Creole Language and Culture, Spring 2007
This course introduces students to the language of Haitian Kreyòl, or Creole, and to the culture of its speakers. The course is intended for students with no prior knowledge of the language and will develop both reading and writing skills--emphasizing communicative competence as well as grammatical and phonetic techniques. Importantly, this study of Kreyòl explores the language's social and cultural elements, as seen in Haiti and elsewhere in the Caribbean. The course includes an anthropolo
The Underground Railroad
This three minute video uses a narrator and images to provide a good overview of the Underground Railroad and dwells on the people and causes of the movement.
A Brief History of Copyright and Innovation
From the framers of the Constitution, who were worried about books and pamphlets, to present-day stakeholders, who are concerned about DVDs, MP3s, and the Internet, the story of copyright law is an ongoing struggle to balance copyright holders' rights with and the public interest. New technologies constantly challenge that balance. In this lesson, students will examine the historical relationship between copyright law and technological innovation in the U.S. Working in teams, they will research
7.3 Disposal requirements
Health, safety and risk assessment are of paramount importance both in the laboratory and the field. This unit will help make you more aware of the hazards and risks involved in laboratory and field-based research work, as well as giving you an overview of the legal requirements attached to this work. The unit discusses issues involved in the handling chemical and biological agents, basic safety procedures and common field-work hazards.
Medicines by Design
Medicines By Design aims to explain how scientists unravel the many different ways medicines work in the body and how this information guides the hunt for drugs of the future. Pharmacology is a broad discipline encompassing every aspect of the study of drugs, including their discovery and development and the testing of their action in the body. Much of the most promising pharmacological research going on at universities across the country is sponsored by the National Institute of General Medical
This site profiles scientists doing cutting-edge medical research. Learn about the work of a biologist who is tracking thousands of genes in living cells, an anesthesiologist whose questions about body temperature led to improvements for surgery patients, a natural de-icer, healing wounds with air, and more. Read the website or order the free magazine.
Advance and retreat of the Ice-shelf
Interactive animation showing the changes occurring to an ice-shelf in relation to the temperature of the surrounding water. The animation has been created on the basis of the most recent models created by the modelling team of the antarctic research called ANDRILL.
Is there a Crisis in World Journalism? Dr Fred Mudhai
Okoth Fred Mudhai is a Senior Lecturer in Journalism and Global Media/Communication at Coventry University, UK. He has written research papers and memos on ICT and politics as a member of the IT and Civil Society Network of the IT and International Cooperation Program, US Social Science Research Council (2003-2005). At the Tunis (2005) World Summit on the Information Society, he received a Media Award by Panos London and Global Knowledge Partnership. He was also a category runner-up in the 2007
Get It Straight: The Facts About Drugs
This is an online prevention book written by kids for kids. It features information about controlled substances and intoxicants, and their effects. The book is helpful as a research tool for classroom assignments, and is also fun to read and share with friends. There are questions, activities, and role playing scenarios.
The American Jury: Bulwark of Democracy
"The American Jury: Bulwark of Democracy" is a project of the Constitutional Rights Foundation Chicago and is the national expansion of "The American Jury: Past and Present," conducted in Illinois during 1998-1999. Beginning with a two-week institute in July 1999, "The American Jury" focused on the jury system in the United States. its role in American legal, social, and political life; its origins and history; its adaptations to changes in law and American society; its strengths and limitations
Cars of Tomorrow and the American Community
Through this unit, students identify how alternatively fueled cars of tomorrow can be used in their community. The unit contains an introductory activity that helps students determine which energy and transportation issues are important to them and their communities, and three research sections about alternative fueled vehicles that address availability and distribution; emissions and health; and operation, maintenance, and refueling. With each lesson, students discover another social, scientifi
Introduction to Demographic Methods
This course introduces the basic techniques of demographic analysis. Students will become familiar with the sources of data available for demographic research. Population composition and change measures will be presented. Measures of mortality, fertility, marriage and migration levels and patterns will be defined. Life table, standardization and population projection techniques will also be explored.
Talk: Midterm elections: Category 3 or 5 hurricane for Democrats?
Peter Hart, chairman of Peter D. Hart Research Associates and one of the leading U.S. analysts of public opinion survey research, speaks about the midterm elections.
Bulletin of the Institute for Antiquity and Christianity, Volume XX, Issue 2
CONTENTS: Cover Illustration Description, The Editorial Board of the IQP Meets in Bamberg, Contexts No. 20--"Covenant & Law", Honor Roll of Donors (July 1992 - June 1993), Robinson Honored at Miami University (Ohio), News and Notes
Global Change Teacher's Guide
Global change is a relatively new area of scientific study using research from many disciplines to determine how Earth systems change, and to assess the influence of human activity on these changes. The Global Change section of the Teaching Packet consists of an introduction and five activities. In teaching these activities, four themes are important: time, change, cycles, and Earth as home.
Bulletin of the Institute for Antiquity and Christianity, Volume XII, Issue 4
CONTENTS: Cover Illustration Description, Calendar of Events, The Savery Codex in Claremont, Computer Developments, The Spring Public Lecture Series of the Institute for Antiquity and Christianity, "Gnostic Androgynes and the Living Jesus," "Approaching the Deities: Prayer and Praise in Ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt," "The Education of Solomon," and "Gnosticism: The Egyptian Connection", Artifacts in the IAC Museum: A Yortan Jug, Institute at the National AAR/SBL Convention, Institute Scholars B
Genetic Analysis - Website and Information
The Genetic Analysis SBLi is a set of scenarios designed to support an undergraduate course in Genetics. In the scenarios the student plays the role of a genetics researcher, and performs simulated experiments to reinforce concepts taught in lectures. This project is part of the the Higher Education Academy's UK Centre for Bioscience Open Educational Resources programme. This website contains additional information, guides and documentation.
Charles Darwin's Tree of Life Animation A wonderful animation of evolution - the tree of life - narrated by Sir David Attenborough. It shows how microscopic cells (the "seeds of life") evolved to become insects, fish, reptiles, dinosaurs, birds and mammals.
A wonderful animation of evolution - the tree of life - narrated by Sir David Attenborough. It shows how microscopic cells (the "seeds of life") evolved to become insects, fish, reptiles, dinosaurs, birds and mammals.
Social psychological aspects of religion and prejudice
Professor Miles Hewstone (Oxford) gives a talk entitled Social psychological aspects of religion and prejudice: evidence from experimental and survey research. The commentator is Professor Ingmar Persson (Gothenburg University)
Good Practice for Research Collection and Biobanks (slides)
Jane Kaye, Director of the HeLEX centre in Oxford, gives a talk on good practice in collecting research data and biobanks as part of the Oxford Bioethics Network series on Issues in Research Ethics