Students will learn the history of computers as well as how computers work.
Analyze poems for poetic devices and figurative language.
This showcase of digital broadsides is devoted to nature poets and their work. Imagine Nature explores the convergence of poetry, graphic arts, and the technology of the Internet. Along with the text of the poem, some broadsides includes an audio reading (often by the author), photographs or original artwork, related nature sounds, or videos. The featured works include: "The Snakes of September" by Stanley Kunitz| "Sleeping In the Forest" by Mary Oliver| "St. Francis and the Sow" by Galway Kinne
Leaf Litter Invertebrates of Central Park
Produced by the Center for Biodiversity and Conservation, this booklet provides an introduction to urban invertebrates. The book: Focuses on the species that live in city woodlands. Examines the human impact on leaf litter invertebrates and park rangers' conservation efforts. Lists 11 books for references and recommended readings available in English and Spanish. Can be downloaded as a PDF or ordered free of charge.
Biodiversity and Human Health: A Guide for Policymakers
Produced by the Center for Biodiversity and Conservation, this guide summarizes the consequences of biodiversity loss for human health. The guide examines threats to global supplies of food and fresh water, exposure to formerly rare diseases and opportunistic infections, and loss of important sources of medicines.
Postboxes in postcode IP13
A collection of Postboxes in Postcode IP13
Postboxes in postcode IP12
A collection of postboxes in postcode IP12
Chiton from the California rocky intertidal zone
Chitons have oval shaped, eight segment hard shells that provide protection for their soft shelled bodies. The plates of the shell allow for more flexible movement of the animal. The entire soft body is covered by the shell.
Ferns attached to a forest rock
Ferns have small, branched leaves, not to reduce gas exchange and water loss, but to increase the surface area for spore producing structures. This demonstrates that plants develop certain characteristics for very different reasons.
Assessing Japan's April 7 Aftershock
Dr. Bernard Weinstein, an economist at SMU, talks with The Weather Channel about the effect of an aftershock in Japan on April 7 on the world economy.
Game::Business::Law -- Court Rulings Effect on Business and Development
The third annual international conference on the business and law of video games, held at SMU in January 2011, examined the impact courts are having in the studio and on retail sales.
Entrepreneurship and Corporate Venturing
Course Goals: a) Students will gain an understanding the economic, technological, societal, and global dimensions of entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship. b) Students will understand the major differences between personal entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship, which often occurs in larger mature organizations. c) Students will understand the relationships between personal goals, competencies, and experience to assess what they bring to all types of ventures. d) Students will understand and prac
Pathophysiology of Infectious Diseases
Medical Microbiology is a vast and ever expanding complex field. The role of microbes in chronic illness, like coronary disease and arthritis, continues to evolve. For example, in the Emerging Infections and Agents of Biological Warfare Lecture, one will learn that while advances in identification, culture techniques, diagnosis and treatment have led to remarkable improvements in the consequences of infectious diseases worldwide in the past quarter century, newly identified pathogens continue to
Piccolo - Human Sciences
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Introduction to Philosophy II
This course is designed as a "topics-based" introduction to philosophy. What this means is that instead of working through the history of philosophy focusing on great historical figures and their views on different topics, we will focus on great philosophical topics and look at what historical and contemporary writers have said about them. Topics to be addressed will include the existence of God, the relation between the mind and the body, human freedom, and the foundations of morality.
"Add 'Em Up"- A Song About Basic Addition
This computer-animated song shows students how to add one to one-digit numbers. The video strives to provide a conceptual understanding of the concept by showing each problem with cubes and numbers. Students can use cubes to demonstrate the problems as the video plays. ( 3:18)
TRMM Rainmap for September 1998: North Africa
Monthly average rainfall over northern Africa for September 1998 as measured by TRMM. High rainfall rates are in red.
Terrorism, Peace, and Other Inconsistencies
This course addresses a set of inter-related questions that have become central to peace and security in the modern era, at both the domestic and international levels. What is the history and rationale for contemporary terrorism, including suicide terrorism? What does the rise of al-Qaeda terror mean for a host of problematic issues including the relationship between the Western and Islamic worlds, the future of peace in the Middle East, the future of various western foreign policy actions? What