A variety of seismic response modification technologies are effectively used to mitigate damage of urban infrastructures during a significant earthquake. Seismic isolation is widely adopted for bridges. Isolation of underground structures from the surrounding soft soils is often used to mitigate the response. Various damper technologies are used in not only standard bridges but also long-span bridges. Rocking isolation is attracting increased interest. Emphasis of this lecture will be placed on
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Introduction to Studying the History and Politics of China
Dr Rana Mitter talks about his cutting edge research in China and gives an introduction to studying the history and politics of China, a new and exciting field of research within the Humanities division
He's got the whole world in his hands: US History and its discontents in the Obama Era
Robin Kelley's inaugral lecture comments on the absence of discussion about race as connected to Barak Obama's presidency, particularly in light of American history and politics.
The post-crisis politics of financial reform: business as usual or new global order?
Poul Nyrup Rasmussen, President of European Socialist Party and former Prime Minister of Denmark talks about the politics of current efforts to regulate the financial sector.
Subordinate Conjunctions Rap Song
A subordinate conjunction rap. The lyrics start with dependents won't last unless they are attached and then rap music is added to the lyrics. This non professional production rap lesson takes place in a bedroom.