IBM Blue Gene/Q Supercomputer Unveiled
The University of Rochester is one of the first academic institutions in the nation to receive the next generation of IBM's high performance supercomputers. The new system -- called the Blue Gene/Q -- is one of most powerful and efficient computer systems in the world and will be part of a new center at the University of Rochester dedicated to health research. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and other members of the state delegation were on hand for the public unveiling of the Blue Gene/Q, house
SaBrina Jeffcoat: Studio Art Major Plans to Pursue Medical Illustrating -- School of the Arts
SaBrina Jeffcoat realized her junior year that being a biology major wasn't her true passion. So, she switched to studio art with plans to become a medical illustrator - thus combining two skill sets. The studio art curriculum is designed to heighten and develop the student's awareness of his/her own aesthetic identity. In studio art courses, students identify and resolve visual problems through intuitive and analytical decision making while dealing with the consequences of those decisions thro
Learning to See in the Arts and Sciences -- Biology and Art Learning Community
Is art merely decoration for your wall? Is science simply the production of facts? This learning community highlights the creative processes - the generation of novel and unexpected ideas and synthesis of these ideas to achieve a goal - common to both Fine Art and Science. While their materials differ, both approach their work through observing the world with a sense of wonder and curiosity. Learning to observe intently is essential for both artists and scientists and will be taught through c
AgShare Planning and Pilot Project Impact Study
The aim of the AgShare Planning and Pilot Project is to create a scalable and sustainable collaboration of existing organizations for African publishing, localizing, and sharing of teaching and learning materials that fill critical resource gaps in African MSc agriculture curriculum.
This Impact Study focussed on assessing AgShare impact on the three layers of the project, namely: teaching and learning, project ‘take up’, and farming practice.
Exciton and Carriers in Semiconductor Nanocrystals
By: icamp2012school Matthew Beard, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Photonic Control and Plasmonics for PV I
By: icamp2012school Edward Yu, University of Texas at Austin
Ping 149: The Outlook is good, body controlled PC's, Win8 RTM, Paid apps | Ping! This week Laura and Paul enjoyed themselves while bringing all the hot news to you in bite size morsels. Enjoy
This week Laura and Paul enjoyed themselves while bringing all the hot news to you in bite size morsels. Enjoy
Otis Art History 26 - Neo-Classicism
From the Caves to Romanticism, take a journey through centuries of art and learn about the role of art in culture and the place of the artist in society. This series of five-minute podcasts from Otis College of Art and Design features sumptuous images and informative texts. Presented by Dr. Jeanne Willette, faculty at Otis College of Art and Design.
Cosmology | Lecture 3
Lecture 3 of Leonard Susskind's Modern Physics concentrating on Cosmology. Recorded January 26, 2009 at Stanford University. This Stanford Continuing Studies course is the fifth of a six-quarter sequence of classes exploring the essential theoretical foundations of modern physics. The topics covered in this course focus on classical mechanics. Leonard Susskind is the Felix Bloch Professor of Physics at Stanford University. (2:00:27)
Cosmology | Lecture 8
Lecture 8 of Leonard Susskind's course on Cosmology. Recorded March 16, 2009 at Stanford University. This Stanford Continuing Studies course is the fifth of a six-quarter sequence of classes exploring the essential theoretical foundations of modern physics. The topics covered in this course focus on classical mechanics. Leonard Susskind is the Felix Bloch Professor of Physics at Stanford University. (1:58:42)
Emmeline Taylor - Watching the watchers: The steady creep of CCTV
The steady creep of closed circuit television into our lives is raising big questions about our privacy. In this video, Dr Emmeline Taylor of the ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences discusses her work looking at the impact of CCTV on our lives. This video accompanies a feature in the Spring 2012 edition of ANU Reporter, the quarterly magazine of The Australian National University. To read the article go to: http://news.anu.edu.au/?p=16451 To view an online version of the magazine: http://i
Japan's economy stalls
Aug. 13 - Second quarter growth half the pace expected as weak Eurozone demand weighs on manufacturers in the world's third largest economy.
History's Priceless Assets
Evolving over 5,000 years of human history, the physical object we now call the book creates a unique connection between the historical past and present-day learners. While digital resources continue to expand, the critical importance and relevance of the book cannot be denied as a tangible record of human thought — a shared experience you can actually hold in your hands.
Pride Parade 2012 and the Empty Closet
Rocky and friends participate for the second year running in Rochester's Gay Pride Parade. This year, marchers also handed out facsimilies of the first issue of The Empty Closet and the University's new Diversity brochure. The Empty Closet, one of the country's longest-running LGBT publications, was started by members of a UR student group, the Rochester Gay Liberation Front, and first distributed in 1971. Access the online archive at http://www.lib.rochester.edu/index.cfm?PAGE=4769
Structural and Lithological Controls upon Fluid Migration within the Chalk and Upper Greensand Aquif
The influence of lithological heterogeneities, structural discontinuities and discontinuity surface mineralisation upon groundwater migration within the Chalk and the Upper Greensand of southern England has been investigated. Lithological heterogeneities in the Chalk succession include marl seams, hardgrounds, tabular flints and nodular flints. Each of these heterogeneities has a lower intrinsic porosity and permeability than in the calcite rich chalk. The influence that each of these hetero
Sam Riegel: Gateway Plaza
Sam Riegel was just one block west as the second plane hit the South Tower. In this video clip, watch footage Riegel captured moments after the second tower was struck and also after the South Tower collapsed. (1:07)
The 8th International Conference on Holocaust Education Telling the Story: Teaching the Core -- Holocaust Education in the 21st Century Plenary Session -- Tuesday, June 19, 2012 MK Gideon Sa'ar, Minister of Education, Israel http://www1.yadvashem.org/yv/en/education/conference/2012/video1.asp
Two new owls discovered in the Philippines
Two new species of owls have been discovered in the Philippines, and a Michigan State University researcher played a key role in confirming their existence. The discovery, which is featured in the current issue of Forktail, the Journal of Asian Ornithology, took years to confirm, but it was well worth the effort, said the paper's lead author Pam Rasmussen MSU, assistant professor of zoology and assistant curator of mammalogy and ornithology at the MSU Museum.