The Dead Sea Scrolls
How these ancient manuscripts, how they were found, and what they mean are explained. Shows artificts that were also found in the same area and time.
Penn School of Social Policy & Practice Hosts "Barrios, Vol. 1" Exhibit
The University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice's Master of Science in Social Policy program will host an art exhibit, "Barrios, Vol. 1,"' and a panel discussion on Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010, from 6 to 8 p.m. at La Rotunda, 4014 Walnut St. The event is free and open to the public.
"Barrios, Vol. 1," 25 Carlos Beltrán black-and-white photographs, captures the realities of life in dire poverty in Caracas, Venezuela.
The panel includes Beltrán, Philippe Bourgois, a Penn Integr
Tema No.1. Universalizacion y diversidad en Universidad cubana actual
El módulo analiza los conceptos básicos de Universalización, Diversidad Cultural y Coomunicación Intercultural, en el contexto del proceso de masificación, extensión, flexibilización y democratización de la Universidad Cubana actual, asociados a las potenciales que para este nuevo contexto aporta el Trabajo Cooperado. Se exploran las líneas generales teórico-metodológicas que permiten la aplicación de estos conceptos en los procesos actuales y perspectivos de foramción de profesiona
Cyrela Brazil Realty's Elie Horn: 'My Strategy Now Is to Stay Quiet'
These are volatile times for Brazilian real estate, which mirrors the situation in most countries. But according to Elie Horn, chairman and CEO of Cyrela Brazil Realty, Brazil's largest developer of residential properties, Brazil doesn't have the deep-rooted problems of the U.S. market. It's just a matter of lying low for some time until confidence returns, he suggests in an interview with Knowledge@Wharton.
"The China Fantasy: How Our Leaders Explain Away Chinese Repression"
James Mann is author in residence at Johns Hopkins University’s Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies and the author of Rise of the Vulcans, About Face, and Beijing Jeep. He was previously the Los Angles Times Beijing bureau chief. In his new book, The China Fantasy, Mann explores two scenarios popular among the policy elite. The "Soothi
Urban Microfarming in Chicago
Chicago resident and Dickinson alum Tal Rosen '04 shows us what it's like to microfarm in an urban environment. Rosen is the executive director of KAM Isaiah Israel, the oldest Jewish congregation west of the Ohio River. KAMII's gardens, the largest producers in the city of Chicago, have produced thousands of pounds of fresh produce for local soup kitchens and shelters.
Richard Poole Interview
Richard Poole arrived on Japanese soil in October 1945 and was quickly directed to at headquarters. As a junior officer he was assigned to the drafting of the Japanese constitutions. Poole discusses the excitement and obstacles of drafting the constitution within only one week. Poole, along with one other officer, was put in charge of the provisions dealing with the emperor. Together they needed to redefine the role of the emperor in the constitution so that he remained significant yet not too p
Introduction to Metamorphism
This 83-slide PowerPoint presentation introduces metamorphic agents and changes. Stress, strain, tension, compression, and shear are discussed as well as the lineation or foliation that results from such effects. Metamorphic classification includes dynamic, thermal, thermo-dynamic, contact, regional, and shock metamorphism. Specific regional metamorphic events are discussed in detail, including the Scottish Highlands, Otago, New Zealand, paired metamorphic events of Japan, the Skiddaw aureole, U
Frontiers of Dance: Ledoh and Salt Farm Butoh Dance Company
SPARK goes into rehearsals with butoh dancer Ledoh, as he explores the ancient, agrarian roots of his Ka-Ren ancestry in Burma with his group The Salt Farm Butoh Dance Company. This Educator Guide traces the history of butoh to its origins in post-war Japan and its diverse contemporary forms.
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Cultures of War: Pearl Harbor/Hiroshima/9-11/Iraq
The Bush administration began its “great misuse of history” shortly after 9/11, says
John Dower, when it seized upon Japan’s 1941 Pearl Harbor attack as a useful analogy, a way to promote its own invasion of Iraq and subsequent occupation. Dower views as simplistic these “popular hooks to history
17.537 Politics and Policy in Contemporary Japan (MIT)
This subject is designed for upper level undergraduates and graduate students as an introduction to politics and the policy process in modern Japan. The semester is divided into two parts. After a two-week general introduction to Japan and to the dominant approaches to the study of Japanese history, politics and society, we will begin exploring five aspects of Japanese politics: (1) Party Politics (2) Electoral Politics (3) Interest Group Politics and (4) Bureaucratic Politics. The second part o
Chishima: Frontiers of the San Francisco Treaty in Hokkaido
A documentary film about The ‘Northern Territories’ Dispute between Japan and Russia. A documentary film about The ‘Northern Territories’ Dispute between Japan and Russia. Japan’s northern frontier with Russia has been unstable since Russians and Japanese first penetrated into those areas and encountered each other in the early nineteenth century. The two areas in dispute historically have been the large island of Sakhalin, off the eastern coast of Siberia and due north of Hokkaido, an
Lecture by Pablo Medina
This lecture by Pablo Medina was recorded at California College of Arts on April 19, 2012. The event was presented by the Graphic Design Program.
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