Literary Festival 2011 - Writing Across Borders: Empathy in the Age of Conflict [Audio]
Speaker(s): Elif Shafak | Storytelling is an ancient and universal art at the heart of which lies the need to imagine and the ability to empathize with others. In a world beset with cultural clashes, misunderstandings and invisible ghettoes, stories keep connecting us across worlds, across words. Women have always been great storytellers in my country, and yet the written culture is still "a man's world". Why do fewer women write even though they compose the majority of fiction readers today? Ho
Literary Festival 2011 - Crossing Borders: Migration in Women's Writing in Poland [Audio]
Speaker(s): Ursula Chowaniec, Izabela Filipiak, Grazyna Plebanek | Three female Polish authors discuss migration in women's writing in Poland. Urszula Chowaniec is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Cultural Studies Andrzej Frycz-Modrzewski Cracow Academy in Poland. Izabela Filipiak is an author of several books of fiction and nonfiction who debuted after the fall of the iron curtain in Poland. Grazyna Plebanek – writer, author of best-selling novels Illegal Liaisons (WAB 2010) and Gi
Literary Festival 2011 - Through the Soviet Looking-Glass [Audio]
Speaker(s): Francis Spufford | At first sight, the USSR of the 1950s and 1960s is a formidably remote and strange place for an early 21st-century western observer to try to inhabit: ideological, materially alien, suffused with obsolete expectations, and operating in its daily life and economic life according to rules that eerily reverse our own. But the reward for crossing this particular imaginative border, argues Francis Spufford, is the discovery, in the mirrorworld of the Soviet Union, of de
Literary Festival 2011 - New technologies and the Reinvention of the Author [Audio]
Speaker(s): Sam Leith, Lionel Shriver, Nigel Warburton | With rapid developments in communication and publication technologies, the book – as conventionally conceived – is no longer the only point of connection between writers and their audiences. New media cross many geographical borders with ease, creating potentially global readerships. New communication technologies empower audiences to answer back, dissolving the traditional borders between writers and readers. And with this, the bounda
Catch-Up History and the Cold War [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Lord Peter Hennessy | World-renowned expert on Cold War intelligence and espionage Peter Hennessy will address recently declassified documents and how history can help us 'catch-up' with the threats of today. Peter Hennessy is Attlee Professor of Contemporary British History at QMUL and was recently elected a Fellow of the British Academy as well as being an Honorary Fellow of LSE. Before joining the Department in 1992, he was a journalist for twenty years with spells on Th
Good Life in Hard Times [Audio]
Speaker(s): Archbishop Vincent Nichols | Archbishop Nichols will be speaking about the importance of religious freedom, and arguing that promoting religious freedom increases our capacity to do good in the public square. He will also be drawing out some implications from Catholic social teaching for a richer understanding of human dignity and the role of the state and the market in serving human needs. Vincent Nichols is the 11th Archbishop of Westminster. He was elected president of the Catholi
Un match à Roland Garros: listening exercise
At the completion of this lesson you will be able to hold a telephone conversation to order tickets for a game at Roland Garros.
The unheard story of noise pollution
At the end of this task you will be able to lodge a complaint by phone concerning noise pollution at night. In order to complete this task successfully you first learn how to lodge a complaint. In the second exercise you read an article concerning noise pollution at night caused by air traffic.
"Introduction to Modeling and Simulation, Spring 2008"
" This course explores the basic concepts of computer modeling and simulation in science and engineering. We'll use techniques and software for simulation, data analysis and visualization. Continuum, mesoscale, atomistic and quantum methods are used to study fundamental and applied problems in physics, chemistry, materials science, mechanics, engineering, and biology. Examples drawn from the disciplines above are used to understand or characterize complex structures and materials, and complement
"The Supernatural in Music, Literature and Culture, Spring 2009"
" This class explores the relationship between music and the supernatural, focusing on the social history and context of supernatural beliefs as reflected in key literary and musical works from 1600 to the present. Provides a better understanding of the place of ambiguity and the role of interpretation in culture, science and art. Explores great works of art by Shakespeare, Verdi, Goethe (in translation), Gounod, Henry James and Benjamin Britten. Readings will also include selections from the mo
3.3 Care: a contested word
Care is needed at all stages of life. This unit makes care in the family its focus because the overwhelming majority of care, including health care, is supplied in families, much of it in private, much of it unnoticed and unremarked upon. The meaning of the term (informal carer) and the word (care) itself are explored.
Is poverty getting better?
June 29 - Senior Fellow at the Center for Global Development, Charles Kenny, tells Felix Salmon that global development is succeeding and most people are living healthier, more prosperous lives than their parents and grandparents.
Plantations in Ireland - Primary Sources
Visual and primary sources of information relating to the Plantations in Ireland with a range of challenging questions for students to complete.
Writing a Resume
These activities will help you write a resume.
Dress for Success
In this design activity, students investigate materials engineering as it applies to weather and clothing. The students will design and analyze different combinations of materials for effectiveness in specific weather conditions. Analysis will include simulation of temperature, wind and wetness elements, as well as the functionality and durability of the final prototype.
Want to buy a dinosaur? Seriously.
June 28 - Dinosaur skeletons up to 200 million years old are on display in Paris before they go under the hammer. Gemma Haines reports.
Lagarde: "I feel very proud, very moved"
June 28 - French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde tells a pack of media that she is "very proud" and "very moved" to have been picked as the new IMF chief. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
Greek protest turns violent
June 28 - Demonstrators clash with riot police as Greece braces for austerity cutbacks. Andrew Raven reports.
Nepal Revives Tourism, Targets LGBT
Attracting gay and lesbian tourists is Nepal's new strategy to boost the country's once booming tourism that has been damaged by a decade-long Maoist insurgency. In this audio slide-show, reporter Habiba Nosheen provides an overview of the stories she recently covered from Nepal and her reporting on the trafficking of Nepalese women to India where they are sold into sex slaves. This overview is a part of Nosheen's bigger project for the Pulitzer Center about human trafficking in Nepal http://bi
ISS Update - June 28, 2011
The International Space Station video update for June 28, 2011.