Edwidge Danticat: "Create Dangerously - The Immigrant Artist at Work" – March 25, 2008
Born in Haiti during the brutal Duvalier dictatorship, Edwidge Danticat - whose parents moved to the United States when she was a child, leaving her in the care of relatives - discovered The Word at the foot of family storytellers and in the books of French language writers. As a child, she watched that mixed literary heritage upset as well as comfort her neighbors and countrymen. The staging of an Albert Camus play following a political murder was one of its most striking examples. Insp
08 - Dred Scott, Bleeding Kansas, and the Impending Crisis of the Union, 1855-58
Professor Blight continues his march through the political events of the 1850s. He continues his description of the aftermath of the Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854, describing the guerilla war that reigned in the territory of Kansas for much of 1856. The lecture continues, describing the caning of Senator Charles Sumner on the floor of the US Senate and the birth of the Republican party. The lecture concludes with the near-victory of Republican candidate John C. Fremont in the presidential election
6. Malthusian Times
Global Problems of Population Growth (MCDB 150) In many regions, the central cultural idea is that of a lineage, a family and its line of male ancestors and descendants. The prime duty in these cultures is to keep the lineage going. Religion is small scale with the ancestors performing many of the functions of gods. Denser populations and larger political entities lead to large-scale religion where conformity is stressed and cultural rules are codified in a book and not subject to discussion wi
Love on the rocks?
How badly has the recession affected the relationship between political parties and business? Expert in the field - Professor Mick Moran - assesses the cracks in the relationship and how the crisis will affect it in the future. Professor Moran was at the University to open the inaugural seminar series for the Centre for British Politics.
Navy Blue Button-Through Coat Dress
Navy blue coat dress (buttin-through). 1920s style, loose fitting. Suit-style collar, lapels extending to full length of dress. Long sleeves, turn back cuffs. Large navy blue button to each lapel. Three blue buttons down centre front with button loops to fasten. - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire University.
Smoking in pregnancy
A Power Point Presentation including lecture and activities, looking at smoking in pregnant women. These slides look at the physiology of smoking and the general behaviour of women who smoke while pregnant.
This power point presentation looks at and discusses the role of the midwife during contraception. It provides a lecture and also activities that will consider important considerations for women relating to contraception.
Imitation Pearl and Diamante Bar Brooch
White metal bar brooch with artificial pearls (one missing) and diamante. Straight pin and 'c' catch. Date: 1950 - 1959 - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire University.
A collection of downloadable video clips on the theme of Political Systems, with guiding questions for students. Clips are drawn from the following PBS WIDE ANGLE documentaries: "To Have and Have Not" (2002), "A State of Mind" (2003), "Ladies First" (2004), "Border Jumpers" (2005).
Technology and Society
Students of engineering and surveying need to understand and be convinced that through their future professional work they will relate to the rest of society. Throughout their careers they will need to strive to ensure that this relationship is meaningful and successful. Only then will they earn respect for themselves and their profession, and ensure their work will be valued and recognised. For engineers and surveyors to meet their responsibilities towards society they must be able to appreciat
11.949 Cities in Conflict: Theory and Practice (MIT)
This course's aims are two-fold: to offer students the theoretical and practical tools to understand how and why cities become torn by ethnic, religious, racial, nationalist, and/or other forms of identity that end up leading to conflict, violence, inequality, and social injustice; and to use this knowledge and insight in the search for solutions As preparation, students will be required to become familiar with social and political theories of the city and the nation and their relationship to
Historical skills: Dating documents
This module explains the different dating conventions employed in historical documents. For example, the system of dating by reference to a religious feast day and the year of the reigning monarch has little in common with the modern calendar. Even where a recognizable date is provided, it may not be what it at first appears.... The resource includes a glossary, bibliography and translation of relevant Latin numbers/phrases. Illustrative images of items from our collections appear throughout.
Lolita with Imraan Coovadia
Acclaimed novelist Imraan Coovadia spoke at UCT Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts GIPCA Great Texts Big Questions public lecture on Thursday 1 April He discussed How to read Lolita. Written by Vladimir Nabokov Lolita was first published in Paris in 1955 It is one of the best known and most controversial books of 20th Century literature Coovadia says I will be talking about the Lolita problem How do we respond to a book which is a first person narrative by a man who is trying to s
Imagining the City: Memories and cultures in Cape Town
The overriding strength of this book is that it places people, ordinary people at the centre of memory at the centre of historical and contemporary experience and thus at the centre of re-imagining and owning the city of Cape Town It is as they speak what they choose to say what they choose to remain silent about that we become aware of the possibilities of the city if it really did embrace all its people in all of their diversity. From the Foreword by Mike van Graan playwright and arts activist
Oral History and Digital Stories from Cape Town
People in South Africa have a dynamic but largely unrecorded heritage. The Centre for Popular Memory CPM creates spaces for these stories to be heard seen and remembered The CPM presents various oral history and memory courses for on and off campus students such as a 1st semester postgraduate course Oral History Method and Practice and Theory HST4034Z which provides skills training in oral history interviewing and interpretation an undergraduate course Memory Identity and History HST3037S explor
Electrical Engineering - Boolean Algebra and K Maps
Electrical Engineering - Boolean Algebra and K Maps
Herb Sutter: (Not Your Father’s) C++ What makes ISO C++11 "feel like a new language"? What things that we know about past C++ do we need to unlearn? Why is C++ designed the way it is – historically, and in C++11? Finally, what is the difference between managed and native languages anyway, and when is each applicable? This talk gives an overview and motivation of modern C++ and why it's clean, safe, and fast – as clean to code in and as type-safe as any modern language,
What makes ISO C++11 "feel like a new language"? What things that we know about past C++ do we need to unlearn? Why is C++ designed the way it is – historically, and in C++11? Finally, what is the difference between managed and native languages anyway, and when is each applicable? This talk gives an overview and motivation of modern C++ and why it's clean, safe, and fast – as clean to code in and as type-safe as any modern language,
2 Radiation from the galaxies
‘This is the way the world ends / Not with a bang but a whimper.’ (T.S. Eliot) But how about the way the world begins? Was this the biggest bang of all? This unit will introduce you to the theory of the Big Bang and will present the three main lines of experimental evidence that support this theory.
6.4 Making Sense of Perception
Part 6.4. A brief overview of contemporary accounts of perception; including phenomenalism (that objects are logical constructions from sense data) and direct realism (that we perceive objects and the external world directly).
Study shows social support most effective when provided "invisibly"
New research by University of Minnesota psychologists shows how social support benefits are maximized when provided "invisibly" -- that is without the support recipient being aware that they are receiving it. The study, "Getting in Under the Radar: A Dyadic View of Invisible Support," is published in the December 2010 issue of the journal Psychological Science. Researchers Maryhope Howland and Jeffry Simpson discuss the research in this interview.