Immigrants Detained at Ellis Island
Upon arrival some immigrants at New York's Ellis Island were detained for legal or medical reasons. These immigrants would stay in separate gender dormitories overnight. Being detained at Ellis Island was a frightening experience for most immigrants, yet some immigrants found the experience to be one that helped them discover what to do with the rest of their lives. (1:57)
Swarm of Common Jellyfish
This short video gives excellent real life, close up footage of a swarm of Common Jellyfish. As its name suggests, the common jellyfish (Aurelia aurita) is the most common jellyfish species on British shores. The body is a saucer shaped 'bell', which is colorless except for four obvious violet gonads visible in the center of the disc. The outer edges are fringed with many small tentacles, and four stocky 'arms' surround the mouth. This is a great resource to help build background knowledge
Common Jellyfish--An Overview
This short video gives excellent real life footage of a Common Jellyfish. Students will enjoy listening to the ocean sounds and seeing the close up views of these amazing creatures. As its name suggests, the common jellyfish (Aurelia aurita) is the most common jellyfish species on British shores. The body is a saucer shaped 'bell', which is colorless except for four obvious violet gonads visible in the center of the disc. The outer edges are fringed with many small tentacles, and four stock
SMU Centennial Symposium: Welcome
Welcoming remarks by James K. Hopkins, Symposium Chair and SMU Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professor, and by SMU Provost Paul Ludden. They were followed by the opening address of Henry S. Bienen, President Emeritus of Northwestern University, who spoke on "Reflections on a University in a Great City." The symposium, held at SMU November 10-11, 2011, was titled "The University and the City: Higher Education and the Common Good" and examined the relationship between cities and universities.
Cattle germ may be making humans sick, says WSU researcher
Doctors who treat patients with Crohn's disease have long regarded the illness as a biological version of friendly fire, where people's own immune systems mistakenly attack the digestive tract. But Washington State University researcher William Davis said its cause may originate outside the human body - from a germ that sickens cattle. For more about this story, click here: http://news.wsu.edu/pages/publications.asp?Action=Detail&PublicationID=30388&TypeID=1
The Presence of the Past - Course Trailer
Culture and Belief 15: The Presence of the Past -- Julie A. Buckler (Slavic Languages and Literatures)
Veteran's Home Movies
In this video clip, find out why more veterans came home with home movies from Vietnam and how they helped give Vietnam in HD a unique perspective of the war. (2:44)
The Politics of Resistance and the Arab Uprisings [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Charles Tripp | This talk will look at how resistance to regimes' appropriation of public space has been a central theme of the Arab uprisings. Charles Tripp is a professor of politics with reference to the Middle East at the School of Oriental and African Studies.
Climate Change and the New Industrial Revolution - How we can get there: building national and inter
Speaker(s): Professor Lord Stern | Five years on from the Stern Review there have been important changes in the world which are likely to have a profound impact on our response to the two defining challenges of the century; overcoming poverty and managing climate change. Lord Stern will discuss how we can bring economics and political economy to the analysis of our response to these challenges in the context of a special but difficult decade in the global economy. The analysis of climate change
Images of a market in Barcelona
Images of a market in Barcelona.
Images of the Sagrada Familia, Barcelona
Images of the Sagrada Familia, Barcelona.
Images of Parc Guell, Barcelona
Images of Parc Guell, Barcelona.
Purple Sea Urchin--An Overview
This short video gives excellent real life footage of a sea urchin in its natural environment. The purple sea urchin is an aptly named species, easily identified by the strikingly vivid, purple spines that project from its rounded body. These conspicuous spines are attached to a hard outer body wall, known as the ‘test’. Also attached to the test are suckered, tentacle-like appendages, known as ‘tube feet’, which are used in locomotion, feeding and respiration. This
Edible Sea Urchin--An Overview
This short video gives excellent real life footage of an Edible Sea Urchin. Students will enjoy the ocean sounds as they watch the close up views of this amazing invertebrate in its ocean home. The edible or common sea urchin (Echinus esculentus) has a large, rounded 'shell', which is actually an external skeleton, correctly called a 'test', composed of calcareous plates. It is usually pinkish-red in color but more rarely may be shades of yellow, green or purple. The sha
Interview with Trent Martin, AMS Project Manager
NASA Public Affairs Officer Kelly Humphries talks with Trent Martin, Johnson Space Center project manager for the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) aboard the International Space Station.
Where a False Step Means Death (1921)
Marjorie Hillick, the "Maud Allan of the skies" performs a dance on an uncompleted New York skyscraper with only her trusty tambourine for company. Don't look down!