President Heckler Lilly Conference Address - Part 1
Valparaiso University President Mark Heckler speaks on the subject of "The Arts as Institutional Signature" during the 20th anniversary national conference of the Lilly Fellows Program in Humanities and the Arts (www.lillyfellows.org). More than 200 scholars from across the United States converged at Valparaiso University, Oct. 14 to 17, 2010, to discuss how colleges and students are being affected by changing notions of place, community and higher learning in the 21st century. How distance lear
Statistical Reasoning I
Statistical Reasoning in Public Health provides an introduction to selected important topics in biostatistical concepts and reasoning through lectures, exercises, and bulletin board discussions. It represents an introduction to the field and provides a survey of data and data types. Specific topics include tools for describing central tendency and variability in data; methods for performing inference on population means and proportions via sample data; statistical hypothesis testing and its appl
Putting DNA to Work
This site looks at where DNA is found, similarities in the DNA of humans and other species, and how traits are inherited from one generation to the next. Learn how DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid), discovered 50 years ago, is used today to detect diseases, improve crops, and catch criminals. The museum has identified unique, inquiry-based activities related to this exhibit (physical and virtual) that are designed for middle and high-school students and adhere to the National Academies' National Scien
The Underground Railroad
This three minute video uses a narrator and images to provide a good overview of the Underground Railroad and dwells on the people and causes of the movement.
Christmas in Color
'Black Nativity.'A Say Brother special presentation, 'Christmas in Color', features the Elma Lewis School of Fine Arts' musical adaptation of Langston Hughes' 'Black Nativity,' which was performed in-studio. Additional segments include a mime performance by Halim Adbur Rashid (Fred Johnson) and a 'Christmas Cabaret' featuring four songs by vocalist Chip Garnett with back-up vocalists Cheryl Freeman and Sheryl Shell. Produced by Barbara Barrow-Murray.
My Place Asia Australia
My Place Asia Australia is an innovative educational exchange between Australian schools and students and their counterparts in China, Japan, Korea, India, Indonesia and Vietnam. Partnerships are established between groups of schools in Australia and the above named countries. This website has been designed to link with current curriculum in the Visual Arts and Studies of Society and Environment with a specific focus on studies of Asia for middle school students. The teachers' guide provides pre
Kids Next Door
This site lets kids know how they can help the homeless, presents personal stories on what young people are doing to help their communities, and provides a place for kids to submit their own stories. Children can also take a virtual field trip to the library, learn how to go on a scavenger hunt, and more.
Visualizing Cultures opens a window on modern times by wedding popular images and scholarly commentary in ways that were not technologically possible until recently. Focusing to date on Japan and Asia in the modern world, these units enable users to “see” historical moments as they were actually depicted for mass audiences at the time from various national, cultural, racial, ideological, and individual perspectives. The graphics themselves also reflect the evolving nature of different medium
- An interactive tour of NASA's first five decades of exploration, featuring virtual pavilions, clickable models and exhibits, video galleries, astronauts, presidents, and a
An interactive tour of NASA's first five decades of exploration, featuring virtual pavilions, clickable models and exhibits, video galleries, astronauts, presidents, and a
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2.6 David Hume
Part 2.6. Introduces 18th Century Scottish philosopher David Hume, 'The Great Infidel', including his life, works and a brief look at his philosophical thoughts.
Lecture 09 - 10/21/2010
Harpooned is a free game for Windows. It is a Cetacean Research Simulator, where you play the role of a Japanese scientist performing research on whales around Antarctica.
Molarity and Density
You can access the problems below via the Load Homework dialogue in the File menu of the Virtual Lab. They have been organized by concept and ranked by difficulty (A ranking of 1 denotes an easier problem; 5 is more challenging). Word files for these problems are provided so that you may edit and distribute the assignments in your classroom. The following types of problems can be found: dilution problems, Sucrose problem, Making Solutions from Solids, Metal Density problem, Liquid Density proble
You and a friend are hiking the Appalachian Trail when a storm comes through. You stop to eat, but find that all available firewood is too wet to start a fire. From your Chem 106 class, you remember that heat is given off by some chemical reactions; if you could mix two solutions together to produce an exothermic reaction, you might be able to cook the food you brought along for the hike. Luckily, being the dedicated chemist that you are, you never go anywhere without taking along a couple chemi
You can access the problems below via the Load Homework dialogue in the File menu of the Virtual Lab. They have been organized by concept and ranked by difficulty (A ranking of 1 denotes an easier problem; 5 is more challenging). Word files for these problems are provided so that you may edit and distribute the assignments in your classroom. The following types of problems can be found: Cobalt Chlorid and LeChatlier's Principle and DNA Binding.
Acids and Bases
You can access the problems below via the Load Homework dialogue in the File menu of the Virtual Lab. They have been organized by concept and ranked by difficulty (A ranking of 1 denotes an easier problem; 5 is more challenging). Word files for these problems are provided so that you may edit and distribute the assignments in your classroom. The following types of problems can be found:Strong and Weak Acid and Base Problems, Determination of the pH Scale by the Method of Successive Dilutions, St
Otis Visiting Artist: Simone Forti
Fine Arts presents choregrapher Simone Forti. Her dancing and choreography are based on everyday movements and improvisations. Among the choreographers with whom she has performed are Anna Halprin, Merce Cunningham, Martha Graham, and Robert Whiitman.
Otis College Convocation 2010 Presenter: Nathan Shedroff
Every August, right before the semester begins, Otis College of Art and Design hosts a day of Convocation, where new and returning faculty attend presentations by visiting artists and educators. Convocation 2010 Presenter Nathan Shedroff discussed "Teaching to Sustainable Practices in Art and Design." Keynote Speaker, Nathan Shedroff, is the author of numerous books on sustainable art/design practices and their place in education, including Design is the Problem: The Future of Design must be S
Woman's Building History: Susan King (Otis College)
Susan E. King moved to Southern California in the 1970's to be part of the Feminist Studio Workshop where she started writing and making artists' books. For many years, she was on faculty and she served as Studio Director of the Women's Graphic Center at the Woman's Building. King grew up in the South, in a family of storytellers. Southern oral tradition and history, and writing about place often appear in her work. Trained as a sculptor, she brings sculptural aspects to making artists' books. H