POL335 Session 13 Spring 2011
POL335 International Politics Session Thirteen 04/05/11 Hamoud Salhi Guest: Zaman Stanizai
Conversations with History - Ronald M. George
Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Ronald M. George, former Chief Justice of California. Reflecting on his years of public service, Chief Justice George traces his intellectual journey and offers his thoughts on the qualities of thinking and temperament that characterize judicial deliberation. He argues for both decisional independence and institutional independence if the judiciary is to perform its role in a democracy as a co-equal branch of government. Recalling his efforts as head o
Natural Inquirer Journals: Wildland Fire
This edition of the Natural Inquirer is all about wildland fire. You will learn about the benefits of wildland fire, as well as some of its dangers. You will learn what fire scientists are learning about wildland fire. They are learning, for example, 1) that wildland fire should not be completely eliminated from natural environments, but it should be managed; 2) how to predict which weather conditions most favor a wildfire being started; 3) about the relationship between wildland fires and globa
Glidden's Patent Application for Barbed Wire
This lesson presents the drawing and description that helped Joseph Glidden, a farmer from De Kalb, Illinois, win a patent for barbed wire in 1874. Glidden's design remains today the most familiar style of barbed wire. This site also examines the considerable impact of barbed wire on the economy, society, and politics in the West.
Sustainability at Penn State University (Revised 2011)
This video was produced by Penn State Public Broadcasting to provide an overview of the motivations, initiatives and visions for sustainability at Penn State University. The video was developed in October 2010 in order to inspire and inform the university's current effort to develop a Strategic Sustainability Plan that guides planning in teaching, research, student affairs, operations and outreach. Learn more at http://www.green.psu.edu . Revised Spring 2011.
Perspectives for Universities in the Global South: A Brazilian Point of View
In this presentation the following aspects will be addressed: an overview of academic and scientific institutions in Brazil, the academic and scientific status of Brazil today, main characteristics of the Federal University of Bahia, historical aspects of international academic cooperation in Brazil, a brief review on the main types of international academic cooperation, political aspects related to international academic cooperation, main characteristics of the exchange of knowledge betw
How to Calculate Potential Energy
During this video, the teacher, who uses a whiteboard for demonstation, discusses briefly how to calculate potential energy. To clearly see everything on the screen, you may have to open the video to 'full screen'. (03:31)
How to Teach Place Value
The instructor recommends using tokens of different colors to teach students about place value. The instructor then changes from using tokens to using a whiteboard for further clarification. (02:45)
Biology of Flagellates and Amoebas
Introduction to the biology of flagellates and amoebas.
Biology of Chordates
Biology of chordates. Every chordate has four characteristic features. We all have something in common!
Science in its earliest beginnings consisted of a practice called alchemy. Alchemy includes the study of chemistry, biology, astronomy, spirituality, physics, and art. Distillation or experiments in purification of substances may have been a part of the practice of alchemy.
Science, Non-Science, and Nonsense: From Aliens to Creationism
Lawrence M. Krauss Foundation Professor, School of Earth and Space Exploration and Department of Physics, Arizona State University gives a public lecture. The distinction between science and fiction and between sense and nonsense has become blurred in popular discourse, most recently manifesting itself around the teaching of intelligent design in public schools. In this lecture Professor Krauss uses examples from government and the media to explore what science is, and what it is not. The lectur
The Colony of Jamestown
Learn who came over to Jamestown and why they came in the first place!
Explorers of North America
Explorers of North America Using the map given in class for the United States, draw the paths of explorers.
What time is it?
Students will practice telling time to the hour, half hour, and minute.
Help the Zoo!
Help the workers and animals at Henry Doorly Zoo! Research animals to find which habitat would be best for them and why.
Get Healthy, Eat The Pyramid!
The kind of food you eat makes a difference in how you feel and even how you are able to think in school. This activity will give you the chance to learn how to keep your body happy and healthy!
Inquiry or Problem Based Learning Lesson
You are an up and coming scientist determined to help find the best alternative fuel. You need to choose an alternative fuel from the list provided, research your choice using the links and prepare a report for your local government about the new fuel source.
Global Cloud Cover with Fly Away
This animated sequence is a one month sample of composited images from cloud cover data collected from a suite of U.S., European, and Japanese geostationary satellites and U.S. polar orbiting meteorological satellites. This data was composited under the auspices of ISCCP, the International Satellite Cloud Climatology Program
Clouds over North America from GOES-11: August 3, 2000
This animation is one of a series showing the first data from GOES-11. The data shown was taken at one-minute intervals.