The impact of religious faith is profound in a world where political, economic, and social spheres are increasingly interconnected. Intentional and sustained reflection on the crucial issues of faith and globalization can lead to the kind of reconciliation and peaceful coexistence that life in the 21st century demands. Yale, in collaboration with the Tony Blair Faith Foundation, launched the Faith and Globalization Initiative in the Fall ...more
The 2008 U.S. Presidential Election is unprecedented. The nomination process and ongoing campaigns have revealed the complexities of identity and its role in uniting and dividing the electorate. This course explores how issues of race, class, faith and gender have shaped the candidates, campaigns, and our society. The course analysis spans the presidential race from the announcements of more than ten presidential hopefuls to the current co...more
Human-Computer Interaction Seminar (Seminar on People, Computers, and Design) is a Stanford University course that features weekly speakers on topics related to human-computer interaction design. The seminar is organized by the Stanford HCI Group, which works across disciplines to understand the intersection between humans and computers. This playlist consists of seminar speakers recorded during the 2007-2008 academic year.
This courses walks through actual practices from the 2007/2008 ACT Test Prep booklet for Science. The strategies explained are designed to give you an advantage during the test and prepare you for test day.
Patrick provides strategic counsel to a wide variety of QGA's energy clients, primarily in the clean technology space, including solar, wind, recycling, and biomass. He also represents startup firms using venture capital to develop clean energy technology. He has an acute understanding of the various, complex aspects of the new public policy proposals that will shape the nation's energy future. He helps educate public policy leaders about ...more
Note: The Strange Case of the Erotic Kiss is at 56:30 This lecture is the last hour of the last lecture of COMP1917 - the higher stream of the first computing course of the School of Computer Science and Engineering at UNSW. We discussed the structure of the final exam. (Richard has some crazy ways of structuring exams - before the exam make sure you read the sample exam on the course homepage if you missed this lecture - so you don't ge...more
We had a gap at the end of Lecture 12 so Richard gives an unplanned and impromptu talk about some of the contributions of the amazing thinker Alan Turing. So much to say, so little time, such fast talking. We chat about 3 different major contributions he made to the world - his decryption work during WWII and the Engima Machine; his abstract model of a computer (the Turing Machine) and what things can be effectively "computed"; and finall...more
In this final lecture, Professor Holloway offers a survey of some of the main themes and ideas of the course, including citizenship, uplift and respectability, political radicalism, cultural politics, and racial symbolism. The final two questions he grapples with are 1) what does it mean to be "post-racial" and 2) how is race used in our society? In order to propose answers to these questions, Professor Holloway examines Barack Obama's ele...more
2008-2009 saw an unprecedented restructuring of the financial markets, including the market for angel and venture capital. Our panel of expert angel and venture capital investors looks at technology investing during the past year, the current market, and what the future investment environment holds. The presentation also includes a review of the key metrics for venture capital investments/exits and critical VC term sheet terms for Q2 2009....more
"State Programs: Integrated Resource Planning, Renewable Portfolio Standards, Net Metering and Renewable Energy Credits (Continued) & an Introduction to Local Government Programs: Municipal Utilities, Coops, and Community Aggregators - September 10, 2008 A look at the state laws about requiring energy service providers to maintain a specified mix of renewable resources. In addition, an effort to create tradable renewable energy credits ra...more
August 21, 2008 presentation by Stacey Bent for the Stanford University Office of Science Outreach's Summer Science Lecture Series. Meeting the world's growing energy needs in a sustainable fashion is one of the most pressing problems of our time. Professor Bent introduces the scope of the energy problem and some of the options for sustainable energy, then will focus on two main devices: solar cells and fuel cells. Solar cells convert the...more
Extension lecture introducing randomness. What is a random process? How can a deterministic process on a deterministic computer generate random output? Why is randomness useful? What are problems we face when generating random numbers? The lecture introduces Von Neumann's simple algorithm (which we later analyse in labs), and Knuth's Art of Computer Programming. We briefly revisit the triangle problem. Richard amazes and astounds with magi...more