Food Fight: A Teach-in On the 2007 Farm Bill
Michael Pollan moderates a panel discussion of the 2007 farm bill, now being debated, with guests Dan Imhoff, the author of Food Fight: A Citizen's Guide to the Farm Bill; George Naylor, Iowa corn farmer and president of the National Family Farms Coalition; Ann Cooper, Director of Nutrition Services for the Berkeley school system, and other leaders in the effort to reform federal agricultural policies. Every five years or so, the President signs an obscure piece of legislation that determines w
Ole Miss AHA Platinum-Level Fit-Friendly Company
UM is the only university in the state and one of only two universities in the seven-state Greater Southeast Affiliate to be honored by the association. Other states in the affiliate are Alabama, Tennessee, Florida, Louisiana, Georgia and Puerto Rico. Of the eight awardees in Mississippi, Ole Miss is also one of only two platinum recipients. Video by Mary Stanton.
Assessing Japan's April 7 Aftershock
Dr. Bernard Weinstein, an economist at SMU, talks with The Weather Channel about the effect of an aftershock in Japan on April 7 on the world economy.
"In the Shadow of Society": Migrant Workers and Unionists Urge Congress to Enact Effective Federal F
In the early 20th century, large-scale commercial agriculture displaced family farms, tenant farmers, and sharecroppers. Hand labor, however, remained more cost effective for harvesting certain fruits and vegetables. Farmworkers under this new system were hired only for seasonal work and had to travel frequently. The migratory experience left these workers--primarily Mexicans, Mexican Americans, African Americans, Puerto Ricans, and Filipinos÷permanent outsiders and vulnerable to exploitation,
This resource consists of a Java applet and expository text. The applet is a simulation of the fire process, an interacting particle system consisting of a rectangular lattice of "trees". At each discrete time unit, each tree is either on green, on fire, or burnt. A tree on fire at a given time can catch neighboring trees on fire at the next time unit. The probabilities of fire spread can be varied.
Learning Guide: Unit 7 - Counselling support for vulnerable learners.
This unit explores the role of the school management team (SMT) in managing a strategy for the school to identify and support vulnerable learners holistically. This strategy will involve teachers at the level of the classroom and will examine a simple system for referring vulnerable learners to the appropriate services for help.
computer simulation of block dropped on a slope
Results of a computer simulation using a mechanics concept called motion analysis proposed by a research group at National Central University, Taiwan.
Apples contain a lot of sugar and almost no fat. If put to a fat test, a slice of apple would not produce any grease spots.
Animal Studies: Leech
One reason why leeches are considered to be annelids is because they have segmented bodies. Leeches suck blood from animals to get food. They release an anesthetic into the animal they are feeding on so that the animal doesn't realize they are feeding on them.
In this video segment from Cyberchase, the CyberSquad tessellates hexagons to finish crossing the lava river.
AnglÃ¨s Aplicat a la InvestigaciÃ³ CriminolÃ²gica i Policial (Idioma Modern)
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The Terrestrial Environment
This site provides an illustrated lecture from a geochemistry course offered by Dr. Scott Wood at the University of Idaho. Topics include crystal chemistry, ionic substitutions in crystals, weathering (dissolution, redox reactions, acid hydrolysis, and kinetics), the solid products of weathering, and the chemistry of continental waters. The lecture presentation may be downloaded as a PDF document or a PowerPoint presentation. Reading and homework assignments, with answers, are also provided.
Beginner Lesson S5 #3 - Can You Find a New Love by Expressing What You Like in Spanish?
Learn Spanish with SpanishPod101.com! Your Latin American friends have been telling you that you have to visit the grocery store on Monday nights. You ask them in Spanish, “Why is Monday night at the grocery store so special?” They respond in Spanish, “Trust us…it’s singles night! You’ll meet tons of people, all of them single [...]
" Counting With a Leprechaun"- Count to 100 Many Ways
This computer-animated video shows a leprechaun counting his gold in several ways ( 1's up to 20, 2's up to 30, 5's up to 100, and 10's up to 100). ( 3:09)