21L.315 Prizewinners (MIT)
This 6-unit subject gives students the opportunity to immerse themselves in the poetry of two living Nobel Laureates: the Caribbean poet, Derek Walcott, and the Northern-Irish poet, Seamus Heaney. We will begin and end the semester with their magnificent epic works: Heaney's translation of the Anglo-Saxon epic Beowulf, and Walcott's Omeros (a modern epic set in the West Indies). Between these major narrative poems, we will read a rich selection of their shorter poems, as well as some of their re
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July 20 - Warnings of global repercussions if financial officials don't make strong decisions at Thursday's emergency summit on the Greek debt crisis. Kirsty Basset reports.
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General Biochemistry and Molecular Biology - Fall 2006. This course covers molecular biology of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells and their viruses. Mechanisms of DNA replication, transcription, translation. Structure of genes and chromosomes. Regulation of gene expression. Biochemical processes and principles in membrane structure and function, intracellular trafficking and subcellular compartmentation, cytoskeletal architecture, nucleocytoplasmic transport, signal transduction mechanisms, and c
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Une affiche arrachée ou une vitre brisée font apparaître des formes qui nous semblent banales mais qui sont étonnamment structurées.
Notre environnement urbain est quelquefois dégradé, embelli, quoiqu'il en soit, façonné par des mains anonymes.
C'est le point de vue de Jacques Villeglé (lien http://villegle.free.fr/) fasciné par la beauté des affiches lacérées par des passants, qu'il collectionne depuis 60 ans.
Dans ces tableaux anonymes on trouve toujo
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Charles Best, founder of DonorsChoose.org, talks about how it is possible to break a vicious cycle that does not value education in this 2:14 minute video. This overview tells the importance of the correct type of involvement in education.

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July 21 - Eurozone leaders announce new measures to bailout Greece after an emergency summit in Brussels. Bobbi Rebell reports.
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Microeconomic Analysis - Spring 2006. Resource allocation and price determination. By the end of the semester, students should know the basic theory, models, and results of the topics covered. They should be able to use this knowledge to answer questions and analyze real-world situations. They should also be able to identify which theory or model is appropriate to analyze a particular question and explain why their answers are correct in intuitive, as well as mathematical, terms.
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Human beings are fascinating and complex living organisms a symphony of different functional systems working in concert. Through a nine-lesson series with hands-on activities students are introduced to seven systems of the human body skeletal, muscular, circulatory, respiratory, digestive, sensory, and reproductive as well as genetics. At every stage, they are also introduced to engineers' creative, real-world involvement in caring for the human body.
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Steps in making an animated video
This three minute video reviews how an animated video is made for Brainpop. The same ideas can be used to make such videos for other sources and reasons as well. The steps include: First the audio is recorded. Next, the animator sketches a comic strip for the video called a storyboard. Animated videos are usually made with digital animation. Digital animations use computers to create moving
images. Different images are put together in sequence to give the impression that the figures are m

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Titre : SFAP 2011 Mourir à la maison : un rendez-vous trop souvent manqué.
Auteur(s) : S. MOREAU (Médecin – Limoges - France).
Etablissement : Service Hématologie clinique et thérapie cellulaire, CHU Dupuytren, Limoges, France.
Résumé : « C’est à la façon dont on meurt dans une société que l’on sait comment on y vit ». Selon le rapport 2009, de l’Inspection Générale des Affaires Sociales, 3/4 des patients décèdent en institution alors que
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Titre : SFAP 2011 – Valeur et principe fondateur du mouvement français des soins palliatifs 
Auteur(s) : R. SCHAERER (Médecin – Grenoble, France).
Etablissement : Université Joseph Fourier
Résumé : Valeur et principe fondateur du mouvement français des soins palliatifs : leur rôle ultérieur dans les choix politiques.
L’auteur n’a pas transmis de conflit d’intérêt concernant les données diffusées dans cette vidéo ou publiées dans la référe
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United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon opened the fifth annual meeting of the Global Colloquium of University Presidents on Monday, April 4, 2011, in a public address at the University of Pennsylvania on empowering women. http://www.upenn.edu/president/global_colloquium/home The Colloquium, a select group of university presidents from around the world, convened annually to discuss a topic of immediate concern to the secretary-general, addressed the challenge of "Empowering Women to Chang
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An introductory site about chromatography that does not go into great depth. However, the simulation of paper chromatography is worth exploring with students as it illustrates that the separation of compounds relies on the difference in the solutes affinities for the mobile phase relative to the stationary phase. Because of its apparent simplicity, this simulation has significant pedagogical potential and could be used in a variety of ways in class to explore the factors governing chromatograp
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What Went Wrong with U.S Foreign Policy - US Foreign Policy After 9/11
US Foreign Policy after 9/11 - Spring 2006. Lecture - Steve Walt, Academic Dean, Kennedy School, Harvard University. This course provides an opportunity to study and discuss issues and events having recent international impact and/or interest. The course will present a multidisciplinary perspective on specific subjects with the intent of linking students with the scholars and scholarship involved in understanding and explaining current international issues, events, and crisis. The subjects will
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