Winter Lecture Series - 2009: Gene-Genie - once out of the bottle, who should control our genes?
The leader of the Human Genome Research Project, the University of Otago’s Professor Mark Henaghan, looks at how far we should regulate, or if at all, to determine control of genetic testing – and is New Zealand law up to the task? Should we trust in parental choice to make the right decisions with the new technology? 2009 Winter Lecture Series
The Paul Callaghan Interviews: Andrew Wilson
This interview is part of a series undertaken in 2007 and 2007 by Paul Callaghan of the MacDiarmid Institute, as part of a project entitled "beyond the Farm and the Theme Park". Andrew Wilson is a physicist at the University of Otago, an expert in lasers, optics and their application to the study of cold atoms. He leads a small spin-out company called Photonic Innovations.
Engaging Developers with Open Source Projects - "Life of a Wookie"
At the University of Bolton a component of a publicly funded research project entered The Apache Software Foundation incubator. Apache emphasizes community, and in this talk Scott explains the value of community to Wookie. In this talk Scott Wilson discusses what is the value of external contribution, how the project should be run to allow external contributors to become part of the core project, and the reasons behind some of the "bureaucracy" that prospective contributors sometimes don't unde
Shashank Verma, Said Business School, MBA graduate 2005, India
Prior to his MBA, Shashank Verma worked for Tata Consultancy Services, Nortel Networks, and HCL Technologies as a software engineer. At Oxford he used his Entrepreneurship Project to write an award-winning business plan for exploiting biofuels in India and then worked on a roll-out plan during his Strategic Consulting Project. Along with fellow MBA alumnus, Sagun Saxena, he then set up CleanStar Energy which generates biodiesel on land not suitable for agriculture in India and other developing
Jürgen Heeg, Said Business School, MBA graduate 2007, Germany
Jürgen Heeg worked for Siemens four years as a financial project manager before deciding to do an MBA so that he could move into investment banking. He selected Oxford because of its brand name and history of educating leaders, and joined the MBA class of 2006/07. While studying for his MBA, Jürgen attended a corporate presentation by Macquarie Bank, making contacts which resulted in him completing an internship and accepting a job with them as an executive in their investment banking division
Phoebe: a pedagogic planner
Marion Manton gives an overview of the Phoebe project which aims to guide practitioners working in post-compulsory learning (FE, HE and ACL) in designing effective and pedagogically sound learning activities. Visit http://media.conted.ox.ac.uk/res03 to view the full presentation from Marion Manton, including her slides.
Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka: Part 2
From 1991 to 1996 the Kansas Historical Society participated in a grant project that funded eighty oral interviews with people involved in or affected by U.S. school desegregation cases that culminated in Brown versus Board of Education. These interviews give us an invaluable record of the people who were involved, the events leading up to the 1954 decision, the people involved and the long-term impact.
Clinical Trial Protocol Development
Dr Phaik Yeong Cheah, Head of Clinical Trials at the Mahidol-Oxford Research Unit in Bangkok, Thailand discusses clinical trial protocol development. This lecture is an introduction to the topic and gives an overview from initial concept through to GCP requirements, ethical considerations, study drugs and procedures and safety reporting.
Battle of the Bulge, A Kansas Story
"In early December of 1944, Second Lieutenant Martin Jones of the 106th Division of the Army moved through Belgium to the German border. Jones and his division were scattered through the Ardennes forest when the Germans began moving tanks across the border. The battle that ensued, called the Battle of the Bulge, lasted from December 16, 1944 through January 25, 1945 and claimed over 75,000 casualties and prisoners of war. He recalls the engagement and his subsequent capture at the hands of the G
An Introduction to Clinical Trials
George Warimwe from the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI)/Wellcome Trust Research Programme in Kilifi, Kenya presents an introduction to clinical trials aimed at trial site staff and anyone new to the field. Topics covered include: equipoise and hypothesis, protocol, trial design, comparative effectiveness, pharmacovigilance, ICH-GCP basics, informed consent, essential documents, databases and statistics.
Underlining Titles of Books & Poems
The titles of books and poems should be underlined if the book or
the poem is large. Learn about underlining title novels and epic poetry with help from a certified tutor in this video clip.
David Smith on Dementia
Professor Smith talks about his research at OPTIMA (Oxford Project To Investigate Memory and Ageing) on dementia, particularly Alzheimer’s and the relation between diet and blood pressure in younger life and dementia in older life
Art a GoGo Podcast #32 - Art in the News Please visit our blog at www.artagogo.com/blog for full show notes and links that we discuss during the show. Back to basics…All Art News today!
Please visit our blog at www.artagogo.com/blog for full show notes and links that we discuss during the show.
Back to basics…All Art News today!
Berkeley's OpenCast project
Adam Hochman from the University of California at Berkeley talks about their OpenCast project
Total Sediment Thickness of the World's Oceans and Marginal Seas
This site consists of a digital total sediment thickness map and database for the world's oceans and marginal seas. The data are derived from previously published maps, ocean drilling results (Ocean Drilling Program and Deep Sea Drilling Project), and seismic reflection profiles (National Geophysical Data Center archives and Geological/Geophysical Atlas of the Pacific). Features include a JPEG image of the map, a downloadable data set available as either a NetCDF grd file or ASCII file, and bibl
Thematic Poetry Videos
Overview: Youth literacy can be promoted by leveraging youth culture, such as rap/music videos. By merging sound and visual imagery with text, a poetry writing task can be transformed into a multi-media video assignment. English teachers with access to a computer lab equipped with video editing software (e.g. i-Movie) can carry this out with their classes. Alternatively, English and computer lab teachers can collaborate to have their students produce thematic poetry videos as the culminating act
Symbols of Culture
PTPI's Global Youth Murals Project poses a wonderful introduction to the ways in which children around the world represent their cultures through visual art. Using this collection in the Global Gallery, learners can examine different depictions of culture as an entry point to studying cultures of countries around the world. This activity can be an introductory exercise to social studies or world geography research projects.
Fellowship artist profile: Larry McNeil (Tlingit/ Nisgaá)
Larry Tee Harbor Jackson McNeil (Tlingit / Nisgaá)
Larry Tee Harbor Jackson McNeil has exhibited his work throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and New Zealand. Among other honors, McNeil is a 2006 recipient of the National Geographic All Roads Project Award. “I have been working on this fly by night mythology work for quite sometime now. It started out as a look at our Tlingit traditional stories with Raven the Changeling and Trickster playing th
The Developmental Selection module is a research simulation that allows students to investigate the possible causes of incomplete embryo development in perennial legume fruits. Two competing hypotheses are proposed to explain patterns of seed abortion - the pollen tube competition hypothesis and the maternal resource limitation hypotheses. Students can explore these competing hypotheses by setting up experimental problems and then collecting and analyzing their data. The Developmental Selectio
Saving the British strawberry
Researchers at Warwick HRI describe a project which could help to prevent the disappearance of UK grown strawberries due to changes in the weather by helping farmers combat the effects of climate change.