Internet Scout Project
A civil engineering professor at the University of California at Berkeley is working on a novel way of maintaining a building's structural stability after an earthquake or terrorist bomb. The team of researchers working with the professor have designed and tested a system that uses cables for backup support in case main support beams failed. This site is the homepage of the professor leading this research. A number of projects on which he is currently working are described, as well as an ongoing
Mark Seymour - Music, Melbourne and Me
Mark Seymour addresses a range of issues affecting musicians which are revealed as themes in the Music, Melbourne and Me exhibition.
Angela Paige Cook comments on standardized testing
Angela Paige Cook, founder and director of Paige Academy, talks about the inherent racism of standardized tests for assessing intellect.
African Americans and the United States judicial system
Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz comments on the inability for Black Americans to receive fair treatment in the United States judicial system.
A.B. Spellman comments on the pardon granted to President Richard Nixon
'The Word' with commentary by professor and historian A.B. Spellman focuses on the pardon and immunity granted to President Richard M. Nixon, based on a plea of depression. Spellman compares this to the treatment given to African Americans facing time in jail.
Jack Miles: America, Islam and the 'ground zero mosque', at ANU
Professor Jack Miles of the University of California at Irvine gives this lecture entitled 'America, Islam and the 'ground zero mosque'' at The Australian National University on 9 September 2010. Plans to build an Islamic centre near the site of the 9/11 bombing have become a flashpoint for debate over the nature of America's relations with Islam. Eminent American religion scholar and journalist Professor Jack Miles argues that the conservative critics of the "ground zero mosque" are Osama bin
Using Problem-Based Teaching and Problem-Based Learning to Improve the Teaching of Electrochemistry
This is a paper from The China Papers dated July 2003 that describes current chemical education methods in China and the introduction of problem-based learning at one institution in the physical chemistry course which is where electrochemistry is apparently taught.
Dr. Carol Miller - Academic Spotlight
Dr. Carol Miller, distinguished professor of business law, was recently selected as the recipient of the Women's Justice Legal Scholar award. The award is presented by the Missouri Lawyer's Weekly Media. The Legal Scholar award is awarded to women faculty members or administrators who have fulfilled the women's justice ideals through their own work with the justice system through their research or scholarship, or through teaching and inspiring others. The award recognizes women across Missouri
Originally posted by SDSC on SDSC's CI Channel at: www.cichannel.orgKim Bak Olsen, Associate Professor Department of Geological Sciences at San Diego State University, California discusses earthquake simulations.
Pressure in a Graduated Cylinder
As you go farther below the surface of a fluid, the pressure increases. Professor Ephraim Fischbach demonstrates pressure in a graduated cylinder in this video from Thinkwell's online Physics series. Run time 03:18.
Lessons from Hurricane Katrina: Can We Save California's Delta?
Lessons from Hurricane Katrina: Can we save California's Delta? Raymond B. Seed, Professor of GeoEngineering, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering The catastrophic flooding of New Orleans during hurricane Katrina was the single most costly failure of an engineered system in history. It was also a social and cultural tragedy of unprecedented peacetime proportions for the United States. After the disaster, a team of leading experts from across the country examined the engineering and
Lord Puttnam on New Media
Lord Puttnam talks new opportunities in broadcasting and education
Information and Service Design Symposium
The UC Berkeley School of Information hosts a symposium to launch the new Information and Service Design (ISD) program at the I School. The symposium features the best graduate student papers on the Information and Services Economy. Introducing the ISD Program and the Symposium AnnaLee Saxenian, Dean, School of Information Bob Glushko, Adjunct Professor, School of Information Christo Sims - Defining Services for Designers This paper is part of a larger effort to improve methodologies for servic
Berkeley Writers at Work: Michael Pollan
Pollan reads from his work, is interviewed about his writing process, and answers questions from the audience. Michael Pollan is Knight Professor of Journalism at the Graduate School and director of the Knight Program in Science and Environmental Journalism. He is a contributing writer at the "New York Times Magazine", and the author of three books: "The Botany of Desire: A Plant's-Eye View of the World"; "A Place of My Own"; and "Second Nature". For many years he served as Executive Editor of
Sculpture: Getting Rid of the Superfluous (Everett G. Dupen)
Host Marcia Alvar speaks with Everett DuPen, professional sculptor and Professor at UW School of Art. He explains facets of the art of sculpture, including the communication between the artist and the material, the wide breadth of knowledge one needs to be a successful sculptor, and his personal philosophy concerning what sculpture represents for society. They also cover the stories behind several of his own works, and his beginnings as a struggling artist.
EM Radio: Episode 3: Discussion with Jennifer Complo McNutt
This week, host Tamara Winfrey Harris talks to Jennifer Complo McNutt, curator of contemporary art and organizer of the Eiteljorg Museum Fellowship for Native American Fine Art. You will also hear excerpts from "Fire, Movement, Water and Voices," a performance by James Luna, 2007 Fellowship Distinguished Artist.
EM Radio: Episode 4: Interview with James Luna
This week, Jennifer Complo McNutt, curator of contemporary art, sits down with James Luna, 2007 Fellowship distingushed artist. Luna talks about the elements that make up his piece Emendatio. He also discusses his recent trip to Venice, Italy for the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian and his piece he performed in March at IUPUI.
Workers Bookstore and School Concert and Dance announcement
Pittsburgh Workers School; Cultural Activities;Robert Minor;Announcement for a Labor Day concert and dance sponsored by the Workers School.
Episode 20: Interview with Catalina Delgado Trunk
This week Tamara Winfrey Harris speaks with artist-in-residence Catalina Degado Trunk. While Catalina Delgado Trunk's academic art training focused on painting and drawing, her current work is rooted in the folk arts of her native Mexico. Catalina integrates traditional Mexican art forms–such as public ofrendas (temporary altars) and papel picado (cut paper)–with non-traditional or unusual themes that reflect today’s society. Trunk talks about how most of her works of art con
SAT Prep: Test 6, Section 9, Part 2
Students, improve your math SAT score! The instructor uses an electronic chalkboard to model problems. This video is appropriate for high school students. Uses a textbook (the official SAT study guide) commonly found in bookstores, but it is not absolutely necessary as the narrator does all work on the screen. Problems 7-9 starting on page 745.