History's Turning Points - 1347 AD The Black Death
NOTE: There is brief frontal nudity at approximately 11:35 (old paintings). It's actually a little difficult to see--the instructor may choose to skip past this point. When a plague-ridden ship landed in Venice in 1347, it was immediately put into quarantine...but no one could stop the rats from corning ashore. Within three years, a third of Western Europe's population was dead. It was the greatest calamity in history. A 25-minute video that is well-acted and written. A great le
002 - regula 1 - Latinae Grammatices Syntaxis
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Classroom Tour-Word Walls, Science Wall, Writing Wall, Centers
This classroom environment is designed to celebrate student learning and to support their growth as independent, action-oriented thinkers. Routines are established to assist students in their work, and artifacts are posted around the classroom to provide visual reminders of student learning and goals for next steps. Students are involved in reflective self-assessment and in monitoring their own progress as well as in learning about themselves as learners. Learning statio
Germany Invades Poland (World War II)
This eight minute video is a segment from the 1942 U.S. government film "The World at War." Posted by David Burns for the Fasttrack American History Project. This excerpt deals with the start of World War Two through original videos. Some images are graphic. Students may need to know what the Fifth Column is and what the term means.
ISS Update - April 22, 2011
The International Space Station video update for April 22, 2011.
ISS Update - May 9, 2011
The International Space Station video update for May 9, 2011.
ISS Update - May 11, 2011
The International Space Station video update for May 11, 2011.
STS-134: Rendezvous Pitch Maneuver
On May 18, 2011, space shuttle Endeavour performed the Rendezvous Pitch Maneuver, or "backflip." With Commander Mark Kelly at the helm, Endeavour rotated 360 degrees backward to enable International Space Station astronauts to take high resolution pictures of the shuttle's heat shield.
"In School Days" by John Greenleaf Whittier (poetry reading)
An American poem. The British find American sentimentality and sincerity hard to bear - just as Americans find British irony and dry humour baffling. The picture of the Californian School House looks as though it was taken in about 1930 - it comes from this site: http://cerritos.org/community/history-of-the-region The Schoolroom was painted by William Bromley Still sits the school-house by the road, A ragged beggar sleeping; Around it still the sumachs grow, And blackberry-vines are creep
"[as freedom is a breakfastfood]" by E E Cummings (poetry reading)
Magic Tree screensaver: http://www.lisisoft.com/tools/magic-tree.html Love in the Sky: http://www.webdesignhot.com/free-photography/love-clouds-in-the-sky/ as freedom is a breakfastfood or truth can live with right and wrong or molehills are from mountains made —long enough and just so long will being pay the rent of seem and genius please the talentgang and water most encourage flame as hatracks into peachtrees grow or hopes dance best on bald men's hair and every finger is a toe and any c
Carnegie Observatories' Wendy Freedman On Hubble and Size of Universe
This spring, Director of the Carnegie Observatories Wendy Freedman spoke at the American Museum of Natural History's Hayden Planetarium about astronomer Edwin Hubble's discovery of the galaxies and the expansion of the universe, how astronomers measure vast distances, and how the Hubble Space Telescope is used to measure the size and age of the universe. Mike Shara, curator in the Department of Astrophysics, sat down with Freedman for an interview in the Hayden Planetarium to discuss the expansi
Question 5 for an astronaut in space
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Authors@Google: Dean Karlan and Jacob Appel
Authors@Google present Dean Karlan and Jacob Appel: "More Than Good Intentions: How a New Economics Is Helping to Solve Global Poverty." In their new book, Dean Karlan and Jacob Appel discuss how to solve one of the most important questions in aid economics: how do you figure out where to spend your dollars in order to get the best results? Too often aid money is allocated by hope, by guesswork, or [in the worst cases] by corruption. How can donors tell if their money is doing as much good as
Holocaust Survivor Testimony: Yona (Janek) Fuchs
Yona (Janek) Fuchs was born in Lwow (today Ukraine) in 1925 to Tzila and Aharon. He studied at the local Jewish school, and he and his older brother Moshe (Mundek) learned Hebrew and received a Zionist education at home. In June 1941, the Germans entered Lwow and murdered thousands of Jews. In November, the survivors were ordered into a ghetto. Because of his "Aryan" features, his parents encouraged Yona to escape from the ghetto. His father obtained for him a forged birth certificate and sent
Cabbages, condoms and bamboo schools: Achieving sustainability with social enterprise
Recovering costs and generating revenues goes hand-in-hand with one group’s approach to eradicating poverty and empowering rural communities in South East Asia.
Nassim Taleb on Living with Black Swans
Nassim Taleb is a literary essayist, hedge fund manager, derivatives trader and professor of risk engineering at The Polytechnic Institute of New York University. But he is best known these days as the author of The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable. During a recent visit to Wharton as part of The Goldstone Forum, he spoke with Wharton finance professor Richard Herring -- who taught Taleb when he was a Wharton MBA student -- about events in the Middle East, the oil supply, investin
25 Feb 2011: Emerging Disciplines Symposium II
This symposium will feature prominent scholars from across academic disciplines who are shaping important new fields of scholarly inquiry. Participants will discuss the research questions that have served as the impetus for their new approaches, the methodological strategies that their emerging field entails, intellectual opportunities and challenges requisite to the emerging field, graduate student engagement, strategies for sustaining new research models, and other related issues.
Faculty Advising Session: Business / Antitrust/Corporate/Tax Law
Faculty Advising Session: Business / Antitrust/Corporate/Tax Law
Mexico City-bound API students, July 1946
Photograph of four Alabama Polytechnic Institute students with an old car, holding a sign stating ""Mexico City or bust"". This photograph appeared in the 1947 Glomerata (yearbook) Sophomore Class pages with the caption ""Future Traveling Salesman, That Is"" but the students (and the car) are not identified. [Anyone who can provide information should contact the Auburn University Libraries Cataloging Dept. at email@example.com.] The disruptions of WWII stirred wanderlust in many students, espec
Light and electron microscope studies of host-parasite relations in a mycoparasite
Light microscope studies of the mycoparasite Piptocephalis virginiana revealed that the cylindrical spores of the parasite became spherical upon germination and produced 1-4 germ tubes. Generally t"l.vO germ tubes were produced by each spore. When this parasite was inoculated on its potential hosts, Choanephora cucurbitarum and Phascolomyces articulosus, the germ tube nearest to the host hypha continued to grow and made contact with the host hypha. The tip of the parasite's germ tube became swol