Conversations with Michael Dukakis: The Manager and the Chief Political Executive
Leadership and the Public Manager Sponsored by Northeastern University's Master of Public Administration Program (http://www.polisci.neu.edu/graduate/master_public/) Interviewer: Marion Mason Video Production: Nick Dantzer, MPA'12
"Hiawatha's Photographing" by Lewis Carroll (poetry reading)
Many of Lewis Carroll's parodies are so good that the originals are now forgotten. Hiawatha, though, is too robust for that. What this parody shows is that the verse form works even better as comedy. http://people.virginia.edu/~ds8s/carroll/hia.html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lewis_Carroll "Lunar caustic" is silver nitrate. My only opportunity ever to use this nearly useless scap of knowledge - as useless as the little-known fact that most tortoises die of diphtheria - was when a Italian d
Escape Self-Absorption through Positive Emotions
This is a ninety-minute lecture.
Claude Monet: Inventing Impressionism
A girl named Emma gives a report on Monet's life and how he invented impressionism. She gives good details about is life and how art changed after he invented impressionism.
Introduction to Binary Math
An introduction to binary math. Geared towards students preparing for Network+ exams.
The Butterfly Colors Song
This song is designed to teach the colors: red, green, yellow, blue, pink, purple, and orange. The color words are also printed on the screen. Run time 02:27.
Learning to Read Color Words
Preschool and Kindergarten activity. This short movie helps teach colors in a fun way. Each color is written in white on the screen. Children are encouraged to read and say the word before the instructor says the answer and the letters turn into the correct color. Run time 04:28.
Robert Taylor: Network Visionary
[Recorded May 13, 2010] Bob Taylor planned to be a Methodist minister like his father. Instead, he became an evangelist for an idea that changed the world: easy-to-use computers that talk to each other. "I was never interested in the computer as a mathematical device, but as a communication device," Taylor said. Taylor's interests -- and his genius for getting them funded -- helped develop computer networking, the personal computer, and many of the other technologies that drove the global comput
PLATO - A Culture of Innovation
On June 3, 2010, the Computer History Museum hosted a 6-session conference on the PLATO learning system. Session 1 was entitled "A Culture of Innovation: What Don Bitzer Wrought." Session 1 Description: The Computer-based Education Research Lab, where the PLATO system was invented, was a caldron of innovation. Out of that environment, new technologies grew and lives were changed. What was it about the environment that stimulated innovation? Bob Sutton, management guru and scholar of innovation,
Not Your Father's Internet
[Recorded: August 19, 2010] In 1998 Americans represented nearly three quarters of all Internet users; today they are less than fifteen percent. The complexion of the Web - its users, their desires, their languages, points of entry and experiences - has subtly and not-so-subtly changed. All these new online participants bring with them different values, social norms, and styles of expression. Today's Internet is increasingly a reflection of the world's cultures and its governments, which often h
Immigration to Britain
The first word, not the last
Nicolas Poussin announcement
Did you like the Gates of Hell video? This is a short introduction to our new English video about Nicolas Poussin and "The Gathering of Manna". The speaker (shame on him!) speaks French (hopefully!) but there are English subtitles! The video in HD: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6IlhxxOdGI
A Place at the Table
"Our Place at the Table celebration on May 19, 2007 at the Brooklyn Museum was a huge success - lots of fun, good turnout, good comraderie, good spirit. We celebrated Elizabeth A. Sackler and the Brooklyn Museum and Maura Reilly and Melissa Messina for breaking down another barrier to the full appreciation of the contributions of Feminism, Feminist Art and all women artists to our culture. And hey - Feminist Art in a major museum! That's what we've been working towards all these years!" --Susan
Literature and Film
This course seeks to specifically realize interdisciplinary research between literature and film, in order to suggest a new paradigm that aims to overcome the crisis literature has faced in a new era that emphasizes the visual
Benjamin Banneker: Historical Facts
In this video, the life of Benjamin Banneker is discussed. The video is short yest contains some important facts about his life. This video details Bannekers' life as a self-taught astronomer, that he was a free slave and the role that Thomas Jefferson played in helping him become a part of a survey team. It also explains that Benjamin Banneker was a clock and watch maker by trade. Run time 01:00
Black History: The Life of Rosa Parks
This video gives a very detailed account of the life of civil rights activist Rosa Parks. This video is narrated by teenagers and it uses pictures and clips for a visual aid to the events being discussed. This video discusses the murder of Emmit Till and how it impacted the life of Rosa. It also tells of the racial segregation Mrs. Parks encountered growing up within this era. Jim Crow Laws as well as CORE, Congress of Racial Equality, are also explained within this video.
The Raven by Edgar Allen Poe Audio Reading
The Raven by Edgar Allen Poe in audio format
Finding the Fractional Part of a set
example problem on finding the fractional part of a set
Political change in China is ‘almost inevitable’ but Beijing has ‘nothing to fear’: Anson Ch
Asian pro-democracy advocate Anson Chan says China has ‘nothing to fear’ in allowing Hong Kong full democracy.
Rethinking global financial systems
The consensus is loud and clear: in the wake of the worst global financial crisis since the Great Depression, a fundamental rethink of the structure of the global financial markets and greater cooperation of the major regulatory bodies are paramount, said the heads of major financial institutions at the World Knowledge Forum in Seoul.