1.2.1 The Scottish environment and technology
This unit is intended to be of interest not only to people living in Scotland but to anyone wishing to know more about Scottish society and culture. It brings together a collection of free educational resources relevant to Scotland. The resources within this unit cover a wide range of subject areas, including education, environment, technology, history, law, literature, politics, social care and social sciences.
Water and the Millennium Development Goals: A Case for Collaboration
Governments, international organizations and businesses struggle to achieve the MDGs for drinking water and sanitation. Join this vital, solution oriented discussion on how social entrepreneurs can contribute and collaborate in order to meet these goals. What are the most promising innovations? What is the role of non-state actors in global environmental governance and what questions of power and public/private authority do they raise? Finally, what are the ecological presuppositions of sustaini
China U.S. Climate Conference
Opening Session: The University, Scientific Research, and Climate Change Running Time: 1 hour, 22 minutes This panel will highlight the mutual vulnerability of China and the U.S. to climate change, and the indispensable role of scientific research in understanding the problem and developing solutions. What's at Risk? Climate Model Predictions and Physical and Biological Impacts Running Time: 1 hour, 17 minutes This panel of climate scientists will describe the state of scientific knowledge rega
Ernest Darkoh, Said Business School, MBA graduate 2000, Ghana / United States - Part 1
Following a medical degree, Ernest Darkoh studied for a masters in public health at Harvard, then completed his education with an MBA at Oxford. After graduating, Darkoh worked for McKinsey before going on to pioneer HIV treatment programmes in Botswana. He set up his own company called BroadReach Healthcare which is identifying better ways to deliver healthcare to vulnerable populations in the developing world. Ernest was named a "Young Global Leader 2006" by the World Economic Forum and is a r
Key skills - making a difference
This unit focuses on higher level skills. Skills development is complementary to other learning – it cannot be done in isolation. The higher level skills in this material aim to raise your awareness of the processes of learning and development – other subject-based material must supply the context and motivation for this. Key skills underpin the ability to carry out successfully, and improve on, a wide range of tasks in higher education, employment and wherever there is a continuation of le
2nd Supporting learning in practice - Managing student issues in practice
2nd Supporting learning in practice - Managing student issues in practice
Stuart McLean, 2014 Concordia honorary doctorate
Stuart McLean is a best-selling author, award-winning journalist and humorist, and host of CBC Radio program The Vinyl Cafe. He began his broadcasting career making radio documentaries for CBC Radio's Sunday Morning. Following Sunday Morning, Stuart spent seven years as a regular columnist and guest host on CBC's Morningside. His book, The Morningside World of Stuart McLean, was a Canadian bestseller and a finalist in the 1990 City of Toronto Book Awards. Stuart McLean has also written Welcome H
German Jewish travelling cultures in the diaspora, 1919-1939
This very short PDF document describes the background to the AHRC funded project “German Jewish Travelling Cultures in the Diaspora, 1919-1939”. The project examines Jewish interwar travel writing with its comingling of modernity and nostalgia and looking beyond the German nation state, sees Europe as “a powerful Jewish historical landscape“ offering “communists, Zionist travellers and middle-class tourists“ alike conflicting alternative Jewish futures.
The University of Oxford attracts some of the most powerful global business and political leaders to speak on cutting edge issues. Events held at the Saïd Business School include an annual meeting of Silicon Valley business leaders, the Oxford Private Equity Forum, and the Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship. The School also runs a Distinguished Speakers Series, giving students exposure to the top ranks of the business world. Regular seminars and guest lectures provide a steady stream
Bear in Mind: Energy BioSciences Institute
What the Energy Biosciences Institute means for UC Berkeley On February 1, global energy firm BP announced that it had selected UC Berkeley, in partnership with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, to lead an unprecedented $500 million research effort to develop new sources of energy and reduce the impact of energy consumption on the environment. In this edition of Bear in Mind, UC Berkeley's ongoing series of webcasts about campus is
Nathaniel Rose, Said Business School, MBA graduate 1999, United States
Nathaniel Rose spent his early professional life working as a systems programmer, art director and business analyst... before becoming an architect for Gensler, a leading New York practice. To make the transition into business, Rose decided to study for his MBA and was drawn to Oxford because of its internationalism. After completing the MBA programme, Rose returned to New York and has since worked with UBS Financial Services and Morgan Stanley, where he is the Chief of Staff and chief operating
Large Scale Graphene Production
Draw a line with a pencil and it's likely that somewhere along that black smudge is a material that earned two scientists the 2010 Nobel Prize in Physics. The graphite of that pencil tip is simply multiple layers of carbon atoms; where those layers are only one atom thick, it is known as graphene. The properties of a material change at the nanoscopic scale, making graphene the strongest and most conductive substance known. Instead of marking mini-golf scores on paper, this form of carbon is sui
The Hare and the Water: A Tanzanian Folktale
helps students explore the literary elements of a Tanzanian folktale, connect its message to contemporary Tanzanian life, create original conclusions, and thematically illustrate the folktale using oil pastels.
Benefits of Standardized Diabetes and Hypertension Screening Forms at Community Screening Events
The objectives of this project were to (a) assess hypertension and diabetes screening data collection practices and guidelines and (b) develop and test standardized screening forms for use at minority community- and faith-based screening events. Project Phase I involved resource assessment and the development of a set of screening forms and guidelines containing a core data set for both hypertension and diabetes. These were then tested during Phase II at predetermined communitybased screening ev
Physics Games: Liquid Crystals
Play a game and find out about a Nobel Prize awarded discovery or work! A liquid crystal is a substance that flows like a liquid but maintains some of the ordered structure characteristic of crystals. In the 1960s, a French theoretical physicist, Pierre-Gilles de Gennes turned his interest to liquid crystals and soon found fascinating analogies between liquid crystals and superconductors as well as magnetic materials. His work would later be rewarded with the Nobel Prize in Physics 1991. Today,
The Cherokee Nation
The modern Cherokee Nation is enjoying a renaissance in language and culture. Living History Demonstrator Paula Nelson shares the resurgence.
Thematic Poetry Videos
Overview: Youth literacy can be promoted by leveraging youth culture, such as rap/music videos. By merging sound and visual imagery with text, a poetry writing task can be transformed into a multi-media video assignment. English teachers with access to a computer lab equipped with video editing software (e.g. i-Movie) can carry this out with their classes. Alternatively, English and computer lab teachers can collaborate to have their students produce thematic poetry videos as the culminating act
Symbols of Culture
PTPI's Global Youth Murals Project poses a wonderful introduction to the ways in which children around the world represent their cultures through visual art. Using this collection in the Global Gallery, learners can examine different depictions of culture as an entry point to studying cultures of countries around the world. This activity can be an introductory exercise to social studies or world geography research projects.
Students Assist Kent Fire Department with Snow Removal
Several Kent State University students from Phi Kappa Tau and Alpha Phi Omega teamed up with WKYC Channel 3 and the Kent Fire Department to help clear snow and ice from around fire hydrants throughout the city.
Fellowship artist profile: Sonya Kelliher-Combs (Inupiaq / Athabascan)
Sonya Kelliher-Combs (Inupiaq / Athabascan)
Installation and mixed media paintings
Sonya Kelliher-Combs has exhibited her work throughout the United States and in Asia. The artist explains, “Through mixed media painting and sculpture I offer a chronicle of the ongoing struggle for self-definition and identity in the Alaskan context. Through the combination of shared iconography with intensely personal imagery, I demonstrate the generative power that each vocabula