Mary Gordon: 2011 National Book Festival
Mary Gordon appears at the 2011 National Book Festival. Speaker Biography: Mary Gordon says has no memory of not wanting to be a writer, even when she wanted to be a nun. She began her writing life primarily as a poet but switched to prose when she began an M.F.A. at Syracuse University. Her first novel, "Final Payments," was published in 1978 to great critical acclaim. This was followed quickly by "The Company of Women." Since then she has written the novels "Men and Angels," "The Other Side,"
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Jim Lehrer: 2011 National Book Festival
Television journalist Jim Lehrer appears at the 2011 National Book Festival. Speaker Biography: In October 1975, the half-hour "Robert MacNeil Report," with Jim Lehrer as the Washington correspondent, premiered on Thirteen/WNET New York. Over the next seven years, "The MacNeil/Lehrer Report" (as it was renamed in 1976) won more than 30 awards. In September 1983, Lehrer and MacNeil launched their most ambitious undertaking, "The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour." The 1995-96 season marked their 20th year
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Louis Bayard: 2011 National Book Festival
Louis Bayard appears at the 2011 National Book Festival. Speaker Biography: The Washington Post says Louis Bayard has ascended to "the upper reaches of the historical-thriller league." He has been an Edgar and Dagger award nominee and his novel "The Pale Blue Eye" has been optioned for a film. Set partly in Washington, D.C., his newest novel, "The School of Night" (Henry Holt), offers "seamless prose and conjures the past with credibility," said The Wall Street Journal. Bayard is also a reviewe
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Fighter for Freedom: The Frederick Douglass Story
As an escaped slave, Douglass became a power figure in the abolishionist movement and even an advisor to President Abraham Lincoln. Douglass also acted as a recruiter of African Americans for the Union Army. (19:00)
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US & Europe debt fears hammer stocks
Nov. 21 - Fears about out-of-control government debt on both sides of the Atlantic have swept across financial markets, knocking stocks sharply lower and pushing up prices of bonds deemed to be safe havens. Ruairidh Villar reports.
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Berlusconi's parting shots
Nov 13 - Outgoing Italian Priime Minister Berlosconi calls on the ECB to support the euro. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
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Boeing lands record order in Dubai
Nov. 14 - Boeing makes a big splash at the Dubai Air Show with a blockbuster deal to sell 50 of its 777 jetliners to host airline Emirates. Conway G. Gittens reports.
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Elizabeth Taylor sparkles at Christie's
Nov. 15 - Hollywood starlet Elizabeth Taylor's glittering jewels go on display in Paris ahead of two auctions in New York. Kilmeny Duchardt reports.
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U.S.S. Constitution: Old Ironsides
The Constitution is the oldest commissioned naval vessel still floating. It was named by George Washington and commissioned in 1797. It defeated 5 British war ships during the War of 1812. (6min)
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Global Game Jam 2012 Trailer
The Singapore-MIT GAMBIT Game Lab is again the host for the Global Game Jam happening January 27th-29th, 2012. The Global Game Jam is a cooperative gathering of game developers to encourage experimentation and innovation. Participants will work with current industry professionals and independent game developers to create games of all kinds: digital games for Windows, Mac OS X, and the web; and non-digital games of all
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Beetlejuice - Poe Pourri part 1
Part 1 of the beetlejuice episode "poe pourri" enjoy... Examines the use of irony and personification. Also, it contains Edgar Allen Poe references throughout.
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Moving Straight Ahead
Adding randomly moving dots, or visual "noise," makes the visual motion cues much harder for your brain to interpret, until the noise is removed toward the end of the video.
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Synthèse des ateliers du colloque « Histoire et littérature » 1/4 (video)

Intervention pour la synthèse des ateliers A2et B2 Littérature et représentation du social ; Lire le Moyen Age ; Au-delà de la représentation ; Politiques du patrimoine


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Synthèse des ateliers du colloque « Histoire et littérature » 2/4 (video)

Intervention pour la synthèse des ateliers A3 et B3 Entre fiction et réalité ; manuels et programmes ; parler de la Shoah à l’école.


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Des rapports littérature/histoire à l’École au moment de l’instauration de l’histoire des a

Intervention pour la table ronde : « Histoire et Littérature de l’école au lycée : différences et complémentarités »


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Energiewende: German Angst or Bold Step Ahead?
Joschka Fischer
Tuesday, November 29, 2011

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The Street Just Out of Sight: Ta-Nehisi Coates at MIT
Ta-Nehisi Coates reads from his soon-to-be-published novel on November 29, 2011 at MIT. Sponsored by the Program in Writing and Humanistic Studies
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21st Century Democracy: Opening Up The Political Process To All Voters
Watch video of a forum discussing a new nominating process for 2012 presidential election. Americans Elect is providing voters the opportunity to directly nominate a presidential candidate outside the two-party system for the 2012 presidential election. Through AmericansElect.org, every registered voter can sign up to become a delegate and participate. This election, voters can pick akeep reading »
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Hugh Elliott (Anglo American), Dinah Rajak (Uni of Sussex) and Noshua Watson (IDS) are interviewed
Hugh Elliott (Head of Government Relations, Anglo American), Dinah Rajak (Researcher, University of Sussex) and Noshua Watson (Research Fellow, Globalisation Team, IDS) are interviewed on the seminar ‘Mining and conflict prevention: an insider’s view - Anglo American’s approach to conflict prevention and management’, held at IDS on the 29 November 2011 as part of the Business and Development Seminar Series.
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Hugh Elliott talks about AngloAmerican’s approach to conflict prevention and management
Hugh Elliott (Head of Government Relations, Anglo American), discusses ‘Mining and conflict prevention: an insider’s view - Anglo American’s approach to conflict prevention and management’. This event forms part of the 'Business and Development' seminar series, hosted by IDS' Globalisation Team. www.ids.ac.uk/go/media/events/business-and-development
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