Allegra Goodman: 2010 National Book Festival
Author Allegra Goodman speaks at the 2010 National Book Festival. Speaker Biography: Allegra Goodman began writing short stories in high school, and the summer after she graduated in 1985, she submitted her story "Variant Text" to Commentary magazine, which accepted it for publication. Goodman continued to write for the magazine, and on her graduation day in 1989 from Harvard, her first book was published - a collection of stories. At Stanford, she studied William Shakespeare, Christopher Marlo
Jane Smiley: 2010 National Book Festival (Poetry)
Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Jane Smiley appears at the 2010 National Book Festival, poetry tent. Speaker Biography: Jane Smiley is the author of several critically acclaimed and popular novels, including "The Age of God," "The Greenlanders," "Ordinary Love and Good Will," "A Thousand Acres" (winner of the 1992 Pulitzer Prize and National Book Critics Circle Award), "Horse Heaven," "Good Faith" and the new young-adult novel "The Georges and the Jewels" (Knopf). She has also written for The N
Michele Norris: 2010 National Book Festival
Journalist Michele Norris speaks at the 2010 National Book Festival. Speaker Biography: Michele Norris is an award-winning journalist with more than two decades of experience. In 2002 she began hosting NPR's newsmagazine "All Things Considered," public radio's longest-running national program, with Robert Siegel and Melissa Block. Before coming to NPR, Norris was a correspondent for ABC News. She reported extensively on education, inner city issues, the nation's drug problem and poverty. She ha
Harold Varmus: 2010 National Book Festival
Nobel Prize winning scientist Harold Varmus appears at the 2010 National Book Festival. Speaker Biography: In 1989 Harold Varmus and Michael Bishop shared the Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine for their "identification of a large family of genes which control the normal growth and division of cells." Varmus is the former director of the National Institutes of Health and is the former chief executive officer of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. In July, he became the d
Jules Feiffer: 2010 National Book Festival
Author and cartoonist Jules Feiffer appears at the National Book Festival. Speaker Biography: Cartoonist, playwright, screenwriter and children's book author and illustrator Jules Feiffer has had a remarkable creative career turning contemporary urban anxiety into witty and revealing commentary for more than 50 years. From his Village Voice editorial cartoons to his plays and screenplays including "Little Murders" and "Carnal Knowledge," Feiffer's satirical outlook has influenced countless othe
Jonathan Safan Foer: 2010 National Book Festival
Author Jonathan Safran Foer appears at the 2010 National Book Festival. Speaker Biography: Jonathan Safran Foer is the author of novels and nonfiction works. His work has received numerous awards and been translated into 36 languages. His thesis from Princeton became his novel "Everything Is Illuminated," which won the National Jewish Book Award and was made into a motion picture. His second novel, "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close," used the events of 9/11 to tell the story of a 9-year-old
Lidia Matticchio Bastianich: 2010 National Book Festival
Chef Lidia Matticchio Bastianich appears at the 2010 National Book Festival. Speaker Biography: Lidia Matticchio Bastianich is one of the best-loved chefs on television, a best-selling cookbook author, restaurateur and owner of a flourishing food and entertainment business. Her cookbooks include her most recent titles, "Lidia Cooks from the Heart of Italy" (Knopf) and "Nonna Tell Me a Story: Lidia's Christmas Kitchen" (Running Press Kids), as well as "Lidia's Italy," "Lidia's Family Table," "Li
Innovate More by Doing Less
R&D departments could be better utilised to look for alliances that may provide robust innovations
Eye Anatomy Review
This is a lesson on eye anatomy for demo purposes
Music Lesson: Ledger Lines
The most basic part of music is the staff. Above both the bass and treble staves which are both made up of five lines are ledger lines. These lines are used to notate notes above the staff.
Whiteboard lecture. (4:31)
Riding the 'earning horse': Indian Railways
Indian Railways is the worlds largest employer and one of the biggest and busiest rail networks in the world, carrying some 17 million people and more than one million tonnes of freight daily. It was, however, until very recently, a loss-making organisation, which was heading for bankruptcy. Starting his term in 2004 with a budget of just $200 million with which to save the national institution, Indias Minister of Railways Lalu Prasad engineered a dramatic turnaround. Last year, Indian Railw
Paul Grabowsky: The complete musician, at ANU
Mr Paul Grabowsky, founder of the Australian Art Orchestra gives this lecture entitled 'the complete musician' at The Australian National Univerisity on the 14 October 2010. Mr Paul Grabowsky challenges tertiary music educators to reflect on their current practice and consider how effective it is in actually preparing students for the careers they will now enter on graduation. Recognised as Australia's pre-eminent jazz pianist with over 26 recordings to his name, Mr Grabowsky is regarded as on
Lesson #065, Friday questo = comes before a noun that is singular and masculine. Questo libro e' interessante. = This book is interesting. questa = comes before a noun that is singular and femine. Questa lettera e' per Lei. = This letter is for you. questi = comes before a noun that is plural and masculine. Leggiamo questi libri. = We read these books. queste = comes before a noun that is plural and femine. Queste donne dormono troppo. = These women sleep too much
questo = comes before a noun that is singular and masculine.
Questo libro e' interessante. = This book is interesting.
questa = comes before a noun that is singular and femine.
Questa lettera e' per Lei. = This letter is for you.
questi = comes before a noun that is plural and masculine.
Leggiamo questi libri. = We read these books.
queste = comes before a noun that is plural and femine.
Queste donne dormono troppo. = These women sleep too much
Photographers@Google: Rick Sammon
Join Rick Sammon for thoughts and musings on lighting, HDR, and his life as a Canon "Painter of Light." How to capture and control light to make the best digital photographs. Light is the essence of photography. Follow master photographer Rick Sammon at dawn in Kenya or nighttime in Miami as he demonstrates how to achieve the best composition with the available light, which camera settings are best suited to existing conditions, and how to obtain the best exposures in challenging situations. Sa
The U.S. Constitution & the Bill of Rights
This is a three minute overview of the The Constitution of the United States and the Bill of Rights. Has student comments and fake advertisement can be distracting from the content. Poorly edited.
Has a Teacher's Guide.
Millicent Min, Girl Genius by Lisa Yee
This short video from Scholastic is a booktalk by Joni Bodart for the book Millicent Min, Girl Genius by Lisa Yee. Bodart tells the plot of the book, but leaves the ending a surprise to encourage readers to read the book. (2:05)
Watching neurons grow
(00:38) The Gertler lab at the Koch Institute is studying migration of neurons and their growth cones, actin-rich structures that guide developing axons and dendrites to their targets. In this video, lab members visualized dorsal root ganglia growth cones by infecting neurons with HSV-tdTomato from the McGovern/Picower viral core facility.
Video courtesy of Ed Van Veen / Frank Gertler, Koch Institute
Stimulating Innovation and Creativity in the Workplace - Bob Sutton (Stanford)
Robert Sutton, Co-Director of the Center for Work, Technology, and Organization at Stanford University focuses on what it takes to stimulate innovation and creativity in the workplace and relates the key points from his book "Weird Ideas that Work."