Take Two Advil and ... What Ills Can the Pfizer-Wyeth Merger Cure?
When the giant pharmaceutical company Pfizer announced on January 26 that it was acquiring Wyeth for $68 billion, analysts started questioning what benefits the deal would bring and for whom. Pfizer executives suggest the acquisition makes strategic sense by expanding the company into a range of new areas, and by helping make up for an expected loss of more than $12 billion in annual revenues once its Lipitor patent expires in 2011. But Wyeth also brings some liabilities -- notably, continuing l
Warning: Big Financial Firms May Be Riskier Than They Appear
Large financial institutions have failed with much higher frequency than is generally perceived, says Andrew Kuritzkes, a partner at Oliver Wyman and head of the management consulting firm's public policy practice in North America. In this interview with Knowledge@Wharton, Kuritzkes suggests some new guidelines that would greatly improve the financial system's ability to absorb the inevitable, if individually unpredictable, shocks of big failures.Author(s):
Jeremy Siegel: 'The Market Will Stage Another Recovery'
Now that it's clear the recession will not turn into a depression, stocks are poised for a recovery, says Wharton finance professor Jeremy J. Siegel. In an interview with Knowledge@Wharton, he said last week's market decline in response to rising commodity prices -- especially for energy -- and fear of the ever-growing federal deficit was no more than a short-term setback.
PARC's Teresa Lunt: 'Figuring Out What Is Valuable for You to Know Right Now'
Teresa Lunt, who directs the computing science laboratory at the Palo Alto Research Center, is involved in a wide range of activities, including ubiquitous computing, security and privacy, and ethnography for organizational environments and technology design. During a talk with Knowledge@Wharton at the recent Future of Publishing Conference in New York, she discussed a few of her current projects -- such as research into workplace efficiencies, a study on mobile advertising and the creation of a
Falling Prices, Foreclosures and Fear: What's Next for the Housing Market?
The U.S. housing market has been wobbly for several years, but it has shown some signs of perking up in recent months. The latest reports, however, indicate a setback, with median home prices dropping slightly and sales well below the already depressed levels of 2009. Yet a combination of low mortgage rates and apparent home-price bargains should still be drawing some buyers into the market. Knowledge@Wharton spoke with Wharton real estate professor Susan M. Wachter about the housing market's sl
13 Oct 2010: Civic Scientist Lecture - Robert F. Curl Jr., Ph.D., and Sir Harry W. Kroto, Ph.D
The Civic Scientist lectures are a series of talks by leading scientists from around the country who have influenced public policy. The series seeks to expose scientists and future scientists to the notion that their roles extend beyond the laboratory. It also gives the Houston community an opportunity to hear leading scientists discuss their fields and careers, with the goal of promoting science and technology as a public priority worthy of federal, state and local funding. Event co-hosted wi
Feminism Now Symposium: Part 5: Mirissa Vigneault
Highlighting the work of emerging scholars, including graduate and postgraduate students, Feminism Now presents groundbreaking contemporary research reflecting new directions and perspectives in feminist scholarship on a wide range of feminist issues and topics.
Racism in European football Racism in football is a serious worldwide problem, and it is not only fans who are guilty of racism. The video includes an interview with French star footballer Thierry Henrey (twice nominated FIFA World Player of the Year), who is an active spokesperson against racism in football.
Racism in football is a serious worldwide problem, and it is not only fans who are guilty of racism. The video includes an interview with French star footballer Thierry Henrey (twice nominated FIFA World Player of the Year), who is an active spokesperson against racism in football.
Duke Faith Council: Interfaith Leadership in Public Life - 2/3/14 - Eboo Patel
Dr. Eboo Patel, founder and executive director of the Interfaith Youth Core, spoke on Monday, February 3 at 7:30 p.m. in Goodson Chapel, located in Duke Divinity School. Dr. Patel, addressed "Interfaith Leadership in Public Life."
The Humanitarian Toolbox The Humanitarian Toolbox is a collection of open source software that helps disaster relief workers organize and collaborate more effectively. Bill Wagner was recently on campus for an event and we asked him to stop by to tell us more about the projects in progress and the dozens of applications they would still like to create.
The Humanitarian Toolbox is a collection of open source software that helps disaster relief workers organize and collaborate more effectively. Bill Wagner was recently on campus for an event and we asked him to stop by to tell us more about the projects in progress and the dozens of applications they would still like to create.Author(s):
Tapping the uptapped: a winning strategy for emerging markets
Innovation is often a key driver to a company’s success. Take Siemens, for example, which has a reputation for being innovative – and successful.
But the correlation doesn’t stop there, according to Ursula Boehm, Vice President, Operations (International Business) at Siemens.
Revival in housing will happen sooner than expected, says Charles Schwab's Liz Ann Sonders
The U.S. real estate market is set for a rebound in 2011 as home prices sit at their most affordable levels in many places across the country, says Market Strategist Liz Ann Sonders of Charles Schwab. But the recovery will not be even across the U.S.
Macbeth-Sleep Walking Scene
From the 1979 version of Macbeth, this is a clip of the sleep walking scene of the movie. This shows an excellent performance of the Shakespearean play. This clip can be used for scene analysis, character analysis, or reflection.
#Clemson Professor Judith McKnew with advice for graduates
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Learning Objects 2: Standards, Metadata, Repositories, and LCMS
This book is the second in a four-volume series. It builds upon the first volume by taking an extended and in-depth look at theorists' and practitioners' efforts to consolidate current knowledge and praxis. This consolidation centers around conceptual and technological issues related to standards, metadata, repositories, and the concept of the LCMS (Learning Content Management System). Part I contains six chapters that focus upon LO concepts vis-à-vis architecture. A discussion of syntax, seman
HST.510 Genomics, Computing, Economics, and Society (MIT)
This course will focus on understanding aspects of modern technology displaying exponential growth curves and the impact on global quality of life through a weekly updated class project integrating knowledge and providing practical tools for political and business decision-making concerning new aspects of bioengineering, personalized medicine, genetically modified organisms, and stem cells. Interplays of economic, ethical, ecological, and biophysical modeling will be explored through multi-disci
Details on Online Music Degrees from Berklee
Berklee Online, the online extension school of Berklee College of Music, will start offering Bachelor of Professional Studies degrees in the Fall of 2014! In this video, Berklee President Roger Brown and Vice President Debbie Cavalier discuss early details about online degrees. Stay up-to-date with the latest details on Berklee's online degrees at http://bit.ly/Zp6tGO
MAS.963 Out of Context: A Course on Computer Systems That Adapt To, and Learn From, Context (MIT)
Increasingly, we are realizing that to make computer systems more intelligent and responsive to users, we will have to make them more sensitive to context. Traditional hardware and software design overlooks context because it conceptualizes systems as input-output functions. Systems take input explicitly given to them by a human, act upon that input alone and produce explicit output. But this view is too restrictive. Smart computers, intelligent agent software, and digital devices of the future
The Brain of the Future
The Graduate School Centre at the University of Nottingham was formally opened on 12th October 2006 by Baroness Susan Greenfield, Director of the Royal Institution of Great Britain and Fullerian Professor of Physiology and Comparative Anatomy at Oxford University. In this key note speech, Baroness Greenfield considers how humans will communicate and learn in the future, as technology becomes increasingly sophisticated, and the pace of change within society becomes ever faster.