Bees in the Colonies
The humble honeybee sweetens the American story. Apiarist Bill Krebs says bees have been here since the beginning.
PODCAST: Who's Bailing Out Whom? Meizhu Lui has been at the center of economic justice struggle for women, immigrants, people of color and poor for more than 30 years. In this podcast, originally recorded for I.M.O.W's online exhibition Women, Power and Politics, she talks about the economic crisis and how it's affecting the lives of ordinary American women. (33:20)
Meizhu Lui has been at the center of economic justice struggle for women, immigrants, people of color and poor for more than 30 years. In this podcast, originally recorded for I.M.O.W's online exhibition Women, Power and Politics, she talks about the economic crisis and how it's affecting the lives of ordinary American women. (33:20)
Coleman Pocket Stove
American soldiers used these innovative portable stoves produced by a Wichita company during World War II.
A Civilized Bookcase
This bookcase symbolizes a tragic period in Native American history. Were the missionaries who used it trying to improve the lives of their Indian pupils or wipe out their culture?
The French Painting Collection
This site presents French paintings from the 19th century. The site includes paintings from the academic style that dominated the first half of the century as well as paintings from the latter half of the century by artists who came to be known as impressionists -- Edouard Manet, Camille Pissarro, Vincent Van Gogh, Paul Cezanne, Claude Monet, and Mary Cassatt.
Bellini, Giorgione, Titian, and the Renaissance of Venetian Painting
The word "Renaissance" in the exhibition title refers, in the traditional sense, to the rebirth of antiquity—the revival of interest in classical art, literature, and philosophy. But here it also signifies that Venetian painting was transformed—reborn—in the opening decades of the sixteenth century. The exhibition focuses on the period from 1500 to 1530, which represents, visually and intellectually, the most exciting phase of the Renaissance in Venice, when three great masters, the old Be
Gun collectors covet this rare and beautiful 18th century Pennsylvania-made rifle. How did it end up in Kansas? We'd like to know the answer to that question, too.
Count Me In
This summer our nation is taking its 23rd census of the population. These days the forms arrive in the mail, but a century ago census takers went door to door. This satchel was used by one of them in Kansas.
Japanese Classical Dance (Michikiya, 2008-05-04)
Michikiya Hanayagi performs "Sanbasou" (A Prelude) at the 2008 Nikkei Matsuri (Japanese-American festival).
The dancer may be seen in the act of scattering seeds with a prayer that they may come forth in abundance.
Dance school: Michiya Hanayagi Buyo Group (3:30)
Child Labor: "...it is better for children to learn to work when they are little"
Children's lives have changed dramatically in America in the last hundred years. Today we take it for granted that children will attend public school and not work full-time, but in the early 1900's, laws regulating child labor were still evolving. Hear what Kansas parents and business owners had to say about these laws when they first took effect.
The Mexican Revolution: 1810, 1910, 2010?
Dr. Roberto Cintli Rodriguez illustrates the concept of revolutionary struggle with stories from a Mexican-American perspective.
Gems of the Bodleian: Pre-1500 Printed Books
The earliest printers spread from Mainz in Germany where Gutenberg first had his printing house to Venice, Rome, Paris, and the Netherlands. Examples from all of these centres of 15th-century printing are found in Bodleian collections.
The Naco Mammoth Excavation: Interview with George Cattanach
Dr. George Cattanach, last surviving member of the student crew that excavated ASM’s famous 12,000 year old mammoth in the early 1950’s, talks about his experiences at the kill site near Naco, AZ working under the direction of pre-eminent archaeologist Emil Haury.
Private collector, Martin Howard speaks about the development of the typewriter, highlighting examples from his own collection on display in the exhibition Early Typewriters (July 7, 2007 to January 2008).
Chief Sitting Bull's Headdress
Chief Sitting Bull was a great leader, a holy man and a central character in North American history. Discover the story as the headdress, shirt and other personal artifacts Sitting Bull once wore are brought out of the ROM's vaults and prepared for temporary display in the Daphne Cockwell Gallery of Canada: First Peoples (beginning September 13, 2008).
2010 Missouri Civic Health Assessment
A report released Oct. 26 by Missouri State University and the National Conference on Citizenship (NCoC) finds that while Missouri out-performs national trends for volunteering, community engagement and voter turnout, some forms of civic involvement, such as one-on-one interactions with neighbors, may be waning. The Missouri Civic Health Index is the first of its kind and is designed to help the state document the health of Missouri's civic sector. The report follows the September release of th
AFFIRM Assessment and Formative Feedback In Research Methods - literature review
‘AFFIRM’ is part of Leeds Met’s efforts to promote research-informed teaching. A pilot project, it is concerned with computer-assisted assessment (CAA) related to the teaching of research methods. Over a 12-month period in 2007-8 it will create, test and evaluate a small computerised bank of quality-checked items to support undergraduate and taught postgraduate-level research methods teaching. Although the items are likely to have several potential uses, i.e. to be ‘reusable learning obj
Germaine Greer Winifred Mercier Lecture
Professor Germaine Greer delivered the 2010 Winifred Mercier public lecture at Leeds Met on Tuesday March 23. Born in Melbourne and educated in Australia and at Cambridge University, Professor Greer's first book, The Female Eunuch (1969), took the world by storm and remains one of the most influential texts of the feminist movement. She has had a distinguished academic career in Britain and the USA and makes regular appearances in print and other media as a broadcaster, journalist, columnist a
What is it like for you?: surveying the learning experiences of disabled students in four HE institu
This paper explores phase one of a four-year study of the learning experiences and outcomes for disabled students. The project employs a longitudinal design with a mixed-methods approach. The main aim is to develop an in-depth understanding of the learning experiences and learning outcomes for a small cohort of students with different impairments in four discipline areas in four different higher education institutions. In particular the study aims to uncover barriers to learning and good pract
The Early Years Transition and Special Educational Needs (EYTSEN) Project: Technical Paper 2 - Speci
The Early Years Transition and Special Educational Needs (EYTSEN) research 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). The Department for Education & Skills (DfES) funds both the EPPE and EYTSEN research. The EYTSEN study focuses on special education