The End of Business as Usual
Distinguished Public Lecture: The end of business as usual by Dr Mohamed El-Erian, Co-CIO of PIMCO. In the wake of last year's financial crisis, businesses, economists, policy makers and analysts around the world are asking if the events of 2008 mean the end of business as usual for the global financial system. Dr Mohamed El-Erian, Co-CIO of PIMCO, the world's biggest bond fund, and one of the world's most respected economic analysts, certainly thinks that it does.
Geoengineering the climate
Geoengineering the climate: Science, Governance and Uncertainty: The Royal Society Study - John Shepherd (NOCS) The climate change we are experiencing now is caused by an increase in greenhouse gases due to human activities, including burning fossil fuels, agriculture and deforestation. There is now widespread belief that a global warming of greater than 2C above pre-industrial levels would be dangerous and should therefore be avoided. However, despite growing concerns over climate change, gl
A Panel Discussion with George Soros
Lessons from Financial Crises: Paradigm Failure and the Future of Financial Regulation In October, George Soros delivered a week-long series of lectures at the Central European University in Budapest discussing his latest thinking on economics and politics, and the way forward out of the current financial crisis. Soros argued that while the magnitude of the credit and leverage problem faced today is greater than in the Great Depression, the artificial life support given to the financial system h
Cooperation, Norms and Conflict: Towards Simulating the Foundations of Society
In order to understand social systems, it is essential to identify the circumstances under which individuals spontaneously start cooperating or developing shared behaviors, norms, and culture. In this connection, it is important to study the role of social mechanisms such as repeated interactions, group selection, network formation, costly punishment and group pressure, and how they allow us to transform social dilemmas into interactive situations that promote the social system. Furthermore, it
Learning outcomes By the end of this unit you should be able to: recognise and discuss selected library texts from the Renaissance to the present; know how to approach literary texts in terms of genre, gender and the canon; understand and be able to apply technical analytical terms; engage in close analysis of narrative and poetic language; recognise performance is an interpretation of dramatic texts; engage in comparative
By the end of this unit you should be able to:
recognise and discuss selected library texts from the Renaissance to the present;
know how to approach literary texts in terms of genre, gender and the canon;
understand and be able to apply technical analytical terms;
engage in close analysis of narrative and poetic language;
recognise performance is an interpretation of dramatic texts;
engage in comparative
Emil Kraepelin and the origins of modern psychiatry
One hundred years ago, Emil Kraepelin (1856-1926) was the most influential psychiatrist in the world, revered as the man whose system of classification put the study of mental illness on firm scientific foundations. We owe to Kraepelin the distinction... (Running Time 61:57)
Anatomy of a meltdown The GFC Forum: Cause, effect and recovery
Few public events are significant enough to justify their own acronym. In even fewer instances are those acronyms readily understood worldwide. Clearly the global financial crisis, or GFC, is one such event. Much has been said and done about it already. But how accurate or effective has this been? Are fingers being fairly pointed? Can the cracks be repaired, or do we need a whole new system?
Virtual Maths - 2D Shapes diagrams and formula
Diagram of 2D shapes, including formulas
China U.S. Climate Conference
Opening Session: The University, Scientific Research, and Climate Change Running Time: 1 hour, 22 minutes This panel will highlight the mutual vulnerability of China and the U.S. to climate change, and the indispensable role of scientific research in understanding the problem and developing solutions. What's at Risk? Climate Model Predictions and Physical and Biological Impacts Running Time: 1 hour, 17 minutes This panel of climate scientists will describe the state of scientific knowledge rega
The Jepson Leadership Forum presents Moisés Kaufman
Tony- and Emmy-nominated director Moisés Kaufman discussed how art plays a leadership role in society in his lecture "Toward a New Theater" at the Jepson Leadership Forum. Kaufman is known for his work on The Laramie Project, the University of Richmond's One Book, One Richmond 2013-14 selection. His visit was part of the Jepson Leadership Forum, the One Book, One Richmond program, and the WILL/WGSS Speaker Series. It was cosponsored by Common Ground and Theatre & Dance. Feb. 24, 2014
Afta Thoughts On Nafta
Brad DeLong "Afta Thoughts On Nafta" "I was a true believer in NAFTA--the North American Free Trade Agreement. Now my faith is not gone but shaken." So states Brad DeLong, economist and creator of one of the net's most popular weblogs on economics, at www.j-bradford-delong.net. J. Bradford DeLong is Professor of Economics and Chair of the Political Economy major at the University of California at Berkeley. He also serves as a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and w
Common French Phrases for Train Travel
Learn common French phrases for train travel. Stephanie Hourie Morrow is a native French speaker and has been giving language lessons for 10 years. Each sentence is pronounced in English and French while the French phrase appears on the screen. For beginning to intermediate learners. Good sound quality.
Thematic Poetry Videos
Overview: Youth literacy can be promoted by leveraging youth culture, such as rap/music videos. By merging sound and visual imagery with text, a poetry writing task can be transformed into a multi-media video assignment. English teachers with access to a computer lab equipped with video editing software (e.g. i-Movie) can carry this out with their classes. Alternatively, English and computer lab teachers can collaborate to have their students produce thematic poetry videos as the culminating act
Students examine images of galaxies and learn to recognize the various shapes used in the Hubble classification system. They can follow the site independently, using a worksheet that prompts them to answer questions in the text, then take a java "quiz" that requires them to place various galaxies in their correct positions on the Hubble "tuning fork." There is some supplemental material about galaxies and Hubble's observations.
Pollen Bots Activity
This activity visits the Japanese Weather Site that uses pollen monitoring robots as part of a remote sensing system in Japan. The robots collect current pollen counts in Japan.
Remembering Jim Crow
Remembering Jim Crow is a companion to a radio documentary, and examines the system that, for much of the 20th century, barred many African Americans from their rights as U.S. citizens. Read personal histories of segregation. See a sampling of Jim Crow laws. Learn how African Americans fought economic hardships imposed by Jim Crow and how they built social institutions to combat segregation.
Joan Casanovas: The apprenticeship system in Cuba 1839-1870s
Joan Casanovas of the Univ. Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona, gives this public lecture entitled 'The apprenticeship system in Cuba 1839-1870s' at The Australian National University.
Neuroscience for Kids
This site explores the brain and nervous system. Learn about brain development, brain lobes, the cerebral cortex, the skull, blood supply, brain fitness, neurons, the autonomic nervous system, sensory systems, the spinal cord, laughter and the brain, the musical brain, face recognition, drug effects, neurological and mental disorders, and more.
Water management in Urban Areas
Master course on design and planning of the urban water management system. It deals with fluxes and processes in water and soil. Furthermore, aspects of water management policy development are discussed.
Advanced semiconductor devices are a new source of energy for the 21st century, delivering electricity directly from sunlight. Suitable semiconductor materials, device physics, and fabrication technologies for solar cells are presented in this course. The guidelines for design of a complete solar cell system for household application are explained. Cost aspects, market development, and the application areas of solar cells are presented.