FREN 336-01, Comtemporary French Literature, Fall 2004
Le Français 336 se propose d’examiner quelques-uns des écrivains, des ouvrages, des courants littéraires et intellectuels et des phénomènes sociaux et politiques de la seconde moitié du 20e siècle. Les auteurs comprendront des romanciers, des cinéastes, des dessinateurs et un dramaturge. A partir des lectures serrées (écrites et visuelles), on essaiera de dégager les traits particuliers de chaque auteur et du genre qu’il/elle emploie pour s’exprimer. En plus, on étudiera des re
Got a Problem? - The Scientific Method
This is a very kid-friendly explanation of the scientific method. The students provide examples for each step. (1:30)
After the Quake: Aftershocks, infrastructure worries surface
Aug. 23 - University of California Assistant Professor Michael Oskin and Reuters Correspondent John Crawley provide an update on the impact of the earthquake that hit the U.S. East Coast.
"The Darkling Thrush" by Thomas Hardy (poetry reading)
The Song Thrush has almost disappeared from country and gardens in England. In Hardy's time it would have been quite common. Thomas Hardy's statue is in Dorchester, outside the public library. I leant upon a coppice gate When Frost was spectre-gray, And Winter's dregs made desolate The weakening eye of day. The tangled bine-stems scored the sky Like strings of broken lyres, And all mankind that haunted nigh Had sought their household fires. The land's sharp features seemed to be The Cen
Raw/Cooked: Kristof Wickman
Raw/Cooked presents a year-long series of five exhibitions by under-the-radar Brooklyn artists. Thousands of artists are creating work in Brooklyn every day, affirming the borough as one of the world's creative capitals. To recognize emerging Brooklyn artists and provide a showcase for their work, the Brooklyn Museum, with support from Bloomberg, invited five artists to present their first major museum exhibitions. The artists were given the opportunity to work with the Museum's collection and t
Fiat Money and the British Riots This is going to be tricky to do from a hillside in Cornwall, with a flaky mobile connection and an iPad with a one-letter-at-a-time keyboard. However, it's pouring down with rain this August morning, so let's examine the real sickness at the heart of British society, which is the constant-inflation policy of the British government. This always-disguised policy has since 1931 corrup
This is going to be tricky to do from a hillside in Cornwall, with a flaky mobile connection and an iPad with a one-letter-at-a-time keyboard. However, it's pouring down with rain this August morning, so let's examine the real sickness at the heart of British society, which is the constant-inflation policy of the British government.
This always-disguised policy has since 1931 corrup
Our correspondents discuss the humanitarian crisis in Somalia and the impact the Shabab militia is having on aid efforts
Looking at the ratings agencies
In the week after America's credit rating downgrade, our correspondents look at the agencies that make these decisions
Zoom into the Bottom Left of the Sun using TRACE Imagery
A zoom into a composite solar image created from TRACE observations made on October 10, 1998, showing an active region in the solar corona
Northern Ireland 1920-1969 - Quiz
Test your knowledge about the history of Northern Ireland
Botany and Art: Their Roles in Conservation
Students are introduced to the work of botanists and botanical illustrators, and specifically to their race to make records of endangered plant species around the world. Students examine illustrations, photographs, and dried specimens of endangered plants and consider the conservation value of an illustration over a photographic image. In a second session, students try their own hands at botanical illustration and follow the methods of a Smithsonian staff illustrator. Pencils, markers, tracing p
Addiction and the Brain
Learn about the structure of the human brain and how it is affected by drugs of abuse.
Scientists @ the Smithsonian
Video interviews with twenty Smithsonian scientists introduce students to the wide variety of work in the sciences. Students will learn the diverse pathways that these scientists took to enter their fields and they will see that many kinds of people become scientists.
Plant Tissue Culture Techniques
Several tissue culture procedures, ranging from simple to more complex, are examined. These procedures can be performed by beginning and advanced biology students and include seed sterilization and aseptic seed germination, as well as techniques for callus proliferation, cell suspension culture, and anther culture. Choice of tissues, aseptic methods, media preparation, and experimental design are addressed.
Student Teaching Procedures
This module represents a discussion of the procedures that should be followed in a student teaching position. Various aspects are discussed such as non-teaching duties, following accepted guidelines, legal aspects of assuming classroom responsibilities when no licensed teacher is in the room and other aspects of student teaching procedures.
Blast into Space - Spectacular Fall to Earth
Onboard cameras capture the amazing journey of Atlantis into space, and the dramatic return of the solid rocket boosters. Obviously, there is no narration, so this should be suppllemented by discussion by an instructor. (05:02)
Walter Isaacson: "Benjamin Franklin: An American Life"
In this University of Pennsylvania program, Walter Isaacson, president and CEO of the Aspen Institute, discusses the life of one of Americas most influential figures: Benjamin Franklin. In his recent book, "Benjamin Franklin: An American Life," Isaacson reveals the personal life of Benjamin Franklin and all the intricate details of this revolutionary leaders life that have made him unique among a group of leaders. The presentation was given at the School of Arts and Sciences at the University of
[Suresh 182] Girl’s names in India
[Suresh 182] Girl’s names in India भारत में भारत में लड़कियों के नाम = (Bharat mein ladkiyon ke naam) girl’s names in India PS; In continuation to my lesson no..57...
Pakistan celebrates independence
Pakistanis mark their independence from Britain as the prime minister asserts the nation's commitment to fighting terrorism. Lindsey Parietti reports.
What do you know about Drama? - Quiz
A quick 6 question quiz about drama