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The Authors Corner - An American Diplomat in Franco Spain (Extended Interview)
This is the extended interview with Professor Michael Aaron Rockland who discusses his book, "An American Diplomat in Franco Spain". Michael Aaron Rockland is a professor of American Studies at Rutgers University. Before teaching, he worked in the U.S. diplomatic service, during which he was a cultural attaché in both Argentina and Spain. Now he is the author of twelve books, three of which have received distinctive acknowledgement. His latest book is, "An American Diplomat in Franco Spain" (H
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Example General Feedback on Routes to Success Portfolios
Example General Feedback on Routes to Success Portfolios - Su White Keywords:Study Skills , learning , reflection , motivation , self study , feedback
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Back bench rebels
 Philip Cowley, Reader in the University’s School of Politics and International Relations, was recently nominated for the Times Higher young researcher of the year award. In this podcast, Philip discusses his research into back bench rebellions within the British parliament. Philip describes his research as practical politics, linking academic research to the real world of political debate.

Since the British Labour party’s re-election with a reduced majority of 66
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Challenges to the Absolute Prohibition of Torture
 Professor Manfred Nowak, UN Special Rapporteur on Torture, delivered the Second Annual Paragon Human Rights Lecture, held each year to mark International Human Rights Day.  He spoke about the current challenges facing the absolute prohibition of torture, particularly with respect to the ‘War on Terror’.

Professor Nowak outlined definitions of torture, highlighting the prohibition of torture as an absolute and non-derogable right in international law.  He
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Why Human Rights Matter
 On the eve of International Human Rights Day, the Secretary General of Amnesty International, Irene Khan, delivered the inaugural Paragon Human Rights lecture. She spoke about the erosion of human rights in the name of counter-terrorism measures in the UK and across the globe.

Irene Khan argued that the UK's counter-terrorism policies are undermining the absolute prohibition of torture and ill treatment. She maintained that this approach is based on a false assumption that ef
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Basics of Entrepreneurship: 'The Act of Being an Entrepreneur Is Indeed an Act of Leadership'
Who are you? What do you stand for? What do you want? Entrepreneurs usually know the answers to those questions when they start up companies. But do their leadership teams? To make sure they do, top entrepreneurs develop a "blueprint" that will guide their companies as they grow from six to 60 to 600 employees, says Michael Useem, Wharton professor of management and director of its Center for Leadership and Change Management. In this installment of the podcast series for the Wharton-CERT Busines
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The Human Adaptation for Culture
 Professor Michael Tomasello

Professor Michael Tomasello from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology’s Department of Developmental and Comparative Psychology, in Leipzig, Germany gave the inaugural annual public address for the School of Psychology entitled The Human Adaptation for Culture.

Lying at the core of his argument is language and therefore culture is the product of remarkable and recently evolved faculty to understand othe
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The global campus-ICT and the future of universities
This paper analyses the changes which the ICT causes on a global scale. The globalization of higher education triggered by e-Learning, the emergence of e-infrastructure for e-science, the Open Educational Resources movement, e-libraries and the tendency of building global educational alliances are analysed as well. Special emphasis is put on several wellknown university models, e.g. Research University, Open University and Entrepreneurial University, as well as on some emerging university models
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Offshore Engineering
Since 1926 Dredging Engineering and since 1975 Offshore Engineering courses are given at the Delft University of Technology. In 2004 these two specialisations merged and formed the new MSc programme Offshore Engineering, a two-year curriculum leading to the MSc degree in Offshore Engineering. The programme consists of four specialisations: Fixed (Bottom Founded) Structures, Floating Structures, Subsea Engineering and Dredging Engineering. Students with a BSc degree in Civil Engineering, Mechanic
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Geomatics
Our world is driven by information. Think about how much we use Google Earth, TomTom, GPS, and satellites. In our globalised world it becomes more and more important to have an overview. Geo-information is crucial for this and people who can deal with this information as well. ‘Geo-information’ – the geographical coordinates of buildings, roads, property boundaries, water pipes, and even trees – is considered as an essential resource by both government and industry, where it is consta
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Elongated Skulls Discovered in Russia

Elongated skulls similar to those found in South America have been discovered in Russia. Altering the shape of the head through head binding was also practiced by ancient Egyptians, Australian Aborigines and certain tribes of North American natives.

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Virtual Maths, Shapes Space and Measure, Surface of semi cylinder
Interactive simulation demonstrating how to calculate the surface area of a cover for an astro turf pitch including the ends by using a semi (half) cylinder.
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Chapter 06 - The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain - Tom Meets Becky
Chapter 06: Tom Meets Becky. Classic Literature VideoBook with synchronized text, interactive transcript, and closed captions in multiple languages. Audio courtesy of Librivox. Read by John Greenman. (20:32)

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Science in Focus: Shedding Light on Science: Workshop 7. Sun and Seasons
Light energy from the Sun is absorbed all over the Earth. In this workshop we will examine how the transformed energy heats the Earth unevenly, causing seasons.,The segment examines how the sun's path in the sky changes over the seasons, and how the tilt of the Earth's axis affects the number of daylight hours for people at different latitudes throughout the year.
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Research methodologies for evaluating enterprise education: a tale of a study.
This paper reports on the experience of the researchers in designing and applying a research approach for evaluating a project using a longitudinal design
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Crazy Nuts - Impossible Object Optical Illusion

A simple but mind-boggling optical illusion of the impossible object type. This illusion shows two independently moving nuts that seem to defy the laws of geometry.

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Post-Conflict Reconstruction: Global Health Concerns and Issues

A Public Health Seminar delivered by Candace Chandra, Founder and President, Canary Strategies, LLC on Monday, May 10, 2010

Due to the severity, length, and frequency of conflict around the world, global health is increasingly involved in post-conflict reconstruction. Conflict is increasingly impacting not just the burden of disease and prevalence of serious injuries (including mental health), but also destroying health care systems and physical infrastructure - creating an emergency
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The Impact of Smoke-Free Workplace Laws on Acute Myocardial Infarction Deaths

A Public Health Seminar delivered by Melanie Pickett on Monday, April 26, 2010.

The rate of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) deaths in Massachusetts was examined before and after the implementation of a comprehensive smoke-free workplace law in July 2004. The impact of the state law in cities/towns with and without prior local smoking bans and the effect of the local laws were examined for the period 1999 through 2006.

Following the implementation of the state law, there wa
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Executive Compensation: More Regulation, or Just More Transparency?
The question of whether CEOs of America's major companies are overpaid has been a subject of interest for many years. Are the compensation practices for these elite men and women fair and appropriate? Do they provide proper incentives, or do they reward excessive caution or risk taking? Wharton accounting professors John Core and Wayne Guay have just completed a study on this topic. Guay, along with colleague Chris Armstrong, sat down with Knowledge@Wharton to discuss executive compensation and
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Pre-Service Teacher Training in Mathematics Using Tablet PC Technology
This study focuses on the use of innovative Tablet PC technology in learning and teaching mathematics. Specifically the effects of incorporating Tablet PC technology in pre-service teachers' mathematics education were analyzed. The significant impact of technology use in mathematics education was assessed by evaluating and comparing students' final project and course grades. Grade performance of two groups of students was compared. One group was the treatment group where students extensively use
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