This Unit discusses the various hazards posed by different types of volcanic eruption, illustrated by examples from recent eruptions. The discussion is focussed around reading Chapter 5 of “Teach yourself volcanoes, earthquakes and tsunamis” by OU volcanologist David Rothery.
Reciprocal relationship of conceptualization and design problem definition: A proposed approach for
This research paper proposes an approach to be applied in the design studio. The proposed approach highlights the reciprocal relationship between concept articulation and design problem definition in a design method that exposes different design activities related to this relationship. The design method was applied in a design studio of an intermediate level. The study reports the analysis of student designs in terms of the deign method employed. Moreover, a survey was carried out in order to me
Fair Health: Health Inequities Within and Between Countries - A Global Challenge
The 20th century has seen impressive gains in health and life expectancy in many parts of the world – but these improvements are unequally distributed. In every country, poor people and those from socially disadvantaged groups get sicker and die sooner than people in more privileged social positions. Not only is there a gap in health between the best-off and the worst-off in society, there is a gradient in health running between them. This gradient can be linked clearly to social and economic
Extreme Oil Drilling
The experts in this video discuss the difficulty in finding new locations to dig for oil. In order to get oil flowing freely in the cold tundra, hot steam is pumped into the ground using massive amounts of energy.(03:04)
Jeff Gold Inaugural Lecture - The Leader's Conundrum or 'You cannot lift yourself up by your own shi
The aim of the lecture will be to do demonstrate the need to challenge continuing traditional images of leaders, often depicted at the apex of things, on top of a hill or at the centre of a complex web of activity. I will argue that those nominated as leaders MUST become aware of what I will call the leader's conundrum and complement their inspiration with 99 x perspiration. To appreciate this call, attendees to the lecture as respectfully asked to do the following just before the lecture: a.
Understanding stem cells, benefits for all? - Melanie Welham
Professor Melanie Welham from the University of Bath's Department of Pharmacy and Pharmacology talks about the benefits of stem cells.
"Global Chicago, pt. 3"
A talk by William Testa, vice president, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. In collaboration with The Global Chicago Center of The Chicago Council on Foreign Relations. From the World Beyond the Headlines Series.
"The Media Relations Department of Hizbollah Wishes You a Happy Birthday: Unexpected Encounters in t
A talk by New York Times journalist Neil MacFarquhar. His book, "The Media Relations Department of Hizbollah Wishes You a Happy Birthday" reveals a cross-section of unsung, dynamic men and women pioneering political and social change. There is the Kuwaiti sex therapist in a leather suit with matching red headscarf, and the Syrian engineer advocatin
Glow: bringing energy and innovation to your work
Create a cooperative environment within your organisation and you will radiate energy, innovation and success, says Lynda Gratton, Professor of Management Practice
Counting from 1 to 100 in French
In this lesson, Jacqueline teaches you the French numbers from 1 to 100. You'll see that it's as easy as "un, deux, trois".