The U.S. Supreme Court Confronts Global Warming: Deconstructing Massachusetts v. USEPA
Join a panel of distinguished scholars and expert environmental lawyers for a panel discussion of the U.S. Supreme Court's April 2, 2007, decision in the groundbreaking climate change case, Massachusetts, et al. v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency . In Massachusetts , a divided Supreme Court held that California, 11 other states and the nation's major environmental organizations have legal standing to bring this case; that USEPA has the authority under the federal Clean Air Act to regulate
Smithsonian: History and Culture
This site examines the history of transportation in America, early history of mail service, the Civil War, West Point, profiles of U.S. presidents, Lakota winter counts, Lewis and Clark as naturalists, Japanese Americans during World War II, Brown v. Board of Education, athletes who broke social barriers, how voting systems have evolved, September 11, and America's wars.
The Global Volcanism Program (GVP)
This site presents documentation of the eruptions of all volcanoes during the past 10,000 years. Visitors can review volcanic activity reports, view geographic and geologic information for all Holocene volcanoes (those with known activity during the last 10,000 years), and order research and publications by Smithsonian volcanologists and their colleagues.
12. Commerce and Culture (October 22, 2008)
history, social science, political studies, international relations, anthropology, cultural studies, religion, philosophy, ethics, theory, empire, economy, nemesis, revolution, war, protest, crown, authority, conventions of governance, public, constitutio
Global Warming: A Time to Act (Cap & Trade Conference)
U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein describes her legislative program to combat climate change and responds to questions. Senator Dianne Feinstein is introduced by Boalt Hall School of Law Dean Christopher Edley at the "Cap and Trade as a Tool for Climate Change Policy" conference. Leading practitioners and academic experts from the US, Europe, China and India debated key legal, economic, and technology issues associated with "cap and trade" as a policy tool for California, the US and the internation
10. Global Health Challenges in the 21st Century (December 1, 2009)
Global health, HIV, AIDS, Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Internally Displaced People, Doctors Without Borders, Cote d'Ivoire, Chad, tetanus, Rwanda, genocide, Uganda, rape, volunteerism, equity, Millennium Development Goals, Jeffrey Sachs, gender e
"Global Enterprise for Micro-Mechanics and Molecular Medicine (GEM4), Summer 2006"
"GEM4 VisionGEM4 has brought together researchers and professionals in major institutions across the globe with distinctly different, but complementary, expertise and facilities to address significant problems at the intersections of select topics of engineering, life sciences, technology, medicine and public health.GEM4 creates new models for interactions across scientific disciplinary boundaries whereby problems spanning the range of fundamental science to clinical studies and public health ca
What is Remix Culture
This resource is a playlist containing pointers to many other resources. This playlist is dedicated to understanding exactly what is meant by "Remix" and "Remix Culture. It goes through to first define and explain the terms and the phenonmenon, then to explain the implications of them, and finally give useful and interesting examples.
24 - The Collapse of Communism and Global Challenges
The disintegration of the Soviet Union resulted from a number of different factors. Three important ones are nationalism among Soviet satellite states, democratic opposition movements, and economic crisis. Along with these elements, the role of Mikhail Gorbachev should not be discounted. Although his attempt to reform communism was rejected, his reformist positions as Soviet premier helped open the way for full-fledged political dissidence. One of the major challenges faced by Europe in the wake
06 - Maximilien Robespierre and the French Revolution
Robespierre's ascetic personal life and severe philosophy of political engagement are attributed by some to his difficult childhood. As a revolutionary, one of his most significant insights was that the Revolution was threatened not only by France's military adversaries abroad, but also by domestic counter-revolutionaries. Under this latter heading were gathered two major groups, urban mercantilists and rural peasants. Relative strength of religious commitment is the major factor in explaining w
Listen: Interdisicplinary project includes rising star in contemporary classical music
An interdisciplinary research project at Vanderbilt, in partnership with the ALIAS Chamber Ensemble, has commissioned a piece of original music from award-winning composer Gabriela Lena Frank. This fall the piece will be premiered and recorded by ALIAS, which includes musicians from the Blair School.
Fair Use: Remix Culture, Mashups, and Copyright
In this lesson, students will focus on defining the concept, purpose, and impact of fair use in U.S. copyright law. Students will refine their understanding of fair use through the lens of the increasingly popular remix culture of music, visual art, and video.
Global Change - Mary Power, Berkeley Biology
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Global Climates and Seasons. A Look at Temperature and Precipitation
Several factors affect a region's climate and the number and types of seasons it experiences. Here students explore colorful animations of annual changes in temperature and precipitation.
Understanding contemporary society
This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or downloaded as a zip file. This module introduces students to a range of approaches in social analysis. Through introductions to key concepts, theorists and research studies in the disciplines of sociology, cultural studies and social policy, students will be equipped with the skills necessary for more advanced study of contemporary society. Two routes to reading this module's contents are offered. Those who prefer to read on screen can navig
French Games and Learning
Online French learning. French interactive activities, French word of the day, survival pharases, cultural articles and more.
French year 1 semester A
This module is aimed at 1st year students in semester A and addresses common grammatical problems areas.
Video: Brazil's Party Culture
Thunderbird Portuguese instructor Katia Kinney talks Sept. 7, 2010, at a Thunderbird Executive MBA forum. http://knowledgenetwork.thunderbird.edu/research/
Video: Global Economic Outlook 2011
Thunderbird School of Global Management President Angel Cabrera, Ph.D., talks Sept. 8, 2010, at the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce Economic Outlook breakfast. http://knowledgenetwork.thunderbird.edu/research/
Global Focus on Knowledge 2010 / Between the Net and Reality Syllabus
Day and time: Thursday, 5th period, 16:20–17:50 Location: Komaba Campus, Hall in the No. 18 Building Coordinator: Shunya Yoshimi, Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies Introduction to Lecture Series The Internet is the most familiar media for many people today. The Internet has already established a dominant position in the daily lives of young people as they receive and exchange [...]