21H.416J Medieval Economic History in Comparative Perspective (MIT)
This course will survey the conditions of material life and the changing social and economic relations in medieval Europe with reference to the comparative context of contemporary Islamic, Chinese, and central Asian experiences. The subject covers the emergence and decline of feudal institutions, the transformation of peasant agriculture, living standards and the course of epidemic disease, and the ebb and flow of long-distance trade across the Eurasian system. Particular emphasis will be placed
Winter Lecture Series - 2011: Believe it or not: Spirituality does matter as we die. But is it cater
Discover the Otago phenomenon for yourself and come along to free public lectures in Auckland and Wellington on a range of relevant and challenging issues that affect so many New Zealanders. Held July-August, 2011.
Hewlett Packard gets a new CEO
Sept. 23 - The world's largest PC maker, Hewlett Packard, named former eBay Chief Executive Meg Whitman as its new boss, replacing the harshly-criticised Leo Apotheker. Hayley Platt reports.
Palestinians clash with Israeli police
Sept. 23 - Young men throw stones at an Israeli checkpoint as President Mahmoud Abbas's application for U.N. recognition provokes mixed reactions. Lily Grimes reports.
Alexander the Great - The Campaign - Rome
This 14:28 video is about the accomplishments of Alexander. A timeline and map would help students understand the magnitude of his battles.
The Sun unleashes another X-class flare
On Saturday, September 24 at 09:40 UT, the Sun blasted out a powerful flare. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory too images in the ultraviolet, which I pout together into this animation. Make sure to set it to high-resolution! More info: http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/2011/09/26/awesome-x2-class-solar-flare-caught-by-sdo/ Credit: NASA/SDO/Helioviewer.org
Part One: GAMBIT Summer Summit 2011
Part One: Every summer at the Singapore-MIT GAMBIT Game Lab, students from Singapore and the US work with GAMBIT researchers and development teams on novel game concepts, and visiting researchers spend that time research gaming related topics across a variety of fields. Back on July 6th, 2011, we drew back the curtains in the middle of the summer to provide insights into our current game development and research activities during the inaugural GAMBIT Summer Summit. Part One begins with an open
Jonathan Metzl: “The future of the Vanderbilt Center for Medicine, Health and Society”
Watch video of Jonathan Metzl, director of the Vanderbilt Center for Medicine, Health and Society speaking on ”The future of the Vanderbilt Center for Medicine, Health and Society” Sept. 21, 2011.
An Irish Christmas
In clear voice and high spirits, Kelly Kennedy sings Irish Christmas melodies.
Visual Sociology: Micro Perspectives
This is the second of a two-part video that provides a general introduction to the idea of micro sociology. Part one is an introduction to macro sociology. 5min
COMP14000 Week 9, Lecture 1
COMP14000 Week 9, Lecture 1
Trade Creates Wealth Last month, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch ran an article focusing on Missouri governor Jay Nixon's "Made in Missouri" jobs initiative. To promote this new initiative, Missouri's Department of Economic Development was planning to give away 6,000
Last month, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch ran an article focusing on Missouri governor Jay Nixon's "Made in Missouri" jobs initiative. To promote this new initiative, Missouri's Department of Economic Development was planning to give away 6,000
U.S. Week Ahead: September jobs report may show modest rise
Sept. 30 - Reuters Economics Editor Stella Dawson says expect the numbers in Friday's jobs report to be supplemented by the return of the 45,000 striking Verizon workers.
Robert Sabuda and the Pop-Up Book
In this video, a student interviews Robert Sabudo, a famous pop-up book engineer and artist. He describes how he became interested in pop-up books, how he designs his books, and demonstrates making a simple pop-up book. ( 4:19)
Prairie Settlement: Nebraska Photographs and Family Letter
This site illustrates the story of settlement on the Great Plains. Family letters of one homesteader express personal insight into the joy, despair, and determination in his struggle to establish a home on the prairie.
Hydrodynamics for Ocean Engineering, Fall 2002
Development of the fundamental equations of fluid mechanics and their simplifications for several areas of marine hydrodynamics. Application of these principles to the solution of ocean engineering problems. Topics include the principles of conservation of mass, momentum and energy; hydrostatic behavior of floating and submerged bodies; lift and drag forces; dimensional analysis; wave forces on ships and offshore platforms; laminar and turbulent flows. Experimental projects conducted in ocean en
Creating Value in a Volatile World
The need for flexible management of supply chains to increase operational efficiencies could not be greater, as modern companies outsource and manufacture overseas. David Simchi-Levi observes that between 2003 and 2008 labor costs increased by 21% in Brazil, 19% in China, and 3% to 8% in other countries. Me
Italian court orders Amanda Knox to be freed
Oct. 3 - An Italian court cleared 24 year-old American Amanda Knox and her former boyfriend of murdering British student Meredith Kercher in 2007 and set them free on Monday after nearly four years in prison for a crime they always denied committing. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
The China Model Is Unsustainable While the pols in Europe endlessly consider how they will paper over their financial crisis, "ring fence" Greece and the other PIIGS pass austerity programs, and still get reelected, some speculate that perhaps China will step forward to bail out the eurozone.
While the pols in Europe endlessly consider how they will paper over their financial crisis, "ring fence" Greece and the other PIIGS pass austerity programs, and still get reelected, some speculate that perhaps China will step forward to bail out the eurozone.