Northeastern Commencement 2011: Sarah Tishler
Undergraduate student speaker Sarah Tishler told fellow graduating seniors they are about to "take flight" and embark on amazing paths.
Conversations@FAS: Active Learning, February 11, 2011
A Chinese proverb asserts a familiar truism about teaching and learning - "tell me and I will forget, show me and I may remember, involve me and I will understand." Neuroscience research is beginning to bear this out, showing that students' active engagement in the classroom leads to longer retention of information. Join the first Conversations@FAS to explore the topic of active learning, the impact of new technologies on teaching, and the changing role of the professor in the classroom today.
Commencement 2011 - Student Interviews
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Undergraduate Research: Casey Bergeron
Casey was a presentation winner at the annual Celebrating Undergraduate Excellence event at Oregon State University.
Staff profiles: Mary Worrall
Mary Worrall talks about her position as assistant curator at the MSU Museum, her work on the Quilt Index and her passion for learning. To read more, go to http://news.msu.edu/story/9323
Faculty conversations: Bridget Behe
Bridget Behe, horticultural marketing professor, talks about the research she conducts to help businesses know their consumers' preferences. To read more, go to http://news.msu.edu/story/9339
MSUToday Show #27: Complete show
In MSUToday Show #27, learn about old campus haunts, discover all that there is in residential hall dining, meet alumnus Ed Bailey, and watch students make movie magic.
MSUToday: Try not to be scared
There's a lot of history on MSU's campus. And with history, some say, comes ghosts.
Spartan Sagas: Gail Tavill, Good for business and for the planet.
In Gail Tavill's line of work, the phrase "less is more" is a way of life. As vice president of sustainable development at ConAgra Foods, she's tasked with ensuring the company does more for the planet by burdening it less. At ConAgra, Tavill directs the integration of sustainable technologies to create environmentally friendly packaging and products—from using postconsumer materials in frozen food trays and manufacturing ketchup bottles that are easier to recycle to promoting the sustainabl
MSU convocation speaker and honorary degree recipient Steve Wozniak, Spring 2011
Apple Computer Inc. co-founder Steve Wozniak spoke at Michigan State University's Undergraduate Convocation on Friday, May 6 at the Jack Breslin Student Events Center. Wozniak gave the keynote address and received an honorary doctorate of engineering. Here, he talks with University Relations about his advice for graduates.
MSU commencement speaker and honorary degree recipient Roger Ferguson Jr., Spring 2011
Roger Ferguson Jr., president and CEO of TIAA-CREF, a leading financial services organization, spoke at the Advanced Degree Commencement Ceremony on Friday, May 6, and also received an honorary doctorate of business. Here, he talks with University Relations about his advice for graduates.
USAWC honors local educators
Quarters One, home of Maj. Gen. Gregg Martin, Army War College commandant, served as the backdrop for the Excellence in Education Reception, which honored top educators from Carlisle, Big Spring, Cumberland Valley, Mechanicsburg and South Middleton school districtsfor their support to military school kids. For more visit http://www.carlisle.army.mil/banner/article.cfm?id=1994
Rodrik on Globalization, Development, and Employment
Dani Rodrik of Harvard University talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about trade, the labor market, and trade policy. Drawing on a recent paper with Margaret McMillan on trade and productivity, Rodrik argues that countries have very differing abilities to respond to increases in productivity that allow production to expand using fewer workers in a particular sector. When workers are displaced by productivity increases, what is their next best alternative? Rodrik discusses how this varies acro
6. From Classical to Neoclassical Utilitarianism
Moral Foundations of Politics (PLSC 118) In this economics-oriented lecture, Professor Shapiro introduces neoclassical utilitarianism as it was formulated by economist Vilfredo Pareto and further described by Francis Edgeworth, examining such concepts as indifference curves, transitivity, the Pareto principle, and the Edgeworth box diagram. It is revealed that the main departure of neoclassical utilitarianism from classical utilitarianism was that it did away with Bentham's troublesome interper
10. Marx's Theory of Capitalism
Moral Foundations of Politics (PLSC 118) Today, Professor Shapiro continues his discussion of Enlightenment theory of Karl Marx, focusing on the foundations of his theory of capitalism. The central question is, how is wealth created under capitalism at the micro level? For Marx, Adam Smith's invisible hand is not entirely benevolent. His labor theory of value stipulates that living human labor-power is the only way to create new value, and therefore capitalists who shift toward capital-intensiv
15. Compensation versus Redistribution
Moral Foundations of Politics (PLSC 118) The class's examination of Nozick's minimal state has raised a number of important questions, most of which are rooted in his troublesome model of compensation. Nozick's would respond with his threefold account of justice: (1) justice in acquisition, (2) justice in transfer, and (3) rectification of past injustices. Nozick brilliantly demonstrates that "liberty upsets patterns"--even thought we can originally start off with any just distribution, allowin
25. Democratic Justice: Applications
Moral Foundations of Politics (PLSC 118) Professor Shapiro guides the class through some practical applications of his theory of democratic justice. As applied to governing children, a sphere in which power-based hierarchy is inevitable, he circumscribes the role of the state as the fiduciary over children's basic interests and the role of parents as the fiduciaries over children's best interests. In other words, the state ensures the provision of the resources necessary for survival while the
A quick demo of the DIVERSE tool working inside a Blackboard course.