Breakingviews: Exxon gets the jitters
May 17 - Antony Currie and Christopher Swann discuss the oil giant's attempts to fend off shareholder ire at CEO Rex Tillerson's $35 mln pay package.
CTPI: Public Square, Euthanasia - Panel, April 2012
‘Euthanasia and assisted suicide: A discussion we need to have’ Panel: Professor Sean Davison, Hon. Maryan Street, MP, Professor Grant Gillett, John Kleinsman, Associate Professor Colin Gavaghan Chair: Professor Paul Trebilco. This event includes the presentation of a research paper on attitudes towards euthanasia in New Zealand by Thomas Noakes-Duncan.
Ruth W. Messinger explains that 'you are what you do'
Ruth W. Messinger, President, American Jewish World Service, delivers the Baccalaureate Address on Friday, May 17, 2012 at Elon University.
I'm Passing and I know it!
Discrete Random Variables: Hypergeometric (optional)
Susan Dean, Barbara Illowsky, Ph.D.
This module describes the properties of a hypergeometric experiment and hypergeometric probability distribution. This module is included in the Collaborative Statistics textbook/collection as an […]
A Conversation with Wendy Kopp | Institute of Politics
Wendy Kopp, founder of Teach for America (TFA) and co-founder and current CEO of Teach For All, discussed efforts to engage TFA alumni in the fight for educational equity in the United States with HKS Dean David Ellwood. Kopp spoke on social entrepreneurship and the socioeconomic struggles faced by students and teachers in failing schools as well as her recent work with Teach for All including a new focus on expanding programming to meet educational needs of low-income students all over the worl
Gerald Ford on Economic Woes
After finding little support in Congress on his proposed budget-reducing actions, President Gerald Ford stresses the necessity of his plan in a news conference held December 2, 1974, which was broadcast live on television and radio. (3:46)
Gerald Ford on Resignation of South Vietnam's President
In April 1975, when North Vietnamese forces reached Xuan Loc, Saigon's last line of defense, President Nguyen Van Thieu announced his resignation. In an interview, President Gerald Ford denies that the U.S. government influenced Thieu's decision to resign. (0:36)
RNAi Explained (Interactive)
This interactive activity from NOVA scienceNOW illustrates the function of RNA interference (RNAi), a mechanism by which cells interrupt the process of protein synthesis. By effectively silencing genes, RNAi helps to fight infections. Scientists hope that one day they will be able to use this powerful mechanism in the treatment of a wide variety of genetic diseases.
*Not all will agree with the introduction (dealing with evolution), but the active video and metaphor link (putting
Picasso-Inspired Soft Sculpture - Lesson Plan
Adapt Picasso-style cubist image into a three-dimensional soft sculpture. This project combines printmaking, drawing, acrylic painting, sculpture and textiles. The 4:48 video shows how do make the piece and is fairly easy to follow.
USC's Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) Program
The University of Southern California's Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) program, offered by The USC Sol Price School of Public Policy, provides training to students who wish to pursue a position in the military while allowing them to attend a renowned university.
"Global Chicago, pt. 3"
A talk by William Testa, vice president, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. In collaboration with The Global Chicago Center of The Chicago Council on Foreign Relations. From the World Beyond the Headlines Series.
Live from Rochester, your hosts Melissa Greco Lopes and Anthony Plonczynski interview students, staff and parents, leading viewers through the most special day in a Rochester student's academic career.
2012 Commencement: College of Arts, Sciences and Engineering
Video highlights from the University of Rochester's commencement ceremony for Arts, Sciences & Engineering graduates on May 20, 2012. Commencement speaker and president of Brown University Ruth Simmons told the graduating class: "Your education benefits society only if you are a drum major for human dignity, speaking out and acting on behalf of that common thread of decency in every instance in which you see injustice, inequality and hatred on the rise".
Imagine Tomorrow 2012
The Imagine Tomorrow competition at Washington State University unites educators, scholars, and industry leaders to teach students of all backgrounds how to translate ideas into results. At the outset, the competition asks teams of Washington 9th through 12th graders to address a topic—this year, energy sustainability—by answering any of four challenges: biofuels, technology, behavior, or design. With these challenges, we aim to invite collaboration among leaders of today and tomorrow, ena
AICGS At Issue Interview: Dr. Wolfgang Gerhardt
AICGS Senior Fellow Alexander Privitera sat down with Dr. Wolfgang Gerhardt, member of the German Bundestag and Free Democratic Party (FDP), to discuss the current political landscape in Germany and the rest of the euro zone and what it could mean for the future of the common currency.
Science in Focus: Shedding Light on Science: Workshop 7. Sun and Seasons
Light energy from the Sun is absorbed all over the Earth. In this workshop we will examine how the transformed energy heats the Earth unevenly, causing seasons.,Explains the cycle of seasons on the Earth using a variety of models.