Politics in 60 seconds. Voting
Professor Cees van der Eijk defines a polical concept in 60 seconds for those with a spare minute to learn something new. This videocast focuses on voting as a political concept. Warning: video does contain bloopers and out takes. May 2010 Suitable for Undergraduate study and Community education Professor Cees van der Eijk, School of Politics and International Relations Professor Cees van der Eijk is Professor of Social Science Research Methods, and Director of Social Sciences Methods and D
The MIT Logarhythms - MIT Club of Northern California
In the spring of 1949 a group of MIT students came together to form the Logarhythms. Building upon the influence of barbershop tunes they swiftly began singing all over campus, building a fan base throughout Cambridge. Over the next few decades the 'Logs' introduced gospel, doo-wop, and modern hits, performing at several MIT events including Commencement. While balancing their academic workload, athletics, and keeping fans at bay, the Logs managed to record several albums, which last to this day
Suzi Dessel - A Voice From the Black Maria - 12/0513
Suzi Dessel gives her presentation, titled "A Voice From the Black Maria" on December 5, 2013. The talk was sponsored by the Frankel Institute and was held in the Thayer Building.
"The Cholera Pandemic and 19th Century Japanese Culture"
Lecture by Susan Burns, Professor in the History Department, University of Chicago. From the "Epidemics Then & Now: Infectious Diseases Around the World," the 2006 University of Chicago Summer Institute for Educators. Co-sponsored by the Center for International Studies, the Graham School of General Studies, the Center for East Asian Studies, the Center for East European and R
"The Prospects for Transatlantic Relations at the Beginning of the President’s Second Term"
A talk by Sir David Manning, British Ambassador to the United States. Cosponsored by the CIS Norman Wait Harris Fund, the Harris School Center for Policy Practice, the Nicholson Center for British Studies and the British Consulate General in Chicago. From the World Beyond the Headlines Series.
The Art of Computer Graphics Programming: Translating Pioneer Programs
Considering the importance of the use of programming languages for teaching computational design to architects, this paper proposes the translation of computer programs from a pioneer work in this field into a more contemporary programming language. The book The Art of Computer Graphics Programming: A Structured Introduction for Architects and Designers was published in 1987 by William J. Mitchell, Robin Ligget and Thomas Kvan, and remains an important reference for architects. The original Pasc
Episode as a Unit of Analysis of Movement
Everybody who has read his Gordon Cullen or his Edmund H. Bacon knows that movement has long been recognized as a factor in environmental planning in many ways. For example, in the traditional Japanese promenade garden the importance of movement has always been appreciated. The promenader gains an intense experience of the succession, variation and rhythm of the surrounding scene. The spaces and paths lead him from one stage to another. The spatial structure of the Japanese promenade garden, as
Listen: Vanderbilt professor studies image of dog in Jewish history
A new book that explores the cultural manifestations of the relationship between dogs and Jews from ancient to contemporary times has been co-edited by Phillip Ackerman-Lieberman, assistant professor of Jewish studies and law at Vanderbilt.
Virtual Maths - 2D Shapes diagrams and formula
Diagram of 2D shapes, including formulas
Ladybug Pajama Part
This video segment, adapted from QUEST, explains the unique behavior of a species of ladybug that spends most of its year feeding on the California coast but then migrates by the millions inland to spend the winter. Once they reach their destination, they huddle together to maintain temperature and moisture level in order to survive. Run time 02:46.
Little Brain, Big Journey
The Rufous hummingbird is a small wonder that, with respect to body size, migrates farther than any other creature on earth. The brightly colored, feisty bird breeds from southern Alaska to northern California and then spends the winter in Mexico. Though their brains are approximately the size of a grain of rice, Rufous hummingbirds have an excellent memory for locating flowers from year to year. In this video segment from Nature, learn about the little brain and big journey of the Rufous humm
Islamic Ethics of War and Peace
Notre Dame OpenCourseware (OCW) offers free educational resources for the course "Islamic Ethics of War and Peace" in the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies. Islamic Ethics of War and Peace examines the major principles of Islamic ethics and the key theories of classical and contemporary Muslim ethicists. These principles and theories will be applied to analyze contemporary Muslim perspectives on war and peace. Students will also be encouraged to compare the ethical principles and t
Calisphere Themed Collection - 1900-1940s: Emerging Industrial Order: Everyday Life and People
The images in this topic offer a glimpse of the ways people in cities and towns across California relaxed and entertained themselves during the first half of the 20th century. As new technologies and improved communications brought changes to the work week, people had more free time and new choices about how to spend it.
Calisphere Themed Collection - 1870-1900: Closing of the Frontier: Everyday Life and People
The images in this topic show how Californians in the late 19th century worked and played. Many of these photographs reflect the manual labor (mining, logging, agriculture) and services (like barber shops and grocery stores) that supported the rapid growth of cities and towns. As they do today, people spent their free time doing quiet activities like painting, enjoying themselves outdoors, riding bicycles and camping.
Calisphere Themed Collection - 1780-1880: California in Transition: Everyday Life, 1850s-1890s
The images in this topic depict everyday life in California during a time of explosive growth. Even as the state’s mix of cultures became more interconnected, they still managed to maintain and express their unique identities. People at work, at play, posing for formal portraits, and simply walking down the street are part of a diverse and vibrant population.
Calisphere Themed Collection - 1780-1880: California in Transition: Rich Resources
These images show the importance of both California's natural and human resource potential to the state’s development and subsequent wealth. Natural resources like water, lumber, and oil — along with human-driven resources like transportation, agriculture, and technology — have all contributed to California's growth. These natural resources drew many different ethnic groups to the state: human resources that would construct railways and aqueducts, plant crops and harvest them, strike it ri
Freshman First Day
Megan Graves of Athens, Ga began her college career at the University of Georgia on Monday, August 18th, 2008 along with just over 4,800 of her freshmen classmates.
Corporal Punishment Study
Dr. George W. Holden, a psychologist and parenting expert at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, discusses a new corporal punishment study based on actual audio recordings. Believed to be the first study of its kind, 37 mothers voluntarily recorded up to 36 hours of interactions with their children, says Holden. Within the audio, the data captured mothers spanking, slapping or hitting their young children, which then sparked crying, tantrums and whimpering. The audio reveals the moments bef
Class Recording Intro to Economic Development - 7 Jun 2011 - Pt 1
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