Blackboard Basics: Discussion Board
Recorded by Chad Sytsma, 6/24/2014.
Jeff Gold Inaugural Lecture - The Leader's Conundrum or 'You cannot lift yourself up by your own shi
The aim of the lecture will be to do demonstrate the need to challenge continuing traditional images of leaders, often depicted at the apex of things, on top of a hill or at the centre of a complex web of activity. I will argue that those nominated as leaders MUST become aware of what I will call the leader's conundrum and complement their inspiration with 99 x perspiration. To appreciate this call, attendees to the lecture as respectfully asked to do the following just before the lecture: a.
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Sunday Service - 2/5/2012 - Sam Wells
A service of worship in Duke University Chapel. The Reverend Dr. Samuel Wells delivers a sermon entitled "Are You Tired?." Opening excerpt from the sermon: (31:59) "Picture the scene. It's Sunday night. You're at home with your loved ones -- except just tonight, they don't really feel like loved ones: they feel like your dull, ordinary, hang-around ones, the people who leave their laundry on the ground for you to pick up, the companions who put their dishes in the sink for you miraculously to
New Numbers For Autism
The CDC recently released new information describing the incidence of Autism Spectrum Disorders in certain areas of the United States. Find out what these numbers mean and why they are increasing.
Oil Exploration and Production
This is a segment of the Ocean Odyssey series that describes how drilling companies produce and look for oil. Produced specifically for students and is suitable for elementary and older students.
(This is an Emmy award-winning series of instructional programs that introduces students in grades 3-5 to NASA and integrates mathematics, science, and technology through the use of Problem-Based Learning (PBL), scientific inquiry, and the scientific method. The series seeks to motivate studen
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)
Secrets of the 12 Disciples (1 of 10)
Use this documentary to learn -- information contained in the video does not have to interfere with one's faith. It is NOT meant to be inflammatory but informative. Very interesting documentary by one (Robert Beckford, Ph.D) who was raised by a religious mother.
Lion vs Hippo
This professional video shows a lion and hippo competing to feed off a buffalo carcass. The hippo drives off the lion, and the the lion waits its turn. Entire footage is set to soothing music. Run time 02:13
Cokie Roberts: “Insiders’ View of Washington, D.C.”
Watch video of ABC News political analyst and National Public Radio senior news analyst Cokie Roberts presenting “Insiders’ View of Washington, D.C.,” on March 28, at Vanderbilt University’s Langford Auditorium. The event was part of the university’s Project Dialogue series, which is dedicated to creating opportunities for students, staff and faculty to engage in public discourse and dialogue in ankeep reading »
1959: Space monkeys - Universal News
Monkeys "Able" and "Baker" became the first monkeys to survive spaceflight after their 1959 flight. This video is actual news footage from the 1960s. Black and white. Run time 02:08.
The Changing face of Art Journalism (1945-2011)
Peter Aspden, Arts Writer, Financial Times, gives a talk for the Reuters Institute on 22nd June 2011.
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
Google Ocean, Anyone?
Ocean explorer Robert Ballard takes us on a mindbending trip to hidden worlds underwater, where he and other researchers are finding unexpected life, resources, even new mountains. He makes a case for serious exploration and mapping. Google Ocean, anyone? Run time 18:17.
Car bomb attacks kill 21 in Baghdad
Residents in the al-Ameen and Sadr City districts of Baghdad inspect damage caused by car bomb attacks that left 21 dead. Rough Cut (no reporter narration) Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More updates and breaking news: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics including business, financial, national, and international new
9.52-B Topics in Brain and Cognitive Sciences Human Ethology (MIT)
Survey and special topics designed for students in Brain and Cognitive Sciences. Emphasizes ethological studies of natural behavior patterns and their analysis in laboratory work, with contributions from field biology (mammology, primatology), sociobiology, and comparative psychology. Stresses human behavior but also includes major contributions from studies of other animals.
Discusses what texture is-it refers to the way something feels. There are two types of texture actual texture and stimulated texture.
Examples are given. (2:05)
Michigan State University 2011 President's Report: India, Priyanka Pandey
MSU student Priyanka Pandey led an effort to install water pumps in the village of Bedani, India, empowering its residents with water independence. To learn more visit http://report.president.msu.edu
Improving Basic Services for the Bottom Forty Percent: lessons from Ethiopia [Audio]
Speaker(s): Dr Qaiser Khan, Marta Foresti, Peter Hawkins | Dr Qaiser Khan will be joined by a panel to discuss Improving Basic Services for the Bottom Forty Percent: Lessons from Ethiopia, which examines Ethiopia's model in delivering basic services and why it appears to be succeeding. Qaiser Khan is a lead economist and program leader at the World Bank and the co-author of Improving Basic Services for the Bottom Forty Percent: Lessons from Ethiopia. Marta Foresti is Director of Politics and Gov
Grocery School: Lunch Meat
How to tell what to look for in lunch meat. A good video to motivate students to take a look at what they are eating and how to shop with a sharper eye towards lunch meat. Samples of packaging to show the students might make this an even better lesson.