The Best of UniversityWebinars.org Sampler

University Video Description from UCLA: Ken Robinson has written numerous books, most recently “The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything.” This talk explores ways to connect peoples’ natural aptitudes with their personal passions to achieve at their highest levels in education and business. He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2003 for his outstanding achievements in education and the arts.


Business video description from TED: Behavioral economist Dan Ariely, the author of Predictably Irrational, uses classic visual illusions and his own counterintuitive (and sometimes shocking) research findings to show how we’re not as rational as we think when we make decisions.

It’s become increasingly obvious that the dismal science of economics is not as firmly grounded in actual behavior as was once supposed. In “Predictably Irrational,” Dan Ariely tells us why.


University Video Description from NYU: Keynote Address by Clay Shirky “Massively Collaborative: Teaching and Research in a Networked Age”.

The NYU Center for Teaching Excellence is pleased to announce Teaching with Technology, a full-day conference open to faculty and graduate students featuring presentations by current NYU faculty on their experiences incorporating technology into their classrooms, as well as information on basic and advanced learning technologies.


University Video Description from UNC: Jason Kilar, BSBA Class of 1993 and CEO of Hulu, spoke to Executive MBA and MBA students. Jason joined Hulu after nearly a decade of experience at Amazon.com where he served in a variety of key leadership roles. After writing the original business plan for Amazon’s entry into the video and DVD businesses, he ultimately became Vice President and General Manager of Amazon’s North American media businesses, which included the company’s books, music, video, and DVD categories. He later served as Senior Vice President, Worldwide Application Software, where he led an organization of hundreds of world-class technologists and reported directly to CEO Jeff Bezos. Jason began his career with The Walt Disney Company, where he worked for Disney Design & Development. He received his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he studied Business Administration and Journalism & Mass Communication.


University Video Description from UM: To create products and processes that are well-adapted to life, innovators are turning to a new design discipline called biomimicry, consciously emulating life‚ making fibers like a spider, computing like a cell, and running a business like a redwood forest. Dr. Dayna Baumeister, co-founder of the Biomimicry Guild, discusses biomimicry and its role in ensuring the success of this new industrial revolution.

With support from the Life Sciences Institute, Taubman College, the Graham Sustainability Institute, the College of Engineering, the School of Natural Resources and the Environment, and the Program in the Environment.


University Video Description from UCLA: Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, Inc., delivers the 2011 Commencement Address at UCLA Anderson School of Management.


Description of Yale School of Management Video: Jeffrey Bewkes YC ’74, chairman and CEO of Time Warner, gives a Leaders Forum lecture Apri 8, 2010, on his career, the importance in fostering a good corporate culture, and how emotional intelligence is as important as intellectual intelligence.


Description of Stanford Business School Video: Author and New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman spoke to a Stanford audience about the themes of his new book, “That Used To Be Us,” which explores the reasons for U.S. decline in the 21st century and offers solutions to preserve American power in the world.


Description of Dartmouth College Video: The Tucker Foundation and Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center present Jon Kabat-Zinn,”The Healing Power of Mindfulness” at Dartmouth College.




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