World TB Day Tuberculosis in the 21st Century: Jon Sawyer
Moderator Jon Sawyer, Executive Director of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, introduces the event and the four panelists.
World TB Day Tuberculosis in the 21st Century: Payam Nahid
Payam Nahid, M.D., Associate Professor at the University of California San Francisco, counteracts the stigma of TB as an ancient disease and addresses the reason why the disease is prevalent in the present.
M.E. Muller Institute for Microscopy
This website is a nice primer for those who are interested in atomic-level surface imaging of biological samples with atomic force microscopy (AFM). The accompanying graphics are illustrative of what can be done and at what resolution. Note the material is a little dated (1996), but is still very useful. If one is interested in learning about biological imaging with other methods as well, it is recommended to open the home page site (http://www.mih.unibas.ch/Booklet/Booklet96/Intro/Intro.ht
A learning module focused on principles and practice of NMR for quantitative analysis, an application less commonly associated with the technique than is structure determination. Links to simulation packages are included.
Atomic Structure and the Periodic Chart
Online eText gives a thorough descriptive overview of atomic structure. The site is organized into sections on light particles and waves, the Bohr atom, the quantum atom, atomic electron configuration, and periodic properties. Hyperlinks to interactive demonstrations of physiochemical principals with questions posed are included. At the end of each section, flowcharts, called \"concept maps\" guide the students from basic principles to working concepts.
Effects of an Active Learning Environment: Teaching Innovations at a Research I Institution
This is a link to a JCE paper (JCE subscription required to access pdf file) describing a study of two instructional formats - passive lecture and a student-centered collaborative learning method that demonstrates the significance of group work in problem solving for a general chemistry course. As such this paper should be of interest to faculty interested in active learning methods.
SUNY Oswego 2010 Annual Report - Developing Business
Staff from SUNY Oswego's Small Business Development Center, which shared national recognition for success in economic development, talk about what they do.
Student Produced Telethon To Benefit Community; Middle School Student
Monday, Feb. 22, 2010 Contact: Raquel Marcelo, V.P. of Marketing and Alumni Affairs, Cable 8 Productions, 509-432-4373, firstname.lastname@example.org PULLMAN, Wash. --- Cable 8 Productions held a telethon last week to support the Cougar Vision Outreach Program. The program is designed to support higher education and to bridge the gap between WSU and the Pullman community. The telethon also raised money for a Lincoln Middle School student who recently lost his mother to cancer and whose father is also deali
Institute of Politics: General Raymond T. Odierno: Commanding General, Joint Forces Command
General Raymond Odierno, Commander of the United States Joint Forces Command, spoke to a capacity audience about the importance of leadership in a complex environment.
Introduction to Philosophy
This course is an introduction to philosophy for students seeking (or being forced) to fulfill the first of their university philosophy requirements. The course is intended to introduce you to philosophical questions, to make you aware of how some of history's greatest philosophers have approached those questions and what they have had to say about them, to help you articulate philosophical concerns of your own and, most importantly, to learn how to address them. Among the areas of philosophy wi
Alumnus and best-selling author Kevin Brockmeier
Missouri State alumnus and best-selling author Kevin Brockmeier visited campus for a discussion and reading from some of his original works.
Human rights and ICT policy
This unit provides an overview of Human Rights conventions, the different "generations" of human rights, how these can be interpreted in the context of the "information society" and explicitly as communication rights, and how the securing of communication rights is a fundamental pillar in securing all human, economic, social, cultural, civil and political rights and why it is important to apply a human rights perspective in the development of ICT policy.
The Big Moon Illusion
Why does the moon appear large while it is on Earth's horizon? Several possibilities are explained here.(01:24)
St. Louis 1904: The Games of the III Olympiad
The Games of the III Olympiad in St. Louis, USA. These games are originally slated for Chicago. However, they were moved to St. Louis as part of the World’s Fair. The flags of the nations are then shown. These were the first Olympics held in the United States, later hosts were Los Angeles (twice) and Atlanta. There is no talking in this video. Background music is the Olympic Theme. PowerPoint presentation. (1:23)
Duke Vespers Ensemble Concert - Orlando di Lasso's Tears of St. Peter - 3/30/14 at 4PM
Duke Vespers Ensemble Concert - "Orlando di Lasso's Tears of St. Peter" This concert will feature the rarely performed late-Renaissance masterwork Lagrime di San Pietro by composer Orlando Lasso, which explores the grief of St. Peter after his denial of Christ. This highly expressive sequence of 21 madrigals represents the height of Renaissance polyphony, and combines techniques used throughout Lasso's career.
Ovadia Baruch - Education
Holocaust survivor, Ovadia Baruch, from Salonika, describes the school he attended as a child. For more information, click here: http://www1.yadvashem.org/yv/en/education/learning_environments/salonika/salonika.asp
Swinging Pendulum (for High School)
This activity shows students the engineering importance of understanding the laws of mechanical energy. More specifically, it demonstrates how potential energy can be converted to kinetic energy and back again. Given a pendulum height, students calculate and predict how fast the pendulum will swing by using the equations for potential and kinetic energy. The equations will be justified as students experimentally measure the speed of the pendulum and compare theory with reality.