Understanding global politics
This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or downloaded as a zip file. As taught in Autumn Semester 2009. This module introduces global politics through the major theoretical, historical and empirical ways of seeing international relations. Different claims, about, for example, human nature, power, war, peace, the state, society, law and politics are offered by thinkers who exercise a major influence on our contemporary understanding. These claims contribute to different approaches t
Politics in 60 seconds. Passive revolution
Dr Adam Morton defines a polical concept in 60 seconds for those with a spare minute to learn something new. This videocast focuses on passive revolution as a political concept. Warning: video does contain bloopers and out takes. May 2010 Suitable for Undergraduate study and Community education Dr Adam Morton, School of Politics and International Relations Dr Adam Morton is a Senior Lecturer and Fellow of the Centre for the Study of Social and Global Justice (CSSGJ) in the School of Politic
Meteorologist Guest Speaker - John Bryant
Mrs. Matthews class had a guest speaker this week. John Bryant from Channel 5 News in Memphis came and spoke to the class about the weather. He had some great storm stories, answered TONS of questions, and explained to the kids what was needed in order to become a meteorologist. This is just a short clip from his visit. Thanks to John Bryant for giving his time to the kids at CHES! Run time 0:36.
Mrs. Matthews Centers - Plant and Animal Classification
Mrs. Matthews science classes are studying plant and animal classification. Their centers for the week included (1) a pictionary game (2) flashcard game (3)pictures to help them remember the difference between gymnosperm and angiosperm (4) a video titled "science: animals without bones" (5) A.R. books on various vertebrates and invertebrates and (6) several interactive websites. The students also observed a deer skull, turtle shell, snake skin, tarantula skin, moss, celery, and lichens. Th
The two-year MSc programme in BioMedical Engineering at TU Delft is based on a long history of training and research within three collaborating faculties: Applied Sciences; Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science; and Mechanical, Marine and Materials Engineering. BME know-how in these has led to a broad BME programme. Clinically driven research is also a central theme in the programme. There is close collaboration with clinical partners at Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC
Images of the Earth
Structure: Three credits. Three lecture hours per week (45 total hours). This is an introduction to the new, rapidly evolving, and interdisciplinary field of Earth System Science. This course emphasizes the ideas of Earth as a planet within the solar system; the interactions among the components of the geosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere, and biosphere; and global changes. Studying Earth as a system is accomplished by the analysis of remote sensing data. Images acquired by airborne and spaceborn
Yard and food wastes make up nearly one-third of the waste stream in the United States, most of which gets put in landfills or incinerated. Did you know that by simply combining some basic elements — organic waste, soil, water, and air — you can create ideal conditions for recycling these wastes naturally? This interactive activity from Keep America Beautiful, Inc. details what composting is and the roles that soil microbes, oxygen, and moisture play in this process. A game challenges users
The Queens MFA community
Students and faculty talk about the supportive atmosphere of Queens' low-residency MFA program.
Making Recycled Paper
Recent Environmental Protection Agency studies have shown that 0.9 metric tons (one ton) of recycled paper saves 17 trees, 26,500 liters (7000 gallons) of water, 27 kilograms (60 pounds) of pollution, 2.5 cubic meters (3.3 cubic yards) of landfill space, and enough energy to power the average American home for six months. In this video segment adapted from ZOOM, cast members demonstrate how something that might otherwise be discarded, such as newspaper, can be recycled to create a functional or
President William McKinley
A four minute summary of William McKinley's accomplishments and life history. A very good video to show human side of a president.
Arithmetic, Population, and Energy Part 1 of 8 Most people do not understand exponential growth, yet the concept is of fundamental importance. Lecture by Dr. Albert A. Bartlett, professor emeritus of Physics at the University of Colorado-Boulder.
Most people do not understand exponential growth, yet the concept is of fundamental importance. Lecture by Dr. Albert A. Bartlett, professor emeritus of Physics at the University of Colorado-Boulder.
Introduction to Social Welfare
With increasing public interest in social welfare, this course gives a general introduction to social welfare, and is appropriate not only for students that are majoring in social welfare, but also to students from other majors
The Empathic Civilization
At this event Jeremy Rifkin will talk about his latest book The Empathic Civilization: The Race to Global Consciousness in a World in Crisis. His book is a sweeping new interpretation of the history of civilization, that looks at the evolution of empathy and the profound ways that it has shaped our development-and is likely to determine our fate as a species.
It's time that politicians had performance-related bonuses
During the financial crisis, politicians across the spectrum have assailed bankers’ bonuses. In a similar way, politicians should now use the sovereign-debt crisis as an opportunity to re-examine their own pay. The collapse of the largest Ponzi scheme in history, the European Social Model, is not caused by inappropriate bonuses, but by a lack of bonuses.
M As: Not necessarily the best way to grow your company
There are several good ways to grow a company, but only about a third of firms actively use all the methods available to them, and this narrow focus widens the corporate gap between success and failure significantly.
That’s according to a 10-year global study of 162 telecom companies conducted by Laurence Capron, INSEAD strategy professor, and Will Mitchell, a professor at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.
Swiss banking secrecy remains intact despite US authorities winning tax battle with UBS
Switzerland’s banking industry is firmly against “indiscriminate and unwarranted trawling” through bank accounts to uncover tax frauds, says Urs Roth, CEO of the Swiss Bankers Association.
Baha'i Academy - An introduction to Team Discussion
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"Till Class Do Us Part: Youth and the Politics of Waiting in India"
A talk by Craig Jeffrey from the Department of Geography at the University of Washington. From the South Asia Seminar.