Arming for Revolution
Archaeology at Anderson's Forge unearths the story of a city preparing for war. Staff Archaeologist Andy Edwards talks about the dig.
Northwest Mexico, #10 Masks of Mexico Audio Tour
Masks are a part of secular and holy ceremonies and celebrations in Yoeme (Yaqui), Mayo and Tarahumara cultures of northern Mexico and southern Arizona. Among these communities there are variations in how the masks are decorated and the attitudes held about them. For some, certain masks are holy and will be burned after the ceremonies they are a part of; for others, some masks can be sold to outsiders. Yaqui educator and cultural specialist Felipe Molina shares his intimate knowledge of Yaqui ma
Negritos Masked Drama, #7 Masks of Mexico Audio Tour
The Negrito masks of Uruapan, Michoacan are very distinctive and good examples of fine craftsmanship and artistry. Masks depicting Black men represent many roles of black people in colonial Mexican society. Gayle Castañeda of the Castañeda Museum of Ethnic Costume talks about these various roles.
RLE Immersion: A Brief History of Atomic Physics at RLE - Breakdowns and Breakthroughs
presented by Prof. Daniel Kleppner and Prof. David E. Pritchard RLE Immersion was created to bring RLE research groups together, to increase exposure to one another, and to showcase research within RLE in a new and engaging way. Starting in the Fall of 2013, RLE will be featuring all 7 research themes with talks from different laboratory members as well as invited guest speakers. Learn more at: www.rle.mit.edu/immersion Recorded: 12.2.2013
(Audio) Nobel Lecture Series - Anthony Legett.
Presentation of professor Tony Leggett - 2003 Nobel Laureate in Physics.
(Audio) Nobel Lecture Series - Eric Accili.
Eric Accili, SFU kinesiology professor, on work of Rod MacKinnon who won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry for producing an image of cell membrane channels.
Kent State Professor Helps Solve Rubik's Cube Puzzle
Dr. Morley Davidson, an associate professor of mathematical sciences at Kent State University, was among a team of researchers who proved that every position of Rubik's Cube can be solved in 20 moves or less.
Anne Tanenbaum Lecture Series: Dr. Eileen Schuller
Dr. Eileen Schuller (Professor, Department of Religious Studies, McMaster University, Hamilton) explores some of the key texts about women and what they might tell us about the presence and role of women in this community and more broadly in Second Temple Judaism.
Anne Tanenbaum Lecture Series: Dr. Emanuel Tov
Dr. Emanuel Tov (J.L. Magnes Professor of Bible, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, and Editor-in-Chief, Dead Sea Scrolls Publication Project) focuses on the activities of the scribes who lived at Qumran. Lecture details range from the preparation of the leather to the actual writing in columns, and their level of precision, the way they wrote, and erred – after all scribes were human! The opinions expressed in this lecture are those of the speaker and do not necessarily reflect the positions of t
Anne Tanenbaum Lecture Series: Dr. Hindy Najman
Dr. Hindy Najman (Director of the Centre for Jewish Studies and Associate Professor of Ancient Judaism in the Department and Centre for the Study Religion at the University of Toronto) sheds light on the claim that revelation did not cease in the Second Temple period, but was understood to persist even outside of the space of Jerusalem and temple practice and especially at Qumran. The opinions expressed in this lecture are those of the speaker and do not necessarily reflect the positions of the
Conversations with Archaeologists and Researchers: Dr. Dan Bahat
Former District Archaeologist of Jerusalem and current professor at Bar-Llan University and St. Michael's College at University of Toronto, Dr. Dan Bahat talks about his renowned archaeological career. This unique video series, Conversations with Archaelogists and Researchers, explores the careers and experiences of five individuals associated with with the Royal Ontario Museum.
Healthy Living - Breathing Techniques
Miranda Thew from Leeds Met talks us through a useful breathing technique that will help to keep you relaxed and stress free.
Creative Technology – An Oxymoron?
Reinhold Behringer, Professor in Creative Technology, considers how technology can be used for creative purposes, during his inaugural lecture ‘Creative Technology – An Oxymoron?’ on Wednesday 15 March. Professor Behringer begins his lecture by discussing his work and background in the technology sector, drawing on his experience of autonomous road vehicles, augmented reality, computer vision and software development for intelligent systems. Following on from this, Professor Behringer th
Germaine Greer Winifred Mercier Lecture
Professor Germaine Greer delivered the 2010 Winifred Mercier public lecture at Leeds Met on Tuesday March 23. Born in Melbourne and educated in Australia and at Cambridge University, Professor Greer's first book, The Female Eunuch (1969), took the world by storm and remains one of the most influential texts of the feminist movement. She has had a distinguished academic career in Britain and the USA and makes regular appearances in print and other media as a broadcaster, journalist, columnist a
Minimally Invasive Treatment for Spinal Stenosis
On the day that June Ogawa underwent minimally invasive spinal surgery, she went home and walked for an hour. Gone was the pain and numbness that had stemmed from spinal stenosis, or narrowing. "Now I feel so free," she said. Ogawa and another patient, Robin DiGeorgio, talk with Drs. Virany Huynh Hillard and Trent Tredway, neurosurgeons at the University of Washington Medical Center. Spine models, diagnostic images, and surgical footage complement the discussions. Virany Huynh Hillard, MD, assi
13 Bankers: The Wall Street Takeover and the Next Financial Meltdown
[from MIT Sloan School of Management Newsroom]
Channeling Thomas Jefferson and Theodore Roosevelt, MIT Sloan School of Management Professor
Simon Johnson warns in a new book that a “new financial oligarchy” threatens not only the nation’s economy, but its political core. In 13 Bankers: The Wall Street Tak
Introduction Most of us today take photographs for our family albums. The lucky ones among us have also inherited family photographs from the past. These photographs provide another type of record that can offer insights into our family history. But what can they tell us? How can we elicit the information they hold? And how do we analyse or evaluate that information? The purpose of this unit is to suggest how to approach the interpretation of the photographic record. Please keep referring to your ow
Most of us today take photographs for our family albums. The lucky ones among us have also inherited family photographs from the past. These photographs provide another type of record that can offer insights into our family history. But what can they tell us? How can we elicit the information they hold? And how do we analyse or evaluate that information? The purpose of this unit is to suggest how to approach the interpretation of the photographic record.
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America's Leadership in Clean Energy
In welcoming President Obama, MIT President
Susan Hockfield summarizes the vast array of energy innovation at MIT, including the MIT Energy Initiative and the student-led 1700 member Energy Club, and declares, "We share President Obama's view that clean energy is the defining challenge of this era."
2.4.1 The theological persepective If we are thinking about individual perspectives on religion, there are three very common and useful terms we can employ: theism, atheism and agnosticism. In everyday parlance, ‘theism’ denotes a belief in God (or, more broadly, a belief in divine or spiritual realities); ‘atheism’ denotes a conviction that there is no God (or divine or spiritual realities); and ‘agnosticism’ indicates a lack of certainty or knowledge (gnosis) one way or the other. Very broadly spea
If we are thinking about individual perspectives on religion, there are three very common and useful terms we can employ: theism, atheism and agnosticism. In everyday parlance, ‘theism’ denotes a belief in God (or, more broadly, a belief in divine or spiritual realities); ‘atheism’ denotes a conviction that there is no God (or divine or spiritual realities); and ‘agnosticism’ indicates a lack of certainty or knowledge (gnosis) one way or the other. Very broadly spea
The Way David Macaulay Works: Finding Ideas, Making Books and Visualizing Our World
This presentation feels akin to a new Disney ride: During your tour inside David Macaulay’s imagination, prepare to soar over Rome’s great monuments, raft within the human body’s circulatory system, and dismantle and rebuild the Empire State Building.
Don’t expect much in the way of explanation or backgrou