Colonists Protest British Policies
From the 1760's onward, colonial anger grows as the British pass a series of taxes and laws. With each one, the two groups move closer to war. This is a quick, two minute, overview of the causes of the Revolutionary War. A timeline of events would be oif value.
Promoting Positive Development Among Youth
The focus this semester will be a discussion and analysis of national, and in particular, international perspectives on promoting positive development through youth participation in, and leadership of, civil society. The course will present the work of scholars and practitioners who have pursued (a) the building of civil society through the strategy of youth civic engagment and the fostering of healthy individual development; and (b) the promotion of positive development through engaging youth i
Our School (1962) - extract
By kind permission of the National Union of Teachers, here is a scene from a documentary they commissioned about the Francis Combe County Secondary School in Hertfordshire (interestingly, a secondary modern as opposed to a higher-profile grammar school). It's a fascinating record of teaching styles at the time, as demonstrated here in which a Scottish teacher discusses accents and ways of speaking with his pupils. You can read more about the film at: http://www.screenonline.org.uk/film/id/1078
Virginia Schools in the Great Depression
This project provides teachers and students with free, online historical sources and instructional materials for teaching the history of the Great Depression in Virginia, using public schools as a case-study of how decision makers, the public, and educators responded to the crisis of the Depression. The five educational modules available on this website address the following themes: 1. The Impact of the Depression on Virginia Public Schools 2. Who Should Bear the Burden? Public Opinion and Sc
(eco)Logical: Greening the 21st Century City
Without much national fanfare, Chicago has transformed itself into a paragon of green virtue. The remarkable achievements cited by Mayor Daley include: converting nearly every inch of the city’s 26 miles of lakefront to public use, including parks, fountains, bike paths, theatre and concert space; planting 1.6 mi
Science and society: A career and professional development course
Scientists throughout the world are increasingly interested in the relationship between science and society. Part of their concern is with the social responsibilities scientists have in relation to broader public interests. That raises important issues to do with the ethical and social dimension of scientists' work and how scientists explain – and perhaps justify – their work to the wider public.
Placing Words: Symbols, Space, and the City
The evolution of architecture resembles nothing so much as the fleshing out and refinement of an organism, in William Mitchell’s condensed account. In pre-industrial times, architecture was “fundamentally skeleton and skin—a structure that protects and keeps out the weather.” The industrial era brought an incre
Rebuilding the City of New Orleans: Working Across Sectors to Achieve a Common Goal
It took John Fernandez more than a year just to begin to understand the political players and competing interests in New Orleans, and so it is no surprise to him that coming up with a common goal for rebuilding the city, much less a “resource efficient one,” proves elusive.
Nevertheless, Fernandez and other
BSE and vCJD: Their biology and management
The furore surrounding the so-called ‘mad cow’ diseases is an important and controversial episode of recent years. Although it peaked several years ago, the topic is still of great medical significance, influencing the way members of the public think about and experience science and scientists.
Building Responsive Cities: Technology, Design, and Development
Even as new supercities pop up around the world, with populations in the tens of millions, urban planning remains stuck in an older time. As Dennis Frenchman says, “Amazingly very little progress has been made ... We’re using basically the models and methods of the 1920s.” Frenchman says we need to confront
Analysis of 2010 midterm elections: Vanderbilt experts
[Vanderbilt has a 24/7 video and audio studio with a dedicated fiber optic line and ISDN line. Use of the TV studio with Vanderbilt experts is free, except for reserving fiber time.] Voters didn’t always look at incumbents’ political records: The continued weak economy, widespread public distrust and massive spending by special interest groups allkeep reading »
Video: Health care reform in the community
Dr. Bill Paul, Metro Nashville’s director of public health, discusses “health care reform in the community” with the Healthcare Delivery Systems course taught by Sharon Shields, professor of the practice of health promotion and education. Media Contact: Ann Marie Deer Owens, (615) 322-NEWS firstname.lastname@example.org
Video: Thomas E. Mann on the 2010 Midterm Elections
Noted congressional scholar Thomas E. Mann spoke at Vanderbilt University Oct. 28 about the outlook for the 2010 midterm elections. The public lecture was sponsored by Vanderbilt’s Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions. Mann, the W. Averell Harriman Chair and senior fellow in Governance Studies at The Brookings Institution, spoke five days before voterskeep reading »
Democracy after Citizens United
Just when it seemed the corrosive influence of big money on American politics could not be greater, the Supreme Court gave corporations full license to exercise ‘free speech’ during campaign season. Renowned legal scholar Lawrence Lessig and his respondents debate the most effective response to the 2010 Citizens United ru
Honors Colloquium: "Why Immigration Reform Is So Difficult: Latinos as Threat in the Media"
Speaker Leo R. Chavez is a Professor of anthropology at University of California, Irvine and Director of the Center for Research on Latinos in a Global Society. Perceptions about race shape everyday experiences, public policies, opportunities for individual achievement, and relations across racial and ethnic lines. URI's Fall Honors Colloquium will explore key issues of race, showing how race still matters.
Honors Colloquium: "Why America Can't Think Straight About Race (Even with a Black President)"
Sut Jhally is a Professor of Communication at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and founder and Executive Director of the Media Education Foundation (MEF). Perceptions about race shape everyday experiences, public policies, opportunities for individual achievement, and relations across racial and ethnic lines. URI's Fall Honors Colloquium will explore key issues of race, showing how race still matters.
COM365 Fall 2010 Session 9
COM365 Public Relations Session Nine 11/02/10 Suzanne Scholz Guest: Jennifer Vides
Open Classroom Series 11-03-10 #1
Open Classroom Series 11-03-10 Policy Advice to the Governor Post-Election Analysis Chris Bosso and MassASPA
Open Classroom Series 11-03-10 #2
Open Classroom Series 11-03-10 Policy Advice to the Governor Post-Election Analysis William Mayer