Lost Worlds: The Vikings 2
The History Channel shows us the Lost World of the Vikings and the advances and technology of the Nordic culture.
Kathleen Hall Jamieson and Shelby Steele
He won in Iowa and lost in New Hampshire, but what does Obama's candidacy tell us about the politics of race in America? Bill Moyers talks with Shelby Steele, who has written widely on race in American society and is author of the recent book A Bound Man: Why We Are Excited About Obama and Why He Can't Win. And leading expert on media and politics Kathleen Hall Jamieson sorts spin from reality after the primary.
The History of the Civil Rights Movement
History of the Civil Rights Movement - Beginning with the end of the U.S. Civil War in 1865, African Americans toiled to reach equal status in the eyes of the law. WatchMojo explores the history of the United States Civil Rights Movement. (05:52)
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
Brad Badertscher, assistant professor of accountancy in the University of Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business, discusses why some of the wealthiest people in the world are taxed at some of the lowest rates. He analyzes the "Buffett Rule" and focus on Mitt Romney's tax returns, as well as whether the tax code should be re-examined.
"The Talibanization of South Asia: Can it Be Stopped?"
A talk by Pervez Hoodbhoy, Department of Physics, Quaid-e-Azama University. Dr. Hoodbhoy received his bachelor's degrees in electrical engineering and mathematics, master's in solid state physics, and Ph.D in nuclear physics, all from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has been a faculty member at the Department of Physics, Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad since 1973. He is cha
The Early Years Transition and Special Educational Needs (EYTSEN) Project: Technical Paper 1 - Speci
The Early Years Transitions and Special Educational Needs (EYTSEN) project builds on the work of the Effective Provision of Pre-School Education (EPPE) project, a major longitudinal study of a national sample of young children’s progress and development through pre-school and into primary school until the end of Key Stage 1 (age 3+ to 7 years) (Sylva et al., 1999). Both the EPPE and EYTSEN research studies are funded by the DfES. The EYTSEN study explores evidence of possible special educatio
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.
CEO Speaker Series: A Conversation with Andy Nulman, BCom ’83
Andy Nulman, former CEO of "Just for Laughs" is the special guest in this installment of Karl Moore's CEO Speakers series. The two discuss the entertainment industry, communications media, creativity, and the place of laughter at the heart of it all.
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.
Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan (1930 Newsreel Footage)
Newsreel footage of Anne Sullivan with Helen Keller. She talks about meeting Helen and how Helen learned to talk.The video shows the importance of a patient teacher as well as a determined student. (2:39)
17.556 Political Economy of Development (MIT)
This course examines theoretical and empirical approaches to understanding the process of late development. Topics include the role of the state in alleviating or exacerbating poverty, the politics of industrial policy and planning and the relationship between institutional change and growth. How over the past century have some of the world's poorest nations achieved wealth? How have others remained mired in poverty? What are the social consequences for alternative strategies of development?
Battle of the Bags
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.
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.
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Marcelino Menéndez y Pelayo
The website for the Spanish scholar Marcelino Menéndez y Pelayo (1856-1912) by the Virtual Library Miguel de Cervantes offers key information; electronic resources; and digital downloadable versions of primary and secondary texts. Along with a chronology and a biography, there is available a vast number of his works, including: 'History of Aesthetic Ideas in Spain'; 'History of Spanish Heterodox Thinkers'; and many of his studies in the history of Spanish literature. There is also a section wit
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.
Video about the Mayflower