Gulf Oil Spill
The newness of the Deepwater Horizon/BP spill limits the number of educational products designed to investigate and teach about impacts to the Gulf ecosystem. Ongoing efforts are being undertaken to develop lessons, media, and resources for educators to use in their teaching to help students and the public to better understand this event. The materials provided with this collection present the facts surrounding the spill and ongoing research, monitoring, and restoration efforts. More general edu
China's Stimulus: path to sustainable growth or bubble machine?
Nicholas Lardy will address charges that China's recent stimulus program was flawed by, among other things, a massive increase in bank lending; the creation of a property bubble, and the weakening of market forces. Nicholas Lardy is the Anthony M Solomon Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics. This event is sponsored by Standard Chartered Bank.
European Questions – Turkish Angles: Europe's secularity
This series of events explores how our understanding of Europe's identity can be enhanced and developed in a new way by taking in a distinctively Turkish perspective. John Madeley is a senior lecturer at LSE's Government Department. Philippe Marliere is professor in French and European politics at UCL. Hakan Yilmaz is professor of political science at Bogaziçi University, Istanbul.
Information Retrieval - Nicholas Gibbins Keywords:information retrieval
Implementing Information Retrieval Systems
Implementing Information Retrieval Systems - Nicholas Gibbins Keywords:information retrieval
PhD Supervision up to 9 months
PhD Supervision up to 9 months - Su White Keywords:PhD
Noisy coral reefs, melting ice sheets and whale speak
In this latest watery-themed Planet Earth Podcast, Richard Hollingham hears how the underwater world isn't the soundless place you might imagine.
African Studies Seminar: 20 Years of Multi-Partyism in Kenya
A roundtable discussion examining the current state of Kenyan politics, twenty years after it changed to a multi-party state. The change to multi-partyism in Kenya in the early 1990s brought with it the hope of significant developments for the East African country. This roundtable discussion examines, through presentations by scholars, a former Kenyan official, a journalist, and Great Britain's former ambassador to Kenya, what changes multi-partyism has had on Kenya. The panel includes (in or
Public services - public or private?
Why "tomorrow's regulators" who are involved in providing public goods will need more partnerships, less red tape, and more customer feedback through social media.
Handling Questions on Science and Religion in the Parish
Revd Dr Patrick Richmond : Course
An Introduction to the Science and Religion Dialogue
Revd Dr John Polkinghorne : Course
MIT Family Weekend Convocation “Footprints in the Rock” and The 270 Design Contest (1989)
MIT Family Weekend, "Footprints in the Rock" with speakers: Phillip Morrison, Phyllis Morrison, Paul E. Gray and Harry West. Phyllis Morrison demonstrate the essence of scientific inquiry through a detailed account of how the Olduvai Gorge hominid footprints were discovered and how careful methods of interpretation brought out their full meaning and significance. The Morrisons emphasize how in science the process of discovery and understanding is just as important to comprehend as the results t
"Management in the Year 2000" with Dean Lester C. Thurow and Professor Carl Sagan (1988)
Spring 1988 Symposium on "Management in the Year 2000" with Dean Lester C. Thurow, Professor Carl Sagan and moderator Professor Steven Star. 1988. [T28097,T28098]
Tennessee Repertory Theatre’s Yankee Tavern
Are conspiracy theories just for fun? Do they do service or do they do damage? Are we right to question official stories or are we just making it harder for the truth to be known? The Tennessee Repertory Theatre’s production of Yankee Tavern is a fierce, funny, suspenseful, and ultimately mind-bending work of theatrical powerkeep reading »
“Religious History of the U.S. from the Earliest European Settlements to the Present”
Watch videos of Carole Bucy, professor of history at Volunteer State Community College, teaching classes on “Religious History of the U.S. from the Earliest European Settlements to the Present” as part of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. Diversity has long been one of the defining characteristics of the United States. This class explores the religiouskeep reading »
How to Listen to Classical Music: The Musician’s World
Watch video of the Jan. 13, 2011, class “The Musician’s World.” Mitchell Korn explores the mind set, culture, training, daily preparation and perspectives of the symphonic musician. Audience members learn about rehearsal regiments, the role of the musician’s teacher(s); the complexity of musical and intellectual tasks; and the challenges of weekly learning and performing tremendouskeep reading »
How to Listen to Classical Music: Symphony 101
Watch video of the class “Symphony 101,” held Jan. 20, 2011. Giancarlo Guerrero, music director and conductor of the Nashville Symphony, leads an engaging and invigorating discussion about the elements and structure of the music of the symphony orchestra. What is a symphony? Maestro Guerrero will dissect the symphonic form exploring scherzo, minuet, theme andkeep reading »
20.109 Laboratory Fundamentals in Biological Engineering (MIT)
Includes audio/video content: AV special element video. This course introduces experimental biochemical and molecular techniques from a quantitative engineering perspective. Experimental design, data analysis, and scientific communication form the underpinnings of this subject. Three discovery-based experimental modules focus on RNA engineering, protein engineering, and cell-biomaterial engineering.This OCW site is based on the source OpenWetWare class Wiki, 20.109(S10): Laboratory Fundamentals
ePod 15 – IC Robotics Society
This episode, ePod talks to the IC Robotics Society, and their preparations for competitions around the world, including the MEW competition, where the robots play a form of competitive chess. We take a look at the inner workings of the robot, and get a brief overview of how their robot works. ePod also takes a [...]
Profile: Sir Martin Sorrell, Chief Executive, WPP
Sir Martin Sorrell discusses his career and his role as Chief Executive of WPP