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Freshman Assembly: Neuroscience and Everyday Life
On Sunday, September 12, Samuel Wang, Associate Professor of Neuroscience and Molecular Biology, addressed the Class of 2014 for the annual freshman assembly on the subject of "Neuroscience and Everyday Life." Professor Wang offered the following introduction to his lecture: "Our brains are essential to every aspect of our everyday lives, even though we are often not aware of it. The last few decades have been an incredible time of discovery and new understanding of brain function from a medi
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Freshman Assembly: Neuroscience and Everyday Life
On Sunday, September 12, Samuel Wang, Associate Professor of Neuroscience and Molecular Biology, addressed the Class of 2014 for the annual freshman assembly on the subject of "Neuroscience and Everyday Life." Professor Wang offered the following introduction to his lecture: "Our brains are essential to every aspect of our everyday lives, even though we are often not aware of it. The last few decades have been an incredible time of discovery and new understanding of brain function from a medi
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Opening Exercises: A University Convocation - Class of 2014
Challenging the freshman class to embrace two ideas that might seem to be in contradiction, Princeton President Shirley M. Tilghman told incoming students to spend their Princeton career building deep expertise in a specialty while also developing broad understanding. The new students and their families -- joined by new and returning graduate students, other undergraduates, faculty and staff -- filled the University Chapel and two simulcast sites for the interfaith service that traditionally ma
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Opening Exercises: A University Convocation - Class of 2014
Challenging the freshman class to embrace two ideas that might seem to be in contradiction, Princeton President Shirley M. Tilghman told incoming students to spend their Princeton career building deep expertise in a specialty while also developing broad understanding. The new students and their families -- joined by new and returning graduate students, other undergraduates, faculty and staff -- filled the University Chapel and two simulcast sites for the interfaith service that traditionally ma
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Opening Exercises: A University Convocation - Class of 2014
Challenging the freshman class to embrace two ideas that might seem to be in contradiction, Princeton President Shirley M. Tilghman told incoming students to spend their Princeton career building deep expertise in a specialty while also developing broad understanding. The new students and their families -- joined by new and returning graduate students, other undergraduates, faculty and staff -- filled the University Chapel and two simulcast sites for the interfaith service that traditionally ma
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Opening Exercises: A University Convocation - Class of 2014
Challenging the freshman class to embrace two ideas that might seem to be in contradiction, Princeton President Shirley M. Tilghman told incoming students to spend their Princeton career building deep expertise in a specialty while also developing broad understanding. The new students and their families -- joined by new and returning graduate students, other undergraduates, faculty and staff -- filled the University Chapel and two simulcast sites for the interfaith service that traditionally ma
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Curt Hillegas, Frans Pretorius, Dan Marlow, Roberto Car - Princeton University: "Research Computing
As the power of computational resources continues to grow, researchers at Princeton University rely more heavily on research computing. The TIGRESS High Performance Computing Center is a collaborative collection of four major HPC resources, storage, and programmers designed to facilitate computational science and engineering on campus. Following a brief overview of the TIGRESS systems, their capabilities, and the application process for using them, several faculty will discuss their research u
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Frans Pretorius, Princeton University: "Research Computing - Princeton Perspectives" PDF
As the power of computational resources continues to grow, researchers at Princeton University rely more heavily on research computing. The TIGRESS High Performance Computing Center is a collaborative collection of four major HPC resources, storage, and programmers designed to facilitate computational science and engineering on campus. Following a brief overview of the TIGRESS systems, their capabilities, and the application process for using them, several faculty will discuss their research u
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Dan Marlow, Princeton University: "Research Computing - Princeton Perspectives" PDF
As the power of computational resources continues to grow, researchers at Princeton University rely more heavily on research computing. The TIGRESS High Performance Computing Center is a collaborative collection of four major HPC resources, storage, and programmers designed to facilitate computational science and engineering on campus. Following a brief overview of the TIGRESS systems, their capabilities, and the application process for using them, several faculty will discuss their research u
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Roberto Car, Princeton University: "Research Computing - Princeton Perspectives" PDF
As the power of computational resources continues to grow, researchers at Princeton University rely more heavily on research computing. The TIGRESS High Performance Computing Center is a collaborative collection of four major HPC resources, storage, and programmers designed to facilitate computational science and engineering on campus. Following a brief overview of the TIGRESS systems, their capabilities, and the application process for using them, several faculty will discuss their research u
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17 - Paradise IV, VI, X
This lecture deals with Paradiso 4, 6 and 10. At the beginning of Paradiso 4, the pilgrim raises two questions to which the remainder of the canto is devoted. The first concerns Piccarda (Paradiso 3) who was constrained to break her religious vows. The second concerns the arrangement of the souls within the stars. The common thread that emerges from Beatrice’s reply is the relationship between intellect and will. Just as Piccarda’s fate reveals the limitations of the will, the represent
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Exploring the Dynamic Nature of the Sun
Through an inquiry activity, students develop an understanding of the dynamic and variable nature of the Sun by comparing and contrasting images. Students work in small groups to explore images that vary with respect to time, scale, or technology. Students identify the similarities and differences between images and share their findings with peers. The class discusses the implications of the Sun as a variable force of nature and brainstorms a list of questions that have been raised by the compar
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The Sun: A Laboratory for Astrophysics
Prof. Dr. Svetlana Berdyugina (Kiepenheuer-Institut für Sonnenphysik, Freiburg): The Sun is unique to us. It is the only star which we can explore in unprecedented detail. Understanding physical processes taking place on the Sun is of fundamental importance for insights into the stellar structure and evolution, generation of magnetic fields in the universe as well as star and planet formation. In this talk I will give an overview of some recent achievements in solar physics and their implicatio
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18.024 Calculus with Theory II (MIT)
This course is a continuation of 18.014. It covers the same material as 18.02 (Calculus), but at a deeper level, emphasizing careful reasoning and understanding of proofs. There is considerable emphasis on linear algebra and vector integral calculus.Topics include: Calculus of several variables. Vector algebra in 3-space, determinants, matrices. Vector-valued functions of one variable, space motion. Scalar functions of several variables: partial differentiation, gradient, optimization techn
Author(s): Munkres, James,Lachowska, Anna

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14.41 Public Economics (MIT)
This course examines the role of the public sector in the economy. The aim of the course is to provide an understanding of the reasons for government intervention in the economy, the extent of that intervention, and the response of private agents to the government's actions.
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The Elephant's Lullaby by Tom Knight
Moving Box Studios and Tom Knight Productions team up to bring you a music video titled The Elephant's Lullaby. Very cute tune and well-made video. The jungle animals try to convince Ellie, the baby elephant, that she needs to go to bed. Young children will enjoy this video. It is a fun teaching resource for a variety of subjects: music class, thematic unit on jungle animals, etc. (04:35)
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22.106 Neutron Interactions and Applications (MIT)
This course is a foundational study of the effects of single and multiple interactions on neutron distributions and their applications to problems across the Nuclear Engineering department - fission, fusion, and RST. Particle simulation methods are introduced to deal with complex processes that cannot be studied only experimentally or by numerical solutions of equations. Treatment will emphasize basic concepts and understanding, as well as showing the underlying scientific connections with curre
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Dr. Susannah Heschel, Dartmouth College : A Nostra Aetate Lecture
Dr. Heschel of the Department of Religion at Dartmouth College, speaks in Riggs Library about the current state of Catholic-Jewish relations and the continuation of interfaith understanding.
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Caplan on the Myth of the Rational Voter
Bryan Caplan, of George Mason University and blogger at EconLog, talks about his book, The Myth of the Rational Voter: Why Democracies Choose Bad Policies. Caplan argues that democracies work well in giving voters what they want but unfortunately, what voters want isn't particularly wise, especially when it comes to economic policy. He outlines a series of systematic biases we often have on economic topics and explains why we have little or no incentive to improve our understanding of the world
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A Common Word: Panel Three: The Role of International NGOs in a Pluralistic World
In the third Panel of day 2 of a Common Word, panelists talk about the role of faith in informing the work and missions of international NGO's. How are traditional theological foundations for love of neighbor interpreted and applied in response to neighbors in today?s global community? In what ways has this understanding informed Muslim-Christian relations in the work of major international NGOs?
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