Kidnapped Africans caught in the slave trade during the 1840s seized their ship (Amistad) travelling near Cuba. The ship drifted into U.S. waters and was taken into custody. This resulted in an early Supreme Court case where the Africans, wanting their freedom, were defended by none other than former president John Quincy Adams. (5min)
Student Organization Fair 2011
A brief look at some of the many diverse organizations at the University of Richmond.
Find out more at http://activities.richmond.edu/organizations/list.html
Faculty conversation: Reza Nassiri
Reza Nassiri, director of MSU's Institute of International Health, the associate dean of global health programs for the College of Osteopathic Medicine and a professor in clinical pharmacology, speaks about his upcoming presentation in the World AIDS Day Summit in Beijing.
Douglas Waller: 2011 National Book Festival
Journalist and author Douglas Waller appears at the 2011 National Book Festival.
Speaker Biography: Douglas Waller, a former veteran correspondent for Newsweek and Time, has reported on the CIA for six years. Waller also covered the Pentagon, State Department, White House and Congress. He is the author of the best-sellers "The Commandos: The Inside Story of America's Secret Soldiers," which chronicled U.S. Special Operations Forces, and "Big Red: The Three-Month Voyage of a Trident Nuclear Subm
Using the Second Derivative Test
This video explains how to solve optimization problems by using the second derivative test. If the second derivative is always positive, the function will have a relative minimum somewhere. If it is always negative, the function will have a relative maximum somewhere. Other ways of solving optimization problems include using the closed interval method or the first derivative test. (1:06)
Inside the Occupy movement - Mexico City
Edur Velasco, a participant in the global "Occupy" protest movement, speaks to Reuters on November 10 from the protest camp outside Mexico's stock market in Mexico City.
Lowering Your Healthier Cholesterol
Doctor gives tips on how to lower your overall cholesterol through diet, exercise, and smoking cessation. Short video with specific ways to take charge of your heart health. 58 sec.
Celebrating the Arts
The 2011 Duke Arts Festival and DEMAN Weekend highlight the artistic talents and aspirations of students and Alumni. Learn more at http://www.facebook.com/dukedeman and http://arts.duke.edu/festival.
Politics in 60 seconds. Party whips
Professor Philip Cowley defines a polical concept in 60 seconds for those with a spare minute to learn something new. This videocast focuses on the role of the party whips.
Warning: video does contain bloopers and out takes.
Suitable for Undergraduate study and Community education
Professor Philip Cowley, Professor of Parliamentary Government, School of Politics and International Relations
Professor Philip Cowley is Professor of Parliamentary Government at The University of Notting
Copyright 2009 University of Nottingham