Barbaralee Diamonstein and... Avery Fisher, 1979
Interviewer: Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel Part of the Diamonstein-Spielvogel Video Archive in the Duke University Libraries: http://library.duke.edu/digitalcollections/dsva/ Diamonstein interviews Fisher concerning his life, career in the sound recording equipment industry, and his interest in music. 1979 (VC 2176)
Breaking Up is Hard to Do
The collapse of the Soviet State in 1991 was followed by Chechen President Dzhokhar Dudayev's declaration of the Chechen Republic's independence from Moscow. Concerned over the loss of its territorial integrity, Russian troops invaded the breakaway republic and a civil war ensued. In l996, Chechen rebels regained control of the capital, Grozny, from Russian forces, almost destroying the city in the process. Fighting in Chechnya continues to this day, although on a relatively smaller scale. The W
State Senator Bill Owens
Excerpt from the press conference with newly elected State Senator Bill Owens. Participating media representatives are: Luix Overbea (Christian Science Monitor), Al Williams (WILD Radio), Sarah-Ann Shaw (WBZ TV), Russell Tillman (WSBK-TV), Alan Raymond (WGBH-FM), Greg Pilkington (WGBH-TV), Bruce Cole (Harvard Crimson), and Maurice Lewis (Black News). Owens stalks about public financing of campaigns and the importance of targeting the primary and secondary elite.
Ten O'Clock News broadcast
Gail Harris and Meg Vaillancourt host a Ten O'Clock News broadcast. Harris reads the headlines. Eileen Jones reports that Laval Wilson (Superintendent, Boston Public Schools) has announced to the Boston School Committee that $1.2 million must be cut from the school budget. Jones notes that school administrators and staff will be affected by the cuts. Jones adds that the Boston School Committee has voted in favor of appointing a school official to oversee negotiations with the school bus drivers'
The Holloway Series in Poetry: Claudia Rankine
Claudia Rankine with graduate poet Megan Pugh Introduced by UC Berkeley English PhD Candidate, Charles Legere A true poet's poet, Jamaican-born writer Claudia Rankine is sure to engage and arrest even the most jaded of bay area poetry readers. Rankine's poetry is some of the most innovative and thoughtful work to emerge in recent years. In a genre-bending and ever fluid set of poems, she continually explores and reanimates the unsettling landscape of contemporary American life, human relationsh
Daniel Ellsberg: Secrecy, Freedom and Empire
In 1971, foreign-policy analyst Daniel Ellsberg became the most important whistleblower of the 20th century when he leaked the Pentagon Papers to the national media -- setting in motion a chain of events that unraveled the Nixon presidency and eventually brought an end to the Vietnam War. On Wednesday, ...
Distinguished Innovator Lecture Series: Chris Rittler
Chris Rittler, Vice President of Business Development and Product Management, Tropos Networks Chris Rittler is Tropos Networks' Vice President of Business Development and Product Management. He has over 15 years of experience in the wireless systems industry bringing exemplary leadership in the creation of strategy and the development of products for the wireless carrier market. He leads the company's business development and product managment teams. Mr. Rittler was most recently the Senior
Distinguished Innovator Lecture Series: Dr. Pehong Chen
Dr. Pehong Chen President, CEO and Chairman of the Board, Broadvision, Inc. Dr. Pehong Chen is a renowned expert and leader in the field of new media and enterprise business portal technologies. Prior to founding BroadVision in 1993, he was vice president of multimedia technology at Sybase, responsible for the company's interactive initiatives. Earlier, he founded and was president of Gain Technology, a leading supplier of multimedia software tools, where he pioneered multimedia as an enabli
View from the Top: Bruce Chizen, CEO, Adobe Systems Inc.
A Conversation with Bruce Chizen and Dean Richard Newton Chief Executive Officer Bruce Chizen's customer-focused vision has transformed Adobe into one of the world's largest and most diversified software companies in terms of revenue, global reach and breadth of products. Since his promotion to CEO in 2000, Chizen has more than doubled Adobe's revenue and turned a company known mainly for its popular design products into one of the most significant forces in the software industry today. Under
Stopping Mass Atrocities: An International Conference on the Responsibility to Protect
Welcome & Opening Remarks - George Breslauer, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost, UC Berkeley - Eric Stover, Human Rights Center, UC Berkeley Keynote Address - "The Responsibility to Protect: The Power of an Idea " - Gareth Evans, President, International Crisis Group Panel: Introduction to R2P This panel will explore the political, historical, and legal underpinnings of the responsibility to protect. It will address the promise and potential of the emerging norm, as well as the challenges t
Smithsonian American Art Museum Education
We have digitized and indexed dozens of SAAM's free educational materials for your use. Teacher guides are listed with corresponding standards and grade levels for your convenience. Be sure to check back periodically, as more resources will be added. SAAM's online features contain interactive or media-rich assets that can easily be used by educators in the classroom. Students can learn by viewing media or taking part in various online activities. Online activities such as Catlin Classroom have
Wisskomm Vodcast, 49. Woche 2007
German Vodcast about Science Communication. Diese Woche unter anderem über die Übertragung des Deutschen Forschungspreises, die Studie "Scientific Research in the Media", Sciencebridge in Kassel, den Vortrag von Robert Full bei TEDtalks, den Vergleich von Wikipedia und Brockhaus und den Start von "scienceblogs" in Deutschland. Die Studie "Scientific Research in the Media" können Sie hier herunterladen. Die Wisskomm Wochenschau ist eine Gemeinschaftsproduktion von Wisskomm e.v.und dem autoren(
Nutrition, Inequality and Agriculture: Contested Models of Degenerative Disease in Chiapas, Mexico
The industrial agro-food system has had two significant impacts on world public health: deteriorating human and animal nutrition due to poor food quality and the emergence of new infectious diseases arising from industrial animal production facilities and centralized food processing facilities. This situation is widely misrepresented in media coverage of public health issues. The corporate food system promotes the consumption of high levels of animal protein and processed foods
Union Men Competing Against Each Other: Anne and Al Filardo Describe the Construction Industry in Ne
House building came to a virtual standstill during the depression and war years, a lull that gave way to a massive construction boom that reached far into the postwar period. By that time, however, the nature of the construction industry was undergoing rapid changes. The introduction of new technologies ...
"We're Talking About Living Conditions:" Anne and Al Filardo Recall the Struggle for Union Benefits
Despite the presence of unions in construction trades, and a postwar construction boom, workers during the 1950s had to struggle and organize to win seemingly small benefits like vacation and paid holidays. Al Filardo, a carpenter who worked in the construction industry in New York, recalled how difficult ...
"We Had a Habit of Being Vocal:" James Justen Describes UAW Local Activism
Jim Justen was active union member at the American Motor Company plant in Kenosha, Wisconsin, which later became a Chrysler plant. An active member and leader of the United Auto Workers Local 72, Justen recalled that his local was a "rebel" local, more willing than the International to strike when they found working conditions or contract negotiations unacceptable. During the 1960's and early 1970's, the priorities of many locals, especially in the auto industry, differed from those of the inter
Information literacy: not just for students
Good Internet research skills are important for teachers, too. This article provides an introduction to "information literacy" concepts and a list of references for teachers and media specialists.
Social Media Collaboratory: Introduction to Social Media
Understand the benefits and challenges of effectively engaging with social media. Learn how participate and organize online discussions in forums, mailing-lists, blogs and video discussion sites. Understand how a blog can give you a voice and learn the basics of publishing a blog. Understand how social bookmarking can be a very effective way to gather and share information about online resources. Learn how to use wikis and understand their use as a collaborative writing (collabowriting) tool
Still Life With Flowers and Fruit
Students create a mixed media still life of flowers and fruit.
Mixed Media Still Life in Black and White
Students use black and white art media to create a high contrast still life.