2007.03.28-Divine Wind: The History and Science of Hurricanes
Kerry?Emanuel?discusses the historical importance of hurricanes, and focus on the current state of scientific research.? He gives an engaging account of these awe-inspiring meteorological events, revealing how hurricanes and typhoons have literally a...
2007.01.18-The Logic and Lure of Conspiracy Theories: A Conversation with Professor of History Rober
From aliens at Roswell to multiple gunmen on the grassy knoll, American culture is rife with conspiracy theories and theorists. Robert Goldberg, a respected?historian?of social movements and 20th century America, discusses where these theories come from,
2006.01.25-Harvesting the Tree of Life: Reaping What We Sow
This lecture discusses the steps that are used to construct the 'Tree of Life,' a worldwide project sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to assemble the entire organismal tree of life. The DNA of some 1.7 million species must be catalog...
History in the Hands of Playwright August Wilson
theatre, drama, broadway, African, American, art, amiri braka, leroi jones, Pittsburgh, poet, borges, gem of the ocean, Felicia Rashad, black, blues, ma rainey’s black bottom, write, music, act, middle passage, the piano lesson, slavery
Memorable Moments: A Look at Stanford’s Rich History
jane, Leland, California, university, academic, student, Berkeley, big game, football, commencement, earthquake, medical, school, cooper, san Francisco, tuition, engineer, harris j. ryan, electricity, hank lucetti, ellwood cubberly, school of education, J
Proving the Existence of God, Medieval Style
Anselm, Philosophy, Religion, Theology, Dialectic, Monk, Canterbury, Archbishop, Monologion, Good, Bad, Fundamental, Belief, Argument, Real, Perfection, Being, Great Chain, Proof, Existential, Ontology, Non-contradiction, Kant, Language, Saint
A History of Venture Capital - Spencer E. Ante (BusinessWeek)
Spencer E. Ante, BusinessWeek editor and author, quotes excerpts from his book, Creative Capital: Georges Doriot and the Birth of Venture Capital, and offers a historical portal into the start and evolution of venture capital. He draws an investment timeline starting with the post-WWII economy, delves into the dominance of Silicon Valley, and discusses current recessionary activity.
Medieval Matters: Modern European Nationalism and the Fight to Control the Past
ethnicity, origins, lineage, ideology, philosophy, politics, totalitarianism, conflict, foreign policy, international relations, warfare, civilizations, philology, societies, academia, dogma, treaties, science, literature, race, sociology, Germany, Poland
Energy Harvesting for Wireless Sensors (May 30, 2007)
Computer science, engineering, software, hardware, computer science, PC, IT, processor, parallelism, silicon implementation, chip architecture, circuit design, CAD, computer aided design, embedded, programming languages, compilers, numerical analysis, tec
Evolving Evaluation from Engineers to Experience: What History Can Teach Us About Evaluation in HCI
Human-Computer Interaction Seminar - Spring 2007 - Evolving Evaluation from Engineers to Experience: What History Can Teach Us About Evaluation in HCI - Stanford > CATEGORIES > Science and Technology > Courses > Human-Computer Interaction Seminar > Spring 2007 > Evolving Evaluation from Engineers to Experience: What History Can Teach Us About Evaluation in HCI
13. NASA's Planetary Policy: History and Implementation (February 21, 2008)
Science, Astrobiology, Astrology, Cosmology, Chemistry, Engineering, Physics, Molecular Biology, Earth, sun, Mars, planetary protection policy, space, solar system, universe, galaxy, evolution, life, eukaryote, prokaryote, organism, cell, chlorophyll, hyd
African-American History: The Modern Freedom Struggle Course Syllabus
African-American History: The Modern Freedom Struggle - Tracks - African-American History: The Modern Freedom Struggle Course Syllabus - Stanford > CATEGORIES > Arts and Humanities > Courses > African-American History: The Modern Freedom Struggle > Tracks > African-American History: The Modern Freedom Struggle Course Syllabus
1-2. Two Paradigms of Colonial History (September 24, 2008)
American history, social science, humanism, language, England, colony, class, diversity, politics, scientific revolution, human condition, architecture, colonization, art, discovery, settler, Columbus, communication, African slave, black, immigration, Eur
2. History of the English Word Structure (April 7, 2009)
middle old English, linguistic, history, language, philosophy, creative writing, grammar, vocabulary, etymology, structure, evolution, Germanic, Celtic, speak, pronounce, write, migration, aesthetic, prestige, French, Anglo Saxon, German, Norman, Scandina
A history of Russian punk
In this episode Ivan talks about the development of the Russian scene and the relationship between punk and the political and social establishment.
Introduction to Medieval Islamic Medicine
In our first episode Peter provides an introduction to the series and outlines the topics we will explore.
The medieval in the modern
In our final episode we examine the impact that the Islamic tradition had on neighbouring cultures and the modern theory and practice of medicine.