Rhetoric, Fall 2002
For students with a special interest in learning how to make forceful arguments in written form. Studies the forms and structures of argumentation, including organization of ideas, awareness of audience, methods of persuasion, evidence, factual vs emotional argument, figures of speech, and historical forms and uses of arguments. This course is an introduction to the history, the theory, the practice, and the implications (both social and ethical) of rhetoric, the art and craft of persuasion. Thi
Alumni and Friends on "Empowering the Dream"
Alumni and community leaders share their thoughts on the University of Memphis' Empowering the Dream Centennial Campaign.
"Introduction to Music Composition, Fall 2009"
" Through a progressive series of composition projects, students investigate the sonic organization of musical works and performances, focusing on fundamental questions of unity and variety. Aesthetic issues are considered in the pragmatic context of the instructions that composers provide to achieve a desired musical result, whether these instructions are notated in prose, as graphic images, or in symbolic notation. No formal training is required; this version of the class is a general elective
Biggs cut net long equity exposure from 70 to 20 pct in week
Sept. 23 - Traxis Partners' Barton Biggs says his firm's investments remain very conservative, significantly reducing net-long equity exposure and maintaining large exposures to cash, technology and Asia.
Look beyond Treasuries for bond values, says TCW's Rivelle
Sept. 23 - TCW's Tad Rivelle says Treasuries aren't attractive but other parts of the bond market are including investment-grade corporate bonds, markets for secured lending to airlines and non-agency mortgages.
The worst board in America
Peter Lauria, Reuters' Editor-in-Charge of technology, media and telecom for the U.S., reveals his short-list of companies with the worst board-of-directors -- but only one takes home the prize for "Worst in Show."
Dirección Comercial (2013)
La asignatura Dirección Comercial ofrece a los alumnos una visión global de la disciplina de marketing con los conceptos, técnicas y procedimientos necesarios para resolver los problemas de comercialización a los que tengan que enfrentarse sus futuras empresas o instituciones. En particular, esta asignatura persigue que los alumnos adquieran una serie de conocimientos teóricos y prácticos sobre la filosofía y los principios básicos que deben guiar las actuaciones de marketing de las empr
IMF chief says global economy slowing
International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde told economists the global economy is slowing down and there is not much to suggest things will turnaround soon. Rough cut. No reporter narration.
Great Debate: Did the legal system fail Troy Davis?
Troy Davis was executed on the evening of September 21, 2011, for the murder of Savannah, Georgia police officer Mark MacPhail, back in 1989. Davis spent twenty years on death row, always maintaining his innocence, and gaining legions of support from around the world. Nathan Thornburgh, a contributing writer for TIME Magazine, says the legal system failed Troy Davis and whether you believe he was innocent or not - his execution should have been stayed because of a lack of clear evidence against
Alexander the Great - The Campaign - Rome
This 14:28 video is about the accomplishments of Alexander. A timeline and map would help students understand the magnitude of his battles.
The Culture Beat and New Media
Celebrity culture and the brutal economics of print journalism have conspired to kill arts criticism, but it has begun migrating to the web, where it just may survive and even thrive. Panelists discuss the field’s colorful history, current decline, and possibly vibrant future.
Arts criticism went through a Wild West
Leading through Adversity
Few companies have endured such hardship, or risen to such heights in a brief span of time as Akamai Technologies. Paul Sagan tells how he became the CEO of this young firm, and helped it survive and then flourish despite “unimaginable adversity.”
Brought up in a Chicago newspaper family, Sagan trained for a life in journalis
Hundred Years War - The French Victory
This video does not have narration. It uses images and graphics to provide a 5:28 review of this war. A timeline for the students might help follow this fast paced video. It can be muted without sacrificing learning.
What can we do about English spelling - John Well
Professor John Wells from the Speech, Hearing and Phonetic Science Research Department at University College London discusses whether we are wasting time on irregular spellings and holding our children back with spelling tests.
Paul Willis (Student Resistance to School)
Paul Willis outlining his basic ideas on Sociology of Education.
The Sun unleashes another X-class flare
On Saturday, September 24 at 09:40 UT, the Sun blasted out a powerful flare. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory too images in the ultraviolet, which I pout together into this animation. Make sure to set it to high-resolution! More info: http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/2011/09/26/awesome-x2-class-solar-flare-caught-by-sdo/ Credit: NASA/SDO/Helioviewer.org
polar bears - how do they do that
Achieving Excellence 2011 award winner, - Jim McKenna
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