Politics, media and war: 9/11 and its aftermaths
The terrorist attacks of 9/11 not only cost some 3,000 lives; they also deeply scarred the American consciousness and made a deep impact on US foreign policy and the world at large. This unit assesses the wider consequences of 9/11 on not just domestic and world politics, but also the media.
UMass Football Holds Bone Marrow Drive
Right at the start of the school year, on Labor Day weekend, the UMass Amherst football team continued its three-year tradition of sponsoring a bone marrow drive on campus. Students and players responded with enthusiasm at a football stadium barbecue.
16.982 Bio-Inspired Structures (MIT)
This course is offered for graduate students who are interested in the interdisciplinary study of bio-inspired structures. The intent is to introduce students to newly inspired modern advanced structures and their applications. It aims to link traditional advanced composites to bio-inspired structures and to discuss their generic properties. A link between materials design, strength and structural behavior at different levels (material, element, structural and system levels) is made. For each le
Half the World: Perspectives on the Power of Women
On Sept. 13, 2011, hundreds gathered to contemplate the approaching population milestone of 7 billion people and what it may mean for women's rights. Here, the panelists from the day's event reflect on the many challenges we see, but also the opportunities for growth and reasons to hope. For more information, visit http://www.unfpa.org/public/ http://www.7billionactions.org/
Fed may choose long-term rate cap as part of QE3: Rombach
Sept. 6 - Reuters Credit Analyst Ed Rombach says if the Fed can back up efforts to cap long-term rates at a specific level, the markets may work to lower rates themselves, without any buying by the central bank.
08.09.2011 – Langsam gesprochene Nachrichten
Trainieren Sie Ihr Hörverstehen mit authentischen Materialien. Nutzen Sie die Nachrichten der Deutschen Welle von Donnerstag – als Text und als verständlich gesprochene Audio-Datei.Einen Tag nach der Entscheidung des Bundesverfassungsgerichts über den deutschen Beitrag zur Euro-Stabilisierung berät der Bundestag in erster Lesung über eine Ausweitung des europäischen Rettungsschirms. Der vorliegende Gesetzentwurf sieht im Kern vor, dass die deutschen Bürgschaften für Kredite angeschlage
The week ahead: September 8th 2011
9/11 is commemorated, a report on banking reform is presented, the UN General Assembly convenes and the Rugby World Cup kicks off
PBS - The Secret Life of the Brain 1of5 The Babys Brain (3/4)
THE SECRET LIFE OF THE BRAIN, a David Grubin Production,
reveals the fascinating processes involved in brain development across a
lifetime. The five part series covers brain development in the baby,
child/adolescent, and adult. This is a great video to use for High school
psychology, anatomy, or biology class.
University of Pennsylvania Convocation 2011
On the evening before the first day of classes, the newest students got a chance to participate in their first University tradition — Convocation, the ceremonial welcome into the Penn academic community. Nearly 2,500 freshman and 129 transfer students attended the ceremony, the first time the Class of 2015 marched as a group. Convocation is considered one bookend of their life at Penn. The class will march together for Hey Day in their junior year, and they will walk together the final time
Biographies Re-lived with Shrabani Basu
Historian and biographer Shrabani Basu presents two of her books and the remarkable lives behind them. Hosted by Hal Wake, Artistic Director, Vancouver International Writers Festival July 17, 2011 @ Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, SFU Woodwards Victoria and Abdul tells the story of Abdul Karim, a clerk from Agra (the city of the Taj Mahal) who arrived in England in 1887 to wait at the Queen's table, and quickly gained the affection of the monarch 42 years his senior. If the royal household hat
A message of gratitude from your Alma Mater
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Discussion for September 8, 2011
Discussion about historical figures in the history of psychological science as well as various schools of thought and theoretical and conceptual issues that have followed us to the present.
Cunniff, D. (September 2011). University Partnerships with Teachers and Students to Enhance the Teac
This paper examined the role of partnership relationships as they related to school districts and universities. It highlighted programs and delivery modes that could be used to improve […]