Graduate invests $1 million in alma mater
Concordia’s brightest business students will have a rare opportunity to become elite investors — using real money — thanks to a $1 million donation from alumnus J. Sebastian van Berkom. The gift lays the foundation for the Van Berkom Small-Cap Investment Management Program at the John Molson School of Business. The program will accept eight graduate students annually, initially as research associates who will transition to fund managers who run small-cap stock portfolios. A graduate of S
5.95J Teaching College-Level Science (MIT)
This seminar focuses on the knowledge and skills necessary for teaching science and engineering in higher education. Topics include: using current research in student learning to improve teaching; developing courses; lecturing; promoting students' ability to think critically and solve problems; communicating with a diverse student body; using educational technology; creating effective assignments and tests; and utilizing feedback to improve instruction. Students research and teach a topic of par
Klein on Truth, Bias, and Disagreement
Dan Klein, of George Mason University, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts on truth in economics, bias, and groupthink in academic life. Along the way they discuss the Food and Drug Administration (and the drug approval process), the culture of academic life and the roles of empirical evidence and prediction markets in adjudicating academic disagreement. The conversation closes with a discussion of Econ Journal Watch--the watchdog journal Klein founded and edits--and an invitation to listeners
Spence on Growth
Nobel Laureate Michael Spence of Stanford University's Hoover Institution and the Commission on Growth and Development talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the determinants of economic growth. Spence discusses the findings of the Commission's recent report and how it compares to earlier attempts to uncover the sources of growth and the lack of growth such as the Washington Consensus. Spence makes the case for government provision of infrastructure including education and the problems of c
Linn Benton Loop
Ride the loop bus for free with OSU or LBCC student ID. A one way trip takes on average 22minutes. You can ride in either direction every day except for sunday when the bus is not in service.
MUSC Health Primary Care and MUSC MyChart
When you choose an MUSC primary care doctor, you become part of a long-lasting partnership between you and your primary care team. You will also have access to MUSC MyChart, our new website and app that help you manage your health records, appointments, prescriptions and more. It also provides secure email access to your primary care team and the area's best network of specialists that only an academic medical center can provide. We're not just practicing medicine, we're perfecting it. And,
A Format That Fits Your Schedule: Darden's EMBA and GEMBA
http://www.darden.virginia.edu - The executive formats of the Darden MBA program are designed for professionals with demanding schedules. With the Darden EMBA and GEMBA, you'll find there are significantly fewer trips away from the home and office than you might expect. Approximately one-third of the course work is delivered via distance learning. To provide a highly engaging learning experience between residencies, you will participate in live online classes, work on individual assignments, par
Texas A&M Youth Adventure Program 2010
http://www.tamu.edu/ Take a vicarious educational vacation and experience the joys of science, courtesy of the Texas A&M Youth Adventure Program (YAP)! YAP is a series of one-week courses designed to encourage career exploration in fields of interest. The camp is open to any student entering 6th through 12th grade. Learning science can be fun! http://www.science.tamu.edu/
Anthropologist to the Past
Distinguished Visiting Professor Rhys Isaac's 1970 encounter with Colonial Williamsburg's Historic Area set the course for his career.
"Extreme Makeover: Career Edition"
A Queens University of Charlotte student learns valuable tips and tricks for landing the career of her dreams, thanks to a talented team of experts!
Happy 4th of July
Have a safe holiday from The University of Toledo and Rocky the Rocket PS - the lawn has been recently replaced, it will be back in top shape soon!
Picturing the family
Besides being simple mementos family photographs can offer insights into the past. This unit looks at some of the ways photographs can reveal, and sometimes conceal, important information about the past. It teaches the skills and provides some of the knowledge needed to interpret such pictorial sources.
1.1 Thinking about expectations Anticipations and preconceptions are an important determinant of how people learn, so before you read on, I would like you to record some of what you are experiencing now as you begin the unit. It's important to get these impressions noted down now, because new ideas and new impressions will quickly overlay the experience. What you are experiencing now will be re-interpreted as new understandings emerge. You are also likely to form some judgements about your expectations. So before any
Anticipations and preconceptions are an important determinant of how people learn, so before you read on, I would like you to record some of what you are experiencing now as you begin the unit.
It's important to get these impressions noted down now, because new ideas and new impressions will quickly overlay the experience. What you are experiencing now will be re-interpreted as new understandings emerge. You are also likely to form some judgements about your expectations. So before any
Koala: End User Programming on the Web (December 8, 2006)
Introduction This unit is designed to develop the analytical skills you need for a more in-depth study of literary texts. You will learn about rhythm, alliteration, rhyme, poetic inversion, voice and line lengths and endings. You will examine poems that do not rhyme and learn how to compare and contrast poetry. This material is from our archive and is an adapted extract from Approaching Literature (A210) which is no longer taught by The Open University. If you want to study formally with us,
This unit is designed to develop the analytical skills you need for a more in-depth study of literary texts. You will learn about rhythm, alliteration, rhyme, poetic inversion, voice and line lengths and endings. You will examine poems that do not rhyme and learn how to compare and contrast poetry.
This material is from our archive and is an adapted extract from Approaching Literature (A210) which is no longer taught by The Open University. If you want to study formally with us,
4.5 Parents and adult family carers
Social work is a vital element in how our society cares for those in need. This unit looks at the meaning of ‘social work values’ as well as the different approaches to social work and the skills involved.
20 - Guest Lecture by Stephen Schwarzman, Co-founder, Blackstone Group
Stephen Schwarzman, Co-Founder of Blackstone Group, a private equity firm, speaks about his experience in the industry. He discusses his thoughts on global finance, particularly at such an interesting and challenging point in the history of financial institutions. Although the near future might be rough for the United States and economies around the globe, capital does tend to come back and regulators are busy figuring out how best to put safeguards on the system. He also offers career advice an
15 - Guest Lecture by Carl Icahn
Mr. Carl Icahn, a prominent activist investor in corporate America, talks about his career and how he became interested in finance and involved in shareholder activism. He discusses his thoughts about today's economy and American businesses and their inherent threats and opportunities. He believes that the biggest challenge facing corporate America is weak management and that today's CEOs, with exceptions, might not be the most capable of leading global companies. He sees opportunities for curre
22 - Fascists
While Nazi Germany's crimes were unprecedented, Adolf Hitler himself was in many respects a typical figure. An idle youth, of seemingly mediocre talents, his political career and passionate hatreds were formed by the experience of World War I. The rise of fascism in Germany, as elsewhere, must be understood in the context of a postwar climate of resentment and instability. Germany's economic crisis, in particular, led the middle classes to support National Socialism well before any other group.
U unveils new Science Teaching & Student Services building
The new Science Teaching and Student Services building has been unveiled on the banks of the Mississippi River at the University of Minnesota. STSS will be the home to new technology-rich science classrooms, lecture halls and One Stop student services. From career services and veteran services to Active Learning Classrooms and state-of-the-art sustainability features - the STSS is a welcome addition to the University of Minnesota campus.