3XSQ: Best Buy founder offers bid for company
Aug. 6 - Best Buy founder and former Chairman Richard Schulze on Monday offered to buy not already owned shares for $24-$26 each.
Ryan Grady: Observables and Index Theorems
Ryan Grady, University of Notre Dame The story of quantum eld theory and index theory is of a happy marriage going back at least to the 1980's. In this talk we give a status report of a perturbative approach to the algebraic index theorem (and further the analytic index theorem). The key ingredient is the factorization algebra of observables in a one-dimensional Chern- Simons theory. This talk is based on joint work with Owen Gwilliam.
USAWC expert presents: Soviet Soldiers in the German Army
Sam Newland presents Soviet Soldiers in the German Army as a noon-time lecture during the second residence phase for the USAWC Distance Education Class of 2012.
21H.131 America in the Nuclear Age (MIT)
This course examines the American experience at home and abroad from Pearl Harbor to the end of the Cold War. Topics include: America's role as global superpower, foreign and domestic anticommunism, social movements of left and right, suburbanization, and popular culture.
Biggest danger is Europe crisis -- Brazil's Tombini
July 25 - The probability of an extreme economic event has decreased from six months ago, but Europe is still the biggest problem, says Brazil Central Bank Governor Alexandre Tombini.
Trading at Noon: The Good the Bad & the Ugly in Earnings
July 25 - A look at results for Caterpillar, Apple and Netflix and their impact on markets today.
U.S. Day Ahead: Zuckerberg could be a no show on FB's call
July 25 - Investors will hone in on Mark Zuckerberg's performance if he actually appears on Facebook's earnings call. But the socially awkward Zuckerberg might give it a miss.
Writing - Creating Interesting Leads
Lesson encouraging children to discuss the strategies used by authors to create a lead that draws readers into the story. They are encouraged to consider these strategies when creating their own leads.
WSU Football Players Deliver Season Tickets to Pullman Fans
Cougar Football players stop at homes across Pullman to deliver season tickets to fans. This is the first year the team has done this, and players say it's a great way to meet fans and see just who is watching them from the stands at Martin Stadium.
Lewis Grassic Gibbon: Sunset Song
Sunset Song was written in the early 1930s and is still one of the best-known and most-debated Scottish novels. In this unit, we discuss whether Sunset Song succeeds as critique of capitalism and whether it has value as a work of literature separate from its propagandistic ambitions. This study unit is just one of many that can be found on LearningSpace, part of OpenLearn, a collection of open educational resources from The Open University. Published in ePub 2.0.1 format, some feature such as au
The Lives of Stars and People: Astrology to Astrophysics
Humans have marvelled at the night sky for thousands of years. Early astrological beliefs state that our destiny is controlled by the stars in some magical way. Humankind seems to need to establish a link with the stars, which appear to be eternal – as we humans would like to be. However, as I will show in this lecture, the fascinating discoveries of modern astrophysics establish that our links with the stars are much closer and even more magical than we could ever think. Like people, stars ha
This Day in History December 25: The Christmas Truce
Just after midnight on Christmas morning, the majority of German troops engaged in World War I cease firing their guns and artillery and commence to sing Christmas carols. At certain points along the eastern and western fronts, the soldiers of Russia, France, and Britain even heard brass bands joining the Germans in their joyous singing. (1:00)
Chris Schommer-Pries: Dualizability in Low Dimensional Higher Category Theory (Part 1)
Chris Schommer-Pries (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Abstract: The cobordism hypothesis establishes a powerful relationship between extended topological field theories taking values in a symmetric monoidal higher category and objects in that higher category with various kinds of duality. In this setting an extended topological field theory is a higher categorical extension of the Atiyah-Segal axioms which allows for topological bordisms to be decomposed along submanifolds of arbitrary c
Listen: Vanderbilt senior to read from her published novel
Kat Zhang, a senior in the College of Arts and Science, will read from her new novel, What’s Left of Me (HarperCollins), at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27. The reading, which is free and open to the public, will be in Buttrick Hall, Room 101. Zhang, who is majoring in English, completed What’s Leftkeep reading »
PGE Distinguished Lecture: "Is Development Sustainable? Not Even Close" (video)
A talk by Robert Repetto. Is development sustainable? Certainly not the way the world is now going about it. Major trends are heading straight toward ecological and human disasters and if they are not changed and changed soon, development efforts will fail for billions of people, comprising mainly the world?s most vulnerable populations. Climate change, water
Imagine It's the Year 2020: Thinking About Genetics Now
This fun Web site is part of OLogy, where kids can collect virtual trading cards and create projects with them. Here, they take a look at some of the questions that go hand-in-hand with genetic cloning technologies. The site opens by telling kids that in the future, technologies like cloning may be very common and that some of the decisions we will need to make in coming years are hard. Then, they are asked to imagine that it is the year 2020 and to take a peek at what's on the minds of one futu
How Simple Ideas Lead to Scientific Discoveries
Adam Savage walks through two spectacular examples of profound
scientific discoveries that came from simple, creative methods anyone
could have followed -- Eratosthenes' calculation of the Earth's
circumference around 200 BC and Hippolyte Fizeau's measurement of the speed of light in 1849. (07:32)
ISS Update: H-II Transfer Vehicle Activities
NASA Public Affairs Officer Josh Byerly talks with NASA astronaut Cady Coleman about the Japanese H-II Transfer Vehicle. Questions? Ask us on Twitter @NASA_Johnson and include the hashtag #askStation. For the latest news about the space station, visit http://www.nasa.gov/station.
Breakingviews: Boutiques make bank
July 26 - Jeffrey Goldfarb and Antony Currie discuss how independent M&A advisory shops have been trouncing their bigger Wall Street rivals of late.
A History of the County of Wiltshire: Volume 16 Kinwardstone Hundred
The volume relates the history of the 15 parishes in Kinwardstone hundred in east Wiltshire, including Froxfield and Great and Little Bedwyn. The hundred lay between two medieval royal forests, Savernake and Chute.