Boiler Bytes: Reserve Officers Training Corps
ROTC at Purdue dates back to 1888, and until 1964 male students were required to either join ROTC or band. ROTC enrollment at Purdue has ranged from 850 to 3,275 during World War II. Today, about 480 students are enrolled in all three ROTC branches. http://www.purdue.edu/vpsa/ROTC/rotc.php
Media Space - Episode 2: Elan Lee, Founder/Chief Designer at Fourth Wall Studios
One of the inventors of the alternate reality game genre, Elan Lee has spent his career finding and sharing ways to extract adventure from the world around us. In this episode of Media Space, Lee discusses his pioneering breakthroughs in the area of entertainment and immersive gaming. Lee started his career at the Microsoft Games Studio before co-founding 42 Entertainment - the company behind I Love Bees, Nine Inch Nails: Year Zero, and The Dark Knight. Learn more about Media Space and watch fu
Esther Brimmer, assistant secretary of State for International Organization Affairs
Esther Brimmer, assistant secretary of State for International Organization Affairs, spoke about "The United States at the U.N. and Beyond: A World of Transnational Challenges." at the Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) on Wednesday, September 15 at 12:30 p.m.
Whyville is an educational Internet site geared towards preteens and children. Its goal is to engage its users in learning about a broad range of topics, from science and business to art and geography. As a simulation based virtual world, Whyville's users engage in games and roleplay sponsored by a wide range of governmental, non-profit, and corporate entities. Launched in 1999, by Numedeon Inc, Whyville was one of the first virtual worlds for children, and is one of the few virtual worlds whose
21L.715 Media in Cultural Context: Popular Readerships (MIT)
What is the history of popular reading in the Western world? How does widespread access to print relate to distinctions between highbrow and lowbrow culture, between good taste and bad judgment, and between men and women readers? This course will introduce students to the broad history of popular reading and to controversies about taste and gender that have characterized its development. Our grounding in historical material will help make sense of our main focus: recent developments in the theor
Sabina Kirshenbaum describes how Orthodox men tried to prevent the Nazis from shaving their beards
Sabina Kirshenbaum describes how Orthodox men tried to prevent the Nazis from shaving their beards. The testimonies were prepared by the "Kiddush Hashem Archives" in Bnei Brak with the cooperation of the Testimonies Collection Department in Yad Vashem.
Commonwealth of Learning Copyright Audit
To a significant extent, copyright law governs the production, dissemination and consumption of knowledge and culture. In an "information society" it is particularly important to ensure that the gates of learning are kept wide open. It is in this context that an examination of copyright law with respect to education becomes crucial. When performing an audit of copyright law, it is essential to keep in mind international treaty obligations: particularly, the Berne Convention, the Agreement on tra
Worlds largest spider
The goliath birdeater tarantula of South America is arguably the biggest spider in the world. Watch as one hapless mouse wanders into a spider's deadly trap, and see the unusual adaptations that make the goliath one of nature's deadliest ambushers. There is some shots that might not be good for some students to watch.
21L.009 Shakespeare (MIT)
Three hundred and eighty years after his death, William Shakespeare remains the central author of the English-speaking world; he is the most quoted poet and the most regularly produced playwright — and now among the most popular screenwriters as well. Why is that, and who "is" he? Why do so many people think his writing is so great? What meanings did his plays have in his own time, and how do we read, speak, or listen to his words now? What should we watch for when viewing his plays i
Fighting for the Future of Medicine
At Notre Dame, one in every ten undergraduates goes on to attend medical school. These pre-med students receive training that prepares them for the challenges of the profession, motivating a commitment to scholarship and love of learning that remains with them throughout their career. Students like Katie Washington, valedictorian of the class of 2010, obtain valuable skills through undergraduate research activities, learning to use science and medicine as tools to help create a healthier and mo
Universal Subtitles is a software project and online community that's building the world's simplest subtitling tool. Subtitles and captions are crucial for translation, accessibility and search. But until now, there's been no easy open resource for subtitling -- locking online video behind language barriers and obstacles for the hearing and vision impaired.Created by Miro and the Participatory Culture Foundation and supported by Mozilla Drumbeat, Universal Subtitles is a simple subtitling tool a
According to Vuvox, the site gives users the power to create one of a kind stories in an instant. All you need to do is provide whatever content you have. Take pictures, video, audio and text. Mix it up. Choose backgrounds, colors, textures that create your vibe and then you are ready to share your piece with the world.
Changes in Today's World: Statistics Show a New World Emerging
A three minute video that shows how the world is truly becoming global in terms of jobs and some startling facts that ALL students need to see. Remarkable collection of data.
GM IPO starts at $10b -sources
Summary of business headlines include GM IPO: $10 billion in common shares, $3 billion in preferred stock-sources; Google's Android gives the world something to talk about; Wall Street ends barely changed ahead of mid-terms, Fed meeting.
From Harvard to the Facebook - Mark Zuckerberg, Jim Breyer (Facebook)
Mark Zuckerberg, founder of TheFacebook, is interviewed by VC, Jim Breyer, Managing Partner of Accel. Mark describes what it was like to leave Harvard to venture into a business to build a social utility tool for college students around the world.
Balancing Work and Life - Carol Bartz (Autodesk)
Carol Bartz, Executive Chairman of the Board and CEO of Autodesk for the past 14 years, reflects on her experience of running one of the largest PC software companies in the world while finding a balance between her career and personal life. She also stresses the importance of continued learning and addresses the challenges of succeeding in a global market.
3 What is poetry? We can possibly best define what poetry is by saying what it isn't. For one thing, poetry, unlike prose, cannot be paraphrased. If you could sum it up succinctly in any other fashion you wouldn't write the poem. One can talk about the theme of a poem, for instance, but it's the poem itself which conveys the ultimate effect. A poem is the best possible expression of what the poet wants to say. Some might say that the form and content of art, in this case poetry, is untranslatable. Let's
We can possibly best define what poetry is by saying what it isn't. For one thing, poetry, unlike prose, cannot be paraphrased. If you could sum it up succinctly in any other fashion you wouldn't write the poem. One can talk about the theme of a poem, for instance, but it's the poem itself which conveys the ultimate effect. A poem is the best possible expression of what the poet wants to say. Some might say that the form and content of art, in this case poetry, is untranslatable.