A Novel Virus Reveals Longstanding Health Inequities
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Dr. Camara Phyllis Jones, an epidemiologist with the Morehouse School of Medicine .and the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University, says COVID-19 has "ripped the sheets off the basic inequity, structured inequity by race in this country."

Chalk Radio
Chalk Radio
MIT OpenCourseWare
Making Solid State Chemistry Matter (Prof. Jeffrey Grossman)
First-year students who already plan to major in chemistry don’t require any special bells or whistles to motivate them to study the subject. But introductory chemistry is a required subject for all students at MIT, regardless of their intended major, and materials scientist Jeffrey Grossman has found that for many students in his course _3.091 Introduction to Solid State Chemistry_, the subject becomes much more accessible if he takes conscious steps to make it real for them. He does this both inside and outside the classroom. First, he makes sure that part of each lecture he delivers explores the connection between the topic of the lecture and his students’ actual experience. Second, he gives students the chance to play around with real-world materials so they can learn the principles of chemistry firsthand. As Professor Grossman explains in this episode, it was by playing around with materials that the very first chemists began to learn about matter and its properties, and this kind of basic experimentation has an inherently multisensory quality that deepens and enriches students’ understanding of the concepts they learn. Relevant Resources: MIT OpenCourseWare The OCW Educator Portal Professor Grossman’s course on OCW Professor Grossman’s faculty page MIT’s General Institute Requirements (GIRs) “Plenty of Room at the Bottom” (PDF) (Richard Feynman’s lecture on atomic-scale engineering) Music in this episode by Blue Dot Sessions Connect with Us If you have a suggestion for a new episode or have used OCW to change your life or those of others, tell us your story. We’d love to hear from you! Call us @ 617 475-0534 On our site On Facebook On Twitter On Instagram Stay Current Subscribe to the free monthly "MIT OpenCourseWare Update" e-newsletter. Support OCW If you like Chalk Radio and OpenCourseware, donate to help keep those programs going!
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The Daily Poem
The Daily Poem
Goldberry Studios
Luci Shaw's "Advent Visitation"
This week we're sharing Luci Shaw's advent and Christmas-themed poems with you. Up next: "Advent Visitation. " Biography from LuciShaw.com Luci Shaw was born in 1928 in London, England, and has lived in Canada, Australia and the U.S.A. A 1953 high honors graduate of Wheaton College in Illinois, she became co-founder and later president of Harold Shaw Publishers, and since 1988 has been a Writer in Residence at Regent College, Vancouver, Canada. A charter member of the Chrysostom Society of Writers, Shaw is author of eleven volumes of poetry including Sea Glass: New & Selected Poems (WordFarm, 2016), Thumbprint in the Clay: Divine Marks of Beauty, Order and Grace (InterVarsity Press, 2016), Polishing the Petoskey Stone (Shaw, 1990), Writing the River (Pinon Press, 1994/Regent Publishing, 1997), The Angles of Light (Waterbrook, 2000), The Green Earth: Poems of Creation (Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2002), has edited three poetry anthologies and a festschrift, The Swiftly Tilting Worlds of Madeleine L’Engle, (Shaw, 1998). Her most recent books are What the Light Was Like (Word Farm), Accompanied by Angels(Eerdmans),  The Genesis of It All (Paraclete), and Breath for the Bones: Art, Imagination & Spirit (Nelson). Her poetic work and essays have been widely anthologized. Shaw has authored several non-fiction prose books, including Water My Soul: Cultivating the Interior Life (Zondervan) and The Crime of Living Cautiously (InterVarsity). She has also co-authored three books with Madeleine L’Engle, WinterSong (Regent), Friends for the Journey (Regent), and A Prayer Book for Spiritual Friends (Augsburg/Fortress). See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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