Duke Medicine Profiles: Zubin J. Eapen, MD
Get to know Duke Heart Center's providers.
The Ashmolean Transformed
On 2 December 2009 Her Majesty The Queen officially opened the new Ashmolean Museum following a major redevelopment. The new building has been universally acclaimed by both the international media and members of the public.
Tim Kendall: 'Ivor Gurney: First War Poet'
Professor Tim Kendall considers what composer and poet Ivor Gurney understood by the phrase 'war poet' and how he saw his own work as belonging to (and eminent amidst) a tradition of writing about war. Tim Kendall examines the ways in which Gurney represents poetry, and the figure of the poet, in his own work; and assesses Gurney's hopes for the efficacy of such poetry - whether as acts of witness, of escapism, or of political intervention. Tim Kendall is Professor of English Literature at the
The Constitutional Founding of the Federal Republic (1945-1949)
Germany after 1945 - Domestic and international situation - Towards the founding of the Federal Republic - The Parliamentary Council - The "Basic Law" and its main institutions
Process and Effects of Unification
The history of the Wall — Developments up to 1989 — The international handling of German unification — The domestic politics of unification — Enduring divisions in Germany — Conclusion
Youth as Evaluators: Contested Spaces and Identity
In this documentary, young people talk about their countries and the issues that young people face there. Produced and directed by Simon James. In this documentary, young people talk about their countries and the issues that young people face there. The documentary was filmed during a gathering of young people involved in Public Achievement and similar programmes around the world (including South Africa, Zimbabwe, Israel, Palestine, Jordan, Turkey, Serbia, Croatia, Albania, Finland, Netherlands,
Forgotten in the Mountains: Displacement in the Highlands of Papua
This film looks at the issue of forced displacement of indigenous Papuans in (West) Papua, Indonesia. This 30 minute film looks at the issue of forced displacement of indigenous Papuans in (West) Papua, Indonesia. Papuan fears for their future have recently become focused on the issue of migration from the rest of Indonesia into their homeland. Following the failure of special autonomy since 2001 to deliver health, education and infrastructure benefits to Papuan villagers, or even a small measur
When they ran out of khaki: improvised uniforms and Kitchener Blue
As Britain prepared for war, photographs of men queuing up at recruiting depots captured the drama of mobilization. Less apparent were the problems; in truth the army came under extreme pressure to recruit, train, clothe and equip masses of inexperienced … Continue reading
Approaches to Controlling Healthcare Costs in the Clinical Laboratory
The cost of clinical laboratory testing has been increasing along with other types of healthcare costs. Dr. Jonathan Tait of the University of Washington evaluates the factors contributing to the growth in costs, and discusses the responsibilities of providers, patients, and third-party payers for controlling costs. He gives specific examples of testing policies that can control costs without sacrificing quality, particularly in the high-growth area of genetic testing. Jonathan Tait, MD, PhD, P
Virtual Maths - Basic Structures, shear force uniformly distributed load
Interactive simulation, demonstrating shear force, uniformly distributed load
Much evidence may exist to help Virgin spaceship crash probe
Virgin Galactic and U.S. transportation officials are in California's Mojave Desert where much work remains in finding a cause to a passenger spaceship crash. Nathan Frandino reports. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More updates and breaking news: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics including business, financial, nati
Transitional Justice Globalized
Talk given at the Taking Stock of Transitional Justice international conference 2009 by Professor Ruti Teitel
Life (Stories) in Transition
Bert Ingelaere gives a talk for the 2009 Taking Stock of Transitional Justice Conference entitled 'Life (stories) in transition: A methodological approach to study political transition and transitional justice from below'
Theodore McNelly Interview
McNelly discusses drafting of the Japanese constitution during the American occupation. Focusing on Article 9's emphasis on the disarmament of Japan and the Emperor's status in the newly organized government. He explains the pervasive power of the Allies during the occupation through the various staff sections intended for humanitarian efforts and Americanization. McNelly discusses the importing of American culture because of the extensive Allied presence in the form of movie theaters, baseball,
First Lady of Virginia
Lady Dunmore’s ease and grace are among Lord Dunmore’s most valuable political assets. Interpreter Corrine Dame reflects on the lady who delighted the colony.
Political pressure and personal bias have hounded American journalists since the first newspapers were printed. Interpreter Dennis Watson talks about the Virginia Gazette.
Does It Make Sense to Have an Industrial Policy? Ask Howard Pack
Whenever an industry runs into trouble -- and especially when it starts hemorrhaging jobs -- demands for support and subsidies are heard. But does having an industrial policy really make sense? According to Howard Pack, a professor of business and public policy at Wharton, an interventionist government policy generally plays a limited role in bringing about an improvement. In fact, he adds, government interventions can sometimes lead to harmful results. (Podcast with transcript)
Retailing in Leeds - Consumer Shopping preferences
Leeds is a major city in the UK and as such is a magnet for shoppers from the surrounding region. Around 1.7 to 1.9 million people are in the catchment area as shoppers in Leeds city centre. Consequently retail is an important business for Leeds. John Temperley Senior Lecturer in Marketing in the Business School and a retail specialist, explains the choices that face consumers and what their preferences are, based on research by students sponsored by Leeds city centre management. The results ar
ALPS Competency in Practice Assessment (CIPA) Tool
One of the key aims of ALPS is to improve the assessment of competence in practice across 16 professions, increasing the confidence of new graduates and their employers. The CIPA tool has been developed to establish measures of new graduate confidence in their ability across a number of areas of professional competence. Initially it is being piloted as a self-rating tool with new graduates with the intention of extending its use by employers of new graduates. The tool offers a way of establishin