Mosses and Liverworts-First Land Plants
Non-vascular plants have no true roots, leaves, stems, or flowers. They also have no internal circulatory system for bringing water to the various parts of their bodies. Therefore, non-vascular plants are typically found in very wet places. This video gives a brief overview of two non-vascular plants, mosses and liverworts. (00:50)
21W.747-1 Rhetoric (MIT)
This course is an introduction to the theory, the practice, and the implications (both social and ethical) of rhetoric, the art and craft of persuasion. This semester, many of your skills will have the opportunity to be deepened by practice, including your analytical and critical thinking skills, your persuasive writing skills, and your oral presentation skills. In this course you will act as both a rhetor (a person who uses rhetoric) and as a rhetorical critic (one who studies the art of rhetor
Israel and the Middle Eastern Mud - Part 2
Point of View Seminars on International Conflict February 12, 2008 Ian S. Lustick, Bess W. Heyman Chair in Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania POV Seminar Series hosted by Nadim Rouhana, ICAR Faculty
The Israeli/Jewish Historical Memory regarding the Causes for the 1948 Palestinian Refugee Problem -
Rafi Nets-Zehngut, speaking at ICAR on Tuesday, November 18, 2008 about the research for his dissertation examining Israeli Jewish perceptions of the 1948 exodus of Palestinians from what is now Israel. Nets-Zehngut finds that changes in the social and political environment in Israel have accompanied a shift from Zionist to critical interpretations of the origins of the refugee problem.
Part 1: Dynamical Systems and Conflict Resolution
Advanced Workshop Presented by Professor Larry Leibovitch Associate Dean for Graduate Studies & Programs, Charles E. Schmidt College of Science, Florida Atlantic University Respondent Prof. Andrea Bartoli Wednesday, March 25, George Mason University Arlington Campus
What would Hayek do to sort out this mess? [Audio]
Speaker(s): Dr Eamonn Butler | The Nobel economist F A Hayek was the arch-rival of Keynes in the 1930s and 1940s. Some today say that he has the better explanation of boom-bust cycles and how to end them. His prescription is the exact opposite of Keynes – no big infrastructure spending, no keeping things afloat with quantitative easing and cheap credit, but leaner government, lower taxes, less regulation and more freedom for businesses and individuals alike. In this lecture, Hayek biographer D
Novel Writing - David Dabydean
Critic, writer and novelist David Dabydeen is Director of the Centre for Caribbean Studies and Professor at the Centre for British Comparative Cultural Studies at the University of Warwick.
Why all Governments Need Spin - Nicholas Jones
Nicholas Jones was for many years BBC political correspondent. His books include Sultans of Spin, The Control Freaks, Soundbites and Spin Doctors and Trading Information. He has been involved in the world of politics for more than 30 years as a journalist, most prominently as the BBC’s political correspondent and in uniquely qualified to talk about how politicians can manipulate the media. In this Coventry Conversation, Nicholas discusses why spin is central to all governments, both Tory and
Inventories, Buffer Stocks, and Excess Capacity: Fractal Analysis of Antipersistence, Entrepreneuria Real-Time Embedded Systems - Multi-tasking demonstration and case studies STS.003 The Rise of Modern Science (MIT) English Vocabulary Lessons-Bedroom Objects Interdisciplinary Science Biosphere Student Document Luigia Clerici Papers, 1898-1899 12.842 Past and Present Climate (MIT) "Japanese Education and Society in Crisis" (video) Cure or weapon? Towards a new ethics of biological research - Alexander Kelle Politics in 60 seconds. Social democracy 14.772 Development Economics: Macroeconomics (MIT)
Session on the Economics of Financial Crises and Business Cycles. Recorded 9 March 2012 at the Ludwig von Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama. [6:58]
This quiz forms part of the "Multi-tasking demonstration and case studies" topic in the Real-Time Embedded Systems module.
This course studies the development of modern science from the seventeenth century to the present, focusing on Europe and the United States. Key questions include: What is science, and how is it done? How are discoveries made and accepted? What is the nature of scientific progress? What is the impact of science on society? What is the impact of society on science? Topics will be drawn from the histories of physics, chemistry, biology, psychology, and medicine.AcknowledgementThis class is based o
This video helps to improve English vocabulary and pronunciation. The focus of this video is bedroom objects (bed, dresser, closet, etc.). A matching picture is shown as the commentator says the word twice. This is a great resource for our English as Second Language Learners, our youngest learners, and our special education students (1:45).
The World’s biodiversity is in serious decline. We do not know the total number of species that were on this planet, say, at the beginning of the Second millennium, but by the beginning of the Third, we have identified 1.4 million species and we think there are at least 20 million, based upon individual studies of trees in rain forest for example and estimates of ecosystem diversity. How can we measure the usefulness of species to us and how many of them do we need to maintain the Biosphe
The Papers of Luigia Clerici consist of a collection of handwritten notebooks and workbooks in Italian, describing methods of instruction and curriculum in the schools of Bologna, Italy, in the 1890's.
This course introduces students to climate studies, including beginnings of the solar system, time scales, and climate in human history. It is offered to both undergraduate and graduate students with different requirements.
A talk by Yoshifumi Tawara, Secretary General of the Children and Textbooks Japan Network 21. Part of the Japan at Chicago Lecture Series: Celebrating Protest. Sponsored by the Japan Committee of the Center for East Asian Studies, the Human Rights Program, and the Center for International Studies.Author(s):
In this Charter Day lecture, Dr Alexander Kelle, from the University of Bath's Department of European Studies and Modern Languages, talks about biological research and its possible applications for good, and ill. Illustrating a track record over a century long of biological developments being put to uses outside their original purpose, he proposes the creation of an International Framework Agreement to ensure that we learn from the mistakes of the past.Author(s):
Professor Steven Fielding defines a polical concept in 60 seconds for those with a spare minute to learn something new. This videocast focuses on social democracy as a political concept. Warning: video does contain bloopers and out takes. May 2010 Suitable for Undergraduate study and Community education Professor Steven Fielding, School of Politics and International Relations Professor Steven Fielding is Professor of Political History and Director of the Centre for British Politics: CBP at
This course emphasizes dynamic models of growth and development. Topics covered include: migration, modernization, and technological change; static and dynamic models of political economy; the dynamics of income distribution and institutional change; firm structure in developing countries; development, transparency, and functioning of financial markets; privatization; and, banks and credit market institutions in emerging markets. This course contributes to the fulfillment of requirements for the
Real-Time Embedded Systems - Multi-tasking demonstration and case studies
STS.003 The Rise of Modern Science (MIT)
English Vocabulary Lessons-Bedroom Objects
Interdisciplinary Science Biosphere Student Document
Luigia Clerici Papers, 1898-1899
12.842 Past and Present Climate (MIT)
"Japanese Education and Society in Crisis" (video)
Cure or weapon? Towards a new ethics of biological research - Alexander Kelle
Politics in 60 seconds. Social democracy
14.772 Development Economics: Macroeconomics (MIT)