Duke study finds longer use of antiviral medication improves lung transplant outcomes
A Duke Medicine study finds that extending the standard post-transplant antiviral medication from three months to 12 can slash CMV virus infection rates for lung transplant patients. While 65 percent of lung transplant patients who receive the standard course of medication contract CMV, only 10 percent of patients do who receive the longer course, and their pneumonia rate is only a seventh of those who receive the shorter course of medication. "It's really not adequate just to say, well, we'r
A study of Milton's poetry, with some attention to his literary sources, his contemporaries, his controversial prose, and his decisive influence on the course of English poetry.
Introduction to the Old Testament
This course examines the Old Testament (Hebrew Bible) as an expression of the religious life and thought of ancient Israel, and a foundational document of Western civilization. A wide range of methodologies, including source criticism and the historical-critical school, tradition criticism, redaction criticism, and literary and canonical approaches are applied to the study and interpretation of the Bible. Special emphasis is placed on the Bible against the backdrop of its historical and cultural
Founder's Day Symposium: Michael J. Strambler
Founder's Day Symposium - Black Men in the 21st Century: Myths, Data and Reality PART 3 of 6 This ongoing summit extends the mission of the Morehouse Research Institute and builds upon a critical mass of research at the College that looks at the affirmative development of black men and boys. Additionally, this symposium served as an exciting review of current thinking from national experts in light of America's first African American President. Michael J. Strambler, 96 is a postdoctoral a
Classroom Innovations through Lesson Study
Classroom Innovations through Lesson Study is an APEC EDNET Project that aims to improve the quality of education in the area of Mathematics. This project is sponsored by APEC Members Japan and Thailand. The APEC-Tsukuba International Conference III was broadcast live from Tokyo, December 9-10, 2007. The project has produced useful papers describing mathematical thinking, lesson videos of classroom instruction. This project focuses on Lesson Study with the goal of improving the quality of educat
Office Hours with Marcy Lowe on Green Jobs
Marcy Lowe is a research associate at Duke University's Center on Globalization, Governance & Competitiveness. In a webcast October 8, 2010, she discusses her latest study, which found that the United States is well-positioned to be a leader in producing batteries for electric cars.
SAMS - Evan Moss
Evan Moss, a sophomore mechanical engineering major from Las Vegas, attended Carnegie Mellon's Summer Academy for Mathematics and Science (SAMS) as a rising high school junior and senior. SAMS is a program designed to increase the number of outstanding college-bound students from diverse backgrounds who pursue education in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines. He reflects on his time in the program and how it improved his study habits. For more information about SAMS, vi
6.041 Probabilistic Systems Analysis and Applied Probability (MIT)
Welcome to 6.041/6.431, a subject on the modeling and analysis of random phenomena and processes, including the basics of statistical inference. Nowadays, there is broad consensus that the ability to think probabilistically is a fundamental component of scientific literacy. For example: The concept of statistical significance (to be touched upon at the end of this course) is considered by the Financial Times as one of "The Ten Things Everyone Should Know About Science". A rece
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
"War Eagle" from Tanzania
Nine undergraduate and graduate students from the College of Education under the leadership of Dr. Lisa Kasmer journeyed to Arusha, Tanzania in May 2010. This Study Abroad program provided these pre-service teachers an opportunity to become aware of how teaching is practiced differently in different cultural contexts and learn about Tanzania customs, values and traditions. During the week, students taught in local schools (including a lesson on how to offer a proper "War Eagle!") and had daily K
Private Universe Project in Mathematics: Workshop 1. Following Children's Ideas in Mathematics
An unprecedented long-term study conducted by researchers at Rutgers University followed the development of mathematical thinking in a randomly selected group of students for 12 yearsfrom first grade through high schoolwith surprising results. In an overview of the study, we look at some of the conditions that made the students math achievement possible.,10 min Building Towers Five-HighThe Kenilworth students in the fourth grade are seen working on the Towers problem (How many different
This one semester course covers some of the principal areas and concepts of modern psychology. Topics include research methodology, learning, perception, social interaction, personality, intelligence, social development and psychopathology.
Vincent Miller Lilly Address - Part 2
Vincent Miller presents his keynote lecture during the 20th anniversary national conference of the Lilly Fellows Program in Humanities and the Arts (www.lillyfellows.org). More than 200 scholars from across the United States converged at Valparaiso University, Oct. 14 to 17, 2010, to discuss how colleges and students are being affected by changing notions of place, community and higher learning in the 21st century. How distance learning impacts the creation of learning communities, the value of
Seasonal Migrations: Hummingbird
Students map the remarkable northward journey of these tiny jewels from Central America and Mexico to Canada and Alaska. Through these interrelated investigations, students discover that sunlight drives all living systems and they learn about the dynamic ecosystem that surrounds and connects them. Guidelines, lessons, activities, reading connections, and interactive maps are included for each study. Spring Only: Weekly updates: Thursdays, February-May.
Seasonal Migrations: Gray Whales
Students "join" volunteers who count gray whales migrating past California on their journey to the frigid Arctic. Through these interrelated investigations, students discover that sunlight drives all living systems and they learn about the dynamic ecosystem that surrounds and connects them. Guidelines, lessons, activities, reading connections, and interactive maps are included for each study. Spring Only: Updates: February-June.
Introduction to OO Programming in Java - Mobile Phone Case Study
This visual aid forms part of the "Mobile Phone Case Study" topic in the Introduction to OO Programming in Java module.
"Sultana" at Helena, Arkansas
The boilers of the Sultana exploded April 27, 1865 when it was near Memphis, Tennessee. 1,238 lives were lost, most of them Union soldiers who had been prisoners of war returning home.,OVA photographs
Bebop and Modernism
In this lesson students will study how social and economic changes in post–World War II America influenced arts and culture. Students will learn about the experience of African Americans in the postwar period, including the civil rights movement and desegregation, and the influence of these experiences on African-American culture. Students will study how competition with the Soviet Union during the Cold War contributed to the popularity of jazz around the world. They will learn about the music
Najat el Hachmi: 'Writing from the Borderland', at ANU
Najat el Hachmi gives this public lecture entitled 'Writing from the Borderland' at The Australian National University on 7 July 2010. Najat El Hachmi was born in Morocco and is a Catalan writer. At the age of 8 she went with her family to live in Catalonia in Spain. Her writings express concerns about and reflect the (at least) two cultures to which she belongs. Her first book, Jo també sóc catalana (I too am Catalan, 2004), was autobiographical, dealing with the issue of identity, and the