Governance, Corruption and World Poverty
Should we give aid to countries whose governments are corrupt? Fighting corruption is a global concern because it is found in both rich and poor countries, but evidence shows it hurts poor societies more. What is the answer? Listen to this important forum (Running Time 87:25)
Fields reports on Shirley Caesar's visit to Memorial Church on the Harvard University campus. Fields notes that Caesar is an evangelist and a Grammy award-winning singer. Fields adds that Caesar has recently entered local politics in Durham, North Carolina. Fields interviews Caesar. Caesar talks about her music and her outreach ministry. She also discusses her recent entry into politics. Caesar says that she sees herself as a humanitarian. Fields' report includes footage of Caesar performing wit
Future Energy Supply and Security in Switzerland
July 10, 2014
Doris Leuthard, Federal Councillor, Head of the Federal Department of the Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications DETEC
Lino Guzzella, Rector and President-elect, ETH Zurich
Alexander Wokaun, Head, General Energy Research Department, Paul Scherrer Institute
Introduction by Susan Hockfield, President Emerita, MIT
Smoking - The Facts
This health education program explains why smoking is addictive and unhealthy for smokers and people around them. This resource is a MedlinePlus Interactive Health Tutorial from the National Library of Medicine, designed and developed by the Patient Education Institute.
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Coffee Break Spanish future plans
As you all know, Coffee Break Spanish level 2 came to an end with lesson 80 and we’re planning to follow up the course with similar content to our Season 3 of Coffee Break French. However, we’ve only just started working on this content, so it’s likely that it will be available later in the [...]
Appomattox Court House and Lincoln's Assassination
In this video, Sal Khan focuses on Lee's surrender at Appomattox Court House to Lincoln's assassination at Ford's Theater. Mr. Khan uses computer software for demonstration. (04:27)
The History of The United Nations
This three minute video is a review of the history of the United Nations using original footage. A good overview.
Using Soccer to Help Underprivileged Kids
Brad Namdar, a journalism major at SMU, founded "Dream Big" to teach soccer to low-income children. SMU helped Brad by awarding him a grant under its Big iDeas program and he was featured on a May 27, 2011, segment of "Texans with Character" by CBS 11 News in Dallas. Read more about "Dream Big" at http://dreambigsoccer.net/. Read more about SMU Big iDeas at http://smu.edu/bigideas/ See more "Texans with Character" at http://dfw.cbslocal.com/category/watch-listen/texans-with-character/
SP.268 The Mathematics in Toys and Games (MIT)
We will explore the mathematical strategies behind popular games, toys, and puzzles. Topics covered will combine basic fundamentals of game theory, probability, group theory, and elementary programming concepts. Each week will consist of a lecture and discussion followed by game play to implement the concepts learned in class.
1.1.1 Chromosomes and the life cycle
This Unit looks at how units if inheritance are transmitted from one generation to the next. First you will look at what happens to the chromosones of animals and plants during the process of sexual reproduciton. Then you will examine how genes are transmitted in particular patterns from generation to generation. These two approaches combine to illustrate how the patterns of inheritance can be explained by the behaviour of chromosomes during sexual reproduction.
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Veterans' Cooperative Grocery Store, April 1946. Photo no. 4.
World War II veterans attending Alabama Polytechnic Institute were often married and sometimes had children. To counter high post-WWII prices in Auburn, Ala., the veterans formed a food cooperative, which resembled a small country grocery store. Per the Alumnews, prices averaged 30% less than in local stores. [Individuals in this photograph are not identified. Anyone with information should contact the Auburn University Libraries Cataloging Dept. at firstname.lastname@example.org.]
Edgar Allan Poe
This three-minute, student-created biography highlights the more important parts of Poe's life and is a good overview. It uses a narrator and paintings and other images to convey the story.
Class of 2011 Graduation highlights
Ten months of readings, papers, exercises and complex seminar discussions paid off for the Army War College Class of 2011 as they graduated in front of friends, family, colleagues and international partners on the historic parade grounds of Carlisle Barracks. The resident class, made up of senior U.S. and international military officers and senior federal civilians, applied past experiences into today's complex security environment with new studies to develop themselves for strategic responsibil