JFK at the Boston Garden
Excerpts of John F. Kennedy's speech at the Boston Garden on November 7, 1960, the eve of the 1960 presidential election.
The University as Patron of Cutting Edge Architecture
The opening of The Ray and Maria Stata Center, MIT’s latest innovative building, inspires this panel’s historical review of collegiate architecture projects. James Ackerman provides the longest lens, focusing first on the earliest, national trends, when buildings served as both residences and classrooms. In the 18th century
Is There a Black Architect in the House?
“If there is any kind of profession that’s gotten away with a kind of benign neglect of diversifying itself over the course of last 30 years, it’s architecture,” says Ted Landsmark. With one chart after another, he plots the dismal record of design schools, firms and professional associations in modifyin
Building Responsive Cities: Technology, Design, and Development
Even as new supercities pop up around the world, with populations in the tens of millions, urban planning remains stuck in an older time. As Dennis Frenchman says, “Amazingly very little progress has been made ... We’re using basically the models and methods of the 1920s.” Frenchman says we need to confront
Democracy after Citizens United
Just when it seemed the corrosive influence of big money on American politics could not be greater, the Supreme Court gave corporations full license to exercise ‘free speech’ during campaign season. Renowned legal scholar Lawrence Lessig and his respondents debate the most effective response to the 2010 Citizens United ru
Nice Hat, Harry
Panama hats symbolized power in the first half of the 20th century. This expensive headgear was the mark of a well-traveled man. Today's episode considers a Panama hat worn by President Harry Truman.
Panel #2 - Globalization and Regionalism in Asia
Asia's Global Influence: How Is It Exercised? What Does It Mean? Moderator: Bruce Tolentino, The Asia Foundation Presentations: An American Place at an Asian Table? Regionalism and its Reasons Donald Emmerson, Stanford University The AMF Reborn? Implications of the Chiang Mai Initiative Multilateralization William Grimes, Boston University The Limits of Regionalism in East Asia Today David Kang, University of Southern California Discussant: AnnaLee Saxenian, University of Califo
The Displaced and Dispossessed of Darfur
Editor's note: We apologise for the poor audio quality of this podcast. In addition to 300,000 deaths, the Darfur genocide has forced the displacement of about 3,000,000 people. John Hagan examines this through the application of social historical methods. John Hagan is John D MacArthur Professor of Sociology and Law at Northwestern University and co-director of the Center on Law and Globalization at the American Bar Foundation in Chicago. Tim Allen is professor of developmental anthropology in
What is cervical cancer?
Information by the American Cancer Society discusses cervical cancer causes, risk factors, prevention, detection, diagnosis, staging, treatment options, talking with doctor, past treatment, research in cervical cancer, other resources and references.
The Sun — Earth's main source of energy — appears to shine at a constant rate. However, the Sun's magnetic field is actually constantly changing, and this affects its energy output. These variations cause effects that extend throughout the solar system. In this video segment adapted from NOVA, learn about some of the effects that solar activity may have on Earth. Closed captioning included. Run time 02:20.
JLPT S3 #10 - New JLPT N3 Prep Course #10
Learn Japanese with JapanesePod101.com! This Japanese JLPT lesson will show you how to prepare for the part of the reading comprehension section of the Japanese Language Proficiency Exam that asks for detailed information. This type of question is a bit different from the others we’ve looked at, so we’ll [...]
Authors@Google: Alexandra Schwartz
Alexandra Schwartz is a member of the curatorial department of the Museum of Modern Art in New York and has written or edited multiple books on art, including two on Ed Ruscha. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. She has worked closely with Ruscha on several projects over the past several years. Ed Ruscha is one of Los Angeles's best known artists. He was born in Nebraska and raised in Oklahoma but belongs to Los Angeles in a way that few other artists do. Since the 1960s, Rus
Pathophysiology of Infectious Diseases
Medical Microbiology is a vast and ever expanding complex field. The role of microbes in chronic illness, like coronary disease and arthritis, continues to evolve. For example, in the Emerging Infections and Agents of Biological Warfare Lecture, one will learn that while advances in identification, culture techniques, diagnosis and treatment have led to remarkable improvements in the consequences of infectious diseases worldwide in the past quarter century, newly identified pathogens continue to
El medi ambient. Europa impulsa les renovables a Colorado
Durada: 3 min. Vídeo. TVC.
Al peu de la serralada de Les Rocalloses, els europeus ja no hi van com fa un segle a buscar or. D'aquella febre només queda un entreteniment de cap de setmana. A la zona, ara, els europeus hi van a promoure inversions en energies renovables com l'eòlica, Author(s):
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Opportunities in Building More Sustainable Supply Chains
When a global corporation implements sustainability standards, it pays to work closely with supply chains, as these panelists attest.
From his research, Richard M. Locke knows that the traditional methods of achieving decent labor conditions don’t work well. When Locke examined years of records gathered by Nike a
Beginner S6 #5 - Learn This Japanese Verb Ahead of Time
Learn Japanese with JapanesePod101.com! It’s so easy to run behind. In Japan, time seems to fly, and your Japanese to-do list is always so long! But you’re trying to improve this bad habit: in fact, you made a resolution to work harder at being on time for your appointments in Japan as often as possible [...]
Mission Control Operations
Chris Kraft manages to present in a single event the ultimate in engineering case studies, as well as an insider’s history of 20th century space missions and a pep talk for AeroAstro students. This blunt raconteur describes the challenges of the earliest space pioneers. His story begins with Project Mercury in the 19
Developing the Hardware for Future Human Space Exploration
While Michael Griffin sees a wealth of reasons for space exploration in general and returning to the moon in particular, NASA must still manage on a tiny portion of “the national treasure.” This 7/10th of a percent of the national budget – the equivalent of each American paying 15 cents every day – “is not an expenditur