Imagining a Humanist Europe
Francois Bayrou will address the theme of humanism. He will outline how he believes that Europe needs a new set of values and specially humanism after the failures of capitalism. Francois Bayrou is the leader of the French centre party called Mouvement Democrate (Democratic Mouvement) and former presidential candidate. Mr Bayrou entered politics in the early 1980s and joined the centre right party called UDF. He served as education minister in centre-right governments between 1993 and 1997. He r
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Mind-Body Problems: Science, Fiction, and God
What happens when a novelist and philosopher talks to a cognitive neuroscientist about faith, reason, fiction, and God? Listen in as Rebecca Newberger Goldstein and her husband Steven Pinker explore what Spinoza would say about Darwin, what role fiction should play in intellectual life, whether any of the arguments for the existence of God are any good, and other topics at the interface of literature, science, and philosophy.
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La question d'internet - M. Castells, M. Alberganti

Premiers entretiens du jeu de paume

L’Université de tous les savoirs et Le Château de Versailles présentent
les Premiers entretiens du Jeu de Paume
La démocr@tie d’opinion
Du siècle des lumières à la démocratie des courts –circuits
Vendredi 18, samedi 19 et dimanche 20 juin 2010

La question d'Internet
La démocratie à l'heure de l'auto-communication de masse.
Manuel Castells, Professeur titulaire de
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11e Congrès International Internet et Pédagogie de la Santé et du Sport

12 & 13 Novembre 2010 – Université Victor Segalen, Bordeaux 2

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Session 1 : Pédagogie et Projets Fédérateurs

La pédagogie numérique est un levier important du développement du travail collaboratif. En effet, la
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Introduction to Theory of Literature
This is a survey of the main trends in twentieth-century literary theory. Lectures will provide background for the readings and explicate them where appropriate, while attempting to develop a coherent overall context that incorporates philosophical and social perspectives on the recurrent questions: what is literature, how is it produced, how can it be understood, and what is its purpose?
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4.5 A different perspective
Writing reports and assignments can be a daunting prospect. This unit is designed to help you develop the skills you need to write effectively for academic purposes. You will learn how to interpret questions and how to plan, structure and write your assignment or report.
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2.1 Case study: Redcar & Cleveland Mind
Frontline managers are responsible for gathering service user views on their needs. Whose views should be taken into account? How do managers gather views? This unit helps you consider ways of getting feedback from service users, and shows the inclusive approach of a manager of a voluntary sector mental health service.
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Frontline managers are responsible for gathering service user views on their needs. Whose views should be taken into account? How do managers gather views? This unit helps you consider ways of getting feedback from service users, and shows the inclusive approach of a manager of a voluntary sector mental health service.
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Elon Spotlight: Paul Castro
Professional screenwriter Paul Castro joined the School of Communications faculty this year as a visiting professor in cinema. Video by Sean Glynn
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Artificial Streams
UM researchers Scott Knight and Rich Lizotte have started a new research project at the Ole Miss Field Station that involves building artificial streams to simulate Delta wetlands. The research is examining the oxygen content of the water and soil. Learn more about the project by watching the video. Video by Tobie Baker.
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What Drives Profits?

The economic and business community constantly attempts to forecast the effects of various economic changes and government policies on corporate profits. But both the cause and effect of increasing profits are other than what most people imagine. It will therefore be helpful to gain a concrete understanding of what profits do and do not represent.[1]


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Ett lysande namn
Poesizinet Ett lysande namn (the poetry zine A Shining Name) is an online magazine for contemporary Swedish poetry. It is freely available and publishes poetry, comments and analyses by not so well established Swedish poets. The text is in Swedish and the interface somewhat confusing but can be of interest to anyone interested in what happens in the Swedish poetry scene.
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20 Crime and illness: the thin blue line
20th Maudsley Debate Crime and illness: the thin blue line? This house believes that criminals need treatment not punishment Proposing the motion:Prof. John Gunn, Forensic Psychiatry, IOP and Prof. Christopher Cordess, Forensic Psychiatry, University of Sheffield. Opposing the motion: BRENDAN O'NEILL - Assistant Editor, SPIKED PHILIP BEAN - Director, Midlands Centre for Criminology and Criminal Justice
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2.4 Chain conformations

The repeat units or chains shown in the previous figures are all static representations of real chains and they are therefore of limited use. The key idea we need to explore real chains, and their influence on properties is that of the conformation of a chain. A single conformation is just a single shape that a chain can adopt, so that for example, when a polyethylene chain is shown as a linear zig-zag, this is one possible conformation. Static formulae do not show an important aspect
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2.3.6 Copolymers

So far, the discussion has been confined to polymers with only a single type of repeat unit, but in reality, a large and growing number of commercial polymers are actually composed of different types of unit attached together by chemical covalent bonds. They are known as copolymers, and can comprise just two different units (binary copolymers) or three (ternary), and so on. It is one of the common strategies used by molecular engineers to manipulate the properties of polymers to gain j
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2.3.5 Repeat unit placement

A final kind of isomerism in homopolymers is possible when monomer units are added to a growing chain in reverse rather than in their normal position. Because monomer molecules have a particular shape in space, they will normally approach a growing chain end to minimise any spatial interaction, and a regular chain structure results from head-to-tail joints. A defective joint can sometimes occur, however, when heads combine to form a head-to-head joint (Author(s): No creator set

2.3.4 Stereoisomerism

A final type of isomeric variation occurs as a result of the three-dimensional structure of some polymers. It is possible because a four-valent atom like carbon can exist in two different forms when the subsidiary groups or atoms attached to the carbon are all different. The carbon atom is then known as an asymmetric carbon atom. A very simple example of the phenomenon is the structure of a small molecule, lactic acid. As Figure 20 shows, it can exist in two forms which are mirr
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2.3.3 Geometrical isomerism

A second type of isomerism occurs with diene monomers, and is present in both NR and butadiene rubbers (BR). It occurs because the single double bond in the final polymer can exist in two ways: a cis form and a trans form. The repeat unit shown in Table 3 for NR does less than justice to the two-dimensional structure of this material (Author(s): No creator set

2.3.2 Chain branching

A germ of the idea is shown by the formulae for 2- and 3-methylpentane in Figure 16. A single methyl group (CH3—) can occur in two different positions along an essentially linear carbon-carbon chain. The methyl group is a very simple kind of branch along the chain, and it is easy to extend the idea to much larger molecules. Thus LDPE is a polymer based on a linear backbone chain with the repeat unit [CH<
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