Emigration and Emigrants
This essay was published in the Magazine Feasta. It's a great help to students to see this example of an essay of another student who is on a similar level to them.
This Web article is part of OLogy, where kids can collect virtual trading cards and create projects with them. Here they meet Deena Soris, who interviews the fossil of a Protoceratops. The more-than-20 questions answered by this dinosaur fossil include: You look fabulous. How old are you?How do scientists guess an extinct dinosaur's speed?Is it a thrill to have a frill?So what happened?One day you're happily munching away on thick, tough plants, the next you're history?How did you go from being
This OLogy trivia game offers a fun way to test kids' knowledge of light. The game board (included in a printable PDF) represents an atom, with a central nucleus circled by two orbits. Each player represents an electron that has been bumped into the atom's outer unstable orbit. Kids answer the questions about light on the trivia cards (included in a printable PDF) as they move around, circling the outer orbit. The first player to make it around the game board pops back into the stable orbit, emi
Web of Life Game
This offline OLogy game is a fun way to illustrate how all the organisms in an ecosystem are connected and depend on one another to survive. To play this game, you'll need at least six students and index cards, a marker/pen, and a ball of twine. A list of organisms to connect is included. As students toss the ball of twine to each other, they make connections between the organisms they are linking. The game ends with a discussion about what would happen to the "web of life" that's been created i
Rethinking Investment Treaty Law - A Policy Perspective
Australia recently announced to discontinue investor-state-arbitration provisions in trade agreements; Ecuador abandons its BITS and left ICSID; South Africa seeks to renegotiate its BITs; the Norwegian and U.S. BIT review have stirred much controversy. This colloquium addresses these national experiences and their significance for future developments of investment treaty law. Alvaro Galindo is the former director of the International Litigation and Arbitration Unit at the Solicitor General Offi
The three pillars of Colombia's recent progress
Álvaro Uribe Vélez is the former President of Colombia, holding the office from 2002 to 2010. Mr. Uribe has a Law Degree from the Universidad de Antioquia (Colombia), and a post-graduate degree in Management and Administration from Harvard University. From 1998 to 1999 after being awarded the Simon Bolivar fellowship by the British Council in Bogotá, he worked as an associate professor at Oxford University. Mr Uribe began his political career in 1977 as Secretary General of the Ministry of La
The Lessons of Northern Ireland for Contemporary Counterterrorism and Conflict Resolution Policy
What are the lessons from the 30 years of the Troubles for modern counter-insurgency and counter-terrorism policy elsewhere, for peacemaking and for reconciliation? Leading experts debate how Britain's experience in Northern Ireland can help us address today's terrorism and conflict resolution challenges. Richard English is professor of politics and, from September 2011, director of the Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence at the University of St Andrews. Martin Mansergh is a
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Welcome and Opening Remarks, History
It’s Day 95 in MIT’s 150 days of sesquicentennial celebration, and all thoughts turn to the evolution of computer science and MIT’s pivotal role in that history. As Victor Zue puts it so succinctly, “Computers sure have changed.” They are even invading biology, and President Hockfield (who is also a Professor of N
Engineering Solutions to the Problems of Cancer
Engineers “bring a new set of tools and a new way of looking at problems posed by biologists,” says
Paula T. Hammond, and are proving integral to advances in cancer diagnostics and therapies. Hammond cites evidence of bioengineering breakthroughs against the disease: the design of micron-sized posts that can identi
Personalized Cancer Care
In the final of four symposia on pathbreaking cancer research, Tyler Jacks expresses “great optimism that we’re getting close, that we can see over the horizon...and we will be successful in controlling the disease in the not too distant future.” Personalized medicine will pave the way to this future, explains moderator Mic
The Practice of Sovereignty: Kant on the Duties of National and International Citizenship
Paul Guyer (University of Pennsylvania) presents his paper on Kant's views of the practice of sovereignty. Presented as part of the Anglo-German 'State of the State' Fellowship Programme.
Partners in success!
Dr Denis Coleman, Founder of Symantec Corporation, the fourth largest software company in the world, gives us lessons from his 14 Silicon Valley start-ups.
Suzanne Seitinger: LightBridge at FAST Light 2011
In 1916, MIT crossed the river from its original location in Boston’s Back Bay to Cambridge, taking up residence on the banks of the Charles. Since then, generations of students have trekked across the bridge, including Oliver Smoot and his fraternity brothers, who left their indelible mark along the way. LightBridge is a dynamic display symbolic of MIT’s historical and contemporary connections between people and places on both sides of the river. This participatory installation allows peopl
Part of the MIT FAST Festival, Unflat Pavilion is a freestanding pavilion illuminated with LEDS that flexes two dimensions into three. Flat sheets are bent and unfurl into skylights, columns and windows.
7.014 Introductory Biology (MIT)
The MIT Biology Department core courses, 7.012, 7.013, and 7.014, all cover the same core material, which includes the fundamental principles of biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology, and cell biology. Biological function at the molecular level is particularly emphasized and covers the structure and regulation of genes, as well as, the structure and synthesis of proteins, how these molecules are integrated into cells, and how these cells are integrated into multicellular systems and organism
Brain: The Inside Story's "Your 21st Century Brain"
The more we learn about the human brain, the more we will have the ability to change it. Knowing how our brains work will give us exciting—and sometimes unsettling—new choices. We could repair our brains if things go wrong. We could even improve our brains, if we so chose. In fact, many of these new technologies are much farther along than you might expect. New drugs are being developed that could someday eliminate pain, reduce the need for sleep, control appetite and obesity, improve memory