Celebrating James Marshall and Humor in Children’s Books
Friends, colleagues and fans unite in loving praise of a children’s author who, though renowned, never got his due. James Marshall was writer/illustrator of the George and Martha and The Cut-Ups book series (he also illustrated Miss Nelson and The Stupids series, among many others). He died at ag
enChanting Musical Artifacts in Unlikely Places: Rare Resources in MIT’s Lewis Music Library
There are times when it’s necessary to judge a book by its cover, or a single page, because that’s all that remains. Michael Scott Cuthbert and Nancy Schrock reveal some treasures from MIT’s early music collection which, while often incomplete or damaged, sing volumes about their origins and use.
How the Soldier Repairs the Gramophone
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“Heralded as a “sorcerer of narrative” (Foreign Policy) with an instinct for “poetic and intoxicating language” (Freie Presse), twenty-nine-year-old Saša Stanišić bounded onto the international literary scene to great fanfare and acclaim. How the Soldier Repairs the Gramophone—the tale
Report Card on the War on Terror
Gary Hart wields his national security expertise to query these two authors in detail on their latest collaboration. Benjamin summarizes the book this way: “By pursuing the policies we have, we are hastening the next attack. I’m not talking about a run of the mill attack, the kind society could learn to live with, but a really big
The Lucifer Effect: Understanding How Good People Turn Evil
Perhaps no one comprehends the roots of depravity and cruelty better than Philip Zimbardo. He is renowned for such research as the Stanford Prison Experiment, which demonstrated how, in the right circumstances, ordinary people can swiftly become amoral monsters. Evil is not so much inherent in individuals, Zimbardo showed, but e
Institutional Perspectives on Storage
European archivists grapple with the legal obligations, civic responsibilities and future prospects of their collections, which, thanks to the Internet and other new technologies, are increasingly awash in image and sound. As William Urichhio notes, “tradition-bound institutions know what we should be gathering: feat
Pursuing The Endless Frontier: Essays on MIT and the Role of Research Universities
At the conclusion of 14 years at the helm of the Institute, Chuck Vest discusses the challenges and opportunities involved in guiding a major research university through tumultuous times. Vest’s new book, outlined in his remarks, provides a detailed and intimate view of his MIT “adventure.” Some key chapters: At the start of hi
Yes We Must: Achieve Diversity through Leadership-Keynote
Two “sisters” -- both university chiefs -- celebrate the victory of the first African-American U.S. President, but remind listeners that American institutions have not yet achieved the full measure of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s dream.
MIT, which prides itself on inventing the future, says Susan Hockfield, must
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A Tour of the White House with Jackie Kennedy (Pt. 6)
A black and white video tape of a White House tour with Jackie Kennedy by CBS in 1962.
Lawyers can use social media to check out jurors
SMU Adjunct Law Professor John Browning, who specializes in social media and the law, talks about lawyers now being able to use social media sites to research jurors.
First year student experience
This case study reports on enhancing the first year student experience by engaging students in the practise of business through provision of a coherent and relevant set of learning activities
Virtual Maths, Brick Density, Water Displacement method video
Video demonstrating how to measure the density of a brick using the water displacement method.
Rodent Research in Microgravity
There are components of rodent biology that are directly related to human biology. Almost every gene found in the human so far has been found in a closely related form in the rodent. We can use the rodent research model for understanding human changes in space. Because changes occur more quickly in rodents, we can study these changes more effectively.
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Creativity in Secondary Education
This book is one in a series intended to support trainee teachers in achieving QTS. It aims to help secondary trainee teachers to understand what creativity is through exploring current concepts of creativity, both within specialist subjects and within the National Curriculum. The book’s focus on secondary education means that it complements the wide range of current literature concerning creativity in primary education and in education in general. Throughout the book, trainee teachers are enc
The Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) website
This is a brief guide to use the Education Resources Information Center (ERIC), a database of 1.2 million references to journal articles and education-related materials based in the US. It addresses the following questions: What is it? Why is it useful? How can you use it?
Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted) website
This is a brief guide to use the Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted), the official UK body for inspecting schools. It addresses the following questions: What is it? Why is it useful? How can you use it?