8.1 Reading 1: The Lancet Paper
A decade ago, the possibility of a link between the MMR vaccine and autism hit the media. Fear of the vaccine spread rapidly and, despite an almost unanimous consensus that the claim was unfounded, still persists today. In this unit, we’ll examine why this controversy took on such a life of its own and why parents still agonise about the vaccine.
URI 2011 Big Idea TV Spot (3)
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Successful Teachers Develop Academic Momentum with Reluctant Students
Strong academic growth is the fifth phase of a process that begins with classroom communities that nurture trusting relationships. In between, engaging learning activities, goal setting and planning, and experimenting with new behaviors and thoughts complete the path to academic success.,Volume 39, Number 5
Reading and Writing Mathematics
This resource guide from the Middle School Portal 2 project, written specifically for teachers, provides links to exemplary resources including background information, lessons, career information, and related national science education standards. This wiki page supports mathematics teacher as they help students communicate mathematically. Each section of resources contains articles, many by teachers, who share their experiences, rationale, and classroom methods. Each section also offers lesson p
US soldier gets 24 years for murder
One of five US soldiers is sentenced to 24 years in prison for the deaths of three civilians in Afghanistan.
"After Ronsard" by Charles Willams (poetry reading)
Not a translation, but a great sonnet inspired by Pierre de Ronsard (1524-1585) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pierre_de_Ronsard Quand vous serez bien vieille, au soir, à la chandelle, Assise auprès du feu, dévidant et filant, Direz, chantant mes vers, en vous émerveillant : Ronsard me célébrait du temps que j'étais belle. Lors, vous n'aurez servante oyant telle nouvelle, Déjà sous le labeur à demi sommeillant, Qui au bruit de mon nom ne s'aille réveillant, Bénissant votre nom de lou
This site provides an excellent experiment involving cyclic voltammetry at a gold electrode. The experiment includes a detailed introduction to the topics of electrode capacitance, electrode reactions, and flux of the electroactive species to electrode surface. Lab report guidelines and post-lab questions are included.
Blending Biomed with Ballet
Biomedical engineering undergraduate Erin Keegan is taking advantage of the full spectrum of possibilities offered to engineering students at the University of Rochester. When Keegan, a member of the class of 2013, is not studying or working in the lab, she is embracing her other passion: ballet. She does this through the variety of dance programs, clubs, and classes that the University of Rochester offers.
This Week @Minnesota: March 21-25
In this week's episode of "This Week @Minnesota" the University of Minnesota's Japan Student Association sells origami cranes to benefit disaster victims in Japan, check out the Gopher men's swimmers at the NCAA National Championships on campus and "Stand Up" to keep campus safe through a new U of M campaign. What would you like to see next week on "This Week"? Let us know on Twitter @UMNews!
"Tax Issues in the NBA, MLB, and NFL" - Joe McNulty
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2.2 The challenge of methods The methodological challenges facing the social sciences are best outlined in the form of a series of questions about how we should engage in research and what kind of research attitude is appropriate. Should social scientists look to the assumptions and methods developed in the natural sciences or develop their own assumptions and methods? Do the objects which we study in the social sciences, such as the self, society, the economy, i
The methodological challenges facing the social sciences are best outlined in the form of a series of questions about how we should engage in research and what kind of research attitude is appropriate.
Should social scientists look to the assumptions and methods developed in the natural sciences or develop their own assumptions and methods?
Do the objects which we study in the social sciences, such as the self, society, the economy, i
SUNY Oswego SCMA Overview
A promo video for the offerings in SUNY Oswego's School of Communication, Media and the Arts.
The Spotlight - Don't Bug Me!
Features an in depth interview with Mr. Marvin Gunderman, aka "The Bug Man", from the Department of Biology at McMaster University. Sit back, relax and enjoy the ride as he guides us through a humorous look at entomology (the study of insects).
"Is Peace Studies My Field Too?"
Kroc faculty explain how they connect their 'home' academic disciplines and peace studies. From the 2010 Summer Institute for Faculty. http://kroc.nd.edu/
From Conflict Resolution to Strategic Peacebuilding
John Paul Lederach explores the evolution of the field from 'simple' conflict resolution to state-of-the-art strategic peacebuilding. From the 2010 Summer Institute for Faculty. http://kroc.nd.edu/
Faculty conversations: Lisa Lapidus
Lisa Lapidus, assistant professor with the Department of Physics and Astromony, talks about her work in the field of biological physics and her research on protein folding. To read more, go to http://news.msu.edu/story/9112/
Staff profiles: Susi Elkins
Susi Elkins, content and community engagement manager for WKAR, talks about her unique role coordinating stories across different types of media. To read more, go to http://news.msu.edu/story/9115/.
Behind the scenes: Apparel & Textile Design Fashion Show 2011
MSU junior Brittany Tuori takes us behind the scenes at MSU Department of Art and Art History's Apparel and Textile Design Fashion Show, which took place Feb. 26, 2011, at Wharton Center. The fashion focused on sustainable design, such as a gown made out of recycled rubber gloves! More info at www.art.msu.edu.