Spartan Sagas: Duncan Ferguson
Michigan State gave alumnus Duncan Ferguson the start to a great life and successful career in the Windy City. "Now we want to give something back to the university because it's allowed us to have a great career and to make a difference. Whenever I can help out Michigan State people I do. We come from a space where we're just kind of nice, normal people who want to get the job done."
The History of US-China Relations
Reuters Editor-at-Large, Sir Harold Evans, walks us through the history of U.S.- China relations starting in 1945.
How to Choose Eco-Friendly Green Bathroom Products
This 3:23 video shows how to select more environmentally friendly bathroom products with some simple changes. The video does contain some terms that may require additional study. The dirty dozen is very important for students to understand. This would make a good video to share with parents as well as students.
"A WikiTextBook for Introductory Mechanics, Fall 2009"
"This e-Book is a first step toward a shift in the role of the printed textbook from authoritative serial repository to modular, customizable, linkable, interactive hub. The ideal modern textbook should provide a clear overview of the domain, short summaries of key content, links to more detailed online source material, embedded self-assessment, and a vehicle for instant student feedback. This open-source e-Book for introductory mechanics uses ideas from modeling physics to encourage strategic,
Karamoja: Where Abuses Fall Under the Radar
In the Karamoja region of Uganda, villages say an army security crackdown on cattle raiding has led to incidents of brutal torture.
This interactive article looks at research findings over the past few decades that concludes birds are, in fact, a kind of theropod dinosaur. The article includes the following: An overview explaining how scientists identify and classify new specimens; An introduction to the finding that theropod dinosaurs, like Velociraptor, are more closely related to modern birds than they are to almost any other kind of dinosaur; A detailed answer to the question, What is a theropod? An interactive that allo
Buchholz on Competition, Stress, and the Rat Race
Todd Buchholz, author of Rush: Why You Need and Love the Rat Race, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the ideas in the book. Buchholz argues that competition and striving for excellence is part of our evolutionary inheritance. He criticizes attempts to remake human beings into gentle creatures who long to return to an Eden-like serenity. He argues that it is action, creativity, and planning for the future that makes us happy. The discussion includes the implications of our interest in t
Native Americans in Texas during the U.S.-Mexican War, 1846-1848
This module uses a group of documents, the "Communication[s] from the Commissioner of Indian Affairs," to discuss how to teach Texas Native American history.
6.436J Fundamentals of Probability (MIT)
This is a course on the fundamentals of probability geared towards first- or second-year graduate students who are interested in a rigorous development of the subject. The course covers most of the topics in 6.431 (sample space, random variables, expectations, transforms, Bernoulli and Poisson processes, finite Markov chains, limit theorems) but at a faster pace and in more depth. There are also a number of additional topics, such as language, terminology, and key results from measure theory; in
PediNeuroLogic Exam: 6 Month Old: Normal: Motor - Sitting
Independent sitting is accomplished by 6 to 8 months. This baby has good sitting posture (head erect and spine straight) and has enough stability to reach for objects with both hands. He even stretches to obtain an object without loosing his balance. A neuroscience tutorial focusing on those aspects of the pediatric neurological examination that are unique to the child's nervous system, with an emphasis on important neurodevelopmental milestones.
Data Discovery Lessons
The lessons posted on this site were designed to engage students with real-world data relevant to content taught in middle school and high school science courses, and to foster an understanding of ways in which they might gather organize, analyze and interpret the data in order to draw scientifically valid inferences, interpretations and conclusions. Most of the labs use computer-based technology of spreadsheet programs or the Python programming interface. The Python lessons guide students in co
Learn about Hinduism
This short video provides an overview of this religion. Moves very rapidly is mainly a narrator talking.
Sunday Service - 6/12/2011 - Joy Moore
A service of Sunday worship in Duke University Chapel. The Reverend Dr Joy Moore delivers a sermon entitled " A Crowd Came Together." She preaches to the congregation about the Pentecost. Sermon begins at 37:48. Acts2: 1-21, 2 Corinthians 12: 3b-13 Bulletin: http://bit.ly/jwACUr
Elon University School of Communications Facilities Tour
Take a look inside the School of Communications at Elon University.
Human Responsibility for the Environment in a Fallen World
Revd Margot Hodson : Course
Overview of Dev Desktop Features
As part of the Drupal Academic project (http://drupalacademic.mit.edu), this video presents some of the key features of the Dev Desktop, a local Drupal developing environment. Future videos will present overviews to installation and basic usage.
Sensory Exam: Abnormal Examples: Pain - Upper Extremities
A sharp wooden stick is used to delineate the area of decreased sharp sensation. There is loss over the ulnar side of the right hand as well as the ulnar aspect of the forearm but the arm is normal. This loss is constant with a C8-T1 dermatome distribution. The first principle of neurologic diagnosis is regional or anatomical localization. In order to become skillful the student must understand how structure relates to function of the nervous system. The neurologic examination permits "dissectio