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Utopian Hope and Apocalyptic Religion
Editor's note: The original event recording started slightly after the beginning of the introduction by Professor Lord Meghnad Desai. Where does the utopian impulse in politics originate, and does it have a future? John Gray argues that though they often claimed to be rooted in a scientific analysis of history and society the revolutionary political movements of the past were informed by a utopian vision which derives from religion. Is the age of secular utopianism over, and if so how will relig
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Garibaldi: the patriot as global hero
The Italian revolutionary leader Giuseppe Garibaldi was not only worshipped as national hero in his country but he was also a hugely popular global figure in his lifetime - an estimated 500,000 people turned out to greet him on his arrival in London in 1864. The lecture, which marks the bicentenary of Garibaldi's birth, examines the charismatic leader's emergence as global symbol in the context of nineteenth-century globalization processes, developments in mass media, and political conflicts.
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Glenda Phillips Hightower discusses expectations as Elon's first black student
Glenda Phillips Hightower, the first black student to attend Elon College, discusses the challenges and expectations that she faced.
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Reading picture books
Two strategies for helping children understand a story through illustrations.
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Spreadsheet modeling of former glaciation in research mode
In this spreadsheet modeling exercise, student teams use a numerical model to reconstruct a former glacial flowline from moraines to source. Students must interact with other teams who are studying adjacent flowlines to accurately place ice divides. They calculate average thicknesses, volumes, ice loading, and sea level equivalent from the class model. This method can be used to reconstruct the former ice cover of numerous glaciated regions. Learning goals, context for use, teaching tips, materi
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Landscape Diffusion Lab
In this STELLA modeling project, students create a model of two marine terrace platforms separated in elevation by a cliff. They use this model to examine how landscapes evolve over time in response to diffusive processes such as raindrop impacts, the annual cycle of freeze-thaw, tree throw, and the action of burrowing animals. Learning goals, context for use, teaching tips, materials, assessment tips and related resources are provided.
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Lake Level Changes in the Arid West
In this lab, students use STELLA modeling software to see what combinations of runoff and evaporation might have led to Pleistocene lake level oscillations. This exercise is designed to explore the impact of changes in climate on the level of lakes in the Owens River system, but it can be adapted to other areas. Learning goals, context for use, teaching tips, materials, assessment tips and related resources are provided.
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Which way China? Will the world's most populous country embrace sustainable development? Is Dongtan
Dongtan Eco-City, has been widely publicised and is regarded as a flagship model for sustainable urban development. But as China continues to urbanise with amazing rapidity, will such projects become mainstream? Can China avoid ever more national and global environmental damage in the all-out rush to grow its cities and its economy?
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The Global Company of 2020- what does the future hold?
Dominic Casserley will discuss the challenges and opportunities facing global companies in 2020. Will they be similar to the multinational of today? If not, how will they differ? Will they have to be large? How will they relate to investors? How will they interact with consumers? How will they manage their talent pools? How will they interact with society more broadly? Drawing on his extensive experience of advising major multi-national organisations across the world, Dominic will provide a pers
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An Open Economy - the Progressive Response to Global Change
Britain has long realised the best way to progress is to look outward rather than retreat inwards. In previous centuries, progressives responded to great social and economic change by moving to create an open society. In this lecture, Business and Enterprise Secretary, John Hutton will argue that the right progressive response to the scale and pace of global change facing Britain this century is to break down the remaining barriers that can hold people back by creating a truly open economy.
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Plan of the Grand Central Hotel
Pre 1913 plan showing the Grand Central Hotel and Santorium Co. Ltd. on St. Paul Street, St. Catharines, Ont.
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Une pièce de monnaie disparaît sous un verre

Le phénomène de réflexion totale permet d’observer la disparition apparente d’une pièce de monnaie placée sous un verre d’eau.


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Common Wealth: economics for a crowded planet
Jeffrey Sachs argues the need for a new economic paradigm-global, inclusive, cooperative, environmentally aware, and science based-because we are running up against the realities of a crowded planet. The alternative is a series of cascading threats to global well-being, all of which are solvable but potentially disastrous if left unattended. Prosperity must be maintained through new strategies for sustainable development that complement market forces, spread sustainable technologies, stabilize t
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Hot, Flat and Crowded
Thomas L Friedman takes a fresh and provocative look at two of our biggest challenges - the global environmental crisis and America's surprising loss of focus and national purpose since 9-11 - and shows how they're linked. He argues that we need American commitment and leadership in a green revolution, a revolution that will be the biggest innovation project in history, one that will inspire us to summon all the intelligence, creativity, boldness and concern for the common good that are our grea
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Disparity and Diversity in the Contemporary City: social order revisited
A look at classic urban themes as they are manifested in the contemporary city, focusing on social reproduction of inequality, the meanings of disorder, and the link between the two. Paul Gilroy is Anthony Giddens Professor in Social Theory at LSE. Robert Sampson is Henry Ford II Professor of the Social Sciences and chair of sociology, Harvard University.
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Running Cities: London in contextd
What is the new administration's vision for London? Speakers discuss how to design and manage the powerhouses of the global economy, assessing London's development compared to the megacities of the world. Simon Milton was appointed deputy mayor for policy and planning after serving as chairman of London's Local Government Association. Ricky Burdett, chief adviser for the London 2012 Olympics, and Deyan Sudjic, director of the Design Museum in London, are co-editors of The Endless City.
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Hanging.
Like access 83.14, it is a closeup detail of the body of a hanging man. In this print, both legs of the emaciated victim are shown, against a background of a mass of prisoners seen at a distance. Signed center right.,Like access 83.14, it is a closeup detail of the body of a hanging man. In this print, both legs of the emaciated victim are shown, against a background of a mass of prisoners seen at a distance. Signed center right.,Born in 1910 in Floss, Bavaria, David Ludwig Bloch lost his hearin
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Waiting.
Rows of concentration camp prisoners in striped garments seen from the back; two german officers amongst them. Signed lower right.,Rows of concentration camp prisoners in striped garments seen from the back; two german officers amongst them. Signed lower right.,Born in 1910 in Floss, Bavaria, David Ludwig Bloch lost his hearing as a child. At age 5 he came to Munich to the national institute for the deaf and mute. Subsequently, he attended a private school for the deaf in Jena. He began to study
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Black Panther, the revolutionary art of Emory Douglas
Emory Douglas, ex Minister of Culture for the Black Panther party, will speak about the history behind the art of the party, and take a look at some more recent works. Emory Douglas was born May 24th, 1943 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Douglas attended City College of San Francisco where he majored in commercial art. He was politically involved as Revolutionary Artist and then Minister of Culture for the Black Panther party in Oakland, CA from February, 1967 until its discontinuance in the Early
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Voyage dans la culture et la musique du Haut-Atlas marocain 2ème partie

Dans le cadre du voyage d'étude d'un groupe d'étudiants et d'enseignants de l'Institut de Musicologie de l'Université Nancy 2 dans le Haut Atlas marocain.
Découverte musicale et culturelle reliée aux enseignements dispensés par Messieurs Yves Ferraton et André Humbert respectivement en musicologie et en géograhie physique & humaine.


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