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Lunch and Keynote Address: The Future of Finance
Robert C. Merton PhD ’70
School of Management Distinguished Professor of Finance, MIT Sloan School of Management
The Frenchman's Map
New questions are raised as old ones are answered in the study of the Frenchman's Map. Architectural researcher Ed Chappell talks about the document.
The Jefferson Blog
A new blog subjects Thomas Jefferson's ideals to modern scrutiny. Add your two cents beginning this July.Author(s):
We hold these truths
Hear the words that started a war, read by Thomas Jefferson interpreter Bill Barker. Episode one of July's Revolutionary Documents series.
Forty-six pages from Thomas Paine's pen whip discontent into outright rebellion. Public Sites Interpreter Alex Clark details the transformation.Author(s):
Thomas Jefferson on Religion
Thomas Jefferson's policy on religious freedom rests on one ageless axiom: do unto others. Interpreter Bill Barker expounds.Author(s):
Purpose-Built: Backyard Architecture
Backyard structures bespeak a separate history. Author Mike Olmert shares his study of outbuildings.Author(s):
Thomas Jefferson, Scientist
Thomas Jefferson's passion for politics is rivaled only by his passion for science. Historic Interpreter Bill Barker shares his study of the third president.
Thomas Jefferson, Engineer
Thomas Jefferson approached mechanical problems with an engineer's mind. Historic Interpreter Bill Barker continues his reflection on this founding father's areas of expertise.Author(s):
Declaration of Independence
Hear the Declaration of Independence read in its entirety by Thomas Jefferson interpreter Bill Barker.Author(s):
The Holloway Series in Poetry: Fanny Howe
Fanny Howe with graduate poet Yosefa Raz Introduced by UC Berkeley English PhD Candidate, Natalia Cecire One of the most widely read experimental poets today and the author of over twenty books of poetry, fiction, and essays, Fanny Howe hardly requires introduction to the Bay Area poetry community. Howe's wiry lyrics construct spaces of unsparing sincerity in which to examine and interrogate the embodied qualities of moral abstractions like mercy, guilt, and awe. Scouting through the complex te
The Deepest Living Fish
Humans have been fascinated by unexplored frontiers, such as the deep sea, for centuries. Meet an unusual creature, snail fish, discovered in the deep. Then join us as Wonderopolis takes a journey into the depths of the Mariana Trench to explore the deepest place on Earth. (1:07)
Friday Gallery Talk: Curatorial research assistant Javier Ortega-Alverez on the collection.
Javier Ortega-Alvarez talks about Jesús Rafael Soto's"Eight Silver," 1968, from the Hirshhorn collection.
Winter Field Lab: Snow Hydrology
This field activity may be implemented during late winter or early spring when things have not quite thawed. Students collect their own data from a snowpack, including measuring water equivalent, identifying types of snow metamorphism, finding evidence of precipitation patterns, and judging possible snowpack hazards. Back in the lab, students evaluate their data, draw conclusions, and make a report. This activity is designed for upper-level undergraduate and graduate-level geohydrology courses.
Two streams, two stories: How Humans Alter Floods and Streams
In this class activity, students determine the discharge of a 100-year flood for two human-impacted streams. This activity supports the quantitative concepts of recurrence intervals, floods and flooding, and probability. It is appropriate for a class of under 40 students. This assignment uses real data, asks students to graph and interpret data, examines the errors associated with that data and its analysis, and requires the students to look at societal impacts. Learning goals, context for use,
Norman Borlaug: 60 Years of Fighting Hunger
Norman E. Borlaug was awarded the 1970 Nobel Peace Prize for developing methods to help the world's poorest nations feed themselves. Born of Norwegian descent, Dr. Borlaug was raised near Cresco, a small farming community in northeast Iowa. He earned a B.S. in forestry and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in plant pathology from the University of Minnesota. From 1942 to 1944, Dr. Borlaug worked as a microbiologist for E.I. Dupont de Nemours Foundation, in charge of research on industrial and agricultural
The Holloway Series in Poetry: Claudia Rankine
Claudia Rankine with graduate poet Megan Pugh Introduced by UC Berkeley English PhD Candidate, Charles Legere A true poet's poet, Jamaican-born writer Claudia Rankine is sure to engage and arrest even the most jaded of bay area poetry readers. Rankine's poetry is some of the most innovative and thoughtful work to emerge in recent years. In a genre-bending and ever fluid set of poems, she continually explores and reanimates the unsettling landscape of contemporary American life, human relationsh
Institute of Psychiatry / Gresham College Lectures