Predictioneer: How to predict the future with game-theory
Hailed as 'the new Nostradamus', Bruce Bueno de Mesquita has been shaking the world of political science to its foundations with his predictions of world events. His systems based on game theory have an astonishing 90%+ ratio of accuracy and are frequently used to shape US foreign-policy decisions on issues such as the terrorist threat to America to the peace process in Northern Ireland. Considered by many to be the most important foreign-policy analyst there is, it is no surprise that he is reg
1889: Act of Incorporation, Woman's Hospital in the State of New York
This image is an 1888 reprint of the 1857 official document marking the incorporation of the New-York Woman's Hospital in New York City. This reprint appeared in the 1888 annual report of the Woman's Hospital.,The New York Woman’s Hospital was the initiative of a group of socially prominent New York women who rallied their resources (and those of their husbands) to support the fashionable surgeon, J. Marion Sims, a newcomer to New York, and to provide him with an arena for his innovative pract
Latinas/os Lawyers in Government
9th Annual National Latina/o Law Student Association Conference: Latinas/os Lawyers in Government
Roads to modernity, 1789-1945
This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or downloaded as a zip file. As taught Autumn/Spring Semesters 2010/11. This module addresses the nature of ‘modernity’. It explores the ideas and historical experiences that transformed societies in Europe and around the world during a series of epic journeys from the distant past to the near present. In the autumn semester lectures and seminars provide a broad chronological survey of major events from 1789 to 1945. The focus is on key e
Southern Independence: Implications for Politics and Conflict in the North
Part 2 of the 2011 Sudan in Transition? Southern Independence, Conflict and Reconciliation Symposium. This podcast is part 2 of The Political, Social and Economic Consequences of the Referendum
Genocide, War Crimes and the Two Sudans: Can There Be Reconciliation?
Part 4 of the 2011 Sudan in Transition? Southern Independence, Conflict and Reconciliation Symposium. This podcast is part 4 of Addressing the Past, Preparing for the Future: War Crimes, Reconciliation and Human Rights section of the symposium
Egypt in Crisis - Economic & Political Consequences
Dr Tazeeb Rajwani assesses the economic and political risk implications of the unrest in Egypt (as at Feb 2011) for firms both in Egypt and globally.
Brass Choir Tour of D.C.
Join the University Brass Choir as they embark on their first-ever road tour, to Washington, D.C. They played some of the nation's best venues, including the National Presbyterian Church, the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, and the Kennedy Center. The group also took part in a workshop with the United States Marine Band.
Dancers generate lighting
See performers who appear to generate lightning from their heads. Find out how they do this here: http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/culturelab/2011/02/the-secret-to-commanding-lightning.html
Coping with Stress I - Episode 3 of Restoring Balance and Reducing Stress: Living Gospel Priorities
For many of us finding life balance and reducing stress is a life quest that seems quite elusive. As Christians we are encouraged to apply best practices that can help us with this fundamental need. But we are also called to a deeper meaning to achieve life harmony. By incorporating Gospel priorities into this program, we will explore core beliefs and practices that will rejuvenate our sense of peace. Moderator: Daniel G. Groody`86, C.S.C. Associate Professor of Theology and the Director of the
Tariq Ramadan - The quest for meaning and pluralism
Tariq Ramadan, an Islamic scholar known for drawing thousands of people to events, filled a theatre and overflow room at SFU's Segal Graduate School of Business for his February 3rd talk.
1956 Presidential Election Commercial
This is an actual video commercial supporting Eisenhower in his presidential run against Stevenson. (4:19)
The Evolution of Economic Science: Individual and Firm Behavior
The astonishing contributions MIT has made to the world of economics emerged from “a melting pot of analytical tools and mathematical methods, mixed with a healthy interest in real world questions, grounded in real world problems,” says James Poterba, crystallizing many of the themes of the symposium, and its inaugural session. A
BoK surprises, RBA affirms rate hold
Bank of Korea surprises by holding interest rates, but hike seen in March as BoK acknowledges price pressures; Aussie tumbles as RBA says on hold for time being.
1990 Rubbermaid Commercial
This video gives students a glimpse of the past as they watch the 1990 Rubbermaid commercial. This video shows a squirrel using plastic containers in its tree to store food. "Don't you wish everything was made like Rubbermaid?" This is a good teaching resource for upper elementary/middle school/high school students and would work well in conjunction with a lesson on economics, supply and demand, and/or competition in marketplace. This is definitely useful to build background knowledge.
Video: Vanderbilt Orchestra: Mendelssohn’s “Symphony No. 4″
The Vanderbilt Orchestra, conducted by Robin Fountain, performed Symphony No. 4 by Felix Mendelssohn September 16, 2010, in Ingram Hall.
The Life of Shakespeare
This student made video talks about the life of William Shakespeare. Unfortunately, there is not very much information on the great poet. The complete works of Shakespeare are widely considered to be the greatest stories and text ever recorded in the history of the written word. Lets take a brief look into the man behind the plays and learn a little about this artistic genius. (3:22)
Troubles close pyramids
Pyramids shut because of Egyptian unrest.