Star Library: The Role of Probability in Discrimination Cases
An important objective in hiring is to ensure diversity in the workforce. The race or gender of individuals hired by an organization should reflect the race or gender of the applicant pool. If certain groups are under-represented or over-represented among the employees, then there may be a case for discrimination in hiring. On the other hand, there may be a number of random factors unrelated to discrimination, such as the timing of the interview or competition from other employers, that might ca
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Garett Jones on Macro and Twitter
Garett Jones of George Mason University talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the art of communicating economics via puzzles and short provocative insights. They discuss Jones's Twitter strategy of posting quotes and short puzzles to provoke thinking. Jones, drawing on his experience as a Senate staffer, discusses the interaction between politics and economics in the area of tax cuts and earmarks. For example, are earmarks good or bad? Jones gives an unconventional analysis. He also discus
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Belongia on the Fed
Michael Belongia of the University of Mississippi and former economist at the St. Louis Federal Reserve talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the inner workings, politics, and economics of the Federal Reserve. Belongia talks about the role that power and politics play in Federal Reserve decision-making and how various Fed chairs used their power to suppress dissent within the Fed that was critical of Fed policy. He argues that the Fed faces an unresolvable dilemma when asked to achieve the
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1.5 Obesity

At the time of writing (2004) 20% of the adult population of the UK is classified as obese. The number of obese children has doubled since 1982, 10% of six year olds and 17% of fifteen year olds are now classified as obese. As shown in Table 4, obesity is recognized when the BMI exceeds 30 and occurs quite simply wh
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Life Inside a Law Firm - John Roos (WSGR)
John Roos, CEO of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati, has represented many major Silicon Valley companies during mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings, strategic alliances, and joint ventures. In this lecture, he describes many of the lessons he's learned since joining the firm in 1988, including building a brand, taking risks, and the importance of integrity.
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A Tribute to the Dream feat. Bob Moses
Civil rights leader Robert Moses spoke at the Dr Martin Luther King Jr. Con­vo­ca­tion at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity on Jan­uary 16, 2014.
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Lecture 2, Unintended Consequences: Antonio del Pollaiuolo's Hercules and Deianira (c. 1475-80)
The Gallery's best known Renaissance painting shows Hercules about to shoot a centaur who is abducting his bride. Everybody admires the vigorous action and vast landscape. What about the subject? In the myth, she is rescued, but the shooting eventually leads to a horrible death for Hercules. We don't see that; does it help to know it?
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1. Cell Biology, Embryology and Genetics (February 13, 2008)
Stem cell, medicine, health, disease, science, technology, research, clinical advances, controversy, ethics, law, society, politics, economics, social issue, religion, plasma, cytoplasm, nucleus, white blood cell, chromosome, gene expression, DNA, central
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2. Policy, Law and Society (February 20, 2008)
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3. New Research Direction (February 27, 2008)
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4. Towards the Clinic - Stem Cell (March 5, 2008)
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5. The New Ethics of Stem Cell Research (March 12, 2008)
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1. Cell Biology, Genetics, Embryology (June 25, 2007)
Stem cell, medicine, health, disease, science, technology, research, clinical advances, controversy, ethics, law, society, politics, economics, social issue, religion, plasma, cytoplasm, nucleus, white blood cell, chromosome, gene expression, DNA, central
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2. Five Important Research Advances (July 2, 2007)
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3. Five Clinical Advances (July 9, 2007)
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4. The Ethics of Stem Cell Research (July 16, 2007)
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1-2. Two Paradigms of Colonial History (September 24, 2008)
American history, social science, humanism, language, England, colony, class, diversity, politics, scientific revolution, human condition, architecture, colonization, art, discovery, settler, Columbus, communication, African slave, black, immigration, Eur
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23. Jefferson’s Empire of Liberty (December 3, 2009)
history, humanities, social science, political studies, international relations, anthropology, cultural studies, government, philosophy, ethics, theory, public policy, constitutionalizing politics, Alexander Hamilton, public debt program, Madison, nationa
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BIO 151: Applied Biology – Developing Creative Learning Partnerships with Blackboard VISTA™
Teaching large, undergraduate, non-major biology courses represents an enormous hurdle for any instructor. Effectiveness in this endeavor requires innovative techniques addressing multiple activities including active student engagement, automated quiz and exam mechanisms, and accurate record keeping. In this particular case study, students were asked to "partner" with the instructor and produce multimedia presentations of important course concepts. Learning management software (Blackboard VIST
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3 Breakdown of consensus
The Breakdown of Consensus - Politics in the UK
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