Thomas Alva Edison
This is a 30 minute biography of the life of Thomas Alva Edison, (February 11, 1847 – October 18, 1931) an American inventor, scientist and businessman who developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and a long-lasting, practical electric light bulb.Dubbed "The Wizard of Menlo Park" (now Edison, New Jersey) by a newspaper reporter, he was one of the firstinventors to apply the principles of mass production and
4.322 Introduction to Sculpture (MIT)
This class introduces fundamental issues in sculpture such as site, context, process, psychology and aesthetics of the object, and the object's relation to the body. During the semester Introduction to Sculpture will explore issues of interpretation and audience interaction. As a significant component to this class introductions to a variety of materials and techniques both traditional (wood, metal, plaster) as well as non-traditional (fabric, latex, found objects, rubber, etc.) will be emphasiz
Creativity and Collaboration in Architecture Education in the UAE
A review of national government literature indicates that today?s knowledge-driven economy demands a workforce equipped with complex skills and attitudes. Examples of these skills and attitudes are general problems solving, meta-cognitive skills, critical thinking and lifelong learning. Reviews of the Architecture, Engineering and Construction industry indicates a gap between architecture practice and education. The Egan report states that there is a need for a change of style, culture and p
LQP Asks: Questions for President Shelton
LQP Asks: Questions for President Shelton
Illinois State Finals Week-Produced by students of Illinois State
Students share how to study for finals and where to study on campus.
Staging Water Rites
D. Soyini Madison, Professor of Performance Studies at Northwestern University, argues water is a human right and examines "acts of activism" by water democracy advocates in Ghana, West Africa and their struggle to protect public water systems from corporate privatization. Woven throughout the presentation are excerpts from a staged performance in 2006 at UNC Chapel Hill, entitled "Water Rites" that dramatized the politics and poetics of water. Through digital imagery, comic satire, dramatic m
This Week @Minnesota: Forester's Day, Amplatz Children's Hosptial and Fareed Zakaria
In "This Week @Minnesota" for April 25-30, 2011, we partake in timbersports with the U's Forestry Club, recognize the opening of the new Amplatz Children's Hospital and sit in on a lecture by noted author and CNN contributor Fareed Zakaria. Connect with us on Twitter @UMNews and let us know what you'd like to see next week on This Week!
Wind Ensemble - Musical Moods 2011
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Benefits of Electronic Medical Records
Corey Angst, Assistant Professor of Management in the University of Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business, is expert on health information technology. He conducts research on the transformational effect of IT, technology usage and IT value. He is a proponent of national digitization of health record information and believes electronic medical records (EMRs) would standardize processes, increase efficiencies and greatly diminish the potential for medical errors.
Illustrations and architecture
Today, as the James A. and Louise F. Nolen Assistant Professor of Architecture, Gorski indulges his passion for art by teaching architecture students how to combine traditional illustration techniques with digital techniques to produce compelling architectural designs.
A zookeeper in Portland, Ore., bonds with his elephant in a most artistic way. The student film was the winner of the 2010 U.S. International Film and Video Festival Student Award, and was filmed by Alex Wheeler and Mark Lyons. The students are from the University of Notre Dame's Department of Film, Television, and Theatre undergraduate production program. Copyright 2009
MSU honorary degree recipient Baldemar Velasquez, Spring 2011
Baldemar Velasquez, president of the Farm Labor Organizing Committee, received an honorary doctorate of humanities—at MSU's spring commencement 2011—for his efforts to improve the work conditions and lives of farm workers. Here, he talks with University Relations about his advice for graduates.
MSU honorary degree recipients Michael and Marian Ilitch, Spring 2011
Michael and Marian Ilitch, Detroit entrepreneurs and founders of Little Caesars Pizza, shared an honorary doctorate of business at Spring commencement 2011 at Michigan State University. The couple owns Little Caesars Pizza, Blue Line Foodservice Distribution, the Detroit Red Wings, Olympia Entertainment, Olympia Development, Little Caesars Pizza Kits Fundraising Program, Champion Foods, and Uptown Entertainment. Additionally, Michael Ilitch owns the Detroit Tigers and Marian Ilitch owns the Moto
Faith in the U.S. Military-Strategy Conference Panel
How does the role of faith in the U.S. military differ from its role in American society? Is the current exercise of faith in the military appropriate? Panelists Chaplain (COL) Kenneth Bush, USA Chaplain School; Mr. Mikey Weinstein, Military Religious Freedom Foundation; Mr. Robert W. "Skip" Ash, American Center for Law and Justice and moderator: Chaplain (COL) David Reese, discuss faith in the U.S. military as part of the USAWC Strategy Conference. http://www.strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil
Societal and Military Role Expectations- Strategy Conference
Panelists Lt. Col. David Lyle, Office of Economic and Manpower Analysis; Dr. George Rutherford, Institute for Global Health; Dr. Joseph Sabia, U.S. Military Academy, discuss Societal and Military Role Expectations as part of the USAWC Strategy Conference. http://www.strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil/conf/
Lt. Gen John Sterling- Closing Keynote
Lt. Gen. John Sterling, deputy commander of the Army Training and Doctrine Command, led a discussion about the Army as a profession during a keynote address during the Army War College Strategy Conference, "American Society and its Profession of Arms." http://www.strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil/conf/
Rubinstein on Game Theory and Behavioral Economics
Ariel Rubinstein of Tel Aviv University and New York University talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the state of game theory and behavioral economics, two of the most influential areas of economics in recent years. Drawing on his Afterword for the 60th anniversary edition of Von Neumann and Morgenstern's Theory of Games and Economic Behavior, Rubinstein argues that game theory's successes have been quite limited. Rubinstein, himself a game theorist, argues that game theory is unable to y
3. Natural Law Roots of the Social Contract Tradition
Moral Foundations of Politics (PLSC 118) Before exploring the three Enlightenment traditions in particular, Professor Shapiro examines the Enlightenment holistically, using John Locke as the foundation for the discussion. The first tenet of the Enlightenment is a commitment to science as a way of ordering politics, and Professor Shapiro introduces the Cartesian philosophy of science and segues into an elucidation of the workmanship ideal, a central feature of Enlightenment thinking. Corollary t
4. Origins of Classical Utilitarianism
Moral Foundations of Politics (PLSC 118) Jeremy Bentham's formulation of classical utilitarianism is the first Enlightenment tradition that the course will cover in depth. In his Principles of Morals and Legislation, Bentham outlines the principle of utility; that is, the principle that all men are pleasure-seeking and pain-avoiding. Professor Shapiro presents the case that classical utilitarianism has five characteristics: (1) it is comprehensive and deterministic, (2) it is a pre-Darwinian na
11. Marxian Exploitation and Distributive Justice
Moral Foundations of Politics (PLSC 118) Exploitation is an important technical--not normative--concept in the theory of Karl Marx. Although we are dealing with voluntary Pareto transactions, under capitalism, exploitation occurs whether or not an individual is better off. Capitalism is destined to fail, says Marx, because of (1) the possibility for liquidity crises, (2) the nature of capitalist competition inducing declining marginal profit on the industry-wide level, (3) the fact that capital