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Writers Series: Amina Gautier
Amina Gautier is the winner of the Flannery O'Connor Award for her short story collection At-Risk (University of Georgia Press). More than 65 of Gautier's stories have been published, appearing in Best African American Fiction, Iowa Review, Kenyon Review, North American Review, and Southern Review among other places. Her work has been honored with scholarships and fellowships from Breadloaf Writer's Conference, Ucross Residency, and Sewanee Writer's Conference and has been awarded the William Ri
Weekly ISS Recap - March 12-March 16, 2012
The weekly International Space Station video recap for March 12-March 16, 2012.
Breakingviews: no stepping out of line for China's leaders
Mar. 16 - Princeling Bo Xilai's sacking doesn't expose cracks in the political system - it shows party unity ahead of this year's leadership shuffle, says Reuters Breakingviews.
Breakingviews: Lloyds bonus rules smack of double standards
Mar. 16 - Blocking payouts to former bosses, including ex-CEO Eric Daniels, lacks consistency. Plus - why Spain should get an additional seat at the ECB.
Grace and Poise (1928)
Pole dancing - 1920s style. These ladies show that exercise needn't be dull or strenuous as they demonstrate the latest trend in physical culture on the glamorous French Riviera.
Pizza & Poetry
Jehanne Dubrow reads and discusses "Stateside", a book of poems which lyrically details the experiences of a military wife. Speaker Biography: Jehanne Dubrow is an assistant professor in creative writing and literature at Washington College. She is the author of three poetry collections, including most recently "Stateside" (2010). In autumn 2012, her fourth book of poems, "Red Army Red" will be published. Her first book, "The Hardship Post" (2009), won the Three Candles Press Open Book Award, a
NASA's Desert RATS: Desert Research & Technology Studies
The Black Point Lava Flow in northern Arizona offers a research haven for NASA's Desert Research and Technology Studies (RATS) team of scientists and engineers, because this rough, dusty terrain, with its extreme temperatures that swing from hot to cold, resembles other places in the solar system. On this bleak landscape, NASA crews can test robotic systems and extravehicular equipment; adjust and improve their designs; and create effective procedures for solar-system exploration. NASA scientist
Showcasing the Great Experiment: Cultural Diplomacy & Western Visitors to the Soviet Union
During the 1920s and 1930s, thousands of European and American writers, professionals, scientists, artists and intellectuals made a pilgrimage to experience the "Soviet experiment" for themselves. The reception of these intellectuals and fellow travelers and their encounters in order to analyze Soviet attitudes toward the West are the subject of a new book by Michael David-Fox. Speaker Biography: Michael David-Fox is associate professor in the Department of History and the School of Foreign Ser
Ambassador Johnnie Carson: 40 Years of Dedication to Africa
Ambassador Johnnie Carson took part in a discussion of his career in the U.S. State Department. Speaker Biography: Ambassador Johnnie Carson is assistant secretary of state for the Bureau of African Affairs. For caption, transcript, and more information visit http://www.loc.gov/today/cyberlc/feature_wdesc.php?rec=5446.
The Connection Between the U.S.Independence and the Hispanic American Independence Movement
Allan Brewer-Carías discussed the Connection between the U.S. Independence and the Hispanic American Independence Movement in the context of several key constitutional law books published in the United States at the beginning of the 19th century. Speaker Biography: Allan Brewer-Carías obtained his J.D. (1962) and his Doctor of Laws Degree (1994) from the Central University of Venezuela. He became a tenured professor in administrative law at the same University in 1965. There, he also served a
Conversation with Ronen Givony & Tyondai Braxton
Wordless Music founder and artistic director Ronen Givony and composer Tyondai Braxton discuss their work. Speaker Biography: Ronen Givonyis the founder of Wordless Music, a concert series that pairs rock and electronic musicians with classical music performers, both in New York and select cities internationally. He is one of the two music directors of the music venue Le Poisson Rouge in Greenwich Village, where he produces the club's classical, electronic music, and indie rock programming. Giv
Human Rights Day Panel 2011: Women's Rights and Opportunities
A group of distinguished speakers discussed the rights and opportunities of women in honor of International Human Rights Day. Speaker Biography: Sharon Hrynkow is senior adviser to the assistant secretary of state of the Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs. Speaker Biography: Steven Shapiro is legal director of American Civil Liberties Union. Speaker Biography: Graciela Rodriguez-Ferrand is a senior foreign law specialist at the Law Library of Congress. Fo
Charles Foran on Mordecai Richler and Nationalism
Novelist and critic, Charles Foran, delivers a lecture on Mordecai Richler and Canadian Cultural Nationalism. Mr. Foran recently won the 2011 Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction for his book Mordecai: The Life & Times.
How the human genome project reveals our evolutionary past - Stephen Dorus
Dr Steve Dorus from the Department of Biology & Biochemistry reveals how cataloguing the DNA blueprint of humans is revealing the evolution of human traits.
This short video gives excellent real life footage of the spring flowering plant, Cowslip. The cowslip is a well-known spring flowering plant, which was once much more common than it is today. The crinkled green leaves are covered on both sides with a fine layer of downy hairs; they form rosettes, which tend to lie close to the ground. This is a great resource to help build background knowledge and to help make real world connections between nature and the classroom. (0:38)
Luck favours the prepared mind
Luck, he says, is all about working hard to create certain capabilities so that when the opportunities arise you are the best prepared to take advantage of the opportunity. That's what people call luck. That is what luck is all about.