The Museum of the 21st Century [Audio]
Speaker(s): Neil MacGregor, Nicholas Serota | In this 60th anniversary year of publishers Thames & Hudson, Neil MacGregor, director of the British Museum, and Nicholas Serota, director of Tate, will be in conversation exploring the various roles of national, and other, collections in the 21st century. This rare joint appearance by two of today's most influential figures in the international world of arts and culture promises to provide a stimulating discussion touching on topics of contemporary
Too Big to Fail [Audio]
Speaker(s): Andrew Ross Sorkin | Andrew Ross Sorkin will take the audience behind the financial crisis and inside various secret meetings and never-before revealed conversations between regulators in Washington DC and London as well as on Wall Street. Sorkin will describe the reporting process of this painstakingly reported narrative; how he was able to gain access to the key players and how they provided him with hundreds of hundreds of pages of internal documents and notes that were the basis
Studying Islam across times and place: how to compare? [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor John Bowen | We discuss 'Studying Islam across times and place: how to compare?' and this time we subject 'Islam' to an analytical discussion. The anthropological approach advocated here focuses on processes by which Muslims refer back to an Islamic tradition, and employ those references to explain and change the social world. Current debates in Aceh (Indonesia) about how to understand sharî`a provide an initial case study; these debates are then shown to be quite similar
Phoenix Cities - surviving financial, social and environmental turmoil in Europe and the US [Audio]
Speaker(s): Lord Richard Rogers, Bruce Katz, Professor Anne Power, Julia Unwin | This discussion will debate the issues arising from a new book Phoenix Cities which examines seven cities from very different regions of the EU, comparing them with the US experience. Their dramatic decline, intense recovery efforts and actual progress on the ground underline the significance of public underpinning in times of crisis. Innovative enterprises, new-style city leadership, special neighbourhood programme
The lottery of birth and the role of young people in development [Audio]
Speaker(s): Espen Berg, Zoë Marriage, Bremley Lyngdoh, Andrew Lamb | The panellists will discuss the role of young people in development and what governments and the development community can do to improve the situation of young people living in a poverty environment.
IGC Growth Week 2010 - Managing Natural Resource Rents: China and Africa [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Paul Collier, Dr Christopher Alden, Dr Gobind Nankani, Alan Winters | Is China's strategy - of negotiating deals in which resources are exchanged for infrastructure - mutually beneficial, or a new variant of the plunder of Africa? China 'asks no questions' of African governments: is that respectful of African sovereignty or an abrogation of responsibility?
Expiring or Expanding? international economic organisations and the restructuring of world power [Au
Speaker(s): Professor Ngaire Woods | Ngaire Woods is professor of international political economy and director of the Global Economic Governance Programme, University College, Oxford.
An Evening with Bjørn Lomborg: Putting Global Warming into Perspective [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Bjørn Lomborg, Dimitri Zenghelis | Global warming is real, but it is often presented one-sided and in exaggerated form. This leads to bad policies that will do little to tackle the warming at extremely high cost, as evidenced by the Kyoto protocol and the new EU promises. The breakdown at Copenhagen shows that we need smarter solutions focused on getting long-term solutions like renewables that are cheaper than fossil fuels. And finally, we should remember, that if we rea
The Economic Future of the European Union [Audio]
Speaker(s): John Bruton | John Bruton is chair of IFSC Ireland. He was EU ambassador to the US from 2004 to 2009, and was Taoiseach (prime minister) of Ireland from 1994 to 1997.
Análisis Económico II
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Master of Health Administration students at the University of Memphis.
Master of Health Administration students at the University of Memphis' School of Public Health.
Armstrong Experience: Jessica Anderson
Armstrong Experience: Jessica Anderson
Sound and Light
The Sound and Light unit provides students with an understanding of sound and light waves through the theme of the "Sunken Treasure," a continuous story line throughout the lessons. In Lessons 1-5, students learn about sound, and in Lessons 6-10, they explore the concepts of light. The first lesson introduces the concepts of longitudinal and transverse waves. Students then move on to the concepts of wavelength and amplitude in transverse waves. In the third lesson, students learn about sound thr
Visual Studio Toolbox: Reporting Performance Issues with PerfWatson Have you ever run into a scenario where a long running task causes the Visual Studio UI thread to hang or become unresponsive? The PerfWatson extension logs these issues and automatically and anonymously reports back to Microsoft. In this episode, we are joined by Cameron McColl, who explains why the PerfWatson extension was created and how you can install it. He also shows us some collected data and explains how it's used to drive performance improvements and make Visual
Have you ever run into a scenario where a long running task causes the Visual Studio UI thread to hang or become unresponsive? The PerfWatson extension logs these issues and automatically and anonymously reports back to Microsoft.
In this episode, we are joined by Cameron McColl, who explains why the PerfWatson extension was created and how you can install it. He also shows us some collected data and explains how it's used to drive performance improvements and make Visual
Microelectronics has enabled designers of integrated circuits to exercise complete control over the electrical characteristics of each component they create. This unit will illustrate how such control is achieved and the various methods that can be applied in differing circumstances.
Next steps After completing this unit you may wish to study another OpenLearn Study Unit or find out more about this topic. Here are some suggestions:
After completing this unit you may wish to study another OpenLearn Study Unit or find out more about this topic. Here are some suggestions:
2.2.4 Positive integers: encoding larger integers
Computers are all around us: in cars, kitchen scales, digital cameras, etc. But how do they store the data they hold? This unit will help you to understand how the data in a computer represents something in the outside world. You will also explore how ASCII code and Unicode are used to control data.
Top Ten Fastest Animals In The World
This two minute video shows the fastest animals and lists their top speed. Would make a good project for math of science or art. Sound can be muted if music does not help.
Nokia's Windows of opportunity?
July 4 - It's five months since Nokia announced a partnership with Microsoft but the Finnish giant's share price is still struggling. Reuters asks what now for Nokia? Tim Hart reports.
Upper Intermediate Lesson #25 - And Tomorrow’s Forecast Is…
Can you understand a Japanese weather report? It’s not the easiest thing to do, but today we’ll give you the basics you’ll need to find out what tomorrow’s weather will be like. We’ll learn some important Japanese phrases commonly heard in weather forecasts. Mikomi da is a common Japanese expression which means “it is [...]