Historical Thinking Matters
For too many Americans, the history class in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (remember the teacher’s plaintive question, “anyone, anyone?”) is all too familiar. Our approach is meant to challenge this false and familiar image of history: understanding and reconstructing the past requires ways of thinking, reading, and questioning much more engaging and challenging than mere memorization. Teaching in a way that differs from your own schooling experience is not necessarily easy to imagine, let a
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Rwanda: You Go, Girls!
The PBS WIDE ANGLE documentary series analyzes a number of significant and current global issues. In 'Ladies First' (2004), WIDE ANGLE delivers a riveting report on the political and socio-economic success of the Rwandan women after the genocide of 1994 that divided the country's major ethnic groups, the Tutsi and the Hutu. The purpose of this lesson is to use 'Ladies First' to show not only that women working together can and did create a dialogue and a basis for trust among ethnic groups, but
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Sudan frees death penalty woman
A woman sentenced to death in Sudan for allegedly converting from Islam to Christianity has been freed. Paul Chapman reports. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More updates and breaking news: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics including business, financial, national, and international news. For over 160 years, Reuters
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Improving Your Commute
Road traffic is a challenging societal problem, and with the increasing crowding of areas in and around cities, it is only becoming worse. With the proliferation of wireless connectivity, smartphones (think cheap embedded computers), it is now possible to continuously monitor urban areas using mobile sensors carried by people
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Lost Worlds - Braveheart's Scotland 5/5
This is a documentary, which starts at the end of the 13th century (1207), explores the life of William Wallace (Braveheart) and his fight for his country and is suitable for high school students. Documentary features scholarly commentary and computer animation.
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Creativity and Entrepreneurship
This course has been designed to provide students with an overall understanding of entrepreneurship and to prepare them for developing a mindset for thinking creatively. Targeted at students who would like to create their own businesses, it is meant to teach students how to live and work outside of the bureaucracy, to learn to dream about new ideas and new ventures, to push the edges of the envelope, and to see entrepreneurship as reality. The focus of the course is to start small and grow big--
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Animation of Fire at Chevron's Richmond Refinery
This animation depicts the events leading up to the fire at Chevron's Richmond California Refinery
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Northwest Auburn Village Center Plan, Auburn, Alabama
This document is a city plan for the Norwest Auburn Village Center in Auburn, Ala. dated November 8, 2004. Title on PDF: City of Auburn, Interim Specific Plan, Norwest Auburn Village Center.
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Private label share in a downturn
Nirmalya Kumar, Professor of Marketing, draws on his research to examine what happens to private label shares during recessions and how market share can be defended in challenging times

A Hundred Years of Relativity: what remains controversial for the philosopher?
Professor Brown will reappraise the reality and origins of the relativistic phenomena of length contraction and time, arguing that the reason why rods and clocks 'measure' the geometry of space-time is often misunderstood.
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Human Rights Day Event: The Right of Rights 1948-2008
To mark the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, this fun yet challenging event will ask which is the greatest right.
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LSE Literary Weekend - ReaLITy: creative responses to social realities
The culmination of a creative-writing competition for London state schools, this panel discussion looks at how authors find inspiration in contemporary social issues - from gang culture and knife crime, to the more timeless problems of being a teenager. The panel of popular and award-winning teen authors have dealt with topics as wide ranging as Ethiopian street children and Nazi Germany, with a mixture of reality, comedy and fantasy.
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LSE Literary Weekend - I Shall Die by Inches: Contemporary Approaches to Death and Dying
'All but death' wrote Emily Dickinson 'can be adjusted', and yet, the cold fact that bodies must eventually die only serves to hide the reality of death as a contested cultural domain, where competing notions of public and private, tradition and innovation, individual and collective, are played out, and discourses within literature, art, jurisprudence, medicine, religion, and politics all stake their claim to knowledge of the great unknown. This talk will illuminate the social aspects of death
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Does the Electric Car have the Juice?
Fierce price competition, painstaking cost-cutting, and widespread volatility is making life in the auto industry incredibly challenging. How has Renault adapted, and where does it see the auto industry heading? As a fledgling technology (and one of the great hopes for reducing global carbon emissions) can any electric car concept overcome such an inhospitable environment? Renault Group Commercial Director Len Curran and Electric Vehicles chief Andrew Heiron will both be offering their insights
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Wallace Warfield - ACR Keynote

Responding to the Whole of Conflict in the 21st Century: Challenging Conventional IdentitiesThursday, October 7, 2009Atlanta, GA Has ADR/CR been relegated to the margins of the more complex conflict situations whether these be poverty, scarce resource di

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Cisco's Padmasree Warrior in Conversation with NPR's Laura Sydell
[Recorded: February 18, 2014] Padmasree Warrior is a true revolutionary. As a young woman she came to the U.S. to pursue her masters degree in chemical engineering at Cornell University with $100 in her pocket and a one-way plane ticket. Just over twenty years later, she's one of Forbes "100 Most Powerful Women," and Cisco CEO John Chambers says she's among those at the top of the list to succeed him. As Cisco's Chief Technology & Strategy Officer, Padmasree Warrior is charged with aligning te
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Against the Consensus: Reflections on the Great Recession [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Justin Lin | This event marks the publication of Professor Lin's new book Against the Consensus: Reflections on the Great Recession. In June 2008, Justin Lin was appointed chief economist of the World Bank, right before the eruption of the worst global financial and economic crisis since the Great Depression. Drawing on experience from his privileged position, Lin offers unique reflections on the cause of the crisis, why it was so serious and widespread, and its likely evol
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The Faults of Fractional-Reserve Banking

In a November 1, 2010, blog post titled "Could the World Go Back to the Gold Standard?," Martin Wolf, the Financial Times chief economics commentator, comes to the conclusion that "we cannot and will not go back to the gold standard."

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From texture to volume: an investigation in quasi-crystalline systems
The relation between texture, pattern and massing is a fundamental question in architecture. Classical architecture, as Leon Battista Alberti states in ?De re aedificatoria? (Book VI, Chapter 2), is developed through massing and structure first; texture is added afterwards to give the bold massing and structure beauty. Only the ornamentation adds pulcritudo to the raw structure and massing. Rather than starting with a volume and applying texture afterwards, the Digital Girih project started with
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That's one expensive selfie!
Two American tourists caught scratching their initials into the walls of Rome's colosseum before taking a selfie could face hefty fines. Deborah Lutterbeck reports. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More updates and breaking news: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics including business, financial, national, and internati
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