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Global Warming: A Time to Act (Cap & Trade Conference)
U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein describes her legislative program to combat climate change and responds to questions. Senator Dianne Feinstein is introduced by Boalt Hall School of Law Dean Christopher Edley at the "Cap and Trade as a Tool for Climate Change Policy" conference. Leading practitioners and academic experts from the US, Europe, China and India debated key legal, economic, and technology issues associated with "cap and trade" as a policy tool for California, the US and the internation
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COPMM/PMAA Symposium - Sue Newberry - Improving the Performance of Local Government Authorities
Sue Newberry - University of Sydney gives a presentation at the COPMM/PMAA Symposium for "Improving the Performance of Local Government Authorities"
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Land! Water! Sky! Oh My!
This lesson focuses on the importance of airplanes in today's society. Airplanes of all shapes and sizes are used for hundreds of different reasons, including recreation, commercial business, public transportation, and delivery of goods, among many others. From transporting people to crop-dusting, our society and our economy have come to depend on airplanes. Students will discuss their own experiences with airplanes and learn more about the role of airplanes in our world.
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Collaborative Decision Making: NASA's Deep Impact Mission
The NASA's Deep Impact Mission is used to teach collaborative decision making. This Starting Point Teaching Collection page describes the highly-developed unit plan involving collaborative problem solving using data. The subject is the launch of a probe to investigate the composition of a comet. The students will engage in quantitative risk analysis, role-playing, persuasive writing and speaking, and group decision-making procedures. The students will study the objectives and the risks of the pr
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Chronos: a network for Earth system history
CHRONOS (Greek: time) aims to create a dynamic, interactive and time-calibrated framework for Earth history. CHRONOS's main objective is to develop a network of databases and visualization and analytical methodologies that broadly deal with chronostratigraphy - that is, with developing a better tool (the time scale) for understanding fundamental Earth processes through time. The CHRONOS platform will provide a new investigative environment for interdisciplinary Earth history research that includ
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Listening to global women's voices: Reflections on interfaith dialogue - Ursula King
Professor Ursula King talks about how women across the world are reinterpreting their religious traditions through dialogue with people from different faiths.
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Fellowship artist profile: Dana Claxton (Lakota)
Dana Claxton (Lakota)
Video Installation and Photography
Vancouver, British Columbia

Through her art practice, Dana Claxton has critiqued many aspects of government, religion and consumer culture as they affect and disaffect contemporary Aboriginal peoples in Canada and the United Sates. She has produced many single-channel works, video installations and performances in the past decade. Pieced together, these projects form a subversive societal critique using traditional knowledge a

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Fast atom bombardment and electron impact mass spectrometry studies of some aryltin compounds and fe
Both El MS and FAB MS behavior of two groups of compounds, aryltin and ferrocene compounds, have been studied. For the aryltin compounds, the effect of substituent group position, substituent group type and ligand type on the El spectra have been explored in the El MS studies. The fragmentation mechanism has been investigated under El with linked scans, such as fragment ion scans(BJE), parent ion scans(B2JE) and constant neutral radical loss scans(B2(1-E)JE2). In the FAB MS studies, matrix optim
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Corliss Lamont Lecture announcement
Recognition of the Soviet Union;Thomas Lamont; Soviet Union;Announcement of a lecture by Corliss Lamont, former professor of philosophy at Columbia University, titled "On Understanding Soviet Russia."
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Bioluminescence 2009
Ocean Explorer Expedition Education Modules (EEM) are designed to reach out in new ways to teachers, students, and the general public, and share the excitement of daily at-sea discoveries and the science behind NOAA's major ocean exploration initiatives with the people around the world. The Bioluminescence 2009: Living Light on the Deep Sea Floor Expedition offers a unique opportunity to engage explorers of all ages as we continue our journeys to parts of our ocean planet that few have seen - th
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Preservation of the West
During the late 1800s, American industry's demand for more and more natural resources pushed Congress to recognize the need to explore and chart the geological characteristics and mineral wealth of the country. In 1864, William Brewer (seen third from the left in "Field Party of 1864"), chief botanist of the California Geological Survey, led the first state-sponsored expedition to survey, map, chart, document, and photograph vast, previously unexplored areas of California. The government sponsor
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Blueprint for the Brain
How can three pounds of jelly inside our skulls enable us to do everything that makes us human? For centuries, scientists have been fascinated and puzzled by the mysterious workings of the brain. Now, for the first time, they can re-create in the computer the shapes of every one of the billions of nerve cells that make up our brains— the component parts of the intricate neural circuits that allow us to move, see and hear, to feel and to think. Armed with this new tool, scientists are begin
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The Week at Duke {in 60 Seconds}: Baboon Friendships; 1,000th Heart Transplant
Welcome to the Week at Duke University in 60 Seconds. Duke senior Ashley Qian has created a software program that allows local homeless shelters to keep up-to-date records and improve client outreach. The new software will be beta tested at Urban Ministries of Durham. http://exitevent.com/passion-and-purpose-duke-senior-creates-software-for-homeless-shelters-1493.asp Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, author of this year’s summer reading book, Americanah, spoke to the freshman class and members of th
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Episode 20: Interview with Catalina Delgado Trunk
This week Tamara Winfrey Harris speaks with artist-in-residence Catalina Degado Trunk. While Catalina Delgado Trunk's academic art training focused on painting and drawing, her current work is rooted in the folk arts of her native Mexico. Catalina integrates traditional Mexican art forms–such as public ofrendas (temporary altars) and papel picado (cut paper)–with non-traditional or unusual themes that reflect today’s society. Trunk talks about how most of her works of art con
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Measuring Health Disparities
Measuring Health Disparities is designed to be accessible to a broad audience of practitioners across all sectors of the public health workforce. In contains audio and interactive elements and focuses on some basic issues for public health practice - how to understand, define, and measure health disparity. The material is divided into four parts. Parts One and Two review what health disparities are, how they are defined, and provide and overview of common issues faced in measuring health dispar
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4.3 Why is the introduction so important?
Effective communication is the key to a successful presentation. This unit will provide you with a systematic approach to develop the necessary skills. It is important to understand that effective presentation skills can be practised and learned. It is the content of your presentation, and the simple delivery of clear and reasoned arguments, which will help you to achieve your objectives.
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PLoS Clinical Trials
PLoS Clinical Trials is an international peer-reviewed, open-access journal that publishes results of randomized trials from all medical and public health disciplines. The journal's aim is to increase the breadth of clinical trials reporting and thus ensure that all trials on human participants are reported in the peer-reviewed literature and accessible to all.
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PLoS Biology
PLoS Biology is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal published by the Public Library of Science (PLoS), a non-profit organization committed to making scientific and medical literature a public resource. PLoS Biology is ranked in the top-tier of life science journals by The Institute for Scientific Information (ISI), with an impact factor of 14.7.
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Coastal Clash: Role Play - Community Forum on the Fate of California Coastal Access
"Coastal Clash" is a one-hour documentary focusing on the urbanization of California's coastline. The activities and lesson plans for the film "Coastal Clash" target students at the high school level and align with the California State Standards for Government. Students will participate in a role-playing activity to determine if the public should have full access to the California coast.
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Learn the Colors of the Rainbow/Color Spectrum-ROY G BIV Song
Cute song teaching kids the colors and order of the colors in the color spectrum by using an elf named ROY G BIV. Each letter of his name tells the layers of the color spectrum. Content is appropriate for upper elementary and middle school students. (2:41)
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