The U.S. Supreme Court Confronts Global Warming: Deconstructing Massachusetts v. USEPA
Join a panel of distinguished scholars and expert environmental lawyers for a panel discussion of the U.S. Supreme Court's April 2, 2007, decision in the groundbreaking climate change case, Massachusetts, et al. v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency . In Massachusetts , a divided Supreme Court held that California, 11 other states and the nation's major environmental organizations have legal standing to bring this case; that USEPA has the authority under the federal Clean Air Act to regulate
Creating the Past: Understanding Artifacts
After studying the historic events of Catlin's life, this project allows students to imagine the material culture of the time. They will become archaeologists and anthropologists, looking back on previous cultures for clues as to the motives and inspirations for the choices that shaped their lives. Each student will bring in a fabricated artifact from Catlin's life, resulting in a museum exhibit in the class.
The Global Volcanism Program (GVP)
This site presents documentation of the eruptions of all volcanoes during the past 10,000 years. Visitors can review volcanic activity reports, view geographic and geologic information for all Holocene volcanoes (those with known activity during the last 10,000 years), and order research and publications by Smithsonian volcanologists and their colleagues.
Global Warming: A Time to Act (Cap & Trade Conference)
U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein describes her legislative program to combat climate change and responds to questions. Senator Dianne Feinstein is introduced by Boalt Hall School of Law Dean Christopher Edley at the "Cap and Trade as a Tool for Climate Change Policy" conference. Leading practitioners and academic experts from the US, Europe, China and India debated key legal, economic, and technology issues associated with "cap and trade" as a policy tool for California, the US and the internation
Your one-stop source for learning and teaching about evolution. This website includes information about how evolution works, how evolution impacts our lives, evidence for evolution, and the history of evolutionary thought. There's also an entire Understanding Evolution for Teachers sub-site, which includes lesson plans, a conceptual framework, and discussion of classroom situations that may arise when teaching evolution.
10. Global Health Challenges in the 21st Century (December 1, 2009)
Global health, HIV, AIDS, Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Internally Displaced People, Doctors Without Borders, Cote d'Ivoire, Chad, tetanus, Rwanda, genocide, Uganda, rape, volunteerism, equity, Millennium Development Goals, Jeffrey Sachs, gender e
"Global Enterprise for Micro-Mechanics and Molecular Medicine (GEM4), Summer 2006"
"GEM4 VisionGEM4 has brought together researchers and professionals in major institutions across the globe with distinctly different, but complementary, expertise and facilities to address significant problems at the intersections of select topics of engineering, life sciences, technology, medicine and public health.GEM4 creates new models for interactions across scientific disciplinary boundaries whereby problems spanning the range of fundamental science to clinical studies and public health ca
"Understanding Lasers and Fiberoptics, Spring 2008"
"Lasers are essential to an incredibly large number of applications. Today, they are used in bar code readers, compact discs, medicine, communications, sensors, materials processing, computer printers, data processing, 3D-imaging, spectroscopy, navigation, non-destructive testing, chemical processing, color copiers, laser "shows", and in the military. There is hardly a field untouched by the laser. But what exactly is so unique about lasers that makes them so effective? This brief video course i
24 - The Collapse of Communism and Global Challenges
The disintegration of the Soviet Union resulted from a number of different factors. Three important ones are nationalism among Soviet satellite states, democratic opposition movements, and economic crisis. Along with these elements, the role of Mikhail Gorbachev should not be discounted. Although his attempt to reform communism was rejected, his reformist positions as Soviet premier helped open the way for full-fledged political dissidence. One of the major challenges faced by Europe in the wake
Global Change - Mary Power, Berkeley Biology
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Global Climates and Seasons. A Look at Temperature and Precipitation
Several factors affect a region's climate and the number and types of seasons it experiences. Here students explore colorful animations of annual changes in temperature and precipitation.
Understanding contemporary society
This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or downloaded as a zip file. This module introduces students to a range of approaches in social analysis. Through introductions to key concepts, theorists and research studies in the disciplines of sociology, cultural studies and social policy, students will be equipped with the skills necessary for more advanced study of contemporary society. Two routes to reading this module's contents are offered. Those who prefer to read on screen can navig
Understanding Computers and the Internet
This course is all about understanding: understanding what's going on inside your computer when you flip on the switch, why tech support has you constantly rebooting your computer, how everything you do on the Internet can be watched by others, and how your computer can become infected with a worm just by turning it on. In this course we demystify computers and the Internet, along with their jargon, so that students understand not only what they can do with each but also how it all works and why
Video: Global Economic Outlook 2011
Thunderbird School of Global Management President Angel Cabrera, Ph.D., talks Sept. 8, 2010, at the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce Economic Outlook breakfast. http://knowledgenetwork.thunderbird.edu/research/
Global Focus on Knowledge 2010 / Between the Net and Reality Syllabus
Day and time: Thursday, 5th period, 16:20–17:50 Location: Komaba Campus, Hall in the No. 18 Building Coordinator: Shunya Yoshimi, Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies Introduction to Lecture Series The Internet is the most familiar media for many people today. The Internet has already established a dominant position in the daily lives of young people as they receive and exchange [...]
Global Focus on Knowledge 2010 / Between the Net and Reality Lecture-notes
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Global Focus on Knowledge 2009 / Creating Mathematics Syllabus
Coordinator, Navigator: Kazuo Okamoto (Faculty of Science) 16:20-17:50 @Hall,18th bldg., Komaba Campus Abstract The late professor Kunihiko Kodaira, the first Japanese to be a Fields Medal Prize Winner, often said that the essence of Mathematics lies in how to get to the mathematical phenomena hidden behind natural phenomena. His words accurately describe what Mathematics is really like, and in [...]
Supercourse: Epidemiology, the Internet, and Global Health
Supercourse is a global, continuously updated repository of lectures on public health and prevention targeting educators across the world. Supercourse has a network of over 32000 scientists in 151 countries who are sharing for free a library of over 2500 lectures. Originally funded three times by NASA, and now by the National Library of Medicine, this "Library of Lectures" has been developed from passionate scientific lectures from across the world. The result is a technology for inexpensive, su
Understanding the conflicting responsibilities of line managers
Executive Doctorate (DBA) student Paul Hughes discusses the HR responsibilities of line managers with Toby Thompson Profile: http://www.som.cranfield.ac.uk/som/som_applications/somapps/oepcontent.aspx?pageid=2807&apptype=docbiog&course=dba&id=196
Global Climate Change
This site offers a window into the world of scientific research on climate change. Learn about physical processes underlying the earth's climate, data on how the climate is changing and the role of human activity, and questions and uncertainties that researchers continue to explore. The site is organized in four parts: the atmosphere, hydrosphere (oceans and water), cryosphere (snow and ice), and biosphere (living organisms).