Otis MFA Writing Guest Lecture: Brooks Hansen
Graduate Programs present novelist Brooks Hansen, who will read from his most recent book, JOHN THE BAPTIZER. Hansen is a novelist, screenwriter, essayist, and illustrator best known for his 1995 book The Chess Garden. Last year marked the release of his first memoir, THE BROTHERHOOD OF JOSEPH. His novels -- THE MONSTERS OF ST. HELENA, PERLMAN'S ORDEAL, THE CHESS GARDEN, and BOONE (co-authored with Nick Davis) were all New York Times Notable Books. THE CHESS GARDEN was also selected as a PW Best
Despite its 14-year lead, many don't know that Jamestown was settled before Plymouth. James Axtell's article, "Historical Rivalry," explores the reasons why.
The town is rendered in gingerbread once a year at Colonial Williamsburg. Executive Pastry Chef Joe Sciegaj oversees the construction.
Zooarchaeologist Joanne Bowen decodes 400-year-old leftovers.
Summer at CSUN
Cal State Northridge doesn't hibernate for the summer. Each year, nearly 1,000 community children participate in youth camps and K-12 academic enrichment programs on campus. Here's a peak at what goes on over a summer at CSUN. For more news on the campus community from the @CSUN online newspaper, visit: http://blogs.csun.edu/atcsun directed, shot, and edited by Krishna Narayanamurti produced by Carmen Ramos Chandler and Shante Morgan executive producers: Vance Peterson, Ligeia Polidora, and R
19 - The Romanovs and the Russian Revolution
The period between the Russian Revolution of February 1917, which resulted in the overthrow of the autocracy and the establishment of a provisional government, and the Bolshevik Revolution in October of that same year, offers an instructive example of revolutionary processes at work. During this interval, the fate of Nicholas II and his wife, Alexandra, was bound up in the struggle for power amongst competing political factions in Russia. Until his death, Nicholas was convinced that the Russian
11 - Why no Revolution in 1848 in Britain
Revolutions occur when a critical mass of people come together to make specific demands upon their government. They invariably involve an increase in popular involvement in the political process. One of the central questions concerning 1848, a year in which almost every major European nation faced a revolutionary upsurge, is why England did not have its own revolution despite the existence of social tensions. Two principal reasons account for this fact: first, the success of reformist political
Social Panorama of Latin America 2005
The 2005 edition of the Social Panorama of Latin America report by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC). This report '... analyses recent poverty trends and the increase in migrant remittances, together with their impact on the well-being of the region's population. Short- and long-term trends in social spending, the distribution of such expenditures among the various socio-economic strata and their effects in terms of income deconcentration and increased well-bein
Hip Replacement In Young Patients
19 year old Jessica Nelson has a condition called avascular necrosis- a disease that causes damage to bone tissue. She needed hip replacement surgery as a young teenager Dr. Del Schutte discusses hip replacement in young patients, and how the MUSC Musculoskeletal Center is helping patients of all ages with their bone and joint issues. This video courtesy of the Medical University of South Carolina.
NYIT: We're Out There: Highlights From 2009-2010
Highlights of the NYIT academic year 2009-2010, played at 2010 Convocation. New York Institute of Technology.
Texas Tech's String Project Strikes Chord With Aspiring Young Musicians
The Texas Tech String Project was founded in 2001 with the help of the National String Project Consortium and the American String Teachers' Association. The program was originally funded by a three-year grant from the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education and matched by money from Texas Tech. The university, student instruction fees and other grants now fund the program. More information: http://today.ttu.edu/2009/11/project-strikes-cord-with-aspiring-young-musicians/ More inform
Getting into Television - Jim Sayer, Maverick TV
Maverick’s MD Jim Sayer, appointed just last year, is the latest name to accept the invite to come and converse in Coventry. He spoke to Philip Draycott about the challenges of independent production and ways in to TV for young people and others. Jim’s credits as Executive Producer for Maverick include The Property Chain and Taboogie for Channel 4, Selling Yourself for Five and Who’ll Age Worst for UKTV. Prior to coming to Maverick, he was responsible for include the highly acclaimed seri
Jon Snow - Channel 4 Day - Coventry University
Jon Snow presents Channel 4’s award winning ‘Channel Four News’. In April 1989 he was made the lead presenter shortly after joining. Jon was named Journalist of the Year at the Royal Television Society Awards in 2006 for his coverage of America’s New Orleans disaster, Pakistan and Africa. Jon has also anchored Nelson Mandela’s walk to freedom in 1990 and the Berlin Wall collapse in 1989.
Why are you so good? - Jeremy Paxman
Jeremy Paxman – the best broadcast interviewer of his generation - comes to the Coventry Conversations live via video link from Television Centre in London. His style, which some see as aggressive, usually gets results whoever the interviewee. Jeremy has just again won the Royal Television Society Presenter of the Year Award. In this Coventry Conversation Jeremy talks about what makes him so good at what he does.
Writing ‘Manchester UTD: The Biography’ - Jim White
Jim White is sports columnist for the Daily Telegraph as well as an author and broadcaster. Jim was a founding member of The Independent in 1986 and worked there for a decade before moving to The Guardian. He won sports columnist of the year during his time there and established himself as one of the most well-respected sports journalists. Jim now writes for the Daily Telegraph as a regular columnist and arts critic and recently released his eighth book, 'Manchester United: The Biography' wh
Directing the Royal Shakespeare Company - Vikki Heywood
Vikki Heywood is the Executive Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company based in Stratford Upon Avon. She is responsible for 20 productions each year, 700 staff and an annual budget of 30 million pounds. The RSC is also deep into a rebuilding project in Stratford. In this Coventry Conversation Vikki discusses life at the Royal Shakespeare Company. This talk is also available to watch on CUTV
Pupil Participation in School Design - Design and Ergonomics Applied Research Group
A collaboration between ergonomists and children’s geographers to understand factors which effect the participation of pupils in the Building Schools for the Future Programme. The two year AHRC funded project was completed in June 2009. The funding was used to support Coventry and Northampton Universities’ observations of the way and extent to which pupils were involved in the early stages of the design of their schools. The activities of 10 diverse schools in rural and urban areas around t
Is there a Crisis in World Journalism? Professor Tim Luckhurst
Tim Luckhurst is a former editor and deputy editor of The Scotsman. He began his career as a journalist on BBC Radio 4's Today Programme for which he produced, edited and reported from the UK and abroad. Prof. Luckhurst covered the Romanian Revolution and the First Gulf War for BBC Radio and reported on the liberation of Kosovo and the fall of Slobodan Milosevic for The Scotsman. He was the BBC's Washington Producer during the first year of the Clinton presidency and returned to the UK to become
Is there a Crisis in World Journalism? Nick Davies
Nick Davies has been named Journalist of the Year, Reporter of the Year and Feature Writer of the Year for his investigations into crime, drugs, poverty and other social issues. Hundreds of journalists have attended his masterclass on the techniques of investigative reporting. He has been a journalist since 1976 and is currently a freelance, working regularly as special correspondent for The Guardian. He was the first winner of the Martha Gellhorn award for investigative reporting for his work o
Editing the Coventry Telegraph - Darren Parkin
Darren moved to the Midlands in 1993 as Chief Reporter on the Solihull Times and later Birmingham Metro News, winning the UK Press Gazette Young Journalist of the Year three years in succession. He became the country’s youngest newspaper editor at the age of 24, editing the News of Wolverhampton. He was appointed editor of the Coventry Telegraph in November 2009.