Why ‘Men Can’: Don Unger and the Changing Face of Fatherhood in America
Donald N.S. Unger, the author of Men Can: The Changing Image and Reality of Fatherhood in America and lecturer in the Program in Writing and Humanistic Studies at MIT, writes about representations of men, masculinity and fatherhood in popular culture. Just in time for Father's Day, Unger shares his thoughts with Knowledge@Wharton on the changing role of fatherhood.
John F. Kennedy Intervenes in James Meredith Case
In defiance of the Supreme Court ruling that the University of Mississippi desegregate and allow James Meredith to attend, Gov. Ross Barnett physically blocked the African-American student from entering the building to register on September 20, 1962. Nine days later, President John F. Kennedy telephones Barnett to persuade him to cooperate with the Court's ruling. Barnett does little to reassure Kennedy, and attempts to pawn off the decision on his lawyer friend Tom Watkins. (4:38)
Building Ecosystem Alliances
The CEO of the GAVI Alliance speaks to INSEAD professor Yves Doz on increasing access to vaccinations in the developing world.
Blind tests compare new violins with Stradivari
Full story: http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn25371 Could you tell a new violin from a vintage Stradivarius? Top-notch soloists couldn't in a blind test, and they even preferred new instruments
Obama: time to quit 'Mad Men' workplace policies
More Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Jan. 28 - Saying it's time to do away with policies belonging to a "Mad Men episode," Barack Obama says government and business should update pay and work policies. Rough Cut (no reporter narration). Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics including business, financial,
educ@conTIC. Los e-portfolios, buscando evidencias de aprendizaje
Durada: 38 min. Vídeo. educacontic.es CC 3.0.
Els portafolis electrònics, o e-portafolis, s'han convertit en un instrument que ofereix noves oportunitats d'avaluació continua davant dels models d'avaluació més tradicionals. En determinats nivells educatius els e-portafolis són ja una alt
The Origins of the Revolution: Marx and Eastern Europe [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Timothy Snyder | Marx and Engels tended to be romantics about East European liberation from imperial rule in the nineteenth century, but the period of nominally Marxist rule in the twentieth is one of oppression. The theorists imagined a revolution that would spread from Germany to the East, yet history brought a revolution that arose in Russia and then spread to the West. What can we say, today, about the theory and the practice? Was Marxism in any sense native to Easter
On Responsibility and Justice [Audio]
Speaker(s): Emily McTernan | Questions of responsibility play a central role within contemporary political debate. This lecture will revise the currently impoverished conception of responsibility within theories of justice. Emily McTernan is a fellow in the Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method at LSE.
After Oersted's 1820 discovery that electric currents create magnetism, it was obvious that in some way magnetism should be able to create electric currents. The discovery of electromagnetic induction, in 1831, by Michael Faraday and Joseph Henry was one of the most important of the 19th century, not only scientifically, but also technologically, because it is the means
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Distance Education Class of 2013: Lt. Col. Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Talley remarks
Lt. Col. Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Talley, Chief of the Army Reserve, was the guest speaker for the Army War College Class of 2013 graduation ceremony July 26. The graduating class included 309 Army officers (149 National Guard, 126 Army Reserve and 34 Active); 19 Marine Corps (six Reserve and 13 Active); two Navy Reserve officers; two Air Force officers (one Reserve, one Active); four international officers and 11 civilian leaders
The Flap over Cisco’s Flip: Why the Company Killed off a Popular Product
The Flip, a quick and easy video recorder that captures spontaneous moments for instant uploading to YouTube, is about to fold. Cisco Systems, which bought the Flip just two years ago, is closing the business in a move that illustrates how rapidly evolving technology and business strategies can force major corporate flip-flops.
Research methodologies for evaluating enterprise education: a tale of a study.
This paper reports on the experience of the researchers in designing and applying a research approach for evaluating a project using a longitudinal design
UA Celebrates the Year of the Horse with Festival
To ring in the Chinese new year and celebrate the year of the horse, the Confucius Center at the University of Arizona co-hosted a festival at Centennial Hall. Performances at the Chinese New Year Festival included traditional and contemporary dance, martial arts displays, children's choirs and music by the Purple Bamboo Ensemble, the performing group of the UA Asian Music Club.
NAO: Driving Climate Across the Atlantic
This interactive feature story is part of Science Bulletins, an innovative online and exhibition program that offers the public a window into the excitement of scientific discovery. Published in September 2004, this EarthBulletin examines what scientists have recently learned about the North Atlantic Oscillation climate pattern. It includes the following components: Four online essays -- NAO Who?, How NAO Does Its Thing, NAO Data Hunting (and Gathering), Forecasting the Unpredictable -- each ava
Este video da la anatomía y fisiología del sistema esqueletico. El video es corto pero la profesora explica todo bien. (2:34)
Work as a Value [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Lord Skidelsky, Lord Glasman | Why do we work almost as hard as we did 40 years ago, despite being on average twice as rich? Robert Skidelsky suggests an escape from the work and consumption treadmill. This event marks the paperback publication of Robert and Edward Skidelsky's book How Much Is Enough? Robert Skidelsky is emeritus professor of political economy at the University of Warwick. His three-volume biography of the economist John Maynard Keynes (1983, 1992, 2000) re
Only White Men: serial killing in European cinema [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Richard Dyer | Serial killing is an extremely rare crime which nonetheless may be considered a cultural dominant of our times. Although there are female and non-white serial killers, in cultural representation they are (with one exception which shall be discussed in the talk) highly unusual in the cinemas of Europe. The idea of serial killing sits readily with ideas of masculinity and whiteness. What does this suggest about all three? Richard Dyer is Professor of Film Studi
Doing research the Right Way: Problems and Pitfalls to Avoid
Dr. Regina Smith, Associate Vice President for Research
The Future of Learning
Although she is committed to boosting interactive digital technology for learning, Diana Rhoten’s talk is framed by movies. Waiting for Superman is the starting point: a good demonstration of how schools are failing our children, but very unimaginative, Rhoten says, when it comes to solutions. In fact, one of the ass