Fannie and Freddie Reform: Too Little, Too Late At the beginning of February, amidst Beltway budget clamoring and ahead of yesterday's statement from Bernanke, the Treasury issued a report to Congress announcing efforts to "wind down" Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The report, though conspicuously lacking in detail, sets forth three alternatives for reducing the role of the two government-backed companies, none of which actually prune t
At the beginning of February, amidst Beltway budget clamoring and ahead of yesterday's statement from Bernanke, the Treasury issued a report to Congress announcing efforts to "wind down" Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The report, though conspicuously lacking in detail, sets forth three alternatives for reducing the role of the two government-backed companies, none of which actually prune t
Survey of London Monograph 10 - Morden College, Blackheath
An account of the the college of Sir John Morden, dating from the late seventeenth century.
Where Does Affordable Housing Money Come From? Understanding the flow of investment in City Heights
With inflation outpacing wage increases along with the economic downturn in recent years, the need and demand for affordable housing units has skyrocketed. In the last decade development firms have increasingly tried to provide affordable housing units, but the obstacle is how much funding and incentives do they receive for these types of units? This proposal analyzed the affordable housing situation in City Heights by looking at the sources of funding for affordable housing developments, how i
Absolute Value Inequalities
This video describes how knowledge of absolute values and solving inequalities are necessary for solving an absolute value inequality. Absolute value inequalities can have one or two variables. Solving and graphing absolute value inequalities with two variables is also a skill that math teachers require students to master in Algebra I. (1:41)
Alamo Calls for Help: Battle for Texas Independence
Before the Mexican army attacked, the American forces barricaded at the Alamo tried to call for help from a neighboring American fort. Their request went unanswered. This is the story of how help failed to arrive. There is a commercial in the middle of the video 2:39 video. The strategy of the Mexicans is explained. The details of the execution of the survivors of the attack may be a harsh for some students.
Isosceles Triangle Properties
In isosceles (and equilateral) triangles, a segment drawn from the vertex angle to the opposite side is the altitude, angle bisector and median. This video explains how isosceles triangle properties are used in many proofs and problems where the student must realize that, for example, an altitude is also a median or an angle bisector to find a missing side or angle. (1:03)
Constructing a Perpendicular
The shortest distance between a point not on a line and a line is along the perpendicular to the line. This video describes how constructing a perpendicular to a line uses the same process as constructing the perpendicular bisector of a line segment, but with one additional step. The first step is to swing an arc from the point and intersect the line in two places, which creates a segment that can be bisected. (2:06)
Rethinking the Origins of Political Thought in Colonial East Africa: The Local, Regional and Global
Ethan Sanders, a third year D-Phil student at the University of Cambridge, presents his recent research on the development of the African Association in Tanganyika.
15.433 Investments (MIT)
The focus of this course is on financial theory and empirical evidence for making investment decisions. Topics include: portfolio theory; equilibrium models of security prices (including the capital asset pricing model and the arbitrage pricing theory); the empirical behavior of security prices; market efficiency; performance evaluation; and behavioral finance.
The Growing Debt Burden The news abounds with arguments and even riots over so-called austerity measures. Whether in the Middle East, Europe, or even certain US states, the public is realizing just how deep a hole various governments have dug for themselves. In this article I'll outline Uncle Sam's position and then explain why it's such a problem. I considered myself fairly conversant with the
A Shocking Chart
The news abounds with arguments and even riots over so-called austerity measures. Whether in the Middle East, Europe, or even certain US states, the public is realizing just how deep a hole various governments have dug for themselves. In this article I'll outline Uncle Sam's position and then explain why it's such a problem.
I considered myself fairly conversant with the
Mrs. Henrietta Lacks' Legacy: Impact on Recent Research
Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer who worked the same land as her slave ancestors, yet her cells -- taken without her knowledge -- became one of the most important tools in medicine. In this eight-minute video, Hayley Warren, a sophomore at The Field School in Washington, D.C., presents a paper she wrote detailing the impact of HeLa cells on recent medical research. Related Links: About Henrietta Lacks http://www.umm.edu/hel
How Can Robots Get Our Attention?
Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have found that they can program a robot to understand when it gains a human's attention and when it falls short. Aaron Bobick, professor and chair of the School of Interactive Computing at Georgia Tech's College of Computing, discusses why it's important for robots to understand social convention, if they are going to successfully interact with humans. The research was performed using the robot Simon, from the Socially Intelligent Machines la
Media Space: Episode 7 - Eric Liu, Founder, Guiding Lights Network
In 1962, Seattle declared itself as a focal point of the Space Age, hosting the World Fair with the Space Needle as its landmark. As we approach Seattle Center's 50th birthday, our region faces a new set of priorities -- and challenges. Eric Liu is the founder of the Guiding Lights Network, as well as Bill Clinton's former speechwriter. He chats with Media Space host Hanson Hosein about his groundbreaking efforts to spark civic engagement and social change, with a unique focus on citizenship, me
UW 360 - March 2011: Neil Low, Murder Mystery Walking Tours
Tag along with UW Bothell alum Neil Low on his mystery walking tours of Pioneer Square, which also serve as inspiration for his crime novels. UW 360 profiles the fascinating people, programs and community connections that define the University of Washington. The show looks at a wide range of UW topics from solar energy, to heart tissue regeneration, to neighborhood farmer's markets - and much more. Samantha Rund The half-hour program is hosted by UW Alum Samantha Rund, who offers an insider's v
West House Tour
The result of a partnership between government, academia and industry, West House was showcased during the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games at the Vancouver Yaletown LiveCity Site and is now in its legacy installation on a City of Vancouver owned site where it will serve as a technology showcase, research and development test bed, and "living lab". http://westhouse.sfu.ca
GSF 2011 - Discours d’ouverture
Discours d’ouverture de la 3ème journée humanitaire sur la santé des femmes
Discours d’ouverture de la 3ème journée humanitaire sur la santé des femmes
OERC Symposium 2010: Is the future green? Biological nanowires for harvesting solar energy
Martin Hohmann-Marriott speaks at the the 2010 Otago Energy Research Centre Symposium. Held November 24, 2010.
Traditional Suquet (Fish Stew)
Many of the world's leading chefs and restaurants are from Spain. Spain's impact has spread beyond professional kitchens. The Culinary Institute of America has designed a website intended to be a comprehensive resource for anyone interested in Spanish food and wine. We hope you'll visit often. http://www.worldsofflavorspain.com/