Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Lilly Fellows 18th Annual National Conference: Theme of Beauty

Beauty and Truth By SPU Associate Professor of English Christine Chaney. (1:12:06) [Audio] [Video]

Beauty and Suffering By Calvin College Assistant Professor Benita Wolters-Fredlund. (1:07:59) [Audio] [Video]

Beauty: What's Justice Got to Do with It By Yale Divinity School Professor Emeritus Nicholas Wolterstorff. (1:31:05) [Audio] [Video]


Wednesday, November 19, 2008

The Urban Involvement Experience

Mekong Tutoring SPU students Sarah Lindell and Marissa Ukosakul share their experience with Mekong Kids, a tutoring program in Seattle's Rainier Valley. October 25, 2008. (3:52)


Wednesday, November 12, 2008

PTEC-Northwest Conference

The PTEC-Northwest Conference, which took place on October 10, 2008 at Seattle Pacific University, was an opportunity for members of the physics education community in the Pacific Northwest to attend presentations by national leaders in physics teacher preparation.

The Physics Teacher Education Coalition (PTEC) is a network of over 100 institutions committed to improving the education of future physics and physical science teachers. It is part of the PhysTEC project, which is led by the American Physical Society, the American Association of Physics Teachers, and the American Institute of Physics.

Role of Colleges and Universities in the Preparation of Future Teachers Monica Plisch addresses the shortage of qualified physics teachers in the U.S. by refining models of teacher education and promoting innovative programs. American Physical Society. (29:52) [Audio] [Video]

The UTeach Model Michael Marder describes the need for better trained high school science teachers and the steps being taken to use the UTeach model in other schools around the country. University of Texas at Austin. (1:01:30) [Audio] [Video]

The North Cascades and Olympics Science Partnership George Nelson details the successes of a yearlong series of science content courses for future elementary teachers developed through PET. Western Washington University. (27:30) [Audio] [Video]

Learning Assistants at CU Boulder Noah D. Finkelstein uses the transformation of science courses as a mechanism for achieving four goals and reports on the successes and challenges of the last five years of the program. University of Colorado, Boulder. (29:19) [Audio] [Video]

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Thursday, November 6, 2008

Economic Crisis 101

Economic Crisis 101: Why it Happened and Why it Matters to You SPU professors discuss the cause and significance of the current economic downturn from a student and global perspective. October 29, 2008.

Part One [Audio] [Video]
Part Two [Audio] [Video]


Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Biochemistry (BIO/CHM 4361)

Biochemistry Course Lectures Assistant Professor of Biochemistry Ben McFarland studies the chemical properties of biological compounds (carbohydrates, lipids, amino acids and proteins, and nucleic acids), metabolism (biochemical energetics, enzymes, electron transport, and oxidative phosphorylation), and the integration of metabolism (biochemical genetics, metabolic regulation). Autumn 2008.

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