Site and Urban Systems Planning, Spring 2002
The planning of sites and the infrastructure systems which serve them. Site analysis, spatial organization of uses on sites, design of roadways and subdivision patterns, grading plans, utility systems, analysis of runoff, parking requirements, traffic and off-site impacts, landscaping. Lectures on analytical techniques and examples of good site-planning practice. Assignments on each aspect of subject. The Site and Urban Systems Planning course provides a unique opportunity to engage in the explo
The Elephant Man
The remarkable story of a daring World War II operation in which hundreds of people fleeing the Japanese advance through Burma were rescued by elephant is to be told in full for the first time. The expedition was organised by Gyles Mackrell, a British tea planter who shot amateur films during its course. Stills reproduced by kind permission of the Imperial War Museum (C4322/C5021/C5348/CI293)
Jay Winter: Moving Images
Professor Jay Winter (History, Yale University) 'Moving Images: From Silent Film to Film Silences in War Films, 1914-2009'. Keynote lecture at CRASSH conference 'The Moving Image' (26-27 February, 2010). This paper explores the long history of representation of war in film, from the Great War to the present. It suggests first that silent film provided a form of public séance in an era when spiritualism was at its apogee, and secondly, that it is the silences in later 'talkies' which enable us t
Transit Management, Spring 2003
Management methods of relevance to public transportation systems. Topics: strategic planning management; labor relations; maintenance planning and administration; financing; marketing and fare policy; and management information and decision support systems. Shows how these general management tasks are dealt with in the transit industry and presents alternative strategies. Identifies alternative arrangements for service provision, including different ways of involving the private sector in public
Public Transportation Service and Operations Planning, Fall 2003
This course describes the evolution and role of urban public transportation modes, systems, and services, focusing on bus and rail. Technological characteristics and their impacts on capacity, service quality, and cost are described. Current practice and new methods for data collection and analysis, performance monitoring, route design, frequency determination, and vehicle and crew scheduling are also discussed. In addition, the effect of pricing policy and service quality on ridership and metho
Ghosts of Williamsburg
Author L.B. Taylor preserves Tidewater's spectral folklore in his book, "The Ghosts of Williamsburg."Author(s):
Judaica Sound Archives
The primary mission of the Judaica Sound Archives at FAU Libraries is to collect, preserve, and digitize Judaica sound recordings; to provide educational programming to highlight the contents of this rich cultural legacy; and to promote the use of this unique scholarly resource for students, scholars and the general public.
Joan Casanovas: The apprenticeship system in Cuba 1839-1870s
Joan Casanovas of the Univ. Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona, gives this public lecture entitled 'The apprenticeship system in Cuba 1839-1870s' at The Australian National University.
Statistical Reasoning I
Statistical Reasoning in Public Health provides an introduction to selected important topics in biostatistical concepts and reasoning through lectures, exercises, and bulletin board discussions. It represents an introduction to the field and provides a survey of data and data types. Specific topics include tools for describing central tendency and variability in data; methods for performing inference on population means and proportions via sample data; statistical hypothesis testing and its appl
Public Health Biology
Offers an integrative molecular and biological perspective on public health problems. Explores population biology and ecological principles underlying public health and reviews molecular biology in relation to public health biology. Modules focus on specific diseases of viral, bacterial, and environmental origin. Uses specific examples of each type to develop the general principles that govern interactions among susceptible organisms and etiologic agents. Devotes special attention to factors tha
Biggest Dinosaur Ever! Argentinosaurus - Planet Dinosaur - BBC
John Hurt narrates the facts behind the discovery of huge nesting site in modern day Patagonia. Fossilized remains show Argentinosaurus laid tens of thousands of eggs in a 15 km nesting site used for hundreds of thousands of years. The hatchlings, if they survive, will grow at an incredible rate. Over a 40 year life span Argentinosaurus can grow from 4 kg to 75 tons! (03:57)
A Brief History of Copyright and Innovation
From the framers of the Constitution, who were worried about books and pamphlets, to present-day stakeholders, who are concerned about DVDs, MP3s, and the Internet, the story of copyright law is an ongoing struggle to balance copyright holders' rights with and the public interest. New technologies constantly challenge that balance. In this lesson, students will examine the historical relationship between copyright law and technological innovation in the U.S. Working in teams, they will research
Leading Across Boundaries
“This is a strange and paradoxical time,” says moderator Peter Senge, in which people live “more and more in each other’s backyard”-- interdependent globally but also fragmented by economics and politics. Senge believes “working across boundaries is the defining challenge” of our era.
"A Person Like Me, Oppress'd By Dame Fortune, Need Not Care Where He Goes": The "Infortunate" Willia
Many travelers made their way to Philadelphia and the Mid-Atlantic colonies in the eighteenth century in search of economic opportunity, but not all experienced the fabulous success of Benjamin Franklin. William Moraley, born in 1699 into a modest artisanal family, was more typical. Economic cycles were often critical in determining migration patterns; approximately 73,000 people left for the British colonies in the1730s, twice the average of earlier in the century (17,000 arrived in Philadelphi
Visualizing Cultures opens a window on modern times by wedding popular images and scholarly commentary in ways that were not technologically possible until recently. Focusing to date on Japan and Asia in the modern world, these units enable users to “see” historical moments as they were actually depicted for mass audiences at the time from various national, cultural, racial, ideological, and individual perspectives. The graphics themselves also reflect the evolving nature of different medium
Talk: Midterm elections: Category 3 or 5 hurricane for Democrats?
Peter Hart, chairman of Peter D. Hart Research Associates and one of the leading U.S. analysts of public opinion survey research, speaks about the midterm elections.
Bulletin of the Institute for Antiquity and Christianity, Volume XIX, Issue 2
CONTENTS: Cover Illustration Description, A Word of Thanks, Director Returns from Sabbatic, Research Associate Honored, Donors Honored at Banquet, The Institute for Antiquity and Christianity Honor Roll of Donors (May 1991 - June 1992), Ellens Completes Term as Chair, Contexts No.19--"Dionysos in Art", News & Notes
Bulletin of the Institute for Antiquity and Christianity, Volume XXIII, Issue 4
CONTENTS: Cover Illustration Description, Calendar of Events, Alexander's Revenge: Traces of Hellenistic Culture through the Centuries, lAC Welcomes S. Michael Saad, The lAC Spring Public Lecture Series 1997: "Hearing and Seeing in Byzantine Perception of Saints," "Magic and the Origins of the Cold War: Greek Ideology and Western Ideas," "Jerusalem: The 'Holy City,'" "On the Boundary: Jesus in Galilee and the Gaulanitis," and "Askesis and the Perception of Holiness", Visiting Scholars 1996-199
Bulletin of the Institute for Antiquity and Christianity, Volume XII, Issue 4
CONTENTS: Cover Illustration Description, Calendar of Events, The Savery Codex in Claremont, Computer Developments, The Spring Public Lecture Series of the Institute for Antiquity and Christianity, "Gnostic Androgynes and the Living Jesus," "Approaching the Deities: Prayer and Praise in Ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt," "The Education of Solomon," and "Gnosticism: The Egyptian Connection", Artifacts in the IAC Museum: A Yortan Jug, Institute at the National AAR/SBL Convention, Institute Scholars B
NY Times Lesson Plan: Nature’s Invaders: Exploring the Effects of Invasive Species on Local Ecosys Overview | What are invasive species, and how do they affect ecosystems? In this lesson, students learn how an invasive species and a native species experiencing a population explosion may threaten some of the world’s
Overview | What are invasive species, and how do they affect ecosystems? In this lesson, students learn how an invasive species and a native species experiencing a population explosion may threaten some of the world’s