Lunch Poems: Jack Marshall
Born in Brooklyn to an Iraqi father and a Syrian mother, Jack Marshall explores the cultures and cities that shaped his artistic awakening. He is the author of Gorgeous Chaos: New and Selected Poems 1965-2001; Sesame (1993), winner of the PEN West Award and finalist for the National Book Critics Circle ...
Lunch Poems: Michael Palmer
The recent recipient of the prestigious Academy of American Poets Wallace Stevens award for "outstanding and proven mastery in the art of poetry," Michael Palmer is regarded as "one of America's most important poets" by Harvard Review. The voice in his poems shifts between one of passive observation and active resistance, graceful and startling in its lyricism and quiet protest. A crucial figure in international poetic dialogue, Palmer has translated into English from Portuguese, Russian, and Fr
Lunch Poems: Myung Mi Kim
Born in Seoul, Korea, Myung Mi Kim travels to the root of language, connecting speech and culture in a rich web of immaculate phrases. Kim strips words to the bone, using fragments and white space to enhance her themes of dislocation and first language loss. She is the author of four books of poetry, including Under Flag, winner of the 1991 Multicultural Publishers Book Award, and Commons (2002).
The Whole Frog Project
Computers can't teach everything in anatomy, but they can teach some things better, either by themselves or through synergy with conventional methods. Try out this award-winning virtual frog- as a case in point.
TB Lab is a simulated microbiology laboratory that allows users to explore how the bacteria responsible for the disease tuberculosis develop resistance to antibiotics. Students perform simulated experiments on strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis to investigate how antibiotics affect bacteria and how bacteria can become resistant to antibiotics. The simulation is designed to help students understand the direct connection between genetic and structural differences, particularly as they potential
Managing Your Business
Upon completion of this programme, you will be able to: Understand the concepts of business and entrepreneurship; compare the potential of different business ideas; know the basic legal requirements for launching a small business; perform SWOT analyses and applying them to your competitors, your own business and even yourself; analyse the environment for designing the marketing mix and marketing strategies; develop good book-keeping practices; acquire appropriate resources for your business need
Euro-crisis & Greece [Audio]
Speaker(s): Dr Daniel Gros, Professor Charles Goodhart, Professor Michael Haliassos | Dr Daniel Gros is director of Centre for European Policy Studies, Brussels. Professor Charles Goodhart, Emeritus Professor of Banking & Finance; director of Financial Regulation Research Programme, LSE. Professor Michael Haliassos is chair for Macroeconomics and Finance, Goethe University Frankfurt; director, Center for Financial Studies, Frankfurt.
Defrag: Windows To Go License, Setting Windows 8 Modern DPI, VC++ redists, Undocking laptops and mor Microsoft tech troubleshooter extraordinaire Gov Maharaj and I help walk you through troubleshooting solutions to your tech support problems. If you have a problem you want to send us, you can use the Problem Step Recorder in Windows 7 (see this for details on how) and send us the zip file to DefragShow@microsoft.com. We will also be checking comments fo
Microsoft tech troubleshooter extraordinaire Gov Maharaj and I help walk you through troubleshooting solutions to your tech support problems. If you have a problem you want to send us, you can use the Problem Step Recorder in Windows 7 (see this for details on how) and send us the zip file to DefragShow@microsoft.com. We will also be checking comments fo
Researching solutions to global water shortages
Making sure the world's population has enough drinking water is one of the biggest challenges we face today. A rapidly increasing global population, the fact that only a very small percentage of global water is available for consumption and an uneven global distribution of clean drinking water are the main problems in regard to the current global water crisis. Professor Hilal discusses these problems and some of the possible solutions the University's Centre for Clean Water Technologies is curr
Mobile learning news - Autumn 2009 issue
MoLeNET is entering its third phase and after two years a lot has been learnt on how effective mobile learning is and the lessons learnt. In addition numerous support systems have been developed by LS...
Evolutionary Engineering: Simple Machines from Pyramids to Skyscrapers
Simple machines are devices with few or no moving parts that make work easier, and which people have used to provide mechanical advantage for thousands of years. Students learn about the wedge, wheel and axle, lever, inclined plane, screw and pulley in the context of the construction of a pyramid, gaining insights into tools that have been used since ancient times and are still important today. Through numerous hands-on activities, students imagine themselves as ancient engineers building a pyra
Energy Workshop: Strategic Energy Planning
This workshop will assist organizations by helping them understand their operational choices in terms of energy supply and market pricing. Be prepared to take take advantage of new pricing options and efficient technologies, obtain financial incentives and focus budget dollars on core operations.
One Minute Romanian - flyer
From the makers of the award-winning online language course Coffee Break Spanish comes a new range of titles aimed at busy people who want to acquire the absolute basics of a language. One Minute Languages from the Radio Lingua Network will introduce learners to a new language from scratch. The course is made up of ten lessons and covers topics including basic greetings, introducing yourself, and dealing with language problems. You’ll also learn numbers and other useful words and phrases whi
The College of Optical Sciences: Past, Present, and Future
The College of Optical Sciences at the University of Arizona is a great place to do research and to study and learn optics and photonics. This talk gives a short history of the Optical Sciences Center, now the College of Optical Sciences, describing some of the decisions and actions that have shaped the college. The current status of the college and future plans of the college will be presented. This presentation was given by Dr. Jim Wyant, Dean of the University of Arizona's College of Optic
Outlaw: The Legend of Robin Hood, a graphic novel by Tony Lee
The author, a Children's Choice Book Award finalist, reads his graphic novel, Outlaw: The Legend of Robin Hood. His voice has an English accent and his reading is enthusiastic. The viewer can turn the pages of the book by clicking on them, and can read along with the author, who is seen in a side window, reading and talking to the viewer. One of the "A Story Before Bed" author read-alouds. (8:49)
Peer Helper Programs
Teach teens how to really listen to each other and to be bridges to professional assistance. This professional video addresses concerns skeptics may have about peer helper programs and notes the main skills peer helpers learn in this type of program.
The Power of Peer Pressure
Ways parents can help children fight negative peer pressure by building good self-esteem. Including tips how to just say No.
Teens Helping Teens
How teen peer trainers help their friends get the advice they need.
In this video (06:45), Mr. Khan explains how stem-and-leaf plots are used. Mr. Khan uses the computer software (with different colors) to illustrate his points. Sal Khan is the recipient of the 2009 Microsoft Tech Award in Education.
In this video (06:08), Mr. Khan explains how to visualize data using a histogram. Mr. Khan uses the computer software (with different colors) to illustrate his points. Sal Khan is the recipient of the 2009 Microsoft Tech Award in Education.