Electric Literature Founders Andy Hunger and Scott Lindenbaum: 'Agitating' for Fiction
Plenty of people in the publishing world fear that new media and the Internet will kill interest in reading literary fiction. Andy Hunter and Scott Lindenbaum, however, think of Twitter, YouTube and the iPad as opportunities to introduce new audiences to the art of the short story -- and to tell stories in unique ways. They are the founders of Electric Literature, a quarterly literary magazine that publishes using a print-on-demand model and enhances its stories through collaborations between au
Learn English Through Song - Pronunciation Of S
Learn pronounciation of ending s sound words from the lyrics of the song I Belong, West Virginia, Mountain Mama. Learn English Through Song helps English Second Language (ESL) students study speaking, conversation, vocabulary, pronunciation, listening and grammar. More songs at www.learn-to-speak-english-esl.com
Learn English Through Song - Reading Comprehension
Learn reading comprehension from the lyrics of the song Crocodile Facts, Crocodile Rock by Elton John. Learn English Through Song helps English Second Language (ESL) students study speaking, conversation, vocabulary, pronunciation, listening and grammar. More songs at www.learn-to-speak-english-esl.com
‘Leave no stones unturned’: due diligence in China’s private equity market
China’s budding private equity industry is booming, with new firms springing up every other day to tap the country’s vast economic potential. But even as competition for deals heats up, investment firms should be wary about being too hasty in concluding their corporate due diligence.
Above the Clouds: Telescopes on Mauna Kea
Astronomical research is dependent on technology that allows astronomers to see the universe. Telescopes act as giant eyes, capturing the light from celestial objects and processing it for astronomers to study. Generally, a space-based telescope will offer the clearest views of the universe. However, astronomers have found an ideal site for ground-based telescopes. In this video segment adapted from First Light, learn about recent telescope technologies and one of the best ground locations — M
The Momentum Effect: Mobilising brainpower for efficient growth
INSEAD professor Jean-Claude Larréché reveals the secret to delivering growth that is both efficient and sustainable.
Fast Strategy: Staying ahead of the game
How can you make sure your company not only keeps its edge over its competitors, but also seizes new opportunities? In a new book called Fast Strategy: How strategic agility will help you stay ahead of the game, INSEAD professor Yves Doz and co-author Mikko Kosonen, a former senior Nokia executive, say the best way to do this is by making the most of what they call ‘strategic agility’.
"I personally experienced how Nokia, as a leading company, gradually lost some of its strategic s
Virtual Maths, Cylinder Voids - Calculating volume
Interactive simulation with exercises and video demonstrating the use of auger piling and showing how to calculate the volume of cocrete needed to fill the cylindrical voids.
Where next for public health in the era of austerity?
This event was the second in a series of master class lectures jointly staged by the University of Leeds and Leeds Metropolitan University bringing together relevant senior figures and academics from across the city and surrounding region. The twenty-first century has seen a growth in political, environmental and economic insecurity in the context of global recession, population ageing and climate change. Responding to these threats involves rethinking how we work together, care for ourselves,
Dana Born discusses vulnerability and how it can be our strength
A lecturer in public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Born is a retired brigadier general with 30 years of service in the U.S. Air Force. From 2004--13, she served as dean of the faculty for the U.S. Air Force Academy and head of the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership.
Le 1er avril 1918 — Émeute à Québec contre la conscription : résistance politique ou ... Au printemps 1918, la ville de Québec s’embrase. Alors que la guerre s’enlise en Europe, le gouvernement de Robert L. Borden a décidé d’imposer le service militaire obligatoire pour combler les pertes du Corps expéditionnaire canadien. Depuis, la tension n’a cessé de grimper dans la Belle province alors que l’opinion ...
Au printemps 1918, la ville de Québec s’embrase. Alors que la guerre s’enlise en Europe, le gouvernement de Robert L. Borden a décidé d’imposer le service militaire obligatoire pour combler les pertes du Corps expéditionnaire canadien. Depuis, la tension n’a cessé de grimper dans la Belle province alors que l’opinion ...
The Digital Universe: A Cosmic Genome Project
Astronomers are about to embark on the grandest map of the universe ever made: the first large digital survey of the sky. A database of more than 100 million galaxies and quasars will revolutionize astronomical research and will be accessible over the Internet from any classroom. Bruce Margon, Ph.D., vice chancellor, Research; professor, Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of California, Santa Cruz 05/07/1998
MAS.531 Computational Camera and Photography (MIT)
A computational camera attempts to digitally capture the essence of visual information by exploiting the synergistic combination of task-specific optics, illumination, sensors and processing. In this course we will study this emerging multi-disciplinary field at the intersection of signal processing, applied optics, computer graphics and vision, electronics, art, and online sharing through social networks. If novel cameras can be designed to sample light in radically new ways, then rich and usef
'Dinnerfor1' is a 4 monitor video and sound installation which was first exhibited at the British Council Berlin in February 2005. DinnerFor1 is a woman talking to you. Her questions (isolated from the replies using fictional and factual texts) are often universal, so that a viewer is directly engaged: each set of questions is taken from a different source, connoting different strata of society and areas of (public) life. These range from the sensationalist interview into Princess Diana’s p
Learning spaces: evaluation
A presentation which provides an overview of key research questions relating to the development of fit for purpose learning spaces
The Department of Physics & Astronomy
The Department of Physics & Astronomy is a national leader in physics education, in part for developing its Workshop Physics program, an innovative activity-based method for learning introductory physics. In classes, from the most basic to the most advanced, students engage in activities and projects complemented by interactive lectures. All upper-level students do research in a state-of-the-art building with facilities for projects in optics, nonlinear dynamics of complex systems, plasma physic
The Child Development Center's Outdoor Learning Lab
For the 150 children enrolled at the Kent State University Child Development Center, the opportunity to explore and learn more from and about the environment just got better. The center launched its new Outdoor Learning Laboratory on Sept. 19. Work on the lab began in March and was funded by the university and donations from parents.
Easy French Poetry Podcast Using easy, everyday French words to explain French poetry, Camille will help you practice your understanding, develop your vocabulary and immerse yourself in French culture.
Using easy, everyday French words to explain French poetry, Camille will help you practice your understanding, develop your vocabulary and immerse yourself in French culture.
Looking at Learning ... Again, Part 2: Workshop 2. Mathematics: A Community Focus
With Dr. Marta Civil. As teachers, we often make assumptions about the knowledge children are exposed to at home. Sometimes it seems that we focus on only reading and writing,Dr. Civil contends that we need to look more carefully at the mathematical potential of the home and that it is essential that schools learn to be more flexible and knowledgeable about students home environments. See and hear from Dr. Civil, the teachers she works with, and a long-standing parent mathematics group, and fo