"Elements of Software Construction, Fall 2008"
" This course provides an introduction to the fundamental principles and techniques of software development that have greatest impact on practice. Topics include capturing the essence of a problem by recognizing and inventing suitable abstractions; key paradigms, including state machines, functional programming, and object-oriented programming; use of design patterns to bridge gap between models and code; the role of interfaces and specification in achieving modularity and decoupling; reasoning
The Great Gatsby
After reading "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald we are going to locate three major symbols and identify the meaning of each. Upon completion of this project, you will be able to identify these three symbols in Fitzgerald's novel and explain their meaning and relevance to one of themes in this novel.
Moynihan's window for action is 6-12 months: BofA shareholder
Aug. 24 - Bank of America shareholder and CEO of Finger Interest Jonathan Finger says CEO Brian Moynihan has six to 12 months to turn the bank's fortunes around before the board takes action.
288 GG Compound Words
Why isn't it a gumsballS machine?
Google deal sparks speculation
Aug. 15 - Google's $12.5 billion deal to buy Motorola Mobility has the potential to shake up the smartphone business landscape, and position Google to better compete with rival Apple. Bobbi Rebell reports.
Extreme Solar Flares
From NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio. Solar flares may seem like far-away events, but they can damage satellites and even ground-based technologies and power grids. Every 11 years, as the sun reaches its maximum activity they become bigger and more common, and that increases the chances that one will significantly affect Earth. (02:53)
So what are these solar eruptions? A solar flare is basically an explosion on the surface of the sun ranging from minutes to hours in le
Christmas Is More: Movie Clip From How the Grinch Stole Christmas
When the Grinch discovers that the town is still joyful and singing after losing all of their gifts, he realizes that Christmas is more than just presents. Themes illustrated through this clip include transformation, joy, perspective, and materialism. ( 3:31)
Systems Hylomorphism: A Post-Genomic Theory of Nature
Presented by Nicanor Austriaco, O.P. (Providence College) at the Notre Dame Inaugural Workshop on Adult and Alternative Forms of Stem Cell Research: Public Lectures, 2011: http://law.nd.edu/about/conferences/summer-workshop-stem-cell-research/ Stem Cell Initiative: http://adultstemcell.nd.edu/
Introduction to Roman Architecture
This 42 minute university lecture reviews ancient Roman architecture with a slide show and narration. A transcript is provided.
Killer rat injects fur with poison
Read more: http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/nstv/2011/08/killer-rat-prepares-toxic-hair-do.html
An Interview with DUSP Grad Student Jeffrey Juarez
An interview with DUSP student Jeff Juarez about how he came to be at the School of Architecture and Planning, MIT after growing up in South Central Los Angeles and his plans for the future.
A History of the County of Leicestershire: Volume 5 Gartree Hundred
Covers the thirty-eight parishes of Gartree hundred and also the town of Market Harborough.
Richard Dawkins at the University of Maryland
Cristian Castillo-Davis interviews Richard Dawkins Stamp Student Union University of Maryland College Park, MD April 6, 2011
This 7:27 minute video is a biography of Tubman starting from her early life and providing some insights into why she did what she did in a manner that should be easy to students to follow. Good images.
The Obesity Epidemic
Professor Jim Mann of the Edgar National Centre for Diabetes Research presents a short film on the Obesity Epidemic in New Zealand.
Retail's back-to-school lesson plan
Aug. 17 - Total back-to-school spending this year, including college, is expected to be close to $69 billion according to the National Retail Federation, and retailers are fighting to get their share of the second most important shopping season of the year. Bobbi Rebell reports.
An Accelerated View of Functional Dynamics in Bio-Molecular Systems
Phineus Markwick gives a talk at the RPP08 conference long time-scale MD simulations of protein dynamics. He discusses experiments using dipolar coupling to probe the protein dynamics. From these he shows how to build a simulation.
Scientists find ancient mountains that fed early life
Scientists have found evidence for a huge mountain range that sustained an explosion of life on Earth 600 million years ago. The mountain range was similar in scale to the Himalayas and spanned at least 2,500 kilometres of modern west Africa and northeast Brazil, which at that time were part of the supercontinent Gondwana. “Just like the Himalayas, this range was eroded intensely because it was so huge. As the sediments washed into the oceans they provided the perfect nutrients for life to f
Guide to the Papers of Charles D. Palmer, 1942-1975
This collection contains the papers of Charles D. Palmer, who was Director and Chairman of the Board of the Port Authority of Allegheny County from 1964-1977. Palmer was instrumental in developing the Early Action Program and the Transit Expressway during the early years of the Port Authority. Palmer's papers are in the form of correspondence, meeting minutes, reports, studies, contracts, photographs, and film.
Delta Daybreak - WatchKnowLearn.org in the News!
Would you like to learn more about our CEO and the national bus tour? This news segment is from Detla Daybreak, WXVT-TV in Greenville, MS. It includes a lengthy interview with the WatchKnowLearn CEO, Dr. Joe Thomas. He shares details about the history and vision of the website, along with a few intimate pictures and stories about his family and their upcoming journey in the WatchKnowLearn tour bus. (05:45)