Japan has one of the most successful school systems in the world. It is also one of the most demanding school systems. In this video from Wide Angle, Ken Higashiguchi, a first-grader in a Japanese school, started preschool when he was only one year old. In the video, Ken is experiencing his second day of first grade. He has no problem reading the words of the school song with all of the other children. Ken’s teachers and parents have high expectations for him to be independent and to work
Introduction Life is full of risk. We encounter many uncalculated outcomes, some beneficial and others adverse. Businesses, especially in the financial context, often consider risk in terms of opportunities for gain. Risk in our context is a way of describing the probability and consequences of harm, or at worst a disaster. Risk management involves many stakeholders who can themselves influence the risks facing an organisation. Integrated management systems help ensure that safety, quality, environmental
Life is full of risk. We encounter many uncalculated outcomes, some beneficial and others adverse. Businesses, especially in the financial context, often consider risk in terms of opportunities for gain. Risk in our context is a way of describing the probability and consequences of harm, or at worst a disaster. Risk management involves many stakeholders who can themselves influence the risks facing an organisation. Integrated management systems help ensure that safety, quality, environmental
The farmer, the scientist and the nuclear engineer: can they together create a sustainable future?
A report from INSEAD's Alumni Sustainability Executive Roundtable in Fontainbleau.
Putting social innovation and entrepreneurship on the business agenda
John Elkington's work advising businesses on sustainable strategies has earned him numerous accolades including the Dean of Corporate Social Responsibility by BusinessWeek in 2004. Here, he discusses social innovation and entrepreneurship and its potential to become an increasing part of companies' agendas.
Green Chemistry Yields New Type of Polyurethane Foam Surfactant -- Undergraduate Research at CofC
Our research group is working in partnership with a small industrial firm, Carolina Specialty Chemicals LLC (CSC), along with the manufacturing firms Ele'/ Pelron, and Emery Oleochemicals to develop a new class of chemicals for use in the polyurethane industry. A major push in industrial and academic research these days is developing alternative materials based on renewable biological sources. The use of renewable materials from readily cultivated bio-based sources is one of the key tenets of th
Las Memorias: Inspirational performances highlight WSU outreach project
Twenty high school students will take the stage in five Washington communities to share pieces of their life stories. The performances will be part of Washington State University's Las Memorias 2012 — a program that provides a fresh approach to helping youth build skills that will help them become more successful students. The skills include writing, public speaking, working in teams and setting priorities. The end goal is to provide at-risk students with the tools they need to graduate from
The Future of the Harvard Library
Imagining the Harvard Library through the eyes of students and faculty—a few ideas to start a conversation. This animation was produced by IdeaRocket in collaboration with a Harvard Library team.
Elementary Chinese Grammar and Vocabulary (Vocabulary List)
Elementary Chinese Grammar and Vocabulary (Vocabulary List).
Snowballs in Saturn's weirdest ring
Read the full article here: http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/nstv/2012/04/snowballs-caught-crashing-into-saturns-weirdest-ring.html Don't forget to subscribe!
Barbara Jordan's Keynote Address
In this video clip, view an excerpt from Barbara Jordan's keynote speech at the Democratic National Convention of 1976. Jordan was the first African-American woman ever elected to Congress from a southern state. (2:12)
Site Libre Savoirs: Geostatistiques
Domaine: Probabilités et statistiques
L'enseignement comprend trois parties :* Une approche de l'analyse exploratoire de données spatialisées* Une initiation aux différentes méthodes de statistiques spatiales :o Géostatistiqueo Processus ponctuels spatiauxo Analyse de données sur Latticeso Mise en oeuvre de ces méthodes au travers d'un logiciel : R
Bob Carr gives the 2012 ST Lee Lecture on Asia and the Pacific
The Honourable Bob Carr, Minister for Foreign Affairs, gives the 2012 ST Lee Lecture on Asia and the Pacific at The Australian National University on Tuesday 21 August 2012. The ST Lee Lecture on Asia and the Pacific was established in 2007 thanks to the generous support of Singaporean businessman and philanthropist Dr ST Lee. The lecture provides an opportunity for a distinguished figure from the Asia Pacific to speak on developments or trends in the region. The 2012 lecture will be presented
Filmmakers at Google: Tiffany Shlain | "Connected"
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Christian Whitchurch (DTRA) at the 2012 SFAF Meeting
By: JGI Christian Whitchurch on the "DTRA Algorithm Prize" at the 2012 Sequencing, Finishing, Analysis in the Future Meeting held June 5-7, 2012 in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
A Thank You To Our Donors: Favourite Memories & Student Award Appreciation
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Microsoft Student Partner 2012-13
This video is regarding MSP (Microsoft Student Partner) program conducted by Microsoft World wide every year. The speaker highlights some of the key features of Windows 8. There are no visuals and the host speaks very fast. This would be an okay video to learn about the Windows 8 operating system. (2:53)