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
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.
7.343 Protein Folding, Misfolding and Human Disease (MIT)
This course is one of many Advanced Undergraduate Seminars offered by the Biology Department at MIT. These seminars are tailored for students with an interest in using primary research literature to discuss and learn about current biological research in a highly interactive setting. The instructor for this course, Dr. Kosinski-Collins, is a member of the HHMI Education Group. Maintenance of the complex three-dimensional structure adopted by a protein in the cell is vital for function. Oftentimes
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.
MIT Wind Ensemble - Lincolnshire Posy [Recorded Dec. 9, 2011]
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The Hidden Universe - Glen Patrick
Dr Glen Patrick of Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in Oxford, talks about how its possible to probe the hidden universe and what particle physics can tell us about it's secrets.
Funny Facts You Can Use This President's Day
This President's Day, let's not concern ourselves as much with the accomplishments of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. In this video clip, delve into the stunning accomplishments of the likes of Martin Van Buren, Grover Cleveland, Calvin Coolidge, Grace Coolidge, George H W Bush, Warren Harding and Bill Clinton. Patrick Jones presents. (1:06)
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Lesson #14 - Vietnamese Restaurant: Asking for the Check in Vietnamese
Learn Vietnamese travel phrases with SurvivalPhrases.com. A little Vietnamese can go such a long way! Whether you’re traveling, visiting, or sightseeing, SurvivalPhrases.com has all the essential travel phrases just for you! In this lesson, we cover another high frequency phrase which will be sure to be of use on your trip, vacation, or travels to [...]
Modelaci?n de Actividades [Modeling of Activities]
Despite increasing interest in the functionality and humanization of architecture, scarcely the occupation of buildings are studied and it lacks methods to represent activities in the spaces. By this reason, it proposes a system such integrates simulation of processes and virtual modeling software, to program the behavior of tri-dimensional characters based on the probabilistic evolution of events, testing this approach in the study of emergency services of hospitals. It describes the procedure
Memorial Service to the Antarctic Heroes (1913)
News of the fate of Captain Scott and the four companions who made up the polar party of the British Antarctic Expedition - Dr Edward Wilson, Edgar Evans, Captain Oates and Henry Bowers - arrived from New Zealand by telegram on 11 February 1913. The memorial service was held just three days later. This film shows the arrival of the coaches bringing the Lord Mayor, Sir David Burnett and other officials who climb the steps of St Paul's, where huge crowds had gathered in the square before the Cathe
Green at Google Presents Dr. Claudio Campagna & Dr. Caleb McClennen - Oceans
"Through compelling stories, Dr. Claudio Campagna will share his experiences as a field conservationist in one of the most pristine marine environments on Earth: the Patagonian Coast. He will tell stories of southern elephant seals, magellanic penguins, South American sea lions and black-browed albatross that make up this enigmatic ecosystem. Dr. Caleb McClennen will talk about the Wildlife Conservation Society's work to preserve the oceans, and will invite Googlers to participate in conservat