The Princess and the Dragon
Egyptian tourist town in dumps
Egypt's Sharm El-Sheikh tourist resort town feeling pinch of few tourists.
Credit Suisse trusts in bonds
The Swiss bank is taking steps to protest itself from a slump in the future by issuing convertible bonds which can be changed into shares.
Office-Based Laryngeal Surgery
One of the most exciting aspects about the practice of laryngology is physicians' increased ability to perform highly specialized procedures in the convenience of an office setting. In this one-minute video, Dr. VyVy N. Young, assistant professor of otorhinolaryngology - head and neck surgery at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and director of laryngology at the University of Maryland Medical Center, discusses the different procedures that laryngologists can now perform in the offic
Sony Ericsson CEO talks Xperia Play
Sony Ericsson's CEO tells Reuters about its long-awaited PlayStation smartphone which Verizon Wireless will sell in the United States.
Game On: battle for mobile supremacy
Sony Ericsson launches the first PlayStation phone and Nokia provides more insight into the financial upside to its deal with Microsoft at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
EU ministers discuss rescue fund
European finance ministers are meeting in Brussels, where they're discussing how to strengthen the 440 billion euro rescue fund.
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Gowan Pamphlet, slave preacher, cont.
Hear James Ingram, Colonial Williamsburg's Gowan Pamplet, tell how an enslaved man became the leader of Virginia's largest Baptist church.
1.2 Readings This study unit tackles head-on the hypothesis proposed in this block linking reductionism with unsustainable practices. Reading 3.1 looks at the philosophical roots of reductionism and provides an example of the ‘tragedy of the commons’ – a familiar outcome of this way of thinking. Reading 3.2 opens the debate with regard to what all of us are concerned with: how do we characterise and measure the quality of our lives? While most of modern society has been obsessed with the redu
This study unit tackles head-on the hypothesis proposed in this block linking reductionism with unsustainable practices. Reading 3.1 looks at the philosophical roots of reductionism and provides an example of the ‘tragedy of the commons’ – a familiar outcome of this way of thinking.
Reading 3.2 opens the debate with regard to what all of us are concerned with: how do we characterise and measure the quality of our lives? While most of modern society has been obsessed with the redu
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.
Purpose-Built: Backyard Architecture
Backyard structures bespeak a separate history. Author Mike Olmert shares his study of outbuildings.Author(s):
Bruton Parish Churchyard
Individuals of all classes rest in the peace of the Bruton Parish graveyard. Church guide Anne Conkling describes one of America's oldest cemeteries.
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.
The Great Dust Storms
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)
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.