Ph.D. candidate explores remote Guiana Shield
For the past several years, Lesley de Souza has focused her research efforts in a place so remote, it's nearly impossible to access: the Guiana Shield. A mountainous, forested region just north of Brazil, the Shield has no cities, cold drinks or showers. Instead, it welcomes visitors with attractions such as anacondas, piranhas, jaguars, venomous snakes and a tiny fish called a candiru that is rumored to invade humans by swimming up the urethra. de Souza knows that should she ever receive a pois
Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp - Week 1
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Summer Technology Camp
Armstrong students show kids that engineering can be fun and rewarding.
Breakingviews: Reeling markets have more than S&P to thank
Aug. 8 - S&P targeted U.S. debt, but stocks ended up getting clobbered. Breakingviews' Agnes Crane says an economic slowdown combined with fumbling leaders and limited central bank resources is a bad mix.
Humanoid Robots Playing Soccer, Part 2: How They Work
In July, the U.S. scored a major international soccer victory. While the nation was unable to bring home the Women's World Cup, Team DARwIn took first place in the Humanoid Kid Size competition at the 2011 RoboCup tournament in Istanbul, Turkey. The robots, whose name stands for "Dynamic Anthropomorphic Robot with Intelligence," are a collaboration between the University of Pennsylvania and Virginia Tech. Penn Engineering team members who traveled to the competition included Stephen McGill, Seu
UMMC Physician Profile: Ziv Haskal, M.D.
This short video introduces viewers to Ziv Haskal, M.D., professor of radiology and surgery at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, chief of vascular and intervential radiology, and director of image-guided therapy and interventional oncology at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Dr. Haskal's special interests include diagnostic radiology, interventional radiology, fibroids, uterine fibroid embolization, deep vein thrombosis, peripheral arterial disease, vericose veins, image-
Guide to the Homestead Album Oral History Project, 1975-1977
The Homestead Album Oral History Project was administered by the Pennsylvania Ethnic Heritage Studies Center of the University Center for International Studies, University of Pittsburgh. The project documents the experience of individuals of varied ethnicities who have lived in the Homestead area of Pittsburgh, PA in the 1900's. The collection is comprised of three parts; project operational files, project case files, and interview cassettes.
Learning outcomes By the end of this section you should be able to: understand developments in Scotland with regard to the Enlightenment period; give Scottish examples from the community of philosophers and scientists from the Enlightenment period; describe how these Scots helped influence the Industrial Revolution and the American Revolution.
By the end of this section you should be able to:
understand developments in Scotland with regard to the Enlightenment period;
give Scottish examples from the community of philosophers and scientists from the Enlightenment period;
describe how these Scots helped influence the Industrial Revolution and the American Revolution.
I am a Spider (Becca Wann '14, Womens Soccer)
Becca Wann reflects on what it means to be a Richmond Spider.
Mississippi River: Post-Flood Flyover
A slower version of the Mississippi River: Post-Flood Flyover
SMU student talks with CBS about higher air fares
SMU Student Body President Austin Prentice talked with Anna Werner of CBS News on October 12, 2011, about the sharp increase in airfares.
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2011 McColl School Investment Forum at Queens
Queens Trustee Alex Porter moderated an enlightening discussion with economists and investment experts who spoke about domestic and global opportunities and current trends in the investment world. Panelists included Joe Bossong, managing partner of ASI Healthcare, an independent research firm assisting institutional money managers with investment in the healthcare industry; Harry Bowen, Ph.D., professor of international business and finance, McColl School of Business; Randy Kincaid, Ph.D., profe
Part of the supporting resources for the School of Earth Sciences dynamic earth module, the -Why Topography?- site discusses two models introduced in the 19th century that are still used to explain topographic variations. These models are the Pratt and Airy models of isostasy. In the Pratt model, high topography (relative to surroundings) is due to lower density whereas in the Airy model, high topography is due to thick crust.
Finding Racial Stereotypes in Popular Culture
In this lesson students analyze current media and determine if racial stereotyping exists and consider causes of and remedies for racial stereotyping.
The aim of this lesson is to enable students to recognize the importance of organizational skills in achieving study goals. It is the second lesson in the study skills series and is intended to support adult learners who are embarking on a course of study and need to acquire skills which will help them to be successful. The lessons are designed as a package with key skills reinforced in each subsequent lesson so that a study culture is developed over time. They can be delivered sequentially or u
Arctic Ozone from February 1, 2003 through March 30, 2003
This visualization shows the northern hemisphere ozone hole from February 1, 2003 through March 30, 2003.
Photography@Google: Moose Peterson, "Captured"
Moose stops by the Googleplex to discuss his latest work, his passion for aviation, and his recent conservation trips. Moose's work has direct impact on our world. Captured: Behind the Lens of a Legendary Wildlife Photographer is more than just a photography book-it's a chronicle of more than 30 years'worth of unbelievable moments that only nature can reveal. And Moose Peterson is more than just a wildlife photographer-he's a storyteller in both prose and pictures. If you're looking for the ul
4.1 What it means to be good at managing What does it mean to be ‘good at managing’ and what part does systems thinking and practice play? One way to explore the first question is to ask what you know about your work that a school leaver, or someone fresh from university, would not know. Consider a senior secretary, for example, someone who clearly has a fair amount of managing to do, in our terms. Such a person must have certain basic skills and knowledge (in word-processing, filing, etc.) the foundation of which will have been
What does it mean to be ‘good at managing’ and what part does systems thinking and practice play? One way to explore the first question is to ask what you know about your work that a school leaver, or someone fresh from university, would not know. Consider a senior secretary, for example, someone who clearly has a fair amount of managing to do, in our terms. Such a person must have certain basic skills and knowledge (in word-processing, filing, etc.) the foundation of which will have been
Lemon Shark--An Overview
This short video gives excellent real life, close up footage of a Lemon Shark. This stocky, powerful shark is named for its pale yellow-brown to grey skin, which lacks any distinctive markings. This provides perfect camouflage when swimming over the sandy seafloor in its coastal habitat. It has a flattened head with a short, broad snout, and the second dorsal fin is almost as large as the first. This is a great resource to help build background knowledge and to help make real world con