Alumni Profile: Dr. Neil Draisin, Renowned Optometrist and Children's Eye Health Advocate
Distinguished Alumnus Award -- Neil majored in biology at the College and then graduated from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry and completed his residency in pediatric optometry and vision therapy at State University of New York. He has practiced optometry in Charleston for more than 38 years and has been a national leader in the field. SECO International, one of the largest optometry meetings in the world and most comprehensive sources of continuing education for eye care professionals ha
Alumni Profile: Dr. John Tisdale, NIH Researcher, Stem Cell Transplants and Sickle Cell
Pre-Medical Society's Outstanding Service Award in Medicine Award -- This year's recipient is John F. Tisdale, Class of 1986 and the son of Belton and Sara-Gantt Tisdale, Class of 1956. After completing his degree in chemistry at the College, John received his medical degree from MUSC in 1990 and did his internship and residency at Vanderbilt in internal medicine. In 1994, he joined the National Institutes of Health as a hematology fellow and has been there ever since. In 2007, he became a tenur
Alumni Profile: Cyrus Buffum, Charleston Waterkeeper
Young Alumnus of the Year Award -- Cyrus Buffum became Charleston's first Waterkeeper on September 16, 2008 after the organization was officially approved as a member program of the Waterkeeper Alliance. Cyrus was born and raised on Cape Cod, MA and grew up sailing throughout New England; his time on the water gave him an incredible appreciation and passion for the ocean and its delicate ecosystems and eventually gave direction to the many decisions he's made in his life. When it came time for
Using Social Science to Improve the World
A "Duke Idea" conversation in Los Angeles, Calif., between President Richard H. Brodhead and Dan Ariely Ph.D.'98, James B. Duke Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Economics. Learn more at http://www.thedukeidea.com.
Five Pressing Challenges for Doctoral Education
Chris M. Golde speaks on Five Pressing Challenges for Doctoral Education at the Johns Hopkins University Conference on the Future of Ph.D. Education on October 25, 2011
U.S. shoppers making a comeback
Nov. 11 - The mood of the American consumer rose to a five-month high in early November, a welcomed sign as retailers prepare to start the holiday shopping season earlier than ever. Conway G. Gittens reports.
Rick Perry's debate stumble
Nov. 12 - U.S. Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry, already facing an uphill struggle to mount a comeback, made a difficult situation worse on Wednesday night by forgetting one of the three government agencies that he has repeatedly said he would eliminate if elected president.
3 Great iPad apps for Teachers and Students Here are a few more apps you might want to give youself or students a c
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Inventions of War - Silly Puddy (2:32)
For decades, American children have loved Silly Putty; however, the
orgins of this rubber-like substance date back to a time when the U.S.
faced a major crisis.This video shows how this invention went from an idea to replace rubber to a toy.
Documentary about Peabody College airs on NPT Nov. 3
Vanderbilt’s Peabody College of education and human development celebrated its 225th anniversary last year. A new documentary on Nashville Public Television will celebrate that milestone. Paying the Debt: A History of Vanderbilt Peabody College airs at 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, on NPT. Narrated by Tony Award-winning actor Brian Dennehy (Broadway’s Death of a Salesman,keep reading »
Holocaust Lecture Series: Isaac Nehama
Watch video of Isaac Nehama speaking at the 2011 Holocaust Lecture Series. Isaac Nehama, a Holocaust survivor from Greece, recounts his experiences as a traditional Sephardic Jew. When German troops began to occupy the area in 1943, Nehma fled to Thessaly. Most of his other family members went into hiding. Nehama returned to Athens in 1994 andkeep reading »
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Fr. John Jenkins
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Shanghai singles ready to mingle
Nov. 14 - An official matchmaking event held in Shanghai, one day after China's Singles' Day, attracts 10,000 singles looking to fall in love. Kilmeny Duchardt reports.
Actividad Física para la Salud (2011)
Está ampliamente demostrado que la actividad física habitual y adaptada a las posibilidades del individuo mejora la salud bio-psico-social, mientras que el sedentarismo es un factor de riesgo de enfermedades cardiovasculares, metabólicas, etc. Sin embargo, la adquisición de este hábito es una tarea compleja que requiere del análisis y comprensión de diversas variables cualitativas y cuantitativas tanto a nivel físico como psico-social, las cuales se analizan y estudian en esta asignatur
Virtual Maths, Density formula simulation
Density, mass and volume interactive formula, simulation
Irish PM offers debt crisis advice
Nov 16 - During a visit to Germany, Irish PM Enda Kenny says the ECB should be the "ultimate backstop" to prevent euro zone contagion. Kirsty Basset reports.
How to Reduce the File Size of a pdf Using ColorSync Utility
Reduce the file size of pdf files using the Apple ColorSync Utility in Mac OS X. You no longer need to use any online file reduction or Adobe products. (02:11)
Leon Fleisher: 2011 National Book Festival
Pianist Leon Fleisher appears at the 2011 National Book Festival. Speaker Biography: In what The New York Times calls "a candid and lively memoir," world-renowned pianist Leon Fleisher frankly discusses how his thoughts turned to suicide when, in 1965, his left hand became crippled by a disease that was not diagnosed until 1991. During that interval, unwilling to concede defeat, he immersed himself in the left-handed piano repertory and also became a conductor. By 1995, he was again able to pla