Beyond the Big Bang: Einstein's World
Shows us how Einsteins's theory of relativity explored the link between space and time
[Panel Discussion] Security Systems clouds models and privacy challenges
iDASH Privacy Workshop 2011 October 10-11, 2011 Led by Xiaoqian Jiang Robert El-Kareh (UCSD), Philip (UIC), Joydeep Ghosh (UT-Austin), Charles Elkan (UCSD)
Bill Nelson -- The Promise of Personalized Medicine
Johns Hopkins University experts are addressing some of today's biggest challenges. Bill Nelson, the Marion I. Knott director and professor of oncology at the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center, discusses personalized medicine and how it will fundamentally change the way medicine is practiced.
SAIS Hosted Discussion on Marriage in America Featuring JHU Sociologist Andrew Cherlin
Andrew J. Cherlin, professor of sociology and public policy at the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences at Johns Hopkins University, discussed, "The Marriage Go-Round: How and Why Family Life Is Different in the United States Than in Other Wealthy Nations" on Monday, October 25.
Professor Joseph Roach, Hon DLitt
Professor Joseph Roach of Yale University, lead of the World Performance Project, who receives an honorary Doctor of Letters.
Christopher & Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi - What the Bible Teaches us About Robotics
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi is renowned as the architect of the idea of "flow" in creative work, and recognized as one of the world's leading researchers on positive psychology. His son, Christopher, works at the intersection of new technologies, media, and the arts. He currently directs the MIT Media Lab's Computing Culture group, as well as the MIT Center for Future Civic Media. A featured event of the "Play makes life worth living" theme semester collaboration with support from Arts Engine, Un
IPL: From sticky molecules to microbes: Reflections on wet surface chemistry
Professor Jim McQuillan, Department of Chemistry, Division of Science. Inaugural Professorial Lecture, given on July 22, 2010.
The Pacific - SPUR Festival
June 19, 2013 - How are Vancouver artists engaged with and inspired by the Pacific? From early contact between First Nations and others, to Northern Gateway, to the North Pacific Gyre, the Pacific has allowed for the expansion of human possibility. A multidisciplinary panel of artists discuss the role and significance of the world's largest ocean in art. The fall, rise and re-imagination of societies Spur is Canada's first national festival of politics, art and ideas. Spur is produced by Diasp
UCL's new campus in Qatar
Professor Michael Worton: Vice-Provost (Academic and International) announces UCL's plans to open a new campus in Qatar. UCL's programme there will consist of archaeology, cultural heritage and museum studies. The campus will be based within Education City, alongside a handful of other world-class university satellite campuses, and run in partnership with the Qatar Foundation and the Qatar Museums Authority. http://www.ucl.ac.uk/vice-provost/worton/ http://www.qf.org.qa/ http://www.qma.com.qa/e
Webpages on the history of astronomy by Robert Harry van Gent
Robert van Gent of the University of Utrecht has created this collection of Web pages on calendars, chronology, timekeeping, celestial cartography and the history of astronomy. The pages are mostly in English with a few in Dutch. Some pages are still under construction. Topics covered include: historical telescopes in the Netherlands, Internet bibliographies on the history of astronomy and astronomical instruments, Isaac Newton and astrology, historical celestial atlases on the Web, historical g
Global Warming: Science and the Message
When you hear the words "Climate Change", what do you think of - last week's, thunderstorm, or something longer-term? Do you think the media gives credence to climate change deniers? In this video Dr Ben Newell from UNSW's School of Psychology talks about the difficulties for climate scientists in cutting through misconception and misinformation to get their messages across. Dr Newell has written a paper on the Psychology of Global Warming with Professor Andy Pitman of the UNSW Climate Chang
URI Common Reading - A Conversation with Cedric Williams
Cedric Jennings, the subject of the biography, "A Hope In The Unseen: An American Odyessy from the Inner City to the Ivy League," by Ron Susskind.
Juvenile Court: A Judge's Guide for Young Adults and Their Parents, book trailer
Each year, there are over 100,000 teens cited to court in Los Angeles County, United States, alone. Juvenile Court: A Judge's Guide for Young Adults and Their Parents uses real-life examples to show the court process. What happens when we don't follow the rules? The book includes tools to prepare for your court hearing. Music: "Roxxsteady" by the Noisemakers. (1:30)
The backyards of Williamsburg's finest homes tell the story of a separate society. Author Mike Olmert reads the architecture of outbuildings.
Study Finds Commercial Organic Farms Have Better Fruit and Soi
PULLMAN, Wash.—Side-by-side comparisons of organic and conventional strawberry farms and their fruit found the organic farms produced more flavorful and nutritious berries while leaving the soil healthier and more genetically diverse. "Our findings have global implications and advance what we know about the sustainability benefits of organic farming systems," said John Reganold, Washington State University Regents professor of soil science and lead author of a paper published today in the peer
Meet the 2012 Otago Fellows
The 2012 University of Otago Arts Fellows: Emma Neale (Robert Burns Fellow), Nick Austin (Frances Hodgkins Fellow), Robbie Ellis (Mozart Fellow), and James Norcliffe (University of Otago College of Education/Creative New Zealand Children's Writer in Residence) discuss their work and aspects of the creative process. Chaired by Nicholas McBryde, the Director of the Otago Festival of the Arts and former General Manager at Fortune Theatre. 22 July 2012
Albert Moore Memorial Lectures 2013: From Samuel Marsden to Fredereick Bennet: Te Hāhi Mihinare
This is the first in the inaugural Albert Moore Lecture Series for 2013. The 2013 open lecture series, given by Professor Jonathan Mane Wheoki, Professor of Fine Arts, Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland, is based around the theme "Toi Karaitiana: Christianity and Māori Art and Architecture". 23 July 2013
"Photography as Prophecy: India 1839-1900"
A talk by Christopher Pinney, Professor of Anthropology & Visual Culture, University College London; Visiting Crowe Professor, Department of Art History, Northwestern University. From the South Asia Seminar.
IPL: Has Monetary Policy Gone Wrong?
Professor Alfred Haug, Department of Economics Inaugural Professorial Lecture, given on November 14, 2007.
King Lear to In the loop : fiction and British politics
On 11 December 2009, Nottingham University's Centre for British Politics held a conference at the British Academy that drew together politicians, writers and academics to explore the interaction of British politics and fiction. In addition to the conference several video interviews were conducted with some of the speakers on the day. In this interview taken at the Fiction and British Politics Conference in London, academic and director of the Centre for British Politics, Professor Steven Fiel