2011 Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition.mov
theCoursebook Takes $50,000 Prize in Milken-Penn GSE's Second Annual Education Business Plan Competition The Milken Family Foundation and Penn GSE (http://www.gse.upenn.edu/), along with the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, distributed $65,000 in prize money on Thursday, June 9, in the second annual Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition (http://nestcentral.org/2011-competition). The University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education's inaugural Entrepreneurship in Edu
Students are introduced to chemical engineering and learn about its many different applications. They are provided with a basic introduction to matter and its different properties and states. An associated hands-on activity gives students a chance to test their knowledge of the states of matter and how to make observations using their five senses: touch, smell, sound, sight and taste.
Consumer Affairs Factsheet
Fact-sheet that looks at consumer affairs issues, together with relevant legislation in the area. Also mentions institutions like the Small Claims Court and the Ombudsman.
A worksheet on the Ancient Romans which can be used in conjunction with the BBC Education website.
Phonics 7 Worksheets- Vowel digraphs
This resource is suited to pupils with learning difficulties. It is a set of 4 worksheets on the vowel digraphs oi, oy, ou and ow.
This course attempts to explain the role and the importance of the financial system in the global economy. Rather than separating off the financial world from the rest of the economy, financial equilibrium is studied as an extension of economic equilibrium. The course also gives a picture of the kind of thinking and analysis done by hedge funds.
Environmental Politics and Law
Can law change human behavior to be less environmentally damaging? Law will be examined through case histories including: environmental effects of national security, pesticides, air pollution, consumer products, plastics, parks and protected area management, land use, urban growth and sprawl, public/private transit, drinking water standards, food safety, and hazardous site restoration. In each case we will review the structure of law and evaluate its strengths and weaknesses.
The American Revolution
The American Revolution entailed some remarkable transformations -- converting British colonists into American revolutionaries, and a cluster of colonies into a confederation of states with a common cause -- but it was far more complex and enduring then the fighting of a war. As John Adams put it, "The Revolution was in the Minds of the people . . . before a drop of blood was drawn at Lexington" -- and it continued long past America's victory at Yorktown. This course will examine the Revolution
Epidemics in Western Society Since 1600
This course consists of an international analysis of the impact of epidemic diseases on western society and culture from the bubonic plague to HIV/AIDS and the recent experience of SARS and swine flu. Leading themes include: infectious disease and its impact on society; the development of public health measures; the role of medical ethics; the genre of plague literature; the social reactions of mass hysteria and violence; the rise of the germ theory of disease; the development of tropical medici
Early Modern England
This course is intended to provide an up-to-date introduction to the development of English society between the late fifteenth and the early eighteenth centuries: a vital period of social, political, economic, and cultural transition, and one which provided the immediate context of early British settlement in North America. Particular issues addressed in the lectures and section discussions, and available for deeper study as essay topics, will include: the changing social structure; households;
Fundamentals of Physics, II
This is a continuation of Fundamentals of Physics, I (PHYS 200), the introductory course on the principles and methods of physics for students who have good preparation in physics and mathematics. This course covers electricity, magnetism, optics and quantum mechanics.
Capitalism: Success, Crisis and Reform
In this course, we will seek to interpret capitalism using ideas from biological evolution: firms pursuing varied strategies and facing extinction when those strategies fail are analogous to organisms struggling for survival in nature. For this reason, it is less concerned with ultimate judgment of capitalism than with the ways it can be shaped to fit our more specific objectives – for the natural environment, public health, alleviation of poverty, and development of human potential in every c
Foundations of Modern Social Theory
This course provides an overview of major works of social thought from the beginning of the modern era through the 1920s. Attention is paid to social and intellectual contexts, conceptual frameworks and methods, and contributions to contemporary social analysis. Writers include Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Montesquieu, Adam Smith, Marx, Weber, and Durkheim.
Cervantes' Don Quixote
The course facilitates a close reading of Don Quixote in the artistic and historical context of renaissance and baroque Spain. Students are also expected to read four of Cervantes' Exemplary Stories, Cervantes' Don Quixote: A Casebook, and J.H. Elliott's Imperial Spain. Cervantes' work will be discussed in relation to paintings by Velázquez. The question of why Don Quixote is read today will be addressed throughout the course. Students are expected to know the book, the background readings and
Chlorine Nitrate from CLAES and Chlorine Monoxide from MLS over the Arctic (2-12-93 - 3-10-93)
Key to understanding the chlorine chemistry in the polar stratosphere is the measurement of polar stratospheric clouds, chlorine monoxide, and the reservoir gas chlorine nitrate. Chlorine nitrate has been measured by CLAES and chlorine monoxide by MLS. The CLAES and MLS measurements together help to show that the polar stratospheric clouds which form in the cold Arctic stratosphere have converted most of the chlorine nitrate into the radical chlorine monoxide. In 1992, UARS measurements showed c
"Biomedical Information Technology, Fall 2008"
" This course teaches the design of contemporary information systems for biological and medical data. Examples are chosen from biology and medicine to illustrate complete life cycle information systems, beginning with data acquisition, following to data storage and finally to retrieval and analysis. Design of appropriate databases, client-server strategies, data interchange protocols, and computational modeling architectures. Students are expected to have some familiarity with scientific applica
Colon Cancer - Surgery
This patient education program explains the benefits and risks of the different operations to treat colon cancer. This is a MedlinePlus Interactive Health Tutorial from the National Library of Medicine, designed and developed by the Patient Education Institute.
Investigate the Choral Position
This module represents suggestions to find out more about a choral position for which one has made application and is being considered.
Intermediate Lesson #85 - A Very Bōsōzoku New Years
Learn Japanese the Fun Way at JapanesePod101.com! The New Year holiday continues here in Japan. In today’s dialog, Kōji and Mariko are racing to get to Mt. Fuji in time for hatsu-hinode, the first sunrise of the year. We’ll talk a little bit about this unique Japanese tradition and the more recent [...]