Stormy Weather: Floods
This podcast features two stories recorded by visitors to the Forces of Nature exhibit, currently on display at the Kansas Museum of History through January 9th, 2009. In the first segment, farmer and author Thomas Holmquist describes a 2007 flood on his farm in Saline County near Smolan. The second recording is by Holmquist's wife, Marlysue Esping-Holmquist. She describes the history of their farm and how it was obtained through an allotment system in 1868 by her ancestors, who didn't realize i
The Story of ICH-GCP: An introduction for investigators and site staff
Dr Roma Chilengi, Head of Clinical Trials at the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI)/Wellcome Trust Research Programme in Kilifi, Kenya gives an introduction to ICH-GCP. This overview covers the historical background, context and evolution to ICH-GCP, summarises its key principles and describes the role of regulatory authorities. The talk highlights some of the accomplishments of ICH-GCP but also critiques some aspects of GCP application in non-pharmaceutical settings.
Interview with Ian Scoones on Zimbabwean land reform on BBC WS
BBC World Service ‘World Today’ interview with Institute of Development Studies' Research Fellow Ian Scoones on Zimbabwean land reform, aired on 9 November 2010.
Photo credit: S. Rwafa and family, Wondedzo Extension A1 resettlement, Masvingo district, February 2010 (c) Ian Scoones
System of Equations by Graphing
This video will show how to solve to different equations by graphing and is a good explanation for graphing with a system of equations.
The Glamorous Life of a TV Presenter - Arti Halai
Arti Halai is currently a Presenter for ITV1’s regional news output in the Midlands Central News. She also has her own training company and is a consultant and a trainer on presentation, media and communication skills. She has spent fifteen years working in both radio and television. She started her career working for BBC Radio WM as a reporter and presenter based at Pebble Mill in Birmingham where she covered a wide range of stories. She is a governor for Mathey Boulton College of Further and
Bulletin of the Institute for Antiquity and Christianity, Volume X, Issue 4
CONTENTS: Calendar of Events, Cover Illustration Description, The Roots of Egyptian Christianity Conference, New Project Launched, The Spring Public Lecture Series of the Institute for Antiquity and Christianity: "Q: A Lost Collection of Jesus' Sayings," "Great Cities of the Ancient Near East," "The Emergence of Christian Visual Arts," "Ancient Near Eastern Influences on New Testament Conceptions of Christ," and "Adventures With Manuscripts: The Original Discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls", IAC S
Re-searching the Potential of Cultural-Historical Psychology
From its founding as an academic discipline, psychology has been divided in its understanding of itself. The project to create a psychology that unifies experimental, 'physiological' psychology and ethnographic, cultural-historical psychology requires a reconfiguration of the disciplinary landscape of the late 19th century that, from our current perspective, appears inter-disciplinary, including, as it does, scholarship from anthropology, sociology, discourse analysis as well as the neuroscience
History in the Raw
This page discusses the importance of primary documents and uses them to illustrate historical concepts such as the subjective nature of written history, the intimate view of historical people's lives that primary documents can provide, and the importance of developing analytical skills when reconstructing history.
Water and Sanitation Needs in Complex Humanitarian Emergencies
Presents a historical overview of the influence of water and sanitation on human health; types of water and sanitation facilities and equipment presently available and particularly suited to refugee populations displaced by war, famine, drought, and economic turmoil; and methodologies for assessing and quantifying water and sanitation needs.
The New Swedish Model: A Reform Agenda for Growth and the Environment
Fredrik Reinfeldt is Prime Minister of Sweden, a position he has held since being elected in 2006. He has been leader of the Moderate Party since 2003. In the Swedish Parliament he served on the Advisory Council on Foreign Affairs. Prime Minister Reinfeldt studied at Stockholm University where he graduated with a BSc in Business Administration and Economics. In December 2005 David Cameron MP was elected leader of the Conservative Party. Prior to this he held the position of Shadow Secretary of S
Skills, Rights and Resources in the East Asian Path to Development
This lecture traces evolving relationships among skills, bargaining power, and East Asian economic development. Kenneth Pomeranz is UCI Chancellor's Professor of History at the university of California-Irvine.
21A.260 Culture, Embodiment and the Senses (MIT)
Culture, Embodiment, and the Senses will provide an historical and cross-cultural analysis of the politics of sensory experience. The subject will address western philosophical debates about mind, brain, emotion, and the body and the historical value placed upon sight, reason, and rationality, versus smell, taste, and touch as acceptable modes of knowing and knowledge production. We will assess cultural traditions that challenge scientific interpretations of experience arising from western philo
What kind of economics should we teach?
The recent global crisis has lead to questions being asked about whether the kind of economics being taught to students in leading economics departments was responsible for the widespread failure to predict the timing and magnitude of the events that unfolded in 2008. Critiques range from an absence of historical context in mainstream teaching of economics to excessive reliance on mathematical models. This panel brings together four leading economists to debate this issue and to discuss what c
LSE Literary Weekend - War Stories: How to bring the battle to the book?
A discussion of war journalism in its historical context. How the great correspondents of the past managed to tell the world about conflicts around the globe. And how in the digital age, governments and the military seek to prevent free reporting of war. Can we ever really report objectively and openly on war?
LSE Literary Festival - Jekyll and Hyde: Law, Science, Psychology
Editors note: We apologise for the poor audio quality of this podcast. Robert Louis Stevenson’s Jekyll and Hyde develops an extraordinarily rich intersection between literary fiction, legal norms and the scientific imagination. This panel discussion brings together legal academics, psychoanalytical theorists and specialists in nineteenth-century literature in a conversation focused on the historical and cultural significance themes in the novel. The discussion will span the emergence of the ne
A Colonial Legacy in Miskito Turtle Knowledge (Nicaragua)
Over the past several decades the increasing prevalence of natural resource crises has led many ecologists to seek alternatives to Western resource use paradigms. Primary amongst these alternatives are systems guided by indigenous knowledge (IK). It is commonly presumed that these systems represent institutions uncorrupted by the exploitative hand of Western culture and state domination and therefore hold the key to rectifying the unsustainable behaviors of Western societies.
Wallace Warfield - ACR Keynote
Responding to the Whole of Conflict in the 21st Century: Challenging Conventional IdentitiesThursday, October 7, 2009Atlanta, GA Has ADR/CR been relegated to the margins of the more complex conflict situations whether these be poverty, scarce resource di
Scratch is a new programming language that makes it easy to create your own interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art -- and share your creations on the web. Scratch is designed to help young people (ages 8 and up) develop 21st century learning skills. As they create and share Scratch projects, young people learn important mathematical and computational ideas, while also learning to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively.
Introduction to Project Management
This module is the introduction to the University Extension online course, Introduction to Project Management. Project management has been proven to be the most effective method of delivering products within cost, schedule, and resource constraints. This intensive and hands-on course gives you the skills to ensure your projects are completed on time and on budget while giving the user the product they expect. You will gain a strong working knowledge of the basics of project management and be abl
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