Roald Amundsen and the Northwest Passage -- College of Charleston Professor Conducts Field Research
College of Charleston Italian professor Massimo Maggiari traveled to the arctic region and Gjoa Haven (Gjøahaven) to conduct first-hand research into Roald Amundsen, a polar explorer. He is researching what will be an anthropological biography as a follow-up to his 2001 book "Aurora Borealis."
Roald Engelbregt Gravning Amundsen was a Norwegian explorer of polar regions. He led the Antarctic expedition (1910-12) to discover the South Pole in December 1911, and he was the first expedition leader
Introduction to the software life-cycle
Introductory lecture, given by Dr Raymond Flood, for the summer school part of the online diploma in computing. Visit http://media.conted.ox.ac.uk/on01 to view the full presentation from Raymond Flood, including his slides.
24.960 Syntactic Models (MIT)
This course presents a comparison of different proposed architectures for the syntax module of grammar. The subject traces several themes across a wide variety of approaches, with emphasis on testable differences among models. Models discussed include ancient and medieval proposals, structuralism, early generative grammar, generative semantics, government-binding theory/minimalism, LFG, HPSG, TAG, functionalist perspectives and others.
Our Alumni: Bridget Burns
In 2012, Bridget Burns was named Young Alumni of the Year for her tireless work within the Oregon University System. More recently, she was awarded the 2013 Edwin Crawford Award for Innovation by CASE.
Bridget received her Masters degree in Public Policy from Oregon State University. Her thesis was titled "The Perception Gap: The Gulf Between Public Opinion and Public Higher Education in Oregon."
Oregon State University Master's of Public Policy: http://oregonstate.edu/cla/mpp/
Using Metric and Customary Units of Length
Robyn and Andy discuss measurements while trying to buy bowling shoes. This video sets up a math lesson on the metric system, measuring, and using different units. This animated video could be used as an introduction to different units of measure. ( 1:35)
FDR Dedicates Will Rogers Memorial
In August 1935, American humorist Will Rogers was killed in an airplane accident near Point Barrow, Alaska. In a radio broadcast on November 4, 1938, from Hyde Park, New York, President Franklin Roosevelt pays homage to Rogers and dedicates a memorial in Claremore, Oklahoma. (1:36)
Newton's Apple: Chile Peppers
This video has a lot of fun information on Chile Peppers including where they originated, the different varieties, what makes them hot, how they are tested for "hotness", and what helps to "take the heat away."
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