How Universal is Liberalism?
Professor Ronald Dworkin, New York University, delivers the 2011 Ralf Dahrendorf Memorial Lecture, with response from Professor Sir Adam Roberts, President of the British Academy.
Helium floats up the agenda
A recognised expert on energy technologies, Dr Bill Nuttall is predicting a healthy long-term future for the helium industry, with the gas playing a major part in both nuclear fission and fusion. He discusses the tensions of an evolving hi-tech demand for the gas with its unsustainable traditional fossil fuel source. Among the conclusions he makes in his co-authored book, 'The Future of Helium as a Natural Resource', are that more gas will be needed, reserves will have to be conserved and recycl
MN Business Ethics Award -- The Schwan Food Company
Minnesota business leaders honored three companies with the 2012 Minnesota Business Ethics Award (MBEA) on May 16. The Schwan Food Company is the Large Company recipient of the MBEA. Gregory Flack, President and COO, accepted the award. The award was announced by David Rodbourne -- Co-Chair of the MBEA Steering Committee and Vice President of the Center for Ethical Business Cultures. Additional recipients are Murphy Automotive (small company category) and Western National Insurance Group (medi
SFU Open house 2012
On Saturday, May 26, SFU welcomed almost 20,000 guests to its open house event atop Burnaby Mountain. This video provides a quick overview of the fun and engaging activities. http://www.sfu.ca/openhouse
Science Nation - Metal Foam
By: nsf New material absorbs seven to eight times the energy absorbed by similar foams. Mechanical and aerospace engineering professor Afsaneh Rabiei set out to make a material as light as aluminum and stronger than stainless steel. Her goal was to create something that could be used in products that would save lives, save energy and eventually save money, all at the same time. For more information, go to http://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/science_nation/index.jsp
How to Use "Storyjumper" (Make Your Own Children's Book)
This video takes a look at how easy it can be to make your very own children's book using StoryJumper.com. There are lots of backgrounds and images to choose from. There is also an editing tool where you can change size and copy images. You can add text boxes and upload your own photos. This is a great resource to enhance technology instruction and use in the classroom. (6:05)
Trapped's Wall of Sorrow: Story Planning: Interative Game
Try these story writing games and complete Trapped's Wall of Sorrow. Students will strenghten their knowledge of the parts of a story by playing these games, which will help them in planning their own stories. ( This link is for an interactive video/game and may take a few minutes to load.)
Skolkovo Tech Director of Student Affairs Bram Caplan, Director of Student Affairs at Skolkovo Tech, speaks about students.
Bram Caplan, Director of Student Affairs at Skolkovo Tech, speaks about students.
Venus transits the sun.
On June 5 2012, the Solar Dynamics Observatory collected images of the rarest predictable solar event--the transit of Venus across the face of the sun. This event lasted approximately 6 hours and happens in pairs eight years apart, which are separated from each other by 105 or 121 years. The last transit was in 2004 and the next will not happen until 2117. Footage courtesy of Goddard Space Center
Money, War, and 2012
Chrystia Freeland talks to Steve Clemons, the Atlantic's Washington Editor-at-Large about money, war, and the 2012 election.
Breakingviews: Germany could live with eurobills...just
June 7 - Pooling together short-term debt could help weak countries, without incurring the risk of moral hazard, says Breakingviews.
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Aspiring brewer calls for another round of schooling
Science graduand Brett Taylor, who will soon begin a master's of brewing program in Scotland, talks about the science of beer. Taylor will graduate from McMaster during convocation ceremonies held June 12.
Sheila Burke, Former Chief of Staff to Sen. Bob Dole, on Leadership
Sheila Burke, Former Chief of Staff to Then Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole (1985-96), Research Fellow and Faculty Member, Harvard Kennedy School, Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy, and Senior Public Policy Advisor, Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC, spoke at HSPH as part of the Decision-making: Voices from the Field series on April 19, 2011.
ORAL HISTORY INITIATIVE: ON WILLIAM AND BEVERLY CORBETT || Woodberry Poetry Room
Forty-Four Years of Boston Literary Life Introduced by Daniel Bouchard and moderated by Fanny Howe, this conversation explores the poetic and artistic friendships of Bill and Beverly Corbett---as their lives intersected with Paul Auster, Basil Bunting, Robert Creeley, Elsa Dorfman, Philip Guston, Seamus and Marie Heaney, Fanny and Susan Howe, James Laughlin, Michael Palmer, James Schuyler, John Wieners and countless others, as well as such Cambridge/Boston gathering-places as the Grolier Poetry
Basic Right Triangles (Interactive)
Compare attributes of two-dimensional shapes (square, rectangle, triangle, and circle). Identify the properties of two dimensional figures using appropriate terminology.
ISLLC/ELCC Standards Implementation: Do Educational Administration Faculty Practice What They Preach
Both the 1996 Interstate School Leadership Licensure Consortium (ISLLC) standards and the 2002 Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC) standards, adopted by preparation programs […]
Spreaker Online Radio---Sharing and Embedding Tutorial
This tutorial explains how you can share your shows on facebook or embed them on your blog and website. This is a great resource to further enhance the use of Spreaker in the classroom or at home. (1:11)
09.06.2012 – Langsam gesprochene Nachrichten
Trainiere dein Hörverstehen mit den Nachrichten der Deutschen Welle von Samstag – als Text und als verständlich gesprochene Audio-Datei. Der spanische Bankensektor benötigt nach Einschätzung des internationalen Währungsfonds Finanzhilfen in Höhe von mindestens 40 Milliarden Euro. Dies sei das Ergebnis eines Stresstests bei den Finanzinstituten des Landes, teilte der IWF in Washington mit. Fonds-Chefin Christine Lagarde forderte die Europäer zu mehr Gemeinsamkeit in der Schuldenkris