The Subprime Drama Continues, but for How Long?
Almost every day, a new twist seems to appear in the subprime crisis drama. This week, the investment arm of the government of Abu Dhabi announced an infusion of US7.5 billion to acquire a 4.9 percent stake in Citigroup, which has been slammed by enormous losses in the credit market. The announcement came on the heels of a report from Bank of America that the subprime mess is about to get messier as interest rates "reset" -- or rise -- on more than US360 billion worth of adjustable rate subprime
New Approaches to New Markets: How C.K. Prahalad's Bottom of the Pyramid Strategies Are Paying Off
Five years ago, C.K. Prahalad published a book titled, The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid, in which he argues that multinational companies not only can make money selling to the world's poorest, but also that undertaking such efforts is necessary as a way to close the growing gap between rich and poor countries. Key to his argument for targeting the world's poorest is the sheer size of that market -- an estimated four billion people. How has Prahalad's book -- a revised, fifth-anniversary
04 Oct 2010: The Fate of Embryonic Stem Cell Research: Examining the Legal Battle Behind the Science
The Science and Technology Policy Program of the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy invites you to attend a presentation on The Fate of Embryonic Stem Cell Research. At this event, experts will address recent court rulings that reinterpret the Dickey-Wicker Amendment, which prohibits the creation of human embryonic stem cell (hESC) lines from destroyed embryos. Federal funding currently is allowed for research using existing lines, all of which were created with private funds, but th
06 Oct 2010: How Things Really Work: Lessons From a Life in Politics
Bill Hobby was elected lieutenant governor of Texas in 1972. As the longest-serving lieutenant governor in Texas history, a media executive, distinguished university professor and philanthropist, he has worked to guide the state into the future. During his 18 years in office, Hobby made education a top priority and helped make health care more accessible. After leaving office in 1991, he continued to run Hobby Communications but was soon tapped to lead the University of Houston System through a
Barney's "Mr. Sun" Song
In this classic video, Barney and his friends sing about the shining sun. Students will enjoy this catchy song. This is a great resource for the early childhood classroom. (1:15)
Home Schooling Overview : Benefits of Home Schooling
Teach your children from home; learn the benefits of homeschooling in this home schooling video from an experienced teacher and education curriculum expert.
Terry Neven, founder and principal of the Sunland Christian School, is the executive director of the National Independent Study Accreditation Council. Filmmaker: Traci Holsey
Síntesi d'Imatge i Animació
La asignatura realiza una introducción a las técnicas para generar imágenes en dos y tres dimensiones, y animaciones por computador. Se tratan las técnicas básicas del proceso de obtención de imágenes sintéticas, de interacción y de animación, así como de varias técnicas avanzadas para aumentar el realismo visual. La asignatura Síntesis de Imagen y Animación es una asignatura optativa de 4 créditos ECTS y pertenece al plan de estudios del Máster Universitario en Sistemas Intelige
Resumo da Aula 05 de Algoritmos e Programação - Parte 01 Aula 5 - Parte 1: Estruturas de dados homogéneo. Construir programas; em C utilizando; estruturas de dados homogéneo.
Aula 5 - Parte 1: Estruturas de dados homogéneo. Construir programas; em C utilizando; estruturas de dados homogéneo.
Tracking fingers with the Wii Remote Using an IR led array and some reflective tape, you can track fingers in thin air using the Wii Remote by Johnny Chung Lee, Carnegie Mellon University. The grid software is a custom program written using a C# wiimote library and DirectX.
Using an IR led array and some reflective tape, you can track fingers in thin air using the Wii Remote by Johnny Chung Lee, Carnegie Mellon University. The grid software is a custom program written using a C# wiimote library and DirectX.
The history and development of Buddhism
Dr Robert Heath, lecturer at the school of management at the University of Bath and study lecturer on Buddhism, talks about the history and development of the religion from its inception in India to the present day.
UN Ideas That Changed The World
Honorary Professor and Research Associate of the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex and co-ordinator of the UN Intellectual History Project draws on the 17-volume official history of the UN
Jackie Robinson: Beyond the Playing Field
This lesson offers primary documents illustrating how this groundbreaking African American baseball player advocated for civil rights. It incorporates the material into lessons on civil rights history, character education, and civic responsibility.
Macbeth-Sleep Walking Scene
From the 1979 version of Macbeth, this is a clip of the sleep walking scene of the movie. This shows an excellent performance of the Shakespearean play. This clip can be used for scene analysis, character analysis, or reflection.
Martin Luther King, Jr.: Montgomery to Memphis
This program is about Martin Luther King, Jr. and his role in the civil rights movement when the nation was in a changing period of history that came to a tragic close in April 1968 with Dr. King's assassination in Memphis.
Learning Objects 2: Standards, Metadata, Repositories, and LCMS
This book is the second in a four-volume series. It builds upon the first volume by taking an extended and in-depth look at theorists' and practitioners' efforts to consolidate current knowledge and praxis. This consolidation centers around conceptual and technological issues related to standards, metadata, repositories, and the concept of the LCMS (Learning Content Management System). Part I contains six chapters that focus upon LO concepts vis-à-vis architecture. A discussion of syntax, seman
Mickey Mouse Undies
This is the inaugural segment of the biweekly podcast, Cool Things in the Collection, presented by the Kansas Museum of History. Today's podcast features host Murl Riedel interviewing Rebecca Martin about a set of Mickey Mouse Undies from the 1930s. Who wore them, and what does Walt Disney have to do with Kansas?
The American Revolution: The Boston Tea Party
A good video that uses still images to help place the Tea Party in history as the unofficial start of the Revolution. Students should have a timeline to help understand the sequence of events as this video goes well beyond the Tea Party.
A Model for Strengthening the Software Engineering Research
Like all other New Member States (NMS) Bulgaria is experiencing a dramatic change in all areas of its society. These changes reflect very seriously on the research capacity of the country and, in particular to Sofia University (SU). The Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics (FMI) has experienced some serious problems closely related to the general socio-economic and the research environment in Bulgaria. This paper describes a model for strengthening the research capacity of FMI, especially the
An Interactive, Multimedia Environment for Exploring Tonal Pitch Space
Because they depict relations among musical pitches, chords, and key, charts in Fred Lerdahls Tonal Pitch Space can be rendered more accurately and vividly with multimedia authoring software. My renderings enable a user to orient charts toward any specific key, trace any of numerous possible paths, determine the depth of embedding of any element in any tonal context, and compute distances between elements. Lerdahls analyses can be depicted more vividly by synchronizing graphic images with th