What is a Recession?
This two-minute video explains what a recession is, the basic economic terms, and the psychological factor that often fuels a recession. It is very fast-paced and may need to be replayed. Stresses the importance of the word fear and how it can result in negative influences on the economy. Several methods to end a recession are discussed and they need to be explained to most students.
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Cyber Security
Cyber Frontier: Cyberspace Confronts Cybercrime" Dr. Sheila R. Ronis Project on National Security Reform, Washington, DC, presented by the World Affairs Council of Western Michigan
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Women of the Revolution
Could the war have been won without women? Author and Professor Holly Mayer thinks not. Learn more about the inner workings of the Continental Army.
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Introducción a la Geografía del Turismo
La Introducción a la Geografía del Turismo es, como su nombre indica, una asignatura generalista que pretende aproximar al alumnado al medio geográfico como condicionante básico de la actividad turística y de ocio. Es el territorio y todos los complejos factores que lo integran quienes potencian o reducen las posibilidades o el desarrollo turístico en una sociedad concreta. En esta materia se analizan conceptos y fuentes para la comprensión y el análisis del turismo, se analizan las inte
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Beginner - Taking a nap

In today's increasingly fast-moving world, some people have found it necessary to have naps at unusual times to help boost the body's required energy to go that extra mile. We teach you how to say you're taking a nap among other useful phrases around the subject.


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United Way 2011 campaign
Valparaiso University President Mark A. Heckler and Porter Health System CEO Jonathan Nalli discuss the value of the United Way in the Porter County communities, and the importance of giving. More information at unitedwaypc.org.
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Expand Your Horizons: Study Abroad Fair 2011
Michigan State University student Taylor Benson checked out the 2011 Study Abroad Fair on Sept. 28 at the Breslin Student Events Center and chatted with students about their MSU study abroad experiences and opportunities. With more than 270 study abroad programs in more than 60 countries on all continents, MSU is the leader in study abroad among public universities in the United States and is one of five public universities in the nation that rank in the top 10 for both study abroad and internat
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Mechanical Energy: Potential energy
Free High School Science Texts Project

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Robert Sabuda and the Pop-Up Book
In this video, a student interviews Robert Sabudo, a famous pop-up book engineer and artist.  He describes how he became interested in pop-up books, how he designs his books, and demonstrates making a simple pop-up book.  ( 4:19)
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Modeling Human Mobility
Researchers who wish to study mobility patterns might be reaching for your phone. Increasingly, cell phones are equipped with locational receivers (Global Positioning Systems or GPS) and their bread crumb trails are opening up entirely new ways to study and predict the dynamics of travel. “We are in the GPS revolution because
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Act of Union Debate, House of Lords
A recreation (and reimagination) of the debates over the passing of the Irish Act of Union, 1799-1800. This is a 4:30 long video and may be difficult for students to follow unless they have good knowledge of what went on before hand.
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Harvard's Birthday Cake
Harvard University is celebrating its 375th birthday this year, and we needed a REALLY big cake. Joanne Chang ('91), the owner of Flour Bakery, obliged.
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Borrow a Bike at UMass Amherst!
Students, faculty and staff at UMass Amherst can now borrow a bike, helmet and lock for free as part of the university's sustainability efforts. To pedal around campus or nearby byways, head to the Student Government Association office on the second floor of the Student Union Building to make your reservation.
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Creative Research and Scholarship Award winner Hanqin Tian
Auburn University's Hanqin Tian, Professor in Forestry and Wildlife Sciences
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Adam Riess - Nobel Press Conference
Johns Hopkins University professor and researcher Adam Riess was named a 2011 Nobel Laureate in Physics and Astronomy for his study of "dark energy" and its role in the expansion of the universe.
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Authors@Google: James Magner, M.D.
Author Jim Magner visits Google Cambridge to discuss his book, "Chess Juggler." From the book's description: "How does one cope with devoting sufficient time to family and career while occasionally trying to fit in the odd game of chess? Is your schedule getting more crowded and accomplishments less satisfying? Then take a journey with Jim Magner, physician, husband and chessplayer. Dr. Jim went through college and medical school, married and raised a family, and still was able to get in some s
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Woman's Building History: Carol Chen (Otis College)
Carol Chen started out as a chemistry pre-med student, attending Occidental College in Los Angeles. She became interested in graphic design when she took classes at the Woman's Building from Susan King and Cindy Marsh. She learned both the standard method of working a press and the creativity of experimenting. Carol began working at EMI Records and later became an executive at Sony Music. Interviewer: Anne Swartz Videographer: Julie Martin This video was commissioned by Otis College of Ar
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“The Dragon's Gift: The Real Story of China in Africa” (video)
Deborah Brautigam book coverA talk by American University professor Deborah Brautigam. Is China a rogue donor, as some media pundits suggest? Or is China helping the developing world pave a pathway out of poverty, as the Chinese claim? This well-timed book provides the first comprehensive account of China's aid and economic cooperation overseas. Deborah Brautigam ta
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ArtPrize Panel 10/04/11
Nick Antonakis sits down with artists Caleb Brennan, Clay Stauffer and Gabriel Craig to discuss their entries in this years ArtPrize.
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Marsh Madness
Georgia Sea Grant and the Savannah Music Festival commissioned children's musician Roger Day to compose a collection of educational songs featuring fiddler crabs, marsh mud, and nesting sea turtles found along the Georgia Coast. Day has performed "Marsh Madness" for coastal area school children at local schools, hospitals, and in the Trustees Theatre in Savannah. Georgia Sea Grant and the University of Georgia Marine Extension Service also created a study guide for teachers to help the childr
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