Fritz Haber: Great Minds
Hank introduces us to the brilliant and heartless Fritz Haber, a great mind who is considered "the father chemical warfare," but who also made discoveries and innovations that helped lead to the Green Revolution which is credited with preventing the starvation of over a billion people. (09:41)
Theories in Technology Evaluation
This unit is devoted to exploring and analysing the theoretical and political nature of evaluation and assessment. It introduces theories and paradigms that play important roles in how we design, conduct and use evaluations and assessments, and deals with the ‘thorny’ issue of participation in evaluation. First published
The Exchange: Business lessons from the Grateful Dead
Rob Cox talks to the New Yorker's Nick Paumgarten about how the rock band's focus on touring, taping and community presaged the post-album era of the music business.
Daily Digit: Banking on better times ahead for India
Nov. 30 - India's GDP growth for the September quarter missed expectations, but with reforms in the pipeline, investors and analysts are betting on it picking up in the medium term.
The Myth of Austerity
UC Berkeley Distinguished Librarian Awards, 2012
A reception on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 in the Morrison Library, 4:00-6:00pm. to honor the recipients of the 2012 Distinguished Librarian Awards, Lillian Castillo-Speed and Marci Hoffman. The featured speakers are Chancellor Robert J. Birgeneau, University Librarian Tom Leonard, Professor Tom Biolsi (Ethnic Studies Department), Professor Kathleen Vanden Heuvel (School of Law), and Susan Koskinen (Head, Physics-Astronomy Library, and Chair, LAUC-B Distinguished Librarian Award Committee).
Getting to Know the ACT
This video is a great introduction to the ACT. It informs learners about the semantics of each section of the ACT, tells why the ACT is important, talks about preparation, and taking the test. The video is appropriate for students starting at age 12 or 13 who may be starting their college search and will eventually take the ACT. It is never too early to start preparing, and the more comfortable a learner is with the test, the better he or she is likely to score! (03:31)
More News is Good News: Democracy and Media in India
Prannoy Roy, director of New Delhi Television, gives a lecture on the history of NDTV and Indian television and the part democracy and rulership has played it's development.
Open Classroom - 11/28/12 - #3 Paul Toner
The 2012 Election: Policy Advice to the President Topic for 11/28/12: K-12 Education & Early Childhood Development
Carol of Lights 2012 Timelapse
This is a timelapse video from the Carol of Lights 2012, taken from the roof of the Math Building at Texas Tech.
Sign language launches communication, minimizes frustration
PULLMAN, Wash. - Infant/young toddler communication is often a challenge for everyone involved. It can include hand waving, indistinguishable noises, crying, screaming and tantrums. On the other side of the equation, parents, siblings and babysitters are trying to figure out what the little tikes want. Fore more about this story, click here: http://news.wsu.edu/pages/publications.asp?Action=Detail&PublicationID=34138&TypeID=1
Turning the Major Scales Into Melodies
This is a basic video explaining how the major scale can be used to create melodies using examples of Christmas songs. It is filmed from about the piano so that they keyboard and hands are easily seen by the viewer. (02:28)
Newegg TV: How To Build a Computer - Part 1 - Choosing Your Components
How to build a PC from the ground up first by showing how to choose the parts. (24:33)
Geology Kitchen #9 - Plate Tectonics
This episode discusses the scientific theory of plate tectonics, in which the Earth’s crust is subdivided into a series of large and small tectonic plates. Convergent, divergent or transform boundaries are discussed and demonstrated with brittle graham crackers and icing to illustrate the motions of the plates at these boundaries. A second demonstration consisting of heating cream in a pan, representing convecting upper mantle, driving a relatively brittle layer of cocoa powder
Get students moving with his video for students for kindergarten through third grade. The exercises do not take up too much floor space and students can do the exercises at their desks. The music featured is fast-paced country music. (04:53)
Get students moving with his video for students for kindergarten through third grade. The exercises do not take up too much floor space and students can do the exercises at their desks. The video shows that students with limited movement can do the movements, as well. The music featured is fast-paced 'pop' music. (05:01)
Trading at Noon: Auto sales get a jump start
Dec 3 - Sandy brings a surge of car sales & we look at trends in dealmaking.
U.S. Day Ahead: Obama meets with state leaders on "cliff"
In round #2 of this week's "fiscal cliff" talks, President Obama meets at the White House with a bipartisan group of governors, including Delaware's Jack Markell and Wisconsin's Scott Walker.
The Paganini Project with Peter Sheppard Skærved
Polymathic and ever-curious British violinist Peter Sheppard Skærved delves into the Library's fascinating Niccolò Paganini collection. Examining posters, playbills, letters, manuscripts and memorabilia collected by Paganini himself, he reveals how the virtuoso created his own mystique as a violinist and musical innovator. From his "Secret Red Book" containing recipes, prescriptions, tour dates, a laundry list and financial notes, to clues about the virtuoso's alleged use of a steel bow, our P