Community Breakfast Kicks off New Year at UMass Amherst
More than 300 people gathered in the UMass Amherst Student Union on Sept. 1 for the 44th annual Community Breakfast. At the event, the university and the Town Amherst signed a memorandum of understanding to create the Gateway Redevelopment District to develop private student housing as part of a larger, mixed-use development project.
The 'Brain Box' - Steve Furber
Steve Furber is probably most famous as the principal designer of the BBC Microcomputer and the ARM 32-bit RISC microprocessor. His latest project is known as Spinnaker, also nicknamed the 'brain box', to be constructed at the University of Manchester.
UMass Students Explore Tropical Rain Forest
Betsy Dumont, a mammal expert in the biology department at UMass Amherst, is one of six faculty who regularly lead students in a tropical field biology course in the Commonwealth Honors College every Spring Break. They study in Costa Rica's lowland coastal rain forest and spend two days of snorkeling on pristine coral reefs off the coast of Panama. The trip gives students a feel for what it is really like to do a field project, from design to data collection through trouble-shooting and on to an
Popular Policing Video Lecture Part I
This seminar is part of a digital course Trends in the Governance of Security introduced by Clifford Shearing which focuses on civic or popular policing This type of policing is located within communities rather than within either the state or private security Irvin Kinnes looks at methods of nonstate forms of justice and policing in communities in South Africa giving a historical overview and discussing the challenges facedLearning across Borders LABS is an initiative to foster sustainable teac
Poco a Poco: Heath-Care Collaboration in Honduras
The Arizona Health Sciences Center at the University of Arizona assists individuals and communities statewide through a variety of outreach efforts. However, global initiatives are under way, too; members of the AHSC community are making a health-care difference in Honduras. While visiting a remote region of the Central American nation this winter, AHSC faculty, friends and others watched as a new clinic -- one that they helped to become a reality -- began to take shape.
Spartan Sagas: Linda Mercado Peterson
Linda Mercado Peterson, who graduated from the College of Human Medicine in 1988, says Michigan State taught her to be a more compassionate person and physician. "Being a Spartan is a way of life about being involved, giving back, and sharing Spartan ways with my family." Spartans--alumni, students, faculty, and staff. Have your own Spartan Saga to share? Go to http://spartansagas.msu.edu/share/ and share your story with the world!
What School Boards Should Know Before Attempting to Circumvent the Rights of High School Students to
Danielle Suzanne Crossley
School Boards desiring to avoid the requirements of the Equal Access Act (EAA) to prevent students from organizing Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) clubs within their schools may have difficulty doing […]
Silverlight TV 51: Debugging and Deploying WCF RIA Services In this video, John sits down with Saurabh Pant of the WCF RIA Services team and responds to some of the most common issues customers encounter when deploying WCF RIA Services. Saurabh runs through various scenarios and provides great guidance on how to identify and solve these issues. Here are some of the topics he covers:
In this video, John sits down with Saurabh Pant of the WCF RIA Services team and responds to some of the most common issues customers encounter when deploying WCF RIA Services. Saurabh runs through various scenarios and provides great guidance on how to identify and solve these issues. Here are some of the topics he covers:
Copyright Guide for Educators in SA
This program contains resources for educators on copyright laws in South Africa particularly educators in higher education This program is intended to assist educators in their awareness of copyright laws Included in the program is a copyright timeline as well as an infographic There is also a guide which discusses the implications for both copyright holder and user and the use of copyrighted materials in an educational setting Lastly it advises on where to obtain copyright permissions and provi
The Matrix Exponential as a Sum of Powers
A formal description of the matrix exponential. The definition is given as well as examples of calculating it using Taylor's series.
Importing Music in Audacity part 5
Save, Save, Save-and give new names to the project each time you save. If you find music that you can legally use save that into your porject folder so you can use it on multiple podcasts. Music and transitions are added to an interview in this vide.
Microbiology Video Library
The Microbiology Video Library offers a wide variety of downloadable images and short QuickTime movies. It includes an index of species pages, each with an image and movie, informative text page, and links to related books. A more extensive CD-library is available for purchase.
T4 Tips Podcast #19 - Macintosh File Management
This podcast is for Mac users. It covers basic file management 'how-to's':• how to crete new folders• how to move documents into folders• how to store folders in the Mac version of a file cabinet, the Documents folderThere is a surprise at the end of the podcast!Backdrop: http://www.johnhaney.com/backdrop (http://www.johnhaney.com/backdrop) Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there!
Social entrepreneurship in India: going beyond symptoms
If social entrepreneurs in India focus on causes when mapping out challenges, rather than just fixing the symptoms, half the battle is already fought, says Rathin Roy, chairman of the board of directors of Rural Innovations Network, a Chennai-based company that helps social entrepreneurs incubate innovations and take them to the market to benefit the rural poor.
Harnessing Africa’s medicinal plants to create new business opportunities for the rural poor
African farmers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo are taking part in a social entrepreneurship project to cultivate medicinal plants for the pharmaceutical industry.
Fighting Monsanto at the Supreme Court
Student Group Speaker Series Fighting Monsanto at the Supreme Court September 15, 2010 Northwest Environmental Defence Center In this podcast, Professor George Kimbrell, staff attorney for the Center for Food Safety (CFS) and Lewis and Clark alumnus, will discuss the recent Supreme Court decision Monsanto v. Geertson Seed Farms. After plaintiffs secured injunctive relief prohibiting [...]
"Water Resources in the Middle East, part 1"
A talk by Leila Harris, Assistant Professor of Geography at the University of Wisconsin. Co-sponsored by the Center fro Middle Eastern Studies and the Environmental Studies Program. From the World Beyond the Headlines Series.
Civil Engineering in Developing Countries
Based on working on exercises on project decision making and planning, the specific context of working abroad in general and in developing countries in particular is illustrated, with regard to socio-cultural aspects, planning and financing of projects, roles of (consulting) engineers and contractors, local materials, techniques and knowledge and environmental issues. Study Goals: define projects in several phases of the project cycle (feasibility, identification, design and construction, evalua