Breakingviews: China between rock and hard place with Iran
China's in a tough spot with the Iran nuclear dispute, regardless of whether Beijing steps up oil purchases or joins U.S. sanctions, says Reuters Breakingviews.
IPL: Tales of genes, gender and genealogy - Video
"Tales of genes, gender and genealogy" Professor Vicky Cameron's Inaugural Professorial Lecture. Department of Medicine University of Otago, Christchurch.
PODCAST: Who's Bailing Out Whom? Meizhu Lui has been at the center of economic justice struggle for women, immigrants, people of color and poor for more than 30 years. In this podcast, originally recorded for I.M.O.W's online exhibition Women, Power and Politics, she talks about the economic crisis and how it's affecting the lives of ordinary American women. (33:20)
Meizhu Lui has been at the center of economic justice struggle for women, immigrants, people of color and poor for more than 30 years. In this podcast, originally recorded for I.M.O.W's online exhibition Women, Power and Politics, she talks about the economic crisis and how it's affecting the lives of ordinary American women. (33:20)
Ulysses S. Gran: Overcoming Failures
Ulysses S. Grant overcomes a lifetime of failures to lead the Union Army to victory in the Civil War. This short video shows how his strategy helped win the war with his relentless methods. Quotes from Lincoln and photos help add depth to this biography.
1913 | Midway Gardens by Frank Lloyd Wright
For more information please visit http://www.moma.org/1913
Technology Legend: Honoring Douglas Engelbart
As a young Doug Engelbart could only imagine sixty years ago, much of the world's population does the bulk of its reading, writing, and research tasks online. We sit at interactive screens, just as he foresaw, and click on the hypertext links he developed, with the mouse he invented. We chat and send emails, as his Augmentation Research Center staff did in the 1960s. We meet in videoconferences, the technology they showed the world at a famous 1968 public demo. We do all of this over computer ne
Artist Talk: We Are Animals of Language
Artist Lesley Dill discusses the role of language in her work, which ranges from sculpture and photography to opera and large-scale community projects. She will screen a clip from 2008 opera Divide Light, present a multi-tiered project, Tongues on Fire: Visions & Ecstasy, in collaboration with the Emmanuel Baptist Church Spiritual Choir in Winston-Salem, NC, and will also show images from her fall 2010 installation Hell Hell Hell Heaven Heaven Heaven: Sister Gertrude Morgan and Revelation (New O
Lesson #037, Tuesday capire = to understand finire = to finish, to end preferire = to prefer To conjugate these types of verbs, you will drop the 'ire' and: io = add 'isco' tu = add 'isci' Lei/lui/lei = add 'isce' noi = add 'iamo' voi = add 'ite' loro = add 'iscono' Then to conjugate the verb 'capire': io capisco tu capisci Lei/lui/lei capisce noi capiamo voi capite loro capiscono Il ragazzo capi
capire = to understand
finire = to finish, to end
preferire = to prefer
To conjugate these types of verbs, you will drop the 'ire' and:
io = add 'isco'
tu = add 'isci'
Lei/lui/lei = add 'isce'
noi = add 'iamo'
voi = add 'ite'
loro = add 'iscono'
Then to conjugate the verb 'capire':
Il ragazzo capi
Understanding global politics
This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or downloaded as a zip file. As taught in Autumn Semester 2009. This module introduces global politics through the major theoretical, historical and empirical ways of seeing international relations. Different claims, about, for example, human nature, power, war, peace, the state, society, law and politics are offered by thinkers who exercise a major influence on our contemporary understanding. These claims contribute to different approaches t
Birding at the Museum: Artists Behind the Dioramas
Long before sophisticated wildlife photography, artists in the field captured the color and movement of birds for the background paintings of the Museum's dioramas. Similarly, bird taxidermists studied their subjects' anatomy and behavior to achieve a natural effect, most dramatically in flight. Here, long-time exhibition artist Stephen C. Quinn explores the work of painters Louis Agassiz Fuertes and Francis Lee Jacques and taxidermist David Schwendeman. VIDEO CREDITS: MUSIC "Missive Accomplis
Making the DIY Clinometer
Link to Youtube video showing how to make a do-it-yourself clinometer
11.800 Doctoral Research Seminar: Knowledge in the Public Arena (MIT)
This is a course about how research knowledge and other types of knowledge come to be actionable and influential in the world — or not. The course explores ways to make research knowledge more accessible, credible, and useful in the realm of public policy and practice, a project in which the course faculty collectively bring decades of professional experience, in both academic and non-academic roles. The course addresses the politics of the policymaking process, the power of framing and ag
"U.S.-Cuban Academic Relations Part II: Roundtable Discussion on U.S.-Cuban Academic Exchange" (vide
Introduction: Alan Kolata, University of Chicago. Discussants: Stephan Palmie, University of Chicago; Agnes Lugo-Ortiz, University of Chicago; Shannon Dawdy, University of Chicago; Laurie Frederik, University of Chicago; Paul Ryer, University of Chicago.
U.S. and Cuban scholars involved in academic, scientific, and cultural research face
Mobility and identity formation : an interdisciplinary approach to the 'Italian case'
This is the website for a series of four 2007 AHRC-funded interdisciplinary workshops centred around the experience of migration from Italy to other countries from the beginning of the last century to the present. The website includes a brief programme of each workshop, which included topics such as "Private Places in Open Spaces: Italians Representing their Life in Colonial Africa" and "Italian Ethnic Identity as a Construction: Immigrants and Their Offspring in the United States". The website
This case study describes the current trend for crime scene investigation drama and news stories of personal tragedies involving incorrect or missing data have been harnessed to capture the attention and inspire learning and enterprise skills in students studying database compilation
The Future of Capitalism [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor John Kay, Professor Mariana Mazzucato | John Kay chaired the Review of UK Equity Markets and Long-Term Decision-Making which reported to the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills in July 2012. He is a visiting Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics and Political Science, a Fellow of St John’s College, Oxford. He is a Fellow of the British Academy, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. He is a director of several public companies an
Science Behind the News: Impacts on Jupiter
By: nsf The impact of comets on the surface of Jupiter are a fairly common experience. At the University of Central Florida, astronomers Joseph Harrington and Csaba Palotai are leading a project that studies precisely how these impacts happen, and also provides valuable information about what might happen if such a comet struck Earth. "Science Behind the News" is produced in partnership with NBC Learn. Provided by the National Science Foundation & NBC Learn
Clifton Ragsdale reveals why octopuses are such successful predators
By: nsf Clifton Ragsdale of the University of Chicago is researching the nervous system of the octopus, which is a successful predator partly because it has excellent eyesight--the best of any invertebrate. The octopus's excellent eyesight enables it to visually zero in and focus on prey.
La Fisiología Vegetal es la ciencia que estudia el funcionamiento de las plantas. Esta disciplina tiene gran repercusión en la Agronomía y por tanto, en las actividades del Ingeniero Agrónomo y del I.T. Agrícola. Así, por ejemplo, el aumento de la productividad de las explotaciones agrícolas es consecuencia directa de los conocimientos en Fisiología Vegetal que han permitido optimizar aspectos tan diversos como el suministro de agua y de nutrientes, la distribución de fotoasimilados en
Virtual Maths, Shapes, Space and Measure, Demonstration of a Theodolite Survey in action
Using a theodolite to calculate the height of a building, demonstration 'in the field', includes interactive simulation tools and formulae