An App A Day: Tasty Apps for iPhone and Android - February 24, 2010
Lunch 'n Learn presentation: Smartphones are the new platform, and apps are the core. At the start of the new decade, Apple reported that the App Store for iPhone users has surpassed 100,000 applications, and users have downloaded over 2 billion apps -- not bad for a new market that was created only a year and a half earlier. Meanwhile, Google's Android Market doubled over the last quarter to around 20,000 apps. In this talk Doug Dixon explores the range of apps being developed for these new pl
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Filmmaking: In the Battle for Reality: Social Documentaries in the U.S.
CSM - Publications & Resources - Filmmaking: In the Battle for Reality: Social Documentaries in the U.S. - American University > TEACHING AND LEARNING AT AU > Center for Social Media > Publications & Resources > Filmmaking: In the Battle for Reality: Social Documentaries in the U.S.
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Public Media: Exploring the Gap between Reality and Ideals in the Arab World
CSM - Publications & Resources - Public Media: Exploring the Gap between Reality and Ideals in the Arab World - American University > TEACHING AND LEARNING AT AU > Center for Social Media > Publications & Resources > Public Media: Exploring the Gap between Reality and Ideals in the Arab World
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APW2010: Transnational: Reality First, Word Second
This talk will approach "transnational" as a plastic word and discuss how the word has been used without referring to the reality that necessitated the coinage of this word in the first place. It will link "transnational" to a particular reality that has been taking place in and between Japan and China since the 1930s to the present. It will consider yet another characteristic of a 'plastic word' that it 'transforms history into a laboratory.' Here, the question is 'who transnationalises what,'
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Criminal violence in Cambodia: An historical perspective
Empirical studies and theoretical analyses of long-term trends in criminal violence have been done in western countries but rarely in other parts of the world. The research conducted by Professor Broadhurst and Dr Bouhours attempts to fill this gap through an examination of the evolution of criminal violence in Cambodia from the start of the 20th century to the present. However, different sources and methods of criminal data recording were used between 1900 and 2008. The diversity of the sources
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Week 01 Panel: What are "resources", "environment" and "society"
The first panel continues on from last lecture with definitions of the course themes of "resources" "environment" and "society". Richard will discuss the different ways of 'seeing' the Australian landscape, connecting our discussion last lecture on the different ways we learn based upon our cultures, upbringing, or ideas about the world. Using examples from the Yanyuwa, and Galtha, Richard will provide a different perspective on learning, and undestanding to start challenging your ideas on susta
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Week 01 Panel: What are "resources", "environment" and "society"
The first panel continues on from last lecture with definitions of the course themes of "resources" "environment" and "society". Richard will discuss the different ways of 'seeing' the Australian landscape, connecting our discussion last lecture on the different ways we learn based upon our cultures, upbringing, or ideas about the world. Using examples from the Yanyuwa, and Galtha, Richard will provide a different perspective on learning, and undestanding to start challenging your ideas on susta
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Boettke on Elinor Ostrom, Vincent Ostrom, and the Bloomington School
Peter Boettke of George Mason University and author of Challenging Institutional Analysis and Development: The Bloomington School (co-authored with Paul Dragos Aligica), talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the Bloomington School--the political economy of Elinor Ostrom (2009 Nobel Laureate in Economics), Vincent Ostrom, and their students and colleagues at Indiana University. The discussion begins with the empirical approach of Elinor Ostrom and others who have studied the myriad of ways
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Yelp Monocle (February 6, 2010)
mathematics, trigonometry, augmented reality, yelp monocle, OpenGL, quaternions, polygons, iPhone compass, easter egg, social network, gravity vector, Robert Scoble, Mashable, media coverage, viral, location services, memory management, GPS, Camera, Comp
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20 - Guest Lecture by Stephen Schwarzman, Co-founder, Blackstone Group
Stephen Schwarzman, Co-Founder of Blackstone Group, a private equity firm, speaks about his experience in the industry. He discusses his thoughts on global finance, particularly at such an interesting and challenging point in the history of financial institutions. Although the near future might be rough for the United States and economies around the globe, capital does tend to come back and regulators are busy figuring out how best to put safeguards on the system. He also offers career advice an
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Creative Life After Coventry - Verity Pabla, The Don Burroni and Brad Powell
Three creative graduates - Verity Pabla, Brad Powell and 'the Don Burroni' - came back to Coventry University to discuss how they have set up their own creative businesses. Verity Pabla co-founded I’m Not a Machine Productions and launched as a professional company in late 2007. Her company has developed a reputation for being innovative, resourceful, free-spirited and truly creative through, in the most part, music and film work. 'The Don Burroni' conceived, scripted, produced, directed and
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Give Peace Journalism a Chance - Professor Richard Keeble
Richard Keeble is a director of the Institute of Communication Ethics and co-edits their quarterly journal, Ethical Space. He is on the editorial board for a number of international journals. Here he discusses the role of peace journalism in challenging key issues around war and contemporary culture.
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Test Your Legal Literacy by Answering One Question
John Bosco
Legal literacy is important especially for lawyers. Many who think themselves fluent in law are, in reality, merely semi-literate. Not you? Well, why don't you test your legal literacy? See for […]

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In this unit we explore questions of access to community services. To make what might be quite a dry task more challenging we use a fictionalised case study of two people for whom access to community services is particularly problematic. Jim and Marianne are both long-term heroin addicts. Additional problems associated with their addiction are homelessness and physical illness. Their situation raises both practical questions, about how services can be accessed, and moral questions, about entitle
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In this unit we explore questions of access to community services. To make what might be quite a dry task more challenging we use a fictionalised case study of two people for whom access to community services is particularly problematic. Jim and Marianne are both long-term heroin addicts. Additional problems associated with their addiction are homelessness and physical illness. Their situation raises both practical questions, about how services can be accessed, and moral questions, about entitle
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Anderson, D. (1991) The Unmentionable Face of Poverty in the Nineties: Domestic Incompetence, Improvidence and Male Irresponsibility in Low Income Families, London, Social Affairs Unit.
Barash, P. (1981) Sociobiology: The Whisperings Within, London, Fontana.
Berger, P. and Luckmann, T. (1967) The Social Construction of Reality, London, Allen Lane.

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Bem, S.L. (1989) ‘Genital knowledge and gender constancy in pre-school children’, Child Development, vol.60, pp. 649–62.
Beresford, P. and Croft, S. (1995) ‘It's our problem too! Challenging the exclusion of poor people form poverty discourse’, Critical Social Policy, 44–5, pp. 75–95.
Dean, H. (1992) ‘Poverty discourses and the di
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The restless Universe introduces you to major achievements and figures in the history of physics, from Copernicus to Einstein and beyond. The route from classical to quantum physics will be laid out for you without recourse to challenging mathematics but with the fundamental features of theories and discoveries described in sufficient detail to whet your appetite for further physics study.
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Ackoff, R.L. (1974a) ‘The systems revolution’, Long Range Planning, vol. 7, pp. 2–5.
Ackoff, R.L. (1974b) Redesigning the Future, New York, Wiley.
Ackoff, R.L. (1980) ‘The systems revolution’ in Lockett, M. and Spear, R. (eds) Organizations as Systems, Milton Keynes, The Open University Press.
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