Will you be my friend? An analysis of friendster.com
Friendster.com was launched in California in 2002 with 20 users. Today, it has more than 27 million members and it is especially popular among Southeast Asian women. It differs from other online dating sites in that users must be approved before they can become part of a user’s personal network. This study explores what may have made the site so attractive, as well as how its users represent themselves in their personal profiles. Drawing on social constructionist and feminist theories, this th
Literature circles in the high school setting: an inquiry from comprehension to synthesis
The purpose of this study is to determine the efficacy of literature circles in a high school English classroom setting. Specifically, the purpose of this is to determine if literature circles improve reading comprehension and student involvement in reading and class discussions. As a sub-inquiry of this study, it is the purpose of this researcher to determine if the prescribed roles often used as guidelines for literature circles create perfunctory responses in small group discussions, and if i
Title: funerary stela of Nesy-wer
VADS Collection: Artworld: Sainsbury Centre for
Description: Round-topped funerary stela.
In the lunette, there is a winged sun-disk with three columns of inscription (offering formula) directly underneath. On the left hand side of the stela, there is the hawk-headed Re-Harakhty, depicted mummiform with sun-disk and uraeus on his head, holding a was-sceptre and standing on a dais. An offering table stands before him. On the right hand side is a female, Nesy-wer, wearing a short wig, necklace and long see-through gown, one hand rais
Where is Mr. Clean? Household division of labor and the pay gap between men and women
The household division of labor and the pay gap between men and women is examined using the 2003 American Time Use Survey. There are three components to an income determination model: individual, structural and gender level components. The individual component argues that people are rational human beings who make conscious decisions on how to maximize their utility, with increased investments in human capital possibly leading to increases in income. The structural component views society as orga
Title: funerary stela of Menty-em-hat
VADS Collection: Artworld: Sainsbury Centre
Description: Round-topped funerary stela.
In the lunette is the winged sun-disk with 2 uraei. Below are two recumbent jackals facing each other, on shrines. Between the two jackals is a shen-symbol with 3 water ripples below, all set on a sky-symbol.
The upper register shows Osiris seated on a block throne on a pedestal. Osiris is depicted mummiform, wearing the atef-crown and holding a heqa-sceptre and flail. Isis stands behind on a small pedestal with her right hand raised to pro
Title: Tibetan figure of a Buddhist deity
VADS Collection: Artworld: Sainsbury Ce
Description: Tibetan cast bronze seated four-armed Buddhist deity, on a stand.
The Buddha is seated in Dhyanasana (lotus position) on a double lotus plinth, with his principal hands held in front of the breast, with the left palm turned inward (toward the body) and the right turned outward, and the circles formed by the thumbs and index fingers of each hand touch one another in Dharmachakra Mudra (gesture of teaching). The secondary hands are held higher than the principal hands, with
Law and Veterinary Medicine
This course follows the first-year Human-Animal Relationships course and precedes the third-year course Ethics and Veterinary Medicine. It continues the emphasis on the importance of familiarity with social values and trends, including those evident in law, for the individual veterinarian We also look time and again at the significance of values and trends for veterinary education more generally and, of course, the profession of veterinary medicine as a whole. Throughout all these courses, offer
This course, year two of a three year medical course, provides the dental student with a more in-depth understanding of the pathology of the bodily systems with special emphasis on the oral cavity in lectures given by specialists.
They shouted "got the bitch..."
On the 23rd October 2002 during a performance of a new Russian romantic musical, Nord Ost, in a Moscow theatre, members of the cast were going through their paces singing and dancing, dressed in military uniform. Another man appeared from the wings, also in military costume, and fired a weapon into the air. The audience at first believed this to be part of the performance. However, it didn’t take long for them to realize that this was not art but real life, and the beginning of what turn
Promenade performance developed as a result of a three year residency research project, Lie of the Land, exploring questions of community, process and performance. Collaboration with artists, staff, children, parents and governors of Briscoe Primary School and Nursery in Basildon.
CSSA Spring Festival Gala 2004
This film depicts a new-year celebration typical of Chinese people who study and work abroad.,This is a 1 hour 37 minutes film recording exacts of Chinese Spring Festival Gala held in Corn Exchange Theatre in Cambridge on 16th January 2004. The occasion organiser was CSSA and audience were about 1000 people coming from all over UK in that evening.
Lecture 17 - 11/23/2010
Lecture 17 - 11/23/2010
Celebrating the Work and Legacy of Professor Lord Meghnad Desai
In the year of his 70th birthday a panel of leading scholars discuss themes arising from Lord Desai's extensive work in the social sciences, his passionate commitment to the freedom and wellbeing of individuals, and optimism about human progress and globalisation.
How the Body Works : Breathing
This is a very brief (47 seconds) video that explains how our lungs expand to receive oxygen.
University Faculty Expressions of Computer Self-Efficacy and Personal Attitudes Regarding the Viabil
Studies have shown that there is a direct link between a teacher’s attitude towards self-efficacy and effectiveness. Further studies have refined this idea of how expressions of computer self-efficacy impacts upon attitudes regarding the use of technology in the classroom and by inference, the effectiveness of such technology. The purpose of this mixed method design study was to examine the impact that such attitudes can have upon faculty teaching at institutions of higher education as they re
2010 Grantham Prize
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Mr. Penn and Ms. Penn 2010
On Nov. 8, 2010, more than two dozen University of Pennsylvania students vied for the title of Mr. Penn and Ms. Penn in the 18th annual bodybuilding competition and fundraiser for the Penn women's track and field team. For more information about the women's track and field program, visit http://www.pennathletics.com/SportSelect.dbml?&DB_OEM_ID=1700&SPID=558&SPSID=10760. For an article in The Daily Pennsylvanian about the competition, visit http://thedp.com/article/penn-students-flaunt-it-fi
Asia Climate Change Policy Forum - Session 05
Asia Climate Change Policy Forum at The Australian National University on 27 October, 2010. The US & Climate Change, Panel Discussion and launch of the Centre for Climate Economics & Policy The United States & Climate Change Matt Rogers Former Senior Adviser to Secretary Chu, United States Department of Energy. Concluding Discussion: Where to Next? Stephen Howes Director, International & Development Economics, Crawford School of Economics & Government, ANU. Andreas Löschel The Centre for Eu
DNA: properties and applications in molecular biology
These slides provides an overview of some of the properties of nucleic acids (DNA and RNA) and its applications in molecular biology. It gives an overview of the topology of DNA and how it can be exploited in PCR, restriction mapping and other molecular techniques. The resource is used as a 50min lecture to first year undergradutes in the biosciences. It was created by Dr. Momna Hejmadi and the source file can be adapted for educational and non-commercial purposes only as licensed under the C