Barbara Dianne Savage, YOUR SPIRITS WALK BESIDE US: The Politics of Black Religion
"'Your Spirits Walk Beside Us' marks the beginning of a new history of African American religion, not as a sacred narrative, but as the exciting story of a powerful but ambivalent Christian legacy in African American life." -Robert A. Orsi, author of "Thank You, Saint Jude: Womens Devotion to the Patron Saint of Hopeless Causes" For more on the book, visit http://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?isbn=9780674031777
President Clinton's Remarks on Nuclear Proliferation
President Bill Clinton reflects on his administrations efforts to stop nuclear proliferation and his hope that world leaders will work together to create a more comprehensive non-proliferation treaty. The taped remarks were prepared for "The Presidency in the Nuclear Age" conference held at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum on October 12, 2009.
Story of the World- The Middle Ages-The Islamic Invasion
This spirited reading of author Susan Wise Bauer's Story of
the World history series brings to life the stories and records of the
peoples of ancient times. This chapter is about the Islamic invasion.
Robert Taylor: Network Visionary
[Recorded May 13, 2010] Bob Taylor planned to be a Methodist minister like his father. Instead, he became an evangelist for an idea that changed the world: easy-to-use computers that talk to each other. "I was never interested in the computer as a mathematical device, but as a communication device," Taylor said. Taylor's interests -- and his genius for getting them funded -- helped develop computer networking, the personal computer, and many of the other technologies that drove the global comput
PLATO Computer Learning System 50th Anniversary
[Recorded: June 2, 2010] Science fiction writer William Gibson once famously said, "The future is already here. It's just not evenly distributed." Such was the case in the early 1970s, when the fourth generation of the PLATO system, evolving since 1960 at the University of Illinois, made its debut. Viewed from today, it is hard to believe that the PLATO IV system could have existed when it did: Terminals with touch-sensitive, gas-plasma flat-panel displays, random-access audio, built-in color mi
PLATO - A Culture of Innovation
On June 3, 2010, the Computer History Museum hosted a 6-session conference on the PLATO learning system. Session 1 was entitled "A Culture of Innovation: What Don Bitzer Wrought." Session 1 Description: The Computer-based Education Research Lab, where the PLATO system was invented, was a caldron of innovation. Out of that environment, new technologies grew and lives were changed. What was it about the environment that stimulated innovation? Bob Sutton, management guru and scholar of innovation,
PLATO Learning System Software
On June 3, 2010, the Computer History Museum hosted a 6-session conference on the PLATO learning system. Session 3 was entitled "PLATO Software: Driven by a Clear, Compelling Challenge." Session 3 Description: The software architecture of the PLATO Learning System permitted high interactivity with hundreds of users and a TUTOR programming language that enabled faculty (and gamers) to write their own interactive graphics programs. These capabilities required close management of scarce system res
PLATO - An Early Community of Multiplayer Games
On June 3, 2010, the Computer History Museum hosted a 6-session conference on the PLATO learning system. Session 5 was entitled "PLATO Games: An Early, Robust Community of Multiplayer, Online Games." Session 5 Description: Social gaming is the fusion of computer games and digital communities. Some of the earliest instances of this occurred on the PLATO system, and were made possible by the PLATO system's technological innovations as well as a sufficiently open environment to allow the developme
The Facebook Effect with Mark Zuckerberg
[Recorded: July 21, 2010] The growth and impact of Facebook is mind blowing, even for an industry that considers "overnight success" to be a long-range goal. Founded in a Harvard dorm room on February 4th 2004 by 19-year-old Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook announced in July 2010 that had it reached the milestone of 500 million registered users. Facebook isn't just an American success story, most users are outside of the United States and half of them log on every day. Facebook has already made an irr
Immigration to Britain
The first word, not the last
Utagawa: Masters of the Japanese Print 1770-1900
Utagawa: Masters of the Japanese Print, 1770--1900 presents more than seventy prints from the renowned Van Vleck collection of Japanese woodblock prints at the Chazen Museum of Art, University of Wisconsin--Madison and approximately twenty prints from the Brooklyn Museum. The Utagawa School, founded by Utagawa Toyoharu, dominated the Japanese print market in the nineteenth century and is responsible for more than half of all surviving ukiyo-e prints, or "pictures of the floating world." March 21
Lab Safety Rap
A rap on lab safety rules simple explanation of lab safety acted out by students. The original lyrics and song are from Rhythm, Rhyme, and Results. Lyrics are included at the bottom of the screen. Run time 03:24.
Authors@Google: Dr. Condoleezza Rice
Dr. Condoleezza Rice visits Google's Mountain View, CA headquarters to discuss her memoir "Extraordinary, Ordinary People: A Memoir of Family." This event took place on October 20, 2010, as a part of the Authors@Google series. As comfortable describing lighthearted family moments as she is recalling the poignancy of her mother's cancer battle and the heady challenge of going toe-to-toe with Soviet leaders, Rice holds nothing back in this remarkably candid telling. This is the story of Condoleez
Obama signals tax stance
U.S. President Obama reasserted that Bush-era tax cuts should be made permanent for the middle class. Deborah Lutterbeck reports
Interview about 2010 Nobel Prize in Literature
After the announcement, Peter Englund, Permanent Secretary of the Swedish Academy, told senior editor Simon Frantz that Mario Vargas Llosa is one of the great Latin American storytellers - a master of dialogue who has been searching for the elusive concept known as the total novel, and who believes in the power of fiction to improve the world.
Stop, Drop, and Roll
This is a fun music video for kids about fire safety. Some of the lyrics include: "Don't ever play with matches, lighters and candles to. And if you find them in the house, as a grownup what to do. Your kitchen is a place where many fires start. Be careful when you are walking near a stove. They get very, very hot. Stay calm. Be cool. An open flame is not a game. Learn fire safety rules....." Run time 02:50
Virtual Maths , Shapes Space and Measure, Theodolite survey formula
Theodolite survey, information, formula, and calculation
Banks in Asia may weather global financial crisis
Banks operating in Asia should come out of the global financial crisis relatively unscathed compared to their counterparts in the US and Europe, given their more conservative lending activities and stronger balance sheets, bankers and financial experts said at a recent Bloomberg Leadership Forum held in Singapore.
The Nigerian Paradox : Is it fading away?
Emeka Onwuka, CEO of Diamond Bank, talks to INSEAD Knowledge about Nigeria's economy.