Rachel Gibson ’20: Integrating Musical Performance and TIMARA at Oberlin Conservatory

Rachel Gibson ’20: Integrating Musical Performance and TIMARA at Oberlin Conservatory

What I value most about Oberlin is how I am able to explore many realms of music through my two majors in the conservatory percussion performance and TIMARA. These programs complement each other extremely well — The fields of percussion…

How to Optimize Social Interactions: A Lesson on Presence From Amy Cuddy

How to Optimize Social Interactions: A Lesson on Presence From Amy Cuddy

Presence is the state of being attuned to, and able to comfortably express, your true self — so your best qualities, your core values, your personality — and really to do so under stressful circumstances. Because when you can do…

Optimization Calculus Problems Volume Calculus 1 AB

Optimization Calculus Problems Volume Calculus 1 AB

BAM!!! Mr. Tarrou In this second of two videos I am doing with optimization problems in Calculus. We are going to do three examples dealing with volume. We are going to minimize the volume of a rectangular solid, a box…

Privatizing Public Services | Prisons and Schools

Privatizing Public Services | Prisons and Schools

We often hear politicians say that the government should be run like a business. It’s one of those intuitive sayings that many Americans nod along in agreement with. Part of that business model is the push towards privatization of government…

SOCIOLOGY – Max Weber

SOCIOLOGY – Max Weber

Max Weber is one of the philosophers best able to explain to us the peculiar economic system we live within called capitalism. Born Erfurt in Germany in 1864, Weber grew up to see his country convulsed by the dramatic changes…

SOCIOLOGY – Émile Durkheim

SOCIOLOGY – Émile Durkheim

Émile Durkheim is the philosopher who can best help us to understand why capitalism makes us richer and yet frequently more miserable. He was born in 1858 in the little french town of Épinale near the German border. Before he…

Integrating Academia – Experimenting for Better Games – Extra Credits

Integrating Academia – Experimenting for Better Games – Extra Credits

Why hasn’t the video game industry found some way to integrate academia the way every other major tech industry has? [Intro music] Every major high-tech industry is supported by a robust academic backing. Everything from pharmaceuticals, to software, robotics, to…