"A Brave and Startling Truth" Poem by Maya Angelou
This is a visually powerful video mashup of Maya Angelou's poem "A Brave and Startling Truth." As the poet reads her poem, we watch a series of images of horrific historical nightmares and terrors as well as natural and artistic beauty and social/political/religious people and customs. (6:03)
Open Parks Grid to benefit tiger nations
Clemson University professor Brett Wright, chairman of the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management, talks about the Open Park Grid (OPG) and how park managers, including those in tiger regions around the world, may benefit from the tool.
Calculus: Evaluating Limits
In this lesson you will learn about evaluating limits by substituting
values into the expression as well as what notation denotes a limit (and how to read and interpret the notation). Taught by Professor Edward Burger, this lesson was selected from a broader, comprehensive course, Calculus.
Doc Watson's Musical Influence
Wayne Martin, executive director, N.C. Arts Council, recalls Doc
Watson's influence on him as a young musician, drawing him to the North Carolina mountains to hear traditional music firsthand. Martin says Watson's unparalleled technical skill was superseded by his ability to put his heart and soul into his music. [1:48]
EBICS Video Conference 6/14/12
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Money Game: Kindergarten
Learn to match the money paid for an item of food and the price requested for the item by moving pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters and dollars to a picture of the food item.
Hollywood Cemetery: Inspiration for Art
Narrator shows footage of the Richmond cemetery and it's history. It has been used as the backdrop for musicians album covers as well as music videos. Many artists have used the cemetery as inspiration for their own photography and artwork. Part 12 in a series on Hollywood Cemetery. Length: 2:17
Andrew J. Bacevich
Is an imperial presidency destroying what America stands for? Bill Moyers sits down with history and international relations expert and former US Army Colonel Andrew J. Bacevich who identifies three major problems facing our democracy: the crises of economy, government and militarism, and calls for a redefinition of the American way of life. "Because of this preoccupation with the presidency," says Bacevich, "the president has become what we have instead of genuine politics, instead of genuine
Ug99 Wheat Rust Threatens World Wheat Crop
Learn more: http://pulitzercenter.org/projects/africa/stalking-wheat-killer. Wheat rust has infected the wheat crop starting in Uganda and spreading from there. This fungal rust is killing the crop, costing farmers money to supply fungicides in an attempt to save their crop and still turn a profit. The first rust, discovered in 1999, has since spread into the farmlands in Kenya's rift valley all the way to Yemen and Iran. The fear is that under the right climate conditions, stem rust will cont
The Beat Goes On (Activity)
In this activity, students learn about their heart rate and different ways it can be measured. Students construct a simple measurement device using clay and a toothpick, and then use this device to measure their heart rate under different circumstances (i.e., sitting, standing and jumping). Students make predictions and record data on a worksheet.
Online sources of information and vacancies to research job markets, vacancies and potential employers abroad.
Theory into Practice: A Study to Assess the Influence of a Customized Leadership Development Progra
Michael Stearns, Lisabeth Margulus, John Shinsky
Grand Valley State University (GVSU) in conjunction with the Grand Rapids Michigan Public Schools (GRPS) collaborated to implement a Wall
Sum of Eleven Solitaire
Here is a card game with variations that kids can play alone or with a partner. Students take out face cards and joker cards. A dealer lays out 9 cards and students begin to match sums of eleven with 2 cards. Students must say aloud the equation. This would be a great center game to reinforce mastery of this important skill. (3:32)
2.086 Numerical Computation for Mechanical Engineers (MIT)
This class introduces elementary programming concepts including variable types, data structures, and flow control. After an introduction to linear algebra and probability, it covers numerical methods relevant to mechanical engineering, including approximation (interpolation, least squares and statistical regression), integration, solution of linear and nonlinear equations, ordinary differential equations, and deterministic and probabilistic approaches. Examples are drawn from mechanical engineer
6.402 class from 10/4/12
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Honour Killing Across Culture and Time: Official opening
Professor Andrew Leigh performs the official opening of the 'Honour Killing Across Culture and Time' conference at The Australian National University in December 2011. The concept of honour has been linked to violence historically in Western culture, particularly through Greek mythology and Shakespearean tragedy. The play, Troilus and Cressida in particular, presents a classic formulation of violence justified through masculine conceptions of honour. As this literary reference indicates, it is
How to Write an Introduction Paragraph for Your Essay
This is an essay introduction formula for academic writing using the three-part funnel approach: grab attention, bridge to thesis, present thesis. Presented by Michelle Bowman of the Effective Writing Center, University of Maryland University College.
1.4.1 Summary To read an image we need to know its context. The image provides a base but we need more information in order to interpret it.
To read an image we need to know its context.
The image provides a base but we need more information in order to interpret it.
Catholic Mass - 6/24/2012 (Nativity of Saint John the Baptist)
Duke Catholic Center Fr. Michael Martin, OFM, celebrant http://catholic.duke.edu Solemnity of the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist, 9pm Service begins @ 13:10 Homily begins @ 30:48 Scripture: First Reading: Isaiah 49:1-6 Psalm 139:1b-3,13-14ab,14c-15 Second Reading: Acts 13:22-26 Gospel: Luke 1:57-66,80 Hymns (from the the Gather hymnal, ©1994): Processional Hymn: City of God (678) Offertory Hymn: You Are Near (604) Communion Hymn: Remember Your Love (881) Recessional Hymn: Lift Up Your