Dr. Helena Chang Chui, Keck School of Medicine of USC (Feb. 2011)
Dr. Helena Chang Chui is internationally recognized for her research in Alzheimer's disease and vascular cognitive impairment. She is the principal investigator for the NIA-funded Alzheimer Disease Research Center as well as a multi-institutional program project on vascular dementia. Dr. Chui is the author of more than 120 publications and has served on the editorial board for "Stroke, Alzheimer Disease and Associated Disorders" and "Archives of Neurology." She holds the Raymond and Betty McCarr
2010 President's Report: How do humans and the environment coexist?
A complex dance takes place whenever humans and animals live in close proximity. Jianguo "Jack" Liu, Michigan State University's Rachel Carson Chair in Sustainability and leader of the International Network of Research on Coupled Human and Natural Systems, and Neil Carter, a doctoral student in MSU's Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability, explain how MSU is helping put the nature back in human nature.
Episode 104: Evidence-based early childhood education: the Abecedarian approach
Early childhood educator Dr Joe Sparling discusses the Abecederian method, an evidence-based approach to improving learning environments for the very young. With host Jennifer Cook.
Spanish Lesson - Preterite AR Verbs
A lesson on how to conjugate regular AR verbs in the preterite form. This is a great introduction to speaking in the past tense and is an intermediate level topic. The video is in lecture format with a black screen with words behind the instructor. Run time 04:36.
Air and Space Magazine: How Things Work: Series List
The Air and Space Magazine is a publication of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. This special series of the magazine provides insight into various aspects of aerospace principles and technology. Three articles in this section can be accessed, despite the listing of all seven. First is an overview of winglets on airplanes, describing their purpose and how they increase performance. The second article looks at "devices an aerobatic airplane uses to defy gravity." Lastly, ejection seat
Pharmacist.com is an information resource project developed jointly by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy and the American Pharmacists Association. The website is designed to support pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and pharmacy students by providing useful information and professional development resources. Professionals seeking employment will certainly appreciate the extensive job board with hundreds of listings from around the country. The site also contains a sizeable collecti
Earthguide is an educational resource for students and teachers developed by the California Space Institute at Scripps Institution of Oceanography and the University of California San Diego. Features include in-depth stories, brief topics, and news -- all related to a variety of oceanic and atmospheric science subjects. The section of links and resources is quite valuable, with a large number of links organized by topic, many with brief descriptions.
Science North: Learn and Play
Science North Museum is self-described as creating high quality science education and entertainment experiences for its visitors. The Learn and Play portion of the accompanying Web site contains a Cool Science link with a wide variety of activities including an interactive stargazer and solar system, science quizzes, a reflex tester, a geology exploration activity, and more. Other links on the Learn and Play page include descriptions and movies, additional recommended science links, and Web cams
Center for International Earth Science Information Network
Columbia University offers the Center for International Earth Science Information Network (last mentioned in the February 16, 2001 Scout Report), which specializes in online data and information management, spatial data integration and training, and interdisciplinary research related to human interactions in the environment. Their Data and Information page contains links to data, data applications, online tools, and information involving climate change, environmental health, land use, and more.
A Calculus Review
A professor of mathematics at San Jose State University created this online review of calculus concepts. It is divided into three main categories: integration, derivatives, and limits. Each section begins with some review material, explaining the necessary rules and equations. After reading the review, users can then take an interactive quiz over what they just learned. There is one quiz on limits and two on derivatives. The integration section is a bit more in depth, with focuses on two differe
Computer Aided Instruction Project
Central Connecticut State University maintains several tutorials and lecture notes about different programming languages and mathematics. Some of the material, most notably the Introduction to Assembly Language, is primarily intended for computer science students. However, much of the site can be useful for anyone; programming guides for Java and QuickBasic are provided, as well as tutorials on vector mathematics and finite-state automata. All of these topics are presented separately and are qui
Jantar Mantar: The Astronomical Observatories of Jai Singh II
This website, created by the Cornell University Professor of Art, Barry Perlus, presents the five astronomical observatories in west central India. After reading a short introduction to the observatories, users can explore interactive panoramas of the observatories, built in the 18th century, using QuickTime. The website also offers still images and animations of the Samrat Yantra. Visitors can learn about the latest design plans and additions to the website. The website features downloads of ar
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