Energy efficiency in the built environment
Energy efficiency in the built environment: Professor Peter Guthrie discusses some of the barriers to improving energy efficiency measures in the built environment. He explains that a staggering 75% of existing buildings in the UK were built before 1975 and that the vast majority of these will still be in use in 2050. The technologies to retro-fit these buildings and improve their energy efficiency already exists. What is needed, he argues, is a real-time change of behaviour. Working with the pr
Walt Wilczynski discusses research on the responses by non-mammals to signals during mating competit
By: nsf Walter Wilczynski of Georgia State University is researching how non-mammals signal one another in mating competitions, and how these signals influence the behavior of individual males and females. According to Wilczynski's research, an individual's behavioral responses to such signals and whether it loses or wins a mating competition may modify its brain in ways that may influence its future behavior.
2009 K R Narayanan Oration: Rocket Science, Other Science: A trajectory of Indian science & technolo
Professor Roddam Narasimha, Chairman, Engineering Mechanics Unit, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, India, will present the 2009 K R Narayanan Oration entitled "Rocket Science, Other Science: A trajectory of Indian science & technology from the 20th to the 21st century". In aerospace problems, fully turbulent flow and the transition to and from that state are of both practical and fundamental scientific interest. Turbulence has remained 'the chief outstanding difficulty o
Alexander Nehamas, Professor of Philosophy and Comparative Literature: "'Because It Was He, Because
The President’s Lecture Series was established by President Shirley M. Tilghman in the fall of 2001 to give Princeton’s faculty an opportunity to learn about the work of their colleagues in other disciplines and to share their research with the University community. First proposed by Alan B. Krueger, the Lynn Bendheim Thoman, Class of 1976, and Robert Bendheim, Class of 1937, Professor in Economics and Public Policy, the lectures are presented three times a year and are open to the public.
15 - Lincoln, Leadership, and Race: Emancipation as Policy
Professor Blight follows Robert E. Lee's army north into Maryland during the summer of 1862, an invasion that culminated in the Battle of Antietam, fought in September of 1862. In the wake of Antietam, Abraham Lincoln issued his preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, a document that changed the meaning of the war forever. Professor Blight suggests some of the ways in which Americans have attempted to come to grips with the enigmatic Lincoln, and argues that, in the end, it may be Lincoln's capac
11 - Slavery and State Rights, Economies and Ways of Life: What Caused the Civil War?
Professor Blight begins this lecture with an attempt to answer the question "why did the South secede in 1861?" Blight offers five possible answers to this question: preservation of slavery, "the fear thesis," southern nationalism, the "agrarian thesis," and the "honor thesis." After laying out the roots of secession, Blight focuses on the historical profession, suggesting some of the ways in which historians have attempted to explain the coming of the Civil War. Blight begins with James Ford Rh
08 - Dred Scott, Bleeding Kansas, and the Impending Crisis of the Union, 1855-58
Professor Blight continues his march through the political events of the 1850s. He continues his description of the aftermath of the Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854, describing the guerilla war that reigned in the territory of Kansas for much of 1856. The lecture continues, describing the caning of Senator Charles Sumner on the floor of the US Senate and the birth of the Republican party. The lecture concludes with the near-victory of Republican candidate John C. Fremont in the presidential election
Vergil und Augustus (1982)
Die von der Universitätsbibliothek Freiburg als Podcast für den Monat März 2010 präsentierte Rede des Freiburger Althistorikers Prof. Dr. Hermann Strasburger zum Thema „Vergil und Augustus“ wurde auf der Tagung „Vergil – Dichter Roms und Europas. Zu seinem 2000. Todesjahr“ am 01./02. Mai 1982 an der Katholischen Akademie der Erzdiözese Freiburg i. Br. gehalten. In der hochkarätig besetzten Vergil-Tagung sprachen neben Professor Strasburger Vertreter unterschiedlicher altertumswis
The Human Economy: an ongoing international project
Eminent anthropologist Keith Hart will be talking about his book, The Human Economy, which gives readers a new economic perspective, covering topics ranging from globalisation to corporate social responsibility. Keith Hart is emeritus professor at Goldsmith's College and honorary professor at the University of Kwazulu Natal.
Love on the rocks?
How badly has the recession affected the relationship between political parties and business? Expert in the field - Professor Mick Moran - assesses the cracks in the relationship and how the crisis will affect it in the future. Professor Moran was at the University to open the inaugural seminar series for the Centre for British Politics.
Getting Started: 05 Equalizing volume
Make sure volume levels are uniform using Equalize Volume Levels. Equalize multiple clips with Match Volume.
Getting Started: 08 Inserting scores
Tour the Scores and Resource Central panels. Explore the musical scores and ambient noises available with Soundbooth CS4. Insert a score into a file.
Working with Soundbooth and Flash
Learn to add cue points to files in Soundbooth, import sounds into Flash, and perform round-trip editing between Flash with Soundbooth.
GS-18: Creating text
Add editable text to any image. Then, format the text by changing the font, color, point size, style, and more. After formatting the text, move or rotate it. Use with either Photoshop Elements version 7 or 8.
Economics of Law: module outline
A module outline for a course on the Economics of Law delivered by Professor Antony Dnes at the Central European University. It is typical of a modern law and economics syllabus. The course provides an overview of standard models of the economic analysis of law, based on common-law and civil-law countries: studying property rights, contracts, torts, crime, legal costs regimes, and litigation issues from an economic perspective.
Education Working Better with Employers: a video from the Engage Project
This DVD has been produced as part of the Engage Project, "Facilitating dialogue between employers and engineering, physical sciences and materials academics". The project brought together partners from 13 organisations encompassing higher education, Sector Skills Councils (SSCs), professional bodies, industry, careers services and other interested groups to develop a common understanding of the skills agenda. Mike Pilbeam (VP. Cisco Systems) talks to Professor Fred Maillardet about issues an
The Women who have played Hamlet
Tony Howard talks about his research looking at the women who have played Hamlet and the influence they have had on both the play and society.
What Do You Know About Paleontology?
This OLogy activity tests kids' knowledge about dinosaurs, fossils, plate tectonics, and more with an interactive quiz. The 10-question multiple-choice test covers a wide range of topics, from "What did the Earth look like when the first dinosaurs were alive?" to "How long do scientists think it took for the non-bird dinosaurs to become extinct?"After making their 10 selections, kids can check their answers with a page that shows them how they did on each question and gives an explanation of the
RVC 30 - The Cytoskeleton and Molecular Motors in Health and Disease
Professor Peter Chantler describes the protein structures that make up the skeleton of living cells and how they ingeniously combine to provide the means for movement of structures at the cellular and sub-cellular level.
Lecture 15: Engineering for Sustainable Development
Professor Roland Clift, CBE on "Engineering for Sustainable Development". The term "sustainable development" embodies an important ethical principle which includes the concept of responsibility to present and future generations. This has significance not just for the practice of engineering but for the role of the individual engineer. This talk explored, using specific cases, how sustainable development affects the way in which the technical skills of the engineer should be deployed.