Duke Chapel Live - 12/24/2011
Christmas Eve Service of Lessons & Carols 2011
Duke Chapel Live - 12/25/2011
Duke Chapel Live - 12/25/2011
Christmas Eve Service of Carols and Holy Communion 2011
Duke University Chapel's annual Christmas Eve Service of Carols and Holy Communion. The Rev. Dr Samuel Wells delivers a sermon entitled "Christmas Is Really for the Grown-Ups." Opening excerpt from the sermon: (29:14) "Around 15 years ago I had the opportunity to be in northern India in December. The churches in Delhi had a remarkable tradition I'd never contemplated before. They had nativity plays, like everyone else. But all the adult characters -- Mary, Joseph, the shepherds, the angels, th
Multi-Dimensional Parental Involvement in Schools: A Principal’s Guide
Nicole Rapp, Heather Duncan
Parental involvement is an important indicator of students’ success in school. When schools engage families in a manner connected to improving learning, students do make greater gains. Creating […]
21A.338J Gender, Power, and International Development (MIT)
After decades of efforts to promote development, why is there so much poverty in the world? What are some of the root causes of inequality world-wide and why do poverty, economic transformations and development policies often have different consequences for women and men? This course explores these issues while also examining the history of development itself, its underlying assumptions, and its range of supporters and critics. It considers the various meanings given to development by women and
Polar Bear Leaving Its Den
This very short video gives excellent real life footage of a large polar bear sticking its head out of its den. This is a great resource to help build background knowledge and to help make real world connections between nature and the classroom. (Less Than 2 Minutes)
Ella Fitzgerald : One note Samba (scat singing) 1969
June 22, 1969 jazz vocalist Ella Fitzgerald with accompaniment by Ed Thigpen on drums, Frank de la Rosa on bass, and Tommy Flanagan on piano.(6:35)
Purifying Water With Pond Scum
New York is testing out a new water scrubber at one of its wastewater treatment plants in Queens. Meet the algal turf scrubber--two 350-foot slides covered in green algae. Water flows down the slides, algae grows naturally, and then helps clean water that is sent over it. John McLaughlin, Director of Ecological Services for the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), and Peter May, restoration ecologist for Biohabitats, explain how the scrubber works, and where the harvested
WOW! When marine biologist Roger Hanlon captured the first scene in this video he started screaming. (If you need to see it again, here's the raw footage.) Hanlon, senior scientist at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, studies camouflage in cephalopods--squid, cuttlefish and octopus. They are masters of optical illusion. These are some of Hanlon's top video picks of sea creatures going in and out of hiding. (4:36)
Thomson Reuters Newsmaker with Jeff Immelt, part 5
Oct 17 - GE CEO Jeff Immelt answers questions from the Newsmaker audience regarding CEO pay disparities, speaks in defense of President Obama and stresses innovation as a job creator.
Payroll tax debate signifies wider crisis: Ferguson
Dec. 19 - Niall Ferguson, Harvard professor and author of "Civilization: The West and the Rest," says the payroll tax cut debate in the United States signifies a wider crisis in public finance.
Time is running out to prevent tax increase: Obama
Dec. 20 - Obama demands that Republicans in the House of Representatives quickly pass a short-term extension of a payroll tax cut. House Speaker Boehner says it's up to the President to "resolve this bill." Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
House debates payroll tax cuts -- vehemently
Dec. 20 - The House vociferously debates the payroll tax cut extension that will impact 160M Americans. House Republicans are holding out for one-year extension while Democrats will accept a 2-month plan.
Thomson Reuters Newsmaker with Jeff Immelt, part 6
Oct 17 - In this final segment of the Newsmaker interview, GE CEO Jeff Immelt discusses the importance of solid corporate culture, his working relationship with President Obama and the need for infrastructure to create jobs in the United States.
Shell Games: The Medicare swindle
How can criminals use a UPS store, an apartment complex, and a rural barn in Tennessee to bill Medicare for phony medical treatments? In this latest installment of Reuters' Shell Games series, special correspondent Brian Grow gets to the bottom of a scam that is costing taxpayers millions of dollars.
Funerals and protests in Syria
Dec. 24 - As the Arab League prepares to begin its monitoring mission in Syria, amateur video appears to show ongoing violence and protests. Deborah Lutterbeck reports
The Christmas spirit in Nazareth
Dec. 24 - Christians enjoy the Christmas spirit in Nazareth, revered as the hometown of Jesus. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)
Pope unveils nativity scene at the Vatican.
Dec. 24 - The Vatican nativity scene is unveiled in St Peter's Square. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)
Gorbachev says Putin should leave office
Dec. 24 - Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev says if he were Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, he would leave office now. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.