Political Perspectives to State Censorship of Literature
Peter McDonald and David Robertson discuss the idea of state censorship, especially Apartheid era South Africa, looking at the political perspectives and implications of state censorship of literature.
Speak Italian with Your Mouth Full - Lesson 6, part 3 (closing lecture) ESG seminar on Italian language, culture, and food: ES.S41, lesson 6, part 3 (3 of 3)
ESG seminar on Italian language, culture, and food: ES.S41, lesson 6, part 3 (3 of 3)
Journey to the Oasis
Texas A&M Commencement Address 2011 - Coach Mike Sherman
Texas A&M Head Football Coach Mike Sherman, taking time off from Kyle Field scrimmages on the other side of the campus, kicked off the university's summer 2011 graduation ceremonies with a commencement convocation address, telling the graduating students to stay true to their Aggie-instilled "core values" and "not let the world jade you." Full story here: http://tx.ag/4yl9a2
Deutsche kultur international
Deutsche Kultur International is the official portal and directory for German arts and culture, published online under the imprimatur of the Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations and supported by the culture section of the Federal Foreign Office. The website covers areas such as... "the German language and literature at home and abroad; exhibitions of German art worldwide and art from abroad in Germany; support of artists in the fields of fine arts, music, dance and theatre" and "the relevant
The Nature of Diamonds
This Web site, created to complement an American Museum of Natural History exhibition, looks at how diamonds are created (naturally and synthetically), and how they have been used throughout history.
Beginner S6 #16 - Does Cold Weather Stop You Drinking Japanese Beer?
Learn Japanese with JapanesePod101.com! After a long day of working outdoors in your garden in Japan, you’re thirsty, but you’re having a hard time deciding what to drink. It’s springtime, so ordinarily you’d want something cool and refreshing like a beer, but because you worked outside all day, you haven’t shaken off the unusual chill [...]
Sailing the ocean no longer requires triple-masted schooners--in fact
you can do it on a vessel no larger than a surfboard. What's the secret to designing a windsail that can skim the surface of the sea at 20 miles an hour, yet respond instantly to a sailor's touch? It is the math involved in designing such a rig. Motivating for students.
Running time 1:42 minutes.
Botany and Art: Their Roles in Conservation
Students are introduced to the work of botanists and botanical illustrators, and specifically to their race to make records of endangered plant species around the world. Students examine illustrations, photographs, and dried specimens of endangered plants and consider the conservation value of an illustration over a photographic image. In a second session, students try their own hands at botanical illustration and follow the methods of a Smithsonian staff illustrator. Pencils, markers, tracing p
Love Your Brother
Date-rape drug detector offers safety for women
Aug. 16 - Israeli scientists have developed a date rape drug detector that could give women a fast and easy way to test the safety of their drink in a bar. Stuart McDill reports.
The Impossible Football Club
"Hi, My Name Is Flat Stanley"- Stanley Travels Around the World in Song
The famous Flat Stanley travels around the world in this video. Sing along and see the famous sites with him as he travels to China, Egypt, France, Germany, Africa, Alaska, and California. ( 3:21)
Peter Doherty, Nobel Laureate in Medicine, Interview
Peter C. Doherty, 1996 Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine talks about what made him interested in science. See the complete interview: http://www.nobelprize.org/mediaplayer/index.php?id=1592
"I Know a Bank Where the Wild Thyme Blows" from A Midsummer Night's Dream
The first line is often misquoted "whereon the wild thyme blows" Shakespeare presents a dilemma to the actor. The poetry and the meaning can be hard to reconcile. This speech contains lines of exquisite poetry, for instance, "There sleeps Titania sometime of the night" must be one of the most mellifluous phrases ever written. The actor is presented with a choice: to transmit the meaning at the expense of the poetry - or to indulge the poetry and care less about what the words mean. Shake