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.
Heading for a nuclear showdown in the Middle East
Iran has issued its response to UN Security Council demands that it stop its uranium enrichment programme by August 31st. Whilst offering to join 'serious talks' on the issue Iranian officials have been clear in their refusal to back down to international pressure to end their vision of a nuclear Iran. How do the latest developments change the diplomatic picture for both Iran and the UN? Does the passing of a UN resolution change the legal position of those involved and what lies behind the st
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.
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.
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.
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)
History and Politics Out Loud
HPOL is a collection of invaluable audio materials some available for the first time on this website capturing significant political and historical events and personalities of the twentieth century. The materials range from formal addresses delivered in public settings to private telephone conversations conducted from the innermost recesses of the White House. Our aim is to provide an accessible source of audio information to enliven instruction and scholarship in history and politics and to ena
Inside the National Archives: The Tuskegee Study (1930s-1972)
Throughout the study, the Public Health Service took photographs for its files. The images survive uncaptioned. Nurse Rivers, who was held in high regard by the participants, is the only person identified in the photographs.
THE PUBLIC HEALTH OBSERVATORY HANDBOOK OF HEALTH INEQUALITIES MEASUREMENT
Tackling health inequalities must be a central plank of public policy for any government, so I was honoured to be asked to undertake the review of health inequalities for the Labour Government in 1998. I hope that the report from the review, “The Independent Enquiry into Inequalities in Health”, has helped to shape the policy direction, and influence the targeting and delivery of services, in tackling inequalities. We have moved a long way in our commitment to tackle health inequalities sinc
Pregnancy Discovery and Acceptance Among Low-Income Primiparous Women: A Multicultural Exploration
As part of a larger study exploring psychosocial factors that influence self-care and use of health care services during pregnancy, we investigated the process of pregnancy discovery and acceptance among a culturally diverse group of women who had given birth to their first child in the year preceding data collection. Methods: Eighty-seven low-income women from four cultural groups (African American, Mexican, Puerto Rican, and white) participated in eight focus groups held in their communities.
Effects of untreated syphilis in the negro male, 1932 to 1972: A closure comes to the Tuskegee study
When Ernest Hendon died in January 2004 at the age of 96, a closure finally came to the Tuskegee Study of Untreated Syphilis (TSUS) of 1932 to 1972. Mr. Hendon, who was the last survivor of the TSUS, made the above remark shortly before his death, describing why he participated in a research project that nowadays—just a few decades later—is not even conceivable. Mr. Hendon’s recent death occasions a retelling of this most infamous chapter in the history of American medicine. Awareness of T
Bulletin of the Institute for Antiquity and Christianity, Volume XXIX, Summer 2002
CONTENTS: Cover Illustration Description, Brownlee Lecture, In Gratitude, 2002 Fall Lecture Series, Call for Papers, Mimesis in Ancient Jewish and Christian Literature Project, Book Reviews
Bulletin of the Institute for Antiquity and Christianity, Volume XVI, Issue 2
CONTENTS: Cover Illustration Description, Contents/A Word of Thanks, IAC Staff Members Accept New Appointments, Scholar in Focus -- Karen L. King, The Society for Antiquity & Christianity: Honor Role of Donors (1988-1989), British Scholar is Featured Speaker at Brownlee Lecture, The Founding of the IAC, Coptic Magical Papyri Project Continues Work
Bulletin of the Institute for Antiquity and Christianity, Volume XXVI, Winter 1999
CONTENTS: Cover Illustration Description, Preservation as Fixation, New Faculty: IAC Project Director, Graduate Student Visits Egypt, The 1999 Spring Public Lecture Series, Conference Announcement, Augustinian Worlds
Bulletin of the Institute for Antiquity and Christianity, Volume X, Issue 3
CONTENTS: Calendar of Events, Cover Illustration Description, Institute Staff Reorganized, William Hugh Brownlee (1917-1983), The Fall Public Lecture Series of the Institute for Antiquity and Christianity: "Literary Criticism and the Parables of Jesus," "The History of the Patriarchs of Alexandria," "Ancient Mysteries: Faith and Function," "Excavating a Solomonic City," and "In Search of Akhenaten's Karnak Temples", IAC Scholar in Focus: Burton Mack, The Ibycus Computer and Nag Hammadi, Personal
Bulletin of the Institute for Antiquity and Christianity, Volume XXIV, Issue 3
CONTENTS: Cover Illustration Description, Calendar of Events, The Robinsons in Germany, 'Shaping the Past: Heretics, Philistines, and Upstarts', The IAC Fall Public Lecture Series 1997: "The Rhetoric of the Literal Sense: The Evolution of Orthodoxy from the 3rd to the 5th Century," "Sin or Sickness: The Problem of Human Dysfunction," "Tel Harassim--Stratum IV: A Fortress from Iron Age II on the Western Border of Judah," and "Between City and Desert: The Dilemma of Christian Origins", From LAX t
Hector Mendiola, a retired pediatrician from Mexico City, who was living in Utah, noticed that many of the children of migrant workers were illiterate in their native tongue and so he developed, along with Fred Berthong, a local community volunteer, a computer assisted program to help Hispanic youth who were illiterate in their native language to learn to read and write in Spanish. The CALFNES program (Computer Assisted Language For Non English Speakers), which they created, and is now in the pu
Introduction to Economics
Introduction to Economics is designed to build an understanding of economic institutions, history, and principles. In addition, it will focus on relationship between private and public sectors of the U.S. economy. Also, it will analyze major economic institutions, such as property rights, markets, business organizations, labor unions, money and banking, trade, and taxation.
The Dose Makes the Poison -- Or Does It?
News reports frequently include stories about toxic chemicals in our food, water, and environment. But what does it mean to label a substance either "toxic" or "nontoxic"? Toxicity indicates the degree to which a substance is poisonous to biological organisms, including humans. The traditional way to test toxicity is to count how many laboratory organisms die or suffer impaired health when exposed to various concentrations of a substance. However, in recent years this method of estimating the d
Bulletin of the Institute for Antiquity and Christianity, Volume XIX, Issue 4
CONTENTS: Cover Illustration Description, Calender of the IAC'S Spring Public Lecture Series, The CGS Appoints Tammi Schneider as Assistant Professor of the OT, Consultation on Thomas Christianity, Institute Scholars at Magic Conference in Lawrence, Kansas, The Spring Public Lecture Series 1993: "Sectarianism from the Second to the First Temple Periods," "From Meeting House to Holy Place: The Synagogue During Late Antiquity," "Ancient Jewish Coins," "Images of the Philistines: In Light of the As