Mamphela Ramphele on Knowledge in the Blood by Jonathan Jansen
On Thursday 1 October the Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts GIPCA Great Texts Big Questions lecture will be Mamphela Ramphele who will discuss "To what extent has our transformation process embraced the intimate in public discourse." The suggested background reading is Jonathan Jansen's "Knowledge in the Blood." Mamphela Ramphele, former ViceChancellor of UCT and director of the World Bank, is an academic author and medical doctor. Her involvement in political activism and academ
Talk: CPJ's Joel Simon: 'Future of press freedom is online'
At a Shorenstein Center event, "From the Front Lines to Online," Joel Simon, executive director of the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), looked at the past year in press freedom.
Fazzari on Stimulus and Keynes
Steve Fazzari of Washington University in St. Louis talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the economics of Keynesian stimulus. They discuss the stimulus package passed in February 2009 and whether it improved the economy and created jobs. How should claims about its impact be evaluated? What can we know as economists about causal relationships in a complex world? The conversation includes a discussion of the underlying logic of Keynesian stimulus and the effect of the financial crisis on e
Don't Laugh At Me
Primary Lateral Sclerosis - Motor Exam - Screening Tests Sub-exam - Patient 14
This video features a 54-year-old white male who presented for evaluation of progressive spastic paraparesis. He stated that symptoms first started in 1997 when "things were different with my legs" (i.e., leg weakness, imbalance, and speech problems). Symptoms started in his left foot, when he couldn't keep time to music. His feet started dragging and he also noticed problems with balance. In 1999, he started falling and sought medical attention. He was diagnosed with spastic paraparesis after
Map Collections: 1544-1996
This site offers thousands of digitized online maps. The collections are broken into seven categories, cities and towns, conservation and environment, discovery and exploration, immigration and settlement, military battles and campaigns, transportation and communication, and general maps.
Cardiovascular Construction Kit
The Cardiovascular Construction Kit (CVCK) allows students to design and construct a wide range of cardiovascular systems, testing each one to see how it behaves and whether it could actually exist and survive in a real organism. CVCK provides a set of basic components, e.g., pumps, vessels, capillaries and so on, which may be pieced together to construct a cardiovascular system. Gauges and measurement techniques are provided so you can draw conclusions from your experiments. Note: CVCK is a MAC
Organ Weight Study in Rats
This dataset comes from a study of 90 rats given one of 3 doses of a drug. At sacrifice, data on body weight and the weights of various organs were collected. Questions from this study refer to the relationship between dosage and body and organ weight. A text file version of the data is found in the relation link.
Intuitive Biostatistics: Choosing a Statistical Test
This page provides a table for selecting an appropriate statistical method based on type of data and what information is desired from the data. It also compares parametric and nonparametric tests, one-sided and two-sided p-values, paired and unpaired tests, Fisher's test and the Chi-square test, and regression and correlation. It comes from Chapter 37 of the textbook, "Intuitive Biostatistics".
Image Gallery of Bering Sea Wildlife
This resource contains images of Bering Sea wildlife, including birds, marine mammals, whales and fish. Historical photographs and images of marine vessels are also available.
CSSJ: Cohen Conference: Justice, Equality and Incentives
Rescuing Justice and Equality: Celebrating the Career of G.A. Cohen - Conference at the Centre for the Study of Social Justice (CSSJ), Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford. Friday 23 and Saturday 24 January 2009. On January 23-24 2009, with the generous support of Philosophy and Public Affairs, the Centre for the Study of Social Justice will be hosting a conference to celebrate the career of G.A. Cohen, who is retiring after 23 years as Chichele Professor of S
Supreme Court rules for anti-gay church
In a case pitting free-speech versus privacy rights, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday that a church has the legal right to stage anti-gay protests at U.S. military funerals. Jon Decker reports.
Tumour cords' growth in a vascular network
Evolutions of oxygen concentration and formation of hypoxic zones during tumor growth in the vascular network. This simulation was produced with an experimental modification to the model, where vessels are oxygen sources inside the simulation domain, cells do not switch to anaerobic metabolism in this simulation. For more information refer to http://code.google.com/p/cord/.
Preface to Revised Edition Weimar Germany: Part II Six Minutes of Terror How to Use a Thesaurus for Essays
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A three part historical discussion of Weimar Germany by Dr. Moritz Foellmer, Senior Lecturer, University of Leeds, for The History Faculty: www.thehistoryfaculty.com.
This lesson discusses how each component of a spacecraft is specifically designed so that a rover can land safely in six minutes. Also, students will learn how common, everyday materials and technology, like nylon, polyester and airbags, are used in space-age technology.
A 1:41 minute video that clearly shows the advantage of using specific vocabulary and the importance using a thesaurus while writing essays. Several useful tips are explained. A must show video for teachers trying to increase the writing quality of students.
Weimar Germany: Part II
Six Minutes of Terror
How to Use a Thesaurus for Essays