founder's Day Symposium: Introduction and David Wall Rice
Founder's Day Symposium - Black Men in the 21st Century: Myths, Data and Reality PART 1 of 6 This ongoing summit extends the mission of the Morehouse Research Institute and builds upon a critical mass of research at the College that looks at the affirmative development of black men and boys. Additionally, this symposium served as an exciting review of current thinking from national experts in light of America's first African American President. David Wall Rice, 95 (Moderator): A graduate of
2010 - Founder's Day Symposium: R. L'Heureux Lewis
Founder's Day Symposium - Black Men in the 21st Century: Myths, Data and Reality PART 5 of 6 This ongoing summit extends the mission of the Morehouse Research Institute and builds upon a critical mass of research at the College that looks at the affirmative development of black men and boys. Additionally, this symposium served as an exciting review of current thinking from national experts in light of America's first African American President. R. LHeureux Lewis, 2000, is an assistant prof
Can We Sustain the Basics: Air, Land and Water?
"Can We Sustain the Basics: Air, Land and Water?" was presented as an expert panel discussion, moderated by Loring Bullard, executive director of the Watershed Committee of the Ozarks. Panelists include: Patrick Byers, regional horticulture specialist at the University of Missouri Extension; Barbara Lucks, materials recovery and education coordinator for the City of Springfield Public Works Department; and Joe Pitts, executive director of the James River Basin Partnership.
Penelope McPhee, President, The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation - IMPACT
September 15 - IMPACT presents Penelope McPhee, President, The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation. As president and trustee of The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation, Penelope McPhee directs the Foundation's strategic focus on fostering opportunities for children and youth and enhancing the quality of life in Atlanta and beyond. One of the largest family foundations in the region, the Blank Foundation has made grants of more than $250 million since its inception. Penny joined the Blank Family Fou
Security and Privacy?
The Information Networking Institute celebrated its 20 year anniversary in April 2010. This panel discussion, moderated by Pradeep K. Khosla, Dean, College of Engineering; Philip and Marsha Dowd Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, discussed how Carnegie Mellon is driving research over the hurdle of this dichotomy between security and privacy. Panelists were Alessandro Acquisti, Associate Professor of Information Technology and Public Policy, Heinz College; Lorrie Cranor, Associate
Aris Candris: Role of Nuclear Power in an Energy-Constrained World
Carnegie Mellon University's top-ranked College of Engineering launched a new Leadership Speaker Series Oct. 11 by hosting Westinghouse Electric Company CEO Aris Candris (CIT'74, '79), who discussed the role of nuclear power in today's energy-constrained world. Candris also talked about the factors that are causing the growing need for energy and a comparison of yesterday's and today's nuclear industry. He was joined in the discussion by a panel of Carnegie Mellon energy experts, moderated by
6.041 Probabilistic Systems Analysis and Applied Probability (MIT)
Welcome to 6.041/6.431, a subject on the modeling and analysis of random phenomena and processes, including the basics of statistical inference. Nowadays, there is broad consensus that the ability to think probabilistically is a fundamental component of scientific literacy. For example: The concept of statistical significance (to be touched upon at the end of this course) is considered by the Financial Times as one of "The Ten Things Everyone Should Know About Science". A rece
The Post-2015 Development Agenda: Implications for ICT4D Research
Richard Heeks explores new post-2015 development agenda and its implications for ICT4D (information and communication technologies for development) research priorities. With the Millennium Development Goals about to reach their sell-by date, the new post-2015 development agenda is currently being formulated. This talk explores that agenda and its implications for ICT4D (information and communication technologies for development) research priorities. The presentation begins with an overview of th
Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art at St. Petersburg College
http://www.youtube.com/user/StPetersburgCollege The Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art commits to excellence in visual arts education, fosters aesthetic, critical and ethical thinking as a bridge to the future and nurtures interest in 20th century art history by collecting, preserving, and exhibiting the art of Abraham Rattner, Esther Gentle, Allen Leepa and their contemporaries. About St. Petersburg College: In 1927, St. Petersburg College (then known as St. Petersburg Junior College) became Florida
Patrick Hernly: MIRA at SPC (1)
http://www.youtube.com/user/StPetersburgCollege Adjunct Professor Patrick Hernly discusses St. Petersburg College's Music Industry and Recording Arts (MIRA) program. About St. Petersburg College: In 1927, St. Petersburg College (then known as St. Petersburg Junior College) became Florida's first private, non-profit, two-year school of higher learning located in downtown St. Petersburg. Full accreditation followed in 1931 and in 1948 SPC became a public college. In June 2001, SPJC officially
LRMA: 39th Annual Florida Watercolor Society Exhibition
http://www.youtube.com/user/StPetersburgCollege 39th Annual Florida Watercolor Society Exhibition September 12 - November 7, 2010 Currently on display is the 39th Annual Florida Watercolor Society Exhibition. The show is juried by water media artist Carrie Burns Brown of the National Watercolor Society. The exhibition includes 100 artworks selected from more than 650 entries from artists throughout Florida. The Florida Watercolor Society is one of the largest and finest watercolor societies i
Crisis in the Gulf Pathways to Future of Energy
http://www.youtube.com/user/StPetersburgCollege Held at St. Petersburg College on Saturday October 2, 2010 Speakers include: Dan Lashof -- Climate Center Director, National Resources Defense Council Dr. David A. Cartes -- Director, Institute for Energy Systems, Economics and Sustainability (IESES), Florida State University Barry Moline -- Executive Director, Florida Municipal Electric Association Dale Brill -- President, Florida Chamber of Commerce Foundation Panel Discussion
The Early College Program at St. Petersburg College
http://www.youtube.com/user/StPetersburgCollege Earn college credits for free! A unique partnership between St. Petersburg College and Pinellas County Schools, the Early College Program offers college credit hours as well as high school credit at no cost to highly motivated students in grades 11 and 12. Who is eligible? Students entering grades 11 and 12 in Pinellas County public, private or home-education programs. There is no cost for application, tuition, courses or textbooks. What's req
Maarten Hajer: Reframing Climate Policy
Professor Maarten Hajer (Director of the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency and Professor of Public Policy at the University of Amsterdam), 'Reframing Climate Policy: Reflections on Science, Politics and the Role of the State'. Professor Hajer was delivering the keynote address at the conference 'Democratising Futures' (28 May). Part of the Mellon Sawyer sponsored seminar series 'Modelling Futures: Understanding Risk and Uncertainty'.