A Tribute to the Dream [Full]
A Tribute to the Dream," honored Dr. King's legacy and commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act through a series of visual narratives, musical performances, and candid discussions. The event was part of "50 Years Forward: The Journey Continues," Northeastern's yearlong commemoration of the people, events, and organizations dedicated to civil rights in America and around the world.
"China's Brave New World and Other Tales for Global Times"
A talk by Jeffrey Wasserstrom, Professor of History at the University of California, Irvine. If Chairman Mao came back to life today, what would he think of Nanjing's bookstore, the "Librairie Avant-Garde", where it is easier to find primers on Michel Foucault's philosophy than copies of the Little Red Book? What does it really mean to order a latte at Starbucks in Bei
Square Root Functions and Inequalities - Yay Math
Working with and graphing square root functions and inequalities. White board in a class setting, some interaction, engaging, several examples of increasing complexity. The discussion is clear and understandable. Preview - full version at http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-990138912943122056&q=source:012956945238798337823&hl=en Produced by Robert Ahdoot, yaymath.org
Scott Kennedy, Associate Professor, East Asian Languages and Cultures; and Political Science Director, Research Centre for Chinese Politics and Business, Indiana University discusses the emergence of China as an actor in the global political economy
LIGHT AS LANGUAGE
With the unlimited supply of electric light our surroundings very easily may be illuminated too strongly. Too much light is unpleasant for our eyes, and a high level of light in many cases disturbs the conception of form. Just as in a forest, we need shadows, contrasts and variation when we compose with light. If we focus on the term compose, it is natural to conceive our environment as a wholeness. In fact, this is not only aesthetically important, it is true in a physical context. Inspired by
Erie Canal and its History
From Albany to Buffalo, from 1825 till today, the Erie Canal has made
American history. Tom Grasso, President of the NY State Canal Society, acts as a guide on a tour of this great artificial waterway, past and present. Knowledgeable information presents a picture of why the canal was important and how it is connected to many other waterways.
Music Video: HERO (Black History Month)
In honor of Black History Month in February, this video clip celebrates African American men and women who made valuable contributions to our country and the world. (4:34)
13 Lincoln College
A short overview of Lincoln College including its history and facilities.
Authors at Google, Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen, "Giving 2.0"
The Authors@Google program presents Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen, author of "Giving 2.0: Transform Your Giving and Our World". Written for all readers of all income levels, ages, and backgrounds, Giving 2.0 is a guide to living a life of generosity that is socially impactful, emotionally rewarding, and rich with learning. The author not only shares her own experiences as a prominent young philanthropist, academic, and social innovator, but also tells the inspiring stories of how ordinary, generou
"Change, growth, and new learning" - there's a cultural shift in America, says Sara lawrence-lightfoot. This Friday, Bill Moyers speaks with one of America's leading educators and author of The Third Chapter: Passion, Risk, and Adventure in the 25 Years After 50. Sara lawrence-lightfoot is the first African American woman in the history of Harvard to have an endowed professorship named in her honor. She's been on the faculty for 37 years, and her career as a scholar has won her the prestigious M
Yochi Dreazen on Mali, Terrorism and National Security
Yochi Dreazen on Mali, Terrorism and National Security
Tension Over Rice Prices in Zanzibar
Failing rice harvests on Zanzibar islands have prompted tension between the government and farmers, especially women farmers. Tanzanian journalist Josephat Mwanzi uncovered a side of Zanzibar that rarely is seen by tourists on the popular resort island. This report is part of Pulitzer Center-sponsored project "Tensions over Food Insecurity in Africa"
Tensions Over Food For Tomorrow
Tanzania's Maasai herders fear for their future as access to the land and trees they need to feed livestock shrinks. Tanzanian journalists Steve Martin Saning'o and Lukas Kariongi gained rare access to tell the story. This report is part of Pulitzer Center-sponsored project "Tensions over Food Insecurity in Africa"
Learn more: http://pulitzercenter.org/project/south-america-brazil-rio-de-janeiro-favelas-world-cup-soccer-construction-relocation-impoverished-families-lost-homes-culture-history-identity In recent months, protesters in Brazil have taken to the streets to oppose what they see as poor governance by the State, including mega-spending on projects of the FIFA World Cup. A group of activists in Rio de Janeiro are trying a new approach — called Occupy Cabral. This report is part of the Pulitzer C
Botswana: Outpours in the Thirstlands
Botswana's environment is naturally dry, semi-arid, and thirsty. But trends in climate, industry, and human demand threaten the delicate balance in the country of the Kalahari, also called "The Great Thirstland." This report is part of the Pulitzer Center sponsored project: "Botswana's Paradox: Diamonds and Water"
Annals of the Malaria War: Move over Angelina Jolie
Last year, the World Health Organization recommended the rollout as a method to curb some 655,000 malaria deaths per year. Now, Senegal, Mali, Chad, Nigeria, Niger and Togo are implementing the program, in which children take monthly doses of the anti-malarial medication, sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine and amodiaquine (SP+AQ). Science writer Amy Maxmen was in Mali and Senegal to meet with these scientists and observe the rollout of chemoprevention and the roadblocks it meets along the way. Miriam C
Journalist Jeff Bartholet on Tibetan Self-Immolations
Learn more: http://pulitzercenter.org/projects/tibet-burning-behind-the-wave-of-self-immolations In this project, journalist Jeffrey Bartholet looks at the human and political dimensions of the self immolations by Tibetan monks—their meaning, their possible impact, and the battle over who controls the narrative. He also explores the peculiar history of self-immolation, and the related debate among some Tibetan Buddhists about whether they constitute acceptable or unacceptable violence. This
Craig Welch on "Sea Change" in Indonesia
Pulitzer Center grantee and Seattle Times reporter Craig Welch shares his reporting from Indonesia on a community threatened by climate change and ocean acidification. This is part of "Sea Change: The Pacific's Perilous Turn," a special series produced by the Seattle Times in collaboration with the Pulitzer Center. See all the reporting: http://pulitzercenter.org/projects/ocean-acidification-marine-biodiversity-environmental-threats-global-warming
Cleaning Ghana's Streets: ZoomLion on the Ground in Agona
Learn more: http://pulitzercenter.org/projects/west-africa-ghana-water-sanitation-waste-management-public-environment-clean-streets-clogged-gutters Watch ZoomLion, Ghana's largest private waste management company, in action as it cleans Ghana's streets. Diksha Bali reports for the Pulitzer Center. This report is part of the Pulitzer Center sponsored project: "Waste Management in Ghana: It Takes Two"