Laissez-Faire Learning As a teacher in a public high school, I am daily confronted with the lamentable realities of state-monopoly education. Student apathy, methodological stagnation, bureaucratic inefficiency, textbook-publishing cartels, obsessive preoccupation with grades, coercive relationships, and rigid, sanitized curricula are just a few of the more obvious problems, attended by the cold-shower di
As a teacher in a public high school, I am daily confronted with the lamentable realities of state-monopoly education. Student apathy, methodological stagnation, bureaucratic inefficiency, textbook-publishing cartels, obsessive preoccupation with grades, coercive relationships, and rigid, sanitized curricula are just a few of the more obvious problems, attended by the cold-shower di
7.340 Regenerative Medicine: from Bench to Bedside (MIT)
Regenerative medicine involves the repair and regeneration of tissues for therapeutic purposes, such as replacing bone marrow in leukemia, cartilage in osteoarthritis or cells of the heart after a heart attack. In this course, we will explore basic mechanisms of how cells differentiate into specific tissues in response to a variety of biologic signaling molecules. We will discuss the use of such factors for in vitro tissue production. We will also study the cellular mechanisms involved in the cl
UA Bids Farewell to President Eugene G. Sander
Eugene G. Sander is retiring from a 25-year career at the UA that culminated in serving as its president. Colleagues and members of the UA community showed their gratitude at a farewell event, and Sander sat down with UANews to share a few thoughts on his years of service at the University.
UA Welcomes New President Ann Weaver Hart
The UA welcomes Ann Weaver Hart, who starts officially as president on July 1. Hart sat down with UANews to share her thoughts about higher education and becoming the UA's 21st president. She joins the UA from Temple University, where she served as president.
Collaborative Statistics: English Phrases Written Mathematically
Susan Dean, Barbara Illowsky, Ph.D.
This module provides an overview of commonly used phrases in statistics and their mathematical equivalents.
UMMC Physician Profile: Jonathan Chun, M.D.
This short video introduces viewers to Jonathan Chun, M.D., an assistant professor of surgery at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Dr. Chun's special interests include sphincter-sparing surgery for colorectal cancer, surgical treatment of Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colities, surgical treatment of anorectal disorders, laparoscopic treatment of diverticulities, treatment of rectal prolapse, and screening and therapeutic colonoscopy. Watch this video to learn more about his practice a
Yolanda Huet-Vaughn Refuses to Fight
In this The People Speak video clip, Rosario Dawson reads the words of a mother refusing to fight in the Gulf War. (2:29)
Fighting Parasites the Sustainable Way
University of Georgia Professor Ray Kaplan describes how parasites in our animals are becoming resistant to the deworming drugs we use to kill them and what we must do to stop this alarming trend.
IPL: Professor Andrew Geddis
Professor Andrew Geddis, Faculty of Law, presents his Inaugural Professorial Lecture on the topic “Of Flags and Protest: Dissent, Offence and the Limits of Free Speech”.13 September 2011.
Challenges for Transitional Justice: The View from the Latin American Experience
Marcie Mersky, Director of Program Office, International Center for Transitional Justice; Chair of Impunity Watch gives a talk as part of the OTJR seminar series and as part of the Oak Series on Amnesty.
Lecture by Farshid Moussavi
This lecture was recorded on February 13, 2012, at the San Francisco campus of California College of the Arts. The event was presented by the Architecture Lecture Series. Farshid Moussavi is an internationally acclaimed architect and professor of architecture at Harvard University. As founder and principal of Farshid Moussavi Architecture (FMA), she works on a wide range of prestigious international projects integrating architecture, urbanism, and landscape design, including the Museum of Cont
UT Law Professor Garrick Pursley on SCOTUS Healthcare Ruling
WTOL Media Coverage
Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings Discusses How Education Affects the Dallas Economy
From your Block to the Boardroom: Why High-Quality Education is Our Ethical Responsibility. Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings and community leaders discuss the community's ethical role in supporting public education. Mike Rawlings discusses the need for high-quality education in relation to job creation. For more information and to view related content, visit http://www.smu.edu/Provost/Ethics/Events/PastEvents/Block2Boardroom
A day of reckoning for Chris Brown
March 17 - Chris Brown has been ordered to remain in jail without bail for allegedly violating his probation stemming from his 2009 assault of then-girlfriend Rihanna. Deborah Lutterbeck reports. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics including business, financial, nati
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Why Study Jewish Philosophy
Professor Agata Bielik-Robson asks the question whether there is such a reality as 'Jewish Philosophy' or is there just 'Kosher-flavour' philosophy? And, if there is a distinctive 'Jewish Philosophy,' what are its characteristic interests?
Wyatt Yoder Plaque Dedication at UTMC
13ABC Your Health Coverage
New Student Orientation 2012 -- College of Charleston
The College of Charleston's Office of New Student Programs introduced over 2,800 incoming freshmen and transfer students (and their families) to the campus. Orientation facilitates a new student's adjustment to life at the university. New students and families will attend various information sessions in order to become familiar with what the College has to offer, meet with an advisor, register for classes, and meet other new students. For more information: http://orientation.cofc.edu/
Mass Murder of Nikolayev Jews-Part 1
Anatoly Egipko, who was born in 1928 in Nikolayev, tells how on September 1941 all the Jews of Nikolayev were ordered to assemble at the Jewish cemetery and how he accompanied his Jewish mother to the cemetery. For more information: http://www1.yadvashem.org/untoldstories/database/murderSite.asp?site_id=758
Superintendents’ Perceptions of Teacher Leadership in Selected Districts
Caryn M. Wells
This paper documents the results of a mixed method study of superintendents who participated in a survey while attending an annual meeting in 2009. The superintendents (N= 25) were from a variety […]