"The Gated City"
Ryan Avent, our economics correspondent, explains why families are fleeing America's richest cities in their droves
A lesson on the talking drums of Africa, suitable for inclusion in a unit on Africa, communication, music, percussion, or world cultures. Includes discussion points and four simple activities.
A Jewish exile returns to Libya
Oct. 1 - A Libyan Jew returns home after 44-year in exile. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
Creating Value in a Volatile World
The need for flexible management of supply chains to increase operational efficiencies could not be greater, as modern companies outsource and manufacture overseas. David Simchi-Levi observes that between 2003 and 2008 labor costs increased by 21% in Brazil, 19% in China, and 3% to 8% in other countries. Me
"God Went to Beauty School" by Cynthia Rylant -- The Pick of the Week ... from 60 second Recap™
In this video, teenage students will be introduced to "God Went to Beauty School" by Cynthia Rylant. Summary--Some people might call "God Went to Beauty School" a book about God, but don't be so quick to categorize this collection of poetry. Sure, the humor and surprise in these poems often come from the fact that Cynthia Rylant has chosen to imagine the everyday details of this world from the perspective of the Divine. But these poems are also about new ways of seeing—and about how a crea
History of the internet
"History of the internet" is an animated documentary explaining the inventions from time-sharing to file-sharing, from arpanet to internet. This eight minute video provides an illustrated history that provides some insights into how the Internet developed along computers and related breakthroughs. Excellent.
Raj Shah on foreign aid
The administrator of USAID on partnering with big business, a recent deal with PepsiCo and focusing aid on the horn of Africa
What Can Creativity Do?
This professionally-made video shown at the Night of the Unboring (2005), a benefit for the Ontario College of Art and Design. Creativity can capture, can make you comfortable, make you uncomfortable, define a nation, define a generation, transform, make life easier, move you, stop you in your tracks... (02:53)
MIT Alumni Crew Oct 1, 2011
Alumni Crew Race between Class of '63 and MIT10. Announcement of winner. Christening of our new women’s racing shell in honor of Julie Soriero, our wonderful athletic director.
Senator Schumer Pushes for USDA Funding
U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer called on the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to tap the federal Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program and the Beginning Farmer Development program to fund The Culinary Institute of America's (CIA) Sustainable Farming Program. The CIA, working with local farms, food stores, restaurants and small-businesses, is creating a Sustainable Farming Program that will help local farmers grow products that are currently in demand at local store
Sodium Acetate Crystals
Days of the Week song
Erin R. Stead and the Woodblock Printing Process
Watch this video to hear children's book illustrator Erin E. Stead talk about the woodblock printing process she used to create the picture book illustrations for A Sick Day for Amos McGhee, written by Philip C. Stead. This picture book for children won the Caldecott Medal. ( :47)
Steve Jobs 1984 to 2011 (2)
This 12 minute biography shows Jobs life and accomplishments in these years. It shows clips from his various speeches and provides some insights into his character and later life.
Entrepreneurial Marketing (graduate level)
In this course, we will explore how marketing and entrepreneurship affect and are affected by one another. We will examine concepts from each of these two areas to determine how they apply to, and how they can aid the practice of, the other. Hence, we will look at the role of marketing in entrepreneurial ventures, and the role of entrepreneurship in marketing efforts of all firms. Attention will be devoted to understanding why marketers resist entrepreneurship as well as the common mistakes entr
Creole Language and Culture
Notre Dame OpenCourseware (OCW) offers free educational resources for the course "Creole Language and Culture". This course introduces students to the language of Haitian Kreyòl, or Creole, and to the culture of its speakers. The program is designed to meet the needs of those who plan to conduct research in Haiti or in the Haitian diaspora, or who intend to work in a volunteer or professional capacity either in Haiti or with Haitians abroad.
Borrow a Bike at UMass Amherst!
Students, faculty and staff at UMass Amherst can now borrow a bike, helmet and lock for free as part of the university's sustainability efforts. To pedal around campus or nearby byways, head to the Student Government Association office on the second floor of the Student Union Building to make your reservation.
Duke on Demand Highlights for the Week of September 18, 2011
This week in Duke on Demand, Professor Steven Churchill presents the bone fossils of a new hominin species and explains their significance. Also, the Duke lemur center documents the free-range behavior of their primates. And Duke doctor Andre Grant gives a lesson on how to avoid and treat adult sports injuries.
Mother Nature and the Earthworm
This brief clip from Sesame Street explains the relationship between the earthworm and a tree. This video clip could be used to compliment the story Earthworms by Claire Llewellyn. (01:06)
The world economy
The shift in economic power from East to West is accelerating says John O'Sullivan in his special report