Penn School of Social Policy & Practice Hosts "Barrios, Vol. 1" Exhibit
The University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice's Master of Science in Social Policy program will host an art exhibit, "Barrios, Vol. 1,"' and a panel discussion on Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010, from 6 to 8 p.m. at La Rotunda, 4014 Walnut St. The event is free and open to the public. "Barrios, Vol. 1," 25 Carlos Beltrán black-and-white photographs, captures the realities of life in dire poverty in Caracas, Venezuela. The panel includes Beltrán, Philippe Bourgois, a Penn Integr
How and When to Negotiate a Strong StartUp Package
This is a conversion of a presentation given at the Negotiating the Ideal Faculty Position Workshop given on October 14-16, 2007.
Tema No.1. Universalizacion y diversidad en Universidad cubana actual
El módulo analiza los conceptos básicos de Universalización, Diversidad Cultural y Coomunicación Intercultural, en el contexto del proceso de masificación, extensión, flexibilización y democratización de la Universidad Cubana actual, asociados a las potenciales que para este nuevo contexto aporta el Trabajo Cooperado. Se exploran las líneas generales teórico-metodológicas que permiten la aplicación de estos conceptos en los procesos actuales y perspectivos de foramción de profesiona
Cyrela Brazil Realty's Elie Horn: 'My Strategy Now Is to Stay Quiet'
These are volatile times for Brazilian real estate, which mirrors the situation in most countries. But according to Elie Horn, chairman and CEO of Cyrela Brazil Realty, Brazil's largest developer of residential properties, Brazil doesn't have the deep-rooted problems of the U.S. market. It's just a matter of lying low for some time until confidence returns, he suggests in an interview with Knowledge@Wharton.
Urban Microfarming in Chicago
Chicago resident and Dickinson alum Tal Rosen '04 shows us what it's like to microfarm in an urban environment. Rosen is the executive director of KAM Isaiah Israel, the oldest Jewish congregation west of the Ohio River. KAMII's gardens, the largest producers in the city of Chicago, have produced thousands of pounds of fresh produce for local soup kitchens and shelters.
Richard Poole Interview
Richard Poole arrived on Japanese soil in October 1945 and was quickly directed to at headquarters. As a junior officer he was assigned to the drafting of the Japanese constitutions. Poole discusses the excitement and obstacles of drafting the constitution within only one week. Poole, along with one other officer, was put in charge of the provisions dealing with the emperor. Together they needed to redefine the role of the emperor in the constitution so that he remained significant yet not too p
Introduction to Metamorphism
This 83-slide PowerPoint presentation introduces metamorphic agents and changes. Stress, strain, tension, compression, and shear are discussed as well as the lineation or foliation that results from such effects. Metamorphic classification includes dynamic, thermal, thermo-dynamic, contact, regional, and shock metamorphism. Specific regional metamorphic events are discussed in detail, including the Scottish Highlands, Otago, New Zealand, paired metamorphic events of Japan, the Skiddaw aureole, U
Frontiers of Dance: Ledoh and Salt Farm Butoh Dance Company
SPARK goes into rehearsals with butoh dancer Ledoh, as he explores the ancient, agrarian roots of his Ka-Ren ancestry in Burma with his group The Salt Farm Butoh Dance Company. This Educator Guide traces the history of butoh to its origins in post-war Japan and its diverse contemporary forms.
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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
Cultures of War: Pearl Harbor/Hiroshima/9-11/Iraq
The Bush administration began its “great misuse of history” shortly after 9/11, says
John Dower, when it seized upon Japan’s 1941 Pearl Harbor attack as a useful analogy, a way to promote its own invasion of Iraq and subsequent occupation. Dower views as simplistic these “popular hooks to history
17.537 Politics and Policy in Contemporary Japan (MIT)
This subject is designed for upper level undergraduates and graduate students as an introduction to politics and the policy process in modern Japan. The semester is divided into two parts. After a two-week general introduction to Japan and to the dominant approaches to the study of Japanese history, politics and society, we will begin exploring five aspects of Japanese politics: (1) Party Politics (2) Electoral Politics (3) Interest Group Politics and (4) Bureaucratic Politics. The second part o
Chishima: Frontiers of the San Francisco Treaty in Hokkaido
A documentary film about The ‘Northern Territories’ Dispute between Japan and Russia. A documentary film about The ‘Northern Territories’ Dispute between Japan and Russia. Japan’s northern frontier with Russia has been unstable since Russians and Japanese first penetrated into those areas and encountered each other in the early nineteenth century. The two areas in dispute historically have been the large island of Sakhalin, off the eastern coast of Siberia and due north of Hokkaido, an
Digital Signal Processing-DSP
R.G. (Dick) Baldwin
Over the years, Prof. Baldwin has published a large number of DSP tutorials. This collection, which is a work in process, gathers the more significant of those tutorials into a common location to […]
Pollen Bots Activity
This activity visits the Japanese Weather Site that uses pollen monitoring robots as part of a remote sensing system in Japan. The robots collect current pollen counts in Japan.
China Dust Storm seen by Earth Probe-TOMS in April of 2001
A thick shroud of dust appears over China on April 6 and 7, 2001. The densest portion of the aerosol pollution travels east over China, Russia, Japan, the Pacific Ocean, Canada, and the United States.
Business Improvement Districts, Spring 2003
Focuses on the role of the business improvement district (BID) as a popular and contemporary tool for urban revitalization. Explores BID origins, theoretical underpinnings, enabling legislation, and organizational issues. Emphasizes BID service provision including advocacy, marketing, sanitation, streetscape improvement, security and transportation, while examining BID performance using such indicators as crime rates, vacancy rates, and retail sales. Considers BID organizations throughout North
Patrick F. Loughlin, Vice President, Environment, Health, Safety and Quality - IMPACT
October 20, 2010 IMPACT presents Patrick F. Loughlin, Vice President, Environment, Health, Safety and Quality. Patrick F. Loughlin was appointed vice president of Environment, Health, Safety and Quality in February 2009. He is responsible for establishing EH&S policies and standards, setting and tracking performance goals, and providing resources and ensuring global consistency within the EH&S organization. In addition, he leads the global quality organization, which covers the company's Global
My Place Asia Australia
My Place Asia Australia is an innovative educational exchange between Australian schools and students and their counterparts in China, Japan, Korea, India, Indonesia and Vietnam. Partnerships are established between groups of schools in Australia and the above named countries. This website has been designed to link with current curriculum in the Visual Arts and Studies of Society and Environment with a specific focus on studies of Asia for middle school students. The teachers' guide provides pre