Connected: The Surprising Power of Our Social Networks and How They Shape Our Lives
Opening Days lecture by Prof. Nicholas Christakis highlights power of social networks and argues that human social networks have the power to spread obesity — or happiness — like contagion.
2011-12 Homecoming Court: Chris Noffze
Michigan State University consistently yields hardworking, tenacious and globally-minded individuals that share a passion for serving others. Spartans will overcome obstacles, inspire change and lead the way to a bright tomorrow. I'm Chris Noffze and I'm proud to be an MSU Spartan. Glow Green, Go White! To learn more about Noffze and the other members of the 2011-12 MSU Homecoming Court, check out the Homecoming Blog: http://alumni.msu.edu/programs/homecoming/blog.cfm.
Aurora Australis From Madagascar to Northern Australia
Video of the Aurora Australis taken by the crew of Expedition 29 on board the International Space Station. This sequence of shots was taken September 17, 2011 from 17:22:27 to 17:45:12 GMT, on an ascending pass from south of Madagascar to just north of Australia over the Indian Ocean.
01 Januae Latinitatis Vestibulum Bilingual
2011 recording This text gives an essential foundation in the core root words of Latin, enough to begin to start to speak about some things, and to read a variety of very simple texts - the vocabulary here is skewed towards Aesop, as this was the fodder for young students from Roman times until the early 1900's, when ideas about "authentic Latin" began to infect Latin education. The Romans themselves used simple dialogues and fables to teach their children, or foreigners ( we have textbooks fro
Alice Neel: The Art of Not Sitting Pretty
Phoebe Hoban, author of Basquiat: A Quick Killing in Art, will read from and discuss her new biography of painter Alice Neel. Alice Neel: The Art of Not Sitting Pretty was named one of the ten best books of 2010 by the Village Voice, included in O Magazine's 15 books to watch for in 2011, and picked as an Editors' Choice in the New York Times Sunday Book Review in January 2011. This event took place at the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art on February 2, 2011. Video courtesy Elizabeth
Thunderbird Worldwide Kazakhstan
Thunderbird Worldwide Kazakhstan announces its arrival Sept. 30, 2011, in Almaty, Kazakhstan. http://www.thunderbird-worldwide.com/kz
MIG en MAG : Veilig en verantwoord lassen De technologie van het MIG en MAG lassen. De voor- en nadelen van beide lasmethodes en een analyse van de fouten die zich kunnen voordoen bij het lassen zelf. Extra informatie: Geschiedenis van het lassen, andere soorten …
De technologie van het MIG en MAG lassen.
De voor- en nadelen van beide lasmethodes en een analyse van de fouten die zich kunnen voordoen bij het lassen zelf.
Extra informatie: Geschiedenis van het lassen, andere soorten …
U.S. economy stalled in August, growth anemic: Trucking index
Sept. 13 - A drop in August U.S. trucking activity signals very weak economic activity ahead, and possibly zero GDP growth in the third quarter, says Ceridian-UCLA Economist Ed Leamer.
ISS Update - Sept. 15, 2011
The International Space Station video update for Sept. 15, 2011.
The History of the Mongol Empire
This 2:50 video explains how Genghis Khan was made ruler of all Mongols in 1206, and his rise to power. Their story is often
described as violent, as the Mongols overpowered and outwitted their
enemies. Within one century, the Mongols had become one of history’s greatest empires and at its peak, controlled roughly 22 per cent of the world’s total land area. As with most world powers, the empire eventually crumbled, but the lasting consequences of this empire’s
Battle of Saratoga II
The Battle of Saratoga, a victory for the American rebels, not only served as a turning point in the Revolution but also transformed the diplomatic landscape and made America a country with some political clout. The four minute video does a good job of explaining the battle as well as the importance of the event.
Numeracy in the Kitchen - Cooking with Fractions
A video created for educational purposes that focuses on numeracy, in particular fractions. Aimed for students, parents and teachers to use as a resource when teaching mathematics, home economics and ICT. (05:15)
Expedition 28 Crew Undocks from Station
Expedition 28 Commander Andrey Borisenko and Flight Engineers Alexander Samokutyaev and Ron Garan undock from the International Space Station in the Soyuz TMA-21 spacecraft, wrapping up 162 days aboard the orbiting outpost.
Dining for Dealmakers: Hong Kong hotels
Sept. 15 - Reuters Correspondent Fred Katayama discovers Hong Kong's best hotel restaurants with Tim Zagat. Experience local fare and french flare at The Peninsula, the Four Seasons and the Mandarin hotels.
Lessons with Lego: the EU crisis
The Euro zone's financial crisis is a mess and it does not appear to be remedied anytime soon. Reuters finance blogger, Felix Salmon, explains the complex nature of the Euro zone with simple Lego.
Children of the New Democracy
The transition to democracy in South Africa brought real improvements in the opportunities open to many children and young people. Some constraints and pressures of the Apartheid Era have been mitigated or removed. In some respects, however, the lives of children and young people have not changed and, in some respects, they may have worsened. The extension of political rights to all adults has not meant an end to poverty among children and adolescents, personal security has declined, and AIDS ha
Black Adam: End of the White Guy?
This website features video material that can be used by educators and facilitators to generate discussion of whiteness in Post-Apartheid South Africa and the postcolonial world, in general.
A CCA Education: An Investment in Your Future
At California College of the Arts, we partner with students and their families to ensure they achieve their goals. Our financial aid program is designed to help make CCA more affordable so all students reach their creative potential. Hear firsthand as current students talk about how coming to CCA is an investment in their future. Learn more: cca.edu/financialaid
I Need Help: A Clip From the Movie Ray
When a young, blind Ray Charles falls and asks his mother to help him up, she decides to let him figure it out on his own. The themes of tough love, facing challenges, and tough love are addressed through this movie clip. ( 2:34)