Prescribing Heroin: the logical next step for Canada?
October 30, 2013 - Panel Discussion Prescribing Heroin explores the questions: what would an ongoing prescription heroin program in Canada look like, and how can we get there? Five years after the NAOMI clinical trial, which confirmed worldwide research demonstrating the effectiveness of prescribing heroin for those chronically dependent drug users who have not responded to other forms of treatment, this health intervention is still not available anywhere in Canada. The panel discussion fol
The Works of Salvador Dali
This video shows the most important works of the artist with photographs of him interspersed throughout. Dali lived from 1904-1989. He was a surrealist but was greatly influenced by Resnaissance artists. He loved to paint bizarre but striking images with ornate clothing. There is no narration and it is set to the music of Mogwsi. (5:01)
18.335J Introduction to Numerical Methods (MIT)
This course offers an advanced introduction to numerical linear algebra. Topics include direct and iterative methods for linear systems, eigenvalue decompositions and QR/SVD factorizations, stability and accuracy of numerical algorithms, the IEEE floating point standard, sparse and structured matrices, preconditioning, linear algebra software. Problem sets require some knowledge of MATLAB®.
Gauging the readiness of an institution of higher education to implement change in its distance educ
The democratization of finance, information, and technology has created a new global reality that affects every dimension of society and has transformed the competitive context. In this new reality, higher education is losing its monopoly as a credentialing agent, and it has become vulnerable to market forces from which it has been traditionally insulated. The majority of institutions of higher education have developed distance education programs to create market opportunities; however, in many
Green still big at auto show
The Detroit Auto Show kicks off with a return by Porsche and a focus on "green" from Toyota, Ford and all the big players, as the technology moves beyond a futuristic concept to reality.
Introduction to Writing Non-Fiction
This session will introduce you to the breadth of opportunities in non-fiction book publishing and to help you develop an idea for a non-fiction book. Please note that this is a taster - a general introduction to a subject - with content that is updated each year in the actual MA course at UCF.
21F.044 Traditional Chinese Literature: Poetry, Fiction, and Drama (MIT)
This course is an introduction to some of the major genres of traditional Chinese poetry, fiction, and drama. Intended to give students a basic understanding of the central features of traditional Chinese literary genres, as well as to introduce students to the classic works of the Chinese literary tradition. Works read include Journey to the West, Outlaws of the Marsh, Dream of the Red Chamber, and the poetry of the major Tang dynasty poets. Literature read in translation. Taught in English.
17.20 Introduction to the American Political Process (MIT)
This course provides students with an introduction to the basic institutions of American government, especially as established in the constitution, and with an introduction to currents of thought among social scientists about the workings of U.S. politics. This is a communication intensive course. As such you are required to write at least 20 pages - that's the C.I. requirement - and participate in class discussions.
HST.569 Biomedical Optics (MIT)
This course is an introduction to the physics and engineering of optical technologies and their applications in medicine and biology. It studies the propagation of light in tissue, bright field, dark field, phase contrast, DIC, fluorescence, Raman, confocal, two-photon, low-coherence, spectral microscopy, and speckle. The course also covers current trends in microscopy and optical imaging. This subject is appropriate for upper level undergraduates and graduate students in life sciences as well a
Pfauenziege, Traditional Austrian Goat Breed (Arche Austria)