Dance at UMass Amherst
The UMass Amherst Dance Program believes in a strong cross-understanding of dance forms, and so it emphasizes jazz dance, African dance, and other world forms, in our curriculum, alongside intense training in modern dance and ballet. The program helps students pave the way towards a healthy, balanced life, in whatever field (performing, therapy, teaching, technology) that they happen to follow.
An Introduction to Computational Multiphysics: Motivations for Triple-M Modeling
Modern science is increasingly faced with problems of ever greater complexity, straddling across the traditional disciplinary boundaries between physics, chemistry, material science and biology. Computational science is responding to this challenge with a steadfast development of innovative modeling techniques, designed in such a way as to offer an optimal handling of the information transfer procedures connecting the different scales/levels involved in the quantitative description of the aforem
SP.401 Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies (MIT)
This course offers an introduction to Women's and Gender Studies, an interdisciplinary academic field that asks critical questions about the meaning of gender in society. The primary goal of this course is to familiarize students with key issues, questions and debates in Women's and Gender Studies scholarship, both historical and contemporary. Gender scholarship critically analyzes themes of gendered performance and power in a range of social spheres, such as law, culture, work, medicine and the
Every now and then, the Sun, Earth, and Moon align so that, when viewed from the Earth, the Moon eclipses the Sun's light. Solar eclipses are fairly common -- the Moon will block out some portion of the Sun at least twice a year. However, it is still a special event to be able to witness a total solar eclipse. In this video segment adapted from NASA, learn how solar eclipses happen and why they are so difficult to witness. Closed captioning included. Run time 01:51.
Pathophysiology of Infectious Diseases
Medical Microbiology is a vast and ever expanding complex field. The role of microbes in chronic illness, like coronary disease and arthritis, continues to evolve. For example, in the Emerging Infections and Agents of Biological Warfare Lecture, one will learn that while advances in identification, culture techniques, diagnosis and treatment have led to remarkable improvements in the consequences of infectious diseases worldwide in the past quarter century, newly identified pathogens continue to
Medical genetics involves the application of genetic principles in the practice of medicine. The material in this course encompasses diagnosis and treatment of genetic diseases (such as cancer genetics ), study of inheritance of diseases in families, mapping of disease genes to their chromosome locations, study of the molecular genetics and pathogenesis of inherited disorders, provision of genetic counseling for families, and investigations of methods for gene therapy. Unlike any other field, ge
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George Soros on The New Paradigm for Financial Markets
George Soros extends his “theory of reflexivity” from abstraction to application in the realm of investing. His book, The New Paradigm for Financial Markets, offers a timely look at the credit crisis that reached crescendo in 2008. His views fall between prescience and vindication. Nevertheless, he concedes fallibility
The digital architecture of tomorrow
This paper presents an ongoing research project about the development of the materials and fabrication techniques for a fundamentally new class of architectural composite. This type of composite, which is a representative example of an even broader class of smart architectural material, has the potential to change the design and function of an architectural structure or living environment. As of today, this kind of composite does not exist. Once completed, this will be the first technology on i
Derecho Procesal I (2012)
La asignatura es la segunda de las cuatro dedicadas al estudio del Derecho Procesal en el Grado en Derecho. Proporciona conocimientos suficientes acerca del proceso civil de declaración: teoría general (sujetos, objeto y actos), dinámica del proceso (actuaciones previas, alegaciones, prueba, presunciones y conclusión) y crisis procesales.
#249: Tender connections: Fitting prosthetic limbs for comfort and cost Faculty Forum Online: The Strange New Worlds of Exoplanets Ecological Analysis How Does the Digital Environment Change What Architects Do in the Initial Phases of the Design Proce Celebrate Earth Day (News Report) 8.322 Quantum Theory II (MIT) Retailing in Leeds - Consumer Shopping preferences Images from Studying at University: A guide for first year students Intensive case studies for practice across the foundation stage Fachportal Pädagogik
The study of exoplanets—planets outside the solar system that orbit distant stars—can be portrayed as a single-minded quest for habitable, Earth-like planets. But the most remarkable discoveries have been exoplanets with unanticipated properties that can make habitation impossible. In the first Faculty Forum Online of 2014, Associate Professor Joshua Winn ’94, SM ’94, PhD ’01 described these new worlds—and shared research discoveries about the formation and evolution of planets. Fol
Some researchers have tried to answer the question: do we need to think differently while designing in terms of the digital environment? This methodological question leads to another question: what is the range of this difference, if there is one? This research investigates the range of changes in how architects conduct and develop the initial design within the digital environment. The role offered by the digital environment in visual design thinking during conceptual designing through shaping:
Millions of people around the globe celebrate Earth Day. MSNBC.com's Dara Brown shares five simple ways you can help make a cleaner and greener world. (02:07)
8.322 is the second semester of a two-semester subject on quantum theory, stressing principles. Topics covered include: time-dependent perturbation theory and applications to radiation, quantization of EM radiation field, adiabatic theorem and Berry's phase, symmetries in QM, many-particle systems, scattering theory, relativistic quantum mechanics, and Dirac equation.
Leeds is a major city in the UK and as such is a magnet for shoppers from the surrounding region. Around 1.7 to 1.9 million people are in the catchment area as shoppers in Leeds city centre. Consequently retail is an important business for Leeds. John Temperley Senior Lecturer in Marketing in the Business School and a retail specialist, explains the choices that face consumers and what their preferences are, based on research by students sponsored by Leeds city centre management. The results ar
This paper will provide an introductory overview of the EPPE methodology and findings and focus upon the particular effects of specific teaching and learning practices in pre-schools. Where settings view educational and social development as complementary and equal in importance, children make better all round progress. Freely chosen play activities often provided the best opportunities for adults to extend children’s thinking, but it seems that a balance between child-initiated play and the
The Fachportal Pädagogik (German Education Portal) is coordinated by the German Institute for International Educational Research (DIPF). It provides free access to a number of databases where you can trace online journal articles, reports, books and other materials relating to education. Services include the German Education Index ( a bibliographic index to journal articles from over 400 titles) pedocs document server (pre-prints, book chapters and other documents) and a subject directory of li
Faculty Forum Online: The Strange New Worlds of Exoplanets
How Does the Digital Environment Change What Architects Do in the Initial Phases of the Design Proce
Celebrate Earth Day (News Report)
8.322 Quantum Theory II (MIT)
Retailing in Leeds - Consumer Shopping preferences
Images from Studying at University: A guide for first year students Intensive case studies for practice across the foundation stage Fachportal Pädagogik
Intensive case studies for practice across the foundation stage