Morality and Media in the 21st Century - a panel in celebration of the work of Professor Roger Silve
This event will discuss the moral implications of the increasing globalisation of the media and our increasing dependence on those media for our understanding of the other in the world in which we live, the subject of Professor Roger Silverstone's book, Media and Morality: on the rise of the mediapolis (Polity, 2006).
Fighting the Banana Wars
Only 14 years ago you couldn!t buy a Fairtrade product in Britain. Today almost £500m worth of goods bearing the Fairtrade mark are sold annually, including tea, coffee, bananas, cotton, flowers and even footballs. At the heart of this revolution in our shops is the Fairtrade Foundation, which was established in 1992 by CAFOD, Christian Aid, New Consumer, Oxfam, Traidcraft Exchange and the World Development Movement. Starting small but with big ideas, it has turned a grass-roots movement into a
Can International Law Change the World?
While each system of national law seeks to regulate affairs within only one society, international law concerns the entire world. Yet it has almost none of the methods of enforcement available to national legal systems. So, can it change the world? Christopher Greenwood was elected a judge at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in November 2008. He is an authority in international law who taught at LSE for 12 years, and was a practising barrister and has been a QC since 1999. He has appeare
Bulletin of the Institute for Antiquity and Christianity, Volume XIX, Issue 3
CONTENTS: Cover Illustration Description, Calendar of the lAC's FALL Public Lecture Series, Postmodern South Africa: Prof. Patrick J. C. Hartin on Sabbatic in Claremont, The Fall Public Lecture Series 1992: "The Dead Sea Scrolls - A Year Later," "Docetic Jesus in the Johannine Tradition," "Third World Challenges in the Teaching of Biblical Studies," "Recovery of Personal Faith," and "The Gospel of Thomas Rediscovered", New Chair of the lAC's Advisory Board: Howard Morrow, STC Appoints Gregory R
Entrepreneurship For Engineers
Objectives: Create an awareness of the value of an entrepreneurial educational experience; create an awareness of the relationship between entrepreneurship and engineering; create an awareness of the role of entrepreneurs in the growth of the American and world economy; introduce the student to the psychological, cultural and economic nature of entrepreneurial activity in the US and the global community; create an awareness of the career paths available to the entrepreneur; introduce the skill s
The Entrepreneurial Experience
Many entrepreneurs believe that, regardless of formal education, there is no substitute for on-the-job learning. The Entrepreneurial Experience (MGMT 463 in Montana State University's College of Business) offers students real-world entrepreneurial experiences in projects assisting start-up companies. As a student in this class, you'll work with a company to resolve management, marketing, finance, or other business issues. While your specific project content will depend on the company's particula
Small Business Management
Course Objectives: To provide students with an introduction to the world of small business and an understanding of what is needed to start/run a small business. To state that the small business is the most dominant form of business in society is not an overstatement: over 98% of the businesses in the country employ less than 100 people. Therefore, the majority of you will most likely be either starting, owning, or occupying a significant management position in a small firm sometime in your lifet
Project in Global Entrepreneurial Management
Welcome to the new competitive landscape. The business world you enter upon completion of your MBA is not the one of your parents or grandparents. It is a world defined by a global entrepreneurial revolution. Today, the essence of competitive advantage does not lie in traditional areas such as low cost or high quality. Rather, competitive advantage is defined in terms of speed, innovativeness, adaptability, flexibility, and aggressiveness. In short, advantage comes from entrepreneurial managemen
Entrepreneurship and Innovation
As you expect from the course title, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Management 310 examines the entrepreneurial process. We will focus on business start-up but will also address "intrapreneurship" as well as the expectations and behavior of large established firms as they deal with entrepreneurs. We will address the process of creativity and innovation and its impact on the success of business start-up. A presentation of the organization and operation of small enterprises in services, retailin
Entrepreneurial Marketing (graduate level)
In this course, we will explore how marketing and entrepreneurship affect and are affected by one another. We will examine concepts from each of these two areas to determine how they apply to, and how they can aid the practice of, the other. Hence, we will look at the role of marketing in entrepreneurial ventures, and the role of entrepreneurship in marketing efforts of all firms. Attention will be devoted to understanding why marketers resist entrepreneurship as well as the common mistakes entr
FATWORLD is a video game about the politics of nutrition. It explores the relationships between obesity, nutrition, and socioeconomics in the contemporary U.S. The game's goal is not to tell people what to eat or how to exercise, but to demonstrate the complex, interwoven relationships between nutrition and factors like budgets, the physical world, subsidies, and regulations.
Citizen Kurchatov: Stalin's Bombmaker
This site tells the story of a complex, world-class physicist who became the driving force the Soviet Union's race to develop the atomic and hydrogen bomb.
Work in the World: A Teachers' Guide to Work Issues
This teachers’ resource book is designed to help young people to understand the key political, social and economic forces which will shape their lives. It aims to develop knowledge and skills to help young people understand the world in which they live, and to participate in it as knowledgeable global citizens. It is not prescriptive but aims to provide teachers with a practical and flexible resource. The book is made up of text, activities, glossary boxes, case studies and a list of resources
The Cryosphere : Greenland Virtual Field Trip
This section part of the Virtual Fieldclass provides an overview of Greenland from a social sciences and humanities perspective. The VFT is built around a downloadable PowerPoint presentation and bibliography supported by maps, photos and video.
Graph our Litter
Students examine their schoolyard for litter and graph its spread. Using TIGed Collaborations, your students can share their results with other students around the world and discuss what the causes might be for any differences.
Unusual Modes of Transportation
Everything from camels, elephants, reed boats, to gasoline powered vehicles, this short video stretches the students' imagination as to what transportation is and how the environment influences it. (1:25)
Diversity in the Changing State
The Gold Rush had a tremendous impact on the population and culture of California. Before the Gold Rush, the population consisted mainly of Native Californians and Californios (settlers and landowners of mixed Spanish, Native Californian, and African descent). But gold fever brought people to California from all over the country and world. The Anglo Americans (of English, Irish, or Scots descent), other Europeans (including Italians, Russians, and others), Chinese, Asians, African Americans, and
Design history and oral history: objects and subjects
In the opening of what has become the key text for anyone embarking on the study and practice of oral history, the social historian Paul Thompson states: ‘ All history depends ultimately upon its social purpose ’. Is there a social purpose to studying the history of design, and if so, what is it? The discipline studies objects and practices and their modes of production and consumption in order to understand the society in which they functioned. Such studies are seen to provide access to so
A World of Weather: Fundamentals of Meteorology, Chapter 17
This series of Web pages contains the material in Chapter 17: Numerical Weather Prediction, which is part of the fifth edition of the textbook / laboratory manual, A World of Weather: Fundamentals of Meteorology
Under the Microscope #4
Dr Tim Wilkinson is combining liquid crystals with nanotechnology to try and create 3D displays which would look like real life. Under the Microscope is a collection of videos that show glimpses of the natural and man-made world in stunning close-up. They will be released every Monday and Thursday for the next couple of months and you can see them here: http://bit.ly/A6bwCE Dr Wilkinson: "Liquid crystal displays are now a commonplace technology from mobile phone displays to wide screen televis