Anne Tanenbaum Lecture Series: Dr. Lawrence Schiffman
Dr. Lawrence Schiffman (Edelman Professor of Hebrew and Judaic Studies, and Chair of the Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies, New York University) surveys ancient Israel at the time of the Second Temple and explores how the Scrolls enrich our understanding of this momentous era.
Anne Tanenbaum Lecture Series: Dr. Eric Meyers
Listen as Dr. Eric Meyers (Bernice and Morton Lerner Professor of Jewish Studies, and Director, Center for Jewish Studies, Duke University. Past President, American Schools of Oriental Research) explores the relationship between the disparate groups that populated Sepphoris through the ages. The opinions expressed in this lecture are those of the speaker and do not necessarily reflect the positions of the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM).
Sustainable Tourism Certification
A lecture on sustainable tourism
Talking Point: Prof George Williams
With the Gillard government proposing changes to the Constitution, UNSW professor of law George Williams examines Australia's referendum record and explains why success has been so rare.
Georgia Tech Diversity Symposium 2010
Candice Mitchell, College of Computing undergrad student, talks about her experience at the 2010 Diversity Symposium. For more information on the program visit http://www.diversitysymposium.gatech.edu/ Video by Rob Felt Copyright 2010 Georgia Institute of Technology
Shakespeare in Chinese: Alex Huang narrates
View entertaining selections from "The Banquet," "Chicken Rice Wars," "Prince of the Himalayas," and the Asian "King Lear." Narrated by Alex Huang, Penn State comparative literature professor and curator of the Shakespeare Performance in Asia Archive.
"Rescue Parable" and "Rescue Riddle," poems by Robin Becker, 2010-11 Penn State laureate
Robin Becker, the 2010-11 Penn State laureate and professor of English and women's studies at the University, is sharing several of her poems via video during the 2010-11 academic year, aiming to engage people "in the deep pleasures of poetry -- language crafted and shaped from words, the 'ordinary' material we all use every day," to explore how and why poems move us.
5.1 Common sense revisited It is worth taking a little time to reflect on what we have discovered so far. Starting from ‘what everybody knows’ about a social problem – or what are sometimes called the common-sense understandings – allows us to see a number of things if we apply the scepticism of being a stranger in our own society. First, there is a question about whether particular issues are commonly understood to be social problems. As we have seen, there are views which say either that pov
It is worth taking a little time to reflect on what we have discovered so far. Starting from ‘what everybody knows’ about a social problem – or what are sometimes called the common-sense understandings – allows us to see a number of things if we apply the scepticism of being a stranger in our own society.
First, there is a question about whether particular issues are commonly understood to be social problems. As we have seen, there are views which say either that pov
Office Hours with Walter Sinnott-Armstrong on Neuroscience in the Law
Walter Sinnott-Armstrong is the Chauncey Stillman Professor in Practical Ethics in the Department of Philosophy and the Kenan Institute for Ethics. He discusses how brain science is being used in court case during this "Office Hours" webcast interview Friday, Oct. 15, 2010.
Office Hours with David Rohde on the Midterm Elections
David Rohde is the Ernestine Friedl Professor of Political Science at Duke University. In this "Office Hours" webcast, he discussed the upcoming midterm elections.
MindMeister App for iOS
'MindMeister lets you create, edit and share your mind maps on the go and synchronize them with the award-winning free online MindMeister service.''DESCRIPTION:MindMeister is the one and only mobile mind mapping app you'll ever need. Whether you're using it in the boardroom, the classroom, the presentation hall, or the lunch meeting, MindMeister can help you organize, prioritize, and even generate new thoughts.Designed from the ground up as an extension to our award-winning, browser based interf
Jay Winter: Moving Images
Professor Jay Winter (History, Yale University) 'Moving Images: From Silent Film to Film Silences in War Films, 1914-2009'. Keynote lecture at CRASSH conference 'The Moving Image' (26-27 February, 2010). This paper explores the long history of representation of war in film, from the Great War to the present. It suggests first that silent film provided a form of public séance in an era when spiritualism was at its apogee, and secondly, that it is the silences in later 'talkies' which enable us t
Veit Erlmann: The Physiologist at the Opera
Professor Veit Erlmann (Butler School of Music, University of Texas at Austin), 'The Physiologist at the Opera: Claude Perrault and the Politics of Pleasure in the Ancien Régime'. Professor Erlmann was speaking to the Mellon-funded seminar series 'Music and Society' as a Mellon Invited Fellow (22, February 2010).
Duncan Moore: Entrepreneurship vs. Small Businesses
Duncan Moore, vice provost for entrepreneurship at the University, discusses the difference between entrepreneurship and small business and why the two terms are not interchangeable. A former dean, professor, and entrepreneur in his own right, Moore served as associate director for technology in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy from 1997 to 2000.
Ghosts of Williamsburg
Author L.B. Taylor preserves Tidewater's spectral folklore in his book, "The Ghosts of Williamsburg."Author(s):
Gold Bubble? Inflation?
Heidi Richardson, director of Blackrock iShares Global Client Group, talks Oct. 20, 2010, at the Thunderbird Global Wealth Management Summit. http://www.thunderbird.edu
End of Bank Secrecy
William M. Sharp, an international tax law attorney at Sharp Kemm, talks Oct. 20, 2010, at the Thunderbird Global Wealth Management Summit. http://www.thunderbird.edu
Turmeric for Inflammation: How Much is Enough?
Arizona Health Sciences Center researchers are discovering that turmeric, a cousin of the ginger plant and a spice used in cooking, is effective against some inflammatory diseases. UA College of Medicine Associate Professor Janet Funk, MD, discusses the spice and takes a look at turmeric supplements.
Professor Interviewed for Lafayette Documentary on PBS
College of Charleston history professor Robert R. Crout is one of the world's leading authorities on the Marquis de Lafayette. Crout is the co-editor of the Lafayette Papers Project at Cornell University. Preview part of his interview from the documentary Lafayette: The Lost Hero which premieres nationally on PBS stations on Monday, September 13, 2010 at 10 p.m. EST. Check you local listings.
Conflict in the Boardroom
Politicians may publicly fall out, but what happens behind closed doors in the boardroom? Professor Andrew Kakabadse examines conflict at the top.