Restorative Justice and Conflict Communication Theory
Susan J. Szmania (Ph.D, Communication Studies. University of Texas at Austin) conducts research about conflict and discourse. She is trained as a victim offender mediator and writes about restorative justice theory and practice. After teaching at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee for five years, she is currently serving as a political assistant with the State Department at the U.S. Embassy in Stockholm, Sweden. She was a visiting Faculty at the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution
SP.406 Sexual and Gender Identities (MIT)
This course introduces scholarly debates about sexual identities, gender identities and expressions, and sexual orientation and its representation in various media. We begin with an investigation of the theoretical underpinnings of the emerging field of queer studies, from the nineteenth century to the present day, and consider how subsequent work in transgender studies continues to challenge traditional understandings of sex, gender, and sexuality.
Teaching Organic Farming & Gardening: Resources for Instructors
Published by the UC Santa Cruz Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems, the 600-page manual covers practical aspects of organic farming and gardening, applied soil science, and social and environmental issues in agriculture. Units contain lecture outlines for instructors and detailed lecture outlines for students, field and laboratory demonstrations, assessment questions, and annotated resource lists. Although much of the material has been developed for field or garden demonstrations
Shirky on Coase, Collaboration and Here Comes Everybody
Clay Shirky, author of Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations, talks about the economics of organizations with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. The conversation centers on Shirky's book. Topics include Coase on the theory of the firm, the power of sharing information on the internet, the economics of altruism, and the creation of Wikipedia.
Klein on Truth, Bias, and Disagreement
Dan Klein, of George Mason University, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts on truth in economics, bias, and groupthink in academic life. Along the way they discuss the Food and Drug Administration (and the drug approval process), the culture of academic life and the roles of empirical evidence and prediction markets in adjudicating academic disagreement. The conversation closes with a discussion of Econ Journal Watch--the watchdog journal Klein founded and edits--and an invitation to listeners
Don Boudreaux on Macroeconomics and Austrian Business Cycle Theory
Don Boudreaux, of George Mason University, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the microfoundations of macroeconomics and the Austrian theory of business cycles. Boudreaux draws on Erik Lindahl's distinction between microeconomics and macroeconomics, emphasizing the difference between individual choices and the coordination of economic activity. Other topics include the Austrian view of capital and investment, the Austrian view of monetary policy, the issue of aggregation, and the intell
Klein on The Theory of Moral Sentiments, Episode 2--A Discussion of Part I
This is the second podcast in the EconTalk Book Club discussion of The Theory of Moral Sentiments by Adam Smith. In this episode, Dan Klein of George Mason University and EconTalk host Russ Roberts discuss Part I of the book.
Klein on The Theory of Moral Sentiments, Episode 3--A Discussion of Part II
This is the third podcast in the EconTalk Book Club discussion of The Theory of Moral Sentiments by Adam Smith. In this episode, Dan Klein of George Mason University and EconTalk host Russ Roberts discuss Part II of the book.
Klein on The Theory of Moral Sentiments, Episode 4--A Discussion of Part III
This is the fourth podcast in the EconTalk Book Club discussion of The Theory of Moral Sentiments by Adam Smith. In this episode, Dan Klein of George Mason University and EconTalk host Russ Roberts discuss Part III of the book.
Klein on The Theory of Moral Sentiments, Episode 5--A Discussion of Parts III (cont.), IV, and V
This is the fifth podcast in the EconTalk Book Club discussion of The Theory of Moral Sentiments by Adam Smith. In this episode, Dan Klein of George Mason University and EconTalk host Russ Roberts finish discussing Part III, and discuss Parts IV and V of the book.
Klein on The Theory of Moral Sentiments, Episode 6--A Discussion of Parts VI and VII, and Summary
This is the sixth and concluding podcast in the EconTalk Book Club discussion of The Theory of Moral Sentiments by Adam Smith. In this episode, Dan Klein of George Mason University and EconTalk host Russ Roberts discuss Parts VI and VII of the book. They close by putting the book in context.
11.308J Advanced Seminar: Urban Nature and City Design (MIT)
This course explores the urban environment as a natural phenomenon, human habitat, medium of expression, and forum for action. The course has several major themes: how ideas of nature influence the way cities are perceived, designed, built, and managed; how natural processes and urban form interact and the consequences for human health and welfare; how planners and designers can shape the urban natural environment. Each student researches and presents a case, either historical or an example of c
Lecture 54 - The Big Bang Theory
AST 114: Survey of Astronomy - Lecture Videos - Lecture 54 - The Big Bang Theory - Missouri State University > COMPLETE COURSES > AST 114: Survey of Astronomy > Lecture Videos > Lecture 54 - The Big Bang Theory
"It will be better if the army takes over" - Karachi resident
Pakistanis express concerns about security, calling on the army to guarantee safety following a Taliban raid on the country's busiest airport this week. Deborah Lutterbeck reports. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More updates and breaking news: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics including business, financial, nationa
Duke Medicine Profiles: Lorraine E. Anglin, PA-C
Get to know Duke Medicine's family medicine providers. Learn more about Lorraine Anglin, PA at http://www.dukemedicine.org/find-doctors-physicians/lorraine-e-anglin-pa-c.
A Format That Fits Your Schedule: Darden's EMBA and GEMBA
http://www.darden.virginia.edu - The executive formats of the Darden MBA program are designed for professionals with demanding schedules. With the Darden EMBA and GEMBA, you'll find there are significantly fewer trips away from the home and office than you might expect. Approximately one-third of the course work is delivered via distance learning. To provide a highly engaging learning experience between residencies, you will participate in live online classes, work on individual assignments, par
Wave propagation in random media: diffusion vs. localization
Dr. Thomas Wellens (Physikalisches Institut, Univ. Freiburg): As it is well known, waves are fundamentally distinct from (classical) particles in their ability to display interference. However, in presence of disorder, interferences tend to be washed out. In this case, wave propagation reduces to a simple diffusion process - like a random walk of a classical particle ("soccer ball in the forest"). But under appropriate circumstances, some interferences may also survive the disorder average and i
Ex(e/o)rcising Demons: Brownian Motors at Work on the Nanoscale
Prof. Dr. Peter Hänggi (Institut für Physik, Univ. Augsburg): Noise is usually thought of as the enemy of order rather than of a constructive influence. For the phenomena of Brownian motors, however, noise can play a beneficial role in enhancing and facilitating directed transport in absence of biasing forces. We identify variety of intriguing beneficial applications in physical, technological, and biomedical contexts. In their modus operandi such classical and quantum Brownian motors use the
Emissaries of Peace
Adept negotiators in pursuit of peace, the Cherokee tribe endures through centuries of change. Colonial Williamsburg director and producer Linda Randulfe talks about the November 8 Electronic Field Trip, "Emissaries of Peace."
Tobacco in the Colonies
Investment in the field yields profits in the marketplace for diligent tobacco farmers. Rural tradesman Wayne Randolph describes the hungry crop's allure.Author(s):