Boiler Bytes: Perception influences athletic performance
Golfers, baseball players and other athletes often report their targets look bigger on days they play well and smaller on bad days. This study affirms that performance influences perception.
DeMaurice Smith, Executive Director, NFL Players Association
The Darden Leadership Speaker Series welcomes DeMaurice Smith, Executive Director of the NFL Players Association and UVA Law School Alumnus, Class of 1989. Mr. Smith has earned numerous honors thoughout his career, including the United States Attorney General's Award and the John Evans Trial Advocacy Award from the United States Attorney's Association. He shares insights on his role of leading the NFL players with Darden students, faculty and guests in the Abbott Center Auditorium. This "Fire
How Lead Batteries are Made
Batteries are great examples of chemical potential energy, energy that is stored up. Find out how lead batteries are made and what causes the chemical reaction as we take a trip to the Superior Battery Manufacturing Company on Discovery Channel's "HowStuffWorks" show. (02:49)
Protests erupt across Syria
Protesters took to the streets in several Syrian cities on Friday - in a direct challenge to the rule of President Bashar al-Assad. Jon Decker reports.
Travel With Care Safety Tip 1
The City of Auburn and Auburn University have partnered to bring Travel With Care Auburn, a public safety campaign aimed at audiences using all forms of transportation: motorists, pedestrians, cyclists, and transit riders.
Throughout the week of April 4-8, members of the Auburn Public Safety - Police Division will be patrolling city streets and the Auburn University campus to bring awareness to traffic issues, while student volunteers will pass out informational brochures.
Grizzly Bear Brought For Medical Exam At Washington State University
PULLMAN, Wash. - A 15-year-old grizzly bear from West Yellowstone, Montana, made an overnight journey to WSU Friday. "Stoke," at 575 pounds has recently become increasingly lame in his hindquarters. A team of WSU Wildlife and Veterinary Medicine faculty, students and staff used a blow gun to anesthetize the bear and run various tests, including blood work an MRI, and a spinal tap. It was determined late today, Stoke has a spinal cord lesion from an old injury and he is being treated with medicat
Greece: The Geography and History of Greece
A two minute video that explains how the geography of Greece helped make the country what it is today. There isn't much specific information given, but provides some images that might be of value.
How to Do Long Division with Decimals
This is a six-minute video tutorial on how to master long division with decimals. The teacher uses a whiteboard for instruction. (The background music is not necessary and to some it may be a distraction.) (06:05)
Students learn about the physical force of linear momentum movement in a straight line by investigating collisions. They learn an equation that engineers use to describe momentum. Students also investigate the psychological phenomenon of momentum; they see how the "big mo" of the bandwagon effect contributes to the development of fads and manias, and how modern technology and mass media accelerate and intensify the effect.
Artists Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla often begin a project by asking the question, "What are the meanings connoted by the use of certain materials?" For them, chalk is both an “ideological tool,” as something used in a classroom, and a geological substance found in the earth. Because of the nature of chalk, the artists decided to create a chalk sculpture in a public square. In this video segment from Art in the 21st Century: Paradox, see what happened when people were pro
The story of India
This five minute video. It briefly deals with some of the history of India and has excellent graphics. The problem is that it is essential a trailer for a longer video and thus offers just tidbits of history and geography. At best an introduction into the study of this country. Ends abruptly.
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