2012 Commencement: College of Arts, Sciences and Engineering
Video highlights from the University of Rochester's commencement ceremony for Arts, Sciences & Engineering graduates on May 20, 2012. Commencement speaker and president of Brown University Ruth Simmons told the graduating class: "Your education benefits society only if you are a drum major for human dignity, speaking out and acting on behalf of that common thread of decency in every instance in which you see injustice, inequality and hatred on the rise".
Imagine Tomorrow 2012
The Imagine Tomorrow competition at Washington State University unites educators, scholars, and industry leaders to teach students of all backgrounds how to translate ideas into results. At the outset, the competition asks teams of Washington 9th through 12th graders to address a topic—this year, energy sustainability—by answering any of four challenges: biofuels, technology, behavior, or design. With these challenges, we aim to invite collaboration among leaders of today and tomorrow, ena
AICGS At Issue Interview: Dr. Wolfgang Gerhardt
AICGS Senior Fellow Alexander Privitera sat down with Dr. Wolfgang Gerhardt, member of the German Bundestag and Free Democratic Party (FDP), to discuss the current political landscape in Germany and the rest of the euro zone and what it could mean for the future of the common currency.
Science in Focus: Shedding Light on Science: Workshop 7. Sun and Seasons
Light energy from the Sun is absorbed all over the Earth. In this workshop we will examine how the transformed energy heats the Earth unevenly, causing seasons.,Explains the cycle of seasons on the Earth using a variety of models.
Science in Focus: Force and Motion: Workshop 7. The Lure of Magnetism
What is the difference between a permanent magnet and an electromagnet? In this workshop, fourth-grade students build an electromagnet by winding a wire around a rivet and attaching the ends to battery terminals. The students first predict how many washers they can pick up with the help of their electromagnet and then perform the experiment to test their predictions. After the number of washers is recorded and the results are discussed, the students engage in a group discussion about practical u
500 NATIONS (PART 11)
This is a clip from the six-hour documentary series 500 Nations, which is a comprehensive history of Native American history in the US after the arrival of explorers from other countries. Vintage photos are included in the video.
The Beautiful Music All Around Us: Field Recordings and the American Experience, by Stephen Wade
4:48 The Beautiful Music All Around Us presents the extraordinarily rich backstories of thirteen performances captured on Library of Congress
field recordings between 1934 and 1942 in locations reaching from
Southern Appalachia to the Mississippi Delta and the Great Plains. Including the children's play song "Shortenin' Bread," the fiddle tune
"Bonaparte's Retreat," the blues "Another Man Done Gone," and the
spiritual "Ain't No Grave Can Hold My Body Down," these perf
Six Steps for Fact Checking Citizen Media
Anyone can be a publisher today – thanks to the web. As a result, there are so many more sources of news and information, which makes fact checking all the more critical in fast moving news stories. When disinformation gets into the news cycle, it can lead to people being put in harm’s way. Here, then, is a set of six tips to help you get it right.
The Bridge Challenge (Interactive)
Only after first considering such factors as site (location and conditions), purpose, and, of course, budget can an engineer decide the most appropriate size, shape, and building material for a bridge. This interactive activity from the Building Big Web site challenges users to identify which bridge design is best for each of four different locations in the growing fictional community of Craggy Rock.
Ximon : Online films en series kijken Ximon is een video-on-demand platform dat is opgericht door het EYE Film Instituut Nederland, het Instituut voor Beeld en Geluid en de Film Producenten Nederland (FPN). Met Ximon willen de oprichters …
Ximon is een video-on-demand platform dat is opgericht door het EYE Film Instituut Nederland, het Instituut voor Beeld en Geluid en de Film Producenten Nederland (FPN). Met Ximon willen de oprichters …
Proefjes : Onderzoek en ervaar de vier elementen Het doel van deze site is kinderen vanaf 8 jaar kennis te laten maken met natuurkunde, scheikunde en biologie. Deze site bevat tal van proefjes over de vier elementen, daarnaast zijn er vele andere mogelijkheden tot onderzoek. Voor …
Het doel van deze site is kinderen vanaf 8 jaar kennis te laten maken met natuurkunde, scheikunde en biologie.
Deze site bevat tal van proefjes over de vier elementen, daarnaast zijn er vele andere mogelijkheden tot onderzoek. Voor …
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Mining on the Moon
The race is on to mine the moon - and UNSW researchers have figured out how to do it and how to build there.
Discrete Random Variables: Practice 1: Discrete Distributions
Susan Dean, Barbara Illowsky, Ph.D.
This module provides students an opportunity to practice applying concepts related to discrete distributions. This practice exercise asks students to calculate several values based on the data […]
"Cooking with Our 3s," a Multiplication Rap
This multiplication rap song gives students practice multiplying by 3. The song begins with mnemonics to help students remember their threes. The second half of the song features practice problems which challenge students to sing out the answer before we do. Lyrics provided. (3:07)
By: KuoOffice This webinar was presented on Wednesday, May 16, 2012 by Dr. Helen Smith. Dr. Smith discusses Toxicogenomics.
Bases Psicosociales de la Educación
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How Can European Migration Policies Promote Development? [Audio]
Speaker(s): Tobias Billström, Peter Sutherland | Migrants play a crucial role in the development of countries of origin and countries of destination. How can labour immigration and other policies in Europe be shaped so as to optimise the benefits? Tobias Billström is Swedish minister for migration and asylum policy. Swedish migration policy includes refugee and migration policy, voluntary return home and support to voluntary return migration. Billström, a member of the Moderate Party, has be
Listening exercise: Andrea Bocelli's song
Listening exercise: Andrea Bocelli's song.