Global Warming: Science and the Message
When you hear the words "Climate Change", what do you think of - last week's, thunderstorm, or something longer-term? Do you think the media gives credence to climate change deniers? In this video Dr Ben Newell from UNSW's School of Psychology talks about the difficulties for climate scientists in cutting through misconception and misinformation to get their messages across. Dr Newell has written a paper on the Psychology of Global Warming with Professor Andy Pitman of the UNSW Climate Chang
21H.433 The Age of Reason: Europe in the 18th and 19th Centuries (MIT)
Has there ever been an "Age of Reason?" In the western tradition, one might make claims for various moments during Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and the Renaissance. In this class, however, we will focus on the two and a half centuries between 1600 and 1850, a period when insights first developed in the natural sciences and mathematics were seized upon by social theorists, institutional reformers and political revolutionaries who sought to change themselves and the society in which they lived. Thr
Small Number Counts To 100
This short animation movie is a math education resource based on Aboriginal culture. For more information, visit: http://www.math.sfu.ca/~vjungic/SmallNumber.html Written by Veselin Jungic, SFU, and Mark McLean, UBC Inspired by narrations from Rena Sinclair of the Siksika Nation Voice: Dexter Anakson of the Cree Nation - Piapot First Nation Band Illustrator: Simon Roy, Victoria, B.C. Sound: David Brigden, SFU Music and Animation: Andy Gavel, SFU Producer: Veselin Jungic, SFU Director: Andy Gave
The backyards of Williamsburg's finest homes tell the story of a separate society. Author Mike Olmert reads the architecture of outbuildings.
Study Finds Commercial Organic Farms Have Better Fruit and Soi
PULLMAN, Wash.—Side-by-side comparisons of organic and conventional strawberry farms and their fruit found the organic farms produced more flavorful and nutritious berries while leaving the soil healthier and more genetically diverse. "Our findings have global implications and advance what we know about the sustainability benefits of organic farming systems," said John Reganold, Washington State University Regents professor of soil science and lead author of a paper published today in the peer
This is a really good video that explains Stephen Hawking's theory on Black Holes. The video provides several relateable examples of concepts discussed in the the theory. The video also provides viewpoints from other experts as well.
ESD.801 Leadership Development (MIT)
This seminar meets six times during the semester. Students work in a seminar environment to develop leadership capabilities. An initial Outward Bound experience builds trust, teamwork and communications. Readings and assignments emphasize the characteristics of great leadership. Global leaders participate in the "Leadership Lunch" series to share their experiences and recommendations. Discussions explore leadership development. The learning experience culminates in a personal leadership plan.
21H.346 France 1660-1815: Enlightenment, Revolution, Napoleon (MIT)
A century and a half ago, Alexis de Tocqueville argued that the Revolution of 1789 in France constituted the culmination of long-term administrative and social changes, rather than a rupture with the past. In this class, we will consider that Tocquevillian insight by examining four aspects of French experience from the reign of the Sun King, Louis XIV, to the rule of the Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte: Absolutism, Enlightenment, Revolution, and Empire. Through the study of primary and secondary sou
16.358J System Safety (MIT)
This course covers important concepts and techniques in designing and operating safety-critical systems. Topics covered include: the nature of risk, formal accident and human error models, causes of accidents, fundamental concepts of system safety engineering, system and software hazard analysis, designing for safety, fault tolerance, safety issues in the design of human-machine interaction, verification of safety, creating a safety culture, and management of safety-critical projects. It also in
24.00 Problems of Philosophy (MIT)
The course has two main goals: First, to give you a sense of what philosophers think about and why. This will be done through consideration of some perennial philosophical problems, e.g., the existence of God, reason and faith, personal identity and immortality, freewill, moral responsibility, and standards for moral conduct. We will draw on readings by important figures in the history of philosophy as well as contemporary authors. The second goal is to develop your philosophical skills, and you
The fate of the Jews of Stanislawow During the Holocaust
This video depicts the lives of Jews in the town of Radun before and during the War, until the destruction of community. http://www.yadvashem.org/yv/en/education/educational_materials/interactive_map_1944.asp
18.03 Differential Equations (MIT)
Differential Equations are the language in which the laws of nature are expressed. Understanding properties of solutions of differential equations is fundamental to much of contemporary science and engineering. Ordinary differential equations (ODE's) deal with functions of one variable, which can often be thought of as time. Topics include: Solution of first-order ODE's by analytical, graphical and numerical methods; Linear ODE's, especially second order with constant coefficients; Undetermined
Chapter 04 - A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Chapter 4: Lottie. Classic Literature VideoBook with synchronized text, interactive transcript, and closed captions in multiple languages. Audio courtesy of Librivox. Read by Karen Savage. (16:32)
17.01J Justice (MIT)
This course explores three fundamental questions about the ideal of a just society and the place of values of liberty and equality in such a society. Answers to the questions provided by three contemporary theories of justice: Utilitarianism, Libertarianism, and Egalitarian Liberalism will be examined. To assess the strengths and weaknesses of these theories, a discussion of their implications for some topics of ongoing moral-political controversy will also be covered.
SP.260 Women's Novels: A Weekly Book Club (MIT)
This pass/fail seminar should be a fun setting where we can all enjoy a love of good books together. Students will read approximately one novel every two weeks, and the class will discuss each novel in a relaxed and interactive setting, with attention to whatever themes and issues interest them most about each book. We will read a wide mixture of classic and contemporary novels written by women, including: Edith Wharton, The House of Mirth; Toni Morrison, Jazz; Virginia Woolf, Mrs. Dalloway; Ali
A Common Word: Panel Four: Where Do We Go from Here?
A summary and wrap-up discussion of the previous four panels, the moderators invite participants to reflect on the issues explored and the future of inter-faith dialogue between Muslims and Christians. How are traditional theological foundations for love of neighbor interpreted and applied in response to neighbors in today?s global community? In what ways has this understanding informed Muslim-Christian relations in the work of major international NGOs?
Charter for Compassion Launch: (with Karen Armstrong)
On November 12, 2009, the 'Charter for Compassion' was unveiled to the world, and the Berkley Center hosted a roundtable discussion with Karen Armstrong as part of the Charter's global launch. The 'Charter for Compassion' is an interfaith initiative that seeks to apply shared moral principles to foster global interreligious understanding.
Personality and values
Welcome to ‘Personality and Values’, one of several ‘Futures’ workbooks, which help you choose and prepare a career route after graduation. Like the other workbooks in the series you can dip in and out doing the exercises which are most relevant to you. You might want to include the exercises or the output in your personal development plan or e-portfolio The aim of this workbook is to help you to clarify or identify your personality type and work values as a step toward choosing work
Fact Sheet: Lupin Food security
The leaflet provides the essential information for the cultivation of lupines in Austria. All previous experiences are included.
by Hansueli Dierauer, Daniel Böhler, Andreas Kranzler (all FiBL), Werner Zollitsch (Boku), order no. 1308, 2005, 6 Pages, Edition Austria
This section of the Defra website outlines the UK government's assessment of national food security issues. Two basic documents are also accessible from this page: the government approach and a detailed analysis of the national and global issues. These define food security,