21W.015 Writing and Rhetoric: Writing about Sports (MIT)
"Sports, not religion, is the opiate of the people." So says David Remnick, editor of the New Yorker and a former sportswriter. Many of our heroes are sports heroes, and for many of us, sports were an important part of our childhood years. Sports are big business, even on college campuses, and they are the subject of many classic movies. In this introductory writing class we consider the role of sports in our own lives and explore the cultural meanings of sports in America. Sports have
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Days of the Week Song
Sing-a-long to this familiar classroom days of the week song!   Slide show with days of the week sung to the tune of Oh My Darling Clementine.  (:21)

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Martin Luther King Jr. Leads March on Washington
On August 28, 1963, a quarter million people gather to support civil rights, and share Dr. King's "dream" of equality. (3:10)
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A question of leadership
Ever since Tony Blair announced he was to stand down as party leader controversy has raged about both when he will go and who his successor will be. Whilst Gordon Brown has been the annointed heir for some time, there is some debate as to whether this is a desirable state of affairs for the Labour Party and challengers to Brown have begun to emerge. Professor Wynn Grant is an expert on British Politics and has examined the current leadership debate in the Labour Party. Length: 21 minutes
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Ampliación de Topografía Minera
La asignatura se sitúa en tercer curso, primer cuatrimestre, de la especialidad de Explotación de Minas del título de Ingeniero Técnico de Minas. Se trata de una asignatura obligatoria, es decir propia de nuestra Universidad, y que no figura en los planes de estudios de otras universidades. 
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Destination: Peru
National Geographic presents a short video on the physical geography, the ancient capital city of Cusco, and the Inca Trail. There is a visit to Machu Pichu and its amazing stonework is shown with explanation of some of its special characteristics. The mystery of drawings carved into the flat, dry plains visible only from the air is mentioned. Headwaters of the Amazon and the rain forest are also shown.
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Secrets of Silicon Valley [Audio]
Speaker(s): Deborah Perry Piscione | Entrepreneur Deborah Perry Piscione offers an inside look at Silicon Valley's unique innovation culture and demonstrates how this remarkable success can – and should – be replicated around the world, in conversation with LSE governor Mustafa Khanbhai. Deborah Perry Piscione is a seasoned Silicon Valley entrepreneur and the bestselling author of The Secrets of Silicon Valley. Mustafa Khanbhai is founder and CEO of Seamlessly. He has a background in busines
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Asia Week Ahead: China leadership, Indonesia data in focus
Sept. 28 - A possible announcement on the 18th Party Congress in China and Indonesian economic data are on the mind of Breakingviews Asia Editor Peter Thal Larsen as he discusses the week ahead in Asia.
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Back bench rebels
 Philip Cowley, Reader in the University’s School of Politics and International Relations, was recently nominated for the Times Higher young researcher of the year award. In this podcast, Philip discusses his research into back bench rebellions within the British parliament. Philip describes his research as practical politics, linking academic research to the real world of political debate.

Since the British Labour party’s re-election with a reduced majority of 66
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Benjamin Harrison
This video is a recoreding of a speech by President Benjamin Harrison.
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Anatomy: Central Nervous System
This video, from StudyBeat.com, is for older middle school students and high school students. The central nervous system is told through animation.
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MSU 360.24 Documentary: A Day in the Lives of Spartans
On November 6, 2013, hundreds of Michigan State University Spartans around the world captured their world in videos and photos. For 24 hours, they recorded ordinary and extraordinary moments. Together, these moments tell the story of a single day in the lives of Spartans. Original music: The Bard Owls -- "No Tracks." For more about this production, go to: http://msu.edu/24.
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Budding weed industry rolling in profits
Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Colorado's leagalized marijuana industry set to make millions in profits. Julie Noce reports. More Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics including business, financial, national, and international news. For over 160 years, Reuters has maintained its reputation for speed, acc
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Why Human Rights Matter
 On the eve of International Human Rights Day, the Secretary General of Amnesty International, Irene Khan, delivered the inaugural Paragon Human Rights lecture. She spoke about the erosion of human rights in the name of counter-terrorism measures in the UK and across the globe.

Irene Khan argued that the UK's counter-terrorism policies are undermining the absolute prohibition of torture and ill treatment. She maintained that this approach is based on a false assumption that ef
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A Year in Focus - Assessing Gordon Brown Part 1
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In this podcast Doctor Steven Fielding takes a look back at Gordon Brown's first half-term in office.

In this, the first of three episodes, Doctor Fielding rates the Prime Minister on his performance in International Relations.

Doctor Fielding works in the University's School of Politics and International Relations. He is an expert in
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Talks @ Pulitzer: Bangladesh Factory Workers - Rights and Reforms
A year after the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh, garment factories are being inspected. But even the well-lit ones with workers paid above minimum wage still have problems, including a lack of emergency exits. This is the kind of violation that should shut down a factory until fixed, except that in Bangladesh today, inspectors have no enforcement authority: they merely make recommendations. Pulitzer Center grantees Jason Motlagh and Ken Weiss are joined by Sajeda Amin, senior associa
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White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest says the administration is aware of the arrest of a German citizen purportedly working with U.S. intelligence. Rough Cut (no reporter narration). Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More updates and breaking news: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics including business, financial, n
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Lewis and Clark Animated Movie
In this animated video, students will learn about the travels of Lewis and Clark. The narrator tells of their expedition as they discover animals, rivers. Good illustrations of maps, forts, rivers, etc. are shown. Lewis and Clark had discovered important information about the new United States territory and the people who lived in it, as well as its rivers and mountains, plants and animals. This is a good teaching resource for a lesson/unit on United States History. Content is appropri
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Gerald Tuskan at the 2014 DOE JGI Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting
By: JGI Gerald Tuskan, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, at the 9th Annual Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting on March 20, 2014 in Walnut Creek, Calif.
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