2.2 The popularisation of ideas
In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the approach to medicine was vastly different from today. Health is now recognised, at least in most European countries, as a universal right, but what was it like in the past? How did social and political boundaries affect access to treatment, and what were the treatments of the day? This unit examines how Scottish healthcare institutions were influenced by these underlying social, economic, political and cultural contexts.
Listen: The Revelation of Imagination: From the Bible and Homer through Virgil and Augustine to Dant
Listen to an interview with William Franke, professor of Comparative Literature, Italian and Religious Studies, speaking about his book, ”The Revelation of Imagination: From the Bible and Homer through Virgil and Augustine to Dante.” Interviewed by Chris Benda, Divinity School librarian.
"The Men Who Wear My Clothes" by Vernon Scannell (poetry reading)
Recently I have acquired a few stalkers, though actually I think they're all the same guy. Anyway they all have the same shtick: "You're doing this to prove you're better than other people". You could say that about any human endeavour, such as singing a song, playing a tune on the piano or throwing a javelin. It's a prime, useful human trait to try to do things well. It's called vocation. The reason I started reading poetry is that when I listened to other readers they didn't sound right
Lost Worlds - Athens - Ancient Supercity 4/5
Athens in the 5th century B.C. Suitable for older middle school and high school students. This History Channel documentary explores the ancient city of Athens through commentary and re-enactments.
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December rally continues
Business update summary: Wall Street opened higher on investor optimism about economic growth, Groupon set to raise $950M, China cuts export quotas of rare earth minerals, crude oil hovers near $91.
Advanced Algebra - Lecture 9 - Functions and Their Graphs (series)
College Algebra with Professor Richard Delaware - UMKC VSI - Lecture 9 - Functions and Their Graphs. This lecture discusses about functions:the central idea of mathematics.
Eyes on China: The Costs of Progress
On August 1, Mattel recalled approximately 1.5 million toys made by a manufacturer in China because of dangerous levels of lead in their paint. Four days earlier, the Chinese government ordered the country's banks to increase their reserves as part of an effort to cool down its red-hot economy. But quality concerns and rapid growth aren't China's only worries. There is also the government's need to keep forging ahead on preparations for the Olympics next August in Beijing, despite criticism abou
AU Alma Mater: AU Chorus
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Welcome to SCC - Julie Julie Byrne (Executive Director, Sheffield City College) welcomes students to the new Sheffield City College building.
Julie Byrne (Executive Director, Sheffield City College) welcomes students to the new Sheffield City College building.
P4 Klartext 2010-12-15 18:00
Klartext handlar i dag om att säkerhetspolisen Säpo har undersökt risken för terrorister i Sverige. Vi berättar också om att det nu blir dyrare att låna pengar på banken, eftersom räntan har höjts. Dagens Klartext är bara fem minuter långt, på grund av sport i P4.
The sizes of consecutive repeat-free codes
The notions of strongly consecutive repeat free code and weakly consecutive repeat free code were introduced by Pebody in his paper in the Journal of Combinatorial Theory Series A in 2006. This thesis aims to investigate the the maximum sizes of such codes, in particular in the case when the length is fixed and the alphabet size is large. Pebody constructs a strongly consecutive repeat free code of maximal size, which he calls the alternating code. We show that the size of an alternating code
On Plaintext-Aware Public-Key Encryption Schemes
Plaintext awareness is a property of a public-key encryption scheme intended to capture the idea that the only way to produce a valid ciphertext is to take a message and encrypt it. The idea is compelling, but the devil, as always, is in the details. The established de¯nition of plaintext awareness in the standard model is known as PA2 plaintext awareness and was introduced by Bellare and Palacio. We propose a modi¯ed de¯nition of plaintext awareness, which we call 2PA2, in which the arbitrar
College Algebra - Lecture 1 - Numbers
College Algebra with Professor Richard Delaware - University of Missouri Kansas City. This video is the first in his lecture series that discusses set theory, types of sets, the break down theorems, real numbers, natural numbers. Great video for Algebra 2 students in high school or college algebra students.
: Vi på Klartext berättade att författaren Mario Vargas Llosa får Nobel-priset i litteratur. Vi berättade också att 7 personer dömdes för helikopter-rånet.
Brain Science & Society: Thinking about the Future
Harvard University Provost Steven Hyman speaks at the Harvard EdPortal in Allston, MA. Hyman, the latest speaker in a lecture series designed to open Harvard's academic workings to neighbors in nearby communities, conjured up early humanity in explaining what makes addictive drugs so irresistible. These drugs hook us by mimicking brain chemicals such as dopamine that evolved to keep us alive in an uncertain and primitive world, where a key memory like the location of a productive hunting ground
Jeremy Siegel on the Interest Rate Cut: The Fed May Be Behind the Curve
For the third time in the past few months, the Federal Reserve's Open Market Committee has chosen to cut short-term interest rates by a quarter percent or 25 basis points. The Fed cut its main short-term rate target to 4.25% and the "discount rate" charged on direct Fed loans to commercial banks to 4.75%. In its statement justifying the decision, the Fed noted, "Incoming information suggests that economic growth is slowing, reflecting the intensification of the housing correction and some soften
Moynihan v. Garofalo
A debate preview.
Unearthing the net's history
After staging what he billed as 'the first ever archaeological dig of the web' at Internet Week Europe, curator Jim Boulton is looking to stage another at New York's Internet Week.
Phase plane analysis of the Morris-Lecar model
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