17 - Paradise IV, VI, X
This lecture deals with Paradiso 4, 6 and 10. At the beginning of Paradiso 4, the pilgrim raises two questions to which the remainder of the canto is devoted. The first concerns Piccarda (Paradiso 3) who was constrained to break her religious vows. The second concerns the arrangement of the souls within the stars. The common thread that emerges from Beatrice’s reply is the relationship between intellect and will. Just as Piccarda’s fate reveals the limitations of the will, the represent
08 - Inferno XXVI, XXVII, XXVIII
Professor Mazzotta begins this lecture by recapitulating the ambivalent nature of Ulysses’ sin and its relevance to Dante’s poetic project. Inferno 27 is then read in conjunction with the preceding canto. The antithetical relationship between Dante’s false counselors, Ulysses and Guido da Montefeltro, anchors an overarching discussion of the relationship between rhetoric and politics. The latter half of the lecture is devoted to Inferno 28, where Dante’s preeminent sower of discord, B
26 - Race and Reunion: the Civil War in American Memory
Having dealt with the role of violence and the Supreme Court in bringing about the end of Reconstruction in his last lecture, Professor Blight now turns to the role of national electoral politics, focusing in particular on the off-year Congressional election of 1874 and the Presidential election of 1876. 1874 saw the return of the Democrats to majority status in the Senate and the House of Representatives, as voters sick of corruption and hurt by the Panic of 1873 fled the Republicans in droves.
Exploring the Dynamic Nature of the Sun
Through an inquiry activity, students develop an understanding of the dynamic and variable nature of the Sun by comparing and contrasting images. Students work in small groups to explore images that vary with respect to time, scale, or technology. Students identify the similarities and differences between images and share their findings with peers. The class discusses the implications of the Sun as a variable force of nature and brainstorms a list of questions that have been raised by the compar
The Sun: A Laboratory for Astrophysics
Prof. Dr. Svetlana Berdyugina (Kiepenheuer-Institut für Sonnenphysik, Freiburg): The Sun is unique to us. It is the only star which we can explore in unprecedented detail. Understanding physical processes taking place on the Sun is of fundamental importance for insights into the stellar structure and evolution, generation of magnetic fields in the universe as well as star and planet formation. In this talk I will give an overview of some recent achievements in solar physics and their implicatio
Christopher Columbus in a Nutshell
A brief animated video that gives an overview of the life of Christopher Columbus and his voyage.
18.024 Calculus with Theory II (MIT)
This course is a continuation of 18.014. It covers the same material as 18.02 (Calculus), but at a deeper level, emphasizing careful reasoning and understanding of proofs. There is considerable emphasis on linear algebra and vector integral calculus.Topics include: Calculus of several variables. Vector algebra in 3-space, determinants, matrices. Vector-valued functions of one variable, space motion. Scalar functions of several variables: partial differentiation, gradient, optimization techn
Blackwood's magazine homepage
The Blackwood's Magazine homepage is a website devoted to the history of the magazine, published from 1817 to 1980. The site is the work of Professor David Finkelstein of Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, and consists of: an essay entitled 'The Rise and Fall of the House of Blackwood's Magazine'; a bibliography of articles relating to the magazine and its authors published between 1850 and the present day; and a link to an online archive of Blackwood's Magazine issues from 1843 to 1963 host
17.20 Introduction to the American Political Process (MIT)
This class introduces students to innovative as well as classic approaches to studying U.S. government. The writing assignments will help you explore, through a variety of lenses, statis and change in the American political system over the last three decades. In the end each student will have a solid grounding in our national political institutions and processes, sharper reading and writing skills, and insight into approaching politics critically and analytically.
Emerging markets and the upturn
Emerging markets can represent tremendous opportunities for firms to emerge from the downturn. Rajesh Chandy, Professor of Marketing and Entrepreneurship talks about how some of the most remarkable innovations are happening in emerging markets
17.433 International Relations of East Asia (MIT)
The aim of this lecture course is to introduce and analyze the international relations of East Asia. With four great powers, three nuclear weapons states and two of the world's largest economies, East Asia is one of the most dynamic and consequential regions in world politics. During the Cold War, East Asia witnessed intense competition and conflict between the superpowers and among the states in the region. In the post-Cold War era, the region has been an engine of the global economy while unde
Mohammed Althani GLS 2010 interview
His Excellency Sheikh Mohammed Althani (SEP50), President, Qatar-Connect, on what we can learn from emerging markets
Office of International Studies Programs - Overview
This office administers over 40 programs and over five summer programs in 20 countries and ensures that every participating student come to understand their potential as leaders in a global world through exposure to international academics, research, and cultural engagement.
14.41 Public Economics (MIT)
This course examines the role of the public sector in the economy. The aim of the course is to provide an understanding of the reasons for government intervention in the economy, the extent of that intervention, and the response of private agents to the government's actions.
New America Media : expanding the news lens through ethnic media
New America Media was founded by the non-profit Pacific News Service in 1996, it Is a national collaboration over 2000 ethnic news organizations based in the United States. Its website provides free access to news headlines, blogs and some features from its members. These include Latino newspapers, Asian American, black and African American. The website can also be browsed by region and topic. It aims to offer different perspectives on mainstream issues. Information on copyright and access to m
22.106 Neutron Interactions and Applications (MIT)
This course is a foundational study of the effects of single and multiple interactions on neutron distributions and their applications to problems across the Nuclear Engineering department - fission, fusion, and RST. Particle simulation methods are introduced to deal with complex processes that cannot be studied only experimentally or by numerical solutions of equations. Treatment will emphasize basic concepts and understanding, as well as showing the underlying scientific connections with curre
The Nottingham Advantage Award
Graduates need more than academic knowledge and skills to stand out from the crowd in today's competitive global job market. Will you help promote the employability of our graduates?
Ritual Circumcision/Xhosa Male Culture
The Eastern Cape Province of South Africa is home to the Xhosa people, one of the nation's largest tribes. They live in the modern world, but they maintain their traditions. This includes the ritualized transition to manhood for Xhosa boys. This video is useful for discussing not only culture/tradition, but modern medicine and how sometimes these things can be at odds. (04:58)
Dr. Susannah Heschel, Dartmouth College : A Nostra Aetate Lecture
Dr. Heschel of the Department of Religion at Dartmouth College, speaks in Riggs Library about the current state of Catholic-Jewish relations and the continuation of interfaith understanding.
Caplan on the Myth of the Rational Voter
Bryan Caplan, of George Mason University and blogger at EconLog, talks about his book, The Myth of the Rational Voter: Why Democracies Choose Bad Policies. Caplan argues that democracies work well in giving voters what they want but unfortunately, what voters want isn't particularly wise, especially when it comes to economic policy. He outlines a series of systematic biases we often have on economic topics and explains why we have little or no incentive to improve our understanding of the world