Literary Festival 2013: Art in Conflict [Audio]
Speaker(s): Pat Barker | Moving from the Slade School of Art to Queen Mary's Hospital, where surgery and art intersect in the rebuilding of the shattered faces of the wounded, Pat Barker’s latest novel Toby's Room is a riveting drama of identity, damage, intimacy and loss. This event will explore art’s responsibility to war, and the links between art, literature, science and history. Pat Barker was born in Thornaby-on-Tees in 1943. She was educated at LSE and has been a teacher of history an
Meet Our Alumni -- California College of the Arts (CCA)
Learn why CCA alumni are pleased they chose to study art at CCA. Hear more about the careers of Ariel Bishop (Fashion Design 2007), Adam Elmaghraby (MBA in Design Strategy 2013), Rema Ghuloum (MFA 2010), Vincent Perea (Illustration 2005), Caydie McCumber (Photography 2009), and Charles Lee (MArch 2008). Filmed and produced by CCA Photography alumnus Yoni Klein Visit cca.edu
Jackets as Architecture | USC School of Architecture
What can a Mao jacket teach an architect? USC School of Architecture students learn the fine points of manufacturing, construction, and problem-solving as they craft wearable creations with unusual materials.
Lecture 29 - 12/1/2010
Jane Waldfogel - Early Years Child Development and Social Mobility
Social Mobility has become a major political discussion point in recent years, here Professor Jane Waldfogel from Columbia University, New York, a leading expert on early years child development, discuss the importance of the early years of childhood for life chances and the evidence that policy intervention can make a difference to poor children's development.
Undertaking HRD research in HE
This presentation explores the challenges encountered in researching the impact of enterprise modules in HE on students own perceptions of self efficacy and motivation to particular career intentions
India: Shining or Whining?
India has registered nine per cent and higher GDP growth rates for three years in succession. But is this growth real and is it sustainable? Has there been a structural change in the economy or is it cyclical? If there has been structural change, what are the reasons behind it? In this lecture, Professor Bibek Debroy explores whether growth has been pro-rich or beneficial to the poor; what poverty figures show, and what role inequality has played. He asks why Indian agriculture not bee
Alexander Gerst Crew Profile
Get to know European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst, Expedition 40/41 Flight Engineer, who is on his first space flight mission.
Postanalytic Error: Cases, Concepts and Interventions - Michael Astion, MD, Ph.D.
Dr. Michael Astion of the University of Washington gives an overview of interventions to reduce laboratory errors and specifically discusses how to reduce postanaltyic errors, which are errors that occur after test resultshave been produced. Michael Astion, MD, Ph.D.
Monument commemorating non-Soviet Jews deported to Litin and murdered there
Anna Birbraer, who was born in 1927 in Litin and lived there during the war years, tells about the monument commemorating the young European Jews deported to and murdered in Litin, and also POWs and Roma http://www.yadvashem.org//untoldstories/database/commemoration.asp?cid=752
The hidden secrets of US innovation
Professor Alan Hughes, Director of the Centre for Business Research at Judge Business School, has studied the US innovation-led growth story. He explains that businesses can learn much from copying the US, but cautions that in order to create a truly effective innovation programme, the underlying factors that have driven the recent growth in the US need to be fully understood and coupled with an analysis of what is unique about each organisation's own economy.
Research on Microorganisms that Live Off Carbon Dioxide
This video produced by Teachers' Domain features Cathy Drennan, Professor of Chemistry and Biology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Cathy explains that her research focuses on microorganisms that live off carbon dioxide, one of several greenhouse gases that are widely believed to accelerate global warming. Specifically, Cathy is investigating how a protein inside these microorganisms converts carbon dioxide into energy. Ultimately, Cathy hopes humans might apply what they learn from
Learning space evaluation
The subject of physical learning space has in recent years become increasingly complex This reflection examines what evidence exists in this area
Wise Choices [Audio]
Speaker(s): Dr Maria Alvarez, Professor Lisa Bortolotti, Professor Christian List, Dr Magda Osman | Traditional philosophical accounts of decision making assume that conscious rational thinking leads to wise choices. But recent psychological evidence suggests that we should trust our intuitions instead and ‘go with the flow’. Do these views conflict? If so, which one is correct? Or are both rational thinking and intuition ways of choosing for a reason? This panel discussion will bring philos
Recycling on the International Space Station
Join engineers at NASA and astronauts on board the International Space Station to learn about the importance of recycling. Find out how NASA is solving the challenge of giving astronauts water to use without wasting any with the new Water Recovery System. (07:21)
This report outlines the process and findings from an innovative project for students. This work was part of the curriculum and involved students working with West Yorkshire Police as part of the safer Leeds project in designing and making a film for students n crime prevention and personal safety in Leeds
SAT Tips Tricks and Strategies Literary Festival 2013: Beyond the Book: new forms of academic communication [Audio] Civil Engineering in Developing Countries Protecting the Future of Food One Seed at a Time
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Speaker(s): Professor Miriam Bernard, Dr Kip Jones, Dr Gareth Morris | Academic communication is changing. New emphasis on impact and public engagement, combined with new technologies that allow high quality and easy to use production methods are increasing the possible range of outputs from academic research. This session will hear from three researchers that have used alternative forms for their research dissemination. We will ask what strengths these forms had in comparison to traditional boo
Based on working on exercises on project decision making and planning, the specific context of working abroad in general and in developing countries in particular is illustrated, with regard to socio-cultural aspects, planning and financing of projects, roles of (consulting) engineers and contractors, local materials, techniques and knowledge and environmental issues. Study Goals: define projects in several phases of the project cycle (feasibility, identification, design and construction, evalua
The varieties of wheat, corn and rice we grow today may not thrive in a future threatened by climate change. Cary Fowler takes us inside a vast global seed bank, buried within a frozen mountain in Norway, that stores a diverse group of food-crop for whatever tomorrow may bring. Run time 17:06.
Literary Festival 2013: Beyond the Book: new forms of academic communication [Audio]
Civil Engineering in Developing Countries
Protecting the Future of Food One Seed at a Time