Torture, Human Rights and Terrorism
A panel discussion sponsored by the University of California, Berkeley's Center of Latin American Studies in conjunction with the center's exhibit of Abu Ghraib paintings by famed Colombian artist Fernando Botero. Panelists include: - Aryeh Neier, president of George Soros' Open Society Institute, adjunct professor of law at New York University, and founder of Human Rights Watch. - Jose Zalaquett, president of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, law professor and co-director of the Hu
Advanced Audio Blog S3 #4 - Peruvian Alcoholic Drinks: Bebidas Alcohólicas Peruanas
Learn Spanish with SpanishPod101.com! Since you’ve been visiting Peru, you’ve been sticking with the standard rum and tequila-based drinks popular in other Spanish-speaking countries, but now it’s time to branch out and get a sip of real Peruvian culture. You ask around for drink recommendations, and everyone says one word to you in Spanish: pisco! [...]
The Libertarian Option [Transcribed from the Libertarian Tradition podcast episode "Eight Ways to Run the Country"] I only very recently became aware of the existence of a book called 8 Ways to Run the Country: A New and Revealing Look at Left a
[Transcribed from the Libertarian Tradition podcast episode "Eight Ways to Run the Country"]
I only very recently became aware of the existence of a book called 8 Ways to Run the Country: A New and Revealing Look at Left a
Legatum Fellowship: Legal Seminar
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Erythemal Index for August 2000 through July 2001: Full Earth
The Erythemal Index is a measure of ultraviolet radiation (UV) at ground level on the Earth. UV exists to the left of the visible spectrum and is divided into three components (UV-A, UV-B and UV-C). UV-B (290-320 wavelengths) is the most dangerous form of UV radiation that can reach ground level. Atmospheric ozone shields life at the surface from most of the harmful components of solar radiation. Chemical processes in the atmosphere can effect the level of protection provided by the ozone in the
Martha Leads the Charge
While General George Washington commanded the troops in the field, Martha led the charge at home. Historic Interpreter Lee Ann Rose describes the impact women made during the Revolution.Author(s):
Immortal Bricks and Mortar
Buildings bear silent witness to the history that happens inside them. Conservator Matt Webster makes sure structures live to tell their tales.Author(s):
African American history is both discovered in and continued by an ancient oral tradition. Richard Josey describes the process of restoring a community's voice.
Washington's Whiskey Still
George Washington's retirement venture had a high alcohol content. Mount Vernon's Director of Preservation, Dennis Pogue, leads us on a tour through Washington's whiskey distillery.Author(s):
Distinguished Innovator Lecture Series: Peter Wolken
Peter Wolken, AVI Management Partners Peter has been a successful venture capitalist for more than 25 years. His long and successful venture capital and operating experience enables him to quickly evaluate emerging information technologies. Peter founded (1982) and was a General Partner at Associated Venture Investors (AVI), which managed $140M across three funds. AVI specialized in seed and early-stage investments in information technology companies positioned for high growth. AVI's financial
Distinguished Innovator Lecture Series: Cynthia Dai
Cynthia Dai, Dainamic Consulting, Inc. A seasoned entrepreneur, Cynthia Dai has co-founded several high technology start-ups and served on the executive team of both early-stage and public ventures. This hands-on experience combined with strong operational skills in marketing, engineering and finance has enabled Ms. Dai to build or reposition companies for rapid growth. Ms. Dai's strengths as an Interim Executive lie in attracting results-oriented senior management teams, developing strong busi
Personal Narratives and Transatlantic Contexts during the U.S.-Mexican War
This module explains and provides an example of the literary genre: personal narrative. In addition, it considers this narrative as part of a transatlantic and hemispheric circulation, examining […]
Saving the Bald Eagle
The national bird, the Bald Eagle, is back in the lower 48 states after nearly disappearing in the 60's and 70's. Robert Mesta, a biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, explains what it takes to recover a species like the bald eagle, and demonstrates how math plays a critical role in the process.
Running time 3:48 minutes.
Boehner, Cantor confident on "not perfect" debt passage
Aug. 1 - Republican House Speaker John Boehner and his deputy Eric Cantor are confident the House will pass a debt ceiling measure "to change the culture" in Washington. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
Introduction to Biofluid Dynamics (Low Reynolds Number)
This is one of the Boulder Summer School 2011 lecture videos. The lecturer is Professor Anette (Peko) Hosoi from MIT. You can find the lecture notes on the BSS2011 website under the link of "Lecture Notes": http://boulder.research.yale.edu/Boulder-2011/index.html
Hot Air shows a brief segment of someone blowing glass and asks students to describe what object they would create if they were a glass blower.
Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp - Fuel Cells
Engineering class with Dr. Skip Rochefort learning about hydrogen fuel cells.
Discover Cal - UC Berkeley's Nobel Laureates: Energy Self-Sufficiency in the 21st Century
Spring 2007 Lecture Series Northern California Kickoff Event UC Berkeley's Nobel Laureates: Energy Self-Sufficiency in the 21st Century Speakers for this Lecture - Steven Chu, Physics, 1997 - Donald A. Glaser, Physics, 1960 - Yuan T. Lee, Chemistry, 1986 - Daniel L. McFadden, Economics, 2000 - George F. Smoot, Physics, 2006 - Charles H. Townes, Physics, 1964
Introduction to Statistics - Fall 2006
This course covers population and variables; Standard measures of location, spread and association; Normal approximation; Regression. Probability and sampling: Binomial distribution. Interval estimation; Some standard significance tests.