21L.017 The Art of the Probable: Literature and Probability (MIT)
"The Art of the Probable" addresses the history of scientific ideas, in particular the emergence and development of mathematical probability. But it is neither meant to be a history of the exact sciences per se nor an annex to, say, the Course 6 curriculum in probability and statistics. Rather, our objective is to focus on the formal, thematic, and rhetorical features that imaginative literature shares with texts in the history of probability. These shared issues include (but are not limited to)
Populism, Social Change and Our World
In this special one and half hour edition of Bill Moyers Journal, The Journal travels to Iowa where one group has been helping ordinary citizens fight for change for more than three decades. And, Bill Moyers and populist Jim Hightower to look at the history and legacy of people's movements and discuss how ordinary people can reclaim political power. And, Acclaimed author Barry Lopez joins Bill Moyers to discuss nature, spirit and the human condition. Lopez is an essayist, author and short-story
2012 Berkeley EECS Annual Research Symposium - Session 1
Video recording of 2012 Berkeley EECS Annual Research Symposium held in Pauley Ballroom, UC Berkeley. This years symposium focused on "Big Data at Berkeley". Featured talks were "Big Data and Autonomous Flying Vehicles" by Claire Tomlin, "Big Data and Security" by David Wagner and "Big Data and Machine Learning" by Michael Jordan.
Patterns in the Sand
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Wedding March by Felix Mendelssohn
The Wedding March is Mendelssohn's most popular piece. It is part of his contribution to William Shakespeare's play "A Midsummer Night's Dream," is the backdrop for the climactic wedding scene. And countless weddings since, usually as the recessional music as the bride and groom leave the church. This is a live-recording of Mendelssohn's Wedding March (from "A Midsummer Night´s Dream"), conducted by Sergio Cardenas and performed on April 29, 2008, at the Xochipilli Concert Hall of Mexico Ci
History on TV - Laurence Rees
Laurence Rees is Creative Director of BBC Television History programmes and was also, for ten years (1992 to 2002), editor of Timewatch the BBC’s Historical Documentary strand. Under his editorship Timewatch won a host of awards including 3 Emmys. Hear him in conversation with John Mair, reflecting on the huge success of his series, Auschwitz: The Nazis and the Final Solution.
Chicago History Episode 2
Chicago History takes a look at the Union Stockyard in this ten minute video. Ideal for students reading Upton Sinclair's The Jungle and to provide students a look at working conditions during this time period and how the rich controlled the stockyards. Some duplication with Episode I.
4.191 Introduction to Integrated Design (MIT)
During this course, we will be exploring basic questions of architecture through several short design exercises. Working with many different media, students will discover the interrelationship of architecture and its related disciplines, such as structures, sustainability, architectural history and the visual arts. Each problem will focus on one of these disciplines and one exploration and presentation technique.
A History of the County of Oxford: Volume 3 - The University of Oxford
An account of the University of Oxford: its history, buildings, colleges and halls.
The British Empire after World War II - The Commonwealth 5/5
This part of the History channel documentary refers to the 1990's, when Britatin hands in Hong Kong to China. The two world wars had weakened the Empire and in only 20 years the Empire gave the territories back to its people. The positive legacies of the Empire are named. The negative legacy is exemplified with the situation between India and Pakistan. Also in Rhodesia the attack to white farms has affected the population supply of food. The legacy is also seen in England and its diversity which
12.842 Past and Present Climate (MIT)
This course introduces students to climate studies, including beginnings of the solar system, time scales, and climate in human history. It is offered to both undergraduate and graduate students with different requirements.
The Employee Charitable Giving Campaign at the University of Memphis.
The Employee Charitable Giving Campaign at the University of Memphis benefits our community.
13 University Parks
An overview of the history of the University Parks and how students use it for recreation today.
Salute to Women 2012
Chris Arnold and Gilda Gely Salute Julie Johnson, Tonja Lofton, Nancy Forrest , Ms. Jane Doyle Former WASP (Women Air Force Service Pilot) at the Bob and Aleicia Woodrick Diversity Learning Center at GRCC
21F.106 Chinese VI (Regular): Discovering Chinese Cultures and Societies (MIT)
This course is the continuation of 21F105. It is designed to further help students develop sophisticated conversational, reading and writing skills by combining traditional textbook material with their own explorations of Chinese speaking societies, using the human, literary, and electronic resources available at MIT and in the Boston area. Some special features of Chinese society, its culture, its customs and habits, its history, and the psychology of its people are introduced. The class consis
Thomas Burns Memorial Lectures 2012: Rev Dr Wiliam Willimon – The Future of Preaching
The Department of Theology and Religion presents lecture three of the 2012 Thomas Burns Memorial Lecture series. Given by the Reverend Dr William Willimon, Bishop of the United Methodist Church in Alabama, this presentation covers the topic “The Future of Preaching”. 2 August 2012.
Ms. Latitude and Mr. Longitude
Students often confuse latitude lines and longitude lines. They can remember that the terms are lines on a map, but can't remember which is which. This brief video clip shows a trick that Mrs. Matthews students use to help them remember the difference. They create artwork showing Mr. or Ms. Latitude (with an attitude) and Mr. or Ms. Longitude (with everything long.)
A History of the County of Norfolk: Volume 2
A part-volume detailing the history of the religious houses of the county, including the cathedral priory of the Holy Trinity at Norwich, and the pilgrimage site of Walsingham.
The Cosmic Perspective: Journey To The Edge Of The Universe
"Of all the sciences cultivated by mankind, Astronomy is acknowledged to be, and undoubtedly is, the most sublime, the most interesting, and the most useful." Take a journey, starting from Mount Wilson, to the edge of the known universe.
Images: NASA, ESA, Hubblecast, BBC
Music: Sigur Rós - "Hoppípolla"
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