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William Donaldson on the Wall Street Scandals
This is a transcript from NewsHour with Jim Lehrer in which William Donaldson, chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, discusses the settlement with ten of the nation's largest securities firms. This settlement was designed to change the way those firms conduct business in the future. There are also links to the segment in streaming video as well as related articles.
The Mole Using Avogadro's law, the mass of a substance can be related to the number of particles contained in that mass. Chemists have learned how to count molecules by weighing macroscopic amounts. Chemists must measure precise amounts for reactions to occur in an accurate manner. Analytical data and masses from the atomic chart are used to determine the number of atoms in a
Using Avogadro's law, the mass of a substance can be related to the number of particles contained in that mass. Chemists have learned how to count molecules by weighing macroscopic amounts. Chemists must measure precise amounts for reactions to occur in an accurate manner. Analytical data and masses from the atomic chart are used to determine the number of atoms in a
Making a Living, Creatively: The Role of Intellectual Property
Robert P. Merges, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Professor of Law and Technology; Director, Berkeley Center for Law & Technology; University of California, Berkeley
China at 60: Myths and Realities Pt 2
China at 60: Myths and Realities Pt 2 Albert S. Willner, Director of the China Security Affairs Group at CNA in Alexandria, Virginia Pt 2: China: A Security Perspective China's security perceptions, requirements and priorities are changing in response to a host of internal and external drivers. The People's Liberation Army in particular is undergoing a transition to address these changing dynamics which present new opportunities and potential challenges. How are China's security priorities ch
The China-Africa alliance
Africa is critically important to China’s global strategy, for a number of reasons: the continent’s geopolitical importance; its large, untapped market; and its abundance of natural resources. And as more Chinese companies feel the need to enter new markets and seek more resources, Africa will only see increased Chinese business and investment activity.
Shining a light on China
With an economy that’s set to grow at around 10 per cent despite the financial crisis, labour costs among the lowest in the world and a huge untapped domestic market with pent-up consumer demand to match, China beckons every businessman with an eye on containing costs and expanding his reach. But, business person beware, cautions INSEAD Emeritus Professor of International Political Economy Jonathan Story, who has just written a new book, 'China Uncovered - What You Need to Know to Do Business
Latino Roots in Lane County: Contemporary Stories of Settlement in Lane County, Oregon
“Latino Roots in Lane County: Contemporary Stories of Settlement in Lane County, Oregon” is a 33-minute bilingual documentary that uses in-depth interviewing in the tradition of Latin American testimonio and oral history and was made in conjunction with the museum exhibit. It includes video interviews with six of the families featured in the Latino Roots [...]
Why an MBA oath?
Business schools have become an easy target as the butt of jokes about the causes of the current economic crisis. A recent segment on ‘The Daily Show,’ an American satirical television programme, explored the theme of MBAs being to blame for the crisis and the MBA oath as a possible remedy. Its presenter feigned surprise that not all students were willing to sign up to an oath that said: “I will act with utmost integrity and pursue my work in an ethical manner.” No doubt the view that MB
Can CSR show us the money?
A Hayleys PLC case study addresses a gap in the literature on corporate social responsibility: namely, it is very hard to determine the true costs and benfits of CSR for a firm.
The social entrepreneur: getting results where angels fear to tread
What do Richard Branson and Mother Theresa have in common? They have both been agents for change. But when you put them together, you get - the social entrepreneur. It’s a concept and occupation that has been further clarified in new work being done by INSEAD Assistant Professor for Entrepreneurship, Filipe Santos.
A roadmap to sustainable transport
The massive efforts to save the automobile industry will keep it going for a few more years. But for the industry to survive beyond that, it must introduce not just new car models but a whole new set of business models.
Stirring a common interest in microfinance
Three years after Muhammad Yunus won the Nobel Peace Prize for Grameen Bank’s work in Bangladesh, providing loans to the poor without any financial security, microfinance is still gaining momentum in other parts of the world. Not only is it alive and well today, but microfinancing has also seen other offshoots emerge.
Patent Bar Presentation
Career Services Speaker Series Patent Bar Presentation September 13, 2010 Career Services In this podcast, learn more about taking the patent bar exam. Practising Law Institute (PLI) invites you to a presentation by John White, Director of their Patent Bar Review Course. Topics for discussion are: •The latest info on the patent bar exam •Who [...]
European Law: Values and Constitutional Principles of the European Union
Environmental and Natural Resources Law Speaker Series European Law: Values and Constitutional Principles of the European Union September 14, 2010 Environmental and Natural Resources Law Lewis & Clark proudly welcomed Dr. Christian Calliess as our Natural Resources Law Institute’s Distinguished International Visitor. In this presentation to our students, Dr. Calliess talks about “European Law: Values [...]
The Status of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell
Student Group Speaker Series The Status of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell September 16, 2010 OUTLAW | email OUTLAW In September, 2010, U.S. District Judge Virginia Phillips ruled that the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” (DADT) policy is unconstitutional. In its current application, the act prohibits any homosexual or bisexual person from disclosing his/her sexual orientation [...]
Finding No Hidden Variables
"Measuring 'Nothing' and Getting It Right" - a symposium in honor of the physics career of Dr. Stuart Freedman (http://freedman2014.org): Dr. Tony Nero (Environmental Energy Technologies Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) speaks about Dr. Stuart Freedman's 1972 experiment (with Dr. John Clauser). The theory of "hidden variables" is discussed, including its motivation, conduct, and results, as well as factors affecting how credit was apportioned for its success.
"Indigenous Rights: The Case of Chiapas"
A talk by Jorge Fernandez-Souza, Magistrate Judge, Professor of Law and former Dean of Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana, former Delegado of Delegacion Miguel Hidalgo, and lawyer for Bishop Samuel Ruiz in the Chiapas negotiations (1994 – 1997). From the Human Rights in Mexico Series. Sponsored by the Katz Center for Mexican Studies, Cent
Civil Engineering in Developing Countries
Based on working on exercises on project decision making and planning, the specific context of working abroad in general and in developing countries in particular is illustrated, with regard to socio-cultural aspects, planning and financing of projects, roles of (consulting) engineers and contractors, local materials, techniques and knowledge and environmental issues. Study Goals: define projects in several phases of the project cycle (feasibility, identification, design and construction, evalua