Student story: Catherine Whittaker '11
Catherine, who's in the Master of Arts in Organizational and Strategic Communication program at Queens, talks about how the lessons she's learning about new media in the classroom directly relate to her work at a financial services institution in Charlotte.
President Stanley takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
President Deborah F. Stanley was nominated by three students -- Katy Osborn, Amanda Joseph and Lawrence Senecal -- to take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. She willingly accepted because so many members of our community have suffered from this disease and we hope to bring attention and funding to fight ALS. President Stanley asked all the athletic teams -- all the Lakers -- to come together in one group, put on their uniforms and perform the Ice Bucket Challenge to bring attention and support for
Infosys at the Crossroads
Can the IT giant re-invent itself to regain market share, sales, and investor confidence?
Watch an Elephant Try to Shake a Leopard Out of a Tree
For this leopard, the easy part was killing the impala. Guarding its carcass is another story. (02:44)
Elaine Scarry: Beauty and Social Justice
Professor Elaine Scarry (English, Harvard), 'Beauty and Social Justice'. Professor Scarry was delivering the first of two keynote addresses to the conference 'Pain in Performance and 'Moving Beauty' (21-22 May, 2010). The second keynote (available in the CRASSH collection) was by Professor Helmut Lethen (The IFK, Vienna)
From Experimental Physics to Internet Entrepreneurship: One Scientist’s Journey
Few better personify the vitality and ambition fueling China’s economic surge than Charles C-Y Zhang. In this energetic and revelatory talk, Zhang relates his personal evolution from MIT physicist to leading Chinese entrepreneur.
An industrious student from a poor family, Zhang was one of the fortunate few in hi
The Explainer: Libya and its oil-rich history
Aug. 24 - Reuters breaks down the history of Gaddafi's oil-fueled regime and explains how a ruthless dictator was able to stay in power for over 40 years.
2007.09.21-Careers in the Foreign Service
Robert Laing, U.S. State Department Diplomat in Residence, talks about careers in the Foreign Service including the application process and how to prepare for it, the benefits of serving, and his own experiences during the 30 years he served.
Meadows Museum: Presenting the George W. Bush Presidential Center
The George W. Bush Presidential Center and SMU's Meadows Museum are presenting a special exhibit that previews some of the historic holdings eventually to be featured at the Bush Center. The exhibit runs through February 6, 2011.
7 Unofficial work cultures
In this unit, we are going to look at a number of situations which put a strain on the idea that caring is just 'being ordinary', including times when people are giving intimate care. In these special circumstances, since the normal rules do not apply, we have to develop a set of special rules to guide practice.
Texas Tech Researcher Discovers "Missing Link" Sauropod
Sankar Chatterjee, Horn Professor of Geosciences and curator of paleontology at the Museum of Texas Tech University, talks about the discovery in China of the first complete skeleton of an early sauropod, Yizhousaurus sunae. These prey animals measured 30 feet long and probably lived in herds to protect themselves from other predatory dinosaurs that lived at that time. This discovery of this first complete skeleton is considered the prototype for what would become some of the largest animals
Texas Tech Researchers Finding Imported Wine Grape Varieties That May Excel on the South Plains
Ed Hellman, Texas Tech Professor of Viticulture, is conducting variety trials on twenty wine grape varieties to find out which varieties grow well in the area around Lubbock. This area is already the biggest grape producing region in the state. Hellman says the hope is to grow grape varieties on the South Plains that can make exceptional wines, which would make the grapes in high demand in other parts of the state.
David Spiegelhalter: Challenging Models in the Face of Uncertainty (Conference trailer)
Professor David Spiegelhalter re-caps on the scope of the year-long Mellon Sawyer sponsored seminar series Modelling Futures and looks towards the Series-concluding international conference in September 2010.
Eight Little Spiders - Basic Subtraction
This Sesame Street subtraction rhyme starts with 8 spiders. One by one, the spiders are subtracted leaving only one at the end. Shows the strategy of "take away one and count the remaining objects." (1:11)
Brad and Angelina at work
The latest celebrity news including Brad and Angelina wrapping up their summit. John Russell reports. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More updates and breaking news: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics including business, financial, national, and international news. For over 160 years, Reuters has maintained its reput
Dr. Peter Edmunds: Coral Reefs and Climate Change
Dr. Peter Edumnds. Professor of Biology at Cal State Northridge, shares his research with a video crew on the island of Moorea. Courtesy of Michael Hanrahan and the Ocean Channel. Used by permission.
Bioinformatics & Operational Research
Bioinformatics & Operational Research - Joerg Fliege and Andrew Collins Keywords:UNSPECIFIED
Beyond the Big Bang: Einstein's World
Shows us how Einsteins's theory of relativity explored the link between space and time
The state of Russia
Professor Christopher Read examines the current state of Russia and its changing political and economic position. Length: 22 minutes
[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)