Nato fuel tankers ablaze in Pakistan
Gunmen attack Afghanistan-bound NATO fuel tankers in Pakistan, killing four people.
Literary Festival 2011 - Mirrors of Violence: Representations of Conflict in Contemporary Subcontine
With rapid developments in communication and publication technologies, the book – as conventionally conceived – is no longer the only point of connection between writers and their audiences. New media cross many geographical borders with ease, creating potentially global readerships. New communication technologies empower audiences to answer back, dissolving the traditional borders between writers and readers. And with this, the boundaries between forms of writing begin to be reconfigured. H
The Evolution of Financial Technology
An unmistakable glow of nostalgia rises from this reunion of “five of the founding fathers of modern finance,” in the words of Andrew Lo. The speakers reminisce about their start in economics, and their professional lives at MIT, a decades-long era of intense collaboration and creativity that both transformed the academic field and th
Finance in Action
Stewart Myers introduces the panelists as distinguished academics and practitioners who share not only their status as MIT alums, but also their innovative application of finance theory to entrepreneurship. “They were in the middle of the action,” says Myers.
Douglas Breeden “grew up in the chicken business” so
A Visit to the Identification Unit of the Cambridge Massachusetts Police Department
This video presents a tour of the Identification Unit of the Cambridge, Massachusetts Police Department. The tour includes an introduction to all equipment used in the unit and also a step-by-step explanation of the process for testing criminal evidence.
A Conversation with Gene Brown
Professor Gene Brown talks about his life in Biology. Part of the Conversations with Scientists series sponsored by the Department of Biology and Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
Cultural Anthropology is a social science that explores how people understand—and act in—the world. But what, exactly, is it that Cultural Anthropologists do? How do they approach their research? In this short film, three members of MIT's Anthropology Department, Stefan Helmreich, Erica James, and Heather Paxson, talk about their current work and the process of doing fieldwork. (8:14)
Soil moisture and feedback cycles; southern Africa as a carbon sink
Andrew Thomas, Manchester Metropolitan University, talks at the 1st Oxford Interdisciplinary Desert Conference hosted by the School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford, on the 15-16 April 2010.
President Bruininks testifies at the House Higher Education Committee
University of Minnesota President Robert Bruininks spoke to the Minnesota House of Representatives Higher Education Policy and Finance Committee on Feb. 22, 2011, testifying on the impact of proposed budget cuts on the university and its students. Learn more at supporttheu.umn.edu. To read Bruininks' remarks (PDF), visit: http://z.umn.edu/bruininksremarks . View his full testimony here: http://youtu.be/vbQuvIiRV0I
Happiness around the World: the paradox of happy peasants and miserable millionaires
The determinants of happiness are remarkably similar around the world, in countries as different as Afghanistan, the U.S, and Chile. Income matters to happiness but only so much; friends, freedom, and employment are good for happiness, while crime, poor health, and divorce are bad. Paradoxically, however, people in places like Afghanistan can be as happy as those in much wealthier and safer ones like Chile. One explanation is the remarkable human capacity to adapt to adversity and hardship. Whil
The Financial Crisis: How Europe can save the world
This public discussion marks the publication of Guy Verhofstadt's latest book The Financial Crisis: How Europe can Save the World.
Broke: voices from the edge
Throughout his long life Professor Peter Townsend - a great friend of the Centre, advocate of human rights, and emeritus professor at LSE - worked hard first to prove the existence of poverty in Britain and then to persuade our society not to take such deprivation for granted. Peter Townsend died in June this year and this performance of 'Broke' by Ice and Fire, Actors for Human Rights, is dedicated to his memory. Using dialogue from real-life interviews with people living in poverty in the UK,
ISKME's Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematice (STEAM) Design Challenge
This wiki page documents the STEAM Design Challenge Activity ISKME facilitated during the SLANT Summer Institute at San Francisco Unified School District July 19-23, 2010. Participants designed prototypes for an arts integration project for students and posted their ideas on the wiki.
Daily Creative Assignments
Inspired by the Learning to Love You More Project, the goal for these assignments is to incorporate creativity into your daily routine. For a designated period of time (one week, one month, two months) have students choose a different assignment to do each day and post online, in a wiki or blog (Please include the link to your class wiki or blog at the bottom of the page). They may use a camera or sketch pad to document their work and must give the work a title and description. Students are also
ISKME's Roadtrip Nation Design Workshop
This wiki page documents the Design Process Workshop ISKME facilitated at the Roadtrip Nation offices in Costa Mesa, CA on February 18, 2011. Storytelling, design thinking, improv, brainstorming, and prototyping were used to design for the Design Challenge: How might we create more teacher engagement with the Roadtrip Nation Experience?
Projection Investigation Activity
This wiki page documents the Projection Investigation Activity done during San Francisco Unified School District's SLANT workshop on January 29, 2011. Projection information, Julia Marshall's 5 Ways to Integrate, and links are provided, as well as the introductory Improv Activity "Advertising Team" which stretches the imagination to design something for the future. The Projection Investigation Activity begins with research around a scientific theme, then brainstorming and prototyping design idea
International Trade: Theory and Policy
International Trade: Theory and Policy is built on Steve Suranovic’s belief that to understand the international economy, students need to learn how economic models are applied to real world problems. It is true what they say, that “economists do it with models.” That’s because economic models provide insights about the world that are simply not obtainable solely by discussion of the issues. International Trade: Theory and Policy presents a variety of international trade models includi
The week ahead: February 24th 2011
Oil prices and unrest in the Middle East, the Geneva motor show, a row over America's public-sector unions and a weekend of film awards
264 GG So Many Questions
Today's topic is how to format questions. You think you already know this, don't you? I wonder if you're right.