Lolita with Imraan Coovadia
Acclaimed novelist Imraan Coovadia spoke at UCT Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts GIPCA Great Texts Big Questions public lecture on Thursday 1 April He discussed How to read Lolita. Written by Vladimir Nabokov Lolita was first published in Paris in 1955 It is one of the best known and most controversial books of 20th Century literature Coovadia says I will be talking about the Lolita problem How do we respond to a book which is a first person narrative by a man who is trying to s
In 1935 Amelia joined the faculty of Purdue University as a female career consultant. It was through Purdue that she purchased the Lockheed Electra airplane that she would use in her attempt to fly around the world. In June 1937 she embarked upon the first around-the-world flight at the equator. On 2 July, after completing nearly two-thirds of the flight, Amelia vanished along with her navigator, Frederick Noonan.,Tippecanoe County Journey
Describing body parts in Arabic
Describing body parts in Arabic
Calculus I, Summer 2007
This course is an introduction to differential and integral calculus. It begins with a short review of basic concepts surrounding the notion of a function. Then it introduces the important concept of the limit of a function, and use it to study continuity and the tangent problem. The solution to the tangent problem leads to the study of derivatives and their applications. Then it considers the area problem and its solution, the definite integral. The course concludes with the calculus of element
CK-12 Biology (CA Textbook)
As a teacher, have you ever felt that your textbook was not thorough or up-to-date? Do you have to use other resources, such as on-line resources, to teach your lessons? As a student, do you believe you can get current information from sources such as the internet rather than your textbook? The answer to these questions is usually a resounding yes. So what do school districts do? They spend millions of dollars every year to buy “current,” “up-to-date” textbooks. CK12 believes we can do
Health and Human Rights Pamphlets
A series of 7 pamphlets exploring different aspects of the Right to Health These pamphlets are available in three languages English Xhosa and Afrikaans
Noam Chomsky's Syntactic Structures
One of South Africa leading language experts Professor Rajend Mesthrie was guest speaker at UCT Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts Great Texts Big Questions lecture on 15 April He discussed lSyntactic Structures Noam Chomsky and the colourless green revolution in language studies. Noam Chomsky is considered by many to be the father of modern linguistics Mesthrie lecture has Chomsky first book Syntactic Structures published in 1957 as a starting point Syntactic Structures started a
Umqomboti, utywala and lucky stars: stories of liquor in Langa between 1930 and 1980
Residents provide descriptions of shebeens and the interactions it brought about such as political debates and discussions about life They also speak of their experiences of the Pass office Sunday socials and the forced removals The image used above is Mom Mngadi with her kids by bbc world service and is available under a Creative Commons Atribution Non Commercial License
War Is "a Blessing, Not a Curse": The Case for Why We Must Fight
In 1917, voices were raised outside Congress on both sides of the issue of American involvement in the European war. Shortly before President Woodrow Wilson's call for war on April 2, 1917, the editors of a conservative magazine, the North American Review , laid out the basic arguments for U.S. participation. Fundamentally, they saw the war as a struggle between democracy and barbarism. Similar statements and speeches--as well as more coercive measures--gradually captured the public discourse.
Educating Infants and Children
Educating Infants and Children
This course consists of web contents that will enable students to understand the elementary course on college mathematics using HTML and flash in a pleasant and easy fashion.
Solid State Physics II
As the second part of a two-semester-class, students will study the characteristics of semiconductors, metals, superconductors and magnetic substances among various solid forms.
Microbiology Video Library
The Microbiology Video Library offers a wide variety of downloadable images and short QuickTime movies. It includes an index of species pages, each with an image and movie, informative text page, and links to related books. A more extensive CD-library is available for purchase.
Subject Special: Music In this subject special on music, we feature a selection of podcast channels from the creative category of our Podcast Directory for Educators. Listen to a selection of musical genres of educational interest. These include traditional bluegrass, original sounds based on a blend of jaz, hip hop, fusion, funk and
In this subject special on music, we feature a selection of podcast channels from the creative category of our Podcast Directory for Educators. Listen to a selection of musical genres of educational interest. These include traditional bluegrass, original sounds based on a blend of jaz, hip hop, fusion, funk and
Copenhagen: what should investors be demanding from companies?
The outcome of the Copenhagen climate conference may have disappointed some business leaders and may not be the ‘Global Deal’ that many, including the UK’s Carbon Trust, had been hoping for, but it is being touted as another small step forward in the long process towards reducing carbon emissions.
Women and Money
Are men or women better at investing?
This is not only a fun question but it is of great practical value, says INSEAD Assistant Professor of Finance Lily Fang, who hosted a Women and Money forum at INSEAD recently. Some studies suggest that women are better investors than men. Dig a little deeper and the picture isnt so clear.
A lesson in leadership: turning vision into reality
Abu Dhabi’s remarkable transformation in just a matter of decades can be attributed to the emirate’s astute leaders who have been able to translate their vision into action.
How much diversity is too much?
For French carmaker Renault, diversity – men and women, young and old, engineers and non-engineers, different nationalities – means increased creativity, imagination and performance. "Whenever we have a problem we cannot solve, we put together a cross-functional team and I am always amazed at the solutions they come up with," says Carlos Ghosn, President and CEO of Renault and Nissan.
CEO view: Fadi Ghandour of Aramex
The Aramex story – that of a small player in the Middle East rising to compete against the biggest companies in the global transportation and logistics market – has been heralded by Thomas L. Friedman in his book The World is Flat as a model for companies benefiting from the ‘flattening’ of the world through globalisation – the levelling of the economic field and the destruction of barriers to entry, opening the door wide for individuals or companies anywhere in the world to collaborat
CEO view: Ben Verwaayen of BT
Sustainability is becoming an increasingly hot topic in business circles, but when it comes to grasping the sense of urgency surrounding the issue, many of the current generation of business leaders arent very good at getting it. Thats according to the outgoing CEO of BT plc, Ben Verwaayen.
Business has to play a focal role in sustainability, he says, adding its in the interest of businesses to take the issue seriously.