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SecondLife: A Computer-Mediated Tool for Distance-Learning in Architecture Education?
Despite the importance of distance learning for its ability to reach a wide audience, easiness to access materials, and its lower cost compared to traditional learning, architecture education has not been well served by distance education. This is because it has a higher level of learning objectives, it is taught by coaching methodologies, and involves nonverbal forms of communication. One of the most common learning methods used in the design studio is the Criticism/Critique, which is a graphic
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20. Paradise XVIII, XIX, XXI, XXII
Dante in Translation (ITAL 310) In this lecture, Professor Mazzotta examines Paradise XVIII-XIX and XXI-XXII. In Paradise XVIII, Dante enters the Heaven of Jupiter, where the souls of righteous rulers assume the form of an eagle, the emblem of the Roman Empire. The Eagle's outcry against the wickedness of Christian kings leads Dante to probe the boundaries of divine justice by looking beyond the confines of Christian Europe. By contrasting the political with the moral boundaries that distinguis
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1. Introduction
Dante in Translation (ITAL 310) Professor Mazzotta introduces students to the general scheme and scope of the Divine Comedy and to the life of its author. Various genres to which the poem belongs (romance, epic, vision) are indicated, and special attention is given to its place within the encyclopedic tradition. The poem is then situated historically through an overview of Dante's early poetic and political careers and the circumstances that led to his exile. Professor Mazzotta concludes by dis
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23. Paradise XXX, XXXI, XXXII, XXXIII
Dante in Translation (ITAL 310) Professor Mazzotta lectures on the final cantos of Paradise (XXX-XXXIII). The pilgrim's journey through the physical world comes to an end with his ascent into the Empyrean, a heaven of pure light beyond time and space. Beatrice welcomes Dante into the Heavenly Jerusalem, where the elect are assembled in a celestial rose. By describing the Empyrean as both a garden and a city, Dante recalls the poles of his own pilgrimage while dissolving the classical divide bet
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Virtual Maths, Shapes, Space and Measure, Sine, Cosine, and Tangent
Interactive simulation, formulae for sine, cosine and tangent
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Love on the rocks?
How badly has the recession affected the relationship between political parties and business? Expert in the field - Professor Mick Moran - assesses the cracks in the relationship and how the crisis will affect it in the future. Professor Moran was at the University to open the inaugural seminar series for the Centre for British Politics.
Author(s): University of Nottingham

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BBC: Michael Palin visits an English country estate in Zambia
Palin visits an English countryside estate in the middle of Zambia. From the BBC - Michael Palins Pole to Pole adventure.
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17.869 Political Science Scope and Methods (MIT)
This course is designed to provide an introduction to a variety of empirical research methods used by political scientists. The primary aims of the course are to make you a more sophisticated consumer of diverse empirical research and to allow you to conduct sophisticated independent work in your junior and senior years. This is not a course in data analysis. Rather, it is a course on how to approach political science research.
Author(s): Berinsky, Adam

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What should economists and policymakers learn from the financial crisis? [Audio]
Speaker(s): Dr Ben S Bernanke, Olivier Blanchard, Professor Lawrence H. Summers, Axel A. Weber | Five years on, the global economy continues to come to terms with the impact of the financial crisis. This event examines the lessons that both economists and policymakers should learn in order to lessen the chance of future crises. Ben S. Bernanke was sworn in on February 1, 2006, as chairman and a member of the board of governors of the Federal Reserve System. Before his appointment as chairman, Dr
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Rise of online media helps youth get engaged in politics
University of Minnesota new media journalism professor Seth Lewis has found that a preference for getting the news online indeed was related to higher levels of political involvement (i.e., voting, contributing money, sharing political information and related activities) both among older and younger adults. More importantly, a preference for online news was significantly stronger for young adults.
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17.118J Feminist Political Thought (MIT)
This course focuses on a range of theories of gender in modern life. In recent years feminist scholars in a range of disciplines have challenged previously accepted notions of political theory such as the distinctions between public and private, the definitions of politics itself, the nature of citizenship, and the roles of women in civil society. In this course we will examine different aspects of women's lives through the life cycle as seen from the vantage point of political theory. In additi
Author(s): Wood, Elizabeth A.

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Watch an Elephant Try to Shake a Leopard Out of a Tree
For this leopard, the easy part was killing the impala. Guarding its carcass is another story. (02:44)
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Beyond the Big Bang: Einstein's World
Shows us how Einsteins's theory of relativity explored the link between space and time
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CNIPsy 2010 Marseille - Prévenir et prendre en charge les conduites addictives. (video)

CNIPsy 2010 Marseille : 7ème Congrès National des Internes en Psychiatrie (CNIPsy). Thème : «Mauvais genre»
Session : Dépendance - Drogue - Addictologie.

Titre : CNIPsy 2010 Marseille -Prévenir et prendre en charge les conduites addictives dans une société addictogène.

Résumé : En prenant le pouvoir sur leur prise en charge, les usagers de drogues ont transformé les approches des médecins : la réduction des risques et l’auto-support ont consacré
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Christopher & Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi - What the Bible Teaches us About Robotics
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi is renowned as the architect of the idea of "flow" in creative work, and recognized as one of the world's leading researchers on positive psychology. His son, Christopher, works at the intersection of new technologies, media, and the arts. He currently directs the MIT Media Lab's Computing Culture group, as well as the MIT Center for Future Civic Media. A featured event of the "Play makes life worth living" theme semester collaboration with support from Arts Engine, Un
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17.871 Political Science Laboratory (MIT)
This course introduces students to the conduct of political research using quantitative methodologies. The methods are examined in the context of specific political research activities like public opinion surveys, voting behavior, Congressional behavior, comparisons of political processes in different countries, and the evaluation of public policies. Students participate in joint class projects and conduct individual projects.
Author(s): Stewart III, Charles

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21H.433 The Age of Reason: Europe in the 18th and 19th Centuries (MIT)
Has there ever been an "Age of Reason?" In the western tradition, one might make claims for various moments during Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and the Renaissance. In this class, however, we will focus on the two and a half centuries between 1600 and 1850, a period when insights first developed in the natural sciences and mathematics were seized upon by social theorists, institutional reformers and political revolutionaries who sought to change themselves and the society in which they lived. Thr
Author(s): Ravel, Jeffrey S.

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14.12 Economic Applications of Game Theory (MIT)
Game Theory is a misnomer for Multiperson Decision Theory, the analysis of situations in which payoffs to agents depend on the behavior of other agents. It involves the analysis of conflict, cooperation, and (tacit) communication. Game theory has applications in several fields, such as economics, politics, law, biology, and computer science. In this course, I will introduce the basic tools of game theoretic analysis. In the process, I will outline some of the many applications of game theory, pr
Author(s): Yildiz, Muhamet

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Ireland: Economic Recovery and the EU Presidency - Stability, Jobs & Growth [Audio]
Speaker(s): Enda Kenny | Enda Kenny is Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland, a position he has held since March 2011. He has been the Leader of Fine Gael since June 2002 and has represented the people of Mayo as a Fine Gael member of Dáil Éireann since 1975. He served as Minister for Tourism and Trade from 1994 - 1997. He was also Vice-President of the European People’s Party from 2006-2012.
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