Cash In - Carbon Out [Audio]
Speaker(s): Sam Frankhauser, Abyd Karmali, Ralf Martin; Professor Michael Mainelli; Jan-Peter Onstwedder; Martin Wolf | How 'The London Accord' has focused City Research on Climate Change. This introduction to the London Accord will be followed by a debate on two different approaches to Climate Change - Tax versus Carbon Trading.
Beyond the Genome: the challenge of synthetic biology [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Sarah Franklin, Professor Peter Lipton; Professor Chris Mason; Dr J Craig Venter | The 1970s introduced genetic modification, the 1990s cloning and GM food, and the human genome was sequenced in 2000. Synthetic biology is heralded as the next frontier. But what is synthetic biology and how do we imagine its future directions? What are the implications of this new field for scientists, lawyers, regulators and ethicists? What social and political challenges does it pose and w
Beyond the Banality of Evil [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Steve Reicher | This lecture critically addresses Hannah Arendt's hypothesis on the banality of evil arguing that those who commit extreme acts are not aware of the consequences of their actions: rather, they celebrate these consequences as moral. Steve Reicher is professor of social psychology at the University of St Andrew's, Scotland
Why Did Nobody Tell Us? Reporting the Global Crash of 2008 [Audio]
Speaker(s): Alex Brummer, Vince Cable MP; Evan Davis; Gillian Tett; Professor Willem Buiter | This event will discuss the reporting leading up to the global credit crash of 2008. Alex Brummer has been City Editor for the Daily Mail since 2000. He has over thirty years' experience in the media. Vincent Cable is the Liberal Democrat Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer and speaks for his party on issues of Finance, European Economic and Monetary Union and the City. Evan Davis is a presenter of BBC R
LSE Literary Festival - Dance, Text, and Translation: Creating a Dialogue [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Helen Thomas, Jasmin Vardimon | Dance is generally concerned with non-verbal bodily communication, while literature is text-based and disembodied. However, the long relationship between dance and text has been explored both through textual interfaces by collapsing the boundaries between different art forms such as physical theatre, dance and literature and within the world of text, these boundaries are negotiated through the body of literature written about dance.
Living in the End Times [Audio]
Speaker(s): Slavoj Zizek | There should no longer be any doubt: global capitalism is fast approaching its terminal crisis. In his latest book, Living in the End Times, Slavoj Zizek has identified the four horsemen of this coming apocalypse: the worldwide ecological crisis; imbalances within the economic system; the biogenetic revolution; and exploding social divisions and ruptures. But, he asks, if the end of capitalism seems to many like the end of the world, how is it possible for Western soci
Valuing the Humanities [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor James Ladyman, Professor Martha Nussbaum, Lord Rees of Ludlow, Richard Smith | James Ladyman is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Bristol and co-editor of the British Journal of the Philosophy of Science. Martha Nussbaum is Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago. Lord Rees of Ludlow is President of the Royal Society, Astronomer Royal and Master of Trinity College Cambridge. Richard Smith is a Former editor of t
ART 232-01, History of Western Art II, Fall 2006
The objectives of the course are as follows: (1) to provide students with a comprehensive overview of the major images, artists, and movements of Western art from the Renaissance to the present; (2) to integrate these images with the broader social and intellectual history of their respective period; and (3) to help students develop the visual and analytical skills needed for further study in the history of art. Among the themes we will examine are the following: the development of naturalism in
Meet Tanisha Isaacs
A graphic design major shares how her NYIT education has given her the skills to unleash and refine her creative talent. New York Institute of Technology (NYIT).
Questioning the Constitution
This is a series of 12 short videos on how the Constitution works and the questions that are raised by people as it applies to them and the circumstances. Many major concerns such as the right to declare war, who has power the congress or the president, and others. Done through a series of interviews. Not a lot of statistics or facts, mainly questions.
Egypt-Israel pipeline explosion
A pipeline carrying gas from Egypt to Israel is attacked for the third time this year. ROUGH CUT
Science under the microscope
HG Nelson and The Hungry Beast's Dan Ilic have a somewhat serious discussion with Professor Chris Turney on climate change past and present.
This patient education program discusses ovarian cancer, including the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options, as well as female reproductive anatomy. This is a MedlinePlus Interactive Health Tutorial from the National Library of Medicine, designed and developed by the Patient Education Institute.
In this activity, students filter different substances through a plastic window screen, different sized hardware cloth and poultry netting. Their model shows how the thickness of a filter in the kidney is imperative in deciding what will be filtered out and what will stay within the blood stream.
Kevin B. Anderson, Janet Afary on The Seductions of Islamism
Kevin B. Anderson and Janet Afary on their book The Seductions of Islamism: Revisiting Foucault and the Iranian Revolution
6 International Christmas
Learning languages and finding out about other countries can be fun, as well as useful, and this unit is an introduction to the differences in culture and language about which we all need to be aware. There are 10 independent sections: any selection of them can be studied in any order. Some are about why knowledge of other languages and cultures can be important; others are about what it’s like to study a foreign language or to have a career using a foreign language. This unit is aimed at seco
El Nino-La Nina Sea Surface Temperature Anomaly: January 1997 through March 1999
An animation of sea surface temperature anomaly in the Pacific Ocean from January 1997 to March 1999 as measured by NOAA AVHRR
Stellar Wind Disruption by an Orbiting Neutron Star: Moderate X-Ray Luminosity
A tiny neutron star orbits incessantly around a massive star with a diameter a million times larger than its own. The high luminosity of the massive star drives a strong wind from its surface. The neutron star crashes through this wind at over 300 kilometers per second. The gravity and X-ray luminosity of the neutron star act to disrupt the wind, producing an extended wake of dense gas trailing behind the neutron star. This simulation, in the reference frame of the neutron star, shows conditions
2011 California College of the Arts Commencement (short)
California College of the Arts (CCA) held its 104th commencement exercises on Saturday, May 14, 2011, at the Concourse Exhibition Center in San Francisco. Honorary doctorate Betty Reid Soskin delivered the commencement address to more than 450 CCA graduates and their families. Fellow honorary doctorate John Baldessari and Soskin were also honored at a private dinner and participated in the post-commencement reception at CCA's San Francisco campus. [Thanks to Indira Allegra for producing this vi