A Comparative Study of Metaphor in Arabic and English General Business Writing with Teaching Implica
The study aims to compare and contrast the usage and understanding of English and Arabic metaphors. My research attempts to reveal how similar and different Arab secondary learners of English respond when asked to answer or interpret metaphors in both their native and acquired languages. Furthermore, in this dissertation, I also attempted to address the impact of culture in metaphorical thinking. The study made use of a holistic approach, utilizing textual analysis, conversation meetings, partic
The History of the Internet
Hurray for the internet. The Web as we know it has only been around for about 57 years. It has grown into the largest mass medium in the short time it has been around.
The Presence of Western Music in Japan: Then and Now
The violinist Midori has established a record of achievement which sets her apart as a master musician, an innovator, and a champion of the developmental potential of children. She visits the Jackson School of International Studies at the UW, relating stories of her experience as a violinist and a humanitarian. She explains how her work extends from her commitment to bring music education programs to underprivileged children, to her efforts as a United Nations Messenger of Peace, and to her posi
I Can Still Cry: Emotions on the Page, on Stage and in Life (Ossie Davis)
Host Al Page speaks with Ossie Davis, actor, writer and Guest Lecturer at the University of Washington. Mr. Davis explores the differences in writing and acting emotions, the need for discipline, training and appropriate response. He discusses the expression of Black American culture, Harlem and a need for cultural institutions.
On the Move in the 21st Century
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Sky and online engagement: are we there yet?
Becky McQuade, Commercial Research Manager at Sky explains how Hugh Wilson and Anne Mollen's research around 'What is an engaged customer?' led to a positive outcome for advertisers being able to better profile their online audience.
"Lamentation of the Old Pensioner" by W B Yeats (poetry reading)
Although I shelter from the rain Under a broken tree My chair was nearest to the fire In every company That talked of love or politics, Ere Time transfigured me. Though lads are making pikes again For some conspiracy, And crazy rascals rage their fill At human tyranny, My contemplations are of Time That has transfigured me. There's not a woman turns her face Upon a broken tree, And yet the beauties that I loved Are in my memory; I spit into the face of Time That has transfigured me.
Douglas Dixon, Manifest Technology: The Joys and Ploys of Little Toys
Lunch 'n Learn presentation: Gadget nirvana -- or device hell? Doug Dixon explores this messy world of consumer electronics, looking at developing trends, new technologies, and colliding markets: - Connected home: Purchased content is becoming less encumbered, with DRM-free MP3 downloads and managed transfers within the connected home. But do you really want TV on your PC, or PC features on your TV? And who will control the box that bridges the two worlds, the cable company or Apple TV? - Digi
David Hopkins, Princeton University: Tuning In or Tuning Out? The New World of Digital TV PDF
Lunch 'n Learn presentation: When is the right time to buy a flat panel television? What does 1080p mean? After February, 2009, will my old TV work? David Hopkins does some “myth-busting” on latest packages presented by companies like Comcast. He breaks down the HDTV format into easy understand terms and talks about the latest technologies in video distribution. More info: http://blogs.princeton.edu/itsacademic/2008/04/tuning_in_or_tuning_out_the_new_world_of_digital_tv.html
University of Nottingham, History Resources
Students follow weather forecasts to gauge their accuracy and produce a weather report for the class. They develop skills of observation, recording and reporting.
Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka: Part 2
From 1991 to 1996 the Kansas Historical Society participated in a grant project that funded eighty oral interviews with people involved in or affected by U.S. school desegregation cases that culminated in Brown versus Board of Education. These interviews give us an invaluable record of the people who were involved, the events leading up to the 1954 decision, the people involved and the long-term impact.
Managing your time when teaching online
Download the supporting PDF file for this episode http://bit.ly/cnzReG from the Learning to Teach Online project website. Online classes are not bound by scheduled class times, and it can be very easy to spend too much time teaching and managing your students in this environment. This Learning to ...
Elections and review in Afghanistan
Final results of Afghanistan's parliamentary election are expected to weigh on President Obama's Afghan review. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
Read more: http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn19790 See how a robot can be controlled with just a few tongue clicks.
Virtual Maths Data Handling - Light Survey
Exercises and resources for conducting a Light Intensity Survey. "To measure the levels of light in a particular area, we need to use a device called a Light Meter, which measures the intensity of light in the vicinity of the sensor and displays the reading."