7. Demographic Transition in Europe; Mortality Decline
Global Problems of Population Growth (MCDB 150) European population grew only slowly during the period 1200-1700; factors include disease and wars. Human feces and rotting animal remains were not sequestered and often contaminated drinking water. Cities were so filthy that more people died in them than were born. About a third of children died in infancy, many from abandonment and lack of care during wet-nursing. Children that survived were subjected to harsh discipline to control their tendenc
Faculty conversations: Ronald Hall
Ronald Hall, a professor in the School of Social Work, talks about his research on race relations that spans more than 20 years. To read more, go to http://news.msu.edu/story/8977/
Sustainability at Penn State University
This video was produced by Penn State Public Broadcasting to provide an overview of the motivations, initiatives and visions for sustainability at Penn State University. The video was developed in October 2010 in order to inspire and inform the university's current effort to develop a Strategic Sustainability Plan that guides planning in teaching, research, student affairs, operations and outreach. Learn more at http://www.green.psu.edu .
Barcelona 1992: The Games of the XXV Olympiad The Games of the XXV Olympiad, from Barcelona, Spain. ERROR: Namibia made its debut at these Games. Germany competed as a unified group for the first time since 1964. Apartheid was abolished in So Africa in 1991, allowing them to compete for the first time since 1960. They did not use their national flag at these Games; they used a special flag designed by the IOC. The USSR collapsed in December 1991; but, 12 former republics
The Games of the XXV Olympiad, from Barcelona, Spain. ERROR: Namibia made its debut at these Games. Germany competed as a unified group for the first time since 1964. Apartheid was abolished in So Africa in 1991, allowing them to compete for the first time since 1960. They did not use their national flag at these Games; they used a special flag designed by the IOC. The USSR collapsed in December 1991; but, 12 former republics
Virtual Maths, Shapes, Space and Measure, Sine, Cosine, and Tangent
Interactive simulation, formulae for sine, cosine and tangent
Love on the rocks?
How badly has the recession affected the relationship between political parties and business? Expert in the field - Professor Mick Moran - assesses the cracks in the relationship and how the crisis will affect it in the future. Professor Moran was at the University to open the inaugural seminar series for the Centre for British Politics.
The Rise Of The Roman Empire
This professionally made video from Brain Pop uses simple terms and cartoon animation to explain the rise of the Roman Empire. Run time 03:17.
Panel 1: The Idea of Europe
Panel 1: Sandro Mezzadra, University of Bologna; Sanjay Seth, Goldsmiths, University of London; Faisal Devji, St. Anthony's College, University of Oxford. Co-sponsored by the Chicago Center for Contemporary Theory (3CT), the Franke Institute for the Humanities, and the Nicholson Center for British Studies.Author(s):
What should economists and policymakers learn from the financial crisis? [Audio]
Speaker(s): Dr Ben S Bernanke, Olivier Blanchard, Professor Lawrence H. Summers, Axel A. Weber | Five years on, the global economy continues to come to terms with the impact of the financial crisis. This event examines the lessons that both economists and policymakers should learn in order to lessen the chance of future crises. Ben S. Bernanke was sworn in on February 1, 2006, as chairman and a member of the board of governors of the Federal Reserve System. Before his appointment as chairman, Dr
7.1 Processing meanings Reading and thinking requires you to begin to process the material you read in preparation for re-presenting it in assessments. Initially, processing happens in your head. Selecting what to identify and extract will start the process off. Summarizing the arguments continues this process and, crucially, gets you started on reproducing ideas in your own words. The next stage is to develop your notes further by thinking more consciously about the material you have read and the points you
Reading and thinking requires you to begin to process the material you read in preparation for re-presenting it in assessments. Initially, processing happens in your head. Selecting what to identify and extract will start the process off. Summarizing the arguments continues this process and, crucially, gets you started on reproducing ideas in your own words. The next stage is to develop your notes further by thinking more consciously about the material you have read and the points you
UW|360 February 2014
Story 1. "Carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere by human activities comes back into the ocean. Increasing the carbon dioxide in the ocean lowers its pH, making it more corrosive.Ocean acidification on the Washington coast and in Puget Sound may have long-lasting impacts on the environment; corrosive waters are a threat to the local shellfish industry right now. In 2013 the Washington State legislature appropriated $1.8M to establish the Washington Ocean Acidification Center at the UW. Co-d
How Does Nuclear Energy Work?
Nuclear energy is produced from either uranium or plutonium
through a process called fission. Find out how nuclear reactors are used to slow down neutrons with information from a science teacher in this video.
Space Station Live: Testing a New Spacesuit for an Asteroid Spacewalk
Interview with NASA astronauts Stan Love and Steve Bowen, conducted during a Neutral Buoyancy Lab test run of the MACES spacesuit being developed for spacewalks on an asteroid exploration mission—the astronauts spoke with NASA commentator Pat Ryan live from underwater about NASA's plans for exploring an asteroid and developing the tools needed to support that plan.
17.118J Feminist Political Thought (MIT)
This course focuses on a range of theories of gender in modern life. In recent years feminist scholars in a range of disciplines have challenged previously accepted notions of political theory such as the distinctions between public and private, the definitions of politics itself, the nature of citizenship, and the roles of women in civil society. In this course we will examine different aspects of women's lives through the life cycle as seen from the vantage point of political theory. In additi
Infosys at the Crossroads
Can the IT giant re-invent itself to regain market share, sales, and investor confidence?
Curt Smith: Rhetoric and Politics
Former presidential speechwriter Curt Smith speaks about the importance of rhetoric and public speaking in politics. Using examples from New York State government, Smith demonstrates how a politician's ability to communicate to the public can win or lose an election. Smith is a senior lecturer in the Department of English. He is also an acclaimed author, radio/television host and columnist.
U of R Goes to the Rochester Public Market
U of R students take a shuttle to the Rochester Public Market. Shuttles on the Green Line run Saturdays through November 13. The Market was voted #1 in the nation in 2010 ( http://www.cityofrochester.gov/publicmarket/ ). Music: "Gold Rush" ( http://www.incompetech.com ), licensed under a Creative Commons License.
From Experimental Physics to Internet Entrepreneurship: One Scientist’s Journey
Few better personify the vitality and ambition fueling China’s economic surge than Charles C-Y Zhang. In this energetic and revelatory talk, Zhang relates his personal evolution from MIT physicist to leading Chinese entrepreneur.
An industrious student from a poor family, Zhang was one of the fortunate few in hi