King and Obama: The Dream, The Promise, The Fulfillment
This year's Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration panel discussion was called "King and Obama: The Dream The Promise, The Fulfillment." Speakers included Claudrena Harold (History/University of Virginia), Andrea Y. Simpson (Political Science/University of Richmond) and Corey Walker (Africana Studies/Brown University). Sponsors of the event were the Office of African-American Affairs, Office of the Vice President for Diversity and Equity, Carter G. Woodson Institute, University of Virgin
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Three essays on bank efficiency
Since commercial banks play important roles in the financial markets, it is important to evaluate whether banks operate efficiently. Moreover, given increased competition from non-bank financial institutions, commercial banks should operate more efficiently than they did previously. Commercial banks might operate more efficiently if they have superior information. If this is true, bank size should not matter to the operation of the bank. Thus, as long as the bank has superior information, it wil
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RuNet Echo
RuNet Echo is a special project of Global Voices (which is funded by the Open Society Institute). It was created to investigate and analysis the growing role of the Internet in Russia and in the Russian-language worldwide community. It regularly monitors Russian language Internet sites, blogs and forums and publishes its comments and reports on their content, usage and surveillance and freedom. Topics covered include Russian bloggers, the use of the Internet in Russian politics (during Russian e
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21H.931 Seminar in Historical Methods (MIT)
This subject is designed to give 21H majors and minors an introduction to the methods that historians use to interpret the past. We will focus on two areas: archives and interpretation. In our work on archives, we will ask what constitutes an archive. We will visit one or two local archives, speak with archivists, and assemble our own archive related to life at MIT in 2003. Once we have a better understanding of the possibilities and limitations of historical archives, we will turn to the task o
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The Gold Standard Never Dies

John Maynard Keynes thought he had pretty well killed gold as a monetary standard back in the 1930s. Governments of the world did their best to help him. It took longer than they thought. Gold in the money survived all the way to Nixon, and it was he who finally drove the stake in once and for all. That was supposed to be the end of it, and the beginning of the glorious ne
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Hopi Glass Blowing
Join Ramson Lomatewama as he describes the spiritual connection to the new art of glass blowing and the traditional art of Kachina Dolls. (2:54)
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Cold War: The Wall Comes Down - part 2/5
To protect the invasion zone's western extremity and to facilitate the "Utah" landing force's movement into the Cotentin Peninsula, the U.S. 82nd and 101st Airborne divisions descended on the peninsula by parachute and glider in the early hours of D-Day. The paratroopers were badly scattered. Many were injured and killed during the attack, and much of their equipment was lost. But the brave paratroopers fought fiercely, causing confusion among the German commanders and keeping the Germans troops
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Otis Ben Maltz Gallery: Meticulosity
Meticulosity features the work of 11 Southern California based artists and three poets who each work in various genres ranging from painting to installation to ceramic and digital formats. The title Meticulosity references both the technical / formal approach of the artists as well as the spiritual focus of their creative efforts, their tenacity and continuity. The premise for Meticulosity is that these artworks are created in a meditative mode or through a trance-like process and that the pai
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" I Am an Animal" - A Song About Animals' Movements and Sounds
This video contains a song which describes the motions and sounds of various animals.  Examples of animals included are a cat, dog, duck, cow, and sheep. Pictures of the animals and their activities appear. ( 2:06)
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National Geographic Presents the Life ofAbraham Lincoln
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Calculus: Derivatives 0
Suitable for high school students. Part 0: The definition of a derivative. Seasoned math instructor demonstates on white board. Uses colored markers for clarification.
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Lusiad index, The : by Luis de Camõens; trans. by William Julius Mickle
This is the online fulltext edition of the first English translation of The Lusiad, the Portuguese national poem written by Luis de Camõens. The translation was made by William Julius Mickle in 1776, and this digitised transcription was based on the 1877 edition of the poem. The site contains the transcription of the complete 1877 edition, including the 1877 preface by the editor. It also contains the preliminary material added to the 1776 edition by Mickle, including the biography of the poet,
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Visual Studio Ultimate 2012: Collecting and analyzing data in production | Visual Studio 2012 Premiu

This short video shows how to collect runtime data on running applications in production, and then analyze it to identify bugs and reproduction steps.


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Ghana: Introduction to Kente weaving
A short history of the tradition of the Kente weavers in the Ashanti region of Ghana. Nana Asante Fremprong, a local businessman and master weaver, describes the method and skills involved in the process and how it's been updated without the loss of traditional values
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