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Beyond Optimism: Interview with Dean Gary Matkin
This interview, conducted by OCW Director Larry Cooperman, reviews the development of UCI OCW in terms of its original vision and its current status. Dean Matkin also touches on the larger issues of the future of open education and higher education.
Separate But Not Equal
In 1954, the Supreme Court unanimously strikes down segregation in public schools, sparking the Civil Rights movement. In this video, see the events leading up to the Supreme Courts decision on segregation. (2:21)
CME Receives $60,000 Endowment from MMA
The Mississippi Manufacturers Association donated $60,000 to the Center for Manufacturing Excellence to commemorate the MMA's 60th anniversary. The money will go toward an endowment to provide scholarships to students applying the the CME. Video by Mary Stanton. For more information on the CME visit www.olemiss.edu/cme
TEDx at SFU
A collection of gifted storytellers gave the talk of their lives in 18 minutes or less Saturday, Nov. 26 at the Surrey campus during the first ever TEDxSFU. www.tedxsfu.com
TechFest 2012: 3D Facial Animation TechFest is one of my favorite conferences each year because we get a little insight into what the powerful mids at Microsoft Research are working on. In this demo, you'll see what the future of 3D facial animation holds and how we can get from our current state to a near perfect simulation all created digitally. Watch out James Cameron!
TechFest is one of my favorite conferences each year because we get a little insight into what the powerful mids at Microsoft Research are working on. In this demo, you'll see what the future of 3D facial animation holds and how we can get from our current state to a near perfect simulation all created digitally. Watch out James Cameron!Author(s):
Unjust Wars, Then and Now According to the Federation of American Scientists, nine countries account for the approximately 20,500 nuclear weapons known to exist, with the United States having 8,500 of these. Iran has none. Between 150–200 B61 nuclear bombs, the primary therm
According to the Federation of American Scientists, nine countries account for the approximately 20,500 nuclear weapons known to exist, with the United States having 8,500 of these. Iran has none. Between 150–200 B61 nuclear bombs, the primary therm
Literary Festival 2012: The Art of ‘Relating Cultures’ with Reshma Ruia [Audio]
Speaker(s): Reshma Ruia | Reshma Ruia was born in India and grew up in Rome, Italy. After an undergraduate degree in International Relations and post graduate degree in Economic History from LSE, she moved back to Rome where she worked as a development economist with the United Nations and subsequently with the OECD in Paris. She is now based in Manchester, where she obtained an MA in Creative Writing from Manchester University. She is the author of Something Black in the Lentil Soup, described
Abraham Lincoln's House Divided Speech
Abraham Lincoln's 1858 "House Divided" speech catapults him into the national consciousness with its bold moral assessment of the future of American slavery. In this video clip, learn more about this famous speech from Abraham Lincoln. (2:31)
'Die Verwandlung' gap-fill exercise
'Die Verwandlung' gap-fill exercise.
The Persian Gulf War
1991’s Persian Gulf War was the result of decades of bad blood between Iraq and the United States. Not only that, but Iraq sought to expand its influence in the Arab world, and to gain control over much of the world’s oil. The United Nations hoped for a diplomatic end to the conflict; however a United States-led coalition eventually did battle and drove Iraqi forces from Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. WatchMojo.com looks back at the events that led to the Persian Gulf War, as well as some
All In Green Went My Love Riding by E E Cummings (poetry reading)
This poem was first published in 1916. I don't know what it means or even if there is a literal interpretation, other than that it sounds like a medieval ballad and an allegorical tragic love story, with characteristic refrains - something like Lord Randall, for instance. The speaker appears to be female. For various literary analyses of the poem consult "E. E. Cummings By Harold Bloom", page 19, at Google books. http://tinyurl.com/cjevqpb Misprints are common in versions on the web. Als
ITLG Community Forum
Community Forum with IT staff members from the Student Affairs, Educational Technologies, and IST organizations to introduce Lyle Nevels, the newly appointed AVC-IT & CIO and have open Q&A with Vice Chancellor John Wilton and outgoing AVC-IT & CIO Shelton Waggener.
20th Century Drama, Fall 2001
In this course we will sample the range of mainstream and experimental drama that has been composed during the past century. Half of these plays are now acknowledged to be influential "classics" of modern drama; the other half are prize-winning contemporary plays that have broken new ground. We will study them both as distinguished writing and as scripts for performance. Moreover, all of these plays are historical: some draw their subject matter from past centuries, while others convey a sense o
How to Write a News Lead: Part 3
This one minute video gives a quick overview of a good news lead and how to write one.
David Gergen on the importance of civic education
David Gergen echoed Sandra Day O'Connor's thoughts about the importance civic education during the Elon Law and Leadership Conference's evening banquet. Gergen gave the address during the conference's banquet dinner of April 13, 2012.
Breakingviews: Goldman in the middle
April 17 - Jeffrey Goldfarb and Antony Currie discuss the benefits of looking average -- for the time being -- for Goldman.
18.904 Seminar in Topology (MIT)
In this course, students present and discuss the subject matter with faculty guidance. Topics presented by the students include the fundamental group and covering spaces. Instruction and practice in written and oral communication are provided to the students.
TED Ed--Questions No One Knows the Answers to
In the first of a new TED-Ed series designed to catalyze curiosity, TED Curator Chris Anderson shares his boyhood obsession with quirky questions that seem to have no answers. The questions include "How Many Universes are There?" and "Why Can't We See Evidence of Alien Life?" (12:08)
LeBron Asks About the Chances of Making 10 Free Throws
LeBron James asks Sal how to determine the probability of making 10 free throws in a row. (07:05)