Confronting Health Inequity: The Global Dimension
Since the days of Hippocrates, health inequities and the role of social and environmental factors in the determination of marked differences in health status have been well recognized. For some time now, the driving force behind public health has been understanding and intervening in the underlying causes of health inequity. The publication of the Black Report1 in the United Kingdom in 1980 brought a more focused approach to this discourse by identifying specific factors, such as social class, g
Lincoln Home National Historic Site: A Place of Growth and Memory
recounts the life of our 16th president. See photos of the house in Springfield, Illinois, that Abraham Lincoln, his wife, and family occupied for 17 years. Read news accounts of his departure for Washington, D.C., from Springfield and of his funeral. Learn about the series of events that led to his election as the first president born west of the Appalachians.
After Reconstruction: Studying the Problems of African-Americans in the South
This lesson encourages students to identify problems facing African Americans immediately after Reconstruction. Students then work in small groups to identify documents describing a particular problem, consider opposing points of view, and suggest a solution and present their research findings.
Built in America: Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record, 1933-Pres
The materials available in Built in America: The Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) and the Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) 1933-Present, provide an opportunity to develop critical thinking and creative writing skills. Descriptions and images of various buildings and structures in these collections provide the basis for research projects. Meanwhile, historic homes can serve as the catalyst for creative writing exercises and a discussion regarding the homes of authors such as F
From documents to digitization
To design a research project using primary sources from the Web, you'll need to know what's out there and how to find it. This article explains what's available, why, and where.
The aim of this lesson is to develop students' understanding of the importance of portfolio building. It is the seventh lesson in the study skills series and is intended to support adult learners who are embarking on a course of study and need to acquire skills which will help them to be successful. The lessons are designed as a package with key skills reinforced in each subsequent lesson so that a study culture is developed over time. They can be delivered sequentially or used individually, as
Guest of honor: A presidential banquet
A research assignment in which students plan a banquet in honor of a president.
Video: Vanderbilt Orchestra: Mendelssohn’s “Symphony No. 4″
The Vanderbilt Orchestra, conducted by Robin Fountain, performed Symphony No. 4 by Felix Mendelssohn September 16, 2010, in Ingram Hall.
2006 Technology Breakthrough Competition and Award Ceremony
In the Tradition of Innovation at Berkeley Engineering... The College of Engineering is hosting the 3rd Annual Technology Breakthrough Competition to recognize the University's technology and scientific research that could make the world a substantially better place. PROGRAM: Dean Richard Newton in conversation with Steve Domenik, General Partner, Sevin Rosen Funds, and Lip-Bu Tan, Founder & Chairman, Walden International Technology Breakthrough Winners Ceremony and presentation of $25,000 in p
A structural decomposition of the marriage premium
This thesis examines the wage gap among married and never married men. It is generally accepted that married men will have higher earnings than never married men. An income determination model was created to control for individual, structural, and gender level components. Theories were utilized for each model segment and provide a foundation from which this thesis builds upon. Through univariate, bivariate, and multivariate statistical analysis it was found that net of other factors married men
Scaling Galileo's Solar System - Locating the Globes
In this activity students plot the position of model planets on a campus map by converting from polar coordinates to Cartesian coordinates, after calculating the planet positions from scaled orbits and periods. They recreate spreadsheets, shown in a Powerpoint module, with formulas that answer various pieces of the overall question. This module is the fourth in a series of four on the Galilean Solar System, and was designed for an undergraduate class where students look at geological questions m
Kosovo's Independence: One Year On
Dr Muhamet Hamiti is the current and the first ambassador of the Republic of Kosova to the UK. Born in Podujeva in Kosovo in 1964, Ambassador Hamiti earned his BA in English Language and Literature at the University of Pristina in 1987; earned his MA in English Literature at the University of Zagreb (Croatia) in 1990, and his PhD in English literature at the University of Pristina in 2006 with a thesis on the prose fiction of James Joyce and Joseph Conrad. In the 1990s, Dr Hamiti was also an ind
The volcano known as Mt. Vesuvius is a composite cone, or a strattle volcano, and one of the most famous on the planet. (01:00)
Bulletin of the Institute for Antiquity and Christianity, Volume I, Issue 1
CONTENTS: Cover Illustration Description, NEH Grant for Plutarch-New Testament Research, A Tribute to James Muilenburg, OSTRACA--Notes on Mediterranean and Near Eastern Archaeology: "Southern California Archaeology Council Formed," "Two Permanent Exhibits Open in Southern California," "Clueck Survey Collections in Claremont and Los Angeles," and "Dead Sea Scrolls Exhibit", Center for Historic Preservation, Cooper-Molera Archives, The Society for Antiquity and Christianity, Institute Events and
Bulletin of the Institute for Antiquity and Christianity, Volume V, Issue 4
CONTENTS: Giving With a Purpose, Cover Illustration Description, Institute Hosts Seminar Day, Qumran Commentary Volume Published, Institute Tour: PompeII A.D.79, Israeli Scholar Lectures at Institute, European-American Cooperation in Scholarship, Personalia
Undergraduate and Graduate Students Focus on Marine Research
The Sotka Lab at the College of Charleston features Biology Professor Erik Sotka and between three and five undergraduate and graduate students focused on marine research. Right now, they are looking at plant-herbivore interactions, ecological and evolutionary impacts of climate change, larval dispersal, and marine invasions. Find out more about the Sotka Lab here: http://sotkae.people.cofc.edu/Home.html Recently, Sotka and his colleague Stacey A. Krueger-Hadfield Sotka and Krueger-Hadfield re
Education 173: Cognition & Learning in Educational Settings
The research literature on cognitive processes relevant to teaching and learning is vast and fascinating. The purpose of this course is to introduce some of the many theories of learning and related topics useful to the design of instruction and to teaching practice.
A wooden signboard set up along a dirt road in Claremont with the mountains in the background. The sign reads, "Beware Of Times Correspondent Bent. Have Tried He Is A Skin Game: Gustavus Burton."
Portrait of unidentified woman
An unidentified woman wearing a scarf tied in a bow around her neck and a tuxedo blouse sits in front of a dark backdrop.
Entrepreneurship For Engineers
Objectives: Create an awareness of the value of an entrepreneurial educational experience; create an awareness of the relationship between entrepreneurship and engineering; create an awareness of the role of entrepreneurs in the growth of the American and world economy; introduce the student to the psychological, cultural and economic nature of entrepreneurial activity in the US and the global community; create an awareness of the career paths available to the entrepreneur; introduce the skill s