"Cutting the Fuse: The Explosion of Global Suicide Terrorism and How to Stop It"
In this talk, Robert Pape presents findings from the Chicago Project on Security and Terrorism demonstrating that, contrary to popular belief, religion alone motivates only a tiny minority of suicide attacks. Instead, the root cause is foreign military occupation, which triggers secular and religious people to carry out suicide attacks. From The World Be
View from the Top: Bruce Chizen, CEO, Adobe Systems Inc.
A Conversation with Bruce Chizen and Dean Richard Newton Chief Executive Officer Bruce Chizen's customer-focused vision has transformed Adobe into one of the world's largest and most diversified software companies in terms of revenue, global reach and breadth of products. Since his promotion to CEO in 2000, Chizen has more than doubled Adobe's revenue and turned a company known mainly for its popular design products into one of the most significant forces in the software industry today. Under
Keynote: “Provincializing the World: Europeans, Indians, Jews (1704)”
A keynote address by Carlo Ginzburg, Scuola Normale di Pisa (partial recording). From the conference 'After Europe: Postcolonial Knowledge in the Age of Globalization'. Co-sponsored by the Chicago Center for Contemporary Theory (3CT), the Franke Institute for the Humanities, and the Nicholson Center for British Studies.
The Chiefdom of Powhatan
Stratified social organization, strategic alliance, and lineage leadership were hallmarks of Powhatan's rule over southeastern tribes. Buck Woodard describes the society that existed before first contact.Author(s):
Pirates Amongst Us
A disgruntled pirate's haunted history lingers in the town where his shipmates met the hangman. Carson Hudson and Willie Balderson team up for "Pirates Amongst Us."Author(s):
Have a go at encouraging biodiversity on a farm. Play on your own or against your classmates. The Buzz game has been developed to simulate changes you can make to a field over three years. Choose your field margins, beetle banks and bird crop and away you go! The BUZZ game is suitable for all ages.
Godwin Bradbeer Artist Talk
RMIT Gallery Artist Talk featuring Godwin Bradbeer discussing his work as part of the exhibition Contemporary Australian Drawing 1.
Winter Field Lab: Snow Hydrology
This field activity may be implemented during late winter or early spring when things have not quite thawed. Students collect their own data from a snowpack, including measuring water equivalent, identifying types of snow metamorphism, finding evidence of precipitation patterns, and judging possible snowpack hazards. Back in the lab, students evaluate their data, draw conclusions, and make a report. This activity is designed for upper-level undergraduate and graduate-level geohydrology courses.
New World English
The first English words spoken in Virginia were pronounced with a 17th-century London accent. Linguistics professor Anne Charity-Hudley explains the evolution of the American sound.Author(s):
The Nile of New England
What were the distinguishing characteristics of the people of the Deerfield and their relationship with the land as illustrated through changes in lifestyles, economy, and governance? This curriculum is a semester-long course and is comprised of three units: 1. The Colonial Period 1680 – 1720 2. The Federal Period 1780-1820 3. The Progressive Era 1880-1920 Features of the Course: • The course features an inquiry-based curriculum, based on constructivist learning theory. • Students will le
The Lessons of 1704
In The Lessons of 1704, students learn the basic skills needed to do research and to "read" primary and secondary sources, to see what they can reveal about the cultural characteristics and attitudes of the English, French, and Native Americans in the Deerfield area in the late 17th and early 18th centuries. At the same time, they learn about the attitudes and behaviors of these three groups toward one another. Then, they use what they have learned to analyze the 1704 attack on Deerfield and the
Math in Society
Math in Society is a free, open textbook. This book is a survey of mathematical topics, most non-algebraic, appropriate for a college-level topics course for liberal arts majors. The text is designed so that most chapters are independent, allowing the instructor to choose a selection of topics to be covered. Emphasis is placed on the applicability of the mathematics. Material for each topic is covered in the main text, with additional depth available through exploration exercises appropriate for
Topics in Pre-Modern Chinese History
A goal of this book and the course as a whole is to encourage broad, integrative thinking about history and human affairs. Readers are encouraged to compare Chinese history with the histories of other parts of the world and with contemporary problems and issues. Readers are also encouraged to think about the process of history making (i.e., writing) itself.
This course will introduce you to Remote Sensing for the Geospatial Intelligence Professional - Students who successfully complete GEOG 883 will have a basic understanding of remote sensing systems, airborne and space borne sensors that collect optical imagery, elevation, and spectral data. They will understand the methods used to georeference and rectify these data in order to produce scaled maps and GIS-ready digital data products. The students will be introduced to the processing workflows us
Earth Processes in the Critical Zone
EARTH 530 will introduce you to the basic information necessary for understanding Earth surface processes in the Critical Zone through an integration of various scientific disciplines. Those who successfully complete EARTH 530 will be able to apply their knowledge of fundamental concepts of Earth surface processes to understanding outstanding fundamental questions in Critical Zone science and how their lives are intimately linked to Critical Zone health.
Introduction to Cyberpunk Literature
This course covers the works of the four major writers of cyberpunk: William Gibson, Bruce Sterling, Neal Stephenson, and Pat Cadigan. Other theoretical and scholarly texts that articulate cyberpunk as a site of intellectual and literary investigation will be read and will inform discussions . Popular films (Blade Runner and The Matrix) which are good examples of cyberpunk films are will also be referred to. The thematic concerns of cyberpunk, that speak directly to contemporary issues like gl
Splish-Splash: Daily Use of Water
This unit is designed to facilitate students' understanding of daily water use through reading stories from Peace Corps Volunteers who served in Kenya (East Africa) and Ghana (West Africa). As a product of this unit, each student will make a book comparing daily uses of water in America, Kenya, and Ghana. An overall goal is to develop students' understanding of the similarities and differences in water use among the people of Kenya, Ghana, and their own community. Grades 1-2 (Can be adapted to I
Off the Map - Strangers from other Worlds.
This activity focuses on the kind of worlds some visionary artists envision. Using the Off the Map Web site as a starting point, students are asked to create a new planet or world and include descriptions of the creatures and beings who live there. How do they live? How do they get along? What are their cities like? How are they different from human beings? What do they look like? Students will also evaluate the potential successes and predict the possible failures of their imagined society and
Off the Map - Brave New World
Students will examine and compare utopian societies throughout history, including the utopian worlds depicted in the visionary environments discussed in the Off the Map Web site, discussing their origins, their founders, their successes and failures. Students will develop their own plans for a visionary and utopian society and the functions necessary to run it. Grade level: 10-12.
FATWORLD is a video game about the politics of nutrition. It explores the relationships between obesity, nutrition, and socioeconomics in the contemporary U.S. The game's goal is not to tell people what to eat or how to exercise, but to demonstrate the complex, interwoven relationships between nutrition and factors like budgets, the physical world, subsidies, and regulations.