IDS336 Session 10 Summer 2011
IDS336 Human Rights - Session ten 07/12/11 Emily Magruder
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Inside the News: Top Stories and Analysis
A look at the latest news that may affect the European markets, plus a trade idea, and a summary of Asia's trading day.
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Volcker: Common sense must prevail in U.S. debt debate
July 14 - Former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker says the risk of the U.S. defaulting on its debt obligations is real, but Washington will avert a default as common sense should prevail.
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Michael Jacobides - Third briefing of the crisis compendium part two
Associate Professor Michael Jacobides discusses seizing the opportunities embedded in a downturn and industry architectures.

When management collapses
When you compare the 2008 banking crisis with the Enron debacle or even with the Union Carbide disaster in Bhopal in 1984, some surprisingly clear parallels emerge, says Freek Vermeulen, Associate Professor of Strategic and International Management

GLS 2011 Panel 1: Do big companies innovate?
Do big companies innovate? George W. Buckley, Nick Hughes(SEMBA2001), Geoff Vuleta and Gary Dushnitsky discuss their thoughts on this question at the Global Leadership Summit 2011

Weymouth gears up for 2012 Olympics
July 25 - Yachting teams from around the world descend on Weymouth the English seaside town hosting the sailing events of the 2012 Olympics, to begin training. Nick Rowlands reports.
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Europe's relief as Merkel dodges bullet
Sept. 29 - Angela Merkel won her hardest challenge yet as German Chancellor by pushing through changes to the euro zone's rescue fund in a vote in parliament, but the markets are still waiting for a comprehensive response to the debt crisis. Joanna Partridge reports
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Astronaut Charles Duke During an Apollo 16 Lunar Surface EVA
Astronaut Charles Duke hammers a core tube into the ground until it meets a rock and won't go any further. Then the hammer flies from his hand and he makes four attempts to pick it up by bending down and leaning to reach for it. He gives up and returns to the rover to get the tongs to pick up the hammer successfully.
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Shaping Policy in Academia and Across the Nation
Issues of work/life balance and campus climate dominate this panel looking at policies to foster and retain girls and women in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). As moderator
Marc Kastner notes, in spite of dramatic improvements at places like MIT, significant challenges remain.

The University of C

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A Place for Students to track their sporting performance

A space for students to track and develop their sporting performance, at whatever level they play and whichever sport. Ask students to key in statistics from each match and generate a graph and analyse the
data - great for numeracy activities.  Students can also keep a diary t
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30.08.2011 – Langsam gesprochene Nachrichten
Trainieren Sie Ihr Hörverstehen mit authentischen Materialien. Nutzen Sie die Nachrichten der Deutschen Welle von Dienstag – als Text und als verständlich gesprochene Audio-Datei.Der bisherige Finanzminister Yoshihiko Noda ist erwartungsgemäß zum neuen Regierungschef Japans gewählt worden. Beide Kammern des Parlaments in Tokio stimmten für den 54-Jährigen als Ministerpräsidenten. Noda gilt als nüchterner Haushaltssanierer, er strebt eine umfassende Steuerreform an. Der bisherige Amtsi
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Station Cameras Capture New Views of Major Hurricane Irene
From 230 miles above the Earth, cameras on the International Space Station captured new views of powerful Hurricane Irene as it churned over the Bahamas at 3:10 p.m. EDT on August 24, 2011. Irene is moving to the northwest as a Category 3 hurricane, packing winds of 120 miles an hour. Irene is expected to strengthen to a Category 4 storm as it heads toward the Outer Banks of North Carolina, the Eastern Seaboard and the middle Atlantic and New England states.
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Babbage: August 31st 2011
Linux celebrates its 20th anniversary, Amazon looks to the tablet market and Google gets caught in a scandal over pharmaceuticals
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Lecture 9 - Parallel and Selective Symbolic Execution (George Candea)
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Making Science Public: Data-sharing, Dissemination and Public Engagement with Science
Panel discussion on how social media have changed the nature of the scientific debate among scientists, and how they have impacted on engagement with the public understanding of science. Journals and peer-reviewed publications are still the most widely used channels through which research is disseminated within the scientific community and to a broader audience. However, social media are increasingly challenging the supremacy of editors, reviewers and science communicators. Blogging about scienc
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Martin Feldstein: short-term pessimism, long-term optimism
Aug. 26 - Harvard Economist Martin Feldstein analyzes Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke's Jackson Hole address and elaborates on why he sees the U.S. economy formally entering recession within the next year.
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1.258J Public Transportation Service and Operations Planning (MIT)
This course describes the evolution and role of urban public transportation modes, systems, and services, focusing on bus and rail. Technological characteristics and their impacts on capacity, service quality, and cost are described. Current practice and new methods for data collection and analysis, performance monitoring, route design, frequency determination, and vehicle and crew scheduling are also discussed. In addition, the effect of pricing policy and service quality on ridership and metho
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Texas Tech Researchers Test New Building Blocks
Texas Tech researchers are testing a new type of building block from Mason Greenstar. The new material called Blox are marketed as an energy efficient and environmentally friendly building material. The blox are made partially from recycled shredded Texas Lottery tickets and shredded phone books. Students from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Texas Tech are conducting the research.
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