Consulting pupils can improve learning
Asking pupils what they think about school is one of the most effective ways of improving education, according to research just completed by a project in the UK’s biggest education research initiative, the Teaching and Learning Research Programme.,22
U.S. targets 4 million with refi program: HUD Secretary
Oct. 24 - U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan says a new proposal to help homeowners with underwater mortgages will target 4 million people but it's unclear how many will participate.
Guest Speaker: Vali Nasr, Professor of International Politics at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University. Author of Forces of Fortune: The Rise of the New Muslim Middle Class and What It Means for Our World (2009) and The Shia Revival (2006). http://www.olli.berkeley.edu/courses/index.html
MRSEC Graphene Process Walt de Heer, Georgia Tech
MRSEC Graphene Process Walt de Heer, Georgia Tech
A Conversation with The Honorable Edward Rendell - The Institute of Politics
A conversation with the former Governor of Pennsylvania about his extensive career in public service, as well as the pressing political issues of the day. Topics include the Occupy Wall Street movement, economic and electoral policy, transportation infrastructure, and the successes and failures of the Obama administration. October 11, 2011
Spring 2014 Student Address
Deveraux Smith, of Waldorf was the student speaker for CSM's 55th Spring Commencement. "[Smith] used his time here at CSM very wisely by becoming deeply involved in the La Plata Student Association, the Black Student Union, Phi Theta Kappa and the National Honor Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS). Rarely have I met a student that is more committed to his fellow students," said Gottfried. Smith told his fellow graduates that there are no guidelines to what success looks like. "Success is tr
India's rail ambitions still on track: company executive
Oct. 26 - India's ambitious plan to build a new freight line to boost efficiency is on track despite setbacks in funding, says an executive of DFCC, the company in charge of building the railway.
Polar Bear Cubs
Polar bears often have twin cubs, yet they have one of the slowest reproductive rates of any mammal. Learn more about these giants of the north and their offspring. (0:36)
YouTube generation looks for a job
Oct. 21 -In the UK, employers and recruitment agencies are experimenting with video as a way of expediting the search for potential employees. Matt Cowan reports.
Literature, Arts and Medicine Database
The Literature, Arts, & Medicine Database is an annotated multimedia listing of prose, poetry, film, video and art that was developed to be a dynamic, accessible, comprehensive resource for teaching and research in Medical Humanities, for graduate and undergraduate students in health, liberal arts and social science settings. It is a multi-institutional project that was initiated by faculty of the New York University School of Medicine.
HIS348 Session 7 Fall 2011
HIS348 Immigration and Citizenship - Session seven 10/22/2011 Mike Fraga
Four Generations- Part One
What would it mean to give a poor Asian family a water buffalo? One musician in China found out the benefits and gifted a family with a water buffalo. In this selection, the musician tells his story accompanied by video. ( 4:18)
Footballers behaving badly: Changing attitudes towards women
Allegations of sexual misconduct by sportsmen seem to appear in the Australian news media on a disturbingly regular basis. Why is it that male athletes of major sports like football and rugby are often linked to incidents of bad behaviour toward women? Do men's sports breed a negative attitude toward women? And what can be done to change how players relate to women in off-field situations? How can feminist thinking and action play a role in changing sportsmen's attitudes toward women? The Pamela
Saudis grieve Prince Sultan's death
Oct.22 - Saudi Arabia mourns Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz al-Saud's death. Jessica Gray reports.
Obama: "Now, the nation we need to build is our own"
Oct. 22 - Obama touts foreign policy successes in Iraq and Libya as he vows to refocus on the economy. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
Merkel says Spain, Italy must do more on debt reduction.
Oct. 22 - German Chancellor Angela Merkel says Europe's troubled countries must do more to reduce national debt to win back market confidence. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
Beam Engines in the UK
Illustrated list of beam engines in the UK that can be seen by the public and based on the Geoff Hayes Shire Classics book, 2003 + other engines not included...
A Policy on Leadership
Ted Kelly walks a Sloan audience through the process of turning around a failing company. His formula? Develop two key things: a fact based analytical organization, and great management teams that value people. It's the dynamic combination of the two that have put Liberty Mutual in position it is today, a $31 billion com
Automotive Lightweighting as a Strategic Opportunity for India’s Automotive Industry
Suppose you could leapfrog 100 years of experience in the automotive industry and begin a new manufacturing epoch. The strategic change you would make is to lightweight the vehicle, observes Charles Fine. Although steel has been the material of choice for many automotive components since the dawn of the automotive age, th
Rusnano: Fostering Nanotechnology Innovation in Russia
In both lecture format and conversation with Sloan Senior Lecturer Noubar Afeyan, RUSNANO CEO Anatoly Chubais presents an ambitious plan to create Russia’s Nanotechnology Center—a $10 billion, entrepreneurial ecosystem that incorporates education, research and business incubation. Noting that a plan of this depth also r