Bridging the cellular divide
Since 2003, one sector in Pakistan has seen more than eight billion dollars in investment, an increase in its customer base to 52 per cent of the population from just five per cent, has contributed to some five per cent of the country’s GDP, and been responsible for the creation of up to a million jobs.
Pakistan’s telecommunications sector has, in the span of just five years, seen mobile phone subscriptions increase to 86 million from one million. In a population of 165 mi
STS.320 Environmental Conflict and Social Change (MIT)
This graduate-level class explores the complex interrelationships among humans and natural environments, focusing on non-western parts of the world in addition to Europe and the United States. It uses environmental conflict to draw attention to competing understandings and uses of "nature" as well as the local, national and transnational power relationships in which environmental interactions are embedded. In addition to utilizing a range of theoretical perspectives, this subject draws upon a se
Daniel Santamaria: Manuscripts and Archives - Library Finding Aids - April 22, 2009
Lunch 'n Learn presentation: An introduction to Encoded Archival Description (EAD) (an international XML metadata standard developed by the archival community that provides a standard structure for finding aids) and Princeton's EAD website. For more information see http://blogs.princeton.edu/itsacademic/2009/04/archives_and_manuscripts_library_finding_aids.html.
How Does the Worm Factory Work
The Worm Factory 360 is a home composting solution for your kitchen and household waste. Although this video was obviously made to promote the purchase of the Worm Factory 360, it does a very nice job of describing the basic process of how composting works. The video could also be used as inspiration to brainstorm and design new models for a successful compost bin. Run time 03:05.
Subtraction with Regrouping
Explanation and examples of subtracting and regrouping
Web Science: the story of a new research and education discipline
Web Science: the story of a new research and education discipline
Alaska's Glaciers Take Up More Space Than All of West Virginia
There are about 30,000 square miles of glaciers in Alaska, many of which have been melting rapidly. (04:06)
Take Their Word for It!
Students learn how scientific terms are formed using Latin and Greek roots, prefixes and suffixes, and on that basis, learn to make an educated guess about the meaning of a word. Students are introduced to the role played by metaphor in language development.
Reflections from Sylvia Chant and Inderpal Grewal [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Sylvia Chant, Professor Inderpal Grewal | In this Gender Institute 20th Anniversary Conference keynote, two distinguished scholars – Sylvia Chant and Inderpal Grewal – will reflect on the presence of gender from the unique intersection of social science and humanities perspectives. Sylvia Chant’s paper is entitled Feminisation of Poverty’: ‘Win-Win’, ‘Lose-Lose’… or Gains at the Margin? The ‘feminisation of poverty’ has enjoyed a prominent place in Gen
Auburn vs. Alabama (1957)
"Birmingham's Legion Field was left with strains of "War Eagle," after Coach Shug Jordan's Auburn Tigers rolled over the Alabama Crimson Tide 40-0 before 44,000 shivering football fans. This was the day the Plainsmen won the National Football Championship, the first Southeastern Conference championship, and for the first time since 1913, went undefeated and untied. Auburn, with a tremendous first half, matched the No. 1 defense in the nation with a versatile offense for its 14th consecutive vict
Textile Engineering Building, Auburn University
This image is a colorized photograph showing the Textile Engineering Building, Alabama Polytechnic Institute, Auburn, Ala. Alabama Polytechnic Institute is the former name of Auburn University. Postcard folder text: (back) Souvenir folder of Auburn, Alabama Polytechnic Institute, Auburn, Ala.
Reducing Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Female Breast Cancer: Screening Rates and Stage at Diagnosis
Objectives. We assessed whether population rates of mammography screening, and their changes over time, were associated with improvements in breast cancer stage at diagnosis and whether the strength of this association varied by race/ethnicity. Methods. We analyzed state cancer registry data linked to socioeconomic characteristics of patients’ areas of residence for 1990–1998 time trends in the likelihood of early stage diagnosis. We appended each cancer registry record with matching subgro
Country Studies/Area Handbooks
This site presents a description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of countries throughout the world. It examines the interrelationships of those systems and the ways they are shaped by cultural factors. At present, 101 countries and regions are covered.
The United States Air Force Academy: Founding a Proud Tradition
recounts the history of aviation and the military: aviation's entry into the military during World War I, Germany's use of air power early in World War II, Pearl Harbor, the Berlin Airlift, Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and President Eisenhower's declaration that our first line of defense would be an air atomic strike force. The site examines the design of the Air Force Academy, authorized in 1954 after 30 years of struggle.
The War Relocation Camps of World War II: When Fear Was Stronger than Justice
examines the causes and effects of President Franklin Roosevelt's executive order, signed two months after the attack on Pearl Harbor, that moved nearly 120,000 Japanese and Japanese Americans into relocation centers. An excerpt is provided from the executive order as well as headlines from newspapers, a 1942 notice of instructions to all persons of Japanese ancestry, a description of life in the relocation centers, maps, and photos of a typical barracks room, mess hall, and more.
New Industrial Centres and the Rise of the Justice and Development Party to Power in Turkey
The lecture will discuss the rise of export oriented industrial centres across Turkey in recent decades, how they have contributed to the electoral successes of the Justice and Development Party and their ongoing impact on Turkey's economic and political liberalisation.
Europe in the Global Economy
This lecture will address the impact of globalisation and the recent worldwide economic turmoil on Europe and in particular on the prospects of the Lisbon Strategy, the Stability and Growth Pact, and the European Social Model. George Alogoskoufis has been Greece's minister of economy and finance since 2004 and professor of economics at Athens University of Economics and Business since 1990.
The Trumpets of Jericho.
This portrays two figures, blowing trumpets and a fragment of a wall falling apart.,This portrays two figures, blowing trumpets and a fragment of a wall falling apart.
Cymatics: Geometric Sound Patterns An interesting experiment which shows sand on a vibrating metal plate forming various geometric patterns as a result of changing frequencies. Warning: it is a good idea to lower your volume before watching this video.
An interesting experiment which shows sand on a vibrating metal plate forming various geometric patterns as a result of changing frequencies. Warning: it is a good idea to lower your volume before watching this video.
Bulletin of the Institute for Antiquity and Christianity, Volume XIV, Issue 4
CONTENTS: Cover Illustration Description, Calendar of Events, Continuing Investigations into Egyptian Christianity, New Books by Institute Scholars, Scholar in Residence: Roy F. Melugin, The Spring Public Lecture Series of the IAC: "Jacob and the Comic Vision: The Adventures of a Rogue," "The Jerusalem Church and the Dead Sea Scrolls," "Metaphor and the Birth of Prophetic Speech in Ancient Israel," "Paul and the Rise of 'Worldly Asceticism' in Western Culture," "The Re-Judaizing of the New Test