NC Smartest Card 2011
Emma Smith: A Mormon Woman of Faith - Joseph Smith
This video is meant to show the faith, dedication and courage of Emma Smith, wife of the Mormon prophet Joseph Smith. Emma is one of the unsung heroes of the Restoration.
17.40 American Foreign Policy: Past, Present, and Future (MIT)
The mission for this course is to explain and evaluate past and present United States policies. What caused the United States' past involvement in foreign wars and interventions? Were the results of U.S. policies good or bad? Would other policies have better served the U.S. and/or the wider world? Were the beliefs that guided U.S. policy true or false? If false, what explains these misperceptions? General theories that bear on the causes and consequences of American policy will be applied to exp
The History of Leadership Impacting Intelligence Analysis, Bascom "Dit" Talley
Bascom "Dit" Talley, faculty advisor and academic coordinator for the Master's Degree in Intelligence Analysis for the Division of Public Safety Leadership at the Johns Hopkins School of Education, discusses the importance of students studying the history of leadership and using it to inform them in contemporary decision making.
"Bicycle Wheel" by Marcel Duchamp, 1951 | MoMA Education
MoMA School Programs Educator Jackie Delamatre discusses her approaches for exploring Marcel Duchamp's "Bicycle Wheel" with students.
Christopher & Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi - What the Bible Teaches us About Robotics
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi is renowned as the architect of the idea of "flow" in creative work, and recognized as one of the world's leading researchers on positive psychology. His son, Christopher, works at the intersection of new technologies, media, and the arts. He currently directs the MIT Media Lab's Computing Culture group, as well as the MIT Center for Future Civic Media. A featured event of the "Play makes life worth living" theme semester collaboration with support from Arts Engine, Un
21H.104J Riots, Strikes, and Conspiracies in American History (MIT)
This course uses readings and discussions to focus on a series of short-term events that shed light on American politics, culture, and social organization. It emphasizes finding ways to make sense of these complicated, highly traumatic events, and on using them to understand larger processes of change in American history. The class also gives students experience with primary documentation research through a term paper assignment.
Sustainable Urban Systems to Transfer Achievable Implementation Network (SUSTAIN)
The main aim of SUSTAIN is to develop collaborative research proposals to investigate how to improve the development of sustainable cities. This will be achieved by convening a series of 4 workshops; water, energy, synergy and transport, each consisting of two meetings and each pair developing one (or more) collaborative proposals. In August 2005, Arup- one of the world’s most respected global design consultatncies - was contracted to design and masterplan the world’s first sustainable city
UGA Campaign for Charities, Tamica Payne
Athens resident Tamica Payne shares her personal story about how her family was assists by the Athens Area Homeless Shelter.
Global Warming: Science and the Message
When you hear the words "Climate Change", what do you think of - last week's, thunderstorm, or something longer-term? Do you think the media gives credence to climate change deniers? In this video Dr Ben Newell from UNSW's School of Psychology talks about the difficulties for climate scientists in cutting through misconception and misinformation to get their messages across. Dr Newell has written a paper on the Psychology of Global Warming with Professor Andy Pitman of the UNSW Climate Chang
21H.433 The Age of Reason: Europe in the 18th and 19th Centuries (MIT)
Has there ever been an "Age of Reason?" In the western tradition, one might make claims for various moments during Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and the Renaissance. In this class, however, we will focus on the two and a half centuries between 1600 and 1850, a period when insights first developed in the natural sciences and mathematics were seized upon by social theorists, institutional reformers and political revolutionaries who sought to change themselves and the society in which they lived. Thr
Small Number Counts To 100
This short animation movie is a math education resource based on Aboriginal culture. For more information, visit: http://www.math.sfu.ca/~vjungic/SmallNumber.html Written by Veselin Jungic, SFU, and Mark McLean, UBC Inspired by narrations from Rena Sinclair of the Siksika Nation Voice: Dexter Anakson of the Cree Nation - Piapot First Nation Band Illustrator: Simon Roy, Victoria, B.C. Sound: David Brigden, SFU Music and Animation: Andy Gavel, SFU Producer: Veselin Jungic, SFU Director: Andy Gave
The backyards of Williamsburg's finest homes tell the story of a separate society. Author Mike Olmert reads the architecture of outbuildings.
Study Finds Commercial Organic Farms Have Better Fruit and Soi
PULLMAN, Wash.—Side-by-side comparisons of organic and conventional strawberry farms and their fruit found the organic farms produced more flavorful and nutritious berries while leaving the soil healthier and more genetically diverse. "Our findings have global implications and advance what we know about the sustainability benefits of organic farming systems," said John Reganold, Washington State University Regents professor of soil science and lead author of a paper published today in the peer
This is a really good video that explains Stephen Hawking's theory on Black Holes. The video provides several relateable examples of concepts discussed in the the theory. The video also provides viewpoints from other experts as well.
Dimensions of the Global Food Crisis: Session 3
Professor Robert Watson, Chief Scientific Advisor, Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, UK presents "Identifying appropriate agricultural production systems in the context of the contemporary 'food crisis'". 44th Otago Foreign Policy School - Salmond Hall, Dunedin, New Zealand. Friday 26 June to Sunday 28 June 2009.
ESD.801 Leadership Development (MIT)
This seminar meets six times during the semester. Students work in a seminar environment to develop leadership capabilities. An initial Outward Bound experience builds trust, teamwork and communications. Readings and assignments emphasize the characteristics of great leadership. Global leaders participate in the "Leadership Lunch" series to share their experiences and recommendations. Discussions explore leadership development. The learning experience culminates in a personal leadership plan.
21H.346 France 1660-1815: Enlightenment, Revolution, Napoleon (MIT)
A century and a half ago, Alexis de Tocqueville argued that the Revolution of 1789 in France constituted the culmination of long-term administrative and social changes, rather than a rupture with the past. In this class, we will consider that Tocquevillian insight by examining four aspects of French experience from the reign of the Sun King, Louis XIV, to the rule of the Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte: Absolutism, Enlightenment, Revolution, and Empire. Through the study of primary and secondary sou
Lightning: Nature Strikes Back - 4/7
It is five times hotter than the sun and turns sand to glass in an instant. It can shoot 80 kilometres up above storm clouds. And it may even have provided the original spark that created life itself. This pacy, stylish documentary reveals the full power of lightning, why it is so dangerous, and what scientists are doing to protect us.
16.358J System Safety (MIT)
This course covers important concepts and techniques in designing and operating safety-critical systems. Topics covered include: the nature of risk, formal accident and human error models, causes of accidents, fundamental concepts of system safety engineering, system and software hazard analysis, designing for safety, fault tolerance, safety issues in the design of human-machine interaction, verification of safety, creating a safety culture, and management of safety-critical projects. It also in