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Engaging and competing in commercial markets
Practitioners Showcase: An increasing number of social entrepreneurs, in partnership with commercial players, are establishing high impact, sustainable enterprises. An increasing number of social entrepreneurs, in partnership with commercial players, are establishing high impact, sustainable enterprises by tapping into the growing global consumer interest in environmentally sound, fair trade goods and services. Three innovative social entrepreneurs will talk about how they successfully educate c
Author(s): Roger L. Martin, Dean, Rotman School of Management

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Magic Sand: Stays Dry when Wet
How can something submerged in water stay dry? When ordinary sand gets wet, the result is a clumpy mess. However, "Magic Sand" begins as normal looking sand, until it's coated with a substance that repels water. This special coating keeps the sand dry even after it has been dumped into a container of water. Build castles and other structures under the water, then simply pour the water off when you're finished and the sand is still dry. Students are going to like to watch this and learn how it is
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Week 6 - "The Self-Fulfilling Prophecy of Failed States"
"The Self-Fulfilling Prophecy of Failed States: Somalia, State Collapse and the Global War on Terror" A paper presented during the weekly Colloquium Over recent decades, several states have experienced mounting difficulties in fulfilling classic state-functions such as guaranteeing territorial integrity and law and order. Since 11 September 2001, this phenomenon has been particularly associated with terrorism, trans-border criminality and global instability. Through analysis of America's Somalia
Author(s): Harry Verhoeven

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NASA CONNECT Geometry of Exploration: Eyes Over Mars
In NASA CONNECT Geometry of Exploration: Eyes Over Mars, students examine how the principles of geometry and linear and angular measurements are used to survey and map the Earth and other planets. A surveyor explains how locations like football or soccer fields and describes the tools and techniques used. Students also learn how NASA researchers use geometric shapes to navigate spacecraft to Mars and how satellites, like the Mars Global Surveyor, and the principles of geometry, are used to deter
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A World of Mexican Masks, #2 Masks of Mexico Audio Tour
Upon entering the exhibition, visitors see a wall full of masks. This outstanding mask collection continues to fascinate people. Meet Zarco Guerrero, a mask maker and educator living in Mesa, Arizona, who serves as our guide for the tour. Museum staff members discuss the allure of the masks, some history of the collection and how the museum works to preserve the masks. Hear from exhibit designer and co-curator Davison Koenig, exhibit co-curator Diane Dittemore, and conservator Teresa Moreno.
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A World of Mexican Masks, #2 (enhanced) Masks of Mexico Audio Tour
Upon entering the exhibition, visitors see a wall full of masks. This outstanding mask collection continues to fascinate people. Meet Zarco Guerrero, a mask maker and educator living in Mesa, Arizona, who serves as our guide for the tour. Museum staff members discuss the allure of the masks, some history of the collection and how the museum works to preserve the masks. Hear from exhibit designer and co-curator Davison Koenig, exhibit co-curator Diane Dittemore, and conservator Teresa Moreno.
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Bringing Water to a Lesotho Village
invites students to conduct research and then simulate a Lesotho village water committee that is designing a water supply system to improve living and health conditions.
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Looking at Learning...Again, Part 1: Workshop 8. The International Picture
This workshop offers an opportunity to investigate various aspects of the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), other than the test scores themselves. Distinguished Professor of Educational Psychology William Schmidt presents differences in curricula, textbooks, and teaching practices around the world, and a group of community members discuss how the TIMSS results reflect societal and cultural values.,Dr. William Schmidt introduces the nature of education in this country by
Author(s): Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

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Schad Gallery of Biodiversity
Nature comes to life in the new Schad Gallery of Biodiversity. Travel across seven ecosystems; see the rare white rhino and a living coral reef. Explore the Earth Rangers Studio with its immersive, multimedia and live animal shows. This new gallery will present the diversity of life on earth and the significant challenges to its conservation and survival.
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ASSIMILATE project - exploring assessment at Masters level
Key things about assessment - exploring assessment at Masters degree level in the UK and internationally. Assessment driving learning -Assessment is the major driving force on learning for most students. If assessment is well-designed, there are positive effects on how students go about their learning. Global literature has confirmed this over the last 30 years. (Boud, Mentkowski, Knight and Yorke and many others). -The design of assessment shapes students patterns of studying (marks as m
Author(s): Sally Brown,Phil Race

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The Interaction Between Poverty, Growth and Democracy
Alejandro Toledo has remained a passionate advocate of reform since departing the presidency of Peru in 2006. In his home country, he embodied the possibility of transformation, having risen from poverty in an Andean village to top political power, where he initiated a process of economic and social change for Peru. Now he serves as a
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Introduction/Overview of Brain Disorders
In their symposium introduction, Susan Hockfield and Mriganka Sur place MIT at the forefront of a revolution in neuroscience. Hockfield, a neuroscientist by training, recaps the evolution of the discipline at MIT, from its 1964 start in the Department of Psychology to the more recent establishment of the Depar
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2.8 End of unit question
Climate change is a key issue on today’s social and political agenda. This unit explores the basic science that underpins climate change and global warming.
Author(s): The Open University

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2.5 A ‘collective picture of a warming world’
Climate change is a key issue on today’s social and political agenda. This unit explores the basic science that underpins climate change and global warming.
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2.4 The meaning of ‘consensus’: peer review and the IPCC process
Climate change is a key issue on today’s social and political agenda. This unit explores the basic science that underpins climate change and global warming.
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2.3 Contested science: a case study
Climate change is a key issue on today’s social and political agenda. This unit explores the basic science that underpins climate change and global warming.
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1.2.2 Bringing in the atmosphere: the natural greenhouse effect
Climate change is a key issue on today’s social and political agenda. This unit explores the basic science that underpins climate change and global warming.
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1.6 The human impact on the atmosphere: the coming of the industrial age
Climate change is a key issue on today’s social and political agenda. This unit explores the basic science that underpins climate change and global warming.
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1.4 An overview of the global energy budget
Climate change is a key issue on today’s social and political agenda. This unit explores the basic science that underpins climate change and global warming.
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America's Leadership in Clean Energy
In welcoming President Obama, MIT President
Susan Hockfield summarizes the vast array of energy innovation at MIT, including the MIT Energy Initiative and the student-led 1700 member Energy Club, and declares, "We share President Obama's view that clean energy is the defining challenge of this era."

In his

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