Love on the rocks?
How badly has the recession affected the relationship between political parties and business? Expert in the field - Professor Mick Moran - assesses the cracks in the relationship and how the crisis will affect it in the future. Professor Moran was at the University to open the inaugural seminar series for the Centre for British Politics.
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Looking for love?
In this podcast Professor of Physics Penny Gowland, from the School of Physics and Astronomy discusses the field of Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (Fmri), looking deep into the brain to identify areas that are responsible for our feelings and behaviour such as love and lying.
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Love on the rocks
How is the relationship between government and business holding up in the current climate? Visiting speaker Professor Mick Moran draws on 30 years' experience to assess this delicate balancing act.
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Practising science: Reading the rocks and ecology
Have you ever wondered how scientists analyse the environment? This unit introduces you to the techniques used by science students at residential schools. You will learn how to determine where rocks have come from and how they were made. You will also examine the processes involved in determining the ecology of a particular area.
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Intrusive Igneous Rocks
Most magma does not extrude onto Earth’s surface but cools slowly deep inside Earth. This magma seeps into crevices in existing rock to form intrusive igneous rocks. Experts provide a graphic illustration of this process and explain the types and textures of rocks such as granite, obsidian, and quartz. Once again, plate tectonics is shown to be involved in the process.
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Ancient Wisdom and Modern Love, Spring 2007
Built around Plato's Symposium, Shakespeare (including A Midsummer Night's Dream), Catholic writings (including Humanae Vitae), and several movies, this course explores the nature of romance and erotic love. We will examine such topics as sexuality, marriage, and procreation with an eye towards how we can be better at being in love. The course generally tries to integrate the analytic approach of philosophy with the imaginative approach of literature.
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Love on the rocks?
How badly has the recession affected the relationship between political parties and business? Expert in the field - Professor Mick Moran - assesses the cracks in the relationship and how the crisis will affect it in the future. Professor Moran was at the University to open the inaugural seminar series for the Centre for British Politics.
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Kids in the Hall of Planet Earth: Rocks in Your Cabinet
This Web site, part of Kids in the Hall of Planet Earth, provides an interactive way to learn about the rocks and minerals found in everyday objects. Here, kids start with a clickable kitchen scene. There are more than 20 items to examine – everything from cereal and salt to porcelain plates and copper pots. For each item, students are taken to an information screen that explains the rock or mineral and how it has been used in the item.
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Field Journal: Rocks
This online activity is part of the museum's Online Field Journal Web site, where young children can explore the wonders of nature with the help of an adult. The challenge here is to take a closer look at three rocks: Gowganda Tillite, Loraine Quartzite, and Gowganda Glacial Conglomerate. On the opening page, there are side-by-side photos of the three rocks; students are asked to describe each rock. Clicking a rock's photo takes students to a magnified view of the rock that also asks students tw
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How to Write Romantic Love Poem
Express love in a poem, expanding on the comparisons to a grand idea, with tips from a published author and English professor in this video on writing presented by that author. For high school students wanting to write to their sweetheart, or are thinking of a future in writing - this one's for you.
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Igneous Rocks Tour
This module is designed to allow students to learn about igneous rocks at their own speed using images of hand samples and rock outcrops in their natural settings. Topics covered include the common igneous rock types, igneous textures, and intrusive rock bodies. Each topic has instructive text and several images. The site also features a self-quiz with 17 questions about 12 hand sample pictures. This site provides useful reference material suitable for high school or introductory college student
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Igneous Rocks of the Ocean Basins
These lecture notes introduce magmatism and petrology as they relate to the oceanic lithosphere. The notes cover ophiolite sequences and types of volcanic settings found in ocean basins. A section about basalt includes discussion of location, composition and origin of mid-ocean ridge basalts. Ocean island basalts are further discussed with regards to occurrence, composition and origin. These notes include graphs, maps and phase diagrams. This resource is part of the Teaching Petrology collection
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Igneous Rocks of the Convergent Margins
This set of lecture notes discusses the occurrence and tectonic settings of igneous rocks near convergent plate margins. A discussion of petrography includes major element composition, calc-alkaline trends in ternary diagrams, trace element variations, isotopes to distinguish magma sources, and the origin of igneous rocks at convergent margins. The lecture notes include helpful illustrations, maps and phase diagrams. This resource is part of the Teaching Petrology collection. http://serc.carleto
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Igneous Rocks of the Continental Lithosphere
These lecture notes present a discussion of mineralogical classification of granitic rocks, definitions of hypersolvus and subsolvus granites, tectonic and chemical classification, and depth of emplacement of granites. Other topics include pegmatites, continental rhyolites, origin of large volumes of silicic magma, continental flood basalts, continental rift valleys, evolution of rock suites, and peralkaline rhyolites. The notes are in outline format and contain instructional figures, including
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Igneous Rocks
This site provides an explanation of igneous rocks and their formation, classification, and identification. Classification systems can be based on color and texture, mineral composition, or the suite the rock belongs to. The web site covers types of magma, Bowen's reaction series, igneous rock evolution and phase diagrams. There is also a self-test on identification of common igneous minerals. This resource is part of the Teaching Petrology collection. http://serc.carleton.edu/NAGTWorkshops/petr
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Granitoid Rocks
This 16-slide PowerPoint presentation discusses the characteristics of granitoid rocks including geographic occurrence, rare earth elements, enclave characteristics, pressure-temperature conditions, the influence of water, and tectonic setting. This resource is part of the Teaching Petrology collection. http://serc.carleton.edu/NAGTWorkshops/petrology03/index.html
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Geology Collection: Rocks and Minerals Homepage
This site features rock and mineral photographs that can be used for teaching or research. There are pictures of minerals, fossils, and sedimentary, metamorphic, and igneous rocks. There are also images of thin sections of igneous and metamorphic rocks. Sets of images are presented as collections for geology courses. The site also provides information on igneous and metamorphic petrology topics such as metacarbonates, contact metamorphism, regional metamorphism, and blueschists, granulites, and
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Geochemistry of Igneous Rocks
This website contains an abundance of data on the geochemistry of igneous rocks. The site provides very brief descriptions of many types of terrestrial and lunar igneous rocks, their regional distribution and classification, and examples of their geochemical trends and fingerprints. Graphs that plot the geochemical composition of both terrestrial and extraterrestrial igneous rocks are also featured. This site could be useful for upper level geology students doing independent research, as well as
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General Classification of Igneous Rocks
These lecture notes are part of a series of lectures available on the geology department website at Tulane University. Topics covered include criteria for the classification of igneous rocks, field identification of minerals present in hand sample, thin section examination and chemical analysis. The general chemical classification covers silica content (silica saturation), aluminum saturation, and alkaline and subalkaline rocks. This resource is part of the Teaching Petrology collection. http://
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