Mikhail Gorbachev: Full Biography
Mikhail Gorbachev was born on March 2, 1931, in Privolnoye, Russia. In 1961, he became a delegate to the Communist Party Congress. He was elected general secretary in 1985. He became the first president of the Soviet Union in 1990, and won the Nobel Prize for Peace that same year. He resigned in 1991, and has since founded the Gorbachev Foundation and remains active in social and political causes. In this Biography Channel full length video, learn about the life of Mikhail Gorbachev, the last le
HILT 47 Dan Schacter and Karl Szpunar
Dan Schacter and Karl Szpunar talk about their Hauser Grant project (Test-enhanced learning: Applying principles of cognitive psychology to education) which plans to study how formative assessment can be better used in lecture courses to promote learning.
4.3 R is for Relevance Relevance is an important factor to consider when you are evaluating information. It isn’t so much a property of the information itself but of the relationship it has with your question or your ‘information need’. For example, if you are writing an essay about robotics a book or website about green energy would probably not be relevant. So there are a number of ways in which a piece of information may not be relevant to your query: geographica
Relevance is an important factor to consider when you are evaluating information. It isn’t so much a property of the information itself but of the relationship it has with your question or your ‘information need’. For example, if you are writing an essay about robotics a book or website about green energy would probably not be relevant. So there are a number of ways in which a piece of information may not be relevant to your query:
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Shifts in Equilibrium uploaded 1/4/2013
Arensky Piano Trio - MIT Chamber Music MIT students perform the Piano String Trio No. 1 in D Minor composed by Anton Arensky. Bravo to violinist Pam Cai, cellist June Kim, and pianist Ray Hwa Wu. And thanks to their coach Marcus thompson. Four movements: Allegro, Scherzo, Elegia, and Finale. Killian Hall, December, 2012
MIT students perform the Piano String Trio No. 1 in D Minor composed by Anton Arensky. Bravo to violinist Pam Cai, cellist June Kim, and pianist Ray Hwa Wu. And thanks to their coach Marcus thompson. Four movements: Allegro, Scherzo, Elegia, and Finale. Killian Hall, December, 2012
Listen to actor, Robert Guillaume, read Guji Guji by Chih-Yuan Chen. Guji Guji is quite content with his life as a duckling, despite the fact
that he doesn't look anything like his brothers. Then one fateful day,
he meets up with three nasty, grinning creatures. (06:35)
Newton's 3 Laws, With a Bicycle
Why would it be hard to pedal a 10,000 pound bicycle? This simple explanation shows how Newton’s 3 laws of motion help you ride your bike. (03:32)
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)
Sainsbury CFO John Rogers on Q3 trading statement
Jan. 9 - Sainsbury posted the largest sales rise in the run-up to Christmas among the so called "big four", according to data published on Tuesday. CFO John Rogers comments on the Q3 numbers.
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)
Ghosts, Witches and Portents in Early Modern Europe: Introduction
Ghosts, Witches and Portents in Early Modern Europe: Introduction
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
Come out and support the Nittany Lion Fencers on Saturday, January 12, 2013
The Penn State men's and women's fencing team will return to action this weekend in White Building as they host an NCAA competition on Saturday Jan. 12. Competing teams will include Drew, UPenn, Duke, UNC, Columbia, Haverford, and Temple (women's team only), and action is set to begin at 9 a.m.
UM Chorus Sings at White House
Twenty-seven members of The University of Mississippi chorus were invited to sing at the White House during the holiday tours of the iconic mansion. The group of graduate students and seniors will perform two hour long sets of classic holiday songs and hymns during their performance. Video by Mary Stanton.
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,