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.
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
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
Science Sampler: Magic termites—Exploring scientific inquiry
The objective of the termite experiment is to walk students through the process of designing and conducting an experiment while allowing them to use inquiry-based methods to infer why, in this lab, termites follow the line of blue Bic or Paper Mate brand ballpoint pens. This experiment also reinforces the concept of observation versus inference and introduces independent and dependent variables. Students not only identify variables, but also identify constants in their experiment.
Take a trip to Earth’s freezer – the coldest, windiest, driest, place on Earth. How long has Antarctica been like it is today? That’s what polar researchers want to find out. Meet ANDRILL, the Antarctic drilling team in this video. (7:32)
President Faust Visits the JB Petit High School for Girls, in Mumbai, India
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“Cutting the Fuse: The Explosion of Global Suicide Terrorism and How to Stop It” (video)
A talk by Robert Pape, Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago. In their book "Cutting the Fuse", Robert A. Pape, James K. Feldman and the Chicago Project on Security and Terrorism examine every suicide terrorist attack worldwide from 1980 to 2009, nearly 2200 attacks in all. In this talk, Robert Pape presents their finding that contr
Preparing a project
Managing projects is something most managers will find themselves doing at some point in their career. This unit aims to provide an overview of the features of a project and the issues that arise in managing a project.