Faculty Forum Online: Long-Term Unemployment—Coping with a White-Collar Crisis
In the Novembe 2014 Faculty Forum Online, MIT Sloan Professor Ofer Sharone will tackle the issue of long-term unemployment and discussed the Institute for Career Transitions, a new initiative that could help the long-term unemployed overcome employment-related obstacles. During the webcast, Sharone will shareed his research, explained factors behind long-term unemployment, and took like questions from the worldwide MIT community via interactive chat.
Behavior of steel members with trapezoidally corrugated webs and tubular flanges under static loadin
Engineers have long realized that corrugated webs enormously increase steel girdersâ stability against buckling and can result in very economical design. Recently, the new idea of combining the tubular flanges with corrugated webs brought new issues of research. The objective of the research presented in this thesis is to investigate the behavior of steel members with corrugated webs and tubular flanges subjected to shear, bending, and axial compression. Relative buckling modes are also disco
Making the DIY Clinometer
Link to Youtube video showing how to make a do-it-yourself clinometer
MIT McCormick Hall 50th Anniversary
Five-decades of pioneering women MIT alumnae gathered on the weekend of Oct 5-6 to rejoice and celebrate their special experiences as residents of McCormick Hall. This all-female dormitory was the first of its kind at MIT, and remains a highly popular choice for current undergraduates.
Reading Framework for the 2009 National Assessment of Educational Progress
This Reading Framework for the 2009 National Assessment of Educational Progress sets forth the design of a test of reading comprehension. The exam requires students to read passages of written English text -- either literary or informational -- and to answer questions about what they have read. In some cases, the questions deal with facts in the text or vocabulary. In other cases, a complete answer requires a clear analysis or coherent argument supported by sound evidence from the text. This is
Engage Super League: A Skills for Life Learning Resource.
An interactive learning resource booklet on the subject of Rugby League, designed to offer the family fun educational activities to improve basic maths and English.
2014 UMass Amherst Graduate School Commencement
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Trade and Inequality Revisited
Manufactured imports from developing countries have risen sharply since the mid-90s, when the effects of trade on inequality were a major political issue. Should we be reconsidering the link between globalisation and inequality?
Re-searching the Potential of Cultural-Historical Psychology
From its founding as an academic discipline, psychology has been divided in its understanding of itself. The project to create a psychology that unifies experimental, 'physiological' psychology and ethnographic, cultural-historical psychology requires a reconfiguration of the disciplinary landscape of the late 19th century that, from our current perspective, appears inter-disciplinary, including, as it does, scholarship from anthropology, sociology, discourse analysis as well as the neuroscience
Written Document Analysis Worksheet
The following document analysis worksheet was designed and developed by the Education Staff of the National Archives and Records Administration. You may find this worksheet useful as you introduce students to written documents.
Migration and Social Transformation
Growing interest in migration research reflects the politicisation of international migration but this could lead to policy-driven research, cut off from critical analysis. Stephen Castles is professor of migration and refugee studies, and director of the international migration institute at the University of Oxford.
Russia and Europe: new neighbours defining a new neighbourhood
Russia, Ukraine and the other countries of the former Soviet Union now share a common border with the European Union that both divides and unites. Strong relations between the neighbours will increasingly be defined by trade, and even more by investment in both directions. The challenge is for economic relations to reinforce political relationships that will help both neighbours thrive in a globalised world.
Iraq: The Way Out
Jonathan Steele will argue that the occupation has failed, not because of a lack of pre-war planning, but because of a lack of informed political analysis by US decision-makers and the British Foreign Office. They failed to see that Islamists, Sunni and Shia, would fill the post-Saddam vacuum and that most Iraqis would quickly come to resent yet another Western intervention in the Middle East.
In this lecture, Professor Wendy Brown will draw on discourse analysis, psychoanalysis, and feminist theory to examine the desire for walls in the context of eroding sovereignty. Why the current proliferation of nation-state walls, especially amidst widespread proclamations of global connectedness and anticipation of a world without borders? And why barricades built of concrete, steel and barbed wire when threats to the nation today are so often miniaturized, vaporous, clandestine, dispersed or
Essentials of Probability and Statistical Inference IV: Algorithmic and Nonparametric Approaches
Introduces the theory and application of modern, computationally-based methods for exploring and drawing inferences from data. Covers re-sampling methods, non-parametric regression, prediction, and dimension reduction and clustering. Specific topics include Monte Carlo simulation, bootstrap cross-validation, splines, local weighted regression, CART, random forests, neural networks, support vector machines, and hierarchical clustering. De-emphasizes proofs and replaces them with extended discussi
The Strange Friendship of Pauli and Jung: when physics met psychology
(Editors note: Unfortunately, owing to a technical fault, the last few minutes of the lecture are missing from the podcast) At a key time in his scientific development, Pauli was undergoing analysis by Jung. What can we learn about Pauli and his scientific discoveries from Jung's analysis of his dreams? Arthur I Miller is emeritus professor of history and philosophy of science at University College London.
Sustainable Housing: how can we save 80 per cent of our energy use in existing homes?
This lecture addresses how we can drastically reduce energy consumption and consequent carbon emissions by considering existing buildings. Anne Power, professor of social policy, is head of LSE Housing and Communities, a research group in the Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion.
Virtual Maths, Shapes Space and Measure, Surface of a semi cylinder template
Diagram and template for using a semi-cylinder to calculate area
Sustainable Tourism Certification
A lecture on sustainable tourism