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Can business and philanthropy mix? According to the founder of the luxury Banyan Tree hotel group, Ho Kwon Ping, this oft-asked question needs some serious re-examining.
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He also touches on some of the myths about nanotechnology as well as some of the real dangers of Nanotechnology and the steps governments are taking to regulate it.
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Thème : Première Journée de Pédagogie Médicale d’Alsace Lorraine (JALPES 2010)
Session : motivation et pédagogie en sciences de la santé.
Modérateur : François KOHLER (Professeur- CHU de Nancy – SPI-EAO) et Thierry POTTECHER (Professeur – service d’Anesthésie Hôpital de Hautepierre – Strasbourg).
Titre : JALPES 2010 Strasbourg – Éthique et fin de vie en réanimation :
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Britain was the first country to industrialise, and it acquired the largest empire ever during this same period. But its sphere of economic influence extended far beyond the boundaries of the formal British Empire. This unit focuses on the economics of empire, using a case study of one town, Dundee in eastern Scotland, to explore this huge topic.
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Britain was the first country to industrialise, and it acquired the largest empire ever during this same period. But its sphere of economic influence extended far beyond the boundaries of the formal British Empire. This unit focuses on the economics of empire, using a case study of one town, Dundee in eastern Scotland, to explore this huge topic.
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Martin Luther King Day Celebration - José Huizar, Princeton University Trustee: "Keynote Address"
The theme of this year's program is immigration, a hotly debated topic today that is relevant to King given his concern for humanity. The keynote address will be delivered by José Huizar, a Princeton trustee and graduate alumnus who is the first Latino immigrant to serve as a member of the Los Angeles City Council. The event will include the presentation of awards to essay, poster and video contest winners in grades 4 through 12 from area schools, who submitted entries reflecting their views o
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Engineering Smarter Drivers
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