"The Definition of Love" by Andrew Marvell (poetry reading)
"L'Amour et Psyche, enfants", by William Bouguereau (1825-1905) "Two Lovers", 1906, by Marcus Stone (1840-1921) Two Lovers 1906, MY Love is of a birth as rare As 'tis, for object, strange and high ; It was begotten by Despair, Upon Impossibility. Magnanimous Despair alone Could show me so divine a thing, Where feeble hope could ne'er have flown, But vainly flapped its tinsel wing. And yet I quickly might arrive Where my extended soul is fixed ; But Fate does iron wedges drive, And alwa
Lindsay Waters on "A New Literary History of America"
Lindsay Waters, Executive Editor for the Humanities at Harvard University Press, discusses "A New Literary History of America," published by HUP in September 2009.
The Facebook Effect with Mark Zuckerberg
[Recorded: July 21, 2010] The growth and impact of Facebook is mind blowing, even for an industry that considers "overnight success" to be a long-range goal. Founded in a Harvard dorm room on February 4th 2004 by 19-year-old Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook announced in July 2010 that had it reached the milestone of 500 million registered users. Facebook isn't just an American success story, most users are outside of the United States and half of them log on every day. Facebook has already made an irr
Interview about 2010 Nobel Prize in Literature
After the announcement, Peter Englund, Permanent Secretary of the Swedish Academy, told senior editor Simon Frantz that Mario Vargas Llosa is one of the great Latin American storytellers - a master of dialogue who has been searching for the elusive concept known as the total novel, and who believes in the power of fiction to improve the world.
Common French Phrases : Learn How to Address People in French
Stéphanie Hourie Morrow is a nativive French Speaker. Instructor slowly says the words: madame, monsieur, etc. while the words appear on the screen.
As recession fears intensify, is India a safe haven?
"India is not simply setting new standards on trade, investment and economic terms, it’s also emerging as a genuinely influential player in many of the big global policy issues that we are all talking about at the moment – climate change and energy sustainability, WTO (World Trade Organisation), and global corporate responsibility; because some of the Indian companies are models in this respect, and – the more interesting – because of their different origin." This is according to Helen A
Total: A difficult balancing act
Energy companies are being asked to meet growing world energy demand, but at the same time, theyre expected to cut carbon dioxide emissions. World energy demand is growing at 1.5 per cent a year. Meanwhile, negotiations are underway under the auspices of the United Nations Framework for Climate Change to broker consensus for curbing greenhouse gas emissions. Its something of a conundrum.
Managing corporate giving
Nothing galvanises people more than a global disaster. When the Asian tsunami struck in December 2004, there was an outpouring of grief, and subsequently aid and relief was shipped to the affected countries.
A recent case study conducted by INSEAD professors Margaret Hanson and Luk Van Wassenhove with research associate Orla Stapleton chronicles the changing political and social environment of global giving in the US post-9/11.
Strong partnership key to success in bottom of the pyramid innovation
For those at the ‘bottom of the pyramid’ (BoP), the four billion people or so living on less than two dollars a day, life is hard. Although collectively they have considerable combined purchasing power, they have up to now been traditionally overlooked by businesses. However, major multinational corporations (MNCs) are now seeing opportunities in developing products for the BoP markets, while making a difference to the lives of the poor people.
Afghanistan: A Case for Alternative Energy
Without a national power grid, some isolated communities in Afghanistan rely on wind and solar systems to generate affordable energy in this four minute video. This video is best used to show how nature can supply energy in the most remote of areas. A good way to introduce problem solving questions related to energy and to remove the idea that developing nations can't use technology.
David M Neskey, M.D. Physician Profile
Dr. David M. Neskey is an oncologic surgeon specializing in cancers of the head and neck. Originally from Massachusetts, Dr. Neskey received his medical degree from Albany Medical College with a distinction in research and completed a residency in otolaryngology head and neck surgery at the University of Miami. He then completed a fellowship in head and neck surgical oncology at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. This two-year training in basic science research was followed by a year of addit
Pro-Palestinian protesters clash with police in Paris
Pro-Palestinian protesters clash with police in Paris, as they defy a ban on a planned rally against violence in the Gaza strip. Sarah Toms reports. 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, national, and international news. For o
21M.621 Theater and Cultural Diversity in the U.S. (MIT)
This course explores contemporary American theatrical expression as it may be organized around issues of gender and cultural identity. This exploration will include the analysis of performances, scripts, and video documentation, as well as the invention of original documents of theatrical expression. Class lectures and discussions will analyze samples of Native American, Chicano, African American, and Asian American theater, taking into consideration the historical and political context for the
Jon Stewart and Josh Marshall
Veteran journalist Bill Moyers begins his new weekly series Bill Moyers Journal with an interview with Jon Stewart, the anchor of the award-winning The Daily Show for eight years, about why so many get their news and analysis from his fake news show. Also on the program: Josh Marshall, blogger and publisher of the influential talkingpointsmemo.com, gives his perspective on role of politics in the recent firings of federal prosecutors. And Bill Moyers remembers David Halberstam.Author(s):
Guide to the Papers of Charles G. McIlvain, 1899-1921
This collection contains the personal and business correspondence of Pittsburgh lawyer, Charles G. McIlvain. from 1899-1921. Legal records are in reference to the Pittsburgh and Cincinnati Packet Line and the following companies: Rodgers Sand, Robinson Machine, Illinois Collieries and the Monongahela River Consolidated Coal and Coke. Also, there are records of the business affairs of Captain William B. Rodgers.
Palm Springs WindMills "Secrets of the WindMills" Everything you ever wanted to know about the Palm Springs or any other windmills, but were afraid to ask. KESQ-TV's Gil Diaz goes behind the locked gates to reveal the "Secrets of the Windmills". Video gives specifics of the wind mill, 228 feet tall and blades nearly 100 feet long. There are about 4,800 wind mills, they were first installed in 1981, they installed as an experiment by NASA. Where they are installed is the second most consistently windy place in
Everything you ever wanted to know about the Palm Springs or any other windmills, but were afraid to ask. KESQ-TV's Gil Diaz goes behind the locked gates to reveal the "Secrets of the Windmills". Video gives specifics of the wind mill, 228 feet tall and blades nearly 100 feet long. There are about 4,800 wind mills, they were first installed in 1981, they installed as an experiment by NASA. Where they are installed is the second most consistently windy place in
Lawrence Bailey - Market Research Valedictory Lecture - slides (as PDF)
A pdf of the slides used in Lawrence Bailey's guest lecture on Market Segmentation, Qualitative Research and Conversations Across the Garden Wall at Leeds Metropolitan University on 27 January 2011.
University of Surrey Learning Skills portal
The University of Surrey Skills Portal is a classified collection of quality materials designed to enable students to develop information literacy, research and study skills. It has been built using Openly licensed resources including several from Leeds Metropolitan University.
UCJC 2007: Beyond Biology
Utah House Representative David Litvak speaks about the exoneration and assistance bill in Utah from a political perspective.