Carrol Clarkson on Waiting for the Barbarians and Disgrace by JM Coetzee
On Thursday 29 October the Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts (GIPCA) Great Texts Big Questions guest speaker is Carrol Clarkson, an Associate Professor in English Department at the University of Cape Town. She will be discussing the work of Nobel Prize winning novelist JM Coetzee .GIPCA Great Texts Big Questions popular lecture series provides an opportunity to hear a leading intellectual discuss one of life's big questions or a significant book or artwork. The great texts under
George Washington Appoints First Marshals, 1789
This site tells the history of the U.S. Marshal service and explains how the Marshals' role in law enforcement has evolved over time.
Cordel do Fogo Encantado: "Jackhammering" Sedimented Representations of the Brazilian Northeast
Within Brazil, the Northeast region has been represented in popular music, literature and film as a wellspring of cultural authenticity, pre-modern roots and a living past. However, it has also been the site of terrible periodic droughts and mass migrations that have contributed to it being portrayed as a space of misery. Linked to its status as a space of poverty, the arid serta
Children Between Two Nations
The belligerent anti-immigrationism of recently-retired CNN television and radio commentator Lou Dobbs has become so much of a trademark in U.S. popular culture that reviewer after reviewer of the 2008 Patricia Riggen film La misma luna (Under the Same Moon) has used his name as a shorthand reference to tell their readers what to expect from the movie: Lou Dobbs, grab your hankie
Atheists On Religion.
For the last 150 years or so European philosophers and sociologists have tended to regard religion as just one more pre-scientific myth and superstition that has had its day, and likely to wither on the vine of History. This view, the secularization thesis, seems today to be in poor shape. Not only does there appear to be no sign of withering, still less a clear path of scientific and rational progress, but religion seems to be reviving. Classic atheist criticisms of religion tend today to sound
Alberto Toscano will be debating his counter-history of fanaticism, in which he argues that fanaticism has played a critical role in forming modern politics. Robert Eaglestone is professor of contemporary literature and thought at Royal Holloway, University of London. Alberto Toscano is senior lecturer in sociology at Goldsmiths, University of London.
History of Science Images
History of Science Images
Feesten : Themabundel Themabundel rond "Feesten en feestdagen" met een gevarieerd aanbod taal- en rekenoefeningen : De oplossingen, bronnen en …
Themabundel rond "Feesten en feestdagen" met een gevarieerd aanbod taal- en rekenoefeningen :
De oplossingen, bronnen en …
Micro-organismen : Lesvoorbereiding en cursus Naast een uitgebreide lesvoorbereiding vind je hier ook een cursus over ziekteverwekkende micro-organismen: bacteriën, schimmels, virussen en protozoa. Naast de theorie zijn er instapoefeningen, groepsopdrachten en ook oplossingen te …
Naast een uitgebreide lesvoorbereiding vind je hier ook een cursus over ziekteverwekkende micro-organismen: bacteriën, schimmels, virussen en protozoa. Naast de theorie zijn er instapoefeningen, groepsopdrachten en ook oplossingen te …
Verbanden : Soorten en technieken Uitgebreide lesvoorbereiding en cursus over: verbanden/techniek voor het aanleggen van verschillende soorten verbanden: het spiraalverband, het scharnierverband, het kruisverband aan de voet en aan de hand. …
Uitgebreide lesvoorbereiding en cursus over: verbanden/techniek voor het aanleggen van verschillende soorten verbanden: het spiraalverband, het scharnierverband, het kruisverband aan de voet en aan de hand. …
Biofilms 1 Tech Paper Presentation 2/5
Herrington et al., 2010: paper presented by Biofilms 1 team in 20.380, Spring 2011
Biofilms 1 Tech Paper Presentation 4/5
Herrington et al., 2010: paper presented by Biofilms 1 team in 20.380, Spring 2011 (Q&A)
The Law of Cosines
One method for solving for a missing length or angle of a triangle is by using the law of cosines. The law of cosines, unlike the law of sines, is similar to the Pythagorean theorem, but it works for all triangles, not just right triangles. In order to understand how to use the law of cosines effectively, one must understand the cosine function and inverse trigonometric functions. (1:21)
Declaration of Independence
This 2:07 video is about the circumstances about the writing of the
Declaration of Independence as written by Thomas Jefferson. It gives some background and mentions those who influnced its contents. A brief overview.
Civil Rights Movement
This three minute offers images of the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s. There are excerpts from leading figures of the time and some compelling photos.
This video by 60 second recap talks about supporting examples when paragraphing writing. (1:19)
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.