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11.362 Environmental Management Practicum: Brownfield Redevelopment (MIT)
Through site-specific client-based work, this course will allow students to materially contribute to redevelopment decision-making regarding a former inner-city industrial site. The course will focus on generating and analyzing pragmatic redevelopment scenarios given the issues of brownfields and environmental contamination, community preferences, regulatory constraints and economic realities.
The course is designed along two parallel and mutually reinforcing educational tracks: Field learning
8.325 Relativistic Quantum Field Theory III (MIT)
This course is the third and last term of the quantum field theory sequence. Its aim is the proper theoretical discussion of the physics of the standard model. Topics include: quantum chromodynamics; the Higgs phenomenon and a description of the standard model; deep-inelastic scattering and structure functions; basics of lattice gauge theory; operator products and effective theories; detailed structure of the standard model; spontaneously broken gauge theory and its quantization; instantons and
4.406 Ecologies of Construction (MIT)
Ecologies of Construction examines the resource requirements for the making and maintenance of the contemporary built environment. This course introduces the field of industrial ecology as a primary source of concepts and methods in the mapping of material and energy expenditures dedicated to construction activities.
Educating Women in Rural China
A specialist and activist in the field of gender, Wu Qing has been the leading figure and voice for the interests and education of women in rural China. With her sincere concern for the educational and economic problems rural women are facing and her determined mission to change their situation, Wu Qing has been working on the frontlines of gender realities.
Helping to Spread Prosperity to the "Other Maines"
David Vail, Bowdoin’s Adams-Catlin Professor of Economics. Discusses past efforts – and promising new ones – to stimulate rural economic development in Maine’s “rim counties,” which face chronic economic and social distress. He is joined by Lauren Withey ’06, who discusses her field research in Maine’s Katahdin region, which has been affected by the declining paper industry.
Kibbe Lecture - National Medal of Science Laureate Susan Solomon
Susan Solomon is widely recognized as one of the leaders in the field of atmospheric science. She obtained some of the first chemical measurements that helped to establish chlorofluorocarbons as the cause of the ozone hole in Antarctica. The Solomon Glacier in Antarctica was named after her. Solomon is a former co-chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group One.
Solomon's lecture, titled "A World of Climate Change: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow," addre
Assessing the Biological Weapons and Bioterrorism Threat
BIOSECURITY FOR A NEW ERA Lecture Series
Biological weapons (BW) have been a significant national security preoccupation for nearly 15 years. The events of September 11 and the anthrax attacks that followed have magnified these concerns by orders of magnitude while shifting the context almost entirely to "bioterrorism." Over the past four years, the federal government has spent nearly $30 billion to counter the anticipated threat. Strangely, these responses took place in the absence of virtuall
Bio-security for a New Era
Secrets: The Ethics of Concealment and the Ethics of Science in Synthetic Biological Research
Dr. Laurie Zoloth, Center for Bioethics, Science and Society, Northwestern University
Increasingly sophisticated techniques allow for increasing powerful and creative tools of biology to create new or altered forms of life. Such synthetic biology may offer unprecedented avenues for drug development, alternate energy sources, and medical therapeutics. Yet increasing unease also mounts about the possibl
Rus United: State Mercantilism or Imperialism?
Speaker: Kenneth Jowitt, Pres and Maurine Hotchkis Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and the Robson Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley
Professor Jowitt examines the current Russian regime and tries to characterize it using a more apt comparative historical model of reference than the overused democracy-autocracy polemic.
The Annual Colin Miller Memorial Lecture honors the memory of a journalist and radio and TV producer who was devoted to the Center
NASA KSNN Why do magnets work?
Magnetism is an invisible force felt within the space around a magnet. This space, called the magnetic field, can either attract (pull) or repel (push away) other magnets and some types of metal
NASA CONNECT Mirror, Mirror on the Universe
In NASA CONNECT Mirror, Mirror on the Universe, students discover how algebra and telescopes are used in space exploration and why optics, which is the study of light, is important in astronomy. Students learn about the Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Deep Field, and how NASA engineers use algebra in their work.
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