Major groups of plants.isf
Three More For The Road
In a trio of mini-talks, Arnold Barnett applies statistical analysis to some of society’s most confounding challenges. He first takes up the minority achievement gap -- the apparent under-performance of black and Hispanic students on standardized tests in comparison to white and Asian students.
In his own work i
The Craft of Science Fiction
Joe Haldeman provides a sneak preview of an upcoming novel whose story plays out in MIT’s past, present and distant future. In his conversation with Henry Jenkins, Haldeman admits that he has “a lot of fun with the sociology of being in this joint.” He also discusses the history of his genre, and his own literary approa
An Evening with Vikram Chandra
In the tradition of his favorite childhood writers, Dickens, Thackeray and the “curiously forgotten James Hadley Chase,” Vikram Chandra explores the seamier sides of human relations. In Chandra’s latest, sprawling novel, Sacred Games, his backdrop is Bombay, a city steeped in corruption from head to toe. Reading three s
Prime Time in Transition
Fear not, fans of character-based TV fiction: reality shows will not obliterate tales featuring “transactions between human beings – the Jane Austen end of things,” as John Romano puts it. This veteran of some of TV’s finest cop dramas (including Hill Street Blues and Monk) sees wrenching changes in
The Medium Religion
Noted philosopher, critic and essayist Boris Groys, who has previously delved into the Soviet post-modernist and Russian avant-garde art scene, turns his attention now to the recent and dangerous marriage of religion and digital media. In a talk based on his paper, Religion in the Age of Digital Reproduction, Groys
Diversity and Inclusion: Building a Solution Worthy of MIT
While Martin Luther King might be amazed to see what blacks, Hispanics and women have accomplished since his time, says Ray Hammond, we must take an honest look at the “state of his dreams” today, and ask, “Where do we go from here?” This is a question that MIT President Susan Hockfield has also tak
Knowledge Technologies - Nicholas Gibbins Keywords:expert systems
Res gestae Divi Augusti : fotogrammetria
This Italian website focusing on the Latin and Greek inscription known as "Res gestae Divi Augusti" (part of the "Monumentum Ancyranum") publishes a full catalogue of high definition pictures with some tools to improve readability. As part of the project, two sets of pictures separated by a decade will be published in an attempt to determine the degrade of the monumental inscription. Although entirely in Italian, the website is mainly a collection of pictures that can be easily browsed. The "Res
Academic Integrity and what it means to your future
http://graduatestudies.concordia.ca/ Join Graduate Studies Associate Dean Cameron Skinner as he walks you through your academic responsibilities as a graduate student and the consequences of not meeting them.
Pakistan? Kinect? Development help? Yes! The message I am trying to make with this post is two-fold. First, development for the Kinect for Windows has world-wide interest (I know, as if you don't know that already... We've highlighted posts here from around with world...) Secondly, that you, the Kinect for Windows developer, are not alone. There are a great deal of resources available to you, like the one we highlight today... Here are some other recent posts from Microsoft Pakistan and the Kinect
The message I am trying to make with this post is two-fold. First, development for the Kinect for Windows has world-wide interest (I know, as if you don't know that already... We've highlighted posts here from around with world...) Secondly, that you, the Kinect for Windows developer, are not alone. There are a great deal of resources available to you, like the one we highlight today...
Here are some other recent posts from Microsoft Pakistan and the Kinect
Wollaton Library collection
This website describes the Wollaton collection at the University of Nottingham, and the Heritage Lottery Fund and AHRC funded work to conserve, catalogue and provide access to and raise awareness of this important manuscript collection. The collection comprises "a rare and significant corpus of medieval textual and material artefacts", which once formed part of the Willoughby family's collections at Wollaton Hall, Nottingham. The collections significant is found in ten medieval manuscripts "whic
"Traveling Between Two Worlds: The Public Intellectual in South Asian Scholarship"
A roundtable discussion featuring C.M. Naim [moderator], Boria Majumdar, Biju Mathew, Siddharta Deb, Shekhar Krishnan. From the Fourth Annual South Asia Graduate Student Conference.
SITF Fall Meeting 2013
www.dickinson.edu. Fall 2013 meeting of the Sustainable Investments Task Force at Dickinson College.
Public Bailout of Banks Recklessness
In response to the ongoing sub-prime crisis, the recently published Crosby Report recommends that the Government uses public money to swap banks seriously damaged mortgage-backed securities for pristine government bonds. Matthew Watson from the Department of Politics and International Studies at Warwick University talks about these recommendations, and how the global credit crunch is affecting Labours popularity with the electorate.
New momentum: can the success in Bali transform the WTO?
Director-General of the World Trade Organisation, Ambassador Roberto Azevêdo delivered a public lecture on the 17th of July 2014 at ANU entitled, New momentum: can the success in Bali transform the WTO? Ambassador Azevêdo discussed where the WTO should go next and reflected on how trade issues might play into the G20 process — a timely discussion in the lead up to Australia's hosting of the G20 Summit in November. Ambassador Azevêdo is the sixth Director-General of the WTO. In 2008 he was
Criminal Law and Cyber Crime Table of Contents: 00:00 - Chapter 6 00:03 - Civil v. Criminal Law 01:05 - Criminal Liability 02:25 - Corporate Criminal Liability 03:02 - Violent v. Property Crimes 03:52 - White Collar Crime 04:16 - Organized Crime 05:06 - Classification of Crimes 05:34 - Defenses to Criminal Liability 07:41 - Fourth Amendment Protection 08:31 - Fifth Amendment Protections 09:27 - Sixth and Eighth Amendments 09:46 - Exclusionary Rule and Miranda Rule 11:46 - Cyber Crimes 12:21 - C
Performance and Breach of Sales Contracts Table of Contents: 00:00 - Chapter 11 00:03 - Introduction 00:22 - Seller's Obligations 01:13 - Perfect Tender Rule 01:40 - Exceptions to Perfect Tender Rule 02:45 - Exceptions to Perfect Tender Rule 03:24 - Exceptions to Perfect Tender Rule 03:45 - Obligations of Buyer 04:23 - Anticipatory Repudiation 05:21 - Remedies of Seller 05:49 - Remedies of Seller 06:19 - Remedies of Buyer 06:49 - Remedies of Buyer 07:19 - Limitation of Remedies
LISA: Littératures, Histoire des Idées, Images, Sociétés du Monde Anglophone
LISA e-journal is produced by the Maison de la Recherche en Sciences Humaines (Research Centre for Humanities and Social Sciences) at the University of Caen, France. Revue LISA / LISA e-journal is a bilingual peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary publication, including cultural studies, literature, philosophy, the history of ideas, the visual arts, music, media studies, sociology, history and anthropology. Articles are in French and English and can be accessed by keywords, by a thematic