Every Picture Tells a Story
These activities are designed to create a sense of disequilibrium in the visual perception of students to make them aware of different ways to to view a picture. The students will view the images, decide what they see in each, record their ideas, and write a story based upon these findings.
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Seeing the Invisible
Students will be instructed to make an observation of a flower (tulip) given the one stipulation that they will only be allowed to detect the parts of the plant that are green. Through observation and discussion, students will be led to understand that only seeing parts of the flower leads to an incomplete and even inaccurate understanding of its structure. Students will construct their own knowledge of the Sun emitting light above and below the visible spectrum by using UV beads to detect ultr
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Missing Angle Puzzles
This lesson lays some of the ground work for eventually writing two column proofs. In the lesson students use known geometric facts to solve for missing angles. Students are asked to identify the key concepts required for the solution and to record the a path for finding the measure of a particular angle. Key concepts include the sum of the measures of the interior angles of a triangle and quadrilateral, parallel line relationships, and what can and cannot be assumed from a drawing.
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Otis Visiting Designer: Jean Francois Porchez
Jean François Porchez is a French type designer. He was president of ATypI (Association Typographique Internationale), the leading organisation of type designers from 2004 to 2007. He is probably best known for releasing the new typefaces for Le Monde, the French evening newspaper in 1994. He has designed custom typefaces for customers such as Beyoncé Knowles, Costa Crocieres, France Télécom, Peugeot, RATP (Public Transport in Paris), and distributes his retail typefaces internationally via
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What's at stake: Strait of Hormuz by the numbers
Jan. 5 - With millions of barrels of oil and oil product flowing through the Strait of Hormuz every day, Iran's threat to shut down traffic could have a big impact on world trade.
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Le propos est de montrer comment, aujourd’hui, dans les pays de culture musulmane, notamment dans les pays du Maghreb, se réarticule, se construit et se noue autour de la réforme du statut personnel ou de la famille, un système de normativité où droit et religion, tradition et modernité, droits universels et spécificités culturelles et identitaires, sont en «équilibre transactionnel » (pour reprendre une formule chère à Jacques Berque). Il est donc important de retracer la gen
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National Security and Civil Liberties - The Basic Legal and Ethical Controversies
The first of three panel discussions at SMU on October 22, 2011, at the conference on "National Security and Civil Liberties" was concerned the basic legal and ethical controversies. The conference was sponsored by SMU's John Goodwin Tower Center for Political Studies and the Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics & Public Responsibility. The panel was chaired by Joseph F. Kobylka, Associate Professor of Political Science at SMU, Robin Lovin, the Cary M. Maguire University Professor of Ethics at SMU'
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Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad
This three minute video provides a quick overview of her life and achievements. It is done with interviews and actors.
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Meaning of the Civil War
If you had just one word to describe the Civil War, what would it be? This one minute video has some horrific visuals, but also features experts trying to define the war and explaining their feeling about it in one word.
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Une conférence de l'UTLS au Lycée

Les addictions à l'ordinateur et aux jeux vidéos par Elizabeth Rossé

Lycée Henri Wallon (59 Valenciennes)

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L'invention d'une chimie pour la beauté
Philippe Walter, Directeur de recherche au CNRS, Médaille d?argent du CNRS, Directeur du Centre de Recherche et de Restauration des Musées de France, UMR CNRS 171, Paris

Une conférence du cycle UTLS « La chimie partout » du 21 au 29 mai 2011 à 18h30

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Faith in Our Future
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Une conférence de l'UTLS au Lycée

Qu'est ce que la recherche scientifique par Fréderick Gay

Lycée Paul Hazard (59 Armentières)

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Molecules, Movement, and Motors: James Spudich and Susan K. Dutcher - Radcliffe Institute
"The Molecular Basis of Human Hypertrophic and Dilated Cardiomyopathies" by James Spudich (Stanford University), introduced by Thomas Schwarz (Children's Hospital Boston) "Movement and Motility of the Eukaryotic Cilium" by Susan K. Dutcher (Washington University in St. Louis), introduced by Rosalind Segal (Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and Harvard University)
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DNA from the Beginning: An Animated Primer on the Basics of DNA, Genes and Hereditary
Maintained by the Cold Spring Harbor Research Laboratory and the Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation, this animated DNA primer (last mentioned in the February 19, 1999 Scout Report) now has three major sections -- Classical Genetics, Molecular Genetics, and Genetic Organization and Control. Each section covers several concepts by description and in animation, along with interviews and biographies of scientists, a quiz to test your understanding, and related Web links. This is a well-organized site with
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Lubricants
The first Web site related to lubrication is presented by SynLube.com and its relevant page is entitled Basics: What You Need to Know About Lubrication (1). Visitors can learn why lubrication is so important to mechanical devices, why oil needs to be changed in your car, what synthetic oils can do, and more. Although the site is for a manufacturer of synthetic oil, there is a good amount of interesting physical science information. The second site provides an educational resource activity by The
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"Seeing You Is Equivalent to Being the King": Loyalty, Ethics & Piety in 16th Century India
A look through a literary window into the politics and culture of pre-colonial South India. Christopher Chekuri examines loyalty and piety in the making of an ethical kingship during the seventeenth century. The talk will explore vernacular concepts of Hindu kingship through a close reading of the Telugu-language text Tanjavuri Andhra Rajula Caritra, which recounts the life histories of courtly figures of the 16th- and 17th-century Vijayanagara Empire. He will reveal the culture of the Nayaka el
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University of St. Louis: Lunar Meteorites
From the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis comes this very informational site about meteors. The opening page of the site would serve a novice meteorite researcher in her or his discovery about these rocks from outside of the earth -- including information on how meteorites are named, where they come from, why they are important, etc. The site explains the difference between meteorites and meteoroids. Also of note is the List of Lunar Meteorites whi
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The Challenges of Reporting Foreign Policy
Bridget Kendall, BBC Diplomatic Correspondent, gives a talk for the Reuters Institute Seminar Series.
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