13 - Purgatory XIX, XXI, XXII
This lecture deals primarily with Purgatorio 19, 21 and 22. The ambiguity of the imagination discussed in the preceding lecture as the selfsame path to intellectual discovery and disengagement is explored in expressly poetic terms. While the pilgrim’s dream of the siren in Purgatorio 19 warns of the death-dealing power of aesthetics, the encounter between Statius and Virgil in the cantos that follow points to its life-giving potential by casting poetry as a means of conversion.
2.019 Design of Ocean Systems (MIT)
This course is the completion of the cycle of designing, implementing and testing an ocean system, including hardware and software implementation, that begins with 2.017J. Design lectures are given in hydrodynamics, power and thermal aspects of ocean vehicles, environment, materials and construction for ocean use, electronics, sensors, and actuators. Student teams work within schedule and budget, setting goals, reviewing progress, and making regular and final presentations. Instruction and pract
The Joy of Economics: Making Sense out of Life
My goal is to provide an accessible book that reflects this theme of choice and conveys a sense of the breadth and power of basic economic analysis. It assumes no prior knowledge of economics and can be read and appreciated by anyone. While some parts of the book cover conventional material, others do not. I've ignored many traditional topics and substituted ones that apply economics in unusual and often provocative ways. The chapters are not meant to be definitive, they are meant to raise q
AlgTop2: Homeomorphism and the group structure on a circle
This is the first video of the second lecture in this beginner's course on Algebraic Topology. We give the basic definition of homeomorphism between two topological spaces, and explain why the line and circle are not homeomorphic. Then we introduce the group structure on a circle, or in fact a general conic, in a novel way, following Lemmermeyer and as explained by S. Shirali. This gives a gentle intro to the definition of a group. It also uses Pascal's theorem in an interesting way, so we gi
17.433 International Relations of East Asia (MIT)
The aim of this lecture course is to introduce and analyze the international relations of East Asia. With four great powers, three nuclear weapons states and two of the world's largest economies, East Asia is one of the most dynamic and consequential regions in world politics. During the Cold War, East Asia witnessed intense competition and conflict between the superpowers and among the states in the region. In the post-Cold War era, the region has been an engine of the global economy while unde
Somali food aid
Aug. 14 - Somalia calls for the creation of a humanitarian task force to help protect food aid convoys. Julie Noce, reports.
Domestic Violence, Shari'a, and Women's Rights: (with Lisa Hajjar)
This talk by Lisa Hajjar focuses on the issue of domestic violence in Muslim societies in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. The analytical framework is comparative, emphasizing four factors and the interplay among them: shari?a (Islamic law), state power, intrafamily violence, and struggles over women?s rights.
ARTD6064 Entrepreneurship WSA
ARTD6064 Entrepreneurship WSA
SP.601J Feminist Theory (MIT)
This course focuses on a range of theories of gender in modern life. In recent years, feminist scholars in a range of disciplines have challenged previously accepted notions of political theory such as the distinctions between public and private, the definitions of politics itself, the nature of citizenship, and the roles of women in civil society. In this course, we will examine different aspects of women's lives through the life cycle as seen from the vantage point of feminist theory. In addi
Still banning that Bomb: Thinking about nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament
Friday 31 July, 3.30-5.00pm Seminar Room 1.03, Ground Floor, Hedley Bull Centre, Garran Rd, ANU campus Ron Huisken is Senior Fellow at the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, Australian National University. He spent a number of years at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute and the UN Centre for Disarmament Affairs before joining government (1981-2001), predominantly the Departments of Foreign Affairs and Trade and of Defence. He returned to academia in 2001 with research intere
Navy Blue Button-Through Coat Dress
Navy blue coat dress (buttin-through). 1920s style, loose fitting. Suit-style collar, lapels extending to full length of dress. Long sleeves, turn back cuffs. Large navy blue button to each lapel. Three blue buttons down centre front with button loops to fasten. - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire University.
Smoking in pregnancy
A Power Point Presentation including lecture and activities, looking at smoking in pregnant women. These slides look at the physiology of smoking and the general behaviour of women who smoke while pregnant.
This power point presentation looks at and discusses the role of the midwife during contraception. It provides a lecture and also activities that will consider important considerations for women relating to contraception.
Imitation Pearl and Diamante Bar Brooch
White metal bar brooch with artificial pearls (one missing) and diamante. Straight pin and 'c' catch. Date: 1950 - 1959 - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire University.
The rise of the Grid & the Large Hadron Collider - Glenn Patrick
Particle Physicist Dr Glenn Patrick talks about the Large Hadron Collider. Based at CERN, in Geneva, the collider is the largest scientific machine in the world. It started operation in the summer of 2008 and aims to produce colossal amounts of data, which thousands of scientists around the world will analyse to further our understanding of the universe.
Combining Entrepreneurship and Environmental Science
Jesko von Windheim combines business savvy and scientific understanding in his new role at Duke as the director of the Nicholas School's Environmental Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center. A founder of multiple companies himself, von Windheim was already teaching entrepreneurship courses at Duke when he recently joined the Nicholas faculty to lead the new environmental entrepreneurship certificate program. Classes in the two-year program will train students to understand business models and
Living with Catastrophic Terrorism: Can Science and Technology Make the U.S. Safer?
After the terrorists attack of September 11, three Academies-the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine-sponsored a major study of the role that science and technology might play in countering the threat of catastrophic terrorism in the United States. This study involved a committee of 24 expe
Alexander Graham Bell's Patent for the Telephone and Thomas Edison's Patent for the Electric Lamp
This lesson introduces students to significant inventions of the late 19th century and examines the power of Congress to pass laws related to the granting of patents. It correlates to the National History Standards and the National Standards for Civics and Social Sciences. It also has cross-curricular connections with history, government, language arts, and science.
"Special Topics: Social Animals, Fall 2009"
" Humans are social animals; social demands, both cooperative and competitive, structure our development, our brain and our mind. This course covers social development, social behaviour, social cognition and social neuroscience, in both human and non-human social animals. Topics include altruism, empathy, communication, theory of mind, aggression, power, groups, mating, and morality. Methods include evolutionary biology, neuroscience, cognitive science, social psychology and anthropology."
Andrew J. Bacevich
Is an imperial presidency destroying what America stands for? Bill Moyers sits down with history and international relations expert and former US Army Colonel Andrew J. Bacevich who identifies three major problems facing our democracy: the crises of economy, government and militarism, and calls for a redefinition of the American way of life. "Because of this preoccupation with the presidency," says Bacevich, "the president has become what we have instead of genuine politics, instead of genuine