Reality Television: The Makeover
This lesson introduces students to makeover television as a genre. Students discuss the conventions of makeover television and the promise of personal transformation, and examine ethical issues presented by these shows. Students examine their own response to the genre and create a makeover show of their own.
Lecture 18 - 11/30/2010
Quality nutrition through pigeonpea - a review
Title: Quality nutrition through pigeonpea - a review Authors: Saxena, K.B.; Kumar, R.V.; Sultana, R. Abstract: Protein mal-nutrition is widespread among poor of developing and under developed countries. Since animal protein is beyond the reach of this group, their primary protein supply comes from plant based products. Amongst these, pigeon-pea or red gram (Cajanus cajan (L.) Millspaugh) is an important food legume that can be grown under rainfed conditions with least inputs. Pi-geonpea is rich
First Battle of Bull Run
Explosions are coming from artillery guns. Soldiers are firing from the supply wagons.
Typical points, invariant measures, and dimension for rational maps on the Riemann sphere
We present three original results for the dynamics of rational maps on the Riemann sphere. Using methods from dimension and ergodic theory, we discuss generalized physical measures and prove their existence for hyperbolic and some parabolic rational maps. This shows that there are sets of typical points for these maps having maximal dimension. We then show that for any NCP rational map, the set of non-typical, or divergence, points is also of maximal dimension. Finally, we examine holomorphic fa
Closing the economic achievement gap: a case study of a successful Kansas secondary school
In spite of efforts at the federal, state, and local levels, the achievement gap has persisted over time. Recent NCLB legislation has brought renewed attention to the achievement gap, forcing schools to address it. Despite the daunting task of mediating the impact of poverty, some schools have made substantial progress in narrowing the achievement gap with low-income students. This qualitative case study of one successful Kansas public secondary school has concluded the caring actions of teacher
NSF Briefing for the Organization of Biological Field Stations
NSF Briefing for the Organization of Biological Field Stations presented by Peter McCartney (NSF) at the 2010 Annual Meeting of the Organization of Biological Field Stations (OBFS) and hosted by the University of Michigan Biological Station (UMBS)
Putt Putt Boats Fernando and Amanda - Castle Park Middle School
Fernando and Amanda's CyberBridge video about building and racing putt-putt boats.
TED402 Fall 2010 Session 11A
TED402 Educational Psychology Session Eleven A 11/10/10 Jeff Miller
Fall 2010, An Imperfect Union: Understanding European Integration
Lecture by Desmond Dinan, professor of public policy and Ad personam Jean Monnet Professor, George Washington University.
Remembrance Day Service
Quick clip of the Procession for this year's service in convocation hall
Stephen Prothero, Diversity Lecture
GRCC Diversity Lecture Speaker Stephen Prothero focuses on Religious Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know -- And Doesn't
This websites provides the reader with easy access to a translation of substantial parts of the Tafsir al-Mizan. This major exegetical work was produced by one of the foremost Iranian Shi'i religious scholars of the 20th century, Ayatollah Sayyid Muhammad Husayn al-Tabataba'i (1892-1981), and reflects not only his background as a scholar rooted in traditional Shi'i religious thought (including the philosophical teachings of the school of Mulla Sadra), but also more contemporary socio-political c
An Exploratory Data Analysis of the US Housing Crisis
This report summarizes work done as part of the Visualizing Large Data Sets PFUG under Rice University's VIGRE program. VIGRE is a program of Vertically Integrated Grants for Research and […]
6.254 Game Theory with Engineering Applications (MIT)
This course is an introduction to the fundamentals of game theory and mechanism design. Motivations are drawn from engineered/networked systems (including distributed control of wireline and wireless communication networks, incentive-compatible/dynamic resource allocation, multi-agent systems, pricing and investment decisions in the Internet), and social models (including social and economic networks). The course emphasizes theoretical foundations, mathematical tools, modeling, and equilibrium n
21W.742J Writing About Race (MIT)
In The Souls of Black Folk (1903), the great cultural critic W. E. B. Du Bois wrote that "...the problem of the Twentieth Century is the problem of the color line." A century after Du Bois penned those words, most Americans would agree that at the beginning of the twenty-first century, the color line remains one of our most pressing social issues. In this course, we will explore the terrain of race in America by reading the works of writers of color and others concerned with the issue
Which U.S. Presidents Have Been Assassinated?
Four U.S. presidents have been assassinated, including Abraham
Lincoln, James Garfield, William McKinley and John F. Kennedy. An American history teacher explains the circumstances of these presidential assassinations in this video.
NASA's Mars Rover Spirit and It's Six Years on Mars
This is a video created by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory that showcases the rover Spirit. It discusses the discoveries of Spirit, its past, and its future after the end of its prime mission.
Arquitectura Románico (subtitulado en español)
Este video tiene imagenes sobre el románico, el arte que se desarrolla durante la época feudal. Hay imagenes de iglesias y pinturas. (2:25)