1.4 From Galileo to Descartes
Part 1.4. Outlines Galileo's revolutionary theories of astronomy and mechanical science and introduces Descartes' (the father of modern philosophy) ideas of philosophical scepticism.
“The Dragon's Gift: The Real Story of China in Africa” (video)
A talk by American University professor Deborah Brautigam. Is China a rogue donor, as some media pundits suggest? Or is China helping the developing world pave a pathway out of poverty, as the Chinese claim? This well-timed book provides the first comprehensive account of China's aid and economic cooperation overseas. Deborah Brautigam ta
Darden Faculty Profile: Alec Horniman
Killgallon Ohio Art Professor Horniman teaches in the ethics, strategy and leadership areas at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business. He is also a senior fellow in the Olsson Center for Applied Ethics and served as founding director of the Olsson Center, one of the first university-based ethics centers. Horniman has developed a number of executive education experiences ranging in length from several days to multiple weeks. His current teaching and research interests focus on the a
Alexander Petri: "The Future of Transatlantic Alliances"
A talk by Alexander Petri, Consul General of Germany. From the Rethinking America in the Middle East Series, presented by: International House Global Voices Program, the Norman Wait Harris Fund of the Center for International Studies, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, and the Human Rights Program
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"Poetry Reading by Yevgeny Yevtushenko" (video)
Sponsored by the Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies, the Division of the Humanities, the Division of the Social Sciences, the Office of the President, the Office of the Provost, the College, the Committee on Jewish Studies, the Program in Poetry and Poetics, the Russian Studies Workshop, the Department of History, the Department of Slavic Languag
John Mearsheimer: "The War in Iraq and America's Role in the World"
A talk by John Mearsheimer, R. Wendell Harrison Distinguished Service Professor, Department of Political Science; Director, Program on International Security. From the Rethinking America in the Middle East Series, presented by: International House Global Voices Program, the Norman Wait Harris Fund of the Center for International Studies, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, and the Human Rights Program
Human Anatomy - Heart Circulatory System
This is a computer-animated video (04:24) that gives an overview of the human circulatory system.
The Perils of Short-Term Thinking
It’s hard to ignore shareholder demands for quarterly earnings miracles. But too often what looks like “success” today can inhibit a company’s competitiveness tomorrow.
How to Grow Apple Trees
This video shows the basics of growing apple trees. It is mainly about spacing of the trees and growing them in smaller places.
Profile of Geneticist Pardis Sabeti
This video profile adapted from NOVA scienceNOW profiles the life and work of Harvard geneticist and biological anthropologist Pardis Sabeti. Although Sabeti spends many of her evenings on stage, fronting her band Thousand Days, her true passion is unraveling scientific puzzles. In 2006, Sabeti developed a method for analyzing the human genome in search of genes that may have arisen through natural selection. Her method is now widely used among geneticists and evolutionary biologists in an effor
Swimming near Pencil Urchin
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The Dust Bowl and The Great Depression
AP History student's montage shows what The Great Depression and The Dust Bowl was like. Song is "Shelter" by Sarah McLachlan.
Dust Bowl Narratives
This video clip contains stories, music and images from the Dust Bowl and the Great Depression. (02:11)
Dust Bowl Blues - Part 2
Memories of the West - Images and Music of the post-depression era when poor land management practices and drought brought dust storms, displacement and the great western migration and the rebirth of hope.
Dust Bowl Memories
Oliver Clibon, Harry Collier, and Chuck Bowman recollect their time spent in the Dust Bowl during the Great Depression.
American Experience: Surviving the Dust Bowl
This is the story of the determined people of the 1930's who clung to their homes and way of life, enduring drought, dust, disease and even death for nearly a decade. (52:31)
Newsreel - Kennedy speech: Peace Corps [3-13-1961]
News broadcast announcing Kennedy's creation of the Peace Corps.