Staying in the Employment Game: Part 1
Experts from the University of Washington and throughout the Puget Sound gather to offer input and insight into employment challenges for people with MS. Learn when to disclose your disease to an employer, how to arrange for accommodations in the office, your legal rights and more. Featured panel members will include Ray Heacox, president and general manager of Belo Seattle, KING/KONG and Northwest Cable News; lawyer Andrea Brenneke of MacDonald Hoague & Bayless; Dr. Kurt Johnson of UW Rehab
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Ecole Européenne d'été 2009 VA - Multidisciplinary evaluation of the handicap (video)

The presentation of A.M. Favard about Multidisciplinary evaluation of the handicap.

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Turnaround: Third World lessons for First World growth [Audio]
Speaker(s): Peter Blair Henry | Thirty years ago, China seemed hopelessly mired in poverty, Mexico triggered the Third World Debt Crisis, and Brazil suffered under hyperinflation. Since then, these and other developing countries have turned themselves around, while First World nations, battered by crises, depend more than ever on sustained growth in emerging markets. In Turnaround, economist Peter Blair Henry argues that the secret to emerging countries’ success (and ours) is discipline—sust
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3.2.3 Managing group membership

The range of people that makes up the membership of a team, and the relationships they have with each other, have great influence on the team's effectiveness. The members should all be able to contribute their skills and expertise to the team's goals to make the best use of the resources. If you are ever in the position of being able to select your own team, you will need to identify your objectives and the methods for achieving your goals. From this will come the competences – the knowledg
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7.013 Introductory Biology (MIT)
The MIT Biology Department core courses, 7.012, 7.013, and 7.014, all cover the same core material, which includes the fundamental principles of biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology, and cell biology. Biological function at the molecular level is particularly emphasized and covers the structure and regulation of genes, as well as, the structure and synthesis of proteins, how these molecules are integrated into cells, and how these cells are integrated into multicellular systems and organism
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4.2 Coal distribution in the UK and Europe

The UK and Europe were fortunate in having extensive coalfields that powered the Industrial Revolution. Figure 33 shows the distribution of the major Carboniferous mires which became coal-bearing rocks across Europe, either outcropping at the surface or buried beneath younger rocks. The first thing that is evident from t
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20.109 Laboratory Fundamentals in Biological Engineering (MIT)
This course introduces experimental biochemical and molecular techniques from a quantitative engineering perspective. Rigorous quantitative data collection, statistical analysis, and conceptual understanding of instrumentation design and application form the underpinnings of this course. The four discovery based modules include DNA Engineering, Protein Engineering, Systems Engineering, and Biomaterials Engineering. Additional information is available on the course Wiki (hosted on OpenWetWare.) T
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The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola: Dynamics of the Spiritual Exercises
The essential dynamics of the Spiritual Exercises are discussed from the different perspectives of Fathers John O?Malley, George Aschenbrenner, John Padberg, and William Barry.
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5.72 Statistical Mechanics (MIT)
This course discusses the principles and methods of statistical mechanics. Topics covered include classical and quantum statistics, grand ensembles, fluctuations, molecular distribution functions, other concepts in equilibrium statistical mechanics, and topics in thermodynamics and statistical mechanics of irreversible processes.
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3.6 Fat

You may have heard people make comments about their metabolism, for example ‘I am fat because I have a slow metabolism’. Your metabolism refers to all the things that are going on in your body to keep you alive. Different people have different metabolic rates. Some people have low metabolic rates and some have high metabolic rates. Metabolic rate may play a part in someone's weight but it is not usually the whole cause of being fat or thin. Glucose metabolism refers to the way in w
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Works of Marc Chagall
A slideshow depicting the more important works of Marc Chagall. In tribute to his Jewish heritage, a Yiddish song, "Under Your White Stars" plays in the background. (4:24)
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14.772 Development Economics: Macroeconomics (MIT)
This course emphasizes dynamic models of growth and development. Topics covered include: migration, modernization, and technological change; static and dynamic models of political economy; the dynamics of income distribution and institutional change; firm structure in developing countries; development, transparency, and functioning of financial markets; privatization; and, banks and credit market institutions in emerging markets. This course contributes to the fulfillment of requirements for the
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Timeline of The Space Race - Wiki Article
The Space Race was an informal competition between the United States and the Soviet Union that lasted roughly from 1957 to 1975. (01:20)
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2.2.1 Model 1: African + Roman = Roman dominance and end of African traits (assimilation)

This model proposes that following the Roman conquest Roman culture is introduced and dominates the previous African culture, which gradually dies out. In other words, the culture of the people of Africa was assimilated to Roman culture. In this model an African would in effect become a Roman and be so similar to a Roman that we might as well dispense with the term African and call everyone Roman. In this scenario we might imagine the importation of Roman political systems, religion, building
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What goes up must come down
Falling demand for oil is not just an immediate reaction to the current financial crisis but a response to the structural impact of five years of very high oil prices, says Dr Pierre Noel, an expert in energy economics and policy, who notes that oil prices will rise again due to the cyclical nature of the business. However, Dr Noel believes that OPEC exacerbates these ups and downs by overshooting in both directions and considers the long term implications as the OPEC cartel gathers strength.
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Douglas Melton, Harvard University: "Stem Cell Challenges in Biology and Public Policy" - April 10,
Douglas Melton will discuss the biology and public policy challenges surrounding stem cell research. The potential of human embryonic stem cells for understanding human development and finding new therapies will be presented. Dr. Melton is a cell and molecular biologist as well as an advocate of embryonic stem cell research. His research focuses on the developmental biology of the pancreas. One of the primary goals of his work is to understand how human embryonic stem cells differentiate into pa
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Virtual laboratories in Molecular and Cell Biology - Immuno-electron-microscopy
A virtual laboratory that includes immuno-gold labelling and transmission electron micrography (immuno-EM). It allows the student to study intracellular-traffic pathways of two cell-surface receptor molecules, following stimulation of the cells with their specific ligand, for different time periods. The programme first introduces the theory underlying the techniques and includes a video of EM work in a real laboratory. The student is then taken through a series of questions which requires them t
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Virtual laboratories in Molecular and Cell Biology - SDS-PAGE
A protein analysis laboratory using SDS-PAGE, western-blotting and endoprotease digestion. The programme includes a section on the theory of the techniques, a video demonstration in a real laboratory, and a series of questions which guide the students through the structural analysis of model proteins (3 are included). Students go to the virtual laboratory and devise their own experiments in order to determine the molecular weight, subunit composition etc of the proteins. Results (gels and blots)
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Molecular reaction dynamics
This package, written in 1998, includes interactive questions and demonstrations on the dynamics of chemical reactions. The aim is to show the effect of the potential energy surface, on reaction rates. It is intended for third or fourth year undergraduates in Chemistry. To download, click on View Download and follow the instructions. To uninstall, use the standard Windows option of “Add or Remove Programs”.
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Fracture surface in a liquid crystalline polymer, oriented by a magnetic field
Above their melting point, liquid crystalline polymers exhibit a mesophase within which, although able to flow and are not arranged in a crystal, they exhibit long range orientational order. This molecular alignment can be exploited to make high strength and stiffness fibres such as Kevlar, or even mouldable thermotropics such as Vectra. Molecular alignment can also be controlled by an external applied field; a property exploited in liquid crystal displays. This polymer has been subjected to a m
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