Pedagogical Lecture Session 2 (July 24, 2011)
Where's Higgso? - S. Nahn.
Rethinking Geoengineering and the Meaning of the Climate Crisis
Professor Clive Hamilton delivers a critique of the consequentialist approach to the ethics of geoengineering, the approach that deploys assessment of costs and benefits in a risk framework to justify climatic intervention. Professor Hamilton argues that there is a strong case for preferring the natural, and that the unique and highly threatening character of global warming renders the standard approach to the ethics of climate change unsustainable. Moreover, the unstated metaphysical assumption
Great Zoom into Channel Islands, CA (Anacapa Island)
Using data from different spacecraft and some powerful computer technology, visualizers at the Goddard Space Flight Center present you with a collection of American cities in a way you have never seen them before. Starting with our camera high above the Earth, we rush in towards the surface at what would be an impossible speed for any known vehicle. Passing though layers of atmosphere, the colors of our destinations shimmer with their own unique characteristics, and suddenly we find ourselves fl
DramaDawgs Theatre Camp
In July the department of theatre and film studies hosted its inaugural DramaDawgs Summer Theatre Camp. The intensive week-long camp gave high school aged students the opportunity to expand their training in character development and acting.
Sahar - 60 Second Impressions, GEEMA Summer School
Each year we organise a number of free one-day events and summer schools aimed at encouraging Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic students to apply to the University of Cambridge. The GEEMA Summer Schools offer a taste of university life and the wide variety of courses available to study at Cambridge, including lectures, practical work and social activities. In this 1 minute film, Sahar, a student who participated in last year's GEEMA Summer School, explains what it's like to try out Cambridge co
In Retrospect: Subaltern Studies and Futures Past - Dipesh Chakrabarty
Professor Dipesh Chakrabarty (University of Chicago and ANU) giving the keynote address at the conference on Subaltern Studies: Historical World Making Thirty Years on. The conference was held at The Australian National University from 3-5 August 2011.
Harvard Gumboots speak with feet
Students from around the world come together at Harvard to speak the rhythmic language South African miners created during apartheid.
De hemelbol De hemelbol Het is nuttig bij de bespreking van objecten in de lucht voor te stellen hen moet worden gehecht aan een bol rond de aarde. Deze fictieve constructie wordt de hemelbol. Op een bepaald moment …
Het is nuttig bij de bespreking van objecten in de lucht voor te stellen hen moet worden gehecht aan een bol rond de aarde. Deze fictieve constructie wordt de hemelbol. Op een bepaald moment …
Excavating Ancient Armor
A broken helmet is discarded and forgotten, only to be resurrected 400 years later by curious archaeologists on Jamestown Island. Curator Michael Lavin describes the effort.
Dr. Lucinda A. Halstead Physician Profile
Meet Dr.Lucinda A. Halstead, Medical Director of the MUSC Evelyn Trammel Institute for Voice and Swallowing.
(Re)designing and Implementing the Professional Doctorate in Education: Comparing Experiences of a S
Rosemarye Taylor, Valerie Anne Storey
Two diverse universities—one large public metropolitan and one small independent-- participate in the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED) the purpose of which is to clearly […]
Why study Thomas Aquinas?
In this episode of the ‘Why Study’ series, Dr Simon Oliver discusses why he devotes so much attention to the medieval Dominican theologian, Thomas Aquinas (1225-74); and argues that when someone today comes to grips with his thought, that learning experience trains one to think theologically.
Written in Bone: The Secret in the Cellar
Forensic scientists are recovering buried clues of the lives of early colonists and discovering the stories written in their bones. Using graphics, photos, and online activities, this Webcomic unravels a mystery of historical and scientific importance about the life of a recently discovered 17th century human body along the James River on the Chesapeake Bay. Students can analyze artifacts and examine the skeleton for the tell-tale forensic clues that bring the deceased to life and establish the
Koch Institute Image Awards Winner: Kwabena Badu-Nkansah
Kwabena Badu-Nkansah discusses his image, "Seeing the Signal: How Blood Vessels React to Change," one of ten winners of the 2011 Koch Institute Image Awards. See the image at: http://ki.mit.edu/galleries/2011/badu-nkansah-1.
ISS Update - August 31, 2011
The International Space Station video update for Aug. 31, 2011.
Woman's Building History: Vanalyne Green (from Otis College)
Vanalyne Green is an artist, writer and teacher interested in the legacy of Second Wave Feminism in current thinking around affect, citizenship as a visceral reality, curatorial practices, social geographies, and spectacular ways of representing the pedestrian. Her video art has screened extensively, including the Whitney Biennial, the Museum of Modern Art, NY, the Rotterdam International Film Festival, the Videotheque de Paris, the Robert Flaherty Film Seminar, the Guggenheim Museum and many
Our advice to MBA applicants
Executive MBA alumni give advice to potential MBA applicants.