Lunch Poems: Jack Marshall
Born in Brooklyn to an Iraqi father and a Syrian mother, Jack Marshall explores the cultures and cities that shaped his artistic awakening. He is the author of Gorgeous Chaos: New and Selected Poems 1965-2001; Sesame (1993), winner of the PEN West Award and finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award; and From Baghdad to Brooklyn (2005). He resides in the Bay Area.
McMafia: Crime without frontiers
International journalist Misha Glenny talks about his investigation into the world of organised crime. He reveals how conventional policing cannot cope with globalised crime which is corrupting governments and fuelling human rights abuses and suffering. Misha Glenny is an award winning international journalist and author.
Celebrities and Aid: new humanitarians or just another fad?
Why do charities use celebrities to speak out on humanitarian action? Who do celebrities represent? Are they genuinely committed to the causes they espouse or have causes become another path to self-promotion? John Street is a Professor of Politics at the University of East Anglia. Kris Torgeson is the International Secretary for the Médecins Sans Frontières International Office. Award-winning journalist and freelance feature writer for the Sunday Times, Ann McFerran has interviewed and accomp
Open Education for an Open World
In Charles M. Vest’s expansive vision, scientists and engineers around the world are creating a “meta university” as they increasingly share ideas and build on common knowledge. Technology enables this integration of minds, leading us toward “an era better called brain circulation,” he says.
Vest cites evidence of rap
A.B.L.E. Tech: Achieving Better Life Experiences for People with Injury, Disability and Aging Challe
Imagine a time when technology trumps injury and disease, and the very notion of disability begins to fade. These panelists suggest that we are at the dawn of such an era.
John Hockenberry, who zips around the stage in his flashing light –equipped wheelchair, tells us that “vast, extraordinary and sometimes
The International Development Fair: The Human Factor at Work in the World
Imagine if thousands of Amy Smiths were unleashed on the world, providing simple, ingenious inventions to make life easier for those subsisting on less than $2 a day -- half of humanity. This MacArthur Award-winning inventor has been seeding such programs at MIT, and describes tangible results of efforts to inspire
The Power of Competition: How to Focus the World’s Brains on your Innovation Challenges
Cooperation may be making us “a little bit too nice” when it comes to innovation, suggests Fiona Murray. She believes there’s nothing like competition for injecting energy into the process of solving key innovation problems, whether in business or society.
Murray is convinced competition make ventures “more ef
El Sistema: Social Support and Advocacy Through Musical Education
Even in the confines of a panel discussion,
Gustavo Dudamel radiates so much passion and ebullience that it requires little imagination to see him at the podium with a baton in hand. MIT’s 2010 McDermott Award in the Arts winner is, at the tender age of 29, one of the world’s top conductors and music disseminators.
Former Secretary of State and MIT alum, George Shultz returned to MIT to accept the Robert A. Muh Award for his noteworthy achievements. In this talk he reflects on his time at MIT and expresses appreciation for the lessons he learned at MIT that influence him to this day.
Reflecting on the current state of the world, he discussed the comple
Nicholas Pearce is a proud advocate of programs that help young people from urban areas transition into higher education. He has not only benefited from such programs, but has given back through his participation as a volunteer, mentor, and speaker. As a high schooljunior, he attended MIT's six-week summer program, Minority Introduction t
Portuguese studies review
The PSR is a peer reviewed journal devoted to promoting interdisciplinary scholarly study of the countries, regions, and communities that share, build on, or are transforming a Portuguese or Brazilian legacy. The PSR promotes a critical understanding of the historical and current evolution of political, economic, social and cultural networks incorporating Portugal, Brazil, and other lusophone countries. The journal, launched in 1991 by Trent University (Ontario, Canada) is published biannually,
Bulletin of the Polytechnic Institute of Jassy, construction : architecture section
The Bulletin of the Polytechnic Institute of Jassy, Construction, Architecture Section is an online journal from Romania that publishes interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed papers on "theoretical and applied research related to building materials and equipments, structural mechanics, roads and foundation". Although the Bulletin itself publishes scientific articles, covering all the fields from Mathematics to Social Sciences, the Construction, Architecture section of the bulletin covers a wide range
[University of Northumbria Cultural Policy Collection]
This Web resource offers a searchable database of the Cultural Policy Collection at the University of Northumbria. This comprises the archives of Visual Arts UK 1996 (a celebration of the Visual Arts throughout the North of England), the English Regional Arts Boards (1967-2002) and Year of the Artist (YOTA) national award (1992-1999). The database is searchable by organisation, person or subject keyword and the results provide brief information about the archives. The collection is part of the U
Jews and the graphic novel
'Jews and the Graphic Novel' is a 22-page documentary comic book created and written by David Gantz. This comic is free to read online, and offers a condensed history of the immense contribution made by American Jewish men to the art and craft of the comic book in the 20th century. The author has the advantage of having worked in the industry since the 1940s, and there is particular focus on the impact of the Second World War on the industry. In 22 pages, this free online comic can only scratch
Miranda is an open access full-text ejournal, published from the University of Toulouse, France. Themed peer-reviewed issues explore... "social and cultural practices of the English-speaking world". At May 2010 there is one issue available, a substantial issue on Charles Darwin and his legacy / Thomas Hardy and Science beyond Darwin. Articles are in either French or English, and are in HTML format. Example English articles in the first issue include: 'Darwin in Wonderland: evolution, involuti
South African Journal of Bioethics and Law
The South African Journal of Bioethics & Law is a twice yearly, peer reviewed, open access journal which began publication in 2008. Its' scope includes bioethics, health law, research regulation, health policy, and human rights in clinical practice. Tables of contents are listed for each issue with links to an abstract and full text of each article. There is also a search function for articles, which can additionally be browsed by author and title.
Started by Oxford Journals in 2009, AoB PLANTS is an online, open-access journal publishing papers on all aspects of plant biology, including palaeobotany, and covering micro-organisms and animals where their impact on plants is central. Papers are peer-reviewed before publication, after which readers are able to submit comments through the medium of E-LETTERS which provides a published exchange of views. NB There is as yet very little content in this journal.
International journal of recent trends in engineering (IJRTE) There is an author index as well as information on the editorial board. The site can be searched. IJRTE is a peer-reviewed journal published twice a year in cooperation with the Association of Computer Electronics & Electrical Engineers.
This journal site includes tables of contents and pdf format full text articles from 2009 onwards covering civil engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, electronics and computer science.
There is an author index as well as information on the editorial board. The site can be searched. IJRTE is a peer-reviewed journal published twice a year in cooperation with the Association of Computer Electronics & Electrical Engineers.
ACM Transactions on Computing Education
Tables of contents and abstracts are available for this journal publishing peer-reviewed, archival papers in computing education. Electronic access is free to all current ACM members. Access to full-text articles is by subscription or pay per-view. Digital Library subscribers have access to the full-texts of all journal articles.
Journal of public economics
The Journal of Public Economics is a peer reviewed academic journal in the field of economics. It aims to encourage original scientific contributions on the problems of public economics, with particular emphasis on the application of modern economic theory and methods of quantitative analysis. It provides a forum for discussion of public policy of interest to an international readership. Users should check to see whether their institution has a subscription to the journal.