A Handbook for Collecting Releve Data in Minnesota
The exercise describes releve field methods and discusses the multivariate analysis of releve data. The application of releve data to problems of habitat evaluation, forest inventory, and research projects in Minnesota was presented by experts from the Minnesota Natural Heritage Program, the Minnesota County Biological Survey, and the Univ. of Minnesota. All participants received a releve handbook that covered the history of the method, field instructions, data-entry forms, and an overview of a
21H.914 Jewish History from Biblical to Modern Times (MIT)
This course explores how our views of Jewish history have been formed and how this history can explain the survival of the Jews as an ethnic/religious group into the present day. Special attention is given to the partial and fragmentary nature of our information about the past, and the difficulties inherent in decoding statements about the past that were written with a religious agenda in mind. It also considers complex events in Jewish history -- from early history as portrayed in the Bible to
We Are California
We Are California is the first-ever website devoted to the history of California immigration and migration, and the first-ever website where Californians can tell their own coming-to-California stories. We invite you to explore the remarkable stories of your fellow Californians — past and present — and to add your own — or your family’s — "We Are California" story.
Major Element Chemistry
This PowerPoint presentation is part of the Whitman College petrology course. The presentation includes a diagram describing how modern spectrographic instruments sample emitted radiation and absorbed radiation. Further topics include the abundance of major, minor, and trace elements in the earth's crust, CIPW norm, bivariate diagrams (Harker diagrams), ternary AFM diagrams, the basalt tetrahedron, and alkaline and subalkaline (tholeiitic and calc-alkaline) magmas. This resource is part of the T
Lecture 27 - 11/24/2010
Active Sonar Detection in Ambient Noise
This module introduces the active sonar problem for ambient noise that has constant power across the sonar receiver bandwidth. The result is a likelihood ratio of the ping history that includes a matched filter.
Learn about Ancient Greece's history, contributions and mythology.
A Haunting Halloween
Students will participate in various Halloween activities including: learning the history of Halloween, learning safety tips for Trick-or-treating, and taking a tour of a haunted house.
Utah Earthquake Timeline and Essay
In this activity you will critically read an article about the history of earthquakes in Utah. After reading the article you will create a time-line After creating the time-line, you will analyze the data and other information that you find and hypothesize about whether Utah may expect a major earthquake in the near future.
University of California's Museum of Paleontology: Geologic Timeline
University of California's Museum of Paleontology has created a hyperlinked Geologic Timeline with all sorts of details about each time unit that may be useful later in the course. Each hyperlink contains a variety of information including stratigraphy, ancient life, localities and tectonics associated with that specific time period. Users can also link to an Introduction to Geology page and a description of the Museum's geology wing.
Ethics of Human Subject Research
Ethics of Human Subject Research (2 credits) is offered by the Department of Health Policy and Management and the Distance Education Division, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and The Phoebe R. Berman Bioethics Institute, Johns Hopkins University. The course introduces students to the ethics of human subject research. Ethical theory and principles are introduced, followed by a brief history of research ethics. Topics covered in lectures and moderated discussions include informed c
Conversations with Berkeley Faculty: Tim White (9/18/03)
Conversations with History Presents Faculty Research at the University of California, Berkeley A Conversation with Tim White Professor of Integrative Biology "On the Trail of Our Human Ancestors" This interview took place on September 18, 2003.
Peer to Peer and the Music Industry: The Criminalization of Sharing
Examining technical, legal and cultural strategies by the recording industry to persuade people that file-sharing is impossible, immoral, un-cool or dangerous, and the failure of these strategies. Alternative business models are discussed. The period from the advent of the compact disc in 1982 to the first significant file-sharing system in 1999 saw the greatest period of profitability in the history of recorded music. The decade since 1999 has seen an equally radical collapse. What seems obviou
What can we learn from history about the current financial crisis?
In this seminar, three Oxford academics will discuss what we can learn from business history about today’s financial crisis.
Adrian Hill on Vaccination Research
Interview with Professor Adrian Hill, Director of the Jenner Institute for Vaccine Research in which he and student Richard Morton talk about the history of the Jenner Institute and the work currently being done to find TB, HIV and Malaria vaccines
The Oxford interview - History tutors tell all
History tutors Mark Mulholland and Catherine Holmes explain the whys and wherefores of the Oxford interview, and give tips on how best to prepare. This podcast will be of particular interest to those who applied for history or another humanities subject.
The Science of Discworld - Professor Ian Stewart
The Science of Discworld series weaves together a Discworld story by Terry Pratchett which examines what happens when wizards meddle with history in a battle against the elves for the future of humanity, with scientific commentary by two University of Warwick researchers (mathematician and chaos theory expert Professor Ian Stewart and reproductive Biologist Dr Jack Cohen) on the evolution and development of the human mind, culture, language, art, and science. Professor Ian Stewart is a member o
The Ashmolean Museum and the Museum of Natural History
An introduction to the Ashmolean Museum and the Museum of Natural History
Tim Kendall: 'Ivor Gurney: First War Poet'
Professor Tim Kendall considers what composer and poet Ivor Gurney understood by the phrase 'war poet' and how he saw his own work as belonging to (and eminent amidst) a tradition of writing about war. Tim Kendall examines the ways in which Gurney represents poetry, and the figure of the poet, in his own work; and assesses Gurney's hopes for the efficacy of such poetry - whether as acts of witness, of escapism, or of political intervention. Tim Kendall is Professor of English Literature at the
Alisa Miller: 'Selling Patriotism: Rupert Brooke in the First World War'
Alisa Miller takes a look at the 'Rupert Brooke cult', examining why this particular poet was so popular during the First World War, both with the general public and the soldier, at home and abroad. This podcast has eminated from Alisa's dissertation at the Faculty of History, Oxford University on the poet Rupert Brooke and popular literary culture in Britain during the First World War.