The Politics of Nationalism in Modern Iran [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Ali Ansari | Launching his latest book, The Politics of Nationalism in Modern Iran, Professor Ali Ansari will explore the idea of nationalism in the creation of modern Iran, considering the broader developments in national ideologies that took place following the emergence of the European Enlightenment and showing how these ideas were adopted by a non-European state. Ali Ansari is Professor in Modern History with reference to the Middle East at University of St Andrews, whe
Adjusting to the changing dynamics of the world economy [Audio]
Speaker(s): Richard Kozul-Wright, Professor Robert Wade | The Trade and Development Report 2013 contends that to achieve durable and inclusive growth, developing and transition economies will need to move towards a new form of development, away from a focus on net-export advantages which depend on exploiting on global imbalances and towards strengthening domestic demand and expanding regional and South-South economic linkages. Richard Kozul-Wright is a senior UN economist heading the unit on Eco
Dr. Brian Angus on Tropical Medicine
Writer and medical historian Conrad Keating talks to Dr. Brian Angus, Director of the Wellcome Trust UK Centre for Clinical Tropical Medicine in Oxford, about his interest in science and how this inspired him to work with infectious diseases in Africa. Dr Brian Angus originally worked with Professor Nick White in Thailand and joined the Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine in 1993. In this wide-ranging discussion with the writer and medical historian Conrad Keating, Brian talks about his wor
Collective intelligence at a time of global crisis - Tom Atlee
Tom Atlee's research and thought innovations span from the conscious evolution of social systems to collaborative dynamics to a host of other ideas centering on group, social and political dynamics.
Exploring the mysteries of exoplanets: planets around other stars
The discovery of exoplanets is one of the greatest revolutions in modern astrophysics. Twenty years ago, we had no idea whether any of the countless stars out there beyond our solar system had planets or not. Today, things are totally different. Over one thousand planetary systems have been discovered. The universe is teeming with planets. And what strange planets they are - hot Jupiter-like planets skimming the surfaces of their stars, cold and lonely free-floating planets far from any star, pl
Images of Earth and Space II
This videotape tours the Solar System and outer space using scientific visualizations from Goddard Space Flight Center, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and the HPCC Earth and Space Sciences Project. At the Sun, simulations investigate processes that create magnetic field and release energetic particles. Earth science begins with the Pacific Ocean, studying the 1997-98 El Nino and Cyclone Susan. Crossing the globe, visualizations trace North Americas East Coast and ocean currents in the North Atlantic
Pummelo and Shrimp Salad
This classic Vietnamese-style recipe features the giant Sunkist Pummelo, with shrimp, peanuts and herbs. Pummelos have a delicate sweet flavor with a jasmine scent, and pair perfectly with the Southeast Asian aromatics in this recipe. In this video, Chef Robert Danhi also demonstrates how to properly peel a pummelo. Recipe at: http://www.ciaprochef.com/sunkist/recipe2.html
Andrew Pollard on Vaccines and Immunisation of Children
Dr Andrew Pollard, Reader in Paediatric Infection and Immunity, and Consultant in charge of the Oxford Vaccine Group, discusses childhood diseases, his research into vaccinations, and the problems facing childhood immunisation in the UK and abroad.
This paper describes the procedures developed in the creation of an innovative technique to design and manufacture composite materials with transparency and translucency properties. The long term objective of this research is to develop a method to design and fabricate architectural elements. The immediate objective is to develop the methodology and procedural techniques to design and manufacture a composite material with controlled non homogeneous transparency properties. A secondary objective
Dr. John Prescott - Academic Spotlight
Missouri State University has a nationally recognized music department. One of the professors in that department, Dr. John Prescott, recently received the National Award from the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers, also known as ASCAP. These coveted awards reflect ASCAP's commitment to assist and encourage writers of serious music. The awards are based upon the prestigious value of each writer's catalogue of original compositions, as well as recent performances of those work
Zeekrant 2011 : Info voor de kustbezoeker Deze jaarlijkse zomerkrant van het Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee (VLIZ) en de provincie West-Vlaanderen informeert de kusttoerist met hapklare weetjes over zeegebonden …
Deze jaarlijkse zomerkrant van het Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee (VLIZ) en de provincie West-Vlaanderen informeert de kusttoerist met hapklare weetjes over zeegebonden …
Admissions Tours: Welcome to the Purple Route
Mike Nicholson, Director of Undergraduate Admissions, welcomes people to the Oxford Audio Admissions Tours and explains what they are all about.
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ISS Update - July 5, 2011
The International Space Station video update for July 5, 2011.
How Sports Inspired Me to Become a Writer
Fred Bowen told stories, read from his books and talked with members of the audience in a program marking the Library's celebration of Children's Book Week. Speaker Biography: Fred Bowen is author of many books on sports for young people and a columnist for The Washington Post's KidsPost. For transcript, captions, and more information, visit http://www.loc.gov/today/cyberlc/feature_wdesc.php?rec=6204
Dan Voytas at the 2014 DOE JGI Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting
By: JGI Dan Voytas, University of Minnesota, at the 9th Annual Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting on March 20, 2014 in Walnut Creek, Calif.
3.2 Using mental images
The most ‘important and greatest puzzle’ we face as humans is ourselves (Boring, 1950, p. 56). Humans are a puzzle – one that is complex, subtle and multi-layered, and it gets even more complicated as we evolve over time and change in different contexts. When answering the question ‘What makes us who we are?’, psychologists put forward a range of explanations about why people feel, think and behave the way they do. Just when psychologists seem to understand one bit of ‘who we are’
Classic Steam from the 1920s to the 1940s
The late Frank W. Schlegel spent considerable time collecting films of steam action in the eastern part of the U.S. His collection is now owned by Harold Brandon. Also included is a portion of film from the collection of Vince Ryan and Jack Alexander, two railfan pioneers.
This is a clip from the Green Frog website and it offers the viewer real steam footage as it was in the 20's through the 40's. You'll see Camelbacks on the Central Railroad of New Jersey, New York C
Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the 21st-century University
Remarks by Concordia University President Alan Shepard to the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada
Shifting Knowledge Research at Kent State
A Kent State University study conducted by psychology professors John Dunlosky and Katherine Rawson reveal a generational shift in knowledge among college students.