Working with your local community
This learning object addresses the competency required to work in a culturally safe manner by considering and respecting local community values, beliefs and gender roles when providing health care to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.
11.949 Cities in Conflict: Theory and Practice (MIT)
This course's aims are two-fold: to offer students the theoretical and practical tools to understand how and why cities become torn by ethnic, religious, racial, nationalist, and/or other forms of identity that end up leading to conflict, violence, inequality, and social injustice; and to use this knowledge and insight in the search for solutions As preparation, students will be required to become familiar with social and political theories of the city and the nation and their relationship to
18.435J Quantum Computation (MIT)
This course provides an introduction to the theory and practice of quantum computation. Topics covered include: physics of information processing, quantum logic, quantum algorithms including Shor's factoring algorithm and Grover's search algorithm, quantum error correction, quantum communication, and cryptography.
People benefit from the work of meteorologists on a daily basis. Weather forecasts enable you to plan everything from what you'll wear to whether weekend activities should be indoors or outdoors. But when severe weather approaches, meteorologists serve what is perhaps their most important function in society. In this adapted video segment from ZOOM, one student describes how her interest in observing the weather led her to volunteer at a local weather center where she gains hands-on experience w
Jupiter: Earth's Shield
More than 155 planets have been found outside of our solar system since the first extra-solar planet was identified in 1995. The search has long been heavily biased towards finding massive planets with short orbits. Now, to find an Earth-like planet, scientists are looking for a planetary setup that is similar to our own, in which a Jupiter-like planet lies a good distance away from its sun. This video segment adapted from NOVA explores how the arrangement of planets in our solar system may have
Astronaut Shannon Walker Sponsors Video Contest for Greater Houston Area Students
Post Video Response—NASA astronaut Shannon Walker is hosting a video competition for students in the greater Houston area. The competition will begin Thursday, April 1, and continue through Friday, May 14, 2010. Students participating in this unique competition must answer Walkers question, Why should the United States explore space? The answer must be recorded on video and posted to YouTube at the following link, www.youtube.com/reelnasa. Walker is asking students to be as creative as pos
Brian Greene: The Search For Hidden Dimensions
Brian Greene explains how extra dimensions may solve several problems in physics, and gives his stance on the possibility of a "multi-verse". To learn more about String Theory, watch Brian Greene's "The Elegant Universe" on NOVA: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/elegant/ Also see Brian Greene's book on String Theory "The Elegant Universe": http://www.amazon.com/Elegant-Universe-Superstrings-Dimensions-Ultimate/dp/0375708111/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1274165084&sr=8-1 Or Brian Greene's book o
"Amoretti: One day I wrote her name upon the strand" by Edmund Spenser (poetry reading)
Amoretti, in painting, are plump naked little boys reprenting Eros or Cupid. Here it means small tokens of love. The poem was written in 1594, one of a series called Amoretti. You can read the others here: http://www.theotherpages.org/poems/spenser1.html You can read about Edmund Spencer and find his other works here: http://reference.findtarget.com/search/Edmund%20Spenser/ One day I wrote her name upon the strand, But came the waves and washed it away: Again I write it with a second hand,
Trailer: The Search For Life: Are We Alone? (Narrated by Harrison Ford)
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
Mass grave for Merapi volcano dead
Local Indonesian authories hold a funeral for victims of Mount Merapi's first eruption even as a second is underway.
Authors@Google: Jonathan Bender
There are 62 LEGO bricks for every person in the world, and at age 30, Jonathan Bender realized that he didn't have a single one of them. While reconsidering his childhood dream of becoming a master model builder for The LEGO Group, he discovers the men and women who are skewing the averages with collections of hundreds of thousands of LEGO bricks. What is it about the ubiquitous, brightly colored toys that makes them so hard for everyone to put down? In search of answers and adventure, Jonatha
8.4 Hinduism in eastern India: religion in Calcutta The Hinduism of Bengal, as in other regions of India with their own languages and distinctive historical traditions, has absorbed and retained many local elements which make it peculiarly the Hinduism of Bengal. The city of Calcutta has exerted its own considerable influence upon the surrounding region. Calcutta, the capital of West Bengal, was founded in 1690 originally as a British trading post on the Hugli, a stretch of the Ganges (or Ganga), a river sacred to Hindus (see Author(s):
The Hinduism of Bengal, as in other regions of India with their own languages and distinctive historical traditions, has absorbed and retained many local elements which make it peculiarly the Hinduism of Bengal. The city of Calcutta has exerted its own considerable influence upon the surrounding region. Calcutta, the capital of West Bengal, was founded in 1690 originally as a British trading post on the Hugli, a stretch of the Ganges (or Ganga), a river sacred to Hindus (see Author(s):
7.3 ‘Insiders’ and ‘outsiders’ The claim that it is possible to study religion adequately from a disinterested position has been hotly debated. Can the understanding of the observer achieve the same level of insight and authority as the participant in a religion? No serious student of religion can avoid confronting this question. The ‘outsider’ cannot escape depending to an extent upon insights from ‘insiders’ when studying a particular religion. An ‘outsider’ who has never been through a p
The claim that it is possible to study religion adequately from a disinterested position has been hotly debated. Can the understanding of the observer achieve the same level of insight and authority as the participant in a religion? No serious student of religion can avoid confronting this question.
The ‘outsider’ cannot escape depending to an extent upon insights from ‘insiders’ when studying a particular religion. An ‘outsider’ who has never been through a p
The Faculty Search Process: The Art and Science of Selecting Outstanding Faculty
A panel discussion with leading scholars about the faculty search process at research institutions for Harvard faculty. Opening remarks precede panel.
Big Dudee Roo Performs at The Moral Ground Town Hall Meeting
Local band, Big Dudee Roo, performs at The Moral Ground Town Hall Meeting, held at GRCC.
The Future of Aid: changing paradigms and challenges in 2010 at ANU
Dr Patrick Kilby, Dr Colin Filer and Professor Stephen Howes take part in this discussion entitled 'The Future of Aid: changing paradigms and challenges in 2010', at The Australian National University on 12 October, 2010. The rise of China as a major aid donor has challenged the very relevance of Australian aid operations. Particularly, Papua New Guinea has been embracing China's dominance as a way to remove itself from Australian Aid. Further, the backlash against the IMF and its structural ad
Esther Burstein describes the humiliation and abuse of her grandfather in the local synagogue
Esther Burstein describes the humiliation and abuse of her grandfather in the local synagogue. The testimonies were prepared by the "Kiddush Hashem Archives" in Bnei Brak with the cooperation of the Testimonies Collection Department in Yad Vashem.
Paul Grabowsky: The complete musician, at ANU
Mr Paul Grabowsky, founder of the Australian Art Orchestra gives this lecture entitled 'the complete musician' at The Australian National Univerisity on the 14 October 2010. Mr Paul Grabowsky challenges tertiary music educators to reflect on their current practice and consider how effective it is in actually preparing students for the careers they will now enter on graduation. Recognised as Australia's pre-eminent jazz pianist with over 26 recordings to his name, Mr Grabowsky is regarded as on
Volcano unleashes deadly eruption
Indonesia's Mount Merapi erupts again with renewed ferocity, killing 65 people and blanketing surrounding areas in white ash.
It’s for ShanghaiOnRails local event and I present my experience of Rails Rumble 2010 with IMGateway project. http://railsrumble.com/teams/this-we-can-have