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Climate change is a key issue on today’s social and political agenda. This unit explores the basic science that underpins climate change and global warming.
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1.3 Energy flows within the Earth-atmosphere system
Climate change is a key issue on today’s social and political agenda. This unit explores the basic science that underpins climate change and global warming.
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Depositing files in JorumOpen
This short video demonstrates how to deposit files, such as documents, presentations, audio and video files into JorumOpen, the Jorum collection for Open Educational Resources (OER). A separate video is available on depositing web links. This is one of a series of vidcasts on using JorumOpen, including searching for resources. A suitable MP4 player is needed to view this video.
Author(s): Nicola Siminson,Jorum

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Listen: Grading the Obama presidency
January 20 marks the one-year anniversary of Barack Obama's inauguration as the 44th president of the United States. Political scientists John Geer and David Lewis agree that it's too soon to judge how Obama will fare in comparison to previous presidents but they can discuss how his transition, political appointments and other aspects of his administration are progressing so far.
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Listen: Professor‘s year in Baghdad leads to unique course about the war in Iraq
Last fall Vanderbilt students had the rare opportunity in an interdisciplinary class called "The War in Iraq" to take an in-depth look at the facts on the ground in Iraq between 2003 and the present. Humanities 161 was co-taught by political scientist Katherine Carroll and Mike Newton, professor of the practice of law.
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Listen: Professor’s year in Baghdad leads to unique course about the war in Iraq
Last fall Vanderbilt students had the rare opportunity in an interdisciplinary class called "The War in Iraq" to take an in-depth look at the facts on the ground in Iraq between 2003 and the present. Humanities 161 was co-taught by political scientist Katherine Carroll and Mike Newton, professor of the practice of law.
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The Ancient City

Investigate the relationship between urban architecture and the political, social and economic role of cities in the Greek and Roman world in The Anc
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SP.401 Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies (MIT)
An interdisciplinary subject that draws on literature, history, psychology, philosophy, anthropology, and feminist theory to examine our cultural assumptions about gender, trace the effects of new scholarship on traditional disciplines, and increase awareness of the history and experience of women as half the world's population. From the course home page: Course Description This course is designed as an introduction to the interdisciplinary field of Women's and Gender Studies, an academic are
Author(s): Surkan, Kim

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11.481J Analyzing and Accounting for Regional Economic Change (MIT)
Surveys theories of regional growth, factor mobility, clustering, industrial restructuring, learning regions, and global supply chains from a political-economy perspective. Examines/critiques accounting frameworks including accounting for the underground economy, multipliers, linkages, and supply chains used to assess employment and environmental impacts, infrastructure investments. Assesses price indices, industrial location and employment measures, and shift-share analyses. Discussions of US a
Author(s): Polenske, Karen R.,Wang, Xiaodong

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Darfur/Darfur: The Crisis
Six years after Darfur made its appearance on the world stage, the horrific crisis burns on, as these panelists vividly attest. In a forum companion to the traveling exhibit DARFUR/DARFUR, the speakers provide big picture political context, as well as actual images from the field.

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1.5.3 Looking forward: implications and possible consequences

But what are the implications of these developments and trends? Clearly the emergence of a strong east-Asian bond market could threaten both the US dollar and the Euro markets, but this development is still in its infancy, and there are significant political and economic differences of interest amongst the possible east-Asian participants in such a market. So for the time being it will be the Euro and the US dollar that hold centre stage. But in as much as the Euro becomes a stronger currency
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4 What is a ‘nation’?
What makes a ‘nation’ and what makes peoples strive for nationhood? This unit will provide you with an introduction to studying political ideas by looking at how people who see themselves as nations challenge the existing order to assert their right to a state of their own.
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9.6 Debate 3: politics in the novel
Sunset Song was written in the early 1930s and is still one of the best-known and most-debated Scottish novels. In this unit, we discuss whether Sunset Song succeeds as critique of capitalism and whether it has value as a work of literature separate from its propagandistic ambitions.
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Certificacion de Turismo Responsable
A lecture on sustainable tourism delivered in Spanish.
Author(s): Xavier Font,Leeds Metropolitan University

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Quantitative research: a scoping study for the Learning and Skills Research Centre (Building effecti
This publication has been written in order to address the perceived need to encourage increased use of numerical data and statistical methods by people concerned with planning and designing research in post-16 education and training.
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Video file: St Cross Special Ethics Seminar - Julian Savulescu
Unfit for Life: Genetically Enhance Humanity of Face Extinction If we are to avoid annihilation, we must either alter our political institutions, severely restrain our technology or change our nature (22 February 2010)
Author(s): Professor Julian Savulescu

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Lecture1:the William Herschel and the Hubble telescopes
In the first in a series of lectures by senior astronomers about recent developments in telescopes, Professor Alexander Boksenberg talks about his work with the William Herschel and the Hubble telescopes. Professor Alexander Boksenberg is Honorary Professor of Experimental Astronomy, University of Cambridge, and a former Director of the Royal Greenwich Observatory. In his lecture he touches on some of the practical, political, technical, financial and organisational challenges faced by the teams
Author(s): Alexander Boksenberg

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Lecture3: the Gemini Telescopes
In the third in a series of lectures by senior astronomers about recent developments in telescopes, Professor Roger Davies talks about his work on the Gemini Telescopes. Professor Roger Davies is Philip Whetton Professor of Astrophysics and Chairman of Physics at the University of Oxford. In his lecture he touches on some of the practical, political, technical, financial and organisational challenges he and his team faced when building the Gemini telescopes in Hawaii and Chile.
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Invention and innovation: An introduction
This unit is for designers, engineers, technologists and anyone interested in designing and inventing. It is also for managers and consumers interested in innovation and technical change. The unit will show you how design and innovation can create a more sustainable future. It will also help you understand how innovation comes about and will encourage thinking about environmental and social challenges for the future.
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3. Using the Behavioral Sciences to Address Climate Change and Energy Security Issues (February 27,
environment, climate, energy efficiency, behavior, natural gas, oil, CO2, IPCC, fossil fuel, Political climate, monetary incentives, standard marketing, policy interventions, motivations, physical environment, infrastructures, promotion, thermostats, pers
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