When Everything Looks Like a Nail: Graph Models of the Internet
The general appeal of abstracting real-world networks to simple graphs is understandable and has been partly responsible for fueling the new field of "network science". However, as the Internet application has demonstrated, such abstractions that ignore much of what engineers consider as critical come at a price. For example, they can lead to the study of graph models that have little in common with the real-world networks that motivated these models in the first place. In turn, they tend to foc
To What Extent Do Economic Conditions Determine the Outcome of Presidential Elections?
Students consider how economic performance is evaluated and are introduced to four major indicators of macroeconomic performance: growth rate of real income, unemployment rate, inflation rate, misery index. They complete a worksheet comparing changes in these indicators with the outcomes of U.S. presidential elections from 1960 to 1992 and examine the influence of economic conditions on the likelihood of the incumbent party winning an election.
Stochastic Evolution Equati
The lectures are at a beginning graduate level and assume only basic familiarity with Functional Analysis and Probability Theory. Topics covered include: Random variables in Banach spaces: Gaussian random variables, contraction principles, Kahane-Khintchine inequality, Anderson’s inequality. Stochastic integration in Banach spaces I: γ-Radonifying operators, γ-boundedness, Brownian motion, Wiener stochastic integral. Stochastic evolution equations I: Linear stochastic evolution equations: e
"A Person Like Me, Oppress'd By Dame Fortune, Need Not Care Where He Goes": The "Infortunate" Willia
Many travelers made their way to Philadelphia and the Mid-Atlantic colonies in the eighteenth century in search of economic opportunity, but not all experienced the fabulous success of Benjamin Franklin. William Moraley, born in 1699 into a modest artisanal family, was more typical. Economic cycles were often critical in determining migration patterns; approximately 73,000 people left for the British colonies in the1730s, twice the average of earlier in the century (17,000 arrived in Philadelphi
Earth's Interior and Plate Tectonics
This is a short, animated film of Earth and its interior layers with a description of plate tectonics and tectonic boundaries. (5:42)
The American Jury: Bulwark of Democracy
"The American Jury: Bulwark of Democracy" is a project of the Constitutional Rights Foundation Chicago and is the national expansion of "The American Jury: Past and Present," conducted in Illinois during 1998-1999. Beginning with a two-week institute in July 1999, "The American Jury" focused on the jury system in the United States. its role in American legal, social, and political life; its origins and history; its adaptations to changes in law and American society; its strengths and limitations
National Water Information System Web Data for the Nation
This USGS site provides access to water resources data collected at approximately 1.5 million sites in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. The site features real-time and historical data retrievable by geographic area for surface water, groundwater, and water quality conditions such as temperature, specific conductance, pH, nutrients, pesticides, and volatile organic compounds. The site also includes an extensive inventory of information about data collection sites at strea
Earthbrowser - Nice Google Earth Alternative on Adobe Air Platform EarthBrowser is an innovative earth simulation that combines an easy to navigate 3 dimensional globe with real-time weather conditions and 7 day forecasts for thousands of locations. Live earthquakes, satellites, webcams, volcanoes and current cloud animations are also fea
EarthBrowser is an innovative earth simulation that combines an easy to navigate 3 dimensional globe with real-time weather conditions and 7 day forecasts for thousands of locations. Live earthquakes, satellites, webcams, volcanoes and current cloud animations are also fea
Otis MFA Graphic Design Guest Lecture: Walead Beshty
Graduate Graphic Design Presents a lecture by Artist Walead Beshty, who has long used photography as a tool to explore the social and political conditions of our material culture. More recently, the material conditions of photography itself have spurred his continuing investigations of the gap between the physical world and the image world, and the way this rupture is instrumentalized by ideologies that seek to infiltrate the processes through which we produce meaning.From his early projects, li
SAGP Guide to Clinical Medical Practice
Manual originating from personal notes made over many years of semi-rural private and hospital practice in South Africa. A useful resource based on many years of semi-rural private and hospital practice in South Africa involving major trauma, surgery and obstetrics, in addition to the common problems of general practice. I have always felt it very useful to be able to confirm facts and figures at the bedside if needed and this has been the motivation that has taken me over 40 years. This meant
Saving Your Life: Medical Miracles and Heroes, Part 2
Technological breakthroughs and hybrid approaches to repairing abdominal aortic and brain aneurysms can mean the difference between life and death. These emergent, life-threatening conditions have been successfully treated by UW Medicine physicians who are leading the way surgically repairing these once devastating anomalies. University of Washington professors Drs. Joann G. Elmore, Laligam Sekhar, Hugh M. Foy and Benjamin W. Starnes explore the topic in the second half of this two-part program.
Entrepreneurship for all
One of the authors of the recent Educating the Next Wave of Entrepreneurs report by the World Economic Forum explains why entrepreneurship is in fact a social movement and not purely the function of elite business schools. He argues that entrepreneurship can be taught and indeed must be taught to all. It has the ability to generate social inclusion and employment, empowering communities and stimulating economic growth during this current global crisis.
1960 Civil Rights Movement
This video features footage concerning school segregration and the infamous Woolworth counter sit-in. The actual film footage is grainy but informative.
Saving Your Life: Medical Miracles and Heroes, Part 1
Technological breakthroughs and hybrid approaches to repairing abdominal aortic and brain aneurysms can mean the difference between life and death. These emergent, life-threatening conditions have been successfully treated by UW Medicine physicians who are leading the way surgically repairing these once devastating anomalies. University of Washington professors Drs. Joann G. Elmore, Laligam Sekhar, Hugh M. Foy and Benjamin W. Starnes explore the topic in the first half of this two-part program.
CMS.801 Media in Transition (MIT)
This course centers on historical eras in which the form and function of media technologies were radically transformed. It includes consideration of the "Gutenberg Revolution," the rise of modern mass media, and the "digital revolution," among other case studies of media transformation and cultural change. Readings cover cultural and social history and historiographic methods.
9.22J A Clinical Approach to the Human Brain (MIT)
This course is designed to provide an understanding of how the human brain works in health and disease, and is intended for both the Brain and Cognitive Sciences major and the non-Brain and Cognitive Sciences major. Knowledge of how the human brain works is important for all citizens, and the lessons to be learned have enormous implications for public policy makers and educators. The course will cover the regional anatomy of the brain and provide an introduction to the cellular function of neur
Battle of Britain Newsreels - World War II
Battle of Britain is the name commonly given to the effort by the German Luftwaffe to gain air superiority over the Royal Air Force (RAF), before a planned sea and airborne invasion of Britain (Operation Sealion). This video contains black and white newsreel footage from 1940 and 1941 documenting the air battles.
CMS.998 Videogame Theory and Analysis (MIT)
This course is an introduction to the interdisciplinary study of commercial videogames as texts, examining their cultural, educational, and social functions in contemporary settings. Students play and analyze videogames while examining debates surrounding how games function within socially situated contexts. Readings include contemporary game theory (Gee, Squire, Steinkuehler, Jenkins, Klopfer, Zimmerman and Salen, Juul, Bartle, Taylor, Aarseth) and the completion of a contemporary commercial vi
Other selection methods
Welcome to Other Selection Methods a workbook in the Futures series of workbooks, which help students choose and prepare a career route after graduation. Like the other workbooks in the series you can dip in and out doing the exercises which are most relevant to you. You might want to include the exercises or the output in your personal development plan or e-portfolio. The aim of this workbook is to introduce you to a range of common selection methods used by employers to select graduates for jo
Health Design Technology Institute
The Health Design Technology Institute will be the home of a number of initiatives for designing technologies and ways of working to help people manage their healthcare. This includes designing better products and systems to help the healthcare industry to manage the diverse needs of a number of people with long-term health conditions.