Increasing Risk from Natural Hazards in the 21st Century
Faculty of Environment Spring 2010 Lecture Series Dr. John Clague, Canada Research Chair in Natural Hazard Research at SFU, will rock your world with his research topic "Increasing Risk from Natural Hazards in the 21st Century." Please note technical difficulties were experienced at the beginning of the lecture - they were resolved a few minutes into the talk. The lighting however was not.
Human Rights Strategies in the 21st Century
(April 12, 2010) Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland and United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, and founder of Realizing Rights: The Ethical Globalization Initiative, discusses the work of her organization in areas of corporate responsibility and the rights to health, decent work, and climate justice. Stanford University http://www.stanford.edu/ Stanford Humanities Center http://shc.stanford.edu/ Stanford University Channel on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/stanford/
Early Diagnosis of Cancer: Imaging at the Molecular Level
(May 25, 2010) Dr. Sam Gambhir M.D., PhD., Professor of Nuclear Medicine at the Stanford University Medical School, discusses how nuclear medicine and different imaging techniques can be used to diagnose cancer and other diseases at early stages at the molecular level. During the final quarter of the Stanford Mini Med School, some of the most timely and important topics in contemporary medicine and the biosciences are addressed. Stanford Mini Med School is a series arranged and directed by S
21st Century Tools for Health Leadership: Digital Divide
Tessie Guillermo, President and CEO of ZeroDivide, discusses how to overcome the digital divide so that all communities have access to new media to improve health. Series: UC Berkeley Center for Health Leadership [7/2010] [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 19216]
21st Century Tools for Health Leadership: Using New Media
Integrating additional communication activities into a busy work schedule can be daunting. Get tips from a personal productivity consultant Jody Ranck on how to get the most out of your time and strategically utilize new media opportunities. Series: UC Berkeley Center for Health Leadership [7/2010] [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 19215]
21st Century Tools for Health Leadership: Mobile Phone Apps
Health researchers and advocates discuss broad applications and case studies of the ways in which mobile phones are transforming health around the world. This discussion focuses on the hard part - getting started - and the approaches being taken. Series: UC Berkeley Center for Health Leadership [7/2010] [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 19217]
21st Century Tools for Health Leadership: New Media
Learn how powerful new media applications are transforming public health and health delivery in developing countries with Jody Ranck and Julian Wimbush. Series: UC Berkeley Center for Health Leadership [7/2010] [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 19218]
Beyond the Ivory Towers: On Tomorrow's American Research University
In "Beyond the Ivory Towers: On Tomorrow's American Research University," C. L. Max Nikias outlines his perspective on the potential direction of the American research university in the coming years. Nikias' presentation, given on January 22, 2009, was the 31st annual Earl V. Pullias Lecture, sponsored by the University of Southern California, the USC Center for Higher Education Policy Analysis and the USC Rossier School of Education. Learn more about USC President C. L. Max Nikias: http://www
10th Annual Mary Frances Early Lecture
As the first African-American to earn a degree from UGA, Mary Frances Early was a key contributor to the Civil Rights Movement. Recognizing her as a avid activist in fighting discrimination, the university honors her impact on the institution and the nation at large by holding an annual lecture in her name. Andrew Young delivered the tenth annual Mary Frances Early Lecture for the Spring of 2010. Having been a former ambassador to the United Nations and Civil Rights leader, no individual seems b
Henry R. Luce and the 20th Century
A discussion with two biographers of Henry R. Luce, the Yale graduate who founded Time, Inc. Alan Brinkley, an historian at Columbia University, and Lance Morrow, a contributor at Time, spoke about Luce and his impact on the 20th Century. Professor Shelly Kagan moderated the discussion; Yale University President Richard Levin gave the introduction. The event was sponsored by the Yale Daily News.
Transforming an American Legend: WSU Spokane Airstream Project
Contact: Todd Beyreuther, clinical assistant professor, Interdisciplinary Design Institute, 509-335-5318, firstname.lastname@example.org Becki Meehan, WSU Spokane/WSU News Service, 509-358-7528, email@example.com Spokane, Wash.—Six graduate students from the Interdisciplinary Design Institute at WSU Spokane were just introduced to an American icon in the travel industry—a 1958 Airstream Overlander trailer. They have eight weeks to delve into the world of travel trailers and transform the interior into l
Better, faster, cheaper - entrepreneurship and early stage investors
Cambridge Angels Jack Lang and Dr Andy Richards, along with venture capitalist Laurence Garrett, talk about why the current economic gloom is in fact a great opportunity for start-ups, especially for those whose products will immediately satisfy customer needs as opposed to the tougher 'new product, new market' model. But, they stress the importance of targeting your investment model at the right type of investor, as well as the need for start-ups to understand what is 'fashionable' in the inves
African American Programs at 30
African American programming adapts through the decades. Harvey Bakari outlines the goals of interpreting Williamsburg's enslaved population.
Swordmaking in the 18th Century
Colonial tradesmen learned the swordmaking craft as Virginia armed itself for war. Journeyman brass founder Suzie Dye describes the process.
Spies of the 18th Century
The means have changed, but the end is the same. Interpreter Jay Templin describes the tactics of information gathering.
Flowers and Herbs of Early America
Gardener Larry Griffith and Photographer Barbara Lombardi summon botanic phantoms and capture their essence on film.
Colonial medicine is not for the faint of heart. Sharon Cotner describes the philosophies and practices.
Early Virginia Vehicles
Virginia was a mobile colony, says Coach and Livestock Director Richard Nicoll.
Hercules of the American Revolution
A man of remarkable strength and size was George Washington's one-man army. Author and sixth-generation descendant Travis Bowman shares the tale of Peter Fransisco.