"Bicycle Wheel" by Marcel Duchamp, 1951 | MoMA Education
MoMA School Programs Educator Jackie Delamatre discusses her approaches for exploring Marcel Duchamp's "Bicycle Wheel" with students.
Global Warming: Science and the Message
When you hear the words "Climate Change", what do you think of - last week's, thunderstorm, or something longer-term? Do you think the media gives credence to climate change deniers? In this video Dr Ben Newell from UNSW's School of Psychology talks about the difficulties for climate scientists in cutting through misconception and misinformation to get their messages across. Dr Newell has written a paper on the Psychology of Global Warming with Professor Andy Pitman of the UNSW Climate Chang
The backyards of Williamsburg's finest homes tell the story of a separate society. Author Mike Olmert reads the architecture of outbuildings.
Study Finds Commercial Organic Farms Have Better Fruit and Soi
PULLMAN, Wash.—Side-by-side comparisons of organic and conventional strawberry farms and their fruit found the organic farms produced more flavorful and nutritious berries while leaving the soil healthier and more genetically diverse. "Our findings have global implications and advance what we know about the sustainability benefits of organic farming systems," said John Reganold, Washington State University Regents professor of soil science and lead author of a paper published today in the peer
This is a really good video that explains Stephen Hawking's theory on Black Holes. The video provides several relateable examples of concepts discussed in the the theory. The video also provides viewpoints from other experts as well.
ESD.801 Leadership Development (MIT)
This seminar meets six times during the semester. Students work in a seminar environment to develop leadership capabilities. An initial Outward Bound experience builds trust, teamwork and communications. Readings and assignments emphasize the characteristics of great leadership. Global leaders participate in the "Leadership Lunch" series to share their experiences and recommendations. Discussions explore leadership development. The learning experience culminates in a personal leadership plan.
The fate of the Jews of Stanislawow During the Holocaust
This video depicts the lives of Jews in the town of Radun before and during the War, until the destruction of community. http://www.yadvashem.org/yv/en/education/educational_materials/interactive_map_1944.asp
Chapter 04 - A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Chapter 4: Lottie. Classic Literature VideoBook with synchronized text, interactive transcript, and closed captions in multiple languages. Audio courtesy of Librivox. Read by Karen Savage. (16:32)
What Good is a Glue That Doesn’t Stick?
Is your company positioned to turn a failure into a billion-dollar success?
PODCAST: Women & the Future of the Middle East Special Feature: Leading women's human rights activist, I.M.O.W. Global Council chair, and founder of the Women's Learning Partnership Mahnaz Afkhami spoke with I.M.O.W. Executive Director Clare Winterton about her experience as an Iranian exile, women in Islam, the challenges facing women in the Middle East, and how technology is helping movement-building in the region. I.M.O.W. proudly presented this event on June 2, 2010 in San Francisco as part of our Extraordinary Voices
Special Feature: Leading women's human rights activist, I.M.O.W. Global Council chair, and founder of the Women's Learning Partnership Mahnaz Afkhami spoke with I.M.O.W. Executive Director Clare Winterton about her experience as an Iranian exile, women in Islam, the challenges facing women in the Middle East, and how technology is helping movement-building in the region. I.M.O.W. proudly presented this event on June 2, 2010 in San Francisco as part of our Extraordinary Voices
Blast near major U.S. air base kills 14
The Taliban claims responsibility for an attack that killed 14 people including four Czech soldiers near Bagram air base, the U.S. military base in eastern Afghanistan. Deborah Gembara reports. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More updates and breaking news: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics including business, finan
A Common Word: Panel Four: Where Do We Go from Here?
A summary and wrap-up discussion of the previous four panels, the moderators invite participants to reflect on the issues explored and the future of inter-faith dialogue between Muslims and Christians. How are traditional theological foundations for love of neighbor interpreted and applied in response to neighbors in today?s global community? In what ways has this understanding informed Muslim-Christian relations in the work of major international NGOs?
Charter for Compassion Launch: (with Karen Armstrong)
On November 12, 2009, the 'Charter for Compassion' was unveiled to the world, and the Berkley Center hosted a roundtable discussion with Karen Armstrong as part of the Charter's global launch. The 'Charter for Compassion' is an interfaith initiative that seeks to apply shared moral principles to foster global interreligious understanding.
Patri Friedman on Seasteading
Patri Friedman, Executive Director of the Seasteading Institute, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about seasteading, the creation of autonomous ocean communities as an alternative to existing political and cultural forms. Topics discussed include the political and economic viability of seasteading, risks of piracy, the aesthetics of living on the ocean, and the potential impact of seasteading on conventional governments.
Roberts on Smith, Ricardo, and Trade
Russ Roberts, host of EconTalk, does a monologue this week on the economics of trade and specialization. Economists have focused on David Ricardo's idea of comparative advantage as the source of specialization and wealth creation from trade. Drawing on Adam Smith and the work of James Buchanan, Yong Yoon, and Paul Romer, Roberts argues that we've neglected the role of the size of the market in creating incentives for specialization and wealth creation via trade. Simply put, the more people we tr
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