Bank Reform and Net Neutrality
The Internet has transformed business, politics, and culture – but will a corporate agenda kill freedom of the Web? With radio and television dominated by mega-corporations, more and more Americans have turned to the Internet for news – but a recent court ruling gives Big Telecom more control over broadband. Bill Moyers talks with FCC commissioner Michael Copps to discuss the future of 'net neutrality', the fight for more democratic media and the future of journalism in the digital age. And
In this activity, students will use bearing measurements to triangulate and determine objects' locations. Working in teams of two or three, students must put on their investigative hats as they take bearing measurements to specified landmarks in their classroom (or other rooms in the school) from a "mystery location." With the extension activity, students are challenged with creating their own map of the classroom or other school location and comparing it with their classmates' efforts.
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Hi everybody, my name's Mike and this is the Let's Speak Italian podcast. So you've been listening to the first few lessons, and hopefully you're learning how to speak Italian.
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This student made video is an easily understandable rap teaching the order of operations. (0:27)
Professor Mark Behrens reviews in more detail and touches on key elements of his research that the students in video (Student Presentation #5) discussed. In describing his work, Behrens offered "think of looking through color filters." The filters eliminate any unnecessary or unforeseeable data, and when you combine all the filters together, the yield reveals amazing overlaps and patterns.
Student Address, 2006
On January 23 and 24, 2006, Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., President of the University of Notre Dame, delivered an address to the faculty and students on the subject of academic freedom and Catholic character.
Public Opening of Global Colloquium of University Presidents by Penn President Amy Gutmann
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon opened the fifth annual meeting of the Global Colloquium of University Presidents on Monday, April 4, 2011, in a public address at the University of Pennsylvania on empowering women.
The Colloquium, a select group of university presidents from around the world, convened annually to discuss a topic of immediate concern to the secretary-general, addressed the challenge of "Empowering Women to Chang
Lauren Greenfield's "Girl Culture" at Penn's Arthur Ross Gallery
Lauren Greenfield's "Girl Culture" is on display through July 24 at the University of Pennsylvania's Arthur Ross Gallery. This photography exhibit features girls and young women from an array of ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds across America. As a photojournalist and artist, Greenfield explores the relationships girls have with their bodies and the images that are portrayed through popular culture. "Girl Culture" stimulates conversations that address issues young women face every day such a
PhillieBot Robot Gives First Pitch at a Phillies Game
PhillieBot, designed by the University of Pennsylvania, gives the first pitch at a Phillies game, pitching to the Phillie Phanatic. Unfortunately, the Phillie Phanatic apparently broke its wrist catching a pitch last year. This time, at the last minute, the robot's engineers were told to turn the pitching arm's power down, so as not to hurt the Phanatic again. This robot has the potential to throw a ball at very high speeds, if the settings were set to allow for it.
Penn Relays 2011 College Women's 4x100 Race
The Penn Relays (also Penn Relays Carnival) is the oldest and largest track and field competition in the United States, hosted annually since April 21, 1895 by the University of Pennsylvania at Franklin Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It regularly attracts more than 15,000 participants from high schools, colleges, and track clubs throughout North America and abroad, notably Jamaica, competing in more than 300 events over five days. Historically, the event has been credited with popularizing
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