How Two Decisions Led Me To Olympic Glory
From setback and injury to an Olympic gold medal -- see how confidently making decisions led one bobsledder down an unexpected
pathway to victory. (04:02)
Spartan Sagas: Rose Cooper
My name is Rose Cooper. After more than 30 years of being an on-again, off-again student, overcoming obstacles and feelings of failure, I finally earned my interdisciplinary humanities pre-law degree with an emphasis in Korean language from Michigan State. I was honored to have been chosen by my fellow graduates to deliver the senior class remarks at our commencement in December 2012. This video tells my story.
A Bad Case of Stripes
Listen to Sean Astin read A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon. Camilla Cream loves lima beans, but she never eats them. Why? Because the other kids at her school don't like them. And Camilla is very, very worried about what other people think of her. In fact, she is so worried that she is about to break out in... A Bad Case of Stripes. (11:52)
Thank you, Mr. Falker
Listen to Jane Kaczmarek read Thank You, Mr. Falker by Patricia Polacco. Little Trisha is overjoyed at the thought of starting school and
learning how to read. But right from the start, when she tries to read,
all the letters and numbers just get jumbled up. Her classmates make
matters worse by calling her "dummy" and "toad." (16:39)
Reproducibility: Gold or Fool's Gold in Digital Social Research?
Christine Borgman's Keynote talk from the OII Symposium "Social Science and Digital Research: Interdisciplinary Insights", March 2012. This is a Keynote talk from the Oxford Internet Institute's Symposium "Social Science and Digital Research: Interdisciplinary Insights", held in Oxford on 12 March 2012. Data sharing has become a core tenet of science policy in the UK, the US, and elsewhere. Among the rationales for sharing data is improving the ability to reproduce or to replicate research. Repr
Fulton Steamboat Engine
This is a quick recording of an animated scale model of a steam engine, drive train, and paddlewheels from Robert Fulton's North River Steamboat. Filmed at Cabin Fever Expo 2011. (00:30)
NASA | Summer Extremes Getting More Extreme
People who live north of the equator are experiencing both higher summer temperatures and a greater frequency of extreme bouts of heat, according to a NASA statistical analysis of decades of Northern Hemisphere temperature data. A basic bell curve shows breakdown of these temperatures. Initially, the mean summer temperature for the Northern Hemisphere from 1951-1980 is centered at the top of the curve, with the frequency of cooler summers in blue and the frequency of warmer summers in red. Watch
A World Without Humans
This clip explores the 1986 meltdown of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant that took place in Ukraine. (06:27)
E-Portfolio Toolkit - Booklet
This E-Portfolio Toolkit is based on experience of developing the “Year Abroad E-Portfolio”, undertaken by the School of Languages at Leeds Metropolitan University. We use an E-Portfolio to assess our students on their period abroad because we think it encourages them to fully engage with culture(s) and language of the target country and to reflect on the resulting cultural and linguistic development. As part of our project, we have also developed a set of learning activities and materials,
Market Pulse: Japan and Einstein's definition of insanity
Jan. 11 - The yen slides to a 30-month low, but is the market getting too carried away? Draghi's magic may be waning on the euro, and mining and Commerzbank shares fall.
The Stages of Mitosis
This is a computer-animated clip from Stages of Mitosis, a promotional piece, which begins with a fly-through of cells preparing to undergo mitosis (cell division).
Upon entering a cell we are introduced to various organelles of the inner cell and the key events involved in mitosis.
Convex Analysis and Optimization, Spring 2010
This course will focus on fundamental subjects in (deterministic) optimization, connected through the themes of convexity, geometric multipliers, and duality. The aim is to develop the core analytical and computational issues of continuous optimization, duality, and saddle point theory using a handful of unifying principles that can be easily visualized and readily understood. The mathematical theory of convex sets and functions will be central, and will allow an intuitive, highly visual, geomet
A Heroic Return
It's taken all spring and summer, but salmon finally return to Admiralty Island to spawn. See the fish in this short clip from Nature. (01:03)
Faculty Learning Day, Jan. 2013 | Jeff Sykes
Jeff Sykes examines the ways technologies can be used to make accommodations for students with disabilities.
21L.002X Foundations of World Culture II: World Literatures and Texts (MIT)
This class continues our study of the foundational texts of human culture, focusing on early modernity until the recent past. In many ways, this includes several questions such as: Why did these works achieve the fame and influence they achieved? How do they present what it means to be a human being? How do they describe the role of a member of a family, community, tradition, social class, gender? How do they distinguish between proper and improper behavior? How do they characterize the members
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GRCC Players Present: "Crooked" | Promo
GRCC Players present: CROOKED by Catherine Trieschmann on January 17 - 19, 8pm, Spectrum Theater. Call 234-3946 beginning Monday, Jan 7 at 1pm to purchase tickets.
Op zoek naar jongeren die stotteren We zijn op zoek naar jongeren die stotteren voor een uniek doctoraatsonderzoek. We willen aantonen dat stotteren veel meer is dan wat mensen kunnen horen en zien. Ken je iemand die zou kunnen deelnemen, geef hem of haar dan zeker deze …
We zijn op zoek naar jongeren die stotteren voor een uniek doctoraatsonderzoek. We willen aantonen dat stotteren veel meer is dan wat mensen kunnen horen en zien.
Ken je iemand die zou kunnen deelnemen, geef hem of haar dan zeker deze …
John Siegfried: “Better Living Through Economics”
Watch video of “Better Living Through Economics”, part of the Osher Lifelong Learning Lecture Series presented by Vanderbilt Professor of Economics John Siegfried, who has written a book with the same title. Siegfried will focus on various case studies to demonstrate how economic research has improved societal conditions over the past 50 years by influencing public policykeep reading »