Our STEM in 30 crew celebrated the 2017 Great American Eclipse live from Liberty, Missouri, in the path of totality, and at the Phoebe Waterman Haas Public Observatory at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC.
This documentary, narrated by Ed Harris, was produced by the National Gallery of Art in conjunction with the exhibition Joan Miró: The Ladder of Escape. Joan Miró was passionately committed to his native Catalonia and its struggle for independence from Spain. But he also longed to escape into artistic freedom. This tension drove his art in strange and beautiful ways. Miró was by turns influenced by Dada, surrealism, and abstract expressionism. His changes in styles and subjects also reflected the horrific events of the Spanish Civil War, World War II, and the dictatorship of Franco. This documentary includes original footage shot in Barcelona and Catalonia, images of Miró's paintings and sculpture, and archival footage and photos.
This film is made in conjunction with the exhibition Los Angeles to New York: Dwan Gallery, 1959–1971, on view from September 30, 2016, to January 29, 2017. Produced by the Department of Exhibition Programs, the film follows the career of Virginia Dwan, who opened her first art gallery in Los Angeles in 1959 and went on to organize dozens of exhibitions of remarkable range, representing movements as diverse as abstract expressionism, pop art, minimalism, conceptualism, and land art. In her earliest days as a dealer, Dwan brought New York art and artists – Larry Rivers, Franz Kline, Robert Rauschenberg, Claes Oldenburg, among others – to a West Coast audience and supported young French artists, including Yves Klein. The opening of a New York location in 1965 made Dwan Gallery the country’s first bicoastal gallery. There Dwan’s aesthetic shifted toward the spare, restrained look of minimalism. In 1971 she abandoned her career as a dealer and focused on supporting ambitious earthworks, such as Robert Smithson’s Spiral Jetty – a 1,500-foot coiled sculpture on the shore of Great Salt Lake in Utah. The film includes a new interview with Virginia Dwan, comments from Claes Oldenburg and Charles Ross, whose work she supported, and archival footage of the exhibitions and happenings she sponsored in the 1960s. The film was made possible by the HRH Foundation.
Dr. Helen Rountree — Professor Emerita of Anthropology at Old Dominion University — and Dr. Michael Barber — State Archaeologist with the Virginia Department of Historic Resources — discuss the history, culture, geography, and language of Virginia’s First People.
Session #6: Police Training and Socialization
Main Speaker: Ryan Getty, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, California State University, Sacramento
Abstract: Police are essentially gleaned from a biased sample; those who sincerely want to become police are those who apply. If an applicant is not deemed “suitable” by the organization’s standards, they are dropped from the hiring process. The next step in organizational suitability is successful completion of the academy. Here is where some socialization occurs but uniformity within general standards is expected. If a recruit passes all these steps, he or she enters field training. This is systematic training done by senior officers and/or field training officers. This is the first stage at which unique behaviours are modeled and socialization becomes apparent to the department and citizens. These modeled behaviours can have a tremendous impact on organizations and the officers’ career trajectory.
Additional Panelists for this Session:
Chong Choe-Smith, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, California State University, Sacramento
Lance Kennix, B.A. Philosophy (‘08)
An entertaining puppetry video helps children understand threats to rivers, creeks and the ocean. Children learn how to practice conservation and prevent pollution in their community through a series of surprising encounters with various river animals. Sing along with the animals while learning how to keep their homes healthy.
"In the Let's Learn English series for English learners, you will meet Anna Matteo, who moves to Washington, D.C, gets a job, makes friends, and does many fun activities. These Voice of America videos are used in the USA Learns course, which includes additional learning activities. (For even more English practice, consider taking the free USA Learns English 1 Plus course.)
Lesson 6: Where Is the Gym?
Lesson 7: What Are You Doing?
Lesson 8: Are You Busy?
Lesson 9: Is It Cold?
Lesson 10: Come Over to My Place"
Putting English to Work uses a story format to
teach traditional grammar structure, vocabulary, sentence
construction, comprehension and problem solving and skills
needed to find employment and excel in the work place.
Putting English to Work uses a story format to teach traditional grammar structure, vocabulary, sentence construction, comprehension and problem solving and skills needed to find employment and excel in the work place.
Cutting edge technology to combat the constant threat of wildfires in California. Hands-on experience in designing, building and programming robots. Looking for better ways to capture runoff and use it to not only increase groundwater quantity, but also quality, and research and applications of computer vision.
"Writer/Producer David Mandel talked with Pollock Theater Director Matt Ryan about the challenges and successes involved in breaking the mold of Seinfeld and transporting the sitcom to an alternate universe."
Watch now: Executive Producer Jessica Mathies talks to #SEVACON participants about giving a pitch for a media project. secctv.org/video/sevacon-… Don't forget to register for the next #SEVACON coming up Thursday, November 5.
This week on SECC: From the College Readiness Series and San Juan Unified, watch "Writing a Stand-Out College Essay." Tune in to SECC Comast 15 Monday, October 26 at 7:30a and Saturday, October 31 at 11:00a to watch. pic.twitter.com/dZTHFn3E2H