Making History: Bill Dietrich Gift Announcement
On September 7, 2011, businessman, scholar, philanthropist and longtime Carnegie Mellon University trustee William S. Dietrich II announced a plan to provide a record-breaking gift of a $265 million fund to support CMU. It is the largest gift in CMU's history and one of the 10 largest by an individual to a private higher education institution in the United States. For more about Bill Dietrich and his unprecedented gift, visit: http://www.cmu.edu/dietrich
Paul Dibb: The rise of China and the inevitable decline of America
Emeritus Professor Paul Dibb gives this lecture entitled 'Two geopolitical fallacies: the rise and rise of China and the inevitable decline of America' at The Australian National University on 5 September 2011. The public debate in Australia about the rise of China and the inevitable decline of America has become increasingly polarised. In one view, there are those who believe that China's rise and rise is inevitable and that it will come to dominate Asia. In this scenario, America has to accep
Was Earth Home to a Race of Giants?
This 3:45 long video explains why people become giants and the tales of giants across the planet. Lots of interesting facts are presented and this video would be of interest for most students to start a discussion.
Onomázein : Journal of Linguistics, Philology and Translation
'Onomázein' is a biannual, peer-reviewed journal of linguistics, philology and translation by the Faculty of Humanities at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. It publishes articles, reviews, and interviews in Spanish, English, and French within the field, although contributions in Spanish feature more often. In any case, an English version of the title and the abstract are provided. Likewise, although the study of the Spanish language has been widely covered by the journal, editors a
9/11: 2001-2011: An interfaith panel on how faith communities have responded
Sponsored by Duke University's Faith Council and Duke Divinity School 9/11: 2001-2011: An interfaith panel on how faith communities have responded Wednesday, September 7, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. in Westbrook 016 at the Duke Divinity School. The event speakers included Abdullah Antepli, Muslim Chaplain; Richard Hays, Dean of the Divinity School; Sumi Kim, Buddhist Chaplain; Laura Lieber, Jewish Studies; and Sam Wells, Dean of Duke Chapel.
Walk the Plank Beach Bash Edition
This is the second episode of Walk the Plank on location at Beach Bash 2011
Cunniff, D. (September 2011). University Partnerships with Teachers and Students to Enhance the Teac
This paper examined the role of partnership relationships as they related to school districts and universities. It highlighted programs and delivery modes that could be used to improve […]
Perspective: The 'London Whale'
As headlines of apparent risk management failure or weak oversight inside one of Wall Street’s largest institutions abound, we argue that the story of a loss of 0.25 percent of the bank’s assets is getting too much face-time from regulators and the press.
This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or downloaded as a zip file. As taught Autumn Semester 2010/2011. This module will introduce students to key debates in the study of political behaviour. The module will focus specifically on the core ‘pillars’ of political behaviour (elections, voting, political participation and, to a lesser extent, public opinion). Through the module students will explore theories and methodologies used by political scientists to study these key aspec
Expedition Blue Planet- Angkor: Lessons for the Modern World
Cambodia serves as another case study of an environmental phenomenon affecting the entire planet.A World Heritage Site, Angkor is one of the most important archaeological sites in South-East Asia. Stretching over some 400 square kilometers, the park contains the magnificent remains of the Khmer Empire, dating from the 9th to the 15th century AD.Today, researchers believe that water scarcity may have caused the demise of what was one of the largest and most important civilizations of its time. By
"Music and Dance Rhythms from the Balkans" (video)
A demonstration by John Kuo, Director of the Chicago ensemble Balkanske Igre. Presented in Angelina Ilieva's class on Balkan Folklore. Co-sponsored by the Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies, and the University of Chicago Arts Planning Council.
U.S. Week Ahead: Bankers brace for BofA cuts, closures
Sept. 9 - Embattled CEO Brian Moynihan is slated to speak Monday and outline his plan for fixing the beleaguered consumer-banking giant. Analysts expect him to slash tens of thousands of jobs and close hundreds of branches.
Number Sequencing In The Real World
A video created for educational purposes that focus on numeracy in the real world. The actor needs to know how to tell time, read a map, count how many floors to climb, and read decimals. (01:54)
The rise of the Grid & the Large Hadron Collider - Glenn Patrick
Particle Physicist Dr Glenn Patrick talks about the Large Hadron Collider. Based at CERN, in Geneva, the collider is the largest scientific machine in the world. It started operation in the summer of 2008 and aims to produce colossal amounts of data, which thousands of scientists around the world will analyse to further our understanding of the universe.
Geraldine the Giraffe Learns All About the Letter /V/
In this cute video, Geraldine the Giraffe learns all about the letter /v/. She learns to form the sound correctly and then searches her house for items that begin with the letter /v/. She finds vegetables, vacuum, and vase. This is a great resource to introduce and/or review alphabet letter sounds in the classroom. (4:14)
Zoom into Istanbul
Zoom into Istanbul, using Landsat imagery from April, 1980
Video of 9/11 10th anniversary memorial at Ground Zero, NYC
(This is just a small clip of the ceremony, but the viewer can see the memorial and the building that is being (re-)constructed.) It was a tragedy that claimed the lives of thousands in an instant, and later brought two wars with an even more devastating death toll. The United States is marking a decade since the 9/11 attacks. Terrorists crashed hijacked planes into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Washington. A fourth plane came down in the state of
Flight 93 Memorial
21A.110 Anthropological Theory (MIT)
This course introduces students to some of the major social theories and debates that inspire and inform anthropological analysis. Over the course of the semester, we will investigate a range of theoretical propositions concerning such topics as agency, structure, subjectivity, history, social change, power, culture, and the politics of representation. Ultimately, all theories can be read as statements about human beings and the worlds they create and inhabit. We will approach each theoretical p