David C. Han, M.D., Associate Professor of Surgery and Radiology at Penn State College of Medicine
David C. Han, M.D., Associate Professor of Surgery and Radiology at Penn State College of Medicine, shares his thoughts on Penn State's 18th President-elect, Eric Barron.
A Visual Sourcebook of Chinese Civilization
This site features units on Chinese history, culture, and society. Each unit organizes photos, maps, and art around a theme: China's geography, archaeology, religion, calligraphy, military technology, painting, homes, gardens, clothing, and the graphic arts. Questions highlight key facets of Chinese culture: Why is calligraphy highly ranked as an art form in China? Over what kinds of terrain did Chinese civilization spread?
Tocqueville's America is another project of the American Studies Programs at The University of Virginia. In this project we take up the task of re-contextualizing Alexis de Tocqueville's famous political and cultural analysis of American democracy. Our objective is, over time, to return that book -- arguably still one of the most influential works in political thought -- to its origins, to the America of 1831-32 . For it was on that very specific ground and at that very specific historical momen
Islamic Societies of the Middle East and North Africa: Religion, History, and Culture
This new course offers a panoramic survey of the Islamic societies of the Middle East and North Africa from their origins to the present day. It will deal with the history and expansion of Islam, both as a world religion and civilization, from its birth in the Arabian peninsula in the seventh century to its subsequent spread to other parts of western Asia and North Africa. Issues of religious practices, political governance and movements, gender, social relations and cultural norms will be ex
Surveymonkey : Online polls houden Surveymonkey is een eenvoudige manier om bij je doelpubliek een enquête te houden. Met een gratis account kan je een poll opstellen met wel veertien verschillende types vragen, van open naar gesloten, van meerkeuze naar …
Surveymonkey is een eenvoudige manier om bij je doelpubliek een enquête te houden. Met een gratis account kan je een poll opstellen met wel veertien verschillende types vragen, van open naar gesloten, van meerkeuze naar …
Organisation of Pedestrian Movements: an Agent-Based Approach
Cities are becoming more complex in this digital era due to technological changes. Thinking of cities without such technological changes is equivalent to an embryonic state in the morphology of city growth, that is, the growth seems less advanced. So it is appropriate to think of the non digital city digitally. Urban design is one state which establishes the perfect relationship between the street, people and building. The relationship of the people with the building and street is becoming one o
A very good video to show students as it gives examples of how failure does not mean failure, but a chance to move in a new directions. Risk taking is also noted. This video would be excellent as a sponge activity for language arts class when students are asked to write entries into a diary. It is motivational.
Automation of Deck Bridge Representations
The bridge deck has a apparent simple shape, but it is the result of an adequate combination of two longitudinal geometric components: the deck shape evolution along de longitudinal section the layout of the road, that acts in simultaneous over a cross section, defining the deck exact shape. A geometric modelling computer programme was developed for box girder decks, allowing the generation of cross sections along the deck, defined with correct shape and location. In the elaboration of the deck
Games Technologies for Learning
The Games Technologies for Learning report explores the ways in which games technologies can be used to enhance teaching and learning, and provides advice for schools and colleges wishing to introduce...
039 The New American Wing: American Art Pottery
Alice Cooney Frelinghuysen, the Metropolitan Museum's Anthony W. and Lulu C. Wang Curator of American Decorative Arts, talks with Robert Ellison about his collection of American ceramics from 1876 to 1956, a promised gift to the Museum. The works will be displayed on the mezzanine balcony of the Charles Engelhard Court in the New American Wing, which reopens to the public on May 19, 2009. More in
066 New Acquisition: Messerschmidt's A Hypocrite and Slanderer
European Sculpture and Decorative Arts chairman Ian Wardropper comments on the powerful new acquisition A Hypocrite and Slanderer. This bust was created by the Austrian sculptor Franz Xaver Messerschmidt (1736–1783) for his series of character heads, depicting different states of mind and pointing the way toward a modern sensibility.
The Impact of mobile learning
Phase one of MoLeNET (2007/08) involved 75 colleges and 18 schools, approximately 10,000 learners and 2,000 staff, in 32mobile learning projects. The Learning and Skills Council provided funding for h...
Film Professionals on Farocki's "Workers Leaving a Factory"
Filmmaker Joanna Raczynska, Filmmaker and Professor of Film at the University of Maryland Fred Worden, and Film and Media Arts Programmer at the National Museum of Women in the Arts KJ Mohr discuss Farocki’s “Workers Leaving the Factory in Eleven Decades” as a springboard for discussing themes in "The Cinema Effect: Illusion, Reality, and the Moving Image."
Typedef - An Alias
An explanation of typedef being used to create an alias data type.
Virtual Dating: Radioactive Isotopic Decay
Virtual Dating teaching package contain exercises, questions and interactive diagrams describing absolute dating techniques used in geology. These interactive (Flash) online exercises that help students to use and understand decay curves. All questions must be answered correctly before the student can ...
Photographs of Lewis Hine: Documentation of Child Labor
This lesson encourages students to analyze dozens of photographs taken in the early 1900s depicting working conditions for child laborers. This lesson correlates to the National History Standards and the National Standards for Civics and Social Sciences. It has cross-curricular connections with history, government, language arts, and business law.
VIS-5D VR Animations: R-Aquarii Jet
The VIS-5D scientific visualization system has been extended to include an interactive mode controlled by virtual environment devices. This animation is part of a series of live screen captures demonstrating this capability.
Basic Algebra : Substituting Values Into an Algebraic Expression
Substituting values into an algebraic expression in mathematics is easier to do if the numbers the values represent are given ahead of time. Understand algebraic expressions in math with assistance from a math teacher in this video on mathematics.
Expert: Jimmy Chang
Bio: Jimmy Chang has been a math teacher at St. Pete College for nearly a decade. He has a master's degree in math, and his specialties include calculus, algebra, liberal arts, math and trigonometry.
Interview with An Astronomer : Year of Astronomy
MEET ME AT THE CORNER, Virtual Field Trips for Kids takes you to Sand Diego to meet astronomer Dennis Mamanna. Mr. Mamanna talks about The International Year of Astronomy, the history of astronomy and the Palomar Observatory.For more Virtual Field Trips for Kids visit our website at www.meetmeatthecorner.org. Find links to fun websites and a LEARNING CORNER of activities and questions about this topic.
Vincent Van Gogh part 1
Van Gogh was born in 1853 in Groot—Zundert, a small village in the southern Netherlands near the Belgian border. The oldest son of a Protestant minister, young van Gogh was moody, quiet, introverted, but he grew up with a love of nature and the arts. Van Gogh attended school as a young boy, but at the age of sixteen he left home for the Hague to work as an apprentice to an uncle, a dealer at Goupil and Co., an international art firm. Van Gogh subsequently worked for the firm in London and Pa