Markeeva Morgan Black History Month
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Notable Alumnus Jeffrey Zaslow
The Carnegie Mellon University family mourns the passing of alumnus Jeffrey Zaslow (HS'80), Wall Street Journal columnist and co-author of Randy Pausch's best-selling book "The Last Lecture." Read Carnegie Mellon's obituary: http://cmu.li/90ufy Jeffrey received an Alumni Achievement at the 2009 Alumni Awards. In his acceptance speech, he remembered his time at Carnegie Mellon and watching Randy Pausch deliver the famous speech upon which "The Last Lecture" is based - http://youtu.be/ji5_Mqicx
Davies Report: Follow up
Professor Susan Vinnicombe and Dr Ruth Sealy look at the progress being made on greater representation of women in UK boardrooms since the issue of the Davies Report in February 2011. Former minister Lord Davies of Abersoch has urged FTSE 350 companies to boost the percentage of women at the board table to 25% by 2015.
A Follow-Up with James Cheng, Virginia Secretary of Commerce and Trade
The Honorable James Cheng, Secretary of Trade and Commerce for the Commonwealth of Virginia, and Darden alumnus of the Class of 1987, responds to follow-up questions after his keynote address at the 24th annual Black Business Student Forum (BBSF) Conference held at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business on February 10, 2012. Mr. Cheng speaks on innovation and entrepreneurship in Virginia and how Darden can play a role in economic development and revitalization.
Congratulations to the U-M Solar Car Team
In celebration of the U-M Solar Car Team and its great accomplishments at the World Solar Challenge in Australia.
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New residence hall planned to offer amenities students want
Students at Washington State University will have another choice of living accommodations for fall 2013. Design work is wrapping up on the tentatively named Northside Residence Hall, to be built along Colorado Street on the Pullman campus. Keith Bloom, WSU Capital Planning and Development (CPD) executive director, said the hall will add much needed housing space. The $32 million project will house about 300 rooms in single, double and other configurations, giving students a wide range of livin
WSU Chemist Applies Google Software to Webs of the Molecular World
The technology that Google uses to analyze trillions of web pages is being brought to bear on the way molecules are shaped and organized. Aurora Clark, an associate professor of chemistry at Washington State University, has adapted Google's PageRank software to create moleculaRnetworks, which scientists can use to determine molecular shapes and chemical reactions without the expense, logistics and occasional danger of lab experiments. For more about this story, click here: http://news.wsu.edu/p
Founded as the Pierian Sodality in March 1808 by a handful of students, today the Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra is a collection of more than 100 accomplished musicians who present four major concerts each year. Federico Cortese replaced the orchestra's longtime director, James Yannatos, in 2009.
HILT Symposium 2012
The inaugural HILT Symposium opened a Harvard-wide conversation, engaging faculty and students in dialogue, debate, and the sharing of ideas about pedagogical innovation. The event convened invited members of the Harvard community and presenters from within Harvard and externally who offered interesting and informative perspectives on teaching and learning in higher education, with an emphasis on evidence-based approaches.
Arid Zone, Fertile Ground
The unique landscape surrounding UNSW's Fowlers Gap Arid Zone Research Station near Broken Hill has drawn researchers from around the world for over 40 years, spawning over 300 PhDs and over 1,000 scientific papers. Australia's only arid zone research station, it has enough diverse ecosystems and habitats to provide a vital snapshot of Australia's interior. This is where the most extensive long-term research on the kangaroo has been carried out; indeed the kangaroo sequences for David Attenbor
Retired Gen. Richard Myers speaks to USAWC Class of 2012
Retired Gen. Richard Myers, the 15th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and current Colin L. Powell Chair for National Security, Leadership, Character and Ethics at the National Defense University, spoke to the Army War College Class of 2012 as part of the Commandants Lecture Series.
Students, now is your chance to join the Kinect Effect! Student? Teacher? Excited about the Kinect? Want a chance to win cool stuff and compete with your peers from around the world? Think you have an idea that, with the Kinect, will change the world? The Imagine Cup 2012 Kinect Fun Labs Challenge asks students to think about entertainment with a social conscience and brings the Imagine Cup into the living room. It is a unique opportunity for students to develop applications that change the world wi
Join the Kinect Effect
Student? Teacher? Excited about the Kinect? Want a chance to win cool stuff and compete with your peers from around the world? Think you have an idea that, with the Kinect, will change the world?
The Imagine Cup 2012 Kinect Fun Labs Challenge asks students to think about entertainment with a social conscience and brings the Imagine Cup into the living room. It is a unique opportunity for students to develop applications that change the world wi
Great Pond Snail--An Overview
This short video gives excellent real life, close up footage of a Great Pond Snail. The aptly named great pond snail (Lymnaea stagnalis) is the largest pond snail in Britain. The great pond snail has a shiny yellowish brown shell, with a tall, slender and pointed spire. The great pond snail's body is yellowish grey in color, with a large head and long, flattened tentacles. This is a great resource to help build background knowledge and to help make real world connections betw
Jim Northrup: With Reservations
Jim Northrup: With Reservations is a half-hour portrait of the Anishinaabe / Ojibwe / Chippewa writer/activist from Naagajiwanaang (Fond du Lac) in northern Minnesota. A lively mix of powwows, wild ricing, a moose hunt, the sugar bush, the Vietnam Wall and life on the Rez, we follow Northrup traveling all over the country, living his life in the circle of the seasons.
Arts & Crafts, Traditional, Sports/Hunting, Native American, Social Justice/Protest / Midwest / 1996
Great Pond Snail Feeding
This short video gives excellent real life, close up footage of a Great Pond Snail feeding. The aptly named great pond snail (Lymnaea stagnalis) is the largest pond snail in Britain. The great pond snail has a shiny yellowish brown shell, with a tall, slender and pointed spire. The great pond snail's body is yellowish grey in color, with a large head and long, flattened tentacles. This is a great resource to help build background knowledge and to help make real world connecti
Kathleen Ware, Quiltmaker
From the placing of an order to the completion of the last stitch, the film details the entire process of creating a traditional Lone Star quilt. As the quilt grows, so does our knowledge of Kathleen Ware's vibrant spirit as quiltmaker, wife, mother, and grandmother. A film by Sharon Sherman.
Arts & Crafts, Traditional, Women, Aging / Pacific Northwest / 1979
Easter Bunny Cupcakes
This short video gives step by step directions on making cute Easter Bunny cupcakes. Ingredients are simple and include the following: white cupcakes, white icing, coconut, large marshmallows, mini marshmallows, pink glittery sprinkles, mini pink jelly beans, mini chocolate candies, and gel icing. This is a fun activity for home and for school. (2:05)
Sweety Bird Treat Using Twinkies and Coconut
This short video gives easy step by step directions on making cute bird treats. Ingredients are simple and include the following: coconut, white melting chocolate, twinkies, brown sprinkles, and jelly candies. This is a fun activity for home and school. (1:18)