Fulfilling the Promise of Crop Biotechnology
Roger Beachy is the founding president of the non-profit Donald Danforth Plant Science Center in Saint Louis, Missouri. Beachy pioneered the development of virus-resistant plants through biotechnology; his early research led to the development of the world's first genetically modified food crop, a virus-resistant tomato. His laboratory conducts basic research on plant biology, and uses recombinant DNA-based technologies to improve crop plants like rice and sweet potato that are grown in developi
The Apples of Our Eyes
Daniel J Kevles, the Stanley Woodward Professor of History at Yale University, teaches and writes about issues in science and society past and present. He has received various honors, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Page One Award, the Watson Davis Prize, and the History of Science Society's George Sarton Medal for career achievement. In his talk, Dan explains how innovation in fruits turned from a pastime of gentlemanly amateurs into a commercial business by the middle of the nineteenth c
Planet Taco: The Globalization of Mexican Cuisine
Jeffrey M Pilcher grew up in the Midwest and is now a professor of history at the University of Minnesota. He has been fascinated by Mexican cuisine since his first visit to New Mexico, when a mouthful of salsa sent steam boiling out his ears. His current research project, to eat Mexican food in as many countries as possible, provides the material for "Planet Taco." Mexican food has joined Chinese and Italian as one of the three most popular ethnic varieties in the United States, although many
At War over Biotech Crops in Oregon
After many years practicing law, Esther McGinnis is now a researcher in Applied Plant Sciences at the University of Minnesota, specializing in biotechnology, law, and values. McGinnis will explain how Oregon's beet farmers came to be at the center of a national lawsuit, and examine how to protect the rights of both conventional and organic growers. She'll also summarize research comparing the environmental impacts of growing engineered and non-engineered sugar beets. Outreach in Biotechnology
10. Marx's Theory of Capitalism
Moral Foundations of Politics (PLSC 118) Today, Professor Shapiro continues his discussion of Enlightenment theory of Karl Marx, focusing on the foundations of his theory of capitalism. The central question is, how is wealth created under capitalism at the micro level? For Marx, Adam Smith's invisible hand is not entirely benevolent. His labor theory of value stipulates that living human labor-power is the only way to create new value, and therefore capitalists who shift toward capital-intensiv
25. Democratic Justice: Applications
Moral Foundations of Politics (PLSC 118) Professor Shapiro guides the class through some practical applications of his theory of democratic justice. As applied to governing children, a sphere in which power-based hierarchy is inevitable, he circumscribes the role of the state as the fiduciary over children's basic interests and the role of parents as the fiduciaries over children's best interests. In other words, the state ensures the provision of the resources necessary for survival while the
2. Classical Views of Disease: Hippocrates, Galen, and Humoralism
Epidemics in Western Society Since 1600 (HIST 234) The form of medicine that arose in fifth-century Greece, associated with the name of Hippocrates and later popularized by Galen, marked a major innovation in the treatment of disease. Unlike supernatural theories of disease, Hippocrates' method involved seeking the causes of illness in natural factors. This method rested upon an analogy between the order of the universe and the composition of the body's "humors." Health, on this view, was a mat
Imaginary Concepts -- Extra for Experts
Kenny M. Felder
This is a module discussing several advanced concepts relating to complex numbers, including the differences between real and imaginary, and rational and irrational numbers.
A quick demo of the DIVERSE tool working inside a Blackboard course.
Practical hand hygiene techniques for infection control
Action of drugs that target carriers
This learning resource introduces carriers as a target for drug action and describes how carriers function and how drugs utilise these carriers.
Mathematical Description of Natural Phenomena
This lecture is going to let students learn mathematics literacy applied to realistic problems according to the differentiation and integration which play an important role not only in the explanation of physical phenomenon, but also in the explanation of natural phenomenon, social phenomenon, and so on. In other words, after learning various forms of differential equations applied to realistic problems, we can say that the fundamental or more complicated phenomena will become universal after de
Assessment in Physical Therapy
This class presents the methodology to assess physical disability qualitatively and quantitatively from the standpoint of physical therapy (PT).
An evaluation of Simventure
This paper discusses the value of providing a simulated experience of how organisations work enabling skills and knowledge from disparate subject areas to be synthesised and assimilated in solving complex business problem
Boox alive : Voorleessite Via deze site kunnen leerlingen kijken en luisteren naar digitale prentenboeken. De boeken zijn onderverdeeld per leeftijdscategorie: 1 tot 5 jaar, 5 tot 10 jaar en 10 tot 99 jaar. In die laatste leeftijdscategorie kan je een aantal antieke …
Via deze site kunnen leerlingen kijken en luisteren naar digitale prentenboeken. De boeken zijn onderverdeeld per leeftijdscategorie: 1 tot 5 jaar, 5 tot 10 jaar en 10 tot 99 jaar. In die laatste leeftijdscategorie kan je een aantal antieke …
15.668 People and Organizations (MIT)
15.668 People and Organizations examines the historical evolution and current human and organizational contexts in which scientists, engineers and other professionals work. It outlines today's major challenges facing the management profession. The course uses interactive exercises, simulations and problems to develop critical skills in negotiations, teamwork and leadership. Students will be introduced to concepts and tools to analyze work and leadership experiences in optional undergraduate fiel
Visual Studio Toolbox: Productivity Power Tools Part 1 Welcome to the debut episode of the Visual Studio Toolbox, a show that will focus on tooling both in and outside of Visual Studio. The goal is to help you become a more productive developer. In this episode, we will start to explore the Productivity Power Tools, a freely downloadable extension. We'll look at the Solution Navigator and see how it helps us navigate and understand solutions. All comments welcome. Let me know what you think.
Welcome to the debut episode of the Visual Studio Toolbox, a show that will focus on tooling both in and outside of Visual Studio. The goal is to help you become a more productive developer. In this episode, we will start to explore the Productivity Power Tools, a freely downloadable extension. We'll look at the Solution Navigator and see how it helps us navigate and understand solutions.
All comments welcome. Let me know what you think.Author(s):
Modernising education and training - Mobilising technology for learning
In recent years there have been amazing advances in consumer technology. The Mobile Learning Network (MoLeNET) initiative has enabled colleges and schools to harness some of this technology in order t...
On Modern University & University Students A
Issues regarding modern university and university students are issues close to home, which you students cannot ignore as mere knowledge or general issues. In this course, we expect you to consider these issues with historical knowledge.
Global Resource Economics
Regarding the use and preservation of natural resources, I’m going to state about the desirable way to take care of the present state and global environment using different points of view on the efficient distribution of natural resources. In other words, at first I will clarify the relationship between environment and economy and the external internalization policy. Subsequently, I will state about the recyclable resources depending on Natural Resource Economics [生物資源経済学] and st