Promoting Positive Development Among Youth
The focus this semester will be a discussion and analysis of national, and in particular, international perspectives on promoting positive development through youth participation in, and leadership of, civil society. The course will present the work of scholars and practitioners who have pursued (a) the building of civil society through the strategy of youth civic engagment and the fostering of healthy individual development; and (b) the promotion of positive development through engaging youth i
The Economics of Sustainability
Matt O'Reilly, owner and proprietor of Green Circle Projects and Dynamic Earth, presents "The Economics of Sustainability" at the Second Annual Sustainability Conference: Leadership in a Sustainable Society.
Green Stormwater Management
Jeffrey L. Bruce, FASLA, LEED, ASIC, GRP, and president of Jeffrey L. Bruce & Company, LLC presents on "Green Stormwater Management" at the Second Annual Sustainability Conference: Leadership in a Sustainable Society.
Developing the Hardware for Future Human Space Exploration
While Michael Griffin sees a wealth of reasons for space exploration in general and returning to the moon in particular, NASA must still manage on a tiny portion of “the national treasure.” This 7/10th of a percent of the national budget – the equivalent of each American paying 15 cents every day – “is not an expenditur
Diversity and Inclusion: Building a Solution Worthy of MIT
While Martin Luther King might be amazed to see what blacks, Hispanics and women have accomplished since his time, says Ray Hammond, we must take an honest look at the “state of his dreams” today, and ask, “Where do we go from here?” This is a question that MIT President Susan Hockfield has also tak
A Few Things Learned from Craigslist
In his unassuming way, Craig Newmark believes his eponymous website might just help nudge people toward greater civic engagement. While Craigslist.org “is a simple platform where people help each other out,” focusing on everyday needs like getting a job or an apartment, it is also a profoundly collaborative venture, with p
staatsvertrag.at : eine akustische Webausstellung zur Nachkriegsgeschichte in Österreich
Staatsvertrag.at: eine akustische Webausstellung zur Nachkriegsgeschichte in Österreich (State treaty: an acoustic Web exhibition on post-war history in Austria) is an online exhibition of historical sound samples presented by Österreichische Mediathek, the audio-visual archive of the Technical Museum of Vienna. The site offers samples that convey the mood of the period 1945 to 1955 in Austria, not only in terms of the international treaty that saw Austria's rebuilding under Allied occupation
Ferdinand Freiligrath Briefrepertorium
Ferdinand Freiligrath Briefrepertorium is a website which aids research on the German writer and poet, Ferdinand Freiligrath (1810-1876), who was a friend of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882). In the 1840s he became more political and attracted the attention of Karl Marx (1818-1883); historians will note Freiligrath's letters with Engels about Marx, which are listed here. This site posts a research index to Freilgrath's published and unpublished correspondence, including letters, visiting
Tweety Hall is a project of the LGA Group (Local Government Association) it seeks to provide a directory of UK local government councillors who use the micro blogging service Twitter. It is possible to look by name of representative, area or political party. Each entry has statistics on posts, updates and followers and links to the latest postings.
Leadership and Management
Through this module participants will have a better understanding of themselves and their impacts on others. They will understand the similarities and differences between management and leadership, as well as different models/styles and principles of leadership, the strengths and weaknesses of each, when they should be used and their potential use in improving population health and wellbeing. * Powerpoint presentation (for all users) * Powerpoint presentation with lecturer's notes (registere
COMPUTADORES Y PROGRAMACIÓN (2008)
Los computadores son usados ampliamente en la aeronautica, tanto en los sistemas que controlan el vuelo de los aeronaves (aviónica), como en los sistemas auxiliares que los controlan (sistemas de control de tráfico aéreo, guiado, etc.). Además, los ordenadores se usan en la ingeniería para desarrollar y hacer pruebas de modelos antes de realizar los primeros prototipos reales, Por lo tanto es básico conocer el funcionamiento de los computadores y tener unas nociones básicas de programaci
Chester A. Arthur
Chester A. Arthur, America's twenty-first president, served from 1881 to 1885. Although Arthur was a Vermont-native, he exuded the presence of a New Yorker. In 1880, Arthur was elected Vice President. Good insights into his personality and his accomplishments.
Signifiers in Cyberspace: Pt 6
This symposium draws together a group of speakers who have been involved with ICANN and who have commented on ICANN’s various processes over the last decade or so. They address legal, policy, commercial, practical, and technological issues that have arisen, and continue to arise, as the domain name system develops.
The Exceptional Economies of the Middle East
The Exceptional Economies of the Middle East
Tackling Europe’s unemployment crisis
New and better solutions are needed to tackle the worsening unemployment crisis in Europe, which rose to a three-year high of 8.5 per cent in January.
However, the European Union’s Lisbon Strategy (which aimed to turn the EU into a dynamic knowledge-based economy by 2010) and ‘flexicurity’ should form the cornerstone of such solutions, said speakers at this year’s European Business Summit (EBS). The EU’s Lisbon Strategy aims to improve its economic competitiveness, while ‘f
Governments have not done enough to address crisis
Governments around the world have not done enough to address the damaging effects of the global financial crisis triggered by the one-year old subprime credit crisis in the United States, economist Manu Bhaskaran says.
Steering a new course in unchartered waters
With credit getting tighter, companies are going to have to change the way they do business and manage their cash. Laurence Danon, executive board member of Edmond de Rothschild Corporate Finance in France, says we are likely to see companies implementing huge cost-savings plans, probably with significant layoffs and dramatic changes to capital expenditure and development programmes.
The China Syndrome: understanding the Chinese economy
China’s economy is booming and many multinational companies are looking to tap the Asian giant’s potential. However, according to Peter Bowie, CEO of Deloitte China, foreigners wanting to do business with the Chinese appear to be ill prepared because their pre-conceived notions about China are simply outdated.
Sustainability: a business opportunity
By the year 2040, only 15 per cent of the world's population will be living in what are now called developed countries. It's therefore essential for today's business planners to start focusing on the rest of the planet. Fortunately a strategy centred on emerging markets can be both financially profitable and socially responsible, says Barbara Kux of the Dutch multinational Royal Philips Electronics.
"Developing countries are a fantastic source of opportunities for companies," says Kux,