Wolfe Center Dedication
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President Patrick Deane on funding for liberal arts building
A $45.5-million investment by the Ontario government will allow McMaster to build a major new liberal arts building that will be used by more than half the entire student body and improve access to education for under-represented groups such as Aboriginal people, Crown wards and first-generation students. Read more: http://dailynews.mcmaster.ca/story.cfm?id=8082
2011 Harvard Digital Scholarship Summit: Keynote - Daniel Atkins (University of Michigan)
How are research technologies changing the landscape of knowledge production and what are the implications for the quality and value of research? Daniel E. Atkins is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan (UM), Ann Arbor. He is also a Professor of Information, and the W. K. Kellogg Professor of Community Informatics in the School of Information. He currently serves as the Associate Vice-President for Research Cyberinfrastru
Great Zoom out of Houston, Texas: Reliant Stadium
Using data from different spacecraft and some powerful computer technology, visualizers at the Goddard Space Flight Center present you with a collection of American cities in a way you have never seen them before. Starting with our camera high above the Earth, we rush in towards the surface at what would be an impossible speed for any known vehicle. Passing though layers of atmosphere, the colors of our destinations shimmer with their own unique characteristics, and suddenly we find ourselves fl
Zoom and Fade to Animation of Solar Flare using TRACE Imagery
A zoom into a composite solar image created from TRACE observations made on October 10, 1998, followed by an animation of TRACE images showing a flare in the solar corona
Leeds Metropolitan University alumna Nicole Evans talks about taking over a business while studying for a Business Management Degree.
Franse woordenschat inoefenen Deze site biedt tal van woordenschatthema's aan om de Franse taal te verwerven of verder in te oefenen. Elk thema bevat auditieve fragmenten waar vraagjes bijhoren die je online aan de hand van multiple choice kan invullen. Elk thema is ook als …
Deze site biedt tal van woordenschatthema's aan om de Franse taal te verwerven of verder in te oefenen. Elk thema bevat auditieve fragmenten waar vraagjes bijhoren die je online aan de hand van multiple choice kan invullen. Elk thema is ook als …
Sostenibilidad y urbanismo. Experiencias
Esta asignatura pretende esbozar una metodología de acercamiento al hecho de la ciudad desde unas pautas de análisis y actuación ordenadas y jerarquizadas que permitan abordar los problemas complejos poco a poco.
Modelado y Composición
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Will the Global 'War on Terrorism' be the New Cold War? [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Barry Buzan | Many have talked of the 'war on terror' as if it were a new Cold War. This simplistic and misleading understanding is subject to a major critique by one of the leading writers on international relations today. Copyright (c)
Collapse of the Soviet empire - reflections from an insider [Audio]
Speaker(s): Andrei Grachev | Andrei Grachev official spokesman for the last president of the USSR, Mikhail Gorbachev, explores the unexpected collapse of the Soviet Empire in 1991. Copyright (c)
Asia Forum 2006 Session Three : Society [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Robert Wade, HE Sun Yuxi; Dr Purna Sen; Professor Lord Meghnad Desai | Discussions were led by LSE academics: Professor Danny Quah, Head of Economics Department; Dr Razeen Sally, senior lecturer in international political economy and head of the international trade policy unit and Professor Robert Wade, professor of political economy and development at DESTIN. Other speakers included: Sheila Dikshit, chief minister of Delhi; Nandan M Nilekani, chief executive officer of Inf
The Ageing Society: challenges opportunities and unnecessary scares [Audio]
Speaker(s): Lord Adair Turner | As part of LSE's series of lectures looking at the long term challenges facing Britain and British politicians 'after Blair', Adair Turner will examine the issues of pensions, welfare reform and the challenges posed by an ageing society.
American Policy Toward Israel: the power and limits of beliefs [Audio]
Speaker(s): Dr Michael Thomas | Most scholars explain America's nearly unconditional support of Israel either as a result of inordinate influence by a small pro-Israel lobby or as the product of strategic choices by presidents. Studies of the Reagan and first Bush administrations demonstrate a more useful way to understand American policy and to predict when it might change. That method involves analysing how policy advocates redefine, institutionally embed, and enforce versions of long-standing
Israel and the Palestinians: Domestic Developments and Prospects for Talks [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Shai Feldman, Dr. Khalil Shikaki | Professor Shai Feldman is director of the Crown Center for Middle East Studies at Brandeis University, Boston. From 1997-2005 he served as head of the Jaffee Center for Strategic Studies at Tel Aviv University. He also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Harvard University's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. In 2001-2003 he served as a member of the UN Secretary General's Advisory Board on Disarmament Matter
The NHS: The Next 10 Years [Audio]
Speaker(s): Rt Hon Patricia Hewitt MP | In this lecture, Patricia Hewitt will reflect on the achievements and lessons learnt from the last ten years of investment and reform in the health service. She will set out how, over the coming decade, the NHS can rise to the challenge of delivering the best health and healthcare for patients, and the best value for money for taxpayers. Ms Hewitt will also tackle head on proposals for alternative ways of funding healthcare, such as co-payments, and demons
Development Governance and the Media: the role of the media in building African society [Audio]
Speaker(s): Mark Wilson, James Deane; Gerald Milward-Oliver | How can the media hold governments in developing countries to account? How can more effective media development improve development more widely? What is the impact of the digital revolution in Africa? Are there fragile states in which media development must be abandoned altogether? This report sets out the POLIS view of 'networked journalism' for fostering media development in Africa.
Exploring options for the process of constitutional change [Audio]
Speaker(s): The Rt Hon Jack Straw MP, Shami Chakrabarti; Nick Clegg MP; Peter Facey Dominic Grieve QC MP; Professor Robert Hazell; Gus Hosein; Henry Porter; Justice Robert Sharpe; Roger Smith; Michael Willis MP | In what will be his first major speech since taking on leadership of constitutional reform, the Secretary of State for Justice and Lord Chancellor, Jack Straw, will deliver a keynote address at the launch of the LSE's Future Britain project. The project is a two-year initiative to explo
Cool It: global warming and getting our priorities straight [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Bjørn Lomborg | Current policy proposals on global warming tend to focus on early and strong greenhouse gas cuts, although these will be very expensive and help very little. Lomborg suggests that we should focus on long-term, smart strategies.
Media and Democracy in Post-Putin Russia: has the death of press freedom been exaggerated? [Audio]
Speaker(s): Miklos Haraszti, Edward Lucas; Pavel Andreev; Darya Pushkova | Who is to blame for the current state of the Russian media? Can press freedom be revived? Miklos Haraszti is the representative on freedom of the media at the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe. Edward Lucas is East European correspondent at The Economist and author of The New Cold War and How to Win It, to be published in 2008. Pavel Andreev is London deputy bureau chief, Russian News & Information Agenc