TEDx McMaster U - Erica Barnes
The Jennifer Rahn Story
Students and faculty are at the heart of everything we do at Clemson. Our support for them is vital and why the Will To Lead campaign is so critical. Why Give? - To recruit and retain top students - To attract and keep leading faculty - To support initiatives that keep the Clemson education exceptional - To build a knowledge-based economy and drive innovation Visit www.clemson.edu/giving to find out more about how you can support the campaign.
Clemson student service project wins top state award
A project to bring fresh water to the people of the earthquake-ravaged nation of Haiti has earned a top service award for a team of engineering students from Clemson University. The South Carolina Commission on Higher Education presented Clemson Engineers for Developing Countries its Service Learning Project of the Year award. Tom Hallman reports.
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Conversations@FAS: Active Learning, February 11, 2011
A Chinese proverb asserts a familiar truism about teaching and learning - "tell me and I will forget, show me and I may remember, involve me and I will understand." Neuroscience research is beginning to bear this out, showing that students' active engagement in the classroom leads to longer retention of information. Join the first Conversations@FAS to explore the topic of active learning, the impact of new technologies on teaching, and the changing role of the professor in the classroom today.
CAPTURING HISTORY- A Conversation with White House Photographers
Presidential Photographers Eric Draper (George W. Bush), David Hume Kennerly (Gerald R. Ford), Barbara Kinney (William J. Clinton), David Valdez (George H. W. Bush) discuss their experiences with David Gergen (Moderator) Director of Harvardís Center for Public Leadership.
One reason why spiders are considered to be arachnids is because their bodies are divided into two sections, although some arachnids do not appear to have two body segments. The front section is called the cephalothorax. The back portion is called the abdomen.
Driving Change, Shaping Lives || Welcome and Shifting Populations Panel
Gender in the Developing World Welcome Remarks by Barbara J. Grosz (Dean, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study) and Brigitte Madrian (Senior Advisor to the Social Sciences Program, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and Harvard Kennedy School) Panel 1: "Shifting Populations" with Amy O'Neill Richard (Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons), Valerie M. Hudson (Brigham Young University), and Rhacel Salazar Parreñas (University of Southern California), moderated by Swanee Hunt
GRCC Commencement 2011
GRCC Commencement - April 29, 2011
GRCC Distinguished Alumni & Emeritus Faculty 2011
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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 Role and Rule of Law in the Global Development of Food Biotechnology
Gary Marchant is the Lincoln Professor of Emerging Technologies, Law, and Ethics at the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University. He is also a Professor of Life Sciences at ASU, and Executive Director of the ASU Center for the Study of Law, Science and Technology. Professor Marchant has a PhD in Genetics from the University of British Columbia, a Masters of Public Policy degree from the Kennedy School of Government, and a law degree from Harvard. Prior to joining the ASU fa
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
The Enemy at Home
In World War 1 nearly 7000 'enemy aliens' of German origin were interned in camps in New South Wales. That experience is now the subject of a UNSW Press book co-authored by Arts academic Gerhard Fischer, and an exhibition running at the Museum of Sydney from May 7-September 11.
Lecture 27, April 20
Marketing - MKTG 25010 Lectures - Lecture 27, April 20 - Kent State University > COLLEGES > College of Business Administration > COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION > Marketing > MKTG 25010 Lectures > Lecture 27, April 20
Rodrik on Globalization, Development, and Employment
Dani Rodrik of Harvard University talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about trade, the labor market, and trade policy. Drawing on a recent paper with Margaret McMillan on trade and productivity, Rodrik argues that countries have very differing abilities to respond to increases in productivity that allow production to expand using fewer workers in a particular sector. When workers are displaced by productivity increases, what is their next best alternative? Rodrik discusses how this varies acro
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