Scientology Video: L. Ron Hubbard: Founder
As any understanding of a religion includes an understanding of its Founder, we present a brief chronology of Scientology Founder, L. Ron Hubbard. That he does not meet prevailing misconceptions of an aloof and contemplative figure is intrinsic to his character. For here was a man who forever maintained that to know life one must live life...
Part I: Reflections
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19 - Expansion of the Universe
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Legislative and Presidential Politics
Democracy entails a complicated process of dynamic interactions between diverse actors pursuing often-conflicting interests. Politics in a democratic system is thus naturally messy, complicated, and confusing. This is exemplified most clearly by the two national institutions, i.e., legislature and the Presidency.
NGO and citizen politics
The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the conceptual issues, theories, and debates concerning ‘civil society and new politics.’ Focusing on the domestic and global issues of ‘civil society and new politics’, the topics that will be covered in class include concept of civil society, social capital, engaging communities, associative democracy, global civil society in action, civil society and global governance, etc. Class will be conducted in a seminar consisting of lectur
Changes in the Air: What Will Come of the Copenhagen Climate Summit?
More than 100 world leaders gathered in Copenhagen on December 7 for a two-week summit meeting whose ambitious aim is to renew the Kyoto protocol on climate change. The issues being discussed include reducing emissions of green-house gases and setting a price for carbon, among others. What are the likely business implications of these issues? What new challenges and opportunities will they create during the coming months? Knowledge@Wharton discussed these topics with Wharton legal studies and bu
Good Listeners: Sending & Receiving Messages
Understanding how to be a good listener starts with understanding the dynamics of conversation. Be a good listener by understanding, sending and receiving with tips from a communications
specialist in this video.
Thomas G. Andrews, KILLING FOR COAL: America's Deadliest Labor War
"'Killing for Coal' is a stunning achievement. Beautifully written and masterfully researched, it stands as the definitive history of the dramatic events at Ludlow and breaks new ground in our understanding of industrialization and the environment. If I were to pick one word to describe this book, I would say, 'powerful.'" -Kathryn Morse, author of "The Nature of Gold: An Environmental History of the Klondike Gold Rush" For more on the award-winning Killing for Coal, visit http://www.hup.harva
Interview about 2010 Prize in Economic Sciences
Following the announcement, Professor Per Krusell told senior editor Simon Frantz how the model created and developed by the 2010 Laureates has become a cornerstone in understanding and analysing the dynamic movements of the labour and housing markets.
Why women mean business
Business leaders ignore gender issues at their peril. That's the view of CEO of gender consultancy 20-First and INSEAD alumna Avivah Wittenberg-Cox. In a new book, 'Why Women Mean Business', Wittenberg-Cox and her co-author Alison Maitland say organisations that become savvy about 'womenomics' will win in the war for the best talent and leadership and the war for customers.
Sodium, an informative introduction
This video provides a few interesting reactions using sodium. The scientists narrate the video well, explaining the reaction as it is happening. By the end of the video, students will have a good understanding of sodium, its properties, and uses.
"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
"Environmental Disaster in the Marshes of Southern Iraq"
Josh Ellis has an M.A. in Middle Eastern Studies/Public Policy, 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 growing economies,
"Ecology, Human Rights, and Large Dam Projects in South Asia"
Kathleen Morrison is Professor, Department of Anthropology; Director, Center for International Studies, 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, tw
Understanding global politics
This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or downloaded as a zip file. As taught in Autumn Semester 2009. This module introduces global politics through the major theoretical, historical and empirical ways of seeing international relations. Different claims, about, for example, human nature, power, war, peace, the state, society, law and politics are offered by thinkers who exercise a major influence on our contemporary understanding. These claims contribute to different approaches t
Microelectronic solutions for digital photography
The human eye is a fascinating and complicated device, but how do digital cameras capture images? This unit examines one of the human–machine interfaces that link optical information to the electronic world. You will learn how the components within a digital camera capture images for electronic manipulation.
Daniel Santamaria: Manuscripts and Archives - Library Finding Aids - April 22, 2009
Lunch 'n Learn presentation: An introduction to Encoded Archival Description (EAD) (an international XML metadata standard developed by the archival community that provides a standard structure for finding aids) and Princeton's EAD website. For more information see http://blogs.princeton.edu/itsacademic/2009/04/archives_and_manuscripts_library_finding_aids.html.
Grammar Lesson 7: Para with Indirect Pronouns, Ice Water at Restaurants Private Universe Project in Mathematics: Workshop 5. Building on Useful Ideas
One of the strands of the Rutgers long-term study was to find out how useful ideas spread through a community of learners and evolve over time. Here, the focus is on the teachers role in fostering thoughtful mathematics.,Jersey City: Ice Cream Problem Algebra II teacher Gina Kiczek introduces a problem that helps her students learn the difference between permutations and combinations. What Is Pascals Triangle? An overview of the Arithmetic Triangle: what it is, its history, and how it is
Private Universe Project in Mathematics: Workshop 5. Building on Useful Ideas