4.651 20th Century Art (MIT)
Critical examination of major developments in European and American art during the past century. Surveys art's engagements with modernization, radical politics, utopianism, mass culture, changing conceptions of mind and human nature, new technologies, colonialism and postcolonialism, and other significant aspects of recent history.
Geography, Inequality and Oxford
Danny Dorling delivers his inaugural lecture as Halford Mackinder Professor of Geography on 'Geography, Inequality and Oxford'. Danny Dorling's talk outlines how geography is increasingly important for revealing inequalities - over the last third of a century, inequalities in health and wealth have been rising and rising fastest in the last 5 years. The last period in recent history when we enjoyed relative equality was back in the 1970s - the time when Danny himself was living and schooled in O
Bi 20, Sn 80 (wt%)
Low concentration of bismuth - there are two components - higher bismuth (light coloured because bismuth has a larger atomic mass than tin) and low bismuth (grey).
Inaugural Lecture Prof Nick Frost - Assessing Modern British Childhood: research, policy and practic
This lecture explored the contemporary policy agenda for children and young people living in England. The major focus of the lecture was on the relationship between the state and modern childhood. The lecture then moved on to examine the state of contemporary British childhood. A series of recent research and policy reports have suggested that British children inhabit a world that compares negatively to children in otherwise comparable societies. Childhood and youth are also a high profile and f
This topic gives a brief introduction to obesity and an introduction to its genetic link. There is an interactive calculator allowing students to calculate their Body Mass Index to categorise their weight status (e.g. overweight, underweight, etc.).
Mass media in America
This module analyzes the foundations of mass media in America as well as the political and technological developments that generate change. The primary focus is upon news disseminated by television, newspapers, radio, and the internet as the chief sources of current information about the world.
Groundwater Hydrology, Fall 2004
Fundamentals of subsurface flow and transport, emphasizing the role of groundwater in the hydrologic cycle, the relation of groundwater flow to geologic structure, and the management of contaminated groundwater. Topics include: Darcy equation, flow nets, mass conservation, the aquifer flow equation, heterogeneity and anisotropy, storage properties, regional circulation, unsaturated flow, recharge, stream-aquifer interaction, well hydraulics, flow through fractured rock, numerical models, groundw
Cold War: Mutual Assured Destruction - part 5/5
1960 - 1972 Throughout the 60s, the U.S. and the Soviet Union are locked in a nuclear stand-off; each realizes that bombing the enemy could provoke retaliation and self-destruction. Nuclear strategy evolves into Mutual Assured Destruction, or MAD, in which both sides are guaranteed certain annihilation in the event of nuclear war.
The US Industrial Growth (Pre-Civil War)
This video is accompanied by text. "In the eighteenth century, British inventors perfected a series of machines for mass production of textiles, which initiated the European Industrial Revolution and gave Britain a head start in industrial production. For many years, the British carefully guarded their industrial secrets, forbidding the export of machines or even descriptions of them and restricting the departure of informed mechanics. The British could not keep its secrets forever, and in 1789,
How can we stop cyberbullying?
The start of the new school year this fall has brought with it a national focus on and concern with cyberbullying. What is this form of bullying and how can it be addressed? University of Minnesota expert on cyberbullying Shayla Thiel-Stern, assistant professor in the U of M's School of Journalism and Mass Communication, talks about this devastating problem.
May the Force Be With You: Weight
The purpose of this lesson is to help students understand the relationship between the mass and the weight of an object. Students will study the properties of common materials and why airplanes use specific materials.
Virtual Maths, Density formula simulation
Density, mass and volume interactive formula, simulation
Physics in architecture
Developed in 1998 by Dr John Whittle (Department of the Built Environment) using Authorware, this package contains brief interactive notes on eight areas of physics in which architects need a working knowledge. However, it is also useful to others in science, engineering and social sciences looking for an introduction to the topics concerned. These topics are: Units of measurement; Scalar and vector quantities; Newton’s laws; Mass and weight; Action and reaction; Waves; Heat, work and energy;
Energy resources: Nuclear energy
The transformation of radioactive uranium and, in some instances, thorium isotopes provides vastly more energy per unit mass of fuel than any other energy source, except nuclear fusion, and therein lies its greatest attraction. The unit considers the advantages and limitations of generating this power and the environmental and security issues that the process raises. OpenLearn Resource - Time: 14hours and Level: Intermediate
Guest Lecture: John Chillag - Learning from the Holocaust
As part of the Senator George Mitchell Seminar Series, John Chillag delivered a powerful and moving speech to mark the 64th anniversary of the Nazi occupation of Hungary. The audience first heard the impressions of two students from Abbey Grange School, who visited Auschwitz-Birkenau in late February. Rebakah commented, "Although a traumatic experience, I'm glad I had the chance to visit Auschwitz - to learn what atrocities had happened and make me realise that situations like the Holocaust shou
Guest Lecture: Senator George Mitchell - Olof Palme Memorial Peace
The University, in association with Leeds City Council and Leeds Peace Links groups, recently hosted the Leeds International Olof Palme Memorial Peace Lecture. CND Vice-President, Bruce Kent, delivered this year's lecture, The Global Elimination of Nuclear Weapons - Possibilities & Practicalities, at the Banqueting Suite at Leeds Civic Hall. Bruce Kent has been a life-long advocate for the campaign of total nuclear disarmament. At 80 years of age he remains dedicated to global peace being also t
CIPR Guest Lecture Carl Christopher, Sponsorship & Content Manager
Leeds Business School opened the fourth year of its CIPR guest lecture series in great style, with Carl Christopher offering a fascinating insight into his vast experiences in the communications industry. The lecture, which took place on Monday 5 October 2009, was the first to be held in the new state of the art business school home, the Rose Bowl. Carl's experience includes working with major organisations such as Kiss FM, New Musical Express (NME) and Sony Computer Entertainment UK (SCE UK). H
The Gold Rush, positive for California in so many ways, had a devastating effect on the state's environment. Many of these problems were directly related to gold-mining technology. The process of hydraulic mining, which became popular in the 1850s, caused irreparable environmental destruction. Two images show California's largest hydraulic mine ? Malakoff Diggings, in Nevada County ? in action. (Malakoff Diggings is now a state park and open to visitors.) Dams (such as the English Dam in Nevada
Excerpts from A Cambridge Mass
An early work by composer Ralph Vaughan Williams is to be performed for the first time after being spotted in an exhibition at Cambridge University Library. The score of A Cambridge Mass was written by Vaughan Williams for his doctoral examination and has never been heard. It has been in the safe-keeping of Cambridge University Library for more than 100 years. Vaughan Williams studied at Trinity College, Cambridge, in the 1890s. Here short excerpts of A Cambridge Mass are played at Trinity b
SAGP Guide to Clinical Medical Practice
Manual originating from personal notes made over many years of semi-rural private and hospital practice in South Africa. A useful resource based on many years of semi-rural private and hospital practice in South Africa involving major trauma, surgery and obstetrics, in addition to the common problems of general practice. I have always felt it very useful to be able to confirm facts and figures at the bedside if needed and this has been the motivation that has taken me over 40 years. This meant