White Christmas - Dec. 3-5 at Juanita K. Hammons Hall
The Award Winning Musical Theatre program presents WHITE CHRISTMAS at the Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts Dec. 3-5. Based on the beloved, timeless film, this heartwarming musical adaptation features seventeen Irving Berlin songs and a book by David Ives and Paul Blake. Veterans Bob Wallace and Phil Davis have a successful song-and-dance act after World War II. With romance in mind, the two follow a duo of beautiful singing sisters en route to their Christmas show at a Vermont lo
Washington DC - Study Program
Students can participate in the various facets of American political and cultural life from a unique vantage point, whether engaged in government service, elective politics, international relations, history or policy research, museum work, or some other realm. Contact the Office of International Studies for more information. http://www.nd.edu/~ois/
Aisle of the Cabin of the Steamboat "Grand Republic"
The Grand Republic was bult at Shousetown, Pennsylvania in 1867. In 1876 she set a record for cargo: 8,210 bales of cotton, 525 sacks of cotton seed, 872 sacks of oil cake, 400 sacks of meal, and 350 barrels of oil. The ship caught fire while at St. Louis in 1877, and was lost.,OVA photographs
AHEC : Berlin Airlift, Air Bridge to Freedom
Col (Ret.) Lee Burcham, veteran, presents Berlin Airlift, Air Bridge to Freedom, as part of the Perspectives in Military History Lecture Series. For more information visit http://www.carlisle.army.mil/AHEC/index.cfm
AHEC: Uncommon Defense, Indian Allies in the Black Hawk War
Dr. John W. Hall, Ambrose-Hesseltine Asst. Professor of US Military History, University of Wisconsin-Madison, presents Uncommon Defense, Indian Allies in the Black Hawk War as part of the Perspectives in Military History Lecture Series. For more information visit http://www.carlisle.army.mil/AHEC/index.cfm
Plate Tectonics: An Introduction
In the early 1900s, most geologists thought that Earth's appearance, including the arrangement of the continents, had changed little since its formation. This video segment adapted from Discovering Women describes the impact the theory of plate tectonics has had on our understanding of Earth's geological history, as we have become aware of our planet's ever-changing nature. Closed captioning included. Run time 02:21.
News #54 - Behind the Scenes Part 2: Your Questions Answered!
In our last Innovative Language news lesson, we gave you our history and background. Was it glamorous as you hoped it’d be? Well, we’ve come a long way since recording our very first lesson back in 2005. Along the way, we’ve made some great friends, produced over 8,000 lessons and we [...]
Filmmaker John Cohen on the Mead Film Fest
The 34th annual Margaret Mead Film & Video Festival will celebrate the life and work of John Cohen, prolific scholar, photographer, musician, and filmmaker through seven-film series showcasing his varied works. From the indigenous cultures of Peru to the musical traditions of Appalachia and the Greek coastal mountains. The Mead Film Festival takes place from November 11-14, 2010 at the American Museum of Natural History. For more information visit http://www.amnh.org Produced/edited by Jame
JFK at the Boston Garden
Excerpts of John F. Kennedy's speech at the Boston Garden on November 7, 1960, the eve of the 1960 presidential election.
Our School (1962) - extract
By kind permission of the National Union of Teachers, here is a scene from a documentary they commissioned about the Francis Combe County Secondary School in Hertfordshire (interestingly, a secondary modern as opposed to a higher-profile grammar school). It's a fascinating record of teaching styles at the time, as demonstrated here in which a Scottish teacher discusses accents and ways of speaking with his pupils. You can read more about the film at: http://www.screenonline.org.uk/film/id/1078
Virginia Schools in the Great Depression
This project provides teachers and students with free, online historical sources and instructional materials for teaching the history of the Great Depression in Virginia, using public schools as a case-study of how decision makers, the public, and educators responded to the crisis of the Depression. The five educational modules available on this website address the following themes: 1. The Impact of the Depression on Virginia Public Schools 2. Who Should Bear the Burden? Public Opinion and Sc
Ground Zero: The Design Competition
Rafael Viñoly and Frederic Schwartz led the THINK team, whose design was one of two finalists for the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation’s World Trade Center design competition. In this talk at MIT, Viñoly gives a candid and personal account of one of the most emotionally charged competitions in US history. He talks about winning a
The University as Patron of Cutting Edge Architecture
The opening of The Ray and Maria Stata Center, MIT’s latest innovative building, inspires this panel’s historical review of collegiate architecture projects. James Ackerman provides the longest lens, focusing first on the earliest, national trends, when buildings served as both residences and classrooms. In the 18th century
Video: “Live Art: Learning to Cry on Cue”
Assistant Professor of Art Amelia Winger-Bearskin started out as a performer for opera, dance and theatrical performances in film and stage before becoming an artist. She still draws much of her inspiration for her artwork from the world she experienced “behind the scenes.” Winger-Bearskin will literally teach the audience how to cry on cue, using herselfkeep reading »
Richard Jolly talks about the Human Development Report 2010
It's been 20 years since the UN Human Development Report was first published. As the 2010 edition is launched, IDS talks to Research Associate Richard Jolly, one of the report's founding architects about its history, what to expect this year and his hopes for the future.
Pirates Amongst Us
A disgruntled pirate's haunted history lingers in the town where his shipmates met the hangman. Carson Hudson and Willie Balderson team up for "Pirates Amongst Us."Author(s):
Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema, Concordia University, Montreal
cinema.concordia.ca The Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema is Canada's largest centre for the study of film animation, film production and film studies in a university setting. Students are immersed in a vibrant, diverse fine arts environment where they can study traditional practices, explore emerging technologies and debate the social and aesthetic concerns of cinema. Student, faculty and alumni interviews illustrate the School's interdisciplinary approach and strong connections to the professi
Kabul airport attack ends
Militant attack on Kabul International Airport ends after gun battle with Afghan forces. Paul Chapman reports Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More updates and breaking news: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics including business, financial, national, and international news. For over 160 years, Reuters has maintained i