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Ambassador Thomas Pickering '53: Priorities for the Next President of the United States in Foreign a
Ambassador Thomas R. Pickering '53 holds the personal rank of career ambassador, the highest in the U.S. Foreign Service. In a diplomatic career spanning five decades, he has served as U.S. ambassador to the Russian Federation, India, Israel, El Salvador, Nigeria, and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. He served as U.S. ambassador and representative to the United Nations in New York from 1989 to 1992, a period that saw an international coalition move effectively against Saddam Hussein's invasion o
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The Battle for Control of Online Communications
The Internet offers users many opportunities for communicating and exchanging ideas, but abuse, censorship, and the manipulation of Internet traffic have put free and open communication at risk. In this talk, Georgia Tech Associate Professsor, Nick Feamster, will present approaches developed to preserve free and open communication on the Internet in the face of numerous threats. First discussed is the threat of message abuse (e.g., spam) and methods developed for mitigating it. Next, is the deve
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Sport Nutrition Game Plan
How much do you consider the health benefits of the food on your plate at each meal time? Learn how to make smart decisions when planning a meal and how those choices can impact your performance as an athlete.
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Kladifko, R., Li, J., and Dunlap, J. (October 2011). The School Principal: A Tough Job with Few Ta
Robert Kladifko, Jinyi Li, Jody Dunlap
An ever-challenging and increasing dilemma facing schools is finding qualified individuals who are willing to take school leadership positions. This s

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Virtual Maths, Shapes, Space and Measure, Demonstration of a Theodolite Survey in action
Using a theodolite to calculate the height of a building, demonstration 'in the field', includes interactive simulation tools and formulae
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"New Writing from the Balkans" (video)
ceeres logoReadings of original poetry and fiction by two leading South Slavic authors, Igor Štiks from Croatia and Aleš Debeljak from Slovenia, both of whom currently reside in Chicago. The readings are followed by a discussion of the creative atmosphere and trends in contemporary literature in Southeast Europe, with time devoted to the experience of writing away from one’s home country. Sp
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The Power of Poison - Inside View
The striking new exhibition, THE POWER OF POISON explores poison's paradoxical roles in nature, human health and history, literature, and myth. Whether as a defense against predators, a source of magical strength, or a lethal weapon used as lifesaving medical treatment, the story of poison is surprising at every turn. In this video, THE POWER OF POISON Curator Mark Siddall introduces some of the scientific research highlighted in the exhibition. Museum Curator Robert Voss, Research Associate Ma
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Jack Brown, PEMCO
Jack Brown's career began as a data processing operator working the night shift at Security Pacific Bank. After several positions with other companies and two failed attempts at retirement, he is now leading profitable growth for PEMCO as the chief operating officer. Jack Brown, chief operating officer, Pemco Corporation 06/17/2004
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Amusement Park Physics: Interactive Game
This is a complex series of choice a student makes in design rides. The site provides feedback on the student's choice. It could be used as a group activity or individual, but the directions must be read first. Free registration may be required.
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Literary Festival 2013: Between Curatorial and Urban Practice [Audio]
Speaker(s): Dr Clémentine Deliss, Elke Krasny, Maria Lind, Justin McGuirk | In recent years arts practice has shifted towards new modes of collaborative production while digital platforms continually offer new ways to distribute and engage with the arts. As performing and visual arts organisations are transforming relationships with audiences, more varied roles have emerged for curators beyond exhibition making and collections management. Curating has evolved to embrace audience-generated conte
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The deportation of Jews from Hungary and Lodz to Auschwitz Birkenau, 1944
With the deportation of the Jews from Hungary and Lodz to the Auschwitz-Birkenau in the spring and summer of 1944, the murder in the camp reached its peak. This video traces the fate of Jews in the camp during this period, until liberation in January 1945. http://www.yadvashem.org/yv/en/education/educational_materials/interactive_map_1944.asp
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Impact of an Oil Spill
This is a segment of the Ocean Odyssey series that describes the impact of oil spills on the environment, how oil spills are tracked, and what is used to clean up oil spills. Produced specifically for students and is suitable for elementary and older students. 
(This is an Emmy award-winning series of instructional programs that introduces students in grades 3-5 to NASA and integrates mathematics, science, and technology through the use of Problem-Based Learning (PBL), scientific inquir

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AlgTop11: Rational curvature, winding and turning
This video introduces an important re-scaling of curvature, using the natural geometric unit rather than radians or degrees. We call this the turn-angle, or tangle, and use it to describe polygons, convex and otherwise. We also introduce winding numbers and the turning number of a planar curve. This is the 11th lecture in this beginner's course on Algebraic Topology, given by Assoc Prof N J WIldberger at UNSW.
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“Reconceptualizing the Question: Intervention Strategies”
Myerson & Sahlins photoA presentation and discussion with University of Chicago Professors Roger Myerson, Department of Economics & Marshall Sahlins, Department of Anthropology. Roger Myerson: "A Field Manual for the Cradle of Civilization" Marshall Sahlins: "On the Anthropology of the Counterinsurgency Field Manual" Part of the April 2009 conference on "Reconsid
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Brazil comes alive for World Cup opening ceremony
June 12 - Brazil explodes with street parties, as colorful characters and cheering fans storm Sao Paulo for the World Cup opening ceremony and opening matches. Multimedia Display (no reporter narration). Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More updates and breaking news: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics including busin
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Transforming the Economic Lives of the Ultrapoor [Audio]
Speaker(s): Robin Burgess, Abhijit Banerjee, Dean Karlan and Mushtaque Chowdhury | Robin Burgess, Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics and Political Science, and Abhijit Banerjee, Ford Foundation International Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology led a discussion regarding Transforming the Economic Lives of the Ultrapoor. Chaired by Oriana Bandiera (LSE), Burgess and Banerjee were joined by two discussants: Dean Karlan (Yale University) and Mus
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24.960 Syntactic Models (MIT)
This course presents a comparison of different proposed architectures for the syntax module of grammar. The subject traces several themes across a wide variety of approaches, with emphasis on testable differences among models. Models discussed include ancient and medieval proposals, structuralism, early generative grammar, generative semantics, government-binding theory/minimalism, LFG, HPSG, TAG, functionalist perspectives and others.
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Constructing a Median
A median is a line segment from the vertex to the midpoint of the opposite side in a triangle. In every type of triangle, the median will be contained within the polygon, unlike altitudes which can lie outside the triangle. This video describes how to construct a median by first finding the midpoint of the side opposite the desired vertex and then using a straight edge to connect the midpoint and the vertex. (1:53)
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Checklist - Work Placement
This is a resource released as part of the E-Portfolio Toolkit based on experience of developing the “Year Abroad E-Portfolio”, undertaken by the School of Languages at Leeds Metropolitan University.
Author(s): Mara Fuertes-Gutiérrez,Juan Muñoz López,Janet P

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Side-blotched lizard perched on a rock in the desert
Lizards have a tough outer skin that protects the animal from water loss. Lizards remain still, camouflage, or hide under rocks to avoid predation. Their internal temperature changes with the environment, which saves energy for the organism.
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