The Meanings of Timbuktu
This volume authored by leading international scholars begin s to sketch the meaning of Timbuktu within the context of the intellectual history of West Africa in particular and of the African continent in general The book covers four broad areas Part I provides an introduction to the region outlines what archaeology can tell us of its history examines the paper and various calligraphic styles used in the manuscripts and explains how ancient institutions of scholarship functioned Part II begins t
Putting the 'S' into Laughter
World famous South African artist William Kentridge spoke at UCT Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts GIPCA Great Texts Big Questions public lecture on Thursday 8 April He gave a lecture titled Putting the Sinto Laughter looking at Gogol short story The Nose His recent production of Shostakovich opera The Nose premiered at the Metropolitan Opera in New York earlier this month to rave reviews. Kentridge began working on the opera three years earlier producing etchings drawings small
Lolita with Imraan Coovadia
Acclaimed novelist Imraan Coovadia spoke at UCT Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts GIPCA Great Texts Big Questions public lecture on Thursday 1 April He discussed How to read Lolita. Written by Vladimir Nabokov Lolita was first published in Paris in 1955 It is one of the best known and most controversial books of 20th Century literature Coovadia says I will be talking about the Lolita problem How do we respond to a book which is a first person narrative by a man who is trying to s
Hygiene, Sanitation, Water Supply: Forgotten Foundations of Health
Diarrhoeal diseases killing millions of babies around the world each year could be prevented by providing good toilets, lavatories or latrines: especially when designed with full participation of local communities so that they are suitable and get used. That’s according to Sandy Cairncross, Professor of Environmental Health at the London School of Hygiene and [...]
Turmeric: A Hope for Stroke Patients
The spice that flavors curries may have double benefits for stroke patients. Leslie Ritter, PhD, RN, FAAN, a professor in the UA Colleges of Nursing and Medicine, explains ischemic stroke and why turmeric may be protective.
Football Highlights vs. South Dakota State 11/06/10
Video highlights from the Missouri State Football Bears vs. South Dakota State on November 06, 2010.
'Til the Last Drop: Johns Hopkins Addresses the Global Water Challenge
Johns Hopkins University scientists and policy makers evaluate key factors contributing to the global water issue.
Chapter 17 (Part 2)
Agent's authority, liability and termination.
What is Angioplasty and Stenting?
This video explains what angioplasty and stenting are. It takes you through the entire procedure.
Excess type 2 diabetes in African-American women and men aged 40–74 and socioeconomic status: evid
To examine whether socioeconomic status (SES) explains differences in the prevalence of type 2 diabetes between African-American and non-Hispanic white women and men.
Déjeuner du matin, Poème de Jacques Prévert
A comprehensive website on the Prevert poem, including an mp3 recording and many pedagogical activities. Useful for French language lessons on past tenses.
Health and Human Rights Pamphlets
A series of 7 pamphlets exploring different aspects of the Right to Health These pamphlets are available in three languages English Xhosa and Afrikaans
Stealing Empire: P2P, intellectual property and hip-hop subversion
Stealing Empire poses the question What possibilities for agency exist in the age of corporate globalisation Using the work of Antonio Negri and Michael Hardt as a point of entry Adam Haupt delves into varied terrain to locate answers in this groundbreaking inquiry He explores arguments about copyright via peertopeer P2P platforms such as Napster free speech struggles debates about access to information and open content licenses and develops a politically incisive analysis of counter discourses
Noam Chomsky's Syntactic Structures
One of South Africa leading language experts Professor Rajend Mesthrie was guest speaker at UCT Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts Great Texts Big Questions lecture on 15 April He discussed lSyntactic Structures Noam Chomsky and the colourless green revolution in language studies. Noam Chomsky is considered by many to be the father of modern linguistics Mesthrie lecture has Chomsky first book Syntactic Structures published in 1957 as a starting point Syntactic Structures started a
Making a Living, Creatively: The Role of Intellectual Property
Robert P. Merges, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Professor of Law and Technology; Director, Berkeley Center for Law & Technology; University of California, Berkeley
Freedom of Expression: The Controversy
Moderated by David Remnick, Editor of The New Yorker. Featuring Peter Awn, Director of Columbia’s Middle East Institute; University Professor Kent Greenawalt, Columbia Law School; Bernard-Henri Lévy, Author and Philosopher; and Philippe Schmidt, Chairman of INACH and Vice-President of LICRA.
"Un Futuro Para Mexico": A Future for Mexico - ENGLISH
ENGLISH - With panelists Jorge G. Castaneda, Former Mexican Secretary of Foreign Affairs; Hector Aguilar Camin, Director of Revista Nexos; Jesus Reyes-Heroles, former Mexican ambassador to the U.S.; and Santiago Levy, Vice-President of the Inter-American Development Bank.
Healthcare Reform and the State of the Economy
Robert Andrews, U.S. House Representative, (D-NJ)
Tackling the financial crisis by changing tack
China, one of Asia’s economic powerhouses, is not immune to the global financial crisis despite enjoying double-digit growth in the last five years and being poised to achieve nine per cent growth this year. Share prices in Shanghai have fallen 72 per cent and house prices have come down 55 per cent. Demand has plummeted and thousands of factories have closed because of cancelled or delayed export orders.