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Paul Farmer at Wellesley College speaks about the future of public health. The Playworld and the Empire: A New Business Model. Marcia Stefanick, Professor of Medicine at Stanford, discusses the results of an ongoing study at Stanford that indicates hormone replacement therapy carries health risks previously overlooked. In recent years, OCW has substantially increased its video content.

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The Playworld and the Empire: The Twenty-first Century and the American Playwright. Playwright Paula Vogel lectures at Princeton on the role of drama in current society. Rebecca Blevins Faery leads this writing class with audio lectures featuring the essays written by students as the culminating project of this class that explores race and ethnicity in modern society. Neuroscience Professors and scientists from some of the top schools lecture here on neuroscience. Conscious and Unconscious Memory Systems.

Larry Squire of UCSD discusses memory and memory problems in this lecture, including real-life examples of those suffering from memory issues. How Social Behavior Changes the Brain. Russell Fernald lectures at Stanford on brain changes that occur based on social behavior. Gerald Schneider lectures in this MIT class about the neural system and its functions. Brain Structure and its Origins. These audio lectures from a class at MIT by Professor Gerald Schneider covers the limbic system, the hypothalamus, taste, auditory and visual systems, and more.

Music and the Mind. Aniruddh Patel of the Neurosciences Institute discusses the intriguing connection between music and the brain.

Structural Plasticity in the Adult Brain. Behavior and Our Brain. Neuroscientist Terrence Sejnowski lectures on what scientists have begun to understand about the ways the brain contributes to what people like, how they behave, and what skills people have. This MIT class provides audio lectures exploring adaptive behavior of animals and how this relates to humans. Personal Identity, Neuroethics and the Human Brain.

Gazzaniga explores neuroscience, ethics, and personal identity in this lecture. Health and Medicine From global health to menopause and heart disease to sexual health, find out what professors are saying about the field of health and medicine with these lectures.

The Battle of the Diets: Is Anyone Winning At Losing? This Stanford lecture by Dr. Christopher Gardener examines the results of his study that looked at the effectiveness of four popular diets. Alan Garber of Stanford lectures here on what role evidence-based medicine should play in coverage decisions. The Mismeasure of Man. Professor Isaac Samuel Kohane of MIT provides these audio lectures that examine genomic technologies and computational approaches to diagnosing and treating patients.

Marcia Stefanick, Professor of Medicine at Stanford, discusses the results of an ongoing study at Stanford that indicates hormone replacement therapy carries health risks previously overlooked. Culture, Politics, and Community: Living Public Health in Nigeria. Be sure to watch this entertaining lecture given by Hans Rosling where he provides statistics of the developing world, including family size and life expectancy, and works to dispel common misconceptions surrounding these countries.

Social Entrepreneurship in Medical Care. Tarun Khanna, a professor at Harvard Business School, discusses the power entrepreneurs have to implement social changes in the medical field, using a cardiac hospital in India to make his point.

Paul Farmer at Wellesley College speaks about the future of public health. Science Find lectures in chemistry, astrobiology, biomedical engineering, and more. Peter Vollhardt introduces organic chemistry in these lectures. Ramamurti Shankar of Yale lectures on everything from Newtonian mechanics to theromdynamics in this lecture series. Astrobiology and Space Exploration. NASA research scientist Lynn Rothschild and several other authorities in the field speak on space and astrobiology here.

Popular Berkeley professor Marian Diamond lectures on anatomy. Kristie Boering lectures from this class at Berkeley on the basics of chemistry. Richard Malkin of Berkeley lectures on the basics of biology in this lecture series. Introduction to Biomedical Engineering. Macromolecular Synthesis and Cellular Function. Charles Bailyn discusses planetary orbits, exoplanets, the problem of Pluto, and more in this series of lectures from Yale. Technology Watch lectures here from some of the top scholars at the top technology schools.

The Fourier Transform and its Applications. Osgood lectures from Stanford on recognizing when and how to use the Fourier transform for problem solving. Oussama Khatib of Stanford lectures on how to model, design, plan, and control robot design systems.

Introduction to Computer Science I. From a Harvard class for majors and non-majors alike, David J. Malan speaks on the basics of computer science. Introduction to Linear Dynamical Systems. From one of the largest courses taught at Stanford, Mehran Sahami provides an introduction to programming. Julie Zelenski continues the lecture series from Stanford with lectures on advanced programming topics.

Jerry Cain completes this series on computer science with more advanced topics. Andrew Ng provides a broad introduction to machine learning and statistical pattern recognition in this lecture from Stanford.

Understanding Computers and the Internet. No matter your level of understanding, you can appreciate these lectures from Harvard professor, David J. Malan, covering everything from hardware to programming. Stephen Boyd of Stanford lectures on recognizing and solving frequently convex optimization problems. Boyd provides more lectures here to follow up on the previous series. Political Science From the philosophy of politics to dispute resolution, find a wealth of information from these scholars.

Whither the Middle East? Dennis Ross talks about the Middle East from his experience working there for the American government in his lecture at Princeton. Introduction to Political Philosophy. Smith of Yale lectures on the major thinkers from the Western political tradition.

Politics, Strategy, and Game Theory. UCLA professor, Kathleen Baun, talks about the use of game theory and other strategies in relation to politics. Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow. An Arabian Family in the American Century. Workshop on Deliberative Democracy and Dispute Resolution. Current Issues in International and Area Studies. Paula Goldman speaks about global poverty, the media as agent of change, citizen activism, philanthropy, and human rights in this lecture at Berkeley.

This round-table discussion from Princeton focuses on the changing role of religion in presidential politics. The World is Flat 3. Psychology, Philosophy, and Culture Find out what leaders in the field of psychology and philosophy have to say in these lectures.

Media, Education, and the Marketplace. Shigeru Miyagwa as well as guest lecturers discuss media and learning in this class from MIT. This lecture at Yale from Shelly Kagan examines philosophical questions of death and the possibility of immortality. Philosophy of Love in the Western World. Course Course Title Level 5.

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Course Course Title Level 21H. Introduction to Black Studies Spring Undergraduate. Course Course Title Level 21L. Course Course Title Level 3. Structure, Properties and Applications Spring Undergraduate 3. Structure, Properties and Applications Spring Graduate 3. Course Course Title Level 2. Course Course Title Level 21M. Course Course Title Level 8.

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