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Diversity Harnessing: Engaging Non-STEM Students in STEM Topics
Christopher Schmitz
This is a short course on a technique termed Diversity Harnessing to engage students who are generally enrolled in non-STEM disciplines in a STEM topic. This course also serves to disseminate […]

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Alcohol Problems: A Health Promotion Approach Module Guide

This module explores strategies for a population wide (Public health) approach to alcohol problems rather than an individual approach. It explores various consequences of alcohol abuse and presents the research processes used to measure this. The focus is on approaches to preventing alcohol problems, ranging from policy and environmental changes to educational and rehabilitation programmes. Some of the readings were chosen to illustrate the main concepts of the module using the follo
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Special guest co-host, Larry Larsen, chatted it up with Paul Mestemaker in the studio this week.  This makes it another installment of Boys without Foys.  Check out all of the stories and more on this week's episode of Ping:

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1 Communication

The basis of good communication seems very simple, it is speaking or writing clearly such that any message you (the sender) intend to send to someone else (the receiver) is exactly the one which they receive. This means that as well as the detailed content of the message, we have to give some thought to the language we use e.g. ask ourselves if the receiving person might misunderstand any words or phrases we use. We must also be aware of the way we deliver the message –
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Helpful Hints for Field Sketching
This online article, from Biodiversity Counts, offers insight into the task of field sketching. After discussing the difference between seeing and observing, the article offers tips designed to help make students better at observational rendering. The six hints discussed are proportions, perspective, volume, simplifying, practicing a lot, and having fun.
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Fisiología Vegetal
La asignatura de Fisiología Vegetal tiene como objetivo el comprender cómo funcionan las plantas, o lo que es lo mismo, qué ocurre en las plantas para que sean capaces de crecer, reproducirse y adaptarse a los continuos cambios del ambiente. A través de leyes físicas y químicas entendemos cómo las plantas son capaces de utilizar la energía de la luz para, a partir de sustancias inorgánicas sintetizar moléculas orgánicas, con las que construir el cuerpo de la planta. Asimismo, las plan
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Education in the United States
The drive to make American universities more diverse shows some success, but consistent and meaningful inclusion of under-represented minorities seems elusive, according to four academics whose own experiences help illuminate the problem.

“The civil rights agenda is challenged today in many ways,” says Evelyn Higg

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5.2 Thinking for yourself
Reading is an essential skill for all of us and developing our skills in reading is a good investment. This unit is packed with practical activities which are aimed at making reading more enjoyable and rewarding. This unit also includes sections on how to read actively and critically.
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3.3 Choosing a reading speed
Reading is an essential skill for all of us and developing our skills in reading is a good investment. This unit is packed with practical activities which are aimed at making reading more enjoyable and rewarding. This unit also includes sections on how to read actively and critically.
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9.5.2 Establish and maintain co-operative working relationships

Try to organise the work so that each member can benefit from working as part of a team and helpful relationships are maintained. At times you may need to offer support and encouragement, share resources, ask for help and advice yourself, deal with behaviour, which may discriminate against others or disrupt their work, and help to resolve conflict. If you are completely stuck on how to overcome difficulties, try to find someone who can support and help you and the group.

When things are
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18.404J Theory of Computation (MIT)
This graduate level course is more extensive and theoretical treatment of the material in Computability, and Complexity (6.045J / 18.400J). Topics include Automata and Language Theory, Computability Theory, and Complexity Theory.
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Mongol Invasion of Europe - Part 4
This documentary, which is suitable for high-school students, focuses on the Mongol campaign of 1240. This episode tells of the abrupt withdrawal of the Mongol army.
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1.7.4: Is a picture worth a thousand words?
This unit looks at a wide variety of ways of comparing prices and the construction of a price index. You will also look at the Retail Price Index (RPI) and the Consumer Price Index (CPI), indices used by the UK Government to calculate the percentage by which prices in general have risen over any given period. You wil also look at the important statistical and mathematical ideas that contribute to the construction of a price index.
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Introduction

This key skill focuses on developing your skills in Working with others and applying these skills in your studies, work or other activities over a period of time. To tackle all of this key skill you will need to plan your work over at least 3–4 months to give yourself enough time to practise and improve your skills, to seek feedback from others, and to monitor and evaluate your performance.

A main purpose of this key skill is to guide you through the management of a group activity cul
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1.2.6 Stage 4: Extracting the information

When you are absolutely sure that you know what the diagram or table is all about, start to look for patterns, for discrepancies, for peaks and troughs, for anything unusual. Diagrams and tables are highly patterned information, and they often tell a relatively simple story underneath. Don't get bogged down in the relationship between individual numbers, but look to see whether one relationship is like another, or whether one set of numbers stands out significantly from the rest.


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Working in PDF Portfolios
This video explains how to work in a PDF Portfolio in Acrobat X Pro.
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Catholic Mass - 3/25/2012 (Fifth Sunday of Lent)
Duke Catholic Center's Celebration of the Eucharist Fr. Michael Martin, OFM, presiding http://catholic.duke.edu Fifth Sunday of Lent, 9pm Service begins @ 13:41 Homily begins @ 26:16 Scripture: First Reading: Jeremiah 31:31-34 Psalm 51:3-4,12-13,14-15 Second Reading: Hebrews 5:7-9 Gospel: John 12:20-33 Hymns (from the the Gather hymnal, ©1994): Processional Hymn: Glory and Praise to Our God (522) Offertory Hymn: You Are the Voice (549) Communion Hymn: Unless a Grain of Wheat (697) Recession
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