The Dawn of Late Fascism The downgrading of US debt this summer didn't have huge economic consequences, but the psychological ones were truly devastating for the national elites who have run this country for nearly a century. For a state that regards itself as infallible, it was a huge blow that market forces delivered against the government, and it is only one of thousands that have cut against the power elite in
The downgrading of US debt this summer didn't have huge economic consequences, but the psychological ones were truly devastating for the national elites who have run this country for nearly a century. For a state that regards itself as infallible, it was a huge blow that market forces delivered against the government, and it is only one of thousands that have cut against the power elite in
Economy pulling out of soft patch
Oct. 20 - A drop in weekly U.S. unemployment claims and a rebound in monthly regional business activity point to an economic recovery that is once again growing slowly, even though housing remains a problem. Conway G. Gittens reports.
Dr. Oliver Sacks on The Mind's Eye
In The Mind's Eye, physician and author Oliver Sacks tells the stories of people who are able to navigate the world and communicate with others despite losing what many of us consider indispensable senses and abilities: the power of speech, the capacity to recognize faces, the sense of three-dimensional space, the ability to read, or the sense of sight. Dr. Sacks recently visited the American Museum of Natural History to discuss his book and how he too has struggled with several perceptual cond
A Brief Introduction to Engineering Computation with MATLAB
An Engineering Computation Primer.
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Emerging economies boost GE numbers
Oct. 21 - Summary of business headlines: General Electric hits Wall Street profit forecasts; McDonald's beats expectations; Verizon pulls ahead despite slower sales ahead of iPhone launch. Conway G. Gittens reports.
YouTube generation looks for a job
Oct. 21 -In the UK, employers and recruitment agencies are experimenting with video as a way of expediting the search for potential employees. Matt Cowan reports.
"What Does It Mean To Be Green?" written by Rana DiOrio--Book Trailer (Conservation)
This colorful, insightful story, demystifies for children what it means to be green by helping them to view everyday tasks through an environmentally-friendly lens. The book empowers children to do whatever they can to protect the earth's precious resources. Don't be surprised if they start coming up with suggestions of their own for you! This is a great resource to encourage our young readers to go green. (1:48)
C-Suite Conversations: Chris Mooney
The Robins School of Business is pleased to unveil a series of educational summits for students, alumni and the business community facilitated by distinguished executives in the area. "C-Suite Conversations" are unscripted interviews with leading decision makers in central Virginia. Throughout five installments in the 2011 - 2012 academic year, Senior Associate Dean Richard Coughlan and each executive will discuss business-related topics on stage in the Ukrop Auditorium at the Robins School. T
Starfall's excellent interactive treatment given to the letter "S s”, with emphasis on the sound of the letter. Several examples and very clear pronunciation.
Baby chicks hatch from the eggs laid by adult hens. They are various different colors, are covered entirely by soft feathers, and have small wings and two feet.
Course Threads: About the Sciences & Society Course Thread
The Course Thread Program allows UC Berkeley undergraduates to explore intellectual themes that connect courses across departments and disciplines. Without creating new majors or minors, the program instead highlights connections between existing courses. Course Threads help students see the value in educational breadth while also pursuing a more in-depth and well-rounded knowledge on one particular topic. Course Thread topics include: Human Rights, Cultural Forms in Transit, The Historical & Mo
Nokia CEO Elop talks about new Windows smartphone
Oct. 26 - Insider speaks to Nokia Chief Executive Stephen Elop about the mobile manufacturer's battle to win back U.S. customers from Apple and other rivals.
Gregory Maguire: 2011 National Book Festival
Author Gregory Maguire appears at the 2011 National Book Festival. Speaker Biography: Gregory Maguire is the author of more than a dozen novels for children and many novels for adults, including "Wicked," the basis of the smash Broadway musical of the same name. Formerly a professor of children's literature at Simmons College, he is a co-founder of the Foundation for Children's Books and of Children's Literature New England Inc. Maguire is also one of the writers of "The Exquisite Corpse Advent
English conference: Sports Writing in the Internet Age
Mary Ullmer, the Sports Editor for the Grand Rapids Press, explains the difficulties of sports writing in today's world.
The Exchange: Eviscerating the Middle Class
Nov. 3 - Rob Cox is joined by New Yorker writer George Packer, who recently authored "The Broken Contract," an article published in Foreign Affairs to discuss economic inequality in America.
Professor Karl Spracklen - 60 seconds research
Professor Karl Spracklen, Professor of Leisure Studies at Leeds Metropolitan University, describes his research interests in just sixty seconds. http://mediacentre.leedsmet.ac.uk/author/karl-spracklen/ http://www.leedsmet.ac.uk/research/professor-karl-spracklen.htm
9.530 Cellular and Molecular Computation (MIT)
Life as an emergent property of networks of chemical reactions involving proteins and nucleic acids. Mathematical theories of metabolism, gene regulation, signal transduction, chemotaxis, excitability, motility, mitosis, development, and immunity. Applications to directed molecular evolution, DNA computing, and metabolic and genetic engineering.
Reuters Summit: Josten on restructuring entitlement programs
Nov. 7 - Bruce Josten, the Chief Lobbyist for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, says the "Super Committee" on deficit reduction will have to fundamentally set a new course on restructuring entitlement programs.