Preparing a Global Workforce: Teaching Chinese Language and Culture in California
Opening Remarks Chancellor Robert Birgeneau, University of California, Berkeley Keynote Address Sean Randolph, President & CEO, Bay Area Economic Forum Introduced by Leslie Tang Schilling, UC Regent and Committee of 100 Panel Discussion Teaching Chinese: Where Are We and Where Do We Want to Go? - Gay Yuen, California State University, Los Angeles - Beverly Hong-Fincher, Australian National University - Alice Carnes, Chinese American International School, San Francisco - Chi-Kuo Shen, Better Chin
Understanding First Pass Metabolism
Description of first pass metabolism of orally-administered drugs in the liver and gastrointestinal tract
Calculating medicines for children: applying standard formula
This RLO is aimed at providing examples of how to calculate medicines, specifically for children but it relates well to any aspect of calculating medicines.
"Linked data at the National Széchényi Library - road to the publication", Ádám Horváth
ABSTRACT The presentation will focus on how we published our linked data and the tasks to be carried out to be able to publish the data. The presentation will begin with a short introduction of the library, the staff and the software and hardware infrastructure from the point of view of our topic. In the second part of the presentation I will explain what we have published and how it was published. The third part will be about the processes of the actual publication, and the tools used for the
Good as new isn't always as good as old. Curator John Watson talks about conservation at Colonial Williamsburg.Author(s):
New in the Collection
Objects rare and poignant joined the Colonial Williamsburg museum collections in 2009. Chief Curator and Vice President for Collections, Conservation and Museums Ron Hurst describes the finds.Author(s):
Conservation, Where Art and Science Meet
Museum conservators wage daily battle against 10 agents of decay. Exhibit Curator Emily Williams outlines the plan of attack in "Conservation, Where Art and Science Meet."Author(s):
Balls in a Box Model
The Balls in a Box model shows a system of particles is very sensitive to its initial conditions. In general, an isolated system of many particles that is prepared in a nonrandom configuration will change in time so as to approach its most random configuration where it is in equilibrium. What happens if we choose the initial conditions in a very special way? The default initial condition corresponds to eight stationary particles perfectly aligned on the x-axis. Two particles approach from the l
This course explores the social lives of the nonhuman primates. It begins with an introduction to primate evolution and taxonomy and behavioral ecology. It further examines select groups of living primates through topics such as conservation, social behavior, cooperation/competition, reproduction, ethnoprimatology, and evolution of social organization.
6.852J Distributed Algorithms (MIT)
This course intends to provide a rigorous introduction to the most important research results in the area of distributed algorithms, and prepare interested students to carry out independent research in distributed algorithms. Topics covered include: design and analysis of concurrent algorithms, emphasizing those suitable for use in distributed networks, process synchronization, allocation of computational resources, distributed consensus, distributed graph algorithms, election of a leader in a n
Human Rights Trials in Chile and El Salvador: Post-Transistional Justice
Part of the Oxford Transistional Justice Seminar Series. Recorded 30th November 2010
Monumental Sculpture from Renaissance Florence
The exhibition at the National Gallery of Art celebrates the completion of the conservation of the statues, performed under the supervision of the Opificio delle Pietre Dure, Florence. Freed from centuries-old accumulations of grime, they now reveal much of their original surfaces, remnants of their resplendent gilding, and long-concealed details of their facture. On their return to Florence the statues will be exhibited in the Museum of Orsanmichele.
Introducing Epic of the Persian Kings
Exploring exquisite Persian manuscript art inspired by the world's longest poem: the Shahnameh, or 'Book of Kings'. 1000 years ago in Persia the world's longest poem was written: the Shahnameh, or 'Book of Kings'. This epic inspired some of the most exquisite manuscript art ever produced - miniature masterpieces that on show at the Fitzwilliam Museum in the exhibition Epic of the Persian Kings: The Art of Ferdowsi's Shahnameh (11 September 2010 -- 9 January 2011). In this podcast, Charles Melv
Gravity and Mechanical Energy - Grade 10
Grade 10: Gravity and Mechanical Energy. Weight (force exerted by the earth on an object); acceleration due to gravity (acceleration resulting from the force exerted by the earth); gravitational potential energy; kinetic energy; mechanical energy (sum of gravitational potential energy and kinetic energy); conservation of mechanical energy (in the absence of dissipative forces).
Worldwide Amphibian Declines
AmphibiaWeb is an online system enabling anyone with a Web browser to search and retrieve information relating to amphibian biology and conservation. This site was inspired by the global declines of amphibians, the study of which has been hindered by the lack of multidisplinary studies and a lack of coordination in monitoring, in field studies, and in lab studies. We hope AmphibiaWeb will encourage a shared vision for the study of global amphibian declines and the conservation of remaining amphi
Environmental Education Teaching Materials
The Network of Conservation Educators and Practitioners (NCEP) produces peer-reviewed teaching resources summarizing topics on conservation biology. Each module contains a synthesis document outlining the main concepts of a subject, a modifiable visual presentation, classroom exercises and solutions, teaching notes, and interdisciplinary case studies. For more information please visit
"The Baby Was Made 'Delegate No. 800'": Frances Willard Meets Elizabeth Rodgers in the 1880s
The commitment of the Knights of Labor to equality for women was more than rhetorical, as seen in the career of Elizabeth Rodgers, the Master Workman, or head, of the organization's giant Chicago District No. 24. This 1889 portrait of Rodgers, offered by leading national anti-liquor activist Frances Willard, underscored the desire on the part of many Knights, both men and women, to connect the struggle for labor reform with a broader vision that included vehement opposition to liquor. It also sh
Random Acts of Kindness
You can learn about life and just how far the smallest acts of kindness can go! Have you ever wondered…
What is a random act of kindness?
What does it mean to “pay it forward”?
Did you know? Random Acts of Kindness Day is an unofficial holiday celebrated each year on February 17. The purpose of this special day is to urge people to be kind to each other, especially those they don’t know, without any specific reason. This would be a g
A snow leopard
Snow leopards are endangered because their bones are often used in traditional Asian medicine. Also, their habitat has been damaged and snow leopards sometimes attack herds of goats and sheep for food. The owners of these animals want to kill the snow leopards so they don't keep attacking the herds.