Open Creative Nonfiction Writing
This course concerns the writing of creative nonfiction, which involves the writing of true life events in creative form. Creativity comes into play with the style or manner in which the writer relates her story to the reader. Facts are raw, but also contextual. In creative nonfiction, context is perspective; and perspective is what makes a story interesting. Essentially, creative nonfiction is very similar (and some might even say nearly the same) to fiction; the main difference is whether the
Carrol Clarkson on Waiting for the Barbarians and Disgrace by JM Coetzee
On Thursday 29 October the Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts (GIPCA) Great Texts Big Questions guest speaker is Carrol Clarkson, an Associate Professor in English Department at the University of Cape Town. She will be discussing the work of Nobel Prize winning novelist JM Coetzee .GIPCA Great Texts Big Questions popular lecture series provides an opportunity to hear a leading intellectual discuss one of life's big questions or a significant book or artwork. The great texts under
John Higgins on William Blake
On Thursday 22 October the Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts (GIPCA) Great Texts Big Questions lecturer is John Higgins a highly respected Professor of English Language and Literature at the University of Cape Town (UCT) who will discuss a lyric by William Blake "Never seek to tell thy love love that never told can be." Higgins will show how readings of a single poem can also serve to exemplify some of the main intellectual and analytic currents of the past forty years including
Cordel do Fogo Encantado: "Jackhammering" Sedimented Representations of the Brazilian Northeast
Within Brazil, the Northeast region has been represented in popular music, literature and film as a wellspring of cultural authenticity, pre-modern roots and a living past. However, it has also been the site of terrible periodic droughts and mass migrations that have contributed to it being portrayed as a space of misery. Linked to its status as a space of poverty, the arid serta
Alberto Toscano will be debating his counter-history of fanaticism, in which he argues that fanaticism has played a critical role in forming modern politics. Robert Eaglestone is professor of contemporary literature and thought at Royal Holloway, University of London. Alberto Toscano is senior lecturer in sociology at Goldsmiths, University of London.
Sesame Street-"I Don't Want to Live on the Moon"
In this classic 1978 Sesame Street Video, Ernie sings about the moon, the sea, and the jungle. He sings about all the good things that are there but doesn't want to live there. This is a fun resource for young students and can open the door to good classroom discussions.
Bears Basketball Highlights: Feb. 26, 2011
Highlights from the Missouri State Men's Basketball game vs. Wichita State on February 26, 2011.
Disaster Relief Volunteering
Dr Debbie Haski-Leventhal, NAB Research Fellow at the Centre for Social Impact, talks about volunteering in disaster situations.
Private Universe Project in Mathematics: Workshop 2. Are You Convinced?
Proof making is one of the key ideas in mathematics. Looking at teachers and students grappling with the same probability problem, we see how two kinds of proofproof by cases and proof by inductionnaturally grow out of the need to justify and convince others.,Englewood, New JerseyTeachers Workshop Englewood, a town with unsatisfactory student test scores, is implementing a long-term project to improve math achievement. As part of a professional development workshop designed in part to give
Rep. Scott Garrett: Budget deal by the end of the week
Feb 28 - Representative Scott Garrett (R - NJ) talks about GSE reform, engaging private market into home financing and covered bonds.
Workshop: Your very own MIT domain blog - Social Media Club - SDM
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Child Soldiers: One Voice, One Thousand Children Pt. 1
By Marcus Bleasdale / VII in association with Human Rights Watch and the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. "One Voice, One Thousand Children" is a two part series by Marcus Bleasdale looking at Child Soldiers in the first part and Young Girls who are conscripted, raped and made the wives of soldiers in the second. The stories are told by two distinct single voices representing many. This is Part One: Child Soldiers Also featured on VII: http://player.viistories.com/index.php#entryId=310&show
Modern plastics worldwide
Modern Plastics is a publication serving the worldwide plastics industry. It is published by UBM Canon, based in the USA. The site gives access to industry news, reports on all aspects of the plastics industry from processing to resins to equipment to services, e-business, and applications, special reports on key product categories and growing markets worldwide and directories focusing on specific industry segments. There is an archive of articles. Access is available to hot links, an events
The public policy – action relationship
Much literature on the public policy process focusses narrowly on the policy-making part. This unit widens the focus to examine the implementation phase, and how change happens as a result of new policies: that is, policy – action relationship. It does this by looking at four different models of how this relationship can work through examples from varying fields. The unit will be of interest to public sector managers, their staff and the general reader.
This video explains why trapezoids are one of the most common quadrilaterals. A trapezoid has one pair of parallel sides. When a trapezoid has two sets of parallel sides, it is a more specific type of trapezoid called a parallelogram. A more specific type of trapezoid is called an isosceles trapezoid. In addition to one pair of parallel sides, isosceles trapezoid properties include congruent legs, base angles and diagonals. (1:41)
Schoolhouse Rock - I'm Just A Bill
This classic Schoolhouse Rock video is about how a bill becomes a law, how it must go through Congress, and how it can be vetoed, etc. This video clip has good sound quality. (3:02)
El Anatsui: Exhibition Overview - Part 2
The final segment of Lilanne Lortie's ASL tour of the Institute of Contemporary Culture's exhibition, El Anatusui: When I Last Wrote to You About Africa features Akua's Surviving Children, a sculptural installation crafted from driftwood. Video contains no sound.
Student Success Regional Conf
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Elon Unscripted - Rebecca Salazar
Elon student Rebecca Salazar describes life on campus and offers advice to enrolling students.