Olympians@Google: Kristi Yamaguchi
Olympic figure skating champion Kristi Yamaguchi visits Google's Mountain View, CA headquarters to discuss her journey leading up to the Olympics, her charitable work, as well as her new book "Dream Big, Little Pig." This event took place on August 23, 2011, as part of the @Google Talks series. Kristi Yamaguchi is an American figure skater and 1992 Olympic Champion in ladies' singles. She is also a World Figure Skating Champion in 1991-1992 and National Champion in 1992. In December of 2005, sh
War on climate change
In this podcast - Going to war for the environment? Dr Matthew Humphrey, Reader in Political Philosophy assesses a controversial theory by Australian academic Professor Robyn Eckersley. Professor Eckersley is among a group of experts who believe that military intervention may be reasonably used to protect natural resources.
Virtual yeast cell
This rich learning object is used to introduce yeast cytology to students taking Module D24BS3 Brewery Yeast Management as part of the MSc in Brewing Science. The virtual cell permits the students to understand structure and function of yeast organelles.
Virtual performing arts studio
This learning object is comprising of a series of videos and handouts designed to aid users of the Virtual Performing Arts Studio (VPAS) space in Second Life. The VPAS space is also downloadable from within Second Life here - http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife//29/140/22, as part of the University of Nottingham's Second Life island resource.
Virtual field trip
An interactive map containing computer generated 3D views of the Bowscale and Bannerdale area overlain with geology, and also alternative map data layers for the two study site is available via the 'Virtual Tour' icon on the computer desktops.
Uniform convergence and pointwise convergence
The aim of this material is to introduce the student to two notions of convergence for sequences of real-valued functions. The notion of pointwise convergence is relatively straightforward, but the notion of uniform convergence is more subtle. Uniform convergence is explained in terms of closed function balls and the new notion of sets absorbing sequences. The differences between the two types of convergence are illustrated with several examples. Some standard facts are also discussed: a unif
Statistics - an intuitive introduction : introduction
Things you need to know before looking at the statistics courses here.
This package, written in 1998, has interactive demonstrations of the link between energy levels and thermodynamic properties of molecules and gases. It is intended for third or fourth year undergraduates in the physical sciences. To download, click on View Download and follow the instructions. To uninstall, use the standard Windows option of “Add or Remove Programs”.
Regularity conditions for Banach function algebras
In June 2009 the Operator Algebras and Applications International Summer School was held in Lisbon. Dr Joel Feinstein taught one of the four courses available on Regularity conditions for Banach function algebras. He delivered four 90 minute lectures on and this learning object contains the slides, handouts, annotated slides and audio podcasts from each session. Banach function algebras are complete normed algebras of bounded, continuous, complex-valued functions defined on topological spaces.
Power and international order
This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or downloaded as a zip file. As taught Autumn Semester 2010. This module gives students the unique opportunity to study a selected range of fundamental texts, which have a crucial and seminal influence on the development of International Relations, and on the study of war and peace, culture and strategy. Using these texts, the aim is both to analyse the growth of the discipline of International Relations, and assess how these texts reflect a
Politics in 60 seconds. Party whips
Professor Philip Cowley defines a polical concept in 60 seconds for those with a spare minute to learn something new. This videocast focuses on the role of the party whips. Warning: video does contain bloopers and out takes. May 2010 Suitable for Undergraduate study and Community education Professor Philip Cowley, Professor of Parliamentary Government, School of Politics and International Relations Professor Philip Cowley is Professor of Parliamentary Government at The University of Notting
Politics in 60 seconds. Corruption
Professor Paul Heywood defines a polical concept in 60 seconds for those with a spare minute to learn something new. This videocast focuses on corruption as a political concept. Warning: video does contain bloopers and out takes. May 2010 Suitable for Undergraduate study and community education Professor Paul Heywood, School of Politics and International Relations Professor Paul Heywood is Sir Francis Hill Professor of European Politics. He graduated with an MA in Politics (First Class) fro
Politics in 60 seconds. China's responsibility
Dr Miwa Hirono defines a polical concept in 60 seconds for those with a spare minute to learn something new. This videocast considers China's responsibility. Warning: video does contain bloopers and out takes. May 2010 Suitable for Undergraduate study and Community education Dr Miwa Hirono, School of Politics and International Relations Dr Miwa Hirono is an RCUK Fellow at the Centre for International Crisis Management and Conflict Resolution at The University of Nottingham’s School of Pol
Money talks: September 19th, 2011
Barack Obama's deficit-reduction plan, the latest in the euro-zone saga and annual meetings at the IMF and World Bank
Health Management I Module Guide This module was developed at the School of Public Health, University for the Western Cape for the Postgraduate Certificate in Public Health which was offered as a distance learning module between 2001 and 2008. Health management is considered
This module was developed at the School of Public Health, University for the Western Cape for the Postgraduate Certificate in Public Health which was offered as a distance learning module between 2001 and 2008. Health management is considered
For many, The Wizard of Oz is a timeless story about a girl from Kansas. For others, it's an old-fashioned tale that needs to be more inclusive. This episode considers album covers from The Wiz, a disco-era adaptation of L. Frank Baum's classic.
The Beedie Celebration: Featuring "The Dudes"
SFU's Burnaby campus community celebrated the $22-million gift to SFU from Ryan and Keith Beedie at a free outdoor concert with Canadian indie band rockers, The Dudes on September 15, 2011.
Jim Rogers: Next global recession will be worse than 2008
Sept. 21 - Legendary global investor Jim Rogers tells Reuters Insider the global economy is on the verge of another recession and this one will be even more painful than the last.
21H.416J Medieval Economic History in Comparative Perspective (MIT)
This course will survey the conditions of material life and the changing social and economic relations in medieval Europe with reference to the comparative context of contemporary Islamic, Chinese, and central Asian experiences. The subject covers the emergence and decline of feudal institutions, the transformation of peasant agriculture, living standards and the course of epidemic disease, and the ebb and flow of long-distance trade across the Eurasian system. Particular emphasis will be placed
Africa, the Mideast, and the Terminator Line
This video sequence was created using a series of still images taken onboard the International Space Station on August 21, 2011, from 14:12:10 to 14:43:48 GMT. In this video, you can clearly see as the ISS passes over central Africa through the desert and northeastward to Egypt and the Nile delta.