CUC English for Information Technology
Prof. Lin Weiguo, Spring 2010, College of Computing, CUC

Mar.3,  Week #1, Justice with Michale Sandel

Justice: What's the Right Thing to Do?
Justice is one of the most popular courses in Harvard’s history, having taught more than 14,000 students over the course of two decades.

In this course, Sandel challenges us with difficult moral dilemmas and asks our opinion about the right thing to do. He then asks us to examine our answers in the light of new scenarios. The results are often surprising, revealing that important moral questions are never black and white.

This course also addresses the hot topics of our day—affirmative action, same-sex marriage, patriotism and rights—and Sandel shows us that we can revisit familiar controversies with a fresh perspective.

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[Lecutre 1:The Morality of Murder]

[the Whole Lectures]

Mar.10, Week #2

Sixth Sense -- Media Lab, MIT

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Skinput -- Carnegie Mellon University

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Project Natal, Microsoft XBOX, What does it mean for game industry?

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Mar.17  Week #3

Sergey Brin on Google's China decision

Google: China Talks Are Nearing an End 
 

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Mar. 24. , Week #4

Cancelled due to CCBN2010

Mar. 31. , Week #5

Green House Gases and Global Warming: Truth or Lie?

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An Inconvenient Truth (2006)

 

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The Great Global Warming Swindle (2007)

 

Apr.7 , Week #6

All about triple play in China: Combining voice, broadband & TV services
 

Apr.14 , Week #7

Google's 5 Funniest April Fools' Jokes 
Top 10 April Fools' Day Fake News Items for 2010 

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Google Android: Translate for Animals 

Apr.21 , Week #7 (Mourning Day for Yushu Earthquake)

Are You Ready (for earthquake)?
An In-depth Guide to Citizen Preparedness   (FEMA)
Helping.Children.Cope.with.Disaster
Earthquake Safety Checklist (地震安全手册)
地震搜救手册
Epidemics.after.Natural.Disasters (灾后疫情分析及防治手册,WHO)
Hot Tech Jobs 2010: Look to Mobile and the Cloud
10 Hot Computer Driven Careers: http://www.computermajors.com/10-hot-computer-jobs/

Apr.28 , Week #8

The Top 10 Mobile Applications of 2012
Wiki: Cloud computing
 

May.5 , Week #9 : Social Networking Service

In Your Face: How Facebook could crush MySpace, Yahoo!, and Google.By Christopher Beam
 With friends like these ... by Tom Hodgkinson |  我鄙视Facebook
 
 Accidental Billionaires by Ben Mezrich

May.12 , Week #10

(Guidelines on how to write Scientific/Technical/Engineering research paper.
  Tips for Writing Technical Papers
  Manuscript Editing, Proofreading, Evaluation
  Writing Research Papers
  [ Simon Peyton Jones, Microsoft Research: How to write a great research paper]
 

May.19 , Week #11

(Guidelines on Writing IEEE Conference/Journal paper.
  [ Ten Simple Rules for Getting Published]
[ IEEE Editing: Template for all Transactions, Manuscript Templates for Conference Proceedings, Microsoft Word Format]
[ Some mistakes in the revised paper for Chinese Authors in Chinese]
[ Some Guidelines in the Final paper for Chinese Authors in Chinese ]
[Homework] Suppose that it was you who had developed an optimized queuing algorithm which can shorten the waiting time in a line in our university cafeteria( any other fake algorithms are permitted, :>) ), now you want to write a paper (using the first person narration) to convey your idea and submit this paper to an IEEE conference, your manuscript should not exceed four (4) pages in double-column IEEE format.
Important Dates
Paper Submission:                           Jun.14, 2010
Notification of acceptance:                Jun.16, 2010

May.26 , Week #12

Topic: How to read IEEE Conference/Journal papers.
How to Read an Engineering Research Paper  
How to Read a Scientific Paper  
 

Jun. 2 , Week #13

Topic: Your favorite stuff (University, Movie... ).