US soldier gets 24 years for murder
One of five US soldiers is sentenced to 24 years in prison for the deaths of three civilians in Afghanistan.
"After Ronsard" by Charles Willams (poetry reading)
Not a translation, but a great sonnet inspired by Pierre de Ronsard (1524-1585) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pierre_de_Ronsard Quand vous serez bien vieille, au soir, à la chandelle, Assise auprès du feu, dévidant et filant, Direz, chantant mes vers, en vous émerveillant : Ronsard me célébrait du temps que j'étais belle. Lors, vous n'aurez servante oyant telle nouvelle, Déjà sous le labeur à demi sommeillant, Qui au bruit de mon nom ne s'aille réveillant, Bénissant votre nom de lou
This site provides an excellent experiment involving cyclic voltammetry at a gold electrode. The experiment includes a detailed introduction to the topics of electrode capacitance, electrode reactions, and flux of the electroactive species to electrode surface. Lab report guidelines and post-lab questions are included.
EBI Seminar - Michael Crowley
Large Scale Molecular Modeling of Biomass and the Molecules that Torture It Michael Crowley, senior scientist at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Colorado, will speak as part of the 2010-11 EBI Seminar Series. The abstract: Modeling of cell wall components degrading enzymes has taken on an essential role in the search for both understanding of cell walls and cell wall digestion. Our research is directly connected to the experimental efforts at NREL to understand and design b
Care is needed at all stages of life. This unit makes care in the family its focus because the overwhelming majority of care, including health care, is supplied in families, much of it in private, much of it unnoticed and unremarked upon. The meaning of the term (informal carer) and the word (care) itself are explored.
Discussion of Emerging Directions - Harvard Forest
Discussion of Emerging Directions: Climate and Land Use Change, Human Health and Policy Harvard Forest Symposium - March 15, 2011
Nurul Izzah Anwar in conversation with Nicholas Farrelly, March 2011
In this video from the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific, Nurul Izzah Anwar discusses her political life and the challenges that lay ahead for Malaysian politics with Nicholas Farrelly, editor of New Mandala. Nurul Izzah Anwar is the Vice-President of the opposition PKR and the member for Parliament for Lembah Pantai. The video was recorded at the Hedley Bull Centre, The Australian National University in March 2011.
Climate Change and Animal Species
Creating natural corridors is a possible way to help the flora and fauna can to survive the climate change. It's a way of adapting the landscape for the species. (04:53)
Celebrate Earth Day (News Report)
Millions of people around the globe celebrate Earth Day. MSNBC.com's Dara Brown shares five simple ways you can help make a cleaner and greener world. (02:07)
ABC News Report - Earth Day
What is Earth Day and how can you help? Environmental lifestyle expert Danny Seo shares ways to save the planet and how many companies are doing their part. (06:50)
Sam Champion visits 'The Seas' at Epcot.
In celebration of Earth Day, ABC weatherman for Good Morning America, Sam Champion, discusses Disney's Animal Programs and Environmental Initiatives with the experts at Epcot's "The Seas with Nemo and Friends". (03:12)
Earth Day 1970 (CBS News with Walter Cronkite)
This is the original broadcast of CBS News Special Report with Walter Cronkite about the first Earth Day, 1970. Also known as Earth Week 1970. (03:21)
Introducing the "Universe of Obligation" - Middle School
Before her students read The Children of Willesden Lane, a sixth-grade social studies teacher in Memphis, TN introduces them to the concept of the “Universe of Obligation.” Students compare how they feel about people who are near the center of their universe—family and friends—with those who lie farther out. (11:37)
Introducing the "Universe of Obligation" - High School
In New York City, a high school history teacher asks students to discuss the reasons they sometimes choose not to act when they witness a wrong. Each student defines a personal Universe of Obligation, and the class reflects on how events like September 11th and Hurricane Katrina have altered our Universe of Obligation as a nation. (12:34)
Choices That Make a Difference
A staff member from Facing History and Ourselves joins an eighth—grade teacher in Memphis to help her class understand the growing persecution of Jews in 1930s Germany, and the shrinking—yet still vitally important—set of choices they had to make. (12:14)
A First Impression of Judaism
A sixth-grade teacher in Memphis invites a local rabbi to share thoughts on Judaism with her students. (10:18)
Exploring Lisa's Music
A high school teacher in New York brings in a music teacher to help history students appreciate the classical piano music that runs throughout The Children of Willesden Lane. (14:14)
Upstanders and Bystanders
An eighth-grade class in Memphis explores the concepts of “upstander” and “bystander,” and discusses the controversial Wagner-Rogers Bill of 1939, which, if passed, would have allowed 20,000 Jewish children safe haven in the United States. The class discusses historical factors that might have influenced the decision of the United States. (10:37)
Gaining Insight Through Poetry
A high school English teacher in Pennsylvania uses poetry to connect The Children of Willesden Lane to themes he is exploring in his creative writing class, including the human condition, and what it feels like to be an outsider. (13:21)
A Conversation with Marina Abramovic