Rebels seize village of al-Qawalish
July 6 - Rebels of the Western Mountains manage to seize the village of al-Qawalish from Gaddafi troops after a six-hour battle. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
Ocean State Summer Writing Conference - Jennifer Egan
Jennifer Egan is the recipient of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction for her latest novel, A Visit from the Goon Squad, for which she was also a Pen Faulkner Award and the LA Times Book Prize finalist. She is the author of The Invisible Circus, a novel which became a feature film starring Cameron Diaz in 2001, Look at Me, a finalist for the National Book Award in fiction in 2001, Emerald City and Other Stories and The Keep, which was a nati
Otis Art History 11 - Carolingian and Ottonian Art
From the Caves to Romanticism, take a journey through centuries of art and learn about the role of art in culture and the place of the artist in society. This series of five-minute podcasts from Otis College of Art and Design features sumptuous images and informative texts. Presented by Dr. Jeanne Willette, faculty at Otis College of Art and Design.
Know about Recycling - Quiz
Are you a good eco person?
Quadratic Equations: Solving Quadratic Equations
This module contains the a quadratic equations from Elementary Algebra by Denny Burzynski and Wade Ellis, Jr.
Obama discusses debt ceiling at Twitter town hall
July 6 - Obama answers the tweeted question: "Will you issue an executive order to raise the debt ceiling?" Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
Probability with Playing Cards and Venn Diagrams
Probability of compound events. The Addition Rule. Common Core Standard 457 S-CP.7 In this ten-minute video, Sal Khan of Khan Academy, uses playing cards and a Venn Diagram to continue his discussion of probability using computer software.
The Basics of Probability
During this brief video, the instructor gives the basics of probability. He starts by using the probabilty of flipping a coin. Though the instructor says he discusses the 'basics', this video instruction should be supplemented with discussion prior to viewing. (01:41)
This patient education program reviews the anatomy of the knee, symptoms, and treatments, including the benefits and risks of knee replacement surgery, for damaged knee joints. This is a MedlinePlus Interactive Health Tutorial from the National Library of Medicine, designed and developed by the Patient Education Institute.
Mental Status Exam: Anatomy: Parietal Lobes
The parietal lobes are important for perception and interpretation of sensory information especially somatosensory information. The non-dominant parietal lobe is particularly important for visual-spatial function. The dominant parietal lobe is important for praxis, which is the formation of the idea of a complex purposeful motor act while the frontal lobes are important for the execution of the act. The Gerstmann syndrome, which consists of the constellation of acalculia, finger agnosia, right-l
Transport though the Ages - Quiz
A quiz on transport through the ages.
Confederate Spy Belle Edmondson
UM Archives & Special Collections hold the letters and diaries of Confederate spy Belle Edmondson. While living in Memphis, Edmondson traversed the Civil War lines to bring medical supplies and news about loved ones to families in Mississippi.
The very first building on CMU's campus, it connects to Baker Hall. Learn a fun fact about the two entranceways facing Frew Street.
See the unique façade of Hunt Library and take a mini tour of the interior.
Introducción a un billete mexicano de diez pesos
Este módulo contextualiza a un billete de diez pesos mexicanos (1823) impreso sobre una bula católica (siglo 18), según la trayectoria de la historia de México.
Bend, Twist and Break: Beyond the Laboratory
Dr. Chris Muhlstein explains that when scientists study fracture surfaces from controlled experiments to understand the resulting shapes and features, they can use their understanding to deduce what happened when they were not around to see the material fail or break. Further they can predict what will have to a larger or smaller piece of material under stress. This process is how scientists and engineers translate a lab experiment into a design for an airplane, bridge or even a bike frame.
In this activity, students learn how engineers use solar energy to heat buildings by investigating the thermal storage properties of some common materials: sand, salt, water and shredded paper. Students then evaluate the usefulness of each material as a thermal storage material to be used as the thermal mass in a passive solar building.
Stocks surge as shoppers boost hopes
July 7 - Summary of business headlines: Nasdaq closes near 10-1/2 year high as consumers shop and hiring rebounds; News Corp's James Murdoch says newspaper hacking regrettable was painful decision; Apple acknowledges security risk to devices. Conway G. Gittens reports.