Emerging Markets in a Nutshell
Three leading academics discuss emerging markets and explore both the issues faced by the economies in China and Latin America and the challenges faced by companies looking to invest in or do business with them. Emerging markets are fast growing economies in a transitional stage between developing and developed. They offer a wealth of opportunities in trade, technology transfer and foreign direct investment, but there are also risks involved. Three leading academics discuss emerging markets and
The case for embryo research
Professor of reproductive biology at Warwick Medical School Justin St John explains why his proposed work into using very early stage hybrid human-animal embryos for research is necessary.
Shakespeare on Film
Tony Davies, who was a professor and head of the department of English at Fort Hare University in South Africa and Jose Ramon Diaz Fernandez, a senior lecturer in English Literature at the University of Malaga discuss 'Shakespeare from Stage to Film'.
Till Marriage Do Us Part (a theatrical work in progress)
Jim Norrena's play, a work in progress now titled License to Marry, was filmed in the Writers' Studio at California College of the Arts on February 26, 2010, as part of the MFA Program in Writing's Page-to-Stage event, featuring professionally acted scenes written by students in the Playwriting Workshop course taught by Ben Yalom.
Kyler Hood's "Blue Tangle" (an excerpt)
Filmed in the Writers' Studio of California College of the Arts on February 26, 2010, as part of the MFA Program in Writing's Page-to-Stage event featuring professionally acted single scenes written by students in the Playwriting Workshop course taught by Ben Yalom.
Katharine Hepburn Exhibition Debuts
After a series of sold-out pre-opening events and the 25 Years of Dazzle gala celebrating the museum's 25th anniversary, the Kent State University Museum opens its highly anticipated exhibition Katharine Hepburn: Dressed for Stage and Screen on Oct. 2, 2010, making its world premiere.
The ship was built in 1888, at the Howard Ship Yard in Jeffersonville, Indiana. It was owned by the Louisville & Jeffersonville Ferry Company and a subsidiary Fern Grove Amusement Company. It operated in the Louisville & Jeffersonville area unit 1907 when it was taken to Pittsburgh. Eventually the boat was sold to the River Excursion Company in Cincinnati and its name changed to Princess in 1923.
Duke on Demand Highlights for the Week of October 31, 2010
This week on Duke on Demand, Duke students stage the play "Beatification of Area Boy" in consultation with the drama's Nobel-prize winner author. The Duke women's soccer team dons pink jersey for breast cancer awareness in a win over Boston College. Comedian Jeff Foxworthy and his wife Gregg receive a Duke Medicine honorary alumni award for their support of Duke Children's Hospital charities. And, an "Office Hours" conversation on how brain science is affecting court trials.
15.821 Listening to the Customer (MIT)
The 15.821 and 15.822 Sequence Marketing research may be divided into methods that emphasize understanding "the customer" and methods that emphasize understanding "the market." This course (15.821) deals with the customer and emphasizes qualitative methods (interviews, focus groups, Voice of the Customer, composing questions for a survey). The companion course (15.822) deals with the market and emphasizes quantitative methods (sampling, survey execution, quantitative data interpretation, conjoin
I2S (SERVE - Socially & Environmentally Responsible Value Enhancement)
The I2SERVE (I2S) The I2S is for current Georgia Tech students and recent alumni who have a very early stage product/serve idea or venture concept that is focused on creating a better world. All great ventures and organizations begin with great ideas. The I2S is a competition of ideas; where creativity, imagination, and technology are applied to: Solving community and social issues (for example reducing the effects of poverty, alleviating hunger, promoting physical and psychological health and
Mandarin stage 3 semester B
This module is aimed at students who have completed stage 2 Mandarin or have a comparable qualification. The exercises, some of which are supported by audio, concentrate on vocabulary development by using the concept of word families. The transcript reader of the listening exercises allows students to identify words/passages they find difficult to understand.
21F.106 Chinese VI (Regular): Discovering Chinese Cultures and Societies (MIT)
This course is the continuation of 21F105. It is designed to further help students develop sophisticated conversational, reading and writing skills by combining traditional textbook material with their own explorations of Chinese speaking societies, using the human, literary, and electronic resources available at MIT and in the Boston area. Some special features of Chinese society, its culture, its customs and habits, its history, and the psychology of its people are introduced. The class consis
HST.512 Genomic Medicine (MIT)
This course reviews the key genomic technologies and computational approaches that are driving advances in prognostics, diagnostics, and treatment. Throughout the semester, emphasis will return to issues surrounding the context of genomics in medicine including: what does a physician need to know? what sorts of questions will s/he likely encounter from patients? how should s/he respond? Lecturers will guide the student through real world patient-doctor interactions. Outcome considerations and so
21F.110 Chinese IV (Streamlined) (MIT)
This is the second semester of the intermediate level sequence intended for students whose conversational ability exceeds their reading and writing skills. Focus is on reading and writing, as well as broadening conversational skills and control of standard pronunciation, for students with background in conversational Chinese. Lab work is required. On completing this course, students should be able to speak the language with standard pronunciation, to converse with some fluency on everyday topics
21F.114 Chinese VI (Streamlined) (MIT)
This course is a sequel to 21F.113 Chinese V (Streamlined). It is designed to further help students develop sophisticated conversational, reading and writing skills by combining authentic reading and audio-visual material with their own explorations of Chinese speaking societies, using the human, literary, and electronic resources available at MIT, in the Boston area and on the web. Some special features of Chinese societies, cultures and customs will be introduced. The class consists of reading
11.941 Disaster, Vulnerability and Resilience (MIT)
In recent years, the redistribution of risk has created conditions for natural and technological disasters to become more widespread, more difficult to manage, and more discriminatory in their effects. Policy and planning decision-makers frequently focus on the impact that human settlement patterns, land use decisions, and risky technologies can have on vulnerable populations. However, to ensure safety and promote equity, they also must be familiar with the social and political dynamics that are
21F.102 Chinese II (Regular) (MIT)
This subject is the second semester of two that form an introduction to modern standard Chinese, commonly called Mandarin. Though not everyone taking this course will be an absolute beginner, the course presupposes only 21F.101/151, the beginning course in the sequence. The purpose of this course is to develop: (a) basic conversational abilities (pronunciation, fundamental grammatical patterns, common vocabulary, and standard usage); (b) basic reading skills (in both the traditional character se
21F.101 Chinese I (Regular) (MIT)
This subject is the first semester of two that form an introduction to modern standard Chinese, commonly called Mandarin. Though not everyone taking this course will be an absolute beginner, the course presupposes no prior background in the language. The purpose of this course is to develop: Basic conversational abilities (pronunciation, fundamental grammatical patterns, common vocabulary, and standard usage) Basic reading and writing skills (in both the traditional character set and th
21M.670 Traditions in American Concert Dance: Gender and Autobiography (MIT)
This course explores the forms, contents, and context of world traditions in dance that played a crucial role in shaping American concert dance. For example, we will identify dances from an African American vernacular tradition that were transferred from the social space to the concert stage. We will explore the artistic lives of such American dance artists as Katherine Dunham, Pearl Primus, and Alvin Ailey along with Isadora Duncan, Martha Graham, George Balanchine, and Merce Cunningham as Amer
MAS.531 Computational Camera and Photography (MIT)
A computational camera attempts to digitally capture the essence of visual information by exploiting the synergistic combination of task-specific optics, illumination, sensors and processing. In this course we will study this emerging multi-disciplinary field at the intersection of signal processing, applied optics, computer graphics and vision, electronics, art, and online sharing through social networks. If novel cameras can be designed to sample light in radically new ways, then rich and usef