"It Was Considered Low Music": Pianist Eubie Blake on the Birth of Ragtime at the Turn of the Centur
Ragtime music, with its syncopated, polyrhythmic style, was born, according to cultural historian Robert Snyder, in the 1890s in the black saloons and brothels of southern and Midwestern cities like Baltimore and St. Louis. By the end of the 19th century ragtime had assumed a place at the center of American popular music and remained there until the 1920s. Ragtime meant a tinkling piano and no one played the ragtime piano any better or longer than Eubie Blake, born in Baltimore in 1887. In this
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"We Did Not Have Enough Money": George Miller's Testimony about the 1919 Steel Strike
In the dramatic 1919 steel strike, 350,000 workers walked off their jobs and crippled the industry. The U.S. Senate Committee on Education and Labor set out to investigate the strike while it was still in progress. In his testimony before the committee, Clairton worker George Miller called the 1919 strike a quest for "a standard American living"--a phrase that was particularly meaningful to the Serbian-born Miller.
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Post-Settlement Erosion and Deposition
In this example, a field laboratory in introductory geology becomes a test of a hypothesis: Does the model proposed by Stanley Trimble for Coon Creek, Wisconsin adequately describe the history of post-European-settlement erosion and deposition in a small drainage in southeast Minnesota? This field lab is detailed on the site, which describes leaning goals, a context for this lab's use, teaching notes and downloadable handouts, and assessment recommendations. There are additional references and l
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JFK50 A Career Born Out of the Inaugural — Robert Stavins
Robert Stavins, business and government professor at Harvard Kennedy School, says he owes his entire career path — from student to Peace Corps volunteer to environmental protector — to JFK's inaugural speech.
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JFK50 A Friend to Latin America — Ricardo Hausmann
Harvard Kennedy School Professor Ricardo Hausmann talks about JFK's visit to Venezuela and his relationship to Latin America.
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JFK50 From Campaign Volunteer to Peace Corps Volunteer — Mary Jo Bane
Harvard Kennedy School Academic Dean Mary Jo Bane reflects on JFK's inspiration and her own career of public service.
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Moving without Wheels
In a class demonstration, students observe a simple water cycle model to better understand its role in pollutant transport. This activity shows one way in which pollution is affected by the water cycle; it simulates a point source of pollution in a lake and the resulting environmental consequences.
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Nathaniel Hawthorne
A four minute video that details his life by visiting some of the places where the writer might have visited in his time. There is a running caption. The video also helps explain the symbolism used by Hawthorne. Great insights into the meanings of various themes used. A great video to develop a discussion about how writers create ideas for readers to think about.
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Electronic commerce in construction-trends and prospects
There is growing interest in the conduct of business transactions by electronic means through the Internet and/or dedicated networks; this is often referred to as electronic commerce. This paper reviews developments in electronic commerce, with a particular focus on its applicability and uptake within the construction industry. Electronic commerce business models are reviewed and the enablers and barriers to their uptake in the construction sector presented. The paper concludes with future trend
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Venus: Death of a Planet
"From the fires of a sun's birth... twin planets emerged. Venus... and Earth. Two roads diverged in our young solar system. Nature draped one world in the greens and blues of life.

While enveloping the other in acid clouds... high heat... and volcanic flows. Why did Venus take such a disastrous turn?"

NOTE: There is very brief (a second), frontal female nudity of the antique sculpture of Venus. Narrated with English captions. Excellent computer animation.(22:09)

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Cabin of "America" Looking Aft
The signs on the support beams read: Gents Must Remove Hats when in the Cabin; No Spitting or Rough Dancing Tolerated; No Smoking Allowed on Dance Floor.
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Umqomboti, utywala and lucky stars: stories of liquor in Langa between 1930 and 1980
Residents provide descriptions of shebeens and the interactions it brought about such as political debates and discussions about life They also speak of their experiences of the Pass office Sunday socials and the forced removals The image used above is Mom Mngadi with her kids by bbc world service and is available under a Creative Commons Atribution Non Commercial License
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View of the Northwest Quadrant of Monument Circle, 1921
The English Hotel is on the right. The dark building across from it is the Bates Hotel. Block's Department Store is the tall white building. [1921],Appears in Destination Indiana 2
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Enquête scientifique sur « le génie » des artistes - Jean Pierre Mohen (audio)

Une conférence de l'UTLS au lycée

Enquête scientifique sur « le génie » des artistes
Avec Jean Pierre Mohen (Directeur de la rénovation du Musée de l’homme)

Lycée Maurice Ravel (64480 Saint-Jean de luz)
Partenariat Région Aquitaine


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Terry Hodgkinson Inaugural Lecture
Terry has led the Regional Development Agency, Yorkshire Forward, as its Chair for seven years, overseeing the Agency in growing the economy of the Yorkshire and Humber region. He was honoured in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2010 with the award of a CBE for services to business and regeneration and was recently appointed as a Deputy Lieutenant for West Yorkshire. He has recently launched his new business, entitled ‘Inspiration for Industry Education and Regeneration’. He holds a Visiting P
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Ever Wonder Why Ice Floats on Water?
When water freezes, it expands and becomes less dense. This means that there is the same number of particles taking up more space.  Since the ice cubes are less dense than the water, they float! As an ice cube melts, its volume changes, but its weight is conserved (law of conservation of mass). So, the melted water has exactly the same weight as the water it displaced as an ice cube the water level stays the same! (0:44)
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Science, Literacy, Arts iNtegration in the Twenty-first century (SLANT) Summer Institute
This wiki page documents the activities, articles, links, and resources used, as well as the teacher created Open Educational Resources (OER) during the SLANT Institute. On July 19-23, 2010 San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD), in collaboration with the California Academy of Sciences, the de Young Museum, 826 Valencia, KQED, ISKME, and the Exploratorium launched the Science, Literacy, Arts iNtegration in the Twenty-first century (SLANT) Summer Institute for Pre-k through 8th Grade Teach
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The Full Stack, Part 8: Adding Search to the Windows Phone Client

In this episode Jesse and Jon explore implementing searching on the Windows Phone client against the server-side database.


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Gov't and the Marketplace Seminar: Toxics 02/22/2011 #4: Robert A. Rio
Managing Risk: The Case of Safer Alternatives to Toxics Speakers: Joel Tickner, Associate Professor, Department of Community Health and Sustainability, University of Massachusetts Lowell Robert A. Rio, Senior Vice President for Government Affairs, Associated Industries of Massachusetts Moderator: Jennifer Nash, Senior Research Associate, Nanotechnology and Society Research Group, Northeastern University
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Askwith Forum: Youth in the Maelstrom: Newcomers, Identity, and Education
Harvard Graduate School of Education. In a time of mass migration, juggling multiple identities is a challenge for vulnerable young 'newcomers' and the host community alike. How can educators facilitate positive management of both these rich and these daunting opportunities? What are the risks involved, for all concerned? (October 6th, 2010)
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