Social Science Perspectives on Risk Regulation
In this lunchtime series of lectures, a selection of LSE's academics from across the spectrum of the social sciences explain the latest thinking on how social scientists work to address the critical problems of the day. They survey the leading ideas and contributions made by their discipline, explain the types of problems that are addressed and the tools that are used, and explore the kinds of solutions proposed.
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How to make a digital microscope
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How to drive a car with your thoughts
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The Press Release: Getting Your Idea Out to the Press
This lesson introduces students to the main components of a press release and shows how to write an effective press release and how to compile a media contact list comprising local media outlets and appropriate contacts for their press release.
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Literary Festival 2011 - Sketching Society: the communicative power of the comic strip in a global a
Editor's note: Unfortunately the last few minutes of the question and answer session are missing from the podcast | In an interconnected world where culture can transcend borders, the impact of a single drawn image can reverberate around the globe. And yet the humble comic strip, unless making headlines, is frequently overlooked as a source of social commentary. Led by two of BritainĀ¹s most lauded practitioners, this discussion will explore the role of the cartoonist and graphic novelist in the
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Thinking Like a Social Scientist: a lecture by Professor Gilat Levy
In this lunchtime series lectures, a selection of LSE's academics from across the spectrum of the social sciences explain the latest thinking on how social scientists work to address the critical problems of the day. They survey the leading ideas and contributions made by their discipline, explain the types of problems that are addressed and the tools that are used, and explore the kinds of solutions proposed.
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ISKME's Roadtrip Nation Design Workshop
This wiki page documents the Design Process Workshop ISKME facilitated at the Roadtrip Nation offices in Costa Mesa, CA on February 18, 2011. Storytelling, design thinking, improv, brainstorming, and prototyping were used to design for the Design Challenge: How might we create more teacher engagement with the Roadtrip Nation Experience?
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Projection Investigation Activity
This wiki page documents the Projection Investigation Activity done during San Francisco Unified School District's SLANT workshop on January 29, 2011. Projection information, Julia Marshall's 5 Ways to Integrate, and links are provided, as well as the introductory Improv Activity "Advertising Team" which stretches the imagination to design something for the future. The Projection Investigation Activity begins with research around a scientific theme, then brainstorming and prototyping design idea
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Gov't and the Marketplace Seminar: Toxics 02/22/2011 #5: Q&A
Managing Risk: The Case of Safer Alternatives to Toxics Speakers: Joel Tickner, Associate Professor, Department of Community Health and Sustainability, University of Massachusetts Lowell Robert A. Rio, Senior Vice President for Government Affairs, Associated Industries of Massachusetts Moderator: Jennifer Nash, Senior Research Associate, Nanotechnology and Society Research Group, Northeastern University
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Gov't and the Marketplace Seminar: Toxics 02/22/2011 #6: Next Month Preview
Managing Risk: The Case of Safer Alternatives to Toxics Speakers: Joel Tickner, Associate Professor, Department of Community Health and Sustainability, University of Massachusetts Lowell Robert A. Rio, Senior Vice President for Government Affairs, Associated Industries of Massachusetts Moderator: Jennifer Nash, Senior Research Associate, Nanotechnology and Society Research Group, Northeastern University
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Stop 13: Richard Kern - Sonic Youth
WHO SHOT ROCK & ROLL: A Photographic History, 1955 to the Present February 25, 2011 - May 22, 2011 Who Shot Rock & Roll is the first major exhibition on rock and roll to put photographers in the...

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Stop 12: David LaChapelle - Lil Kim
WHO SHOT ROCK & ROLL: A Photographic History, 1955 to the Present February 25, 2011 - May 22, 2011 Who Shot Rock & Roll is the first major exhibition on rock and roll to put photographers in the...

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Stop 3: Alfred Wertheimer - Elvis Presley
WHO SHOT ROCK & ROLL: A Photographic History, 1955 to the Present February 25, 2011 - May 22, 2011 Who Shot Rock & Roll is the first major exhibition on rock and roll to put photographers in the...

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Conservation and Bio-Diversity
  Dr Richard Field

Dr. Richard Field research interests lie in conservation, biodiversity and the forces that structure ecological communities.

In this podcast, Dr Field from the School of Geography compares and contrasts his experiences as a researcher in national parks in Honduras and Indonesia, and the different types of ecological communities he has studied, and goes on to introduce t
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I've Gotta Get Some Air
Students identify types and sources of indoor air pollutants in their school and home environments. They evaluate actions that can be taken to reduce and prevent poor indoor air quality. In an associated literacy activity, students develop a persuasive peer-to-peer case against smoking with the goal to understand how language usage can influence perception, attitudes and behavior.
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Hyde County School Boycott
This slide show tells the story of a yearlong boycott to protest the closing of historically black schools in Hyde County, North Carolina.
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"We Are Literally Slaves": An Early Twentieth-Century Black Nanny Sets the Record Straight
In folklore the black nursemaid was seen as a dutiful, self-sacrificing black woman who loved her white family and its children every bit as much as her own. Yet the popular images of the loyal, contented black nursemaid, or "mammy," were unfortunately far from the reality for the African-American women who worked in these homes. In 1912 the Independent printed this quasi-autobiographical account of servant life, as related by an African-American domestic worker, which dispelled the comforting "
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Biological Indicators of Watershed Health
This is an EPA website that gives information on environmental quality. The one icond labeled as compass provides very useful information. It is an environmental atlas that contains U.S. maps and state and regional maps that display air, land and water quality information. For example, information on CO, NO2, ozone, Pb, PM-10 and SO2 are available showing distribution levels of these air pollutants. With a click you can access full reports on air quality in 1996 and 1997. The land a water pa
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Types of Antennae
This illustrated guide is designed to help students recognize and learn the different types of antennae found on arthropods. The single Web page, which can be easily printed for use at field sites or in the lab, shows plumose (featherlike) pectinate (comblike) serrate (sawlike) moniliform (beadlike) filiform (threadlike) aristrate (with bristles) elbowed (with a bend) clubbed (the segments towards the end are larger).
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Leaf Type
This illustrated guide to leaf types is designed to help students understand the differences between compound and simple leaves. This single Web page can be easily printed for use at field sites. Along with an explanation of both types, the guide includes a short description of these related terms: petiole, leaf blade, leaflet, and axillary buds.
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