21F.717 Introduction to Spanish Culture (MIT)
This course has several purposes. The major concern will be the examination of Spanish culture including Spain's history, architecture, art, literature and film, to determine if there is a uniquely Spanish manner of seeing and understanding the world - one which emerges as clearly distinct from our own and that of other Western European nations.
The Siren Song of Cancer Cells
The treatment of complex diseases like cancer may lie in grasping their mechanisms at all levels of biological hierarchy. Most research focuses on understanding how genes cause cancer from within a cell, but much can be learned from intercell interaction.
Magic, Hypnosis and the Brain
Hypnosis is an interesting tool for understanding how the mind works in terms of attention and suggestion. But can it be used therapeutically?
18.100C Analysis I (MIT)
This course is meant as a first introduction to rigorous mathematics; understanding and writing of proofs will be emphasized. We will cover basic notions in real analysis: point-set topology, metric spaces, sequences and series, continuity, differentiability, and integration.
'The Other 9/11': Faith, Hope and the Media (with Simon Cohen)
What is the role and responsibility of the media in a post 9/11 era? How can we protect ourselves from images that leave us feeling helpless, fearful and insecure? In his presentation, Simon Cohen, Managing Director of the London-based Global Tolerance, draws out the example of the 'other 9/11' ? September 11, 1906, when Gandhi first deployed his method of nonviolent resistance.
Gaining A Better Understanding of Eastern Orthodox Church
Gaining A Better Understanding of Eastern Orthodox Church. Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Assistance. Diversity Series: Religions, Cultures and Communities (NCJ 212664). The Chicago Police Department. Eastern Orthodox. Producer: Chicago Police Department. usdoj.gov.
12.759 Marine Chemistry Seminar (MIT)
The structure of the course is designed to have students acquire a broad understanding of the field of Marine Chemistry; to get a feel for experimental methodologies, the results that they have generated and the theoretical insights they have yielded to date.
7.343 Sophisticated Survival Skills of Simple Microorganisms (MIT)
In this course, we will discuss the microbial physiology and genetics of stress responses in aquatic ecosystems, astrobiology, bacterial pathogenesis and other environments. We will learn about classical and novel methods utilized by researchers to uncover bacterial mechanisms induced under both general and environment-specific stresses. Finally, we will compare and contrast models for bacterial stress responses to gain an understanding of distinct mechanisms of survival and of why there are dif
21M.013J The Supernatural in Music, Literature and Culture (MIT)
This class explores the relationship between music and the supernatural, focusing on the social history and context of supernatural beliefs as reflected in key literary and musical works from 1600 to the present. Provides a better understanding of the place of ambiguity and the role of interpretation in culture, science and art. Explores great works of art by Shakespeare, Verdi, Goethe (in translation), Gounod, Henry James and Benjamin Britten. Readings will also include selections from the most
Using Global Insight
A presentation on how to find data using Global Insight www.globalinsight.co.za
7th CSS: Understanding 'Best Practice' Heuristic: Implications for Active Travel
James Macmillen, University of Oxford, talks on 'Understanding 'Best Practice' Heuristic: Implications for Active Travel' as part of the 7th Cycling and Society Symposium at the Transport Studies Unit, University of Oxford in 2010.
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The package was written in 1996. Radio immuno assay (RIA) is a technique for measuring concentrations of antigens. Although better techniques have subsequently been developed from it, understanding RIA forms the basis for understanding these derivatives. RIA belongs to the family of competition assays which are widely used in science, medicine and related industries to measure the concentrations of biologically active molecules. This package introduces the concepts of RIA and will be useful to a
How We Organize Knowledge: The Structure of the Disciplines
This program covers the ways in which the organization of knowledge and understanding can influence learning. It also introduces Bruner’s and Schwab’s ideas about the structure of the disciplines. Featured are a fourth-grade teacher, a 10th-grade biology teacher, and a ninth- through 12th-grade teacher, with commentary from Lee S. Shulman, president of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. How to get students to think like professionals is the topic.
Concepts and methods for exploring the future of learning with digital technologies. Kaleidoscope
Very little of the transformation of working and social life that has accompanied digital technologies is reflected in the practice of learning and teaching, or in the quality of research. Kaleidoscope's central aims are to fill these gaps in research by integrating existing European initiatives to develop a rich, culturally-diverse and coherent theoretical and practical research foundation for research and innovation, and developping new tools and methodologies that operationalize an interdisci
The remote experiment position in actual taxonomy
Taxonomy is a classification effort for establishment of learning/teaching operational objectives. There are some famous taxonomies, Blooms being the most quoted. In spite of the fact that some researchers have tried to explain the position of elearning in already known taxonomies, this subject was not too much in the general attention. In the paper the authors intend to go deeply and to analyze the position of the new methodology-remote experiment-in the actual taxonomies. In addition they ha
Biostatistics for Medical Product Regulation
Provides a broad understanding of the application of biostatistics in a regulatory context.
Being a 'good BRIC': how the rising BRIC economies can be a win-win for the global economy - Summer
As the 'are we'/'aren't we' debate continues around Britain's early or late emergence from the global recession it is clear that the so called 'BRIC' economies of Brazil, Russia, India and China are proving somewhat more resilient to the global economic downturn suffered by the Western economies. So how much can we learn from them about developing these new growing middle class markets abroad and how much do they still need our skill set in terms of their recent mergers and acquisitions? Boni So
Survival of the most adaptable- how the recession can lead to a change for the better- Spring 2009 Q
Survival of the most adaptable- how the recession can lead to a change for the better: As the global recession sinks into becomming a global depression, and new financial measures such as 'quantitative easing' are brought in to try and stabilise markets, Judge Business School's podcast series has been talking to its academics to find out how business can best cope with the changing financial climate it now finds itself in. Boni Sones reports on this positive advice from the experts.