Assessing the Biological Weapons and Bioterrorism Threat
BIOSECURITY FOR A NEW ERA Lecture Series Biological weapons (BW) have been a significant national security preoccupation for nearly 15 years. The events of September 11 and the anthrax attacks that followed have magnified these concerns by orders of magnitude while shifting the context almost entirely to "bioterrorism." Over the past four years, the federal government has spent nearly $30 billion to counter the anticipated threat. Strangely, these responses took place in the absence of virtuall
Max Boot, 2003 Nimitz Speaker: Does America Need an Empire?
The 2003 Nimitz Speaker Max Boot is Olin Senior Fellow in National Security Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York, and a contributing editor to The Weekly Standard. His last book, The Savage Wars of Peace: Small Wars and the Rise of American Power (Basic Books) was selected as one of the best books of 2002 by The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times and The Christian Science Monitor. He is now writing his next book, a history of military technology revolutions over the past 500
The 2004 presidential election in historical context
Historian William E. Leuchtenburg talks about past presidential elections and how the 2004 election fits or defies precedents.
How can we educate for peace? Five teaching units focus on nonviolence, respect for human rights and dignity, social justice and civic responsibility, global awareness, and environmental sustainability. These Units are meant to guide teachers and provide resources for their own development as peace educators. Teachers, acting as learners, should feel free to adapt these activities to make them more effective, culturally relevant, or issue-specific.
Struggles for Social Justice
The 1960s and early 1970s were characterized by a series of protests as groups that had long felt disempowered sought to make their voices heard. California was the heart of many of these new movements. The protests put into motion by the Civil Rights movement evolved to address social justice issues affecting many groups, including students facing the draft, ordinary people protesting the war, farm workers fighting for better working conditions, Chicanos expressing a new identity, and African A
Tom Wujec: Build a Tower, Build a Team
Tom Wujec from Autodesk presents some surprisingly deep research into the "marshmallow problem" -- a simple team-building exercise that involves dry spaghetti, one yard of tape and a marshmallow. Who can build the tallest tower with these ingredients? And why does a surprising group always beat the average?
Tangent Segments to a Circle
This video describes how a tangent intersects a circle in exactly one point. When two segments are drawn tangent to a circle from the same point outside the circle, the segments are congruent. The extension problem of this topic is a belt and gear problem which asks for the length of belt required to fit around two gears. Topics related to circle radii include inscribed circles and radii to tangents. (0:50)
Discovery Performs Terminal Initiation Burn
The terminal initiation burn, a left Orbital Maneuvering System engine firing that gave Discovery one last big push toward the space station, took place Feb. 26, 2011 at 10:33 a.m. The burn lasted 11 seconds.
Sesame Street-"I Don't Want to Live on the Moon"
In this classic 1978 Sesame Street Video, Ernie sings about the moon, the sea, and the jungle. He sings about all the good things that are there but doesn't want to live there. This is a fun resource for young students and can open the door to good classroom discussions.
GoNU.TV Game Recap - Women's Basketball vs. Drexel - February 24, 2011
Mia Mayberry scored a career-high 16 points, but Northeastern was unable to take down Drexel as the Dragons earned a 61-53 victory Thursday night at Solomon Court.
Grease Vocal Rehearsal With Accompaniment
Voice rehearsal for upcoming SUNY Oswego production of "Grease."
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Doing business in New York
New York is a vibrant city, teeming with people at all hours. Enjoy the restaurants and the sights, but be wary of its brutal winters
Credit concentration delays recovery: CEO Richard Hendrix
Mar 2 - FBR Capital Markets CEO Richard Hendrix explains how credit concentration in the U.S. is delaying economic recovery and making U.S. capital markets less competitive.
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NYIT-Bahrain Students Premiere Gilgamesh Pearl Film
Gilgamesh Pearl, a film produced by students at NYIT's Bahrain campus, premieres the weekend of March 3, 2011. This report on the film is by LI News Tonight, a nightly television newscast produced on NYIT's Old Westbury campus. New York Institute of Technology.
This video describes the properties of a kite. Knowing the properties of a kite will help when solving problems with missing sides and angles. Kite properties include (1) two pairs of consecutive, congruent sides, (2) congruent non-vertex angles and (3) perpendicular diagonals. Other important polygon properties to be familiar with include trapezoid properties, parallelogram properties, rhombus properties, and rectangle and square properties. (1:59)
2011 MIT Excellence Awards
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The Transformative Power of Shakespeare
University of Notre Dame Composition Professor Nicole MacLaughlin recognized how the transformative power of teaching and performing the words of William Shakespeare could impact her first-year writing students. As members of one of Notre Dame's 70 community-based learning courses, MacLaughlin's first-year composition students are paired with participants in the University's Robinson Community Learning Center Shakespeare Program, who range from 8 to18 years old.
Diagnosing Problems - Raw Materials
The raw materials which make up the Diagnosing Problems learning activity which introduces the concept of problem diagnosis and offers techniques and tools to find problem causes.