August 2011 Recap: College of Charleston Sports
Check out some of the great College of Charleston Cougars sports moments from August 2011! The College of Charleston is home to 21 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the Southern Conference as well as two dozen intramural and club sports from Aikido to Ultimate Frisbee. Find out more at: http://www.cofcsports.com
From Codebreaking to Computing: Remembrances of Bletchley Park 50 Years Later
In this 1992 interview Jack Good and Donald Michie discuss their cryptanalytical work during World War II at Britain's Bletchley Park. The technical aspects of Germany's Enigma and Lorenz Geheimschreiber, the code-breaking Bombe, Heath Robinson, and Colossus machines, and the personal contributions of Max Newman, Alan Turing, and Tommy Flowers are explored. Donald Michie, in the final part of the interview, offers some details on the origins of artificial intelligence research.
Oregon State University College of Pharmacy
For more than 100 years, the students and faculty of OSU's College of Pharmacy have been passionate about helping individuals and communities stay healthy. Our work takes us to places in Oregon and beyond where we educate patients and make sure they get the medical care they need. Our cutting edge research addresses some of the world's most critical health challenges, and its impact saves lives. Our discoveries are today and tomorrow's solutions. Learn more about the program: http://pharmacy.or
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.
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.
How Is Math Used in Baseball?
This short video is from Jimmy Chang, who has a master's degree in math and has been a math teacher at St. Pete College for more than eight years. Mr. Chang discusses statistics using baseball.
Zooarchaeologist Joanne Bowen decodes 400-year-old leftovers.
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.
"Hamdan v. Rumsfeld and the Fight over Presidential Power" (video)
A talk by Jonathan Mahler and Neal Katyal. In his latest book, The Challenge: Hamdan v. Rumsfeld and the Fight over Presidential Power, Jonathan Mahler chronicles the challenge to the assertion of presidential power in the designation of enemy combatants. Written with the cooperation of the attorneys who represented Hamdan, Lt. Commander Charles Swift and G
How to control nerves when speaking in public Many people say that speaking in public is one of the most nerve-racking things they have to do. Here are a few techniques to help you control your nerves. First, be prepared; the more prepared you are the less nervous you will be. Next, stretch on your neck and arms. Third, do lips and jaw exercises; these will help you relax. And lastly, focus on the audience. Public speaking is a great activity for kids of all ages. Thi
Many people say that speaking in public is one of the most nerve-racking things they have to do. Here are a few techniques to help you control your nerves. First, be prepared; the more prepared you are the less nervous you will be. Next, stretch on your neck and arms. Third, do lips and jaw exercises; these will help you relax. And lastly, focus on the audience. Public speaking is a great activity for kids of all ages. Thi
Health Assessment and Promotion
This course focuses on the complete health assessment, the nursing process, and its relationship to the prevention and early detection of disease in clients across the life span. This course introduces processes of health assessment: interviewing, history-taking, and physical assessment. Dominant models, theories and perspectives are used to explain health behavior are considered in relation to evidence-based health promotion and health education strategies. Students are also expected to identif
Proselytism and Religious Freedom: The Political Implications of Proselytism (with Al-Marayati, Daug
In the context of a globalizing world marked by the freer flow of people and ideas, proselytism has become increasingly controversial. On March 3, 2010, the Berkley Center sponsored a day-long symposium on proselytism and religious freedom in the 21st century. Experts from a variety of scholarly and policy fields investigated the theological, legal, and political implications of the missionary impulse.
Ellis on American Creation and the Founding
Joseph Ellis, of Mt. Holyoke College and author of American Creation, talks about the triumphs and tragedies of the founding of the United States. His goal in the book and in this podcast is to tell a story for grownups rather than for children, where the Founders are neither saints nor evil white, patriarchal slave-holding demons. It is a nuanced story of triumph--a military victory over a seemingly unbeatable vastly more experienced army, the creation of the first geographically large republic
Higgs on the Great Depression
Robert Higgs, of the Independent Institute, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the Great Depression, the New Deal, and the effect of World War II on the American economy. Using survey results, financial data, and the pattern of investment in the 1930s, Higgs argues that New Deal policies created a climate of uncertainty that prolonged the Great Depression. Using consumption data, he argues that prosperity did not return during wartime, but rather after the war when government interventi
Pyramus and Thisbe - Performed by the Beatles
The complete Pyramus and Thisbe skit - with Shakespeare's words - from the Grenada television program Around the World With The Beatles. Black and white film footage with audience laughter (7:03)
17.245 The Supreme Court, Civil Liberties, and Civil Rights (MIT)
This course introduces students to the work of the Supreme Court and to the main outlines of American constitutional law, with an emphasis on the development of American ideas about civil rights. The goal of the course is to provide students with a framework for understanding the major constitutional controversies of the present day through a reading of landmark Supreme Court cases and the public debates they have generated. The principal topics are civil liberties in wartime, race relations, pr
Food security Mosses and Liverworts-First Land Plants What would Hayek do to sort out this mess? [Audio]
This section of the Defra website outlines the UK government's assessment of national food security issues. Two basic documents are also accessible from this page: the government approach and a detailed analysis of the national and global issues. These define food security,
Non-vascular plants have no true roots, leaves, stems, or flowers. They also have no internal circulatory system for bringing water to the various parts of their bodies. Therefore, non-vascular plants are typically found in very wet places. This video gives a brief overview of two non-vascular plants, mosses and liverworts. (00:50)
Speaker(s): Dr Eamonn Butler | The Nobel economist F A Hayek was the arch-rival of Keynes in the 1930s and 1940s. Some today say that he has the better explanation of boom-bust cycles and how to end them. His prescription is the exact opposite of Keynes – no big infrastructure spending, no keeping things afloat with quantitative easing and cheap credit, but leaner government, lower taxes, less regulation and more freedom for businesses and individuals alike. In this lecture, Hayek biographer D
Mosses and Liverworts-First Land Plants
What would Hayek do to sort out this mess? [Audio]