Spring at Marquette University
Lines from the poem "Mysteries, Yes" by Mary Oliver set to scenes of Marquette University in the spring. Photos by Gee Ekachai, Mykl Novak, Marissa Evans, Matt Hetrick, Kimberly Brown, Jake Cohen, Sarah Padove and http://twitter.com/FatherMarquette Read the full poem at http://go.mu.edu/mysteries_yes
No One Bothered (Story of Homelessness)
This short film chronicles the story of Claire and Darren, a British homeless couple. The couple lives in Bournemouth, England. When they first arrived in the seaside town, they begged for money in order to buy food. Eventually they became registered Big Issue magazine vendors. The Big Issue Foundation is an initiative that gives homeless and vulnerably housed people the opportunity to make a living by selling magazines to passersby. For Darren and Claire, selling The Big Issue is a step up
Charcoal: The Culprit of Cambodia's Deforestation
Learn more: http://pulitzercenter.org/projects/cambodia-environment-economy-rainforest-deforestation-illegal-logging-development Cambodia has one of the worst deforestation rates in the world, which has accelerated with the country's rapid economic development and population growth. Charcoal production in Cambodia alone is responsible for 1.4 million hectares of net forest loss. But weaning Cambodians from wood fuel is no easy task. According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, 84 perc
DC Environmental Film Festival 2012: Natural Resources/Unnatural Results (Part 2)
Learn more: http://pulitzercenter.org/global-goods-local-costs Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting presented five short films examining the impact of natural resources extraction on the environment, indigenous populations, public health and corporate responsibility. Discussion followed screenings, with filmmakers Stephen Sapienza and Nadja Drost, Amol Mehra, Coordinator of the International Corporate Accountability Roundtable, and Daniel Baer, Deputy Assistant Secretary, US State Department B
Health Care Reform: Life after the Supreme Court Debate
The U.S. Supreme Court recently heard arguments both for and against President Obama's health care reform initiative, known as the Affordable Care Act. The provision at the center of the legal debate -- the individual mandate -- requires all adults to buy health insurance, either through their employers or by purchasing it themselves. Knowledge@Wharton talked with Wharton professors Scott Harrington, Jonathan Kolstad, Mark Pauly and Arnold Rosoff about the possible outcomes of the court case; th
Django Reinhardt - Stephane Grappelli - Jazz Hot 1939.mpg
In 1926 things changed for jazz. Since then the value of the piece played is based on the interpretation not how it is written, straight jazz became hot.
Jazz is an Irish word that means "Hot". See Linguistics
Visual Learning Bridge: Understanding 1 as a Fraction
This interactive video introduces students to the number 1 as a fraction. Students will easily understand the colorful and concrete visuals. Words appear on bottom of screen as speaker talks. This is a great resource to use as an introduction and/or to review in the elementary classroom. (2:21)
Center Student Grant 2009 - The View from Here
Center Student Grants fund projects collaboratively designed by CCA students and their community partners, thereby serving one of the Center's primary goals: to bridge the studio-based practices of art, design, writing and architecture with the larger community. Read more on our website at http://center.cca.edu/action/grants
Johns Hopkins Story Swap - Mother Knows Best
Sheyna Mikeal '10 remembers how her mother designated now boyfriend, Blake Edwards '10, as good marriage material for Sheyna at first sight.
"The Making of Chechen Terrorists: The Clash of Forces and Discourses"
A talk by Georgi Derluguian, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Northwestern University; introduced by Ronald Grigor Suny, Professor of Political Science and History, U. of Chicago. From the World Beyond the Headlines Series.
Radio Caroline - A Pirate's Tale (5)
From the BBC 2 Arena programme. Part 5 of 8 Radio Caroline 1000's of people want to work for Radio Caroline to deliver music programming.
A Radical Theory of Autism
Mirror neurons, the cells in the brain that fire when watching others do actions, might be deficient in people with autism. Perhaps, drugs that enhance empathy, could be used to treat this deficiency. (02:53)
Q and BA: Which moon has the best chance for life?
In this episode of Q and BA - my live video chat answering viewer questions - I talk about which moon in the solar system has the best chance for life: Titan, Europa, or Enceladus. For some reason, the aspect ratio of this video is a bit stretchy. It displays normally on my computer, but this happens sometimes when it uploads. I'll try to track this down and fix it...
Aigine Cultural Research Center
The Traditional Knowledge in Kyrgyzstan website is maintained by the Aigine Cultural Research Center, a non-profit nongovernmental organization. It seeks to deepen knowledge about traditional knowledge pertaining to the ethnic Kyrgyz population. This includes coverage of ecological knowledge, traditional healing, ethno medicine, oral history and family practices. It is therefore of interest to anthropologists of the region. The site includes collections of video and photograph materials. Copyrig
Introduction to VEF
The Vietnam Education Foundation (VEF) is an independent federal agency created by the U.S. Congress and funded annually by the U.S. Government. Its mission is to strengthen the U.S.-Vietnam bilateral relationship through educational exchanges in science and technology. VEF is governed by a Board of Directors including U.S. Cabinet Members, U.S. Senators and Representatives and Presidential Appointees. VEF headquarters is located in the Washington D.C. area, with a representative office in Hanoi
European neighbourhood journalism network
The European Neighbourhood Journalism Network is an organisation that aims to train... "journalists of southern Mediterranean, Eastern European and southern Caucasus countries" with the intention of... "developing the professional skills necessary" for reporting on European affairs. The project is funded by the European Union and supported by the European Journalism Centre in Germany, among others. The website has extensive details about the project and its aims, partners, staff, and training el
Did democracy cause the US Civil War? (UCL)
Dr Adam Smith (UCL History) describes how 150 years ago, the first shots of the American Civil War were fired, yet the United States was the world's first modern democratic nation - a place in which virtually all white men could vote and in which mass political parties vied for votes. What was the relationship between the coming of the war and this kind of democratic politics? Further information: Dr Smith: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/history/about_us/academic_staff/dr_adam Lunch Hour Lecture: http://
Q&BA Live chat with Dr. Phil Plait, The Bad Astronomer (April 15, 2012)
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Collaborative, participatory, and empowerment (CP&E) evaluation
This course deals with the collaborative, participatory and empowerment approaches to evaluation in the rural development projects and programs. The main contents of this course are: Importance and relevance of the evaluation of rural development projects and programs Review of evaluation concepts and methodologies Collaborative and Participatory evaluation Empowerment Evaluation methodology and its different application contexts Ethnography, culture and management of focus groups as 3 key t