Jeroen Tromp, Anatoly Spitkovsky, Curt Hillegas: Applications of High Performance Computing at Princ
Lunch 'n Learn presentation: Two Princeton faculty describe their research uses of Princeton's high performance computing facilities. Professor Anatoly Spitkovsky will discuss "Simulations of Astrophysical Shocks. He will talk about the first-principles plasma simulations of shock waves in astrophysics, addressing a very simple-sounding problem --- what happens when two clouds of ionized gas collide in space? Professor Jeroen Tromp will talk about "Simulating the Big One, a large-scale 3D nu
Students follow weather forecasts to gauge their accuracy and produce a weather report for the class. They develop skills of observation, recording and reporting.
Elections and review in Afghanistan
Final results of Afghanistan's parliamentary election are expected to weigh on President Obama's Afghan review. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
Wole Soboyejo, Princeton University: "New Frontiers in Nanotechnology" - March 14, 2007
Lunch 'n Learn presentation
Brian Kernighan: The Changing Face of Programming PDF
The rapid evolution of languages, tools, environments, and expectations presents major challenges and opportunities for programmers and for software engineering education. This is true across all kinds of programming, but is especially so for Web systems, which are now routinely written in untyped scripting languages and include Ajax, mashups, toolkits, frameworks like Rails and Django, and a profusion of interfaces, all operating asynchronously on distributed systems. For the past 7 or 8 years
Robert Vanderbei: Digitizing the Universe From Your Backyard
Lunch 'n Learn presentation: Learn how the modern digital world in makes it possible, even almost easy, for amateurs to take astrophotos in their own backyards that are better than those taken at professional observatories only a generation ago. The key enablers are computer controlled mounts for very precise pointing control, CCD cameras, and modern image processing tools. More at http://blogs.princeton.edu/itsacademic/2008/02/digitizing_the_universe_from_your_backyard.html
Anthropologist to the Past
Distinguished Visiting Professor Rhys Isaac's 1970 encounter with Colonial Williamsburg's Historic Area set the course for his career.
James Hansen on Human-Made Climate Change
Dr. James Hansen of the NASA Goddard Institute delivers a lecture on Human-Made Climate Change: A Moral, Political, and Legal Issue.
Good Practice Guide in Question and Test Design
This booklet will provide an introduction to good practice in question and test design. It includes the art of using objective tests to assess some aspects of student learning. At the outset you should be aware that objective tests are just one method of assessment. They are useful for assessing knowledge, comprehension and application and in some circumstances can be used to assess higher order skills such as evaluation and synthesis. They cannot be used to assess creativity, integration of ide
Using Portfolio's - Introduction to the Portfolio
This resource accompanies the workbook 'Using Portfolio's for Learning and Assessment - a staff handbook'. This resource offers guidance for staff on introducing students to portfolios to be used for learning and assessment. It is based on experience gained while working on an FDTL Project “Promoting the Development of key skills through the use of portfolios” (2002 - 2005). The outlined Portfolio Workshops in this handbook have been developed as a result of the Project activities at Le
E-portfolio learning lunch - Ben Cotton's Presentation
Staff and students are becoming increasingly aware of the potential use and benefits of e-portfolios and social media tools. Delegates will have the opportunity to explore the use of e-portfolios and social media through three case studies: Ben Cotton will provide a student / graduate trainee perspective focusing on the explosion of social media and its potential in terms of personal development, reflection, career planning and in terms of forging a career in the PR industry. Ben conducted his
Graduate Skills Workbook
The aim of this workbook is to introduce you to the concept of graduate job skills and enterprise, looking at which career path you decides to follow. It’s not just about starting a business; enterprise skills or attributes are as useful in employment as they are in self employment.
This case study describes the current trend for crime scene investigation drama and news stories of personal tragedies involving incorrect or missing data have been harnessed to capture the attention and inspire learning and enterprise skills in students studying database compilation
module handbook European Business Culture Practice
Welcome to your study programme for the European Business Culture and Practice module. This module explores the impact of cultural differences on business in different countries through three themes: knowing yourself, knowing your culture, understanding other cultures. In doing the module, you will develop your ability to analyse and evaluate aspects of management in an international context. The module will also develop proficiency in the following skills: • Planning and Management of
Developing an Effective & Flexible CV
By the end of this section you will: - Understand the purpose of a CV, what employers are looking for and sources of support - Prepare an effective CV appropriate for work experience, part time or voluntary work, or graduate level jobs Contents: - Why bother with a CV? - Key points in CV writing - Personal Details section of the CV - Skills section of the CV - Work Experience section of the CV - Education section of the CV - Other Interests section of the CV - References
Ray Russell Inaugural Lecture "A life in music..."
Visiting Professor, Ray Russell delivered his inaugural lecture on Thursday 25 March in Gandhi Hall. Ray's lecture, entitled 'A Life in Music' covered highlights from his 40-year career in the music industry ranging from his first professional job with the John Barry Seven to working with Tina Turner and on classic television theme tunes including Bergerac and A Touch of Frost. The lecture was delivered in a unique format that saw Ray backed by a band including his sons, Charlie and George, on
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