Landslide levels La Paz neighborhood
A massive landslide tears through a neighborhood on the outskirts of La Paz, Bolivia, wiping out a hillside community and leaving thousands homeless.
Reform Movements 1800s
This seven minute video discusses the reform movement in regard to mental illness and prisons of the 1800s. The work of Dorothy Dix is explained and its importance. The modern public education movement under Horace Mann is explained, too. The 18th amendment's passage and the causes are also examined and its failure. A good overview of the progressive movement and those responsible for its improvements.
Live video 6 p.m.: “Engineering as a Profession – A Career Perspective”
Tune in Feb. 22 at 6 p.m. to watch live streaming video of the talk, “Engineering as a Profession – A Career Perspective” by Edwin McAlister, director of Air and Missile Defense Programs for Northrop Grumman. Sponsored by E-Council, ASME and SAE, SAME, Vanderbilt Aerospace Club. Part of National Engineers Week at Vanderbilt.
GoNU.TV Game Recap - Men's Basketball vs. UNC Wilmington - February 26, 2011
Senior Chaisson Allen scored 17 points and dished six assists in his final game at Matthews Arena to lead Northeastern to a 78-68 win over UNC Wilmington on Saturday afternoon in Colonial Athletic Association men's basketball action. The Huskies (11-19, 6-12 CAA) finish the regular season in 10th place in the CAA and will face Delaware in the opening round of the Virginia 529 College Savings Plan CAA Championship tournament on Friday at 6 p.m. in Richmond, Va.
Disaster Relief Volunteering
Dr Debbie Haski-Leventhal, NAB Research Fellow at the Centre for Social Impact, talks about volunteering in disaster situations.
Bibliothèque du film (BIFI)
This is the website of the Bibliotheque du Film (BIFI), based in Paris, which is the equivalent of the BFI Library in London. In 2005 it moved to a new site at rue de Bercy and contains the screening rooms of the Cinematheque Francaise and an exhibition space. The nearest metro is Bercy, southeast Paris.The BIFI contains books, periodicals, and a VHS/DVD collection. There is also a stills collection. The special collections section (Espace chercheurs) is only open in the afternoon, and booking n
Documenting possible buckets
Stretchable, Porous, and Conductive Energy Textiles
Stretchable, Porous, and Conductive Energy Textiles
Archiving Digital Audio
On May 10, 2010, the Library of Congress held Personal Archiving Day in conjunction with the American Library Association's annual Preservation Week. The Library invited members of the public to visit and learn about how to preserve their personal information in both digital and non-digital form. Library staff gave talks about how to preserve specific kinds of information. In this video, Peter Alyea, digital conservation specialist, Preservation Reformatting in the Library of Congress's Music,
Tip of the Week: DAnCER for disease-annotated epigenetics data
DAnCER allows exploration of chromatin modifications and disease relationships; see http://blog.openhelix.eu/?p=7245 for links and references.
31 Jan 2011: Comprehensive Tax Reform in 2011
Two distinguished economists at Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy discuss their report calling for comprehensive reform of the nation's corporate and personal income tax system. John Diamond, the Baker Institute's Edward A. and Hermena Hancock Kelly Fellow in Public Finance, and George Zodrow, the Allyn R. and Gladys M. Cline Chair of Economics at Rice University and a Baker Institute Rice Scholar, argue that the time is right to undertake such an overhaul. The discussion is mo
Making a Shoebox Budget
This video is a detailed tutorial on creating a budget. An enthusiastic presenter explains the steps of tracking spending for one month, grouping spending into categories, adding up amounts in categories, finding ways to reduce spending, writing categories, and assigning dollar amounts to each category. This video may appeal to students because she mentions budgeting for video games, movies, etc. (6:22)
21F.022J International Women's Voices (MIT)
International Women’s Voices has several objectives. It introduces students to a variety of works by contemporary women writers from Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Latin America and North America. The emphasis is on non-western writers. The readings are chosen to encourage students to think about how each author’s work reflects a distinct cultural heritage and to what extent, if any, we can identify a female voice that transcends national cultures. In lectures and readings distribute
5.4 Application: deaf-blind education Vygotsky's ideas have been applied to the remediation of the developmental barriers encountered by a wide variety of children, most notably deaf-blind children, and those with learning difficulties. As mentioned previously, for Vygotsky, cognition is actively developed by language. Therefore the social constructivist approach sets out to develop the language abilities of these children (often through using sign language or alternative communication systems) and through this they are enabled t
Vygotsky's ideas have been applied to the remediation of the developmental barriers encountered by a wide variety of children, most notably deaf-blind children, and those with learning difficulties. As mentioned previously, for Vygotsky, cognition is actively developed by language. Therefore the social constructivist approach sets out to develop the language abilities of these children (often through using sign language or alternative communication systems) and through this they are enabled t
Learn Equivalent Fractions
We can test if two fractions are equivalent by cross-multiplying their numerators and denominators. The cartoon animation in this video uses very simple pictures and examples to help explain equivalent fractions. The problems become more difficult towards the end of the video. (03:47)