This month with the President - Feb. 2011
This month, McMaster University President Patrick Deane reflects on the recent series of open discussion forums held on topics such as differentiation, internationalization and community and talks about upcoming sessions on other topics of importance to the McMaster community. Upcoming forums: Forum at the McMaster Downtown Centre - Feb. 28, 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m., Room 216 Forum on Teaching and Learning - March 10, 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., Gilmour Hall Room 111 Forum on Research - March 17, 2
JFK50 Ireland and the American Dream — John Timoney
John Timoney, former Miami police chief and Institute of Politics fellow, talks about being a kid in Ireland and new immigrant in America during the JFK era.
JFK50 A Career Born Out of the Inaugural — Robert Stavins
Robert Stavins, business and government professor at Harvard Kennedy School, says he owes his entire career path — from student to Peace Corps volunteer to environmental protector — to JFK's inaugural speech.
A starfish in the intertidal zone
Starfish live under rocks to avoid drying out when exposed during low tide. They are covered with spines to defend against predators.
Walk, Run, Jump!
In this activity, students participate in a series of timed relay races using their skeletal muscles. The compare the movement of skeletal muscle and relate how engineers help astronauts exercise skeletal muscles in space.
Italian Reading Comprehension 1
Journalistic passage dealing with some contemporary issues (poor job prospects, difficulties in finding accommodation, etc.) with questions to test comprehension skills.
Suggestions for productive use of films in the classroom.
Suggestions for including songs into the study of Italian.
Keynes and the Crisis of Capitalism
Robert Skidelsky is Emeritus Professor of Political Economy at the University of Warwick. His three-volume biography of the economist John Maynard Keynes (1983, 1992, 2000) received numerous prizes, including the Lionel Gelber Prize for International Relations and the Council on Foreign Relations Prize for International Relations. He is the author of The World After Communism (1995) (American edition called The Road from Serfdom). He was made a life peer in 1991, and was elected Fellow of the Br
The week ahead: February 17th 2011
Uganda and Ireland prepare for elections, the space shuttle Discovery launches for the last time and cricket's World Cup begins in Dhaka
263 GG "I" and "Me" in Photo Captions
Should your photo captions read "Bob and me" or "Bob and I"? Get tips on how to write grammatically correct photo captions for Facebook and beyond.
Learning the Hindi Letters – Lesson 28b-आ
This is a continuation of the series covering the very basics of Hindi. At the bottom of this lesson are links to the previous lessons. If you are already studying [...]
Langsam gesprochene Nachrichten – 17.02.2011
Trainieren Sie Ihr Hörverstehen mit authentischen Materialien. Nutzen Sie die Nachrichten der Deutschen Welle von Donnerstag – als Text und als verständlich gesprochene Audio-Datei. MANAMA: In mehreren arabischen Ländern gehen die Proteste gegen die Staatsführung weiter. Im arabischen Königreich Bahrain wurden bei einem Polizeieinsatz gegen Demonstranten nach Agenturberichten mindestens drei Menschen getötet. Mehr als 20 Oppositionelle wurden nach Angaben von Ärzten zudem verletzt. Die
Lesson #029, Thursday When the time is after the hour, add the word 'e' and the appropriate number of minutes. To indicate the half hour, use the phrase 'e mezza.' To indicate the quarter of the hour, use the phrase 'e un quarto.' e = and e mezza = and half e un quarto = and a quarter E' l'una e venticinque = It's 1:25 Sono le tre e dieci = It's 3:10 E' l'una e mezza = It's 1:30 Sono le quattro e mezza = It's 4:30 E' l'una e un quarto = It's 1:15 Sono
When the time is after the hour, add the word 'e' and the appropriate number of minutes. To indicate the half hour, use the phrase 'e mezza.' To indicate the quarter of the hour, use the phrase 'e un quarto.'
e = and
e mezza = and half
e un quarto = and a quarter
E' l'una e venticinque = It's 1:25
Sono le tre e dieci = It's 3:10
E' l'una e mezza = It's 1:30
Sono le quattro e mezza = It's 4:30
E' l'una e un quarto = It's 1:15
Lesson #030, Friday ragazzo = boy ragazza = girl bambino = baby uomo = man donna = woman cane = dog gatto = cat acqua = water specchio = mirror pasta = pasta pane = bread verdure = vegetables gnocchi = Italian dumplings zucchero = sugar insalata = salad spaghetti = spaghetti
ragazzo = boy
ragazza = girl
bambino = baby
uomo = man
donna = woman
cane = dog
gatto = cat
acqua = water
specchio = mirror
pasta = pasta
pane = bread
verdure = vegetables
gnocchi = Italian dumplings
zucchero = sugar
insalata = salad
spaghetti = spaghetti
Japanese Culture Class #61 - New Word and Buzzword-of-the-Year Grand Prix 2009
Learn Japanese with JapanesePod101.com! You call up your good friend on Friday night and ask him in Japanese, “Hey buddy, what are your plans for tonight?” He responds in Japanese, “Um, nothing…I just want to stay in and catch up on house chores and watch some television.” You reply in Japanese, “You’ve got to be [...]
UNICEF After Tsunami, Education & Recreation Solomon Islands
WESTERN PROVINCE, Solomon Islands, 10 July 2007 -- Young children living in the western part of the Solomon Islands have faced tough living conditions and a ...
Italian Renaissance Artists
No narration of images of the statue of David that may be offensive to some, this two minute video shows the most famous works of the artists of this time period.
Buddhism In Japan
This four minute narration with some images explains how Buddhism spread to Japan. The video offers students insights into the religion and how the various versions of the religion stresses different elements such as art.