In Other Words
The cost of modern speech is paid in verbs as America trades eloquence for speed. Historian Cathy Hellier explains the change.Author(s):
The Jefferson Blog
A new blog subjects Thomas Jefferson's ideals to modern scrutiny. Add your two cents beginning this July.Author(s):
The Carolina Room
Modern-day curators focus on reversible restoration techniques. Conservator Shelley Svoboda describes the renewal of the Carolina Room.
Purpose-Built: Backyard Architecture
Backyard structures bespeak a separate history. Author Mike Olmert shares his study of outbuildings.Author(s):
The Cherokee Nation
The modern Cherokee Nation is enjoying a renaissance in language and culture. Living History Demonstrator Paula Nelson shares the resurgence.
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.
Panel discussion: What next for climate change reporting?
A panel discussion bringing together several of the UK's most influential environment correspondents to discuss the challenges of climate change reporting in the coming months. Chaired by Fiona Fox, Science Media Centre. The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism (RISJ), the School of Geography and Environment and the Environmental Change Institute (ECI) at Oxford University, and the British Council Climate Change Programme are bringing together several of the UK's most influential enviro
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)
Science Outdoors - Linking Trees with Energy
This educational activity aims at helping students understand topics on biofuels, by calculating the volume of timber in real trees and calculating how much energy they could produce.
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
Fashion Accessories from Head to Toe
The accessories that graced the ensembles of history are on display at the Colonial Williamsburg Art Museums in "Fashion Accessories from Head to Toe." Curator Linda Baumgarten introduces the collection.Author(s):
In this module you will study the motion of a vibrating string under undamped and damped conditions. There are interactive exercises to link everyday experiences with mechanics and mathematics. In particular, you will derive the equation which governs the motion of a vibrating string; study the motion of a vibrating string in a vacuum and in a fluid; compare real experimental data with theoretical predictions. Integrating the concepts of higher math with their applications in science and engine
Raid on Deerfield: the Many Stories of 1704
After several classroom discussions on anti-slavery issues, students will study the "American Anti-Slavery Almanac for 1838." The students will understand the importance and role of political cartoons during the anti-slavery movement. Students will observe and identify details in a political cartoon. Students will understand that there were people both in favor of and against slavery here in the North and how both sides are represented in the cartoon. Students will create their own anti-slavery
The Lessons of 1704
In The Lessons of 1704, students learn the basic skills needed to do research and to "read" primary and secondary sources, to see what they can reveal about the cultural characteristics and attitudes of the English, French, and Native Americans in the Deerfield area in the late 17th and early 18th centuries. At the same time, they learn about the attitudes and behaviors of these three groups toward one another. Then, they use what they have learned to analyze the 1704 attack on Deerfield and the