What to do when there is no good evidence?
Drs. Steve Budsberg or the College of Veterinary Medicine and Dr. Mark Ebell of the College of Public Health talk about how to find answers when the best available evidence is lacking. Presented by The Institute for Evidence-Based Health Professions Education (EBP). The University of Georgia copyright © 2010
14.74 Foundations of Development Policy (MIT)
Explores the foundations of policy making in developing countries. Goal is to spell out various policy options and to quantify the trade-offs between them. Special emphasis on education, health, gender, fertility, adoption of technological innovation, and the markets for land, credit, and labor. From the course home page: Course Description In this course, we will study the different facets of human development: education, health, gender, the family, land relations, risk, informal and formal
Red de Oportunidades: Conditional Cash Transfer Evidence from Panama
This paper estimates the impact of the conditional cash transfer program, Red de Oportunidades, on school enrollment, child labor, and preventive health services participation in Panama. The analysis relies on data from the Living Standards Measurement Survey of 2008. It uses a propensity score matching technique to identify the impact of the program in rural and indigenous areas of the country by replicating the selection criteria followed by the government to identify potential benefici
PHI-base Pathogen host interactions Social and Behavioral Foundations of Primary Health Care Perspectives on the Unfolding Spill: Evidence of the Environmental Impacts of the Event 21L.002-2 Foundations of Western Culture II: Renaissance to Modernity (MIT) 21L.002 Foundations of Western Culture II (MIT) 9.69 Foundations of Cognition (MIT) 4.302 BSAD Foundations in the Visual Arts (MIT) 7.91J Foundations of Computational and Systems Biology (MIT) 17.960 Foundations of Political Science (MIT) 21L.002-3 Foundations of Western Culture II: Modernism (MIT) 17.960 Foundations of Political Science (MIT) Plate Tectonics and People: Foundations of Solid Earth Science 20.482J Foundations of Algorithms and Computational Techniques in Systems Biology (MIT) 21L.001 Foundations of Western Culture: Homer to Dante (MIT) 14.74 Foundations of Development Policy (MIT) Adlai Stevenson and Evidence of Missles in Cuba Debate Tips: Evaluating Evidence
PHI-base is a freely accessible and fully searchable on-line database providing verified information on fungal and Oomycete pathogenicity genes and their host interactions. Each entry in the database has been selected by experts and is supported by experiment
Aims at providing you with the knowledge and skills needed to diagnose (understand) community, individual, and organizational behaviors and change processes in developing countries and in cross-cultural settings as a foundation for planning culturally appropriate primary health care (PHC) in the context of the ecological model of health behavior.
While the government declared an end to the oil spill at the Macondo well on September 19, 2010, research into the causes and impacts of the Gulf disaster is ongoing. At the kickoff panel of a three-part symposium, three scientists discuss what they are learning about the disposition of the nearly 5 million gallons of oil, as well as gas and c
This subject offers a broad survey of texts (both literary and philosophical) drawn from the Western tradition and selected to trace the growth of ideas about the nature of mankind's ethical and political life in the West since the renaissance. It will deal with the change in perspective imposed by scientific ideas, the general loss of a supernatural or religious perspective upon human events, and the effects for good or ill of the increasing authority of an intelligence uninformed by relig
Complementary to 21L.001. A broad survey of texts - literary, philosophical, and sociological - studied to trace the growth of secular humanism, the loss of a supernatural perspective upon human events, and changing conceptions of individual, social, and communal purpose. Stresses appreciation and analysis of texts that came to represent the common cultural possession of our time. Enrollment limited. HASS-D, CI. Readings this semester ranging from political theory and oratory to autobiography, p
Advances in cognitive science have resolved, clarified, and sometimes complicated some of the great questions of Western philosophy: what is the structure of the world and how do we come to know it; does everyone represent the world the same way; what is the best way for us to act in the world. Specific topics include color, objects, number, categories, similarity, inductive inference, space, time, causality, reasoning, decision-making, morality and consciousness. Readings and discussion include
This class offers a foundation in the visual art practice and its critical analysis for beginning architecture students. Emphasis is on long-range artistic development and its analogies to architectural thinking and practice. Students will learn to communicate ideas and experiences through various two-dimensional, and three-dimensional, and time-based media, including installations, performance and video. Lectures, visiting artist presentations, field trips, and readings supplement studio practi
Serving as an introduction to computational biology, this course emphasizes the fundamentals of nucleic acid and protein sequence analysis, structural analysis, and the analysis of complex biological systems. The principles and methods used for sequence alignment, motif finding, structural modeling, structure prediction, and network modeling are covered. Students are also exposed to currently emerging research areas in the fields of computational and systems biology.
This subject, required of all first-year PhD students in political science, introduces fundamental ideas, theories, and methods in contemporary political science through the study of a small number of major books and articles that are intrinsically good and have been influential in the field. The first semester focuses principally on issues of political theory and international relations, while the second focuses principally on American and comparative politics. Readings in the fall semeste
This course comprises a broad survey of texts, literary and philosophical, which trace the development of the modern world from the seventeenth to the early twentieth century. Intrinsic to this development is the growth of individualism in a world no longer understood to be at the center of the universe. The texts chosen for study exemplify the emergence of a new humanism, at once troubled and dynamic in comparison to the old. The leading theme of this course is thus the question
This course continues from the fall semester. The course introduces students to the fundamental theories and methods of modern political science through the study of a small number of major books and articles that have been influential in the field. This semester, the course focuses on American and comparative politics.
This course covers a mix of fundamental topics in solid Earth science such as plate tectonic theory as well as current research being conducted here at Penn State.
This subject describes and illustrates computational approaches to solving problems in systems biology. A series of case-studies will be explored that demonstrate how an effective match between the statement of a biological problem and the selection of an appropriate algorithm or computational technique can lead to fundamental advances. The subject will cover several discrete and numerical algorithms used in simulation, feature extraction, and optimization for molecular, network, and systems mod
As we read broadly from throughout the vast chronological period that is "Homer to Dante," we will pepper our readings of individual ancient and medieval texts with broader questions like: what images, themes, and philosophical questions recur through the period; are there distinctly "classical" or "medieval" ways of depicting or addressing them; and what do terms like "Antiquity" or "the Middle Ages" even mean? (What are the Middle Ages in the "middle" of, for example?) Our texts will include a
This course explores the foundations of policy making in developing countries. The goal is to spell out various policy options and to quantify the trade-offs between them. We will study the different facets of human development: education, health, gender, the family, land relations, risk, informal and formal norms and institutions. This is an empirical class. For each topic, we will study several concrete examples chosen from around the world. While studying each of these topics, we will ask: Wh
This is a b/w video of the speech to the U.N. concerning evidence of the missiles in Cuba during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Adlai Stevenson's speech to the U.N., the naval blockade, photos of the Cuban bases, and support from the OAS are included.
Evaluating how much evidence the other party has in a debate. Get
tips on assessing evidence in a debate from a communications and public
speaking expert in this video.
Social and Behavioral Foundations of Primary Health Care
Perspectives on the Unfolding Spill: Evidence of the Environmental Impacts of the Event
21L.002-2 Foundations of Western Culture II: Renaissance to Modernity (MIT)
21L.002 Foundations of Western Culture II (MIT)
9.69 Foundations of Cognition (MIT)
4.302 BSAD Foundations in the Visual Arts (MIT)
7.91J Foundations of Computational and Systems Biology (MIT)
17.960 Foundations of Political Science (MIT)
21L.002-3 Foundations of Western Culture II: Modernism (MIT)
17.960 Foundations of Political Science (MIT)
Plate Tectonics and People: Foundations of Solid Earth Science
20.482J Foundations of Algorithms and Computational Techniques in Systems Biology (MIT)
21L.001 Foundations of Western Culture: Homer to Dante (MIT)
14.74 Foundations of Development Policy (MIT)
Adlai Stevenson and Evidence of Missles in Cuba
Debate Tips: Evaluating Evidence