Spring 2014 Commencement
The College of Southern Maryland celebrated 598 candidates for 943 degrees and certificates during its 55th spring commencement ceremony held May 15 at the La Plata Campus. For the complete story and pictures, please visit http://www.csmd.edu/news/archive/2014/71f71b03a691f57ef6080c08f696a102428d308e.html
Assessment learning and teaching journal , Leeds Metropolitan University
This edition showcases key areas of work catalysed by the Institute for Enterprise and comprises a range of articles research papers, case studies and reflections by staff, students and stakeholders.
Video: Vanderbilt Orchestra: Mendelssohn’s “Symphony No. 4″
The Vanderbilt Orchestra, conducted by Robin Fountain, performed Symphony No. 4 by Felix Mendelssohn September 16, 2010, in Ingram Hall.
Lunch on the Eiffel Tower (1914) | BFI
Like its newsreel rivals, Topical Budget kept abreast of affairs abroad as well as at home, and could roam far and wide in pursuit of a good story. Here a lavishly decked out dining room atop France's most iconic monument is the scene of a formal luncheon for foreign dignitaries. The cameraman rides the elevator for a spectacular view of the city glimpsed beyond iron fretwork. All titles on the BFI Films channel are preserved in the vast collections of the BFI National Archive. To find out more
Analysing the significance of problem solving expertise and computational tool proficiency in design
This paper presents a pilot study to analyze the role of problem solving expertise (PSE) and computational tool proficiency (CTP) of expert and novice architects in the ideation process within a distributed cognition environment. To analyze PSE, we studied the frequency of occurrence of unique problem solving tasks per limited commitment mode (LCM) revisit. We also devised a quantitative measure for analyzing CTP based on the frequency of unique and normally distributed modeling activities per d
The Developmental Selection module is a research simulation that allows students to investigate the possible causes of incomplete embryo development in perennial legume fruits. Two competing hypotheses are proposed to explain patterns of seed abortion - the pollen tube competition hypothesis and the maternal resource limitation hypotheses. Students can explore these competing hypotheses by setting up experimental problems and then collecting and analyzing their data. The Developmental Selectio
Understanding the Least-Squares Regression Line
This applet allows students to explore three methods for measuring "goodness of fit" of a linear model. Users can manipulate both the data and the regression line to see changes in the square error, the absolute error, and the shortest distance from the data point to the regression line.
This text manual introduces statistical analysis and its underlying philosophy, enabling students to understand how to describe the confidence they have in their analysis. Statistical analysis is one of the most widely used, and abused, techniques in the biological sciences. Statistics are ostensibly used to allow an investigator to be objective. That is, the researcher uses statistical tests to determine whether or not his/her hypothesis is supported by the data collected. Unfortunately, the
CVs and Letters to Employers
CV’s and Letters to Employers is one of several Futures workbooks which help students choose and prepare for their careers. Like the other workbooks in the series you can dip in and out doing the exercises which are most relevant to you. You might want to include the exercises or the output in your personal development plan or e-portfolio.
Graduate Skills is one of the series of Futures workbooks, which help students choose and prepare for their careers. Like the other workbooks in the series you can dip in and out doing the exercises which are most relevant to you. You might want to include the exercises or the output in your personal development plan or e-portfolio. The aim of this workbook is to introduce you to the concept of graduate job skills and enterprise, looking at which career path you decides to follow. It’s not j
Job Interviews is one of several Futures workbooks which help students choose and prepare for their careers. Like the other workbooks in the series you can dip in and out doing the exercises which are most relevant to you. You might want to include the exercises or the output in your personal development plan or e-portfolio. Interviews are still the most commonly used method for assessing a person’s suitability for a job. In the UK 99 per cent of employers use selection interviews to recruit
Trends in the Clinical Laboratory Industry - Dr. Thomas Tiffany
The United States Clinical Lab Industry represents $50 billion of the $1.7 trillion dollars spent on health care in 2006. The Lab Industry represents less than 3% of the health care budget yet provides more that 70 % of the diagnostic information leading to medical decisions on patients. In this University of Washington program, learn as Dr. Thomas Tiffany talks about industry trends including the market, key environmental factors, labs and integrated health delivery networks, and the role of cl
Learning to Think Mathematically
Concerned that most students leave college thinking of mathematics as a fixed body of knowledge to be memorized, Cooperstein designed a new course to help students learn to think mathematically for themselves. This website serves as a course portfolio that documents the new class, Introduction to Mathematical Problem Solving. The principal activity in the class involved students working on and discussing novel problems which required them to formulate experiments, work out cases, look for patter
Civil Rights History Project: Jack Greenberg
Jack Greenberg oral history interview for the Civil Rights History Project conducted by Joseph Mosnier in New York, New York, 2011-07-18.
DNA Microarrays: Background, Interactive Databases, and Hands-on Data Analysis
DNA microarrays are influencing many areas of biology. DNA microarrays allow investigators to measure simultaneously the activity of every gene in a genome. This paper provides the reader with background information, a set of interactive questions, and most importantly, free software (MAGIC Tool) for use in the undergraduate curriculum. MAGIC Tool (www.bio.davidson.edu/MAGIC) resources allow the user to understand how DNA microarray data are analyzed by providing raw data, instructions, mathemat
Birdsong Playback as a Tool for Teaching Animal Behavior
Animal behavior is often downplayed in general biology labs. Problems include where to deal with the topic in the syllabus, time constraints and special equipment needs, and the unpredictable nature of behavioral responses. Birdsong playback offers a solution to these problems. Birdsong relates well to several important conceptual areas of biology. Its acoustic features can be investigated easily using desktop computers, and it is a fairly reliable behavioral response obtainable in the field. Th
An Introduction to DNA: Spectrophotometry, Degradation, and the 'Frankengel' Experiment
In this laboratory students perform three exercises as an introduction to the basics of handling and analyzing DNA. In the first, they expose circular plasmid, linear phage, and high molecular weight genomic DNA samples to a variety of physical, thermal, chemical, and enzymatic conditions that might be expected to affect DNA integrity. The DNA's are analyzed by electrophoresis on a group agarose gel. In the second, they pour and reconstruct a "Frankengel" (a gel containing sections with three di
Financing Economic Development, Fall 2003
Focuses on financing tools and program models to support local economic development. Includes an overview of private capital markets and financing sources to understand capital market imperfections that constrain economic development; business accounting; financial statement analysis; federal economic development programs; and public finance tools. Program models covered include revolving loan funds, guarantee programs, venture capital funds, bank holding companies, community development loan fu
Site and Urban Systems Planning, Spring 2002
The planning of sites and the infrastructure systems which serve them. Site analysis, spatial organization of uses on sites, design of roadways and subdivision patterns, grading plans, utility systems, analysis of runoff, parking requirements, traffic and off-site impacts, landscaping. Lectures on analytical techniques and examples of good site-planning practice. Assignments on each aspect of subject. The Site and Urban Systems Planning course provides a unique opportunity to engage in the explo
Introduction to Urban Design and Development, Fall 2003
Examines both the structure of cities and ways they can be changed. Includes historical forces that have produced cities, models of urban analysis, contemporary theories of urban design, implementation strategies. Core lectures supplemented by discussion group focusing on student work. Speakers present cases involving current projects illustrating the scope and methods of urban design practice. This course introduces graduate students to ideas about the form of cities and how they are designed a