Oklahoma wildfire forces 1,500 residents from homes
June 24 - About 1,500 residents flee their homes near Medicine Park, Oklahoma after a wildfire breaks out. The fire started the day before on the Fort Sill Army post. Firefighters from at least 25 departments were called in to battle the blaze covering about 5,000 acres. It has destroyed at least four homes. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
Transitioning from the Space Shuttle to the Constellation System
William Gerstenmaier knows the U.S. space program inside out -- both literally and figuratively. As a 30-plus year veteran of NASA, Gerstenmaier has managed the operational dimensions of the space shuttle, international space station, and other space flight missions. For this AeroAstro talk, he dissects a problem that
The Fallacy of Scientism as a Worldview
Prof. Mikael Stenmark : Course
ART 265-01, Introduction to Sub-Saharan African Art, Fall 2006
This course will explore the art of Sub-Saharan Africa from ancient sculpture to modern textile techniques. It will emphasize late 19th and early 20th century arts from four main regions: West Africa, Central Africa, Eastern Africa, and South Africa. We will spend more time in West and Central Africa because this is where the majority of research on African art has been done. By the end of this course, you will have a solid base of the art of several renown peoples, a working knowledge of the co
Harry Potter fans attend moviethon.
Potter fans attend special marathon screening of all seven movies ahead of the release of the final installment.
Respects paid to Zambia's Chiluba
June 27 - Dignitaries from across Africa attend the funeral of former Zambian President Frederick Chiluba. Jessica Gray reports.
Gaga's message of support to Japan
June 27 - Lady Gaga tells quake and tsunami-hit Japanese fans "never give up on the dream of Japan". Doug MacLaurin reports.
Historia de la Comunicación Social II (Prof. Ramón Navarrete-Galiano)
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Autonomous Learning Portfolio in Spanish Language
Autonomous Learning Portfolio in Spanish Language
In this activity, students use a variety of materials to design and create headphones that absorb sound.
Asia Forum 2006 Welcome Dinner [Audio]
Speaker(s): Sir Nicholas Stern, Neville Tuli | Indian Alumni and alumni from across Asia attended an alumni reception the evening before the Asia Forum. LSE director Howard Davies hosted this drinks reception and that was attended by many of the School's senior academics who spoke at the Forum. Sir Nicholas Stern, the first holder of the IG Patel Chair at LSE addressed the reception along with alumnus Neville Tuli who spoke on Art and Development. The reception took place in the Taj Palace Hotel
Swords and Ploughshares [Audio]
Speaker(s): Lord Paddy Ashdown | In this lecture Lord Paddy Ashdown discusses his new book - Swords and Ploughshares: Bringing Peace to the 21st Century. There have been 15 UN-led interventions since 1946, and there are at least 74 wars in progress today. From his perspective as a former Royal Marine officer in the 1960s to the High Representative in Bosnia from 2002-6, Lord Ashdown discusses the successes and failures of peace-keeping operations, questions what lessons have been learned - and w
Reforming the United Nations - Mission Impossible? [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Paul Kennedy | Professor Kennedy's latest book is The Parliament of Man: the past, present and future of the United Nations (2006), which is inspired by the work he did on a report for the secretary general for the 50th anniversary of the UN.
Cash In - Carbon Out [Audio]
Speaker(s): Sam Frankhauser, Abyd Karmali, Ralf Martin; Professor Michael Mainelli; Jan-Peter Onstwedder; Martin Wolf | How 'The London Accord' has focused City Research on Climate Change. This introduction to the London Accord will be followed by a debate on two different approaches to Climate Change - Tax versus Carbon Trading.
Thinking Like a Social Scientist: a lecture by Professor Ron Anderson [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Ron Anderson | In this new series of lunchtime lectures, nine of LSE's most senior academics explain the latest thinking on how social scientists work to address the critical problems of the day. They survey the leading ideas and contributions made by their discipline, explain the types of problems that are addressed and the tools that are used, and explore the kinds of solutions proposed.
Green Peace: Energy, Europe and the Global Order [Audio]
Speaker(s): Rt Hon David Miliband | David Miliband was appointed Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs in June 2007.
Wars, Guns and Votes: democracy in dangerous places [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Paul Collier | Award-winning author Paul Collier investigates the violence and poverty in the countries at the bottom of the world economy that are home to a billion people and asks why the democratic process in these countries so often fails.
HIV/AIDS In Uganda: How Anti-Retrovirals Change People's Lives [Audio]
Speaker(s): Dr Antonieta Medina Lara, Barbara Nyanzi-Wakholi | Until only a few years ago, an AIDS diagnosis in Africa was seen as the harbinger of an inevitable and lingering death. In rich countries, anti-retroviral therapy has made AIDS a manageable condition for most infected people. The challenge has been to provide such treatment in resource constrained settings, particularly in Africa. In a unique study combining sophisticated quantitative and qualitative analysis, Antonieta Medina Lara a
Hong Kong's changing financial landscape [Audio]
Speaker(s): John Tsang Chun Wah | John Tsang Chun Wah, Financial Secretary of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region will discuss post-financial crisis changes to Hong Kong's financial services sector and the potential benefits of these changes to markets around the world. How can Hong Kong maintain its competitive edge as an international financial and business centre in Asia?