Hurricane Research Division: Frequently Asked Questions
This FAQ web site from the Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory answers various questions regarding hurricanes, typhoons and tropical cyclones. Technical references are given throughout the site for additional information. This site can help answer some of the questions that users may have about the characteristics of these catastrophic storms, how they are monitored and forecasted, and some of the research topics that are being addressed today.
Is EU Criminal Law a Threat to British Justice?
In eurosceptic circles it is widely stated that European criminal justice threatens to undermine the basic values of the common law, and this is put forward as a reason why the UK should 'withdraw from the Europe'. This argument was recently put forward by Nigel Farage, of the UK Independence Party, in an article he wrote for The Independent (10 November 2013). In this presentation Professor John Spencer - one of the authors of the Corpus Juris project - subjects the argument to analysis. Profe
When I started teaching this subject I found three kinds of texts. There were applications books that avoid proofs and cover the linear algebra only as needed for their applications. There were advanced books that assume that students can understand their elegant proofs and know how to answer the homework questions having seen only one or two examples. And, there were books that spend a good part of the semester multiplying matrices and computing determinants and then suddenly change level to wo
NASA CONNECT Who Added the Micro to Gravity?
In NASA CONNECT Who Added the Micro to Gravity?, students will learn about microgravity. They will be introduced to combustion science and the importance of fire safety on the International Space Station. Students will also learn how chemistry plays an important role in microgravity research. They will observe NASA engineers and scientists using measuring, ratios, and graphing to analyze data. Grades 6-8.
Improving Literary Understanding Through Classroom Conversation Booklet
Effective literature instruction develops reading, writing, thinking, and other literacy skills -- but that is easier said than done. A new booklet by Judith Langer and Elizabeth Close shares some of the most effective strategies, drawing on the research and including real classroom examples. The booklet is designed for teachers and administrators who wish to improve their students' reading comprehension
Medicine Games: MRI
Play a game and find out about a Nobel Prize awarded discovery or work! Magnetic resonance imaging, MRI, represents a breakthrough in medical diagnostics and research. Worldwide, more than 60 million investigations with MRI are performed each year. In 2003, this imaging technique was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.
Fuentes, recursos y servicios de información
La asignatura Fuentes, recursos y servicios de información ofrece una visión general de los principales recursos de información existentes que se pueden emplear para atender las demandas de los usuarios en el contexto del servicio de referencia de una unidad documental. Se pretende que el alumno obtenga los conocimientos, competencias y habilidades necesarias para poder buscar, seleccionar y evaluar cual es la mejor fuente de información para resolver cada una de las necesidades y peticiones
Embedding the concept of competency maps
This presentation outlines the background, context and transferability of a competency mapping tool originally developed in health but suitable for enterprise
From Chicagoland to Mil-town: Marquette University Freshmen Move-in Day 2012
Two-hundred and seventy three Chicagoland freshmen will call Marquette University home for the next four years. On August 22, 2012 they packed up their belongings and made the trip from Chicago to Milwaukee to move in to the residence halls. Welcome to campus, Chicago-area members of the class of 2016. You are Marquette.
Darden Prison Entrepreneurship Program: Biggest Uncertainty?
Clare Seekins talks about biggest concerns going into prison ( having no experience with the prisoners) but how overall she had no doubts / fears.
Fred Colgan & Assitan Sylla Traore, "Creating Lasting Solutions through innovative Cookstove Tech"
One out of every three people on earth cooks over open fires--at a cost that is both staggering and unsustainable. Such cooking practices produce more pollution than all automobiles on the planet, cause 4.3 million deaths each year from smoke-related illnesses, lead to over-harvesting that causes deforestation rates of up to 11% per year, and put and women and children at risk of life-altering burns and blindness while cooking, and rape, abduction and murder while out gathering fuel. The team a
Virtual Maths, Cuboid - Excavation quiz1
Interactive simulaton explaining how to calculate cubic capacity of a truck for carrying excavated materials
Mixed Reception Scenario
This activity is set in a research group that is developing an antivenom for spider bites. In the opening scene, Nelson Pogline, a talented graduate student, dies unexpectedly at a university reception. As a detective, you must use chemistry concepts to determine if this was murder and if so, solve the case. You can interview suspects using Quicktime movies, investigate the crime scene for clues with Quicktime Virtual Reality images, and analyze the evidence from the crime lab. This activity req
Anne Tanenbaum Lecture Series: Dr. Steve Mason
Dr. Steve Mason (Professor, Department of History, and Canada Research Chair in Greco-Roman Cultural Interaction, York University, Toronto) takes a closer look at the Essenes, a group known since antiquity from Greek and Latin historians and largely accepted as the inhabitants of Quamran and the creators of the Scrolls during the 1950s.
Recording School Desegregation: Conduct Your Own Oral History Project
In this unit, students will research the history of school desegregation, and bring that history to life by listening to oral histories of North Carolinians who lived through desegregation. Students will then become historians, recording their own oral histories with relatives or community members, and reflecting on the experience through writing. The oral histories will be collected into a final project and placed in the school’s library for students and teachers to study in the future.
Summer Open House
Nearly 2,000 prospective students and their parents visited Kent State University July 23 at the Summer Open House. Visitors received a close-up peek at Kent State University's academic programs, campus, student life, residence halls and research opportunities.
US History II
Upon completion of this course you will: Demonstrate comprehension of a broad body of historical knowledge; Express ideas clearly in writing; Work with classmates to research an historical issue; Interpret and apply data from original documents; Identify underrepresented historical viewpoints; Write to persuade with evidence; Compare and contrast alternate interpretations of an historical figure, event, or trend; Explain how an historical event connects to or causes a larger trend or theme; Deve
Nanoscale Antenna Apertures
This presentation will discuss light concentration and enhancement in nanometer-scale ridge aperture antennas. Resent research, including numerical simulations and near field optical measurements has demonstrated that nanoscale ridge antenna apertures can concentrate light into nanometer domain. More importantly, these ridge antenna apertures also provide enhanced optical transmission several orders of magnitude higher than regularly shaped nano-apertures. We will discuss fundamental theories of
Essential Science for Teachers: Life Science: Session 1. What Is Life?
What distinguishes living things from dead and nonliving things? No single characteristic is enough to define what is meant by life. In this session, five characteristics are introduced as unifying themes in the living world.,This segment shows the common elements in living things.
This site invites you to explore the process of piecing together the lives of ordinary people in the past. It is an experimental, interactive case study based on the research that went into the book and film A Midwife’s Tale, both based upon the remarkable diary of 18th-century midwife/healer Martha Ballard. Although DoHistory is centered on the life of Martha Ballard, you can learn basic skills and techniques for interpreting fragments that survive from any period in history.