Tithonus by Alfred, Lord Tennyson (poetry reading)
Tithonus fell in love with Aurora, Goddess of the Dawn, who comes every day in her silver chariot, and he asked her for eternal life. Unfortunately he forgot to ask for eternal youth as well, so he continues to age. In Gulliver's Travels the Struldbrugs are in a similar plight, they get older and older but can't die. When Tennyson is describing how Tithonus feels he is most probably describing his own feelings of desolation since his dear friend Arthur Hallam died of a stroke at the age of
This video is accompanied by text. "In the late eighteenth century, primitive methods of travel were still in use in America. Waterborne travel was uncertain and often dangerous, covered-wagon and stagecoach travel over rutted trails was uncomfortable, and all types of travel were very slow. Americans were aware that a transportation network would increase land values, stimulate domestic and foreign trade, and strengthen the American economy.
In 1794, a private company completed the Phila
A House or Representative Session
Way to long, over five hours, this video shows what it is really like on the floor of the House. The transcript along side the video is very handy and contains words that can be used for a word wall. A real eye-opener for students as they can see what the nearly empty chamber looks like.
6.637 Optical Signals, Devices, and Systems (MIT)
6.637 covers the fundamentals of optical signals and modern optical devices and systems from a practical point of view. Its goal is to help students develop a thorough understanding of the underlying physical principles such that device and system design and performance can be predicted, analyzed, and understood. Most optical systems involve the use of one or more of the following: sources (e.g., lasers and light-emitting diodes), light modulation components (e.g., liquid-crystal light modulato
CLPR Spring 2012 Speaker Series: I'm Neither Here nor There
CLPR Spring 2012 Speaker Series: I'm Neither Here nor There I'm Neither Here nor There Mexicans' Quotidian Struggles with Migration and Poverty Patricia Zavella Professor, Latin American and Latino Studies University of California, Santa Cruz Date: April 19, 2012 Time: 4:00 PM -- 5:30 PM Location: Shorb House, 2547 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94720 Description: Patricia Zavella's new book describes how poor and working-class Mexican Americans and migrants to California's central coast struggle
The Prohibition of Alcohol in the 1920s
The era of national prohibition began in 1920 with the establishment of the Eighteenth Amendment and was enforced by the Volstead Act passed by Congress that same year. The Act forbade the manufacture and sale of beverages with an alcoholic content greater than .5 percent. Zealous supporters of this law, including many women and parishioners, believed that prohibiting the manufacture and sale of alcohol would eliminate the social problems caused by intoxication.
Project Mayhem - an overview Time to unleash Mayhem. Well, first, what is it. Mayhem lets you trivially connect any device or service to any other device or service. It would be impossible to list all the things you can do with Mayhem, but here are some examples:
Time to unleash Mayhem. Well, first, what is it. Mayhem lets you trivially connect any device or service to any other device or service. It would be impossible to list all the things you can do with Mayhem, but here are some examples:
CongoForum CongoForum ontpopte zich tot een omvangrijke ‘portaalsite’ over Congo en de betrekkingen tussen Congo (en zijn provincies) en België (en zijn gemeenschappen en gewesten). De vzw CongoForum werd opgericht op 25 juni 2005 …
CongoForum ontpopte zich tot een omvangrijke ‘portaalsite’ over Congo en de betrekkingen tussen Congo (en zijn provincies) en België (en zijn gemeenschappen en gewesten).
De vzw CongoForum werd opgericht op 25 juni 2005 …
Historical Analysis of Building - (Re)Construction in Olivette Park, USA
From 1959 to 1990, East St. Louis, Illinois deteriorated from an ?All-American City? to a national symbol of urban blight. Located on the Mississippi River, the East St. Louis of today faces severe economic, social, and environmental problems. Nearly onequarter of the city?s work force is unemployed and about 40 percent of families are living below the poverty level. But East St. Louis was not always a distressed community. With strong ties to St. Louis and the surrounding region, East St. Louis
6 Summary Scattering is a process in which incident particles interact with a target and are changed in nature, number, speed or direction of motion as a result. Tunnelling is a quantum phenomenon in which particles that are incident on a classically impenetrable barrier are able to pass through the barrier and e
Scattering is a process in which incident particles interact with a target and are changed in nature, number, speed or direction of motion as a result. Tunnelling is a quantum phenomenon in which particles that are incident on a classically impenetrable barrier are able to pass through the barrier and e
Lecture by Hiroto Kobayashi
Presented by the Architecture Program as part of the Architecture Lecture Series, this lecture was filmed Monday, October 14, 2013, in Timken Lecture Hall on the college's San Francisco campus. Hiroto Kobayashi is a founding partner of Kobayashi Maki Design Workshop (KMDW), an architectural and urban design firm based in Tokyo. He also represents the American architectural firm Skidmore Owings and Merrill (SOM) in Japan. KMDW's work encompasses a full range of design scales, from furniture and
Exploring Borderland-Unit 2
Chicana writer Gloria Anzaldúa tells us that the border is "una herida
abierta [an open wound] where the lifeblood of two worlds is merging to form a third country — a border culture." This program explores the literature of the Chicano borderlands and its beginnings in the
literature of Spanish colonization. Learning activities that go with this lesson can be found at: http://www.learner.org/amerpass/unit02/index.html
Communicating India's Soft Power: Buddha to Bollywood
Professor Daya Thussu, University of Westminster, London, gives a talk for the Reuters seminar series
Neil Gaiman Talks about The Graveyard Book
Neil Gaiman talks about the his book, The Graveyard Book. He talks about what what the book is about and what children and adults think about his book.
A Tool for Typological Analysis
Any design problem is faced drawing from the architect's knowledge both case knowledge and general knowledge. One type of the latter is abstracted from a multiplicity of cases of which the common features are recognised in such a way as to single out a prototype representing in the best way a class of architectural objects. If applied to a set of residential buildings and to the flats in them the analysis is typological and it is one of the fundamental ways of acquiring general knowledge to be u
Materialising Exile : material culture and the embodied experience of Karenni refugee-ness
This very short PDF document describes the background to the AHRC funded project “Materialising Exile: Material Culture and the Embodied Experience of Karenni Refugee-ness”. The project intends to explore material culture in its broadest sense (including landscape and the body) in a Karenni refugee camp on the Burmese-Thai border and develop an understanding of the way refugees see and represent themselves.
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Emile Zola Society
The website of The Emile Zola Society will be useful to anyone engaged in study or research relating to the work of Emile Zola, or nineteenth-century French literature more generally. The site provides details about conferences on the work of this prolific French novelist, held both at the Institut Français and elsewhere; biographical and bibliographic material; information about Zola's infamous open letter regarding the Dreyfus Affair, 'J'accuse!'; pages exploring topics such as the poster cam
21H.105 American Classics (MIT)
This subject is devoted to reading and discussing basic American historical texts that are often cited but often remain unread, understanding their meaning, and assessing their continuing significance in American culture. Since it is a "Communications Intensive" subject, 21H.105 is also dedicated to improving students' capacities to write and speak well. It requires a substantial amount of writing, participation in discussions, and individual presentations to the class.