"Change, growth, and new learning" - there's a cultural shift in America, says Sara lawrence-lightfoot. This Friday, Bill Moyers speaks with one of America's leading educators and author of The Third Chapter: Passion, Risk, and Adventure in the 25 Years After 50. Sara lawrence-lightfoot is the first African American woman in the history of Harvard to have an endowed professorship named in her honor. She's been on the faculty for 37 years, and her career as a scholar has won her the prestigious M
Regional Realism Depicting the Local in American Literature, 1865-1900-Unit 8
Set in the antebellum American South, but written after Emancipation,
Mark Twain's novel The Adventure's of Huckleberry Finn remains a
classic of American Literature. This episode compares Twain's depiction of Southern vernacular culture to that of Charles Chestnutt and Kate Chopin, and in doing so, introduces the hallmarks of American Realism.
21H.326 The Making of Russia in the Worlds of Byzantium, Mongolia, and Europe (MIT)
Medieval and early modern Russia stood at the crossroads of Europe and Asia. In this course we will examine some of the native developments and foreign influences which most affected the course of Russian history. Particular topics include the rise of the Kievan State, the Mongol Yoke, the rise of Muscovy, Ivan the Terrible, Peter the Great, relations with Western Europe. How did foreigners perceive Russia? How did those living in the Russian lands perceive foreigners? What social relations were
GoingNative 27: Improvements to Visual Studio Graphics Diagnostics | C9::GoingNative (Intro errata: This is available in VS2013 Update 3 RC, which is being released today, not Update 3 itself.) Apologies for the delay in getting out our June episode; the release of VS2013 Update 3 RC was delayed two days, which brings us into July instead of the end of June =P We deliver to you more "contents of a graphical nature" this month as fellow Visual C++ PM Rong Lu demonstrates what's new in the Visual St
(Intro errata: This is available in VS2013 Update 3 RC, which is being released today, not Update 3 itself.)
Apologies for the delay in getting out our June episode; the release of VS2013 Update 3 RC was delayed two days, which brings us into July instead of the end of June =P
We deliver to you more "contents of a graphical nature" this month as fellow Visual C++ PM Rong Lu demonstrates what's new in the Visual St
Winston Tabb on Rising to the Challenge
Winston Tabb -- the Sheridan Dean of University Libraries and Museums -- outlines his priorities for Rising to the Challenge: the Campaign for Johns Hopkins. Visit rising.jhu.edu to learn more.
21A.230J The Contemporary American Family (MIT)
We begin by considering briefly the evolution of the family, its cross-cultural variability, and its history in the West. We next examine how the family is currently defined in the U.S., discussing different views about what families should look like. Class and ethnic variability and the effects of changing gender roles are discussed in this section. We next look at sexuality, traditional and non-traditional marriage, parenting, divorce, family violence, family economics, poverty, and famil
National Board of Professional Teaching Standards Introduction
A ten minute video that explains the purpose of the program and what it entails. This is a general video with few specifics.
Lecture 32 - 11/17/2010
Video is in song form. Video discusses busy prepostions with an army of ants.
Hydrophone spatial averaging corrections from 1 to 100 MHz
The purpose of this work was to develop and experimentally verify a set of robust and readily applicable spatial averaging models to account for ultrasonic hydrophone probe's finite aperture in acoustic field measurements in the frequency range 1 - 100 MHz. Electronically and mechanically focused acoustic sources of different geometries were considered. The geometrics included single element circular sources and rectangular shape tranducers that were representative of ultrasound imaging arrays u
LIGHT AS LANGUAGE
With the unlimited supply of electric light our surroundings very easily may be illuminated too strongly. Too much light is unpleasant for our eyes, and a high level of light in many cases disturbs the conception of form. Just as in a forest, we need shadows, contrasts and variation when we compose with light. If we focus on the term compose, it is natural to conceive our environment as a wholeness. In fact, this is not only aesthetically important, it is true in a physical context. Inspired by
Developing a new endoscopy laboratory with digital tools.
Tampere School of Architecture had to leave its old down-town building and move to the TU Tampere university campus in Hervanta, 10 km away. In this process, the 20 years old endoscopic system "The Urban Simulator" was one of the victims. Old mechanical parts and especially the original home-built microcomputer system were too old to compete with modern computer-aided methods. A new endoscopical system is now under construction, using all of the 20-year experience, new technical components and c
Rutherford journal : the New Zealand journal for the history and philosophy of science and technolog
The Rutherford Journal is an online journal that publishes invited articles, and critical notices, from leading international scholars in the history and philosophy of science and technology. It is edited by Professor Jack Copeland of the Philosophy Department of the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. The journal has been published annually since December 2005, and the full texts of the articles of this and subsequent volumes are freely available as HTML files. The articles include original
Key mapping in Ableton Live
Learn more about Loudon's Advanced Music Production with Ableton online course: http://bit.ly/1qz0UAW In this video, Berklee Asst. Professor and Berklee Online course author Loudon Stearns explores Ableton Live keyboard commands and custom keyboard mapping
Bed of Nails - Cool Science Experiment
You may have seen your favorite circus performers or magicians perform the classic Bed of Nails Trick... but what is the secret? Using a smaller version of the bed and a clear balloon, you can see the science behind the trick. In this professionally made video, Steve Spangler demonstrates a balloon experiement about force and pressure. Run time 02:02.
Gerald Walters Lecture - Simon Thurley
Leading architectural historian Dr Simon Thurley looks at the growing role of the state in the cultural life of the nation in the 40th Anniversary Gerald Walter's Memorial Lecture
2010 European Year for Combating Poverty and Social Exclusion
This initiative is being run by the European Commission (Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities directorate). The year aims to raise awareness of poverty in the European Union, where apparently 17% of people live below the poverty line. This will involve governments and social partners, plus the public. A number of activities will be held, usually decentralised, and a euro17 million budget will support these. Ambassadors will be appointed. A calendar of events can be viewed and
Yosef Gorny: "The Road Map to Peace? The War and its Impact on Israelis and Palestinians"
A talk by Yosef Gorny, Tel Aviv University and Visiting Professor, Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations and Committee on Jewish Studies. From the Rethinking America in the Middle East Series, presented by: International House Global Voices Program, the Norman Wait Harris Fund of the Center for International Studies, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, and the Human Rights Program
Gradation within Christianity
This video shows the answer to the second question in the interview to George Gallup. "How would you parcel Amercian Religion experience, how would you divide the population?" Gallup explains the gradation of denomiations within Christianity.
The Cult of Hades
This 2:35 video is aobut the followers of Hades, the Greek god of the Underworld, and that followers are believed to have worshipped at a cave site at Eleusis, Greece. Very good video. Excellent use of images.