Orlando Figes on the Politics of Russian History Historian Orlando Figes speaks with Sasha Weiss about his latest book, The Whisperers: Private Life in Stalin’s Russia; the recent prosecutor’s office raid on the Memorial Society, a human rights organization working to preserve memories and documentary evidence of Stalin’s repression; and the dangers posed by resurgent Stalinism to the accurate telling of Russian history.
Historian Orlando Figes speaks with Sasha Weiss about his latest book, The Whisperers: Private Life in Stalin’s Russia; the recent prosecutor’s office raid on the Memorial Society, a human rights organization working to preserve memories and documentary evidence of Stalin’s repression; and the dangers posed by resurgent Stalinism to the accurate telling of Russian history.
What is the UNIQUIP project How did it evolve
What is the UNIQUIP project How did it evolve
Cartooning: Drawing an Angry Expression
Watch this video to learn to draw a cartoon face with an angry expression. The cartoonist begins by drawing a teardrop shape and explains the entire process clearly step-by-step.
Marcus Freeman and his owner: Slavery in Kansas Territory
Slavery in Kansas Territory was a reality. Listen to the penalties imposed for encouraging slaves to escape or rebel and to a "bill of sale" for an African American woman. Hear Marcus Freeman's reminiscence of his life as a slave with his owner who was only three months older and with whom he grew up. Musical selections performed by The Free Staters (www.thefreestaters.com) and Sweet Honey In The Rock (www.sweethoney.com).
This video explains how a midsegment of a trapezoid is the line segment connecting the midpoints of the two non-parallel sides of a trapezoid. A trapezoid midsegment is parallel to the set of parallel lines in a trapezoid and is equal to the average of the lengths of the bases. A trapezoid midsegment is related to a triangle midsegment given that both of their lengths are proportional to the bases. (2:51)
End of Life Care: A discussion between Dr Rodger Charlton and Dr Chris Andry
Dr Rodger Charlton Associate Clinical Professor in Medical Education and Lead for GP Specialty Teaching at WMS and Dr Chris Andry from the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine explore the issues surrounding End of Life Care and how patients, families and medical staff cope with events during the stressful and often traumatic time when a loved one dies. Dr Chris Andry came to Warwick during 2010 as an IAS Visiting Fellow.
Who Invented Decimals?
This short video is from Jimmy Chang, who has a master's degree in math and has been a math teacher at St. Pete College for more than eight years. Jimmy discusses who invented decimals.
Ocelots are most active during the night. Watch this medium-size, nocturnal cat stalk a family of pacas in the professionally narrated video from National Geographic. Run time 02:02.
Literary Birthday Celebration: Louisa May Alcott
Authors Jo Ann Beard and Maud Casey celebrate the birthday of American author Louisa May Alcott by reading selections from her work and discussing her influence on their own writing. Speaker Biography: Jo Ann Beard is an essayist and instructor at Sarah Lawrence College. Speaker Biography: Maud Casey is an associate professor of English and teaches in the MFA creative writing Program at the University of Maryland. For captions, transcript, and more information, visit http://www.loc.gov/today
This comprehensive collection of 100+ videos on fraud is located at The Pros and The Cons! website. Included is the CNBC series on American Greed, the Bernie Madoff ponzi scheme, the Phar-Mor inventory fraud, the Crazy Eddie scam, and the ZZZZ Best Carpet Cleaning fraud, etc., etc. Some of the videos are short clips while others are approximately 45 minutes in length. The mirror site (home page), provides links to expert speakers, articles, presentations, manuals, and fee based professional c
Why Abenomics Matters: Abenomics and the Japanese economy [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Motoshige Itoh | Editor's note: The question and answer session has been removed from this podcast. Japan is highly unusual in having experienced serious deflation in recent years, and Japan’s experience may be regarded as providing a good case study for other industrial countries suffering from inadequate capital investment and what has been termed ‘secular stagnation’. This lecture explains the nature of the ‘Abenomics’ introduced by Japan’s Prime Minister, Sh
photos of children around the world
This video shows glimpses of children around the world, with a song by Tim Janis, in support of CROP Hunger Walks. The song is sung by school children in Kenya.
Science Studio vol 013 - Topic: Gila Monsters - Guest: Dale DeNardo
Course - Group - Science Studio vol 013 - Topic: Gila Monsters - Guest: Dale DeNardo - Arizona State University > Science Studio > Science Studio vol 013 - Topic: Gila Monsters - Guest: Dale DeNardo
Eric Dezenhall: 2011 National Book Festival
Eric Dezenhall appears at the 2011 National Book Festival. Speaker Biography: Eric Dezenhall is CEO of Dezenhall Resources, a communications firm with expertise in damage control. He is also an author of books of nonfiction ("Damage Control: How to Get the Upper Hand When Your Business Is Under Attack") as well as fiction ("Spinning Dixie"). He has written for The New York Times and USA Today, and he contributes regularly to The Daily Beast and The Huffington Post. His newest nonfiction work is
Lower Intermediate Lesson #7 - What Happened?: IV
Learn Spanish with Spanishpod101.com! Continue your studies with the lower intermediate series. Today, join Kathy and Ana as they continue their discussion of the preterit tense and more of those pesky irregular verbs, specifically “caber” (to fit) and “poder” (to be able). Don’t forget, the learning center has lesson specific materials to help along the [...]
Sculpture Program at CCA
CCA's Sculpture Program is a dynamic hub of activity that cultivates the experiential complex of materials, the social and poetic life of objects, and the deep historical context of all cultural production. Through engaged mentoring and lively exchanges with peers, students explore a diverse range of forms and media. The student experience results in an individualized practice that is shaped around sustained curiosity and the creative dexterity to craft unique concepts. Sculpture students ar
How to Solve a Math Pattern
In order to solve a math pattern, a few numbers of the pattern need to be provided first. Learn about arithmetic and geometric sequences with help from a math teacher.
Creating Sentences With Synonyms
This is a good activity to teach students to create sentences and to reinforce synonyms. The teacher gives students a list of synonyms to take turns creating a variety of sentences with a partner. This activity could be modified to fit any elementary classroom. (01:00)
Anderson Student Center Opening
"Soft" Opening and Ribbon Cutting for St. Thomas's new Anderson Student Center.
#244: The dragon's tango: China's growing engagement in Latin America