What a UMass gathering!
Offer some food and set up some cameras, and the fall 2011 entering class at UMass Amherst shows its stuff! The 4,700 first-year students at UMass Amherst gathered over Labor Day weekend for a barbecue and photo shoot at McGuirk Alumni Stadium.
El Nino Sea Surface Temperature and Height Anomaly on a Globe: January 1997 through August 1998
An animation of sea surface temperature and sea surface height anomalies in the Pacific Ocean for the period January 1997 through August 1998. The data is shown on a rotating globe.
Making a Pinhole Camera
Notes for conducting a lesson on how to make and use a pinhole camera, plus an explanation of how it works. See also corresponding worksheet for pupils.
6.3 The psychology of risk Within the psychological paradigm there is a different starting point for understanding risk. In financial economic accounts, risk is generally regarded as a combination of the expected magnitude of loss or gain and the variability of that expected outcome. Human perception of risk works rather differently. There are two other important components of risk that influence our perceptions: the fear factor – how much we dread the potential outcome – and the control factor
Within the psychological paradigm there is a different starting point for understanding risk. In financial economic accounts, risk is generally regarded as a combination of the expected magnitude of loss or gain and the variability of that expected outcome. Human perception of risk works rather differently. There are two other important components of risk that influence our perceptions: the fear factor – how much we dread the potential outcome – and the control factor
Duke Chapel Live - 9/4/2011
Duke Chapel Live - 9/4/2011
Learn about Woodrow Wilson 1856 - 1924
This one minute overview deals with Wilson as a president and dwells mostly on his war efforts and the failure of his League of Nations.
Zin Zin Zin a Violin! - Elementary Performance
Students from Pleasant Grove Elementary perform the poem "Zin, Zin, Zin a Violin!" by Lloyd Moss. The audio quality is good, considering it is being taped from the audience. Students will enjoy watching the choreography that goes along with their performance. (05:01)
Rachel Easton, Valpo '05
Rachel Easton is a 2005 graduate of Valparaiso University, who discusses her experience at Valpo, and how even thought deeeply involved in the arts, she received a great science education which led to her career as a veterinarian. More information the unique Valpo experience at Valpo.edu/whatsyourpart/
Politics, media and war: 9/11 and its aftermaths
The terrorist attacks of 9/11 not only cost some 3,000 lives; they also deeply scarred the American consciousness and made a deep impact on US foreign policy and the world at large. This unit assesses the wider consequences of 9/11 on not just domestic and world politics, but also the media.
UMass Football Holds Bone Marrow Drive
Right at the start of the school year, on Labor Day weekend, the UMass Amherst football team continued its three-year tradition of sponsoring a bone marrow drive on campus. Students and players responded with enthusiasm at a football stadium barbecue.
Fed may choose long-term rate cap as part of QE3: Rombach
Sept. 6 - Reuters Credit Analyst Ed Rombach says if the Fed can back up efforts to cap long-term rates at a specific level, the markets may work to lower rates themselves, without any buying by the central bank.
The week ahead: September 8th 2011
9/11 is commemorated, a report on banking reform is presented, the UN General Assembly convenes and the Rugby World Cup kicks off
XXXVIe conférence Marc Bloch. Simon Schaffer, Les mesures et leurs rituels. ... 36e Conférence Marc Bloch : Les mesures et leurs rituels. Pour une histoire mondiale des sciences Intervenant : Simon Schaffer, Université de Cambridge. Author(s):
36e Conférence Marc Bloch :
Les mesures et leurs rituels. Pour une histoire mondiale des sciences
Intervenant : Simon Schaffer, Université de Cambridge.
University of Pennsylvania Convocation 2011
On the evening before the first day of classes, the newest students got a chance to participate in their first University tradition — Convocation, the ceremonial welcome into the Penn academic community. Nearly 2,500 freshman and 129 transfer students attended the ceremony, the first time the Class of 2015 marched as a group. Convocation is considered one bookend of their life at Penn. The class will march together for Hey Day in their junior year, and they will walk together the final time
Biographies Re-lived with Shrabani Basu
Historian and biographer Shrabani Basu presents two of her books and the remarkable lives behind them. Hosted by Hal Wake, Artistic Director, Vancouver International Writers Festival July 17, 2011 @ Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, SFU Woodwards Victoria and Abdul tells the story of Abdul Karim, a clerk from Agra (the city of the Taj Mahal) who arrived in England in 1887 to wait at the Queen's table, and quickly gained the affection of the monarch 42 years his senior. If the royal household hat
A message of gratitude from your Alma Mater
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Discussion for September 8, 2011
Discussion about historical figures in the history of psychological science as well as various schools of thought and theoretical and conceptual issues that have followed us to the present.