4.241J Theory of City Form (MIT)
Theories about cities and the form that settlements should take will be discussed. Attempts will be made at a distinction between descriptive and normative theory, by examining examples of various theories of city form over time. The class will concentrate on the origins of the modern city and theories about its emerging form, including the transformation of the nineteenth-century city and its organization. It analyzes current issues of city form in relation to city making, social structure, and
Texas Tech Researcher Discovers "Missing Link" Sauropod
Sankar Chatterjee, Horn Professor of Geosciences and curator of paleontology at the Museum of Texas Tech University, talks about the discovery in China of the first complete skeleton of an early sauropod, Yizhousaurus sunae. These prey animals measured 30 feet long and probably lived in herds to protect themselves from other predatory dinosaurs that lived at that time. This discovery of this first complete skeleton is considered the prototype for what would become some of the largest animals
Listen: “Sixties at 50″ draws on Vanderbilt Libraries’ unique treasures
“The Sixties at 50,” an exhibition of video, photos and other treasures from one of society’s most significant decades, is on display at the Vanderbilt University Central Library and Special Collections. The exhibition was curated by a team of Vanderbilt subject librarians and technology staff under the guidance of Celia Walker, director of special projects. “Thekeep reading »
RSC 2014 Conference: Refugee Voices: Panel 3 – Refugees from Burma/Myanmar
RSC 2014 Conference: Refugee Voices. Lectures by Matthew Wilch; Zo Tum Hmung; Victoria Jack. Recorded on 24 March 2014 at St Anne's College, University of Oxford. This recording begins with a talk from Matthew Wilch (Refugee Policy Advisor, US Conference of Catholic Bishops) and Zo Tum Hmung (Chin community activist) on 'The Chin seeking refuge in Mizoram State, India: a roundtable approach to refugee protection'. Victoria Jack (University of Newcastle, Australia) follows with a talk on 'Commun
21H.991J Theories and Methods in the Study of History (MIT)
The purpose of this course is to acquaint you with a variety of approaches to the past used by historians writing in the twentieth century. Most of the books on the list constitute, in my view (and others), modern classics, or potential classics, in social, economic and cultural history. We will examine how historians conceive of their object of study, how they use primary sources as a basis for their accounts, how they structure the narrative and analytic discussion of their topic, and what are
17.40 American Foreign Policy: Past, Present, and Future (MIT)
The mission for this course is to explain and evaluate past and present United States policies. What caused the United States' past involvement in foreign wars and interventions? Were the results of U.S. policies good or bad? Would other policies have better served the U.S. and/or the wider world? Were the beliefs that guided U.S. policy true or false? If false, what explains these misperceptions? General theories that bear on the causes and consequences of American policy will be applied to exp
Bioinformatics & Operational Research
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Virtual Maths - 3D shapes, diagram, area, volume
Diagram of 3D shapes with formula for calculating area (and volume)
21H.968J Nature, Environment, and Empire (MIT)
This course is an exploration of the relationship between the study of natural history, both domestic and exotic, by Europeans and Americans, and concrete exploitation of the natural world, focusing on the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
21H.104J Riots, Strikes, and Conspiracies in American History (MIT)
This course uses readings and discussions to focus on a series of short-term events that shed light on American politics, culture, and social organization. It emphasizes finding ways to make sense of these complicated, highly traumatic events, and on using them to understand larger processes of change in American history. The class also gives students experience with primary documentation research through a term paper assignment.
Windows on War
A short film on the Windows on War project. Listen to project participants and how they built the online exhibition. For more information visit: http://windowsonwar.nottingham.ac.uk/
The Pagan View [The Mainspring of Human Progress (1943)] The pagan has a fatalistic outlook on life. He believes that the individual is helpless; that he is wholly at the mercy of relentless forces outside of himself; that there's nothing he can do to improve his lot.
[The Mainspring of Human Progress (1943)]
The pagan has a fatalistic outlook on life. He believes that the individual is helpless; that he is wholly at the mercy of relentless forces outside of himself; that there's nothing he can do to improve his lot.
21H.346 France 1660-1815: Enlightenment, Revolution, Napoleon (MIT)
A century and a half ago, Alexis de Tocqueville argued that the Revolution of 1789 in France constituted the culmination of long-term administrative and social changes, rather than a rupture with the past. In this class, we will consider that Tocquevillian insight by examining four aspects of French experience from the reign of the Sun King, Louis XIV, to the rule of the Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte: Absolutism, Enlightenment, Revolution, and Empire. Through the study of primary and secondary sou
The Gold Standard in Cancer Research
Phil Gold, Professor of Medicine, Physiology and Oncology, discovered the first and most widely used blood test for cancer, CEA, making early detection and better treatment possible. Meet a McGill legend.
The Johns Hopkins Foreign Affairs Symposium Presents: Jessica Jackley
Jessica Jackley is a founder and former chief marketing officer of KIVA, the world's first peer to peer microlending website. Named one of the top ideas of 2006 by The New York Times Magazine, and praised by Oprah Winfrey, President Bill Clinton, and countless others, KIVA is one of the fastest-growing social benefit websites in media's history. Jackley was recently praised by Forbes as one of five rising stars in healthcare, education, and the environment.
Erica Dhawan - Get Big Things Done: The Power of Connectional Intelligence
Connectional Intelligence unlocks the 21st century secrets of success for “getting big things done,” regardless of who you are, where you live, your education, or what you do. We typically associate success and leadership with smarts, passion and luck. But in today’s hypercompetitive world, even those gifts aren’t enough. Get Big Things Done argues that the game changer is a thoroughly modern skill called Connectional Intelligence (CxQ). Virtually anyone can maximize his or her potentia
21H.101 American History to 1865 (MIT)
This course focuses on a basic history of American social, economic, and political development from the colonial period through the Civil War. The colonial heritages of Spanish and British America; the American Revolution and its impact; the establishment and growth of the new nation; and the Civil War, its background, character, and impact are examined. Readings include writings of the period by Winthrop, Paine, Jefferson, Madison, W. H. Garrison, G. Fitzhugh, H. B. Stowe, and Lincoln.
STS.042J Einstein, Oppenheimer, Feynman: Physics in the 20th Century (MIT)
This class explores the changing roles of physics and physicists during the 20th century. Topics range from relativity theory and quantum mechanics to high-energy physics and cosmology. The course also examines the development of modern physics within shifting institutional, cultural, and political contexts, such as physics in Imperial Britain, Nazi Germany, U.S. efforts during World War II, and physicists' roles during the Cold War.
Lesson 08 - One Minute Romanian
In lesson 8 of One Minute Romanian you will learn to count from one to ten. Remember - even a few phrases of a language can help you make friends and enjoy travel more. Find out more about One Minute Romanian at our website - http://www.oneminutelanguages.com. One Minute Romanian is brought to you by the Radio Lingua Network and is ©Copyright 2008.Author(s):
Little-Known Aspects of Human Migration: An interview with Susan Martin
A daughter of immigrants, Dr. Susan Martin sees historical patterns in the strong feelings surrounding immigration that can make our own era sound much like the late 1800s and early 1900s.