Gov't and the Marketplace Seminar: Toxics 02/22/2011 #4: Robert A. Rio
Managing Risk: The Case of Safer Alternatives to Toxics Speakers: Joel Tickner, Associate Professor, Department of Community Health and Sustainability, University of Massachusetts Lowell Robert A. Rio, Senior Vice President for Government Affairs, Associated Industries of Massachusetts Moderator: Jennifer Nash, Senior Research Associate, Nanotechnology and Society Research Group, Northeastern University
Zachary M. Soler, M.D.,M.Sc. Physician Profile
Meet Zachary M. Soler, M.D.,M.Sc., his specialities include adult and pediatric sinus and allergy diease, Sinonasal tumors and Cerebrospinal fluid leaks. He was awarded his M.D. from Wake Forest University, an M.Sc. in Epidemiology from Harvard School of Public Health. He is Board Certified in Otolaryngology.
Brené Brown on Courage
Dr. Brené Brown is a researcher professor at the University of Houston, Graduate College of Social Work, where she has spent the past ten years studying a concept that she calls Wholeheartedness, posing the questions: How do we engage in our lives from a place of authenticity and worthiness? How do we cultivate the courage, compassion, and connection that we need to embrace our imperfections and to recognize that we are enough -- that we are worthy of love, belonging and joy?
Nate Quarry - Mixed Martial Arts Athlete Shares His Insight into Courage and Resilience
Nathan Quarry is a 9 year veteran of the pinnacle of combat sports: Mixed Martial Arts. As a fighter he holds a 7-2 Ultimate Fighting Champion record, and has been awarded many honors despite many obstacles.
Mitch Landrieu, Mayor of New Orleans "Creativity Out of Destruction"
Quotes from this video:
“The order of the day, in the future, is a community that’s organized to respond to whatever comes its way and to find a way to Yes, as opposed to getting stuck in No. And the only people who know how to do that are entrepreneurs and creative people.”
“This is the kernel: You got to be willing to do it different, you’ve got to insist on doing it different, and just because the rules are a certain way – y
The GMAT Analytical Writing Assessment Section
Although this video is specificly for the GMAT Writing Test, it has great ideas for teaching and preparing to write an analytical essay. (4:37)
The Epic of Gilgamesh Lecture
This video introduces an early work of literature—The Epic of Gilgamesh. Learn how this ancient story still inspires readers and artists today, and how its themes of power and leadership, and friendship still resonate. (30:00)
The Odyssey Lecture
This video introduces the twisting, turning, and eternally tricky hero of the story, Odysseus. His many adventures—from the fanciful to the horrible—on his way home to Ithaca from the Trojan War are described, as well as his eventual, emotional reunion with his faithful wife, Penelope. (27:00)
NICK STREETS - Rap tribute to 100 Generations
Hawk you fly into the wild
I am standing here like a little child
You and I we share the same relation
River running down from the heaven’s hill
Everflow and I know you will
Lasting for 100 generations
Now listen to this story that I’ve got to tell
It’s a message from Aitan
and he’s trying to yell
To the whole wide world so he can make
100 Generations chorus, Ecole Sainte Marie Sion, Paris, France
Children at Ecole Sainte Marie Sion recording KidEarth 100 Generations in Paris.
Aitan Grossman, at age 13, combined his love for the environment and animals with his love for music. To raise awareness about climate change, he wrote and composed the song “100 Generations,” which is about the threat of global warming. He has distributed the song globally and recorded children all over the planet singing it.
Learn all about the KidEarth project at http://kide
Teenager Sarah Lambert Leads the Building of Lorax Environmental Center
"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing's going to get better. It's not." - The Lorax
TCEQ honors teenager Sarah Lambert with the 2009 Texas Environmental Excellence Award. The award is recognition for her environmental efforts and the construction of the first energy free/carbon neutral building in West Texas. Lorax Lodge is located at Camp Rio Blanca in Crosbyton, Texas.
Increasing student engagement using podcasts - Case study
Download the supporting PDF file for this episode http://bit.ly/fEveZU from the Learning to Teach Online project website. This case study examines the use of simple audio podcasts in a fully online distance education class, as part of the DUCKLING research project conducted by the Beyond Distance Research Alliance at the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom. It discusses the benefits of using podcasts as part of an integrated online learning strategy in a distance learning context, and
Teaching with web 2.0 technologies: Twitter, wikis & blogs - Case study
Download the supporting PDF file for this episode http://bit.ly/e2Hxxs from the Learning to Teach Online project website. Web 2.0 tools can be useful for any situation where discussion and content sharing is desired, and where accessing current information in certain topic areas can be advantageous for learning. This case study examines how and why Lubna Alam from the University of Canberra used the Moodle Learning Management System (LMS) as a central hub that both provided her students with ea
Creating eBooks for distance education - Case study
Download the supporting PDF file for this episode http://bit.ly/f1v3iH from the Learning to Teach Online project website. This case study examines the use of eBooks and eReaders as an extension of the usual Blackboard Learning Management System (LMS). This initiative was undertaken as part of the DUCKLING research project (Delivering University Curricula: Knowledge, Learning and Innovation Gains) conducted by the Beyond Distance Research Alliance at the University of Leicester in the UK. While
Introduction to Psychology
When you teach Introduction to Psychology, do you find it difficult – much harder than teaching classes in statistics or research methods? Do you easily give a lecture on the sympathetic nervous system, a lecture on Piaget, and a lecture on social cognition, but struggle with linking these topics together for the student? Do you feel like you are presenting a laundry list of research findings rather than an integrated set of principles and knowledge? Have you wondered how to ensure your course
It is essential to lay a solid foundation in mathematics if a student is to be competitive in today’s global market. The importance of algebra, in particular, cannot be overstated as it is the basis of all mathematical modeling used in applications found in all disciplines. Traditionally, the study of algebra is separated into a two parts, Elementary and Intermediate Algebra. This textbook by John Redden, Elementary Algebra, is the first part written in a clear and concise manner, making no a
International Finance: Theory and Policy
International Finance Theory and Policy is built on Steve Suranovic’s belief that to understand the international economy, students need to learn how economic models are applied to real world problems. It is true what they say, that “economists do it with models.” That’s because economic models provide insights about the world that are simply not obtainable solely by discussion of the issues. International Finance Theory and Policy develops a unified model of the international macroecon
Information Systems: A Manager’s Guide to Harnessing Technology—Version 1.1
Information Systems: A Manager’s Guide to Harnessing Technology is intended for use in undergraduate and/or graduate courses in Management Information Systems and Information Technology. One of BusinessWeek’s "Professors of the Year", John Gallaugher of Boston College, brings you a brand new Management Information Systems textbook that teaches students how he or she will experience IS from a Managers perspective first hand through interesting coverage and bleeding-edge cases. Get involved
Project Management from Simple to Complex
In a world that is becoming more virtual, more global, and more complex, the project manager's ability to function in this environment becomes critical to the success of the project. Project Management from Simple to Complex explores project management within this complex, virtual, and global environment. This is not a standard textbook that was adapted to the new publishing paradigm but was designed from the beginning to utilize its capabilities. The book is written in collaboration by an exp
Iraqis stage a "Day of Rage"
Iraqis stage a "Day of Rage" calling for essential needs and an end to corruption rather than regime change. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.