This OLogy activity gives kids a chance to test their investigation skills while learning about daily life for the Incas. Inca Investigation begins with an introduction to archaeologist Craig Morris and the ancient Inca city that his team excavated in the Andes mountains. Then kids are given detailed directions for how to play Inca Investigation, which includes tips to help them better examine evidence. At any time, they can get help, learn how to read a plan, or browse a book about Inca history
What's the Big Idea? Archeology
This fun Web article is part of OLogy, where kids can collect virtual trading cards and create projects with them. Here, they learn about archeology Piecing Together the Puzzle of History looks at how archaeologists use clues to assemble a picture of the past. Clues to the Past explains that, like all scientists, archaeologists begin with a question they want to explore. Fieldwork Is Where They Dig In explores the challenges of finding a site to excavate. Evidence of an Era has an overview of th
Buying the War
Four years ago on May 1, President Bush landed on the aircraft carrier USS lincoln and delivered a speech in front of a giant "Mission Accomplished" banner. Despite profound questions and the increasing violence in Baghdad, many in the press confirmed the White House's claim that the war was won. How did they get it so wrong? How did the evidence disputing the existence of weapons of mass destruction and the link between Saddam Hussein and 9/11 continue to go largely unreported?Author(s):
Capitalism in crisis.
Is there a crisis in American capitalism? Investment industry giant John Bogle says that as more and more money managers take control over corporations on Wall Street, Main Street is paying the price. Named by Fortune magazine as one of the four "Giants of the 20th Century," Bogle tells Moyers: "The evidence is quite compelling that today corporations are run in a very important way to maximize the returns of its managers at the expense of its stockholders." Also on the program, NPR's Deborah
Open Data Kit
Open Data Kit (ODK) is a suite of tools to help organizations collect, aggregate and visualize their data. Our goals are to make open-source and standards-based tools which are easy to try, easy to use, easy to modify and easy to scale.
Tocqueville's America is another project of the American Studies Programs at The University of Virginia. In this project we take up the task of re-contextualizing Alexis de Tocqueville's famous political and cultural analysis of American democracy. Our objective is, over time, to return that book -- arguably still one of the most influential works in political thought -- to its origins, to the America of 1831-32 . For it was on that very specific ground and at that very specific historical momen
Empirical Research Methods in Software Engineering
This course will explore the role of empiricism in software engineering research, and will prepare students for advanced research in SE by examining how to plan, conduct and report on empirical investigations. The course will cover all of the principal methods applicable to SE: controlled experiment, case studies, surveys, archival analysis, action research and ethnographies, and will relate these methods to relevant metatheories in the philosophy and sociology of science. The course will critic
Referencing your work with Harvard
A web-based desktop tool showing you how to accurately format references for the Harvard system. Select the exact nature of reference type - book, journal, e-journal, website, government publication, and other sources - and the tool will show you examples of correct referencing for that type.
The Vitamin Village is a web-based eLearning package developed between 2001 and 2008 to incorporate vitamins A, C, D, E and K, as well as a basic introduction to antioxidants. It is mainly used in first year teaching of vitamins, but also in the 2nd and 3rd years of the 3 year BSc (Hons) Nutrition and 4 year MNutr Nutrition degrees taught within the School of Biosciences.
Jerome Groopman on the Changing Medical Profession Jerome Groopman speaks with Andrew Martin about how regulation of shift length, the struggle to control costs, and the rise of “evidence-based” medicine have changed how doctors learn and practice.
Texas Tech Flash Mob In Conversation: Semiconductor Meet the Artist: Yinka Shonibare MBE meet the artist: Brian Jungen Meet the Artist: Joseph Kosuth Friday Gallery Talks: In Conversation with Nene Humphrey Artists' Voices: Martin Kersels A Conversation with Oliver Herring Global Temperatures A Kaleidoscope of Perspectives
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Featured in Black Box in 2008, Brighton-based duo Ruth Jarman and Joe Gerhardt, a.k.a. Semiconductor, have returned to Washington. A Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship at the National Museum of Natural History allowed them to research volcanic activity. They discuss their current project, an installation based on their study of live volcanoes in the Galapagos Islands and Ecuador.
During the opening week of the artist’s major midcareer survey at the National Museum of African Art (NMAfA), UK-based Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare visits the Hirshhorn to discuss his work with NMAfA curator Karen Milbourne. Like the Hirshhorn’s “The Age of Enlightenment—Antoine Lavoisier” (2008) on view in “Strange Bodies” until Nov. 15, much of Shonibare’s work poses questions about politic
The Vancouver-based artist Brian Jungen discusses the work featured in his solo exhibition at the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian and future projects with Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, chief curator at Castello di Rivoli and the artistic director of Documenta 13.
Joseph Kosuth established himself as one of the most influential artists of the late 1960s with text-based works that emphasize the central role that language can play in visual works of art. Join the artist for a discussion of his work, including seven pieces from the Hirshhorn’s collection, five of which are on view in The Panza Collection this fall.
New York-based sculptor and Smithsonian artist fellow Nene Humphrey discusses her work with Curatorial Research Associate Ryan Hill.
In the first episode of this new series, artist and curatorial research associate Ryan Hill and Los Angeles-based artist Martin Kersels discuss specific sculptures from "The Uncertainty of Objects and Ideas: Recent Sculpture" exhibition. Enhanced for users with color screen iPods.
On April 29, from Noon to 7 pm, the Hirshhorn will present "Task," an interactive art-making experience organized by New York-based artist Oliver Herring. Assistant curator Kristen Hileman talks to Herring about "Task" and other works.
In this activity, students analyze the global temperature record from 1867 to the present. Long-term trends and shorter-term fluctuations are both evaluated. The data is examined for evidence of the impact of natural and anthropogenic climate forcing mechanisms on the global surface temperature variability. ...
This is the transcript of a Project Kaleidoscope interview with Gregor Novak. The topic is Just-in-Time Teaching (JiTT). Discussion topics include how JiTT was developed and how JiTT uses web-based exercises to foster better personal interaction between students and faculty.
Jerome Groopman speaks with Andrew Martin about how regulation of shift length, the struggle to control costs, and the rise of “evidence-based” medicine have changed how doctors learn and practice.
Texas Tech Flash Mob
In Conversation: Semiconductor
Meet the Artist: Yinka Shonibare MBE
meet the artist: Brian Jungen
Meet the Artist: Joseph Kosuth
Friday Gallery Talks: In Conversation with Nene Humphrey
Artists' Voices: Martin Kersels
A Conversation with Oliver Herring
A Kaleidoscope of Perspectives