Interview with Guitarist Wayne Krantz
Wayne Krantz, a Berklee College of Music alum, is widely recognized as an advanced jazz fusion guitarist. He has played with Steely Dan and Chris Potter, and established himself as a solo artist. Berkleemusic Student Advisor Mark Hopkins recently had the chance to interview Wayne while he was on tour in Boston. Wayne talks about his experience as a Berklee student, the importance of music fundamentals, and his approach to composition.
From Cowboys to Clara Bow: A College Student's Motion Picture Autobiography
Fears about the impact of movies on youth led to the Payne Fund research project, which brought together nineteen social scientists and resulted in eleven published reports. One of the most fascinating of the studies was carried out by Herbert Blumer, a young sociologist who would later go on to a distinguished career in the field. For a volume that he called Movies and Conduct (1933), Blumer asked more than fifteen hundred college and high school students to write "autobiographies"of their expe
"Everything Was Lively": David Hickman Describes the Prosperity Late Nineteenth-Century Railroads Br
The availability of rail connections often determined whether a western community would survive or die. The rails fostered prosperity by bringing both goods and people. This trade, and the local service industries that sprouted up to capitalize on the movement of people and goods, drove many local economies. Here, David Hickman talked about the boom years that followed the arrival of the railroad in the Latah County, Idaho town of Genesee in the 1880s.
"He'll Come Home in a Box": The Spanish Influenza of 1918 Comes to Montana
In 1918 and 1919, the Spanish influenza killed 550,000 people in the United States and 20 to 40 million worldwide. In a 1982 interview with Laurie Mercier, Loretta Jarussi of Bearcreek, Montana, described how people would pass through that tiny town seemingly healthy, only to be reported dead two days later. Her father went undiagnosed for many weeks and had plans to go to a nearby hot springs to rest. She believed that her father's death was averted only because the son of the local doctor was
Phases of the Moon
This site contains a series of visualizations of the sun, moon and Earth System and how they relate to the changing face of the moon. Animations are in the form of Java applets, forms for field observation of the moon, and a collection of exercises and PDF versions of background material. There are practice questions and quizzes that discuss the animations.
'The Motherland' is approximately seven minutes long and juxtaposes archival footage of Augusto Pinochet with camp-like dramatizations by two actors, referred to in the credits as 'Prophet' and 'Motherland.' In an almost empty house, a woman has visions of a Christlike figure. She gives birth to a duck. At the conclusion of the work, she removes carefully arranged fruit and vegetables from the body of the Prophet to expose his wounds. 'The Motherland' presents religious and political images, cal
Joan Jonas in 'Double Lunar Dogs'
'Double Lunar Dogs,' 1984, is an impressionistic, dramatic work by video artist Joan Jonas. It juxtaposes several scenes to create the picture of the life of the inhabitants of a traveling spaceship, whose destination has long since been forgotten, and who remember life on earth as it has been passed down to them from their ancestors on board the ship. The work addresses the question of what these travelers remember of Earth. In this short sequence, two women paint each other's portraits on tran
The Frankish Building: A Reflection of the Success of Ontario, California
helps students gauge the impact of the Chaffey brothers and Charles Frankish on Ontario, California, and compare their efforts with those of similarly important figures in their own community's history.
Airplane dusting cotton
Caption: "Airplane dusting cotton, Dallas Co." May 1, 1925.,JPEG image from black-and-white photograph.
Liberty Ships and Victory Ships, America's Lifeline in War
tells the story of two World War II ship-building efforts. In 1941, with war raging in Europe, President Roosevelt authorized the production of 441-foot cargo ships. These Liberty ships proved too slow and small, so in 1943, a new effort began building Victory ships, which cruised at 18.5 mph, compared to the Liberty's 12.5 mph. By the war's end, the Maritime Commission had built 2,751 Liberty and 531 Victory ships.
What Is a Neighborhood?
A lesson for students to think about the neighborhood they live in and what makes a neighborhood.
Setting Up Study Groups
The aim of this lesson is to enable students to take control of their learning through setting up self-help study groups. It is the fourth lesson in the study skills series and is intended to support adult learners who are embarking on a course of study and need to acquire skills which will help them to be successful. The lessons are designed as a package with key skills reinforced in each subsequent lesson so that a study culture is developed over time. They can be delivered sequentially or use
Making the best of testing
Two teachers offer a four-point plan for preparing students for end-of-grade tests without "teaching to the test": Teach to students' needs, integrate tested concepts into the curriculum, focus on learning before test-taking, and reduce students' stress.
Setting the tone
Building a student-centered classroom culture starts on the first day of the school year.
Kid's Character Builder-Love-Part 2 of 2
In this video Mr. Conductor understands that Stevie gave up his heart ticket for the music machine to his sister Nancy. Cute songs are played. Some lyrics include " Love is walking with someone when someone needs a helping hand. Thank You for your gift of love". This video is a great resource for a teachable moment that arises in the classroom. This is also beneficial for a counseling group/individual lesson (5:03).
Weekly Maths Extension Tasks for Upper Students I am currently trying to find a good series of maths tasks that I can give to my upper maths students to really challenge them at home and am not really having a great deal of luck. I did however come across
I am currently trying to find a good series of maths tasks that I can give to my upper maths students to really challenge them at home and am not really having a great deal of luck. I did however come across
The Aesthetic Ambitions of Edward Lycett
Presented by Barbara Veith, independent scholar of American ceramics and glass, New York, and curator of the exhibition Aesthetic Ambitions: Edward Lycett and Brooklyn's Faience Manufacturing Company
Professor Lawrence Sherman: 'Less Prison + More Policing = Less Crime'
A presentation by Professor Lawrence Sherman, Wolfson Professor of Criminology, Director of the Jerry Lee Centre for Experimental Criminology at the University of Cambridge and Director, Police Executive Programme. Repeated experiments show that focused policing reduces crime. Yet research shows that prison increases offenders' crime rates, especially after they are sent to prison for the first time. New forecasting tools allow criminologists to predict the few people who are too dangerous to d
SUNY Oswego Welcome Video
Learn more about why students enjoy the atmosphere, the academics and the opportunities available at SUNY Oswego.
World Banquet 2011
The Valparaiso International Student Association's annual World Banquet event held on February 12, 2011. The event featured students that represented 50 countries from around the world.