Andy Grunberg on "Currents: Recent Acquisitions"
Corcoran College of Art and Design's Photography Department Chair Andy Grunberg discusses the post-modern in relation to the museum’s "Currents: Recent Acquistions" exhibition.
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21M.013J The Supernatural in Music, Literature and Culture (MIT)
This course explores the relationship between music and the supernatural, focusing on the social history and context of supernatural beliefs as reflected in key literary and musical works from 1600 to the present. It provides an understanding of the place of ambiguity and the role of interpretation in culture, science and art. Great works of art by Shakespeare, Verdi, Goethe (in translation), Gounod, Henry James and Benjamin Britten are explored, as well as readings from the most recent scholars
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Warriors of the .Net
Warriors of the .Net is a video for introducing the Internet to novice users. It helps the newcomers visualize how the Net works. It is 12 minutes long and creatively shows an IP packets journey through the net past routers, firewalls, and transatlantic cables.
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Louisa May Alcott, American Author- A Brief Overview
This video features narration with still images of the family homestead, the family and family friends, and the cover and illustrations from one edition of Little Women. The female narrator informs us the popularity of this classic novel, Little Women (1868), allowed Alcott to achieve financial security for herself and her family.  Bibliography includes four information source websites. (2:
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How to Choose a Musical Instrument to Play
How to Choose a Musical Instrument to Play. Choose a musical instrument to play by assessing your skills and talents in relation to that instrument is recommended in this rather simplistic approach, but it might help motivate students.  01:19 run time
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Basics of economics: Gaps in the Market
This professional video discusses the gaps in the market where there is no real competition. Security and education are often not trusted
to the market. The market often neglects social and environmental
values.

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The Growth of America in the 19th Century
This video is accompanied by text. "Between 1790 and 1820, the population of the United States more than doubled to nearly 10 million people. Remarkably, this growth was almost entirely the result of reproduction, as the immigration rate during that period had slowed to a trickle. Fewer than 250,000 immigrants entered the United States due to doubts about the viability of the new republic and travel restrictions in Europe during the French Revolution and Napoleonic Wars.
Soon after Napole

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The New Nation Unit 6
Following the War of Independence, Americans disagreed — often
passionately — about the form and function of the federal government. This unit explores how those conflicts played out as the new republic defined its identity in relation to other nations. (This unit includes a facilitator guide, video, and online text chapter.)

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teachers examine the elements of authentic instruction and cooperative learning to identify ways of engaging students in social studies content. They review the importance of questioning in relation to higher-order thinking and explore classroom strategies to stimulate
thinking and bring social studies concepts to life for their students.

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Afghanistan's presidential election on 20 August has triggered a storm of complaints, and widespread apprehension on the part of international commentators. Yet the question of how to move forward constructively is on the desk of foreign ministries in many major capitals. In this lecture Professor Maley, who was an accredited international observer for the election, offers an account of the forces that have brought Afghanistan to this pass, and some suggestions about what might be required to av
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Asian Security Seminar: G2 but no EU? What a China-US Strategic Partnership Would Mean for Europe
Dr Gudrun Wacker is a researcher at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs in Berlin, where she specialises in China's foreign and security policy and domestic development. Her current areas of research focus include EU-China relations; China in the Asia-Pacific region and the role of the US; challenges to China's modernisation and sustainable development; and China in the international order. She has co-authored numerous books, academic articles and working papers, includin
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Computing in the Cloud - Part 2: "Possession and ownership of data" – January 14, 2008
"Computing in the cloud" is one name for services that run in a Web browser and store information in a provider's data center — ranging from adaptations of familiar tools such as email and personal finance to new offerings such as virtual worlds and social networks. This workshop will bring together experts from computer science, law, politics and industry to explore the social and policy implications of this trend. Part 2 includes the first panel of the workshop, entitled "Possession and own
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Computing in the Cloud - Part 2: "Possession and ownership of data" – January 14, 2008
"Computing in the cloud" is one name for services that run in a Web browser and store information in a provider's data center — ranging from adaptations of familiar tools such as email and personal finance to new offerings such as virtual worlds and social networks. This workshop will bring together experts from computer science, law, politics and industry to explore the social and policy implications of this trend. Part 2 includes the first panel of the workshop, entitled "Possession and own
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Computing in the Cloud - Part 3: "Security and risk in the cloud" – January 14, 2008
"Computing in the cloud" is one name for services that run in a Web browser and store information in a provider's data center — ranging from adaptations of familiar tools such as email and personal finance to new offerings such as virtual worlds and social networks. This workshop will bring together experts from computer science, law, politics and industry to explore the social and policy implications of this trend. Part 3 includes the second panel of the workshop, entitled "Security and risk
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Computing in the Cloud - Part 3: "Security and risk in the cloud" – January 14, 2008
"Computing in the cloud" is one name for services that run in a Web browser and store information in a provider's data center — ranging from adaptations of familiar tools such as email and personal finance to new offerings such as virtual worlds and social networks. This workshop will bring together experts from computer science, law, politics and industry to explore the social and policy implications of this trend. Part 3 includes the second panel of the workshop, entitled "Security and risk
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Anthony Scaturro: Cyber Security for Non-technical Users Non-technical Users
Lunch 'n Learn presentation: Your work or home computer may contain information about yourself, (e.g., tax returns and other personal information), about others (e.g., work-related reports, databases), or about matters you are working on (e.g., research) that you may not want to share with the public. It is not uncommon for computer users to assume that the various computer and software vendors sell products that will protect such information “out-of-the-box.“ While their products may conta
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Lunch 'n Learn presentation: Your work or home computer may contain information about yourself, (e.g., tax returns and other personal information), about others (e.g., work-related reports, databases), or about matters you are working on (e.g., research) that you may not want to share with the public. It is not uncommon for computer users to assume that the various computer and software vendors sell products that will protect such information “out-of-the-box.“ While their products may conta
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In his lecture, “The Role of Europe in a Multilateral World,” Romano Prodi will examine the benefits and challenges presented by the European Union’s expansion. Although the enlargement of the union has had significant impact on the democratic transition in eastern Europe and has extended European markets, there is no unanimity on issues of security, energy, and foreign affairs. Prodi maintains that if the EU aims to play a key role on the world’s political stage, it will need to develop
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The Role of Europe in a Multilateral World - November 19, 2009
In his lecture, “The Role of Europe in a Multilateral World,” Romano Prodi will examine the benefits and challenges presented by the European Union’s expansion. Although the enlargement of the union has had significant impact on the democratic transition in eastern Europe and has extended European markets, there is no unanimity on issues of security, energy, and foreign affairs. Prodi maintains that if the EU aims to play a key role on the world’s political stage, it will need to develop
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