1910-2010: South Africa as a Unitary Nation State
Peter Merrington, novelist and Professor Extraordinaire in the Department of English University of the Western Cape, was guest speaker at UCT's Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts (GIPCA) Great TextsBig Question lecture in September 2010. His illustrated lecture "First Light False Dawn" explores the making of a public cultural identity for a new nation and responds to the first hundred years (1910-2010) of South Africa as a unitary nation state. Merrington explores the meaning of h
(Not) a Great Text (but) a Big Question: The Protection of Information Bill
In the wake of the controversy surrounding the Protection of Information Bill, UCT's Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts (GIPCA) presents a panel discussion entitled,Not a Great Text but a Big Question: The Protection of Information Bill. Veteran writer, philosopher, academic and former Vice Chancellor of UCT, Professor Njabulo Ndebele, leads the panel that includes Professor David Benatar from UCT's Department of Philosophy and Tony Weaver Assistant Editor of the Cape Times. The p
Zero Robotics NASA TV kickoff spheres
Recorded on 9/10/11
West Stow West Zooarchaeology: (Overview)
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Graphing Linear inequalities
The narration may be off-putting, but the explanation is clear and can the video can be stopped to explain each step in more detail. The video is 4:26 minutes long.
The Progressives Unit 15
Overburdened cities led Progressives to agitate for reforms on
political, economic, and social fronts. While most Americans agreed that government intervention was needed to address large-scale problems such as child labor or food contamination, there was little agreement on proper solutions.
Fiscal Year 2011: Building Next Generation Networks
This Alumni Association year-in-review video update was first shown at the 2011 Alumni Leadership Conference on September 17, 2011. It details the many programs of the MIT Alumni Association and how alumni volunteers support programs that engage alumni face-to-face, financially through annual fund giving, and virtually through the Infinite Connection. For the written annual report and annual rolls of donors and volunteers, please visit http://bit.ly/pFkoV3
Sanders INTV Audio for Print
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Johns Hopkins Story Swap - Staying Up a Week Straight
Bob Clayton '84 and his wife, Janine Clayton '84, have slightly different outlooks about his staying up for an entire week in order to finish his final papers and exams senior year.
The Battle of Vienna 1683
The large-scale battle won by Polish-Austrian-German forces lead by King of Poland Jan III Sobieski against the Ottoman Empire army are the subject of this 3:18 long video. There isn't any narration and the music may be a distraction and it can be muted without losing any of the data.
Cancer Cells vs. Healthy Cells
Learn about the differences between cancerous cells and healthy blood cells in this VERY brief video. (00:25)
Seaweed hidden wedged in a rock crevice
Seaweeds are vulnerable to desiccation when exposed during low tide. They attach themselves in crevices to trap moisture. Their thick cell walls also trap moisture for the organism, which is why seaweeds appear slimy and wet.
Design a Flying Machine
The purpose of this activity is for the students to draw a design for their own flying machine. They will apply their knowledge of aircraft design and the forces acting on them. The students will start with a brainstorming activity where they come up with creative uses for every day objects. They will then use their creativity and knowledge of airplanes to design their own flying machine.
Analysis of ECB bond buying data with Berenberg Bank
Sept. 19 - Reuters Insider takes a look at the latest wekly ECB bond buying figures with Berenberg Bank Senior Economist Christian Schulz.
Aid drops to Pakistan flood victims
Sept 19 - Almost a month after monsoon rains triggered floods in southern Pakistan, many towns and villages remain submerged, and the army is dropping emergency rations by helicopter. Nick Rowlands reports.
Political, budget costs to figure in U.S. deficit deal talks
Sept. 19 - Brookings Senior Fellow Bill Galston says Obama and GOP leaders have moved away from compromise on deficit reduction as both sides weigh the political and economic costs of a stalemate.
Felix TV: You are not a hedge fund manager!
Reuters finance blogger Felix Salmon tells us the best way to plan for retirement. Hint: it's also the most stress-free method.
China yuan convertibility will take 10 years or longer: CLSA
Sept. 19 - The yuan should rise 3-4% during 2012 but full convertibility will take a decade or more, says CLSA China macro strategist Andy Rothman.
Fighters prepare for assault on Sirte
Sept. 19 - Anti-Gaddafi forces say prayers and load up on food to prepare for a fresh assault on Gaddafi's birthplace. Deborah Gembara reports.
Series of earthquakes hit Guatemala
Sept. 19 - Three earthquakes hit Guatemala within 90 minutes, shaking buildings in the capital and killing three people. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).