Leamer on Macroeconomic Patterns and Stories
Ed Leamer, of UCLA and author of Macroeconomic Patterns and Stories, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about how we should use patterns in macroeconomic data and stories about those patterns to improve our understanding of the economy. Leamer argues that economics is not a science, but rather a way of thinking, and that economic models are neither true nor false, but either useful or not useful. He discusses various patterns in the recessions and recoveries in the United States since 1950. T
A Gentle Introduction to Nanotechnology and Nanoscience
While the Greek root nano just means dwarf, the nanoscale has become a giant focus of contemporary science and technology. We will examine the fundamental issues underlying the excitement involved in nanoscale research - what, why and how. Specific topics include assembly, properties, applications and societal issues.
Design Protocol data and novel design decisions
This work is a part of The Delft Protocols Workshop which is an international gathering of experts on design research. The objective is to study the behaviours of designers using techniques of cognitive psychology in general and protocol analysis in particular. The purpose of this paper is to explore the relationship between visual-graphic data processing and novel design ideas. Several analyses dealing with verbal-conceptual and visual-graphic data have been conducted; and the relationships bet
Interview with Marcus Amerman (Choctaw)
Jennifer Complo McNutt, curator of contemporary art, interviews Marcus Amerman (Choctaw) who reveals how he creates his revolutionary beaded works. He also talks about the signature piece he is creating for the 14th Annual Eiteljorg Museum Indian Market.
Gingerbread Man Math
Gingerbread men and gingerbread houses enjoy special popularity around the holidays, but many of these gingerbread activities are timeless and complement literature titles that teachers use at the beginning of school or after the holidays. It's very easy to incorporate mathematics into a study of gingerbread men, and students will enjoy the data collection activities and games while learning math skills and deepening their understanding of important mathematical concepts. Look through these math
"Environmental Degradation and Deforestation in Thailand and Cambodia"
Alan Kolata is Neukom Family Distinguished Service Professor of Anthropology, The University of Chicago. There is little doubt that climate change, deforestation, erosion, and the unequal distribution of natural resources around the globe are of pressing importance everywhere, but these problems are perhaps most acute in Asia, home to 64 percent of the world’s population. Much of this population (1 and 1.3 billion, respectively) is concentrated in India and China, two countries with rapidly g
Extraterrestrial impact in Yucatán, lava floods & Cretaceous-Tertiary extinction
Extraterrestrial impact in Yucatán, lava floods in India, and the great Cretaceous-Tertiary extinction: A New Autopsy Report on T. rex and Friends Mark Richards, Executive Dean of Letters & Science, Dean of Mathematical & Physical Sciences, and Professor of Earth & Planetary Science, presents his latest research on the extraordinary events surrounding the disappearance of dinosaurs, first introduced at Berkeley as the famous ""Alvarez hypothesis."" This lecture was given at an event recognizin
Water: A Source of Life and Culture
asks students to research and analyze the role of water in daily life and create symbols to represent their findings. The students' symbols are then arranged to create a contemporary work of art.
The Essence of a Mask, #12 (enhanced) Masks of Mexico Audio Tour (end)
For those interested in collecting masks there are many elements to consider. Masks in Mexico are created for different reasons: as folk art, as components of religious ceremonies or traditional celebrations, as talismans... The story behind the mask may be the most valuable thing about it. ASM store manager Martin Kim shares his knowledge and understanding of collecting traditional art forms.
4. Linguistic Geography of Eastern Asia (May 1, 2007)
Globalization, cultures, languages, religion, faith, ethnic identities, map, distribution, world, international, regions, cultural diversity, coherence, contemporary transformation, history, linguistics, geopolitics, environment, settlement, economic, soc
Developed for third grade. The students will gain a better understanding of the importance and process of forming a hypothesis and making observations as they perform two quick experiments that each have visible reactions. Biology In Elementary Schools is a Saint Michael's College student project. The teaching ideas on this page have been found, refined, and developed by students in a college-level course on the teaching of biology at the elementary level. Unless otherwise noted, the lesson pla
INN Placement Website
This artefact outlines the creation of a new website for Innovation North students holding details of all work placements (short, long term, voluntary, paid).The Institute for Enterprise funded the project and the money helped pay a student to maintain the website for a year
The 4 seasons - Ecological activities for children