International union of food science and technology : IUFoST
|The International Union of Food Science and Technology (IUFoST) is a non-profit country-membership association of national food science and technology organizations. It seeks to facilitate international cooperation and information exchange between food scientist|
7.342 G-Protein Coupled Receptors: Vision and Disease (MIT)
How do we communicate with the outside world? How are our senses of vision, smell, taste and pain controlled at the cellular and molecular levels? What causes medical conditions like allergies, hypertension, depression, obesity and various central nervous system disorders? G-protein coupled receptors (GPCRs) provide a major part of the answer to all of these questions. GPCRs constitute the largest family of cell-surface receptors and in humans are encoded by more than 1,000 genes. GPCRs convert
17.910 Reading Seminar in Social Science: International Political Economy (MIT)
This course examines the politics of international economic relations. We begin with a discussion of the analytical "lenses" through which we can view the global economy. We then examine the politics of trade policy, multinational corporations, and international monetary and financial relations. We will also examine third-world development, communist transition, and the debate over "globalization." Finally we will explore the fight against terrorist financing and money laundering, the proper rol
Vegetable MD online
|Published on the Web by the Cornell Plant Pathology Department, this site provides access to a range of fact sheets on vegetable diseases. The fact sheets are listed by crop and cover a range of issues, including production costs, varie|
Opinion leadership and communication networks in the organic food sector
|Within the European Union, Austria is an organic-model country. The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Environment and Water initiated in 2001 an action plan to maintain Austria's top position in organic farming within the EU. This goal should be achieved by impr|
The Landscape and Environment Programme is a network of multi-disciplinary academic research projects relating to the landscape and environment funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and based at The University of Nottingham.
The purpose of the programme is to develop arts and humanities understandings of landscape and environment in distinctive, innovative and engaging ways through research projects of the highest quality and international significance.
This documentary was
Doris Kearns Goodwin, Nov. 2, 2001
Former Harvard professor and White House fellow under Lyndon Johnson, Doris Kearns Goodwin is the author of bestsellers The Fitzgeralds and the Kennedys and Lyndon Johnson & the American Dream. Her articles on political issues have appeared in leading national publications, and she is a regular panelist for “The News Hour with Jim Lehrer.” In 1995, she received a Pulitzer Prize in history for No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II. Goodwin has receiv
Matthew Pearl, Nov. 19, 2004
Matthew Pearl graduated from Harvard University summa cum laude in English and American Literature in 1997. In 1998, he won the prestigious Dante Prize from the Dante Society of America for his scholarly work. His first novel, The Dante Club, a New York Times bestseller, is being translated into over a dozen languages around the world. He wrote the first draft while attending Yale Law School, where he received his J.D. in 2000.
Careers in Advertising
Jason Moyer '97, Vice President and Account Director at Young & Rubicam, and Stella Grizont, Brand Planner at Young & Rubicam, discuss how to get into the career of advertising.
Young & Rubicam is one of the world's leading marketing communications companies with a global network of 163 agencies in 81 countries around the world.
McKeen Center Adam Weinberg '87: "Educating for Democracy"
A former professor of sociology and dean of the college at Colgate University, Weinberg is currently executive vice president and SIT provost of World Learning. Weinberg has garnered national attention from major foundations for his work on civic education and promoting youth political engagement.
Weinberg's talk is presented in conjunction with the opening and dedication of the Joseph McKeen Center for the Common Good at Bowdoin. The mission of the McKeen Center is to enable students
Kibbe Lecture - National Medal of Science Laureate Susan Solomon
Susan Solomon is widely recognized as one of the leaders in the field of atmospheric science. She obtained some of the first chemical measurements that helped to establish chlorofluorocarbons as the cause of the ozone hole in Antarctica. The Solomon Glacier in Antarctica was named after her. Solomon is a former co-chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group One.
Solomon's lecture, titled "A World of Climate Change: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow," addre
Dismissing Some Myths about Chinese Americans
History of Chinese Americans in Massachusetts. Host Barbara Barrow speaks with May Ling Tong, Director of the Chinese American Civic Association in Boston, about the history of Chinese people in Boston and the 'myths' held by non-Chinese Americans about the mental health and social service needs of the Chinese community. Additional segments include the 'Say Brother News' with Eric Sampedro and Leah Fletcher, the 'Third World Connection' (about the genealogical connection between the Africans and
Infant mortality increases in minority populations
Hope Kelly reports on an alarming increase in the infant mortality rate in Boston. Kelly reviews the statistics. She notes that the infant mortality rate among African Americans is 2.5 times the infant mortality rate among whites. Kelly adds that the increase in the infant mortality rate was most pronounced in the Roxbury neighborhood. Kelly interviews Dr. Bailus Walker (Commissioner of Public Health). Walker says that the increase in the infant mortality rate is the result of a cutback in socia
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