"The Weakness of the State in Latin America"
Lecture by Fernando Escalante, Tinker Visting Professor in History, University of Chicago and Professor, El Colegio de Mexico; from the Latin American Briefing Series of the Center for Latin American Studies (http://clas.uchicago.edu).
SAACS Students - Academic Spotlight
Missouri State University's Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society was recently recognized for its activities by the American Chemical Society. ACS recognizes successful student chapters for conducting exceptional programs and activities during the academic year. The award winning chapters, including Missouri State's, were recognized in the November/December issue of "In Chemistry" magazine and at the ACS Student Chapter Award ceremony held at the ACS National Meeting in San Diego
Total recall: will Toyota's longer term growth suffer?
Mechanics and engineering are Toyota's traditional strengths but now it finds itself in the eye of a storm. Toyota President Akio Toyoda has apologised for the recall of millions of cars across the world. Dr George Olcott says management can learn and move on into a new future if they identify and address the issues effectively now.
Graduates Say Thanks: December 19, 2013
Graduates salute President Jim Barker during his last
Ryzom assets repository
The Ryzom Assets repository provides free online access to 13Gb of art assets from the fantasy videogame Ryzom. This major multiplayer PC game was officially made open source in May 2010, and its open-access assets archive provides a wealth of material useful to those studying videogame development or seeking royalty-free pre-made art assets with which to create new interactive media. The game-world is rich in convincingly "alien" Morrowind-like fantasy art assets, and it is especially rich in
In Conversation with Jean-Paul Costa [Audio]
Speaker(s): Jean-Paul Costa | A unique opportunity to put your questions to a former president of the European Court of Human Rights, via Twitter @LSELaw using #LSECosta. Jean-Paul Costa is the former president of the European Court of Human Rights.
Anarchists in the 1936 Spanish Civil War
Anarchism has historically gained the most support and influence in Spain, especially in the seventy or so years before Francisco Franco's victory in the Spanish Civil War of 1936-1939. 'The Spanish Civil War was a major conflict that devastated Spain from 17 July 1936 to 1 April 1939' (Spanish Civil War, Wikipedia, 2009). This documentary is suitable for high school students. The story is told through commentary, narration, and several images from the period.
(8/12)Battlefield: The Battle for Russia
This fast paced episode of "Battlefield" chronicles the titanic war in the east, that eventually decided World War II in Europe. Despite numerous warnings from the Communist spy networks: the Lucy Spy-Ring the Red Orchestra Richard Sorge, and pleadings from Churchill and FDR, through ultra decrypts, Stalin discounted all invasion warnings. Stalin felt that all these alarming reports was actually an attempt to divide agreements between the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany, by the British and America
Moscow 1941 - 2/6
Millions of Red Army soldiers were slated for death by neglect and starvation. German soldiers were told to look ahead and not worry about what they left behind or the people they hurt.
Student experiences of enterprise education
This report outlines data collected from students across a broad range of subject areas across all Faculties of Leeds Met University. This data was generated in response to a questionnaire designed to obtain information on students experiences of enterprise education
NASA Cribs with Astronaut Mike Fincke
In this video produced by students in NASA's Cooperative Education Program, astronaut Mike Fincke gives a tour of the International Space Station crib at Johnson Space Center in Houston. The Cooperative Education Program provides students with opportunities to combine academic studies with on-the-job training and work on exciting NASA projects. It is designed to train and develop students for the possibility of full time employment at NASA upon graduation.
PGE Distinguished Lecture: "Is Development Sustainable? Not Even Close" (video)
A talk by Robert Repetto. Is development sustainable? Certainly not the way the world is now going about it. Major trends are heading straight toward ecological and human disasters and if they are not changed and changed soon, development efforts will fail for billions of people, comprising mainly the world?s most vulnerable populations. Climate change, water
The Sun — Earth's main source of energy — appears to shine at a constant rate. However, the Sun's magnetic field is actually constantly changing, and this affects its energy output. These variations cause effects that extend throughout the solar system. In this video segment adapted from NOVA, learn about some of the effects that solar activity may have on Earth. Closed captioning included. Run time 02:20.
ANSO 341-01, Peoples of (Sub-Saharan) Africa, Fall 2005
This syllabus was submitted to the Rhodes College Office of Academic Affairs by the course instructor.
Mongol Invasion of Europe - Part 1
This documentary, which is suitable for high-school students, focuses on the Mongol campaign of 1240. (4:58)
1.76 Aquatic Chemistry (MIT)
This course details the quantitative treatment of chemical processes in aquatic systems such as lakes, oceans, rivers, estuaries, groundwaters, and wastewaters. It includes a brief review of chemical thermodynamics that is followed by discussion of acid-base, precipitation-dissolution, coordination, and reduction-oxidation reactions. Emphasis is on equilibrium calculations as a tool for understanding the variables that govern the chemical composition of aquatic systems and the fate of inorganic
i and Imaginary Numbers
Introduction to i. Raising i to arbitrary exponents. Factoring quadratics. This video starts off with a black screen because the narrator uses it as a 'chalkboard'. This video is appropriate for older middle and high school students.
Louisiana Purchase Doubles U.S
Thomas Jefferson pulls off the land deal of the millennium when he buys 800,000 square miles from the French, stretching from the Mississippi River to the Rocky Mountains. This short video explains what a value it was, and how it came to be sold. Of notes is the fact that the video explains that the land did not belong to the French in the first place. It belonged to the Native Americans. A map for the students would help them understand the size of the purchase.
"Collateral Damage: Human Rights and U.S. Foreign Policy in the 21st Century" (video)
Lecture by Samantha Power, Anna Lindh Professor of Practice of Global Leadership and Public Policy, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. Samantha Power's book, A Problem From Hell: America and the Age of Genocide, was awarded the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for general non-fiction. She was the founding executive director of th
Shows images of bacteria and places where bacteria can be found. Kind of a silly song to go with it, but it does explain the basics of bacterial transmission.