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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ESD.932 Technology Policy Organizations (MIT)
Technology Policy Organizations and its sequel, ESD.933, Technology Policy Negotiations and Dispute Resolution, form a sequence on Organizational Processes in Technology Policy. This course features an overall framework for understanding the increasingly networked, flat, flexible and diverse nature of organizations, as well as a close look at the many relevant types of organizations, including regulatory, entrepreneurial, multi-national, and non-governmental non-profit. Key organizational proces
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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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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
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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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Finding Fossils
This OLogy activity serves as a kid-friendly how-to manual about searching for fossils. In Not Just Any Rock Will Do, kids learn that fossils "hide out" in sedimentary rock and see examples of shale and sandstone. Do's and Don'ts for Fossil Hunters gives kids practical tips and a list of fossil-hunting supplies. In Fossils You May Find, there are photos of common invertebrate, vertebrate, and plant fossils to guide kids. Paleontology Clubs and Web Sites lists resources to help kids determine whe
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Observing, Describing, and Identifying Clouds
In this activity students observe and sketch clouds, describing their forms. They initially generate descriptions of a personal nature and then move toward building a more scientific vocabulary. They then correlate their descriptions with the standard classifications using the ten cloud types identified for GLOBE. Each student develops a personal cloud booklet to be used in conjunction with the GLOBE Cloud Chart. . The intended outcome is that students will be able to identify cloud types using
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In this activity students determine the sizes of the various planets in the solar system, scaled such that the orbit of Saturn fits on campus. The students also compare the planet sizes, given the scale, to the grain sizes of different sediment types. Students recreate spreadsheets, shown in a Powerpoint module, with formulas that answer various pieces of the overall question. This module is the second in a series of four on the Galilean Solar System, and was designed for an undergraduate class
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Ground-water Aquifers
This description of a ground-water aquifer has a graphic representation to accompany it. It is part of the U.S. Geologic Survey's Water Science for Schools website. Links to other parts of the site, such as definitions and types of wells, are included.
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The Data Collection and Organization (DC&O) text module provides background on useful, general-purpose software tools. The aim is to discuss types of generic software that virtually every well-equipped scientist uses. This includes: spreadsheets, database programs, statistics packages, graphics programs, and word processors. DC&O includes several examples of the use of these tools in biology. These include 'An Embryological Example with Tips and Tricks' and the complete text and dataset of a cl
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This Ocean Explorer interactive, hands-on lesson plan (PDF) leads students on an exploration of deepwater adaptations by addressing the focus question: What types of adaptations enable deep-sea fishes to survive and collect food in the darkness of the deep ocean? In the activity, students search for Skittles in a dark room while wearing goggles covered in blue cellophane to simulate deepwater feeding. This lesson plan includes a reproducible student handout and links to reference resources.
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Immunology, Winter 2008
General Learning Objectives for Immunology 1. To understand the structural and genetic basis of diversity and specificity of immunoglobulins and T cell receptors. 2. To understand the utility of antibodies in many clinical tests for proteins, hormones, etc. 3. To understand the events that hallmark the antigen-independent and antigen-dependent phases of B cell differentiation. 4. To understand the diversity of MHC molecules, and how that diversity differs from immunoglobulin and T cell rece
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