"Special Topics: Social Animals, Fall 2009"
" Humans are social animals; social demands, both cooperative and competitive, structure our development, our brain and our mind. This course covers social development, social behaviour, social cognition and social neuroscience, in both human and non-human social animals. Topics include altruism, empathy, communication, theory of mind, aggression, power, groups, mating, and morality. Methods include evolutionary biology, neuroscience, cognitive science, social psychology and anthropology."
"Gender, Race, and the Complexities of Science and Technology: A Problem-Based Learning Experiment,
"What can we learn about science and technology–and what can we do with that knowledge? Who are "we" in these questions?–whose knowledge and expertise gets made into public policy, new medicines, topics of cultural and political discourse, science education, and so on? How can expertise and lay knowledge about science and technology be reconciled in a democratic society? How can we make sense of the interactions of living and non-living, humans and non-humans, individual and collectivities i
Prosperity and Thrift: The Coolidge Era and the Consumer Economy, 1921-1929
Prosperity and Thrift: The Coolidge Era and the Consumer Economy, 1921-1929 assembles a wide array of Library of Congress source materials from the 1920s that document the widespread prosperity of the Coolidge years, the nation's transition to a mass consumer economy, and the role of government in this ...
Academic research on student engagement - lost formulae to inspiring students
This paper shows academic tutors take on a multitude of roles in their current positions at university and while teaching is expected, from most, it is often assumed that the tutor will apply appropriate pedagogical tools to convey knowledge to the students. This view is now being challenged as many students are being actively encouraged to voice their views of the teaching and learning experience this paper shows
Pharrell Williams says singing at the Oscars is "an opportunity not afforded to many people"
March 2 - Pharrell Williams appreciates the chance to sing his song "Happy" at the Oscars, says it's "an opportunity not afforded to many people." Rough Cut (no reporter narration). Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More 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 inter
This case study describes the current trend for crime scene investigation drama and news stories of personal tragedies involving incorrect or missing data have been harnessed to capture the attention and inspire learning and enterprise skills in students studying database compilation
Eisenhower's Presidency-Domestic Concerns
This video is accompanied by text. "After the war-ravaged times of the 1940s and early 1950s, Americans turned their attention to domestic concerns. President Eisenhower's strong yet pleasant demeanor was the antithesis of Truman's cold scowl and helped usher in a more friendly and family-oriented era. While the Republican accepted much of the previous administration's New Deal, he also promoted policies that nurtured the growing economy. The philosophy of the Eisenhower administration—labeled
1 Introducing cosmology
‘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.
145 GG May-berry
"Can" versus "may." The Grammar Girl print book is now available on Amazon.com! http://tinyurl.com/2pkej7
146 GG Don't Mix
Mixed metaphors. The Grammar Girl print book is now available on Amazon.com! http://tinyurl.com/2pkej7
LXIX - A - PART III - PENSUM UNDESEPTUAGESIMUM
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27 - Legacies of the Civil War
Professor Blight finishes his lecture series with a discussion of the legacies of the Civil War. Since the nineteenth century, Blight suggests, there have been three predominant strains of Civil War memory, which Blight defines as reconciliationist, white supremacist, and emancipationist. The war has retained a political currency throughout the years, and the ability to control the memory of the Civil War has been, and continues to be, hotly contested.
19 - To Appomattox and Beyond: The End of the War and a Search for Meanings
Professor Blight uses Herman Melville's poem "On the Slain Collegians" to introduce the horrifying slaughter of 1864. The architect of the strategy that would eventually lead to Union victory, but at a staggering human cost, was Ulysses S. Grant, brought East to assume control of all Union armies in 1864. Professor Blight narrates the campaigns of 1864, including the Battles of the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, and Cold Harbor, and the siege of Petersburg. While Robert E. Lee battled Grant to a stal
18 - "War So Terrible": Why the Union Won and the Confederacy Lost at Home and Abroad
This lecture probes the reasons for confederate defeat and union victory. Professor Blight begins with an elucidation of the loss-of-will thesis, which suggests that it was a lack of conviction on the home front that assured confederate defeat, before offering another of other popular explanations for northern victory: industrial capacity, political leadership, military leadership, international diplomacy, a pre-existing political culture, and emancipation. Blight warns, however, that we cannot
Calculating Compound Interest
Compound Interest is another fundamental investing concept. This video goes through a simple example showing the calculations year to year. Power point style is used to clearly show the process.Provided by http://www.kanjoh.com./
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Thomas Jefferson was the third President of the United States (1801--1809), author of the Declaration of Independence (1776), and one of the most influential founders of the United States. Major events during his presidency include the Louisiana Purchase (1803), the Embargo Act of 1807, and the Lewis and Clark Expedition (1804--1806).
A political philosopher who promoted classical liberalism, republicanism, and the separation of church and state, he was the author of the Virginia St
New York City's Brooklyn Bridge - 2 Minute Tour
The Brooklyn Bridge over the East River in New York CIty is one of the oldest suspension bridges in the United States, stretching 5,989 feet over the East River connecting the New York City boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn. In addition to being a major thoroughfare for commuters between Brooklyn and Manhattan, during which it carries approximately 145,000 vehicles per day, the Brooklyn Bridge makes for a wonderful walk, popular with New Yorkers and tourists alike, allowing for great views of L