Academic Expectations 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 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
Eating Good in the Neighborhood
Steven Shapin is the Franklin L Ford Professor of the History of Science at Harvard University. His current research interests include historical and contemporary studies of dietetics, the nature of entrepreneurial science, and modern relations between academia and industry. In late 2007 the Oxford University Press anointed "locavore" Word of the Year. (Some San Franciscans who thought it a good idea to eat only foods produced within a 100-mile radius made up the word in 2005.) Locavores assum
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
Kate Johnson, Class of 2013
Kate Johnson, an accounting and music major from Florida, shares her experience as a Notre Dame student. http://admissions.nd.edu
English Language and Culture: Start Living English
Learn to speak English and understand North American culture: English Language and Culture at Simon Fraser University http://www.sfu.ca/elc Stop memorizing vocabulary. Start living in English. SFU english language instructor Jeff Behrner discusses why Simon Fraser University's English Language and Culture program is unique. Jeff explains that the emphasis on culture is key to SFU's English Language and Culture (ELC) program. In addition to English grammar and vocabulary, students learn to unde
Assessment in Physical Therapy
This class presents the methodology to assess physical disability qualitatively and quantitatively from the standpoint of physical therapy (PT).
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
Answering Niners Questions about Jelly Bean—The Kinect Drivable Lounge Chair In this video, Clint and Dan answer your questions about Jelly Bean—The Kinect Drivable Lounge Chair. They cover a number of topics, including how they decided on the current control scheme, how much calibration was required, and how much code they wrote on top of the SDK.
In this video, Clint and Dan answer your questions about Jelly Bean—The Kinect Drivable Lounge Chair. They cover a number of topics, including how they decided on the current control scheme, how much calibration was required, and how much code they wrote on top of the SDK.
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.
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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
Fundamental Technologies in Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Advanced communication and power distribution technologies fully aware of Earth's environment are indispensable for the sustainable prosperity of mankind in the 21st century. In order to ensure technology to fulfill the demands of this kind of future society, there is a need for revolutionary progress in research related to electronic materials and devices, circuit and system design, and communication and power systems. In this course, we will cover an outline of basic electric and electronic te
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The Taking of Craigeach Moor
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4.3.2 Read through to check your answers
Do you get stressed at the thought of an examination? Does the idea of revision fill you with dread? This unit will provide a host of tips to help you improve your revision and examination techniques and enable you to manage your time effectively by creating a timetable for your revision.
Extraction, Assay, and Light Activation of NADP+-3-Phosphoglyceraldehyde Dehydrogenase
This exercise is useful as an introduction to an open-ended semester research project, suitable for third year students.
Recording Action Potentials from Cockroach Mechanoreceptors
Readily available from suppliers, this larva has a large midgut that specializes in transporting excess potassium (from its plant food) into its lumen. The exercise is offered as an alternative to the traditional study of frog skin. In this exercise, the midgut is mounted on a perfusion tube, and the electrical potential difference across the wall of the midgut is measured with an oscilloscope which provides data on the rate of potassium transport. The basic set-up is amenable to the study of a
Leon Sverdlove On the Taft-Hartley Act
The Taft-Hartley Act, passed in 1947, symbolized the anti-labor climate of postwar America. The act expanded the power of employers and the government to prevent union organizing and strikes, and made it difficult for unions to take industrial action. The most difficult aspect of the bill for many unions to swallow required labor leaders to declare themselves to be non-Communist if they wanted to participate in NLRB elections. While many union members, like Leon Sverdlove of the Jewelry Workers