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.
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
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
What Is Existentialism? (Part 4 of 4)
Part 4 in a four part series on Existentialism. Run time 07:15.
21L.703 English Renaissance Drama: Theatre and Society in the Age of Shakespeare (MIT)
Shakespeare "doth bestride the narrow world" of the English Renaissance "like a colossus," leaving his contemporaries "walk under his large legs and peep about" to find themselves in "dishonourable graves." This course aims in part to correct this grave injustice by surveying the extraordinary output of playwrights whose names have largely been eclipsed by their more luminous compatriot: Marlowe, Jonson, Webster, and Ford, among others. Reading Shakespeare as just one of a group of practitioners
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.
2.875 Mechanical Assembly and Its Role in Product Development (MIT)
The course presents a systematic approach to design and assembly of mechanical assemblies, which should be of interest to engineering professionals, as well as post-baccalaureate students of mechanical, manufacturing and industrial engineering. It introduces mechanical and economic models of assemblies and assembly automation at two levels. "Assembly in the small" includes basic engineering models of part mating, and an explanation of the Remote Center Compliance. "Assembly in the large" takes a
Professor Jon Lewis on The Godfather
Jon Lewis discusses his new book on The Godfather.
21M.302 Harmony and Counterpoint II (MIT)
In this subject, we explore the harmonic, melodic, and formal practices of western music, principally the so-called "Classical" idiom of central Europe, ca. 1750-1825. Topics include a quick review of material covered in 21M.301, chromatic harmony (viio7, bII6, and chords of the augmented sixth), and chromatic modulation; lecture study and discussion are complemented by work in the keyboard laboratory and sight-singing laboratory. All areas of study will be integrated in a semester-long project
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
6.011 Introduction to Communication, Control, and Signal Processing (MIT)
This course is taken mainly by undergraduates, and explores ideas involving signals, systems and probabilistic models in the context of communication, control and signal processing applications. The material expands out from the basics in 6.003 and 6.041. The treatment involves aspects of analysis, synthesis, and optimization. Topics covered differ somewhat from semester to semester, but typically include: random processes, correlations, spectral densities, state-space modeling, multirate proces
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
15.098 Special Seminar in Applied Probability and Stochastic Processes (MIT)
This seminar is intended for doctoral students and discusses topics in applied probability. This semester includes a variety of fields, namely statistical physics (local weak convergence and correlation decay), artificial intelligence (belief propagation algorithms), computer science (random K-SAT problem, coloring, average case complexity) and electrical engineering (low density parity check (LDPC) codes).