History's Turning Points - 1453 AD The Siege of Constantinople
In 1204 crusaders sacked the city, then renamed Constantinople. For the next thousand years, the Byzantine Kings hid safely behind the massive walls of Constantinople. Then in 1453, with the Turkish Ottoman Empire encircling the city, Sultan Mehmet brought the newest technology of the 15th century, the cannon, and finally brought down the walls of the world's most impregnable fortress. This 24 minute video reviews the details of this city and the battle. The main video starts at the two minute m
Electronic cigarettes may offer an alternative for smokers
While electronic cigarettes may be a long-term alternative to the real thing for some smokers, Penn State College of Medicine researchers suggest medical providers should continue to encourage more traditional smoking cessation methods. The study found that 78 percent of long-term users were no longer using tobacco and planned on using their e-cig instead. Interestingly, only 8 percent were using the most widely marketed style of cigarette-shaped e-cigs. Most had learned that these do not delive
Driven to Discover: Bees
This ad features star faculty Marla Spivak and BFA grad Ricardo Vazquez. Spivak is working to protect our bee populations with the help of her students.Her team is developing practical methods to protect honey bees from decimation by disease. This year's campaign ads focus on the value and distinctiveness of the student experience at the U. They are an evolution of Driven to Discover and have a more youthful feel, signaling a renewed commitment to the student experience. These spots will begin t
Computer animation for architectural visualisation
This thesis critically reviews the state of architectural animation, and relates this specific field to the more general motion-based representations, particularly traditional film-making techniques. It identifies key elements from traditional filmmaking and shows how these elements can improve computer-based architectural animation. The process of identification of the key elements from traditional film-making starts with a critical survey of the use of motion-based representation in local arch
Station Cameras Capture Late Season Hurricane
External cameras on the International Space Station captured views of Hurricane Rina at 2:39 p.m. EDT on Oct. 25, 2011, as the complex flew 248 miles over the Caribbean Sea east of Belize. Rina, which continues to intensify, was located 300 miles east-southeast of Chetumal, Mexico, barely moving west-northwest at a glacial three miles an hour. Rina is packing winds of 105 miles an hour, and is forecast to intensify to a major hurricane as it approaches the Yucatan Peninsula.
Charles R. Evans, International Health Service Group - IMPACT
Charles R. Evans is President of the International Health Services Group (IHSG), a social enterprise he founded in 2007 to support health services development in underserved areas of the world. It is the mission of IHSG to work with established organizations to supplement their capabilities in healthcare management and development as they work to achieve their broader missions. Projects are currently underway in Kenya, Nigeria, Peru, Honduras and the Dominican Republic working with such partne
11.04. Utility of the Stock of Money The University of Memphis minute for the week of October 21, 2011. 7 Billion - Economy Budgeting Basics 24.10.2011 – Langsam gesprochene Nachrichten Communicators Network Meeting Fall 2011 Strategic Health IT Advanced Research Projects on Security (SHARPS) Usman Khawaja - UNSW Global Education Ambassador 02.11.2011 – Langsam gesprochene Nachrichten Government Debt, Susan Jacoby and Photographer lori Grinker My Cam - Dreams of Cambridge Social Media + Job Search Conference
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The University of Memphis minute for the week of October 21, 2011.
Legal and economic expert Michael Peters explores the critical role that law will play in ensuring fair access to services and property in a more populous world. For more detailed videos and opinion pieces visit our 7 Billion website: www.7billion.unsw.edu.au.
Most people would rather stick pins in their eyes than draw up a budget. They may have a point. If you're the type of person who always has plenty of cash, knows exactly where every penny goes, and never has trouble paying bills, skip this lesson. You're either too rich or too smart to need it. For the rest of us, unfortunately, making -- and sticking to -- a budget is the essential tool for ensuring that our money gets used the way we need it to.
Trainieren Sie Ihr Hörverstehen mit authentischen Materialien. Nutzen Sie die Nachrichten der Deutschen Welle von Montag – als Text und als verständlich gesprochene Audio-Datei.Bei den Bemühungen um die Eindämmung der Schuldenkrise in Europa befasst sich nun der Deutsche Bundestag mit den geplanten Maßnahmen. Bis zum nächsten Gipfeltreffen der EU-Staats- und Regierungschefs am Mittwoch in Brüssel muss der Haushaltsausschuss Plänen zur Stabilisierung des Euro zustimmen. Nach Angaben aus
Select presentations from the Communicators Network Meeting, which met on Sept 21, 2011 in the Rutgers Continuing Education Conference Center.
Presented by Carl Gunter
Test cricketer and UNSW alumnus Usman Khawaja on being a Global Education Ambassador for The University of New South Wales
Trainieren Sie Ihr Hörverstehen mit authentischen Materialien. Nutzen Sie die Nachrichten der Deutschen Welle von Mittwoch – als Text und als verständlich gesprochene Audio-Datei.Das griechische Kabinett hat sich einstimmig hinter den umstrittenen Plan von Ministerpräsident Giorgos Papandreou gestellt, ein Referendum über das Euro-Rettungspaket abhalten zu lassen. Mit der Abstimmung werde Griechenland eine klare Botschaft über sein europäisches Engagement und seine Zugehörigkeit zum Eur
Does America's $9 trillion federal debt mean we are mortgaging our future and jeopardizing individual savings, healthcare, and retirement for generations to come? Bill Moyers gets a reality check from Public Agenda's Scott Bittle and Jean Johnson, co-authors of Where Does the Money Go?: Your Guided Tour to the Federal Budget Crisis. Susan Jacoby, author of THE AGE OF AMERICAN UNREASON, talks about the crisis of ignorance in the U.S. and how a 'flight from reason' is playing out in American poli
My Cam 2011 shortlisted entry from John Devlin. Audio used with thanks to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
Meet with social media experts who can help you develop your online presence to make connections, job search, demonstrate advocacy, expressions of your interest or establish your personal brand. Register in Gilmour Hall 110. $10 conference registration fee. Join the conversation #SMedia4Jobs To access the conference site visit http://studentsuccess.mcmaster.ca/careers/career-exploration/events/smconf.html
The University of Memphis minute for the week of October 21, 2011.
7 Billion - Economy
24.10.2011 – Langsam gesprochene Nachrichten
Communicators Network Meeting Fall 2011
Strategic Health IT Advanced Research Projects on Security (SHARPS)
Usman Khawaja - UNSW Global Education Ambassador
02.11.2011 – Langsam gesprochene Nachrichten
Government Debt, Susan Jacoby and Photographer lori Grinker
My Cam - Dreams of Cambridge
Social Media + Job Search Conference