Another recall for Toyota
Summary of business headlines: Toyota to recall 2.2 million vehicles; General Motors sees first annual profit since 2004; Mixed economic data shows U.S. recovery still faces headwinds.
Protests in Bahrain despite 'dialogue' talk
While the Bahraini government is reporting signs of progress toward dialogue with the opposition, protesters continue to take to the streets. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
Assange to appeal Sweden extradition
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said he will appeal extradition to Sweden to face sex crimes accusations, following a UK court ruling. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
STS-133 Daily Mission Recap - Flight Day 1
A video recap of flight day 1 of the STS-133 mission of space shuttle Discovery to the International Space Station.
"Something Left Undone" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (poetry reading)
I have a great regard for Longfellow in spite of the fact that his work is unpopular with critics these days. In his day he was much more popular than Walt Whitman. He wasn't a great poet but he was a competent one. The way he chose to see the world seems laudable to me. A mendicant means a beggar but the term is most frequently used for religious ascetics, such as monks or nuns, who live on charity. Saint Francis of Assisi was the founder of a mendicant Order of Friars. The painting of St
RBS profits hit by Ireland woes
The Royal Bank of Scotland may have returned to profit in 2010 but it is being held back by poor performance in its investment arm and debt charges in its Ulster division.
STS-133 "Star Trek" Wakeup Call
William Shatner, who played Captain James T. Kirk on the original Star Trek television series, provided a special message to the crew of space shuttle Discovery during the Flight Day 12 wakeup call. As Alexander Courage's theme song played underneath, Shatner replaced the original television introduction with, "Space, the final frontier. These have been the voyages of the Space Shuttle Discovery. Her 30 year mission: To seek out new science. To build new outposts. To bring nations together on t
Literary Festival 2011 - Mirrors of Violence: Representations of Conflict in Contemporary Subcontine
With rapid developments in communication and publication technologies, the book – as conventionally conceived – is no longer the only point of connection between writers and their audiences. New media cross many geographical borders with ease, creating potentially global readerships. New communication technologies empower audiences to answer back, dissolving the traditional borders between writers and readers. And with this, the boundaries between forms of writing begin to be reconfigured. H
The Evolution of Financial Technology
An unmistakable glow of nostalgia rises from this reunion of “five of the founding fathers of modern finance,” in the words of Andrew Lo. The speakers reminisce about their start in economics, and their professional lives at MIT, a decades-long era of intense collaboration and creativity that both transformed the academic field and th
Finance in Action
Stewart Myers introduces the panelists as distinguished academics and practitioners who share not only their status as MIT alums, but also their innovative application of finance theory to entrepreneurship. “They were in the middle of the action,” says Myers.
Douglas Breeden “grew up in the chicken business” so
DMC: Free Dental X-Rays
The Del Mar College Dental Assisting Program is offering free x-rays to individuals who schedule an appointment. Please watch the clip for additional details on this service.
Extraordinary Times Demand Extraordinary Actions
Wayne Swan was sworn in as Australian Treasurer on 3 December 2007. He has been Member for the Brisbane seat of Lilley from 1993 to 1996, and from 1998 to the present. In 2005 he published Postcode: the Splintering of a Nation, a well-received book on economic and social policy in Australia. Before Wayne's appointment to his current role, he was Shadow Treasurer for three years and for six years Shadow Minister for Family and Community Services (1998-2004).
The Financial Crisis: How Europe can save the world
This public discussion marks the publication of Guy Verhofstadt's latest book The Financial Crisis: How Europe can Save the World.
ISKME's Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematice (STEAM) Design Challenge
This wiki page documents the STEAM Design Challenge Activity ISKME facilitated during the SLANT Summer Institute at San Francisco Unified School District July 19-23, 2010. Participants designed prototypes for an arts integration project for students and posted their ideas on the wiki.
Daily Creative Assignments
Inspired by the Learning to Love You More Project, the goal for these assignments is to incorporate creativity into your daily routine. For a designated period of time (one week, one month, two months) have students choose a different assignment to do each day and post online, in a wiki or blog (Please include the link to your class wiki or blog at the bottom of the page). They may use a camera or sketch pad to document their work and must give the work a title and description. Students are also
ISKME's Roadtrip Nation Design Workshop
This wiki page documents the Design Process Workshop ISKME facilitated at the Roadtrip Nation offices in Costa Mesa, CA on February 18, 2011. Storytelling, design thinking, improv, brainstorming, and prototyping were used to design for the Design Challenge: How might we create more teacher engagement with the Roadtrip Nation Experience?
Projection Investigation Activity
This wiki page documents the Projection Investigation Activity done during San Francisco Unified School District's SLANT workshop on January 29, 2011. Projection information, Julia Marshall's 5 Ways to Integrate, and links are provided, as well as the introductory Improv Activity "Advertising Team" which stretches the imagination to design something for the future. The Projection Investigation Activity begins with research around a scientific theme, then brainstorming and prototyping design idea
Conducting effective online discussions
Download the supporting PDF file for this episode http://bit.ly/fhEFBn from the Learning to Teach Online project website. Discussions are an important component of many forms of online student interaction. For students to benefit from an online discussion, it is important for teachers to generate relevant topics, effectively moderate student activity and participate regularly. This episode will highlight several strategies to help you manage online discussions more effectively, and make them mo
International Economics: Theory and Policy
International Economics: Theory and Policy is built on Steve Suranovic’s belief that students need to learn the theory and models to understand how economics works and how economists understand the world. And, that these ideas are accessible to most students if they are explained thoroughly. So, if you are looking for an International Economics text that will prepare your PhD students while promoting serious comprehension for the non-economics major, Steve Suranovic’s International Economic
International Trade: Theory and Policy
International Trade: Theory and Policy is built on Steve Suranovic’s belief that to understand the international economy, students need to learn how economic models are applied to real world problems. It is true what they say, that “economists do it with models.” That’s because economic models provide insights about the world that are simply not obtainable solely by discussion of the issues. International Trade: Theory and Policy presents a variety of international trade models includi