Pursuing The Endless Frontier: Essays on MIT and the Role of Research Universities
At the conclusion of 14 years at the helm of the Institute, Chuck Vest discusses the challenges and opportunities involved in guiding a major research university through tumultuous times. Vest’s new book, outlined in his remarks, provides a detailed and intimate view of his MIT “adventure.” Some key chapters: At the start of hi
This is a video clip about George Washington. George Washington was born on February 22nd, 1732. His birth date is a holiday. (Amateur video aimed at ESL students.)
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264 GG So Many Questions
Today's topic is how to format questions. You think you already know this, don't you? I wonder if you're right.
Laker Women's Hockumentary, Part 8: Downtime
The Oswego women's hockey team off ice: Crazy costumed competitions, what not to wear, group dinner and too many Rice Krispies treats.
Probabilistic approach for sensor fault detection and identification (A)
Operation performance of chemical, petrochemical and biochemical processes can be enhanced considerably by an integrated advisory system that is capable of performing simultaneous tasks of (1) instrument fault detection and identification and (2) process fault detection and diagnosis. Lack of such advisory system, at present, is due to the fact that one of the assumptions of normal process operation and functional sensors is always required in existing methods that perform tasks 1 and 2. This di
An Introduction to Clinical Trials
George Warimwe from the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI)/Wellcome Trust Research Programme in Kilifi, Kenya presents an introduction to clinical trials aimed at trial site staff and anyone new to the field. Topics covered include: equipoise and hypothesis, protocol, trial design, comparative effectiveness, pharmacovigilance, ICH-GCP basics, informed consent, essential documents, databases and statistics.
"I Limited My Own Family": Memoir of a 1920s Birth Control Activist
Born in Forreston, Illinois, in 1868, Sylvie Thygeson taught and worked as a stenographer and typist before her marriage at the age of twenty-three. She and her husband, a lawyer, lived in St. Paul, Minnesota. An activist for women's rights, including suffrage and the legalization of contraception, Thygeson felt that birth control was both a crucial part of egalitarian marriage and a major political commitment. In this interview, conducted in 1972 by her daughter Mary Thygeson Shepardson and his
Learning Module: What Chemists need to know about copyright
This website, developed by ACS Joint Board/Council Committee on Copyrights, provides a learning module for chemists to learn about the legal aspects governing copyright and what constitutes copyright material. It contains a set of five useful resources: (1) an html learning module about copyright for chemists; (2) a set of questions faculty could use to test students\' understanding of copyright; (3) a summary of copyright policy; (4) a pamphlet (pdf file) that could be handed out to a class fo
This hands-on activity covers the basics of rock identification. After a brief discussion of the terms 'rock' and 'mineral', students will study the characteristics and classifications of the three major rock groups (igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary).
Central to good science are accurate observations, testable hypotheses, well-designed experiments or other tests, and reasonable data analyses. The purpose of this activity is to introduce the basics of designing and analyzing experiments.
The intent of this course is to introduce students to basic tactics used by microbial pathogens to establish infectious diseases. As such, students should understand that most of the principles detailed in the course will be encountered several times during the next year of studies, particularly in the Infectious Diseases unit. The topics covered in this course deal selectively with important pathogens because Medical Microbiology will not be the only exposure of the student to infectious agents
Immunology, Winter 2008
General Learning Objectives for Immunology 1. To understand the structural and genetic basis of diversity and specificity of immunoglobulins and T cell receptors. 2. To understand the utility of antibodies in many clinical tests for proteins, hormones, etc. 3. To understand the events that hallmark the antigen-independent and antigen-dependent phases of B cell differentiation. 4. To understand the diversity of MHC molecules, and how that diversity differs from immunoglobulin and T cell rece
Fundamentals of Narrative Film Editing
This course covers the basics of editing a conversation. This is dramatic scene with scripted dialog. Editing dialog is the most basic form of editing in motion pictures. This is what you need to learn first. This series of lessons gives you hands-on experience editing actual motion pictures and television dramas. It's the real thing!
Basics of Algebra and Analysis for Computer Science
Basics of Algebra and Analysis for Computer Science
15.082J Network Optimization (MIT)
15.082J/6.855J/ESD.78J is a graduate subject in the theory and practice of network flows and its extensions. Network flow problems form a subclass of linear programming problems with applications to transportation, logistics, manufacturing, computer science, project management, and finance, as well as a number of other domains. This subject will survey some of the applications of network flows and focus on key special cases of network flow problems including the following: the shortest path prob
Has Fairtrade Asked for Enough?
In this discussion event, a range of speakers look back over 15 years of the Fairtrade Mark and consider whether the movement for a fairer trading system has been ambitious enough. Is Fairtrade catalysing broader social change? Should Fairtrade be working with big corporates and retailers? Is Fairtrade moving producers up the value chain? Is it time to make the rules harder? Adam Brett co-founded Tropical Wholefoods, and is a director of Fullwell Mill, and the Out of this World UK healthfood ret
The Arab uprising
Colonel Gaddafi needs to engage the 'hearts and minds' of his people rather than deploying extreme repression to keep power, but even if he does survive, the new Libya will look more like the old Iraq says author and Middle East journalist Jim Krane, currently a doctoral candidate in energy policy at Cambridge Judge Business School.
UW 360 - March 2011: Owl and the Woodpecker Exhibit
Tour the Burke Museum's "Owl and the Woodpecker" exhibit. UW 360 profiles the fascinating people, programs and community connections that define the University of Washington. The show looks at a wide range of UW topics from solar energy, to heart tissue regeneration, to neighborhood farmer's markets - and much more. Samantha Rund The half-hour program is hosted by UW Alum Samantha Rund, who offers an insider's view on each story. With an abundance of UW stories to tell, each episode will give v