The Role of Europe in a Multilateral World - November 19, 2009
In his lecture, “The Role of Europe in a Multilateral World,” Romano Prodi will examine the benefits and challenges presented by the European Union’s expansion. Although the enlargement of the union has had significant impact on the democratic transition in eastern Europe and has extended European markets, there is no unanimity on issues of security, energy, and foreign affairs. Prodi maintains that if the EU aims to play a key role on the world’s political stage, it will need to develop
Iron Tiger Throwdown
The Iron Tiger Throwdown, the Fristfest Culinary competition featuring ultimate chicken wings, was contested recently at the Frist Campus Center. Six teams of two representing the residential dining halls and the Frist Campus Center dining venues competed for two prestigious awards: the Iron Tiger Culinary Cup and the People's Choice Award. Judging the competition were a trio of Tom's; Tom Myers from Frist and University Scheduling, Tom Parker from Mail Services and Tom Quirk from Development Ev
21 - Repeated games: cooperation vs. the end game
We discuss repeated games, aiming to unpack the intuition that the promise of rewards and the threat of punishment in the future of a relationship can provide incentives for good behavior today. In class, we play prisoners' dilemma twice and three times, but this fails to sustain cooperation. The problem is that, in the last stage, since there is then is future, there is no incentive to cooperate, and hence the incentives unravel from the back. We related this to the real-world problems of a lam
16 - Backward induction: reputation and duels
In the first half of the lecture, we consider the chain-store paradox. We discuss how to build the idea of reputation into game theory; in particular, in setting like this where a threat or promise would otherwise not be credible. The key idea is that players may not be completely certain about other players' payoffs or even their rationality. In the second half of the lecture, we stage a duel, a game of pre-emption. The key strategic question in such games is when; in this case, when to fire. W
Mapping for the Stage - Connecting CA History/Missions to Theatre
Connecting California History/Missions and Theatre. Users will explore maps of Father Serra's journeys from Spain to Mexico, from Baja California to Alta California and El Camino Real and will use mapping skills to place students on the stage using theatre terms.
Integrating Mathematics, Science and Language
This bilingual curriculum and resources guide and is designed to help elementary school teachers organize instruction to increase achievement of Hispanic primary-grade children whose first language is not English. The guide offers a curriculum plan, instructional strategies and activities, suggested teacher and student materials, and assessment procedures. Because language development is a fundamental co-requisite for learning mathematics and science concepts, processes and skills, the lessons i
15.391 Early Stage Capital (MIT)
15.391 examines the elements of raising early stage capital, focusing on start-up ventures and the early stages of company development. This course also prepares entrepreneurs to make the best use of outside advisors, and to negotiate effective long-term relationships with funding sources. Working in teams, students interact with venture capitalists and other professionals throughout the semester. Disclaimer: The web sites for this course and the materials they offer are provided for educational
What Is Existentialism? (Part 4 of 4)
Part 4 in a four part series on Existentialism. Run time 07:15.
Cursive Capital and Lowercase Alphabets
Each letter of the alphabet is written in cursive. All of the capital letters then the lowercase letters. A short sentence is created in the end combining the cursive letters together.
It only shows the letter being written once, so you would have to pause or go back to see it over again.
Learn the Basics of Geometry
Learn the Basics of Geometry in this five-minute video, the viewer will learn about the basics of geometry.
The University of Memphis School of Public Health - Nikko
Nikko Carlson, a first year MPH student at the U of M, describes the reason he chose the University of Memphis School of Public Health to pursue his graduate degree
21H.909 People and Other Animals (MIT)
A historical survey of the ways that people have interacted with their closest animal relatives, for example: hunting, domestication of livestock, worship of animal gods, exploitation of animal labor, scientific study of animals, display of exotic and performing animals, and pet keeping. Themes include changing ideas about animal agency and intelligence, our moral obligations to animals, and the limits imposed on the use of animals.
LISE08 talk on Second Life in the Chemistry Classroom
I talked about Second Life in the chemistry classroom at the Chemical Heritage Foundation on April 29, 2008. This was part of the 8th Annual Leadership Initiative in Science Education (LISE 8). Most examples involve work done in collaboration with Andrew Lang. At the end I invite the group to an in-world meeting on May 6, 2008 at 13:30 EDT on ACS
Navigation Word Problem (Trigonometry)
Trigonometry problem involving two ships colliding. In an easy conversational tone, the instructor different colors to emphasis his points. For high school students.
The Rise of China: An Interview with Nancy Bernkopf Tucker
History professor Nancy Bernkopf Tucker discusses the rapid rise of China to the world stage from hosting the 2008 Olympics to the crises in Tibet to debt policy with the United States.
A Life in Television - Jeremy Isaacs
Jeremy Isaacs is a television producer, broadcaster and arts impresario. Born in Glasgow, Isaacs was educated at Merton College, Oxford. He joined Granada Television as a producer (1958) and worked on programmes such as What The Papers Say and, for the BBC, Panorama. Isaacs has produced some of the most significant historical documentaries made for British television, such as The World At War (1975), made in 26 episodes, Ireland: A Television History (1981) and the Cold War (1998). He has been
Producing Reality TV - Peter Ogden, Big Brother
Peter Ogden – The producer of reality tv shows such as Big Brother 8, I’m a Celebrity, get me out of here! and Love Island speaks about his experiences as a producer on Big Brother 8 and how reality TV works behind the scenes. Peter Ogden started his media career studying at Coventry University and was one of the pioneers responsible for setting up Source Radio, the Coventry University Student Radio Station.
21L.011 The Film Experience (MIT)
This course is an introduction to narrative film, emphasizing the unique properties of the movie house and the motion picture camera, the historical evolution of the film medium, and the intrinsic artistic qualities of individual films. The primary focus is on American cinema, but secondary attention is paid to works drawn from other great national traditions, such as France, Italy, and Japan. The syllabus includes such directors as Griffith, Keaton, Chaplin, Renoir, Ford, Hitchcock, Altman, De
JMSB Executive Programs in Brazil -- Strategy
After a series of successful programs offered in Montreal for Brazilian executives, Concordia's John Molson School of Business introduces executive training programs in Brazil in partnership with INVENT -- Strategic Knowledge. Após uma série de bem sucedidos programas oferecidos em Montreal (Canada) para executivos Brasileiros, a Universidade de Concordia e John Molson School of Business introduzem seu programa de Desenvolvimento Executivo no Brasil em parceria com Invent -- Conhecimento Est
Arabian Nights - The Sultan's Third Son Cartoon animation tells the story of the Sultan and his third son. The King had three wives, all of them gave him a son but one. She was sent to the forest. Many days later she gave birth to a son; she named him Khudadad. One day the mother told him who his real father was. Khudadad wanted to prove his worth to the King before he told him who he was. He joined his father’s army and soon p
Cartoon animation tells the story of the Sultan and his third son. The King had three wives, all of them gave him a son but one. She was sent to the forest. Many days later she gave birth to a son; she named him Khudadad. One day the mother told him who his real father was. Khudadad wanted to prove his worth to the King before he told him who he was. He joined his father’s army and soon p