BIO190 Fall 2010 Session 10
BIO190 Marine Life Session Ten 11/18/10 Sarah Swain Guest: Shelly Ko
Geografía del mar
Estudio general y global de los principales elementos de la Geografía de la sociedad humana, de sus relaciones internas y de sus elementos significativos. Dimensión humana de la explotación de los océanos. El peso de las actividades marítimas en las relaciones económicas y marítimas. El océano y el cambio global. La ordenación del medio marino
Michael Pollan's National Food Fight
As Americans gather to give thanks this week, food - quality, quantity, cost - remains a national issue. Bill Moyers Journal takes a hard look at how America's food policies - trade rules, farm subsidies, and regulation - affect larger issues including global warming, healthcare, and even homeland security. Bill Moyers sits down with Michael Pollan, Knight Professor of Journalism at UC Berkeley, to discuss what direction the U.S. should pursue in the often-overlooked question of food policy.
Technology and Society
Students of engineering and surveying need to understand and be convinced that through their future professional work they will relate to the rest of society. Throughout their careers they will need to strive to ensure that this relationship is meaningful and successful. Only then will they earn respect for themselves and their profession, and ensure their work will be valued and recognised. For engineers and surveyors to meet their responsibilities towards society they must be able to appreciat
President Jackson: Cherokees, Tariffs and Nullification
A brief look at Andrew Jackson and the Indian Removal Act of 1830 is the subject of this three minute video. It tells the way the Act was fought by the tribe and they were backed by the Supreme Court. Jackson ignored this and thousands of Native Americans died in the Trail of Tears episode. The Nullification Act is also explained as the South starts to fight the Constitution and start steps resulting in the Civil War at a later date.
Global Change Teacher's Guide
Global change is a relatively new area of scientific study using research from many disciplines to determine how Earth systems change, and to assess the influence of human activity on these changes. The Global Change section of the Teaching Packet consists of an introduction and five activities. In teaching these activities, four themes are important: time, change, cycles, and Earth as home.
Where Deserts Form
Most of Earth's deserts can be found in dry areas created by global circulation patterns. The deserts of our world are not restricted by latitude, longitude, or elevation. This site, produced by the U.S. Geological Survey, uses text and pictures to describe how atmospheric circulation patterns influence the locations of deserts on Earth and possibly on other terrestrial planets as well.
Palm oil plantations, charcoal, and a flea circus
Does your shopping basket contain chocolate, biscuits and shampoo? If it does, you may be unwittingly contributing to the destruction of the some of the world's pristine rainforests.
El Paso and the Oldest Mission in Texas
The purpose of this lesson is to have students understand the reasons for Spanish settlement of the El Paso valley in Texas, events that transpired there, and what life was like for Indians and Spanish settlers. Students will work in cooperative groups to view examples of rock art, research the culture that produced it, and write a short, guided essay describing the rock art's origins.
Doing the right thing: corporate social responsibility in a global marketplace
Globalisation, mass consumer awareness and public accountability are all factors in persuading companies to adopt ethical policies. As companies become more accountable not only for their own actions but for those within their supply chain, they have to adapt to ensure success within the context of the global society they operate in. Professor Jeremy Moon (Professor of Corporate Social Responsibility at the University of Nottingham Business School and Director of the International Centre for Co
Superspace: One Thousand and One Lessons in Supersymmetry
We introduce superfields in chapter 2 for the simpler world of three spacetime dimensions, where superfields are very similar to ordinary fields. We skip the discussion of nonsuperspace topics (background fields, gravity, etc.) which are covered in following chapters, and concentrate on a pedagogical treatment of superspace. We return to four dimensions in chapter 3, where we describe how supersymmetry is represented on superfields, and discuss all general properties of free superfields (and the
Daniel Herwitz on Talk Show Democracy
Philosopher and political commentator Daniel Herwitz launched the Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts GIPCA 2010 Great Texts Big Questions lecture series on 4 March when he discussed Talk Show Democracy Stars Celebrities and American PoliticsProfessor Herwitz Director of the Institute for the Humanities at the University of Michigan USA is currently Mellon Visiting Research Fellow at UCT He is the author of Star as Icon about the creation of this media persona from the joint forces
WISE - The Web-Based Inquiry Science Environment
The Web-based Inquiry Science Environment (WISE) is a free on-line science learning environment for students in grades 4-12. In WISE, students work on exciting inquiry projects on topics such as genetically modified foods, earthquake prediction, and the deformed frogs mystery. Students learn about and respond to contemporary scientific controversies through designing, debating, and critiquing solutions, all via the internet. Curriculum projects are complete and ready to use in the classroom. The
Site Assessment - Drilling Techniques
Among the range of site assessment methods, exploratory borings are by far the most widely used.
Marian Baird addresses the introduction of paid maternity leave in Australia - Clare Burton Lecture
Why has it taken so long for women in Australia to achieve paid maternity leave – and what happens next? This lecture analyses changes in Australia’s attitudes to working women by examining maternity leave policies from 1979, when the first unpaid maternity leave decision of the Industrial Relations Commission was made, to the government’s announcement of a national system of paid parental leave on Mother’s Day in 2009. From 1 Jan 2010, working parents will also have the right to requ
Marianne Hanson - Challenging the myth that we need nuclear weapons - Nuclear disarmament forum
Challenging the myth that we need nuclear weapons Speaker: Marianne Hanson Reader in International Relations, University of Queensland Who will stop nuclear next use? A public forum on nuclear disarmament organised by the Australia-Japan Civil Society Cooperation for Nuclear Disarmament, Nautilus Institute. The possession of nuclear weapons does not make a state secure. A human tendancy towards inertia. It is easier to do nothing than to take real steps to make change. A sense of complancy
The Fact of Global Warming
Slowly, the globe confronts global warming. Quickly, the globe warms. But can we trust computerized climate models? What's happening to the oceans and the ice? Could warming damage your lungs?
Global Climate Change: Environmental Studies 245
This website is the homepage of the St. Olaf interdisciplinary course, Global Climate Change. The course focuses on how and why Earth's climate has changed throughout its history and how it is likely to change in the near future. The course draws from geology, chemistry, meteorology, oceanography, and policy studies. Much of the science involved in this topic is cutting-edge, so quite a bit of the reading will be from scientific journals. Users can follow links to a PDF syllabus and assignments
The Investi-gator is a free science journal for upper elementary level students. This journal is created in partnership with the USDA Forest Service and the Cradle of Forestry Interpretive Association. The journal focuses on contemporary, Forest Service research and is written in the format of a scientific article.
133 GG A Historic Podcast
"Historic" versus "Historical". The Grammar Girl print book is now available on Amazon.com! http://tinyurl.com/2pkej7