Duke on Demand Highlights for the Week of October 31, 2010
This week on Duke on Demand, Duke students stage the play "Beatification of Area Boy" in consultation with the drama's Nobel-prize winner author. The Duke women's soccer team dons pink jersey for breast cancer awareness in a win over Boston College. Comedian Jeff Foxworthy and his wife Gregg receive a Duke Medicine honorary alumni award for their support of Duke Children's Hospital charities. And, an "Office Hours" conversation on how brain science is affecting court trials.
I2S (SERVE - Socially & Environmentally Responsible Value Enhancement)
The I2SERVE (I2S) The I2S is for current Georgia Tech students and recent alumni who have a very early stage product/serve idea or venture concept that is focused on creating a better world. All great ventures and organizations begin with great ideas. The I2S is a competition of ideas; where creativity, imagination, and technology are applied to: Solving community and social issues (for example reducing the effects of poverty, alleviating hunger, promoting physical and psychological health and
Will Marcellus Shale drilling be taxed?
Tom Murphy, co-director of the Marcellus Shale Center for Outreach and Research (M-COR) answers a question from the audience as to whether natural gas drilling in Pennsylvania will be taxed. The atrium of the Penn State Downtown Theatre Center was standing room only last Wednesday for the first Research Unplugged event of the fall semester, a conversation with Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research co-directors Michael Arthur and Tom Murphy on the economic and environmental impacts of Marce
Michael Arthur narrates animation of the drilling process
Michael Arthur, Professor of Geosciences and Co-Director of the Penn State Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research, walks the audience through an animation of the natural gas drilling process. The atrium of the Penn State Downtown Theatre Center was standing room only last Wednesday for the first Research Unplugged event of the fall semester, a conversation with Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research co-directors Michael Arthur and Tom Murphy on the economic and environmental impacts of
This one semester course covers some of the principal areas and concepts of modern psychology. Topics include research methodology, learning, perception, social interaction, personality, intelligence, social development and psychopathology.
Northeastern Co-op: Antarctica
In April, Corey Allard became the first Northeastern University undergraduate to work on co-op in Antarctica. Now back on campus, he is reflecting on his tremendous opportunity to conduct significant climate-change research in an environment unlike anywhere on Earth.
Meet Author John Hollway
September 15, 2010 - John Hollway presents his book Killing Time, the true story of John Thompson, a black man who was convicted and sentenced to death in 1984 for the murder of a prominent white man in New Orleans.
What Does Re-Engineering Mean for Real Estate?
Who better to comment on current realities of real estate investment than practitioners immersed in the business at the highest level? Moderated by prominent real estate economist Ray Torto, this panel includes five senior executives with well over a century of collective experience at major development and investment firms and
IPB's Ingeborg Breines on challenges to world peace
Ingeborg Breines, co-President of International Peace Bureau, Nobel Peace Prize laureate 1910, speaks about challenges to world peace.
24. General Review
Dante in Translation (ITAL 310) 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. Complete course materials are available
Virtual Maths, Shapes Space and Measure, Surface of semi cylinder
Interactive simulation demonstrating how to calculate the surface area of a cover for an astro turf pitch including the ends by using a semi (half) cylinder.
Continental Portuguese intermediate semester B
This module is aimed at students in year 2 semester B. The varied exercises cover a range of topics from Portuguese history to cooking. The transcript reader of the listening exercises allows students to identify words/passages they find difficult to understand.
French year 1 semester A
This module is aimed at 1st year students in semester A and addresses common grammatical problems areas.
Mandarin stage 3 semester B
This module is aimed at students who have completed stage 2 Mandarin or have a comparable qualification. The exercises, some of which are supported by audio, concentrate on vocabulary development by using the concept of word families. The transcript reader of the listening exercises allows students to identify words/passages they find difficult to understand.
Inaugural Sesquicentennial Conference Final Session
PANEL:"Morehouse Faculty and Students Write on the History of Morehouse College" Participants: Mr. Antwann Simpkins '14, Morehouse College, Undergraduate "Cultural Assassination: Morehouse's Enduring Battle with Black Homosexuality" Mr. Khari Ford '13, Morehouse College, Undergraduate "The Morehouse Navy: A History of the NROTC and the Midshipmen of the College" Dr. Larry Spruill, Morehouse College, Associate Professor-History "Remembering Election Nights: Morehouse Students and the Obama Vic
Virtual Maths - 2D Shapes diagrams and formula
Diagram of 2D shapes, including formulas
Mongol Invasion of Europe - Part 3
This documentary, which is suitable for high-school students, focuses on the Mongol campaign of 1240. This episode tells of the abrupt withdrawal of the Mongol army.The film is a dramatization.
Transforming the Economic Lives of the Ultrapoor [Audio]
Speaker(s): Robin Burgess, Abhijit Banerjee, Dean Karlan and Mushtaque Chowdhury | Robin Burgess, Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics and Political Science, and Abhijit Banerjee, Ford Foundation International Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology led a discussion regarding Transforming the Economic Lives of the Ultrapoor. Chaired by Oriana Bandiera (LSE), Burgess and Banerjee were joined by two discussants: Dean Karlan (Yale University) and Mus
6.831 User Interface Design and Implementation (MIT)
6.831 introduces the principles of user interface development, focusing on three key areas: Design: How to design good user interfaces, starting with human capabilities (including the human information processor model, perception, motor skills, color, attention, and errors) and using those capabilities to drive design techniques: task analysis, user-centered design, iterative design, usability guidelines, interaction styles, and graphic design principles. Implementation: Techniques for buildi
Observe the International Space Station
If you know where and when to look, it is actually possible to see the International Space Station as it passes over your community.
This video is a short guide to finding and observing the ISS. Viewing times for your location can be found at http://www.heavens-above.com .