Alternative Models Of Differential Pricing For Medicines
Each speaker on this panel proposes a unique approach to the problem of making medicines universally affordable. Dr. David Meeker works in the area of rare diseases. Genzyme’s hormone replacement therapy for Gaucher disease, which affects roughly 30 thousand globally, costs $150k to $200k per year. For patients in natio
Housing the Lowest Income Americans: The Past, Present and Future of Public Housing
Vale provides a historical overview of public housing in America and shares insights from his most recent book Reclaiming Public Housing. He shows provocative images from early advertisements to demonstrate some of society’s long held attitudes toward public housing and those who live in public housing. He analyses government pol
ME++ The Cyborg Self and the Networked City
Throughout history, humans have created unique physical spaces in which to live, work and socialize. But the digital age has completely transformed the places in which we conduct our affairs, according to William J. Mitchell. We don’t congregate at the town bank any more for financial transactions. We visit ATMs or bank online.
The University as Patron of Cutting Edge Architecture
William Mitchell opens this session by describing MIT as an “enormously critical place.” The Stata Center, during its design and construction, fed the campus “attitude of not taking anything for granted and rethinking premises.” So it’s no surprise that debate and some sparring ensue during this spirited panel.
The University as Patron of Cutting Edge Architecture
The opening of The Ray and Maria Stata Center, MIT’s latest innovative building, inspires this panel’s historical review of collegiate architecture projects. James Ackerman provides the longest lens, focusing first on the earliest, national trends, when buildings served as both residences and classrooms. In the 18th century
The Art of Structural Design: A Swiss Legacy
Bridges serve a utilitarian purpose, but they should also please the eye. David P. Billington celebrates an influential group of Swiss structural engineers who forged a tradition of bridge-building in the 20th century that united form and function with unprecedented grace. His lecture describes the offerings of an exhibit at the MIT Museu
(eco)Logical: Greening the 21st Century City
Without much national fanfare, Chicago has transformed itself into a paragon of green virtue. The remarkable achievements cited by Mayor Daley include: converting nearly every inch of the city’s 26 miles of lakefront to public use, including parks, fountains, bike paths, theatre and concert space; planting 1.6 mi
Voices from New Orleans: Design and Planning Diaspora
There is general agreement that to call New Orleans home means “living with danger, dangerously,” as William Barry put it. You’re “relieved when you dodge the big one, but the big one was always going to come,” says Lawrence Jenkens. So now that it has come, what next?
There’s a consensus here that m
Rebuilding New Orleans: An Opportunity to Re-Energize the Planning Profession?
There’s no love lost between Kristina Ford and New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin; he made it clear that she was not welcome as the city’s main planner when he assumed office. The bone Ford has to pick is not merely with the current mayor and his notion of a casino- and hotel-dominated New Orleans, but with a wrongheaded plan
Building Responsive Cities: Technology, Design, and Development
Even as new supercities pop up around the world, with populations in the tens of millions, urban planning remains stuck in an older time. As Dennis Frenchman says, “Amazingly very little progress has been made ... We’re using basically the models and methods of the 1920s.” Frenchman says we need to confront
E-Center TV - December 6, 2010
This week we discuss new courses being offered at MIT Sloan, a new E-Center website and videos, and the $500 million sale of SmartCells!
How should business decision-makers prepare for the upturn? What's the value of online strategy? Can the financial system be fixed? Keeping people inspired during a recession Podcast 1: Xavier Rolet, CEO of the London Stock Exchange, on the role of central banks Emissaries of Peace No Master Over Me A day at La Rabida Children's Hospital | Marquette University The ABC's by Buddy-Bot (Hip-Hop)
Ebenezer Essoka, CEO Standard Chartered Bank South Africa, discusses the best way for decision-makers to prepare their business for the upturn
Ebenezer Essoka, CEO Standard Chartered Bank South Africa, discusses the importance of an online strategy, particularly during a downturn
Costas Mitropoulos, Executive Chairman, Eurobank EFG Telesis Finance discusses if the financial system can be fixed
"Organisations that flourish and retain talent during a recession always flourish after," says Lynda Gratton, Professor of Management Practice in Organisational Behaviour, discussing challenges with keeping people inspired and engaged in a recession.
At London Business School's speaker event in February 2010, Xavier Rolet, CEO of the London Stock Exchange discusses the importance of an enhanced role for central banks
Adept negotiators in pursuit of peace, the Cherokee tribe endures through centuries of change. Colonial Williamsburg director and producer Linda Randulfe talks about the November 8 Electronic Field Trip, "Emissaries of Peace."
A man purchases his enslaved family to set them free. James Ingram shares the tale.
Nursing student Mackenzie Conn takes us through a typical day at La Rabida Children's Hospital in Chicago. For the Marquette Magazine story visit: marquette.edu/magazine
Here is another video teaching Pre-k and kindergarten their ABC's. It has a catchy tune that children would love.
What's the value of online strategy? Can the financial system be fixed? Keeping people inspired during a recession Podcast 1: Xavier Rolet, CEO of the London Stock Exchange, on the role of central banks Emissaries of Peace No Master Over Me A day at La Rabida Children's Hospital | Marquette University The ABC's by Buddy-Bot (Hip-Hop)
Can the financial system be fixed? Keeping people inspired during a recession Podcast 1: Xavier Rolet, CEO of the London Stock Exchange, on the role of central banks Emissaries of Peace No Master Over Me A day at La Rabida Children's Hospital | Marquette University The ABC's by Buddy-Bot (Hip-Hop)