2007 COSAL: Presentations (audio)
The Norman Cutler Conference on South Asian Literature (COSAL) honors the life and work of the late Norman Cutler, former Professor of Tamil in the Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations. Presentations in this recording include: Bernard Bate, "Naaladiyar in the Bajaar: Protestant Textuality and the Tamil Public Sphere"; Lakshmi H
"Beyond the Green Zone: Dispatches from an Unembedded Journalist in Occupied Iraq"
A talk by Dahr Jamail, independent journalist and author. As the occupation of Iraq unravels, the demand for independent reporting is growing. Since 2003, unembedded journalist Dahr Jamail has filed indispensable reports from Iraq that have made him this generation's chronicler of the unfolding disaster t
"The Oil and Glory"
A talk by journalist and author Steven LeVine. Pipeline politics became a modern day version of the 19th Century's Great Game, in which Britain and Russia had employed cunning and bluff to gain supremacy over the lands of the Caucasus and Central Asia. “The Oil and Glory” is the story of how, at the dawn of the 21st century, the game was played once more across the harsh e
Displacement Week: "Chicago and the 2016 Olympics"
A talk by Larry Bennett, Political Science Department, DePaul University. Chicago is one of seven finalists seeking the designation as host city for the 2016 summer Olympic Games. Eight years in advance of the Games, several major components of the Chicago proposal have been worked out and have drawn the attention of local residents and the media. Many other parts of the Chicago Olympic plan remain unspecified at this time. Among the uncertainties associated with the Chicago Olympic bid, and if
"Mexican Oil and Gas Policies"
A presentation by Adrián Lajous, Former Pemex CEO. Adrián Lajous is Chairman of the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, President of Petrométrica, SC and non-Executive Director of Schlumberger, Ternium, Trinity Industries and Grupo Petroquímico Beta. He is senior energy advisor to McKinsey & Company. In 2003-04 he was a Senior Fellow at the Kennedy School of Governme
World War 2 NewsReel and Footage Planes
This brief clip shows actual footage from World War - showing children the environment of the war. No audio. Run time 01:25.
“Enough: Why the World's Poorest Starve in an Age of Plenty”
A talk by journalist and author Roger Thurow. For more than thirty years, humankind has known how to grow enough food to end chronic hunger worldwide. Yet while the "Green Revolution" succeeded in South America and Asia, it never got to Africa. Now, an impending global food crisis threatens to make things worse. In the west we think of famine as
Piano Lesson - How to Play the E major scale (right hand)
2.5 minute clip of overhead view of pianist playing the E major scale in the right hand. He describes the correct fingering and notes for E major. Good for beginners.
How to Use WatchKnow
While many have said WatchKnow is easy to use, we think it can't hurt to explain it with a nice screencast. So here you go--how to use WatchKnow, in under four minutes. Covers opening categories; opening video pages; watching and rating videos; drilling down into the Directory; using the age filter; using the search engine to find categories and videos, and to locate where categories are in the Directory; getting an account; how educational professionals should sign up for an account; and My
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Facts About the Pyramids of Egypt
The pyramids of Egypt were built originally as tombs for Pharaohs, but no one is sure exactly how they were built. Learn more about these wonders of the world with answers from an experienced history teacher. (1:19)
Trailer: Passport to the Universe (Narrated by Tom Hanks)
The American Museum of Natural History is launching a double feature of the Museum's space shows as part of the year-long celebration commemorating the 10th anniversary of the opening of the Frederick Phineas and Sandra Priest Rose Center for Earth and Space. The double feature includes the Museum's first two space shows: "Passport to the Universe" (narrated by Tom Hanks), which launches visitors on a thrilling trip through space and time; and "The Search For Life: Are We Alone?" (narrated by H
SciCafe: Life the Universe and Everything with Neil deGrasse Tyson
American Museum of Natural History's Director of the Hayden Planetarium, Neil deGrasse Tyson, hosted "Life the Universe and Everything: A Conversation with Neil deGrasse Tyson" at the Museum on June 2, 2010 as part of the ongoing free SciCafe series. Tyson hosted the casual conversation about stars, planets, the universe, and beyond in the Frederick Phineas and Sandra Priest Rose Center for Earth and Space. The popular SciCafe series takes place at the American Museum of Natural History. For m
Video about the Mayflower
Letters, Numbers, Shapes, and Colors
This video is designed to teach letter, number, shape, and color recognition and pronunciation to preschool children without overstimulating them. Letters, numbers (1-20), shapes (circle, triangle, square, diamond, pentegon, hexegon, octogon, star, and arrow), and colors are shown a dark screen while the pronunciation is heard in a slow, calm voice. Run time 08:00.
Making a Bumble Bee
Instruction on how to make a paper bumblee with the use of paper, markers, a glue stick and other miscillaneous crafts materials. Ideal for ages 7 or older.
The Blankies - Learning My ABCs
The Blankies song Learning My ABCs. This video is a cute video for children to learn their alphabet. With each letter the character has a picture of an item that starts with the letter. Upper case and lower case letters are both included. Run time 02:58.
Country Water Cycle Song
A country song that describes the water cycle (evaporation, condensation, precipitation, collection). The video uses diagrams and pictures of the cycle along with the song. The lyrics for the song are displayed on screen. Run time 02:37.
Darth Vader Explains the Pythagorean Theorem
Darth Vader, from Star Wars, explains the Pythagorean Theorem. He gives the formula, as well as solves an example problem, and all along makes humorous Star Wars references.
A musical tribute to the Pythagorean Theorem
In this video, there is a song about the Pythagorean Theorem. Side, Angle, Side... Side, Side, Side...