Friends Helped Ducote Receive Fulbright Honors
Martin Ducote, 2012 UM Fulbright Scholar gives credits to his friendships made at Ole Miss and his professors for enabling him to receive the national honor. Video by Mary Stanton.
Spider-Man and the Decay Rate Algorithm
In Sony Picture's upcoming film, "The Amazing Spider-Man," you'll find some real and interesting science behind Peter Parker and his webs. University of Minnesota professor Jim Kakalios served as the science consultant on the new film, giving the filmmakers a factual perspective on the physics of wall crawling and the tensile strength of spider's webbing. In addition, Kakalios contributed an equation called the Decay Rate Algorithm, which is at the center of a few major plot points throughout th
Convocation June 15, 2012, 9:30 a.m.
Convocation ceremony for School of Nursing and the Medical Radiation Sciences Program. Order a DVD of this ceremony for $19.99 at http://www.bookstore.mcmaster.ca/
Faculty conversations: Wes Haskell
Wes Haskell, Michigan State University assistant professor in the Department of Theatre, talks about teaching Theatre 101 and getting training as an actor and a teacher at MSU.
Science Bulletins: A Cyclone's Wake
The loss of mangrove forests along Myanmar's coast may have been a critical factor in the catastrophic death toll and damage from Cyclone Nargis earlier this month. This is underscored by several scientific reports after the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, which showed that villages nestled within dense mangrove forests suffered less loss of life and withstood more damage during that event than deforested villages. The dense roots and foliage of these salt-tolerant trees can absorb wave energy from t
Science Bulletins: Suburban Growth Stresses Streams
Ecologists have established a long-term study of streams that flow through urban, suburban, rural, and forested areas of western North Carolina. Their goal is to observe how water quality and different species—from algae to insects to fish—change when roads and buildings are constructed near streams. The work will also enable scientists to forecast how streams in forested areas respond as new development encroaches. Such predictions could help inform land-use decisions by public and private
Candy Lightner and MADD
Social movements often require charismatic leadership in the early stages; but needs change with growth. Consider the case of Candy Lightner, the founder of Mothers Against Drunk Driving. Length: 3:38
Mark Bowden, John Markoff, T. J. Camapana: Worm-The First Digital World War
This is an episode of REVOLUTIONARIES, a co-production of the Computer History Museum and KQED television, with major sponsorship by Intel. Recorded: October 25, 2011, originally broadcast on April 23, 2012. When the Conficker computer worm was unleashed on the world in November 2008, cybersecurity experts did not know what to make of it. The worm, exploiting the security flaws in Microsoft Windows, grew at an astonishingly rapid rate, infecting millions of computers around the world with
La Boda - Goya
Descripción escrita por Arte Historia.
La Boda se considera uno de los últimos cartones para tapiz pintados por Goya. En esta escena, el pintor recoge el matrimonio desigual y de conveniencia que tanto criticaban los ilustrados. Estos matrimonios permitían que el novio, feo y viejo pero muy rico, se casase con una muchacha por lo general bella, aunque pobre, quedando así ambos satisfechos, cuando menos la familia de la novia. (2:12)
RES.CD-001 Leadership and Empowerment: Resources from Graduate Women at MIT (GWAMIT) (MIT)
Graduate Women at MIT (GWAMIT) is an institute-wide, student-led group founded in 2009. Its mission is to promote the personal and professional development of MIT's graduate women. GWAMIT welcomes all members of the MIT community, including men. This OCW site features selected videos from the two conferences GWAMIT runs each academic year: a Leadership Conference in the fall and an Empowerment Conference in the spring. It also provides a list of related readings and other resources.
El entierro del señor de Orgaz de El Greco
Descripcion escrita por Arte Historia.
A los diez años de llegar a Toledo surge la obra maestra de El Greco: el Entierro del señor de Orgaz. La escena fue realizada para la iglesia de Santo Tomé por encargo del párroco don Andrés Núñez de Madrid. La obra se divide claramente en dos partes. (2:55)
2012 Maryland Half Marathon
More than 1,700 people participated in the 4th annual Maryland Half Marathon to benefit the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center held Sunday, May 6 in the Maple Lawn community of Howard County, Md. The race has raised a total of $1 million since its inception in 2009 by co-founders Michael Greenebaum and Jon Sevel. This was the second year the course was located in Maple Lawn after two years in Timonium in Baltimore County. The top finisher in this year's Maryland
Insert Hyperlinks in PowerPoint 2007
This video clip demonstrates how to insert hyperlinks in a PowerPoint 2007 presentation and link to existing files or Web pages, other places in the presentation, or an e-mail address. (0:57)
Duke Chapel Live - 7/1/2012
Duke Chapel Live - 7/1/2012 A service of worship in Duke University Chapel. The Reverend Dr Willie Jennings delivers a sermon entitled "A Place of Healing." Sermon begins at (48:53) Purity is both an abiding theme and anxiety in culture and religion. Jesus profoundy reshapes our notions of purity. For him, purity comes not from avoiding guilt, dirt, or shame but from receiving forgiveness and healing. Our gospel from Mark 5 describes two women facing ritual impurities of death and menstru
Matisse, Luxe, Calme et Volupté, 1904 - Smart History at Khan Academy
NOTE: Female Nudity. Henri Matisse, Luxe, calme et volupté, 1904, oil on canvas, 37 x 46 inches (Museé d'Orsay, Paris) Speakers: Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker. (03:26)
Painted while the artist stayed with the pointillist painter, Signac, at his home in Saint-Tropez on the Côte d'Azur. Matisse's title comes from Charles Baudelaire's poem, L'invitation au voyage (Invitation To A Voyage) from his collection, The Flowers of Evil. Luxe, calme e
El Greco - El expolio de Cristo
Para la catedral de Toledo, El Greco realizó entre 1577 y 1579 una de
sus obras más famosas: El expolio de Cristo. El lienzo estaba destinado al vestuario de la sacristía catedralicia, donde el despojo de las vestiduras de Jesús obtenía un gran valor simbólico. (2:04)
Science Bulletins: African Parks Are Losing Vultures
Some species of vultures have become increasingly threatened in recent years due to habitat loss and toxicity of the animals they depend upon for food. Scientists recently discovered that vultures in East Africa are no exception. New tallies of the scavengers show that even populations inside protected areas are under intense pressure for survival.
IPL: Professor Andrew Geddis
Professor Andrew Geddis, Faculty of Law, presents his Inaugural Professorial Lecture on the topic “Of Flags and Protest: Dissent, Offence and the Limits of Free Speech”.13 September 2011.
Challenges for Transitional Justice: The View from the Latin American Experience
Marcie Mersky, Director of Program Office, International Center for Transitional Justice; Chair of Impunity Watch gives a talk as part of the OTJR seminar series and as part of the Oak Series on Amnesty