Free Income Tax Service Through Law & Accountancy Programs
Students with the Law School and the School of Accountancy are taking part in two community service programs to offer free income tax filing for Oxford, Lafayette and University community members. Video by Mary Stanton Knight.
Carnegie Mellon University -- Davos 2014
Carnegie Mellon University President Dr. Subra Suresh led CMU's presence at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland (Jan. 22-25, 2014). CMU is one of only 25 universities -- 11 in the U.S. -- to be a member of the WEF's Global University Leaders Forum. Joining Dr. Suresh at the annual meeting were several CMU faculty members who presented their work around the university's Simon Initiative, which is focused on improving the science of learning: • Emma
Civil Rights Champion Adelfa Botello Callejo Has Died
Civil Rights champion and community leader Adelfa Botello Callejo, the first Hispanic woman to graduate from SMU Dedman School of Law and the first to practice law in Dallas, has died at the age of 90. This is coverge of her death by NBC 5 News and the reading of a statement into the Congressional Record by Rep. Marc Veasey, D-Texas.
Explaining the Marlise Muñoz case
Tom Mayo, a medical ethicist and associate law professor at SMU, was interviewed numerous times by the news media about the case of Marlisa Muñoz, a pregnant woman who was kept on life support for several weeks at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth after being pronounced brain dead. Mayo helped write the legislation the hospital said it was following.
Candidate Wendy Davis and Her Personal History
SMU Political Science Professor Matthew Wilson talks about the campaign of Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis and how she is addressing questions about her account of her personal history.
Did You Know?
State investment of the University of Minnesota pays off. The U is a major contributor to Minnesota's economy. http://impact.umn.edu Did you know? The U provides good jobs and helps create jobs across the state. Research at the U has a significant impact on Minnesota's economy. The U educates the workforce that Minnesota needs to succeed in the 21st century.
Darden Community Celebrates Lunar New Year 2014
2014's celebration of the Lunar New Year, which begins on 31 January and ends on 14 February, ushers in the Year of the Horse. And the Darden community celebrated with traditional performances and cuisine in Darden's PepsiCo Forum on 23 January 2014. The event was sponsored by Darden's Asian Business Club.
International Education Week: Diverse Cultures and Religious Beliefs in China - Confucius Institute
http://www.youtube.com/user/StPetersburgCollege International Education Week: Diverse Cultures and Religious Beliefs in China A performance by the Confucius Institute, University of South Florida About St. Petersburg College: In 1927, St. Petersburg College (then known as St. Petersburg Junior College) became Florida's first private, non-profit, two-year school of higher learning located in downtown St. Petersburg. Full accreditation followed in 1931 and in 1948 SPC became a public college.
Heritage and Magical Realism
Host Marcia Alvar speaks with Kathleen Alcalá, the assistant editor of The Seattle Review, co-founder of The Raven Chronicles and author of Mrs. Vargas and the Dead Naturalist and Other Stories and Spirits of the Ordinary. Her work interweaves politics, spirituality and feminism and is firmly based in the Latin American tradition of fiction.
As a longtime associate professor of art at the University of Washington, Ellen Garvens offers her perspective on trends in photography in this 1998 interview with Upon Reflection host Ross Reynolds. Garvens illustrates the decade's changing artistic focus with examples from her own work on the fluctuation between two and three dimensions.
Holy Ghost People
Host Marcia Alvar speaks with Dennis Covington, author of "Salvation on Sand Mountain," and Professor of Creative Writing, University of Alabama. He covers his brief involvement in a snake-handling religious sect and his book written about the experience. After learning about the sect from the New York Times coverage of the preacher on trial for murder, Dr. Covington used his book as a way of exploring issues about the sect and how they apply to mainstream society.
Speed and Transgression
Host Marcia Alvar converses with Lesley Hazleton, psychologist, journalist and author of Confessions of a Fast Woman. Ms. Hazleton describes her career change from foreign correspondent to automotive columnist/journalist. As a woman in a primarily man's field, she describes her love of fast cars and how she learned from the "inside" as a mechanic's apprentice. "Something happens inside your mind when you're in a really powerful car on a public highway," she says.
Closer to the Light
What happens when we die? Melvin Morse, once an associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Washington and author of "Closer to the Light: Learning from the Near Death Experiences of Children," seeks to answer this age old question. Morse explains to Upon Reflection host Marcia Alvar how values transform a child's perception of death and the controversy surrounding his profession.
Views on American Television
Host Al Page speaks with Bruce Christensen, President and CEO of the Public Broadcasting System. Mr. Christensen discusses how television has changed the life of the nation, exposed new ideas, places and people, and how he provides an alternative to commercial television. He also details television's influence on children and how television can educate children. Christensen also gives his take the future of PBS and television technologies.
Host Marcia Alvar speaks with Temple Grandin, an animal scientist whose autism has been both a hindrance and a gift. Her first book, Emergence: Labeled Autistic (1986), tells about autism from the inside. Her latest book, Thinking in Pictures, tells how she uses visual thinking in her scientific work. She also relates her experiences teaching others about autism, especially actor Dustin Hoffman, for his role as an autistic savant in Rain Man.
Good Reporting: Telling the Tale
Host Al Page speaks with Juan Williams, reporter for The Washington Post. They discuss the criteria of solid story writing and the importance of getting the small details right. Williams articulates his belief that a good reporter should strive for a story that thoroughly describes the points of tension or conflict. They also discuss the negative stereotypes of minorities, the difficulty in keeping an open mind and the problems involved in political coverage.
News: All in the Family
Host Al Page speaks with the wife-husband team of Judy Woodruff, news correspondent to the MacNeil-Lehrer News Hour and host of Frontline, and Al Hunt, Washington Bureau Chief for The Wall Street Journal. They debate the differences in newspaper reporting versus television reporting, which writing styles lend themselves more easily to the different media forms, and the context and significance of news reporting. They also discuss how journalist's personalities come into play, the role of subject
Article :: Favorite Adjustment Layers and Filters for Compositing in Adobe Photoshop
This chapter pushes deep into Bret Malley's four favorite adjustment layers (along with their subterranean features), as well as the Photoshop filters that he finds come in most handy for composite work.
Is the ‘Islamic State’ vanquishable?
The rise of the so-called Islamic State (IS) in vast swathes of territories in Syria and Iraq, and the US-led military response to it, have introduced another complex dimension to an oil-rich but already very volatile Middle East. The old correlation of forces in support of maintaining the status quo, especially following the Iranian revolution more than 35 years ago, has been changing. A set of new alignments and realignments along multiple regional fault-lines, including sectarian divisions a
Talks at Google | Olga Oliker, "Russia: What happened? What's next?"
Olga Oliker, Associate Director, International Security & Defense Policy Center and Senior International Policy Analyst at RAND Corporation, visited the Google Los Angeles Venice office on April 9, 2014 to speak on current events in Russia and Ukraine. The title of her talk is: "Russia: What Happened? What's Next?"