Board of Trustees Meeting 05-15-12
http://www.youtube.com/user/StPetersburgCollege Board of Trustees Meeting 05-15-12 About St. Petersburg College: In 1927, St. Petersburg College (then known as St. Petersburg Junior College) became Florida's first private, non-profit, two-year school of higher learning located in downtown St. Petersburg. Full accreditation followed in 1931 and in 1948 SPC became a public college. In June 2001, SPJC officially became St. Petersburg College when Florida's governor signed legislation making it t
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Gerald R. Ford Pardons Richard Nixon
In a live broadcast on September 8, 1974, President Gerald Ford grans his disgraced predecessor, Richard Nixon, a "full free and absolute pardon." In an effort to end speculation over whether he had cut a "deal" with Nixon, Ford emphatically stated he'd given the pardon to heal the nation. (0:55)
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Science in Focus: Force and Motion: Workshop 8. Bend and Stretch
We all expect a spring to stretch or compress when a force is applied, but forces can even deform solid objects like the floor or the top of a table. In this workshop, students in a high school classroom explore ideas about tension and normal force. By applying a force to a spring and measuring the distance the spring is stretched, the students calculate the force constant or stretchiness of the spring. Lecture demonstrations using student volunteers help to illustrate that even rigid objects be
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Science in Focus: Force in Motion: Workshop 6: "Force Against Force"
Magnets stick to other magnets and to metal objects made of iron or steel. How much force is required to break the attraction between two magnets? In this workshop, fourth-grade students explore ways to balance the force of magnetism against the force of gravity. A magnet placed in a cup on one side of a pan-balance is stuck to a stationary magnet beneath the cup. When enough washers are placed on the opposite side of the balance, the magnets will separate. Graphical analysis shows some unexpect
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Oregon Stater Honoree: Ian Wendler
Each year, the College of Engineering at Oregon State University honors outstanding alumni and friends with the Oregon Stater Awards for their contributions to the engineering profession and to Oregon State University. Several of the 2012 honorees offered words of wisdom to the next generation of engineers.
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Science in Focus: Force and Motion: Workshop 8. Bend and Stretch
We all expect a spring to stretch or compress when a force is applied, but forces can even deform solid objects like the floor or the top of a table. In this workshop, students in a high school classroom explore ideas about tension and normal force. By applying a force to a spring and measuring the distance the spring is stretched, the students calculate the force constant or stretchiness of the spring. Lecture demonstrations using student volunteers help to illustrate that even rigid objects be
Author(s): Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

Science in Focus: Force in Motion: Workshop 6: "Force Against Force"
Magnets stick to other magnets and to metal objects made of iron or steel. How much force is required to break the attraction between two magnets? In this workshop, fourth-grade students explore ways to balance the force of magnetism against the force of gravity. A magnet placed in a cup on one side of a pan-balance is stuck to a stationary magnet beneath the cup. When enough washers are placed on the opposite side of the balance, the magnets will separate. Graphical analysis shows some unexpect
Author(s): Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

• During the 1970s and 1980s, countries such as Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan benefited from their low-cost advantages in the new global division of labour. Now, however, the gap between rich and poor nations is wider and competition in the world economy greater, prompting campaigning groups to argue that contemporary low-wage economies do not have the options for economic development that their predecessors had.

• In the face of market fragment
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• The shift of the world's manufacturing base from developed to developing economies in the 1970s heralded the beginning of a new global division of labour and the rise of global factories to produce for Western markets. The search for ever-cheaper labour sources undertaken by multinational firms established a new geography of low-cost manufacturing operations which, to this day, remains controversial.

• The rise of subcontracting as the most flex
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The difficulty perhaps is that things which happen at some distance from the everyday routine of our lives are often hard to place or connect with. Moreover, it has to be said that not everyone views factory sweatshops in quite the same way as groups such as Oxfam, or indeed endorses their negative claims about the use of cheap labour in places such as East Asia. For that is what the statements of such groups are: claims. And they are far from uncontroversial.

In fact, it is poss
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Sweatshops and the exploitation of workers are often linked to the globalised production of ‘big brand’ labels. This unit examines how campaigners have successfully closed the distance between the brands and the sweatshops, while others argue that such production ‘kick starts’ economies into growth benefiting whole communities.

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After studying this unit you should be able to:

• understand some of the key ways in which globalisation is shaping the world today;

• give examples of how ideas of 'proximity' and 'distance' can be used to understand an increasingly demanding world;

• illustrate the importance of recognising the liveliness of the natural world.

By adopting a historical approach we gain some distance from the present and everyday, viewing more clearly our taken-for-granted assumptions. Today's formations of parenthood and sexualities did not suddenly appear fully formed, but are the results of centuries of change. By looking at a particular historical phenomenon, fertility decline in Britain, we can explore some of the tensions and contradictions between deeply embedded and newer ideas and practices emerging at that time. These strug
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A series of perspectives that we might use to achieve a different insight into business was introduced by Morgan (1986) in his book entitled Images of an Organization. One of these was the business as a culture, a type of micro-society where people work and ‘live’ together on a daily basis, with certain rules and understandings about what is acceptable and what is not. The idea of a business having a culture was developed from the work of Hofstede on national cultures (1980).
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Activity 9: Go shopping with Geert Hofstede
We know that culture guides the way people behave in society as a whole. But culture also plays a key role in organisations, which have their own unique set of values, beliefs and ways of doing business. This unit explores the concepts of national and organisational culture and the factors that influence both.
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Written by Lisa Kopelke. Performed by Carrot Top, Comedian at Luxor, Las Vegas.Frog has a problem. Burping makes him happy, but the other frogs think it’s disgusting. Kids discover, like Frog, that manners can go a long way.
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Anansi Goes To Lunch (Read Aloud)
Written by Bobby and Sherri Norfolk. Read by Internationally known Storytellers,Bobby and Sherry Norfolk.Anansi is invited to three concurrent parties and wants to attend them all. He finds himself getting tugged and caught in the middle when the food is ready at all three parties at the same time.
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Fuel Consumption
This video provides a comparison of the fuel consumption of a car to an airplane.  The example provided in this video, compares the consumption of a Toyota Corolla to a Boeing 737. It presents the variables to consider when making the comparison, such as fuel burn, fuel flow, speed, time, distance, and number of passengers. (6:06)
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Ping Guo - PhD School of Nursing, Midwifery and Physiotherapy
Ping explains how working as a nurse in China prompted her to study for her masters and PhD.
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10 Doggie Kisses by Todd Parr for Sesame Street (Counting to 10)
This is Todd Parr's (author and illustrator) second short film he has made for Sesame Street. Young learners will enjoy counting to 10 as the doggies kisses 10 different children. What a fun resource for the early childhood classroom. (0:46)
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