Dartmouth iTunesU: One Channel, Many Ideas

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From Conan O’Brien’s 2011 Commencement speech to E.E. Just 1907 Professor of Natural Sciences Stephon Alexander’s discussion of the Higgs boson discovery, a diverse collection of podcasts and videos produced at Dartmouth is now available on iTunesU.

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A diverse collection of Dartmouth podcasts and videos is now available on iTunesU. (photo by Martin Grant)

iTunesU is a section of Apple’s popular digital media store, which features free educational material from institutions around the world.

Dartmouth’s iTunesU gives users another point of access to a growing number of multimedia offerings generated by schools, centers, and programs across Dartmouth. The material ranges from health advice from Dartmouth-Hitchcock clinicians to video interviews with visiting artists, seminars presented at Thayer School of Engineering, and lectures by leading scholars, government officials, and business people.

In one video, Professor of Studio Art Esmé Thompson talks about teaching art and why it’s important for her students to know that she’s deeply engaged in creating her own art. In another, Ethnomusicologist Theodore Levin, the Arthur R. Virgin Professor of Music, talks about why music matters and shares a video of a Tuva throat singer serenading the spirit of a mountain stream in Siberia. In yet another, physicist-philosopher Marcelo Gleiser, the Appleton Professor of Natural Philosophy and a professor of physics and astronomy, discusses human beings’ place in the cosmos.

Launch Dartmouth’s iTunesU channel and take a look at the content, which will increase as new videos and podcasts are created. Make sure you have downloaded the iTunes software from Apple’s website, available for both Mac and PC.