Albert Bandura: Stanford Psychologist, in Conversation

” Accomplishment is socially judged by ill defined criteria so that one has to rely on others to find out how one is doing. “

Influential Stanford psychologist, professor Albert Bandura, is in conversation with fellow psychology professor Gian Vittorio Caprara of the Sapienza University of Rome. This recording is from August 26, 2013, in the studios of Stanford University, CA, USA. Listen in.

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DAAD Scholarships for International Developing Countries, 2013-2014

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) funded Scholarships for Postgraduate Students for Developing Countries to study at German universities – 2013-2014

Study Subject(s): Media Studies, Economic Sciences / Business Administration/ Political Economics, Development Co-operation, Engineering and related sciences, Mathematics, Regional Planning, Agricultural and Forest Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Public Health / Veterinary Medicine / Medicine, Social Science, Education and Law.

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Royal College of Art: Design Products: Foldboat

Design students Max Frommeld and Arno Mathies were both studying for their Masters degrees in the Design Products programme at the Royal College of Art when they conceived the Foldboat. In a paper furniture workshop they started to understand origami techniques and they wanted to use these techniques to create a functional product. The boat is folded from a 8ft by 5ft piece of plastic and can be transformed from a flat sheet to a rowing boat by a single person in under three minutes using only three components. ‘You just fold it, clip it together then push it out into the water.’ If this was made affordable, the Foldboat could be of considerable use in flood prone areas.

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Jan Švankmajer – Něco z Alenky aka “Something from Alice” (1988)


Švankmajer is probably one of the worlds best kept creative secrets, unfortunately. Hardly heard and known outside the initiated follower groups, Jan comes up with the most striking and thoughtful, or should I say stirring film narratives. Working in his native city of Prague throughout, his background in puppetry, sculpture and performance gives him a unique voice in animation-live action film making. Inimitable. See for yourself.

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Asia-Pacific Human Development PhD Fellowship, 2012

PhD Fellowship in the field of social science, liberal arts, or management for the applicants of developing countries, 2012 Asia- pacific

Study Subject(s):Embedding Environmental Concerns into Poverty Reduction and Inclusive Growth Course Level:  PhD  Scholarship Provider: UNDP Scholarship can be taken at: Asia-Pacific

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America Revealed: Incredible Satellite Imagery

Incredible satellite images reveal what the USA looks like from the skies, and how its transport and communication infrastructures work to power the nation on a daily basis. (Pizza delivery included) :-)

1. These lines show the unpublicised transportation of dead bodies, some clearly being repatriated to their home states from America’s retirement mecca state of Florida.

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