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,"
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
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
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.
Notre Dame OpenCourseware (OCW) offers free online educational resources for the courses in Computer Applications. An important mission of CAPP is to provide majors with proficiency in various facets of computing and information technology as a supplement to their primary majors and as a springboard for further professional education or a career in a technology-related field.
Testimonial: Danielle W.
Danielle talks about scholarships, one of the primary benefits of The Fund for Oswego. Learn more about the impact gifts from alumni, friends and other members of the Oswego family have on students everyday at http://oswego.edu/giving
Communism in Russia
Russia became a communist state in 1917. The KGB began soon after as the secret Soviet police. This two minute video shows the violent history of this movement with the emphasis on Stalin's slaughter of millions.
Australian History Part 2 of 7
This 14:70 video tells the personal stories of some of the early settlers in this country. Uses narration and reenactors. Shows some of the conflicts and the continuing dealing with England.
Howard Hughes Crash
Howard Hughes crashes his experimental plane into a house, almost totally demolishing the house. (1min)
Obama: Asia-Pacific "absolutely critical" to U.S. growth
Nov. 13 - U.S. President Obama opened a plenary session at APEC saying the vibrant Asia-Pacific region was "absolutely critical" to U.S. growth. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)
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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Military Blunders: Stalin's Purges (3:41)
This video clip is about the Great Purge. The leader of Communist Russia, Joseph Stalin, was paranoid of opposition. It was this paranoia that led to the Great Purge. He sent many people to labor camps in Siberia and this video shows how he changed the face of Russia and destroyed the live's of millions.
What Is Synonym? (One Minute Video Dictionary Series)
In this short video, students will learn about the definition of "synonym". Synonym is defined as a word SIMILAR in meaning to another. Hop and jump, glad and happy are given as examples. This is a good resource to help elementary students understand this word. (0:43)
Actividad Física para la Salud (2011)
Está ampliamente demostrado que la actividad física habitual y adaptada a las posibilidades del individuo mejora la salud bio-psico-social, mientras que el sedentarismo es un factor de riesgo de enfermedades cardiovasculares, metabólicas, etc. Sin embargo, la adquisición de este hábito es una tarea compleja que requiere del análisis y comprensión de diversas variables cualitativas y cuantitativas tanto a nivel físico como psico-social, las cuales se analizan y estudian en esta asignatur
Nothing magical about 7 pct yield level - Mizuho analyst
Nov. 14 - Investors are overly fixated on keeping Italian yields below 7 pct, says Mizuho Corporate Bank's Nicole Elliott, who argues that emerging market bonds prove there's nothing magical about that level.
UniCredit cuts jobs & seeks $10.3bn euros
Nov.14 - Italian bank UniCredit is to ask shareholders for 7.5 billion euros in new capital, cut 6,150 jobs worldwide and retreat from key business areas in a bid to repair its ravaged balance sheet and return to profit. Sonia Legg reports
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.
Poetry Out Loud: 2011 National Book Festival
The National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation, with the state arts agencies of the United States, are the creators of Poetry Out Loud, a program that encourages high school students to memorize and "perform" great poems. Poetry Out Loud brings the dynamic aspects of slam poetry, spoken word and theater into the English class. This exciting program helps students master public-speaking skills, build self-confidence and learn about their literary heritage. Award-winning students wi
Entrepreneurship as a Mindset: Closing Remarks (8 of 8)
The Health Sciences Entrepreneurs celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week at Northeastern University with a panel discussion between four top health sciences entrepreneurs who will discuss their diverse paths to CEO, founder, and entrepreneur.