Earth Science Today
This laboratory exercise, designed for an introductory Earth Science course, examines stratigraphy and plate tectonics while considering predictions as a way to test theories. The laboratory focuses on the reconstruction of Pangaea and evidence for geologic events in rock layers. Users can also link to the course homepage and other activities related to Earth Science Today.
Stanley Plumly: 2011 National Book Festival
Stanley Plumly appears at the 2011 National Book Festival. Speaker Biography: Stanley Plumly is poet laureate of Maryland. His most recent poetry collection, "Old Heart," was a National Book Award finalist. His work has been honored with eight Pushcart prizes, a Rockefeller Foundation fellowship and many other awards. He is a Maryland Distinguished University Professor and founded the Master of Fine Arts Program in Creative Writing at the University of Maryland at College Park. His work has bee
Patient Letters: Shock Trauma Surivor Gives Thanks for the "Help and Support" He Received
This letter was written to UMMC from a man who was involed in a serious motorcycle accident and was flown to the R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center. He spent the next three weeks recovering at University Specialty Hospital and was extremely grateful for the help and support he recieved from all the medical staff that helped him through his ordeal. Related Links: R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center http://www.umm.edu/shocktrauma/ Trauma Survivors Network http://www.umm.edu/shocktrauma/trauma_s
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (March 13 - 18, 2012)
http://calperformances.org March 13 - 18, 2012 Zellerbach Hall, Berkeley, CA.
Addendum 1A. Freer Medal Acceptance Address
On November 18, 2010, James Cahill was awarded the Charles Lang Freer Medal. This is the acceptance address he delivered then, outlining his long career, offering tributes to his predecessors, and suggesting how Freer's experiences in Japan in the summer of 1907 sharpened his connoisseurial eye for Chinese paintings
Addendum 1B. Riverbank: The Controversy
In December of 1999 a symposium titled "Issues of Authenticity" was held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art with papers mostly arguing for and against the age and authenticity of a painting titled Riverbank that the museum had recently acquired and believed to be an early masterwork, while others, spearheaded by Cahill, believe it to be a forgery by the late Zhang Daqian. Revelations about the background of this symposium, and additional opinions by others about this controversy, are offered here
Addendum 2A. Notes on Judging Authenticity and Dating
A general discussion of the fundamental problem of authenticity and dating in Chinese painting studies, using some examples from the lectures but also others that exemplify the methods and criteria by which good judgments can be made. My arguments of course emphasize the visual approach over the verbal--the reading of inscriptions and seals, etc.--important as those also are.
Addendum 2B. Riverbank: A Closer Look
Our lecturer returns, finally, after avoiding it throughout his series, to the controversial painting titled Riverbank, on which widely variant opinions are held by different authorities. He offers what he hopes is a convincing argument about why Riverbank cannot be old and must be a Zhang Daqian forgery. An insert near the end, added at the last moment, delivers what he believes to be decisive visual evidence to support his contention.
Arguing the Aftermath: Postlude to A Pure and Remote View
A long discussion of how we can understand the direction that Chinese painting took after the end of the Song dynasty, and why the great Song tradition of ink-monochrome landscape was not really continued in China. Some additional thoughts on the quality of representational truthfulness, "likeness" or "mimesis," which we are admonished by Orthodoxy advocates not to look for in Chinese painting, ends this lecture.
Rising morning temperatures and football practice
Dr. Andrew Grundstein, an associate professor of geography in the Franklin College of Arts & Sciences, discusses recently published research that found correlations between heat-related deaths among football players and increased temperatures and humidity.
Q-Camp '12 took place on January 27 and 28 at the Westin Hotel. One hundred and sixteen business majors and minors attended the program in which 120 faculty, alumni, and corporate sponsors served as volunteers. To learn more about Q-Camp please visit http://robins.richmond.edu/careers/q-camp.
Black History Month Speaker, Leroy Wadlington
2008 UM Black History Month speaker, Pastor Leroy Wadlington reflects on the importance of Black History Month and how he marks the month.
Marian Wright Edelman Inspires Ole Miss Journalism Students
Children's Defense Fund President and the first African-American Woman granted entrance in the Mississippi Bar Association, Marian Wright Edelman, spoke to students at an Overby Center for Southern Journalism & Politics program recently. Edelman encouraged journalism students to be a voice for those without voices. Video by Mary Stanton.
From Cranfield School of Management to...
Harry Clarke MBA 1992, Commercial Director, Cobalt Telephone Technologies talks passionately about his Cranfield experience.
Jason Priem presents Altmetrics at Purdue University February 14, 2012
This presentation featured Jason Priem from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill discussing the future of scientific communication. Jason is with the school of information and library science and his talk was entitled: Toward a Second Revolution: altmetrics, total-impact, and the Decoupled Journal. For a complete set of slides from this presentation go to: http://bit.ly/purdue-altmetrics
Social media and the Susan G. Komen for the Cure announcement
SMU Journalism Professor Jake Batsell, an expert on social media, talks about the powerful role social media played in the hours following an announcement by the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation that it would halt funding for some Planned Parenthood affiliates. That decision later was reversed.
SMU Centennial Symposium: Closing Remarks
Perkins School of Theology Dean William Lawrence's closing remarks at "The University and the City: Higher Education and the Common Good." The relationship between cities and universities was the theme of SMU's Centennial Academic Symposium, held November 10-11, 2011.
Minute of Mango: Local Scout Take a minute out of your day to learn about all the killer new features on your Windows Phone. Trust me, you'll be glad you did
Take a minute out of your day to learn about all the killer new features on your Windows Phone. Trust me, you'll be glad you did
Human Weapon: The History of Sambo
Learn the history of Sambo in this Human Weapons video. Learn how Sambo has affected Russian history, and how it has led to international fame for today's fighters. (1:01)
Part 2 - Chapter 15 - A Room with a View by E. M. Forster
Part 2, Chapter 15: The Disaster Within. Classic Literature VideoBook with synchronized text, interactive transcript, and closed captions in multiple languages. Audio courtesy of Librivox. Read by Elizabeth Klett.
Playlist for A Room with a View by E. M. Forster: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7E2901A657A5E9D4