Subject Special: Music In this subject special on music, we feature a selection of podcast channels from the creative category of our Podcast Directory for Educators. Listen to a selection of musical genres of educational interest. These include traditional bluegrass, original sounds based on a blend of jaz, hip hop, fusion, funk and
In this subject special on music, we feature a selection of podcast channels from the creative category of our Podcast Directory for Educators. Listen to a selection of musical genres of educational interest. These include traditional bluegrass, original sounds based on a blend of jaz, hip hop, fusion, funk and
The Exceptional Economies of the Middle East
The Exceptional Economies of the Middle East
T4 Tips Podcast #40 - AverVision 300 AF+ Document Camera
A brief overview of the AverVision 300 AF+ Document Camera.
T4 Tips Podcast #42-Poison Dart Frogs
A 6th grade student from Terra Linda Elementary produced this podcust during a science unit. Kudos to her teacher Ms. Murdock who uses technology as part of her teaching practices.
We should heed the lessons of the collapse of the ‘golden age’: a personal view
When I teach my macroeconomics class for the MBAs at INSEAD, I always discuss the Great Depression and the lecture ends on an optimistic tone with a simple statement: “The Great Depression will never happen again”. I firmly believed this because there is a widespread consensus that the Great Depression was a result of a sequence of policy mistakes. Economists have learned what policies should be applied to avoid the Great Depression.
Unfortunately, I have to revise my optimism now.
The White House
All about the White House where the most critical decisions of our history are made. This video give information about the history behind the White House.
China’s quiet confidence
China’s premier, Wen Jiabao, has said that 2010 will be a very difficult year for the country’s economy, yet in Q1 its performance was remarkable. China’s gross domestic product (GDP) grew by 11.9 per cent in Q1 2010, outstripping the 8.7 per cent annual GDP growth achieved in 2009 and the 10.7 per cent growth of Q4 2009. The growth for Q1 was the fastest in almost three years. There are indeed areas of concern, most notably the threat of a bubble forming in the property market and potenti
Where Grameen Bank meets e-Bay in an African marketplace (and everyone wins)
While share prices have been falling and banks have been offering measly interest rates, MYC4 investors have been earning an average gross interest rate of 12.9 per cent a year from investments made from the comfort of their home. Too good to be true? According to Mads Kjaer, CEO of the online marketplace MYC4, “investors set the interest rate themselves and bid for it, and many hard-core investors realise even much higher yields.”
Alexander the Great, Part 2 - Greek Macedonians
This is an excellent BBC documentary about Alexander III of Macedon, whom we know as Alexander the Great, considered one of the most successful military leaders in history. (Greek translation of English narration at bottom of screen.) run time 5:41
Women and Money
Are men or women better at investing?
This is not only a fun question but it is of great practical value, says INSEAD Assistant Professor of Finance Lily Fang, who hosted a Women and Money forum at INSEAD recently. Some studies suggest that women are better investors than men. Dig a little deeper and the picture isnt so clear.
UO Faculty Senate Meeting
The agenda includes many important issues including an overview by President Lariviere of the New Partnership proposal and an extended conversation with Rob Mullens and Jamie Moffitt, our new athletic director and senior associate athletic director for finances and administration, respectively. Share This
UO Today #458: Maxine Burkett
Maxine Burkett, 2010 Wayne Morse Chair for Law and Politics; Law, University of Hawaii; director, Island Climate Center: Center for Climate Adaptation and Policy. Burkett’s work focuses on climate justice, the disparate impact of climate change on poor and of-color communities, and our moral and legal obligation to these communities. UO Today, the Oregon Humanities Center’s [...]
UO Today #459: William Toll / Ellen Eisenberg
William Toll, History, and Ellen Eisenberg, History, Willamette University, discuss their book Jews of the Pacific Coast: Reinventing Community on America’s Edge (2010). They each gave talks at the UO on May 23, 2010 as part of the 10-year anniversary celebration of the Harold Schnitzer Family Program in Judaic Studies. UO Today, the Oregon Humanities Center’s [...]
UO Today #461: Sister Helen Prejean
Sister Helen Prejean, author of Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty in the United States, discusses her advocacy for the abolition of the death penalty. She spoke at the UO on October 19, 2010. UO Today, the Oregon Humanities Center’s half-hour television interview program, provides a glimpse into the heart of the [...]
The Story of India- Beginnings (pt. 4)
This documentary is about the history of India. It traces the roots of
the social, religious, and historical roots of the civilization there.
The series contains many interviews with Indian citizens of all sorts.
CEO view: Ben Verwaayen of BT
Sustainability is becoming an increasingly hot topic in business circles, but when it comes to grasping the sense of urgency surrounding the issue, many of the current generation of business leaders arent very good at getting it. Thats according to the outgoing CEO of BT plc, Ben Verwaayen.
Business has to play a focal role in sustainability, he says, adding its in the interest of businesses to take the issue seriously.
Ancient China Developed Advanced Tech (Pt. 2)
Recent researchers have found out that China had
pioneered the development of some of the most advaced technology in the
world in the most concentrated and upward directed technological
development in history until the 17th century... But it accomplished
this over a thousand years ago. Pumps, wheelbarrows, canals, and single-arch bridges are all mentioned.
Viral marketing: tell a woman?
Traditional marketing wisdom has it that if you want to use “word of mouth” you’d better be sure the people doing the talking are knowledgeable about the product. But a new large-scale field experiment on viral marketing by INSEAD Assistant Professor of Marketing, Andrew Stephen, puts paid to that age-old concept.
Planting the seeds of success in the desert: Lipton's tea factory in Dubai
For many people, tea manufacturing conjures up images of tea pickers in Asia or Africa, with tea leaves being plucked at plantations and brought to a nearby factory for processing. Unilever's decision to build a tea factory in the desert of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates is therefore not what one would expect to see, especially as it involves a major multinational company.
Valley of the Kings Cemetery 1550 BC Egypt
Video showing the present day Valley of the Kings Cemetery with narration describing the history of the cemetery.