Corn: The Dynamic Genome
Plant genome research is already revolutionizing the field of biology. Currently, scientists are unlocking the secrets of some of the most important plants in our lives, including corn, cotton and potatoes. Secrets of Plant Genomes: Revealed! takes viewers on a lively, upbeat journey that explores how these plants got to be the way they are and investigates how we can make better use of them in the future. Plant scientists are hard at work--in the lab, in the field and at the computer--to increa
A.P.I. Girl, Auburn, Alabama
This image is a postcard made out of tooled leather and hand colored showing an Alabama Polytechnic Institute (A.P.I.) female student waving a flag. Alabama Polytechnic Institute is the former name of Auburn Unviersity. Handwritten message (on back) addressed to Miss Bernice Lowe, Opelika, Ala., dated and postmarked September 22, 1909.
"The Last Load" by Curt Schmidt
This image is a black and white photograph of a painting by Curt Schmidt showing a man harvesting hay by pitching it into a wagon; Postcard text: (back) Greetings from Alabama, Alabama Art Series, "The Last Load" by Curt Schmidt.
Going-to-the-Sun Road: A Model of Landscape Engineering
This site describes the first highway by which visitors could see the lakes, glaciers, alpine peaks, and meadows of Glacier National Park. Work on the 50-mile route, which connected the east and west sides of the park and crossed the Continental Divide at Logan Pass, began in 1921. The high technical standards of the Bureau of Public Roads (later the Federal Highway Administration) needed to be balanced with the commitment of the National Park Service to minimize damage to the landscape.
Boston's Arnold Arboretum: A Place for Study and Recreation
provides readings, maps, and lesson ideas about the first arboretum in the U.S., which opened to the public in the 1880s. This site, though focused on a place devoted to the study of trees, can help students learn how 19th-century urban conditions influenced the development of parks and how to research the history of parks in their own communities.
How healthy are school lunches?
University of Minnesota epidemiologist Jamie Stang, in the U of M's School of Public Health, discusses the nutritional value (or lack thereof) of cafeteria lunches and how parents can talk to their children about making healthy eating choices at school.
21H.224 Law and Society in US History (MIT)
As events of the last few years have shown, the Supreme Court has played a crucial role in American political life. There is practically no issue of social significance in the American past that did not at some point end up in the nation's courtrooms, yet much of the workings of the constitution remain obscure. This subject is designed to introduce students to the main themes and events of American constitutional law since 1787. It introduces terms and concepts of law and legal history, focusing
11.943J Urban Transportation, Land Use, and the Environment (MIT)
This course is aimed at the aspiring planning practitioner, policy-maker, or industry decision-maker with an interest in urban transportation and environmental issues in Latin America. The course will focus on current transport-related themes confronting many cities in the region, including: rapid motorization and suburbanization and subsequent impacts on transportation infrastructure and quality of life; public sector management and improvement of privately-owned and operated transit systems; a
Let's Talk Politics: Berkeley Repertory Theatre
Acclaimed British playwright David Edgar takes aim at American politics with his two-play cycle, Continental Divide, at Berkeley Repertory Theatre. This Educator Guide explores the history of political activism and political theatre in the UK and the US.
Asleep at the Switch: Local Public Health and Chronic Disease
Local health departments generally do a good job of monitoring and controlling conditions that killed people in the United States 100 years ago. Yet noncommunicable diseases, which accounted for less than 20% of US deaths in 1900,1 now account for about 80% of deaths.2 Our local public health infrastructure has not kept pace with this transition. Health departments must continue to handle traditional public health priorities as well as emerging infectious diseases. They must also increasingly ad
African-American Sheet Arts, 1850-1920
This collection consists of 1,305 pieces of African-American sheet music dating from 1850 through 1920. The collection includes many songs from the heyday of antebellum black face minstrelsy in the 1850s and from the abolitionist movement of the same period. Numerous titles are associated with the novel and the play Uncle Tom's Cabin. Civil War period music includes songs about African-American soldiers and the plight of the newly emancipated slave. Post-Civil War music reflects the problems of
Governor John Anderson Interview
John Anderson Jr. was governor of Kansas from January 9, 1961 to January 11, 1965. Dr. Bob Beatty, professor of political science at Washburn University, conducted this interview as part of the Kansas Governors Recorded History and Documentary Project, 2005. In these excerpts, Governor Anderson explains his support for the death penalty during his tenure in office and the major changes he helped bring about in the Kansas public education system. Video and a complete transcript of the interview i
Boeing 737-300/500 Systems
The Boeing 737-300/500 aircraft has multiple systems all of which work together to make this model series an extremely safe and cost effective method of travel to the general public. The systems have operating parameters and limitations which must be adhered to for safety, so the intent is for this module to be used as a follow-on learning tool to help the operator reinforce his/her level of systems knowledge in their day to day operations. The learning module has almost 500 questions and is div
British History from the Romans to the Normans
A learning module about early British history, orientated towards primary school. The module is intended for use in conjunction with a suitable children's book on the subject. When using this module, it is recommended to make books available to the child for reference while working with the module. It may be helpful to work with your child and help them find the answers in the book(s) at first. The module includes questions from the departure of the Romans and the first arrival of the Angles and
Introduction to Ethical Studies
These readings provide convenient sources for almost anyone seeking to learn about ethics and ethical theory. Our present collection is composed almost entirely of public domain sources, edited and emended, and subject to the legal notice following the title page which references Appendix A.
Jung Chang Jon Halliday - Mao: The Unknown Story
In their new book "Mao: The Unknown Story" Jung Chang and Jon Halliday make an impassioned case for a reevaluation of Mao - as a tyrant worse than Stalin or Hitler. Based on a decade of research into previously untapped sources worldwide and on unprecedented interviews with Mao's inner circle and with virtually everyone outside China who had significant dealings with him, this book raises new questions about Mao's role in the rise and success of the Chinese Communist movement. Jung Chang is the
Distinguished Innovator Lecture Series: Ann Winblad
Ann Winblad is the co-founding Partner of Hummer Winblad Venture Partners. She is a well-known and respected software industry entrepreneur and technology leader. Her background and experience have been chronicled in many national business and trade publications. Ann has over 25 years of experience in the software industry. She began her career as a systems programmer at the Federal Reserve Bank. In 1976 Ann co-founded Open Systems, Inc., a top selling accounting software company, with a $500 i
Changing the Culture of the Academy: Toward a More Inclusive Practice
Mission Statement Changing the Culture of the Academy explores ways that the academy might incorporate the challenge of diversity as it pertains to its core mission and practice. Participants will consider new paradigms for rethinking the academy that are inclusive of various cultural and disciplinary traditions, learning styles and identities. This will include opening a dialogue about these issues across all disciplines, from the social sciences and humanities to the physical and life sciences
America In the Second Nuclear Age
The Goldman Forum on the Press & Foreign Affairs and UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism present: America In the Second Nuclear Age The live event took place on April 30, 2003 in Sibley Auditorium, UC Berkeley. A conversation with: Jonathan Schell Author and Fellow at The Nation Institute and Senior Fellow at the Center for Globalization at Yale University Frances FitzGerald Author of Fire In The Lake and Way Out There In The Blue Michael Nacht Dean, Goldman School of Public Policy;
The Olympic Region Harmful Algal Blooms
This is the website of the Olympic Region Harmful Algal Bloom (ORHAB) partnership, which was organized to develop collaboration and cooperation among federal, state and local management agencies, coastal Indian tribes, marine resource-based businesses, public interest groups, and academic institutions. The ORHAB partnership investigates the origins of blooms of toxic algae, monitors where and when the blooms occur, assesses the environmental conditions conducive to blooms and toxification of int