Marcia Angell, Harvard Medical School: "Reforming Our Health System: Why Neither Candidate Has the A
Marcia Angell, M.D. is the author of The Truth About the Drug Companies: How They Deceive Us and What to Do About It. Former editor of the New England Journal of Medicine and trained in internal medicine and pathology, she has been a frequent critic of the U.S. healthcare system and the pharmaceutical industry. Her lecture will examine the American health system, which she believes is rapidly self-destructing. Costs per capita are more than double what they are in other advanced nations and risi
Anthony Scaturro: Cyber Security for Non-technical Users
Lunch 'n Learn presentation: Your work or home computer may contain information about yourself, (e.g., tax returns and other personal information), about others (e.g., work-related reports, databases), or about matters you are working on (e.g., research) that you may not want to share with the public. It is not uncommon for computer users to assume that the various computer and software vendors sell products that will protect such information “out-of-the-box.“ While their products may conta
Improving the health of the population and evidence based medicine
This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or downloaded as a zip file. As taught in Autumn Semester 2009 This module has two essential components: Evidence-Based Medicine and Public Health. Evidence-Based Medicine was introduced as a new discipline because traditionally the teaching of medicine was heavily reliant on an apprenticeship-type system with emphasis on learning from observing one’s teachers. One of the guiding principles in the NHS today is that all health care should be b
Why is online teaching important?
Download the supporting PDF file for this episode http://bit.ly/cKqHwc from the Learning to Teach Online project website. This Learning to Teach Online http://bit.ly/d18ac5 episode provides a brief overview of how our increasingly digitally networked world is changing the way we communicate and learn. ...
S. James Gates, Jr. on Does Reality Have a Genetic Basis?
S. James Gates Jr., Director of the Center for String and Particle Theory at the University of Maryland, discusses the question "Does Reality Have a Genetic Basis?"
Woman's Building History: Mother Art
Mother Art was a collective of 8 women artists working on social and political issues, using performance, video, photography, installation and personal narratives. As mothers, they addressed issues that affect women and children. They were active from 1973-1986. This video was commissioned by Otis College of Art and Design for the exhibition "Doin' It in Public: Feminism and Art at the Woman's Building" (1973-1991) in the Ben Maltz Gallery, October 1 January 28, 2012 and is part of an ongoing s
The Long Island Philosophical Society and NYIT
The Long Island Philosophical Society met recently at NYIT as Shaun Hall reports for NYIT. New York Institute of Technology.
Meet the world's most unsecured office.
Percutaneous Hepatic Perfusion to Treat Malignant Melanoma
In this two-minute video, Dr. H. Richard Alexander, professor of surgery at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and surgical oncologist at the University of Maryland Greenebaum Cancer Center discusses a recent nation-wide clinical trial that tested a new procedure, known as percutaneous hepatic perfusion, in the treatment of malignant melanoma that has spread to the liver. Dr. Alexander talks about the preliminary results of this clinical trial and the implications these results could
COMP1400 Week 7, Lecture 1
COMP1400 Week 7, Lecture 1
7.1 Introduction Micro fabrication often involves multiple layers of different materials, each following a sequence of process steps, usually deposition/lithography/etching. The microelectronics industry has been a driver for many of these techniques and that momentum has carried over into the MEMS community. The treatment that follows covers examples from both industries. The appropriate deposition technique depends on the purpose of the layer – a thin insulating barrier layer in a transistor or capa
Micro fabrication often involves multiple layers of different materials, each following a sequence of process steps, usually deposition/lithography/etching. The microelectronics industry has been a driver for many of these techniques and that momentum has carried over into the MEMS community. The treatment that follows covers examples from both industries.
The appropriate deposition technique depends on the purpose of the layer – a thin insulating barrier layer in a transistor or capa
The Road to Revolution: The Boston Tea Party of 1773
A Short video that shows how the Boston Tea Party came to be. It does a good job of explaining why the event happened. Good introduction.
Internet Scout Project
The Combinatorial Chemistry Review website was created by Dr. Oleg Larin at the M. V. Lomonosov Moscow State Academy of Fine Chemical Technology "to provide a basic introduction to the field of combinatorial chemistry describing the development of major techniques and some applications." After reading an introduction discussing the goals, principles, and applications of combinatorial synthesis, users can find more in-depth descriptions and educational figures of the polymers and linkers related
Animal enclosure design the practical way Animal husbandry and accomodation design using play-dough. Interesting and enjoyable by learners.
Animal husbandry and accomodation design using play-dough. Interesting and enjoyable by learners.
Breaking up the euro area
The barriers to leaving are high but could still be crawled over by a country determined to leave
Developing Distance Learning Material
This paper is intended as a practical guide to help with writing Distance Learning material. This paper considers: Topic One – Introduction and an approach to writing Distance Learning Material. Topic Two – Content of the material Topic Three – Achieving the Learning Outcomes. Topic Four - Some tips on style and aspects of authoring the material. By following guidelines it will help to. • Speed up the writing process • Have a consistent style • Help the students Most
Good Practice Guide in Question and Test Design
This booklet will provide an introduction to good practice in question and test design. It includes the art of using objective tests to assess some aspects of student learning. At the outset you should be aware that objective tests are just one method of assessment. They are useful for assessing knowledge, comprehension and application and in some circumstances can be used to assess higher order skills such as evaluation and synthesis. They cannot be used to assess creativity, integration of ide
Using Portfolio's - Introduction to the Portfolio
This resource accompanies the workbook 'Using Portfolio's for Learning and Assessment - a staff handbook'. This resource offers guidance for staff on introducing students to portfolios to be used for learning and assessment. It is based on experience gained while working on an FDTL Project “Promoting the Development of key skills through the use of portfolios” (2002 - 2005). The outlined Portfolio Workshops in this handbook have been developed as a result of the Project activities at Le