Social Attitudes and Public Opinion
This course examines the nature of attitudes, beliefs, and values, and the influences which indiviudals' attitudes have upon their behavior. Various theories of attitude organization and attitude change are discussed, and the development of social attitudes is explored by examining the differential impact of the family, the educational system, the mass media, and the general social environment. The changing content of public opinion over time and its relationship to the political system are also
Donna Callejon, CBO, GlobalGiving - IMPACT
September 1 - In collaboration with the Arthur M.Blank Family Foundation Speaker Series IMPACT presents Donna Callejon, Chief Business Officer, GlobalGiving. As CBO, Donna oversees activities designed to ensure that the GlobalGiving marketplace is valuable to players of all sizes, and that the website(s) we develop provide individual and institutional donors with a great experience. This includes development of corporate and other strategic partnerships, relationship management for major donor
Penelope McPhee, President, The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation - IMPACT
September 15 - IMPACT presents Penelope McPhee, President, The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation. As president and trustee of The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation, Penelope McPhee directs the Foundation's strategic focus on fostering opportunities for children and youth and enhancing the quality of life in Atlanta and beyond. One of the largest family foundations in the region, the Blank Foundation has made grants of more than $250 million since its inception. Penny joined the Blank Family Fou
HHMI Research Introductions: Kristine Nolan
The Research Introductions Series, sponsored by a grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, introduces students to the breadth of research happening at the University of Richmond. In these short, informal presentations, UR science, computer science, and mathematics faculty present their current research and discuss ways undergraduates can become involved in an undergraduate research experience. This talk features Kristine Nolan, Assistant Professor of Chemistry. For more on Dr. Nolan visit
Givology 101: The Study of Effective Philanthropic Giving
In a five-minute lecture on Locust Walk in the center of the University of Pennsylvania's campus, Katherina Rosqueta, the executive director for Penn's Center for High Impact Philanthropy, discusses effective charitable giving. Organized by Givology, a student group designed to raise money for international educational development, the free lecture was open to the public. The Center for High Impact Philanthropy is a resource center for donors who want their charitable dollars to have the gre
13. Fertility Attitudes and Practices
Global Problems of Population Growth (MCDB 150) Surveys show that most women are having more children than they would prefer to have. Further, studies show that the vast majority of women know about various forms of contraception. One World Bank study has shown that family planning programs have little impact unless they are attended by improved living standards and increasing status of women. Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website: http://open.yale.edu/course
22.033 Nuclear Systems Design Project (MIT)
Group design project involving integration of nuclear physics, particle transport, control, heat transfer, safety, instrumentation, materials, environmental impact, and economic optimization. Provides students with opportunity to synthesize knowledge acquired in nuclear and non-nuclear subjects and apply this knowledge to practical problems of current interest in nuclear applications design. Past projects have included using a fusion reactor for transmutation of nuclear waste, design and develop
Donald Duck in Mathmagic Land
This is the classic cartoon of Donald in Mathemagic Land. It is a nice introduction to basic math concepts, including geometry, Pythagorean Theorem, fractions, and music. Run time 09:12.
Simplifying Exponents (Multiplication and Division)
Ms. Rebecca Newburn instructs students about how to properly address exponents when multiplying and dividing monomials. Ms. Newman also reminds viewers which errors to avoid and explains why the answers she gets are correct. Visual quality not in high definition, but sufficient enough to see examples.
MAS.963 Techno-identity: Who we are and how we perceive ourselves and others (MIT)
The nature of human identity - how we think of ourselves, how we perceive others - is a mutable concept, changing with the rise and fall of religious beliefs, social mores, philosophical theories. Today, we live in a world in which science and technology are among the most powerful forces reshaping our culture - and thus our definitions and perceptions of identity. In this seminar, we will examine the impact of science and technology on identity. The instructor's course page may be viewed at htt
Welcome Home, Thunderbird Misfits
Thunderbird School of Global Management Professor Mansour Javidan, Ph.D., welcomes students in the Global MBA for Latin American Managers program, Aug. 11, 2010. http://knowledgenetwork.thunderbird.edu/research/
21H.421 Introduction to Environmental History (MIT)
This seminar provides a historical overview of the interactions between people and their environments. Focusing primarily on the experience of Europeans in the period after Columbus, the subject explores the influence of nature (climate, topography, plants, animals, and microorganisms) on human history and the reciprocal influence of people on nature. Topics include the biological consequences of the European encounter with the Americas, the environmental impact of technology, and the roots of t
Silicon Nitride-bonded Silicon Carbide
Silicon Nitride bonded Silicon Carbide is characterized by excellent wear properties, good resistance to high temperatures, good impact resistance, an ability to be easily cast, and good corrosion resistance.
STS.035 The History of Computing (MIT)
This course focuses on one particular aspect of the history of computing: the use of the computer as a scientific instrument. The electronic digital computer was invented to do science, and its applications range from physics to mathematics to biology to the humanities. What has been the impact of computing on the practice of science? Is the computer different from other scientific instruments? Is computer simulation a valid form of scientific experiment? Can computer models be viewed as surroga
2.60 Fundamentals of Advanced Energy Conversion (MIT)
This course covers fundamentals of thermodynamics, chemistry, flow and transport processes as applied to energy systems. Topics include analysis of energy conversion in thermomechanical, thermochemical, electrochemical, and photoelectric processes in existing and future power and transportation systems, with emphasis on efficiency, environmental impact and performance. Systems utilizing fossil fuels, hydrogen, nuclear and renewable resources, over a range of sizes and scales are discussed.
8.286 The Early Universe (MIT)
The Early Universe provides an introduction to modern cosmology. The first half deals with the development of the big-bang theory from 1915 to 1980, and latter half with recent impact of particle theory.
Bioinformatics & Operational Research
Bioinformatics & Operational Research - Joerg Fliege and Andrew Collins Keywords:UNSPECIFIED
11.941 Disaster, Vulnerability and Resilience (MIT)
In recent years, the redistribution of risk has created conditions for natural and technological disasters to become more widespread, more difficult to manage, and more discriminatory in their effects. Policy and planning decision-makers frequently focus on the impact that human settlement patterns, land use decisions, and risky technologies can have on vulnerable populations. However, to ensure safety and promote equity, they also must be familiar with the social and political dynamics that are
14.475 Environmental Economics and Government Responses to Market Failure (MIT)
This course explores the theory behind and evidence on regulatory, tax, and other government responses to problems of market failure. Special emphasis is given to developing and implementing tools to evaluate environmental policies. Other topics include cost-benefit analysis, measurement of the benefits of non-market goods and costs of regulations, and the evaluation of the impact of regulations in areas such as financial markets, workplace health and safety, consumer product safety, and other c
11.487 Urban Public Finance in Developing Countries (MIT)
This readings-based course analyzes the structure and operation of government systems in developing countries, with particular emphasis on regional and local governments. Major topics include: the role of decentralization in national economic reform programs, the potential impact of decentralized governments on local economic development, determination of optimal arrangements for sharing fiscal responsibilities among levels of government, evaluation of local revenue and expenditure decisions, an