Nature and the Built Environment
Notre Dame OpenCourseware (OCW) offers free online educational resources for the course "Nature and the Built Environment" in the School of Architecture. This course explores the evolutionary roots of form and order in the built environment. While grounded in scientific evidence, a broad perspective of humanism is emphasized throughout, with discussions of how ideas, beliefs, experience, ideals, and human nature animate individuals and societies and thereby give form to the things they make. Re
Marbury v. Madison Dramatization
A Dramatization of the legal case that set the precedent for the Supreme Court’s ability to declare that Acts of Congress are unconstitutional. One in a series of historic decisions from the courtroom of America's great Chief Justice, John Marshall.
Pediatric Care Professions Video: Career Options in Pediatrics
This 3:49 video explains what is required in this career both for doctors and nurses. Includes both job descriptions and schooling.
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
James Overton delivers the student address at Elon MBA commencement 2014
James Overton G'14 represented the class of 2014 at Elon's Master of Business Administration Commencement Ceremony on May 23, 2014.
Convocation Thursday, June 12, 2014, 9:30 a.m.
McMaster University convocation ceremony for Faculty of Sciences
Light painting lets you see electromagnetic fields
Full story: http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22129610.500 We can't see most of the universe with the naked eye, but we've come up with some incredible inventions to bring things into view
Christmas in Kabul
Dec. 25 - U.S. Troops celebrate Christmas in Afghanistan. Deborah Lutterbeck reports
A new era for Christians in Libya
Dec. 25 - Coptic Christians in Libya, many of whom fled during the war, now speak of the love between their Libyan brothers. Deborah Lutterbeck reports
Hunting health care fraud
Health care fraud is a multi-billion dollar scam spreading across the United States. Alanna Lavelle, an investigator for the insurance company WellPoint, reveals who runs the fraud rings and which cities have become hotspots.
Acres of Innovations: Eric Kacou
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3.02 Describe the Family Visual Presentation
Four feminist authors and activists ranging from Generation Y to pre-baby boomer reopen a dialogue about women's lives, power, entitlement, and empowerment. The panelists are Gloria Feldt, author of The War on Choice; Kristal Brent Zook, author of Black Women's Lives: Stories of Power and Pain; Deborah Siegel, author of Sisterhood Interrupted: From Radical Women to Grrls Gone Wild; and Courtney E. Martin, author of Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters. This event took place at the Elizabeth A. Sac
The Navy brought more than ships and sailors to New York for Fleet Week this year. Meet Octavia -- the Navy's humanoid robot. Greg Trafton, section head of intelligent systems at the Naval Research Laboratory, introduces Octavia and describes the challenge of designing a robot that acts like a person.(4:02)
Rumble In The Jungle
They look cuddly, but don't be fooled: red-eyed treefrogs (Agalychnis callidryas) have a secret dark side. When Michael Caldwell, of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, filmed the frogs under infrared light he saw a behavior had hadn't seen before -- the frogs started vigorously shaking the branches they were sitting on. Caldwell and colleagues, including Karen Warkentin of Boston University (3:47)
This Field Rocks
Tucked in a shallow valley in northeastern Pennsylvania is a mysterious geologic feature: 16 acres of sandstone boulders. Science Friday took a trip to Hickory Run State Park's "boulder field" and spoke with Megan Taylor, environmental education specialist, about why the rocks collected there. (2:39)
On A Quest To See The Light
Edith Widder has been exploring the deep sea for thirty years. When she descended for the first time, she turned off the lights of her submersible hoping to see marine organisms that make light--bioluminescent animals. Widder says she wasn't prepared for the light show she encountered and has been building tools to document bioluminescence ever since. (3:46)
Blue Rock-Thrush---An Overview
This short video gives excellent real life footage of a blue Rock-Thrush. This is a great resource to help build background knowledge and to help make real world connections between nature and the classroom. (Less Than 2 Minutes)