How Plants Return to an Area Wiped Out by Lava
From Dragonfly TV. Julia and Briana live on the island of Hawai'i, where lots of lava can be found. Lava flows are very unique environments. Even though volcanoes have been erupting here for thousands of years, much of the big island is full of green plants. The girls stopped by the Volcanoes National Park Visitors Center to find out how that could be. Their question to be answered: How do plants return to an area wiped out by a lava flow?
Willy, The Worried Worm
This story is written and illustrated by Jacqueline Osburn, and is read by the author's mother. The verse, with adult vocabulary and sentence structure, begins with Mother worm telling Willy how to decide what to do with his life. (9:18)
Roundtable briefing on the current financial crisis part three of four
Professor Elroy Dimson provides a historical perspective on the financial crisis at an Investment Management Club roundtable briefing on the financial crisis
Understanding English Syntactic Phenomena
This course is designed to get students doing syntactic analyses of English constructions. The main goal of this class is two fold: To help students enhance their understanding of the structure of English in a systematic and scientific way \item To help students develop keen eyes on the structure of simple as well as complex English sentences. The class focuses primarily on the descriptive facts of English syntax, presented in a way that encourages students to develop keen insights into the Engl
"Global Chicago, pt. 4"
A talk by Ron Grossman, Chicago Tribune urban correspondent. In collaboration with The Global Chicago Center of The Chicago Council on Foreign Relations. From the World Beyond the Headlines Series.
UNICEF : statistics and monitoring
As part of its work, UNICEF, the United Nations Children's Fund, collects and analyses data on women and children worldwide. It conducts the Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS). It is also responsible for the global monitoring of the child-related Millennium Development Goals (MDG). This website provides country statistics, a tool for generating customised statistical tables, core indicators and details of MDG monitoring. The website is available in English, Spanish, French, Arabic and Chi
Catholic Mass - 10/7/2012 (Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time)
Duke Catholic Center Fr. Michael Martin, OFM Conv., celebrant http://catholic.duke.edu Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, 9pm Homily begins @ 17:00 Scripture: First Reading: Genesis 2:18-24 Psalm 128: Blest Are Those Who Love You (125) Second Reading: Hebrews 2:9-11 Gospel: Mark 10:2-16 Hymns (from the the Gather hymnal, ©1994): Processional Hymn: For The Beauty of the Earth (572) Offertory Hymn: I Want to Walk as a Child of the Light (507) Communion Hymn: One Bread, One Body (830) Me
SP.401 Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies (MIT)
<p>This course is designed as an introduction to the interdisciplinary field of Women's and Gender Studies, an academic area of study focused on the ways that sex and gender manifest themselves in social, cultural, and political contexts. The primary goal of this course is to familiarize students with key issues, questions and debates in Women's Studies scholarship, both historical and contemporary. This semester you will become acquainted with many of the critical questions and concepts f
SP.718 Special Topics at Edgerton Center: D-Lab Health: Medical Technologies for the Developing Worl
D-Lab Health provides multi-disciplinary approach to global health technology design via guest lectures and a major project based on fieldwork. We will explore the current state of global health challenges and learn how design medical technologies that address those problems. Students may travel to Nicaragua during spring break and work with health professionals, using medical technology design kits to gain field experience for their device challenge. As a final class deliverable, you will creat
Happiness, economics and society
David Cameron, leader of the Conservative Party, recently announced that we should focus on happiness and general well being rather than economic growth. The statement raised questions about how we live our lives, the culture of consumerism and whether 'more stuff' actually leads to better lives. Research by Professor Andrew Oswald has questioned the supposed link between economic growth and happiness and indicated that it may not be in our national interest to continue our focus on increased c
The competitive advantage and catching-up of nations
At a time when the global economic slowdown is encouraging countries and companies to introduce neo-protectionist policies - including possible moves by the new US President-elect to penalise American firms who relocate jobs outside the US - we should not ignore the efforts of smaller developing countries to catch-up, says Judge Business School's Dr Christos Pitelis.
NSS Week 2014 - Dr. Craig Nation, Russian perspectives
Dr. Craig Nation, Army War College Professor of Strategy since 1996 is the director of the College's Russia/ Eurasia program. He is fluent in Russian, and holds a PhD from Duke University. "What does the Ukrainian crisis tell us about how Russia sees the world in the 21stcentury world order?" Nation asked.
21W.730 Writing on Contemporary Issues: Social and Ethical Issues (MIT)
This course provides the opportunity for students-as readers, viewers, writers and speakers-to engage with social and ethical issues they care deeply about. Over the course of the semester, through discussing the writing of classic and contemporary authors, we will explore different perspectives on a range of social issues such as free speech, poverty and homelessness, mental illness, capital punishment and racial and gender inequality. In addition, we will analyze selected documentary and f
An approach for the interoperation of web-distributed applications with a design model
This paper defines the data and inference requirements for the integration of analysis applications with a product model described by a CAD/CAE application. Application input conditions often require sets of complex data that may be considered views of a product model database. We introduce a method that is compatible with the STEP and PLIB product description standards to define an intermediate model that selects, extracts, and validates views of information from a product model to serve as inp
Global emission pathways
Keynote address from session 10 of the 4 Degrees international climate conference: Global emission pathways: balancing Annex 1 mitigation with non-Annex 1 development.
11 - Purgatory V, VI, IX, X
This lecture covers Purgatorio 5, 6, 9 and 10. The purgatorial theme of freedom introduced in the previous lecture is revisted in the context of canto 5, where Buonconte da Montefeltro’s appearance among the last minute penitents is read as a critique of the genealogical bonds of natural necessity. The poet passes from natural to civic ancestry in Purgatorio 6, where the mutual affection of Virgil and Sordello, a former citizen of the classical poet’s native Mantua, sparks an invective aga
A Midsummer Night's Dream teachers' guide
Based on the 2009 production directed by Aaron Posner in Orinda, CA, this guide has easy to use tools to bring the play to life in your classroom. Guide includes a plot summary, visual character map, a breakdown of Shakespeare's language, an overview of Elizabethan culture and many play related classroom activities.
Episode Nine: July 2007
Singing bus drivers inspired by paintings and beaming Dutch men by Rembrandt and Frans Hals. Plus English aristrocrats in African dress - explore the Gallery's links to the slave trade
Science Studio vol 051 – Topic: Culture and human evolution – Guest: Robert Boyd
Course - Group - Science Studio vol 051 – Topic: Culture and human evolution – Guest: Robert Boyd - Arizona State University > Science Studio > Science Studio vol 051 – Topic: Culture and human evolution – Guest: Robert Boyd
Where there's a will there's a way
Dr Ramesh Mashelkar is helping to lead the 'inclusive technology' revolution in India, with 28 honorary doctorates to his name, he told the Centre for India & Global Business how science was a changing landscape.