Feeding Time for the Raven
Ravens demonstrate several of the commonly accepted indicators of animal intelligence. Some of these indicators can best be observed when ravens are scavenging for food. In this video segment from Nature, ravens exhibit their bird brain power by counting and hiding their food. Nice illustration of a scavenger. Closed captioning included. Run time 04:00.
Mobl21 - Introduction
21st Century e-Teacher Chris Jones introduces the power of mobile learning by using the Mobl21 authoring and distribution application. Run time 01:03.
Facts About the Pyramids of Egypt
The pyramids of Egypt were built originally as tombs for Pharaohs, but no one is sure exactly how they were built. Learn more about these wonders of the world with answers from an experienced history teacher. (1:19)
"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
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.
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.
Why responsible investment makes sense Survey of London: volume 40 - The Grosvenor Estate in Mayfair, Part 2 (The Buildings) Subordinate Conjunctions Rap Song The Queens MFA community Making Recycled Paper Authors@Google: Ross Perlin The Defence White Paper and Australia’s Future in Asia: Will We Remain a Middle Power? Cymatics: Geometric Sound Patterns An interesting experiment which shows sand on a vibrating metal plate forming various geometric patterns as a result of changing frequencies. Warning: it is a good idea to lower your volume before watching this video. Bulletin of the Institute for Antiquity and Christianity, Volume XIV, Issue 4 Faraday's Law University Faculty's Response to Student Loss by Death or Romantic Break-up Towards a Grammar of Leadership
Dr. James Gifford, founding Executive Director for Responsible Investment at the United Nations, talks to London Business School.
This volume completes the Survey's study of the Grosvenor Estate in Mayfair by looking in detail at its rich and varied architectural and building heritage. From the fine eighteenth-century houses of Brook Street and Grosvenor Street to the smart inter-war flats of Park Lane, the Grosvenor Estate offers a compendium of some of the best English urban architecture, often by leading practitioners, from Colin Campbell (who lived here in a house of his own design) and Robert Taylor in the eighteenth
A subordinate conjunction rap. The lyrics start with dependents won't last unless they are attached and then rap music is added to the lyrics. This non professional production rap lesson takes place in a bedroom.
Students and faculty talk about the supportive atmosphere of Queens' low-residency MFA program.
Recent Environmental Protection Agency studies have shown that 0.9 metric tons (one ton) of recycled paper saves 17 trees, 26,500 liters (7000 gallons) of water, 27 kilograms (60 pounds) of pollution, 2.5 cubic meters (3.3 cubic yards) of landfill space, and enough energy to power the average American home for six months. In this video segment adapted from ZOOM, cast members demonstrate how something that might otherwise be discarded, such as newspaper, can be recycled to create a functional or
Ross Perlin spoke to Googlers in Mountain View on May 11, 2011 about his book Intern Nation: How to Earn Nothing and Learn Little in the Brave New Economy. About the book: "How many interns does it take to screw in a light bulb? Who cares, it's free. If that joke triggers cringe-inducing memories of schlepping coffee, Perlin, an intern turned intern activist, is your man. His exposé on the internship model initiates a critical conversation on internships—when are they exploitative and whe
This year's Defence White Paper is more than a shopping list for the military. Behind the force priorities and budget estimates lie key judgments about the kind of regional we expect to live in, and the kind of role Australia expects to play in it. This lecture explored the underlying policy logic of the White Paper, and discussed where it might take Australia. Will it equip Australia to remain a middle power in the Asian Century, or mark our acceptance of a future as a small p
CONTENTS: Cover Illustration Description, Calendar of Events, Continuing Investigations into Egyptian Christianity, New Books by Institute Scholars, Scholar in Residence: Roy F. Melugin, The Spring Public Lecture Series of the IAC: "Jacob and the Comic Vision: The Adventures of a Rogue," "The Jerusalem Church and the Dead Sea Scrolls," "Metaphor and the Birth of Prophetic Speech in Ancient Israel," "Paul and the Rise of 'Worldly Asceticism' in Western Culture," "The Re-Judaizing of the New Test
Light a light bulb by waving a magnet. This demonstration of Faraday's Law shows you how to reduce your power bill at the expense of your grocery bill.
Coping with a significant loss is an issue that many college students will encounter while in an environment not conducive to the mourning process. As an institution that plays a large role in students academic and personal growth, universities need to be made aware of the unique challenges bereaved students face. This study was designed to assess university faculty response to and awareness of loss in college students. Types of loss assessed were the death of a family member, the death of a boy
Contemporary (empirical) leadership study (CLS) is beset with the inability to define its object efficiently. Consequently, CLS has generated hundreds of so-called leadership “definitions” with no end in sight, leaving the field in disarray. This situation of definitional indefiniteness is due to a lack of a fundamental (philosophical, non-empirical) theory of leadership that articulates a universal leadership reality that grounds and provides referential stability for empirical study. This
Survey of London: volume 40 - The Grosvenor Estate in Mayfair, Part 2 (The Buildings)
Subordinate Conjunctions Rap Song
The Queens MFA community
Making Recycled Paper
Authors@Google: Ross Perlin
The Defence White Paper and Australia’s Future in Asia: Will We Remain a Middle Power?
Cymatics: Geometric Sound Patterns An interesting experiment which shows sand on a vibrating metal plate forming various geometric patterns as a result of changing frequencies. Warning: it is a good idea to lower your volume before watching this video.
An interesting experiment which shows sand on a vibrating metal plate forming various geometric patterns as a result of changing frequencies. Warning: it is a good idea to lower your volume before watching this video.
Bulletin of the Institute for Antiquity and Christianity, Volume XIV, Issue 4
University Faculty's Response to Student Loss by Death or Romantic Break-up
Towards a Grammar of Leadership