Ryan Beedie - On the 22 Million Gift and His SFU Education
Ryan and Keith Beedie have donated $22 million to Ryan's alma mater—SFU Business, which will now be named the Beedie School of Business. This is the largest gift that Simon Fraser University has ever received. SFU will use the gift to create an endowment supporting students, professorships and research chairs. More info at : http://at.sfu.ca/mhYPBl
The Independent Kosovo: Partner for Peace and Stability in the Region
Fatmir Sejdiu is President of Kosovo, a position he has held since February 2006. Dr. Sejdiu is a professor at the Faculty of Law and the School of Political Science of the University of Prishtina. On 28 June 2006 he received a "Doctor Honoris Causa" from the University of Tirana in Albania. One of the founding members of the Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK) which was established in late 1989, Fatmir Sejdiu was elected a member of the Presidency of the Party in 1992, whereas on 1994 he was elec
Should management be a social science or a design science?
(Editors note: The first few minutes of this podcast are missing) In this lunchtime series of lectures, a selection of LSE's academics from across the spectrum of the social sciences explain the latest thinking on how social scientists work to address the critical problems of the day. They survey the leading ideas and contributions made by their discipline, explain the types of problems that are addressed and the tools that are used, and explore the kinds of solutions proposed.
Benchmarks, canal's and Pillboxes
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Animals at the extremes: Hibernation and torpor
Hibernation is an ingenious adaptation that some animals employ to survive difficult conditions in winter. This unit examines the differences between hibernation and torpor, and discusses the characteristic signs of hibernation behaviour. It explores the triggers that bring on hibernation, and whether internal signals or external season cues are predominant. It also examines the physiological adaptations that occur in hibernating animals. This unit builds on and develops ideas introduced in the
2011 Armstrong Women's Tennis Team Hobbies
The 2011 Armstrong Women's Tennis Team players share their hobbies.
Northeastern International Ice Carving Competition
The 16th annual Ice Carving Competition featured teams of talented students and staff who showcased their dexterity and creativity as they sculpted their way into a frozen frenzy of culture. The event was presented by Northeastern University's International Student & Scholar Institute.
SFU - Three Strengths to Build On
Introducing SFU: student-centred, research-driven and community-engaged. http://www.envision.sfu.ca
MSU State of the University 2011: Economy & Finances
Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon delivered her annual State of the University address Tuesday, February 8, as a series of four online videos, focused on budget and finance; students; university engagement; and research and graduate studies.
SOC315 Session 6 Spring 2011
SOC315 Sociology of Work Session 6 02/13/2011 Sharon Squires Guest: Paul Dottin: An American in China
Immunities of State Officials, International Crimes and Foreign Domestic Courts
Dapo Akande, Lecturer in Public International Law; Co-Director, Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict (ELAC), University of Oxford gives a talk for the Oxford Transitional Justice Research Seminar Series.
Shapes! Our World is Full of Them!
Identifying different geometric shapes: triangle, square, circle, rectangle, trapezoid, hexagon, rhombus, octagon, pentagon. (3:18)
Global Warming and the Political Economy of Cities
Global warming will fundamentally alter the political economy of cities. A large number of cities will be in the front line of the most massive onslaughts of these changes. What do engineers and architects already know about how we can adjust our built environments? And how can ecological economists help to take us beyond the Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change? Saskia Sassen is Centennial Professor at LSE and Professor, Committee on Global Thought at Columbia University. Her latest
Picturing Poverty: London past and present
From Charles Booth's 19th century maps and early photographs of East End tenements, to rich-poor divides in Hackney, this discussion will consider old and new ways of seeing poverty - understanding the underlying political processes that serve to reproduce and reduce it. Sue Donnelly is head of Archives at LSE. Mishka Henner is a photographic artist. Gillian Rose is professor of cultural geography at the Open University. Mike Seaborne is senior curator of photographs at the Museum of London.
The Future of Cities in Britain: a pre-election debate
This public debate asks the country's leading parties what their policies are on making Britain’s towns and cities more liveable and sustainable. What do their parties' manifestos offer on the built environment, urban development and quality of life? How will the inevitable conflicts between reduction in public expenditure and the need to invest in our urban infrastructure be resolved? What role can British cities play in leading the revolution in the green economy and setting new standards of
Art And The Limits Of The Political
A series of three lectures examining the proposition that contemporary art can go beyond transforming our understanding of the political and build new forms of political and social relations.
21L.471 Major English Novels: Reading Romantic Fiction (MIT)
Though the era of British Romanticism (ca. 1790-1830) is sometimes exclusively associated with the poetry of these years, this period was just as importantly a time of great innovation in British prose fiction. Romantic novelists pioneered or revolutionized several genres, including social/philosophical problem novels, tales of sentiment and sensibility, and the historical novel. Writing in the years of the French Revolution, the Napoleonic wars, and the early industrial revolution, th
Handmade Charlotte : zelfmaak ideëen Deze website is van een moeder van 5 kinderen. De categorie DIY projects is leuk, daar staan allerlei creatieve voorbeelden met verwijzingen naar de websites. Het is wel in het Engels.
Deze website is van een moeder van 5 kinderen. De categorie DIY projects is leuk, daar staan allerlei creatieve voorbeelden met verwijzingen naar de websites. Het is wel in het Engels.
The Red Flag: Communism and the Making of the Modern World
Communism was one of the most powerful political and intellectual movements of the modern world, and its collapse in 1989 had an enormous impact on our views of international affairs and economics. David Priestland argues that we have found it difficult to understand Communism, and the lessons we have learnt have contributed to many recent policy failures, from the 'War on Terror' to extreme neo-liberal economic policies. He revisits the history of Communism, explaining the reasons for its rise