Fats to Fuel - Partners Video Magazine
A Small Business Innovation Research grant results in technology that efficiently recycles industrial fats into useful biodiesel. Fats to Fuels is a segment from Partners Video Magazine's latest episode, Fueling America. To view the entire episode visit: http://www.csrees.usda.gov/newsroom/partners/partners.html
"I Was Able to Make My Voice Really Ring Out": The Women's Emergency Brigade in the Flint Sit-Down S
The Women's Emergency Brigade, which Genora Johnson Dollinger helped organize, saved the 1936 sit down strike at Flint, Michigan more than once. In this 1976 interview with Sherna Gluck, Dollinger recalls the famous "Battle of the Running Bulls" when police--bulls--tried to regain control of the GM plant by force. Dollinger and the other organizers of the Women's Emergency Brigade faced constant sexist attitudes in their efforts to win the strike, even as they demonstrated their determination to
Helpful Hints for Field Sketching
This online article, from Biodiversity Counts, offers insight into the task of field sketching. After discussing the difference between seeing and observing, the article offers tips designed to help make students better at observational rendering. The six hints discussed are proportions, perspective, volume, simplifying, practicing a lot, and having fun.
Imagine It's the Year 2020: Thinking About Genetics Now
This fun Web site is part of OLogy, where kids can collect virtual trading cards and create projects with them. Here, they take a look at some of the questions that go hand-in-hand with genetic cloning technologies. The site opens by telling kids that in the future, technologies like cloning may be very common and that some of the decisions we will need to make in coming years are hard. Then, they are asked to imagine that it is the year 2020 and to take a peek at what's on the minds of one futu
Who Are the Plants?
This online article, from Biodiversity Counts, offers a brief overview of the plant kingdom. Specifically, it covers: why plants have their own kingdom, Plantae; what separates the kingdom's two very basic categories; the plant kingdom's 10 divisions, including the number of species in each; and why some organisms that seem like plants belong instead to the kingdom Protista or the kingdom Fungi.
Introduction to AFM
Excellent introduction to the technique of atomic force microscopy at a level suitable for undergraduates. The page describes the basic modes (constant force, tapping, lift mode) and explains the significance of the tip and tip effects in imaging.
Forsyth Tech CC Demand Driven Biotech Program
A video diary of how Forsyth Tech Community College developed a demand driven biotech curriculum to respond to the needs of local industry. Forsyth Tech is one of 5 centers of expertise that make up the National Center for the Biotechnology Workforce. The video was produced by SLAM, Inc.
Scannability: organizing for the web
How you organize and format your writing can go a long way toward making it readable.
Viscosity of the Mantle: Constraints from Post-glacial Rebound
In this lab, students determine the viscosity of a relatively viscous fluid by measuring the rate of rebound of a partially submerged object following a rapid decrease in its mass. This experiment is carried out in the context of an analysis of post-glacial rebound as a measurement of the viscosity of the mantle. Learning goals, context for use, teaching tips, materials, assessment tips and related resources are provided.
La asignatura de Fisiología Vegetal tiene como objetivo el comprender cómo funcionan las plantas, o lo que es lo mismo, qué ocurre en las plantas para que sean capaces de crecer, reproducirse y adaptarse a los continuos cambios del ambiente. A través de leyes físicas y químicas entendemos cómo las plantas son capaces de utilizar la energía de la luz para, a partir de sustancias inorgánicas sintetizar moléculas orgánicas, con las que construir el cuerpo de la planta. Asimismo, las plan
La econometría se ha convertido en una herramienta fundamental en el análisis económico. Hace ya casi 90 años Joseph Schumpeter afirmaba que "todo economista, le guste o no, es un económetra, ya que necesita tratar de explicar sus argumentos con cifras" y desde entonces la popularidad de los modelos econométricos se ha ido incrementando gracias al aumento de la información estadística y al desarrollo de software estadístico-econométrico.En la actualidad los modelos econométricos son u
Contabilidad (Licenciado en Derecho)
Introducción a la contabilidad financiera y el análisis de estados contables mostrando su relación con el ordenamiento jurídico. La publicación recoge contenidos de especial interés para juristas que quieran adquirir conocimientos de contabilidad con un especial enfoque interdisciplinario hacia la fiscalidad y el derecho societario, laboral y peanal. Se pretende que cualquier persona que emplee los materiales para el autoaprendizaje pueda adquirir unos conocimientos básicos de mecánica c
Photos from the Community Cafe Showcase and party
Photos from the Community Cafe Showcase and party.
Energy 101: U.S.-China Cooperation on Climate Change
In this short interview, Dr. Hengwei Liu addresses the main aspects of a potential U.S.-China Cooperation on Climate Change. This video is a follow-up of Dr. Liu's talk for the MIT Energy Club's Energy 101 Series. Dr. Liu is a Research Associate at TUFTS University and one of the Co-founders of MIT-China Energy and Environment Research Group (MIT-CEER). Uploaded by Cristina Botero, April 2011
Beethoven, Symphony No. 1 in C Major, op. 21
MIT Symphony Orchestra (MITSO) - 1967 Dec 3
Jump to: 02 Symphony No. 1 in C Major, op. 21, I. Adagio molto - Allegro con brio
Jump to: 03 Symphony No. 1 in C Major, op. 21, II. An
New look for Human Resources website
The Human Resources website has a new look and improved functionality to better serve employees seeking information they need to do their jobs and manage their benefits. “This is a great first step in making information about working at Vanderbilt more accessible for Vanderbilt employees and job seekers,” Traci Nordberg, associate vice chancellor and chief humankeep reading »
Important changes to payroll and benefits for all employees
Please see these important changes to HR Payroll and Benefits information that you should be aware of as we move into 2011: Social Security tax has decreased. The tax rate for the OASDI (Social Security) tax has been decreased for 2011 from 6.2% to 4.2%. The maximum OASDI tax for 2011 is $4,485.60 (down fromkeep reading »
HR may be contacting you to verify your I9
Human Resources is currently verifying all Vanderbilt employees’ employment eligibility in response to federal regulations put in place in September 2009. All employees hired since January 2010 have already gone through the E-Verify process. HR is also reviewing the I-9 forms submitted by all employees hired prior to January 2010 and is emailing employees fromkeep reading »
21M.542 Interdisciplinary Approaches to Musical Time (MIT)
Includes audio/video content: AV special element video, AV selected lectures. This course is an interdisciplinary exploration of three broad topics concerning music in relation to time.Music as Architecture: the creation of musical shapes in time;Music as Memory: how musical understanding depends upon memory and reminiscence, with attention to analysis of musical structures; andTime as the Substance of Music: how different disciplines such as philosophy and neuroscience view the temporal dimensi
6.2 Specific difficulties
Reading is an essential skill for all of us and developing our skills in reading is a good investment. This unit is packed with practical activities which are aimed at making reading more enjoyable and rewarding. This unit also includes sections on how to read actively and critically.