The Impact of Piracy on the Spanish Colonial Enterprise
This talk presents recent research into the effects of piracy on the inhabitants of the Spanish Empire, focusing on official and popular reactions to it during the heyday of maritime predation, between 1630 and 1750. Fabio López Lázaro is an associate professor of History at Santa Clara University. His research focuses on legal and maritime history between 1300 and 1800 and on the cultural and political interaction between Western European empires, the Americas and the Islamic World.
JFK50 From Campaign Volunteer to Peace Corps Volunteer — Mary Jo Bane
Harvard Kennedy School Academic Dean Mary Jo Bane reflects on JFK's inspiration and her own career of public service.
Moving without Wheels
In a class demonstration, students observe a simple water cycle model to better understand its role in pollutant transport. This activity shows one way in which pollution is affected by the water cycle; it simulates a point source of pollution in a lake and the resulting environmental consequences.
Byrne Administration: Interview with Dan Gaby (July 12, 2007)
This interview is a part of the Eagleton Institute for Politics's Program on the Governor. For more information please visit their website: http://governors.rutgers.edu/
A four minute video that details his life by visiting some of the places where the writer might have visited in his time. There is a running caption. The video also helps explain the symbolism used by Hawthorne. Great insights into the meanings of various themes used. A great video to develop a discussion about how writers create ideas for readers to think about.
Opening Remarks/How the Brain Invents the Mind
In trying financial times, Susan Hockfield remains optimistic and committed to pursuing MIT’s massive, multi-year initiatives in energy and life sciences. She prefaces her “whirlwind” tour of MIT for an alumni audience by referencing the campus-wide relief at the change in presidential administrations, which promises
Deploying Our Gifts for the Betterment of Humankind: What Would Dr. King Say about Us? Student Remar
In urging the MIT community to use its gifts to help others in need, particularly, the victims of the earthquake in Haiti, Dylon Rockwell recalls his mother's quest to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina. With vivid memories of hundreds of New Orleans residents arriving in his hometown of Dallas, his family was there
Electronic commerce in construction-trends and prospects
There is growing interest in the conduct of business transactions by electronic means through the Internet and/or dedicated networks; this is often referred to as electronic commerce. This paper reviews developments in electronic commerce, with a particular focus on its applicability and uptake within the construction industry. Electronic commerce business models are reviewed and the enablers and barriers to their uptake in the construction sector presented. The paper concludes with future trend
009 LIBER LATINUS IN USUM PUERORUM
Büsching, Anton Friedrich: Liber latinus in usum puerorum Latinam linguam discentium editus (1769) Chapter Six Here is the link to a readable edition of the text on Europeana: http://tinyurl.com/4r8bl6b Reading Comenius' Orbis Pictus would be good preparation for using this text.
Kunstcluedo In deze bijdrage staat beschreven hoe je kunstcluedo kan spelen. Leerlingen gaan in groepjes op zoek naar tips die verborgen zitten in schilderijen. Het doel van het spel is om als eerste te ontdekken wie de moordenaar is van de kunstenaar (in dit …
In deze bijdrage staat beschreven hoe je kunstcluedo kan spelen. Leerlingen gaan in groepjes op zoek naar tips die verborgen zitten in schilderijen. Het doel van het spel is om als eerste te ontdekken wie de moordenaar is van de kunstenaar (in dit …
Chinese Nationalism and Considerations for U.S. National Security and Study Abroad Policy
Modern globalization has produced a huge increase in the numbers of foreign students studying in U.S. higher education institutions. This phenomenon has served both a diplomatic and financial […]
Cabin of "America" Looking Aft
The signs on the support beams read: Gents Must Remove Hats when in the Cabin; No Spitting or Rough Dancing Tolerated; No Smoking Allowed on Dance Floor.
Umqomboti, utywala and lucky stars: stories of liquor in Langa between 1930 and 1980
Residents provide descriptions of shebeens and the interactions it brought about such as political debates and discussions about life They also speak of their experiences of the Pass office Sunday socials and the forced removals The image used above is Mom Mngadi with her kids by bbc world service and is available under a Creative Commons Atribution Non Commercial License
Tim Noakes - The body is willing but the mind is weak. Or is it the other way around?
On Thursday 8 October the Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts (GIPCA) Great Texts Big Questions lecturer will be Professor Tim Noakes who will address "The body is willing but the mind is weak Or is it the other way around." The suggested reading is "Muscular Movement in Man The factors governing speed and recovery from fatigue" by AV Hill (1927). Noakes cofounder of the Sports Science Institute of SA author respected academic and A 1 rated scientist. He has long been acknowledged
Jonathan Shapiro on Maus by Art Spiegelman
On Thursday 20 August cartoonist Jonathan Shapiro aka Zapiro will discuss "Maus" by Art Spiegelman as part of the Great Texts Big Questions public lecture series presented by the Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts GIPCA at the University of Cape Town UCT. During each Great Texts Big Questions lecture a highly regarded thought leader will discuss one of life's big question or a significant book or artwork. Shapiro studied under Art Spiegelman in New York during his Fulbright Schola
Mamphela Ramphele on Knowledge in the Blood by Jonathan Jansen
On Thursday 1 October the Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts GIPCA Great Texts Big Questions lecture will be Mamphela Ramphele who will discuss "To what extent has our transformation process embraced the intimate in public discourse." The suggested background reading is Jonathan Jansen's "Knowledge in the Blood." Mamphela Ramphele, former ViceChancellor of UCT and director of the World Bank, is an academic author and medical doctor. Her involvement in political activism and academ
George Ellis on The Nature of the Physical World
On Thursday 17 September the Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts GIPCA Great Texts Big Questions lecture will present an opportunity to hear one of the worlds leading cosmologists discuss the way scientific and everyday views of the nature of things relate to each other. How do relativity theory quantum theory and cosmological theory change our views of the world and the universe? How do they relate to every day life? George Ellis Professor of Applied Mathematics at the University
View of the Northwest Quadrant of Monument Circle, 1921
The English Hotel is on the right. The dark building across from it is the Bates Hotel. Block's Department Store is the tall white building. ,Appears in Destination Indiana 2
Group Portrait with Adolph Scherrer, One of the Architects of the Current Indiana State House, ca. 1
Adolph Scherrer, one of the architects of the current Indiana Statehouse, appears in this casual group photograph from the Saunders family photo album ca. 1905. Lucretia Saunders, creator of the album, was friends with the Scherrers and other German Americans in the Indianapolis area.,Appears in Destination Indiana 12