Engaging business leaders
According to Professor Vicky Pryce, Chief Economic Adviser and Director General of Economics at BERR, the current financial crisis is an opportunity to stimulate green business in all organisations, moving the world towards a low carbon economy and a sustainable recovery.
Staying Safe Online (19/10/2010)
LSE IT Services is pleased to present a series of evenings (19, 20 and 21 October) to help promote awareness of information security issues that are relevant to every person that uses the Internet. With the increasing use of computers and information technology in our everyday lives, the number of threats that people face on the Internet everyday has also increased. This series is set to show what some of those threats are, how you can protect yourselves and what other people are doing to protec
Angelo Gobbato on Beethoven's Fidelio and selected Cape Town performances
On Thursday 15 October the Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts GIPCA Great Texts Big Questions lecturer is Angelo Gobbato, one of South Africa's leading authorities on opera who will discuss Beethoven's Fidelio and selected Cape Town performances. Angelo Gobbato is widely acknowledged as having helped opera to flourish in South Africa and garner international interest and recognition. Having begun his operatic career as a bass Gobbato, he went on to become a highly successful opera
George Ellis on The Nature of the Physical World
On Thursday 17 September the Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts GIPCA Great Texts Big Questions lecture will present an opportunity to hear one of the worlds leading cosmologists discuss the way scientific and everyday views of the nature of things relate to each other. How do relativity theory quantum theory and cosmological theory change our views of the world and the universe? How do they relate to every day life? George Ellis Professor of Applied Mathematics at the University
Mamphela Ramphele on Knowledge in the Blood by Jonathan Jansen
On Thursday 1 October the Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts GIPCA Great Texts Big Questions lecture will be Mamphela Ramphele who will discuss "To what extent has our transformation process embraced the intimate in public discourse." The suggested background reading is Jonathan Jansen's "Knowledge in the Blood." Mamphela Ramphele, former ViceChancellor of UCT and director of the World Bank, is an academic author and medical doctor. Her involvement in political activism and academ
GIPCA Great Texts / Big Questions Public Lectures 2009
GIPCA Great Texts Big Questions popular lecture series provides an opportunity to hear leading intellectuals discuss one of life's big questions or a significant book or artwork. All of the lectures from 2009 were recorded and are now available online. Below is a brief summary of each talk. Follow the link above to the download page for the mp3 lectures. On Thursday 13 August AIDS activist Zackie Achmat will give a free public lecture on "The Communist Manifesto" by Karl Marx and "The Gettysburg
Dying to be a Martyr
The Middle East conflict and terrorism are issues we hear about almost daily in the news. This lesson will use video clips from WIDE ANGLE's 'Suicide Bombers' (2004), Internet sites, and primary sources to examine the roots of the Middle East conflict. The video contains interviews with young Palestinians who participated -- or intended to participate -- in suicide bombings. These young Palestinians share the personal, religious, political and emotional reasons behind their participation in thes
I'm Watching You 24/7
The post-Renaissance world saw the nation-state mature and confront the issue of how to control the lives of its citizens. Two models of political organization, democratic and authoritarian, gradually developed. During the twentieth century, as some nations granted individuals and groups more and more rights, ideology and modern technology enabled authoritarian governments to gain ever more control, until community interest dominated the individual and totalitarianism was born. Although Nazi Ger
David Sakura recalls life in Japanese detention camps in the United States during World War II
Dr. David Sakura of the Japanese Americans Citizens League of Boston describes his family being placed in a detention center for Japanese Americans during World War II.
Ethnic history of Puerto Rico
Excerpt from the film 'Third World Connection' which discusses the history of Puerto Rican ethnicity.
National Security, the War on Terror, and the Constitution: A Forum
2006 Constitution Day Event National Security, the War on Terror, and the Constitution: A Forum A campus wide forum held in honor of Constitution Day and the 5th anniversary of the Terrorist Attack on the World Trade Center. In the wake of the terrorist attacks of September 11th 2001, the United ...
Seymour Hersh: Mario Savio Memorial Lecture
One of America's premier investigative journalists, Seymour Hersh shocked the world with his expose of the military's treatment of prisoners at Abu Ghraib. His revelation of the My Lai massacre and its cover-up during the Vietnam War won the Pulitzer Prize for international reporting. He writes regularly ...
The Holloway Series in Poetry: Claudia Rankine
Claudia Rankine with graduate poet Megan Pugh Introduced by UC Berkeley English PhD Candidate, Charles Legere A true poet's poet, Jamaican-born writer Claudia Rankine is sure to engage and arrest even the most jaded of bay area poetry readers. Rankine's poetry is some of the most innovative and thoughtful work to emerge in recent years. In a genre-bending and ever fluid set of poems, she continually explores and reanimates the unsettling landscape of contemporary American life, human relationsh
Former President Bill Clinton
"A world without walls is the only sustainable world," former president Bill Clinton told a crowd of 2,000 at Zellerbach and an overflow crowd watching a video simulcast of the speech in Haas Pavilion. Clinton spoke to the enthusiastic crowd at Zellerbach Auditorium, in the first campus appearance ...
2006 Technology Breakthrough Competition and Award Ceremony
In the Tradition of Innovation at Berkeley Engineering... The College of Engineering is hosting the 3rd Annual Technology Breakthrough Competition to recognize the University's technology and scientific research that could make the world a substantially better place. PROGRAM: Dean Richard Newton in ...
The Economics of Climate Change
The Economics of Climate Change: Is tackling climate change a pro-growth strategy for California?" - a talk by Sir Nicholas Stern, head of the United Kingdom Government Economic Service and author of the highly regarded report, the "Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change." The College of Natural Resources at the University of California, Berkeley, is hosting the lecture, which is free and open to the public. Stern will explain how inaction on climate change could lead to the kind of e
Structural analysis of the evolution of steroid specificity in the mineralocorticoid and glucocortic
Background The glucocorticoid receptor (GR) and mineralocorticoid receptor (MR) evolved from a common ancestor. Still not completely understood is how specificity for glucocorticoids (e.g. cortisol) and mineralocorticoids (e.g. aldosterone) evolved in these receptors. Results Our analysis of several vertebrate GRs and MRs in the context of 3D structures of human GR and MR indicates that with the exception of skate GR, a cartilaginous fish, there is a deletion in all GRs, at the position corresp
The functional anatomy of the uretero-vesical junction. A historical review.
This paper evaluates the progress of anatomy and dissection during the Middle Ages both in Europe and in the Muslim World. For that purpose, the functional anatomy of the ureterovesical junction and the mechanism of micturition were studied both in the works of Galen (130-200 AD) and in the works of 6 Islamic medical scholars who lived in the period from the ninth to the thirteenth centuries AD (Alrazi, Alzahrawi, Ibn Sina, Al-Baghdadi, Ibn El Nefis and Ibn El Quff). The study relied, only, on o
wisskomm wochenschau 9/08
German vodcast about science communications. Diese Woche: Die TED-Konferenz 2008, die neuesten TEDtalks, das World Wide Teleskope, Wissenschaft für Kinder hautnah: Das Jason-Project und Immersion Presents, die klassischen Medien verlieren an Einfluss, dazu mehr bei medienkonvergenz.com, "Impatiens acadmeiae-moguntiae" ...
Beyond Traditional Borders design teams developed the Diagnostic Lab-in-a-Backpack, a portable kit containing all the equipment necessary to diagnose major illnesses in remote regions of the world.