17.251 Congress and the American Political System I (MIT)
This course focuses on both the internal processes of the House and Senate and on the place of Congress in the American political system. Attention has been given to committee behavior, leadership patterns, and informal organization in this course. It considers relations between Congress and other branches of government, as well as relations between the two houses of Congress itself. Graduate students are expected to pursue the subject in greater depth through reading and individual research.
German Jewish travelling cultures in the diaspora, 1919-1939
This very short PDF document describes the background to the AHRC funded project “German Jewish Travelling Cultures in the Diaspora, 1919-1939”. The project examines Jewish interwar travel writing with its comingling of modernity and nostalgia and looking beyond the German nation state, sees Europe as “a powerful Jewish historical landscape“ offering “communists, Zionist travellers and middle-class tourists“ alike conflicting alternative Jewish futures.
Politics in 60 seconds. Voting
Professor Cees van der Eijk defines a polical concept in 60 seconds for those with a spare minute to learn something new. This videocast focuses on voting as a political concept. Warning: video does contain bloopers and out takes. May 2010 Suitable for Undergraduate study and Community education Professor Cees van der Eijk, School of Politics and International Relations Professor Cees van der Eijk is Professor of Social Science Research Methods, and Director of Social Sciences Methods and D
Alternative small scale meteorology input to a chemical transport model
In order to respond to the increasing demand for better understanding of the environment, air quality studies at different scales are required. The Community Multi-scale Air Quality Model (CMAQ) chemical transport model is designed to handle all major scales of interest. However, the meteorology input to the model has to represent adequately the atmospheric conditions at these scales. So far, the meteorological input to CMAQ has been supplied by the Fifth-Generation Pennsylvania State University
Journal of Modern History
The website "The Journal of Modern History" (JMH) is the electronic version of this academic journal published by the University of Chicago. The site describes JMH as the leading American review in the field of European intellectual, political, and cultural history in the modern period, from the sixteenth century onward. The full texts of issues can be accessed with a subscription, but tables of contents and sample free issues can be consulted without a charge. The journal appears in four issues
Professor Germaine Greer - An Insight - Full Interview
Warning: Explicit Content Professor Germaine Greer delivered the 2010 Winifred Mercier public lecture at Leeds Met on Tuesday March 23. Born in Melbourne and educated in Australia and at Cambridge University, Professor Greer's first book, The Female Eunuch (1969), took the world by storm and remains one of the most influential texts of the feminist movement. She has had a distinguished academic career in Britain and the USA and makes regular appearances in print and other media as a broadcast
Vragen aan een astronaut : Educatief pakket Dit leermiddel behandelt zeven thema's, die telkens vertrekken vanuit een 'vraag aan een astronaut':
Dit leermiddel behandelt zeven thema's, die telkens vertrekken vanuit een 'vraag aan een astronaut':
Alfred University Opening Convocation Surprise -- August 2013
AU's Opening Convocation has traditionally been a formal event to welcome new students to campus. However, this year there was an unconventional but well-received surprise: a student flash mob, which led to the introduction of the new mascot, Li'l Alf.
Tackling Diabetes and Obesity in the UK's South Asian Communities
Recent research has highlighted the problems of growing rates of diabetes and obesity in the UK's South Asian communities. A number of factors, including diet, lifestyle and genetics, means that there is increased exposure to these conditions and the associated risk of heart disease, strokes and other problems. Researchers at the University of Warwick have been working closely with South Asian communities in Leamington Spa and Coventry to develop strategies for tackling the obesity time bomb. W
Listen: Vanderbilt professor studies image of dog in Jewish history
A new book that explores the cultural manifestations of the relationship between dogs and Jews from ancient to contemporary times has been co-edited by Phillip Ackerman-Lieberman, assistant professor of Jewish studies and law at Vanderbilt.
Luge athletes displeased with controversial ad
Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Controversial public service announcemnt aims to cricise Russian stance on gay rights. Julie Noce reports. More 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 business, financial, national, and international news. For over 160 years, Reuters has maintained its reputation f
Brain helmet finds pulse of depression treatment
Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe May 4 - An Israeli company is making inroads into the treatment of depression with a helmet-like device designed to stimulate neuronal activity in affected areas of the brain. Brainsway says its technology could also be used to help Parkinson's and Alzheimer's patients, if clinical trials prove successful. Elly Park reports. More Innovations: http://smarturl.it/Innovations Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Reuters tells the world's s
How the Fig Tree Strangles Other Plants for Survival in the Rainforest
In this video, suitable for all grades, David Attenborough focuses on the ability of the fig plant to compete to get sunlight in a thick tropical forest. (03:39)
Simulation of Micro Pedestrian Behaviour in Shopping Streets
Over the years, scholars have developed various models of pedestrian movement. These models can be used to assess the effects of detailed design decisions or to predict pedestrian behaviour under conditions of crowding. To date, not much attention has been paid to pedestrians' shopping behaviour at the micro level. Therefore, the main purpose of this project is to test a model that aims at simulating micro pedestrian behaviour in shopping streets, including entering shops. The model assumes a de
Pupil groupings in primary school classrooms: sites for learning and social pedagogy?
Studies of teaching and learning within classrooms rarely consider the multilayered effects of social context, especially involving within-class groupings. Yet, all pupils in classes are placed in some form of grouping throughout their classroom life and this will have an impact on their learning. This article seeks to move forward the understanding of within-class groupings in real classrooms. Five ‘core themes’ central to pupils’ experience of groups in classrooms are identified (group s
Article :: Real World Camera Raw: Landscape Sharpening
Jeff Schewe shows you how he sharpens a landscape image, including the application of image edits, using radius, detail settings, masking, and noise reduction.
Nissan to Accelerate Growth in Brazil, says CEO Ghosn
CEO Carlos Ghosn tells Reuters he plans to make an announcement within weeks about expanding in Brazil.
Why Consciousness does not Extend Outside the Brain
There are good reasons for thinking that the physical basis of cognition can be reasonably taken to extend outside the brain to the body and the world. But not so for consciousness. This lecture goes into the logic of experiments that show that even if cognition is extended, consciousness is not. Smart was right: if consciousness is physical, it is a brain process. JACK SMART LECTURE Professor J J C Smart was Professor and Head of Philosophy at the Research School of Soc