Writers Series 2011: Honor Moore
Honor Moore, Distinguished Writer in Residence, read from her work on Tuesday, September 6, 2011 at the University of Richmond. Honor Moore has published a memoir, The Bishop's Daughter, and a biography, The White Blackbird, A Life of the Painter Margarett Sargent by Her Granddaughter. The Bishop's Daughter was named an Editor's Choice by the New York Times and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. In 2009 the Library of America published Poems from the Women's Movement, an
Growing Up in the New South Africa: Childhood and Adolescence in Post-Apartheid Cape Town
How has the end of apartheid affected the experiences of South African children and adolescents This pioneering study provides a compelling account of the realities of everyday life for the first generation of children and adolescents growing up in a democratic South Africa. The authors examine the lives of young people across historically divided communities at home in the neighbourhoods where they live and at school. The picture that emerges is one of both diversity and similarity as young peo
New Research Points to Dinosaurs' Colorful Past
There's new evidence that dinosaurs, once thought to resemble scaly lizards, were in fact fluffy, colorful animals. Curator Mark Norell, who is chair of the Museum's Division of Paleontology and studies important feathered dinosaurs from Liaoning, China, shares his thoughts on the significance of two new studies about fossilized feathers reported in the current issue of Science magazine.
IDS336 Session 2 Fall 2011
IDS336 Jazz in the Modern Era Session Two 09/13/11 Chet Hanley
Open Classroom - 09/14/2011 #1 Bluestone's Introduction
The Role of Government in the 21st Century This week: Government through the Eyes of Hollywood with Eric Stange and Larry Lowenthal as Guest Speakers
Moon Festival at Thunderbird
Global MBA students from the China Club, Japan Club and Taiwan Club host the Moon Festival at Thunderbird School of Global Management in Glendale, Arizona.
More pressure on "humiliated" Greece
Sept.19 - It's a crunch week for Greece, which needs to receive the latest installment of its EU/IMF bailout to avoid running out of money in October. But as the IMF says Athens needs to speed up its reforms, Greek citizens are worried about the future. Joanna Partridge reports
London Design Festival's 3D 'revolution'
Sept.19 - As part of the ninth London Design Festival, the 154-year-old Victoria & Albert Museum is staging an exhibition of items created using a cutting-edge 3D printing process which curator Murray Moss says will spark a new 'revolution' in creativity. Matt Cowan reports
Obama deficit proposal a "non-starter," says GOP deputy whip
Sept. 19 - Representative Kevin Brady, a Texas Republican, says there is room for compromise in reducing the deficit, but Obama's deficit reduction plan is a "non-starter" with Congress and the American public.
European Heart Journal - My Cardio Interview: Bill Abraham, M. Gold & C. Linde on SMART AV
Bill Abraham in conversation with M. Gold & C. Linde: SMART AV - QLV in LV reverse remodelling
Uniform convergence and pointwise convergence
The aim of this material is to introduce the student to two notions of convergence for sequences of real-valued functions. The notion of pointwise convergence is relatively straightforward, but the notion of uniform convergence is more subtle. Uniform convergence is explained in terms of closed function balls and the new notion of sets absorbing sequences. The differences between the two types of convergence are illustrated with several examples. Some standard facts are also discussed: a unif
Understanding global politics
This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or downloaded as a zip file. As taught in Autumn Semester 2009. This module introduces global politics through the major theoretical, historical and empirical ways of seeing international relations. Different claims, about, for example, human nature, power, war, peace, the state, society, law and politics are offered by thinkers who exercise a major influence on our contemporary understanding. These claims contribute to different approaches t
Talking about yourself
Students explore expressions to talk about themselves
Advanced Audio Blog S3 #12 - La ciudad de Cuzco-Machu Picchu:The city of Cuzco-Machu Picchu
Learn Spanish with SpanishPod101.com! Your friends insist on taking you hiking while you’re visiting Peru, but you’re not so sure this is a good plan. After all, you are terribly afraid of heights! Your friends tell in Spanish you that they plan to start small and take it easy—it’s not like you’re climbing Mt. Everest. [...]
Common Core Standards app
This is posted on iTunes. "View the Common Core State Standards in one convenient FREE app! A great reference for students, parents, and teachers to easily read and understand the core standards. Quickly find standards by subject, grade, and subject category (domain/cluster). This app includes Math standards K-12 and Language Arts standards K-12. Math "
Students learn how a bill becomes law in the U.S. Congress and research legislation related to global warming.
MIT Alumni Crew Oct 1, 2011
Alumni Crew Race between Class of '63 and MIT10. Announcement of winner. Christening of our new women’s racing shell in honor of Julie Soriero, our wonderful athletic director.
Danes dish out fatty food tax
Oct.2 - Denmark becomes the world's first nation to slap extra tax on foods high in saturated fats. Paul Chapman reports.
Environmental Impacts of Aviation
Knowing more about the environmental impacts of aviation is increasingly essential, but according to
Ian Waitz, it is also an area where uncertainties abound. One thing we know for sure is that the airplanes developed today will be flying for next 30 years, as the fleet dynamics are very stable, due to the extraordinary cos
"God Went to Beauty School" by Cynthia Rylant -- The Pick of the Week ... from 60 second Recap™
In this video, teenage students will be introduced to "God Went to Beauty School" by Cynthia Rylant. Summary--Some people might call "God Went to Beauty School" a book about God, but don't be so quick to categorize this collection of poetry. Sure, the humor and surprise in these poems often come from the fact that Cynthia Rylant has chosen to imagine the everyday details of this world from the perspective of the Divine. But these poems are also about new ways of seeing—and about how a crea