Physics Games: Liquid Crystals
Play a game and find out about a Nobel Prize awarded discovery or work! A liquid crystal is a substance that flows like a liquid but maintains some of the ordered structure characteristic of crystals. In the 1960s, a French theoretical physicist, Pierre-Gilles de Gennes turned his interest to liquid crystals and soon found fascinating analogies between liquid crystals and superconductors as well as magnetic materials. His work would later be rewarded with the Nobel Prize in Physics 1991. Today,
The Cherokee Nation
The modern Cherokee Nation is enjoying a renaissance in language and culture. Living History Demonstrator Paula Nelson shares the resurgence.
Thematic Poetry Videos
Overview: Youth literacy can be promoted by leveraging youth culture, such as rap/music videos. By merging sound and visual imagery with text, a poetry writing task can be transformed into a multi-media video assignment. English teachers with access to a computer lab equipped with video editing software (e.g. i-Movie) can carry this out with their classes. Alternatively, English and computer lab teachers can collaborate to have their students produce thematic poetry videos as the culminating act
Symbols of Culture
PTPI's Global Youth Murals Project poses a wonderful introduction to the ways in which children around the world represent their cultures through visual art. Using this collection in the Global Gallery, learners can examine different depictions of culture as an entry point to studying cultures of countries around the world. This activity can be an introductory exercise to social studies or world geography research projects.
Students Assist Kent Fire Department with Snow Removal
Several Kent State University students from Phi Kappa Tau and Alpha Phi Omega teamed up with WKYC Channel 3 and the Kent Fire Department to help clear snow and ice from around fire hydrants throughout the city.
Fellowship artist profile: Sonya Kelliher-Combs (Inupiaq / Athabascan)
Sonya Kelliher-Combs (Inupiaq / Athabascan)
Installation and mixed media paintings
Sonya Kelliher-Combs has exhibited her work throughout the United States and in Asia. The artist explains, “Through mixed media painting and sculpture I offer a chronicle of the ongoing struggle for self-definition and identity in the Alaskan context. Through the combination of shared iconography with intensely personal imagery, I demonstrate the generative power that each vocabula
Fellowship distingushed artist profile: James A. Luna (Luiseño)
James A. Luna (Luiseño)
Performance art and installation
Pauma Valley, California
James Luna has said, “…performance and installation offers an opportunity like no other for Native Americans to express themselves.” Luna, who has performed and exhibited installations throughout the United States and internationally in Europe and Asia, often uses his body as a means to critique the objectification of Native American cultures in Western museum and cul
NYIT Pop Quiz; Part 1
"At convocation, it is customary to take stock of where we are, what we have accomplished, and where we need to be, to see what others demand of us." Test your knowledge of NYIT to see if you have kept up with our global university. New York Institute of Technology.
Lewis Lapham on 'Celebrity in Contemporary Culture'
The Institute for Contemporary Culture presented the fourth annual Eva Hotby Lecture on Contemporary Culture on October 27, 2009. Celebrated American writer and publishing magnate Lewis Lapham, explores the theme of celebrity in modern society. This lecture was inspired by the ICC exhibition, Vanity Fair Portraits: Photographs 1913 - 2008.
This course examines several aspects of the global capital markets, including private and public financial intermediaries, domestic and global security markets, organized exchanges for stock and bond securities trading, and capitalization structure. We will also learn the mechanics of the buy-side/sell-side, the role of investment bankers and brokers, the underwriting process, various types of financial securities and derivatives, and other topics that are timely to today’s global markets. Th
Clean Energy: Converting Light to Energy
This unit explores the issue of energy production as a pressing global issue and how nanoscience could enable important breakthroughs in energy generation and conversion. In particular, traditional and newer "nano" solar technologies are introduced and explored. Upon completing this unit, students will understand: Clean alternative energy technologies must be developed to provide sufficient energy to meet growing global demand, and must be sustainable both environmentally and economically; Nanos
Sunlight and the Seasons
Children study seasonal change in sunlight in a global game of hide and seek. Students try to find 10 "mystery classes" hiding around the globe. The amount of sunlight is the central clue. Other clues link to each location's history, geography, culture, and more. Through these interrelated investigations, students discover that sunlight drives all living systems and they learn about the dynamic ecosystem that surrounds and connects them. This project reinforces a key concept: Changing sunlight d
London, England - Study Abroad
The current era presents the most energetic and challenging of times for North American study abroad programs, given intensifying concerns with such urgent international issues as globalization, transnational migration, ethnic and religious encounters and collisions, planetary environmental concerns, world health, and the turbulent state of global finance. Students study in what is arguably the world's most cosmopolitan city, a located suited for engaging with such crucial international prioriti
Business Improvement Districts, Spring 2003
Focuses on the role of the business improvement district (BID) as a popular and contemporary tool for urban revitalization. Explores BID origins, theoretical underpinnings, enabling legislation, and organizational issues. Emphasizes BID service provision including advocacy, marketing, sanitation, streetscape improvement, security and transportation, while examining BID performance using such indicators as crime rates, vacancy rates, and retail sales. Considers BID organizations throughout North
Site and Urban Systems Planning, Spring 2002
The planning of sites and the infrastructure systems which serve them. Site analysis, spatial organization of uses on sites, design of roadways and subdivision patterns, grading plans, utility systems, analysis of runoff, parking requirements, traffic and off-site impacts, landscaping. Lectures on analytical techniques and examples of good site-planning practice. Assignments on each aspect of subject. The Site and Urban Systems Planning course provides a unique opportunity to engage in the explo
Introduction to Urban Design and Development, Fall 2003
Examines both the structure of cities and ways they can be changed. Includes historical forces that have produced cities, models of urban analysis, contemporary theories of urban design, implementation strategies. Core lectures supplemented by discussion group focusing on student work. Speakers present cases involving current projects illustrating the scope and methods of urban design practice. This course introduces graduate students to ideas about the form of cities and how they are designed a
Where's The Octopus?
When marine biologist Roger Hanlon captured the first scene in this video, he started screaming. Hanlon studies camouflage in cephalopods -- squid, cuttlefish and octopus -- who are masters of optical illusion. (04:37)
Reel American History Project
The general goal of the Reel American History project is to foster critical thinking about a matter of enduring cultural attention, especially where young people are concerned: the formation of our national identity. Reel American History is designed to be a "Collaborative Shared Resource". It aims at being a large, ongoing, cumulative, collaborative project that involves many students and many faculty over a long period of time. We strive to engage students in authentic learning – making st
Ghosts of Williamsburg
Author L.B. Taylor preserves Tidewater's spectral folklore in his book, "The Ghosts of Williamsburg."Author(s):