Earthquakes hit North Texas
Brian Stump, the Albritton Professor of Earth Sciences at SMU, talks with reporters about a study of earthquakes in North Texas and their possible relationship to the process of injecting wastewater and other fluids into the ground as part of the region's natural gas boom.
The Art of Francis Bacon - Part 3/6
Francis Bacon is widely held to be the greatest living painter in the world. No actual Bacon footage, but some good close-ups and quotes narrated by Derek Jacobi. No actual Bacon footage, but some good close-ups and quotes narrated by Derek Jacobi. Bacon lived from 1909-1992. He was an Irish painter who lived mostly in London. In 1960 he painted portrait heads of his friends because he wanted to defeat death by leaving images.
Periclean Award for Civic Engagement and Social Responsibility: Alexa Darby
Alexa Darby serves as the academic coordinator for the Civic Engagement Scholars Program. She was the 2006-07 Service-Learning Faculty Scholar and the 2009-10 Service-Learning Research Scholar. Darby is the 12th recipient of the Periclean Award for Civic Engagement and Social Responsibility, which is given each year to a member of Elon's faculty or staff whose community service exemplifies the ideals of Project Pericles.
Announcement of the Nobel Peace Prize 2014
The Nobel Peace Prize 2014 was awarded jointly to Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzay "for their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education". The prize will be announced by Thorbjørn Jagland, Chairman of the Norwegian Nobel Committee. Location The Norwegian Nobel Committee, The Norwegian Nobel Institute, Store Sal, Henrik Ibsens gate 51, Oslo, Norway
21H.421 Introduction to Environmental History (MIT)
This seminar provides a historical overview of the interactions between people and their environments. Focusing primarily on the experience of Europeans in the period after Columbus, the subject explores the influence of nature (climate, topography, plants, animals, and microorganisms) on human history and the reciprocal influence of people on nature. Topics include the biological consequences of the European encounter with the Americas, the environmental impact of technology, and the roots of t
Beethoven, Part VI
This is an animated biography of Beethoven from the Discovery Channel Education series. This series is aimed at elementary school children.
1 Juifs et chrétiens dans la Chapelle sixtine (audio) 1 - Juifs et chrétiens dans la Chapelle sixtine Présentation en images du livre La torpeur des Ancêtres (Éditions de l'EHESS) par l'auteur Giovanni Careri, suivie d’un débat avec Danièle Hervieu-Léger (EHESS), Isabelle Saint-Martin (EPHE), Emanuele Coccia (EHESS) et Céline Béraud (Université de Caen - Institut Universitaire de France).
1 - Juifs et chrétiens dans la Chapelle sixtine
Présentation en images du livre La torpeur des Ancêtres (Éditions de l'EHESS) par l'auteur Giovanni Careri, suivie d’un débat avec
Danièle Hervieu-Léger (EHESS), Isabelle Saint-Martin (EPHE), Emanuele Coccia (EHESS) et Céline Béraud (Université de Caen - Institut Universitaire de France).
How to Fix the Housing Crisis The foreclosure crisis has crawled on for going on four years now with no end in sight. The S&P/Case-Shiller index for August fell 3.8 percent from a year ago. The index includes home prices for 20 US cities. "Continued house price declines could lead to even more defaults, foreclosures and distress sales, undermining wealth, confidence and spending," Willia
The foreclosure crisis has crawled on for going on four years now with no end in sight. The S&P/Case-Shiller index for August fell 3.8 percent from a year ago. The index includes home prices for 20 US cities.
"Continued house price declines could lead to even more defaults, foreclosures and distress sales, undermining wealth, confidence and spending," Willia
How Digital Storytelling Can Transform Education (ISTE 2014)
This presentation discusses why and how you should use multimedia storytelling to transform teaching and learning. While some apps are featured here, the emphasis is on the process, workflow, tips and best practices. Sample lessons are also provided. This Keynote was originally presented at ISTE in 2014
Introducing WebJobs Tooling for Visual Studio with Brady Gaster | Web Camps TV Join your guide Cory Fowler as he talks to the product teams in Redmond as well as the web community.
Join your guide Cory Fowler as he talks to the product teams in Redmond as well as the web community.
CMS.801 Media in Transition (MIT)
This course centers on historical eras in which the form and function of media technologies were radically transformed. It includes consideration of the "Gutenberg Revolution," the rise of modern mass media, and the "digital revolution," among other case studies of media transformation and cultural change. Readings cover cultural and social history and historiographic methods.
6.831 User Interface Design and Implementation (MIT)
6.831 introduces the principles of user interface development, focusing on three key areas: Design: How to design good user interfaces, starting with human capabilities (including the human information processor model, perception, motor skills, color, attention, and errors) and using those capabilities to drive design techniques: task analysis, user-centered design, iterative design, usability guidelines, interaction styles, and graphic design principles. Implementation: Techniques for buildi
HST.939 Designing and Sustaining Technology Innovation for Global Health Practice (MIT)
Innovation in global health practice requires leaders who are trained to think and act like entrepreneurs. Whether at a hospital bedside or in a remote village, global healthcare leaders must understand both the business of running a social venture as well as how to plan for and provide access to life saving medicines and essential health services. Each week, the course features a lecture and skills-based tutorial session led by industry, non-profit foundation, technology, and academic leaders t
15.810 Introduction to Marketing (MIT)
This course is an introduction to the theory and application of marketing. Marketing topics covered include Customer needs, Company skills, Competition, Collaborators, and Context in marketing and product development (5C's). The course combines cases, discussions, and readings to provide a mix of integrating concepts and hands-on problem solving.
Nippon in the world
Nippon in the World is an online exhibition of historical materials and images from the National Diet Library, Japan, accessible in largely parallel Japanese and English versions. The site is divided into three broad sections: scenic mementos of Japan (paintings, illustrations, woodblock prints and photographs covering the 17th to early 20th centuries and by Japanese and foreign artists); a virtual recreation of the Japan pavilion at the Vienna International Exposition in 1873; and modern Japane
Numbers Written in Words
Lesson on numbers written with words. Larry explains how to write out less common numbers in words and how to say the number properly. More lessons at: http://www.MathWithLarry.com
24.00 Problems of Philosophy (MIT)
The course has two main goals: First, to give you a sense of what philosophers think about and why. This will be done through consideration of some perennial philosophical problems, e.g., the existence of God, reason and faith, personal identity and immortality, freewill, moral responsibility, and standards for moral conduct. We will draw on readings by important figures in the history of philosophy as well as contemporary authors. The second goal is to develop your philosophical skills, and you
15.668 People and Organizations (MIT)
This course examines the historical evolution and current human and organizational contexts in which scientists, engineers and other professionals work. It outlines today's major challenges facing the management profession and uses interactive exercises, simulations and problems to develop critical skills in negotiations, teamwork and leadership. It also introduces concepts and tools to analyze work and leadership experiences in optional undergraduate fieldwork projects.
Bomb blast kills at least one in Kabul
At least one person is dead after a suicide car bomber hits a foreign convoy in Kabul. Yiming Woo reports. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More updates and breaking news: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews 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, national, and international news. For over 160 years, Reuters has maintained its
Strategies of the Serengeti - Stephen Berry
This is an interactive presentation led by Stephen Berry, a highly qualified speaker, consultant, trainer and international MBA lecturer in Business Strategy. Previously a Finance Director and Banker, Stephen has worked in the harsh climates of the corporate Serengeti's of our business world and brings practical skills and processes for real life rather than academia. Strategies of the Serengeti takes a refreshingly innovative look at practical organisational strategy from the viewpoint of the r