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
01 - Course introduction
Professor Kagan introduces the course and the material that will be covered during the semester. He aims to clarify what the class will focus on in particular and which subjects it will steer away from. The emphasis will be placed on philosophical questions that arise when one contemplates the nature of death. The first half of the course will address metaphysical questions while the second half will focus on value theory.
24 - General Review
The last class of the semester consists of a brief recapitulation of topics in the Divine Comedy addressed throughout the course, followed by an extensive question and answer session with the students. The questions posed allow Professor Mazzotta to elaborate on issues raised over the course of the semester, from Dante's place within the medieval love tradition to the relationship between his roles as poet and theologian.
21W.780 Communicating in Technical Organizations (MIT)
This class offers students an opportunity to experiment with various forms and practices of cellphone communication and, most importantly, to propose and develop a semester-long project using advanced A780 cellphones donated by Motorola along with access to J2ME™ source code for programming cellphone applications. Class size is limited. Students in small collaborative groups will propose, implement and report on a semester-long project.
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.
The Joy of Economics: Making Sense out of Life
My goal is to provide an accessible book that reflects this theme of choice and conveys a sense of the breadth and power of basic economic analysis. It assumes no prior knowledge of economics and can be read and appreciated by anyone. While some parts of the book cover conventional material, others do not. I've ignored many traditional topics and substituted ones that apply economics in unusual and often provocative ways. The chapters are not meant to be definitive, they are meant to raise q
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.
15.391 Early Stage Capital (MIT)
15.391 examines the elements of raising early stage capital, focusing on start-up ventures and the early stages of company development. This course also prepares entrepreneurs to make the best use of outside advisors, and to negotiate effective long-term relationships with funding sources. Working in teams, students interact with venture capitalists and other professionals throughout the semester. Disclaimer: The web sites for this course and the materials they offer are provided for educational
Fireworks ring out during 2014 Central PA 4th Fest
Though earlier in the week had offered up some serious rainfall, Friday July 4, 2014 was beautiful. Skies were peaceful and temperatures were pleasant as this year's 4th Fest did not disappoint. This video captured the final explosive sequences of the night.
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
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
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.
Computer Typing Lessons : Home Row on a Keyboard
Typing lessons for beginners. Learn about the functionality of home row on a keyboard in this free video. Expert: Linda Lewis Contact: www.keytime.com Bio:...
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