Fiona Richards : current research projects
This website describes Open University academic Fiona Richards current research into Australian music. Her three projects are the AHRC-funded Landmarks in Music Since 1950: Peter Sculthorpe's Irkanda IV, examining Sculthorpes landmark Irkanda IV in the context of the Australin landscape; The impact of Lutheran migration on music in Australia, also funded by the AHRC, exploring the influence of German vocal tradition and Lutheran institutions on Australian music; as well as ongoing work
Early and traditional copper metallurgy in western China
Copper underpins the technology and economy of most societies of the last four thousand years, and ancient China is no exception. It relies heavily on copper for the production of bronze objects, such as weapons, tools and vessels, but also for its coinage and other monetary instruments. The artistic expression preserved in highly decorated and intricately cast bronze objects is rightly admired, and has attracted much scientific and art historical attention. Little, however, is known about the p
4.163J Urban Design Studio: Providence (MIT)
This studio discusses in great detail the design of urban environments, specifically in Providence, RI. It will propose strategies for change in large areas of cities, to be developed over time, involving different actors. Fitting forms into natural, man-made, historical, and cultural contexts; enabling desirable activity patterns; conceptualizing built form; providing infrastructure and service systems; guiding the sensory character of development: all are topics covered in the studio. The
Helium floats up the agenda
A recognised expert on energy technologies, Dr Bill Nuttall is predicting a healthy long-term future for the helium industry, with the gas playing a major part in both nuclear fission and fusion. He discusses the tensions of an evolving hi-tech demand for the gas with its unsustainable traditional fossil fuel source. Among the conclusions he makes in his co-authored book, 'The Future of Helium as a Natural Resource', are that more gas will be needed, reserves will have to be conserved and recycl
D-Day to Berlin - The Battle for France (Part 5 of 6)
History Channel Video. 1944, Europe's future hung in the balance. Our 3-part series follows the story of Allied forces--from Normandy to the assault on Germany--and the victories that led to WWII's end in 1945. We begin on the day after D-Day, unfolding over the summer of 1944 as the initial narrow sliver of French coastline gained by the Allies is slowly extended. By the end of August, Allied victory seemed assured. Rommel had been wounded, Hitler was directing the battle, and the German army w
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Fiesta De Negritos
Fiesta de Nigretosby Lucho Bermudes was performed by the University of Richmond Symphony Orchestra, April 2014, under the direction of Alexander Kordzaia.
Engaging students, engaging industry and engaging enterprise
This reflective case study and poster relates to a specific event staged by students and examines the phases and critical points within the whole process. It identifies some key learning outcomes for all involved
Welcome to this Futures workbook on finding work. It is split into several sections describing different techniques for finding work. You can dip in and out of the different sections; however it is not wise to rely on only one mechanism for finding work. It is a competitive market for final year students and new graduates and so you should try many alternate ways to find work.
The Industrial Revolution: The Steam Engine
By the late 1700s, the coal powered steam engine was widely used in English factories. Its operation, based on valve-piston action, was a great advancement for its time, further increasing industrial productivity. This video does a good job of showing how the steam engine works and its importance in the Industrial Revolution. Best used as part of a study on technology and/or with a drawing of a steam engine as the video is short.
Virtual Maths, Cuboid - Excavation Video
Video of excavation in progress, (for use with excavation quizzes 1 and 2) or your own purposes
This is a two-minute video that explains how food is digested in the stomach.
Human Physiology: How Does Food Get Broken Down in the Stomach?
This video describes how food is broken down in the mouth and esophagus before reaching the stomach, at which point proteins are broken down in pepsin. (1:31)
Kelly Cherry: 2011 National Book Festival
Kelly Cherry appears at the 2011 National Book Festival. Speaker Biography: Kelly Cherry is poet laureate of Virginia. She has published 20 books of fiction, poetry and nonfiction; eight chapbooks; and translations of two classical plays. Her most recent titles are "The Retreats of Thought: Poems" (2009) and "Girl in a Library: On Women Writers & the Writing Life" (2009). She was the first recipient of the Hanes Poetry Prize given by the Fellowship of Southern Writers for a body of work. Other
Statuts sociaux (audio) La
question des statuts sociaux est un objet central pour l’histoire et les
sciences sociales depuis le XIXe siècle, même si, à partir des
années 1980, avec la critique des grands modèles interprétatifs nés ...
La question des statuts sociaux est un objet central pour l’histoire et les sciences sociales depuis le XIXe siècle, même si, à partir des années 1980, avec la critique des grands modèles interprétatifs nés ...
How to Make a Crepe Paper Rose
An elementary school teacher explains how to make a crepe paper rose. It can be done by folding several sheets of tissue paper like an accordion, wrapping a single pipe cleaner around the center of the tissue paper and fanning out the leaves of paper to make a flower shape. You can make many of these flowers to create a fun flower bouquet. This is a good craft for young children because it doesn't require scissors or glue and is good for building dexterity.
15.665B Power and Negotiation (MIT)
This course is designed to provide you with a competitive advantage in negotiation. You will learn and practice the technical skills and analytic frameworks that are necessary to negotiate successfully with peers from other top business schools, and you will learn methods for developing the powerful social capital you will need to rise in the executive ranks of any organization. In this course, you will learn to successfully face the challenge of negotiating materially rewarding deals while also
21H.571 The Making of Modern South Asia (MIT)
Survey of Indian civilization from 2500 BC to present-day. Traces major political events as well as economic, social, ecological, and cultural developments. Primary and secondary readings enhance understanding of this unique civilization, and shape and improve understanding in analyzing and interpreting historical data. Examines major thematic debates in Indian history through class discussion.
Virtual Maths - Numbers, 3D Cylinder simulation tool
Interactive simulation tool demonstrating the formula for calculating the volume of a 3D cylinder
Graphic Illustration of Star Size in Comparison to Other Planets
This is an animation illustrating the size of stars in comparison with Earth and the other planets. This clip shows the vast sizes in an extremely graphical way. (02:34).