Sun Ra’s Full Lecture & Reading List From His 1971 UC Berkeley Course, “The Black Man in the Cosmos”

≡ Category: Music, Philosophy, UC Berkeley |2 Comments

 

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A pioneer of “Afrofuturism,” bandleader Sun Ra emerged from a traditional swing scene in Alabama, touring the country in his teens as a member of his high school biology teacher’s big band.

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Are the Rich Jerks? See the Science

≡ Category: Economics, Psychology, UC Berkeley |14 Comments

F. Scott Fitzgerald was right. The rich really are different from you or me. They’re more likely to behave unethically.
That’s the finding of a group of studies by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley.

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Michael Pollan Presents an Edible Education, A Free Online Course From UC Berkeley

≡ Category: Life, UC Berkeley |2 Comments

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When seized with the desire to learn where their food comes from, many of today’s readers turn to Michael Pollan, author of books like The Omnivore’s Dilemma, In Defense of Food, and Food Rules. Perhaps you know him as the guy who popularized the guiding words, “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.

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Philosophy with John Searle: Three Free Courses

≡ Category: Philosophy, UC Berkeley |6 Comments

You can’t dabble in the world of philosophy very long without encountering John Searle.

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The Top Five Collections of Free University Courses

≡ Category: MIT, Online Courses, Stanford, UC Berkeley, Yale |7 Comments

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Last week, the launch of Stanford Engineering Everywhere, featuring 10 free computer science and engineering courses, got no shortage of buzz on the net. This led me to think, why not highlight other major collections of free university courses/resources.

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Physics for Future Presidents: Buy the Book, or Download the Course

≡ Category: Current Affairs, Online Courses, Physics, Science, UC Berkeley, Video - Science |Leave a Comment

Richard Muller teaches one of the most popular undergraduate courses at UC Berkeley: Physics for Future Presidents. You can download the course in audio (iTunes) or watch it on YouTube (see first lecture above and get full course here). And now you can buy Muller’s new book. Just published by W.W.

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Neuroscience and the 2008 Election

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How does modern neuroscience make sense of the current McCain-Obama race? Have a listen to Christopher Lydon’s fascinating conversation with George Lakoff, a professor of cognitive linguistics at the University of California, Berkeley (iTunes – MP3 – Feed – Web Site).

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Physics for Future Presidents

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Just a quick fyi that we’ve added a popular UC Berkeley course, Physics for Future Presidents, to our collection: Free Online Courses from Great Universities. You can download the complete course to your MP3 player. Just scroll down the page and look under “Physics.

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YouTube Gets Smart: The Launch of New University Channels

≡ Category: Google, UC Berkeley, Video - Arts & Culture |16 Comments

Updated: See full collection of University Video Collections on YouTube.
I heard rumors something like this was coming, and now it’s here. YouTube has struck deals with major universities, creating dedicated channels from which schools can distribute their media content.

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25 UC Berkeley Courses Available via Free Video

≡ Category: Most Popular, Online Courses, UC Berkeley |29 Comments

Not long ago, we wrote a popular piece about UC-Berkeley’s iTunes initiative which, to sum it up,allows anyone, anywhere, to download complete university courses to their iPods for free. Amazing. Today, we want to point out that Berkeley also makes available full-fledged courses via video/webcast.

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