The Condemnation of Blackness
"Muhammad's book renders an incalculable service to civil rights scholarship by disrupting one of the nation's most insidious, convenient, and resilient explanatory loops: whites commit crimes, but black males are criminals. With uncommon interpretive clarity and resourceful accumulation of data, the author disentangles crime as a fact of the urban experience from crime as a theory of race in American history. This is a mandatory read." — David Levering Lewis, Pulitzer Prize--winning author T
Spain under pressure to act after election
Nov. 21 - Spain's Prime Minister elect Mariano Rajoy is under pressure to give details of his policies to overcome economic troubles and the highest unemployment in the EU after his overwhelming election victory did little to calm investors. Joanna Partridge reports
Great Zoom Mosaic - Zoom Out
This is a mosaic of zooms out of 20 different locations prepared to support a paper given at IEEE Visualization 2002. The locations are: Long Beach, CA; New York City, NY; San Fransisco, CA; NASA-Goddard, Boston, MA; New Orleans, LA, Salt Lake City, UT; Sabie River, Africa; Park City, UT, Chicago, IL; Mongu, Africa; Salt Lake City, UT; Amazon, Brazil; Los Angeles, CA; Baltimore, MD; Snow Basin, UT; Atlanta, GA; Washington, DC; Orlando, FL; and Seattle, WA. Using data from different spacecraft an
In memoriam: Dr. Alice Skeens
This slideshow of pictures of Dr. Alice Skeens and quotes from students, colleagues, family members and friends about the beloved professor and dean, played during a memorial service held to remember Dr. Skeens on Friday, November 18, 2011.
There's a place for you in Springfield
Ever wondered what there is to do in Springfield? Follow along as Missouri State students Levi and Barbra visit some of the best that Springfield, Mo., has to offer. From sports venues to art galleries to great shopping, Springfield, Mo., boasts all the great amenities of a big city with its trademark Midwestern, hometown feel. You are sure to find your place in Springfield—home of the world's largest Bass Pro, great camping, Cardinals' minor league baseball and, of course, Missouri State Un
Mark Penn: Global Leadership
Burson Marsteller CEO Mark Penn talks Nov. 11, 2011, at the Thunderbird Global Business Dialogue in Glendale, Arizona.
GoNUxstream - Get To Know Your Huskies - Mike McLaughlin - Nov. 18, 2011
Sit down interview with Northeastern Men's Ice Hockey Senior Captain, Mike McLaughlin.
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Sustainability Metrics and Rating Systems
In this module, the following topics are covered: 1) the challenges are when measuring sustainability, 2) commonly used measures for sustainability, 3) the different types of measures and their […]
Differential Equations - Problem 3 of 3
This video is a continuation of differential equations and provides a third example of solving a differential equation problem with an initial condition. (3:05)
Position, Velocity, and Acceleration - Problem 3 of 3
This video is a continuation and provides a third example of how to find the velocity and position functions from a known acceleration using a differential equation initial conditions. (8:58)
Differential Equation Model - Problem 4 of 4
This video is a continuation and provides a fourth example of solving a differential equation problem related to exponential decrease. The example provided involves Newton’s Law of Cooling. (5:16)
Racing with the Sun - Creating a Solar Car
Students use engineering design principles to construct and test a fully solar powered car. Several options exist, though we recommend the "Junior Solar Sprint" (JSS) Car Kits that can be purchased with direction from the federal government. Using the JSS kit from Solar World, students were provided with a photovoltaic panel that produces ~3V at ~3W. An optional accessory kit also available from Solar World includes wheels, axles and drive gears. A chassis must be built additionally. Balsa wood
Particle Detection Activity
This interactive museum demonstration explains how the Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) spacecraft uses its particle detectors to collect and sort particles that come from the boundary of the Solar System. This demonstration supports a full-length planetarium show about the IBEX mission and the boundary of the Solar System. Each short activity/product helps to build awareness and engagement in the science and engineering aspects of the mission that is reinforced as visitors choose to partic
Active Galaxies Pop-up book
The Active Galaxies pop-up book is a very large rectangular pop-up book with foldouts that was developed for use in classrooms for grades 5 and up and for special needs audiences. Active galaxies, a major scientific target for the GLAST mission, contain super-massive black holes at their cores, and sometimes emit jets of particles and light. When opened, a model of an active galaxy with jets pops up out of the center. One foldout contains explanatory information for the parts of the galaxy depic
HESSI Spacecraft Model Booklet
In this activity, students work in teams to construct the components of the model and make presentations on the results of their effort.
This video includes text, narration, and pictures for the poem Laughing Boy by Richard Wright. The poem is part of the suggested reading material listed on the corestandards.org website for grades K-1. (0:36)
Japan History and Today
This 2:35 video is an overview of the history of this country. It does not deal with any controversial issues and glosses over statistics. Strongest suit is the early history segment.
Envisioning Cyberspace: Designing 3D Electronic Spaces
Free of the constraints of physical form and limited only by imagination, new environments spring to life daily in a fantastic realm called cyberspace. The creators of this new virtual world may be programmers, designers, architects, even children. In this invigorating exploration of the juncture between cyberspace and the physical world, architect Peter Anders brings together leading-edge cyberspace art and architecture ... inspiring new techniques and technologies ... unexpected unions of real