Literary Festival 2012: Latin America: Between social realism and magical realism [Audio]
Speaker(s): Rolando Bompadre, Matías Néspolo | As tense as a thriller, as vivid as an undercover documentary, Matías Néspolo’s first novel, Seven Ways to Kill a Cat, examines a place of crime and deprivation. Set in Buenos Aires at the time of Argentina’s financial crash, and seen through the eyes of twenty-year-old Gringo, it tells the story of two boys on the cusp of adulthood who have no choice but to join the gang warfare that rules their community. While its depiction of Buenos Aire
Ontology Design Patterns
Ontology Design Patterns
Gas prices keep going up up up
Bruce Bullock, director of SMU's Maguire Energy Institute, talks about the differing prices of gasoline and the best times to fill up your tank.
MSUToday Preview: World Medicine
The MSUToday team takes a look at how Spartans are making a difference in healthcare around the world, from a malaria ward in Africa to a free medical clinic in a mountain village in Peru. Watch the latest premiere of MSUToday: World Medicine at 9 p.m. ET Friday, March 16, 2012. Time/date subject to change. Check your local listings.
Khan Academy on the Gates Notes
Bill Gates talks about the Khan Academy on the Gates Notes. (02:22)
Morpheus Tethered Test #8 -- March 13, 2012
After a series of upgrades, Morpheus conducts a successful tethered test, firing a new engine for 50 seconds and hovering for 40.
Uxor Vivamus by Dick Davis (poetry reading)
One of the best modern love poems. Uxor means beloved or wife, Vivamus means let us live...it's a quotation from Ausonius, a poet of the fourth-century the original is here: http://www.forumromanum.org/literature/ausonius_epigrammata.html "Uxor vivamus ut viximus et teneamus nomina, quae primo sumpsimus in thalamo;"...etc. Translation: "Wife, let us live as we have lived, Nor lose the little names that were the first night's grace, And never come the day that sees us old, I still your lad, a
Breakingviews: Worst of Times
March 15 - Rob Cox and Breakingviews editors discuss how bonuses for top executives at the publisher of the New York Times newspaper reward sub-standard performance.
Play tiny Tetris using a laser beam
Read more: http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/nstv/2011/12/play-microscopic-tetris-with-optical-tweezers.html
Building the ulitmate salad tower
Read more: http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/nstv/2011/12/beat-the-salad-bar-build-the-ultimate-food-tower.html
Students break paper folding record
Read more: http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/nstv/2012/01/paper-folding-limits-pushed.html
ACT Lecture | Bruce Yonemoto: Re-representations and Simulations Bruce Yonemoto works within the overlapping intersections of art and commerce, and the gallery world and cinema screen. Yonemoto juxtaposes cultural material from different international communities, such as those of the Japanese Americans, Nipo-Brasiliero, Peruvian Quechua and Hollywood communities. The photographic series North South East West focuses on the erased history of American Civil War soldiers of Asian descent. Yonemoto’s collaboration with Dr. Juli Carson
Bruce Yonemoto works within the overlapping intersections of art and commerce, and the gallery world and cinema screen. Yonemoto juxtaposes cultural material from different international communities, such as those of the Japanese Americans, Nipo-Brasiliero, Peruvian Quechua and Hollywood communities. The photographic series North South East West focuses on the erased history of American Civil War soldiers of Asian descent. Yonemoto’s collaboration with Dr. Juli Carson
MUS101 Session 6 Spring 2012
Introducing Music with Rik Noyce 03/15/12
2012 CED Berkeley Circus
The second annual CED Berkeley Circus Soirée, celebrating the achievements of CED students, faculty and alumni, was held on the evening of March 2, 2012 at the de Young Museum in San Francisco. The evening began with the 2012 Distinguished Alumni Award Ceremony, followed by a talk by Van Jones, co-founder and President of Rebuild the Dream, and an award-winning pioneer in human rights and the clean-energy economy. The reception featured live performances by professional circus entertainers from
The Women's Center
Kent State University's Women Center exists to facilitate the advancement of and to enhance the quality of educational experience and professional life for women students, faculty and staff of all campuses.
Writers Series: Amina Gautier
Amina Gautier is the winner of the Flannery O'Connor Award for her short story collection At-Risk (University of Georgia Press). More than 65 of Gautier's stories have been published, appearing in Best African American Fiction, Iowa Review, Kenyon Review, North American Review, and Southern Review among other places. Her work has been honored with scholarships and fellowships from Breadloaf Writer's Conference, Ucross Residency, and Sewanee Writer's Conference and has been awarded the William Ri
Einstein, Condensed Matter Physics, Nanoscience & Superconductivity - 2012 Dickson Prize Lecture
Winner of the 2012 Dickson Prize in Science Professor Marvin L. Cohen describes a few observations about Einstein and his research in condensed matter physics. Einstein had difficulty getting his thesis subject approved despite some excellent proposals, which Cohen discusses. As is well known, Einstein was at the forefront in many fields, but Professor Cohen focuses on condensed matter and quantum physics. In particular, he discusses the background of this area of physics and some recent work in
Choosing the Right Microphone - Microphone Techniques - Andy Edelstein
Access exclusive video and learn more about Berkleemusic's online couse Microphone Techniques at: http://bit.ly/ziB78d Microphone Techniques is designed to give you the solid background and skill set necessary for successfully planning and implementing recording sessions ranging from single-mic overdubs to full rhythm sections. Throughout the course, you'll learn about the various elements of the recording chain, detailed technical characteristics of different microphone types, selecting approp
President's Awards for Teaching & Learning
Panel discussion featuring winners of the President's Awards for Teaching & Learning: Student Learning, Instructor Experience & International Learning Opportunities.