21A.212 Myth, Ritual, and Symbolism (MIT)
Human beings are symbol-making as well as tool-making animals. We understand our world and shape our lives in large part by assigning meanings to objects, beings, and persons; by connecting things together in symbolic patterns; and by creating elaborate forms of symbolic action and narrative. In this introductory subject we consider how symbols are created and structured; how they draw on and give meaning to different domains of the human world; how they are woven into politics, family life
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Reflections on a Changing World: 1950-2050 [Audio]
Speaker(s): Sir James Wolfensohn, Professor Amartya Sen | James Wolfensohn was the ninth president of the World Bank. Amartya Sen is professor of economics at Harvard University and recipient of the 1998 Nobel Prize in Economics. He is an honorary fellow of LSE.
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Neil Gaiman & Amanda Palmer, "An Evening With" | Musicians at Google
A performance of spoken word, songs, stories, chats with the audience, and more than a few surprises with author Neil Gaiman (Coraline; The Graveyard Book) and musician/cult figure Amanda Palmer (Dresden Dolls; Amanda Palmer and the Grand Theft Orchestra). Neil Gaiman and Amanda Palmer released a 3-disc set, titled An Evening With Neil Gaiman & Amanda Palmer on November 19th. Previously unreleased to the general public, and culled from hours of live recordings, one CD features Gaiman and Palm
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Euro crisis to hit jobs in powerhouse Germany
Sept. 27 - The job market in Europe's biggest economy shows little sign of suffering from the euro zone crisis so far. But that could change as Chancellor Merkel heads for an election year.
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Lawrence Bailey - Market Research Valedictory Lecture
Colleagues from both academia and business were present on 27 January 2011 for Lawrence Bailey's guest lecture on Market Segmentation, Qualitative Research and Conversations Across the Garden Wall. The garden wall of the lecture's title was Lawrence's metaphor for the potential divide between the two sectors. The lecture reflected Lawrence's career-long wish to get qualitative researchers in the commercial world to talk to their counterparts in the academic world, and vice versa. He discusse
Author(s): Lawrence Bailey,Leeds Metropolitan University

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Josephine: -ight-
Watch Josephine as she sells some interesting items to her friends and neighbors. The goal for this segment is word family -ight-. (0:30)
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Absolute Beginner S2 #3 - A Japanese Introduction
Learn Japanese with JapanesePod101.com! You like meeting new people, so you’re excited to join a new club now that you’ve started to adjust to your life in Japan. But when the leader tells everyone to introduce themselves in Japanese by sharing three interesting facts, you’re stumped. What would this diverse group of Japanese people find [...]
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Space Station Live: Measuring Body Changes During Spaceflight
NASA Public Affairs Officer Brandi Dean talks with Dr. Sudhakar Rajulu, principal investigator for the Body Measures experiment taking place aboard the International Space Station. This study collects anthropometric data to help researchers understand the magnitude and variability of the changes to body measurements during spaceflight. Predicting these changes will maximize crew performance, prevent injury and reduce time spent altering or adjusting spacesuits and workstations. The investigation
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MSU 360.24 Photo Documentary: A Day in the Lives of Spartans
On November 6, 2013, hundreds of Michigan State University Spartans around the world recorded ordinary and extraordinary moments of their lives during a 24-hour period. Together, these moments tell the story of a single day in the lives of Spartans. Original music: The Bard Owls -- "No Tracks." View the full 360.24 video documentary at http://msu.edu/24.
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Virtual Maths - Basic Structures, bending moment point of load
Interactive simulation demonstrating the bending moment at point of load
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Capriccio Italien, Op.45 by Tchaikovsky
Capriccio Italien, Op.45 by Tchaikovsky was performed by the University of Richmond Symphony Orchestra, April 2014, under the direction of Alexander Kordzaia.
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Advances in Nanotechnology
 In this podcast, Professor Moriarty discusses nanotechnology, and how it has led to a convergence of the traditional sciences. He talks about the commercial applications of nanotechnology such as hard disk technology in laptops, stain free materials and fabrics, self-cleaning windows and advanced water filtration.

He also touches on some of the myths about nanotechnology as well as some of the real dangers of Nanotechnology and the steps governments are taking to regulate it.
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De Telenet-BBC Public Speaking Awards vinden opnieuw plaats vanaf februari 2013. Voor de zesde editie van deze award is er een nauwe samenwerking met Vlaams minister van Onderwijs Pascal Smet en alle onderwijskoepels. De …


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"Gandhi - Lovers and Haters" - UNSW Annual Gandhi Oration presented by Thomas Keneally AO (Excerpt)
COMPLETE LECTURE VIDEO AVAILABLE HERE: http://youtu.be/rzo0ya64KRE Booker prize-winning author Tom Keneally challenges Australia's policy on asylum seekers in his delivery of the 2014 Gandhi Oration at UNSW. Keneally delivered the Oration to a capacity audience at UNSW's Leighton Hall to mark India's Martyr's Day, the anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi's assassination in 1948. The public talk was preceded by a remembrance ceremony at the Gandhi bust on the UNSW Library Lawn.
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Eva-Maria Schoetz - Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics, Princeton University

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In this podcast Oscar F. Gil-Garcia is interviewed about his work on the photographic project 'Guatemalan forced migration: the politics of care in representing refugees'. In this podcast Oscar F. Gil-Garcia is in conversation with Sean Loughna. The photographic exhibition 'Guatemalan forced migration: the politics of care in representing refugees' is a collaboration between photographer, Manuel Gil, and doctoral research student in Sociology, Oscar Gil. It explores the mechanisms of representat
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Process and Effects of Unification
The history of the Wall — Developments up to 1989 — The international handling of German unification — The domestic politics of unification — Enduring divisions in Germany — Conclusion.
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21H.342 The Royal Family (MIT)
This course is an an exploration of British culture and politics, focusing on the changing role of the monarchy from the accession of the House of Hanover (later Windsor) in 1714 to the present. The dynasty has encountered a series of crises, in which the personal and the political have been inextricably combined: for example, George III's mental illness; the scandalous behavior of his son, George IV; Victoria's withdrawal from public life after the death of Prince Albert; the abdication of Edwa
Author(s): Ritvo, Harriet

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Day 2: Live Presentations | Imagine Cup World Finals 2014

It is day 2 of the Imagine Cup World Finals and the heat is on! It is the first day of competitions with the start of the live presentations. Each team has ten minutes to present their project to a panel of judges, followed by ten minutes of questions and answers. Golnaz catches up with some teams after they finish presenting and we get a sneak peek into the dorm rooms where the students are staying for the week.

 

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