Why Thinking-By-Numbers is the New Way to be Smart
Today's best and brightest organisations are analysing massive databases at lightning speed to provide greater insights into human behaviour. From internet sites like Google and Amazon that know your tastes better than you do, to a physician's diagnosis and your child's education, to boardrooms and government agencies, a new breed of decision makers--call them super crunchers--are calling the shots. And they are delivering staggeringly accurate results. Want to know the value of a particular win
Cool It: global warming and getting our priorities straight
Current policy proposals on global warming tend to focus on early and strong greenhouse gas cuts, although these will be very expensive and help very little. Lomborg suggests that we should focus on long-term, smart strategies. Bjørn Lomborg is director of the Copenhagen Consensus Centre at Copenhagen Business School. Lomborg was named as one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine in 2004. He is the author of the bestselling The Skeptical Environmentalist (CUP, 2001) w
Keynes and the Crisis of Capitalism
Robert Skidelsky is Emeritus Professor of Political Economy at the University of Warwick. His three-volume biography of the economist John Maynard Keynes (1983, 1992, 2000) received numerous prizes, including the Lionel Gelber Prize for International Relations and the Council on Foreign Relations Prize for International Relations. He is the author of The World After Communism (1995) (American edition called The Road from Serfdom). He was made a life peer in 1991, and was elected Fellow of the Br
In Conversation with Amartya Sen
Nobel Prize winner Professor Amartya Sen will discuss his latest book The Idea of Justice with LSE's Professor Richard Sennett. This major philosophical work by one of the world's leading public intellectuals constructs a new theory of justice, not from abstract ideals or notions of what perfect institutions and rules might be, but from what the results of a system are practically, in the world. It highlights the importance of public reasoning and argues that a system of justice should require t
The Future of Capitalism and Globalisation: Global Perspectives and a European Agenda
The subprime crisis and the global recession are receding. But what will be their long-term consequences? What future awaits globalization, international relations, and the market economy? What are the global trends of crisis policies and what do they mean for the post-crisis world? These fundamental questions will be addressed at an evening debate that will offer both the big global picture and the view from the new EU Commissioner for Trade.
Cities Under Siege
Cities have become the new battleground of our increasingly urban world. From the slums of the global South to the wealthy financial centres of the West, Cities Under Siege traces how political violence now operates through the sites, spaces, infrastructures and symbols of the world's rapidly expanding metropolitan areas. Drawing on a wealth of original research, Graham shows how Western and Israeli militaries and security forces now perceive all urban terrain as a real or imagined conflict zone
Living in the End Times
There should no longer be any doubt: global capitalism is fast approaching its terminal crisis. In his latest book, Living in the End Times, Slavoj Žižek has identified the four horsemen of this coming apocalypse: the worldwide ecological crisis; imbalances within the economic system; the biogenetic revolution; and exploding social divisions and ruptures. But, he asks, if the end of capitalism seems to many like the end of the world, how is it possible for Western society to face up to the end
Giant Sauropod Dinosaurs | Dispersant Effects on the Gulf
How did the largest of all land animals, the sauropod dinosaurs, get that huge and stay that huge? What are the long term effects of the chemical dispersant used in the Gulf oil spill?
Learn more about a few of the alumni of East Carolina University.
MSUToday: MRI, Malawi and MSU
MSU is attracted to Malawi, thanks to a partnership between MSU, GE and the country of Malawi in southern Africa that landed an MRI machine that will help doctors save the lives of malaria patients.
Kid's Character Builder-Confidence-Part 1 of 2
In part one of this video confidence is defined as the courage to try. Smuggles was excited about the upcoming duck dash race. Smuggles finds a small, sad duck hiding in a bush named Weatherby. Smuggles tries to help build confidence in Weatherby so he will participate in race. Cute song played. Some lyrics include "When you're feeling so small you can't see past the wall. Confidence will make you 10 feet tall". This is a great teaching resource for a teachable moment that arises in the classroo
Kid's Character Builder-Confidence-Part 2 of 2
In part 2 of this video, Weatherby the shy duck helps a mother mouse take her sick baby mouse to doctor. Baby Mouse Millie is scared to stay in hospital and Weatherby decides to run in duck dash to give the prize to Millie. Weatherby tries hard and wins race. Video ends with cute song. This is a great resource for a teachable moment that arises in the classroom. It is also beneficial for a counseling group/individual lesson (6:37).
A four minute video that details his life by visiting some of the places where the writer might have visited in his time. There is a running caption. The video also helps explain the symbolism used by Hawthorne. Great insights into the meanings of various themes used. A great video to develop a discussion about how writers create ideas for readers to think about.
American Literature, Art and Music in the 1800s
This video discusses some of the famous authors artists, architects, and musicians of the 1800s and a few of their most famous works It also discusses some of the changes in daily life in the 1800s. This is a great video to use as an overview of the time period and it provides good insights and images during its five minute running time. The video moves rapidly and so it may have to be paused to enable students to catch-up.
Pete Seeger: Exclusive Clips and Interviews
This 2:28 video shows Seeger in concert singing "This Little Light of Mine." If you let the video run the three parts of the interview are shown reflecting his beliefs. Good insights for a student trying to understand how music can reflect a person's beliefs in making the world better. There are also interviews by Arlo Guthrie and Natalie Maines.
The old trauma of emigration will be a big theme at the upcoming Irish election, says Alan Barrett, an economist
Langsam gesprochene Nachrichten – 18.02.2011
Trainieren Sie Ihr Hörverstehen mit authentischen Materialien. Nutzen Sie die Nachrichten der Deutschen Welle von Freitag– als Text und als verständlich gesprochene Audio-Datei. BERLIN: Auch im Regierungslager wird von Verteidigungsminister zu Guttenberg eine persönliche Erklärung zu den immer neuen Plagiatsvorwürfen im Zusammenhang bei seiner Doktorarbeit erwartet. Unmittelbar nach seiner Rückkehr aus Afghanistan hatte Bundeskanzlerin Merkel ihn einbestellt und Erläuterungen verlangt.
Learn with Pictures and Video S4 #7 - Getting Around Using Japanese
Commuting in Japan has its perks and tolls. There are many modes of transportation: taxis, the subway, and cars, but which one is fastest? You’ll need all of your Japanese skills to find out. And you need to find out fast because you’ve been late to work two days in a row. You’ll have to [...]
Transboundary Environmental Policy and Institutions along International Borders Sustainability Seminar delivered on February 16, 2011 by UC Riverside Professor Linda Fernandez "Transboundary Environmental Policy and Institutions along International Borders." The seminar analyzes the past, present and future management for pollutant reduction along international borders. Attention towards transboundary waters is necessary as environmental problems have increased in prevalence around the world as the shared waterways straddling boundaries are vulnerable and not inf
Sustainability Seminar delivered on February 16, 2011 by UC Riverside Professor Linda Fernandez "Transboundary Environmental Policy and Institutions along International Borders."
The seminar analyzes the past, present and future management for pollutant reduction along international borders. Attention towards transboundary waters is necessary as environmental problems have increased in prevalence around the world as the shared waterways straddling boundaries are vulnerable and not inf