Karl Marx - 2006 RIHSS Key Thinkers Public Lecture Series
Karl Marx is undoubtedly one of the most influential thinkers of modern times. Largely ignored in his own lifetime, his philosophies on politics, economics and society went on to shape almost half the world's population throughout the latter half of the twentieth century. His views were, and continue to be, used as the framework behind communist and socialist ideals but are, more often than not, accompanied by political rhetoric and self-serving adaptation. In this lecture, Dr. John Buchanan of
Tuba Christmas at Valpo
Straight from Sark - 11/29/10
Catch all the news during the 2010 Husky football season with Coach Steve Sarkisian's weekly press conferences. For Husky Sports, Husky Classics and other videos, visit http://uwtv.org
Cambridge in the snow
Cambridge after a morning of snowfall in November 2010
Auburn: One Unbelievable Season
War Eagle! Support your Auburn Tigers: https://fp.auburn.edu/giving/default.aspx?appeal=DAF11090
Boiler Bytes: Friday Night Fashion event supports cancer research center
Purdue University's first Friday Night Fashion during the 2010 Homecoming was a benefit event for the Center for Cancer Research. http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/events/2010/101004SteurerFashion.html
Boiler Bytes: ScienceExpress brings hands-on learning to high school students
This project provides an opportunity for young students, from all backgrounds, to have hands-on learning experiences with instruments used in research laboratories today. These experiences increase the students' and teachers' skills and understanding of modern scientific technology. http://www.chem.purdue.edu/sciexpress/
Boiler Bytes: Astronaut David Wolf participates in 2010 Purdue Space Day
More than 600 students in grades three to eight were registered for the 15th annual Purdue Space Day. The participants come from 140 schools and home school programs in three states. Space Day provides students the opportunity to learn about science, technology, engineering and math by participating in three age-appropriate activity sessions throughout the day. Wolf addressed the students at the start of Space Day and participated in activities throughout the day. http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/
Boiler Bytes: Mixable blends Facebook with academics to improve student success
A new application lets university students create online study groups within Facebook, and lets the participants synch and share documents via Dropbox. The idea is to blend students' social and academic lives into a more engaged learning experience. http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/general/2010/100928BowenMixable.html
Students speak at climate conference
Students weigh in at climate conference in Mexico, UN agency says greenhouse gasses a real threat.
Popular responses to the South African War, 1899–1902
In this unit we shall look more closely at the evidence available to assess the truth of this argument. Were the working people, as opposed to the political leaders, interested in the issue of expansion? Was such interest evident only among certain sections of the community? Was it predominantly an enthusiasm for empire or not? We shall also try to identify some of the reasons underlying the nature of the response. And we shall be interested in how far politicians found it worth their while to â
21W.777 The Science Essay (MIT)
Drawing in part from their own interests and ideas, students write about science within a broad cultural context. Students employ a broad repertoire of literary tools, such as narrative, scene-setting, and attention to larger issues of structure. Students study the work of other science writers, but subject's focus is less critical and analytical than synthetical -- on creating works of substance, grace, and flow that have science and technology as their subjects. From the course home page: Th
Boiler Bytes: Changes found in football players thought to be concussion-free
A study by researchers at Purdue University suggests that some high school football players suffer undiagnosed changes in brain function and continue playing even though they are impaired. http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/research/2010/101007NaumanFootball.html
Independent Prosecutors and Democratic Accountability
Public prosecutors must be free from political influence to command confidence. But if they are not answerable to politicians, how are they accountable to the public for their work?
Cute Counting Sheep
This is a very nice counting video. It is fun and playful! This computer animated video has music while the narrator counts the sheep. Numbers are also written on the screen. Run time 01:10
The Great Pyramid - Part 3 of 7
The Great Pyramid - Ancient Wonder; Modern Mystery. How was it built? Who built it? Why was it built? This documentary, which explores the importance of the pyramids to the Egyptian civilization, is suitable for middle school and high school grades.
US History I
Upon completion of this course you will: Demonstrate comprehension of a broad body of historical knowledge; Express ideas clearly in writing; Work with classmates to research an historical issue; Interpret and apply data from original documents; Identify underrepresented historical viewpoints; Write to persuade with evidence; Compare and contrast alternate interpretations of an historical figure, event, or trend; Explain how an historical event connects to or causes a larger trend or theme; Deve
Hand Washing with Soapy
An animated video to help children prevent the spread of germs, and other nasty things
run time 1:02
Curt Smith: Political Candidates and Public Speaking
Can public speaking make or break a political candidate? Former presidential speechwriter, Curt Smith, explains the connection between politics, rhetoric, popular culture, and public speaking. Smith is a senior lecturer in the Department of English, and an acclaimed author, radio/TV host and columnist.
The relationship between management accounting, profitability and operations...
The relationship between management accounting, profitability and operations in an uncertain world. Evidence from literature and practice. Executive Doctorate (DBA) alumnus Philip Smith discusses the programme and the impact of his research with Toby Thompson. LinkedIn Profile: http://linkd.in/ex8GH2