Roosevelt Corollary To the Monroe Doctrine
This video is accompanied by text. "Around the turn of the twentieth century, Latin American nations began defaulting on massive loans from European powers such as Germany and England. Many of these “Banana Republics,” including Venezuela and the Dominican Republic, had borrowed heavily and had no way or intention of repaying their debts. This issue came to the forefront in 1903, when German warships sank two Venezuelan vessels and bombarded a Venezuelan town. Their intention was to intimida
North Korea: Nuclear threat?
Against a backdrop of US hostil
The increasing world tension that built up after North Korea undertook an underground nuclear test on October 26th this year form the background for this interview with Professor Gilbert Rozman from Princeton University. A leading commentator and researcher on comparisons and relations in Northeast Asia, including China, Japan, Russia and Korea, Professor Rozman examines a number of the key facets of this complex and highly volatile situation.
Against a backdrop of US hostil
Mary Robinson: Human rights are good for business
Mary Robinson remains an uncompromising voice for human rights. The former Irish president and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights asserted the central importance of human rights in achieving a more just and sustainable future at the Net Impact conference here on sustainable prosperity, and explored with some 400 participants how they can help remind the world that human rights belong to all people and are their shared responsibility.
“That future can only come about throu
Electric Literature Founders Andy Hunger and Scott Lindenbaum: 'Agitating' for Fiction
Plenty of people in the publishing world fear that new media and the Internet will kill interest in reading literary fiction. Andy Hunter and Scott Lindenbaum, however, think of Twitter, YouTube and the iPad as opportunities to introduce new audiences to the art of the short story -- and to tell stories in unique ways. They are the founders of Electric Literature, a quarterly literary magazine that publishes using a print-on-demand model and enhances its stories through collaborations between au
The Butterfly Colors Song
This song is designed to teach the colors: red, green, yellow, blue, pink, purple, and orange. The color words are also printed on the screen. Run time 02:27.
Susanne Freidberg, FRESH: A Perishable History
"Freidberg-- tracking the movement of beef, eggs, fruit, vegetables, milk and fish from source to table- shows how technology, abetted by modern public relations, has changed the way we eat...Freidberg writes with wit and clarity, and her sense of humor extends to her choice of illustrations." -Wall Street Journal For more on the book, visit http://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?isbn=9780674057227
2006.03.02-Middle East Perspectives on Regional Issues and U.S. Policies
Shahram Chubin, Director of Studies at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy addresses Iranian perspectives on regional issues and U.S. policies.
On the loss of legitimacy and contagion of scandals
How do consumers react when the ‘bad apple’ is a scandal-ridden financial company? How much do sales suffer as a result of its wrongdoing? What are the effects on sales of other similar companies such as pension providers, fund managers, and insurers?
Exploring the migration of patient classification systems worldwide
It has been called the most significant innovation in US medical financing since the Second World War. Introduced in 1983, the Diagnosis-Related Groups (DRGs) system for classifying patients gave healthcare providers and payers a tool to manage patient care and slow the rising cost of health care. Since then, DRGs, or patient classification systems (PCSs) as they are known outside the US, have caught the attention of health care policymakers around the world.
The profits of compassion
Does it make sense for a social entrepreneur to be as concerned with making money as with improving society or the environment? Similarly, can a commercial entrepreneur be as concerned with improving society or the environment as with making money?
Cleaning House in Congress and Bob Kerrey on Iraq
Former Democratic senator Bob Kerrey is making his case for a refocused mission in Iraq. The 9/11 Commission member and Vietnam war veteran tells Bill Moyers why having US military forces in Iraq is necessary in fighting terrorism, but calls for a bipartisan plan to end US policing and occupation in the war torn nation. One of Washington's most influential public advocates, Joan Claybrook of Public Citizen, talks about what is at stake in the ethical reforms under consideration in Congress. Bill
Wet dog shake
Find out how furry animals are the masters of the spin-dry. Read the full story here: http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/nstv/2010/11/fluid-nature-from-wet-dogs-to-washing-machines.html See what the world might look like with a new bionic eye: http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/nstv/2010/11/see-the-world-through-a-bionic-eye.htm
Confidence at five-month high
Summary of business headlines: Consumer confidence hits five-month high; Housing prices fall in September; Google investigated by EU, reportedly near Groupon deal.
Third Annual Freedom of Information Day - Panel Four: Exemption Three Going Forward
An analysis of the FOIA's controversial "catch-all exemption," its recognized scope to date, and its future application under the OPEN FOIA Act of 2009 (the "2009 FOIA Amendment").
Virtual Maths - Basic Structures, shear force point of load
Interactive simulation demonstrating shear force at point of load
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Daniel Santamaria: Manuscripts and Archives - Library Finding Aids - April 22, 2009
Lunch 'n Learn presentation: An introduction to Encoded Archival Description (EAD) (an international XML metadata standard developed by the archival community that provides a standard structure for finding aids) and Princeton's EAD website. For more information see http://blogs.princeton.edu/itsacademic/2009/04/archives_and_manuscripts_library_finding_aids.html.
How Does the Worm Factory Work
The Worm Factory 360 is a home composting solution for your kitchen and household waste. Although this video was obviously made to promote the purchase of the Worm Factory 360, it does a very nice job of describing the basic process of how composting works. The video could also be used as inspiration to brainstorm and design new models for a successful compost bin. Run time 03:05.
Ontology Development at the Conceptual Level for Theory-Aware ITS Authoring Systems
This paper presents ontology engineering at the conceptual level, based on case analysis where an author (a human or software agent), assisted by an ITS authoring system, needs to select an instructional strategy (method) in order to develop a learning scenario or environment. A detailed description of the development process at the conceptual level is provided, followed by the presentation of its results. Outstanding issues raised therein will be shared for further reflection.