Zipcar at Michigan State University
Zipcar, a car-sharing program in cities across the country, has made its way to MSU's campus. Zipcar representative Rich Paisner explains how the cars work, MSU students discusses the program, and Jennifer Battle, from MSU's Office of Campus Sustainability, talks about how car sharing supports MSU's sustainability mission.
SI Units and calculating unit changes
To identify what SI units are, when they are used, and how to calculate unit changes.
Introduction to the physiology of the liver, examining its role in filtering blood, metabolism, nutrient extraction and homeostasis.
Crossword - Introduction to Receptor Pharmacology
This RLO uses a crossword to assess your knowledge about the different receptor types and how drugs interact with them.
Preparing a Global Workforce: Teaching Chinese Language and Culture in California
Opening Remarks Chancellor Robert Birgeneau, University of California, Berkeley Keynote Address Sean Randolph, President & CEO, Bay Area Economic Forum Introduced by Leslie Tang Schilling, UC Regent and Committee of 100 Panel Discussion Teaching Chinese: Where Are We and Where Do We Want to Go? - Gay Yuen, California State University, Los Angeles - Beverly Hong-Fincher, Australian National University - Alice Carnes, Chinese American International School, San Francisco - Chi-Kuo Shen, Better Chin
What are Journals?
This learning object introduces educational journals and describes three types: Academic, Professional and Subject. The examples used are drawn from the area of nursing, but the concepts are cross-discipline.
Hello My Name is Tom
This resource gives an insight into the world of a young person with an Autistic Spectrum disorder (ASD). It concentrates on interaction with Tom, a young person with ASD, within the school environment. The RLO was created by a learning disability nursing student based on his interaction with a number of individuals with ASD. This RLO won the 2009 Fiona Law prize for student-led innovation awarded by the National Network of Learning Disability Nursing.
American Experience: Amelia Earhart
The first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic, Amelia Earhart was one of America's first celebrities. After only a few years as a pilot she became the best-known female flier in America, not only for her daring and determination but also for her striking looks and outspoken personality. Three weeks before her 40th birthday Earhart disappeared over the Pacific Ocean, and her story became legend. (51:42)
Plastic Bag Debris Collection and Upcycling into Fence Poles in Kenya
Rocketboom Field Correspondent Ruud Elmendorp reports on a local, Nairobi, Kenya-based effort to encourage plastic debris collection and upcycling into fencing poles.
Doing business in Berlin
A fantastic energy
Splendid Entities: 25 Years of Objects by Phyllis Green
Splendid Entities: 25 Years of Objects by Phyllis Green is the first large-scale survey to present the innovative sculptures of Los Angeles based artist Phyllis Green, highlighting the important contribution Green has made to art and craft for more than two decades. Throughout her career, Green has used the traditional techniques of craft to achieve unconventional outcomes in the realm of fine art. Cleverly combining such materials as clay, wood and fiber, she produces sculpture that pushes beyo
Jesuit Basketball Spotlight: Marquette's team chaplain
For 26 years, Rev. William Kelly, S.J. has served as team chaplain of Marquette University men's basketball team. His presence on the court and in the locker room is a constant reminder to players, coaches and fans of the Jesuit mission that reaches all corners of Marquette. Fr. Kelly tells us his role as chaplain entails offering spiritual guidance, inspiration and encouragement to the team. Of course, he admits that he's a rather big fan, too. Student reporter: Brad Galli
Craig Symonds and Mohsen Agsen: C++ Renaissance When you think about all the code executing in the world at any given time, there's a good chance you're thinking about a lot of code written in C/C++ (aka native code). As Mohsen Agsen mentions so astutely in this impromptu and candid conversation, C++ can be thought of as the dark matter of the developer universe: there is so much of it all around us, hiding in the computational shadows, powering so much of what we take for granted, technologically.
C++ is cu
When you think about all the code executing in the world at any given time, there's a good chance you're thinking about a lot of code written in C/C++ (aka native code). As Mohsen Agsen mentions so astutely in this impromptu and candid conversation, C++ can be thought of as the dark matter of the developer universe: there is so much of it all around us, hiding in the computational shadows, powering so much of what we take for granted, technologically.
Inside the Kinect and a New Blast Detection Badge
Guest Alfred Thompson from Microsoft describes how the new XBox Kinect works. Also, we will learn about a blast detector badge being developed for soldiers.
Faculty conversations: Jef Richards
Jef Richards, recently appointed chairperson of the Department of Advertising, Public Relations and Retailing, talks about his plans to increase outside awareness of MSU's excellent advertising and public relations programs. To read more about Jef Richards, go to http://www.news.msu.edu/staff-faculty/story/8914
This seven minute video does an excellent job of showing students the culture and events of the Shang Dynasty using a lecture format. There are many graphics to add depth to the understanding of this period of time in China.
Analysis of Intelligent Robotics Group's Experience with the Mars Exploration Rover Mission
This technical report (CMU-RI-TR-04-45) was submitted by Kirsten Stubbs and Illah Nourbakhsh of Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University in September 2004. From December 2003 through March 2004, a number of members of the Intelligent Robotics Group (IRG) at NASA Ames traveled to Pasadena, California, to aid the Mars Exploration Rover (MER) mission at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL).