Biographies Re-lived with Shrabani Basu
Historian and biographer Shrabani Basu presents two of her books and the remarkable lives behind them. Hosted by Hal Wake, Artistic Director, Vancouver International Writers Festival July 17, 2011 @ Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, SFU Woodwards Victoria and Abdul tells the story of Abdul Karim, a clerk from Agra (the city of the Taj Mahal) who arrived in England in 1887 to wait at the Queen's table, and quickly gained the affection of the monarch 42 years his senior. If the royal household hat
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Selay Kouassi on Water as a Tool for Peace in Ivory Coast
Pulitzer Center grantee Selay Kouassi introduces his forthcoming reporting on how water is used as a tool of peace and war in Ivory Coast. He is part of a Pulitzer Center team of six journalists investigating water and sanitation in West Africa.
The Fundamental Building Blocks of Matter
This lesson plan explores the fundamentals of atoms and their structure. The building blocks of matter (protons, electrons, neutrons) are covered in detail. Students think about how atoms and molecules can influence new technologies developed by engineers.
ISS Update - Sept. 7, 2011
The International Space Station video update for Sept. 7, 2011.
Design an Egyptian Playground
Students are broken up into four groups. Each group will use their knowledge about Egypt to originate a playground for Egyptian children. This will involve brainstorming ideas on paper, building a prototype with Legos or other material, and explaining their ideas to the class in a five-minute presentation.
Hope on hallowed ground
Sept. 6 - The World Trade Center site will not be completed by the 10th anniversary, but the memorial plaza will serve as hallowed ground for families to commemorate their loved ones. Kilmeny Duchardt reports.
International regulatory reforms hurt global recovery: report
Sept. 6 - IIF Managing Director Charles Dallara discusses the Institute's report revealing international regulatory reforms in the financial industry are adding pressure on the U.S., Japan and Western Europe.
Former Georgia Labor Commissioner on Georgia Works program
Sept. 6 - Former Georgia State Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond, who originally devised the Georgia Works plan, speaks to Insider about the program.
Lunch Poems - Series Kick-off
http://lunchpoems.berkeley.edu/ SERIES KICK-OFF Hosted by Robert Hass and University Librarian Thomas C. Leonard, this event features distinguished faculty and staff from a wide range of disciplines introducing and reading a favorite poem. This year's participants: Ronelle Alexander (Slavic Languages and Literatures), Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost George Breslauer, Myrtis Cochran (Reference Services), George Jaqua (Physical Plant), Trinh T. Minh-ha (Rhetoric and Gender & Women's Studies
Hurricane Katia on Sept. 8, 2011
Hurricane Katia is seen from the International Space Station on Sept. 8, 2011.
Pruis Ma133 Sept. 8, 2011
Pruis MA133 September 8, 2011
2.2 Basic principles
The internet provides a world of information, but how do you find what you are looking for? This unit will help you discover the meaning of information quality and teach you how to evaluate the material you come across in your study of technology. You will learn how to plan your searches effectively and be able to experiment with some of the key resources in this area.
Journals of 9/11
In the immediate aftermath of the 9/11 terrorists attacks, members of the SMU community recorded their thoughts and emotions in journals that were later bound and saved for posterity. Now, 10 years later, WFAA News of Dallas revisits those journals with this story that aired September 8, 2011.
Historical skills : dating documents
Explains the different dating conventions employed in historical documents. For example, the system of dating by reference to a religious feast day and the year of the reigning monarch has little in common with the modern calendar. Even where a recognisable date is provided, it may not be what it at first appears.... The resource includes a glossary, bibliography and translation of relevant Latin numbers/phrases. Illustrative images of items from our collections appear throughout.
Guide to the Collection of Pennsylvania Canals Publications,
The Collection of Pennsylvania Canals Publications consists of a book, The Pennsylvania Main Line Canal and several pamphlets and periodicals detailing the different canals across the state of Pennsylvania.
Flocabulary - Solar System
This educational hip-hop song teaches all about the solar system. Some of the key words include inertia, orbit, revolution, equator, tilt, axis, poles, longitude, and latitude. This is a great resource to introduce and/or review the Solar System in the upper elementary and middle school classrooms. (3:28)
Integrating Energy Design Into Caad Tools: Theoretical Limits and Potentials
The study is part of a research aims to establish theoretical grounds essential for the development of user efficient design tools for energy-conscious architectural design, based on theories in human factors of intelligent interfaces, problem solving, and architectural design. It starts by reviewing the shortcomings of the current energy design tools, from both architectural design and human factor points of view. It discusses the issues of energy integration with design from three different po
01 Januae Latinitatis Vestibulum Bilingual
2011 recording This text gives an essential foundation in the core root words of Latin, enough to begin to start to speak about some things, and to read a variety of very simple texts - the vocabulary here is skewed towards Aesop, as this was the fodder for young students from Roman times until the early 1900's, when ideas about "authentic Latin" began to infect Latin education. The Romans themselves used simple dialogues and fables to teach their children, or foreigners ( we have textbooks fro