Civility in Politics: Is There Hope? - The Institute of Politics
Institute of Politics directors discuss how the political conversation has changed over the last three decades and posit ideas for what the future may hold. A conversation with Dan Glickman, Jim Leach, Jeanne Shaheen, Jonathan Moore, Phil Sharp and Trey Grayson (moderator) Collection
Karl Koster talks on New Young Faculty
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Sour Patch Kids Commercial - The Haircut
This 15 second Sour Patch commercial uses humor to relay a persuasive message to the audience. Commercials are not only relevant to students, but can also be used for a variety of comprehension skills such as: cause and effect, compare and contrast, context clues, drawing conclusions, fact and opinion, inference, summarizing, and sequencing. (0:15)
Brazilian tamarins paying "high price" for urban expansion
Oct. 24 - Scientists in Brazil are warning that urbanization has pushed the Brazilian bare-faced tamarin to the brink of extinction. The animal is native to a small area of jungle next to the Amazonas capital of Manaus, but the city is growing at such a rate that the tamarins habitat is being swallowed up. Andrew Schmertz reports.
Motor Exam: Normal Exam: Upper Extremities - Stretch or Deep Tendon Reflexes
A brisk tap to the muscle tendon using a reflex hammer produces a stretch to the muscle that results in a reflex contraction of the muscle. The muscles tested, segmental level, and grading of DTR's is listed below. Levels for DTR's: Biceps – C5-6 Brachioradialis – C5-6 Triceps – C7 Finger Flexors – C8 Grading DTR's: 0 – Absent 1 – Decreased but present 2 – Normal 3 – Brisk and excessive 4 – With clonus The first principle of neurologic diagnosis is regional or anatomical locali
Periodic Table song
Feinberg Donates Historic Materials to UMass
Kenneth Feinberg '67, an esteemed attorney known for achieving comprehensive settlements in high-profile liability cases and for victims of large-scale disasters, has donated his papers and related materials to the UMass Amherst Libraries. The Feinberg Collection covers four decades, including his current oversight of compensation to victims of the BP oil spill and tenure as special master for the Sept. 11 Victims Compensation Fund.
This square is mostly farmland (pasture) on the hillside above Turvin Clough. There is also an area of moorland with an interesting wartime relic, the Starfi...
U. Landmesser with M. Sabate and W. Wijns on EXAMINATION
M. Sabate and W. Wijns in conversation with U. Landmesser on The Examination Trial August 2011
20111027 - Computational Systems Biology - From Regular Graphs to Complex Networks
Course: Computational Systems Biology Title: From Regular Graphs to Complex Networks Speaker: Arthur Dong Date: 20111027 Semester: Winter 2011
Fort Wayne Skyline
The dome of the historic 1902 Allen County Courthouse stands out among the modern buildings in Fort Wayne's skyline.,Use of this image is restricted to projects related to Destination Indiana.,Allen County Journey
Rapid Response Right
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Mary Gordon: 2011 National Book Festival
Mary Gordon appears at the 2011 National Book Festival. Speaker Biography: Mary Gordon says has no memory of not wanting to be a writer, even when she wanted to be a nun. She began her writing life primarily as a poet but switched to prose when she began an M.F.A. at Syracuse University. Her first novel, "Final Payments," was published in 1978 to great critical acclaim. This was followed quickly by "The Company of Women." Since then she has written the novels "Men and Angels," "The Other Side,"
Jim Lehrer: 2011 National Book Festival
Television journalist Jim Lehrer appears at the 2011 National Book Festival. Speaker Biography: In October 1975, the half-hour "Robert MacNeil Report," with Jim Lehrer as the Washington correspondent, premiered on Thirteen/WNET New York. Over the next seven years, "The MacNeil/Lehrer Report" (as it was renamed in 1976) won more than 30 awards. In September 1983, Lehrer and MacNeil launched their most ambitious undertaking, "The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour." The 1995-96 season marked their 20th year
Louis Bayard: 2011 National Book Festival
Louis Bayard appears at the 2011 National Book Festival. Speaker Biography: The Washington Post says Louis Bayard has ascended to "the upper reaches of the historical-thriller league." He has been an Edgar and Dagger award nominee and his novel "The Pale Blue Eye" has been optioned for a film. Set partly in Washington, D.C., his newest novel, "The School of Night" (Henry Holt), offers "seamless prose and conjures the past with credibility," said The Wall Street Journal. Bayard is also a reviewe
US & Europe debt fears hammer stocks
Nov. 21 - Fears about out-of-control government debt on both sides of the Atlantic have swept across financial markets, knocking stocks sharply lower and pushing up prices of bonds deemed to be safe havens. Ruairidh Villar reports.
Berlusconi's parting shots
Nov 13 - Outgoing Italian Priime Minister Berlosconi calls on the ECB to support the euro. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
Boeing lands record order in Dubai
Nov. 14 - Boeing makes a big splash at the Dubai Air Show with a blockbuster deal to sell 50 of its 777 jetliners to host airline Emirates. Conway G. Gittens reports.
U.S.S. Constitution: Old Ironsides
The Constitution is the oldest commissioned naval vessel still floating. It was named by George Washington and commissioned in 1797. It defeated 5 British war ships during the War of 1812. (6min)