Carlos Eire, Yale University: "A Brusque History of Eternity - Lecture 3: From Eternity to Five-Year
Until fairly recently eternity was no mere abstraction or metaphor in the Christian tradition, but rather the ultimate destination for humankind, a metaphysical conceit with practical implications as inescapable as legal obligations, or taxes, or death. Eternity was an ineffable mystery, to be sure, but of no less value in human interaction than money itself, or crowns and thrones. In our own day, however, eternity seems a purely abstract concept best left in the hands of astrophysicists, a frig
26 - Race and Reunion: the Civil War in American Memory
Having dealt with the role of violence and the Supreme Court in bringing about the end of Reconstruction in his last lecture, Professor Blight now turns to the role of national electoral politics, focusing in particular on the off-year Congressional election of 1874 and the Presidential election of 1876. 1874 saw the return of the Democrats to majority status in the Senate and the House of Representatives, as voters sick of corruption and hurt by the Panic of 1873 fled the Republicans in droves.
Cultura is a Web-based, intercultural project situated in a language class, that connects American students with other students in different countries. It was originally created as an exchange between American and French students. Cultura has since been adapted to other schools and languages, connecting students in the US with students in Germany, Italy, Mexico, Russia and Spain. Following a common calendar, students explore together a variety of materials that progressively broaden their scope
WAGA: Stephen Stafford
Meet 13-year-old, Stephen Stafford II. Stephen Stafford is in his second year at Morehouse College and is a sensation. The 13-year-old is a triple-major child prodigy (biology, computer science and mathematics) and also tutors kids and fellow students at Morehouse.
John Seigenthaler Remembers French Journalist Guihard
Journalist John Seigenthaler was at Farley Hall on Sept. 30, 2010 to remember the 48th anniversary of French journalist, Paul Guihard's death (Sept. 30, 1962) with a marker in front of the Meek School of Journalism & New Media furnished by the Society of Professional Journalists. Video by Mary Stanton.
21L.007J After Columbus (MIT)
Sometime after 1492, the concept of the New World or America came into being, and this concept appeared differently - as an experience or an idea - for different people and in different places. This semester, we will read three groups of texts: first, participant accounts of contact between native Americans and French or English speaking Europeans, both in North America and in the Caribbean and Brazil; second, transformations of these documents into literary works by contemporaries; third, moder
What Is Existentialism? (Part 4 of 4)
Part 4 in a four part series on Existentialism. Run time 07:15.
President Koester's Fall 2010 Welcome Message
President Jolene Koester welcomes students to the 2010-11 academic year. Dr. Koester also discusses the current state budget situation and its implications for our campus. For more information on Cal State Northridge, please visit: http://www.csun.edu directed, shot, and edited by Krishna Narayanamurti assistant DP, production assistant, and closed captioning by Jacquil Constant produced by Ligeia Polidora executive producers: Barbara Gross, Vance Peterson, Randal Thomson special thanks: Linda
"The Underpants" Showing at SUNY Oswego
Student director Aaron Londraville discussing SUNY Oswego's staging of the farce "The Underpants" Nov. 16 to 20. The adaptation of the early 20th-century play is by comedian/actor/director Steve Martin.
Professor Jon Lewis on The Godfather
Jon Lewis discusses his new book on The Godfather.
Penn Leads the Vote
Penn Leads the Vote, a nonpartisan student organization at the University of Pennsylvania held an Election Day march and rally on College Green November 2, 2010. PLTV students and Penn cheerleaders escorted Penn President Amy Gutmann to her polling place to vote. They operated a "war room" call center to reach out to registered student voters. Late that evening after the polls closed, a trio of PLTV co-executive directors was interviewed on BBC World News America. PLTV is based in the Fox Lea
SP.772 Internet Technology in Local and Global Communities (MIT)
This course is based on the work of the MIT-African Internet Technology Initiative (MIT-AITI). MIT-AITI is an innovative approach by MIT students to integrate computers and internet technology into the education of students in African schools. The program focuses upon programming principles, cutting-edge internet technology, free open-source systems, and even an entrepreneurship seminar to introduce students in Africa to the power of information technology in today's world.MIT-AITI achieves this
6.436J Fundamentals of Probability (MIT)
This is a course on the fundamentals of probability geared towards first or second-year graduate students who are interested in a rigorous development of the subject. The course covers most of the topics in MIT course 6.431 but at a faster pace and in more depth. Topics covered include: probability spaces and measures; discrete and continuous random variables; conditioning and independence; multivariate normal distribution; abstract integration, expectation, and related convergence results; mome
6.854J Advanced Algorithms (MIT)
This course is a first-year graduate course in algorithms. Emphasis is placed on fundamental algorithms and advanced methods of algorithmic design, analysis, and implementation. Techniques to be covered include amortization, randomization, fingerprinting, word-level parallelism, bit scaling, dynamic programming, network flow, linear programming, fixed-parameter algorithms, and approximation algorithms. Domains include string algorithms, network optimization, parallel algorithms, computational ge
8.01X Physics I: Classical Mechanics with an Experimental Focus (MIT)
Physics I is a first-year physics course which introduces students to classical mechanics. This course has a hands-on focus, and approaches mechanics through take-home experiments. Topics include: kinematics, Newton's laws of motion, universal gravitation, statics, conservation laws, energy, work, momentum, and special relativity.
To Write A Paragraph (Paragraph Song)
To Write A Paragraph, by Obie Leff. This short song gives the basic elements to write a good paragraph. Lyrics are printed at the bottom of the screen while Obie plays piano and sings. Some of the lyrics include: "To write a paragraph, you have to know just what a paragraph is. Choose a topic, add transitions, reason, detail, facts, and evidence. Write a conclusion. And now you know what a paragraph is...." Run time 0:57.
HST.410J Projects in Microscale Engineering for the Life Sciences (MIT)
This course is a project-based introduction to manipulating and characterizing cells and biological molecules using microfabricated tools. It is designed for first year undergraduate students. In the first half of the term, students perform laboratory exercises designed to introduce (1) the design, manufacture, and use of microfluidic channels, (2) techniques for sorting and manipulating cells and biomolecules, and (3) making quantitative measurements using optical detection and fluorescent labe
Racism and the Police - Going Undercover - Mark Daly
Mark’s first media job was working for his local newspaper, The Clydebank Post, in 1999. He was named Scotland’s Young Journalist of the Year six months later and moved to The Scotsman. One year later he joined The Daily Record – the country’s biggest tabloid and spearheaded a number of award-winning undercover investigations. In 2002 he joined the BBC and embarked on a two-year undercover investigation into racism in the Greater Manchester Police Service. The resulting documentary cause
Journalism Now and in the Future - Alan Kirby, Coventry Evening Telegraph
Alan Kirby, previous editor of the Coventry Telegraph, is a seasoned journalist: Working at his craft for 35 years, the past 10 were spent as editor at the Coventry Telegraph until in August 2008, he announced that he would be retiring at the end of the year. Alan originally joined the Telegraph as a reporter at the Rugby office. Since then, his career has extended to a variety of editorial positions at the Coventry office, including News Editor, Feature Editor and Deputy Editor. In this C
Tackling Consumer Affairs - Ed Doolan, BBC
Ed Doolan presents BBC WM’s popular consumer affairs programme every weekday from 10am to 1pm and his Biographical series “The Other Side of ….....” which is heard Sundays at 12 noon and Fridays at 8pm. Ed was born in Sydney, Australia on July 20th, 1941. After a ten year career as a school teacher in Sydney, Edinburgh and London, he moved to Cologne, taking his first step into broadcasting with Radio Deutsche Welle, the German World Service, in 1970. From 1974 to 1982 Ed was a presenter