Kwame Anthony Appiah on "Islam and the West"
Noted author and Laurance S. Rockefeller University Professor of Philosophy in the University Center for Human Values at Princeton University Kwame Anthony Appiah visited the University of Rochester to spend three days with the campus community holding discussions on his work and the issues he addresses in his books. On February 23, he delivered his talk "Islam and the West" as part of the inaugural Distinguished Visiting Humanist Series. In his talk and during his discussions with students, Pro
TWC9: SQL Server 2012, VS11, Win8 Metro, Bing Maps Metro and more This week on Channel 9, Not Dan and Not Brian (Larry and Charles) discuss the week's top developer news, including:
This week on Channel 9, Not Dan and Not Brian (Larry and Charles) discuss the week's top developer news, including:
The Beauty of Algebra
In this ten-minute video clip, Sal Khan discusses why the abstraction of mathematics is so fundamental to its understanding.
Book 2 - Ch 08 - The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells
Book 2: The Earth Under the Martians - Chapter 8: Dead London. Classic Literature VideoBook with synchronized text, interactive transcript, and closed captions in multiple languages. Audio courtesy of Librivox. Read by Rebecca.
Michael Porter on value-based health care delivery
UCLPartners and the Greater London Authority hosted a meeting for leaders and future leaders of London's health and social care system on 29 February, 2012. Professor Michael Porter (Harvard Business School) provided an introduction to value-based mental health care. By focusing on value, Porter believes the NHS can reduce costs whilst improving services. Further information: http://www.uclpartners.com/events/archived-events/delivering-value-based-health-care-maximising-outcomes-for-every-poun
Legatum Lecture:Redefining Business in Africa with Dr. James Mwangi Under the stewardship of Dr. James Mwangi, Equity Bank challenged conventional banking wisdom and redefined their business model to focus on microfinance and low-income consumers. Employing innovative approaches to collateral, credit assessments and branding, the company has gained international recognition as a leading bank in East Africa. Equity Bank is now one of the most profitable companies on the Kenyan Stock Exchange.
Under the stewardship of Dr. James Mwangi, Equity Bank challenged conventional banking wisdom and redefined their business model to focus on microfinance and low-income consumers. Employing innovative approaches to collateral, credit assessments and branding, the company has gained international recognition as a leading bank in East Africa. Equity Bank is now one of the most profitable companies on the Kenyan Stock Exchange.
Breakingviews: Worst of Times
March 15 - Rob Cox and Breakingviews editors discuss how bonuses for top executives at the publisher of the New York Times newspaper reward sub-standard performance.
Play tiny Tetris using a laser beam
Read more: http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/nstv/2011/12/play-microscopic-tetris-with-optical-tweezers.html
Building the ulitmate salad tower
Read more: http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/nstv/2011/12/beat-the-salad-bar-build-the-ultimate-food-tower.html
Students break paper folding record
Read more: http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/nstv/2012/01/paper-folding-limits-pushed.html
Garlic is often called "the stinking rose." That's because it contains molecules composed of the same atoms that lurk in burnt matches and rotten eggs. This video explains the many uses of garlic and what chemicals are present. Some key words include: atom, electron, enzyme, sulfur, chemical reations, compounds, electron clouds, energy, and reactant. (7:00)
Literary Festival 2012: A Moment of Mishearing [Audio]
Speaker(s): Amit Chaudhuri, Ian Jack | Editor's note: The podcast is the conversation only, it does not include the music performance. A conversation between award-winning Indian wrtier and musician Amit Chaudhuri and former Granta and Independent on Sunday editor Ian Jack, will be followed by a performance by the five-piece Amit Chaudhuri Band. Amit Chaudhuri's first CD ‘This Is Not Fusion’ (Times Music) was released in Britain on the award-winning independent jazz label Babel, and received
Luck favours the prepared mind
Luck, he says, is all about working hard to create certain capabilities so that when the opportunities arise you are the best prepared to take advantage of the opportunity. That's what people call luck. That is what luck is all about.
MIT Wind Ensemble - Lincolnshire Posy [Recorded Dec. 9, 2011]
[Recorded Dec. 9, 2011]
The future of brand management
Professor Michael Beverland, head of the marketing group at the University of Bath School of Management examines how the marketers behind some of the world¿s most enduring brands are responding to a new environment.
The Sunflower and the rose
Beloved by artists as well as gardeners, flowers are everywhere in art. But are they just flowers or do they carry hidden meanings? Is there a deeper significance - spiritual, cultural or aesthetic - than we realise? Put on your deerstalker and prepare to exercise your little grey cells as we tour a virtual art gallery looking for the clues that artists have left for us between the petals of the rose and the sunflower, two of summer's most beautiful flowers.
Devices and Desires
Organic devices are revolutionising lighting and solar cells, Professor Alison Walker will describe how this change will impact our lives. Light emission from organic materials is not very common in everyday life. However, some living creatures, such as fireflies and many sea creatures, emit light with amazingly high efficiencies.
The Hidden Universe - Glen Patrick
Dr Glen Patrick of Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in Oxford, talks about how its possible to probe the hidden universe and what particle physics can tell us about it's secrets.
The Tomb of Tutankhamun
In this video clip, learn about the excavation of the tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamun. (2:22)