Students are introduced to the concept of air quality by investigating the composition, properties, atmospheric layers and everyday importance of air. They explore the sources and effects of visible and invisible air pollution. By learning some fundamental meteorology concepts (air pressure, barometers, prediction, convection currents, temperature inversions), students learn the impact of weather on air pollution control and prevention. Looking at models and maps, they explore the consequences o
VUCast: Healing Power of Music
See why some of country music’s biggest stars are lending their talents to a special Vanderbilt camp. Plus, how a Vandy professor is personally tied to the Atlantis space mission, and fixing what U2 left behind! Read more about music’s healing power in Vanderbilt Medicine.
Verizon mis-connects with iPhone
July 22 - Summary of business headlines: Verizon fails to get competitive edge with iPhone; McDonald's, GE top quarterly estimates but Caterpillar disappoints; Apple eyeing Hulu -report; Borders closing its books; Wall Street ends mixed on Friday, but higher for the week. Conway G. Gittens reports.
What is Social Security?
In this video, Sal Khan of Khan Academy offers the viewer the basics of Social Security. Mr. Khan uses computer software for demonstration. (06:29)
SFAP 2011 Mourir à la maison : un rendez-vous trop souvent manqué
Titre : SFAP 2011 Mourir à la maison : un rendez-vous trop souvent manqué.
Auteur(s) : S. MOREAU (Médecin – Limoges - France).
Etablissement : Service Hématologie clinique et thérapie cellulaire, CHU Dupuytren, Limoges, France.
Résumé : « C’est à la façon dont on meurt dans une société que l’on sait comment on y vit ». Selon le rapport 2009, de l’Inspection Générale des Affaires Sociales, 3/4 des patients décèdent en institution alors que
Kenneth Golden: Climate Change and the Melting Polar Ice Caps
Climate Change and the Melting Polar Ice Caps
Kenneth Golden: Professor of Mathematics and Adjunct Professor of Bioengineering
University of Utah
This lecture is part of SFU's 2011 global warming seminar series "Global Warming: A Science Perspective".
Regardless of one's perspective the effects of global warming are a quantifiable set of environmental results. That is why the SFU Dean of Science Office invited some of the world's leading scientists to present results of their research in this
Mixing Domains: Architecture plus Software Engineering
Software engineering is a multidisciplinary area of knowledge combining competence in computation with at least one other area of expertise, typically in the domain of the applications being created. A course offering for students of engineering, architecture and software engineering at Carnegie Mellon illustrates the challenges and opportunities of cross-domain instruction. These include ontology, problem taxonomies, and instruction strategies.
Clashes in Chile
July 28 - Chilean students clash with police in latest in a series of protests over education budgets. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
The Johnnie Ruth Clarke Scholarship
This scholarship honors the legacy of Dr. Johnnie Ruth Clarke, an educator and humanitarian who spent her life improving the lives of others. Born in St. Petersburg in 1919, she credits her parents who worked as head bellman and head housekeeper at the Soreno Hotel in downtown St. Petersburg, and her teachers for encouraging her to succeed academically.
Clarke, who earned her bachelor's degree in social science from Florida A&M University and a ma
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