Fiscal Year 2011: Building Next Generation Networks
This Alumni Association year-in-review video update was first shown at the 2011 Alumni Leadership Conference on September 17, 2011. It details the many programs of the MIT Alumni Association and how alumni volunteers support programs that engage alumni face-to-face, financially through annual fund giving, and virtually through the Infinite Connection. For the written annual report and annual rolls of donors and volunteers, please visit http://bit.ly/pFkoV3
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Kim Mellor '05, M.Ed alumna
Kim Mellor, a 2005 Elon M.Ed. graduate, reflects on her time in the program and the lasting impact her time at Elon has had on her career as an educator.
A Horse Connection
Five persons with special needs have their lives changed forever through a unique and engaging horse riding therapy program.“What is it we feel when we ride a horse?” This question opens ‘A Horse Connection,’ a documentary that explores the relationship between horses and persons with special needs. Nancy King, a specialist in Equine Assisted Therapy, introduces us to her riding therapy program, designed to assist special needs considerations. This includes au
Jewels of the Jungle
Jewels of the Jungle takes viewers on a world-wide quest for new natural medicines.Jewels of the Jungle takes audiences on a worldwide journey of scientific exploration, trekking throughout the forests of Australia, Bolivia and Peru, and into laboratories throughout the United States, presenting viewers with a first glimpse of what may become humanity’s next generation of wonder drugs.In recent years drug-resistant bacteria have rendered many of society’s ‘wonder-drugs’ i
The Panda: An Endangered Species
This selection contains a slide show set to music which provides background information on the plight of the panda, characteristics of pandas, a map of their natural habitat, and efforts being made to help them. Many photos of pandas are also shown. ( 2:20)
"The Curse" by John Donne (poetry reading)
The Gamester's Gall sounds pretty nasty but is perhaps not quite as bad as the Alice that Christopher Robin went down with. Actually I don't know what Gamester's Gall is. Maybe he meant Syphilis, the classic legacy of an encounter with a femme fatale. Sometimes the host of the spirochete doesn't have a particularly hard time. There may be only two symptoms: a painless sore at the site of the infection, then fifteen years later the delusion that you're somebody important. The curse that na
London Design Festival's 3D 'revolution'
Sept.19 - As part of the ninth London Design Festival, the 154-year-old Victoria & Albert Museum is staging an exhibition of items created using a cutting-edge 3D printing process which curator Murray Moss says will spark a new 'revolution' in creativity. Matt Cowan reports
Loopspelletjes Verschillende loopspelletjes om de conditie, uithouding en reactiesnelheid te verbeteren.
Verschillende loopspelletjes om de conditie, uithouding en reactiesnelheid te verbeteren.
Why study Thomas Aquinas?
In this episode of the ‘Why Study’ series, Dr Simon Oliver discusses why he devotes so much attention to the medieval Dominican theologian, Thomas Aquinas (1225-74); and argues that when someone today comes to grips with his thought, that learning experience trains one to think theologically.
The Vitamin Village is a web-based eLearning package developed between 2001 and 2008 to incorporate vitamins A, C, D, E and K, as well as a basic introduction to antioxidants. It is mainly used in first year teaching of vitamins, but also in the 2nd and 3rd years of the 3 year BSc (Hons) Nutrition and 4 year MNutr Nutrition degrees taught within the School of Biosciences. The creation and development involved staff within Nutritional Sciences (Drs John Brameld, Zoe Daniel & Tim Parr and Profe
Understanding global politics
This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or downloaded as a zip file. As taught in Autumn Semester 2009. This module introduces global politics through the major theoretical, historical and empirical ways of seeing international relations. Different claims, about, for example, human nature, power, war, peace, the state, society, law and politics are offered by thinkers who exercise a major influence on our contemporary understanding. These claims contribute to different approaches t
Roads to modernity, 1789-1945
This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or downloaded as a zip file. As taught Autumn/Spring Semesters 2010/11. This module addresses the nature of ‘modernity’. It explores the ideas and historical experiences that transformed societies in Europe and around the world during a series of epic journeys from the distant past to the near present. In the autumn semester lectures and seminars provide a broad chronological survey of major events from 1789 to 1945. The focus is on key e
Researching solutions to global water shortages
Director of the University of Nottingham’s Centre for Clean Water Technologies. Making sure the world’s population has enough drinking water is one of the biggest challenges we face today. A rapidly increasing global population, the fact that only a very small percentage of global water is available for consumption and an uneven global distribution of clean drinking water are the main problems in regard to the current global water crisis. Professor Hilal discusses these problems and some o
Politics in 60 seconds. Disaster politics
Dr Vanessa Pupavac defines a polical concept in 60 seconds for those with a spare minute to learn something new. This videocast focusses on disaster politics as a political concept. Warning: video does contain bloopers and out takes. May 2010 Suitable for Undergraduate study and Community education Dr Vanessa Pupavac, School of Politics and International Relations Dr Vanessa Pupavac is a lecturer in International Relations at the University of Nottingham. She has previously worked for the U
IMF, World Bank see economic danger
Sept. 22 - The world economy is at a critical juncture as governments need to be courageous in efforts to clean up their sovereign debt problems, International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde and World Bank President Robert Zoellick said as their annual meetings begin. Conway G. Gittens reports.
MIPS: Risking It All on RISC
[Recorded: July 27, 2011] Stanford University President John Hennessy and MIPS colleagues Bob Miller, Skip Stritter and Joe DiNucci will discuss the story of MIPS, a groundbreaking company in the computer industry. In 1981, Hennessy led the Stanford research team that developed a Reduced Instruction Set Computing (RISC) microprocessor that had the potential to dramatically increase performance and reduce costs. Then in 1984, Hennessy joined Skip Stritter and John Mousourris to co-found MIPS Co
Battle of Taillebourg: XIII Century Blood of Europe campaign battle
This 1:46 long video does not have narration and uses simple graphics to show what happened during this battle that took place in Tailleburg, France at a bridge passed Charente River. It was strategic importance on the route between Northern and Southern France. The war had 4 minor battles and started in 1242 and ended in 1538.
Approaches to political studies
This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or downloaded as a zip file. As taught Autumn Semester 2010. This module introduces students to alternative theoretical approaches to the study of political phenomena. We consider the different forms of analysing, explaining, and understanding politics associated with approaches such as behaviouralism, rational choice theory, institutionalism, Marxism, feminism, interpretive theory and post-modernism. This module shows that the different a
Panel debate on The Politics of Land in southern Africa
30 September 2009 The Politics of Land in southern Africa
Panel debate in Masvingo, Zimbabwe featuring researchers from the Livelihoods and Land Reform Project.