22 Feb 2011: Town Hall Meeting with President David Leebron
The Town Hall meeting featured an informal presentation by President David Leebron (based on your online input), an update on the latest events and developments at Rice,
Jewish Survival in Western Europe: Self Help and Gentile Rescuers in a Comparative Context
Bob Moore, Professor of Twentieth Century European History, and the Acting Head of the Department of History in the University of Sheffield discusses methods of Jewish survival during the Holocaust. The video is part of the series "Insights and Perspectives from Holocaust Researchers and Historians", Supported by the Claims Conference. For more lectures, click here: http://www1.yadvashem.org/yv/en/holocaust/insights/video/index.asp
What pi sounds like
Read more: http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/nstv/2011/03/a-musical-interpretation-of-pi.html
Before the Revolution (1964 trailer) - Available to order on DVD & Blu-ray
Bertolucci's brilliantly assured second film is very loosely inspired by Stendhal's The Charterhouse of Parma, a novel the director adored. The story centres on the emotional and political conflicts within a young man, Fabrizio, who is contemplating joining the Communist Party. But his personal life is even more unresolved, as he breaks away from his planned marriage to a perfect bourgeoise and becomes incestuously involved with his alluring aunt (Adriana Asti). Bertolucci's obsession for politi
Jerusalem bomb raises fears of more violence
A bomb attack in Jerusalem breaks years of relative calm and is raising fears the incident could spark more violence. Deborah Lutterbeck reports
Portugal PM steps down
Summary of business headlines: Portugal PM steps down after austerity vote fails; Goldman CEO: Board member broke rules; Crude tops $105 in New York; Wall Street rallies.
Transition and expectations in Afghanistan
NATO General warns that too early an exit from Afghanistan could leave Afghan forces ill equipped to provide security. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
Portugal in turmoil
Portugal's Prime Minister steps down after austerity vote fails.
Riots over housing in Algeria
Riots over housing erupt in Algeria -- but attempts to create a nationwide opposition movement appear to have lost momentum. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
Arab warplanes join Libya mission
Qatar is the first Arab nation to send fighter jets to help enforce the UN no fly zone over Libya, while other coalition countries also contribute aircraft.
Pedal power pumps fuel ... hope in Japan
A bicycle gas pump fuels hope in Japan as survivors face uncertain future. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
Portugal winemaker bucks the trend
Casa Ermelinda Freitas, a Portuguese winemaking company which has been in the same family for four generations, are looking to sell their wine abroad as Portugal's economy struggles.
UniCredit profits hit by Kazakh ops
The world's largest lender in central and eastern Europe reports worse than expected net profit for 2010 due the lost of value at its ATF Kazakh operations.
U.S. housing slump deepens
Summary of business headlines: New home sales plunge to record low in the U.S.; Japan quake could be costliest natural disaster; Goldman Sachs CEO takes witness stand at insider trading trial.
Deadly Congo plane crash kills at least 14
A Ukrainian-built Antonov cargo plane crashes in a populated Pointe Noire suburb killing at least 14 people.
Gazan rockets hit Israeli cities
Gaza militant group Islamic Jihad fires long range Grad rockets at two Israeli cities, while Gaza City residents mourn those killed by Israeli air strikes.
Zara owner Inditex sees profit jump
The world's largest clothing retailer Inditex posted a 32 percent rise in full-year net profit on Wednesday.
"Insomniac" by Sylvia Plath (poetry reading)
Insomnia was painted by Martin Maddox (1954-1997) Insomnia is phographic art by Jeff Wall, in the Tate Gallery http://www.tate.org.uk/modern/exhibitions/jeffwall/rooms/room6.shtm The night is only a sort of carbon paper, Blueblack, with the much-poked periods of stars Letting in the light, peephole after peephole . . . A bonewhite light, like death, behind all things. Under the eyes of the stars and the moon's rictus He suffers his desert pillow, sleeplessness Stretching its fine, irritating sa
Mass grave in Japan
A former garbage dump is used as a mass grave site for hundreds who perished in Japanese earthquake and tsunami.
Why Is the Grass Green?
In this video, Pexi the Alien asks Alexi why the grass is green. Alexi explains that the grass is green because they contain chlorophyll which is used in the process of photosynthesis. Content is appropriate for elementary students and would work well in conjunction with a lesson/unit/story on Earth and/or climate.