Glidden's Patent Application for Barbed Wire
This lesson presents the drawing and description that helped Joseph Glidden, a farmer from De Kalb, Illinois, win a patent for barbed wire in 1874. Glidden's design remains today the most familiar style of barbed wire. This site also examines the considerable impact of barbed wire on the economy, society, and politics in the West.
Digital Government 1: Information Technology and Democratic Politics, Winter 2009
Course is the first in a two-part sequence exploring contemporary practices, challenges, and opportunities at the intersection of information technology and democratic governance. Whereas the second course focuses on challenges and innovations in democratic administration, this first course focuses on theories and practices of democratic politics and the shifting role of information technologies in supporting, transforming, and understanding these. The first half of the course seeks to ground co
Digital Government I: Information Technology and Democratic Politics, Winter 2007
This seven-week course is the first in a two-part sequence exploring contemporary practices, challenges, and opportunities at the intersection of information technology and democratic governance. This first half of the course focuses on theories and practices of democratic politics and the shifting role of information technologies in shaping, transforming, and understanding these. The course seeks to ground contemporary discussions around IT and politics in various flavors of democratic, polit
The Psychology, Biology and Politics of Food
This course encompasses the study of eating as it affects the health and well-being of every human. Topics include taste preferences, food aversions, the regulation of hunger and satiety, food as comfort and friendship, eating as social ritual, and social norms of blame for food problems. The politics of food discusses issues such as sustainable agriculture, organic farming, genetically modified foods, nutrition policy, and the influence of food and agriculture industries. Also examined are prob
Poker and Strategic Thinking
In this course we will work from the idea that there is merit in a poker way of thinking when analyzing real life situations. We think the skills important to playing winning poker, and ideas behind these skills, have merit in other fields. The goals of the course are to introduce the use of ideas from the poker world in skills of life, business, politics and international relations. We will specifically delve into the use of poker in: 1.Strategic thinking 2.Game Theory, Risk and Business 3.So
Introduction to Cyberpunk Literature
This course covers the works of the four major writers of cyberpunk: William Gibson, Bruce Sterling, Neal Stephenson, and Pat Cadigan. Other theoretical and scholarly texts that articulate cyberpunk as a site of intellectual and literary investigation will be read and will inform discussions . Popular films (Blade Runner and The Matrix) which are good examples of cyberpunk films are will also be referred to. The thematic concerns of cyberpunk, that speak directly to contemporary issues like gl
John Higgins on William Blake
On Thursday 22 October the Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts (GIPCA) Great Texts Big Questions lecturer is John Higgins a highly respected Professor of English Language and Literature at the University of Cape Town (UCT) who will discuss a lyric by William Blake "Never seek to tell thy love love that never told can be." Higgins will show how readings of a single poem can also serve to exemplify some of the main intellectual and analytic currents of the past forty years including
Alberto Toscano will be debating his counter-history of fanaticism, in which he argues that fanaticism has played a critical role in forming modern politics. Robert Eaglestone is professor of contemporary literature and thought at Royal Holloway, University of London. Alberto Toscano is senior lecturer in sociology at Goldsmiths, University of London.
15 Feb 2011: U.S. Human Spaceflight: Continuity and Stability
On Feb. 1, 2010, the Obama administration announced its plan to develop a new commercial manned spaceflight capability; NASA subsequently awarded $50 million in grants to five private firms as a first step to implement the vision of turning over space transportation to the commercial sector. Virginia A. Barnes, president and CEO of United Space Alliance, and George Jeffs, a member of the Space Shuttle Management Independent Review Team, will lead a panel discussion on the viability of flying the
TED415 Session 6 Spring 2011
TED415 Multicultural Education Session Six 02/27/11 Jeff Miller
STS-133 Daily Mission Recap - Flight Day 5
A video recap of flight day 5 of the STS-133 mission of space shuttle Discovery to the International Space Station.
Norse Mythology: The Creation of The World, Part 2 of 2
This episode discusses the conflicts the beings encountered with each other. Video is a series of pictures and illustrations with musical sound track, beautifully narrated by a male with an English accent. Part 2 of 2 (5:24)
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Lesson #038, Wednesday Il presidente dorme in chiesa? = Does the president sleep in church? (Voi) Partite per l'italia domani? = Do you leave for Italy tomorrow? (Tu) Apri la finestra. = You open the window. (Noi) Apriamo la lettera. = We open the letter. (Io) Parto domani. = I leave tomorrow. Il professore apre la porta. = The professor opens the door. (Voi) Dormite sempre in classe. = You (plural) always sleep in class. (Voi) Finite la lezione oggi. = You (plural)
Il presidente dorme in chiesa? = Does the president sleep in church?
(Voi) Partite per l'italia domani? = Do you leave for Italy tomorrow?
(Tu) Apri la finestra. = You open the window.
(Noi) Apriamo la lettera. = We open the letter.
(Io) Parto domani. = I leave tomorrow.
Il professore apre la porta. = The professor opens the door.
(Voi) Dormite sempre in classe. = You (plural) always sleep in class.
(Voi) Finite la lezione oggi. = You (plural)
01.03.2011 – Langsam gesprochene Nachrichten
Trainieren Sie Ihr Hörverstehen mit authentischen Materialien. Nutzen Sie die Nachrichten der Deutschen Welle von Dienstag – als Text und als verständlich gesprochene Audio-Datei.BERLIN: Verteidigungsminister zu Guttenberg legt nach Informationen der "Bild"-Zeitung sein Amt noch an diesem Dienstag nieder. Ein entsprechendes Rücktrittsgesuch habe er bereits bei Bundeskanzlerin Merkel eingereicht. Auch das Bundespräsidialamt sei über Guttenbergs geplanten Schritt schon informiert worden. Da
Song: Chori Chori Hum Gori Se
Hindi songs are fun to listen to. But sometimes they can be difficult to understand. One of our listeners asked for an episode about the song Chori Chori Hum Gori Se from the movie "The Guru". In this lesson Kavitha explains the meanings of the words.
The fate of Lucie Blackman
The Tokyo correspondent for the Times discusses his book about the brutal murder of a young British woman in Japan
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
Osher Lifelong Learning spring preview
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Vanderbilt supports lifelong learning. Watch the Spring 2011 professors describe the upcoming classes. Osher is an organization that provides adults with educational programs, stimulating tours and trips, and a variety of social events. The program reflects the high academic standards espoused by the university on all levels. By offering non-creditkeep reading »