The Bottom Billion
Based on his book of the same name, in this lecture Paul Collier will point out how global poverty is actually falling quite rapidly for about eighty percent of the world. The real crisis lies in a group of about 50 failing states, the bottom billion, whose problems defy traditional approaches to alleviating poverty. These fifty failed states pose the central challenge of the developing world in the twenty-first century. The Lecture was Chaired by the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford
A Panel Discussion with George Soros
Lessons from Financial Crises: Paradigm Failure and the Future of Financial Regulation In October, George Soros delivered a week-long series of lectures at the Central European University in Budapest discussing his latest thinking on economics and politics, and the way forward out of the current financial crisis. Soros argued that while the magnitude of the credit and leverage problem faced today is greater than in the Great Depression, the artificial life support given to the financial system h
Climate change and marine ecosystems: have dangerous changes already begun?
Special seminar from the James Martin 21st Century School: Climate change and marine ecosystems: have dangerous changes already begun? The Earth's ocean is central to the conditions experienced on our planet, regulating its atmosphere, climate and biology. Recent evidence, however, suggests that the physical and chemical conditions within the ocean are changing in ways that are rapidly moving outside those experienced for millions of years with major changes to ocean temperature, acidity, sea ic
Simulation Center Ribbon Cutting
Media Coverage from the opening of the IISC on the Health Science Campus
Never before have social issues been more at the centre of public and private debate. From concerns about sustainability and the future of the planet to the introduction of smoking bans, there is a growing recognition that social marketing has a role to play in achieving a wide range of social goals.
Active Transport in Insect Malpighian Tubules
The Malpighian tubules of insects are an excellent model for examining the properties of secretion in a transporting epithelium. In this exercise students expose tubules from cockroaches or crickets to chlorophenol red and visually estimate the dye concentration in the lumen. By adding metabolic inhibitors and competitors or by substituting ion-free media they can demonstrate competition, specificity, and energy- or ion-dependence of active transport. Advanced students can design their own exper
MCC MAT055 Algebraic Literacy Module 6 and 7
Develops algebraic skills necessary for manipulating expressions and solving equations. Topics in the course include radicals, complex numbers, polynomials, factoring, rational expressions, quadratic equations, absolute value equations and inequalities, systems of linear equations, related applications, and math learning strategies. This course prepares students for College Algebra and Finite Math.
From Clay to Bronze
In 2008 the Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas at the University of St. Thomas was renovated. Included in this renovation was the installation of a new crucifix and new structures around the altar.
This is a catchy song about the hypotenuse of right triangles. It also has short lesson on the Pythagorean theorem at the end. Some other key vocabulary words include: obtuse, acute, 90 degrees, and Pythagoras. (03:35).
Lecture 27 - 11/24/2010
Elevate - Brain Training App for Android
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1.3 The capacity of an MOS structure to store charge
Figure 1 shows a schematic section through an MOS structure and sets up a colour scheme that distinguishes the different layers. In this case the M-layer is provided by heavily doped polysilicon and the semiconductor base material is p-type silicon. Ruth Rendell interviewed by David Grylls Symbols of Culture Setting Goals, Building Solutions Fellowship distingushed artist profile: James A. Luna (Luiseño) Biometrics Learning to Think Mathematically Detection of Genetically Modified Foods Sunlight and the Seasons
Acclaimed crime writer Ruth Rendell discusses with David Grylls, Director of Studies, Literature and Creative Writing, the latest edition of the Penguin Complete Sherlock Holmes, for which she has supplied the introduction.
PTPI's Global Youth Murals Project poses a wonderful introduction to the ways in which children around the world represent their cultures through visual art. Using this collection in the Global Gallery, learners can examine different depictions of culture as an entry point to studying cultures of countries around the world. This activity can be an introductory exercise to social studies or world geography research projects.
In this lesson, students consider the value of setting goals for themselves and for their community, thinking critically about the idea of defining community and shared interests and concerns. This is an introduction to the concepts that underlie the Millennium Development Goals.
James A. Luna (Luiseño)
Performance art and installation
Pauma Valley, California
James Luna has said, “…performance and installation offers an opportunity like no other for Native Americans to express themselves.” Luna, who has performed and exhibited installations throughout the United States and internationally in Europe and Asia, often uses his body as a means to critique the objectification of Native American cultures in Western museum and cul
This text manual introduces statistical analysis and its underlying philosophy, enabling students to understand how to describe the confidence they have in their analysis. Statistical analysis is one of the most widely used, and abused, techniques in the biological sciences. Statistics are ostensibly used to allow an investigator to be objective. That is, the researcher uses statistical tests to determine whether or not his/her hypothesis is supported by the data collected. Unfortunately, the
Concerned that most students leave college thinking of mathematics as a fixed body of knowledge to be memorized, Cooperstein designed a new course to help students learn to think mathematically for themselves. This website serves as a course portfolio that documents the new class, Introduction to Mathematical Problem Solving. The principal activity in the class involved students working on and discussing novel problems which required them to formulate experiments, work out cases, look for patter
Genetically modified foods are often in the news and widely grown in the United States. Three US government agencies (USDA, FDA, and EPA) work to regulate the introduction and production of genetically modified foods. These crops can provide agricultural, ecological and nutritional benefits, but there are also potential risks to the environment and consumers. As consumers and public interest groups around the world have become aware of these risks, there has been a call for more explicit product
Children study seasonal change in sunlight in a global game of hide and seek. Students try to find 10 "mystery classes" hiding around the globe. The amount of sunlight is the central clue. Other clues link to each location's history, geography, culture, and more. Through these interrelated investigations, students discover that sunlight drives all living systems and they learn about the dynamic ecosystem that surrounds and connects them. This project reinforces a key concept: Changing sunlight d
Figure 1 shows a schematic section through an MOS structure and sets up a colour scheme that distinguishes the different layers. In this case the M-layer is provided by heavily doped polysilicon and the semiconductor base material is p-type silicon.
Ruth Rendell interviewed by David Grylls
Symbols of Culture
Setting Goals, Building Solutions
Fellowship distingushed artist profile: James A. Luna (Luiseño)
Learning to Think Mathematically
Detection of Genetically Modified Foods
Sunlight and the Seasons