Francis Fukuyama: The Origins of Political Order: From Prehuman Times to the French Revolution
SAIS Hosted Book Launch Event With Francis Fukuyama on April 25 Francis Fukuyama, senior fellow at the SAIS Foreign Policy Institute and Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow at Stanford University; Adam Garfinkle, editor of The American Interest; Michael Woolcock, lead social development specialist for the World Bank's Development Research Group; and Cinnamon Dornsife (moderator), acting director of the SAIS International Development Program, discussed Fukuyama's new book, The Origins of Political Or
Eating Good in the Neighborhood
Steven Shapin is the Franklin L Ford Professor of the History of Science at Harvard University. His current research interests include historical and contemporary studies of dietetics, the nature of entrepreneurial science, and modern relations between academia and industry. In late 2007 the Oxford University Press anointed "locavore" Word of the Year. (Some San Franciscans who thought it a good idea to eat only foods produced within a 100-mile radius made up the word in 2005.) Locavores assum
2011 Commencement Address by Penn President, Dr. Amy Gutmann
Penn President Amy Gutmann addressed nearly 6,000 graduates at the University of Pennsylvania's 255th Commencement on Monday, May 16. At the ceremony, Gutmann also conferred honorary degrees to Renée C. Fox, a pioneer in the field of medical sociology; Mo Ibrahim, the mobile communications entrepreneur; Nicholas D. Kristof, columnist at The New York Times, and Sheryl WuDunn, senior managing director, Mid-Market Securities, and president of the social investing consultancy, TripleEdge; Ei-ichi N
English Language and Culture: Boost your Confidence
Learn and live English and boost your confidence: English Language and Culture at Simon Fraser University http://www.sfu.ca/elc Stop memorizing vocabulary. Start living in English. English language instructor Terri Wershler discusses why Simon Fraser University's English Language and Culture program is different. Terri explains how SFU's English Language and Culture (ELC) program helps students learn English. ELC students do far more than rote memory work and exercises that focus on getting th
English Language and Culture: Start Living English
Learn to speak English and understand North American culture: English Language and Culture at Simon Fraser University http://www.sfu.ca/elc Stop memorizing vocabulary. Start living in English. SFU english language instructor Jeff Behrner discusses why Simon Fraser University's English Language and Culture program is unique. Jeff explains that the emphasis on culture is key to SFU's English Language and Culture (ELC) program. In addition to English grammar and vocabulary, students learn to unde
Researcher Profile - Professor Greg Stuart
Professor Greg Stuart is Head of the Department of Neuroscience, and group leader of the Neuronal Signalling Group at The John Curtin School of Medical Science. Greg and his group are looking at how single nerve cells process information on the brain. He speaks of his drive and curiosity to find out more about the brain.
The Taking of Craigeach Moor
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"There Grew Up this Whole Culture and Feeling of Sisterhood:" Shelley Ettinger Recalls Working for t
Although the 1970's saw an increase of women entering non-traditional and unionized jobs, many skilled and building trades remained effectively closed to women. As a result, in many cities throughout the 1970's and 1980's, private and city bus companies provided important opportunities for women interested in non-traditional jobs. Boasting large numbers of women and lesbians and an atmosphere of social tolerance, these jobs were seen as gay-friendly and provided female workers with a strong voic
Vous connaissez le chemin the Santenay?: giving a route description
At the completion of this lesson you will be able to write a summary of a route description.
To Clone or Not to Clone: That is the Question?
Students will learn the basics of cloning through some interactive web sites. Students will then be able to decide on whether to clone or not to clone and develop a well researched and supported debate topic. Students will make connections to the novel "The House of the Scorpion" after completing this project.
The Solar System - Space School
This four minute video is about how the solar system was formed. Planets were formed by pieces of debris colliding into each other
until it formed a planet. The sun's gravity held them in orbit. Each of the planets is quickly shown with some debate about Pluto. Dwarf planets are explained. A good overview.
Expedition 27 Crew Profile
Expedition 27 is the first long-duration spaceflight for each member of the International Space Station crew.
Amoretti "My Love is like to ice, and I to fire" by Edmund Spenser (poetry reading)
Edmund observes that love contradicts the First Law of Thermodynamics http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laws_of_thermodynamics What follows is not mine - it's a translation of Alfred Adler: Love, with its fulfilment, marriage, is the most intimate to devotion toward a partner of the other sex, expressed in physical attraction, in comradeship, and in the decision to have children. It can easily be shown that love and marriage are one side of cooperation -- not a cooperation for the welfare of two
Faculty Advising Session: Litigation
Faculty Advising Session: Litigation
Guide to the Records of Leonard P. Kane Relating to the Appraisal of Properties for Proposed Nike Mi
This collection contains the property appraisal records of Leonard P. Kane, appraiser, for private property to be used by the United States Army for the building of twelve Nike air defense missile bases surrounding Pittsburgh, PA, 1954-1958.
CHIN 201-01, Intermediate Chinese, Fall 2006
In addition to the same objectives for the first year, this course aims at improving students’ aural-oral skills to achieve fluency and comprehension, further developing their proficiency in reading for understanding, and enhancing their ability to write in Chinese and to translate from Chinese into English and vice versa. At the end of the year course students should be able to read authentic materials of reasonable degrees of difficulty, to write simple compositions in Chinese characters, an
4 Conclusion Since its invention, modern sport has been closely linked to the mass media as a central part of popular culture. The media have expanded the reach of sports audiences and helped populate and enrich professional sport. Sport provides exciting content for the media through comprehensible narratives and modern heroes and celebrities. The media are selective in their coverage of sport, demonstrating inequaliti
Since its invention, modern sport has been closely linked to the mass media as a central part of popular culture.
The media have expanded the reach of sports audiences and helped populate and enrich professional sport.
Sport provides exciting content for the media through comprehensible narratives and modern heroes and celebrities.
The media are selective in their coverage of sport, demonstrating inequaliti
The crucial role of physical activity in the prevention and management of overweight and obesity
Steven Blair is a Professor in the Departments of Exercise Science and Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina. His research focuses on the associations between lifestyle and health, with a specific emphasis on exercise, physical fitness, body composition, and chronic disease. He has published over 400 papers and chapters in the scientific literature, and was the Senior Scientific Editor for the U.S. Surgeon General's Report on Physical
Reporter Genes and Transgenic Plants to Study Response to Environmental Signals
This resource provides detailed laboratory exercises and instructions for investigating bacterial responses to plant signaling chemicals.