Honour Killing Across Culture and Time: Keynote address, Honour killing and the history of emotions
Professor Ute Frevert gives the keynote address at the 'Honour Killing Across Culture and Time' conference held at The Australian National University in December 2011. Professor Frevert's adress is titled 'Honour killing and the history of emotions'. At a time when honour has largely disappeared from the West's emotional lexicon, in what way does the concept of family honour evoked by those who commit or justify honour killings today resemble relevant notions, popular in nineteenth-century Euro
Looking at Learning ...Again, Part 1: Workshop 2. Intellectual Development
Explore the power of the mind and consider the notion that every child can learn everything. Harvard Professor Eleanor Duckworth discusses the importance of teaching for a deep and lasting understanding and explains why it is important to give students time to work through their own ideas and experience confusion in order to achieve such understanding.,In this clip, teachers are reflecting on their own learning experiences and whether they would have learned better if they had been told the term
21L.451 Introduction to Literary Theory (MIT)
This subject focuses on the ways in which we read, providing an overview of some of the different strategies of reading, comprehending and engaging with literary texts developed in the twentieth century. The course is organized around specific theoretical paradigms. In each case our task will be, first, to work through the selected reading in order to see how it determines or defines the task of literary interpretation; second, to locate the limits of each particular approach; and finally, to tr
Honour Killing Across Culture and Time: Official opening
Professor Andrew Leigh performs the official opening of the 'Honour Killing Across Culture and Time' conference at The Australian National University in December 2011. The concept of honour has been linked to violence historically in Western culture, particularly through Greek mythology and Shakespearean tragedy. The play, Troilus and Cressida in particular, presents a classic formulation of violence justified through masculine conceptions of honour. As this literary reference indicates, it is
Planet Hallway-A Tour of Planets Created by 3rd grade students
An amazing alternate universe of crazy and creative planets dazzle and impress everyone who attends open house. 3rd graders created their own planets to celebrate learning about space. (4:34)
Students and the stress of Multitasking Whilst it may be great that we can do a number of things at once on our computers and smart phones, there is a growing phenomenon happening amongst professionals and students who are facing burn out because they never switch off from their digital worlds. This is a big deal for young professionals and students and is a great starting point to discuss the importance of relaxation and switch off time in our lives. Many profe
Whilst it may be great that we can do a number of things at once on our computers and smart phones, there is a growing phenomenon happening amongst professionals and students who are facing burn out because they never switch off from their digital worlds.
This is a big deal for young professionals and students and is a great starting point to discuss the importance of relaxation and switch off time in our lives. Many profe
ResNet 2013: Student Technology Conference Promo
Watch what could happen if you don't attend the The Student Technology Conference at Purdue University in 2013.
South Bend Director of Public Works Gary Gilot
South Bend Director of Public Works Gary Gilot explains the city's water management challenges that were solved by an innovative new technology system created by Notre Dame, the City of South Bend, IBM and Enmet.
Science Bulletins: Cocaine's Tug-of-War in the Brain
Scientists from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine are probing neurons in the brain's reward center to learn why cocaine can be so addictive. A recent study reveals that the drug activates two different types of nerve cells. An imbalance in these cells may fuel cocaine addiction.
Science Bulletins: When Young Brains Become Social
A brain imaging study from MIT and Yale researchers reveals the neural regions underlying social cognition—the ability to recognize other people's thoughts and feelings—in children aged 6 to 11.
Science Bulletins: Swine Flu: Seeking Genetic Clues
Scientists are quickly sequencing the genes of the swine flu virus, officially called influenza A H1N1, from thousands of patients around the world. These genomes offer critical insight into the extent of the outbreak and the virus's evolutionary changes to help inform diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.
Job Interviews is one of several Futures workbooks which help students choose and prepare for their careers. Like the other workbooks in the series you can dip in and out doing the exercises which are most relevant to you. You might want to include the exercises or the output in your personal development plan or e-portfolio. Interviews are still the most commonly used method for assessing a person’s suitability for a job. In the UK 99 per cent of employers use selection interviews to recruit
Dynasties: The Mongol Empire- Part 1/5
History Channel video about Khubilai Khan and the Mongols. He made Beijing the capital of the biggest empire the world had ever seen. [10:00]
Dynasties: The Mongol Empire- Part 2/5
Khubilai Khan was a great ruler because he looked after the destitute and the poor. [10:00] His government even had a postal system.
Dynasties: The Mongol Empire- Part 3/5
Khubilai Khan tried to empress the noble Mongol families that he should be elected the Great Khan. 1260 He accepted the position of Great Khan at 44 years old.
Dynasties: The Mongol Empire- Part 4/5
Khubilai Khan pursued the last Emperor a 4 year old boy and he died. In 1279 the whole of China was in Khubilai Khan's possession and the richest man on earth.
Dynasties: The Mongol Empire- Part 5/5
Khubilai Khan a Mongol at heart - the conquering military chief, he still craved new conquests. He wanted Japan. He enlisted Koreans to invade Japan in 1274. The Japanese and Chinese still hate each other to this very day.
Genghis Khan BBC 1/5
The Secret History of the Mongols. A story of the greatest conqueror ever in world history and his Mongol Empire that ruled the world a thousand years ago. How did this illiterate outcast turn the feuding tribes of Mongolia into a powerful nation and how did he turn the Mongol hordes into a fighting machine that conquered Europe.[10:00]