UK Barclays mulls HQ options
Barclays PLC has declined to comment on reports it's considering moving its headquarters out of London as the cost of holding more capital threatens to make the UK capital less attractive.
Prices spike in Tripoli
Food shortages lead to higher prices for a variety of goods in Tripoli, while many shops remain closed in Benghazi. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
Students are introduced to chemical engineering and learn about its many different applications. They are provided with a basic introduction to matter and its different properties and states. An associated hands-on activity gives students a chance to test their knowledge of the states of matter and how to make observations using their five senses: touch, smell, sound, sight and taste.
Plant Cycles: Photosynthesis & Transpiration
What do plants need? Students examine the effects of light and air on green plants, learning the processes of photosynthesis and transpiration. Student teams plant seeds, placing some in sunlight and others in darkness. They make predictions about the outcomes and record ongoing observations of the condition of the stems, leaves and roots. Then, several healthy plants are placed in glass jars with lids overnight. Condensation forms, illustrating the process of transpiration, or the release of mo
Destination Outer Space
Students acquire a basic understanding of the science and engineering of space travel as well as a brief history of space exploration. They learn about the scientists and engineers who made space travel possible and briefly examine some famous space missions. Finally, they learn the basics of rocket science (Newton’s third law of motion), the main components of rockets and the U.S. space shuttle, and how engineers are involved in creating and launching spacecraft.
Audio Engineers: Sound Weavers
Students are introduced to audio engineers, discovering the type of environment in which they work and exactly what they do on a day-to-day basis. Students come to realize that audio engineers help produce their favorite music and movies.
Simple Machines and Modern Day Engineering Analogies
Students apply the mechanical advantages and problem-solving capabilities of six types of simple machines (wedge, wheel and axle, lever, inclined plane, screw, pulley) as they discuss modern structures in the spirit of the engineers and builders of the great pyramids. While learning the steps of the engineering design process, students practice teamwork, creativity and problem solving.
The Clemson Area
Clemson students Tayler Easton and Adam Dorsam, along with Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management professor Denise Anderson, discuss what they love about the Clemson area.
Knowledge Management: An Introduction
Tony Sheehan, Director of Learning Services at Ashridge talks about knowledge management. Knowledge management is about applying the right knowledge at the right time to achieve the best business results.
Fostering Open Educational Practices
Fostering Open Educational Practices
NCPACS: From Parihaka to Nationhood
He kai kora nui te riri - "War Consumes everything like a raging fire". Open lecture by Sir Paul Reeves, former Governor General and Archbishop of Aotearoa New Zealand, Chancellor of AUT University. Sir Paul Reeves' whakapapa is to Taranaki. His talk focuses on Te Whiti's non violent resistance at Parihaka and the subsequent imprisonment and deportation of the resisters to Dunedin. He reflects on what Parihaka and the New Zealand wars mean for New Zealanders' concept of nationhood in the 21st
The Cure (Low Interest Rates) Is the Disease As a reaction to the global financial and economic crisis, central banks around the world have cut their interest rates to the point of disappearing, because they see low interest rates as being conducive to making economies return to growth and prosperity. According to the Austrian School of economics, however, the latest crisis has been brought about by a monetary policy of artificially
As a reaction to the global financial and economic crisis, central banks around the world have cut their interest rates to the point of disappearing, because they see low interest rates as being conducive to making economies return to growth and prosperity.
According to the Austrian School of economics, however, the latest crisis has been brought about by a monetary policy of artificially
Peer Editing Guide
The University of Richmond's Writing Center offers this Peer Editing Guide. The Guide discusses the process of peer editing highlighting thesis statements, coherence and clarity of writing, content, style and how to mark a draft. Users can also follow a link to other writiers' web topics.
"Kill the Indian, and Save the Man": Capt. Richard C. Pratt on the Education of Native Americans
Beginning in 1887, the federal government attempted to "Americanize" Native Americans, largely through the education of Native youth. By 1900 thousands of Native Americans were studying at almost 150 boarding schools around the United States. The U.S. Training and Industrial School founded in 1879 at Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania, was the model for most of these schools. Boarding schools like Carlisle provided vocational and manual training and sought to systematically strip away tribal cultur
Film Appreciation through Video...
Film Appreciation through Video Production: Dr. Chad Harriss teaches film and television appreciation through the applied process of video production.
We present a lecture course of continuum mechanic including fluid mechanics and theory of elasticity, This lecture note starts from the primitive level and covers the topics in the advanced level. It is a self-contained and suitable for study by themselves.
Investigating the Dynamic Martian Polar Caps
In this activity, students download NASA Hubble Space Telescope (HST) images of the Martian polar ice caps in summer and winter. Using image processing techniques, students measure and compare various images of the changing Martian and Earth polar ice caps.