06 - Maximilien Robespierre and the French Revolution
Robespierre's ascetic personal life and severe philosophy of political engagement are attributed by some to his difficult childhood. As a revolutionary, one of his most significant insights was that the Revolution was threatened not only by France's military adversaries abroad, but also by domestic counter-revolutionaries. Under this latter heading were gathered two major groups, urban mercantilists and rural peasants. Relative strength of religious commitment is the major factor in explaining w
Listen: Interdisicplinary project includes rising star in contemporary classical music
An interdisciplinary research project at Vanderbilt, in partnership with the ALIAS Chamber Ensemble, has commissioned a piece of original music from award-winning composer Gabriela Lena Frank. This fall the piece will be premiered and recorded by ALIAS, which includes musicians from the Blair School.
Fair Use: Remix Culture, Mashups, and Copyright
In this lesson, students will focus on defining the concept, purpose, and impact of fair use in U.S. copyright law. Students will refine their understanding of fair use through the lens of the increasingly popular remix culture of music, visual art, and video.
Global Change - Mary Power, Berkeley Biology
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Global Climates and Seasons. A Look at Temperature and Precipitation
Several factors affect a region's climate and the number and types of seasons it experiences. Here students explore colorful animations of annual changes in temperature and precipitation.
Understanding contemporary society
This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or downloaded as a zip file. This module introduces students to a range of approaches in social analysis. Through introductions to key concepts, theorists and research studies in the disciplines of sociology, cultural studies and social policy, students will be equipped with the skills necessary for more advanced study of contemporary society. Two routes to reading this module's contents are offered. Those who prefer to read on screen can navig
French Games and Learning
Online French learning. French interactive activities, French word of the day, survival pharases, cultural articles and more.
French year 1 semester A
This module is aimed at 1st year students in semester A and addresses common grammatical problems areas.
Video: Brazil's Party Culture
Thunderbird Portuguese instructor Katia Kinney talks Sept. 7, 2010, at a Thunderbird Executive MBA forum. http://knowledgenetwork.thunderbird.edu/research/
Video: Global Economic Outlook 2011
Thunderbird School of Global Management President Angel Cabrera, Ph.D., talks Sept. 8, 2010, at the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce Economic Outlook breakfast. http://knowledgenetwork.thunderbird.edu/research/
Global Focus on Knowledge 2010 / Between the Net and Reality Syllabus
Day and time: Thursday, 5th period, 16:20–17:50 Location: Komaba Campus, Hall in the No. 18 Building Coordinator: Shunya Yoshimi, Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies Introduction to Lecture Series The Internet is the most familiar media for many people today. The Internet has already established a dominant position in the daily lives of young people as they receive and exchange [...]
Global Focus on Knowledge 2010 / Between the Net and Reality Lecture-notes
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Global Focus on Knowledge 2009 / Creating Mathematics Syllabus
Coordinator, Navigator: Kazuo Okamoto (Faculty of Science) 16:20-17:50 @Hall,18th bldg., Komaba Campus Abstract The late professor Kunihiko Kodaira, the first Japanese to be a Fields Medal Prize Winner, often said that the essence of Mathematics lies in how to get to the mathematical phenomena hidden behind natural phenomena. His words accurately describe what Mathematics is really like, and in [...]
SSOC101 Culture Part 2
SSOC101 Culture Part 2 03/03/08 Sharon Squires
SSOC101 Culture Part 1
SSOC101 Culture Part 1 02/27/08 Sharon Squires
Supercourse: Epidemiology, the Internet, and Global Health
Supercourse is a global, continuously updated repository of lectures on public health and prevention targeting educators across the world. Supercourse has a network of over 32000 scientists in 151 countries who are sharing for free a library of over 2500 lectures. Originally funded three times by NASA, and now by the National Library of Medicine, this "Library of Lectures" has been developed from passionate scientific lectures from across the world. The result is a technology for inexpensive, su
Global Climate Change
This site offers a window into the world of scientific research on climate change. Learn about physical processes underlying the earth's climate, data on how the climate is changing and the role of human activity, and questions and uncertainties that researchers continue to explore. The site is organized in four parts: the atmosphere, hydrosphere (oceans and water), cryosphere (snow and ice), and biosphere (living organisms).
The Record: Contemporary Art and Vinyl
At Duke University, a new Nasher Museum of Art exhibition celebrates the culture of vinyl records. Learn more at http://www.nasher.duke.edu/therecord
NYIT Global Update: Mandarin: 10/18/10
New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) Global Update: Mandarin Version: 10/18/10
Nineteenth and early twentieth century American entertainment culture
This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or downloaded as a zip file. As taught in Autumn/Spring Semesters 2009/2010 This resource presents material from four different courses taught across the School of American and Canadian Studies and Film and Television Studies. It addresses various aspects of nineteenth and early twentieth century American entertainment culture. You can view module outlines for 4 modules taught within the school: * American Drama (undergraduate year 3 level) * A