The Cherokee Nation
The modern Cherokee Nation is enjoying a renaissance in language and culture. Living History Demonstrator Paula Nelson shares the resurgence.
Weidenfeld scholars look to the future
Child poverty, climate change and organised crime are some of the issues concerning this year’s cohort of Weidenfeld Scholars, who have just completed their first year of study at Oxford University.
Fellowship artist profile: Sonya Kelliher-Combs (Inupiaq / Athabascan)
Sonya Kelliher-Combs (Inupiaq / Athabascan)
Installation and mixed media paintings
Sonya Kelliher-Combs has exhibited her work throughout the United States and in Asia. The artist explains, “Through mixed media painting and sculpture I offer a chronicle of the ongoing struggle for self-definition and identity in the Alaskan context. Through the combination of shared iconography with intensely personal imagery, I demonstrate the generative power that each vocabula
Blood Pressure Study
This dataset comes from a study of diabetic patients randomly assigned to a two-period crossover design. Patients were given 1 of 2 drug sequences (EN, NE) in each period and blood pressure was recorded. Questions from this study refer to the ability of the drugs to lower blood pressure. A text file version of the data is found in the relation link.
Lewis Lapham on 'Celebrity in Contemporary Culture'
The Institute for Contemporary Culture presented the fourth annual Eva Hotby Lecture on Contemporary Culture on October 27, 2009. Celebrated American writer and publishing magnate Lewis Lapham, explores the theme of celebrity in modern society. This lecture was inspired by the ICC exhibition, Vanity Fair Portraits: Photographs 1913 - 2008.
The Greenomes site is part of a laboratory- and Internet-based curriculum to bring college students up to the minute with modern plant research. Plant molecular genetic and genomic research still lags behind medically-oriented research on microbes and higher animals. As a result, there are relatively few lab experiences that expose college-level students to the growing insights into plants offered by genomic biology.
Private Universe Project in Mathematics: Workshop 2. Are You Convinced?
Proof making is one of the key ideas in mathematics. Looking at teachers and students grappling with the same probability problem, we see how two kinds of proofproof by cases and proof by inductionnaturally grow out of the need to justify and convince others.,Englewood, New JerseyTeachers Workshop Englewood, a town with unsatisfactory student test scores, is implementing a long-term project to improve math achievement. As part of a professional development workshop designed in part to give
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Sunlight and the Seasons
Children study seasonal change in sunlight in a global game of hide and seek. Students try to find 10 "mystery classes" hiding around the globe. The amount of sunlight is the central clue. Other clues link to each location's history, geography, culture, and more. Through these interrelated investigations, students discover that sunlight drives all living systems and they learn about the dynamic ecosystem that surrounds and connects them. This project reinforces a key concept: Changing sunlight d
Adaptations of Aquatic Insects to Habitat and Food Resources in Streams
This exercise is a field study of the ecology of aquatic insects in a small stream. By using the inquiry technique, students discover how different animals have unique adaptations for being successful in particular habitats, especially at small spatial scales. Students also learn how these specializations establish essential ecological roles for the aquatic insects in stream ecosystems. Thus, students gain an appreciation of how biodiversity is not just a list of species in a particular environm
London, England - Study Abroad
The current era presents the most energetic and challenging of times for North American study abroad programs, given intensifying concerns with such urgent international issues as globalization, transnational migration, ethnic and religious encounters and collisions, planetary environmental concerns, world health, and the turbulent state of global finance. Students study in what is arguably the world's most cosmopolitan city, a located suited for engaging with such crucial international prioriti
One of the most remarkable features of modern European history is the gradual emergence of that theoretical reasoning and experimental practice focused on the natural world that today we call science. In this unit we throw light on that eventual emergence of modern science in Europe by examining its beginnings in Greece and making comparisons with the early achievements of Chinese and Islamic science. You then return to medieval Europe in order to understand the intellectual and social origins o
President Heckler Lilly Conference Address - Part 1
Valparaiso University President Mark Heckler speaks on the subject of "The Arts as Institutional Signature" during the 20th anniversary national conference of the Lilly Fellows Program in Humanities and the Arts (www.lillyfellows.org). More than 200 scholars from across the United States converged at Valparaiso University, Oct. 14 to 17, 2010, to discuss how colleges and students are being affected by changing notions of place, community and higher learning in the 21st century. How distance lear
The Definitive Guide to the Milky Way Galaxy
The secrets of our home galaxy revealed with all new state-of-the-art computer recreations from JPL and NASA. The images are beautiful! (1:31:24)
Exploring K-12 Classroom Teaching, Spring 2005
Subject uses K-12 classroom experiences, along with student-centered classroom activities and student-led classes, to explore issues in schools and education. Topics of study include design and implementation of curriculum, addressing the needs of a diversity of students, standards in math and science, student misconceptions, methods of instruction, the digital divide, teaching through different media, and student assessment.
5.1 Common sense revisited It is worth taking a little time to reflect on what we have discovered so far. Starting from ‘what everybody knows’ about a social problem – or what are sometimes called the common-sense understandings – allows us to see a number of things if we apply the scepticism of being a stranger in our own society. First, there is a question about whether particular issues are commonly understood to be social problems. As we have seen, there are views which say either that pov
It is worth taking a little time to reflect on what we have discovered so far. Starting from ‘what everybody knows’ about a social problem – or what are sometimes called the common-sense understandings – allows us to see a number of things if we apply the scepticism of being a stranger in our own society.
First, there is a question about whether particular issues are commonly understood to be social problems. As we have seen, there are views which say either that pov
Duke on Demand Highlights for the Week of October 10, 2010
This week on Duke on Demand, leaders at Duke held a forum recently to discuss the university's plans and principles for operating in other countries. Duke University teams up with Duke Energy to turn hog waste into electricity. Is your phone spying on you? Duke researchers study smart phone security. And, the DukeReads online book club lets you engage with faculty members on their favorite books.
When Everything Looks Like a Nail: Graph Models of the Internet
The general appeal of abstracting real-world networks to simple graphs is understandable and has been partly responsible for fueling the new field of "network science". However, as the Internet application has demonstrated, such abstractions that ignore much of what engineers consider as critical come at a price. For example, they can lead to the study of graph models that have little in common with the real-world networks that motivated these models in the first place. In turn, they tend to foc
The effects of the Post-War era on Downtown Los Angeles and its surroundings.
Students will study the negative effects of the Post War era on downtown Los Angeles. Specifically, the students will study the negative impact of the "white flight" from the city into the suburbs by Anglo Angelinos. The students will create a before and after poster of Downtown Los Angeles and the urban area (to be presented to the class) with information about historical places or people, found on the ISLA website. The focus of the downtown LA, comparison will be on the changing face of the ar
Statistical Reasoning I
Statistical Reasoning in Public Health provides an introduction to selected important topics in biostatistical concepts and reasoning through lectures, exercises, and bulletin board discussions. It represents an introduction to the field and provides a survey of data and data types. Specific topics include tools for describing central tendency and variability in data; methods for performing inference on population means and proportions via sample data; statistical hypothesis testing and its appl