A Message of Hope from the Dismal Science

People have spilled a lot of ink both digital and real about the state of the world, kids these years, and the apparent moral and cultural poverty of modernity. We are facing, we are told, an economic crisis unlike anything we have experienced in our lifetimes, with this indicator or that indicator appearing in various outlet
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28 Jan 2011: A Conversation with His Excellency Namik Tan
His Excellency Namik Tan was appointed the ambassador of the Republic of Turkey to the United States in February 2010. Prior to this appointment, he was deputy undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, responsible for bilateral political affairs and public diplomacy. He was previously ambassador of the Republic of Turkey to Israel from 2007 to 2009. Tan joined the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1982. After working in the Department of Maritime Affairs, he was posted to Moscow as
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The Busy World of Richard Scarry-Play it Safe - The Four Food Groups
Cute animation with a catchy tune that discusses the four food groups and the importance of choosing foods from all of these groups to keep you healthy. This is a fun, quick way to incorporate a health education lesson into a busy early childhood classroom (1:06).
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British Foreign Policy - Challenges facing the next Prime Minister
This public debate marks the launch of British Diplomacy: Foreign Secretaries Reflect edited by Graham Ziegner (Politico's, March '07). The book includes contributions from five former UK Foreign Secretaries who provide a unique insight into the thoughts and actions of the holders of one of the most difficult and challenging posts within British government, highlighting the problems faced during their time as Foreign Secretary and giving a personal account of how these problems were tackled. Pro
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Noorthoek Academy Celebrates 25 Years
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The Inner Truth of Tomatoes
Professor David Morley presents the 5th Poetry Challenge. This episode is about finding subjects for your poems, challenging you to "break out of the usual poetic subjects and make something new from something that is defiantly and wonderfully unpoetic".
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Penn State professor Joan Redwing discusses harnessing solar energy on a very small scale
Joan Redwing, professor of electrical engineering and materials science at Penn State, researches ways to harness the sun's power by conducting it through wires made of silicon.
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Election Fellows
The Election Fellows program is a partnership among the University of Rochester, Monroe Community College, Roberts Wesleyan College, and the Monroe County Board of Elections. Through the program, 150 undergraduates (50 from each school) had the opportunity to participate directly in the electoral process by working as college poll inspectors, assisting voters as they casted their ballots in the November 2nd general election. Housed in the Rochester Center for Community Leadership at the Universi
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Nobel Laureate Derek Walcott on his life and work
English professor, Christian Campbell, interviews Caribbean poet and playwright, Derek Walcott, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1992. Walcott discusses issues of identity, culture, and language in this illuminating conversation, filmed at Hart House Theatre on November 23, 2010.
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Launch of HMS Albion at Blackwall (1898)
E.P. Prestwich's footage of the launch of the battleship HMS Albion on 21 June 1898 looks deceptively serene and gentle. What it doesn't show is that when the ship hit the water for the first time, it created a wave that swept away a jetty, drowning an estimated 39 people in the process, one of the worst peacetime disasters in the Thames's history. The film is included in the new BFI DVD 'Tales from the Shipyard', featuring over five hours of documentary film revealing the history of British
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American Experience: Seabiscuit
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The Iron Tiger Throwdown, the Fristfest Culinary competition featuring ultimate chicken wings, was contested recently at the Frist Campus Center. Six teams of two representing the residential dining halls and the Frist Campus Center dining venues competed for two prestigious awards: the Iron Tiger Culinary Cup and the People's Choice Award. Judging the competition were a trio of Tom's; Tom Myers from Frist and University Scheduling, Tom Parker from Mail Services and Tom Quirk from Development Ev
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Description: Visit of His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales to the Gold Coast Colony 1925

Location: Ghana

Date: 1925

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La prolifération des images - Yves Michaud (video)

Ces 20 dernières années, les images ont pris une place prépondérante dans nos sociétés. Les magasins, les lieux publics regorgent de murs d’images. Mais qu’est-ce qu’une image ? Quelle attitude avoir face à ce déferlement ?

Une conférence de l'UTLS au Lycée. Lycée Saint Louis Clément (91 Viry Châtillon)

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