Putinism: the ideology [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Anne Applebaum | Containing elements of managed democracy and corporate capitalism – and reflecting the culture and values of the 1980s KGB – Putinism is now taught to Russian children and propagated in the media. It has an ostensible goal: along with protecting the power and wealth of Putin and his inner circle, it proposes to make Russia strong and feared again. Anne Applebaum is the Philippe Roman Chair in History and International Affairs for the 2012-13 academic ye
Children of the New Democracy
The transition to democracy in South Africa brought real improvements in the opportunities open to many children and young people. Some constraints and pressures of the Apartheid Era have been mitigated or removed. In some respects, however, the lives of children and young people have not changed and, in some respects, they may have worsened. The extension of political rights to all adults has not meant an end to poverty among children and adolescents, personal security has declined, and AIDS ha
ISS Update - Sept. 23, 2011
The International Space Station video update for Sept. 23, 2011.
King Lear to In the loop : fiction and British politics
On 11 December 2009, Nottingham University's Centre for British Politics held a conference at the British Academy that drew together politicians, writers and academics to explore the interaction of British politics and fiction. In addition to the conference several video interviews were conducted with some of the speakers on the day. In this interview taken at the Fiction and British Politics Conference in London, Research Fellow - Matthew Bailey - answers a question posed by Hazel Blears. Co
Dreaming in Different Tongues: Languages and the Way We Think
On the Same Page: Voices of Berkeley keynote event Moderated by Geoff Nunberg Panelists: Scholars Lera Boroditsky and Lily Wong Fillmore; author and Cal alumna Maxine Hong Kingston; actor and Cal alumnus John Cho. http://onthesamepage.berkeley.edu
Kim Mellor '05, M.Ed alumna
Kim Mellor, a 2005 Elon M.Ed. graduate, reflects on her time in the program and the lasting impact her time at Elon has had on her career as an educator.
Polish Ottoman War Overview
The Polish Ottoman war was fought for the Commonwealth of Lithuania and Poland. It lasted from 1672 to 1676. This very short video is an overview.
Yemen clashes kill 17
Sept 19 - Fierce clashes between government forces and protesters in Yemen leave 17 dead, including a child, and another 50 injured. Jessica Gray reports.
Europe Day Ahead: Markets seen pricing in Greek default
Sept. 19 - Tense negotiations between the Greek government and its key lenders are expected to dominate the financial markets with traders focused on whether the nation will see an orderly or disorderly default.
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.
Fighters prepare for assault on Sirte
Sept. 19 - Anti-Gaddafi forces say prayers and load up on food to prepare for a fresh assault on Gaddafi's birthplace. Deborah Gembara reports.
Virtual yeast cell
This rich learning object is used to introduce yeast cytology to students taking Module D24BS3 Brewery Yeast Management as part of the MSc in Brewing Science. The virtual cell permits the students to understand structure and function of yeast organelles.
Virtual performing arts studio
This learning object is comprising of a series of videos and handouts designed to aid users of the Virtual Performing Arts Studio (VPAS) space in Second Life. The VPAS space is also downloadable from within Second Life here - http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife//29/140/22, as part of the University of Nottingham's Second Life island resource.
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
Politics in 60 seconds. Social democracy
Professor Steven Fielding defines a polical concept in 60 seconds for those with a spare minute to learn something new. This videocast focuses on social democracy as a political concept. Warning: video does contain bloopers and out takes. May 2010 Suitable for Undergraduate study and Community education Professor Steven Fielding, School of Politics and International Relations Professor Steven Fielding is Professor of Political History and Director of the Centre for British Politics: CBP at
Politics in 60 seconds. Corruption
Professor Paul Heywood defines a polical concept in 60 seconds for those with a spare minute to learn something new. This videocast focuses on corruption as a political concept. Warning: video does contain bloopers and out takes. May 2010 Suitable for Undergraduate study and community education Professor Paul Heywood, School of Politics and International Relations Professor Paul Heywood is Sir Francis Hill Professor of European Politics. He graduated with an MA in Politics (First Class) fro
How do venue owners make sure a concert sounds great no matter
where someone is sitting in 18,000 seat arena? They hire an
Acoustical Consultant. This video explains what is required to be involved in this unique career that blends science with music appreciation.
Running time1:23 minutes
The Best Part of Everything: A Modern Family
A family’s evolution as the children face the real world and the parents prepare for an empty nest and retirement.Weaved together by an assemblage of aesthetically and emotionally rich interviews, an extraordinary array of archival material and vérité footage, The Best Part of Everything explores an American family facing their hopes, dreams, ambitions, and regrets as the 20-something children face the real world and the parents prepare for an empty nest and retirement.Jes Th
Gengo Spanish #12 - Do You Have Any Spanish Recommendations?
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Beginner - Toothpick On your travels to the Middle East, or North Africa, you are bound to be treated to some Arab hospitality which generally involves some nice, tender, finger-licking meat! Having a toothpick is handy in those situations, so tune in and learn how to ask for one.
On your travels to the Middle East, or North Africa, you are bound to be treated to some Arab hospitality which generally involves some nice, tender, finger-licking meat! Having a toothpick is handy in those situations, so tune in and learn how to ask for one.